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Building Character

Radcliffe fellow and prize-winning fiction writer Molly Antopol gets to know her creations through research and compassion.

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Radcliffe Exhibit Turns Touch into Sight

Calm. Smoke rises vertically. at Radcliffe's Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery gives visitors permission to use the sense least indulged at most art exhibits: touch.

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Forever Bringing Joy

Radcliffe fellows Alex Rehding and Jeremy Eichler discuss one of the most iconic compositions in the history of music, Beethoven's Ninth. 

The panelists, from left: Jessica Gelman, Daniel Peterson, and Shira Springer. Photograph by Tony RinaldoThe panelists, from left: Jessica Gelman, Daniel Peterson, and Shira Springer. Photograph by Tony Rinaldo

The Elephant in the Room: Sports and Sexism

Radcliffe's "Hits and Misses" panel discussion centered on media coverage of female athletes.

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Neuroscientist Probes Tiny World of the Fruit Fly to Discover Sleep/Eating/Activity Connection

Robert Huber's research into the fruit fly's behavior has helped expand our understanding of some important neurobiological connections between eating and sleep—including the infamous “food coma” felt after a big meal.

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Mother-of-Pearl Holds the Key to Historical Ocean Temperatures

Mother-of-pearl forms in layers, which allows it to reflect light and shimmer. According to Pupa Gilbert RI '15, studying it under a microscope is an accurate way to track ocean temperatures.

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Artforum Magazine 500 Words Column: Wendy Jacob

Wendy Jacob discusses her current Radcliffe Institute exhibition, for which she has unearthed models of architectural landmarks both real—such as the United States Capitol building—and fictional—the Tower of Babel—that were made as learning aids for the blind in the ’30s and ’40s.

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Garth Risk Hallberg Finds Much Is Not Lost in Translation

The Boston Globe interviews author Garth Risk Hallberg in advance of his upcoming talk at Radcliffe on the novel and the city. 

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Schlesinger Library Provides Unprecedented Support for Discovery within Its Collections

Schlesinger Library awards more than $86,000 to fund projects that explore the library’s vast holdings on the lives of remarkable and everyday women and families in America.