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Mourning Devah Pager

The prize-winning Harvard sociologist and past Radcliffe Professor was a scholar, friend, and mentor of "warmth, optimism, curiosity, and inspiration.”

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Stories That Haunt Them

Ahead of Halloween, Min Jin Lee RI '19, Maria Tatar RI '07, and other Harvard campus readers recall stories that left them spooked (and why).

NPR reporter Ofeibea Quist-Arcton (right), with Marco Werman from PRI's "The World," delivered the Rama S. Mehta Lecture at Radcliffe. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerNPR reporter Ofeibea Quist-Arcton (right), with Marco Werman from PRI's "The World," delivered the Rama S. Mehta Lecture at Radcliffe. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Straight to the Heart of the Story

NPR’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton speaks at Radcliffe on seeking the untold narratives of African women.

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New Faculty: Lauren Williams

Williams is the second woman to be tenured in Harvard’s Math Department and the Seaver Professor at the Radcliffe Institute.

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An Exciting Chapter for Min Jin Lee

Best-selling author and National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee is a 2018–2019 Radcliffe fellow at Harvard.

Reginald Dwayne Betts while he was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute in 2011-2012. Photo by Jessica ScrantonReginald Dwayne Betts while he was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute in 2011-2012. Photo by Jessica Scranton

Could an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney? I Intended to Find Out

Reginald Dwayne Betts RI '12 writes: "After serving time for a crime I committed at 16, I discovered how hard it is for a felon to get a second chance."

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Uncovering the Economics of Foot-Binding

Foot-binding ended 100 years ago and people have long assumed that its demise was due to reform-minded efforts. But a study by Harvard's Melissa Brown RI '12 raises questions about that assumption.

The Undiscovered

Radcliffe Institute at Harvard to Host a Public Symposium Exploring "The Undiscovered" and How to Transform the Way Science Is Taught

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University announces its science symposium—“The Undiscovered”—to be held on October 26, 2018.

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The Serious Business of Comics

The world is full of visual stimuli. And the way we experience them isn’t just the stuff of comic book art, but the essence of life itself, according to Scott McCloud.

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Catching Up to Pauli Murray

Drew Gilpin Faust writes about the reissue of Song in a Weary Throat: Memoir of an American Pilgrimage more than thirty years after it was first published.

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Behind an Eerie Sound, Science, Espionage, and Dashed Dreams

Composer, musicologist, and theremin player Dorit Chrysler set history to sound, without the slightest touch, in a presentation with physicist John Huth.

EJ Hill during his performance "Excellentia, Mollitia, Victoria" -- held at the Hammer Museum during the "Made in L.A." biennial. (Brian Forrest / Hammer Museum)EJ Hill during his performance "Excellentia, Mollitia, Victoria" -- held at the Hammer Museum during the "Made in L.A." biennial. (Brian Forrest / Hammer Museum)

EJ Hill Stood on a Podium at the Hammer for 78 Days in a Work about Race, Art, and Winning

"It’s hard being black, brown, and queer. It’s hard to be alive in spaces that are designed to kill you. But there I am, still standing."

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New Faculty: Shawon Kinew

Italian Renaissance and Baroque scholar Shawon Kinew—a Shutzer Assistant Professor at Radcliffe—talks to the Harvard Gazette about maintaining deep connections to the landscapes of her youth.

  The soft robotic arm has interchangeable modular units that allow it to flex and rotate in response to the hand movements of a human operator wearing a glove equipped with wireless soft sensors.  Credit: David Gruber/Baruch College, CUNY The soft robotic arm has interchangeable modular units that allow it to flex and rotate in response to the hand movements of a human operator wearing a glove equipped with wireless soft sensors. Credit: David Gruber/Baruch College, CUNY

Soft Robotic Arm Acts as Extension of Human Hand

New device gives deep-sea researchers better dexterity for embracing delicate sea life.

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Schlesinger Library Awarded Grant to Create Comprehensive Digital Media Archive of #metoo

Funding from Harvard Library's S.T. Lee Innovation Grant will support a large-scale project to document the #metoo movement.   

Radcliffe Institute Panelists Discuss Contemporary Feminism

“Feminisms Now!” featured a panel of five millennial feminist activists, artists, and writers who discussed the "intersectional" nature of 21st century feminism.

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Protecting the Rights of Immigrants and Refugees

Stephanie DeGooyer RI '19 speaks with PBS's The Open Mind about the legacy of Hannah Arendt’s ideas in our age of mass deportations, Muslim bans, refugee crises, and extra-state war.