Looking at the Cosmos through a Feminine Lens

Harvard Magazine
Thursday, November 8, 2018
A quilt from the Shape/View series: 2015-2017, all works hand-stitched cotton View III 43x57 in. Courtesy of the artist and Elizabeth Leach GalleryA quilt from the Shape/View series: 2015-2017, all works hand-stitched cotton View III 43x57 in. Courtesy of the artist and Elizabeth Leach Gallery

The craftsmanship throughout the exhibition Measure is careful and meticulous, but the artist Anna Von Mertens says she hesitates when she hears the word “patient.

Mourning Devah Pager

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Photo courtesy of Harvard Public Affairs and CommunicationsPhoto courtesy of Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

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

Is Anybody Out There?

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Earth's night lights seen from the International Space Station. Photo courtesy of NASAEarth's night lights seen from the International Space Station. Photo courtesy of NASA

SETI astronomer Jill Tarter—who was among the speakers at this year’s Radcliffe science symposium, “The Undiscovered”—on the search for intelligent life.

Shaina Taub Shares Suffragists in Song

Harvard Magazine
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Shaina Taub sings as militant suffragist Alice Paul. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstituteShaina Taub sings as militant suffragist Alice Paul. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

As part of a celebration for the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Schlesinger Library, Taub and eight other singers performed a dozen songs from her musical-in-progress about the American Suffragist movement.

Stories That Haunt Them

Harvard Gazette
Monday, October 29, 2018
Photo illustration by Judy Blomquist and Kai-Jae Wang/Harvard StaffPhoto illustration by Judy Blomquist and Kai-Jae Wang/Harvard Staff

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).

An Exciting Chapter for Min Jin Lee

The Boston Globe
Friday, October 26, 2018
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

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

Catching Up to Pauli Murray

The New York Review of Books
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Song in a Weary Throat book cover

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.

Uncovering the Economics of Foot-Binding

Harvard Gazette
Friday, October 19, 2018
Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

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.

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

The New York Times Magazine
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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

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."

Africa Journalist Quist-Arcton Talks Career, Female Empowerment at Radcliffe Institute

The Harvard Crimson
Friday, October 12, 2018
National Public Radio's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton delivers the 2018-2019 Rama S. Mehta Lecture. Photo: Amanda Y. SuNational Public Radio's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton delivers the 2018-2019 Rama S. Mehta Lecture. Photo: Amanda Y. Su

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton’s talk—“(Why) Reporting the Voices of African Women and Girls Matters”—was the Institute’s annual Rama S. Mehta Lecture, a series highlighting issues faced by women in developing countries.

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