Woodruff and Ifill to Receive Radcliffe Medal

The Harvard Crimson
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Harvard Crimson reports: Journalists Judy Woodruff and the late Gwen L. Ifill will receive the Radcliffe Medal in May in recognition of their work on the PBS program NewsHour.

Judy Woodruff and the Late Gwen Ifill Honored as Radcliffe Medalists

The Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
PBS NewsHour

PBS Newshour co-anchors Judy Woodruff and the late Gwen Ifill will be awarded the Radcliffe medal on Radcliffe Day for their journalistic influence and integrity both as individuals and partners.

A Study in Contrast: Copley’s America, America’s Copley

The Harvard Gazette
Monday, February 6, 2017
Harvard historian Jane Kamensky discusses her new book, "A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley," about the iconic artist's divided loyalties during the Revolution. Copley's portrait of Dorothy Murray hangs in her office in Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library. Kris Snibbe.Harvard historian Jane Kamensky discusses her new book, "A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley," about the iconic artist's divided loyalties during the Revolution. Copley's portrait of Dorothy Murray hangs in her office in Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library. Kris Snibbe.

Historian Jane Kamensky discusses her new book, A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley, about the iconic artist's divided loyalties during the American Revolution.

Columbia Unearths Its Ties to Slavery

The New York Times
Monday, January 23, 2017

The New York Times discusses Columbia University's recent report which illuminates the many ways that the institution of human bondage seeped into the financial, intellectual, and social life of the university, and of the North as a whole.

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

Science Daily
Monday, January 9, 2017
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

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.

Building Character

The Harvard Gazette
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Photo by Stephanie MitchellPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell

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

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

Scientific American
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

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.

Forever Bringing Joy

The Harvard Gazette
Monday, December 19, 2016
Photo by Stephanie MitchellPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell

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

Reading Recommendations from 13 of Radcliffe’s 2016–2017 Fellows

Friday, December 16, 2016

2016–2017 Radcliffe Instiute fellows share books that have inspired their research, sparked their imaginations, or simply contributed great enjoyment.

These Photos Bring the Women’s Movement to Life

Smithsonian.com
Monday, December 5, 2016
Women's Strike for Equality March. 1970. Photo by Bettye Lane, courtesy of Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard UniversityWomen's Strike for Equality March. 1970. Photo by Bettye Lane, courtesy of Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

The political and social standing of women may have changed since the 1970s and '80s. But exhibitions like Catching the Wave are a reminder that the passions behind women's struggles for equality—on the podium, in private, and in the streets—are as relevant as ever today. 

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