Two Receive Roslyn Abramson Award

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Durba Mitra. Photo by Jon Chase, Harvard CorrespondentDurba Mitra. Photo by Jon Chase, Harvard Correspondent

Radcliffe Professor Durba Mitra has been named a winner of the Roslyn Abramson Award, given annually to Harvard assistant or associate professors for excellence in teaching undergraduates.

A Gentle Grip on Gelatinous Creatures

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Courtesy of Wyss Institute at Harvard UniversityCourtesy of Wyss Institute at Harvard University

To study jellyfish and other fragile marine life without damaging them, researchers at the Wyss Institute and David Gruber RI '18 developed an ultra-soft gripper to gently grasp jellyfish and release them without harm.

Toward the Negotiated City

Harvard Magazine
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The redeveloped Government Center, Boston, 1971, and surrounding private buildings. Photo courtesy of Pei Cobb Freed & PartnersThe redeveloped Government Center, Boston, 1971, and surrounding private buildings. Photo courtesy of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Lizabeth Cohen, dean emerita of the Radcliffe Institute, presents a history of postwar city building in her new book, Saving America's Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age.

Revisiting Angela Davis

Harvard Magazine
Friday, August 16, 2019
Elizabeth Hinton arranges materials for the Angela Davis exhibit with (from left) Radcliffe arts program manager Meg Rotzel, gallery coordinator Joe Zane, and Pforzheimer fellow Jackie Wang. Photo by Stu RosnerElizabeth Hinton arranges materials for the Angela Davis exhibit with (from left) Radcliffe arts program manager Meg Rotzel, gallery coordinator Joe Zane, and Pforzheimer fellow Jackie Wang. Photo by Stu Rosner

Professor Elizabeth Hinton is curating an exhibit and conference at the Radcliffe Institue drawing on materials from the Schlesinger Library's Angela Y. Davis archives.

The Sugar That Saturates the American Diet Has a Barbaric History as the "White Gold" That Fueled Slavery

The New York Times Magazine
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Khalil Gibran Muhammad. Photo by Tony RinaldoKhalil Gibran Muhammad. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Radcliffe Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad traces the sugar industry as part of the 1619 Project, a major initiative from the New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.

Archiving Controversial Digital Materials

American Libraries
Thursday, August 8, 2019

By documenting social justice movements online, archivists are discovering the need to create collections of born-digital materials related to current events from both the fringe and mainstream.

Radcliffe Mourns the Writer and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison

@ The Radcliffe Institute
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Toni Morrison in 2007. Photo by Tony RinaldoToni Morrison in 2007. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, is an inspiration to many here at the Institute. She delivered the marquee lecture celebrating the founding of the Radcliffe Institute in 2001, and we honored her with the Radcliffe Medal in 2007.

Research and Everyday Life

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff Photographer

This summer, Ciara Hervás '21 is collecting historical data on black women’s suffrage organizations for a digital data hub called the Suffrage Portal, part of the Radcliffe Institute's Long 19th Amendment project.

Harvard Reflects on Apollo 11 and Neil Armstrong’s Moon Walk

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Earth and moon. Courtesy of NASAEarth and moon. Courtesy of NASA

Radcliffe science faculty director Alyssa Goodman and fellow astronomers share recollections of humankind’s first walk on the moon 50 years ago, as well as their thoughts on its wide-ranging legacy.

Jana Prikryl on Creating Home in Poetry, Even in Trump’s America

The Toronto Star
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Jana Prikryl, author of No Matter, Crown/Archetype. Photo by Juliana Sohn/Willy SommaJana Prikryl, author of No Matter, Crown/Archetype. Photo by Juliana Sohn/Willy Somma

Jana Prikryl RI '19 speaks with the Toronto Star about her newest collection, No Matter, "the kind of poetry to read while watching empires tear themselves apart."

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