Talea Ensemble Enacts Dark Fascinations in Takasugi Premiere

The Boston Globe
Thursday, December 3, 2015
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Composer Steven Kazuo Takasugi's "Sideshow" had its US premiere at the Radcliffe Institute. The Boston Globe reports: "'Sideshow' was music theater. Visual elements—the striped false teeth the musicians surreptitiously slipped in, the dropcloth that suddenly unveiled a taxidermied fish in a bell jar—were as essential to the experience as the sonic." 

Disruptive Music

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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Neba Solo—an innovator on a par with Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, according to Professor Ingrid Monson—shared the music that has made him a cultural force in his native Mali.

Neba Solo Carries Forth Musical Traditions of Mali

The Boston Globe
Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Boston Globe highlights balafonist Neba Solo who will give a rare concert at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute. Preceding it is a talk by Radcliffe fellow Monson, who has worked with Solo for many years. She studied balafon with him in Mali for six months in 2005 and accompanied the band as they played all over Mali. Her balafons are all his hand-crafted creations

Remarks for "It’s Complicated: 375 Years of Women at Harvard"

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Helen Horowitz explores Harvard University’s relationship with women—beginning with the University’s founding, and she contends that the fight for equity remains a work in progress today. 

Breaking The Sonnet Barrier

Harvard Gazette
Friday, April 29, 2011

Fellow Anna Maria Hong says "This has been by far the most productive time in my writing life," who quickly surpassed her original goal of writing 40 sonnets during her academic year. Since the fall she has completed 85 works. "There is something about the magic of Radcliffe, the luxury of this time. And the incredible intellectual and creative stimulation has been really productive." 

Empowering Women in Africa

Harvard Gazette
Monday, March 14, 2011
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Q&A with Joyce Banda, vice president of Malawi, who visited Harvard last week to participate in the Radcliffe Institute's conference on gender in the developing world. 


FBI: We're Not Demanding Encryption Back Doors

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Radcliffe Institute fellow Susan Landau consulted as FBI seeks to amend wiretapping policies.