Radcliffe Announces Knafel Center and Fund

Harvard Magazine
Thursday, April 25, 2013
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Harvard Magazine breaking news reports that the Radcliffe Institute announced that the Radcliffe Gymnasium has been renamed the Knafel Center in honor of venture capitalist Sidney R. Knafel '52, M.B.A. '54, whose most recent gift—the $10.5-million Knafel Fund—will support Radcliffe programs. 

Insignificant, With a Lousy Future

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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Krauss, a noted theoretical physicist from Arizona State University, brought his brand of popular science to the Radcliffe Institute, addressing a crowd gathered for a talk that was often humorous despite dealing with subjects that can be dry and technical.

Confronting Evil, Embracing Life

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"Confronting Evil: Interdisciplinary Perspectives," sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard was about the rhetoric and psychology of evil, what it is like to witness it, and how society should respond to it. The conference featured panelist and Radcliffe Fellow Gazmend Kapllani, a novelist who grew up in the state-terror regime of Iron Curtain Albania.

Harvard to Offset Federal Tax Burden for Employees in Same-Sex Marriages

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Charles Curti, director of human resources at the Radcliffe Institute, shares a new University benefit provding $1,500 per year to employees who extend health care benefits to their same-sex spouses, to help offset the federal taxes that same-sex couples are required to pay under federal law. 

Engaging in a New Community

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, April 18, 2013
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The Harvard Gazette announces innovative international scholar Tamar Herzog has been appointed the Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs in Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). She also will become the Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Borders, Books, and the Balkans

Harvard Gazette
Friday, April 12, 2013
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Gazmend Kapllani, an Albanian novelist and Radcliffe fellow, draws inspiration from his nation's ink-dark past. Kapllani said his childhood gave him the gift of his three literary obsessions: borders, books, and the Balkans.

Clinging to Crevices, E. coli Thrive

Infection Control Today
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New research from Harvard University helps to explain how waterborne bacteria can colonize rough surfaces—even those that have been designed to resist water.

Why Sing a Poem?

Penn Press Log
Monday, April 1, 2013
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A new article on the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's musical setting of Paul Laurence Dunbar's poem "A Corn Song" appears in the inaugural issue of J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. Here, the author of the article, Tsitsi Jaji, discusses how she came to sing it as part of her scholarship.

“All Things Considered” Considered

Harvard Magazine
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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Using a recording of actual voices of ATC staff members at work, Melissa Block '83 took the Radcliffe Institute audience through a day of producing All Things Considered, from the 10 A.M. "pitch meeting" to its 4 P.M. airtime, when 12 million listeners tune in.

Cohen Granted Tenure at Harvard Law School

Harvard Crimson
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Harvard Crimson reports Radcliffe Institute fellow I. Glenn Cohen will ascend in the ranks of Harvard Law School's faculty this summer as its newest tenured professor, bringing with him expertise on the legal aspects of healthcare and bioethics.