Challenging the Norms: Durba Mitra Comes to Harvard

The Harvard Crimson
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Durba Mitra will join Harvard as a Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute and the first full-time faculty member for the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

Triumph or Tragedy?

USA Today
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

In USA TodayChandra Manning—who is serving as special adviser to the dean at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study while on leave from Georgetown—says "I think to really understand the Freedmen's Bureau, we'll do better if we can walk away from wanting it to be all good or all bad, or full of heroes, or full of racists who sold free people out."

A Close Reading of Elizabeth Bishop

The Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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Pulitzer Prize winner Megan Marshall ’77 RI '07 has written a biography shaped in part by her time in a Harvard seminar taught by Bishop, who thought of poetry as “thinking with one’s feelings.”

Next Chapter for Trans Pioneer

NECN
Friday, February 17, 2017

Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of "She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders" and pioneer of LGBTQ rights, talks with NECN during her visit to the Radcliffe Institute. 

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. Photo by Kris Snibbe, Harvard Staff PhotographerHarvard 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. Photo by Kris Snibbe, Harvard Staff Photographer

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

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