Community Works Explores Women in Poverty at the Schlesinger Library

@ The Radcliffe Institute
Monday, November 18, 2013

Marking seven years of collaboration between the Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library and Community Works of Boston, the library hosted a program, "Women Living in Poverty," with seven activists who lead organizations combating poverty and its cruel effects. The event remembers Kip Tiernan, founder of Rosie's Place, whose papers are among the Schlesinger Library collections.

Technically, You Are What You Wear

Harvard Gazette
Monday, November 18, 2013
Photo by Michelle JayPhoto by Michelle Jay

Radcliffe's science symposium examined recent advances in "smart clothes." Speakers were experts in biology, design, materials science, engineering, medicine, and nanotechnology, including Babak Parviz, the developer of Google Glass.

Marriage Equality at 10

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer

Q&A with Margaret Marshall, who wrote the landmark state ruling allowing gays to wed. Her papers will become part of the holdings of the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute. 

In the Philippines, Clouds of a Different Colour

The Globe and Mail
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Globe and Mail Op Ed on the typhoon and political climate in the Philippines by Radcliffe Fellow Miguel Syjuco, who was born and raised in Manila. 

Radcliffe Looks Ahead

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Saturate the Moment in Wallach Garden_photo by Tony Rinaldo

The dedication of a new student public art installation called Saturate the Moment precedes the launch of The Radcliffe Campaign, "Invest in Ideas," which is part of the University-wide initiative.

Adibi Commands an Unusual Palette

The Harvard Crimson
Monday, November 11, 2013
Courtesy Elise Adibi

Elise Adibi's exhibit, Metabolic Paintings, features artwork made with plant oils and other natural ingredients to create an intersensory experience. 

Employers' Wariness Thwarts Many Blind Jobseekers

Associated Press/Boston Herald
Sunday, November 3, 2013

Among the 29 employers at the job fair for blind and low-vision people were TD Bank, retailer T.J. Maxx, and several branches of Harvard University, including the job fair's host — the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The venue was the former Radcliffe College gymnasium where Helen Keller exercised en route to becoming the first deaf/blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree in 1904.

The Measure of a Woman

Harvard Gazette
Friday, November 1, 2013
Photo by Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard Staff Photographer

Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader of the House of Representatives, appeared at Radcliffe to take measure of how far, and not so far, women have come since The President’s Commission on the Status of Women was published in 1963.

Nancy Pelosi: “At Last We Have a Seat at the Table”

Harvard Magazine
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Nancy Pelosi. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard Staff PhotographerNancy Pelosi. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard Staff Photographer

In a candid and lively conversation at Radcliffe, Nancy Pelosi discussed topics ranging from the thrill of being at Kennedy’s inauguration to the importance of raising the minimum wage, of family and work balance, and of affordable, quality childcare to enable women to work outside the home.

10 Questions With Gail Collins

Harvard Crimson
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Celebrated New York Times columnist Gail Collins visited the Radcliffe Institute to discuss her 2009 book on the modern feminist movement, "When Everything Changed." The Harvard Crimson chatted with her before she entered the Knafel Center's main hall for her lecture.