Mother-of-Pearl Holds the Key to Historical Ocean Temperatures

Scientific American
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Mother-of-pearl forms in layers, which allows it to reflect light and shimmer. According to Pupa Gilbert RI '15, studying it under a microscope is an accurate way to track ocean temperatures.

Forever Bringing Joy

The Harvard Gazette
Monday, December 19, 2016
Photo by Stephanie MitchellPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell

Radcliffe fellows Alex Rehding and Jeremy Eichler discuss one of the most iconic compositions in the history of music, Beethoven's Ninth. 

Reading Recommendations from 13 of Radcliffe’s 2016–2017 Fellows

Friday, December 16, 2016

2016–2017 Radcliffe Instiute fellows share books that have inspired their research, sparked their imaginations, or simply contributed great enjoyment.

These Photos Bring the Women’s Movement to Life
Monday, December 5, 2016
Women's Strike for Equality March. 1970. Photo by Bettye Lane, courtesy of Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard UniversityWomen's Strike for Equality March. 1970. Photo by Bettye Lane, courtesy of Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

The political and social standing of women may have changed since the 1970s and '80s. But exhibitions like Catching the Wave are a reminder that the passions behind women's struggles for equality—on the podium, in private, and in the streets—are as relevant as ever today. 

Stewarding Arts Philanthropy

Harvard Gazette
Friday, December 2, 2016

John Wang won Radcliffe Institute's public art competition to design a garden in Radcliffe Yard, and he will spend the upcoming spring semester working as a Dumbarton Oaks' Fellow, conducting a garden and landscape program on an exhibition on pre-modern urban landscapes.

Explosions Could Provide Clues About First Stars, Fellow Says

The Harvard Crimson
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

A set of explosions that happened thousands of years ago could provide clues about the formation of the earliest stars, according to Robert Simcoe, a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute.

A Change Called NeHA

The Indian Express
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Illustration by C R SasikumarIllustration by C R Sasikumar

Radcliffe Institute seminar leaders explore the launch of India's National e-Health Authority (NeHA) and the regulatory laws that define that nation’s health information landscape and healthcare delivery. 

Leaders of Seven Sisters Colleges Criticize Trump Appointee Bannon

The Boston Globe
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Boston Globe explains why the leaders of the Seven Sisters wrote a letter to Trump appointee Stephen Bannon and the historical ties and values that connect the alumnae and institutions. 

Radcliffe Exhibit Turns Touch into Sight

The Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Photo by Kris SnibbePhoto by Kris Snibbe

Calm. Smoke rises vertically. at Radcliffe's Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery gives visitors permission to use the sense least indulged at most art exhibits: touch.

Artforum Magazine 500 Words Column: Wendy Jacob

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Photo by Kevin GradyPhoto by Kevin Grady

Wendy Jacob discusses her current Radcliffe Institute exhibition, for which she has unearthed models of architectural landmarks both real—such as the United States Capitol building—and fictional—the Tower of Babel—that were made as learning aids for the blind in the ’30s and ’40s.