Found in Translation

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Photo by Jon ChasePhoto by Jon Chase

Literary scholar Roger Chartier took on the question of "When and Why Do Literary Manuscripts Matter?" at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on Oct. 18, exploring the creation of literary archives and the appearance in the 1750s of authorial manuscripts. 

A Plan to Stop Cholera’s Spread

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Photo by Rose LincolnPhoto by Rose Lincoln

Haiti had been cholera-free for 100 years before the 2010 earthquake. At a recent Radcliffe Water Lecture, Harvard's John Mekalanos said, “The most likely conclusion is cholera was introduced in Haiti by a human.” 

Archiving Literary History, Then And Now

Her Raven Domain: Author Christine Frost's Blog
Sunday, October 21, 2012

Blogger Christine Frost attended Radcliffe's lecture and 20 questions with Roger Chartier and writes, "The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study has become an amazing place. It serves as a hub for collaborative projects that span Harvard University, and all disciplines, from humanities to the sciences, are explored in a variety of symposia and events." 

Thomas Jefferson Was Not a Monster

Friday, October 19, 2012
Photograph by David Shankbone/Wikimedia CommonsPhotograph by David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons

The Radcliffe Institute's Annette Gordon-Reed reviews Henry Wiencek's Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves, a new examination of Thomas Jefferson and slavery. 

Seeking to Connect on Water Issues

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Photo by Kris SnibbePhoto by Kris Snibbe

The future of water symposium featured a variety of water-centric issues, from desalination to pollutants to the dangers of contamination from hydraulic fracturing. Radcliffe Dean Cohen said that water issues reach across disciplines, making them good subjects for the science symposium, which seeks to stimulate interdisciplinary conversation and collaboration.

Radcliffe Institute Dean Examines Urbanization in Lecture

Harvard Crimson
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lizabeth Cohen, the recently inaugurated dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, brought a multi-faceted lens to the problem of integration in post-World War II urban America in a speech called "Place, People, and Power"—an aptly all-encompassing name for a wide-ranging talk.

The Rise of Medical Tourism

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Photo by Kris SnibbePhoto by Kris Snibbe

I. Glenn Cohen is writing a book about the growing phenomenon of medical tourism, the practice of citizens of one country traveling to seek medical care in another country. He examines the emerging legal and ethical issues brought up by the many varieties of medical tourism.

A Renewed Look at Urban Renewal

@ The Radcliffe Institute
Monday, October 15, 2012
President Drew Gilpin Faust and Dean Lizabeth Cohen Photo by Tony RinaldoPresident Drew Gilpin Faust and Dean Lizabeth Cohen Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Harvard President Faust introduced Dean Cohen for her inaugural lecture—Place, People, and Power: City Building in Postwar America—stating, “Liz Cohen has crossed traditional disciplinary boundaries in ways that have brought fresh insight to some of the most important issues of our time.”

Q&A with Radcliffe’s New Dean

Harvard Gazette
Friday, October 5, 2012
Photo by Stephanie MitchellPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell

Lizabeth Cohen, a professor of American studies and Radcliffe's new dean, took a break from working on her inaugural lecture to talk with the Gazette about learning on the job, embracing the arts, setting goals, and more.

Symposium Celebrates Julia Child’s Life, Love of Paris

Bay State Banner
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Photo by Paul Child, Courtesy Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University]Photo by Paul Child, Courtesy Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University]

The Bay State Banner reports the symposium honoring the centenary of Child's birth offered a day-long sampling of Child fervor, drawing an overflow audience as well as Internet viewers. In Cambridge, as on TV, Child was disarmingly natural and free of pretension, engaging and curious, whether shopping for cheese or meats or chatting with nearby ladies at her hair salon.