Inside the Quest to Put the World's Libraries Online

The Atlantic
Thursday, July 26, 2012

An article that tells the story of the Digital Public Library of America - where things stand today with this effort to provide public access to millions of materials, and how it began at the Radcliffe Institute.

Peering Into the Exquisite Life of Rare Books

New York Times
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Not your average summer school.  The New York Times covers Rare Book School, where fellow Michael Suarez (RI '06) is the director.

Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Happy Endings

Harvard Gazette
Monday, July 23, 2012

Harvard Professor and former Radcliffe Institute fellow Maria Tatar led a group of teachers in a summer seminar sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, “Golden Compasses as Moral Compasses: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Fairy Tales and Fantasy.”

Mushroom Relations

Harvard Gazette
Friday, July 20, 2012
Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer

Harvard researchers are using one of the most comprehensive fungal “family trees” ever created to unlock evolutionary secrets.

Professor Awarded Fellowship in USA

This is Nottingham
Thursday, July 5, 2012

Nottingham Trent University Professor Carole Perry will start a year-long fellowship to pursue work on the interaction between organisms and materials. 

Commencement: At the Mic

Harvard Magazine
Sunday, July 1, 2012

On 2012 Commencement, journalist and author Fareed Zakaria, Ph.D. '93, LL.D. '12, gave an upbeat assessment of world affairs. But Phi Beta Kappa orator Derek Bok and Radcliffe Medalist Margaret H. Marshall detailed serious concerns about American democracy. Medical and dental graduates heard a searing call to service. And there were lighter moments, too. 

Camera Instead of Test Tubes

Sunday, July 1, 2012
Photo by Benny ShiloPhoto by Benny Shilo

EMBOencounters Q&A with Benny Shilo who took up a camera instead of test tubes in September 2011, when he left active research to concentrate on photography as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute.

Commencement Confetti

Harvard Magazine
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Commencement happenings around Harvard—from Radcliffe's Fay Prize Winners for most outstanding senior thesis to Radcliffe Day ambiance.  

Novel Coating that Repels just about Anything Receives R&D 100 Award
Thursday, June 21, 2012

A novel coating that repels almost every type of liquid and solid, from blood and crude oil to ice and bacteria, has received a 2012 R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine. Called SLIPS, the coating was developed by the Radcliffe Institute's Joanna Aizenberg and was inspired by the slippery surface of the carnivorous pitcher plant. 

The Strange Career of Juan Crow

The New York Times
Sunday, June 17, 2012

The depth of my alienation from home hit me last January, when Alabama shut out Louisiana State for the college football championship. Even in the familiar afterglow of 'Bama's second title in three years, I had to ask myself, what right did my state have to brag, about anything?