Everyone’s Favorite Street

@RadInstitute
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Original cast of Sesame Street. Photo courtesy of Sesame WorkshopOriginal cast of Sesame Street. Photo courtesy of Sesame Workshop

Has it really been 50 years of Sesame Street? Radcliffe-affiliated scholars and artists discuss the impact that Sesame Street has had on their lives—and their favorite character.

Thinking Like a Magician

Harvard Gazette
Monday, September 30, 2019
Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

At his Radcliffe talk, magician Joshua Jay demonstrated techniques involving perception, attention, and surprise that he insists have practical applications well beyond the realm of magic.

Radcliffe Welcomes Boston Students for Justice-Focused Workshop

@RadInstitute
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstitutePhoto by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

The Radcliffe Institute was one of seven Boston-area higher education institutions to host Boston Public School students as part of the Summer of HOPE Institute.

Missouri Opioid Prescribing Rate Went Up 10% In 2018, County Program Finds

St. Louis Public Radio
Friday, September 20, 2019

Lia Chiarello RI '20 talks about prescription drug monitoring databases, which help doctors and pharmacists check a person’s prescription history before they give out potentially addictive controlled substances.

Two Receive Roslyn Abramson Award

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Durba Mitra. Photo by Jon Chase, Harvard CorrespondentDurba Mitra. Photo by Jon Chase, Harvard Correspondent

Radcliffe Professor Durba Mitra has been named a winner of the Roslyn Abramson Award, given annually to Harvard assistant or associate professors for excellence in teaching undergraduates.

A Gentle Grip on Gelatinous Creatures

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Courtesy of Wyss Institute at Harvard UniversityCourtesy of Wyss Institute at Harvard University

To study jellyfish and other fragile marine life without damaging them, researchers at the Wyss Institute and David Gruber RI '18 developed an ultra-soft gripper to gently grasp jellyfish and release them without harm.

Toward the Negotiated City

Harvard Magazine
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The redeveloped Government Center, Boston, 1971, and surrounding private buildings. Photo courtesy of Pei Cobb Freed & PartnersThe redeveloped Government Center, Boston, 1971, and surrounding private buildings. Photo courtesy of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Lizabeth Cohen, dean emerita of the Radcliffe Institute, presents a history of postwar city building in her new book, Saving America's Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age.

Revisiting Angela Davis

Harvard Magazine
Friday, August 16, 2019
Elizabeth Hinton arranges materials for the Angela Davis exhibit with (from left) Radcliffe arts program manager Meg Rotzel, gallery coordinator Joe Zane, and Pforzheimer fellow Jackie Wang. Photo by Stu RosnerElizabeth Hinton arranges materials for the Angela Davis exhibit with (from left) Radcliffe arts program manager Meg Rotzel, gallery coordinator Joe Zane, and Pforzheimer fellow Jackie Wang. Photo by Stu Rosner

Professor Elizabeth Hinton is curating an exhibit and conference at the Radcliffe Institue drawing on materials from the Schlesinger Library's Angela Y. Davis archives.

The Sugar That Saturates the American Diet Has a Barbaric History as the "White Gold" That Fueled Slavery

The New York Times Magazine
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Khalil Gibran Muhammad. Photo by Tony RinaldoKhalil Gibran Muhammad. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Radcliffe Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad traces the sugar industry as part of the 1619 Project, a major initiative from the New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.

Archiving Controversial Digital Materials

American Libraries
Thursday, August 8, 2019

By documenting social justice movements online, archivists are discovering the need to create collections of born-digital materials related to current events from both the fringe and mainstream.

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