At the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard Professors Discuss "Writing Black Lives"

The Harvard Crimson
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Photo by By Alexander W. TamPhoto by By Alexander W. Tam

Imani Perry, Robert Reid-Pharr, and Tomiko Brown-Nagin discussed their respective work on Lorraine Hansberry, James Baldwin, and Constance Baker Motley.

Reforming the Criminal Justice System

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Raphael G. Warnock, senior pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, presented a lecture on mass incarceration in Harvard's Memorial Church. Photo by Jeffrey Blackwell/Memorial Church CommunicationsRaphael G. Warnock, senior pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, presented a lecture on mass incarceration in Harvard's Memorial Church. Photo by Jeffrey Blackwell/Memorial Church Communications

In a discussion at Harvard’s Memorial Church, Atlanta preacher Raphael G. Warnock called mass incarceration “a scandal on the soul of America” and challenged his listeners to “imagine a different future.”

Urban Planning and Social Justice

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Harvard professor and author Lizabeth Cohen at Government Center, in nearly the same spot urban planner Ed Logue was photographed (below) for Newsweek magazine, April 1965. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerHarvard professor and author Lizabeth Cohen at Government Center, in nearly the same spot urban planner Ed Logue was photographed (below) for Newsweek magazine, April 1965. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Radcliffe dean emerita and Harvard historian Lizabeth Cohen examines the life and career of Ed Logue, the city planner who was instrumental in helping reshape and revive a number of declining American cities, including Boston, in the postwar era.

Michael Kremer Wins Nobel in Economics

Harvard Gazette
Monday, October 14, 2019
Photo courtesy of Harvard Public Affairs and CommunicationsPhoto courtesy of Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

Michael Kremer RI '14 and his MIT collaborators pioneered the use of field experiments to determine the effectiveness of world poverty programs.

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.

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