Senior Profile: Noemi Valdez

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Applied math concentrator Noemi Valdez, A.B. '19, was born in Mexico, and plans to someday pursue a career in academia so she can help other immigrants have a smoother path into STEM. Photo by Eliza Grinnell/SEAS CommunicationsApplied math concentrator Noemi Valdez, A.B. '19, was born in Mexico, and plans to someday pursue a career in academia so she can help other immigrants have a smoother path into STEM. Photo by Eliza Grinnell/SEAS Communications

This Mexican-born Harvard College applied math concentrator and Radcliffe Research Partner wants to help fellow immigrants have a smoother path into STEM.

The "American Schindler"

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Former Radcliffe fellow Julie Orringer wrote a novel about Varian Fry '30, who helped save Jewish artists, writers, and musicians, from the Holocaust. Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff PhotographerFormer Radcliffe fellow Julie Orringer wrote a novel about Varian Fry '30, who helped save Jewish artists, writers, and musicians, from the Holocaust. Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff Photographer

Julie Orringer's new novel, The Flight Portfolio—which she worked on while a fellow at Radcliffe—focuses on Varian Fry, a Harvard grad who saved Jewish artists during World War II.

Impressions of Ironing Boards, Honoring Labor

The Boston Globe
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Courtesy of Willie ColeCourtesy of Willie Cole

When he was young, Willie Cole repaired steam irons for his grandmother and great-grandmother, who were housekeepers. He honors them, and the backbreaking labor of legions of other women, in “Beauties,” his luminous show at Radcliffe.

Four Deans, and Their Journeys

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Bridget Terry Long (from left), Claudine Gay, and Tomiko Brown-Nagin meet in Fay House. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Bridget Terry Long (from left), Claudine Gay, and Tomiko Brown-Nagin meet in Fay House. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

In a group interview, Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Claudine Gay, Bridget Terry Long, and Michelle Williams recall role models and describe the complexities of leading their schools at Harvard.

Willie Cole

Artforum
Monday, May 20, 2019
Willie Cole, Jonny Mae (detail), 2012, intaglio and relief on paper, 63 1/2 x 22 1/2". Courtesy of Willie ColeWillie Cole, Jonny Mae (detail), 2012, intaglio and relief on paper, 63 1/2 x 22 1/2". Courtesy of Willie Cole

The artist traces his printmaking genealogy to decades of domestic work over ironing boards.

From Cannes: "Atlantique" ("The Atlantics") An Eerie, Breathtaking Account of Migration

The Harvard Crimson
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Mama Bineta Sane stars as Ada in Mati Diop's "Atlantique" ("The Atlantics"). Photo: Cannes Film FestivalMama Bineta Sane stars as Ada in Mati Diop's "Atlantique" ("The Atlantics"). Photo: Cannes Film Festival

Premiering as a competition film at Cannes, Radcliffe fellow Mati Diop’s new work focuses on a uniquely female angle of migration: the perspective of those who are left behind by the men that set out to find a better life elsewhere.

Mettler Selected as 2019 Radcliffe Institute Fellow

Cornell Chronicle
Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Susanne Mettler is examining crises of democracy throughout American history and what can be learned from them to illuminate the state of democracy today.

Akcan Wins Fellowship for Study of Post-conflict Societies

Cornell Chronicle
Monday, May 13, 2019
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As a Radcliffe fellow, Esra Akcan will explore the role of architecture in transitional justice and the rehabilitation of societies after intense upheavals and internal conflicts.

Willie Cole, Artist

State of the Arts, New Jersey Public Media
Monday, May 13, 2019
Willie Cole. Courtesy of New Jersey Public MediaWillie Cole. Courtesy of New Jersey Public Media

Willie Cole calls himself a "perceptual engineer." He mines the visual layers of irons, ironing boards, gas hoses, high-heeled shoes, and even plastic water bottles. PBS's State of the Arts goes on location to an exhibit of his Beauties prints at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard.

UW’s McConigley Chosen for Harvard’s Prestigious Radcliffe Institute

University of Wyoming News
Monday, May 13, 2019
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Nina McConigley, an award-winning author who teaches at the University of Wyoming, will work on a novel about the rural immigrant experience in the American West.

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