The Turkeys of Harvard

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
A turkey stands at attention near a Harvard bus stop. Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerA turkey stands at attention near a Harvard bus stop. Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer

Wild birds roam many parts of the campus, including Radcliffe Yard. We're talking turkeys. Wild turkeys.

A Renewed Focus on Slavery

Harvard Gazette
Friday, November 22, 2019
"As a scholar of law, inequality, and the long Civil Rights movement, I am deeply interested in issues related to slavery and its legacy," said Tomiko Brown-Nagin, who will lead the committee. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer"As a scholar of law, inequality, and the long Civil Rights movement, I am deeply interested in issues related to slavery and its legacy," said Tomiko Brown-Nagin, who will lead the committee. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

A new University-wide initiative deepening the exploration of Harvard’s historical ties to enslavement is difficult but vital work, says the program chair, Radcliffe Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin.

Harvard Explores Slavery Connections Further

Harvard Magazine
Friday, November 22, 2019
In 2017, then-Harvard president Drew Faust and Harvard Law School professor Annette Gordon-Reed unveiled a monument dedicated to people enslaved by law school benefactor Isaac Royall Jr. Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Public Affairs and CommunicationsIn 2017, then-Harvard president Drew Faust and Harvard Law School professor Annette Gordon-Reed unveiled a monument dedicated to people enslaved by law school benefactor Isaac Royall Jr. Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

President Lawrence S. Bacow announces an “initiative on Harvard and the legacy of slavery,” overseen by a faculty committee led by Radcliffe Institute dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin.

Radcliffe Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin to Lead Slavery Initiative at Harvard

@RadInstitute
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean, Radcliffe Institute; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; and professor of history, Harvard University. Photo by Melissa BlackallTomiko Brown-Nagin, dean, Radcliffe Institute; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; and professor of history, Harvard University. Photo by Melissa Blackall

A new Harvard committee charged with addressing the legacy of slavery on campus will build on the momentum created by Radcliffe's “Universities and Slavery: Bound by History” conference.

Bacow Announces Initiative to Study Harvard's Ties to Slavery

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Massachusetts Hall houses the University president's office. Photo by Kai R. McNameeMassachusetts Hall houses the University president's office. Photo by Kai R. McNamee

President Lawrence S. Bacow announced the creation of a University-wide initiative to address and further research the school’s ties to slavery.

The Archaeology of Plaque (Yes, Plaque)

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
 Christina Warinner, who was recently appointed assistant professor of anthropology, considers calcified plaque a DNA "time capsule." Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Christina Warinner, who was recently appointed assistant professor of anthropology, considers calcified plaque a DNA "time capsule." Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

Radcliffe Professor Christina Warinner says studying ancient teeth offers insights into diets, disease, dairying, and women’s roles.

Brown-Nagin on Her Own Path and Radcliffe’s

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Radcliffe Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin has a new strategic initiative to connect with Harvard and the community beyond Harvard's gates. Rose Lincoln/Harvard file photoRadcliffe Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin has a new strategic initiative to connect with Harvard and the community beyond Harvard's gates. Rose Lincoln/Harvard file photo

Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin discusses her priorities for Harvard’s institute devoted to interdisciplinary study and research.

Art and the History of Indigenous America

Harvard Gazette
Friday, November 8, 2019
 Shawon Kinew leads a first-year seminar where students study portraits of indigenous American leaders to learn about art, identity, and the history of indigenous peoples. Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer Shawon Kinew leads a first-year seminar where students study portraits of indigenous American leaders to learn about art, identity, and the history of indigenous peoples. Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer

Radcliffe Professor Shawon Kinew's first-year Harvard College seminar focuses on the 19th century oil portraits of 25 Native leaders captured in an era of forced relocation.

The Heart of the Matter

Harvard Gazette
Friday, November 8, 2019
Professor Jennifer L. Roberts (from left), artist Dario Robleto, and medical researcher Doris A. Taylor. Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerProfessor Jennifer L. Roberts (from left), artist Dario Robleto, and medical researcher Doris A. Taylor. Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer

Transdisciplinary artist Dario Robleto and transplant researcher Doris A. Taylor discuss the biology, imagery, and symbolism of the vital organ.

Brokering an Opioid Settlement

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Photo by Stephen Foster/UnsplashPhoto by Stephen Foster/Unsplash

Alexandra D. Lahav RI '20 discusses how global settlements of thousands of lawsuits against drug companies and distributors by those ravaged by the opioid epidemic operate.

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