Philanthropist Melinda Gates to Receive Radcliffe Medal

The Harvard Crimson
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Photo by Jason BellPhoto by Jason Bell

Melinda A. Gates will receive the Radcliffe Medal in May in recognition of her significant impact on women and girls worldwide through her work as a philanthropist and entrepreneur.

Melinda Gates to Receive Radcliffe Medal

Harvard Magazine
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Melinda Gates, the philanthropist who co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with her husband, Bill Gates ’77, LL.D. ’07 (the co-founder of Microsoft), will receive the institute’s highest honor, the Radcliffe Medal.

The Good, Bad, and Scary of the Internet of Things

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Illustration by Oliver BurstonIllustration by Oliver Burston

Radcliffe fellow Fran Berman explores ways regulation can minimize online risk, maximize safety, control environmental impact, and help society.

At Radcliffe, Students Connect with Angela Davis’ Activism

@RadInstitute
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe InstitutePhoto by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

TechBoston Academy high school students studying equity and activism deepen their understanding of Angela Davis with a visit to the Schlesinger Library.

A Flight from Homophobia

Harvard Gazette
Monday, January 27, 2020
 "I was about to be outed in a country that hates homosexuals," said former teacher and current Radcliffe fellow Neal Hovelmeier, who hopes to one day to return to Zimbabwe. Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer "I was about to be outed in a country that hates homosexuals," said former teacher and current Radcliffe fellow Neal Hovelmeier, who hopes to one day to return to Zimbabwe. Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer

Fearing for his safety after being outed, educator and novelist Neal Hovelmeier RI '20 flees Zimbabwe to become Harvard Scholar at Risk.

Nearby Stellar Nurseries Ride a Giant Wave

Sky & Telescope
Monday, January 27, 2020
The Radcliffe Wave (red points) next to the Sun (yellow point) inside a cartoon model of our galaxy in the WorldWide Telescope software. Image courtesy of WorldWide Telescope, Alyssa Goodman et al.The Radcliffe Wave (red points) next to the Sun (yellow point) inside a cartoon model of our galaxy in the WorldWide Telescope software. Image courtesy of WorldWide Telescope, Alyssa Goodman et al.

Clouds of star-forming gas trace a long, mysterious ripple through the Milky Way, upending our picture of the Sun's neighborhood.

To Serve Better—Speak, Memory

Harvard Gazette/To Serve Better
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Alaskan Native poet Joan Naviyuk Kane is teaching her two sons, John and George, the Qawiaraq dialect of the Inupiaq language. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerAlaskan Native poet Joan Naviyuk Kane is teaching her two sons, John and George, the Qawiaraq dialect of the Inupiaq language. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Poet Joan Naviyuk Kane RI '20 is fiercely dedicated to sustaining her Alaskan Inupiac language: "I think being attentive to loss doesn’t have to be devastating. It can really inform people to take action and to participate."

The Giant in Our Stars

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
In this illustration, the "Radcliffe Wave" data is overlaid on an image of the Milky Way galaxy. Image from the WorldWide Telescope, courtesy of Alyssa GoodmanIn this illustration, the "Radcliffe Wave" data is overlaid on an image of the Milky Way galaxy. Image from the WorldWide Telescope, courtesy of Alyssa Goodman

Interconnected stellar nurseries, named the Radcliffe Wave, form the largest gaseous structure ever observed in the Milky Way galaxy.

Something Appears to Have Collided with the Milky Way and Created a Huge Wave in the Galactic Plane

Newsweek
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Visualization of the Radcliffe Wave. The wave is marked by red dots. The Sun is represented by a yellow dot to show our proximity to this huge structure. Courtesy of Alyssa Goodman/Harvard UniversityVisualization of the Radcliffe Wave. The wave is marked by red dots. The Sun is represented by a yellow dot to show our proximity to this huge structure. Courtesy of Alyssa Goodman/Harvard University

An enormous wave has been discovered in the Milky Way that may have formed as a result of a collision with a massive mystery object—potentially a clump of dark matter.

Astronomers Discover Huge Gaseous Wave Holding Milky Way's Newest Stars

The Guardian
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
A side-on visualisation shows the undulating nature of the Radcliffe Wave and the position of the sun. Photograph: Harvard UniversityA side-on visualisation shows the undulating nature of the Radcliffe Wave and the position of the sun. Photograph: Harvard University

Astronomers have discovered a gigantic, undulating wave of dust and gas where newborn stars are forged over a 50 million billion mile stretch of the Milky Way.

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