Cosmic Images, Captured in Quilts at Harvard Exhibit "Measure"

The Boston Globe
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Detail of a quilt by Anna Von Mertens depicting stars fading from view on the morning of Henrietta Leavitt's birth. Courtesy of the artist and Elizabeth Leach GalleryDetail of a quilt by Anna Von Mertens depicting stars fading from view on the morning of Henrietta Leavitt's birth. Courtesy of the artist and Elizabeth Leach Gallery

Anna Von Mertens stitches patterns of stars and galaxies into quilts, charting their movement with astronomical software in her remarkable show, Measure, at the Radcliffe Institute.

Chasing after the Weird and the Wild

The Boston Globe
Friday, December 21, 2018
Photo by Kristin KozelskyPhoto by Kristin Kozelsky

The Boston Globe speaks with writer Lauren Groff RI '19, who will work on a new novel during her Radcliffe fellowship. 

Engaging Radcliffe with the World

Harvard Magazine
Monday, December 17, 2018
Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff Photographer

Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin emphasizes Radcliffe’s role as a place for members of the Harvard community to convene and collaborate with one another. 

Barnstable High School Students’ Creativity Opens Harvard Science Symposium

The Barnstable Patriot
Thursday, December 6, 2018
The Undiscovered

Three Barnstable High School students, whose collaborative project was featured at Radcliffe's "The Undiscovered" science symposium, impress local school committee with their work.

Radcliffe Institute Panel Unpacks 2018 Midterm Election

The Harvard Crimson
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Asma Khalid, a political reporter for NPR, introduces panelists at an event discussing the 2018 midterm elections Tuesday afternoon in the Knafel Center at the Radcliffe Institute. Photo: Kathryn S. KuharAsma Khalid, a political reporter for NPR, introduces panelists at an event discussing the 2018 midterm elections Tuesday afternoon in the Knafel Center at the Radcliffe Institute. Photo: Kathryn S. Kuhar

Panelists from academic, political organizing, and consulting backgrounds discussed the unprecedented number of female candidates in this year’s midterm elections.

Before Circuit Boards, Female "Computers" Set the Standard

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Negative and Positive Plates B20667 and D16409, Nebula in Orion, Oct. 26, 1897." 2018, pencil on paper, 22x30 in. Courtesy of Anna Von Mertens and Elizabeth Leach GalleryNegative and Positive Plates B20667 and D16409, Nebula in Orion, Oct. 26, 1897." 2018, pencil on paper, 22x30 in. Courtesy of Anna Von Mertens and Elizabeth Leach Gallery

The Radcliffe Institute hosts a variety of interdisciplinary events in the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, all influenced by the exhibition Measure.

Journalist, Novelist, Witness

Harvard Gazette
Friday, November 30, 2018
Geraldine Brooks. Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff PhotographerGeraldine Brooks. Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff Photographer

Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks RI '06 discusses her passion for "inaccessible" stories.

Reading Recommendations from Radcliffe’s 2018–2019 Fellows

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A selection of 2018–2019 Radcliffe fellows share books that inspired their research, activated their imaginations, and sparked their enjoyment. 

One Election Winner: The Pollsters

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Harvard's Political Analytics Conference last week included "Measuring & Mapping the Midterms," a panel featuring Nate Cohn and Amanda Cox of The New York Times' column The Upshot and moderated by Kirk Goldsberry of ESPN (far left). Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerHarvard's Political Analytics Conference last week included "Measuring & Mapping the Midterms," a panel featuring Nate Cohn and Amanda Cox of The New York Times' column The Upshot and moderated by Kirk Goldsberry of ESPN (far left). Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

In the midst of midterm elections analysis, Moon Duchin RI '19 highlights the vast complexities of gerrymandering. 

Harvard Radcliffe Institute Renovating Schlesinger Library to Increase Use of Collections

The Harvard Crimson
Monday, November 19, 2018
The Schlesinger Library building will remain closed for renovations from November 2018 through early September 2019. Photo: Quinn G. PeriniThe Schlesinger Library building will remain closed for renovations from November 2018 through early September 2019. Photo: Quinn G. Perini

The project involves exterior and interior renovations, including building an enlarged exhibit space and a “technology-enhanced” seminar room. Researchers can access the collection via a temporary reading room in Fay House.

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