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Listening to Tayari Jones

Novelist Tayari Jones has been on a roll lately, with the success of her third novel, Silver Sparrow, a story about two young girls who have the same father but different mothers.

David Bezmozgis in the Harvard Map Collection, where he traced the 1919 routes of the Canadian railroad system.David Bezmozgis in the Harvard Map Collection, where he traced the 1919 routes of the Canadian railroad system.

What If?

David Bezmozgis RI ’12, the Lisa Goldberg Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, likes to think about “what ifs.”

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A Novel about Love, Hair, and Race

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie RI ’12 is working on her forthcoming novel, Americanah, during her Radcliffe fellowship year.

From Ancient Games to Young Planets

The Radcliffe Research Partnership program gives undergraduate students a chance to learn from some of the world's best minds—and puts money in their pockets in the process.

Leila Ahmed, photo by Jessica Scranton

Women Making Democracy in the Arab World and Elsewhere

A dramatic reading of Ibrahim El-Husseini’s play Commedia Al-Ahzaan (A Comedy of Sorrows) opened Radcliffe’s 2012 gender conference, “Women Making Democracy,” highlighting the widening gap between the hopes of protesters who put their lives on the line during the heady days of  “Arab Spring” and the realities of establishing a democracy that incorporates their inspirational ideals.

In the 1950s, Radcliffe College shared only course instruction with Harvard. Nancy Fisher '54 sits in on a lecture with Harvard men. Courtesy Radcliffe Archives, Schlesinger LibraryIn the 1950s, Radcliffe College shared only course instruction with Harvard. Nancy Fisher '54 sits in on a lecture with Harvard men. Courtesy Radcliffe Archives, Schlesinger Library

The Complicated History of Women at Harvard

At the Radcliffe Institute, historian Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz says that although there's much to celebrate about women at Harvard today, there's still much to change and to worry about.

Astronomer Stefi Baum and systems biologist Pamela Silver. Photo by Dan CreightonAstronomer Stefi Baum and systems biologist Pamela Silver. Photo by Dan Creighton

Radcliffe on the Road

At events for alumnae/i and supporters in California and New York City, the Radcliffe Institute showcased the array of work by present and past fellows in science and the arts.

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New York City Learns How “Radcliffe Writes”

Three Institute fellows—a historian, a journalist, and a fiction writer—gathered to present their work to a group of Radcliffe alumnae at the Harvard Club of New York City. Each fellow represented a different approach to the written word.

Newsmakers Summer 2012

Radcliffe Affiliates Making their Mark