Lisa McGirr. Photo by Kathleen DooherLisa McGirr. Photo by Kathleen Dooher

Sort of Dry and Very Shaken

Prohibition laid the groundwork for the growth of the federal state and the birth of the religioius Right, says Lisa McGirr.

The Influence of Influence. Photo by Bob O'ConnorThe Influence of Influence. Photo by Bob O'Connor

A Year in the Life of the Byerly Gallery

“Radcliffe’s Byerly Gallery showcases the creative work of our fellows, students, and staff,” says Radcliffe 
Dean Lizabeth Cohen. “These expressions celebrate the arts and enrich the aesthetic and intellectual life of Harvard.”

Sonia Nazario. Photo by Tony RinaldoSonia Nazario. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Considering Immigration and Gender in the Americas

What shapes the experience of immigrants and their children? Experts gathered at Radcliffe to find out.

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Story First

Melissa Block "puts the story ever first."

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

A Universe from Nothing

The universe, says Lawrence M. Krauss, sprang from nothing. That makes us uncomfortable, in part because it's a vast departure from what we used to think. 

From Artist to Audience: Mark Robbins, Beverly McIver, Elizabeth Alexander, and Augusta Read Thomas. Photo by Tony RinaldoFrom Artist to Audience: Mark Robbins, Beverly McIver, Elizabeth Alexander, and Augusta Read Thomas. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Radcliffe Day, May 31, 2013

The day celebrated the arts—from the breakfast where Radcliffe fellow Lydia Diamond described working on plays at the Institute to the lunch where Radcliffe Medalist Jane Alexander advocated exploring the arts to encourage creativity.

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

From Data Sets to Moth Brains

J. Nathan Kutz RI ’13—known among his peers for his sharp suits and love of espresso—uses methods and ideas from applied mathematics to address a variety of problems in science and engineering.

Photo by Tatiana BlancoPhoto by Tatiana Blanco

Two Senior Leaders Join Radcliffe Institute

Jeanne Follansbee and Matthew E. Kernkraut EdM '03 joined the Institute this spring as academic dean and associate dean for external relations, respectively.

Photo by Larry CannerPhoto by Larry Canner

After the Great Recession

How did women fare in the Great Recession that began in 2008? That question and others were explored in early March by three Radcliffe Institute fellows at an event in Washington DC.

Feliz Garip, an associate professor of sociology at Harvard, spoke about Mexican immigrants. Photo by Jane HouleFeliz Garip, an associate professor of sociology at Harvard, spoke about Mexican immigrants. Photo by Jane Houle

Creating New Immigrant Communities

Related to Radcliffe's April 2013 conference "Crossing Borders: Immigration and Gender in the Americas," a mid-February presentation in New York City focused on trends in immigration and the communities that immigrants create when they come to the United States.

Author Diane McWhorter, left, spoke about her book in progress, while Leah Joy Zell '71, AM '72, PhD '79 introduced Dean Lizabeth Cohen. Photo by Chris GloagAuthor Diane McWhorter, left, spoke about her book in progress, while Leah Joy Zell '71, AM '72, PhD '79 introduced Dean Lizabeth Cohen. Photo by Chris Gloag

Transatlantic Connections

Radcliffe on the Road held its first international gathering in London in mid-June. Three recent Radcliffe fellows whose work makes connections with Great Britain or Europe met with Radcliffe alumnae/i and friends at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

The Universe: Past, Present, and Future

Feryal Özel PhD ’02, RI ’13 and Paul Steinhardt AM ’75, PhD ’78, RI ’13 gave a tour of the universe’s history.

Global Relationships, Local Justice

At an early-May gathering in Seattle, Radcliffe Institute Dean Lizabeth Cohen moderated a panel that explored the legal and ethical dimensions of crossing borders globally and domestically.