More than 150 students preregistered for the Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition—a testament to the widespread student interest in the arts and their role at Harvard.
If a neighborhood could talk, what would it tell you about its citizens, its resources? A lot, it turns out, as the Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) makes clear. The only initiative of its kind, BARI positions Boston at the forefront of city-university research and collaboration.
Institute conference brought together experts in book history and the digital humanities to look at notes as artifacts of creative thought.
Radcliffe fellows explore an array of musical subjects: art songs at the Schlesinger Library, trends in music detected by computer software, and interactions between voices and instruments. They're inspired by subjects from Disney to Queen Kristina to biological patterns.
Novelist Margot Livesey, the Evelyn Green Davis Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, delivered a rich and engaging lecture to a full house titled, "Neither a Borrower nor a Lender Be: Homage, Appropriation, and Influence."
The political scientist Larry Bartels explained how droughts and shark attacks have affected the political fortunes of incumbents.
Symposium draws experts to discuss the state of our water resource and what to do about it.
Alma Guillermoprieto RI '07 spoke about the 2010 massacre of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico to the northern border. To honor their lives, Guillermoprieto established an online altar like those built for Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican day of remembrance for the dead.
Go to any good bookstore and you will find A New Literary History of America. This ambitious anthology is an artful gathering of resonant personalities and dates—a celebration of American invention, from the Winchester rifle to the telephone.
Three Radcliffe Institute fellows—a novelist, a historian, and a biographer—gave alumnae/i and friends in New York City a taste of the cross-disciplinary discussions that occur at the Institute, about telling life stories from their differing perspectives.
One of theoretical physicist Paul Steinhardt's projects as a Radcliffe fellow is to explore a new form of matter known as a quasicrystal, discovered while panning for meteorite fragments in a remote region of far-eastern Russia.