An Exploratory Seminar attempted to understand the epigenome, “a complex switching mechanism” that tells each cell what its function is.
The Schlesinger Library marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with an exhibition of diaries, letters, photographs, prints, and more.
November 29, 2014, marked the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre—a massacre of Native Americans so horrific that it prompted two Congressional investigations, forced the resignation of two leaders, and launched years of battle with the Plains Indians following the Civil War.
Kara Walker spoke at Radcliffe about her recent creation—a massive sculptural synthesis of a sphinx and a “mammy” crafted from Styrofoam and sugar—which garnered rave reviews and challenged more than 130,000 visitors with complex themes of race, gender, power, sex, desire, and slavery.
What do sea turtles, pulsars, shantytowns, and a seahorse-shaped section of the brain have in common? As came to light during a fall 2014 Radcliffe science symposium, multidisciplinary research on these and other topics is beginning to spark insights into how humans and other creatures find their way in the world.
Melissa Harris-Perry, the social scientist and MSNBC host, shared insights from her scholarly research—delivered with the “touch of speechifying” for which she’s known.
Arts leaders across Harvard joined members of the Radcliffe community to toast Maryellie Kulukundis Johnson and her husband, Rupert H. Johnson Jr., for their generosity. Their gift will establish the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery in Byerly Hall.
A professor of computer science at the University of Padova, in Italy, Francesca Rossi RI ’15 specializes in artificial intelligence and multiagent systems.
“Radcliffe is a microcosm of the University at its best,” Robert N. Shapiro ’72, JD ’78 says. “It’s an example of how Harvard can be more unified. Radcliffe catalyzes ideas, and that is the stuff of a great research university.”