Edward Ball. Photo by Tony LuongEdward Ball. Photo by Tony Luong

A Family with a Past

In writing the story of his own family, Edward Ball RI '17 examines America’s racial history.

More than 1,300 guests--and hundreds of others online--gathered to honor the lives and historic work of Judy Woodruff and the late Gwen Ifill, two stellar journalists who reported the world's most important events with unparalleled persistence, distinction, and personal and professional integrity. Photo by Tony RinaldoMore than 1,300 guests--and hundreds of others online--gathered to honor the lives and historic work of Judy Woodruff and the late Gwen Ifill, two stellar journalists who reported the world's most important events with unparalleled persistence, distinction, and personal and professional integrity. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Radcliffe Day 2017

Radcliffe Day 2017 united voices from the right and the left, the newsroom and the classroom, to explore the role of a free press in a democracy.

Major Jackson. Photo by Erin Patrice O'BrienMajor Jackson. Photo by Erin Patrice O'Brien

Anatomy of an Initiative: Exploring the Urban

Radcliffe's 2016–2017 thematic year on urbanism takes a multidisciplinary, international approach to considering urban centers in the 21st century.

Women of the Harvard Observatory in 1925, including Annie Jump Cannon, far left at the table, too busy to look up. Courtesy of Harvard University ArchivesWomen of the Harvard Observatory in 1925, including Annie Jump Cannon, far left at the table, too busy to look up. Courtesy of Harvard University Archives

Light Years Ahead

In her latest book, Dava Sobel tells the story of the female “computers” who worked at the Harvard College Observatory from the late 19th through the mid-20th century.

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Energized by Positivity and Collaboration

Mary Prendergast RI '17 uses zooarchaeology to challenge traditional notions about the spread of food production in East Africa, particularly in the past 5,000 years.

(L to R) Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Tomiko Brown-Nagin, and Carol J. Oja at "Writing the History of Civil Rights for a New Era." Photo by Adam Paul Verity(L to R) Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Tomiko Brown-Nagin, and Carol J. Oja at "Writing the History of Civil Rights for a New Era." Photo by Adam Paul Verity

Looking at Racial Progress—and Setbacks

At the Radcliffe on the Road event, “Writing the History of Civil Rights for a New Era,” nearly 200 affiliates from across the University gathered to mingle and to listen to a trio of scholars of civil rights, broadly defined.

Susan A. Murphy. Photo credit John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur FoundationSusan A. Murphy. Photo credit John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Radcliffe Professorships Help Recruit New Faculty Members

The Radcliffe Professorships program continues to help bring outstanding faculty members to Harvard. Four new assistant professors and a tenured professor joined the Harvard community as Radcliffe Professors on July 1, 2017.