Nancy Pelosi, the U.S. House minority leader and former speaker, appeared at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study to discuss the progress that American women have — and have not — made since a milestone 1963 report initiated by President John F. Kennedy on their status.
In her latest work, “Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin,” Jill Lepore, a professor of U.S. history at Harvard and a staff writer for The New Yorker, brings Benjamin Franklin’s sister out of history’s fog and into the open.
Award-winning author and Harvard Professor Jill Lepore will talk about her latest title, “Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin,” on Sept. 10 at the Radcliffe Institute.
Rene Kuhn Bryant of Lexington, Mass., a former associate editor of the Harvard Library Bulletin, died Jan. 30 after a long illness.
Offering both a historic and contemporary perspective on the current election, several Harvard faculty members reflected on how themes from America’s past are playing out on the national stage.
The Captain Jonathan Fay Prize is awarded annually to the graduating Harvard College senior who has produced the most imaginative work or original research in any field.
Kip Tiernan BI ’89, founder of Rosie’s Place and the Greater Boston Food Bank and co-founder of Community Works and the Poor People’s United Fund, gave her ...
Letter from President Drew Faust to the Harvard community seeks input and nominations in the search for a new dean of Radcliffe Institute.
A Radcliffe Fellow is working on an opera about the world’s love affair with coffee and how it grew from the bean that made goats jittery to the potion we all get jittery for.
Three Harvard affiliates nab a big new-media prize, and marvel at the University’s converging forces that mix the digital age with traditional scholarship.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has named Harvard Professors Joanna Aizenberg, Leah Price, and Robert Sampson as faculty ...
The Radcliffe Institute on May 27 will honor Ela Bhatt, founder of the Self Employed Women’s Association of India, with the Radcliffe Institute Medal. Bhatt’s organization has improved the self-sufficiency of more than a million women.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study has named Matthew Smith Miller winner of the 2011 Captain Jonathan Fay Prize for his interdisciplinary work and extensive research on his thesis, “Surely His Mother Mourns for Him: Africans on Exhibition in Boston and New York, 1860-1861.”
With its 360th Commencement, another chapter in Harvard's history draws to a close, as marked by highlights from this year. Reinstallation of ROTC, ongoing innovation in science and humanities, and Wynton Marsalis at Harvard top off some of the year's historical benchmarks.
In her Fellows’ Presentation, Nancy E. Hill, the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute, discussed her research into socialization and cultural development in relation to parents’ interaction with children and how this interaction varies across geography, income levels, and ethnicity.
More than 2,000 staff at Harvard have collaborated to help their offices adopt greener practices that reduce energy and conserve resources as part of the ...
President Drew Faust has announced the names of the first 10 members of the new Harvard Library Board, which will oversee the transition of the University’s vast library system to a coordinated structure.
Harvard authorities across many fields offer their ideas on how to get the nation’s lagging economy back on track.
The 180-voice Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus is holding auditions for all voice parts on Sept. 4 and 5.
A weeklong seminar at the Radcliffe Institute examines cookbooks through the centuries, and what they say about the practices, resources, and cultures of their times.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has announced the 48 women and men selected to be Radcliffe Institute fellows in 2010–11.
Poet Jericho Brown writes often about death, looking it in the eye, but don’t make the mistake of thinking him an unhappy man.
Library cataloger Marilyn Morgan is writing a book about American women and their bathing suits, and what that says about early 20th century cultural norms.
In some Muslim societies, the tension between genders can lapse into violence. Some Radcliffe Fellows can tell that tale.
Radcliffe Magazine, the signature publication of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and successor to the Radcliffe Quarterly, debuted in late February
Western poet Katie Peterson, a Radcliffe Fellow, shares her sense of desert life on a vast canvas with startling intimacy.
The Harvard Ceramics Program turns 40 this year and says goodbye to its longtime director Nancy Selvage.
Rebecca Wassarman has been named director of Academic Engagement Programs at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Julio Frenk, dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, touts global progress on women’s health issues, though more challenges lie ahead.
Radcliffe Fellow and anthropologist Heather Paxson is studying small artisanal cheese operations as “ecologies of production” that are both commercial and moral.
Don’t be puzzled. Be moved and amazed. Those 10 conical piles of rock, sand, and aggregate in one corner of Radcliffe Yard are actually “Stock-Pile,” a work of landscape art.
Alison Knowles, a pioneering independent artist, takes listeners back to the early days of Fluxus, a group still making art through improvisational performance.
Regardless of the race’s outcome, Kennelly will be celebrating. The school teacher turned cartoonist, pastry chef and finally sculptor will have her permanent installation, “Endurance,” on display at Radcliffe College’s Weld Boathouse. It was commissioned by the Friends of Harvard and Radcliffe Rowing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the boathouse.
A new permanent art installation in Weld Boathouse is turning heads. Artist Ellen Kennelly '85 took a crash course in flameworking and began these masterpieces in glass.
Mary Lee Ingbar, Radcliffe ’46, Ph.D. ’53, M.P.H. ’56, who was a pioneer in applying quantitative and sophisticated computer analysis to the developing field of health economics in the 1950s and 1960s, died in Cambridge, on Sept. 18.
The guest list for the Radcliffe Institute's 10th anniversary symposium was a motley mix of former fellows including journalist Susan Faludi ’81, RI ’09, who read from a story she wrote for the Harvard Crimson as a freshman.
Harvard's Weld Boathouse has been enchanting rowers and residents for more than 100 years.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study launched a yearlong celebration of its first decade with an interdisciplinary symposium, “Crossing Boundaries.”
Harvard science historian and physicist Peter Galison is using part of his Radcliffe year to explore the intersections of forbidden wilderness and nuclear wasteland.
Radcliffe Fellow James Mallet says Darwin’s idea of speciation as a step in a continuum of differences reflects reality in nature.
Barbara J. Grosz, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, marks an anniversary moment at Morning Prayers.
The Radcliffe Institute’s first decade is being celebrated this fall, starting with a two-day symposium Oct. 8 and 9 — a star-power taste of the institute’s signature interdisciplinary exchanges.
Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, turns 80 years old next year. O’Connor — chipper, funny, and precise — spoke at a luncheon sponsored annually by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, which awarded the former justice its Radcliffe Medal.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has named Harvard math and physics concentrator Norman Yao ’09 the winner of its 2009 Captain Jonathan Fay Prize. Yao was selected for the quality and potential impact of his senior thesis, which describes a breakthrough scientific technique he developed to measure the properties of neurofilaments, a family of proteins found in the neurons that constitute mammalian nervous tissue. Already, Yao’s technique has enabled a discovery about how cross-linking occurs in neurofilament protein molecules — an important advance in understanding the mechanical properties of cellular networks.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has announced that Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, will be awarded the 2009 Radcliffe Institute Medal at the annual Radcliffe Day luncheon on Friday (June 5). Barbara J. Grosz, dean of the Radcliffe Institute, will give opening remarks and present the medal to O’Connor, who will deliver the keynote address.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has announced the women and men selected to be Radcliffe Fellows in 2009-10. These creative artists, humanists, scientists, and social scientists were chosen for their superior scholarship, research, or artistic endeavors, as well as the potential of their projects to yield long-term impact. While at Radcliffe, they will work both within and across disciplines.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study has named Nancy E. Hill, a leader in the study of cultural influences on parenting and adolescent achievement, the first Suzanne Murray Professor. Hill has also been appointed a professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), where she has served as a visiting associate professor. Both appointments are effective July 1, 2009.
Real earthquakes are slow to build and fast to erupt. Other, metaphorical, quakes, can follow the same pattern — and be just as earthshaking.
In 1215, Pope Innocent III convened the Fourth Council of the Lateran, a religious convocation that laid out to hundreds of bishops, abbots, priors, and Christian patriarchs 70 new decrees. One enjoined the clergy to stop frequenting taverns, engaging in trials by combat, hunting, and practicing what might be called noncelibate habits.
As a graduate student at Oxford, Gwyneth Lewis wrote her dissertation on 18th century literary forgery. But as a working poet for three decades — and this year as a Radcliffe Fellow — she is as far from that fraud as conceivable.