Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636, whose history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the world's most prestigious universities.

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  • How one teacher is using the Schlesinger collections to personalize American historyHow one teacher is using the Schlesinger collections to personalize American historySource: @RadInstituteDecember 12, 2017By Ivelisse Estrada

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  • "Powerhouse" statement by top contemporary artist is largest drawing in museums’ collectionU.S.A. Idioms, a massive drawing and collage, depicts a series of figures, both African Americans and their oppressors. In 2014 the artist spoke at the Radcliffe Institute about her work, which explores "the vestiges of sexual, physical, and racial exploitation."Source: Hravard GazetteDecember 5, 2017Externa...

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  • Richard Price is the acclaimed author of numerous novels and screenplays. His books include Clockers (1992), Lush Life (2008), and, under the pseudonym Harry Brandt, Whites (2015). He has written many film and television scripts, including The Color of Money (1986), Clockers (1995), The Wire (2002), Freedomland (2006), and the Emmy Award-nominated 8-part HBO series The Night Of (2016). http://mah...

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  • Continues to embrace lessons to be learned"When I started this journey, I was living my dream, determined to take advantage of all Harvard had to offer. That feeling has never waned," says Harvard College senior and Radcliffe research partner Matthew DeShaw.Source: Harvard GazetteDecember 1, 2017External Link: Senior looks back as he moves forwardBy Matthew DeShaw '18, Harvard Correspondent

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  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Family Secrets and American History A Schlesinger Library Event The theme of this discussion is the not-quite-secret histories of American families—stories hidden in plain sight that, once revealed, require us to rethink the broader outlines of American history. How do we know what we know? What can’t we know, ever? What should and shouldn’t be preserved? Featuring: Gail ...

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  • The Mahindra Center's Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Series on Migration and the Humanities presents A Conversation about Art, Migration, and Citizenship Speakers Bouchra Khalili David and Roberta Logie Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University Bouchra Khalili often draws on the tropes of documentary cinema to redirect the conventions by which citizens and subjects are a...

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  • Should Law Foster Forgiveness? Child Soldiers, Sovereign Debt, and Alternatives to Punishment As part of the 2017–2018 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Martha Minow RI ’18 considers whether and when legal systems and rules should promote forgiveness. Should law itself be used to encourage people to forgive each other? And should law itself forgive? Looki...

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  • The Wounded World: W.E.B. Du Bois, African Americans, and the History of World War I As part of the 2017–2018 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Chad L. Williams RI ’18 tells a story that spans almost two decades, from one world war to the next, and features as its central character arguably the most significant black intellectual in American history, W. E...

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  • Artificial muscles could make soft robots safer and stronger. Researchers at the Wyss Institute, Harvard SEAS, and MIT CSAIL have developed a novel design approach for origami-inspired artificial muscles, capable of lifting 1000x its own weight. The muscles are made of a compressible skeleton and air or fluid medium encased in a flexible skin, and are powered by pressure difference. The muscle mo...

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  • Taxes, calorie counts should be part of more aggressive attack against epidemic, experts sayRadcliffe Professor Sara Bleich suggests a food policy that would make consumers less dependent on willpower alone.Source: Harvard GazetteNovember 15, 2017External Link: Hitting diabetes where we eatBy Alvin Powell, Harvard Staff Writer

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  • An installation outside Harvard’s Gund Hall is more than just a bench. It collects real-time data on city activity and translates it into interactive soundscapes. Graduate School of Design Professor Allen Sayegh, the creator of the PULSUS installation, calls it a form of "perceptual artificial intelligence."

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  • Since 2014 Harvard University has been teaming up with local non-profit, Food for Free on a food recovery and donation program that works to curb food insecurity in Cambridge and Boston by “bridging the gap between waste and want.” Since it was started in 2014, the program has donated an approximately 30,700 meals per year. This past summer Harvard took it one step further, and launched the Family...

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  • Despite decades of research and relentless messaging about the importance of diet and exercise, type 2 diabetes remains a major threat to the lives of millions of Americans. As new diagnoses in some populations plateau, rates in others groups, including African Americans and Latinos, are increasing. Why does this largely preventable and multifactorial condition persist? What are the latest treatme...

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  • Does the Left Have a Future?2017–2018 Dean's Lecture in the Social SciencesNearly everywhere in Europe and the United States, the left is mired in crisis: its intellectuals and activists strike defensive poses and debate how to revive the fortunes of a cause whose adherents once believed they could and would shape the future.

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  • Five Scarves: Doing the Impossible—If We Can Reverse Cell Fate, Why Can't We Redefine Success for Women?As part of the 2017–2018 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Rana Dajani RI '18 describes the many hats—or scarves—that she wears with pride.

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  • Does the Left Have a Future? 2017–2018 Dean's Lecture in the Social Sciences Nearly everywhere in Europe and the United States, the left is mired in crisis: its intellectuals and activists strike defensive poses and debate how to revive the fortunes of a cause whose adherents once believed they could and would shape the future. Michael Kazin, a professor of history at Georgetown University and ...

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  • Two poets who were involved with Occupy---in New York City and Boston---will read works of their own as well as others that emerged from that significant movement. Filip Marinovich (author of WOLFMAN LIBRARIAN/Ugly Duckling Presse) and Mitch Manning (founder of NO INFINITE: A Journal of Poetry, Art & Protest) reflect on how (or if) Occupy altered the relationship/dialogue/activity between poetry a...

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  • Set One: Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Susan Barba, Michael Franco & Andrew K. Peterson Set Two: Adrienne Raphel, Jennifer Tseng, Jon Woodward & Carol Weston The Woodberry Poetry Room's Boston Original series celebrates the diverse voices (and literary forces) in the Boston vicinity. Location: Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard University Website: http://hcl.harvard.edu/poetryroom

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  • Five Scarves: Doing the Impossible—If We Can Reverse Cell Fate, Why Can’t We Redefine Success for Women? As part of the 2017–2018 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Rana Dajani RI ’18 describes the many hats—or scarves—that she wears with pride. Dajani is an associate professor of biology and biotechnology at the Hashemite University in Jordan. She is th...

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  • Obscure Achievements: From Petra Andrejova-Molnár to Fran Hosken As part of the 2017–2018 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Katarina Burin RI ’18 transitions from the fabricated life and work of Petra Andrejova-Molnár, a conceptual creation who does not exist, to the life and work of the nonfictional Fran Hosken (1920–2006), a furniture designer, educator...

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  • Exploring Modern EpidemicsA Radcliffe Institute Science SymposiumLaurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist specializing in global public health and foreign policy writerAUDIENCE Q&A (28:51)

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  • CONTAGIONExploring Modern EpidemicsA Radcliffe Institute Science SymposiumSOCIAL ROOTSDaphne C. Watkins (8:44), associate professor of social work and director of the Joint PhD Program in Social Work and Social Science, School of Social Work, University of Michigan; assistant professor of psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School

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