Robert N. Shapiro: An Advocate of One Harvard

Radcliffe Institute

In the nearly five decades since Robert N. Shapiro ’72, JD ’78 came to Harvard College as a freshman in 1968, he has been an undergraduate, a law student, a Fiske Scholar, a member of the Harvard-Cambridge Scholarship selection committee, president of the Harvard Alumni Association, president of the Harvard Law School Association, and a Harvard overseer. His service spans the University.  READ MORE...

 

Jennifer S. Lerner and Students Partner to Understand Emotions and Decision Making

Radcliffe Institute

As a cofounder of the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory and a professor of public policy and management at Harvard Kennedy SchoolJennifer S. Lerner RI '14 studies leaders and luminaries to learn—and help them understand—how emotions and perceptions affect their choices. For example, she has discovered that anger lowers one’s assessment of risk, which can alter behavior.  READ MORE...

 

Blank Slate Beckons Would Be Artists

Harvard Gazette

If you’ve taken a walk by Radcliffe Yard on Brattle Street recently, you’ve probably noticed a large, empty rectangle of white stone dust next to Buckingham House. But it isn’t just a rectangle.

It’s a blank slate, and it won’t be empty for long.  READ MORE...

 

A Renewed Look at Urban Renewal

Harvard Gazette

Radcliffe Gymnasium was filled on Monday afternoon when Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, delivered her inaugural dean’s lecture, “Place, People, and Power: City Building in Postwar America,” to a crowd of faculty, students, and friends of the Institute.  READ MORE...