It’s been ten years since “Tell All Your Friends” was released by Long Island’s Taking Back Sunday. In honor of the the band’s very first album (which led them into the spotlight) and as a thank you to their fans who have supported them ever since, TBS’s original lineup headed out on a major U.S. Tour with Bayside. The band would play the classic album in its entirety. Promotion for the tour was done using the hashtag #TAYF10. The last stop on the tour was on November 24th at Terminal 5 in NYC.Saturday’s show opened with Gabriel The Marine, a newer Long Island act to emerge from the still growing emo/pop-punk genre. They were followed by Bayside who was a fan favorite for sure. After becoming friends on the Vans Warped Tour (as well as through other prior engagements), Taking Back Sunday decided to include Bayside on tour their to pay homage to Tell All Your Friends, an album that inspired a young Bayside to pursue their dreams as stated by frontman Anthony Raneri during their set. Bayside played a lot of their popular hits including “Already Gone”, “Montauk” and “Sick Sick Sick.” There was a point where Bayside guitarist Jack O’Shea played a riff of Taking Back Sunday’s arguably most popular song “Cute Without The ‘E’ (Cut From The Team).” TBS Frontman Adam Lazzara came out with his hands up pretending to be confused.Finally, Taking Back Sunday entered a dark stage to play a handful of songs from their other albums first, including “What’s It Feel Like To Be A Ghost?” The band then began playing the celebrated album Tell All Your Friends from front to back. The crowd was amped up and so was the band, with Adam Lazzara climbing the rafters of the second floor while singing. Singer/Guitarist John Nolan, who had left the band for a short while, is now back and is surely considered a much needed link to the chain. His sister Michelle Nolan who is featured on the album as a backup vocalist also made an appearance to sing backup for a few songs. The band closed with two B-Sides from the album titled “Your Own Disaster” and “The Ballad of Sal Villanueva.” At the end of it all, the crowd looked exhausted, but at the same time could keep it up for the rest of the night.Setlist1. What’s It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?2. A Decade Under the Influence3. Faith (When I Let You Down)4. Liar (It Takes One to Know One)5. One-Eighty by Summer6. El Paso7. Error: Operator8. MakeDamnSureTell All Your Friends9. You Know How I Do10. Bike Scene11. Cute Without the ‘E’ (Cut from the Team)12. There’s No ‘I’ in Team13. Great Romances of the 20th Century14. Ghost Man on Third15. Timberwolves at New Jersey16. The Blue Channel17. You’re So Last Summer18. Head Club19. Your Own Disaster*20. The Ballad of Sal Villanueva**-denotes b-side
The Big Up Festival is just around the corner! This year’s festival features not only top notch live acts like Beats Antique, Escort, Kung Fu, and Dopapod, but an amazing overall experience, including a bustling community filled with vendors, yoga, and like minded music fans coming together for one of the best and most intimate festivals of the summer. We had a chance to chat with the festival’s founders, Zach Levy and Jules Jenssen, who gave us a behind the scenes look into how the festival has all come together.L4LM: Can you tell us a little bit about The Big Up’s history and formation?JULES: It was really the combination of two visions becoming greater than the sum of their parts. My crew from the Berkshires, Ruralliance Productions, combining with Zach’s company (Numberline Productions) became Shireworks Productions. It was a match made in heaven because each team filled in the gaps. For example where one was strong in production, the other was strong in promotion. All those things paired with a unified vision of what makes great events led to what we have today.L4LM: How has the festival grown since its first year?JULES: Comfortably yet strong. We have doubled our numbers from every year to the next. Starting at a modest number meant there was time to grow before it got too big to handle. People who’ve attended each one will reinforce the notion that it was always big enough that it didn’t feel too small/lackluster, but it also maintains an intimate, boutique vibe. Although this will be the biggest one to date, it will still have that vibe.L4LM: What are some of the best aspects of Hemlock Hollow Farm?ZACH: Expanded woods camping and the natural layout of the land. Plus the owner of Hemlock Hollow has been absolutely awesome to work with.JULES: Location wise, it’s closer off the Taconic Parkway, which is definitely nice. I love the stadium style hill on the main concert field and it’s not as long of a commute to the stages as it was for people in lower camping in years past, and as Zach said, AWESOME woods. The owner is also the man and we are so grateful for his willingness to work with us and help make this event great.L4LM: How is the line up designed each year? Which genres are focused on?JULES: It starts with a huge brainstorm of everything that we think embodies the spirit of TBU. The main factor being that they put on a great live show. A lot of it is music that we love and listen to on a regular basis. That fact alone really helps us get as excited about it as we want everyone else to be. Finding headlining acts that aren’t fully electronic and aren’t fully live band is definitely difficult, but we believe it is a necessity because it exemplifies the crossover of genres and styles that we seek to showcase in an environment that can take very different genres of music and make them work together in context. We are very pleased with the range of styles we have in store for this year, and we don’t attempt to strictly follow any particular genre. Great music, great live shows, and finding things that AREN’T at every other festival this summer is the common thread between all the acts more than any genre label.L4LM: What are some are some of the unique attractions outside of the music at The Big Up?JULES: Obviously music is the centerpiece that brings our community together, but there is definitely more to be seen and pARTicipated in. Comedy puppetry, top chef cook-off, yoga, art workshops, and DEFINITELY the music workshops. Consider the Source and Jojo Mayer and Jon Davis from Nerve will both be doing workshops at TBU. These will be an awesome look into the process behind some of the gnarliest tunes in the scene. However, overall, the community vibe and people harmoniously becoming a larger organism is a beautiful thing that gets me very excited.L4LM: Is there anything brand new for this year that attendees shouldn’t miss?ZACH: Rock Star Karaoke with our friends MUN. They have learned 40-50 songs for 10-20 fans to get up and be superstars for a few minutes.JULES: The workshops are a must for any musician or fan for sure. The costume contest/theme nights should be pretty hilarious and visually awesome. Star Wars vs Star Trek vs Spaceballs!!??? May the Schwartz be with YOU!!L4LM: Which musicians on this year’s lineup are you personally excited for?ZACH: I’m stoked for Kung Fu’s “Prince” tribute set. My wife got me really into Prince many years ago and she is the best so I am happy to have this come together for her. Beats Antique has been playing amazing shows lately and Party Supplies is going to be awesome.JULES: Oh man…. SOOO many. If I had to pick 3 (which is REALLY hard) I would say- Escort- this will be the sexiest dance party of the summer, guaranteed. Holy Fuck- Best show I saw at Camp Bisco last summer, and simply put, some of the coolest tunes out there. The mix of raw organic sounds with the psychedelic, and at times DFA sounding grooves are going to have first timers and people who’ve seen them many times all saying the band’s name…. Finally, Nerve w/ Jojo Mayer. As a drummer, this is both an honor to have at my event, and a total drummer nerd out because Jojo is one of the greatest drummers who has ever lived and is a huge influence on my playing. Getting an inside look at these guys getting scientific on stage is any drummers wet dream. Expect a large group of drummers to congregate at the front of the stage and simultaneously drop their jaws. We may need to hire a few more clean-up staff to get all those jaws off the floor!!L4LM: Can you talk about The Big Up’s focus on artwork?JULES: Art has always been a big part of what makes TBU what it is. We have always prided ourselves in having unique, yet recognizable art work that is undeniably TBU. From the flyers, to the website, to the merch. Art is how we impart our flavor on the things we do and the messages we put out. If the flyer is the first thing someone who doesn’t know TBU encounters, when it looks as cool as ours does it really helps make the right first impression; and as you know, the first impression is the one that lasts. Too many times festivals slack and skimp on the details in these places. We have always made it a priority and people realize it. The same focus will be visible onsite with the art installations, and general look and feel of the event.L4LM: What sort of changes were made during the one year hiatus the festival took in 2012 in order to ensure the best possible experience this year?ZACH: We grew as human beings, tightened up our crew and hired a bunch of amazing new staff. We also made some super cool merch and found a beautiful new site. We have exciting ideas every day to ensure the best possible experience.L4LM: What can we expect from The Big Up next year?ZACH: Sustainable growth, community and the best lineup of the festival season.The Big Up takes place August 8-10 at Hemlock Hollow Farm in Claverack, New York, only two hours from Manhattan. Tickets are still on-sale through their official website.
In addition to his appearance at AmericanaramA this weekend at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Beck has added an acoustic set at an intimate NYC venue, Le Poisson Rouge (LPR). A limited number of tickets are available on the venue’s website, as capacity is just 800 patrons. Beck is already on schedule to perform an acoustic set at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island on Sunday.Get tickets here: Tickets
Sasquatch! Festival, held annually at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA, has announced that they will be expanding to two weekends, with completely different artists on the lineup for each weekend.Traditionally, the festival is held over Memorial Day weekend. This year, Sasquatch! added dates over the July 4th weekend, essentially doubling the size of the indie rock-focused musical event. Unlike other festivals that have employed this doubling trend (Coachella comes to mind…), holding each Sasquatch! over non-adjacent weekends allowed the staff to create completely different lineups for each weekend.Headlining the Memorial Day weekend are festival-favorites OutKast, along with such notables as The National, M.I.A., Haim, Queens of the Stone Age, Foster the People, Cage the Elephant, and Phantogram. Headlining the July 4th weekend are Soundgarden, with Kraftwerk (3D), Broken Bells, Tegan & Sara, Dr. Dog, Big Gigantic, Deltron 3030, and The Punch Brothers. The festival is also known for their comedy stage, where masters like Nick Swardson (Memorial Day) and Demetri Martin (July 4th) will keep your laughing. Furthermore, Maya Rudolph’s Prince cover band, Princess, is also playing over the Memorial Day Weekend.All in all, it seems that lots of great artists will be appearing at the festival… you can get the full lineup by hopping over to the L4LM Master Festival Spreadsheet.From the festival founder himself: “There has never been a time in history with as much access to new music as we are experiencing right now. We are excited to offer two unique weekends to explore over 200 of the best and brightest in this golden era of music discovery.” Damn straight.-David Melamed (@DMelamz)
At last weekend’s Skrillex concert in Chicago, sixteen audience members were hospitalized for various drug-related complications. Of the sixteen, many of them were underage. Fortunately, there are no reports of any serious injuries.In an interview with a local NBC affiliate, Andrew Bazos, head of security for the event’s promoter, said, “If their parents were there, they would have gone home with their parents … It’s not fair to make the promoter take care of kids who don’t know how to behave. … They’re young, and they’re often irresponsible.”This seems to be an alarming trend, as people were recently hospitalized at an Avicii concert, and Ultra Music Festival has come under fire from the Mayor of Miami. Still, no one seems to be taking responsibility for these consequences, as these artists are allowed to routinely perform without any regulated safety measures that may serve to prevent situations like these in the future.
With fall in full season and winter just around the corner, many folks will be looking for ways to stay warm once January rolls around. Don’t worry, because the Sunshine Music Festival has you covered!Held in Boca Raton, FL and St. Petersburg, FL on January 16th and 17th, respectively, this two-day Floridian event is sure to help you shake off those winter blues with a dose of smokin’ hot music!The festival just announced their 4th annual lineup today, which includes a headlining set from Tedeschi Trucks Band, as well as performances from The Indigo Girls, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Hard Working Americans, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Revivalists, Jorma Kaukonen, The Jerry Douglas Band, Bobby Lee Rogers Trio, and Joanne Shaw Taylor.Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 9th, at 10 AM, and you can find all the information you need at the festival’s official website.
Easily one of the greatest singers of all time, Jeff Buckley left this Earth much too soon. Despite releasing only one full-length album, Grace (1994), Buckley remains a musical icon, leaving behind an impressive catalog of covers and original music.A 10-track collection of unheard studio recordings from the early-’90s, entitled You and I, is set to release on March 16. The posthumous Buckley album will include solo performances of mostly covers, including renditions of The Smiths, Led Zeppelin, and, as you’ll hear below Bob Dylan and Sly And The Family Stone.Today we get a second peak at the brilliance we are to receive in a little over two months, with a swooning Bob Dylan cover of ‘Just Like A Woman’.In November, we were gifted his take on Sly And The Family Stone’s ‘Everyday People’. Take a listen to this:[Via NPR]
Last December, a group of Phish-loving musicians came together for the Brooklyn debut of Jazz Is Phish, an instrumental tribute to the beloved jam band. Led by brothers Adam and Matthew Chase of Strange Design, the ensemble was one for the ages, featuring Michael Ray (Sun Ra), Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Scott Flynn (Pretty Lights Live Band), and Anthony Wellington (Victor Wooten Band).With special guests like Holly Bowling and James Casey (TAB) on hand, the band worked through a number of Phishy treats over two sets of music. Jams like “Moma Dance” and “Cars Trucks Buses” really got the juices flowing, while shorter tracks like “Fee” and “NICU” proved the band’s instrumental chops.Watch: Jazz Is Phish Makes Their Exciting Brooklyn Bowl Debut With Guests Holly Bowling, James CaseyThanks to taper Eric McRoberts, we now have full taped audio of the performance. Tune in below:For those who missed out or want to experience this again, the Jazz Is Phish crew is coming back to New York! They’ll be performing at The Hall At MP in Brooklyn, NY on February 18th, sporting a slightly different lineup. Michael Ray (Sun Ra, Giant Country Horns), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Kevin Moehringer (TV On The Radio/High & Mighty Brass Band), Todd Stoops (RAQ), Anthony Wellington (Victor Wooten Band), James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band/Animus Rexx), and Josh Thomas (With Lions) will all be performing, alongside Adam and Matthew Chase. Don’t miss out!More information can be found here.Check out the setlist from Jazz Is Phish in December, below:Setlist: Jazz Is Phish at Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY – 12/19/15Set One: Dog Log, 46 Days, [email protected], Wilson*, Fee, Weigh, JuliusSet Two: Meat*, Moma Dance > Bass Solo, Cars, Trucks, Buses, Lawn Boy#, Magilla#, Camel Walk# @ w/ Chad Dinzes – Keys (Madison Square Garden organist) * w/ Holly Bowling – Keys # w/ James Casey – Tenor Saxophone
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has named Harvard seniors Rowan W. Dorin, a history concentrator, and Emily Vasiliauskas, a literature concentrator, the winners of its 2007 Captain Jonathan Fay Prize. Both winners were selected for their senior theses, which provide important, new contributions to their respective fields. Dorin was selected for the originality of his research into and findings about the development of trade and trading networks in the medieval Adriatic Sea. Vasiliauskas was selected for her insightful analyses of German poet Paul Célan and his poetry. Drew G. Faust, dean of the Radcliffe Institute and president-elect of Harvard, presented the awards at Radcliffe’s annual Strawberry Tea on May 30 in the Faculty Room of Harvard University Hall.The Radcliffe Institute awards the Fay Prize to members of Harvard’s graduating class who have produced the most outstanding scholarly work or original research in any field, which can take the form of a thesis, class research, or creative arts project. Candidates for the Fay Prize are chosen from among the nominees for Harvard College’s Thomas T. Hoopes Prize, awarded annually for outstanding scholarly work or research.“The Radcliffe Institute is privileged to honor these extraordinary young scholars, whose imaginative and well-crafted work makes significant contributions to knowledge,” said Faust. “We look forward to watching them emerge as influential thinkers and scholars in the years to come.”Dorin’s thesis, titled “Merchants, Mariners, and Micro-Ecologies: Trade Networks in the Adriatic Sea, 1100–1260,” studies the development of trade and trading networks in the medieval Adriatic Sea. He closely examines life and movement on the Adriatic and the connection between its shores. As examples, he considers how winds and currents establish the possibilities and directions of movements; how microecologies determine production; and how patterns of demand turn these products into commodities. Considering the Adriatic Sea a miniature Mediterranean Sea, Dorin details how the mariners and merchants of the cities and towns along the shores circulated the goods and safeguarded their private and collective interests.Not only is Dorin’s study the first work of its kind on the Adriatic, but it is also based on highly professional research from French, German, Italian, and Latin sources. Many of his sources are unpublished documents he found in Venetian archives.Nancy F. Cott, the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Radcliffe Institute’s Schlesinger Library and the Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard, was a member of the Fay Prize committee that evaluated Dorin’s thesis.Cott calls the thesis “a masterful distillation of compendious research.” She continues: “His lucid, vivid, and accessible depiction reanimates the medieval Adriatic as a locus of local, regional, and international trade, a veritable microcosm of the Mediterranean.”During his time at Harvard, Dorin served as co-prime minister of the Harvard Canadian Club and on the editorial board of Tempus: Harvard College History Review. This summer he will study German in Munich, Germany, and plans to attend a conference in Italy on medieval banking. In the fall he will begin a master’s of philosophy in medieval history at Trinity College at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. His master’s is supported by the Eben Fiske Studentship at Trinity College. Dorin is a native of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.Vasiliauskas’ thesis, titled “‘Blessed Art Thou, No One’: Ineffability, Pronouns, and the Poetics of Witnessing in Paul Celan,” examines Celan’s poetry, which is often considered complex, yet is also viewed as the most important 20th century verse written in German.In her thesis, Vasiliauskas analyzes the poetry’s lyrical and rhetorical nuances and studies the traumatic effect the Holocaust had on Celan and his writing. Most remarkable is her examination of the poetry through both Christian negative theology and Jewish mysticism. She turns up striking intercultural connections and also investigates how the poetry is tied to philosophical and religious discourses, such as the work of Martin Heidegger.Homi Bhabha, senior adviser in the humanities at the Radcliffe Institute, the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and director of the Humanities Center at Harvard, was a member of the Fay Prize committee that evaluated Vasiliauskas’ thesis.“Few critics have elucidated the complexities of Celan’s poetic language with the elegance and intelligence that Emily Vasiliauskas demonstrates,” said Bhabha. “Her inspired acts of interpretation open up new horizons of ethical and aesthetic reflection in the ‘open world’ of Celan’s ineffable poetics.”Vasiliauskas has served as editor-in-chief of the Gamut, Harvard’s annual poetry journal, and as poetry editor of Persephone, Harvard’s annual undergraduate journal on the classics. She has published numerous poems in the Gamut and Persephone, most recently “Limit” (Persephone, 2006) and “Compline” (Gamut, 2006). Immediately following graduation, Vasiliauskas will prepare her thesis for publication. This fall, she will begin a master’s of philosophy in criticism and culture at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Her master’s is funded by a Marshall Scholarship, which is awarded annually by the British government to approximately 40 young Americans of high ability. Vasiliauskas is a native of Penhook, Va.The Captain Jonathan Fay Prize was established in 1907 by Joseph Storey Fay in memory of his great-grandfather, Captain Jonathan Fay, and historically has been awarded by Radcliffe College. The Radcliffe Institute carries that tradition forward by convening an interdisciplinary committee to select the winners.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has announced this year’s Radcliffe alumnae award winners, who will be honored at the annual Radcliffe Awards Symposium on June 6 at the American Repertory Theatre’s Loeb Drama Center. The event will also feature a panel discussion by alumnae award winners titled “What Are the Challenges, Risks, and Obligations for Women in 2008 and Beyond?” This symposium occurs annually as part of Harvard-Radcliffe Commencement Week.“By extending the boundaries of knowledge in a wide range of fields and by helping to ensure the presence of women at the forefront of scholarship and research, these distinguished alumnae have also helped advance the mission of the Radcliffe Institute,” said Barbara J. Grosz, dean of the Radcliffe Institute and Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “We express our admiration for their accomplishments and steadfast commitment to Radcliffe as we honor them with this year’s alumnae awards.”Following are the 2008 Radcliffe Institute alumnae award winners in their respective categories. More extensive biographical information on the winners is available at http://www.radcliffe.edu/alumnae.ALUMNAE RECOGNITION AWARD RECIPIENTSAlumnae Recognition Awards are presented to Radcliffe and Harvard alumnae “whose lives and spirits exemplify the value of a liberal arts education.” There are three 2008 Alumnae Recognition Award recipients:Margaret (Peggy) Kemeny is the director of the Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital, which was the New York public health system’s first comprehensive cancer center. She is also a professor of surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and co-founder of the Association of Women Surgeons. One of the first women cancer surgeons in the United States, Kemeny has worked tirelessly to improve the early detection of cancer and to improve the status of women in surgery. In 2006, she helped organize and participated in the panel discussion at Radcliffe titled “Women Surgeons: Cutting New Paths.” She has received numerous honors and is featured on the Best Doctors in America list. Kemeny earned a bachelor’s degree from Radcliffe and Harvard colleges in 1968 and a medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.Anne Manson is a musical conductor whose work with the New York City Opera and the Juilliard Opera Center has been critically acclaimed by the New York Times. In 1994, she was the first woman to conduct at the Salzburg Festival, where she conducted the Vienna Philharmonic. She has served as musical director of the Kansas City Symphony; among leading American symphony orchestras, she is one of only three women appointed to this post. Manson is the founder of the London-based Mecklenburgh Opera. She studied at the Royal College of London and earned a bachelor’s degree from Radcliffe and Harvard colleges in 1983.Francine Prose is the author of 15 books of fiction and several books of nonfiction. She is also president of the PEN American Center. Among her works are the recent, best-selling “Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them” (HarperCollins, 2007) and “Blue Angel” (HarperCollins, 2000), a finalist for the National Book Award. She has been the recipient of Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships, the National Endowment for the Arts grants, and a director’s fellowship at New York Public Library’s Center for Scholars and Writers. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Radcliffe and Harvard colleges in 1968 and a master’s degree from Harvard University in 1969.GRADUATE SOCIETY AWARD RECIPIENTSThe Graduate Society Awards are presented to alumnae of Harvard and Radcliffe graduate Schools and Radcliffe’s fellowship programs for outstanding contributions to their professions. There are two Graduate Society Award recipients:Rounaq Jahan is a senior research scholar at Columbia University’s Southern Asian Institute and an adjunct professor of international affairs at the university’s School of International and Public Affairs. She is the author of numerous books and articles. Jahan founded Women for Women, Bangladesh’s first feminist nongovernmental research organization, in 1973, and joined the Bangladeshi delegation to the United Nations in 1977. In the 1980s, she was the head of women’s programs at the United Nations. Jahan earned a bachelor’s degree from Dhaka University, Bangladesh, and her master’s and doctoral degrees from Radcliffe and Harvard colleges in 1968 and 1970, respectively.Harriet Ritvo is the Arthur J. Connor Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the author of “The Animal Estate: The English and Other Creatures in the Victorian Age” (Penguin, 1990), which won her the Whiting Writer’s Award for nonfiction, and “The Platypus and the Mermaid and Other Figments of the Classifying Imagination” (Harvard University Press, 1997), which was a New York Times Notable Book of 1997. In recognition of her work, she has received prizes and fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the National Humanities Center. Ritvo earned a bachelor’s degree from Radcliffe and Harvard colleges in 1968 and a doctoral degree from Harvard University in 1975.JANE RAINIE OPEL ’50 YOUNG ALUMNA AWARD RECIPIENTThe eponymous Jane Rainie Opel ’50 Young Alumna Award, named for the former Radcliffe College Alumnae Association executive director, is presented to an alumna in the 10th reunion class for an outstanding contribution to the advancement of women, her profession, or the Radcliffe Institute. There is one 2008 Jane Rainie Opel ’50 Young Alumna Award recipient:Rebecca Onie is the executive director of Project HEALTH, an organization she co-founded as a pilot program with Barry Zuckerman (then chair of pediatrics at Boston Medical Center) while she was in her sophomore year of college. Her earlier work as executive director of the burgeoning organization earned her a Br!ck Award for community leadership from the organization Do Something. Between her first and second terms as executive director of Project HEALTH, Onie served as a clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. She received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in 1998 and a juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 2003.DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS RECIPIENTSDistinguished Service Awards recognize outstanding service to Radcliffe. The 2008 Distinguished Service Award winners are Mary Cunningham Bailey ’48; Elisabeth R. Nelson Hatfield ’58; Elise Odmann Parker ’48, Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration (HRPBA) ’49; Eleanor Wilson Williams ’58, ’83; andSusan Williamson ’58.Founded in 1999 as part of the merger of Radcliffe College and Harvard University, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Within this broad purpose, the institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society.