Karole Armitage | Naked Body Language

October 30, 2015
Karole Armitage, Naked Body Language

"Naked Body Language—Dance Is Time and Gesture Is Meaningless"
2015–2016 Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in the Arts and Humanities

Known as the “punk ballerina,” Karole Armitage RI ’16 considers how meaning is made in dance without words, plot, or story, exploring material from theoretical physics to a personal search for meaning. She is the Mildred Londa Weisman fellow at the Radcliffe Institute.

Armitage is then joined in conversation with Richard Colton, who founded and directs, with Amy Spencer, Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy, a nationally renowned dance workshop and performance series that takes place each summer at the Institute of Contemporary Arts/Boston.

Introduction by Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University

Karole Armitage | Punk Ballerina

October 26, 2015
Karole Armitage, Punk Ballerina

Karole Armitage RI '16 views ballet as a science of motion—and a brilliant science, at that. Ballet “gives you tools to use your body, to control your body, to have freedom to do what you want.” Armitage has earned her liberation in dance through her philosophies and her infusion of punk rawness, crowning her the punk ballerina. She is the Mildred Londa Weisman fellow at the Radcliffe Institute in 2015-2016.

From her lecture, “Naked Body Language; Dance is Time and Gesture is Meaningless

teamLab Brings Interactive Art to Harvard's Radcliffe Institute

October 23, 2015
teamLab brings interactive art to Harvard's Radcliffe Institute

What’s it like to walk into a living dream, one you can control with a simple wave of your hand? To find out, stop by Radcliffe’s newly refurbished Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery in Byerly Hall, where a new interactive installation on view through December 19, 2015, transforms the viewer into the virtual artist.

Video: Director and Editor, Ned Brown; Cinematography, Joe Sherman and Kai-Jae Wang; Interviews, Colleen Walsh/Harvard Staff

DNA Symposium | Mammoths, Neanderthals, and Your Ancestors

October 22, 2015
Mammoths, Neanderthals, and Your Ancestors

WELCOME
Lizabeth Cohen, Dean of the Radcliffe Institute and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University

INTRODUCTION
Janet Rich-Edwards, Codirector of the Science Program, Radcliffe Institute; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

MAMMOTHS, NEANDERTHALS, AND YOUR ANCESTORS
Moderator: George Church, Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
John Hawks, Vilas-Borghesi Distinguished Achievement Professor of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Beth Shapiro, Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Spencer Wells, scientist, author, entrepreneur, and former explorer-in-residence and director of the Genographic Project at National Geographic

DNA Symposium | Forensic DNA Investigation

October 22, 2015
Forensic DNA Investigation

FORENSIC DNA INVESTIGATION
Greg Hampikian, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Joint appointment in Department of Criminal Justice, Director of the Idaho Innocence Project, Boise State University

Introduced by Janet Rich-Edwards, Codirector of the Science Program, Radcliffe Institute; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

DNA Symposium | The Ethical Frontier of DNA

October 22, 2015
The Ethical Frontier of DNA

THE ETHICAL FRONTIER OF DNA
Arthur Caplan, Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics; Director, Division of Medical Ethics, Department of Population Health, NYU Langone Medical Center, NYU School of Medicine

Introduced by Danielle Allen, Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, and Professor, Department of Government and Graduate School of Education, Harvard University

DNA Symposium | The Future Utility of DNA Science

October 22, 2015
The Future Utility of DNA

THE FUTURE UTILITY OF DNA SCIENCE
Moderator: Christine Seidman, Thomas W. Smith Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Jacob Corn, Scientific Director, Innovative Genomics Initiative; Assistant Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Alison Murdoch, Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Head of Department, Institute of Genetic Medicine, International Fertility Centre for Life, Newcastle University (United Kingdom)
Floyd Romesberg, Professor, Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute

CLOSING REMARKS
Janet Rich-Edwards, Codirector of the Science Program, Radcliffe Institute; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

teamLab at Radcliffe | What a Loving and Beautiful World || Radcliffe Institute

October 13, 2015
teamLab at Radcliffe, What a Loving and Beautiful World, Radcliffe Institute

teamLab has created a multimedia installation that generates a colorful and  multisensory experience that continuously evolves. Based in Japan, teamLab is a consortium of artists, engineers, and computer scientists specializing in unique ultra-technological installations at the intersection of contemporary art, design, engineering, and computer science.

teamLab at Radcliffe: What a Loving and Beautiful World opens on October 16, 2015, and runs through December 19, 2015. 

Free and open to the public.

Concept: Sisyu and teamLab

Calligraphy: Sisyu

Sound: Hideaki Takahashi

teamLab at Radcliffe is presented with support from Pace Gallery.

Women in Biotech | Defining and Analyzing the Problem

October 8, 2015
Women in Biotech, Defining and Analyzing the Problem

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
Lizabeth Cohen, Dean, Radcliffe Institute, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University

Daniel Carpenter, Director of the Social Sciences Program, Radcliffe Institute, and Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

DEFINING AND ANALYZING THE PROBLEM
Laurel Smith-Doerr, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Social Science Research, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Deborah Dunsire, President and CEO, Forum Pharmaceuticals

Alison Wood Brooks, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Moderated by Monica Higgins, Kathleen McCartney Professor in Education Leadership, Harvard Graduate School of Education 

Women in Biotech | Solutions and Strategies

October 8, 2015
Women in Biotech, Solutions and Strategies

SOLUTIONS AND STRATEGIES: WHAT WORKS AND WHAT HAS NOT?
Victoria A. Budson, Executive Director, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School

Ann DeWitt, Senior Director of Investments, Sanofi-Genzyme Bioventures

Robin Ely, the Diane Doerge Wilson Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean for Culture and Community, Harvard Business School

Moderated by Anula Jayasuriya, Founder, EXXclaim Capital; Cofounder, Evolvence India Life Science Fund and India Life Science Fund II

CLOSING REMARKS
Janet Rich-Edwards, Codirector of the Science Program, Radcliffe Institute; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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