Research, Partnerships, and Initiatives in Education | Understanding and Improving Cities

December 28, 2014
Research, Partnerships, and Initiatives in Education from Understanding and Improving Cities

LEARNING FROM BOSTON’S SUCCESS: RESEARCH, PARTNERSHIPS, AND INITIATIVES IN EDUCATION

Joshua S. Goodman, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

John McDonough, Interim Superintendent, Boston Public Schools 

Elizabeth Pauley, Program Director, Education to Career, Boston Foundation

Moderated by Nancy E. Hill, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Suzanne Young Murray Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Creating a New Data Ecosystem in Greater Boston | Understanding and Improving Cities

December 28, 2014
Creating a New Data Ecosystem in Greater Boston from Understanding and Improving Cities

CREATING A NEW DATA ECOSYSTEM IN GREATER BOSTON

Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief Information Officer, City of Boston

Jessica Martin, Director, Boston Indicators Project

Daniel O’Brien, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University, and Research Director, Boston Area Research Initiative, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Moderated by Eric Gordon, Associate Professor and Executive Director, Engagement Lab, Emerson College, and Faculty Associate, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University

Kara Walker | Sweet Talk

December 19, 2014
Kara Walker, Sweet Talk

In her lecture “Sweet Talk,” the renowned artist Kara Walker explores the riddles of her life, work, and a 40-foot-tall sugar sphinx. 

Introduction by Lizabeth Cohen, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University.

Lynette Jones | How Tactile Cues Can Assist Navigation

December 18, 2014
Lynette Jones, How Tactile Cues Can Assist Navigation

As part of the Navigation Lecture Series, Lynette A. Jones, a senior research scientist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discusses the development and evaluation of tactile communication systems used for navigation and for maintaining spatial orientation.

The Navigation Lecture Series is part of the Academic Ventures program at the Radcliffe Institute.

Meghan O'Rourke | The Mysteries of Chronic Illness

December 17, 2014
Meghan O'Rourke on the Mysteries of Chronic Illness

Meghan O'Rourke, the 2014–2015 Helen Putnam Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, explores the alarming rise of autoimmune diseases—such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, and type 1 diabetes—in the United States.  

This lecture is part of the 2014–2015 Fellows' Presentation Series.

Hiawatha Bray | Skybox

December 17, 2014
Hiawatha Bray on Skybox

Hiawatha Bray is a technology writer for the Boston Globe. This excerpt about Skybox is from his lecture “Right About Here: How We Finally Mastered the Art of Location,” which was part of the Radcliffe Institute's “Lost and Found: A Science Symposium about Navigation.”

City of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh

December 17, 2014
City of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh

USING POLICY/RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS TO UNDERSTAND AND IMPROVE BOSTON

Remarks by and Discussion with City of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh

This discussion took place at District Hall in Boston's Innovation District as part of a conference about how city-university collaborations use data and research to improve urban life.

Kara Walker | Giving Hope Through Art

December 9, 2014
Kara Walker on Giving Hope through Art

In her lecture “Sweet Talk,” renowned artist Kara Walker explores the riddles of her life, work, and a 40-foot-tall sugar sphinx.

Kara Walker | Her Motivation

December 9, 2014
Kara Walker on Her Motivation

In her lecture “Sweet Talk,” renowned artist Kara Walker explores the riddles of her life, work, and a 40-foot-tall sugar sphinx.

Jill Lepore | How Wonder Woman Got Into Harvard

December 8, 2014
Jill Lepore, How Wonder Woman Got Into Harvard

Lecture by 
Jill Lepore BI ’00, the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard, and staff writer at the New Yorker

Introduced by 
Lizabeth Cohen, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University

and
Susan Ware AM ’73, PhD ’78, Senior Advisor to the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

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