Cloudy with a Chance of Solutions | Patricia Hunt and Sandra Steingraber

October 12, 2012
Video still of Patricia Hunt speaking at Cloudy with a Chance of Solutions

The Radcliffe Institute's annual science symposium in 2012 focused on the important and challenging topic of water.

"Are Environmental Contaminants Affecting Your Reproductive Health?" by Patricia Hunt, Washington State University

"Fracking Our Water: Emerging Threats to Drinking Water in an Age of Extreme Fossil Fuel Extraction" by Sandra Steingraber, Ecologist and Author

Cloudy with a Chance of Solutions | Gerald E. Galloway and Peter P. Rogers

October 12, 2012
Video still of Gerald E. Galloway speaking at Cloudy with a Chance of Solutions

The Radcliffe Institute's annual science symposium in 2012 focused on the important and challenging topic of water.

"Dealing with the Whole: The Need for National Water Policy" by Gerald E. Galloway, University of Maryland, College Park

Closing Remarks by Peter P. Rogers, Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Engineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and faculty associate, Harvard University Center for the Environment

I. Glenn Cohen | Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics (Audio)

October 10, 2012
Radcliffe Fellow I. Glenn Cohen [Photo by Tony Rinaldo]

I. Glenn Cohen discusses the emerging legal and ethical issues of medical tourism, the practice of citizens of one country traveling to seek medical care in another country.

Recent and Likely Future Changes in the Hydrological Cycle

October 1, 2012
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How much rain and snow fall and where? How much of this precipitation evaporates? How much water is covered with ice? How much water is frozen in glaciers and permafrost? These linked questions—all aspects of climate—affect the "global energy balance," or the ratio of energy emitted by Earth and energy received from the sun. In the past half-century, trends have emerged in each area that are consistent with a warming climate due to the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the lower atmosphere. Using the assumption that greenhouse gas emissions will continue to rise, James McCarthy, the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography at Harvard University, extrapolates future-climate scenarios from these recent trends.

Siting Julia | France

September 21, 2012
Siting Julia, France panel video still

On September 21, 2012, the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute, which houses Julia Child's extensive papers, sponsored "Siting Julia: A Julia Child Centenary Symposium" to celebrate the legacy of Julia Child on the centenary year of her birth. Authors, television producers, restaurateurs, and the Child's family and neighbors provided a behind-the-scenes view of the life and work of American phenomenon Julia Child, who brought her passion for learning and teaching French culinary arts to homes across the United States.

In this video, Philadelphia Cousins, Alice Kaplan, Alex Prud'homme, and Bob Spitz discuss Julia Child's life in post–World War II France.

Siting Julia | Cambridge

September 21, 2012
Siting Julia, Cambridge panel video still

On September 21, 2012, the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute, which houses Julia Child's extensive papers, sponsored "Siting Julia: A Julia Child Centenary Symposium" to celebrate the legacy of Julia Child on the centenary year of her birth. Authors, television producers, restaurateurs, and the Child's family and neighbors provided a behind-the-scenes view of the life and work of American phenomenon Julia Child, who brought her passion for learning and teaching French culinary arts to homes across the United States.

In this video, Mark DeVoto, Dorothy Zinberg, Michela Larson, and Jane Thompson discuss Julia Child's life in Cambridge, MA.

Siting Julia | TV

September 21, 2012
Siting Julia, TV panel video still

On September 21, 2012, the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute, which houses Julia Child's extensive papers, sponsored "Siting Julia: A Julia Child Centenary Symposium" to celebrate the legacy of Julia Child on the centenary year of her birth. Authors, television producers, restaurateurs, and the Child's family and neighbors provided a behind-the-scenes view of the life and work of American phenomenon Julia Child, who brought her passion for learning and teaching French culinary arts to homes across the United States.

In this video, Lisa Abend, Dana Polan, and Russell Morash discuss Julia Child's influence on TV.

Siting Julia | Welcome and Keynote

September 21, 2012
Siting Julia, Welcome and Keynote video still

On September 21, 2012, the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute, which houses Julia Child's extensive papers, sponsored "Siting Julia: A Julia Child Centenary Symposium" to celebrate the legacy of Julia Child on the centenary year of her birth. Authors, television producers, restaurateurs, and the Child's family and neighbors provided a behind-the-scenes view of the life and work of American phenomenon Julia Child, who brought her passion for learning and teaching French culinary arts to homes across the United States.

In this video, Lizabeth Cohen and Nancy F. Cott open the symposium with welcoming remarks and Laura Shapiro delivers the keynote address.

Julia and Paul Child in Lopaus Point, Maine

August 14, 2012
Julia and Paul Child in Lopaus Point, Maine, 1957

Marylène Altieri, curator of books and printed materials at Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library, describes a photo of Julia and Paul Child on the outdoor deck at his family's home on Lopaus Point, Maine in 1957.

Explore the Julia Child Papers at the Schlesinger Library online.

Julia Child's rejection letter from Houghton Mifflin

August 14, 2012
Rejection letter from Houghton Mifflin to Julia Child for Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Marylène Altieri, curator of books and printed materials at Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library, describes a letter from Houghton Mifflin to Julia Child in 1959 rejecting Mastering the Art of French Cooking because it was too long. Houghton Mifflin suggested she shop the book elsewhere.

Explore the Julia Child Papers at the Schlesinger Library online.

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