Ann-Christine Duhaime | The Neurobiology of Sustainable Behavior

November 17, 2015
Ann-Christine Duhaime, The Neurobiology of Sustainable Behavior

As part of the 2015–2016 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Ann-Christine Duhaime RI ’16 presents “Brain Rewards, Plasticity, and Consumption: The Neurobiology of Sustainable Behavior,” in which she explores how inherent brain drive and reward systems may influence behaviors affecting the environment.

Duhaime is the Nicholas T. Zervas Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dan Barouch | Prospects for a Vaccine and a Cure for HIV

November 16, 2015
Dan Barouch, Prospects for a Vaccine and a Cure for HIV

A lecture by Dan Barouch, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Molecular science has revolutionized the approach to vaccine and drug development. The goal of this lecture is to describe the current state of the HIV epidemic and the prospects for developing a vaccine or a cure for this disease.

Introduced by Janet Rich-Edwards, codirector of the Science Program, Radcliffe Institute; associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; associate professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Sarah Howe | Two Systems

November 6, 2015
Sarah Howe, Two Systems

Sarah Howe, the 2015–2016 Frieda L. Miller Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, presents “Two Systems,” a new sequence of poems in which she explores the historical encounter between China and the West.

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

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