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Lizabeth Cohen, Dean, Radcliffe Institute, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University
John Huth, Donner Professor of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Codirector of the Science Program, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
Introducer: Scott Edwards, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; Curator of Ornithology; and Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
Susanne Åkesson, Professor and Principal Investigator, Centre for Animal Movement Research, Lund University (Sweden)
"Animal Navigation: Where Do They Go and How Do They Find Their Way?"
TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE
Moderator: Margo I. Seltzer, Herchel Smith Professor of Computer Science, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Hiawatha Bray, Technology Writer, the Boston Globe
"Right About Here: How We Finally Mastered the Art of Location"
George Hobbs, Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)
"Pulsars as a Future Navigational Aid for Terrestrial and Space Travel"
An excerpt from a lecture by historian Ned Blackhawk at the Radcliffe Institute about the Sand Creek Massacre, one of the most infamous and violent moments in North American indigenous history. On a cold winter morning in 1864, approximately 700 US Civil War cavalry from Colorado and New Mexico territories attacked a band of peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho villagers. The atrocities the soldiers committed caused national outrage.
Blackhawk was a member of the Northwestern University study committee that investigated the massacre, and particularly the role of Colorado Territorial Governor John Evans.
Remarks for the exhibition opening for What They Wrote, What They Saved: The Personal Civil War at the Schlesinger Library by Drew Gilpin Faust, president of Harvard University and Lincoln Professor of History at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; and Kathryn Allamong Jacob, Johanna-Maria Frænkel Curator of Manuscripts at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America; with introduction by Lizabeth Cohen, Dean of Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University.
Susanne Åkesson is a professor and principal investigator at the Centre for Animal Movement Research, Lund University (Sweden). This excerpt about sea turtle navigation is from her lecture “Animal Navigation: Where Do They Go and How Do They Find Their Way?” which was part of the Radcliffe Institute's “Lost and Found: A Science Symposium about Navigation.”
What They Wrote, What They Saved: The Personal Civil War opens on October 15, 2014, and runs through March 20, 2015.
The exhibition will be on view on the first floor of the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe Institute during regular library hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dale Peterson, who writes books about nature, evolution, animals, and people who work with animals, worked on a new book as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute. Here he discusses the focus of that book, which takes place at Jane Goodall’s research site from 1967 to 1969. Peterson is interested in the complex social relationships that developed among the people working in this isolated piece of African forest and the surprising relationships that emerged between some of the people and the animals they studied.
The Radcliffe Research Partners program gives undergraduates a chance to learn from some of the world's best minds by matching them with leading artists, scholars, scientists, and professionals for an experience that students have called “rewarding,” “unique,” and “amazing.” Harvard College students work side by side with a Radcliffe Institute fellow in a mutually beneficial partnership: fellows act as mentors while students provide research assistance, acquire valuable research skills, and participate in the Institute’s rich intellectual life.