Babak Parviz | Google Glass

November 15, 2013
Babak Parviz, Creator of Google Glass

Babak Parviz, creator of Google Glass and affiliate professor in the department of electrical engineering at the University of Washington, discusses the origin and future of Google Glass.

Saturate the Moment

November 12, 2013
Saturate the Moment in the Wallach Garden, Radcliffe Yard

Saturate the Moment, by Harvard Graduate School of Design students Keojin Jin and Juhun Lee, is located in the new Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Garden in Radcliffe Yard.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Women in Politics

October 31, 2013
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi discusses women in politics

In 1961 President John F. Kennedy established a presidential commission to examine and report on the status of American women. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi reflects on the 50th anniversary of the presidential report on American women and discusses how to involve more women in politics.

A Conversation with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

October 31, 2013

In 1961 President John F. Kennedy established a presidential commission to examine and report on the status of American women. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi reflects on the 50th anniversary of the presidential report on American women with former Radcliffe fellow, Ellen Fitzpatrick.

Sean Graney: All Our Tragic

October 29, 2013
Radcliffe Fellow Sean Graney

Sean Graney has created an epic 12-hour theatrical adaptation that combines all 32 surviving Greek tragedies, titled All Our Tragic. Hear how a single staging of the seven tragedies of Sophocles evolved into a massive project that generated more than 1,200 pages of drama.

Graney is the 2013–2014 Perrin Moorhead and Bruns Grayson Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute.

Dean Lizabeth Cohen's Address at the Launch of The Radcliffe Campaign

October 28, 2013
Dean Lizabeth Cohen speaks at the Radcliffe campaign launch

The Radcliffe Campaign, Invest in Ideas, is part of The Harvard Campaign, a five-year, University-wide fundraising drive designed to fund important priorities that will position the Radcliffe Institute—and Harvard University—to meet the challenges of the future.

Dean Lizabeth Cohen spoke at the kick-off event about the goals of the campaign, and how a successful campaign will help the Institute generate and share new ideas that make a lasting difference in our world. To learn more about our aspirations, how you can get involved, and ways to give, please visit www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/campaign.

The Radcliffe Institute: Investing in Ideas

October 28, 2013
The Radcliffe Institute: Investing in Ideas

The Radcliffe Institute: Investing in Ideas explores how the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University invests in the future of ideas—and the ideas of the future.

Radcliffe generates new ideas by faculty, students, scholars, scientists, public intellectuals, and artists through its three programs: the Fellowship Program, the Schlesinger Library, and Academic Ventures.

The Institute shares ideas through dynamic public events that are created by all three programs. Our conferences, lectures, fellows' presentations, gallery shows, and library exhibitions are free, open to the public, and frequently shared online.

 

Toys in Everyday Science

October 25, 2013
Toys of Everyday Science: A demonstration by Tadashi Tokieda

Tadashi Tokieda invents, collects, and studies toys—simple objects from daily life that can be found or made in minutes, yet which, if played with imaginatively, exhibit behaviors so surprising that they intrigue scientists for weeks.

From Social Insects to Radcliffe Fellows: Exploring a Collective Intelligence

October 23, 2013
Radcliffe Fellow, Radhika Nagpal

What do a computer scientist, a playwright, and a biologist have in common? Collective intelligence, as Radhika Nagpal discovered during her year as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute. She worked with experimental biologists to develop a better understanding of collective intelligence in social insects through the application of computer science. The professor of computer science at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a faculty member of the Harvard Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering also found a surprising commonality with a playwright and other Radcliffe fellows. 

When Everything Changed

October 22, 2013
New York Times columnist Gail Collins

Columnist Gail Collins of the New York Times answers questions from the audience about how and why the national view of American women changed so dramatically between 1960 and today.

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