Toys in Applied Mathematics

October 9, 2013
Tadashi Tokieda, Radcliffe Institute fellow

Tadashi Tokieda RI ’14 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. In this video, he explores toys and their relevance to applied mathematics.

Megan Marshall | Margaret Fuller: A New American Life (Audio)

July 30, 2013
Megan Marshall, [Photo by Tony Rinaldo]

Megan Marshall, author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013), reads from her recent biography, which earned the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for biography.

Jane Alexander | 2013 Radcliffe Day Medalist

May 31, 2013
Jane Alexander, 2013 Radcliffe Day Medalist

Radcliffe Institute medal recipient Jane Alexander delivers the Radcliffe Day keynote address.

The Radcliffe Institute Medal is presented annually to an individual who has had a transformative impact on society. As the first working artist to chair the NEA, Jane Alexander fought to protect arts funding in the 1990s when it came under fire by Congress.

A Year in the Arts | 2013 Radcliffe Day

May 31, 2013
A year in the arts at Radcliffe, Radcliffe Day 2013, painting by Bevil Conway

A year in the arts at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, featuring work by Radcliffe Day panelists Elizabeth Alexander RI '08, Beverly McIver RI '03, Diane Paulus '88, Mark Robbins RI '03, Augusta Read Thomas BI '91.

From Artist to Audience | 2013 Radcliffe Day

May 31, 2013
From Artist to Audience Radccliffe Day 2013 panelists, photo by Tony Rinaldo

Moderated by Diane Paulus '88 and featuring Elizabeth Alexander RI '08, Beverly McIver RI '03, Mark Robbins RI '03, and Augusta Read Thomas BI '91, "From Artist to Audience" unites leaders across the visual arts, writing, music, and theater.

Crossing Borders | Introductory Address and Discussion

April 26, 2013
Video still of Rubén Rumbaut speaking at the Crossing Borders conference

Introductory Address by Rubén Rumbaut, Professor of Sociology, School of Social Sciences University of California, Irvine

Discussion and Q&A with Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Author of the national best seller, Enrique's Journey and Rubén Rumbaut, moderated by Hirokazu Yoshikawa

Crossing Borders | The Gendering of International Migration

April 26, 2013
Video still of Donna R. Gabaccia speaking

In this panel moderated by Margarita Alegria (Harvard Medical School), Donna R. Gabaccia (University of Minnesota), Carola Suárez-Orozco (UCLA), and Robert C. Smith (City University of New York, Baruch College) examine how the causes and consequences of international migration reflect the different experiences of women and men, and how they have changed over time.

Crossing Borders | Law, Asylum, and Sending Countries

April 26, 2013
Video still of Cecilia Menjívar Crossing Borders conference

In this panel moderated by Deborah Anker (Harvard Law School), Marsha Freeman (University of Minnesota Law School), Nancy Kelly (Greater Boston Legal Services), and Cecilia Menjívar (Arizona State University) consider how policies targeting women's reproductive lives and freedoms, along with domestic and other violence, shape women's decisions to leave their homes in Latin America and move northward; how laws have changed in the United States to take account of the special needs of women and children for asylum; and the impact on families of the drastic increase in deportations by the US government under the Bush and Obama administrations.

Crossing Borders | The Children of Immigrants

April 26, 2013
Roberto G. Gonzales video still

In this panel moderated by Natasha Kumar Warikoo (Harvard Graduate School of Education), Raquel Fernández (New York University), Roberto G. Gonzales (University of Chicago), and Flore Zéphir (University of Missouri) explore how children of immigrants fare in American society.

Crossing Borders | Concluding Remarks and Closing

April 26, 2013
Video still of Nancy Foner at the Crossing Borders conference

Concluding remarks by Nancy Foner, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, City University of New York, Hunter College and moderated by Edward Schumacher-Matos, Ombudsman, NPR

Closing by Lizabeth Cohen, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University and Mary C. Waters, Conference Chair, M. E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University