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.

Appointing Radcliffe Professors, Investing in Ideas

October 16, 2013
Nancy Hill, Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute

Nancy E. Hill, the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute and a professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, describes how a Radcliffe Professorship provides the opportunity to dig deeper into her research exploring cultural influences on parenting and adolescent achievement.

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.

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