Take Note | Digital Annotation Tools

November 2, 2012
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"Digital Annotation Tools" with David Karger, Professor of Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bob Stein, Founder and Co-Director, Institute for the Future of the Book, and David Levy, Professor, Information School, University of Washington, moderated by Jeffrey Schnapp, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Director, metaLAB (at) Harvard; Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

River Monster: The Epidemiology, Ecology, and Pathobiology of Cholera

October 22, 2012

John Mekalanos discusses the biology of cholera, driven by his investigations on the molecular genetics of the causative bacterial organism. With his many colleagues in Bangladesh, Haiti, and elsewhere, he has provided strong evidence for how this organism emerged as a human pathogen and has recently become more pathogenic, as well as for why epidemics begin and end so abruptly. He applied this knowledge to the construction of genetically stable cholera vaccines that have been successfully tested in the United States and Bangladesh.

Place, People, and Power: City Building in Postwar America

October 15, 2012

The inaugural lecture by new Radcliffe Institute Dean Lizabeth Cohen RI '02 addresses a topic central to her work as a scholar of 20th-century American urban history.

Cloudy with a Chance of Solutions | Welcome, Menachem Elimelech, and Bruce E. Rittmann

October 12, 2012
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The Radcliffe Institute's annual science symposium in 2012 focused on the important and challenging topic of water.

"The Future of Seawater Desalination" by Menachem Elimelech, Yale University

"Water as Part of the Solution to Renewable Biofuel, Not a Roadblock" by Bruce E. Rittmann, Arizona State University

Cloudy with a Chance of Solutions | Martin V. Melosi and Charles Tyler

October 12, 2012
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The Radcliffe Institute's annual science symposium in 2012 focused on the important and challenging topic of water.

"Water is Not the Next Oil" by Martin V. Melosi, University of Houston

"Impacts of Environmental Endocrine Disruptors and Other Emerging Contaminants on Fish and Fish Populations" by Charles Tyler, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

Cloudy with a Chance of Solutions | Patricia Hunt and Sandra Steingraber

October 12, 2012
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The Radcliffe Institute's annual science symposium in 2012 focused on the important and challenging topic of water.

"Are Environmental Contaminants Affecting Your Reproductive Health?" by Patricia Hunt, Washington State University

"Fracking Our Water: Emerging Threats to Drinking Water in an Age of Extreme Fossil Fuel Extraction" by Sandra Steingraber, Ecologist and Author

Cloudy with a Chance of Solutions | Gerald E. Galloway and Peter P. Rogers

October 12, 2012
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The Radcliffe Institute's annual science symposium in 2012 focused on the important and challenging topic of water.

"Dealing with the Whole: The Need for National Water Policy" by Gerald E. Galloway, University of Maryland, College Park

Closing Remarks by Peter P. Rogers, Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Engineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and faculty associate, Harvard University Center for the Environment

I. Glenn Cohen | Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics (Audio)

October 10, 2012
Radcliffe Fellow I. Glenn Cohen [Photo by Tony Rinaldo]

I. Glenn Cohen discusses the emerging legal and ethical issues of medical tourism, the practice of citizens of one country traveling to seek medical care in another country.

Recent and Likely Future Changes in the Hydrological Cycle

October 1, 2012
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How much rain and snow fall and where? How much of this precipitation evaporates? How much water is covered with ice? How much water is frozen in glaciers and permafrost? These linked questions—all aspects of climate—affect the "global energy balance," or the ratio of energy emitted by Earth and energy received from the sun. In the past half-century, trends have emerged in each area that are consistent with a warming climate due to the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the lower atmosphere. Using the assumption that greenhouse gas emissions will continue to rise, James McCarthy, the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography at Harvard University, extrapolates future-climate scenarios from these recent trends.

Siting Julia | France

September 21, 2012
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On September 21, 2012, the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute, which houses Julia Child's extensive papers, sponsored "Siting Julia: A Julia Child Centenary Symposium" to celebrate the legacy of Julia Child on the centenary year of her birth. Authors, television producers, restaurateurs, and the Child's family and neighbors provided a behind-the-scenes view of the life and work of American phenomenon Julia Child, who brought her passion for learning and teaching French culinary arts to homes across the United States.

In this video, Philadelphia Cousins, Alice Kaplan, Alex Prud'homme, and Bob Spitz discuss Julia Child's life in post–World War II France.

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