Eugene Wang | What Was the Terracotta Army For?

June 12, 2017
Eugene Wang, What Was the Terracotta Army For?

As part of the 2016–2017 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Eugene Wang RI ’17 argues against the common theory that the Terracotta Army’s purpose was to defend the tombs of early China. 

Wang is the 2016–2017 Shutzer Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Title IX Over Time

June 12, 2017
Title IX over Time

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Title IX, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, hosted a conversation about the impact of Title IX and the work that remains to be done when it comes to equality and sports.

FEATURING:
Swin Cash, director of player development, New York Liberty; WNBA champion (2003, 2006, and 2010); Olympic gold medalist in women’s basketball (2004 and 2012); NCAA champion (University of Connecticut, 2000 and 2002)

Maura Healey '92, attorney general, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; former college and professional basketball player

Gevvie Stone, Olympic silver medalist in women’s single sculls (2016); World Rowing Cup II silver medalist (2016, 2015); Olympian (2012); NCAA champion (Princeton, 2006); physician

Shira Springer '97 (moderator), sports and society reporter, WBUR and National Public Radio; columnist focused on women’s sports, Boston Globe

Introduced by: Robin Young, cohost, Here & Now, WBUR and National Public Radio

Anthony Tan | An Overall Augmented Sense of Well Being

June 6, 2017
Anthony Tan,  An Overall Augmented Sense of Well Being

AN OVERALL AUGMENTED SENSE OF WELL BEING (world premiere) 
For amplified quartet and electronics
Composed by Anthony Tan RI ’17

Karin Hellqvist, violin*
Heloisa Amaral, piano*
Joshua Hyde, saxophones*
Noam Bierstone, percussion*
Anthony Tan, electronics

*Hellqvist/Amaral/Hyde/Bierstone Quartet

Anthony Tan | Full Concert

June 6, 2017
Anthony Tan, Full Concert

As part of the 2016–2017 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Anthony Tan ’17 presents “An Overall Augmented Sense of Well Being” and Other Works . . . featuring the Hellqvist/Amaral/Hyde/Bierstone Quartet.

POSE III: INTEGRATION RITUAL (7:11)
For solo soprano saxophone, suspended gongs, sine tones, and mono sound source
Joshua Hyde, soprano saxophone
Drew Pendergrass, electronics

AN OVERALL AUGMENTED SENSE OF WELL BEING (world premiere) (29:48)
For amplified quartet and electronics
Karin Hellqvist, violin*
Heloisa Amaral, piano*
Joshua Hyde, saxophones*
Noam Bierstone, percussion*
Anthony Tan, electronics

ENDLESSNESSNESSNESS (1:07:34)
Improvisation for prepared upright piano and two-channel electronics
Anthony Tan, piano and electronics

*Hellqvist/Amaral/Hyde/Bierstone Quartet

Anthony Tan | Endlessnessnessness

June 6, 2017
Anthony Tan, Endlessnessnessness

ENDLESSNESSNESSNESS
Improvisation for prepared upright piano and two-channel electronics by Anthony Tan RI ’17

Anthony Tan, piano and electronics

Next in Science: Epidemiology | Part 1

June 5, 2017
Next in Science: Epidemiology, Part 1

The "Next in Science" series provides an opportunity for early-career scientists whose innovative, cross-disciplinary research is thematically linked to introduce their work to one another, to fellow scientists, and to nonspecialists from Harvard and the greater Boston area.

Introduction
Janet Rich-Edwards, faculty codirector of the science program, Academic Ventures, Radcliffe Institute; associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; associate professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

(08:28) “Bringing Classical Epidemiology to the Hospital: Social and Spatial Correlates of Infection” 
Neal D. Goldstein, assistant research professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health 

(41:44) “Quasi-experimental Designs for Evaluating HIV Care and Treatment”
Alana Brennan, instructor, Departments of Global Health and Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, and core faculty, Boston University Center for Global Health & Development

(1:13:01) Q&A

Next in Science: Epidemiology | Part 2

June 5, 2017
Next in Science: Epidemiology, Part 2

The "Next in Science" series provides an opportunity for early-career scientists whose innovative, cross-disciplinary research is thematically linked to introduce their work to one another, to fellow scientists, and to nonspecialists from Harvard and the greater Boston area.

(2:05) “The Role of Epidemiologists in Studying the Causes and Consequences of Neuropsychiatric Health”
Sonja Swanson, assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam

(21:13) “Finding Opportunities to Reduce Disparities”
John W. Jackson, assistant professor, Departments of Epidemiology and Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

(51:37) Q&A

Radcliffe Day 2017 | (Un)Truths and Their Consequences

June 2, 2017
Radcliffe Day 2017, (Un)Truths and Their Consequences

WELCOME
Lizabeth Cohen RI ’02, dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Harvard University 

SPEAKER (08:48)
David Brooks, New York Times columnist

PANELISTS (18:51)
(24:36) Danielle Allen PhD ’01, James Bryant Conant University Professor and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University

(31:10) Jonah Goldberg, senior editor, National Review; nationally syndicated columnist; contributor, Fox News; fellow, American Enterprise Institute; and adjunct fellow, National Review Institute

(41:49) A’Lelia Bundles ’74, author; former television executive and producer, NBC News and ABC News

(49:11) E. J. Dionne ’73, columnist, Washington Post; senior fellow in governance studies, Brookings Institution; professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University; and commentator, ABC, MSNBC, and NPR

Moderated by Ann Marie Lipinski, curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, who was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism before serving on the Pulitzer Prize Board 

PANEL DISCUSSION (1:02:11)
AUDIENCE Q&A (1:16:18)

Radcliffe Day 2017 | Honoring Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff

June 2, 2017
Radcliffe Day 2017, Honoring Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff

The Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard University honors the excellence, integrity, and impact of Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff—both journalists and coanchors of PBS NewsHour—with Radcliffe Medals.

Featuring a conversation between Walter Isaacson, an author and president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, and Judy Woodruff (21:13), along with the presentation of Radcliffe Medals (55:461:05:24), with Michele Norris, the author, journalist and executive director of the Race Card Project at the Aspen Institute, accepting on behalf of the late Gwen Ifill (55:46)

Kathleen Ossip | Book of Poems

June 1, 2017
Kathleen Ossip, Book of Poems

As part of the 2016–2017 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Kathleen Ossip RI ’17 explains how poems, more than any other kind of text, invite or even demand that their readers lean in and become active participants in the joyful task of making meaning.

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