Learning from Nature: Advanced Biomimetic Materials | Panče Naumov

April 11, 2019
Learning from Nature: Advanced Biomimetic Materials by Panče Naumov

Over the course of millennia, plants and animals have developed and perfected mechanisms for motion, survival, and dispersal with astounding grace, speed, and versatility. As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Panče Naumov RI '19 investigates how do they do it and asks, What can we learn from them?

Willie Cole: Beauties | Opening Discussion

April 11, 2019
Willie Cole: Beauties, Opening Discussion

The artist Willie Cole (18:10) discusses Beauties, his haunting full-scale prints made from crushed and hammered ironing boards, each named after a woman from the artist's cultural and ancestral history.

Introduction by Jennifer L. Roberts, Johnson-Kulukundis Family Faculty Director of the Arts, Radcliffe Institute, and Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Joining in conversation is Cole Rogers, artistic director, master printer, and cofounder, Highpoint Center for Printmaking

Willie Cole: Beauties is on view March 27, 2019 through June 29, 2019 in the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery of Byerly Hall at 8 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard, Monday through Saturday, from noon to 5 PM.

Roosevelt Poetry Reading: Rootedness

April 10, 2019
Roosevelt Poetry Reading: Rootedness

Five poets read selected, multilingual works and participate in a moderated discussion about worlds reinvented and belonging reimagined.

Elisa Biagini, lecturer of writing, New York University Florence

Irène Gayraud, assistant professor of comparative literature, Sorbonne Université

Shara McCallum, liberal arts professor of English, Pennsylvania State University

Evie Shockley, 2018–2019 fellow, Radcliffe Institute, and associate professor of English, Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Moderated by Elisa (Lisa) New, creator and host, Poetry in America; director, Verse Video Education; and Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature, Harvard University

Introductions by
Shigehisa Kuriyama, Faculty Director of the Humanities Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Marta Gentilucci, composer; 2018–2019 Rieman and Baketel Fellow for Music, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

This event is part of the Roosevelt Poetry Readings at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Roosevelt Poetry Readings are made possible by a donation to help bring poets of recognized stature to the Institute.

The Shopping Game: Harvard Food Policy Expert Explains How Policies Shape Our Choice

March 29, 2019
The Shopping Game: Harvard Food Policy Expert Explains How Policies Shape Our Choice

Sara Bleich—a professor of public health policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—gets a little help from young shoppers in a game designed to show why good nutrition is not always our first choice and how food policy can actually influence our overall health.

The Vaster Wilds | Lauren Groff

March 29, 2019
The Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff

As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Lauren Groff RI ’19 reflects on her books coming to life as a sort of nuclear fusion and how, most recently, six ideas came crashing together to form what will be her new novel, “The Vaster Wilds.”

Genetics and Ethics in the Obama Administration | Alondra Nelson

March 28, 2019
Genetics and Ethics in the Obama Administration by Alondra Nelson

Alondra Nelson discusses the Obama administration's Office of Science and Technology Policy and, in particular, the evolution of the Precision Medicine Initiative in the United States.

Nelson is the president of the Social Science Research Council and a professor of sociology at Columbia University.

This is a 2018–2019 Kim and Judy Davis Dean's Lecture in the Social Sciences.

State Presence at Border Crossings in the Modern World | Beth A. Simmons

March 22, 2019
State Presence at Border Crossings in the Modern World by Beth A. Simmons

As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Beth A. Simmons RI '19 shares her work on a continuously evolving project that attempts to document and explain the paradox of hardening international borders between states in an era of globalization.

Beyond Words | Keynote: “Fashioning Identity” | Valerie Steele

March 20, 2019
Beyond Words, Keynote: “Fashioning Identity”, Valerie Steele

"Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication"

This conference, presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, explores the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound. Spotlighting diverse topics to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

KEYNOTE: FASHIONING IDENTITY
Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator, Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology

AUDIENCE Q&A (30:17)

Beyond Words | ASL Signing

March 20, 2019
Beyond Words, ASL Signing

"Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication"

This conference, presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, explores the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound. Spotlighting diverse topics to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

ASL SIGNING
Jacqueline Emmart (1:39), Nationally Certified ASL Interpreter; Health Access Advocate

Rosa Lee Timm (15:51), Deaf Performance Artist

Moderator: Amy Szarkowski, Attending Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

PANEL DISCUSSION (31:37)
AUDIENCE Q&A (40:25)

Beyond Words | Framing Remarks

March 20, 2019
Beyond Words, Framing Remarks

"Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication"

This conference, presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, explores the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound. Spotlighting diverse topics to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

WELCOME
Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; and Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

INTRODUCTION (5:05)
Shigehisa Kuriyama, Faculty Director of the Humanities Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

FRAMING REMARKS (8:25)
John Durham Peters, María Rosa Menocal Professor of English and of Film & Media Studies, Yale University

AUDIENCE Q&A (23:33)

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