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As one of the world's leading experts on the intersection of bioethics and the law, I. Glenn Cohen spent a year as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University writing Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics (under contract with Oxford University Press), the first comprehensive analysis of the legal and ethical issues raised by medical tourism.
Cohen is a professor at Harvard Law School, where he is also a codirector of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics.
Robert S. Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discusses tissue engineering and demonstrates how spinal cord injuries may be repaired in a lecture at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
Robert S. Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discusses tissue engineering and how new cartilage can be created in a lecture at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
In this lecture, Robert S. Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, examines the enormous impact of biomaterials and biomaterial-based drug delivery systems on human health and how these new technologies might develop and be applied in the future.
The essayist, translator, poet, and cultural critic Lewis Hyde reads excerpts from his new book, A Primer for Forgetting, which is forthcoming in 2015 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. In this book, he explores not only the limits of memory, but also instances in which forgetfulness is more useful than memory.
In a seminar coorganized by Cass Sunstein of Harvard Law School and Tali Sharot of University College London, lawyers and economists met with psychologists and neuroscientists to discuss how brain science might help public policy.
Alumnae of Radcliffe College and Harvard-Radcliffe, whose own educational experiences were characterized by excellence and inquiry, share how the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study maintains these traditions within an innovative, multidisciplinary community.
Character Analysis, a project by David Levine, combines method acting, performance art, and psychology. An actor and a subject met three times a week for three months, during which time the actors tried to become the subject. In this exit interview, Lelaina Vogel '15 describes singing karaoke as Bruce Williams. The resulting transformation may appear to be superficial, but the portrait runs deeper than that.
Levine is organizing the documentation around Character Analysis, editing the 60 hours of footage from the sessions into a 40-minute documentary and collating a large number of photographs from the project.
To view a longer video of Vogel's exit interview, visit http://vimeo.com/82059941.
Composer: David W. Sanford
Soloists: Matt Haimovitz, cello; John Carlson, trumpet; Dave Phillips, bass; Brad Hubbard, baritone saxophone
Scherzo Grosso is a concerto in four movements for cello and big band. While a simple reading of the concerto's pairing might suggest that the cello represents the more “sacred” and the big band the “profane,” in actuality each explores aspects of both idioms and the ground in between.
Composer: David W. Sanford
Soloist: Jon Irabagon, tenor saxophone
Fenwick's title refers to a character from Barry Levinson's film Diner. The two musical quotations that the composer admits to using are the first eight bars of Buck Clayton’s solo on the Kansas City Seven's “Destination KC” and a brief figure from the Second Symphony of Howard Hanson (who'd likely be incensed that it was used in a jazz-oriented work). However, the central elements of the piece are the solo tenor saxophone inventions.
Founded and directed by David W. Sanford, the Pittsburgh Collective is a contemporary big band that explores the varying intersections between modern classical and jazz, otherwise known as the “third stream.”