After his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Arthur Kleinman shares what he learned

Harvard Professor Arthur Kleinman’s wife, Joan, began to struggle with a rare form of early Alzheimer’s disease at 59. Eight years after losing her, he chronicles their journey in “The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor.”

Jill Radsken • harvard
Oct. 31, 2019 ~10 min

 psychiatry  fas  jill-radsken  health-medicine  hms  alzheimers  health-care  the-soul-of-care  arthur-kleinman  caregiving  medical-anthropology

In ‘Why Trust Science?’ Naomi Oreskes explains why the process of proof is worth trusting

Harvard Professor Naomi Oreskes, author of "Why Trust Science?," discusses the five pillars necessary for science to be considered trustworthy, the evidentiary value of self-reporting, and her Red State Pledge.

Jill Radsken • harvard
Oct. 22, 2019 ~13 min

 science-technology  climate-change  fas  jill-radsken  history-of-science  merchants-of-doubt  naomi-oreskes  red-state-pledge  why-trust-science

Harvard researcher finds canine brains vary based on breed

Erin Hecht, who joined the faculty in January, has published her first paper on our canine comrades in the Journal of Neuroscience, finding that different breeds have different brain organizations owing to human cultivation of specific traits.

Jill Radsken • harvard
Sept. 3, 2019 ~7 min

 science-technology  neuroscience  dogs  fas  science  jill-radsken  human-evolutionary-biology  brains  breeds  erin-hecht

Harvard undergrad Michael Chen works at the corner of med and tech

Undergraduate Michael Chen, who created an extraordinary program to help treat TB, also works with a student program to treat ordinary patients.

Jill Radsken • harvard
Aug. 9, 2019 ~5 min

 biology  fas  jill-radsken  health-medicine  hms  isaac-kohane  michael-chen  tuberculosis  andrew-beam  applied-math  biomedical-informatics-lab  crimson-care-collaborative  maha-farhat  medical-technology  sean-eddy

Author examines the strange relationship between good and evil

Richard Wrangham’s new book examines the strange relationship between good and evil.

Jill Radsken • harvard
Jan. 28, 2019 ~13 min

 science-technology  evolution  anthropology  human-evolution  biology  fas  jill-radsken  the-goodness-paradox  aggression  bonobos  chimpanzees  homo-sapiens  jane-goodall  kibale  richard-wrangham

Author examines the strange relationship between good and evil

Richard Wrangham’s new book examines the strange relationship between good and evil.

Jill Radsken • harvard
Jan. 28, 2019 ~13 min

 science-technology  evolution  anthropology  human-evolution  biology  fas  jill-radsken  the-goodness-paradox  aggression  bonobos  chimpanzees  homo-sapiens  jane-goodall  kibale  richard-wrangham

Nell Scovell ’82 schools Harvard students in joke writing

Nell Scovell ’82 schools Harvard students in the art and science of joke writing.

Jill Radsken • harvard
Jan. 24, 2019 ~5 min

 fas  arts-humanities  writing  just-the-funny-parts  metoo  comedy  jack-megan  jill-radsken  jokes  nell-scovell  ofa  office-for-the-arts  sexual-assault  sexual-harassment  wintersession

Producer, consultant share creative ambition behind Pixar’s ‘Coco’

Harvard’s Office for the Arts will welcome producer Darla Anderson and cultural consultant Marcela Davison Aviles for a conversation about their work on the Academy Award-winning Pixar film “Coco.”

Jill Radsken • harvard
Oct. 31, 2018 ~6 min

 fas  arts-humanities  latinx  jill-radsken  office-for-the-arts  adams-house-womens-leadership-lecture  coco  darla-anderson  dia-de-los-muertos  film  hollywood  learning-from-performers  marcela-davison-aviles  women

Harvard course pairs Faulkner with ‘Scandal’

For “Faulkner, Interracialism and Popular Television,” Harvard’s Linda Chavers pairs the white Southern writer’s work with the TV series “Scandal” from African-American writer-producer Shonda Rhimes.

Jill Radsken • harvard
Oct. 26, 2018 ~5 min

 fas  arts-humanities  jill-radsken  absalom  how-to-get-away-with-murder  african-and-african-american-studies  history-and-literature  jonny-adler  linda-chavers  meghan-onserio  pop-culture  scandal  shonda-rhimes  television  william-faulkner

Du Bois medals honor outstanding contributions in black arts, culture

Bestowed by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, eight laureates received the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal at Sanders Theatre for their contributions to African and African-American history and culture.

Jill Radsken • harvard
Oct. 12, 2018 ~6 min

 fas  arts-humanities  jill-radsken  artist  african-and-african-american-history  bryan-stevenson  colin-kaepernick  dave-chappelle  david-chappelle  equal-justice-initiative  florence-c-ladd  general-catalyst  glenn-h-hutchins  henry-louis-gates  hutchins-center-for-african-and-african-american-research  hutchins-center-honors  kehinde-wiley  kenneth-i-chenault  pamela-joyner  rensselaer-polytechnic-institute  shirley-ann-jackson  skip-gates  web-du-bois-medals

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