At 12:30 p.m. ET today, watch Professor Joan Wallach Scott explore the many uses of the term “gender” and assess the term’s enduring impact in “Gender Equality: Why Is It So Difficult to Achieve?” the opening lecture of the Graduate School of Geneva’s academic year. Live stream available here.
“We feel strongly that the spirit characteristic of America at its noblest, above all the pursuit of higher learning, cannot admit of any conditions as to personnel other than those designed to promote the objects for which this institution is established, and particularly with no regard whatever to accidents of race, creed, or sex.”
By investing in basic science, many other societal issues are addressed. Think about the money spent on defense, health care, and education. These days we are able to deal with diseases at the molecular level, only because fifty years ago we allowed scientists to ask basic questions about the foundations of life.
Juan Maldacena, Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Richard E. Prange Prize and Lectureship in Condensed Matter Theory and Related Areas. The prize recognizes Maldacena’s 1997 theoretical discovery of a deep connection between gauge theories and quantum gravity.
Opening on October 19, the 2018–19 season of the Edward T. Cone Concert Series, curated by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, will offer an array of vibrant and innovative works performed by (clockwise from top left) Zoë Keating, Vox Clamantis Choir, Sandbox Percussion performing with Paul Lazar, and Nicholas Phan.
Patrick J. Geary, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the School of Historical Studies, is a Co-PI and lead author of a groundbreaking paper published by Nature Communications that sheds light on sixth-century barbarian social organization and migration through paleogenomics.
“Think independently!”—I can still remember how excited I was the first time I heard this sentence from an inspiring professor, but it took much longer to realize what it meant for me to “think independently” in China.
The Yemeni manuscript collections constitute a unique treasure trove for large segments of the Islamic intellectual tradition—Sunni as well as Shii—much of which has not survived anywhere else in the Islamic world.