Sunday, April 20, 2014

Energy (and Other) Events - April 20, 2014

Energy (and Other) Events is a weekly mailing list published most Sundays covering events around the Cambridge, MA and greater Boston area that catch the editor's eye.

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Event Index - full Event Details available below the Index

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Cambridge Science Festival April 18-27
http://www.cambridgesciencefestival.org/

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Monday, April 21
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12pm  Copyright Reforms in Brazil and the United States
12pm  "The Impact of Energy Policy Instruments on the Level of Energy Efficiency"
12:15pm  "Fat China: Who Is Making China's Obesity Science and How”
1pm  The Responsive City: Using Data to Enhance Democracy
2pm  NuVu Studio Open House
4pm  Perspectives on Mexico’s Energy Reform: Opportunities for Innovation and Investmen
4pm  "Years of Living Dangerously" Screening/Talk with Dan Abbasi (HBS ’98)
4pm  Conversations in Mind/Brain/Behavior
4:15pm  Food after Fukushima: Scientific Citizenship and Risk in Japan
5:30pm  Emotion: Movement and Meaning

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Tuesday, April 22
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11am  Harvard Earth Day Bonanza
12pm  Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance
12:30pm  Fair Use(r): Art and Copyright online
12:30pm  Future Robots, Disaster, and Demographic Crisis in Japan
3pm  Climate Change and the Outdoors
3pm  Sustainability in Cambridge – a conversation.
3:30pm  Graphene and the Magic of Physics in Two Dimensions
4pm  The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World
4pm  Vijay Iyer: Embodied Cognition in Music
5pm  Loud Clothing and Noise-Enhanced Sensorimotor Function
5pm  IBM’s Cognitive Computing: What Role in Education?
5pm  Sustainability unConference 2014
5:15pm  Injustice System: How Working with Justice Can Save the World
6pm  The Rita E. Hauser Forum for the Arts with Steven Spielberg
6pm  Molecularizing Taste at the Intersection of Biochemistry and French Cuisine
6pm  The Tea Party and MoveOn: Finding Common Ground?
6:30pm  Design + Management = Innovation
6:30pm  Greening Rozzie Spring Potluck
6:30pm  The Balance of Nature: Ecology's Enduring Myth
7pm  Climate Change & Westwood: Earth Day Event
7pm  SciEx: Extreme Science Original Video Contest

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Wednesday, April 23
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10am  An Overview of the National Nuclear Security Administration
10am  MIT AeroAstro Open House
12pm  Air quality co-benefits of US climate change and clean energy policy: the cap-and-trade policy that pays for itself
12pm  Wyss Lecture - 3D Fabrication of Textile Devices: From Rapid Prototyping to Mass Production
12pm  Digital Approaches to the Enlightenment
12:10pm  New perspectives on the ocean's role in transient climate change
12:30pm  Critical Issues Confronting China: China and the Western Media
2:30pm  Employing and Empowering Marginalized Women: A Randomized Trial of Microenterprise Assistance
3pm  Free admission to Harvard Museum of Natural History 2014 Cambridge Science Festival booklet or MA resident ID
3:45pm  Unforced versus forced climate trends over North America
4pm  Scuba: Diving into Data at Facebook
4:10pm  Risk and Return in the Design of Environmental Policy
4:15pm  Designing Dyes to Unlock the Secrets of the Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell.
5pm  Ask for Evidence! A Standing Up for Science Media Workshop
6pm  openLAB hosted by metaLAB (at) Harvard
6:30pm  Fed Up - Advance Screening
7pm  More than Food: Exploring human milk as medicine
7pm  BU Net Impact - Global Sustainability Panel

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Thursday, April 24
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10am  Humanitarian Assistance Webcast: New Warfare Technologies, New Protection Challenges
12pm  Advancing Sustainability and Social Good Through Consulting
12pm  That time the FBI labeled my dissertation research a threat to national security: Scholarly inquiry, political dissent, & the freedom of information
12pm  Adaptation to Climate Change by Sugar Maple Trees
12:30pm  Reporting on China
3:30pm  Measuring Green Development with Indices: China's Case and Cross-country Comparisons
4pm  Draper Prize Lecture 2014: Engineering the Lithium Ion Battery
4pm  Askwith Forum: Educational Challenges of the 21st Century
4pm  Fab Lounge
5pm  Symposium: "Science, Identity, and Ethnicity”
6pm  High Speed Photography – A journey from Edgerton to Oefner
6:30pm  The Race for Spring: How Climate Change Alters Plant Communities
7pm  Internet, Security, and Power

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Friday, April 25
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9am  Symposium: "Science, Identity, and Ethnicity"
1:30pm  Designing the Workplace of Tomorrow ... TODAY: Occupier, Designer, and Investor Perspectives
3pm  Walden Warming:  Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods
5pm  Presentation- Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
6pm  DeScience - Research on the Runway
6:30pm  Power to the Pedals: Wenzday Jane and the Culture of Change

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Saturday, April 26
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HackFood+Ag
9:30pm  Sea Change: Boston symposium
9pm  Investing in a Sustainable Future: Economic Growth and Environmental Constraints

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Sunday, April 27
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11am  We Shall Not Forget: Live Testimony from MIT Alum; Holocaust Survivor, Julian Bussgang
12pm  Holocaust and Technology: When Technology becomes Evil

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Monday, April 28
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9am  NECEC Institute's Cleantech Navigate Northeast
12:15pm  Early Modern Climate Science: The View from British North America
3pm  Warrantless Searches of Personal Electronic Devices: Is the Baby Lost in the Woods?
3pm  MIT Clean Energy Prize Showcase and Awards
5:30pm  Askwith Forum - M.Night Shyamalan: I Got Schooled
5:30pm  7 Billion and Counting: Population and the Planet
6pm  Cambridge Water(shed) Works:  A Big-Picture Adventure in our Water Address
6pm  Growing Cities:  screening and panel discussion
6:30pm  MIT IDEAS Global Challenge Innovation Showcase
7pm  ACT Lecture | Elvan Zabunyan: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Translations of Memory
8pm  Nerd Nite April! AKA The Kids Are Alright with DNA Nanotechnology

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Tuesday, April 29
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8:30am  THE IDEAS INDUSTRY: IS THE ACADEMY NEEDED OR WANTED?
12:15pm  "Our Marathon": The Boston Bombing Digital Archive
12:30pm  Living with Data: Stories that Make Data More Personal
1:15pm  "Our Digital Lives: Protecting Our Data In Use and At Rest”
1:45pm  "Benign Neglect No More: How document security effects access to memory”
4pm  Lebanon in the Syrian Quagmire: Fault-lines, Resilience and Possible Futures
5:30pm  Movie Series with Amnesty International:  War Dance
6pm  Slow Money Boston - Entrepreneur Showcase
7:30pm  Come see A Fierce Green Fire and talk to filmmaker Mark Kitchell after the show!

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My rough notes on some of the events I go to and notes on books I’ve read are at:
http://hubeventsnotes.blogspot.com

Social Cost of Carbon in Federal Rulemaking
http://hubeventsnotes.blogspot.com/2014/04/social-cost-of-carbon-in-federal.html

James Hansen at MIT
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/20/1293369/-James-Hansen-at-MIT



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Monday, April 21
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Copyright Reforms in Brazil and the United States
April 21, 2014 
12:00-1:00pm ET
Harvard Law School, Hauser 102
Co-sponsored by the HLS Brazilian Studies Association, the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Join Professor William Fisher and Pedro Paranagua, senior legal advisor for the Brazilian government on Intellectual Property, for a comparative perspective on major features of current bills advancing copyright reforms in Brazil and the U.S.

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"The Impact of Energy Policy Instruments on the Level of Energy Efficiency"
Monday, April 21, 2014
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Harvard Kennedy School, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Massimo Filippini, Visiting Scholar, HKS, and Professor, ETH Zurich and University of Lugano

ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series
Contact Name:  Louisa Lund
Louisa_Lund@hks.harvard.edu

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"Fat China: Who Is Making China's Obesity Science and How"
Monday, April 21, 2014
12:15pm - 2:00pm
Harvard, Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Susan Greenhalgh (Harvard, Anthropology),

STS Circle at Harvard
http://sts.hks.harvard.edu/events/sts_circle/
sts@hks.harvard.edu

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The Responsive City: Using Data to Enhance Democracy
Monday, April 21
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Harvard, 60 Oxford Street, Room 330, Cambridge

Susan Crawford, John A. Reilly Visiting Professor in Intellectual Property, Harvard Law School (calendar 2014)
Cities and citizens around the world are using data around the world to thicken democratic engagement. Prof. Crawford will talk about her upcoming book ("The Responsive City," co-authored with Prof. Stephen Goldsmith of HKS) and the heroism it describes -- together with the many open policy questions it raises.

Speaker Bio:  Susan Crawford is the John A. Reilly Visiting Professor in Intellectual Property at the Harvard Law School (2014). She is a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, and a co-director of the Berkman Center. She is the author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age, and a contributor to Bloomberg View and Wired. She served as Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (2009) and co-led the FCC transition team between the Bush and Obama administrations. She also served as a member of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology and Innovation.
Ms. Crawford was formerly a (Visiting) Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at Harvard’s Kennedy School, a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, and a Professor at the University of Michigan Law School (2008-2010). As an academic, she teaches Internet law and communications law. She was a member of the board of directors of ICANN from 2005-2008 and is the founder of OneWebDay, a global Earth Day for the internet that takes place each Sept. 22. One of Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology (2009); IP3 Awardee (2010); one of Prospect Magazine’s Top Ten Brains of the Digital Future (2011); and one of TIME Magazine’s Tech 40: The Most Influential Minds in Tech (2013).
Ms. Crawford received her B.A. and J.D. from Yale University. She served as a clerk for Judge Raymond J. Dearie of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and was a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) (Washington, D.C.) until the end of 2002, when she left that firm to enter the legal academy. Susan, a violist, lives in New York City.

Center for Research on Computation and Society
Contact: Carol Harlow
Email: harlow@seas.harvard.edu

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NuVu Studio Open House
Monday, April 21st 
2-4pm
NuVu Studio, 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Families, come join us at NuVu's Open House during the 2014 Cambridge Science Festival on Monday, April 21st from 2-4pm at our studio! NuVu is an innovation center for middle/high school students where students dream up and build exciting multi-media projects!  The Cambridge Science Festival is a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering and math.

On display will be a telepresence robot, DIY low-cost hand prosthetics, interactive health games using the Kinect, animated short documentaries on food and health, interactive stories told on an Android app, visionary ideas to bring a cable car system to Boston, a collection of interactive body-motion games, nomadic architecture pieces, innovative designs for musical prosthetics, sustainable consumer products, visual documentary on health clinics, and portable party machines that bring together all the elements needed to create a multi-media party, all in a box!

Meet the young NuVu students, hear more about their work and ideas, and come enjoy a showcase filled with hands-on projects!

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“Perspectives on Mexico’s Energy Reform: Opportunities for Innovation and Investment”
Monday, April 21, 2014 
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Harvard Kennedy School, Taubman Room T-275, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge

Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary for Energy Planning and Transition, Mexican Secretariat of Energy
Having closed doors to private investment, with a frank decline in hydrocarbons production, in spite of being one of the top crude oil exporters, with electricity tariffs and power losses almost twice as much as in the US, Mexico´s energy sector was losing momentum. What was once a thriving energy exporting economy has seen harsh decline in production in recent years. In December 2013, Mexican Congress approved by majority a new energy Reform proposed by President Peña Nieto. This is the first large scale reform in Mexico´s energy sector in over seventy years and one that has been highly debated by some and largely expected by many. As with all emerging economies, Mexico expects large numbers of population growth as well as rural to city migration patterns. This implies a large jump in the per capita and overall use of energy in the following years.

MPAID Harvard alumnus and Deputy Secretary for Energy Planning and Transition, Mr. Leonardo Beltran, will share SENER´s views on the energy reform and the opportunities for innovation and investment that open up with its implementation.

Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez is the Deputy Secretary of Energy Planning and Transition at the Mexican Secretariat of Energy where he is responsible for technology development and sustainability, including climate change. Previously, he held the positions of Director of International Negotiations and Director General of Information and Energy Studies at SENER. He was responsible for the organization of the Energy Efficiency and Access Forum, which took place in Mexico City in 2010.

Sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment; Harvard University Mexican Association of Students
aspuru.temp@gmail.com

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"Years of Living Dangerously" Screening/Talk with Dan Abbasi (HBS '98)
WHEN  Mon., Apr. 21, 2014, 4 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Business School; Room TBA
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Film, Special Events, Sustainability
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Harvard Business School
SPEAKER(S)  Dan Abbasi
COST  Free and open to the public; registration required
TICKET WEB LINK  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/years-of-living-dangerously-screeningtalk-with-dan-abbasi-hbs-98-tickets-11108938133
CONTACT INFO awebster@hbs.edu
NOTE   Screening @ 4-5 p.m.; Q&A with Dan Abbasi 5-5:30 p.m.
Harvard Business School invites you to a screening and discussion of the new SHOWTIME series: “Years of Living Dangerously.” Please join the Harvard community and special guest speaker Dan Abbasi (HBS MBA '98), one of the executive producers of this groundbreaking documentary series, that tells the biggest story of our time: climate change and the impact it's having on people right now across the world.
LINK https://www.eventbrite.com/e/years-of-living-dangerously-screeningtalk-with-dan-abbasi-hbs-98-tickets-11108938133

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Conversations in Mind/Brain/Behavior
Monday, April 21, 2014
4:00pm
Yenching Auditorium, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

Moderated by Harvard philosophers Farid Masrour and Susanna Siegel.
This will be a series of short conversations sharing perspectives on mind, brain, and behavior.
Number: Susan Carey (Psychology, Harvard) and Eric Mandelbaum  (Philosophy, CUNY)
Imagination: Robert Stickgold (Harvard, BIDMC) and Fiona Macpherson (Philosophy, Glasgow)
Animal minds: Irene Pepperberg (Psychology, Harvard) and  Matthew Boyle (Philosophy, Harvard)
Can Language influence Perception? Gary Lupyan (Psychology, Madison) and Jesse Snedeker (Psychology, Harvard)
Cognition/Perception Interface Jim DiCarlo (MIT, Brain and Cognitive Science) and Rick Born (Harvard, HMS)

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"Food after Fukushima: Scientific Citizenship and Risk in Japan”:  Department of Anthropology Dissertation Defense
Monday, April 21st
4:15 p.m.
Harvard, Yenching Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

presented by Nicolas Sternsdorff Cisterna

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Emotion: Movement and Meaning
Monday, April 21, 2014
5:30p–7:00p
MIT, Building N51, 275 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Benjamin Bartelle (Dancer and MIT Postdoctoral Associate), Emilio Bizzi (MIT Institute Professor), John Powers (Artist)
How does the human brain interpret and give meaning to movement, whether from kinetic sculptures or a dancer's body? Explore the art and science of movement and draw connections between kinetic sculptures in the Museum's 5000 Moving Parts exhibition, dance and the neuroscience underlying human movement. Engage in dialogue revealing not only how we move, but also why movement is so important and effective as a vehicle of communication.

Participants:
Benjamin Bartelle, Dancer and Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biological Engineering, MIT
Emilio Bizzi, Institute Professor, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT
John Powers, Artist and Assistant Professor, School of Art, The University of Tennessee

Web site: http://web.mit.edu/museum/programs/festival.html#421
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): MIT Museum
For more information, contact:  Andrew Hong
617-324-7313
andhong@mit.edu

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Tuesday, April 22
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Harvard Earth Day Bonanza
WHEN  Tue., Apr. 22, 2014, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Rain Location: Science Center Arcade
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Special Events, Sustainability
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Hosted by: Harvard Office for Sustainability and the Harvard Law School, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University Housing, Harvard Real Estate, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
COST   Free and open to the public
NOTE   Games and Prizes
Cool Raffles
Spin the FAS Green Program’s Energy Wheel to test your knowledge of energy trivia, or try your hand at matching everyday items to their average electricity consumption to learn where you can see the most savings in your own home!
Photo Booth Fun
THUD (Harvard Undergraduate Drummers) performs at 12 pm
One GIANT Freecycle
Bike safety check-ups with Quad Bikes
Meet and greet with Harvard’s sustainability reps—learn how you can join the effort
LINK  http://green.harvard.edu/events/earth-day-bonanza

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Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance
WHEN  Tue., Apr. 22, 2014, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Kennedy School, Taubman 275, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Education, Information Technology, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
SPEAKER(S)   Julia Angwin, senior reporter, ProPublica
CONTACT INFO edith_holway@hks.harvard.edu
LINK http://shorensteincenter.org/news-events/calendar/

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Fair Use(r): Art and Copyright online
April 22, 2014
12:30pm ET
Berkman Center for Internet & Society, 23 Everett Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge
RSVP required for those attending in person at https://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2014/04/kreisinger#RSVP
This event will be webcast live (on this page) at 12:30pm ET.

Elisa Kreisinger, Pop Culture Pirate
With the democratization of content creation came the democratization of the overzealous copyright claim. Do private agreements between copyright holders and hosting platforms such as YouTube’s Content ID system compromise artist's fair use rights? This open discussion invites artists, users and lawyers to share their copyright experiences with hosting platforms and debate the future of distributing digital arts works online.

About Elisa
Pop Culture Pirate is the digital home of Elisa Kreisinger, a Brooklyn-based video artist remixing pop culture. Her latest work includes mashing up Mad Men into feminists and The Real Housewives into lesbians. Elisa’s 2012 US Copyright Office testimony helped win crucial exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, decriminalizing DVD ripping for artistic statements. She is a contributor to The Book of Jezebel and the forthcoming The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies. She is currently an artist-in-residence at Public Knowledge and Eyebeam Art and Technology Center. Elisa speaks around the world on the power of remix and remaking pop culture.

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Future Robots, Disaster, and Demographic Crisis in Japan
WHEN  Tue., Apr. 22, 2014, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), 2nd Floor, CGIS Knafel, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, co-sponsored by the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies
SPEAKER(S)  Shawn Bender, associate professor of East Asian studies, Dickinson College; moderated by Theodore C. Bestor, Reischauer Institute Professor of Anthropology, and director, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University
CONTACT INFO wnehring@wcfia.harvard.edu
LINK http://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/calendar/upcoming

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Climate Change and the Outdoors
Tuesday, April 22
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Appalachian Mountain Club Cabot Auditorium, 5 Joy Street, Boston

Climate change affects our favorite outdoor places. Come learn about what climate change is, how it affects the outdoors, and what we can do - every day - to make a difference.

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Sustainability in Cambridge – a conversation
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
CIC, One Broadway, Venture Café, 5th Floor, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sustainability-in-cambridge-a-conversation-tickets-10853833107

Cambridge Community Development Department
Join the City of Cambridge as we answer your questions about sustainability initiatives in Cambridge.
(Followed by “Save That Banana Peel and Eat Your Veggies” Workshop, hosted by the Dept. of Public Works)

Why are we hosting this? There is so much going on in Cambridge on the topic of sustainability that it is sometimes hard to keep track of! We are hoping to bring together a broad group of people who live, work and play in Cambridge to learn all about these initiatives. Of course we’d love for people to become involved after they learn about these interesting programs, but there is no mandatory action to take afterwards – unless you want to! Our primary goal is to raise awareness of what is going on.

Schedule
2:30 Doors Open in the Venture Café
3:00 Intro and Overview of the Cmty Compact for a Sustainable Future
3:15 Overview of Topics
3:35 Tabling / Networking
4:35 Reconvene – Question and Answer Period
5pm Closing Comments
6pm “Save That Banana Peel and Eat Your Veggies”

What will we talk about?
1. Water Use
2. Building Energy Use
3. Waste Reduction
4. Energy Use Reduction/ Solar
5. Net Zero Taskforce
6. Climate Change Vulnerability
7. EcoDistricts
8. PTDM/CitySmart
9. Transit
10. Hubway
11. Public Schools
12. Employee Initiatives

What do participants need to do?
Come to the CIC on Earth Day, bring an inquisitive mind and a desire to learn about the programming going on within Cambridge, and get ready to learn. We’d also like you to bring any other ideas about sustainability programming we can and should be doing within our community to put on the Community Ideas Board. We will take these back with us and figure out how/when to incorporate into our programming.

*Learn your options to compost food scraps, and ways to reduce food waste. Cambridge's Recycling Director, Ms. Randi Mail will review best practices for outdoor composting, indoor composting with worms, and options for drop-off and bicycle pickup. Recycling food scraps and making soil is extremely rewarding, benefits your garden and house plants and helps to curb climate change! Reducing food waste is also incredibly important considering that Americans waste more than 40% of the food we produce for consumption. That comes at an annual cost of more than $100 billion. For more info on composting, click here. To RSVP for this workshop email recycle@cambridgema.gov.

Directly following this event, grab the train to Venture Café’s Sustainability unConference** at District Hall in Boston! Keep the sustainability conversation going.

**An unConference is a conference where the attendees make it all happen. There will be several programmed panels, exhibitors and thematic spaces, but the majority of the unConference content will be up to you! As Wikipedia says, "...at an unConference, the agenda is created by the attendees at the beginning of the meeting. Anyone who wants to initiate a discussion on a topic can claim a time and a space.”

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Graphene and the Magic of Physics in Two Dimensions
Tuesday, April 22
3:30PM to 4:30PM
BU, SCI 109, Metcalf Science Building, 590 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Refreshments will be served at 3:00 in the 1st Floor Lounge

Speaker: Eva Andrei, Rutgers University
Abstract: Since its first scotch-tape extraction from graphite in 2004, Graphene – a one atom-thick crystal of carbon - has metamorphosed from the poor relative of diamond into a “wonder material”. By now it has amassed an impressive string of superlatives –lightest, thinnest, strongest material, best electrical and thermal conductor - as well as the 2010 Nobel Prize for its discoverers. Due to its remarkable properties graphene is rapidly moving from research laboratories into industrial, medical and electronics applications. For physicists much of the continuing excitement about Graphene stems from its exotic charge carriers - Dirac fermions - which resemble two dimensional massless neutrinos. I will review the story and physics of graphene with emphasis on its unusual electronic properties and will describe the experiments and techniques which provided access to the two-dimensional world of Dirac fermions, their interactions with each other and with the environment.

This event is part of the Physics Department Colloquia Series.

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The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World
WHEN  Tue., Apr. 22, 2014, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Humanities, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Harvard South Asia Institute
SPEAKER(S)  T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science, McGill University
COST Free and open to the public
LINK http://southasiainstitute.harvard.edu/event/the-warrior-state-pakistan-in-the-contemporary-world/
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Vijay Iyer: Embodied Cognition in Music
Tuesday, April 22
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Café 939, 939 Boylston Street, Boston
RSVP at http://www.berklee.edu/jcs/register

The idea of embodied cognition comes from the experience of processing sensory information. Vijay Iyer, who holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science of Music from U.C. Berkley was one of several people who brought together the idea of music as a physical experience, so that music is not viewed as an abstraction but as action, as something that we do and that we hear other people doing. Iyer is the recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant for his interrelated work.  Presented as part of Berklee's Jazz Composition Symposium.

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Loud Clothing and Noise-Enhanced Sensorimotor Function
WHEN  Tue., Apr. 22, 2014, 5 p.m.
WHERE  Radcliffe Institute, Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Health Sciences, Lecture, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
SPEAKER(S)  James J. Collins, William F. Warren Distinguished Professor, professor of biomedical engineering, and professor of medicine, Boston University; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; founding core faculty member and platform lead of Anticipatory Medical and Cellular Devices, Wyss Institute, Harvard University
COST Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO 617.496.1084
LINK http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2014-james-j-collins-lecture

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IBM’s Cognitive Computing: What Role in Education?
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
5 – 6 p.m.
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Gutman Conference Center, Appian Way, Cambridge

Jeff Eisen, Watson Core Technology chief architect
IBM’s Cognitive Computing strategy was unveiled through the spectacular success of “Watson” winning at Jeopardy in 2011. It will impact many industries such as Health care and Finance, as IBM is making a $1B commitment to the technology. Please join us to learn more about Cognitive Computing.

Contact Info: mary_kiesling@harvard.edu 

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Sustainability unConference 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
5:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
District Hall 75 Northern Avenue, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sustainability-unconference-2014-tickets-10728434035

Got Earth Day plans? Bring them to District Hall and be apart of the second annual Sustainability unConferenceon on Tuesday evening, April 22nd, from 5-10PM. EcoMotion, Impact Hub Boston, MassCEC, Earthos, Greenovate Boston, Climate Reality Project, Best Bees, District Hall and many others are providing a platform for diverse sectors to riff off one another and collaborate on the intersections of sustainability and innovation. We would love to engage you/your organization as a partner, tabler, or session leader. The event is free to the public and will reflect the unique attendees who join the conversation.

What is an unConference? An unConference is an interactive event where participants propose topics and shape the agenda. There will be several planned exhibitors and thematic spaces, but the rest is up to you! Out-of-the-box ideas, idea paint walls, creative formatting, and props are encouraged. Programmed sessions will range from Sustainability in our Schools to Food Entrepreneurship, Cleantech and Eco-Districts to Beekeeping in the City, Women in Sustainability, Green Financing and many more!

Session Proposals must be posted by 5:30pm. It is the responsibility of session leaders to ensure session title and description is posted on voting wall. Voting for session topics runs from 5:30pm to 6:00pm in the Assembly room
Session locations will be finalized at 6:15pm.
5:00: Doors open for networking reception, presentation tables, and session voting
6:00: Welcome and instructions - Sessions listed on main wall (Assembly room)
6:30-7:15: Session 1
7:20- 7:50: unKeynote
8:00-8:45: Session 2
8:50-9:35: Session 3
9:40-10:00 Closing and Mingling

 Huge THANKS to sponsor MassCEC for providing food for our innovators at the unConference! 

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Injustice System: How Working with Justice Can Save the World
WHEN  Tue., Apr. 22, 2014, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
WHERE  Common Room, CSWR, 42 Francis Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Lecture, Religion
SPONSOR Center for the Study of World Religions
CONTACT Lexi Gewertz, 617.495.4476
NOTE   Restorative justice activists build community by taking a values-based approach to the justice system. Pierre Berastain, a MDiv candidate at HDS and co-founder of the Massachusetts Restorative Justice Collaborative, will discuss his organization's approach to restorative justice as a way of addressing the challenges within the US justice system. Arthur Bembury, executive director of Partakers: College Behind Bars, and student participants of the Harvard Prison Education Project will discuss the impact of their work and a different approach to working with faith-based communities inside prisons.
This event is part of CSWR Junior Fellow Usra Ghazi's conversation series: Interfaith as Antidote: Models of Faith-Based Civic Engagement. RSVP to cswr@hds.harvard.edu.

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The Rita E. Hauser Forum for the Arts with Steven Spielberg
WHEN  Tue., Apr. 22, 2014, 6 p.m.
WHERE  Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Film, Humanities, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR The Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard
SPEAKER(S)  Filmmaker Steven Spielberg in conversation with Homi Bhabha, director, Mahindra Humanities Center
COST Free and open to the public; tickets required
TICKET WEB LINK http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/steven-spielberg-conversation-homi-k-bhabha
Tickets through a lottery, apply by 2pm on Monday, April 14
CONTACT INFO 617.495.0738
NOTE   Seating is limited.
LINK http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/steven-spielberg-conversation-homi-k-bhabha

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Molecularizing Taste at the Intersection of Biochemistry and French Cuisine
Tuesday, April 22
6 PM
Boston University College of Arts and Sciences Building, Room 326, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Sophia Roosth, Assistant Professor, History of Science, Harvard University

Presented in conjunction with MET ML 715, Food and the Senses

Barbara Rotger, Gastronomy Program Coordinator
brotger@bu.edu 
T 617-358-6916
F 617-353-4130  

Gastronomy Program, Metropolitan College, Boston University, 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 111, Boston MA 02215

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The Tea Party and MoveOn: Finding Common Ground?
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge

A Challenges to Democracy Conversation with:
Joan Blades, co-founder of MoveOn.org, MomsRising.org, and LivingRoomConversations.org
Mark Meckler, President of Citizens for Self-Governance, Co-Founder and former National Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots
Archon Fung, Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship (Moderator)

There are some who argue that the gridlock and partisanship affecting Washington is simply a reflection of the polarizing discourse and growing divide within the American public. Can we engage in more civil conversations and find common ground between the political left and right in the US? Two great American leaders representing the left and the right, Joan Blades, co-founder of Momsrising.org and Moveon.org, and Mark Meckler, co-founder of Citizens for Self Governance and Tea Party Patriots, have come together to promote and encourage a safe format to build trust, appreciation for other views, and relationships.

Moderated by Archon Fung, the conversation between Blades and Meckler will cover the root problems of democratic dysfunction and possible paths forward on policy issues where there is potential for left-right common ground. Ultimately, how do increase the capacity of the American democratic process and give people greater voice in our political system?

Click to learn more: http://www.ash.harvard.edu/Home/Challenges-to-Democracy/Events/The-Tea-Party-and-MoveOn-Finding-Common-Ground.

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Design + Management = Innovation
WHEN  Tue., Apr. 22, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Art/Design, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Harvard Graduate School of Design
SPEAKER(S)  Tadashi Yanai
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO events@gsd.harvard.edu
NOTE   Tadashi Yanai studied economics and political science before turning to retailing. From a single UNIQLO store, opened in Hiroshima in 1984, the brand has expanded to over 1,300 UNIQLO stores in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, lndonesia, the U.S., the UK, France, and Russia—and is set to open in Australia and Germany in 2014. Today Yanai is chairman, president, and CEO of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., which designs, manufactures, and sells clothing under seven main brands (Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam tam, Theory, and UNIQLO) and is currently the world’s fourth largest apparel retail company. In 2013 TIME magazine named Yanai in its “Time 100,” the magazine’s annual list of the most influential people in the world. Yanai will give a brief presentation at the GSD in conjunction with a second presentation at Harvard Business School, April 23.
LINK www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/events/lecture-tadashi-yanai-design-management-innovation.html

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Greening Rozzie Spring Potluck
Tuesday, April 22
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway, Roslindale

Join Greening Rozzie for a potluck supper to launch the GreenMobile and hear Gary Rucinski of the Citizen's Climate Lobby.

http://www.greeningrozzie.org

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The Balance of Nature: Ecology's Enduring Myth
Tuesday, April 22
6:30-8:00pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, Jamaica Plain
Cost:  $0-$10

John Kricher, PhD, Professor of Biology, Wheaton College
The idea of a balance of nature has been a dominant part of Western philosophy since before Aristotle, and it persists in the public imagination and even among some ecologists today. In his lively and thought-provoking book, The Balance of Nature: Ecology’s Enduring Myth, John Kricher demonstrates that nature in fact is not in balance, nor has it ever been at any stage in Earth's history. John will explain how and why this notion of a natural world in balance has endured for so long, and show why, in these times of extraordinary human influence on the planet's ecosystems, it is critical that we accept and understand that nature is constantly in flux, and, in effect, quite naturally out of balance.

Fee Free members and students, $10 nonmember(Students: call 617-384-5277 to register for free.)

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Climate Change & Westwood: Earth Day Event
Tuesday, April 22
7:00-8:30 PM
Westwood Public Library, 660 High Street (Route 109), Westwood

Climate Reality Speaker and EDF Lead Ambassador Cathy Buckley: a layman's overview of the science, climate change effects, efforts being made, the politics involved, what we must do. Includes a short presentation on efforts underway in the Town of Westwood. All are welcome. 

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SciEx: Extreme Science Original Video Contest
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
7:00p–9:00p
MIT Museum, 275 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Ever seen a short science video as exciting as an extreme sports video? Now???s your chance! Join MIT graduate students and choose your favorite original extreme science video. Popcorn included!

Web site:http://www.cambridgesciencefestival.org/2014Festival/2014ScheduleOfEvents.aspx?day=5
Open to: the general public
Cost: FREE
Sponsor(s): SCIEX, Office of the Dean for Graduate Education, Graduate Student Life Grants, Office of Digital Learning
For more information, contact:  Zoya Bylinskii
sciex@mit.edu

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Wednesday, April 23
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An Overview of the National Nuclear Security Administration
WHEN  Wed., Apr. 23, 2014, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Belfer Center Library (Littauer-369), 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Education, Environmental Sciences, Information Technology, Law, Lecture, Science, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR The Project on Managing the Atom
SPEAKER(S)  Brig. Gen. Jim Dawkins Jr., principal assistant deputy administrator for military application, National Nuclear Security Administration's defense programs
NOTE   Brig. Gen. Jim Dawkins Jr. will lead a discussion on the NNSA, providing a history and overview of the organization, discussing the stockpile stewardship program, and providing insight into the challenges of managing the nuclear enterprise.

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MIT AeroAstro Open House
April 23, 2014
10am to 2pm

Something for all ages

More information at http://aeroastro.mit.edu/news-events/aeroastro-100/open-house-activities
Email:  aa100@mit.edu

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Air quality co-benefits of US climate change and clean energy policy: the cap-and-trade policy that pays for itself
Wednesday, April 23
12pm – 1pm
MIT, Building E40-298, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Rebecca Saari

ESS Doctoral Symposia

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Wyss Lecture - 3D Fabrication of Textile Devices: From Rapid Prototyping to Mass Production
WHEN  Wed., Apr. 23, 2014, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Room 330, 60 Oxford Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Art/Design, Lecture, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Wyss Institute
SPEAKER(S)  Genevieve Dion, assistant professor, director, Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory at Drexel University
CONTACT INFO alison.reggio@wyss.harvard.edu
LINK http://wyss.harvard.edu/viewevent/340/3d-fabrication-of-textile-devices-from-rapid-prototyping-to-mass-production-
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Digital Approaches to the Enlightenment
Wednesday, April 23
12:00 PM  
BU, Room 504, 226 Bay State Road, Boston

Dan Edelstein is Professor French and History at Stanford University.  He is the author of The Terror of Natural Right:  Republicanism, the Cult of Nature and the French Revolution (2009) and The Enlightenment:  A Genealogy (2010), the founding editor of the online journal Republic of Letters, and has played a leading role in“Mapping the Republic of Letters,” an NEH-funded digital humanities project tracing the correspondence networks of major eighteenth-century figures.  He is currently working on books on the idea of “permanent revolution” and the cultural history of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen.

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New perspectives on the ocean's role in transient climate change
Wednesday, April 23
12:10pm – 1:00pm
MIT, Building 54-915 (the tallest building on campus)

Kyle Armour (MIT)
While great efforts have been made to constrain Earth’s climate sensitivity, this global and equilibrium metric provides only limited understanding of transient and regional changes over the coming centuries. Indeed, pronounced spatial and temporal variability of climate change has been observed, and models diverge strongly in transient climate projections even while simulating similar levels of equilibrium warming. Here I discuss new perspectives on the important role of the ocean in setting the pace of global and regional climate changes. Using a range of climate models of varying degrees of complexity, I show that (i) large-scale ocean circulations fundamentally shape the geographic patterns of transient sea-surface warming and ocean heat uptake  (ii) Earth’s distinct climatic zones shape the geographic patterns of atmospheric radiative feedbacks (linking surface warming to top-of-atmosphere radiative response); and (iii) as the patterns of surface warming and ocean heat uptake evolve over time, feedbacks of different strengths are activated in different regions and Earth’s effective climate sensitivity consequently varies. The ocean thus cannot be viewed as a passive, global heat sink under warming; instead, ocean circulations play a fundamental and dynamic role in setting the pace of transient climate change through their regional-scale coupling to atmospheric feedbacks.
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Critical Issues Confronting China: China and the Western Media
WHEN  Wed., Apr. 23, 2014, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
WHERE Harvard University, CGIS South, Room S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Humanities, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies with generous support from the Lee and Juliet Folger Fund
SPEAKER(S)  Joseph Kahn, Beijing bureau chief, The New York Times
COST Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO lkluz@fas.harvard.edu
NOTE   Joseph Kahn became the Beijing bureau chief of The New York Times in July 2003. Previously, he was assigned to Shanghai. Kahn was also a reporter in the Washington bureau, covering international economics and trade, and he was a reporter on the business desk in New York, writing about Wall Street. Before joining The Times in January 1998, Kahn spent four years as a China correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. He also worked as a city desk reporter and foreign correspondent for The Dallas Morning News, where he was part of a team of reporters awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for international reporting for their stories on violence against women around the world
LINK http://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/cicc%20kahn

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Employing and Empowering Marginalized Women: A Randomized Trial of Microenterprise Assistance
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
2:30p–4:00p
MIT, E51-376, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Chris Blattman (Columbia University)

Web site: http://economics.mit.edu/files/9685
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Development Economics Workshop
For more information, contact:  econ-cal@mit.edu 

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Free admission to Harvard Museum of Natural History 2014 Cambridge Science Festival booklet or MA resident ID
Wednesday, April 23
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

See the new and historic exhibits featuring Harvard’s extraordinary natural history collections and research from across the University at Harvard’s most visited museum. Don’t miss the renovated Earth & Planetary Sciences gallery, with exhibits on plate tectonics, arctic exploration and a timeline of Earth's geologic history. Explore the NSF-funded Tree of Life touch table developed at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. See the recently opened Thoreau's Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller.
Harvard Museum of Natural History
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Unforced versus forced climate trends over North America
Wednesday, April 23
3:45p–5:00p
MIT, Building 54-915 (the tallest building on campus)
Refreshments, 3:45 pm, Ida Green Lounge

Speaker: Clara Deser -- National Center for Atmospheric Research
This talk will highlight the relative importance of internally-generated vs. externally-forced climate trends during the past 35 years and the next 50 years at local and regional scales over North America in two global coupled model ensembles. Both ensembles contain a large number of integrations (17 and 40), each of which is subject to the same anthropogenic radiative forcing but starts from a slightly different atmospheric state. The large ensemble size allows for a robust estimate of the anthropogenically-forced component of the trends in each model, as well as unambiguous determination of the contribution of internal variability to the trends in each individual run. The results show that unpredictable, intrinsic variability of the climate system strongly influences the pattern and magnitude of simulated surface air temperature and precipitation trends in any single realization, both for the past and the future. Implications of the results for model validation, inter-model comparisons, and interpretation of observed climate trends are discussed.
EAPS Department Lecture Series 

All are welcome.

Weekly talks given by leading thinkers in the areas of geology, geophysics, geobiology, geochemistry, meteorology, oceanography, climatology, and planetary science.
A reception in Building 54, Room 923 precedes the talk.

Web site: http://eapsweb.mit.edu/events/2014/spring_DLS_Deser
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)
For more information, contact:  Jen DiNisco
617-253-2127

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Scuba: Diving into Data at Facebook
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
4:00p–5:00p
MIT, Building 32-G449, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Janet Wiener
Abstract:Facebook engineers query multiple databases to monitor and analyze Facebook products and services. The fastest of these databases is Scuba, which achieves sub second query response time and latencies of under a minute from events occurring (a client request on a phone, a bug report filed, a code change checked in) to graphs showing those events on engineers' monitors.

Scuba is a fast, scalable, distributed, in-memory database built at Facebook. It currently ingests millions of rows (events) per second and expires data at the same rate. Scuba stores data completely in memory on hundreds of servers each with 144 GB RAM. To process each query, Scuba aggregates data from all servers. Scuba processes almost a million queries per day. Scuba is used extensively for interactive, ad hoc, analysis queries that run in under a second over live data. In addition, Scuba is the workhorse behind Facebook's code regression analysis, bug report monitoring, ads revenue monitoring, and performance debugging.

This talk will include content from papers in VLDB 2013 and Sigmod 2014.

Bio: Janet Wiener is a software engineer at Facebook, where she works on Scuba and other data analysis tools. She also teaches Facebook employees how to make product decisions and trouble shoot live systems issues by asking questions, running experiments, and using data tools to collect and analyze the data.

MIT BIG DATA LECTURE SERIES
Talks will feature distinguised individuals from academia, industry and government including pre-eminent people from all the subfields of computer science that have something to say about data, data processing and analytics, as well as people from organizations that are consumers of Big Data from both industry and government.

Web site: http://bigdata.csail.mit.edu/
Open to: the general public
Cost: 0
Sponsor(s): Big Data Initiative at CSAIL
For more information, contact:  Susana Kevorkova
617-324-8424
skevorkova@csail.mit.edu 

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Risk and Return in the Design of Environmental Policy
WHEN  Wed., Apr. 23, 2014, 4:10 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Kennedy School, Littauer-382, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Business, Environmental Sciences, Lecture, Social Sciences, Sustainability
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Harvard Environmental Economics Program
SPEAKER(S)  Robert Pindyck, MIT
LINK http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k96249

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Designing Dyes to Unlock the Secrets of the Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
4:15pm to 5:15pm
Harvard, Pfizer Lecture Hall, 12 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Professor Curtis Berlinguette, University of British Columbia.    
R.B. Woodward Lectures in the Chemical Sciences, Harvard/MIT Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

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Ask for Evidence! A Standing Up for Science Media Workshop
Wednesday, April 23
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Emerson College, Bordy Theater, 216 Tremont Street, Boston

We hear daily claims about what is good for our health, bad for the environment, how to improve education or cut crime. Some are based on reliable evidence. Many are not. So how can we make companies, politicians and commentators accountable for their claims? If they want us to vote for them or buy their products, then we should ask for evidence. Join us for a discussion on the role of science in the media and how to raise expectations of evidence in public life.

More information at http://www.emersona4e.com

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openLAB hosted by metaLAB (at) Harvard
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Arts @ 29 Garden, 29 Garden Street, Cambridge
Featuring:
Demos & Presentations of Palladio & Curarium
Student projects from the past few semesters of Mixed-Reality City, Cold Storage, and Homeless Paintings
An exhibition of designs and page layouts from the forthcoming metaLABprojects publication series with Harvard University Press, including The Library Beyond the Book card decks
Clips and rushes from a couple of web documentary projects that are underway
Fresh experimental dishes from the Library Test Kitchen
Posters, installation pieces, hacks, visualizations, and performances

openLAB is a platform for experimentation and innovation. Migrating from site to site, ranging from local galleries to public spaces to Harvard arts venues, the openLAB series provides a forum to share everything from recent hacks and projects in progress to ad-hoc spectacles and polished productions. openLAB participants include core metaLAB members and other artists, scholars and technologists engaged in exploring new modes of practice, exhibition and knowledge design.

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Fed Up - Advance Screening
Wednesday, April 23
6:30PM
Kendall Square Cinema, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge

Let’s Talk About Food and ChopChop magazine are co-hosting an exclusive advanced screening of FED UP, a Katie Couric and Laurie David (An Inconvenient Truth) documentary unearthing the dirty secrets behind one of the largest health epidemics of our time. The documentary explores why, despite media attention and government policies to combat childhood obesity; generations of kids will now live shorter lives than their parents.

A limited number of complimentary tickets are available and the public is encouraged to RSVP by April 16 by visiting, http://fedupscreening.eventbrite.com.  There will also be a “Continuing the Conversation” after-party hosted by Cambridge farm-to-table stalwart The Blue Room, located adjacent from the theater. Tickets for the after-party are $50.00, with proceeds going to ChopChopKids, Inc., a 501(c)(3), whose mission is to teach and inspire kids to cook real food with
their families. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided with a cash bar.

Contact Sharon Sprague
sharon@chopchopmag.org

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“More than Food: Exploring human milk as medicine”
WHEN  Wed., Apr. 23, 2014, 7 – 9 p.m.
WHERE  Pfizer Lecture Hall (B23), Mallinckrodt Chemistry Lab, 12 Oxford Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Lecture, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Science in the News
SPEAKER(S)  Laura Klein
CONTACT INFO sitnboston@gmail.com
NOTE   Come hear a Ph.D. student give an engaging and accessible lecture on his or her cutting-edge research. No prior knowledge necessary! Free refreshments!
LINK http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/seminar-series/

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BU Net Impact - Global Sustainability Panel
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
Boston University, College of Communications, 640 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bu-net-impact-global-sustainability-panel-tickets-10594264731

This event is open to the public, and all are welcome! If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our organization at niu@bu.edu.
Join an evening of engaging conversation hosted by Boston University's Net Impact Undegrad and International Club, Global Sustainability: International CSR Panel. Panel will begin at 7 PM, and please come with questions and topics for discussion!
Moderator:

Melissa Small is Corporate Responsibility Programs Manager at EMD Millipore, where she focuses on developing employee engagement programs, community engagement initiatives and communications to raise awareness about the company’s CR initiatives. She has extensive experience working on corporate responsibility consulting projects with a variety of companies and organizations, including State Street, Dunkin’ Brands, Praxair, Western Union, Eli Lilly and the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR), a joint project of Ceres and Tellus Institute. Melissa serves as president of the Net Impact Boston Professional Chapter. She holds a B.A. from Tufts University and an MBA from Boston University Graduate School of Management.

Panelists:
Jenny Hogrefe is a senior account executive in the Corporate Social Responsibility group of Cone Communications. Since joining Cone in 2012, Jenny has supported the communications initiatives of clients including The WhiteWave Foods Company, Johnson & Johnson, Keurig Green Mountain, Sodexo and Nestlé Waters North America. With a passion for connecting diverse audiences to complex CSR issues, Jenny’s experience spans the areas of sustainable packaging, waste reduction, water stewardship and ethical sourcing.

Brett Feldman is a Senior Research Analyst with Navigant Research, focusing on Demand Response. Prior to joining Navigant Research, Feldman was a Principal for demand response at Constellation Energy.  Before that, he was a Program Manager in NSTAR's Energy Efficiency department. He also worked at Nexant and ICF consulting in the energy industry. Feldman is currently a member of the Town Council in Franklin, Massachusetts. A Certified Energy Manager, he holds a BA in economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Boston University.

Mak Joshi is an accomplished Product Professional in the Energy Sector currently working as Director of Product Management at Schneider Electric, a Global Leader in Energy Management. Previously, Mak has been a Clean Energy Fellow with the New England Clean Energy Council and has co-founded two energy Start-ups. His most recent start-up, Grid Sensor proposed several innovative solutions for the Electric Distribution Grid Automation sector and Mak was invited by the US CTO to present at a Showcase event at the White House. Previously, Mak has consulted for the Electric Utility Sector (including NSTAR/Northeast Utilities), MA Clean Energy Center, the Canadian Consulate at Boston and other Governmental Agencies as an Energy Expert. Mak currently holds leadership roles with Boston Product Management Association as President and TiE-Boston as Chair - Energy and Cleantech SIG. In the past, he has served with Cleantech Open as their Mentor Selection Committee Lead and with NH High Tech Council on their Entrepreneur Forum Leadership.

Richard Reibstein is an adjunct professor of Boston University in the Environmental Science Department. He also works as an environmental analyst for the Office of Technical Assistance and Technology. He is interested in issues relating to the improvement of environmental governance: effective ways to assist people (in corporations, schools, agencies, households) in reducing pollution and environmental impact; and efficient ways to regulate to ensure a bottom line of necessary progress. He is currently developing the Regulated Community Compliance Project, which is now focusing on ensuring that real estate professionals understand the federal requirements pertaining to lead paint in residences.

David Schreiber is a Certified Financial Planner ™ and a registered representative of Financial West Group, a member of its Progressive Asset Management Group division. He came to Progressive Asset Management Group in early 2006 after working as an independent registered representative of the American General Securities division of AIG starting in 2001. He holds FINRA licenses series 6, 7, 63 and 66 as required of an investment advisor’s representative. He also holds licenses in Massachusetts and New Hampshire for all forms of life, disability, catastrophic care, long-term care, health insurance and related products. He is also a member of the Social Investment Forum and the First Affirmative Financial Group.

Kristina Wessel is a strategic sustainability and organizational development professional and was the vice-president of the Boston Professional Net Impact chapter. Kristina worked for four years at Sodexo North America as a Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist and supported deployment of the company’s global sustainability commitments across more than 6,000 food service and facilities management client sites. Most recently, Kristina was an independent consultant to the Sustainable Initiatives team of Partners HealthCare and led the collection of sustainability baseline data across 15 hospitals to increase awareness of and establish goals for environmental impact reductions and improvements. 
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Humanitarian Assistance Webcast: New Warfare Technologies, New Protection Challenges
WHEN  Thu., Apr. 24, 2014, 10 – 11 a.m.
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Advanced Training on Humanitarian Action at the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard
SPEAKER(S)  Hosts: Anaïde Nahikian and Rob Grace
COST Free and open to the public; registration required
TICKET WEB LINK  https://events-na11.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1128898983/en/events/event/shared/1143283502/event_registration.html?sco-id=1148208292&_charset_=utf-8
CONTACT INFO Cjorgen@hsph.harvard.edu
NOTE   Recent scientific and technological advances have given rise to unprecedented means and methods of warfare. Some of these new technologies — such as observation and combat drones — are already in use, while others — for example, nanotechnologies, combat robots, and laser weapons — are still in experimental stages.
These developments have, and will continue to, profoundly change the ways that modern actors engage in armed conflict. On the one hand, these technologies can not only limit civilian losses but also can spare the lives of combatants. On the other hand, certain features of these new technologies raise unprecedented issues that make the legality of an attack more difficult to ascertain and the attribution of responsibility more complex.
This Humanitarian Action Webcast, produced in partnership with the International Review of the Red Cross, will explore contemporary technological developments and will discuss the resulting challenges that emerge for humanitarian protection. Specifically, this webcast will examine the following questions:
To what extent have new technologies changed the way that modern actors think about conduct during armed conflict?
What are the legal challenges and considerations that access to advanced technologies bring forth?
How can and should humanitarian agencies harness new technology?
How do new technologies influence traditional views and operational strategies for humanitarian intervention and humanitarian assistance?
LINK http://www.atha.se/content/humanitarian-assistance-webcast-new-warfare-technologies-new-protection-challenges

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Advancing Sustainability and Social Good Through Consulting
Thursday, April 24, 2014
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tufts University, Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford
RSVP: https://socialsustainability.eventbrite.com

Ian Kline, President and CEO, Cadmus Group Inc.
Environmental protection, energy efficiency, climate change vulnerability assessment, climate change adaptation and resiliency planning, sustainable transportation, sustainable travel, community sustainability planning, public health protection, high performance and green building, and renewable energy deployment are some of the many social good issues addressed by The Cadmus Group in support of its clients. Ian Kline will talk about some of the firm's work in these areas, the origin and implementation of his strategic vision to grow a firm focused on advancing social good through consulting, and what it takes to build a career in consulting while also realizing a passion for and commitment to creating social value, improving the quality of people's lives, and protecting the natural environment.

Ian Kline serves as president and CEO of The Cadmus Group, Inc. He is the architect of the firm's strategic vision to create shareholder value for the firm's more than 400 employee-owners by focusing on market and client sectors that allow the firm to create social value, improve the quality of people's lives, and protect the natural environment. This strategic plan more than doubled the size of the firm over the first three years of its execution and has continued to generate significant growth and diversification since. As a result of the project work that comprised that growth, Cadmus has also created significant social value for its clients, their constituencies, and society at large.

In his project work, Mr. Kline provides technical and strategic advice to government and commercial clients on a variety of complex sustainability, environmental, and public health issues. Mr. Kline joined Cadmus in 1995, was named a principal in 1999, and became a vice president in 2000. As a vice president, he led two of Cadmus' business units. He became president in 2005 and chief executive officer in 2007.

Mr. Kline holds an M.P.P. in environmental policy and management from the University of Southern California and an A.B. from Cornell University. He also is a graduate of the Harvard Business School's comprehensive executive leadership program.

Mr. Kline serves on the advisory board of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management. He also sits on the executive board of The Nature Generation, a nonprofit organization that works to inspire responsible environmental stewardship.

Environmental Studies Lunch & Learn Program
http://as.tufts.edu/environmentalStudies/events/lunchlearn.htm
Contact Name:  Sarah Neville
saraheneville@gmail.com

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That time the FBI labeled my dissertation research a threat to national security: Scholarly inquiry, political dissent, & the freedom of information
Thursday, April 24 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, Room Number: 1019
This event is free, open to the public, and will have FREE ITALIAN FOOD!

A conversation at Harvard Law School with academic and activist Ryan Shapiro on the Freedom of Information Act, the policing of dissent on the streets and in the classroom, and the ongoing crisis of secrecy.

A recent article about Ryan Shapiro’s work opened by declaring, “Depending on whom you ask, Ryan Shapiro is either the country’s 'FOIA superhero' or a 'threat to national security.’" Shapiro is a longtime animal rights and social justice activist and now also a PhD candidate in MIT’s Program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, & Society (HASTS).
Shapiro’s research focuses on the political functioning of national security and the policing of dissent. To this end, he currently has over 700 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests in motion with the FBI, making him the FBI?s ?most prolific? FOIA requestor. Shapiro also has numerous FOIA requests in motion with the CIA, DIA, and NSA, as well as a host of ongoing lawsuits against these agencies for failure to comply with his FOIA requests. The FBI is now even arguing in court that Shapiro’s dissertation FOIA research on FBI campaigns against animal rights and environmental protesters is itself a threat to national security. Shapiro’s work has been covered by sources as varied as Democracy Now!, Mother Jones, Salon, the Huffington Post, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, BBC World Service, Al Jazeera America, PolicyMic, The Afro American, GreenIsTheNewRed, FireDogLake, Vice News, the Wall Street Journal, the International Business Times, The Daily Mail, and Fox Nation. Shapiro is also a plaintiff in Blum v. Holder, the federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.

Sponsored by the Harvard Law School Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/saldf/

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Adaptation to Climate Change by Sugar Maple Trees
Thursday, April 24, 2014 
12:00pm - 2:30pm
Kennedy School of Government, Room 2000, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

Dr. Michael Farrell
We are pleased to invite you to a discussion with Dr. Michael Farrell about adaptation to climate change by sugar maple trees and the maple syrup industry in New England.

Michael Farrell is the Director of Cornell University’s Sugar Maple Research & Extension Field Station. He will be discussing the role of climate change in sugar maple health and maple syrup production.

Lunch will be provided, but you must register in advance. Please RSVP to Pamela Templer atPamela_Templer@hks.harvard.edu by 5pm on Friday, April 18th to attend.

Contact Name:  Pamela Templer
Pamela_Templer@hks.harvard.edu

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Reporting on China
WHEN  Thu., Apr. 24, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE  Nieman Foundation for Journalism, Walter Lippmann House, One Francis Avenue, Cambridge, Mass.
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Business, Environmental Sciences, Humanities, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
SPEAKER(S)  David Barboza, New York Times Shanghai Bureau Chief, and Nieman Fellow Yang Xiao, Beijing correspondent for Southern People Weekly
COST  Free and open to the public

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"Measuring Green Development with Indices: China's Case and Cross-country Comparisons"
Thursday, April 24, 2014
3:30pm
Harvard, Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Li Xiaoxi, Professor and Founding Director, School of Economics and Resource Management, Beijing Normal University; Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Harvard University

http://chinaproject.harvard.edu/event/Li140424
Contact Name:  Chris Nielsen
nielsen2@fas.harvard.edu

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Draper Prize Lecture 2014: Engineering the Lithium Ion Battery
Thursday, April 24, 2014 
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Museum of Science, Boston, One Science Park, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/draper-prize-lecture-2014-tickets-10084423783
Cost:  FREE but online ticket registration required.

Imagine daily life without mobile devices! Used by millions of people around the world in cell phones, laptops, tablets, hearing-aids, cameras, power tools and more, our lightweight mobile devices are powered by the rechargeable lithium ion battery. Come hear its inventors describe the engineering breakthroughs that contributed to the development of the battery, whose economic impact is now estimated at approximately $10 billion.

The Draper Prize for Engineering is an international award celebrating the achievements of engineers whose practical applications of technology have contributed to the welfare of society. 2014 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Prize.

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Askwith Forum: Educational Challenges of the 21st Century
WHEN  Thu., Apr. 24, 2014, 4 – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge
TYPE OF EVENT Discussion, Forum, Lecture, Panel, Question & Answer Session
BUILDING/ROOM Askwith Hall
CONTACT NAME Amber DiNatale
CONTACT EMAIL  askwith_forums@gse.harvard.edu
CONTACT PHONE  617-384-9968
SPONSORING ORGANIZATION/DEPARTMENT Harvard Graduate School of Education
REGISTRATION REQUIRED No
ADMISSION FEE This event is free and open to the public.
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Education
NOTE   Moderator: Fernando Reimers, Ed.M.’84, Ed.D.’88, Ford Foundation Professor of International Education, and Director, International Education Policy Program, HGSE
Panelists:
Amar Bhidé, Thomas Schmidheiny Professor, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Michael Casserly, Executive Director, Council of the Great City Schools
Mitchell Chester, Ed.M.’88, Ed.D.’91, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Deb Delisle, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
Nancy Hoffman, Vice President and Senior Advisor, Jobs for the Future; Adjunct Lecturer on Education, HGSE
This panel will examine the role K-12 schools can play in supporting economic and civic renewal. Participants will discuss the key gaps in preparing students to be contributors to a knowledge-based economy and to democratic participation. Panelists will also examine the options to support reform efforts.
Askwith Forum in conjunction with the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative

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Fab Lounge
Thursday, April 24
4:00pm - 8:00pm
South End Technology Center, 359 Columbus Avenue, Boston

Our Fab Lounge is "where magic happens." You create digital designs using Open Office Draw, GIMP and Inkscape, and fabricate your designs on our laser-cutter and vinyl-cutter. Experienced Fab Stewards will be on hand to mentor you and your ideas.  Fab Lab Boston is the first Digital Fabrication Laboratory in the world established outside of the MIT Media Lab.  It is located in the South End Technology Center @ Tent City.

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Symposium: "Science, Identity, and Ethnicity"
Thursday, April 24, 2014
5:00 PM - Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5:30 PM (PDT)
Harvard, William James Hall 1550, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge

a two-day interdisciplinary symposium with keynote speaker Nadia Abu El-Haj (Barnard College & Columbia University)
free and open to the public

5.00-5.15pm   Welcome: Elise Burton and Ian McGonigle
5.15-7.00    Roundtable Discussion: Disciplinary Perspectives on Science, Ethnicity, and Identity
Chair: Elise Burton, PhD Candidate in History & Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard
History of Science: Everett Mendelsohn, Emeritus Professor of History of Science, Harvard University
Gender Studies: Sarah Richardson, Assistant Professor of History of Science and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard
Government: Ofrit Liviatan, Lecturer of Government, Harvard
Anthropology: Ian McGonigle, PhD Candidate in Anthropology, University of Chicago
Sociology: Trina Vithayathil, PhD Candidate in Sociology, Brown University
Science & Technology Studies: Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard Kennedy School

With recent advances in the biosciences, such as second-generation genomic sequencing, advanced techniques in assisted conception, and the prediction of inheritable diseases, many aspects of individual identities— from ethnicity to genealogy to disease susceptibility— have been problematized. DNA is now being “read” by scientists to articulate a molecular basis for many historical and social phenomena, such as individuals’ membership in ethnic or national groups, as well as renewing older concerns about social control of populations through genetics. But what do these new kinds of genetic readings do for states and their citizens? To what extent have the genetic sciences expanded or circumscribed the ways of authorizing ethnic and national belonging? How has research in population genetics and human biogeography affected legal and political rights to citizenship, and territorial disputes? Are biological sciences, technologies, and society entangled to the point of being co-produced, and if so in what ways? This symposium tackles these questions from a global perspective, with the hope of fostering dialogue across disciplinary divides and geographical regions.

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High Speed Photography – A journey from Edgerton to Oefner
April 24, 2014
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
swissnex Boston, 420 Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/high-speed-photography-a-journey-from-edgerton-to-oefner-tickets-10171430021

Swiss Fabian Oefner (born 1984) is a curious investigator, photographer and artist, whose work moves between the fields of art and science. His images capture in unique and imaginative ways natural phenomena that appear in our daily lives, such as sound waves, centripetal forces, iridescence, or the unique properties of magnetic ferroliquids. His exploration of the unseen and poetic facets of the natural world is an invitation, as he says, “to stop for a moment and appreciate the magic that constantly surronds us”. Oefner’s art and techniques are quite similar to those of Harold “Doc” Edgerton, former MIT professor of electrical engineering. Prior to Oefner’s experiments, J. Kim Vandiver, director of the Edgerton Center at MIT, will speak about Edgerton’s work and legacy and how Oefner’s work relates to this pioneer!

Contact Name Andreas Rufer
Contact Phone 617-876-3076

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The Race for Spring: How Climate Change Alters Plant Communities
Thursday, April 24
6:30-7:30pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, Jamaica Plain
RSVP at https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/SelectDate.aspx

Elizabeth Wolkovich, PhD, Assistant Professor, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Climate change research indicates that “biological spring” has shifted earlier in most parts of the world, with plants leafing and flowering approximately one week earlier than a century ago. Such work uses plant phenology---the timing of life-history events---to track responses to warming. Plant phenology is strongly linked to climate, can be easily observed, and affects important ecosystem services, thus it is one of the most reported and critical indicators of climate change. However it is also one of the most variable—showing remarkable variation across species, habitats, and time. Elizabeth Wolkovich will speak about her research aimed at improved prediction of this variation and how temporal assembly and species attributes may interact with phenology to shape current and future plant communities.

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Internet, Security, and Power
Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:00p–9:00p
MIT, Building 32-155, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Bruce Schneier
The Internet affects power, and power affects the Internet. And while we first thought that the Internet would empower the powerless, the reality is much more complicated. Both government and corporate power dominate today's Internet even as distributed groups gain in power. This talk examines the various ways power manifests itself in the Internet, and how security both allows the powerful to remain so while permitting the powerless to thrive as well. On the Internet, data equals power, and the dynamic between the various forces is the fundamental societal issue of the Information Age.

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a "security guru" by The Economist. He is the author of 12 books,including Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Thrive, as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter "Crypto-Gram" and his blog "Schneier on Security" are read by over 250,000 people. He has testified before Congress, is a frequent guest on television and radio, has served on several government committees, and is regularly quoted in the press. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, a program fellow at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an Advisory Board Member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, and the Chief Technology Officer at Co3 Systems, Inc.

IEEE/ACM Joint Seminar Series
Exploring the edge of computing technology.

Web site: http://ewh.ieee.org/r1/boston/computer/schneier.html
Open to: the general public
Cost: 0
Sponsor(s): ACM & IEEE/CS78yh
For more information, contact:  Dorothy Curtis
dcurtis@csail.mit.edu

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Friday, April 25
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Symposium: "Science, Identity, and Ethnicity"
Friday, April 25
9am-5pm
Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South S-020, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

9.00 am  Continental breakfast
9.30-9.45  Welcome and Introduction: Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School
9.45-11:45  Panel I: Law, Governance, and the Science of Identity
Jennifer Hochschild, Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government and Professor of African and African-American Studies, Harvard: “African-American Views of DNA Ancestry Testing”
Susan Greenhalgh, John King and Wilma Cannon Fairbank Professor of Chinese Society and Professor of Anthropology, Harvard: “Biogovernance in the Making of Global China”
Jonathan Kahn, Professor, Hamline University School of Law: “Race, Law and Neuroscience”
Discussant: Stephen Hilgartner, Associate Professor and Chair of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University
11:45-12:45  Catered lunch for registered attendees
12:45-2.45  Panel II: Scientific Practice and Social Relations
Ajantha Subramanian, Professor of Anthropology, Harvard: “Meritocracy and the Resurgence of Race and Caste in Indian Technical Education”
Karen-Sue Taussig, Professor of Anthropology, University of Minnesota:“Science, Salvation, and Citizenship: Building Social Relations for a Molecular Medical Future”
Ruha Benjamin, Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Boston University: “Can the Subaltern Genome Code?”
Discussant: Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School
2.45-3:00  Coffee break
3:00-4:00  Keynote: Nadia Abu El-Haj, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College & Columbia University: "The Nature of Politics"
4.00-4.50  Q&A and Discussion, moderated by Susan Kahn, Associate Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Lecturer in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Harvard
4.50-5.00  Closing comments: Elise Burton and Ian McGonigle

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Designing the Workplace of Tomorrow ... TODAY: Occupier, Designer, and Investor Perspectives
WHEN  Fri., Apr. 25, 2014, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge (Reception to Follow)
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Art/Design, Business, Conferences, Environmental Sciences, Humanities, Information Technology, Sustainability
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR The Real Estate Academic Initiative at Harvard University and MDes Real Estate and the Built Environment, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
SPEAKER(S)  See website for full details on panelists
COST Free and open to the public; registration required
TICKET WEB LINK  http://www.reai.harvard.edu
CONTACT INFO henshall@gsd.harvard.edu, 617.496.1570
NOTE   Registration closes on April 15. Reception to follow.
LINK www.reai.harvard.edu

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Walden Warming:  Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods
Friday, April 25
3:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Richard B. Primack
Harvard Book Store welcomes professor of biology at Boston University RICHARD B.PRIMACK for a discussion of his book Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods.
In his meticulous notes on the natural history of Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau records the first open flowers of highbush blueberry on May 11, 1853. If he were to look for the first blueberry flowers in Concord today, mid-May would be too late. In the 160 years since Thoreau’s writings, warming temperatures have pushed blueberry flowering three weeks earlier, and in 2012, following a winter and spring of record-breaking warmth, blueberries began flowering on April 1—six weeks earlier than in Thoreau’s time. The climate around Thoreau’s beloved Walden Pond is changing, with visible ecological consequences.

In Walden Warming, Richard B. Primack uses Thoreau and Walden, icons of the conservation movement, to track the effects of a warming climate on Concord’s plants and animals. Under the attentive eyes of Primack, the notes that Thoreau made years ago are transformed from charming observations into scientific data sets. Primack finds that many wildflower species that Thoreau observed—including familiar groups such as irises, asters, and lilies—have declined in abundance or have disappeared from Concord. Primack also describes how warming temperatures have altered other aspects of Thoreau’s Concord, from the dates when ice departs from Walden Pond in late winter, to the arrival of birds in the spring, to the populations of fish, salamanders, and butterflies that live in the woodlands, river meadows, and ponds.

Primack demonstrates that climate change is already here, and it is affecting not just Walden Pond but many other places in Concord and the surrounding region. Although we need to continue pressuring our political leaders to take action, Primack urges us each to heed the advice Thoreau offers in Walden: to “live simply and wisely.” In the process, we can each minimize our own contributions to our warming climate.

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Presentation- Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
Friday, April 25, 2014
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
Harvard Law School, WCC 1010, 1575 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/presentation-introduction-to-social-entrepreneurship-tickets-11335688349

You are cordially invited to join Suzanne McKechnie Klahr and Kyle Westaway as their Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship students present their Final Projects.  Learn about the community impact Harvard Law Students have made with high-performing social enterprises:
Nisolo: Being part of the change!
Angaza: Pay as you go platform.
Public Equity Group: Provide institutional quality global finance consulting
Achieve Mission: Realizing strategic goals and making desired impact in the community.
B-Labs: nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

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DeScience - Research on the Runway
Friday, April 25
6:00pm - 8:00pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

DeScience is a project in which the world of scientific discovery offers inspiration to fashion designers. Through collaborations between designers and scientists, research will come to the runway this fall! Meet some of the designer and scientist partners, learn about the collaborative process in which science will be transformed into real fashion, and get a first-hand look at what some of the designs destined for the runway this fall may be! Learn more at www.fashiondescience.com

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Power to the Pedals: Wenzday Jane and the Culture of Change
Friday, April 25
6:30 pm
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston
RSVP https://online.architects.org/bsassa/evtssareg.custid?p_event_id=1247
Cost:  $10, $5 for BSA Members

Power to the Pedals: Wenzday Jane and the Culture of Change, a 30-minute film narrating the story of Wenzday Jane, the business mind behind Boston's cargo bike business, Metro Pedal Power.

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Saturday, April 26
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HackFood+Ag
Saturday, April 26
MIT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/357993637672217/

Abstract: The creative minds of students spanning the gamut of engineers, scientists, programmers, urban planners and MBAs from MIT, Harvard, Tufts, Babson, and others will be collaborating on innovative new ideas for solutions to problems in four main areas:  Urban Agriculture, Food Waste, Financing Sustainable Food and Ag, and Local Food Systems.  There will also be an overarching theme of using big data and analytics. We have organized two panels on Tuesday April 15th and Wednesday April 23rd, where representatives from industry, startups, and local government will speak about some of the outstanding problems needing solutions. The main event will start at 8AM with a kickoff of ideas brainstorming, followed by team formations. There will be mentors helping teams throughout the day, as they work on business plans or prototyping. The event will culminate in a 2-minute pitch to a panel of judges, after which over $5000 in prize money will be awarded!
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hackfoodag-2014-tickets-10917776363

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Sea Change: Boston symposium
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
75 Northern Avenue, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-change-boston-symposium-tickets-10835345811

The Sea Change: Boston symposium will bring together designers, engineers, city leaders, academics, advocates, and community members for a day-long conversation about how to make Boston a resilient city in the face of sea level rise.

Panels include:
Making Change Visible: Design Strategies
Fortify or Retreat?
Thinking Big: Regional Planning

Contact: Shaun O’Rourke, shaun.orourke@the-bac.edu

The symposium is an extension of Sea Change: Boston, an exhibition curated by Sasaki Associates in partnership with the Boston Architectural College, The City of Boston, and The Boston Harbor Association. The show is on view at District Hall April 7–June 4. Please visit www.sasaki.com/seachange for more information.

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Investing in a Sustainable Future: Economic Growth and Environmental Constraints
Saturday April 26
9:00am-5:00pm
MIT, Building 32-123, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http:// enviroecon.org
Cost:  $0 - $25

The goal of this conference stimulate lively and interactive discussion about the relationship between economic activity and environmental impacts. The guest speakers are thought leaders from government, academia, and the non-profit and for-profit sectors.

More info: http:// enviroecon.org

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Sunday, April 27
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We Shall Not Forget: Live Testimony from MIT Alum; Holocaust Survivor, Julian Bussgang
Sunday, April 27, 2014
11:00a–12:00p
W1, Flowers Dining Room, Maseeh Hall, 305 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

In honor of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), come hear Julian Bussgang, Alum EE '51 (School of Engineering) speak about his wartime experiences during WW2, how he survived the Holocaust, and what he has done since with the gift of life he was given.

As the years pass between the horrible events of the Holocaust and present day, so too do the opportunities to hear live testimonies from survivors of this dark time in history.

We hope you will be able to join us.

Open to: the general public
Cost: FREE
Sponsor(s): Hillel (MIT)
For more information, contact:  Shoshana Gibbor
8489927374
sgibbor@mit.edu

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Holocaust and Technology: When Technology becomes Evil
Sunday, April 27, 2014
12:00p–1:00p
MIT, Building W1, Flowers Dining Room, Maseeh Hall, 305 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

A Panel Discussion -
The trains at Auschwitz ran on time. In fact, the Holocaust was one of the most efficient attempted genocides in history. Complicit in that efficiency were companies we know today - like IBM and VW. But beyond the efficiency, there was also a substantial scientific bent to the Holocaust, ranging from medical experiments to the development of the atomic bomb.

Some of the ethical questions have already been asked. How do we relate to the companies that were complicit? How do we relate to the scientific evidence that the Nazi regime produced?

But the question that is far closer to MIT relates to the technological process that is happening here on campus. What responsibilities do the students, the faculty, and the institute have to ensure that the technologies being developed here are used for ethical purposes? Until what point can we claim technological neutrality? What are the other questions we need to be asking now?

Open to: the general public
Cost: FREE
Sponsor(s): Hillel (MIT)
For more information, contact:  Shoshana Gibbor
848-992-7374
sgibbor@mit.edu 

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NECEC Institute's Cleantech Navigate Northeast
Monday, April 28, 2014 
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/navigate-summit-tickets-10914043197

 Bring your Expertise to the Table to
Shape the Northeast Cleantech Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Commercialization Community
Because you are an established leader or growing entrepreneur in the regional cleantech ecosystem, NECEC invites you to the first-ever symposium specifically designed to bring together a diverse group of Northeast's leaders in clean technology innovation, entrepreneurship & commercialization to:
Connect with other regional leaders to expand and strengthen your network of resources,
Identify key opportunities to build the regional innovation, entrepreneurship & commercialization community, and
Share your expertise to help develop best practices.
The Navigate Summit is the first of two Cleantech Navigate Northeast annual gatherings of the leaders from across the Northeast, with the goal of identifying challenges, trends, best practices, and opportunities for collaboration.

This event will be attended by an intimate group of the region's leaders and will include representation from incubators and accelerators, universities and research institutions, state and municipal entities, investors, and, of course, entrepreneurs.
The first half of the event will be entrepreneur / innovator centric, meaning that the way that we are structuring it is actually focused on real entrepreneur challenges. We are inviting entrepreneurs from our community to act as the case-studies for small group discussions on common cleantech commercialization challenges. We hope that these discussions will not only help identify best practices for overcoming the challenges, but also enable the leaders from across the region to leverage our collective networks to support these participating entrepreneurs.
The second half of the event will engage representatives from the corporate community who are participating in a parallel workshop next door for the first half of the day. We will spend time exploring best practices for encouraging corporate strategic partnering, and networking with the corporate attendees.
Then at the end of the day we will provide transport for everyone over to the MIT Clean Energy Prize!

The joint mission of the NECEC Institute and its sister organization, the New England Clean Energy Council, is to accelerate New England’s clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of clean energy companies.  The NECEC Institute, a 501(c)(3), leads regional programs to develop the region’s cleantech cluster focusing its efforts on 1) Innovation, 2) Cluster & Economic Development, and 3) Education & Workforce Development.

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"Early Modern Climate Science: The View from British North America"
Monday, April 28, 2014 
12:15pm - 2:00pm
Harvard, Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Joyce Chaplin, Harvard, History 

STS Circle at Harvard

http://sts.hks.harvard.edu/events/sts_circle/
sts@hks.harvard.edu
Sandwich lunches are provided. Please RSVP to sts@hks.harvard.edu by Wednesday at 5PM the week before.

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Warrantless Searches of Personal Electronic Devices: Is the Baby Lost in the Woods?
Monday, April 28
3 to 4pm  
Harvard, K354, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge 
2:30pm refreshments

David Abrams
Technology moves forward in leaps and bounds but the law advances in baby steps. Long-standing legal precedent allows a police officer to search a suspect without a warrant after an arrest to ensure the officer's safety and prevent the destruction of evidence. Over time, courts have incrementally expanded this search to allow opening a cigarette pack, looking through a paper address book or examining the contents of a beeper. Recently, police have begun examined the call history and address lists from cell phones of suspects. With modern smart phones holding tens of gigabytes of data, extension of this policy allows police to view email, text messages, documents and images accumulated over months or years; personal information that traditionally would be protected from casual search by the Fourth Amendment's warrant requirement. Has technology created an end-run around the Constitution? The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to decide the issue this summer. How will they rule? I discuss the history of the search-incident-to-an-arrest exception to the warrant requirement and examine how technological advances clash with the slow, incremental application of precedent to the law.

David Abrams teaches introductory circuit design at Harvard and Problem Solving and Internet Law at Suffolk Law School. He is interested in the intersection of law and technology as well as privacy and copyright issues on the Internet. David graduated from M.I.T. with degrees in Electrical Engineering and he earned his J.D. at Harvard Law School.
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MIT Clean Energy Prize Showcase and Awards
Monday, April 28, 2014 
3:00pm - 6:30pm
Sheraton Boston Hotel - Constitution Ballroom, 39 Dalton Street, Boston
RSVP at http://cep.mit.edu/timeline/cep-grand-prize-showcase-2014/?utm_source=Copy+of+[E…

3:00 - 5:00 Showcase
Meet the twenty-one semifinalists representing a dozen universities from across the country.  At this poster session, learn about their clean energy innovations in three categories:  renewable energy; energy efficiency; and infrastructure and resources.
5:00 - 6:30  Awards Program
Welcome -- Bill Aulet, Managing Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
Opening Remarks -- Craig Hallstrom, President, NSTAR Electric and Western Massachusetts Electric
Keynote Address -- Richard K. Sullivan Jr., Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

While there is no cost to attend, seating for the Awards Program is limited and registration is required.
No registration is required to attend the Showcase.

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Askwith Forum - M.Night Shyamalan: I Got Schooled
WHEN  Mon., Apr. 28, 2014, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge
TYPE OF EVENT Forum, Lecture, Question & Answer Session
BUILDING/ROOM   Askwith Hall
CONTACT NAME   Amber DiNatale
CONTACT EMAIL   askwith_forums@gse.harvard.edu
CONTACT PHONE  617-384-9968
SPONSORING ORGANIZATION/DEPARTMENT Harvard Graduate School of Education
REGISTRATION REQUIRED No
ADMISSION FEE This event is free and open to the public.
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Education
NOTE   Introduction: Paul Reville, Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration, HGSE
Speaker: M. Night Shyamalan, screenwriter, director, producer and author
Famed film director M. Night Shyamalan began his endeavors into education philanthropy by providing college scholarships through his private foundation to promising inner-city students. It was shortly thereafter that he realized these scholarships did little to improve the educational system as a whole, nor did they impact the large amount of students who remained in under-performing schools. After traveling across the country to meet with researchers, practitioners and successful urban schools, he was able to learn the keys to closing America’s education achievement gap. In his first book, I Got Schooled: The Unlikely Story of How a Moonlighting Movie Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America's Education Gap, Shyamalan explores these keys and the research behind each, along with other popular reform ideas which he debunks along the way.  Join Shyamalan as he offers a unique look at America’s educational achievement gap through the lens of an outsider.
Copies of M. Night Shyamalan's book will be available for purchase at the forum. 

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7 Billion and Counting: Population and the Planet
Monday, April 28
5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. 
(Reception starts at 5:30 p.m.; discussion at 6:30 p.m.) 
Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, Wimberly Theatre, 527 Tremont Street, Boston
RSVP at http://nature.org/future
Cost:  $25 ($60 for three event ticket)

Join The Nature Conservancy for "7 Billion and Counting: Population and the Planet," the First Event in This Year's Future of Nature Speakers' Series.
On April 28, a panel of leading thinkers will tackle the question of whether population growth must harm nature and its ability to sustain life.

Glance at any rapidly ticking global population counter, and it's clear. Global population growth must be part of the conversation about sustaining the planet.

Already more than 7 billion, Earth's human population is projected to exceed 9 billion people by 2050.

Does human population growth affect other species and the planet as a whole? What about families already struggling to find food, water and healthcare? Can empowering women make life more sustainable for people and nature? Can conservation and technology innovations support Earth's ability to provide food, water and other benefits for 7 billion people and counting?

Join The Nature Conservancy and a panel of thought leaders on population and the environment as they tackle these questions and more in this important community conversation at "7 Billion and Counting: Population and the Planet," the first of three events in the second annual Future of Nature lecture series. Tickets can be purchased at nature.org/future.

Panelists include:
Caroline Crosbie, senior vice president, Pathfinder International.
Roger-Mark De Souza, director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center.
Peter Kareiva, chief scientist and director of science, The Nature Conservancy.
Alan Weisman, journalist and author of "The World without Us" and "Countdown."

Each night of The Future of Nature will feature leaders in their fields discussing some of our most critical conservation challenges and opportunities. "7 Billion and Counting: Population and the Planet," will be followed by two events:
May 12, "Investing in Nature: Conservation and the Bottom Line," a discussion of the relationship between environmentally responsible investment and a strong economy.
June 9, "Weathering the Storm: Boston's Future Climate," a discussion of how Boston can prepare for the impacts of a changing climate.

Each night will include a pre-event reception with refreshments, conversation, and information from community groups working on these important issues.

All events will be at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.

Tickets are $25 per event. A series pass for all three events is $60.

Individual event tickets and series passes can be purchased online via nature.org/future.

Tickets will not be sold at the door.

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Cambridge Water(shed) Works:  A Big-Picture Adventure in our Water Address
Monday, April 28
6:00 to 7:30 pm
Walter J. Sullivan Water Purification Facility, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge

You may have had the chance to see our waterworks treatment process in action, but do you know how our watershed brings water to the treatment facility? What is a watershed and water address anyway? Join us for an interactive and hands-on workshop about where our water comes from and how watersheds work. This program is appropriate for ages 8 through adult. Come ready to experiment and get involved, and don't forget to register with Kirsten at klindquist@cambridgema.gov or (617) 349-6489! Registration Required - Please register by NOON, Friday, April 25.

Please register for each event that you plan to attend:
You will receive directions and information on parking in response to your registration.
Follow registration directions included with each program description

To receive monthly email program announcements, send an email to friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.com

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Growing Cities:  screening and panel discussion
Monday, April 28, 2014
6:00-8:00pm
Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Hall, Starr Auditorium, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
Free and open to all.

Growing Cities examines the role of urban farming in America and the power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat.  Following the film, speakers from the World PEAS Food Hub (part of New Entry) and the Urban Farming Institute will discuss ways Bostonians can engage with local agriculture.  Local snacks and refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Harvard University’s Food Literacy Program

Contact kpetcosky@commteam.org or 978-654-5733 with any questions.

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MIT IDEAS Global Challenge Innovation Showcase
Monday, April 28, 2014
6:30p–8:30p
MIT, Building 32, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Each year we host an Innovation Showcase for this participating teams to share their work with the MIT community and the greater Boston area. Come join us to meet the teams, celebrate their work, check out the prototypes and hear what this year's teams are working towards.

Web site: http://globalchallenge.mit.edu
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): IDEAS Global Challenge
For more information, contact:  Keely Swan
globalchallenge@mit.edu 

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ACT Lecture | Elvan Zabunyan: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Translations of Memory
Monday, April 28, 2014
7:00p–9:00p
MIT, Building E15-001, ACT Cube, Wiesner Building, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Elvan Zabunyan
The starting point of Elvan Zabunyan's talk is the work of Korean-born American novelist and artist Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. In 1980, having left her native Korea seventeen years earlier, Cha returned to work on a film project she described as "memory [that] materializes directly on the screen." Cha was fluent in English, French, and Korean and worked with words as images and with images as words, using the structure of language and translation to create a multiplicity of narratives in time, space, and memory.

Elvan Zabunyan is a contemporary art historian and art critic based in Paris. Her research focuses on the redefinition of contemporary art history through postcolonial and feminist art and theory in the context of the genealogy of cultural displacement. She is the author of Black Is A Color: A History of Contemporary African-American Art (2005) and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Berkeley, 1968 (2013). Her essays on contemporary visual arts have appeared in books, exhibition catalogues, and journals. She is an Associate Professor at the Rennes University (Brittany, France) and Director of the Curatorial Program in the Art History Department.

Experiments in Thinking, Action, and Form: Cinematic Migrations
Cinematic Migrations, as a conjoined designation, poses the notion of "migrations" in relation to "the cinematic" in an intentionally porous juxtaposition, conceived to allow a wide range of questions, interpretations and permutations to emerge. During this initial phase, the work of John Akomfrah, currently with Smoking Dogs Films and previously with Black Audio Film Collective, provides a focal point for examination, in conjunction with presentations of filmmakers, artists, and scholars participating in the related lecture series.
Web site: http://act.mit.edu/projects-and-events/events/projects/cinematic-migrations/
Open to: the general public
Cost: FREE
Sponsor(s): Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning, MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology
For more information, contact:  Laura Anca Chichisan
617-253-5229
act@mit.edu 

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Nerd Nite April! AKA The Kids Are Alright with DNA Nanotechnology
28 April 2014  
8PM 
Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Cost:  $5

Talk 1 – “Making (Tiny) Stuff Out of DNA” by Richie Kohman, PhD
Everyone knows that DNA is the molecule that contains the genetic code of life, but did you know that researchers are now using it as a building material as well?  In fact, structures made from DNA may be the most intricate nanoscale objects ever made by humans. This talk will introduce the field of DNA nanotechnology and give a brief overview of its history and current status.  Find out not only what you can make out of it, but also what DNA nanotechnology is good for.

Richie has worked on a variety of research projects such as creating biomaterials for regenerative medicine and gene therapy, turning brain cells on and off with light, and developing surgical methods to deliver drugs into the brain. He is now pursuing various scientific endeavors at the interface between neuroscience and nanotechnology. Richie received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is now a postdoc in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University and a research affiliate in the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Talk 2 – “What the kids are learning these days: an exploration of learning through play” by Jackie Gonzalez
Informal youth educator & creative technologist Jackie Gonzalez shares anecdotes that highlight the innovative ways local educators are trying to re-engage youth in their own learning. From preschool robotics to 3D modeling to wearable tech, school has never looked so cool.

Jackie is the program manager of the Flagship Computer Clubhouse, located at the Museum of Science, Boston. Prior to her involvement at the Clubhouse, she has worked as an educator of robotics and other STEAM initiatives through work with an assortment of Boston-area groups, including PBS’s Design Squad, FableVision Studios, the DevTech group at Tufts University, and the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.
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Tuesday, April 29
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THE IDEAS INDUSTRY: IS THE ACADEMY NEEDED OR WANTED?
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (PDT)
Tufts, Chase Center, Curtis Street, Medford
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-ideas-industry-is-the-academy-needed-or-wanted-tickets-11310523079

As the first dedicated graduate school of international affairs in the United States, The Fletcher School is uniquely poised to bring together multidisciplinary perspectives on the changing state of the academy in the marketplace of ideas.

The spread of the ideas industry could be interpreted as an indictment of academia’s irrelevance to influence the public sphere.  At the same time, many academics have exploited the tools of this emergent industry to promote their own ideational wares.

Has the marketplace of ideas changed?  Has the academy become too removed from this marketplace to have an impact?  Are there outreach efforts that can bridge the gap between the academy and the public sphere? 

On April 29th, we will tackle these questions with renowned academics, journalists, and public intellectuals. Please join us for this exciting conference filled with fresh insights and provocative dialogue.

For more information, including the schedule and speaker bios, please visit: http://fletcher.tufts.edu/Ideas_Industry/Marketplace

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"Our Marathon": The Boston Bombing Digital Archive
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
12:15a–12:45a
MIT, Building 32-144, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Jim McGrath and Alicia Peaker
Our Marathon is a crowd-sourced digital archive of stories, photos, video, and social media related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and its aftermath. Bring your lunch and join members of the Our Marathon team as they provide an overview of the project and the archive.

Web site: http://libguides.mit.edu/preservationweek
Open to: the general public
Cost: free
Sponsor(s): MIT Libraries, Our Marathon
For more information, contact:  Ann Marie Willer
preservation-team@mit.edu 

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Living with Data: Stories that Make Data More Personal
Tuesday, April 29
12:30pm ET
Berkman Center for Internet & Society, 23 Everett Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge
RSVP required for those attending in person at https://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2014/04/watson#RSVP
This event will be webcast live at https://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2014/04/watson at 12:30pm ET.

Sara Watson, Berkman Fellow
We are becoming data. Between our mobile phones, browser history, wearable sensors, and connected devices in our homes, there's more data about us than ever before. So how are we learning to live with all this data?

Inspired by her ethnographic interview work with members of the quantified self community, Sara hopes to make these larger systemic shifts more relateable and concrete with personal narratives. This talk will share some examples of how we find clues, investigate, and reverse engineer what's going on with our data, and call for more stories to help personalize our evolving relationship to data and the algorithms that govern it.

About Sara
Sara M. Watson is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Her work addresses how individuals are learning to live with their personal data, in particular as more technologies like wearable sensors and the Internet of Things tie our bodies and our physical environment to data. Her award winning thesis examined the personal data interests of the Quantified Self community. Sara’s research interests include algorithmic literacy, personal data and the digital self, and society’s relationships to technologies and infrastructures. She is also interested in how technological change gets written and talked about in popular culture. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Wired, and Slate.

Sara also consults with technology companies about their data practices and policies. She has worked with companies such as Crimson Hexagon, Brightcove, and The World Economic Forum. Previously she was an enterprise technology analyst at The Research Board, exploring the implications of large-scale technological trends for Fortune 500 CIOs.

Sara holds an MSc in the Social Science of the Internet with distinction from the Oxford Internet Institute, and graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude with a joint degree in English and American Literature and Film Studies.

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"Our Digital Lives: Protecting Our Data In Use and At Rest"
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
1:15p–1:45p
MIT, Building 32-144, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Michael Haslsall, Senior Network and Information Security Analyst at MIT
"The Art and Science of Document Security: Past, Present, and Future," Three talks present research on historical, contemporary, and novel methods for creating secure documents in all forms. Haslall's talk focuses on document security in the Future.

Web site: http://libguides.mit.edu/preservationweek
Open to: the general public
Cost: free
Sponsor(s): MIT Libraries
For more information, contact:  Jana Dambrogio
preservation-team@mit.edu 

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"Benign Neglect No More: How document security effects access to memory"
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
1:45p–2:15p
MIT, Building 32-144, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Kari R. Smith, Digital Archivist, MIT Libraries, Institute Archives and Special Collections
"The Art and Science of Document Security: Past, Present, and Future," Three talks present research on historical, contemporary, and novel methods for creating secure documents in all forms. Smith's presentation discusses current document security techniques.

Web site: http://libguides.mit.edu/preservationweek
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): MIT Libraries
For more information, contact:  Jana Dambrogio
Cps-all@mit.edu 

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Lebanon in the Syrian Quagmire: Fault-lines, Resilience and Possible Futures
WHEN  Tue., Apr. 29, 2014, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE Harvard Kennedy School, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, BL-1, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School
SPEAKER(S) Ishac Diwan, lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School, and Youssef Chaitani, chief of section, Emerging and Conflict Related Issues Division, United Nations Economic and Social Division for Western Asia
NOTE   The presentation will examine how a long lasting Syrian conflict will affect Lebanon, analyzing the weaknesses of the Lebanese system, its strength and sources of resilience. The presentation will conclude by investigating of a number of scenarios that would shape a future Lebanon, given internal and external politico-economic forces at play.
LINK http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/events/6344/youssef_chaitani.html

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Movie Series with Amnesty International:  War Dance 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
5:30p–7:30p
MIT, Building 5-217, 55 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Join Amnesty International to watch human-rights related series and have a short discussion afterwards! Dinner will be served.
All movies will be shown in 5-217 at 5:30 PM. The schedule is as follows: 

May 13 The Kite Runner

Web site: amnesty.mit.edu
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Amnesty International
For more information, contact:  Halide Bey
mitai-exec@mit.edu 

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Slow Money Boston - Entrepreneur Showcase
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cambridge Innovation Center 5th Floor, Havana Conference Room, One Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Greater-Boston-Slow-Money/events/168741102/
Cost:  $20.00/per person

Join us on April 29th for the Slow Money Boston Entrepreneur Showcase!

We will be bringing together investors, sustainable food entrepreneurs and leaders working together to rebuild our local food system. Learn about investment opportunities and how you can participate in rebuilding local economies based on the principles of soil fertility, sense of place, care of the commons and economic, cultural and biological diversity.

The entrepreneurs presenting are:
Buckle Farm
Slant Shack Jerky
Bill's Seed Project @ The Ivory Silo Farm
Artisan Beverage Cooperative
Southern New England Meat Processing Facility & Retail Store
The Compost Plant

For investors:
The Entrepreneur Showcase will provide access to sustainable food and farming businesses at different stages of development from start-up to expansion of existing businesses. The businesses and initiatives are also seeking different levels of financing — from small loans to major capital, as well as donations. Slow Money Boston encourages investors of all resource levels to attend including institutional, individual, accredited, and unaccredited investors. This showcase event is not an offer to sell securities or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities.

For Entrepreneurs: The Showcase is a tightly produced event. Each entrepreneur will have five minutes and 6 slides to tell their stories, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A from the audience. Presenters will also benefit from the networking opportunity specifically designed to encourage and elevate investor dialog. Throughout the event, your collateral will be available for attendees, and you will be mentioned in all promotional materials for the event.  It is free to apply, but costs $25 to present and take advantage of this exciting opportunity.

The Entrepreneur Showcase offers all the advantages of a traditional venture fair and many more. Because of the shared vision that brings us all together, it is an unparalleled opportunity for you to build relationships with investors and entrepreneurs from all over the region. Even if you are not an investor or presenting entrepreneur, we welcome and encourage your participation in the event!

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Come see A Fierce Green Fire and talk to filmmaker Mark Kitchell after the show!
Tuesday April 29
7:30 - 8:30 pm
Post film questions and discussion 8:30 - 9:30 pm
Cambridge Co-Housing, 175 Richdale Avenue, Cambridge

Documentary Filmmaker Mark Kitchell will be at Cambridge Cohousing April 29 for a post-Earth Day showing of his film A Fierce Green Fire, the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change.

The film is narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep, and it covers David Brower and the Sierra Club’s battle to halt dams in the Grand Canyon, Lois Gibbs and Love Canal residents’ struggle against 20,000 tons of toxic chemicals, Paul Watson and Greenpeace’s campaigns to save whales and baby harp seals, Chico Mendes and Brazilian rubbertappers’ fight to save the Amazon rainforest, Bill McKibben and the 25-year effort to address the impossible issue – climate change

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Wednesday, April 30
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Race To Solar
Wednesday, April 30th
10 AM to 12 PM
Cambridge City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway Street, Cambridge

Through the Race to Solar program, eligible nonprofits can  acquire a solar electric energy system for their school, house of worship, food pantry, community center, or other building owned by their nonprofit organization.

A solar investor will own, repair and insure the panels, selling the green electricity back to your nonprofit at a rate typically  lower than the organization currently pays the utility company.
The Race to Solar will help 40 nonprofits get solar installed, totaling 1 megawatt of clean, renewable energy in our communities.  Through reducing the sales and marketing costs for the installer, HEET has secured a great rate and contract with SunBug Solar.

To qualify for the program your nonprofit must:
1. Participate in NSTAR’s Direct Install energy upgrade in your nonprofit.
The no-cost energy evaluation can be scheduled at your convenience.  The assessor will create a report of the potential work for you to choose from.  The work is 70% rebated and the remainder can be paid with a zero interest 12 month loan. The work lowers the electricity bill by 30% on average.
2. Persuade 5 small local businesses to get a no-cost energy evaluation.
This work helps your whole community become more sustainable both economically and environmentally. HEET will assist you in signing up the businesses.
3. Join a free energy-tracking online site. 
Tracking with wegowise will help you quantify your savings and can help you spot future problems with your plumbing or heating systems before the problems become catastrophic.

To learn more about the program, attend a Race to Solar Workshop. Please RSVP for one of the following workshops, as refreshments and food will be provided:
St Bartholomew’s Church, 239 Harvard Street, Cambridge, Thursday, May 1st, 6 PM to 8 PM
Curtis Hall, 20 South Street, Jamaica Plain, Thursday, May 15th, 6 PM to 8 PM
Carpenter’s Center, 750 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, Tuesday, May 20th, 6 PM to 8 PM

For more information about the program contact info at HEETma.org, call 617-HEET (4338)-350, or http://www.heetma.org/race-to-solar/

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Design for Manufacturability for Sub-14nm Nanometer Technologies
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
12:00p–1:00p
MIT, Building 34-401, Grier Rooms combined, 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Yao-Wen Chang, National Taiwan University
As process nodes continue to shrink, the semiconductor industry faces severe manufacturing challenges. Three most expected technologies may push the limits of lithography: multiple patterning lithography, electron beam lithography, and extreme ultraviolet lithography. We investigate the most critical design challenges of the three technologies and provide our solutions to the challenges, which can contribute to the continuing scaling of the CMOS technology.

MTL Seminar Series
The MTL Seminar Series is held on Wednesdays at noon. Speakers for the series are selected on the basis of their knowledge and competence in the areas of microelectronics research, manufacturing, or policy. The series is open to the public and is free to attend.

Web site: http://www-mtl.mit.edu/seminars/spring2014.html
Open to: the general public
Cost: free
Sponsor(s): Microsystems Technology Laboratories
For more information, contact:  Valerie Dinardo
253-9328
valeried@mit.edu

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The Art of Peace
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Lesley University, Porter Campus, University Hall Creativity Commons, Room 3-043, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-peace-tickets-10661078573

Creating a community-oriented culture of peace in Medellin, Colombia requires more than desire, it demands imagination, innovation, risk-taking, and a dedication to learning different ways to communicate through the arts. These elements come together in the project known as desearte paz, which began in Medellin in 2005 when a series of separate arts education and social transformation projects merged conceptually in the minds of their creators, and later in actual practice and implementation in several locations around the city. Governmental, cultural arts and academic organizations that were working in parallel over several years found a common home in desearte paz where they together now focus on fostering a culture of peace through the implementation of community arts programs with a pedagogical component. In Spanishdesearte paz is a composite of “de ese arte paz” which translates literally as “from this art, peace,” but the composite also brings with it the root of the verb “to desire” offering “desiring peace.” The arts can transform communities in different ways, and this project illustrates how that can take place. Sociologist Seana Lowe supports this perspective “Although sociological research on community art is relatively new, the existing empirical evidence supports the belief that the arts can be transformative.” This presentation will offer an overview of the program in Colombia and discuss the international network that has been created from it.

Presenter:
Gene Diaz, Associate Professor at Lesley University teaches courses in arts integrated curriculum and art-based and ethnographic qualitative research methods. She presents at national and international conferences on curriculum and research in education, and is a member of the editorial boards of theJournal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, the Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, and the International Journal of Education and the Arts.  In 2002, as a Fulbright Scholar, she collaborated with faculty at the Universidad de Antioquia, then returned to Medellin in 2007 to conduct research on DESEARTE PAZ, an arts-based network creating a peace pedagogy for the community.

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Community Archives in the Digital Era: Creating the South Asian American Digital Archive
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
4:00p–6:00p
MIT, Building 2-105, 182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Please join the MIT Libraries for a discussion with Samip Mallick, co-founder and Executive Director of The South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). SAADA works nationally to give voice to South Asian Americans by documenting, preserving, and sharing stories that reflect their diverse experiences.

Mallick will share stories from the archive and SAADA's unique approach to documenting and preserving community history. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Vivek Bald of MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing.

Founded in 2008, SAADA has built a digital archive of over 1600 items, and through outreach and educational programming has raised awareness about the rich histories of South Asians in the United States.

Refreshments will be served from 4-4:30, and the program will begin at 4:30

Additional support is provided by the MIT Asian Pacific AmericanEmployee Resource Group, the Center for Bilingual/Bicultural Studies, MIT India, and MIT's programs in Comparative Media Studies/Writing and History.

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): MIT Libraries
For more information, contact:  Michelle Baildon
baildon@mit.edu 

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Geoengineering: Science and Governance
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 
5:00pm
MIT, Building 35-225, 127 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Lynn Russell, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Lynn M. Russell is a Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests are in aerosol composition, aerosol-cloud interactions, and aerosol evolution in the troposphere. Using a variety of techniques for both observations and modeling, her work has contributed to an improved understanding of how aerosols affect climate.  Dr. Russell received her B.S. in chemical engineering and A.B. in international relations from Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1995.

http://environment.harvard.edu/geoengineering
Contact Name:  Allison Gold
alligold@mit.edu

Reception following in 33-206

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China 2035: Energy, Climate, and Development Lecture Series
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 
5:00pm
Science Center A, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Featuring Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia

Biography:  Mr. Rudd served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010, then as Foreign Minister from 2010 to 2012, before returning to the Prime Ministership in 2013. As Prime Minister, Mr. Rudd led Australia’s response during the Global Financial Crisis. Australia’s fiscal response to the crisis was reviewed by the IMF as the most effective stimulus strategy of all member states. Australia was the only major advanced economy not to go into recession. Mr. Rudd is also internationally recognized as one of the founders of the G20 which drove the global response to the crisis, and which in 2009 helped prevent the crisis from spiraling into a second global depression.

As Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Mr. Rudd was active in global and regional foreign policy leadership. He was a driving force in expanding the East Asia Summit to include both the US and Russia in 2010. He also initiated the concept of transforming the EAS into a wider Asia Pacific Community to help manage deep-routed tensions in Asia by building over time the institutions and culture of common security in Asia. On climate change, Mr. Rudd ratified the Kyoto Protocol in 2007 and legislated in 2008 for a 20% mandatory renewable energy target for Australia. Mr. Rudd launched Australia’s challenge in the International Court of Justice with the object of stopping Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean. Mr Rudd drove Australia’s successful bid for its current non-permanent seat on the United Nation’s Security Council and the near doubling of Australia’s foreign aid budget.

Domestically, Mr. Rudd delivered Australia’s first national apology to indigenous Australians as his first act as Prime Minister. His government introduced Australia’s first ever nation-wide school curriculum. He legislated for  the biggest school modernization program in Australian history with the construction of new state-of-the art libraries, classrooms and multi-purpose facilities for every Australian primary school. To overcome the digital divide, he provided lap top computers for every year 9-12 secondary school student. On health, Mr. Rudd in 2010 negotiated with the Australian states a National Health and Hospitals Reform Agreement, the biggest reform and investment in the health system in 30 years. In defiance of Big Tobacco, his government introduced the world’s first plain-packaging regime for all tobacco products. To improve the rate of organ and tissue donation, he established Australia’s first National Organ and Tissue Transplant Authority. In 2010, his government  introduced Australia’s first ever paid parental leave scheme. He also established Australia’s first ever dedicated Australian Children’s Network.

Mr. Rudd remains engaged in a range of international challenges including global economic management, the rise of China, climate change and sustainable development. He is on the International Advisory Panel of Chatham House. He is a proficient speaker of Mandarin Chinese, a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University and funded the establishment of the Australian Centre on China in the World at the Australian National University. He was a co-author of the recent report of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Global Sustainability – “Resilient People, Resilient Planet” and chairs the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Fragile States. He also remains actively engaged in indigenous reconciliation.

“China 2035: Energy, Climate, and Development” is a new lecture series convened by the Harvard University Center for the Environment and the Harvard China Project. The objective of the series is to explore the challenges China is expected to face over the next two decades at the intersection of economic development, demands for energy, and environmental degradation including the potential impacts of climate change.

Contact Name:  Lisa Matthews
matthew@fas.harvard.edu

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Rethinking the Learning Experience
Thursday, May 1, 2014 
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Venture Café, Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/French-US-Meetup/events/169393502/

EducPros in collaboration with PRIME and French Tech Hub are pleased to offer the opportunity to meet a community of educators, students, families, organizations, and start-ups that are figuring out how to improve the learning experience by leveraging new technologies. Seek inspiration from the insights of academic and business experts on the future of learning, discover ed-tech start-ups during their Technology Showcase, and mingle with executives from French and local universities. P
Program: 5 pm – Rethinking the Learning Experience Roundtable, Havana Room 
Scot Osterweil, Research Director, MIT;  Violeta M Ivanova, Ph.D., MIT, Open DigitalLearning;  Sandrine Crener, PhD, Harvard Business School;  Barry Brennand, Education Solutions, Steelcase Inc. 
5:45 pm – Technology Showcase, Havana Room 
Applykit n• Hstry;  CampusTap;  Project Lever 
6:30 pm – Networking, Venture Café
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Celebrated director and theatre visionary Anne Bogart
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
7:00 pm
BC, Gasson Hall Room 100, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02467
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Seating is limited. Reservations may be made by visiting http://tinyurl.com/k2ers7q or by contacting:
Boston College Theatre Department
617-552-4012, theatre@bc.edu
www.bc.edu/theatre

The Boston College Theatre Department is pleased to announce that stage director, educator, essayist, and theatre visionaryAnne Bogart will give the inaugural lecture in the Matthew R. DeVoy and John H. DeVoy IV Perspectives on Theatre Series on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Bogart's presentation -- titled "What's the Story: the role of storytelling in the theater of the 21st century and beyond" -- will take place at 7:00 pm in Gasson 100 at the center of Boston College's main campus.

Anne Bogart is one of three Co-Artistic Directors of the SITI Company, the innovative ensemble theatre that she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992. The SITI Company's mission focuses on the creation of original theatre work, professional performance training, touring nationally and internationally, and collaborating with leading artists and writers from other disciplines. Bogart has directed the vast majority of SITI Company creations, including three productions seen in the Boston area: The Trojan Women (After Euripides) (2013) and Café Variations (2012), both presented by ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage, and Marivaux's La Dispute (2003) at the American Repertory Theatre, for which she received the Elliott Norton Award for Outstanding Direction.

Bogart and the SITI Company's most recent project is Steel Hammer, a collaboration with Bangon-a-Can composer Julia Wolfe and four playwrights based on the folk legend of John Henry. Steel Hammer received its world premiere at the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival of New Plays in March 2014.

Bogart is also a Professor in the School of the Arts at Columbia University, where she heads the MFA graduate program in Directing, and the author of several widely read books about creativity and theatrical process, including And Then You Act (2007), The Viewpoints Book (with Tina Landau) (2004), and A Director Prepares(2001).

Anne Bogart is the inaugural speaker in the new Matthew R. DeVoy and John H. DeVoy IV Perspectives on Theatre Series, a program made possible by a generous gift from the DeVoy family of Newton, Massachusetts. The series will bring leading professionals and major creative forces in theatre and the performing arts to Boston College on an annual basis to share their experience and their vision with the campus community and with interested alumni and members of the greater Boston arts community.

"There is no better person than Anne Bogart to launch the DeVoy Perspectives on Theatre series," says Scott T. Cummings, Chair of the Boston College Theatre Department. "As director, teacher, author, and instigator of collaborative conversations, her influence on the American theatre is profound and wide-ranging. What she is thinking about is always of interest."

Bogart's DeVoy lecture at Boston College is based on her forthcoming book from Routledge, What's the Story: Essays about art, theater and storytelling, which is due for release within days of her talk at BC. In chapters with such one-word titles as "Spaciousness", "Heat", "Error", and "Sustenance", Bogart explores how contemporary theatre artists can renew their connection with the primal impulse to tell stories as a way of making sense of the world. Her thoughts derive from her extensive reading in neuroscience, sociology, and performance theory, as well as her 35 years of practical experience as a theatermaker.

Bogart's distinguished career in the American theatre has included a year as the Artistic Director of the Trinity Repertory Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island (1989-90); a term as President of the Theatre Communications Group (1990-92); and teaching appointments at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and the University of California, San Diego. She is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, the Rockefeller Fellow from the USA Artists Foundation, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Career Achievement Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, two Obie Awards, and a Bessie Award. She is a graduate of Bard College (B.A.) and New York University (M.A.).

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Thursday, May 1
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Arts First Festival:  Arts at Harvard
May 1-4
Full schedule at http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts/cal.php

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The Inclusive City: Fletcher-MasterCard 2nd Annual Inclusion Forum
Thursday, May 1, 2014
8:30 AM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
Tufts, Cohen Auditorium, 40 Talbot Avenue, Medford
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-inclusive-city-fletcher-mastercard-2nd-annual-inclusion-forum-registration-10929567631

With Tom Menino, Benjamin Barber, Ed Glaeser and many others.
In a world that is for the first time predominantly urban and rapidly becoming more so, the challenges and opportunities experienced in cities around the world are unprecedented. Massive urbanization brings enormous challenges to governments and the market alike. The ranks of urban poor have swelled, generating acute demand for accessible and affordable goods, infrastructure, and services. The inadequate capacities of governments to respond to this trend have created opportunities for the private sector to provide essential services, typically under the purview of the public sector.

How can we develop and plan cities so that they respond to the unique needs of the urban poor while ensuring that opportunities are open to people of all socioeconomic strata? What is the state of urban experience, particularly for the poor? In what ways are urban trends across emerging and frontier countries shared with developed nations? How can we use new technologies and tools to create innovative urban practices?

Structured in these large contexts, The Fletcher School's Institute for Business in the Global Context at Tufts University and The MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth are hosting The Inclusive CityForum, May 1 and 2, 2014.

This Forum will welcome public and private practitioners, investors, academics, and students, along with regulators from 14 countries to debate these core questions and explore real solutions.

More information at http://fletcher.tufts.edu/IBGC/inclusive-city

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Energy 101 Sessions: Wind Energy Technologies
Thursday, May 01, 2014
12:00p–1:00p
MIT, Building E51-325, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Introduction to wind energy technologies

Energy 101 Series

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Club
For more information, contact:  MIT Energy Club
energyclub@mit.edu 

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Shale Gas Development Impacts on Surface Water Quality in Pennsylvania
Thursday, May 1, 2014 
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tufts University, Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford

Sheila Olmstead, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, University of Texas-Austin
Ms. Olmstead will be speaking live from the University of Texas-Austin.
Sheila Olmstead joined the LBJ School as an Associate Professor of Public Affairs in 2013. Before joining the LBJ School, Olmstead was a Fellow (2010-2013) and Senior Fellow (2013) at Resources for the Future in Washington, DC, as well as Associate Professor (2007-2010) and Assistant Professor (2002-2007) of Environmental Economics at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she was the recipient of three teaching awards. Olmstead is an environmental economist whose current research projects examine the environmental externalities associated with shale gas development in the United States, regulatory avoidance under the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act, the influence of federal fire suppression policy on land development in the American West, and free-riding in dam placement and water withdrawals in transboundary river basins. She has worked extensively on the economics of water resource management, focusing on water demand estimation, water conservation policy, and access to drinking water services among low-income communities. Climate and energy policy are additional topics of her research, especially with regard to the application of market-based environmental policy instruments.

Olmstead's research has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Economic Perspectives, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Urban Economics, and Water Resources Research. With Nathaniel Keohane, she is the author of the 2007 book Markets and the Environment. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of the Interior, World Bank, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Olmstead is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and a member of the Advisory Board of the International Water Resource Economics Consortium. She holds a PhD from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government (2002), a Masters in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Austin (1996), and a BA from the University of Virginia (1992).

This event is co-sponsored by Upstate NY Society for Risk Analysis Webinar Series and Tufts Institute of the Environment as part of the "Scientific Studies on Impacts of Natural Gas Extraction from Marcellus Shale on Water Resources." The event will start promptly at noon, so please arrive early.

Environmental Studies Lunch & Learn Program

http://as.tufts.edu/environmentalStudies/events/lunchlearn.htm
Contact Name:  Sarah Neville
saraheneville@gmail.com

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Dertouzos Distinguished Lecture: The Cryptographic Lens
Thursday, May 01, 2014
4:00p–5:30p
MIT, Building 32-123, Kirsch Auditorium,
Speaker: Shafi Goldwasser

Abstract:  Going beyond the basic challenge of private communication, in the last 35 years, cryptography has become the general study of correctness and privacy of computation in the presence of a computationally bounded adversary, and as such has changed how we think of proofs, reductions, randomness, secrets, and information.
In this talk I will discuss some beautiful developments in the theory of computing through this cryptographic lens, and the role cryptography can play in the next successful shift from local to global and remote computation.

Biography:  Goldwasser is the RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. She is also a professor of computer science and applied mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Goldwasser received a BS degree in applied mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University in 1979, and MS and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1984. 

Goldwasser was the recipient of the G??del Prize in 1993 and another in 2001 for her work on interactive proofs and connections to approximation. She was awarded the ACM Grace Murray Hopper award, the RSA award in mathematics, the ACM Athena award for women in computer science, the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science, the IEEE Emanuel R. Piore award, and the ACM Turing Award for 2012. She is a member of the AAAS, NAS and NAE.

CSAIL Dertouzos Lecture Series
The Dertouzos Lecture Series has been a tradition since 1976, featuring some of the most influential thinkers in computer science, including Bill Gates, Steven Jobs, Donald Knuth, John McCarthy, and Mitchell Kapor. Formerly the Distinguished Lecturer Series, the series has been renamed in memory of Michael Dertouzos, Director for the Lab for Computer Science from 1974 to 2001.

Web site: https://calendar.csail.mit.edu/events/111275
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): CSAIL
For more information, contact:  Laura Moses
617-253-0145
lmoses@csail.mit.edu 

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Hurricane Storm Surge Models Using Integrated Ocean Basin to Shelf to Inland Floodplain Unstructured Grids
Thursday May 1, 2014
4:00 PM 
MIT, Building 4-237, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Joannes J. Westerink
Joseph and Nona Ahearn Professor in Computational Science and Engineering, Henry J. Massman Chairman, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
University of Notre Dame
Hurricane wind wave, storm surge, and current environments in the coastal ocean and adjacent coastal floodplain are characterized by their high energy and by their spatial variability. These processes impact offshore energy assets, navigation, ports and harbors, deltas, wetlands, and coastal communities. The potential for an enormous catastrophic impact in terms of loss of life and economic losses is substantial.

Computational models for wind waves and storm driven currents and surge must provide a high level of grid resolution, fully couple the energetic processes, and perform quickly for risk assessment, flood mitigation system design, and forecasting purposes. In order to accomplish this, high performance scalable codes are essential. To this end, we have developed an MPI based domain decomposed unstructured grid framework that minimizes global communications, efficiently handles localized sub-domain to sub-domain communication, applies a local inter-model paradigm with all model to model communications being kept on identical cores for sub-domains, and carefully manages output by assigning specialized cores for this purpose. Continuous Galerkin (CG) and Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) implementations are examined. Performance of explicit and implicit implementations of the wave-current coupled system on up to 32,000 cores for various platforms is evaluated.

The system has been extensively validated with an ever increasing amount of wave, water level and current data that has being collected for recent storms including Hurricanes Katrina (2005), Rita (2005), Gustav (2008), Ike (2008), and Sandy (2012). The modeling system helps understand the physics of hurricane storm surges including processes such as geostrophically driven forerunner, shelf waves that propagate far away from the storm, wind wave – surge interaction, surge capture and propagation by protruding deltaic river systems, the influence of storm size and forward speed, and frictionally controlled inland penetration.

These models are being applied by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in the development of the recently completed hurricane risk reduction system in Southern Louisiana as well as for the development of FEMA Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMS) for Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and other Gulf and Atlantic coast states. NOAA applies the models in extra-tropical and tropical storm surge forecasting.

Current algorithmic development is focused on DG solvers, ideally suited for the associated strongly advective flows. Due to the larger numbers of degrees of freedom for a specific grid, DG solutions have traditionally been more costly than CG solutions. It is demonstrated that high order implementations of DG leads to several orders of magnitude improvement in cost per accuracy performance as compared to lower order methods. In addition, loop level optimization further improves the efficiency of DG solutions by a factor of 4 to 5. It is noted that curved boundaries must be treated using super-parametric elements for p=1 and p=2 and iso-parametric elements for p=3 in order to achieve anticipated convergence rates.

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High-Frequency Trading and Modern Market Microstructure
Thursday, May 01, 2014
4:15p–5:15p
MIT, Building E62-650, 100 Main Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Ciamac Moallemi

ORC Spring Seminar Series
The OR Center organizes a seminar series each year in which prominent OR professionals from around the world are invited to present topics in operations research. We have been privileged to have speakers from business and industry as well as from academia throughout the years. For a list of past distinguished speakers and their seminar topics, please visit our Seminar Archives.

ORC Spring Seminar Series
Seminar reception immediately following the talk.

Web site: http://web.mit.edu/orc/www/seminars/seminars.html
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Operations Research Center
For more information, contact:  Swati Gupta, Nathan Kallus, Maokai Lin
617-253-6185
swatig@mit.edu, kallus@mit.edu, lmk@mit.edu 

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Starr Forum- Indian Ocean Rising: What this means for the region and beyond
Thursday, May 01, 2014
5:00p–6:30p
MIT, Building 4-370, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Ranil Wickremesinghe, Former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, a Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow at CIS

Moderator: Kenneth Oye, MIT professor in the Department of Political Science and Engineering Systems and director of the MIT Program on Emerging Technologies

Cosponsors: MIT Center for International Studies and MIT-India Program
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Center for International Studies, MIT India Program
For more information, contact:
starrforum@mit.edu 

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Oyster and Salt Marsh Impacts on Cape Cod
Thursday, May 1 
7pm
The New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston
RSVP at http://support.neaq.org/site/Calendar?id=105302&view=Detail

Curtis S. Felix, vice chair of the Comprehensive Wastewater Planning Committee in Wellfleet, Mass., Wellfleet representative to the Cape Cod Water Protection Collaborative and the County 208 Technical Advisory Committee

Can oysters save the world? Come hear the latest on a large-scale restoration effort in Wellfleet, Mass., and learn more about efforts in the Commonwealth to bring back the bi-valve from its nearly 99 percent reduction in population. Learn more about how oysters can clean the water, help restore lost fish populations in Massachusetts Bay, prevent coastal erosion, buffer against ocean acidification and taste great!

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MIT Community Energy Innovations Symposium
Friday, May 2, 8:30a-6p
MIT Media Lab
More information: http://dusp.mit.edu/epp/event/mit-community-energy-innovations-symposium
Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mit-community-energy-innovations-symposium-tickets-10911878723
Abstract: Join leading practitioners in the field, MIT students, and faculty to learn about best practices and innovations in reducing building energy use and transitioning to more efficient and resilient energy systems, In the morning session, participants will learn how your city can create an energy efficiency market transformation. In the afternoon session, participants will hear from leading practitioners about energy innovations across multiple scales. The symposium will be followed by a reception. Lunch is included and the event is free to attend.

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Research Day on Data Science
Friday, May 2, 2014 
Tufts, Distler Performance Hall, Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Avenue, Somerville
RSVP at https://tufts.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_daRhXs5VAyZniaF

Tufts University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Research is pleased to announce its 10th Research Day, which will focus on Data Science. This objective of the day is to raise awareness of data science within the university community and to highlight current resources and research in this emerging interdisciplinary field. Data Science aims to make sense of the enormous amounts of data currently being created by modern technologies, such as sequencing techniques, electronic medical records, and social media outlets.

The event will include noteworthy keynotes, a digital poster session, and lightning talks highlighting techniques and applications of data science from across the University.

For those interested in participating as a speaker or poster presenter, please review the “Call for Abstracts” and submit your abstract online for consideration.

Event program and more details surrounding the day’s events to be posted soon. For additional information on Research Day, please contact Barbara Booras at barbara.booras@tufts.edu

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Media Lab Conversations Series: George Church
Friday, May 02, 2014
2:00p–3:30p
MIT, Building E14, 3rd floor atrium, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speaker: George Church
George Church is professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, director of the NIH Center for Excellence in Genomic Science, and director of PersonalGenomes.org, which provides the world's only open-access information on human Genomic, Environmental & Trait data (GET). His 1984 Harvard PhD included the first methods for direct genome sequencing, molecular multiplexing and barcoding. These led to the first commercial genome sequence (pathogen, Helicobacter pylori) in 1994. His innovations in essentially all of the "next generation" genome sequencing (CGI, Life, Illumina, nanopore) methods and companies, and his oligo synthesis plus cell/tissue engineering, resulted in founding additional application-based companies spanning fields of medical diagnostics (Knome, Alacris, AbVitro, Pathogenica) and synthetic biology and therapeutics (LS9, Joule, Gen9, Editas, Egenesis, WarpDrive), as well as new privacy, biosafety, and biosecurity policies. His honors include election to NAS and NAE; he is also a Franklin Bower Laureate for Achievement in Science. He has coauthored 330 papers and one book, Regenesis, and holds 60 patents.

Media Lab Conversations Series

Web site: http://www.media.mit.edu/events/2014/05/02/media-lab-conversations-series-george-church
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Media Lab
For more information, contact:  Jess Sousa
events-admin@media.mit.edu 

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Saturday May 3
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6th annual MIT Sustainability Summit
Saturday, May 3 - Sunday, May 4
MIT Media Lab
Register: http://sustainabilitysummit.mit.edu/register/
Cost:  $35-$90

Speakers: John Fernandez (Associate Professor, MIT Department of Architecture); Nancy Kete (Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation); Brian Swett (Chief of Environment and Energy, City of Boston); Vineet Gupta (Director of Planning, Boston Transportation Department)
More information: http://sustainabilitysummit.mit.edu/
Abstract: Half of the world population and three-quarters of all large cities are located on the coast. 634 million people are at risk from rising water levels. How will our world landscapes change as a result? From New York City to Shanghai, Sydney to Rio de Janeiro—coastal cities have become the nexuses for today's global economy, yet face a confounding duality in which they are also the most threatened by climate change. MIT is addressing these challenges of coastal cities at the 2014 MIT Sustainability Summit. The conference will defy traditional notions of urban development to ask how coastal cities can sustain themselves and continue to grow as the climate changes and their local environments deteriorate.
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The Spring 2014 Mid-Cambridge PLANT SWAP
Saturday May 3
NOON to 2 pm
Rain date—in case of DOWNPOUR—is Sunday May 4, 12-2
Fayette Park, near the corner of Broadway and Fayette Street, Cambridge

Bring anything that's growing in too much abundance in your garden. Elegant packaging not required, but please do write down the names of plants.  We expect to have perennials, biennial seedlings, seeds, indoor plants, catalogs, pots, and lots of "whatever."  Feel free to just come, chat with neighbors, talk gardening. 

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Sunday, May 4
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Somerville Growing Center Spring Garden Day/Swap   
Sunday, May 4
11:30 to 2
22 Vinal Avenue, Somerville 

Bring seeds, seedlings, etc. to swap. Help put up the maypole, enjoy Morris dancing, etc.   

Contact http://www.thegrowingcenter.org

Energy Upgrade Work Party
Sunday, May 4, 2014
2 pm - 630 pm
839 Washington Street, Dorchester
* A light dinner will be served.
Sign-up today! http://www.heetma.org/event-view/join-a-barn-raising-at-church-of-god/
Join a HEET Energy Upgrade Work Party and learn some new skills while making some friends.  The next event will be at the Church of God on May 4th. 

Help Church of God lower their energy bills and reduce their carbon emissions. Skilled team leaders will teach you how to do the work, so you learn the hands-on skills to do the work in your own home. Projects include: fixing windows, installing low-flow water fixtures, insulating hot water pipes and more. It's a great way to make new friends and learn new skills while helping the planet.The Church of God has a primarily low-income congregation in Dorchester. The church serves the community of Dorchester in many ways. Please come out to help them.

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Thursday, May 15
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Glenn Greenwald and Noam Chomsky
Thursday, May 15, 2014
7:00 PM
First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Cost:  $5.00 - On Sale April 22, 2014

Harvard Book Store welcomes political commentators GLENN GREENWALD and NOAMCHOMSKY for a discussion of Greenwald's latest book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State.

In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be the 29-year-old NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and his revelations about the agency’s widespread, systemic overreach proved to be some of the most explosive and consequential news in recent history, triggering a fierce debate over national security and information privacy. As the arguments rage on and the government considers various proposals for reform, it is clear that we have yet to see the full impact of Snowden’s disclosures.

Now for the first time, Greenwald fits all the pieces together, recounting his high-intensity eleven-day trip to Hong Kong, examining the broader implications of the surveillance detailed in his reporting for The Guardian, and revealing fresh information on the NSA’s unprecedented abuse of power with never-before-seen documents entrusted to him by Snowden himself.
Going beyond NSA specifics, Greenwald also takes on the establishment media, excoriating their habitual avoidance of adversarial reporting on the government and their failure to serve the interests of the people. Finally, he asks what it means both for individuals and for a nation’s political health when a government pries so invasively into the private lives of its citizens—and considers what safeguards and forms of oversight are necessary to protect democracy in the digital age. Coming at a landmark moment in American history, No Place to Hide is a fearless, incisive, and essential contribution to our understanding of the U.S. surveillance state.
General Info
(617) 661-1515
info@harvard.com

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Intern with Biodiversity for a Livable Climate!
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate (BLC) is a nonprofit based in the Cambridge, MA area. Our mission is to mobilize the biosphere to restore ecosystems and reverse global warming.
Education, public information campaigns, organizing, scientific investigation, collaboration with like-minded organizations, research and policy development are all elements of our strategy.

Background: Soils are the largest terrestrial carbon sink on the planet. Restoring the complex ecology of soils is the only way to safely and quickly remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it in the ground, where it’s desperately needed to regenerate the health of billions of acres of degraded lands. Restoring carbon to soils and regenerating ecosystems are how we can restore a healthy hydrologic cycle and cool local and planetary climates safely, naturally, and in time to ensure a livable climate now and in the future.

Our Work: immediate plans include
Organizing the First International Biodiversity, Soil Carbon and Climate Week, October 31-November 9, 2014, and a kick-off conference in the Boston area, “Mobilizing the Biosphere to Reverse Global Warming: A Biodiversity, Water, Soil Carbon and Climate Conference – and Call to Action” to expand the mainstream climate conversation to include the power of biology, and to help initiate intensive worldwide efforts to return atmospheric carbon to the soils.
Coordination of a global fund to directly assist local farmers and herders in learning and applying carbon farming approaches that not only benefit the climate, but improve the health and productivity of the land and the people who depend on it.
Collaboration with individuals and organizations on addressing eco-restoration and the regeneration of water and carbon cycles; such projects may include application of practices such as Holistic Management for restoration of billions of acres of degraded grasslands, reforestation of exploited forest areas, and restoring ocean food chains.

Please contact Helen D. Silver, helen.silver@bio4climate.org for further information.
781-316-1710
Bio4climate.org
SharedHarvestCSA.com

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Online Collaborative Explorations focusing on "Scientific and Political Change"
April-May 2014

Collaborative Explorations (CEs) are an extension of Project-Based Learning (PBL) and related approaches to education in which participants shape their own directions of inquiry in response to a scenario in which the problems are not well defined.  The online CEs consist of live 60-minute sessions each week for a month and exchanges on a private community between sessions.  The format is designed to address the needs of onlne learners who want to:
participate for shorter periods than a semester-long MOOC
dig deeper, make "thicker" connections with other learners
connect topics with their own interests
learn without needing credits or badges for MOOC completion.
In short, online CEs are "moderately open online collaborative learning."

Schedule:
April: Preparing people to be informed participants in political
debates about science, technology, and social change
May: Science-policy connections to improve responses to extreme
climatic events

Day and time is set to suit the people who register.
Open to the public--please spread the word.

For more information and link for registering:http://collabex.wikispaces.com

Organized in collaboration with UMass Boston's Science in a Changing World graduate track:  http://www.cct.umb.edu/sicw

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Share an opportunity to take part in a fun project, One Day on Earth: Your Day. Your City. Your Future, a multi-city participatory media-creation event.  On April 26th, 2014, hundreds of filmmakers, non-profit organizations, and inspired citizens in 11 U.S. city-regions will document stories that they believe most affect the future of their city.

The idea is to have people, organizations, and groups across the Boston region film on the same day within a 24-hour duration (on Saturday, April 26, 2014) to tell their stories.  Video stories submitted to One Day in Boston will result in a 90 minute film — a localized version of One Day on Earth.   Video submissions not included in the 90 minute piece will feature in a geo-tagged film archive featuring the people, stories, and events of Greater Boston.  Participation is voluntary.  You can make your own film, partner with a videographer/film-maker, or reach out to Cecily Taylor, producer of the Boston project at Cecily.Tyler@onedayonearth.org.

It is a great way to document stories about our lives, our families, our organizations, our communities, and our city.  We encourage you to get involved and participate to showcase our city.  You can learn more about this project by clicking on the following links:
One Sheet and Press Kit:  http://yourdayyourcity.org/boston/2014/03/01/press-kit/
One Day in Boston - participate:  http://onedayinboston.org/#participate
Facebook event:   https://www.facebook.com/events/605133916238534/

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Climate Stories Project
http://www.climatestoriesproject.org

What's your Climate Story?
Climate Stories Project is a forum that gives a voice to the emotional and personal impacts that climate change is having on our lives. Often, we only discuss climate change from the impersonal perspective of science or the contentious realm of politics. Today, more and more of us are feeling the effects of climate change on an personal level. Climate Stories Project allows people from around the world to share their stories and to engage with climate change in a personal, direct way.

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Where is the best yogurt on the planet made? Somerville, of course!

Join the Somerville Yogurt Making Cooperative and get a weekly quart of the most thick, creamy, rich and tart yogurt in the world. Membership in the coop costs $2.50 per quart. Members share the responsibility for making yogurt in our kitchen located just outside of Davis Sq. in FirstChurch.  No previous yogurt making experience is necessary.

For more information checkout.
https://sites.google.com/site/somervilleyogurtcoop/home

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Cambridge Residents: Free Home Thermal Images

Have you ever wanted to learn where your home is leaking heat by having an energy auditor come to your home with a thermal camera?  With that info you then know where to fix your home so it's more comfortable and less expensive to heat.  However, at $200 or so, the cost of such a thermal scan is a big chunk of change.

HEET Cambridge has now partnered with Sagewell, Inc. to offer Cambridge residents free thermal scans.

Sagewell collects the thermal images by driving through Cambridge in a hybrid vehicle equipped with thermal cameras.  They will scan every building in Cambridge (as long as it's not blocked by trees or buildings or on a private way).  Building owners can view thermal images of their property and an analysis online. The information is password protected so that only the building owner can see the results.

Homeowners, condo-owners and landlords can access the thermal images and an accompanying analysis free of charge. Commercial building owners and owners of more than one building will be able to view their images and analysis for a small fee.

The scans will be analyzed in the order they are requested.

Go to Sagewell.com.  Type in your address at the bottom where it says "Find your home or building" and press return.  Then click on "Here" to request the report.

That's it.  When the scans are done in a few weeks, your building will be one of the first to be analyzed. The accompanying report will help you understand why your living room has always been cold and what to do about it.

With knowledge, comes power (or in this case saved power and money, not to mention comfort).

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Free solar electricity analysis for MA residents
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHhwM202dDYxdUZJVGFscnY1VGZ3aXc6MQ

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HEET has partnered with NSTAR and Mass Save participating contractor Next Step Living to deliver no-cost Home Energy Assessments to Cambridge residents.

During the assessment, the energy specialist will:

Install efficient light bulbs (saving up to 7% of your electricity bill)
Install programmable thermostats (saving up to 10% of your heating bill)
Install water efficiency devices (saving up to 10% of your water bill)
Check the combustion safety of your heating and hot water equipment
Evaluate your home’s energy use to create an energy-efficiency roadmap
If you get electricity from NSTAR, National Grid or Western Mass Electric, you already pay for these assessments through a surcharge on your energy bills. You might as well use the service.

Please sign up at http://nextsteplivinginc.com/heet/?outreach=HEET or call Next Step Living at 866-867-8729.  A Next Step Living Representative will call to schedule your assessment.

HEET will help answer any questions and ensure you get all the services and rebates possible.

(The information collected will only be used to help you get a Home Energy Assessment.  We won’t keep the data or sell it.)

(If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to call HEET’s Jason Taylor at 617 441 0614.)

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Sustainable Business Network Local Green Guide

SBN is excited to announce the soft launch of its new Local Green Guide, Massachusetts' premier Green Business Directory!

To view the directory please visit: http://www.localgreenguide.org
To find out how how your business can be listed on the website or for sponsorship opportunities please contact Adritha at adritha@sbnboston.org

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Free Monthly Energy Analysis

CarbonSalon is a free service that every month can automatically track your energy use and compare it to your past energy use (while controlling for how cold the weather is). You get a short friendly email that lets you know how you’re doing in your work to save energy.

https://www.carbonsalon.com/

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Boston Food System

"The Boston Food System [listserv] provides a forum to post announcements of events, employment opportunities, internships, programs, lectures, and other activities as well as related articles or other publications of a non-commercial nature covering the area's food system - food, nutrition, farming, education, etc. - that take place or focus on or around Greater Boston (broadly delineated)."

The Boston area is one of the most active nationwide in terms of food system activities - projects, services, and events connected to food, farming, nutrition - and often connected to education, public health, environment, arts, social services and other arenas.   Hundreds of organizations and enterprises cover our area, but what is going on week-to-week is not always well publicized.
Hence, the new Boston Food System listserv, as the place to let everyone know about these activities.  Specifically:
Use of the BFS list will begin soon, once we get a decent base of subscribers.  Clarification of what is appropriate to announce and other posting guidelines will be provided as well.

It's easy to subscribe right now at https://elist.tufts.edu/wws/subscribe/bfs

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Artisan Asylum  http://artisansasylum.com/

Sprout & Co:  Community Driven Investigations  http://thesprouts.org/

Greater Boston Solidarity Economy Mapping Project  http://www.transformationcentral.org/solidarity/mapping/mapping.html
a project by Wellesley College students that invites participation, contact jmatthaei@wellesley.edu

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Bostonsmart.com's Guide to Boston  http://www.bostonsmarts.com/BostonGuide/

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Links to events at 60 colleges and universities at Hubevents   http://hubevents.blogspot.com

Thanks to

Fred Hapgood's Selected Lectures on Science and Engineering in the Boston Area:  http://www.BostonScienceLectures.com

MIT Events:  http://events.mit.edu

MIT Energy Club:  http://www.mitenergyclub.org/events/calendar/

Harvard Events:  http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/harvard-events/events-calendar/

Harvard Environment:  http://www.environment.harvard.edu/events/calendar/

Sustainability at Harvard:  http://green.harvard.edu/events

Mass Climate Action:  http://www.massclimateaction.net/calendar/events/index.php

Meetup:  http://www.meetup.com/

Eventbrite:  http://www.eventbrite.com/

Microsoft NERD Center:  http://microsoftcambridge.com/Events/tabid/57/Default.aspx

Startup and Entrepreneurial Events:   http://www.greenhornconnect.com/events/calendar

High Tech Events:  http://harddatafactory.com/Johnny_Monsarrat/index.html

Cambridge Civic Journal:  http://www.rwinters.com

Cambridge Happenings:  http://cambridgehappenings.org

Boston Area Computer User Groups:  http://www.bugc.org/

Arts and Cultural Events List:  http://aacel.blogspot.com/

Boston Events Insider:  http://bostoneventsinsider.com/boston_events/

Nerdnite:  http://boston.nerdnite.com/

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