[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - February 26, 2017

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Details of all these events are available when you scroll past the Index.

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Monday, February 27
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9am  Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Legislative Action Day 2017
12pm  Eddy-driven subduction of carbon and oxygen from the upper ocean
12pm  Big Ag's Dirty Secrets: Corporate Efforts to Criminalize Journalism, Whistleblowing, and Research as "Terrorism”
12pm  Book Talk: Syria's Civil War and the Post-American Middle East
12:30pm  THE 21st CENTURY CURES ACT: Implications for Research and Drug Development
1pm  Open Science Framework Training
2pm  Starr Forum: Behavioral Science and Nudges: Environmental Protection and Sustainability
4pm  Anticompetitive Common Ownership
4:30pm  Distinguished Speaker Series - The Frontiers of Tsunami Hydrodynamics
4:30pm  Kelman Seminar: The Media in the Age of Trump and Brexit
5pm  An Evening with Bobby Seale
6pm  Portraits of Oil Urbanism
6pm  From Practice Room to Lecture Hall: How Science Learning and Music Learning Connect
6pm  The Future of Jobs in America: Organizing for Informed Democracy

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Tuesday, February 28
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8am  Inequity. Why does it persist? What helps reduce it?  State of Equity Update Release Event
12pm  Speaker Series: Rick Stengel – Government and the Media
12pm  Five Global Challenges and the Role of University
12pm  Speaker Series: Rick Stengel
12pm  Climate Change Beyond Environmentalism
12pm  Five Global Challenges and the Role of University
12:30pm  A Productivity Revolution and Japan's Revitalization
1pm  Hydroelectric power and indigenous health in the North
1pm  The Future of Robotics and Wearables: How Humans Will Connect With the Internet of Things 
3pm  Warm-route versus cold-route interbasin exchange in the meridional overturning circulation or why is the Atlantic saltier than the Pacific
4:15pm  Inside Congress: The Inconvenient Truth
5pm  Starr Forum: The Fight over Foreigners: Visas & Immigration in the Trump Era
5:30pm  Public Private Partnership (PPP) - Privatization of Distribution of Electricity in Delhi
5:30pm  BOSTON SEMINAR: Designing for Flooding and Sea Level Rise
6pm  Women of “The Resistance”
6pm  Giving Voice: Mobile Communication, Disability, and Inequality
6pm  Edwidge Danticat Lecture: Doris Salcedo's Circles of Sorrow
6pm  "The Robots are Coming"... Presentation at BU Robotics Lab
6pm  The Internet, Invisible Aircraft & Robots: The Future of Defense is Now
6pm  Boston Green Drinks - February Happy Hour
6pm  Civic Science Roundtable: THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC: WHAT HAPPENS NEXT AND WHO WILL DECIDE?
6pm  The Human Brain Project
6:30pm  Faculty Speaker: Growing Up in a Media World

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Wednesday, March 1
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8:30am  Local Food Trade Show 
11:45am  The future of MOOCs: a workshop with edX
12pm  Atmospheric Pollution in Urban Areas: Implications for Air and Water Quality
12pm  Authoritarian Audiences and Government Rhetoric in International Crises: Evidence from China
2:15pm  Activating Populism: The Role of Blame Attribution
4pm  Un/Sound Music, Un/Stable Ground: Music, Disaster, and Development in Haiti
4pm  Understanding the role of internal variability in climate change
4pm  Coercive Trade Agreements for Supplying Global Public Goods
4pm  LAYER UPON LAYER: EXPERIENCE, ECOLOGY, ENGINEERING, HERITAGE, AND (MOST OF ALL) HISTORY IN THE MAKING OF CHINA’S AGRICULTURAL TERRACES”
4:15pm  Nature's Present: Environmental Crossroads in 21st Century India
4:15pm  On a World Climate Assembly and the Social Cost of Carbon (Martin Weitzman)
4:30pm  Democratic Transition And The Rising Tide Of Majoritarianism: Comparing The Cases Of Greece And Turkey
5pm  Local Space / Global Vision: Albert Kahn's "Archives of the Planet" in Context
5pm  World History and Earth History: Perspectives on Our Time
5:30pm  Silhouette as art and entertainment: featuring UK artist Charles Burns
6:30pm  Future Retail
7pm  Ways of Being in the World
7pm  Extreme Measures
7pm  The Art and Science of Growing Native Plants from Seed: Why, When, and How

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Thursday, March 2
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11:30am  Peace through Entrepreneurship with Steven Koltai
11:45am  Sustainability in Sports
12pm  U.S. Ocean and Coastal Policy in the 21st Century: Reflections of a government policy analyst turned PhD student
3:30pm  Hidden Air: Urbanization, the Built Environment and Indoor Air Quality in China
4pm  Metropolitan Area Planning Council Open House
5pm  MIT Water Lecture Series : Workshop by CUAHSI
5:15pm  Using Data to Predict Fate: Future Insight or Folly?
5:30pm  Connecting with Boston’s Innovation Ecosystem
5:30pm  Future of Food and Nutrition
6pm  Goldsmith Awards Ceremony 2017
6pm  Civic Science Roundtable: THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC: WHAT HAPPENS NEXT AND WHO WILL DECIDE?
6pm  Life in Picoseconds Opening Reception
6:30pm  CABIN FEVER| THE FUTURE OF FOOD
7pm  The Inkblots:  Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing

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Friday, March 3 - Saturday, March 4
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MIT Energy Conference

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Friday, March 3
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9am  2017 Goldsmith Seminar on Investigative Reporting
12pm  Peace through Entrepreneurship: Investing in a Start-up Culture for Security and Development
12:30pm  Socially Assistive Robotics: Creating Robots That Care 
3pm  Paradoxes of Green:  Landscapes of a City-State
7pm  Film Screening: 13th a Documentary by Ava Duvarney

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Saturday, March 4
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8am  Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference

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Sunday, March 5
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9am  Local Environmental Action

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Monday, March 6
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5pm  Ocean Photography: Inspiring Conservation," a lecture by Keith Ellenbogen, underwater photographer
5pm  CEE C.C. Mei Distinguished Speaker Series - Professor Ashok Gadgil - INVENTING ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE BOTTOM OF THE PYRAMID: SOME LESSONS LEARNT
5pm  Filming the Future from Berlin: Noncitizen Perspectives on Refugees in Crisis
5:30pm  Askwith Forums: A Conversation with Anne Holton, Champion for Public Education
6pm  Biology of Consciousness: William James to Richard Schultes and Beyond
6pm  Genomes are The Long Now -- w/ Mary Mangan
6:30pm  Housing and Policy in an Aging America

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Tuesday, March 7 - Thursday, March 9
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Building Energy 2017

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Tuesday, March 7
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Go Boston 2030’s Action Plan
12pm  Embedded Dangers: Revisiting the Year 2000 Problem and the Politics of Technological Repair
12:30pm  CDD Forum: Talk & Book Signing with Camilo Jose Vergara, Tracking Time
12:30pm  Miyazakiworld: Researching Popular Culture
4pm  Climate, Oceans, Human Health, and Cholera
4:15pm  War and the Soundscapes of Memory
6pm  Fingerprinting the oceans: A probabilistic assessment of 20th century sea-level
6pm  David Herskovits, “Against Mastery: On Knowing and Not-Knowing in the Theater”
6pm  Art/Protest/Value: A Book Launch and Panel Discussion
6pm  INSIDE ELECTIONS AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL VOTE
6:30pm  Dr. Willie Soon: Climate Change Realism - Greater Boston Tea Party

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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

Community Supported Agriculture [CSA] Charter for USA and Canada
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/02/26/1637850/-Community-Supported-Agriculture-[CSA]-Charter-for-USA-and-Canada

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Monday, February 27
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Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Legislative Action Day 2017
Monday, February 27 
9 AM
Massachusetts State House in Boston, Massachusetts
RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1223206311094457/
 
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Eddy-driven subduction of carbon and oxygen from the upper ocean
Monday, February 27
12:00p–1:00p
MIT, Building 54-923, (the tallest building on campus), Cambridge

Speaker: Dr. Amala Mahadevan, Senior Scientist, WHOI

The PAOC Colloquium is a weekly interdisciplinary seminar series that brings together the whole PAOC community. Seminar topics include all research concerning the physics, chemistry, and biology of the atmospheres, oceans and climate, but also talks about e.g. societal impacts of climatic processes. The seminars take place on Monday from 12-1pm. Lunch is provided after the seminars to encourage students and post-docs to meet with the speaker. Besides the seminar and lunch, individual meetings with professors, post-docs, and students are arranged. 

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)
For more information, contact:  Tom Beucler
tbeucler at mit.edu 

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Big Ag's Dirty Secrets: Corporate Efforts to Criminalize Journalism, Whistleblowing, and Research as "Terrorism”
WHEN  Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, WCC 1019, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Law
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
SPEAKER(S)  Will Potter, award-winning author, journalist, and internally-recognized civil liberties advocate.
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	saldf.hls at gmail.com
DETAILS  For decades, the agriculture industry has sought to label animal advocates as "terrorists." Their lobbying efforts have resulted in federal laws like the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and, in recent years, new state "ag-gag" laws the explicitly criminalize photography and video recordings of animal abuse. Now, despite constitutional challenges to these laws, corporations are expanding their efforts by broadening "ag-gag" proposals and also restricting access to public government records. Will Potter discusses means of combatting these efforts.
LINK	https://www.facebook.com/events/1294884273911226/

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Book Talk: Syria's Civil War and the Post-American Middle East
WHEN  Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Taubman Building, Nye A. 5th Floor, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Ethics, Humanities, Lecture, Social Sciences, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Middle East Initiative
SPEAKER(S)  Author and Speaker Christopher Phillips, Moderator Stephen Walt
CONTACT INFO	Christopher Mawhorter. Email: Chris_Mawhorter at hks.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-496-4190
DETAILS  A seminar with Christopher Phillips, Senior Lecturer in the International Relations of the Middle East at Queen Mary, University of London and an Associate Fellow at the Chatham House Middle East and North Africa programme on his latest book The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East.
Moderated by Stephen Walt, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs, HKS.
LINK	http://www.belfercenter.org/event/book-talk-syrias-civil-war-and-post-american-middle-east

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THE 21st CENTURY CURES ACT: Implications for Research and Drug Development
WHEN  Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE  Leadership Studio, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
SPEAKER(S)  EXPERT PARTICIPANTS
Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society
Pamela Tenaerts, Executive Director of the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative
Jeffrey Drazen, Editor-in-Chief, The New England Journal of Medicine
Aaron Kesselheim, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Director of the Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law
MODERATOR
Ed Silverman, Senior Writer, STAT
CONTACT INFO	RSVP to attend studio audience: theforum at hsph.harvard.edu
DETAILS	
THE 21st CENTURY CURES ACT:  Implications for Research and Drug Development
ForumHSPH.org
The passage of the 21st Century Cures Act has drawn both applause and criticism. A sweeping bipartisan effort with multiple components, the law dramatically boosts funding for medical research, particularly in areas such as cancer and brain disease. The law also relaxes regulatory processes for pharmaceuticals and medical devices. In doing so, the law’s supporters point to the potential for faster treatments benefiting from a streamlined approval process. Critics raise concerns that safety and efficacy might be compromised, with potentially devastating consequences. And the law also has been questioned for failing to explicitly address high drug prices, a growing public issue. These debates are unfolding as the Trump administration is expected to imminently announce its choice for a new FDA commissioner, who will head an agency directly impacted by the Cures act. In this Forum, experts will explore the implications of the law for biomedicine, regulation, pharmaceuticals and patient advocacy.
LINK	https://theforum.sph.harvard.edu/events/the-21st-century-cures-act/

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Open Science Framework Training
Monday February 27
1pm - 4pm
Wolbach Library, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdysC8KSkljjrlhF7d3eKquHKp43c-3KCZu3UoslwOXZP3nPw/viewform?c=0&w=1
Please bring a laptop in order to fully participate.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: Workshop for increasing openness and reproducibility in quantitative research
Please join us for a workshop hosted by the Center for Open Science to learn the many simple actions researchers can take to increase the reproducibility of their work. The workshop will be hands-on. Using example studies, attendees will actively participate in creating a reproducible project from start to finish.

Topics covered:
Project documentation
Version control
Preregistration
Open source tools like the Center for Open Science’s Open Science Framework to easily implement these concepts in a scientific workflow

This workshop is aimed at faculty, staff, and students across disciplines who are engaged in quantitative research. The workshop does not require any specialized knowledge of programming. Participants will gain a foundation for incorporating reproducible, transparent practices into their current workflows.

Speaker: Courtney Soderberg

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Starr Forum: Behavioral Science and Nudges: Environmental Protection and Sustainability
Monday, February 27
2:00p–3:30p
MIT, Building E15-070, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Cass R. Sunstein
Cass Sunstein is an American legal scholar, particularly in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, and law and behavioral economics, who was the administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2012.

CIS Starr Forum 
A public events series on pressing issues in international affairs, sponsored by the MIT Center for International Studies.

Web site: http://cis.mit.edu/events/starr-forum-behavioral-science-and-nudges-environmental-protection-and-sustainability
Open to: the general public

Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): Center for International Studies
For more information, contact:
617-253-8306
starrforum at mit.edu 

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Anticompetitive Effects of Common Ownership
Monday, February 27
4:00p–5:30p
MIT, Building E52-432

Speaker: Martin Schmalz (University of Michigan)

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): IO Workshop
For more information, contact:  economics calendar
econ-cal at mit.edu 

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Distinguished Speaker Series - The Frontiers of Tsunami Hydrodynamics
Monday, February 27
4:30p–6:00p
MIT, Building 1-190, 33 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Professor Costas Synolakis
The Frontiers of Tsunami Hydrodynamics discussion on state of the art hydrodynamics, referencing events such as Fukushima Dai Ichi Nuclear power plant accident.

C. C. Mei Distinguished Speaker Series 
The C. C. Mei Distinguished Speakers Series hosts renown scientists from all over the world to present their research in cross-disciplinary areas including civil and environmental engineering, bio-engineering, mechanical engineering, medical engineering, biology, environmental sciences, and other related fields.

Web site: https://sites.google.com/site/mitcedss/cee-dss
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Civil and Environmental Engineering
For more information, contact:  Carol Burke
617-324-7780

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Kelman Seminar: The Media in the Age of Trump and Brexit
Monday, February 27
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Harvard, CGIS South, Room S-010, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Featuring Speakers:
Helen Boaden, Spring 2017 Joan Shorenstein Fellow; Director, BBC Radio
Ann Marie Lipinski, Curator, Nieman Foundation for Journalism

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An Evening with Bobby Seale
Monday, February 27
5:00pm
Lesley University, Washburn Auditorium, 10 Phillips Place, Cambridge 

Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale discusses the Black Panther Party's pivotal movement during societal transgressions toward African-Americans.

Mr. Seale is the author of "Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers," published in October 2016. The book tells the story of the Black Panther Party, founded 50 years ago in 1966 by Seale and Huey P. Newton. The words are Seale's , with contributions by other former party members. Admired, reviled, emulated, misunderstood, the Black Panther Party was one of the most creative and influential responses to racism and inequality in American history. The advocated armed self-defense to counter police brutality, and initiated a program of patrolling the police with shotguns–and law books.

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Portraits of Oil Urbanism
Monday, February 27
6:00p–7:00p
MIT, Building 3-133, 33 Massachusetts Avenue (Rear), Cambridge

Speaker: El Hadi Jazairy, AKPIA at MIT Post-Doctoral Fellow & Research Scientist Center for Advanced Urbanism, MIT
AGA KHAN PROGRAM "AN EVENING WITH" LECTURE SERIES

SPRING 2017 AGA KHAN PROGRAM LECTURES

Web site: http://akpia.mit.edu/spring-2017-lectures-events
Open to: the general public
Cost: FREE
Sponsor(s): School of Architecture and Planning, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Department of Architecture
For more information, contact:  Jose Luis Arguello
617-253-1400
akpiarch at mit.edu 

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From Practice Room to Lecture Hall: How Science Learning and Music Learning Connect
WHEN  Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, 6 – 8 p.m.
WHERE  The Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Avenue, Allston
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Classes/Workshops, Music
COST  FREE
TICKET INFO  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-practice-room-to-lecture-hall-how-science-learning-and-music-learning-connect-registration-31139935385
DETAILS  What should a 200-person physics lecture and a one-on-one cello lesson have in common? More than you might think! Join Professor Logan McCarty and Project LENS for an evening of musical performance and discussion, where we'll explore what science pedagogy can learn from music pedagogy. This event is free and open to the public.
As Director of Physical Sciences Education at Harvard, Prof. McCarty is constantly seeking ways to improve student learning and engagement in the sciences. Project LENS is a performance collaborative that seeks to reveal connections between music and a wide variety of topics in the world beyond.
LINK	http://edportal.harvard.edu/event/practice-room-lecture-hall-how-science-learning-and-music-learning-connect

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The Future of Jobs in America: Organizing for Informed Democracy
Monday, February 27
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
BU, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 224, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-jobs-in-america-organizing-for-informed-democracy-tickets-32296902906

It's time to take action as Democrats and residents of Boston. The first step to building a stronger democracy is to get informed about major issues affecting our shared future. 

Join us on Monday to learn about the future of jobs in Americawith the rise of robotics, automation, machine learning, and self-driving vehicles. These technologies will affect all members of our society, regardless of occupation. You will learn from experts, activists, and organizers about how we will be affected both nationally and here in Boston, and about job training resources available to you. 

Panelists will include Dr. Thomas Kochan, Professor of Work and Employment Research and Co-Director, MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as Justin Holmes, Director of Corporate Communications & Public Policy at ZipCar.

After a panel discussion, we will talk about how the Democrats and people of Massachusetts can lead the country with new policies that embrace new technologies while protecting livelihoods and improving life for people of the Commonwealth.

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Tuesday, February 28
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Inequity. Why does it persist? What helps reduce it?  State of Equity Update Release Event
Tuesday February 28,
8:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
Hibernian Hall Ballroom, 184 Dudley Street, Boston
RSVP at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edtw1v0z434d5d5e&oseq=&c=b77caa50-eace-11e3-83bf-d4ae529a7ac4&ch=b78312f0-eace-11e3-83bf-d4ae529a7ac4

Please join us for the release of the State of Equity Five Year Update. The forum will feature key findings and an interdisciplinary panel discussion. Light breakfast and refreshments will be served. 

MAPC's State of Equity in Metro Boston report established a set of indicators for monitoring equity, and found that Metro Boston residents do not enjoy the same level of opportunity in economic prosperity, education, public health, safety, and by many other measures. This year, we have revisited these indicators to measure the region's progress in advancing equity and to identify areas where inequities persist or have widened. 
Panelists:
Jeanette Huezo, United for a Fair Economy, Executive Director
Kim Janey, Massachusetts Advocates for Children, Senior Project Director 
Dr. W.W Sanouri Upsprung, MA Department of Public Health, Acting Director of Statistics and Evaluation

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Speaker Series: Rick Stengel – Government and the Media
Tuesday, February 28
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Harvard, Taubman 275, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge

Rick Stengel served as undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs from 2014-2016. He was Time magazine’s 16th managing editor and has had a long and distinguished career as a journalist. At Time, he held positions as senior writer and essayist, and national editor. He has also written for The New Yorker, The New Republic, Spy, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. He has written a number of books including a collaboration with Nelson Mandela on Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. Stengel was the president and chief executive officer of the National Constitution Center (2004-2006). While at the Shorenstein Center, he will lead a series of study groups on government and the press.

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Climate Change Beyond Environmentalism
WHEN  Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, WCC 1019, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Law
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
SPEAKER(S)  Jonathan Lovvorn, Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel for Animal Protection Litigation at the Humane Society of the United States and Lecturer on Wildlife Law
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	saldf.hls at gmail.com
DETAILS   The intersection of climate change and animal and environmental law
LINK	https://www.facebook.com/events/1294884273911226/

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Five Global Challenges and the Role of University
Tuesday, February 28
12:00 pm
Harvard, Wasserstein Hall, Room B010, Singer Classroom (lower level), 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP required to attend in person at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/luncheons/2017/02/DeMartin#RSVP
Event will be live webcast at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/luncheons/2017/02/DeMartin at 12:00 pm.

Berkman Faculty Associate, Juan Carlos de Martín
The world is facing five global challenges: democratic, environmental, technological, economical, and geopolitical. Challenges that will require both enormous amount of knowledge and citizens capable of using such knowledge in scenarios that today are hard to predict. The University is clearly the main institution that could help society on both counts. However, if University truly wants to maximize its social utility, it needs to question critically the last 30 years of its development and re-discover its roots, updating them for the 21st century. 

About Juan Carlos
Juan Carlos De Martin is a Berkman Klein Faculty Associate and Faculty co-director of the NEXA Center for Internet & Society at the Politecnico of Torino, Italy, which he co-founded in 2006.

Juan Carlos De Martin is a computer engineering professor specialized on multimedia who is now focusing on the general theme of the interaction between digital technologies and society. His most recent main research interest is the future of university in the Internet age, a topic on which he published a book (in Italian, "Università Futura - Tra Democrazia e Bit", Codice Edizioni, 2017).  Since Spring 2012 Juan Carlos has been teaching "Digital Revolution", a digital culture and skills course offered to first-year students at the Politecnico di Torino.

In 2012 he edited, together with Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, "The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture" (OpenBookPublishers, UK).

In 2003 he started to lead, together with prof. Marco Ricolfi, the Creative Commons Italy team. Between 2007 and 2011 Juan Carlos De Martin was the coordinator of COMMUNIA, the European thematic network on the digital public domain. Between 2007 and 2015 he was the president of the libraries of the Politecnico di Torino.

Before returning to Italy in 1998, Juan Carlos De Martin was a visiting researcher at the University of California at Santa Barbara for two years and, after receiving his Ph.D. in Telecommunications at the Politecnico di Torino, he worked for two years in the research laboratories of Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas.

Juan Carlos De Martin also serves as member of the Scientific Board of the Institute of the Italian Encyclopedia Treccani and of the Biennale Democrazia. He is a frequent op-ed contributor to "la Repubblica" and he often acts as a commentator in Italian media.

Juan Carlos De Martin is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and is the author, or co-author, of over 100 peer-reviewed conference papers, journal papers and book chapters. 

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A Productivity Revolution and Japan's Revitalization
WHEN  Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Program on U.S.-Japan Relations
SPEAKER(S)  Dale Jorgenson, Samuel W. Morris University Professor, Harvard University
Moderated by Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University
COST  Free and open to the public
LINK	http://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/calendar/upcoming

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Hydroelectric power and indigenous health in the North
Tuesday, February 28
1 pm
Harvard Global Health Institute, 42 Church Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://fs6.formsite.com/harvardhigh/form154/index.html

Climate Change and Global Health Seminar featuring Harvard Professor Dr. Elsie Sunderland
Lunch provided

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The Future of Robotics and Wearables: How Humans Will Connect With the Internet of Things 
Tuesday, February 28
1:00p–2:30p
MIT, Buidling E52-6th floor, Samberg Conference Center, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/openmind-workshop-the-future-of-robotics-and-wearables-registration-31944614201

Speaker: Joseph Paradiso (MIT Media Lab) & Jonathan Rossiter (University of Bristol)
Wearables are transforming how we monitor everything from our health to smart buildings. At the same time, broader robotics and smart materials are having a significant impact on the way we live and interact today. In this hands-on session, our thought leaders and experts will demonstrate some advancements in wearable technologies and robotics and lead an interactive discussion in all the ways that IoT is affecting our lives and our society.

Web site: https://openmind-robotics.eventbrite.com/
Open to: the general public
Cost: $0 
Tickets: online 
Sponsor(s): Technology Review, BBVA, OpenMind
For more information, contact:  eventsreg at technologyreview.com 

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Warm-route versus cold-route interbasin exchange in the meridional overturning circulation or why is the Atlantic saltier than the Pacific
Tuesday, February 28
3:00PM
Harvard, Haller Hall (102), Geological Museum, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Paola Cessi, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Abstract:  Among the processes attributed to the higher salinity of the Atlantic Ocean relative to the Pacific Ocean, several are associated with the Atlantic sinking of the meridional overturning circulation (MOC), and the absence of an equivalent overturning in the Pacific. Ocean-only general circulation computations in an idealized domain with two basins connected by a circumpolar channel in the southernmost region focus on two important asymmetries preferring the Atlantic as the site for sinking: its narrower width and a connection with the Indo-Pacific at a subtropical latitude (the tip of South Africa) and at a subpolar latitude (the tip of South America). These computations, together with a simple conceptual model for the upper branch of the MOC illustrate the basic processes of interbasin exchange either through the connection at the subpolar latitude of the long continent (cold route'') or through the connection at the subtropical latitude of the short continent (warm route''). A cold-route exchange occurs when the short continent is poleward of the latitude separating the sub-polar and sub-tropical gyre (the zero wind-stress curl line) in the southern hemisphere, otherwise there is warm-route exchange. The predictions of the conceptual model are compared to primitive equation computations in a domain with the same idealized geometry forced by wind-stress, surface temperature relaxation and surface salinity flux. A visualization of the horizontal structure of the upper branch of the MOC illustrates the cold and warm routes of interbasin exchange flows. Diagnostics of the primitive equation computations show that the warm-route exchange flow is responsible for a substantial salinification of the basin where sinking occurs. This salinification is larger when the interbasin exchange is via the warm route, and it is more pronounced when the warm-route exchange flows from the wide to the narrow basin.

Harvard Climate Seminar
http://eps.harvard.edu/event/harvard-climate-seminar-0

Contact Name:  Sabinna Cappo
scappo at fas.harvard.edu

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Inside Congress: The Inconvenient Truth
WHEN  Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Institute of Politics, Littauer Faculty Dining Room (FDR), 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Classes/Workshops, Law
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Institute of Politics
SPEAKER(S)  Congressman Christopher Shays
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO  deisy_carrera at hks.harvard.edu
DETAILS  When I was in third grade I became a voracious reader, consuming every kid's version of great Americans, and felt I wanted to be part of our government and its glorious history.
The 1960 Presidential campaign of John F. Kennedy, his promotion of the Peace Corps, and his famous words, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country" only increased my enthusiasm, but it was not until I was in high school that I thought part of my government service might include running for public office.
Two years in the Peace Corps with my wife Betsi, eighteen months as a mayor's aide, thirteen years as a State Representative, twenty-one years as a Congressman, and two years heading the Commission on Wartime Contracting, were the result of my heartfelt desire, nurtured by devoted teachers, and a caring wife and parents.
With this as background, I hope to engage students from the perspective of elective office, and inspire a knowledge and appreciation of what it takes to be an engaged citizen, a persuasive public advocate, a dedicated government employee, and an effective elected official.
LINK  http://iop.harvard.edu/fellows/christopher-shays

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Starr Forum: The Fight over Foreigners: Visas & Immigration in the Trump Era
Tuesday, February 28
5:00p–6:30p
MIT, Building E51-115, Wong Auditorium, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Baher Azmy, Jia Lynn Yang
Starr Forum panel discussion to address the migration issues in America under the new administration and President Trump 

Panelists Include: 
Baher Azmy, Legal Director at the Center for Constitutional Rights 
Jia Lynn Yang, Deputy National Security Editor at the Washington Post 

Free & open to the public | Refreshments served 
Can't attend in person? Watch it on Facebook live or on-demand on YouTube. 
For more information or accessibility accommodations please contact starrforum at mit.edu.

CIS Starr Forum 
A public events series on pressing issues in international affairs, sponsored by the MIT Center for International Studies.

Web site: https://cis.mit.edu/events/starr-forum-fight-over-foreigners-visas-immigration-trump-era
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): Center for International Studies
For more information, contact:
617-253-8306
starrforum at mit.edu 

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Public Private Partnership (PPP) - Privatization of Distribution of Electricity in Delhi
5:30 PM 
MIT, Building E18-304, 50 Ames Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftF_u1asCMpIKdyUr5JaxRT3KcPpy9WMZD9nTaF8RGzkRk7w/viewform?c=0&w=1

Profile:   Mr. Sinha has nearly 33 years of experience in Power Generation and Distribution sector. He has been responsible for developing and setting up many Greenfield and Brownfield Power plants in India and abroad and bringing in socio economic reforms in Distribution Sector, such as 8.8% of AT&C Loss level alongwith Average System Availability of 99.96%, consumer metering of 100% , intervention of World class technologies including integrated ADMS (Advanced Distribution Management System), Integrated GIS (Geographical Information System), AMI (Advance Metering Infrastructure) etc.
 
Mr. Sinha is actively involved in interfacing with key stakeholders for  the  sectorial   sustenance. He is Chairman and Director of the Smart Utilities Group, India Smart Grid Forum and member  of prominent Government of India committees for Power Sector reforms such as "Committee  on Financial Viability and Restructuring of Discoms’ and ‘Committee to Review the National Electricity Policy’, Member of the Apex Committee on National Smart Grid Mission, etc. He is also a member of the Board of Governors for Management Institute “Faculty of Management Studies” Delhi University and Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology( IIIT), Delhi.
 
Apart from ensuring operational excellence, Mr. Sinha is extremely passionate towards inclusive growth of the society and has implemented numerous sustainability programs focusing on women empowerment, skill development for youth and children in his areas of operation. He has been awarded for his outstanding contribution in Power Distribution Sector by Central Board of Irrigation & Power (CBIP) and many other Industry Bodies, Associations.
 
Mr. Sinha holds a Master's Degree in Business Law from National Law School, Bengaluru and is also professionally trained as an Electrical Engineer. He is presently a Research Scholar at Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
 
Presentation: Public Private Partnership (PPP) - Privatization of Distribution of Electricity in Delhi
The term “Public-Private Partnership” (PPP) describes a spectrum of possible relationships between public and private sector for the cooperative provision of infrastructure and Public Utility services. Private sector participation in the Public Utility namely Power Sector helps to bring technical and managerial expertise, improve operating efficiency, large scale injection of capital, rationalization/cost based tariffs for services, better responsiveness to consumer needs and satisfaction. This session elaborates on the factors contributing to the success as well as the challenges faced during the implementation of PPP in Public Utility namely electricity distribution and importance of encouraging PPP in the Public Utilities.

The Delhi Model of Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Power Distribution space is an example of the transformation brought about by Private Players especially Tata Power-DDL in its licensed area post privatization by improving quality of service to its consumers, making electricity available at competitive prices and improving operational efficiencies – in short, making the Sector self-sustainable.

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BOSTON SEMINAR: Designing for Flooding and Sea Level Rise
Tuesday, February 28
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST
Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress Street, Fort Point Room, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-seminar-designing-for-flooding-and-sea-level-rise-registration-31073850724

Join us for the first in a four-part series of one-hour discussions hosted by Simpson Gumpertz & Heger this spring at Atlantic Wharf in Downtown Boston. 

ABOUT THE FEBRUARY SEMINAR
Designing for Flooding and Sea Level Rise 
presented by Aaron Lewis & Gregory Doelp
Changing FEMA maps, new requirements for resiliency, increasing attention on riverine and coastal flooding, rising sea levels … owners, government officials, and the design community are constantly challenged with new policy and research about climate change impacts and the adapting building performance expectations in this new environment.

This presentation provides an introduction to the design of buildings and other infrastructure for flooding. We will introduce FEMA Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs), building code requirements for SFHA zones, and the basic approaches for wet and dry floodproofing. We will also discuss the impacts of sea level rise and strategies for addressing sea level rise in building design and construction.

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Women of “The Resistance”
Tuesday, February 28,
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Harvard, JFK Jr. Forum, Littauer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

A panel discussion with:
Meighan Stone (moderator), Entrepreneurship Fellow, Spring 2017, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy; President, Malala Fund
Debra Cleaver, Founder & CEO, Vote.org
Leah Greenberg, Co-Founder, Indivisible
Andrea Hailey, Founder, Civic Engagement Fund
Amanda Litman, Founder, Run for Something
Jess Morales Rocketto, Digital Community Organizer, OccupyAirports

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Giving Voice: Mobile Communication, Disability, and Inequality
Tuesday, February 28
6:00p–7:00p
MIT, Building N50, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Meryl Alper
The MIT Press Bookstore presents Meryl Alper, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University and author of Giving Voice: Mobile Communication, Disability, and Inequality (MIT Press), in conversation with Jennifer S. Light, Department Head and Professor of Science, Technology and Society at MIT, at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, February 28 at the MIT Press Bookstore. 

Mobile technologies are often hailed as a way to "give voice to the voiceless." Behind the praise, though, are beliefs about technology as a gateway to opportunity and voice as a metaphor for agency and self-representation. In "Giving Voice," Meryl Alper explores these assumptions by looking closely at one such case--the use of the Apple iPad and mobile app Proloquo2Go, which converts icons and text into synthetic speech, by children with disabilities (including autism and cerebral palsy) and their families. 

This event includes a book signing. Books will be on sale at the event for 20% off, or you can purchase an event ticket that includes a discounted book.

authors at mit 
This event is presented by authors at mit, a lecture series co-sponsored by the MIT Libraries and the MIT Press Bookstore.

Web site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meryl-alper-author-talk-tickets-31612774660
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): The MIT Press Bookstore
For more information, contact:  The MIT Press Bookstore
617- 253-5249
books at mit.edu 

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Edwidge Danticat Lecture: Doris Salcedo's Circles of Sorrow
WHEN  Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, 6 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.
*Please enter the museum through the entrance on Broadway.*
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Art/Design, Ethics, Exhibitions, Humanities, Lecture, Poetry/Prose, Religion, Social Sciences, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard Divinity School, the Latina/o Studies Working Group in the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights (FAS), and Instituto Cervantes.
SPEAKER(S)  Edwidge Danticat
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO	Andrea Davies
adavies at hds.harvard.edu
DETAILS  “There is no one writing in the English language today more precisely or more passionately articulating the exile’s experience than Edwidge Danticat.” -Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Edwidge Danticat brings her unparalleled gifts as a writer in touch with political violence and migration to respond to The Materiality of Mourning, Harvard Art Museum’s exhibition of the works of Columbian-born sculptor Doris Salcedo. Danticat’s lecture, “Doris Salcedo’s Circles of Sorrows,” reflects on the ethical and spiritual dimensions of memory and mourning.
Danticat’s books include Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah's Book Club selection, Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, and The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner, and The Dew Breaker. Her memoir, Brother, I’m Dying, was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography.
She is the editor of The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Diaspora in the United States and The Beacon Best of 2000: Great Writing by Men and Women of All Colors and Cultures, Haiti Noir and Haiti Noir 2, and Best American Essays 2011. She has written six books for young adults and children, as well as a travel narrative. She is a 2009 MacArthur Fellow and the 2016 recipient of the Toni Morrison Award.
LINK  hds.harvard.edu…

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"The Robots are Coming"... Presentation at BU Robotics Lab
Tuesday, February 28
6:00 PM
BU Robotics Lab, 750 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Cognitive-Computing/events/236589421/
Cost: $5

Artificial Intelligence Event in Partnership with Boston University Robotics Department.

We are excited to present our 4th event in the Series on "Real-Life Examples of Cognitive Computing."  

The event will include leading robotics speakers and tours of the Boston University Robotics Lab (http://sites.bu.edu/robotics/) and Engineering Product Innovation Center (https://www.bu.edu/eng/current-students/epic/). 

Seating is limited, so we're requesting a $5 reservation fee to secure your spot.  Looking forward to seeing you at this exciting event! 

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The Internet, Invisible Aircraft & Robots: The Future of Defense is Now
WHEN  Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, 6 – 7:15 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, JFK Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	JFK Jr. Forum
Institute of Politics
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Cyber Security Project
SPEAKER(S)  Dr. Steven H. Walker, Acting Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
CONTACT INFO	JFK Jr. Forum Office
617-495-1380
LINK	http://iop.harvard.edu/forum/internet-invisible-aircraft-robots-future-defense-now

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Boston Green Drinks - February Happy Hour
Tuesday, February 28
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Scholars, 25 School Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-green-drinks-february-happy-hour-tickets-32005926588

Join the conversation with sustainability professionals and hobbyists. Enjoy a drink and build your connection with our green community!
Boston Green Drinks builds a community of sustainably-minded Bostonians, provides a forum for exchange of sustainability career resources, and serves as a central point of information about emerging green issues. We support the exchange of ideas and resources about sustainable energy, environment, food, health, education.

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Civic Science Roundtable: THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC: WHAT HAPPENS NEXT AND WHO WILL DECIDE?
Tuesday, February 28
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
DeWick Conference Room, 25 Latin Way, Somerville
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/civic-science-roundtable-228-tickets-31265750702

As an epidemic of deaths linked to opioid overdose grips our society, doctors, patients and policy makers are facing great pressures as they try to balance the management of two complex conditions, addiction and chronic pain. 
As policy makers struggle to control the abuse of opioids, has the pendulum swung too far, depriving patients of needed pain relief? 
If access to pain relief is a human right, who is responsible to determine what happens next?

Guest Scientist- Daniel Carr, MA, MD, DABPM, FFPMANZCA (HON)
Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts Medical School
Program Director, Pain, Research Education & Policy
President, American Academy of Pain Medicine

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The Human Brain Project
Tuesday, February 28
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
swissnex Boston, 420 Broadway,  Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-an-international-research-infrastructure-to-decode-the-human-brain-tickets-31946665336

Join Christoph Ebell, Executive Director at the Human Brain Project (HBP), for a talk on the structure and current developments of the Project, one of the European Commission’s Future and Emerging Technologies Flagship.

The HBP, a 10-year multinational European brain research initiative, has the aim to advance neuroscience and medicine, and to create brain-inspired information technology. To do so, it targets the reconstruction of the brain’s multiscale organization. It uses productive loops of experiments, medical data, data analytics, and simulation on all levels that will eventually bridge the scales. The HBP IT architecture is unique, utilizing cloud-based collaboration and development platforms with databases, workflow systems, petabyte storage, and supercomputers. The HBP is developing toward a European research infrastructure advancing brain research, medicine, and brain-inspired information technology. It is also looking to expand research synergies and contacts at the international level.

Free and open to the public.

Event program
6.00PM Doors open
6.30PM Remarks and Q&A by Christoph Ebell, Executive Director, Human Brain Project
9.00PM Doors close

Speaker bio
Christoph Ebell is the Executive Director at the Human Brain Project, where he heads the management unit of this large and ambitious European Flagship project. Prior to this position, he served as the Science and Technology Counselor at the Swiss Embassy in Washington, D.C. During his diplomatic posting, he connected Switzerland and the United States in the fields of science, technology, innovation, higher education, as well as professional education. Before his posting in the United States, Chris worked at the Department of Economic Affairs in Bern, Switzerland, where he headed the international cooperation section for innovation, education and international organizations. Specializing in innovation policy issues, he was a delegate at the OECD Committee for Science and Technology Policy, UN commissions, and a member of several expert working groups, including the expert panel on the OECD Innovation Strategy. Prior to that, Chris built up extensive experience with R&D-related EU institutions and multilateral cooperation mechanisms both on a European and global level with an emphasis on advanced manufacturing. He began his career at the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation, Switzerland’s innovation funding agency. Before his career in the government services, Chris studied Physics and Humanities, did research in American and International studies and culture, in Switzerland and at Harvard University. He received Masters degrees from the University of Bern and from the University of Illinois at Chicago and taught at the University of Basel.

More at: http://www.swissnexboston.org/event/creating-a-european-research-infrastructure-to-decode-the-human-brain/#sthash.Z3FnT4DC.dpuf

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Faculty Speaker: Growing Up in a Media World
WHEN  Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
WHERE  The Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Avenue, Allston
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Classes/Workshops, Lecture, Special Events
COST  Free and open to the public
TICKET WEB LINK  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/faculty-speaker-growing-up-in-a-media-world-registration-31570433015
DETAILS  Children average 30 hours every week in front of television and other screens. As they get older they are exposed to music, movies, tablets, smartphones, video games, and social networking–they spend more than twice as much time using media as they spend in school.
Joe Blatt, Senior Lecturer in Education and Faculty Director of the Technology, Innovation, and Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will explore the challenges children confront–and what they learn–from media. What do we really know about the effects of rapidly changing media and technology on children–and what, if anything, should we do about it?
LINK	http://edportal.harvard.edu/event/faculty-speaker-growing-media-world

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Wednesday, March 1
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Local Food Trade Show 
Wednesday, March 1
8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Northeastern, Curry Center, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/The-Boston-Sustainable-Food-Meetup-Group/events/236509720/
This event is intended for commercial buyers, not individual consumers.

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is offering our 5th Local Food Trade Shows. The 2016 Local Food Trade Shows are designed to facilitate connections and stimulate business relationships between producers and wholesale buyers of local food, with a focus on specialty crop food products in Massachusetts. 
Local Specialty Crop Trade Show  
Exhibitors will include New England based farmers, produce distributors and local specialty crop producers (products made with 50% or more specialty crops also qualify). Please view the USDA definition of specialty crops here. This Trade Show is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. Exhibition booths are free for specialty crop farmers and other specialty crop producers. 
Local Food Trade Show 
This trade show is open to all non-specialty crop food producers including meat and dairy farms, fisheries, baked goods and other added value producers. Exhibition booths are $125.00. *$25 Discount for SBN Members 
The Specialty Crop Trade Show is made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MassGrown). 
Click HERE for a list of 2015 Trade Show Exhibitors and Attendees! 
Scroll down for a list of 2016 Exhibitors and Attendees! 

Who should attend? 
Any wholesale buyers, who are interested in purchasing Massachusetts or New England-produced food items. These buyers can be supermarkets, co-ops, restaurants, hotels, institutions, schools, food processors in search of ingredients, distributors, or anyone else interested in local purchasing options. This event is intended for commercial buyers, not individual consumers. 

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The future of MOOCs: a workshop with edX
Wednesday, March 1
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM EST
MIT Sloan School of Management, Tang Center (E51), Room 325, 2 Ames Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-moocs-a-workshop-with-edx-tickets-32301423427

Are you passionate about education and you wonder how are MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) democratizing it? Come join us in this workshop with edX, where we will tackle some of the challenges of MOOCs! In this workshop, we will cover:
edX background and products 
Market trends
Some strategic challenges edX is facing around market entry, increase the value of certificates/purchase rate, brand perception
We will then brainstorm about some of these challenges and learn what works and doesn't in the space.
Food and beverages will be provided!

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Atmospheric Pollution in Urban Areas: Implications for Air and Water Quality
Wednesday, March 1
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
BU, Pardee House, 67 Bay State Road, Boston

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Authoritarian Audiences and Government Rhetoric in International Crises: Evidence from China
Wednesday, March 1
12:00p–1:30p
MIT, Building E40-496, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Jessica Chen Weiss

SSP Wednesday Seminar

Web site: https://ssp.mit.edu/events/2017/authoritarian-audiences-and-government-rhetoric-in-internatonal-crises
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Center for International Studies
For more information, contact:  Elina Hamilton
253-7529
elinah at mit.edu 

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Activating Populism: The Role of Blame Attribution
WHEN  Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017, 2:15 – 4:15 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CES, 27 Kirkland Street, Harvard University, Adolphus Busch Hall at Cabot Way, Hoffmann Room
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Populism, Nationalism and Radical Politics Study Group; Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
SPEAKER(S)  Kirk Hawkins, Associate Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University;
Ryan Enos (Discussant) Associate Professor of Political Science, Government Department, Harvard University
CONTACT INFO	Anna Popiel, apopiel at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Scholars have long known that the rhetoric of populist politicians is an important part of their appeal; however, less is known about how that rhetoric operates. Drawing on data from two large experiments conducted with American adults, we show that survey questions encouraging individuals to consider political problems within a dispositional blame frame activates latent populist attitudes, while an encouragement to consider these same problems in a situational blame frame does not. In our second experiment, we connect this framing change to voting intentions and find that subjects exposed to dispositional frames are more likely to express support for Donald Trump and less likely to express support for Hillary Clinton than subjects exposed to situational frames. Importantly, the impact of framing is contingent on pre-existing populist attitudes; subjects with moderate levels of populist attitudes are much more likely to demonstrate an increase in expressed populism and support for Trump.
LINK	https://ces.fas.harvard.edu/events/2017/03/a-talk-by-kirk-hawkins-professor-of-sociology-brigham-young-university

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Un/Sound Music, Un/Stable Ground: Music, Disaster, and Development in Haiti
WHEN  Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017, 4 – 5 p.m.
WHERE  Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Humanities, Lecture, Music
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
SPEAKER(S) Rebecca Dirksen, 2016–2017 Fellow, Radcliffe Institute; Assistant Professor, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO  events at radcliffe.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Rebecca Dirksen is completing a book about musical models of grassroots development in Haiti before and after the earthquake of 2010. In this lecture, Dirksen will explain how this work moves beyond simply examining how ordinary Haitian citizens use musical dialogue to critique infrastructural weaknesses and abuses of authority to demonstrating how a growing number of social and civic groups employ music as an explicit and fundamental tool for strengthening their communities.
LINK  https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2017-rebecca-dirksen-fellow-presentation

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Understanding the role of internal variability in climate change
Wednesday, March 1
4:00pm to 5:00pm
MIT, Building 54-915 (the tallest building on campus), Cambridge

Speaker:  Dave Thompson, Colorado State University
About the Speaker
I am a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. My research foci lie in the area of large-scale climate variability, with an emphasis on using observations to identify novel aspects of the climate system, and then using models to test hypotheses motivated by observations.

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Coercive Trade Agreements for Supplying Global Public Goods
Wednesday, March 1
4:00-5:30 PM
Harvard, Geological Museum, Haller Hall Room 102, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

We develop a model of cooperation on trade and of voluntary cooperation on climate change, and ask whether it is better to keep these issues separate or to link them, by making cooperation on trade conditional on supplying the global public good of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Nordhaus (2015) has shown that, depending on the social cost of carbon and tariff level, linkage may enable countries to cooperate fully on both trade and climate change, or it may only sustain partial cooperation on both issues, or it may be of no help at all. In our model we show that if retaliation is prohibited, then linkage gives rise to one of four possible situations: a cooperation game, a coordination game, a chicken game, or a prisoners’ dilemma. By contrast, if retaliation is a choice, linkage gives rise to one of only two possible situations: a coordination game or a prisoners’ dilemma. We find that the conditions that enable linkage to increase cooperation on climate change are more restrictive than suggested by Nordhaus. These findings have direct and indirect application to solar geoengineering governance.

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LAYER UPON LAYER: EXPERIENCE, ECOLOGY, ENGINEERING, HERITAGE, AND (MOST OF ALL) HISTORY IN THE MAKING OF CHINA’S AGRICULTURAL TERRACES”
Wednesday, March 1
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Harvard, CGIS South Room S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Sigrid Schmalzer, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Professor Schmalzer’s research focuses on social, cultural, and political aspects of the history of science in modern China. Her first book, The People’s Peking Man: Popular Science and Human Identity in Twentieth-Century China, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2008 and won the Sharlin Memorial Award from the Social Science History Association. Her second book, Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist China, was released by University of Chicago Press in 2016 (a podcast interview with Schmalzer about the book is available from the New Books Network). She is also the co-editor of a volume intended for the undergraduate classroom titled Visualizing Modern China: Image, History, and Memory, 1750-Present. Her shorter writings have been published in numerous edited volumes and scholarly journals, including Isis, Journal of American-East Asian Relations, Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, East Asian History, and Geographical Review. She was also the lead organizer for a conference held at UMass 11-13 April 2014, “Science for the People: The 1970s and Today,” which brought together students, scholars in Science and Technology Studies, and former members of the 1970s-1980s group Science for the People and is archived here: http://science-for-the-people.org. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, Fulbright, the Social Science Research Council, the American Philosophical Society, and the D. Kim Foundation.

http://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/event/environment-in-asia-seminar-sigrid-schmalzer/

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Nature's Present: Environmental Crossroads in 21st Century India
Wednesday, March 1
4:15PM
Harvard, CGIS-S030, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

with Mahesh Rangarajan (Ashoka University)

History & Economics Seminar 
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~histecon/index.html

Contact Name:  histecon at fas.harvard.edu

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On a World Climate Assembly and the Social Cost of Carbon (Martin Weitzman)
WHEN  Wednesday, Wed, March 1, 2017, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Littauer-382, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Environmental Sciences, Lecture, Social Sciences, Sustainability
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy
Harvard Environmental Economics Program
SPEAKER(S)  Martin Weitzman
LINK  https://canvas.harvard.edu/courses/16492

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Democratic Transition And The Rising Tide Of Majoritarianism: Comparing The Cases Of Greece And Turkey
Wednesday, March 1
4:30 – 6 p.m.
Harvard, CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
Unless otherwise noted in the event description, CMES events are open to the public (no registration required), and off the record. Please note that events may be filmed and photographed by CMES for record-keeping and for use on the CMES website and publications.

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Local Space / Global Vision: Albert Kahn's "Archives of the Planet" in Context
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
5:00p–6:30p
MIT, Building E14-304, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Shelley Rice, Professor of Art History, NYU
Rice will explore the "visual geography" of the year 1900, the moment when amateur cameras, half-tone reproduction processes and multinational corporations expanded photographic production and distribution exponentially, and quite literally set the stage for a "world culture" of imagery based on mobility, deracination and reproducibility. Focusing on Albert Kahn's Archives of the Planet, the lecture will situate this extraordinary project within the context of other experiments in image distribution at the time

Web site: https://mitgsl.mit.edu/news-events/local-space-global-vision-albert-kahns-archives-planet-context
Open to: the general public
Cost: 0 
Sponsor(s): MIT Global Studies and Languages
For more information, contact:  Lisa Hickler
617-452-2676
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World History and Earth History: Perspectives on Our Time
Wednesday, March 1
5 – 7 p.m.
Harvard, CES, 27 Kirkland Street, Harvard University, Adolphus Busch Hall at Cabot Way, Lower Level Conference Room

The Annual History and Theory Lecture

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Silhouette as art and entertainment: featuring UK artist Charles Burns
WHEN  Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Art/Design, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library
SPEAKER(S)  Charles Burns, silhouette artist
DETAILS  Silhouette as art and entertainment: featuring UK artist Charles Burns
Join us for an engaging lecture and live demonstration of a lost art. The art of cutting profile portraits with scissors is a craft with a fascinating past. Charles Burns, aka The Roving Artist, will trace the history of the silhouette through the centuries, drawing on examples from the Houghton Library collections, and share his revival of it as an art and entertainment for the twenty-first century.

As the UK’s busiest silhouette artist, Charles Burns has cut over 150,000 profiles, including portraits of Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, President Clinton, and many more.
LINK	http://www.roving-artist.com/charles-burns

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Future Retail
Wednesday, March 1
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Harvard, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge

How will the future of retail be different in this century than it has been in the past? In recent years, our traditional concepts of retail commerce have radically changed through technology and online shopping. What will be the next phase in this evolution, and how will our experience of the physical environment—as well as that environment itself—be transformed? Moderated by Mohsen Mostafavi, dean of Harvard GSD and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design.

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Ways of Being in the World
Wednesday, March 1
7 PM
3 Church Street, Cambridge

Krista Tippett, host of award-winning NPR program “On Being“, discusses her latest book Becoming Wise: an inquiry into the mystery and art of living.

In 2014, Tippett received the National Humanities Medal at the White House for ‘thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.’

Krista Tippett  program, On Being, “shines a light on the most extraordinary voices on the great questions of meaning for our time. Scientists in a variety of fields; theologians from an array of faiths; poets, activists, and many others have all opened themselves up to Tippett’s compassionate but searching conversation. In Becoming Wise, Tippett distills the insights she has gleaned from this luminous conversation in its many dimensions into a coherent narrative journey, over time and from mind to mind, into what it means to be human. Critics says the book is “a master class in living, individually and collectively. Wisdom emerges through the raw materials of the everyday.”

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Extreme Measures
Wednesday, March 1 
7 PM - 8 PM
The Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Jessica Zitter M.D. 
An ICU and Palliative Care specialist featured in the Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary Extremis offers a framework for a better way to exit life that will change our medical culture at the deepest level.

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The Art and Science of Growing Native Plants from Seed: Why, When, and How
Wednesday, March 1
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge

Randi Eckel, Founder of Toadshade Wildflower Farm
As we incorporate more native plants into our landscapes, there are so many good reasons to use plants propagated from seed. But wild plants have evolved with a dizzying array of mechanisms, including chemical-induced dormancy and mandatory cold stratification, to ensure that their seeds disperse, persevere, and germinate at just the right time under natural conditions.  These mechanisms are not in place to frustrate would-be plant propagators, but must be understood by gardeners to successfully grow native plants from seed. Come for a far-reaching discussion of the issues surrounding seed collection, procurement, and propagation, with information that will encourage the novice and challenge the professional alike.

Randi Eckel has been studying native plant seed propagation and plant-insect interactions for over thirty years.  She is the founder of Toadshade Wildflower Farm, which supplies both seeds and plants of species native to eastern North America.
This lecture co-sponsored by the Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation.

More information at http://grownativemass.org/programs/eveningswithexperts

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Thursday, March 2
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Peace through Entrepreneurship with Steven Koltai
Thursday, March 2
11:30a–12:30p
MIT, Building E40, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peace-through-entrepreneurship-with-steven-koltai-tickets-28578882206

Join the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, the MISTI MIT-PeaceTech Initiative, and the Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship for a conversation with Steven Koltai, author of Peace through Entrepreneurship on opportunities for promoting peace through technology and entrepreneurship. 
Lunch will be available for the first 25 guests.

Web site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peace-through-entrepreneurship-with-steven-koltai-tickets-28578882206
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship
For more information, contact:  Kavan O'Connor
617-324-1875
legatum at mit.edu 

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Sustainability in Sports
Thursday, March 2
11:45AM
MIT, Building E62-250, 100 Main Street, Cambridge
RSVP:  https://sloangroups.mit.edu/sustain/rsvp?id=323188

What:  Join Omar Mitchell, MBA '12, to learn more about what it's like to create your own role in sustainability at a $3B organization. Omar was able to turn a summer internship at the National Hockey League into a full-time role after graduation and is the go-to guy for promoting practices that improve the performance of NHL arenas throughout the league. 

Omar Mitchell is Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility for the National Hockey League, overseeing initiatives that drive positive social and environmental change across Clubs, business partners, fans and the broader hockey community. He is responsible for NHL Green – the League’s sustainability platform, NHL Foundation – the League’s philanthropic arm; and Legacy Projects – philanthropic endeavors aimed at supporting local groups. Mitchell joined the NHL in 2012 as the League's first sustainability director. The NHL was the first and only professional sports league in North America to produce a sustainability report. The 2014 report led to a partnership between the League and Constellation, the Official Energy Services Provider of the NHL. As a result, Constellation counterbalanced the League’s carbon footprint for the past three seasons through the purchase of renewable energy certificates and carbon offsets. The NHL is one of the top 25 green power purchasers in the U.S.

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U.S. Ocean and Coastal Policy in the 21st Century: Reflections of a government policy analyst turned PhD student
Thursday, March 2
12:00-1:00pm
Tufts, Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford.

Lindsey Williams, Natural Resources and Earth System Science Program, University of New Hampshire
Over 50% of the U.S. population lives in coastal areas which make up less than 17% of our total land area. Coastal areas are engines of the economy and are also critical areas for important ecological processes. To understand these systems as complex social-ecological systems, we must explore the legal and institutional frameworks that guide our actions in coastal and ocean areas. In her talk, Lindsey Williams will provide an overview of ocean and coastal law and policy in the U.S. while also discussing her own research and the educational and professional career that lead her there.

Lindsey Williams is a PhD student in the interdisciplinary Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science (NRESS) Program at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) where she also serves as a lecturer in marine policy. Lindsey received her B.A. in Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies from Colby College in 2002 and her Master of Marine Policy from the University of Delaware in 2009. Prior to pursuing her PhD at UNH, Lindsey worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in several roles primarily focused on policy, budget, and communication around coastal management and science issues. Her current research interests include community interactions with the environment, environmental justice, negotiation and dispute resolution, and the role of science in policy and management.

Watch it live from your computer or smart phone:
Webex: http://bit.ly/TuftsLunchLearn

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Hidden Air: Urbanization, the Built Environment and Indoor Air Quality in China
Thursday, March 2
3:30PM
Harvard, 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge

with Gary Adamkiewicz, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Exposure Disparities, Department of Environment Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

China Project Research Seminar
http://chinaproject.harvard.edu/seminars

Contact Name:  Tiffany Chan
tiffanychan at seas.harvard.edu

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Metropolitan Area Planning Council Open House
Thursday March 2,
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Metropolitan Area Planning Council, 60 Temple Place, Boston
RSVP at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edrau4pb835bef00&oseq=&c=b77caa50-eace-11e3-83bf-d4ae529a7ac4&ch=b78312f0-eace-11e3-83bf-d4ae529a7ac4

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council will be holding an Open House on Thursday, March 2, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and we would love for you to attend!

Join MAPC to explore our offices, meet our staff, and learn about our work. Enjoy a raffle, prizes, and refreshments!

Come to 60 Temple Place any time between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to learn about how we can benefit your community. 

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MIT Water Lecture Series : Workshop by CUAHSI
Thursday, March 2
5:00p–7:00p
MIT, Building 4-231, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge

Speaker: CUAHSI
Cutting edge research surrounding interdisciplinary topics such as the food-energy-water nexus requires a combination of finding, managing, and analyzing data from multiple sources. This challenge has led the National Science Foundation to make strategic investments in developing community data tools that focus on water data because it is a central need for many of these research topics. CUAHSI (The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.) is a non-profit organization funded by the National Science Foundation to aid students, researchers and educators in using and managing data to support their research in water resources. 

This hands-on workshop will demonstrate data tools and resources that are available through the CUAHSI community that could help students, researchers, and educators discover new data, publish data, or collaborate with others around data and models. Participants will be guided through an activity that uses CUAHSI-supported tools and focuses on one water and energy related case study.

MIT Water Club Spring Lecture Series

Web site: http://mitwater.org/events/2017/3/2/lecture-series-workshop-by-cuahsi-on-tools-for-water-data-recovery-publication-and-collaboration
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): MIT Water Club
For more information, contact:  Krithika Ramchander
waterclub-officers at mit.edu 

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Using Data to Predict Fate: Future Insight or Folly?
Thursday, March 2
5:15-6:45 PM
Harvard, William James Hall, B1, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge

Presentations
Jerome Kagan, PhD
John Gabrieli, PhD
John Quackenbush, PhD
Judith Edersheim, JD, MD

Each speaker will give a brief presentation and then participate in a panel discussion moderated by Joshua Buckholtz, PhD. A reception will follow the event.

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Connecting with Boston’s Innovation Ecosystem
Thursday, March 2
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1 Broadway, uCambridge

Kevin Wiant, Executive Director of the Venture Café Foundation, has extensive experience in the innovation community, and will be speaking about Boston’s innovation ecosystem, it’s history, and resources that are available for entrepreneurs and startups.

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Future of Food and Nutrition
Thursday, March 2
5:30pm to 7:00pm 
Tufts, Behrakis Auditorium, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, 274 Tremont Street, Boston
RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfP2UpNOC-WPNaROzxZ8OoPuTOEdeUd4NSrwgFc42Hk4jn6A/viewform?c=0&w=1

The Tufts NewTrition event series uses a TED talk-style format to allow entrepreneurs, researchers, and students to share ideas about the future of food and nutrition. We will be hosting an evening event with speakers from Red's Best, the Daily Table, the BU Gastronomy Department and our very own Tufts community. 

Reception to follow. We hope to see you there!

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Goldsmith Awards Ceremony 2017
Thursday, March 2
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Harvard, JFK Jr. Forum, Littauer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

The presentation of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Goldsmith Book Prize, and the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Finalists for the Goldsmith Investigative Reporting Prize include The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, Sarasota Herald-Tribune and The Wall Street Journal. Learn more about their stories here: https://shorensteincenter.org/2017-goldsmith-awards-finalists/

This event will be ticketed. Tickets are free, but will be distributed by lottery. Enter the lottery on the Institute of Politics website before Sunday, February 26, 2017 at midnight. Winners will be notified via email on Monday, February 27th. Winners must pick up their tickets at the Institute of Politics on Monday, February 27th between Noon-5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, February 28th between 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. No exceptions. 

This event will also be live-streamed.

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Civic Science Roundtable: THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC: WHAT HAPPENS NEXT AND WHO WILL DECIDE?
Tuesday, February 28
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
DeWick Conference Room, 25 Latin Way, Somerville
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/civic-science-roundtable-228-tickets-31265750702

As an epidemic of deaths linked to opioid overdose grips our society, doctors, patients and policy makers are facing great pressures as they try to balance the management of two complex conditions, addiction and chronic pain. 
As policy makers struggle to control the abuse of opioids, has the pendulum swung too far, depriving patients of needed pain relief? 
If access to pain relief is a human right, who is responsible to determine what happens next?

Guest Scientist- Daniel Carr, MA, MD, DABPM, FFPMANZCA (HON), Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts Medical School, Program Director, Pain, Research Education & Policy, President, American Academy of Pain Medicine

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Life in Picoseconds Opening Reception
Thursday, March 2
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Le Laboratoire Cambridge, 650 East Kendall Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/life-in-picoseconds-opening-reception-tickets-32096896682
6:00 PM Doors Open
6:45 PM Welcome by David Edwards and Concert featuring ECCE Ensemble

Life in Picoseconds, the 23rd experiment at Le Laboratoire, is a collaboration between French design team Millimetre, video artist and scientist Charles Reilly, artist Daniel Faust, artist and researcher Anna Ondaatje, and Le Laboratoire founder David Edwards. Integral to the Life in Picoseconds experience is an extraordinary new form of digital representation, the Atom Screen. With the Atom Screen, still and moving images appear on swirls of particles that move in chaotic and prescribed ways between glass panels, producing unusual, abstract, and realistic representations that convey emotive, artistic, and scientific impressions. 

The Atom Screen represents a new impressionistic movement in digital screen technology that departs from the advance of digital screens toward hyper-realistic representation.

In the exhibition, several works by New York-based photographer/artist Daniel Faust, taken from his recent exhibition Silicon in San Jose, California, appear next to a large vertical Atom Screen. These images, depicting starkly poetic moments and visions of Valley reality, appear on the Atom Screen as superpositions on randomly scattered particles that cover fractions of the screen surface, which disintegrate and reconfigure from minute to minute. 

Further into  the exhibition, a second, larger Atom Screen hangs in the center of the gallery. Particles rush in ceaseless motion and provide a kind of thermal agitation to the original film Life in Picoseconds by Charles Reilly.  

Reilly’s film is a molecular simulation of a protein molecule unfolding in the picosecond time-frame of molecular life. Here the Atom Screen provides a more realistic atomistic relief and a here-not-here quantum perspective on the molecular unfolding process. Visitors can walk around the Atom Screen and observe Life in Picoseconds as a positive or negative moving image or sit and experience the entire unfolding process, which lasts around 20 minutes. 

Life in Picoseconds is an interdisciplinary exploration of aesthetic representation in the digital medium where the substrate becomes an active partner to the projected digital image, in the way analog materials participated in the abstraction of modern art. 

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CABIN FEVER| THE FUTURE OF FOOD
Monday, 27 February
6:30 – 8:30 pm EST
GA Boston, 125 Summer Street 13th Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://generalassemb.ly/education/cabin-fever-the-future-of-food/boston/34176

 Janelle Nanos, Business Reporter, Boston Globe Media
Lauren Abda, Founder, Branchfood
Tim Riedel, Director of Marketing, ezCater
Jon Olinto, Co-Founder and CMO, b.good

Escape the winter blues at General Assembly with Cabin Fever – a weeklong event series celebrating the startups + entrepreneurs that make Boston great. 
Day 1 we are pairing up with Branchfood and local food entrepreneurs, investors and executives who are helping pave the future of the food industry.
Emerging technologies are disrupting how local food is produced, sourced, distributed, and consumed — paving the way for new business ideas, challenges, and emerging trends. 

Janelle Nanos, Business Reporter, Boston Globe Media
Janelle Nanos is a reporter in the Business section, where she writes about ideas, people, and businesses that drive Boston’s innovation economy. She has previously worked at Boston Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, and New York Magazine, and she currently teaches a class in magazine writing at Boston College. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. She is a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism.

Lauren Abda, Founder, Branchfood
Lauren Abda is the founder of Branchfood, an organization of food startups that believes innovation will fix our broken food system. Her work is focused on highlighting local, national, and international food initiatives through events and social media and also aggregates resources for food entrepreneurs to help their food businesses grow.

Tim Riedel, Director of Marketing, ezCater
Tim Riedel is a growth and customer marketer. Currently he leads enterprise and high value customer acquisition at ezCater, the only nationwide marketplace for business catering. Prior to ezCater, Tim led demand marketing, marketing technology, and lead development for QuickBase, a $90M division of Intuit. Tim was also an early employee at MyNewPlace.com, an online search engine for apartments, where he held roles in operations, marketing, and product management prior to its sale to RealPage in 2011.

Jon Olinto, Co-Founder and CMO, b.good
Jon is co-founder of B.GOOD, a 50-unit restaurant business that makes "food with roots”. Along side his business partner and childhood best friend, Jon opened the first B.GOOD in Boston’s Back Bay in January 2004. Now, B.GOOD is a fast-growing fast- casual brand with successful locations throughout Northeastern U.S. and Canada and many more units in development in 2017.
Jon is also founder and chairman of B.GOOD’s foundation. The B.GOOD Family Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) that issues quarterly micro-grants to inspired social entrepreneurs based on the vote of B.GOOD’s community of customers.
Before B.GOOD, Jon spent three years working as a consultant at EMaven, a digital strategy consulting firm. After EMaven’s acquisition by Perot Systems Corporation, he spent a year working as a consultant in Perot’s management consulting division. Jon received his BA from Colby College where he was Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Baker Scholarship winner, and 4-year varsity basketball player.

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The Inkblots:  Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing
Thursday, March 2
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning translator and author DAMION SEARLS for a discussion of his latest book, The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing.

About The Inkblots
In 1917, working alone in a remote Swiss asylum, psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach devised an experiment to probe the human mind: a set of ten carefully designed inkblots. For years he had grappled with the theories of Freud and Jung while also absorbing the aesthetic movements of the day, from Futurism to Dadaism. A visual artist himself, Rorschach had come to believe that who we are is less a matter of what we say, as Freud thought, than what we see.

After Rorschach’s early death, his test quickly made its way to America, where it took on a life of its own. Co-opted by the military after Pearl Harbor, it was a fixture at the Nuremberg trials and in the jungles of Vietnam. It became an advertising staple, a cliché in Hollywood and journalism, and an inspiration to everyone from Andy Warhol to Jay Z. The test was also given to millions of defendants, job applicants, parents in custody battles, and people suffering from mental illness or simply trying to understand themselves better. And it is still used today.
In this first-ever biography of Rorschach, Damion Searls draws on unpublished letters and diaries and a cache of previously unknown interviews with Rorschach’s family, friends, and colleagues to tell the unlikely story of the test’s creation, its controversial reinvention, and its remarkable endurance—and what it all reveals about the power of perception. Elegant and  original, The Inkblots shines a light on the twentieth century’s most visionary synthesis of art and science.

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Friday, March 3 - Saturday, March 4
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MIT Energy Conference
Fri, Mar 3, 2017 8:00am  
Sat, Mar 4, 2017 10:00am
Boston Marriott Cambridge, 50 Broadway Cambridge
RSVP at http://mitenergyconference.org/

As the largest student-led energy conference in the US, the MIT Energy Conference has become a premier event to connect professionals, policymakers, academics, and students in the energy industry. More changes have occurred in the global energy sector in the past decade than in the 100 years prior. In its 12th edition, the MIT Energy Conference main theme is centered on the interconnection between activities, technologies, and geographies, addressing the idea that small, distributed impacts can generate big solutions. We will bring together leaders and visionaries from industry, government, the scientific community, and the private sector that are looking at the whole value chain in a holistic way, and can speak about and debate the development of these complex interactions, which are redefining the future of energy worldwide.

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2017 Goldsmith Seminar on Investigative Reporting
Friday, March 3
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Harvard, Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building, 4th Floor, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

A panel discussion with the winner and finalists of the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Journalists from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, Sarasota Herald-Tribune and The Wall Street Journal will discuss the making of their investigative reports.

Featuring: 
Shane Bauer, senior reporter, Mother Jones
David Cloud, reporter, Washington bureau, Los Angeles Times
Sam Roe, investigative reporter, Chicago Tribune
Josh Salman, investigative reporter, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Michael Siconolfi, editor, investigations, The Wall Street Journal
Carrie Teegardin, investigative reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Nicco Mele, Shorenstein Center director, moderator

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Peace through Entrepreneurship: Investing in a Start-up Culture for Security and Development
Friday, March 3
12 – 1:15 p.m.
Harvard, Perkins Room (R-415), 4th Floor Rubenstein, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Steven Koltai is an expert on international entrepreneurship ecosystem development. He is currently Managing Director of Koltai & Company, an entrepreneurship program development consultancy. At Brookings, Koltai is pursuing a project and book provisionally titled: “World Peace through Entrepreneurship.”

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Socially Assistive Robotics: Creating Robots That Care 
Friday, March 3 
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Harvard SEAS, Maxwell Dworkin G115, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Maja Mataric, University of Southern California
Annual Dean's Lecture on Computational Science and Engineering.
Socially assistive robotics (SAR) is a new field of intelligent robotics that focuses on developing machines capable of assisting users through social rather than physical interaction. The robot’s physical embodiment is at the heart of SAR’s effectiveness, as it hinges on the inherently human tendency to engage with lifelike (but not necessarily human-like or otherwise biomimetic) agents. People readily ascribe intention, personality, and emotion to robots; SAR leverages this engagement stemming from non-contact social interaction involving speech, gesture, movement demonstration and imitation, and encouragement, to develop robots capable of monitoring, motivating, and sustaining user activities and improving human learning, training, performance and health outcomes. Human-robot interaction (HRI) for SAR is a growing multifaceted research area at the intersection of engineering, health sciences, neuroscience, social, and cognitive sciences.  This talk will describe our research into embodiment, modeling and steering social dynamics, and long-term user adaptation for SAR. The research will be grounded in projects involving analysis of multi-modal activity data, modeling personality and engagement, formalizing social use of space and non-verbal communication, and personalizing the interaction with the user over a period of months, among others. The presented methods and algorithms will be validated on implemented SAR systems evaluated by human subject cohorts from a variety of user populations, including stroke patients, children with autism spectrum disorder, and elderly with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. 

Lunch will be served from 12:30-1pm, on a first-come, first-served basis. The talk will begin promptly at 1pm.

Speaker Bio:  Maja Matarić is professor and Chan Soon-Shiong chair in Computer Science Department, Neuroscience Program, and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Southern California, founding director of the USC Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center (RASC), co-director of the USC Robotics Research Lab and Vice Dean for Research in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. She received her PhD in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from MIT in 1994, MS in Computer Science from MIT in 1990, and BS in Computer Science from the University of Kansas in 1987.
She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow of the IEEE and AAAI, and recipient of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics & Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM), the Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Award for Innovation, Okawa Foundation Award, NSF Career Award, the MIT TR35 Innovation Award, and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Early Career Award. She served as the elected president of the USC faculty and the Academic Senate. At USC she has been awarded the Viterbi School of Engineering Service Award and Junior Research Award, the Provost's Mentoring Award and Center for Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship, the Mellon Mentoring Award, the Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Service Award, and a Remarkable Woman Award. She is featured in the science documentary movie "Me & Isaac Newton", in The New Yorker ("Robots that Care" by Jerome Groopman, 2009), Popular Science ("The New Face of Autism Therapy", 2010), the IEEE Spectrum ("Caregiver Robots", 2010), and is one of the LA Times Magazine 2010 Visionaries. 

Contact: Natasha Baker
Phone: 617-496-2623
Email: nrbaker at seas.harvard.edu

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Paradoxes of Green:  Landscapes of a City-State
Friday, March 3
3:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes the Harvard Graduate School of Design's GARETH DOHERTY—Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Senior Research Associate and a founding editor of the New Geographies journal—for a discussion of his latest book, Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State.
About Paradoxes of Green

This innovative multidisciplinary study considers the concept of green from multiple perspectives—aesthetic, architectural, environmental, political, and social—in the Kingdom of Bahrain, where green has a long and deep history of appearing cooling, productive, and prosperous—a radical contrast to the hot and hostile desert. Although green is often celebrated in cities as a counter to gray urban environments, green has not always been good for cities. Similarly, manifestation of the color green in arid urban environments is often in direct conflict with the practice of green from an environmental point of view. This paradox is at the heart of the book. In arid environments such as Bahrain, the contradiction becomes extreme and even unsustainable.

Based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork, Gareth Doherty explores the landscapes of Bahrain, where green represents a plethora of implicit human values and exists in dialectical tension with other culturally and environmentally significant colors and hues. Explicit in his book is the argument that concepts of color and object are mutually defining and thus a discussion about green becomes a discussion about the creation of space and place.

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Film Screening: 13th a Documentary by Ava Duvarney
Friday, March 3
7:00p–9:00p
MIT, Building E-15, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge

America makes up 5% of the worlds population, yet locks up 25% of the worlds prisoners. Ava DuVernays documentary 13th provides an in-depth look at the United States prison system within the context of this nations history of racial inequality. 

Film to be followed by Q&A discussion with Melina Abdullah, Professor and Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles, organizer with Black Lives Matter, and interviewee from the film 13th. 

*pizza served at 6:30pm 

WOMEN TAKE THE REEL is a FREE roaming film festival. 
SPONSORED BY: MIT Program in Womens and Gender Studies; the Graduate Consortium in Womens Studies; Boston College Womens and Gender Studies Program; Boston University Womens, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Brandeis University Womens and Gender Studies Program; Northeastern University Womens, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Simmons College Department of Womens and Gender Studies; Tufts University Womens, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; UMass Boston Womens and Gender Studies Department; Emerson College Department of Visual and Media Arts; and Lesley University.

Web site: https://listart.mit.edu/events-programs/film-screening-13th-documentary-ava-duvernay
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free 
Sponsor(s): List Visual Arts Center
For more information, contact:  Emily Garner
eagarner at mit.edu 

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Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference
Saturday, March 4
8:00-5:00 pm
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-massachusetts-urban-farming-conference-tickets-29806740764
Cost:  $80.12

The 5th Annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference (UFC) is designed to advance the opportunities and address the barriers involved in cultivating a resilient and thriving Urban Farming sector. The UFC is a multi-sector stakeholder forum designed to share information regarding what is currently happening in Massachusetts. The UFC fosters solutions, sustainable networks and business relationships.

The UFC brings together participants representing all aspects of Urban Farming including, but not limited to, farmers (including roof top, chicken, bees, etc.), land trust managers, policy makers, commercial buyers, foundations, investors and all others. The 5th Annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference is comprised of interactive panels, demonstration workshops, expert discussions on diverse and relevant topics with distinguished Conversation Leaders and one of the best networking opportunities for this sector.

Conference Schedule:
SESSION 1: 8:45-9:45 am
Aquaponics and Vermicomposting for Urban Farms
Dr. Joe Buttner, Professor, Salem State University (Facilitator)
James Carnazza, Founder and President, Full Circle Earth
Anastasia Perullo, Salem State University
Laura Presutti, Salem State University
CommonHood: Agriculture Supported Communities
Bruce Fulford, Owner, City Soil & Greenhouse LLC (Facilitator)
Danielle Andrews, Dudley Farm Manager, The Food Project
Cara Snajczuk, Co-Manager, Haley House Urban Farm
Glynn Lloyd, Founder and CEO, City Fresh Foods
Greg Watson, Director for Policy and Systems Design, Schumacher Center for a New Economics
Technical and Financial Resources Available from the USDA Service Center Agencies
Christine Clarke, State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service -USDA (Facilitator)
Mia Halter, District Conservationist, NRCS
Jeff LaFleur, Executive Director, MA Association of Conservation Districts 
Dawn Pindell, Outreach Specialist, for CT,MA, RI, USDA Farm Service Agency
Irrigation Systems for Urban Farms
Curtis Stone, Green City Acres, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Commercial Kitchens; Strengthening Our Local Food Economy
Sarah Brezniak, Principal, Captus Group LLC (Facilitator)
Jen Faigel, Executive Director, CommonWealth Kitchen
John Waite, Executive Director, Franklin County Community Development Corporation
Chef Talk: Getting Your Product into Restaurants
Didi Edmonds, Chef and Author (Facilitator)
Alex Crabb, Chef, Asta, Boston
Peter Davis, Chef, Henrietta’s Table/Charles Hotel
Tristam Keefe, Famer, Urban Farming Institute
Irene Li,Co-Owner, Mei Mei Street Kitchen & Restaurant
Steve Verrill, Owner, Verrill Farm
Regenerative Placemaking 
Emmanuel Pratt, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Sweet Water Foundation
Keynote: 9:55-11:00 am
Farming in the City
Curtis Stone, Green City Acres, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
SESSION 2: 11:10-12:10 pm
Film Showing: "Arc of Justice" and Discussion of Community Land Trusts
Barbara Knecht ,Registered Architect, Urban Farming Institute (Facilitator)
Tony Hernandez, DNI Director of Operations & Stewardship, Dudley Street Neighbors Incorporated
LaShawn M. Hoffman, Managing Partner, Hoffman & Associates, Atlanta, GA
Rural and Urban Farms: Building Partnerships and New Market Models
Stevie Schafenacker, Technical Assistance Coordinator, Local Hero Program, CISA (Facilitator)
Lydia Sisson, Founding Co-Director, Mill City Grows
Mark Smith, President, Brookwood Community Farm
David Dumaresq, Farmer, Farmer Dave's
Karen Washington,Farmer and Co-Owner Rise&Root Farm. Co-Founder BUGS(Black Urban Growers)
Youth in the Food System: Jobs Beyond Fast Food
Francey Slater, Founding Co-Director, Mill City Grows(Facilitator)
Shavel’le Olivier,Co-Chair/Youth Coordinator, Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition
Juana Lopez, Green Team Member, Groundwork Lawrence
Youth Participant, UTEC, Lowell
Jackson Renshaw, Co-Owner, Fresh Food Generation
Heather Conley,Community Food Manager. Groundwork Lawrence
The Economic Impact of Cultural Crops
Frank Magnan, PhD, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Maria Moreira, Executive Director and Co-Founder, World Farmers
Rafael Herrero, Director of Agriculture and Environment, Nuestras Raices
Protecting Intellectual Property in Urban Farm & Food Businesses
Mary Rose Scozzafava, Ph.D, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Urban and Small Farm Financing 101
Ruth Goldman, Program Officer, Merck Family Fund(Facilitator)
Gerard Kennedy, Director, DACTA, Massachusetts Department of Agriculture Resources
Christine Kimball, Loan Specialist, Rural Development, USDA
Samantha Stoddard, Loan Officer, Farm Credit East, ACA
MA Local Food Plan and the Role of Urban Agriculture
Winton Pitcoff, Director, Massachusetts Food System Collaborative
Lunch: 12:10-1:30 pm
Session 3: 1:30-2:30 pm
Food Sovereignty, Urban Agriculture and Neighborhood Impacts
Catherine Sands, Director, Fertile Ground (Facilitator)
Bayoán Rosselló-Cornier, Community Organizer & Planner, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
Emmanuel Pratt, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Sweet Water Foundation
Karen Washington,Farmer and Co-Owner, Rise&Root Farm. Co-Founder BUGS(Black Urban Growers)
Cultivating Success with Immigrant Farmers
Jessy Gill, Program Director, World Farmers (facilitator)
Rafael Herrero, Director of Agriculture and Environment, Nuestras Raices
Immaculate Nyaigoti, Outreach Specialist, World Farmers
Janel Wright, Farmer Training Program Manager, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project 
Greenhouse Management
David Dumaresq, Farmer, Farmer Dave's
Crunching the Numbers to Crush Your Season
Curtis Stone, Green City Acres, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Soil Fertility
Frank Magnan, PhD, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Season Extension: Techniques and Tools
Greg Maslow, Farm Manager, Newton Community Farm
The Case for a Smarter and More Integrated Agriculture Industry
Henry Gordon Smith, Managing Director, Blue Planet Consulting
Session 4: 2:45-3:45 pm
Diversifying the Field: Stories From the Front Lines
Shani Dowd, Director of Culture InSight, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation (Facilitator)
Rose Gonzalez, Community Engagement Director, Groundwork Lawrence
Talib Toussaint Paskins, Food Justice and Market Manager, Gardening the Community
Anne Richmond, Co-Director of Administration and Finance, Gardening the Community
Youth and Entrepreneurship: Models for Success
Dave Maden,Founding Trustee, UFI (facilitator)
Michael Barnett, Professor of Science Education and Technology, Boston College
Ed Frechette, CIO, UTEC, Lowell
Maya Paul, YouthGROW, Worcester
Agribusiness, Outreach and Marketing
Michelle Cruz, Business Development & Outreach Manager, Farm Fresh Rhode Island
Georgina Sarong, Farmers Markets Program Manager, Farm Fresh Rhode Island
Boost Your Farm Power With Chickens! 
Khrysti Smyth, Founder, Yardbirds Backyard Chickens 
Intensive Crop Production Systems for Urban Farms
Curtis Stone, Green City Acres, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Food Safety/FSMA: Everything You Need To Know
Michael Botelho, MDAR, Commonwealth Quality Director

Closing Keynote: 4:15- 5:15 pm
Civic Synergy and Urban Agriculture: Democratizing Food Production
Greg Watson, Director for Policy and Systems Design, Schumacher Center for a New Economics
Back by popular demand: Karen Washington, Co-Owner, Rise & Root Farm; Co-Founder, Black Urban Growers
More on Opening Keynote Presenter:
Curtis Stone, Green City Acres, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
Returning to the MA Urban Farming Conference, Curtis will be the morning Keynote and will also lead several sessions throughout the day. He has traveled around the world, presenting 3-5 day workshops to help urban farmers become more successful and profitable; we are really excited that he will be with us for the 2017 UFC! Many of last year’s attendees have remarked on how they have incorporated techniques and best practices gleaned from his presentations, that said, March 4, 2017, you’ll have another opportunity to learn how you too can build a viable and profitable urban farming operation.

Rose Arruda, Urban Agriculture Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
251 Causeway Street, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02114
Desk 617-626-1849
Cell:  617-851-3644

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Local Environmental Action
Sunday, March 5
9am - 5pm
Northeastern, Curry Student Center, Boston
RSVP at https://tpin.webaction.org/c/72/t/12703/shop/shop.jsp?storefront_KEY=5
Cost:  $20 - $45

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Monday, March 6
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Ocean Photography: Inspiring Conservation," a lecture by Keith Ellenbogen, underwater photographer
Monday, March 6
5:00PM
Radcliffe, Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge

Introduction by John Huth, Codirector of the science program at the Radcliffe Institute and Donner Professor of Science in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Join acclaimed photographer Keith Ellenbogen as he showcases his beautiful and compelling images and stories of environmental and marine science expeditions from around the world.  He will explore the artistry of ocean-based wildlife photography, the technical challenges of underwater environments, the intersection between art and conservation, and how photography can spark positive social change. Ellenbogen will also feature his recent exploratory work using high-speed photography and 360-degree immersive camera systems to capture images and stories in new and exciting ways.

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 4:45 p.m.; lecture begins at 5 p.m.

Part of the 2016–2017 Oceans Lecture Series. A larger, one-day public symposium on the topic took place on Friday, October 28, 2016.

info at radcliffe.harvard.edu
Oceans Lecture Series
https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2017-keith-ellenbogen-lecture

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CEE C.C. Mei Distinguished Speaker Series - Professor Ashok Gadgil - INVENTING ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE BOTTOM OF THE PYRAMID: SOME LESSONS LEARNT
Monday, March 6
5:00p–6:00p
MIT, Building 1-190, 33 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Professor Ashok Gadgil
The "bottom of the pyramid" is the largest and poorest socioeconomic group on the planet - billions of individuals who make less than USD 2.50 per day. Many grave problems faced by this population have technological solutions, but while the science is universal, specific technologies and their social placement are commonly quite different from what is applicable in the first world. Prof. Gadgil has a successful history of work in this area. In this seminar he will describe his approach and illustrate it with some of his work towards providing safe drinking water to this population.

C. C. Mei Distinguished Speaker Series 
CEE-DSS: C.C. Mei Distinguished Speaker Series 
The C.C. Mei Distinguished Speaker Series, based in CEE, brings exciting speakers from around the world to the MIT community at large. For the full list of events, see: https://sites.google.com/site/mitcedss/cee-dss

Web site: https://sites.google.com/site/mitcedss/cee-dss
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Civil and Environmental Engineering
For more information, contact:  Carol Burke
6173247780
bgadmin at mit.edu 

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Filming the Future from Berlin: Noncitizen Perspectives on Refugees in Crisis
Monday, March 6
5:00p–7:00p
MIT, Building 32-141, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Damani Partridge
With students from Canada, the UK, the US, and over 15 refugees from Syria, Damani Partridge spent over a month making short films about pity, solidarity, flight, depression, gentrification, and the (im)possibility of simultaneously being an artist and a refugee. The first screening at Berlin's Moviemento theater was filled to capacity.

Web site: https://mitgsl.mit.edu/news-events/filming-future-berlin-noncitizen-perspectives-refugees-crisis
Open to: the general public
Cost: 0 
Sponsor(s): MIT Global Studies and Languages
For more information, contact:  Lisa Hickler
617-452-2676
lhickler at mit.edu 

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Askwith Forums: A Conversation with Anne Holton, Champion for Public Education
WHEN  Monday, Mar. 6, 2017, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge
TYPE OF EVENT	Forum, Question & Answer Session
PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT  Alumni, AskWith Forum
BUILDING/ROOM  Askwith Hall
CONTACT NAME  Roger Falcon
CONTACT EMAIL  askwith_forums at 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.
RSVP REQUIRED	No
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Education
DETAILS  Speaker: Anne Holton, former secretary of education, Commonwealth of Virginia
Moderator: Deborah Jewell-Sherman, Ed.M.’92, Ed.D.’95, professor of practice, HGSE; former superintendent, Richmond Public Schools, Commonwealth of Virginia
Holton will be joined by Jewell-Sherman for a conversation about making a difference in the educational experiences and outcomes for all young people. Holton has devoted her career to serving as an advocate for Virginia’s families and children through a number of roles, including as a juvenile court judge, First Lady of Virginia, and Virginia’s Secretary of Education. She recently was appointed to Virginia's Board of Education.  She also served as director of the Great Expectations program, an initiative that helps young people aging out of foster care obtain higher education through Virginia's community colleges. Holton, the wife of Senator Tim Kaine (VA), 2016 Democratic vice-presidential candidate, will share her perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing public education today.
This forum is held in conjunction with the Women in Education Leadership, Programs in Professional Education convening.

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Biology of Consciousness: William James to Richard Schultes and Beyond
Monday, March 6
6:00 PM
Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge,

Davíd Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, Harvard Divinity School and the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

Brian D. Farrell, Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; Professor of Biology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

How do biological and cultural forces shape the development of consciousness? In this interdisciplinary dialogue, Brian Farrell and Davíd Carrasco will draw on the work of two earlier Harvard professors—psychologist William James and ethnobotanist Richard Evans Schultes—to consider whether culture is fundamentally biological, or whether the biology of consciousness is shaped by experience. The speakers will reflect on James’ “religious propensities” and Schultes’ study of psychoactive substances among Indigenous peoples in exploring the biological and cultural doors of perception.

Presented in collaboration with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology.

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Genomes are The Long Now -- w/ Mary Mangan
Monday, March 6
Doors open at 6pm. Program starts at 6:45pm. 
Back Room at The Burren,247 Elm Street, Davis Square, Somerville
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Long-Now-Boston/events/236877491/
Price: $15.00 /per person includes free drink
Students free with school ID  

Mary Mangan will speak on "Genomes are The Long Now".  
The genomes of organisms around us today, and some of those that are no longer alive, carry crucial information about our past and also frame our future directions. In addition, it’s also becoming possible to “Revive and Restore” lost species. Organizing and visualizing DNA sequence data is key to using it effectively to understand the history of life of this planet, and for potentially using it to create new variations with impacts on our health and environment. In this talk, Mary Mangan will demonstrate how researchers currently access species genomic data in the UCSC Genome Browser (genome.ucsc.edu). Highlights of some revealing and important projects will be included, as well as some potential trip-wires in personal genomics data that services like 23andMe provide.

Mary has been fascinated with biology since spending summers at Hampton Beach engrossed by the tide pools. This led to degrees in Microbiology, Plant Cell Biology, and eventually a PhD in Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology. Moving to computational biology, bioinformatics and genomics as those fields emerged, she finds databases are the new tide pools for her. And new waves keep washing interesting things in. For some publications, you can see her Google Scholar profile [https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=rHeltqQAAAAJ].

Mary’s slides:  http://www.slideshare.net/mem_somerville/genomes-are-the-long-now-draft-1

The Long Now Boston Meetup Group is organizationally independent but philosophically aligned with The Long Now Foundation in San Francisco. The mission of the organization is to encourage longterm thinking and responsibility and to inspire, cultivate and nurture a cultural re-imagination of the future. Long Now Meetup Groups are forming in cities around the world to celebrate this vision. Through events like this fans of the foundation engage with The Long Now's mission.  

***Walk-ups are welcome and students are free, but please, if you know you are going, and paying, register early so we can plan accordingly.***

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Housing and Policy in an Aging America
WHEN  Monday, Mar. 6, 2017, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Stubbins Room, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
SPEAKER(S)  Ann Forsyth: Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design; and Principal Investigator, Health and Places Initiative (HAPI)
Ashish Jha: Professor of Health Policy, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Harvard Global Health Institute; and Internal Medicine physician, VA Boston Healthcare System

Emi Kiyota: 2017 Loeb Fellow and President and Founder of Ibasho, which partners with local organizations and communities to design and create socially integrated and sustainable communities that value their elders
DETAILS  As the baby boom generation ages, the US population aged 65 and over is expected to grow from 48 million to 79 million, one in five Americans will be older than 65, and one in three households will be headed by someone older than 65. Surveys indicate that most of these people want to remain in the current homes for as long as possible. However, the country currently lacks the accessible housing units and supportive social services needed to accommodate these desires. Panelists will discuss the projected growth in older Americans and explore how policymakers, planners, and public health professionals could work to address the challenges that growth will produce.
LINK	http://www.jchs.harvard.edu/event/housing-and-policy-aging-america

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Tuesday, March 7 - Thursday, March 9
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Building Energy 2017
Tuesday, March 7 - Thursday, March 9
Seaport World Trade Center, Boston
RVSP at http://nesea.org/buildingenergy-boston
SAVE on registration with orinituibak code:   BOS17FRIENDOFNESEA
Free trade show pass with promotional code:  BOS17FREETRADESHOW 

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Tuesday, March 7
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Go Boston 2030’s Action Plan
Tuesday, March 7

The City’s long-range transportation plan could reshape our climate and our access to jobs, education, and opportunity. This all-day release event at the Boston Public Library’s main Copley Square site will feature Mayor Walsh at 11 am, a panel with transportation leaders at 6 pm, and all-day displays.

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Embedded Dangers: Revisiting the Year 2000 Problem and the Politics of Technological Repair
Tuesday, March 7
12:00 pm
Harvard, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C (Room 2036, second floor), 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP required to attend in person at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/luncheons/2017/03/Mulvin#RSVP
Event will be live webcast at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/luncheons/2017/03/Mulvin at 12:00 pm

with Dylan Mulvin, Postdoctoral Researcher at MSR New England 
More than any other recent event, the Year 2000 problem (better known as the Y2K bug) established the public awareness of the temporal and calendrical contingencies of computer systems. This talk revisits the Y2K bug to see what lessons can be drawn from this (non) event. Using archival research conducted at the Charles Babbage Institute, this talk undertakes an analysis of the Year 2000 Problem and the large-scale practices of technological repair and management that addressed it.
 
By recovering the organized response to the perceived threat of the Y2K bug, this project treats the crisis as one of the greatest, public-facing attempts to educate and train individuals and organizations to manage the unforeseen and potentially devastating effects old code can have on contemporary computerized infrastructures.
 
About Dylan
Dylan Mulvin is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Microsoft Research New England and a member of the Social Media Collective. He joined the collective after completing his PhD at McGill University. Dylan is a historian of technology, media, and computing whose work investigates the design and maintenance of new technologies.  He examines how engineers, scientists, technicians, and bureaucrats make decisions about how to develop shared understandings of the world.

He has published on  the history of video technology, television, and standards, and his work appears in Television & New Media, The Journal of Visual Culture, and The International Journal of Communication. He is co-editor, with Jonathan Sterne, of a special section of the IJOC on temperature and media studies. At MSRNE he is working on a history of the Year 2000 Problem, better known as the Y2K bug. This history attempts to recuperate the Y2K bug as a major repair event, an often overlooked milestone in public computer pedagogy, and one of the greatest recent efforts to train individuals, community groups, and policy makers in the management of precarious technological systems. A second project considers the history of light mitigation technologies—blue-blocking glasses and “night modes” for electronic devices—and the ethics and political implications of accounting for pain and harm in interface design.

Dylan’s research program combines methods from media studies, the history of technology, and infrastructure studies to show how technologies are made to appear seamless. His work shows how large-scale systems are built on decisions about micro-scale materials and protocols by drawing on archival methods to reveal how those who make new technologies model the world in usable ways. Infrastructures and standards shape what can be said and what can be represented and these systems are built on assumptions about the kinds of worlds we want to represent. To uncover these assumptions, this research studies the backstage negotiations that are necessary to make arbitrary decisions appear objective.

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CDD Forum: Talk & Book Signing with Camilo Jose Vergara, Tracking Time
Tuesday, March 7
12:30p–2:00p
MIT, Building 9-255, 105 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

The MIT Dept of Urban Studies and Planning, City Design and Development group, is pleased to feature Photographer Camilo José Vergara to discuss his new book and the culmination of 40 years of work, Tracking Time: Documenting America's Post-Industrial Cities.

Spring 2017 City Design and Development Forum

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Department of Urban Studies and Planning, City Design and Development
For more information, contact:  Sonny Oram
6172535115
sonnyo at mit.edu 

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Miyazakiworld: Researching Popular Culture
WHEN  Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Program on U.S.-Japan Relations
SPEAKER(S)  Susan Napier, Professor of Japanese Studies, Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies, Tufts University
Moderated by Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations
COST  Free and open to the public
LINK	http://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/calendar/upcoming

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Climate, Oceans, Human Health, and Cholera
WHEN  Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017, 4 – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Northwest Building B101, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Education, Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences, Lecture, Science, Sustainability
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Planetary Health Alliance, Harvard Center for the Environment
SPEAKER(S)  Dr. Rita Colwell
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO	Erika Veidis, erikaveidis at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Lecture with a reception to follow.
Dr. Rita Colwell, former director of the National Science Foundation, is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Colwell’s research interests are focused on global infectious diseases, water, and health. She is currently developing an international network to address emerging infectious diseases and water issues, including safe drinking water for both the developed and developing world.

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War and the Soundscapes of Memory
WHEN  Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  Radcliffe, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Humanities, Lecture, Music
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
SPEAKER(S)  Jeremy Eichler, 2016-2017 Fellow, Radcliffe Institute; Chief Classical Music Critic, Boston Globe
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	events at radcliffe.harvard.edu
DETAILS  As the generation with a living memory of the Second World War recedes, Boston Globe music critic and cultural historian Jeremy Eichler asks us to open our ears. By exploring how the wartime past has been inscribed in music, Eichler makes the case for hearing history, and for reclaiming the power of sound as a unique carrier of meaning about the past. Register online and join us.
LINK	https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2017-jeremy-eichler-lecture

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Fingerprinting the oceans: A probabilistic assessment of 20th century sea-level
Tuesday, March 7
6:00 PM
Harvard Herbaria, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Stan-Users-Boston-Camberville/events/237507255/

Carling Hay will join us in March to discuss her recent work using probabilistic assessments to better estimate 20th century sea-level.*  

Recent estimates of 20th century global mean sea-level rise are in the range[masked] mm/yr. However, these estimates use a temporally and spatially sparse network of observations that may result in a biased estimate due to the incomplete sampling of a global field.  In this talk I will present a multi-model Kalman smoother (KS) technique that addresses the above challenges. The techniques naturally accommodate spatio-temporal changes in the availability of observations and use models of the underlying physical processes responsible for sea-level change to exploit both the spatial and temporal information within the observations of the sparsely-sampled global field. Our results provide new estimates of the spatial and temporal variability in global mean sea level since 1900.   

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David Herskovits, “Against Mastery: On Knowing and Not-Knowing in the Theater”
WHEN  Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017, 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Art/Design, Humanities, Lecture, Special Events, Theater
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Mahindra Center at Harvard and the American Repertory Theater
SPEAKER(S)  David Herskovits, Founder/Artistic Director, Target Margin Theater
CONTACT INFO	humcentr at fas.harvard.edu, 617-495-0738
DETAILS  Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
LINK	http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/against-mastery-knowing-and-not-knowing-theater

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Art/Protest/Value: A Book Launch and Panel Discussion
Tuesday, March 7
6:00p–8:00p
MIT, Building E-15, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge

This visual arts summit offers an open discussion to explore how the visual arts provides lessons for understanding protest, value and change in todays volatile world. 

This program serves as the book launch for The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, which is a collection of essays by 40 visual artists. The publication will be available for purchase at the event. 

Panelists 
Sharon Louden 
Sharon M. Louden is an artist, educator, advocate for artists, and editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books. 
Hrag Vartanian 
Hrag Vartanian is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic, a publication he created in 2009 in response to the changes in the art world, publishing, and the distribution of information. 
Julia Kunin 
Julia Kunin lives in Brooklyn, NY. She earned a B.A. from Wellesley College and an M.F.A. from The Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers. Julia Kunins work is represented by Sandra Gering Inc. Gallery where she had a solo show entitled Les Guerilleres, in 2015. 
Moderator: Ian Condry 
Professor, Global Studies and Languages, MIT, and author of The Soul of Anime and Hip-Hop Japan.

Open to: the general public
Cost: Free 
Sponsor(s): List Visual Arts Center
For more information, contact:  Emily Garner
eagarner at mit.edu 

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INSIDE ELECTIONS AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL VOTE
Tuesday, March 7
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
Cambridge Innovation Center Venture Cafe, 1 Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inside-elections-and-the-environmental-vote-tickets-31812940361
Cost:  $8 - $12

The Latest Research on Getting Environmentalists to Vote
Environmentalists aren’t voting as much as they ought to, but some recent advances offer hope for the future. Big data has completely revolutionized how modern political campaigns target and communicate with voters, and a new generation of behavioral scientists has thoroughly changed our understanding of why and how people decide to vote. These changes present a large number of counter-intuitive and exciting discoveries, while also suggesting both good and bad news for the environmental movement. With fresh data from the 2016 Presidential election, Nathaniel Stinnett will discuss how modern political campaigns identify and mobilize voters, and how that impacts environmental policy at the local, state, and federal level.

About Our Speaker
Nathaniel Stinnett is the Founder & CEO of the Environmental Voter Project, a non-partisan nonprofit that uses big data analytics and behavioral science to identify non-voting environmentalists and then get them to vote. Recently dubbed “The Voting Guru” by Grist Magazine, Stinnett was named one of the country’s 50 environmental visionaries. He has held a variety of senior leadership and campaign manager positions on US Senate, Congressional, statewide, and mayoral campaigns, and Stinnett is a frequent expert speaker on political strategy for campaign management trainings, issue-advocacy nonprofits, and top universities. Formerly an attorney at the international law firm of DLA Piper LLP, he is also widely recognized for this work as a land-use, environmental, and real estate attorney. Stinnett holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston College Law School. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.

The Environmental Voter Project Website:  http://www.environmentalvoter.org

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Dr. Willie Soon: Climate Change Realism - Greater Boston Tea Party
Tuesday, March 7
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Lir Irish Pub & Restaurant, 903 Boylston Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Tea-Party/events/237390725/

Professor Dr. Soon gives a multi-media presentation on the myths of Anthropogenic Climate Change

Dr. Soon will be one of the speakers (as was last month's guest, Tom Wysmuller) at the ICCC 12, March 23-24 in Washington DC, titled "Resetting US Climate Policy"

About Dr. Soon:  Dr. Willie Soon, an astrophysicist and geoscientist, is a leading authority on the relationship between solar phenomena and global climate. Dr. Soon’s research specialty is the influence of changes in solar activity on the Earth’s climate and the study of solar-type stars. Since 1991, together with many distinguished co-authors, he has written more than 80 peer-reviewed articles and two scholarly books on these and related topics. His discoveries challenge computer modelers and advocates who consistently underestimate solar influences on cloud formation, ocean currents, and wind that cause climate to change. He has faced and risen above unethical and often libelous attacks on his research and his character, becoming one of the world’s most respected and influential voices for climate realism. 

Climate changes. Yes. But is it driven by human activity - is it "man made global warming?" This debate has been going on for decades, and it manifests itself in our governments (in)sincere attempt to "never let a [fabricated] crisis go to waste."

Mayor Marty Walsh and former Secretary of State John Kerry announced last June that Boston would host a climate summit between the US and China. (Mayor Walsh, Secretary Kerry Announce Boston Will Host 2017 US-China Climate Leaders Summit, City of Boston).

Traditional Boston Meeting notes:

We will again have a social hour at 6:30 pm and have the meeting begin at 7:30 pm.

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Wednesday, March 8
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Infrastructure, Smart Cities & Transportation Workshop
Wednesday, March 8
7:30a–7:00p
MIT, Building E52, 6th floor, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Hosted by the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Parsons, the workshop will explore how the work conducted at MIT is applied within the engineering industry. As part of a collaboration between MIT and Parsons, the workshop will consist of presentations from MIT faculty about their research relating to infrastructure, smart cities and transportation, as well as brief talks from representatives from Parsons.

Web site: https://cee.mit.edu/event/smartcitiesworkshop/
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
For more information, contact:  Allison Dougherty
6172537127 

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A high-resolution look at the human cell: Introducing the Human Cell Atlas 
Wednesday, March 8
12 noon Eastern
Webinar
RSVP at http://view6.workcast.net/register?pak=9946943034381708&referrer=ScienceWebsite

Resolving the spatial distribution of the human proteome at a subcellular level greatly increases our understanding of human biology and disease. A high-resolution map of the human cell has been generated—part of the Human Protein Atlas database—that provides the in situ localization of 12,036 human proteins at a single-cell level, covering 30 subcellular structures, and enabling 14 major organelle proteomes to be defined. The high spatial resolution of the data has allowed the identification of novel protein components in all major organelles, as well as the characterization of fine cellular structures such as the cytokinetic bridge and nuclear bodies. An integrative approach to data generation includes strict validation criteria using gene silencing, paired antibodies, and fluorescently tagged proteins. The Cell Atlas reveals that approximately half of all proteins localize to multiple compartments and that many proteins show cell-to-cell variation in terms of protein abundance or spatial distribution. In this webinar, we will introduce the new Human Cell Atlas, outlining how it is being used to define the spatiotemporal organization of the human proteome at a subcellular level.

During the webinar, viewers will learn about:

The generation of the Human Cell Atlas and how its data was validated
The process for identification and characterization of the organelle proteomes
The identification and localization of proteins, particularly those showing complex distribution and cell-to-cell variations in expression.
The speakers will be available to answer your questions live during the broadcast!

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On the Costs and Benefits of Mandatory Labeling, with Special Reference to Genetically Modified Foods (Cass Sunstein)
WHEN  Wednesday, Wed, March 8, 2017, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Littauer-382, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Environmental Sciences, Lecture, Social Sciences, Sustainability
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy
Harvard Environmental Economics Program
SPEAKER(S)  Cass Sunstein
LINK  https://canvas.harvard.edu/courses/16492

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Thursday, March 9
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Food for Thought:  How a Greener Diet Can Transform you and the Planet
Thursday, March 9
11:45AM
MIT, Building E62-250, 100 Main Street, Cambridge
RSVP:   https://sloangroups.mit.edu/sustain/rsvp?id=323189

What:  Dr. Joanne Kong has been praised throughout the country as an advocate for plant-based nutrition, centered ethically in raising awareness that greater compassion for animals and our planet is vitally necessary for transformative growth and positive world change. This presentation addresses the critical impacts that animal agriculture and meat consumption have upon the environment, the sustainability of our plant, and our health. Going greener with your diet is an opportunity to become more consciously aware of our choices and connections to the world around us, and create powerful, positive change. Joanne Kong has been praised throughout the country as an advocate for plant-based nutrition, with recent presentations at Yale University, Tufts University, Ohio State University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Climate Strategy During the Trump Years
Thursday, March 9
12:00-1:00pm
Tufts, Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford

Ken Kimmell, President, Union of Concerned Scientists
The presidency of Donald Trump poses significant uncertainty about the extent to which the United States will continue to make progress on addressing climate change. Ken Kimmell will explore how the incoming administration might rollback policies that have been put in place to address climate change, and make it more difficult for future administrations to address the issue. He will also discuss the progress that is being made in states and regions of the country and the improving economics of clean energy. He will highlight the strategies that the Union of Concerned Scientists and others are likely to employ to limit the damage to our climate objectives and build upon the progress that is being made.

Ken Kimmell is the president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a leading science-based nonprofit that combines the knowledge and influence of the scientific community with the passion of concerned citizens to build a healthy planet and a safer world. Mr. Kimmell has more than 30 years of experience in government, environmental policy, and advocacy. He is a national advocate for clean energy and transportation policies and a driving force behind UCS's "Power Ahead" campaign to build a large and diverse group of clean energy leadership states. Prior to joining UCS he was the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), Mr. Kimmell has also served as general counsel at the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs in Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's administration, and spent 17 years as the director and senior attorney at a Boston-based law firm specializing in environmental, energy, and land-use issues. He earned his bachelor's degree at Wesleyan University and his law degree at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Watch it live from your computer or smart phone:
Webex: http://bit.ly/TuftsLunchLearn

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Lecture Series : Talk by Dr. Simon Choong, International Desalination Association
Thursday, March 9
4:00p–5:00p
MIT, Buiding 4-231

Speaker: Dr. Simon Choong
International Desalination Association's Young Leaders Program (YLP) allows emerging desalination leaders to connect, advance their careers, and promote interest in desalination around the world. The goals of this exciting initiative are to help promote opportunities in the industry, support career advancement, and provide a forum for communication and the exchange of ideas among young professionals and the industry at large. Come join Simon Choong, the Regional Coordinator in North America, to learn more about the opportunities with YLP.

MIT Water Club Spring Lecture Series

Web site: http://mitwater.org/events/2017/2/12/water-club-lecture-series-talk-by-dr-simon-choong-on-young-leaders-in-the-industry-introduction-to-the-international-desalination-associations-ida-young-leaders-program-ylp
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): MIT Water Club
For more information, contact:  Krithika Ramchander
waterclub-officers at mit.edu 

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Workshop on the Sustainability of the World's Food and Farming Systems
WHEN  Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, GCIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S250, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
SPEAKER(S)  Nina Gheihman
Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology Department, Harvard University.
CONTACT INFO	Heather Conrad
hconrad at wcfia.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Veganism in Vogue?
Comparing a Cultural Practice in the United States, France, and Israel

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Moscow and the Middle East: What Does Putin Want?
Thursday, March 9
4:00p–6:00p
MIT, Building E40-496, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Mark Katz
Putin's fear of "democratic revolutions" as well as the Obama Administration's pullback from the Middle East gave Moscow both motive and opportunity to pursue an assertive policy in this region. But aside from intervening in Syria in defense of the Assad regime against its opponents, Moscow has sought to avoid firmly choosing sides in the region's many other conflicts and rivalries. Moscow has sought instead to build and maintain good relations with opposing sides. Why Putin has taken this approach, how successful it has been, and what Moscow's prospects in the region during the Trump era are will be discussed in this talk by long time Russia-Middle East observer, Mark N. Katz.

Focus on Russia 
Focus on Russia is a speaker series highlighting events of interest concerning Russia and the rest of the world.

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Security Studies Program
For more information, contact:  Harlene Miller
617-258-6531
harlenem at mit.edu 

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Smarter in the City Pitch & Demo Night
Thursday, March 9
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smarter-in-the-city-pitch-demo-night-tickets-31616020368

Passionate about Entrepreneurship? Startups? 

Want to hear about the latest innovations? Thinking of pursuing your own idea?

Come out to the Smarter in the City Pitch & Demo Night and see local innovative startups demo and pitch their business for the opportunity to win $10,000+ in prizes. You help decide the winner!

It's a great opportunity to network with fellow entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders.

Companies Pitching & Showcasing:
sumu.io
pulse247.net
foodtruckstars.com
scholarjet.com

Alumni Companies Showcasing:
thetechconnectioninc.com
myulink.co
Mbadika

Judges
Amiee Sprung
Meredith McPherron

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Women Take the Reel Film Festival screening of Jackson w/ film maker Maisie Crow
Thursday, March 9
6:30p–9:30p
MIT, Building 6-120, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Pizza will be served at 6:30, Film screening begins at 7:00pm 

Speaker: Maisie Crow
Jackson is an intimate, unprecedented look at the lives of three women caught up in the complex issues surrounding abortion access. Set against the backdrop of the fight to close the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, Jackson captures the essential and hard truth of the lives at the center of the debate over reproductive healthcare in America.

Women Take the Reel Film Festival 
WOMEN TAKE THE REEL is a FREE roaming film festival SPONSORED BY: MIT Program in Women's and Gender Studies; the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies; Boston College Women's and Gender Studies Program; Boston University Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Brandeis University Women's and Gender Studies Program; Northeastern University Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Simmons College Department of Women's and Gender Studies; Tufts University Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; UMass Boston Women's and Gender Studies Department; Emerson College Department of Visual and Media Arts; and Lesley University.

Web site: http://www.jacksonthefilm.com/#splash
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free and open to the public
Sponsor(s): WGS, Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies
For more information, contact:  Emily Neill
617-253-2642
wgs at mit.edu 

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How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain
Thursday March 9
7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline

In her new book, psychologist and neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett sheds light on the science of emotion – its relationship to rational thought, individuals’ control over their urges, and the broader implications emotionality has for life.

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Unlikely Partners:  Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China
Friday, March 10
3:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes Harvard graduate and Rhodes Scholar JULIAN GEWIRTZ for a discussion of his book, Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China.

About Unlikely Partners
Unlikely Partners recounts the story of how Chinese politicians and intellectuals looked beyond their country’s borders for economic guidance at a key crossroads in the nation’s tumultuous twentieth century. Julian Gewirtz offers a dramatic tale of competition for influence between reformers and hardline conservatives during the Deng Xiaoping era, bringing to light China’s productive exchanges with the West.
When Mao Zedong died in 1976, his successors seized the opportunity to reassess the wisdom of China’s rigid commitment to Marxist doctrine. With Deng Xiaoping’s blessing, China’s economic gurus scoured the globe for fresh ideas that would put China on the path to domestic prosperity and ultimately global economic power. Leading foreign economists accepted invitations to visit China to share their expertise, while Chinese delegations traveled to the United States, Hungary, Great Britain, West Germany, Brazil, and other countries to examine new ideas. Chinese economists partnered with an array of brilliant thinkers, including Nobel Prize winners, World Bank officials, battle-scarred veterans of Eastern Europe’s economic struggles, and blunt-speaking free-market fundamentalists.
Nevertheless, the push from China’s senior leadership to implement economic reforms did not go unchallenged, nor has the Chinese government been eager to publicize its engagement with Western-style innovations. Even today, Chinese Communists decry dangerous Western influences and officially maintain that China’s economic reinvention was the Party’s achievement alone. Unlikely Partners sets forth the truer story, which has continuing relevance for China’s complex and far-reaching relationship with the West.

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Saturday, March 11
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Festival Jazz Celebrates Dominique Eade
Saturday, March 11
8:00p–10:00p
MIT, Building w16, Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Avenue (Rear), Cambridge

Go Gently to the Water, Celebrating Dominique Eade. MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble. Frederick Harris Jr., music director. Dominique Eade, guest vocalist-composer, with the MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Liz Tobias, director. The MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble collaborates with the stellar Boston-based vocalist-composer and esteemed New England Conservatory educator Dominique Eade. The concert will feature music by Eade, Horace Silver, Thad Jones, Charles Mingus, and others. 

About Dominique Eade 
The daughter of an American Air Force officer and a Swiss mother, Eade grew up in a musical household and spent much of her childhood moving within the US and in Europe. She studied piano as a child and decided she was going to be a singer in the second grade. Eade picked up guitar as a young teenager, learning folk, pop and jazz songs and writing some of her own. She played her first gigs in the coffee houses of Stuttgart while in high school there. Later, as an English major at Vassar, Eade sang for a time with a jazz group, Naima, which also included Poughkeepsie native Joe McPhee. Eade transferred briefly to Berklee College of Music, and then finished her degree at New England Conservatory, where pianist Ran Blake became an important mentor and performing colleague. Eade stayed in Boston after graduating and soon after began teaching at NEC. She was an active performer on the vibrant Boston jazz scene in the 80's, forming groups with Boston-based artists.

Open to: the general public
Tickets: mitmta.eventbrite.com
Sponsor(s): Music and Theater Arts
For more information, contact:  Clarise Snyder
617-253-3210
mta-request at mit.edu 

Editorial Comment:  Dominique Eade is a remarkable vocalist and musician.  Well worth hearing and listening to.

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Monday, March 13
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PAOC Colloquium - Prof. Michael Tippett (Columbia University)
Monday, March 13
12:00pm to 1:00pm
MIT, Building 54-923 (the tallest building on campus), Cambridge

Speaker:  Prof. Michael Tippett, Columbia University
My research focuses on the predictability and variability of the climate system, with emphasis on the application of statistical methods to data from observations and numerical models.

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A Cure for Alzheimer's Disease, 20 Years Early
Monday, March 13
6:30pm
The Burren,247 Elm Street, Davis Square, Somerville

Dr Jonathan Jackson

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Beauty and the Beast:  Classic Tales About Animal Brides and Grooms from Around the World
Monday, March 13
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes Harvard University's MARIA TATAR—the John L. Loeb Professor of Folklore and Mythology and Germanic Languages and Literatures and editor and translator of The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, The Annotated Brothers Grimm, and The Classic Fairy Tales: A Norton Critical Edition—for a discussion of the Penguin Classics edition of Beauty and the Beast: Classic Tales About Animal Brides and Grooms from Around the World.
About Beauty and the Beast

Nearly every culture tells the story of Beauty and the Beast in one fashion or another. From Cupid and Psyche to India’s Snake Bride to South Africa’s “Story of Five Heads,” the partnering of beasts and beauties, of humans and animals in all their variety—cats, dogs, frogs, goats, lizards, bears, tortoises, monkeys, cranes, warthogs—has beguiled us for thousands of years, mapping the cultural contradictions that riddle every romantic relationship.

In this fascinating volume, preeminent fairy tale scholar Maria Tatar brings together tales from ancient times to the present and from a wide variety of cultures, highlighting the continuities and the range of themes in a fairy tale that has been used both to keep young women in their place and to encourage them to rebel, and that has entertained adults and children alike. With fresh commentary, she shows us what animals and monsters, both male and female, tell us about ourselves, and about the transformative power of empathy.
This edition of one of our most beloved and elemental fairy tales—in versions from across the centuries and around the world—is published to coincide with Disney’s live-action 3D musical film starring Emma Watson, Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor, Audra McDonald, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, and Emma Thompson.

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Tuesday, March 14
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Saving Environment with IoT: Smart Watering with Predix
Tuesday, March 14
1:00 PM
RSVP at http://paas.ly/2lbCqjf

Learn how IoT and Predix are fighting droughts in California using the Smart Watering System developed at the San Francisco University.

Overview
The environment-related problems are getting bigger and very serious, so there is an urgent need to solve this problems as soon as possible. One of the biggest environmental problem we are facing today is the need to fight droughts. With the growth of Internet of Things, different IoT solutions come to the rescue and create a high variety of solutions that could help cope with these environmental issues.

In this webinar, Abhilash Shrivastava will provide the detailed overview of the IoT application that could help to handle droughts. He will explore how to solve the water shortage problem using the Predix platform and how to reduce costs. This solution can be implemented at small homes as well as at large businesses.

You will learn:
How IoT solutions can cope with droughts—tracking weather data (humidity, temperature, etc.), collecting and examining it, and generating appropriate triggers/actions.
A real use-case and a working demo of Smart Watering System with the usage of GE Predix services.
How to optimize capital allocation by cutting down water bills and avoid lawn destruction due to over-soaking.

Who should attend?
Anyone who is eager to learn how Internet of Things and platforms like GE Predix are changing the world by automating various real-life industry scenarios.

About the Presenter
Abhilash Shrivastava is a web developer at Storied with 5+ years of development experience under his belt. He is also a Graduate Research Assistant at San Francisco State University, serving as a Special Assistant for Data and IT at the Campus Academic Resource Program. At a recent Predix hackathon, his team got the third place in the overall category and also grabbed the categorial prize for the “Most Effective Use of Predix Services.”

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Innovating: A Doer's Manifesto
Tuesday, March 14
5:30p–6:30p
MIT, Building N50, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Luis Perez-Breva
The MIT Press Bookstore presents innovator and entrepreneur Luis Perez-Breva, Lecturer and a Research Scientist at MIT's School of Engineering, discussing his book, Innovating: A Doer's Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong, at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, March 14, at the Bookstore. 

In Innovating, Luis Perez-Breva describes a different approach to innovation--a doer's approach developed over a decade at MIT and internationally in workshops, classes, and companies. He shows that to start innovating it doesn't require an earth-shattering idea; all it takes is a hunch. Anyone can do it. By prototyping a problem and learning by being wrong, innovating can be scaled up to make an impact. 

This event includes a book signing. Books will be on sale at the event for 20% off, or you can purchase an event ticket that includes a discounted book.

Web site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/luis-perez-breva-author-talk-tickets-31724049486
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): The MIT Press Bookstore
For more information, contact:  The MIT Press Bookstore
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Boston New Technology March 2017 Startup Showcase #BNT75
Tuesday, March 14
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Foley Hoag, 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Boston_New_Technology/events/237859086/

Foley Hoag is in the Seaport West building (entrance on B Street). Please bring identification and check in at our desk in the lobby. Then, take an elevator to the 13th floor. Enter the glass doors and walk down the hall to your right.
Free event! Come learn about 7 innovative and exciting technology products and network with the Boston/Cambridge startup community! 

Please click here to share/tweet our event with your network. 

Each presenter gets 5 minutes for product demonstration and 5 minutes for Q&A.  Please follow @BostonNewTech and use the #BNT75 hashtag in social media posts. We'll retweet you!

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Faculty Speaker: Toward An Artificial Brain
WHEN  Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2017, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE  The Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Avenue, Allston
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Classes/Workshops, Science, Special Events
COST  Free and open to the public
TICKET WEB LINK https://www.eventbrite.com/e/faculty-talk-toward-an-artificial-brain-registration-32133091943
DETAILS	  The brain is powerful biological computer–capable of taking in a flood of information from our senses, and transforming it into thought and action. Could computer algorithms be programmed to work the same way?
David Cox, Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Computer Science, will explore this idea during the upcoming “Faculty Speaker: Toward an Artificial Brain.”
Cox will talk about the ARIADNE project—a multi-university effort to study a living animal brain like never before to figure out how it learns. This project will create some of the largest neuroscience datasets ever collected, and could give computers new abilities to learn and perceive the way our brains do.
LINK  http://edportal.harvard.edu/event/faculty-speaker-toward-artificial-brain

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Discounted Solar for Somerville

As part of the State’s Solarize Mass program, local volunteers and the City of Somerville recently launched the Solarize Somerville campaign to make it easier and cheaper for residents and small businesses to install solar panels.

The program, which is offering information and guidance, free site consultations, and solar panel discounts through November, has set an ambitious goal to inspire at least 200 property owners to sign up for solar —and each of those private solar installations will also benefit the community directly. For every 400 kW in signed private contracts through the program, the program’s solar vendor SolarFlair will donate a system of up to 5 kW for a public or community purpose. All are invited to the program kickoff at a Meet the Installer event on Tuesday, July 26 at 6-7:30 p.m., 167 Holland St. Additional events on topics such as solar basics, financing, and solar for multifamily homes will be announced.

Unique to the program is its neighbor-to-neighbor approach: trained resident volunteers and a designated volunteer Solar Coach are available essentially as mentors. They can, for example, walk anyone through the process, provide general loan program and tax incentive information, and share their own solar experiences. The campaign’s webpage and blog offers useful information, tips, and a link to websites where you can estimate the solar potential of your home and roughly calculate how much solar could save you on your energy bills at www.somervillema.gov/sustainaville/solarize.

Somerville is one of the most urban communities ever to participate in Solarize Mass, which makes the neighbor-to-neighbor approach especially helpful due to some of the unique challenges here such as multi-family houses with more than one owner. Winter Hill resident Mary Mangan, the program’s volunteer Solar Coach, went through that process and is ready to share helpful tips.

"I'm excited to work with our eager volunteers to help our neighbors understand the benefits of solar power. As a co-owner of a two-family home with solar, I can also offer some insights about how that process went for us," said Mangan.

Also key to the program is the selection of a designated vendor, which allows the program to offer reduced cost installation through bulk purchasing. Through a competitive process, SolarFlair, based in Ashland, MA, was selected. They were also the selected installer for the communities of Arlington, Hopkinton, Mendon, Brookline, Carlisle-Chelmsford, Newton, and Quincy.

"We're excited to be the selected installer for Solarize Somerville, and look forward to speaking with any home or business owners that are interested in reducing their electric bills while also making a great investment," said Matt Arner, the owner and President of SolarFlair.

Quick facts:
Solar systems can be purchased outright (with a payback of about 4-5 years). The Mass Solar Loan program offers rates of 3.25% or less. 
Or, for no money down owners can choose a power purchase agreement (PPA), where the system is owned and maintained by a third party, and residents buy back the electricity at a discounted price.   
More on-site renewable energy is critical to reducing carbon emissions.  It also saves money for residents.

Tax incentives for solar installations include:
Federal Tax Credit: A 30 percent federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is available for qualified residential and commercial projects
Massachusetts Personal Income Tax Credit: The lesser of 15% of the total cost of the solar electric system or $1,000, for qualified clean energy projects
Five-year Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS): Business owners can depreciate solar electric systems over a five-year schedule

For more information or to sign up for a free site consultation:

Visit the Solarize Somerville webpage at www.somervillema.gov/sustainaville/solarize for
Helpful information and FAQs
To contact a volunteer or Solar Coach Mary Mangan to discuss solar options and incentives
To set up an appointment for a free site consultation directly with SolarFlair
To find out about events
To volunteer for Solarize Somerville

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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. 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://somervilleyogurtmakingcoop.wordpress.com

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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

Solar map of Cambridge, MA
http://www.mapdwell.com/en/cambridge

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Hey Cambridge residents!

Did you know the City of Cambridge is trying to win the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize? It was created to develop a cleaner and more efficient energy future. Energy efficiency and conservation are the best ways to save energy and minimize environmental impact. In that effort, Cambridge is hoping all residents will get a no-cost energy assessment in order to make their homes more efficient and comfortable. Let us know you're interested here: http://cambridgeenergyalliance.org/sign-up-for-an-assessment

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

Again, let us know you're interested here: http://cambridgeenergyalliance.org/sign-up-for-an-assessment and someone will be in contact with you shortly to give you personally tailored contact information on how you can get your no-cost home energy assessment. Renters are also eligible!

Any action to save energy in the home will help Cambridge win this competition while protecting the environment. For additional ideas on how to save energy, please see the Cambridge Energy Alliance website at http://cambridgeenergyalliance.org/resources/interactivehome

Please share with your Cambridge friends and family and ask them to get a free energy assessment!

Want to be more involved? Become a neighborhood Block Captain! Block Captains help their community members sign up for and complete no-cost home energy assessments through the MassSave program. Our team will give you the tools and guidance needed to recruit neighbors to get an assessment and improve the efficiency of their homes. Participation is welcome at whatever level you are able to commit to.
If you are interested in becoming a Block Captain, please fill out the form at http://tinyurl.com/blockcaptainsurvey and someone from the Cambridge Energy Alliance will be in contact with you shortly. If you know someone who might be interested, please let them know about this opportunity!

Questions? Contact jnahigian at cambridgema.gov

Cambridge Energy Alliance
http://www.cambridgeenergyalliance.org/winit
@cambenergy 
http://facebook.com/cambridgeenergyalliance

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Sunny Cambridge has just launched! Sunny Cambridge is the city-wide initiative that makes it easy for all types of residents to get solar power for their homes. Cambridge has lined up local solar installers through the EnergySage Solar Marketplace, which helps you request, receive, and compare solar quotes 100% online with support available every step of the way.

The City of Cambridge is working on many levels to reduce energy use and GHG emissions to make the city more sustainable. As a semifinalist in the nationwide competition for the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize, Cambridge Energy Alliance is encouraging residents to take actions to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Get involved by signing up for a no-cost home energy assessment at the Cambridge Energy Alliance home page (www.cambridgeenergyalliance.org/winit)
and going solar at http://www.sunnycambridge.org 

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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 at sbnboston.org

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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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The Boston Network for International Development (BNID) maintains a website (BNID.org) that serves as a clearing-house for information on organizations, events, and jobs related to international development in the Boston area. BNID has played an important auxiliary role in fostering international development activities in the Boston area, as witnessed by the expanding content of the site and a significant growth in the number of users.
The website contains:
A calendar of Boston area events and volunteer opportunities related to International Development - http://www.bnid.org/events
A jobs board that includes both internships and full time positions related to International Development that is updated daily - http://www.bnid.org/jobs
A directory and descriptions of more than 250 Boston-area organizations - http://www.bnid.org/organizations
Also, please sign up for our weekly newsletter (we promise only one email per week) to get the most up-to-date information on new job and internship opportunities -www.bnid.org/sign-up
The website is completely free for students and our goal is to help connect students who are interested in international development with many of the worthwhile organizations in the area.
Please feel free to email our organization at info at bnid.org if you have any questions!

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Boston Maker Spaces - 27 and counting:  https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zGHnt9r2pQx8.kfw9evrHsKjA&hl=en
BASEN / Boston Solidarity Network Economy:  http://ba-sen.tumblr.com
Bostonsmart.com's Guide to Boston:  http://www.bostonsmarts.com/BostonGuide/

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Links to events at over 50 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://mitenergyclub.org/
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
Meetup:  http://www.meetup.com/
Eventbrite:  http://www.eventbrite.com/
Microsoft NERD Center:  http://microsoftcambridge.com/Events/
Startup and Entrepreneurial Events:  http://www.greenhornconnect.com/events/
Cambridge Civic Journal:  http://www.rwinters.com
Cambridge Happenings:   http://cambridgehappenings.org
Cambridge Community Calendar:  https://www.cctvcambridge.org/calendar

If you have an event you would like to see here, the submission deadline is 12 PM on Sundays, as Energy (and Other) Events is sent out Sunday afternoons.


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