[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - October 8, 2017

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Monday, October 9
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11am  AR/VR TODAY, THE PREDICTABLE FUTURE, AND THE FUTURISTS’ PERSPECTIVE
1pm  Public Expo for the Reality Virtually Hackathon

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Tuesday, October 10 - Sunday, October 15
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Hubweek

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Tuesday, October 10
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8:30am  The Organ Generation
10am  Testimony on Digital Fourth Bill
11am  Informational Briefing on H.3713, "An Act to promote healthy soils” 
11am  Join the Fossil Fuel Divestment Hearing and Lobby Day!
12pm  HUBweek 2017: Programming the Future of AI: Ethics, Governance, and Justice
12pm  Tuesday Seminar on Latin American Politics: "Living in Fear: The Dynamics of Criminal Extortion in Mexico's Drug War”
12:45pm  The Human Face of AI
1pm  MADMEC Finals
1pm  Giza 3D: Visualizing the Pyramids
1pm  Resilience as Policy in the US
1pm  Neural mechanism of depression and social hierarchy.
4pm  How AI Makes Us More Human
5pm  The Future of Robotics
5:15pm  Early American Environmental Histories
6pm  At the Strangers' Gate:  Arrivals in New York
6pm  Open House at The Engine; a HUBweek Event
6pm  Using Digital Tools to Explore American Political Divides
6pm  A Conversation with Comedy Central’s ‘Opposition’ Leader: Jordan Klepper
6pm  In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America
6:15pm  Guest Speaker: Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division at UN Economic Commission for Europe
6:30pm  Are Students Learning the Right Things for a Just, Sustainable, and Healthy World?
7pm  Bob Schieffer- Overload: Finding the Truth in Today’s Deluge of News
7pm  National Bird 
8:30pm  Human Harvest: China’s Illegal Organ Trade

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Wednesday, October 11
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8am  Materials Day Registration
8:30am  MAPC's 2017 Clean Energy Forum
10am  Coffee and Conversation at the Boston Public Library with Bob Schieffer
12pm  The Next Generation Enterprise: Four Business Models for Thriving in the Digital Era
12pm  The Ocean Surface Boundary Layer
1pm  Greening business and the bottom line - Tedd Saunders
2pm  Art of Talking Science Competition: Rise of the Machines
4pm  Connectionists and Facilitators: Cultural Agents Coin Words: "Affirmative Re-Action”
4pm  Harvard Innovation Labs Startup Stories and Showcase: The Power of Telling a Great Story
4pm  CIC Green Innovation Industry Night
4:15pm  Command Under Attack: Emergency Response to Urban Terrorism
4:15pm  The Effect of Fuel Economy Standards on Vehicle Weight Dispersion and Accident Fatalities
5pm  What is a petroculture? Conjectures on energy and global culture
5pm  District Hall's 4th Birthday Café Night
6pm  Tales of Hopi Pottery: The Legacy of Historic Museum Collections 
6pm  Two Lenses: Communicating Science
7pm  Grant
7pm  Environmental Film Festival: Happening – A Clean Energy Revolution
7pm  And the Band Played On?  The looming crises of the 21st century and what they mean for today’s young artists
7pm  Should Humans Be Allowed to Drive?
7pm  The Genetic Engineering Toolbox: A whirlwind tour of GMO technology

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Thursday, October 12 – Friday, October 13
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Einstein Fellows Symposium

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Thursday, October 12 
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12pm Beyond borders: Environmental cooperation in Israel and Palestine
12pm  Lessons from Chance the Rapper's manager - Pat Corcoran
2:50pm  An expanding and expansive view of computing 
3pm  Tree Mob: 3-D Printing of Bamboo
3:30pm  Foodbetter Harvard 2017
4:15pm  Social Justice and the New Food Activism
4:15pm  Innovating Green Financing: Green Banks in New England
4:30pm  Foodbetter Harvard: Keynote Panel Foodies who Foodbetter
5pm  Ecological Criticism in the Age of the Database
5pm  Justice, Justification and Monetary Policy
6pm  Boston Water Social
6pm  Inclusive Innovation Challenge Celebration; a HUBweek Event
6pm  Self Control or State Control: You Decide
7pm  A Moonless, Starless Sky:  Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa
7pm  Seeing White
7pm  TEDxCambridge

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Friday, October 13
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8am  4th Annual Harvard-UCLA Food Law and Policy Conference
9am  Deep Dive: Climate Change, a HUBweek Event
11am  Foodbetter Harvard: Fair on the Plaza
12pm  CLIMATE CHANGE: Responses from the Public and Private Sectors
12pm  Whither the 100th Meridian? The Once and Future Physical and Human Geography of America’s Arid-Humid Divide
2pm  Electrical Fire! A Course of Experiments Performed for the Curious in the Philosophy Chamber 1775
2pm  Wetland restoration at Magazine Beach
4pm  Love & Resistance: Van Jones on his Progressive Path Forward
4:30pm  A Celebration of EarthArt
5:30pm  Changes in Mind: Five Decades of Insights into Intelligence, Thinking, and Learning 
6pm  Lavine Lecture: Black Fire: The Struggle for Racial Justice in Charlottesville
6:30pm  MIT Energy Night
6:30am  Environmental Film Festival presents Chasing Coral
6:30pm  Screening of documentary "The breakthrough in renewable energy”
6:30pm  getgeeked Boston 2017 (21+)
7pm  Lost Kingdom:  The Quest for Empire and the Making of the Russian Nation

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Saturday, October 14
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9am  Nationwide Solidarity March for Peace - Boston, Massachusetts
10am  Home Events Renew Heating and Insulation Workshop - Dorchester
10am  Demo Day; a HUBweek Event
11am, 1pm, 3pm  Hull Wind Turbine Tour 
12pm  Wind turbine tours @ Medford Harvest Your Energy Festival
2pm  Solar 101
2pm  TEDxHarvard College 2017: Stargazing

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Sunday, October 15 - Wednesday, October 18
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International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories Annual Conference

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Sunday, October 15
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11am  Robot Block Party; a HUBweek Event

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Monday, October 16
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11am  Energy Research and Publishing Workshop
12pm  PAOC Colloquium: The Circulation of the Oceans Lynne Talley (Scripps)
12pm  Nancy MacLean Democracy in Chains Book Talk
12pm  How Nutrition Fuels Human Space Flight
12pm  Can Wholesale Power Markets Survive Subsidies?
12pm  Book Release and Discussion: Innovation Blind Spot 
12:10pm  Darwin’s Damned Land, A.K.A. Patagonia: A paleo(neo)botanist’s paradise
12:15pm  Making American Biomedicine: Science, Health, and the 'Paradox of NIH
12:30pm  Learning from Chinatowns
1pm  TEDx Boston:  Revolutionary Ideas: Advancing Our Machines
4pm  Climate Change and Infectious Disease Symposium 
6pm  Upending Evolution:  A Beginner’s Guide
6pm  The Future We Leave Behind -- Hawley, Raymond, and Zuckerman
6pm  Mass Innovation Nights 103

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Tuesday, October 17
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12pm  Jackie Calmes – The Rise of Right-Wing Media
4pm  How Security Laws Make Citizenship: The Institutional Legacies of the British Empire in Anti-Terror Laws in Israel and India
6pm  The Border Wall: Life and Injury on the Frontlines
6pm  Special Event: DC, Massachusetts, and the Future of a Clean Energy Economy
6pm  How Wall Street Tech Can Speed Up The World
6:30pm  Getting to the Point with Katy Tur, Author of Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History
6:30pm  Getting to the Point with Katy Tur, Author of Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History

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Monday, October 9
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AR/VR TODAY, THE PREDICTABLE FUTURE, AND THE FUTURISTS' PERSPECTIVE
Monday, October 9
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
MIT, Wiesner Building, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arvr-today-the-predictable-future-and-the-futurists-perspective-tickets-38477238456

AR/VR TODAY, THE PREDICTABLE FUTURE, AND THE FUTURISTS' PERSPECTIVE
As part of the four days long Reality, Virtually Hackathon weekend industry leaders will come together to share their vision for the AR/VR industry. The detailed conference schedule will be updated in the coming days. 

PS - The event will take place in Wiesner Building (20 Ames Street).
*ticket does not guarentee a seat - please come early to confirm seating.

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Public Expo for the Reality Virtually Hackathon
Monday, October 9
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge
RSV at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-expo-for-the-reality-virtually-hackathon-tickets-37982310112

The Public Expo of the Reality Virtually Hackathon will be a showcase and award ceremony of the most cutting edge developments in augmented reality and virtual reality as created by the 400 developers, designers, and AR/VR storytellers participating in the hackathon. 

Public Expo: 1pm-5pm
Award Ceremony: 5pm-6pm
The Public Expo will be held at the MIT Media lab and will be a chance to play and interact with the AR/VR innovations developed in the fields of:
Category 1: Healthcare and Medicine: Allow physicians or medical administrators to improve care experiences.
Category 2: Entertainment: Make an audience member feel like they are part of the film with either virtual or augmented immersion in a story. 
Category 3: Education: Provide new tools to educators to help them accelerate the learning process or to reach those who do not have traditional instructional methods available
Category 4: Sports: Help coaches and athletes fine tune their game through the use of augmented reality, virtual reality for practice, training, or game-day play needs.
Category 5: Architecture, Engineering and Construction: Provide new tools to enhance the scope of architecture and construction in traditional methods and also immersive means for specification development of projects
Category 6: Gaming: Design, architect and develop games to be played in an AR/VR environment including scene development and game logic including single / multi-player games. 
Category 7: Retail: Allows users to buy and sell goods within an AR/VR environment, potentially leveraging virtual store fronts and digital markets. 

You will get the chance to interact with the AR/VR maker community, provide feedback, and choose your favorite project!

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Tuesday, October 10 - Sunday, October 15
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Hubweek
More information at https://hubweek.org/events/
and RSVP for individual events at https://hubweek.swoogo.com/tickets/begin?session_ids=31100

Editorial Comment:  I’ve tried to make contact with people at Hubweek since before their first event as I think they might be interested in Energy (and Other) Events.  Somehow, I can’t get a reply.  If anyone knows anyone at Hubweek, please tell them about Energy (and Other) Events and that I’d like to talk to them about how to extend Hubweek throughout the year through a similar listings service to Energy (and Other) Events.

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Tuesday, October 10
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The Organ Generation
Tuesday, October 10
8:30 – 10:00 AM
Harvard Club of Boston, 374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://hubweek.swoogo.com/tickets/begin?session_ids=30678

With more than 119,000 adults and children hoping for a life-saving organ on the national transplant waiting list and only 15,000 organ donors in a given year, the US suffers from a donor organ shortage. All the while, those fortunate enough to receive an organ transplant may have to fight against their own bodies, which often reject the new organ as a foreign object. Now, breakthroughs in gene-editing, 3D bioprinting, xenotransplantation, and de- & re-cellularizing “bioartificial” organs offer a glimpse of a future in which a steady and reliable supply of immune-matched organs may be possible. See and hear from Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientists on the cutting edge of this research.

GEORGE CHURCH, Co-Founder and Advisor - eGenesis
HARALD C. OTT, MD, Thoracic surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School
DAVID KOLESKY, PHD, Technology Development Fellow, Lewis Lab, Wyss Institute & Harvard University
KEVIN KIT PARKER, PHD, Tarr Family Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Core Faculty, Wyss Institute for Biologically-Inspired Engineering; Harvard University

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Testimony on Digital Fourth Bill
Tuesday, October 10
10am
MA Statehouse, Room B-2, Boston

In Massachusetts, towns like Haverhill, New Bedford and tiny Rehoboth have recently acquired mine-resistant military assault vehicles through this program; police in Palmer, MA have acquired a camera reconnaissance system designed to detect minefields; and Boston police deployed stingrays and a drone, all without the community’s review or consent.

We need as many people as possible to turn out and testify Tuesday at 10am at the State House, for the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security’s hearing. Bills up for consideration include a Digital Fourth bill, H. 2503 (https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H2503), and an ACLU-sponsored bill, S. 1277 (https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S1277). Both our bill and the ACLU’s would require a public hearing and a vote by the elected officials of a Massachusetts town or city before the police acquire or deploy military-style equipment. Our bill would also include surveillance equipment of various kinds, including stingrays and drones; ACLU’s bill covers the state police and law enforcement councils, and ours does not. Both have merit.

Passing this bill would not only annoy Attorney-General Jeff Sessions, who’s an enthusiast for police militarization, but would also, based on recent research, reduce the likelihood of police shootings.

If you’re able to come, please email digitalfourth at protonmail.com as soon as possible, and let me know whether you’ll be speaking and on what bills. I will arrive before the hearing begins, and sign in the names of everyone who has emailed me beforehand, so that you are heard and can get away as early as possible.
If you have subject matter expertise and would like to participate in a panel in front of the Committee, please specify that.
Whether you can come or not, please circulate this alert widely to other groups and listservs.
Hearing location: Currently room B-2. You’ll find the hearing room much more easily if you come to the entrance on Bowdoin St., round the side of the State House, not the Hooker Entrance at the front on Beacon Street.
Details of all bills up for consideration:https://malegislature.gov/Events/Hearings/Detail/2767\
For those who use it, we also have a Facebook page up to rally people to come: https://www.facebook.com/events/505668729766313/.

This effort is also supported by:
Black Lives Matter – Boston
Black Lives Matter – Cambridge
Jewish Voices for Peace – Boston
Massachusetts Pirate Party

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Informational Briefing on H.3713, "An Act to promote healthy soils” 
Tuesday, October 10
11:00am to 12:00pm
Massachusetts State House, Members Lounge, Boston

Hosted by the bill's sponsor, Representative Paul A. Schmid.

Speakers will include local farmers as well as representatives of The Stockbridge School at UMass Amherst, The Fletcher School at Tufts University, the Northeast Organic Farming Association, and Soil4Climate. Refreshments will be served. For more information on this briefing, please contact Stephanie McCarthy at 617-722-2017 or Stephanie.McCarthy at mahouse.gov.

The full text of Bill H.3713 is at
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H3713.Html

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Join the Fossil Fuel Divestment Hearing and Lobby Day!
Tuesday, October 10
Lobbying - Start at 11:00 AM in 4th Floor Coffee Shop (Look for the orange buttons)
Hearing - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM in Room A2 before the Joint Committee on Public Service
Massachusetts State House, Boston

Join the Divestment Bill (H.3281) Hearing and Lobby Day on October 10. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Marjorie Decker and 54 legislative co-sponsors.

Fact Sheet: http://massdivest.org/fact-sheet/

The MassDivest Coalition has organized a star studded cast of planned testifiers, including leaders of FIVE statewide public unions:
Barbara Madeloni, President, Mass Teachers Association 
Donna Kelly-Wiiliams, President, Mass Nurses Association
Peter McKinnon, President, SEIU Local 509
Johnny McInnis, Political Director, Boston Teachers Union
SEIU Local 888.

Also testifying will be Geoffrey Supran, one of the Harvard researchers who recently authored a comprehensive, study which confirmed that Exxon Mobil misled the public about what it knew about climate change and the risks posed by fossil fuel emissions; and financial, environmental, municial, health, faith and youth panels.

As we watched Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria pounding Texas, the Caribbean, Cuba, Florida and Puerto Rico , we were reminded to rededicate ourselves to minimizing the worst effects of climate change through our actions in Massachusetts.

We are calling for all hands on deck for this hearing - the most important divestment event of this legislative session. Whether you are an advocate for divestment, clean air, carbon pricing, pipeline resistance, plugging the gas leaks, 100% renewable energy or are simply concerned about climate change, this is your opportunity to ask the MA legislature to stop slowing down our transition to a fossil fuel free economy by divesting from fossil fuels. The bill will be heard by the Joint Committee on Public Service, with House Committee Chair Rep. Jerald Parisella and Senate Committee Chair Cindy Friedman presiding.

We will be coming out in force to ask the committee for a favorable report for the bill - and to lobby our legislators!

Please plan to come to the hearing/lobby day. 

If you want to testify, use this template (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IyiRniOIYdw4oYQySrXo7WR1rn_6HNVcjx8ohyFpgnI/edit) to prepare your written testimony to the Chairs of the Public Service Committee. 

But you don't have to testify at the hearing. Just being in the hearing room sends an important message to the legislators that the public cares about this issue. 

Unions and others, help get the word out by sharing this event page with your unions or other groups and by tweeting it with the hashtags #divestma and #H3281.

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HUBweek 2017: Programming the Future of AI: Ethics, Governance, and Justice
Tuesday, October 10
12:00 pm
Harvard, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C, Room 2036, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP required to attend in person at https://hubweek.swoogo.com/tickets/begin?session_ids=31100
Event will be live webcast at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/2017/10/hubweek starting at 12:00 pm

featuring Harvard's Cynthia Dwork, Christopher L. Griffin, Margo I. Seltzer, and Jonathan L. Zittrain in conversation with Professor Chris Bavitz 
How do we prepare court systems, judges, lawyers, and defendants to interact with autonomous systems? What are the potential societal costs to human autonomy, dignity, and due process from the use of these systems in our judicial systems?

Join us for a panel on the evolution of artificial intelligence, with an emphasis on ethics, governance, and criminal and social justice. Drawing from the research, community building, and educational efforts undertaken as part of our Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence initiative, leading experts in the field share and reflect on insights from ongoing activities related to the judiciary and fairness.

The discussion will be led by Harvard Law School Clinical Professor and Director of the Cyberlaw Clinic Chris Bavitz in conversation with Harvard's Cynthia Dwork, Christopher L. Griffin, Margo I. Seltzer, and Jonathan L. Zittrain. This event will be live-streamed and archived on this page.

Panelists	
Cynthia Dwork, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University, Radcliffe Alumnae Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Law School
Cynthia Dwork uses theoretical computer science to place societal problems on a firm mathematical foundation. She was awarded the Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in 2007 in recognition of some of her earliest work establishing the pillars on which every fault tolerant system has been built for a generation (Dwork, Lynch, and Stockmeyer, 1984). Her contributions to cryptography include the launching of non-malleable cryptography, the subfield of modern cryptography that studies -- and remedies -- the failures of cryptographic protocols to compose securely (Dolev, Dwork, and Naor, 1991). She is a co-inventor of the first public-key cryptosystem based on lattices, the current best bet for cryptographic constructions that will remain secure even against quantum computers (Ajtai and Dwork, 1997). More recently, Dwork spearheaded a successful effort to place privacy-preserving analysis of data on a firm mathematical foundation. A cornerstone of this effort is the invention of Differential Privacy (Dwork, McSherry, Nissim, and Smith, 2006, Dwork 2006), now the subject of intense activity in across many disciplines and recipient of the Theory of Cryptography Conference 2016 Test-of-Time award. With its introduction into Apple's iOS 10 (2016) and Google's Chrome browser (2014), differential privacy is just now beginning to be deployed on a global scale. Differentially private analyses enjoy a strong form of stability. One consequence is statistical validity under adaptive (aka exploratory) data analysis, which is of great value even when privacy is not itself a concern (Dwork, Feldman, Hardt, Pitassi, Reingold, and Roth 2014, 2015a, 2015b).

Data, algorithms, and systems have biases embedded within them reflecting designers' explicit and implicit choices, historical biases, and societal priorities. They form, literally and inexorably, a codification of values. Unfairness of algorithms -- for tasks ranging from advertising to recidivism prediction -- has recently attracted considerable attention in the popular press. Anticipating these concerns, Dwork initiated a formal study of fairness in classification (Dwork, Hardt, Pitassi, Reingold, and Zemel, 2012). Dwork is currently working in all of these last three areas (differential privacy, statistical validity in adaptive data analysis, and fairness in classification). Dwork was educated at Princeton and Cornell. She received her BSE (with honors) in electrical engineering and computer science at Princeton University, where she also received the Charles Ira Young Award for Excellence in Independent Research, the first woman ever to do so. She received her MSc and PhD degrees in computer science at Cornell University. Dwork is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the US National Academy of Engineering, and is a fellow of the ACM, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.

Christopher L. Griffin, Research Director, Access to Justice Lab, Harvard Law School
Christopher L. Griffin. Jr. is the Research Director at the Access to Justice Lab at Harvard Law School. He earned his B.S. magna cum laude from Georgetown University, an MPhil in Economics at the University of Oxford, and his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an Editor for the Yale Law Journal and Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review. Prior to joining the A2J Lab, Chris taught at Duke Law School (2010-2012) and William & Mary Law School (2012-2016). In addition to court administration and procedure, his research interests include employment discrimination and judicial decision-making.

Margo I. Seltzer, Herchel Smith Professor of Computer Science, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University Faculty Co-Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Margo I. Seltzer is a Herchel Smith Professor of Computer Science and the Faculty Director for the Center for Research on Computation and Society in Harvard's John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Her research interests are in systems, construed quite broadly: systems for capturing and accessing provenance, file systems, databases, transaction processing systems, storage and analysis of graph-structured data, new architectures for parallelizing execution, and systems that apply technology to problems in healthcare.

She is the author of several widely-used software packages including database and transaction libraries and the 4.4BSD log-structured file system. Dr. Seltzer was a founder and CTO of Sleepycat Software, the makers of Berkeley DB, and is now an Architect at Oracle Corporation. She is a Sloan Foundation Fellow in Computer Science, an ACM Fellow, a Bunting Fellow, and was the recipient of the 1996 Radcliffe Junior Faculty Fellowship. She is recognized as an outstanding teacher and mentor, having received the Phi Beta Kappa teaching award in 1996, the Abrahmson Teaching Award in 1999, and the Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising in 2010.

Professor Seltzer received an A.B. degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard/Radcliffe College in 1983 and a Ph. D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1992.

Jonathan L. Zittrain, George Bemis Professor of International Law, Harvard Law School,Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources, Harvard Law School
Faculty Chair, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Professor of Computer Science, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Professor, Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government
Jonathan L. Zittrain is the George Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Director of the Harvard Law School Library, and Faculty Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. His research interests include battles for control of digital property and content, cryptography, electronic privacy, the roles of intermediaries within Internet architecture, human computing, and the useful and unobtrusive deployment of technology in education. He performed the first large-scale tests of Internet filtering in China and Saudi Arabia, and as part of the OpenNet Initiative co-edited a series of studies of Internet filtering by national governments: Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering; Access Controlled: The Shaping of Power, Rights, and Rule in Cyberspace; and Access Contested: Security, Identity, and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Board of Advisors for Scientific American. He has served as a Trustee of the Internet Society, and as a Forum Fellow of the World Economic Forum, which named him a Young Global Leader, and as Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Federal Communications Commission, where he previously chaired the Open Internet Advisory Committee. His book The Future of the Internet -- And How to Stop It is available from Yale University Press and Penguin UK -- and under a Creative Commons license. Papers may be found at jz.org.

Moderator: Chris Bavitz
Christopher T. Bavitz is Managing Director of Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. He is also a Clinical Professor of Law at HLS, where he co-teaches the Counseling and Legal Strategy in the Digital Age seminar and teaches the seminar, Music & Digital Media. Chris concentrates his practice on intellectual property and media law, particularly in the areas of music, entertainment, and technology. He oversees many of the Clinic’s projects relating to copyright, speech, and advising of startups, and he serves as the HLS Dean’s Designate to Harvard’s Innovation Lab. Prior to joining the Clinic, Chris served as Senior Director of Legal Affairs for EMI Music North America. From 1998-2002, Chris was a litigation associate at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and RubinBaum LLP / Rubin Baum Levin Constant & Friedman, where he focused on copyright and trademark matters. Chris received his B.A., cum laude, from Tufts University in 1995 and his J.D. from University of Michigan Law School in 1998.

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Tuesday Seminar on Latin American Politics: "Living in Fear: The Dynamics of Criminal Extortion in Mexico's Drug War”
WHEN  Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, 12 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S250, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University.
SPEAKER(S)  Speaker:  Beatriz Magaloni, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science; Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University.
Moderators:  Steven Levitsky, Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University; Harvard College Professor.
Jorge I. Dominguez, Chair, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Frances Hagopian, Former Faculty Associate. Jorge Paulo Lemann Visiting Associate Professor for Brazil Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University; Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame.
CONTACT INFO	Isade Salcedo
isalcedo at fas.harvard.edu
LINK  https://wcfia.harvard.edu/event/tuesday-seminar-latin-american-politics-10-10-17

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The Human Face of AI
Tuesday, October 10
12:45
TechCode Boston, 301 Beacon St Suite 301, Somerville
RSVP at https://hubweek.org/events/the-human-face-of-ai/

Artificial intelligence started off as a purely prescriptive technology, driving decision making in a rigid, sternly quantitative manner. However, new companies are using artificial intelligence (A.I.) to add an even more human touch to technology. Learn how you can gain an edge in the technology market and help make A.I. a force for good by incorporating empathy, social sensitivity, and intuition into future A.I. technologies.

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MADMEC Finals
Tuesday, October 10
1:00pm to 2:00pm
MIT, Building 6-120, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge

Materials science can provide solutions for energy storage, building efficiency, transportation, and many other critical needs in today's society. MADMEC invites student teams to develop and build prototypes that address these and more challenges.

Come to 6-120 at 1:00pm to see the inventions and innovations concocted by DMSE students to improve sustainability! Join us afterward for the Awards Ceremony in 6-104, the Chipman Room.

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Giza 3D: Visualizing the Pyramids
Tuesday, October 10
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Harvard, Cabot Science Library, 1 Oxford Street, The Science Center Harvard University, Cambridge
RSVP at https://hubweek.org/events/giza-3d-visualizing-the-pyramids/

As part of the Giza Project at Harvard, a 3D, archaeologically accurate computer model of the pyramids, tombs, and temples at the famous Giza Pyramids, just west of modern Cairo, is being used for teaching and research. The work is largely based on the excavations of the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition (1905–1947). This talk will show the computer model, and present other experiments in new technologies for bringing the site back to life, for scholars, students, and the public worldwide.

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Resilience as Policy in the US
Tuesday, October 10
1:00PM
Harvard, Gund 124, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge 

http://research.gsd.harvard.edu/riskandresilience/2017/09/19/lecture-resilience-policy-harveyirma-alice-hill/
The Risk & Resilience Program at GSD, HUCE, and the Climate Governance Initiative welcome Judge Alice Hill, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; former Special Assistant to President Obama; and Senior Director for Resilience Policy, National Security Council, for a conversation about resilience as policy in the US with Jesse M. Keenan, GSD. 

This event highlights the recent history of developing federal policies that seek to advance the resilience of America's communities, economy, and infrastructure within the context of climate change, economic transformations, cyber security and conventional multi-hazard risks. As Senior Director for Resilience Policy at the National Security Council and Special Assistant to President Obama, Judge Alice Hill defined and managed a broad array of resilience policies and practices that covered nearly ever spectrum of the federal government. Through a conversation with Dr. Jesse M. Keenan (GSD), the event seeks to contextualize recent disasters within current policies and capacities that speak not only to the current federal response but also to a path forward in the face of deep political, economic and environmental uncertainty.  

Alice C. Hill is a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution where her work focuses on building resilience to destabilizing catastrophic events, including the impacts of climate change. Prior to joining Hoover, she served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Resilience Policy for the National Security Council.  While at the White House, Hill led the development of national policy regarding national security and climate change, incorporation of climate resilience considerations into international development, Federal efforts in the Arctic, building national capabilities for long-term drought resilience, and the establishment of national risk management standards for 3 of the most damaging natural hazards.  She served as a member of several U.S. delegations, including to the GLACIER Conference regarding climate change in the Arctic. Hill previously served as Senior Counselor to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and as an ex officio member of the Federal Advisory Committee for the National Climate Assessment. In addition, she led the DHS Task Force responsible for creating the first ever climate adaptation plans for the Department.  She is also the founder and first Chairperson of the internationally recognized Blue Campaign, an initiative to combat human trafficking.

Prior to her work in Washington, Hill served as Supervising Judge on both the Superior and Municipal Courts in Los Angeles and as Chief of the white-collar crime prosecution unit in the Los Angeles United States Attorney’s Office. She has received numerous awards, including the San Fernando Valley Bar Association’s “Judge of the Year” Award and the Department of Justice’s John Marshall Award for outstanding legal achievement, as well as commendations from Federal, state, and non-governmental organizations.

She received her BA from Stanford University and JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.

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Neural mechanism of depression and social hierarchy.
Wednesday, October 11
1:00 pm
Center for Brain Science, Harvard University, Northwest Building room 243, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Hailan Hu (Zhejiang University School of Medicine).   

More information at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/boston-neurotalks/conversations/topics/10389;_ylc=X3oDMTJyaDM5dDdqBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE1BGdycElkAzIzODA4MTQEZ3Jwc3BJZAMxNzA1NzAwOTk0BG1zZ0lkAzEwMzg5BHNlYwNkbXNnBHNsawN2bXNnBHN0aW1lAzE1MDY2NTQ3NTc-

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How AI Makes Us More Human
Tuesday, October 10
4:00 – 5:00 PM
OpenView Venture Partners, 303 Congress St #701, Boston
RSVP at https://hubweek.org/events/how-ai-makes-us-more-human/

Join a powerful panel of experts to learn more about how humans coexist with artificial intelligence (A.I.) technology. Learn how technology can help us better read the signals of others and adjust our behavior for better interactions. This panel of experts includes a leading behavioral scientist expert as well as creators of industry-leading machine learning applications.

Learn from these experts and participate in this debate.

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The Future of Robotics
Tuesday, October 10
5:00 – 6:00 PM
MassRobotics, 12 Channel St Suite 502, Boston
RSVP at https://hubweek.org/events/the-future-of-robotics/

MassRobotics Executive Director, Tom Ryden, will give a robotics overview and talk about how they will affect our lives in the future. You can also join a tour of the shared workspace with some robotics demos.

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Early American Environmental Histories
Tuesday, October 10
5:15PM
Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston

The Massachusetts Historical Society hosts James Rice, Tufts University with comment by Chris Parsons, Northeastern University. Free and open to the public. A light sandwich supper will follow.

Boston Environmental History Seminar
http://www.masshist.org/research/seminars

Contact Name:  seminars at masshist.org

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At the Strangers' Gate:  Arrivals in New York
Tuesday, October 10
6:00 PM (Doors at 5:30)
Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge
Cost:  $5 - $28.00 (online only, book-included) 

Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome award-winning author and New Yorker staff writer ADAM GOPNIK presenting a one-man show of stories from his thirty years as a husband, father, and writer in New York City. Many of these stories are featured in his new book, At the Strangers’ Gate: Arrivals in New York. He first performed this one-man show at last year’s New Yorker Festival. A book signing will follow.
About At the Strangers’ Gate

From The New York Times bestselling author of Paris to the Moon and beloved New Yorker writer, At the Strangers' Gate is a memoir that captures the romance of New York City in the 1980s.

When Adam Gopnik and his soon-to-be-wife, Martha, left the comforts of home in Montreal for New York, the city then, much like today, was a pilgrimage site for the young, the arty, and the ambitious. But it was also becoming a city of greed, where both life's consolations and its necessities were increasingly going to the highest bidder. At the Strangers' Gate builds a portrait of this particular moment in New York through the story of this couple's journey—from their excited arrival as aspiring artists to their eventual growth into a New York family. Gopnik transports us to his tiny basement room on the Upper East Side, and later to SoHo, where he captures a unicorn: an affordable New York loft. He takes us through his professional meanderings, from graduate student-cum-library-clerk to the corridors of Condé Nast and the galleries of MoMA. Between tender and humorous reminiscences, including affectionate portraits of Richard Avedon, Robert Hughes, and Jeff Koons, among many others, Gopnik discusses the ethics of ambition, the economy of creative capital, and the peculiar anthropology of art and aspiration in New York, then and now.

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Open House at The Engine; a HUBweek Event
Tuesday, October 10
6:00pm
The Engine, 501 Massachusetts Avenue,  Floor 2 Cambridge
RSVP at https://hubweek.org/events/open-house-at-the-engine/

The Engine, built by MIT, is the newest venture set out to support founders innovating in the toughest areas of science and technology.  By empowering disruptive technologies with long-term capital, knowledge, and specialized equipment, The Engine is bridging a gap in traditional venture capital that exists between two phases, proof of concept and commercialization. 

Don’t miss the first public showing since our doors officially opened! Hear from the team, tour the space, and learn how they’re fueling the next generation of world-changing impact through scientific and technological breakthroughs in Boston.

Open House / Cost is FREE, please register:

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Using Digital Tools to Explore American Political Divides
Tuesday, October 10
6:00pm to 7:00pm
MIT,  Building N51, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Join MIT Professor Deb Roy, Director of the Laboratory for Social Machines, and Chief Media Scientist at Twitter for an exploration of ways to see past our differences and understand the humanity of the opposing side in an effort to bridge ideological gaps.

Free. No pre-registration necessary.

This program is offered in conjunction with The Enemy, on view October 5, 2017. 

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A Conversation with Comedy Central’s ‘Opposition’ Leader: Jordan Klepper
WHEN  Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, 6 – 7:10 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, JFK Jr. Forum, Institute of Politics, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	JFK Jr. Forum, Institute of Politics
SPEAKER(S)  Jordan Klepper, Host, "The Opposition" with Jordan Klepper, Correspondent, The Daily Show
Jesse Shelburne, President, Institute of Politics Student Advisory Committee
Sharon Yang, Vice President, Institute of Politics Student Advisory Committee
CONTACT INFO	JFK Jr. Forum Office
617-495-1380
LINK  http://iop.harvard.edu/forum/conversation-comedy-central’s-‘opposition’-leader-jordan-klepper

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In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America
Tuesday, October 10
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston

A screening of In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America, a new documentary on the work of John Hume, who shared a Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the peace building in Northern Ireland. A discussion follows with filmmaker Maurice Fitzpatrickand Senator George Mitchell, who served as the chairman of the peace talks. The Boston Globe’s Kevin Cullen moderates. Senator Paul G. Kirk, Jr. introduces the program.
Please note: Registration guarantees a seat in the building, but not in the main hall.

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Guest Speaker: Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division at UN Economic Commission for Europe
Tuesday, October 10
6:15 pm to 6:45 pm
BU, 685-725 Commonwealth Avenue (Room 315), Boston

Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division at United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (one of 5 regional commissions in the UN; NECE includes 56 member States in Europe, North America, and Asia) will be guest lecturing in UA 510: Sustainable Energy Planning. Mr. Foster will be covering the topic Achieving Energy for Sustainable Development -- a Global Perspective.

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Are Students Learning the Right Things for a Just, Sustainable, and Healthy World?
Tuesday, October 10
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Tufts, Barnum Hall 104, Packard Avenue, Medford
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/are-students-learning-the-right-things-for-a-just-sustainable-and-healthy-world-tickets-37929658630

Are Students Learning the Right Things for a Just, Sustainable, and Healthy World?
Our world faces unprecedented threats, including climate change, mass species extinctions, economic and racial inequality, resource depletion, and overpopulation. These will lead to vast changes in virtually every aspect of the modern world—including manufacturing, transport, agriculture, politics, and finance.

Are colleges and universities preparing young people for this brave new world? And, if not, what are some innovative ways that higher educational and community institutions can support young people to become more successful active change agents, helping society adapt and evolve within a rapidly shifting environment?

Please join us for an engaging dialogue to explore these and related questions.
Tony Cortese, Principal of International Endowments Coalition and former Dean of Environmental Studies, Tufts University
Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute and former instructor, New College
Amirah Mitchell, Agroecology consultant and educator
William Throop,Former Provost and VP of Academic Affairs, Green Mountain College

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Bob Schieffer- Overload: Finding the Truth in Today’s Deluge of News
Tuesday, October 10
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bob-schieffer-overload-finding-the-truth-in-todays-deluge-of-news-tickets-38059002501

From the explosion of fake news to the challenges of the 24 hour news cycle, legendary journalist Bob Schieffer examines political journalism today and those who practice it. Based on interviews with over 40 media leaders, Schieffer provides an inside look at the changing role of media and asks whether today’s citizens are more informed or just overwhelmed.

About the Author
Bob Schieffer, one of America’s pre-eminent television journalists and former host of CBS’s Face the Nation, is the author of This Just In: What I Couldn’t Tell You on TV (Penguin, 2003), Face the Nation: My Favorite Stories from the First 50 Years of the Award-Winning News Broadcast (Simon & Schuster, 2004), and Bob Schieffer’s America (Penguin, 2009). He is a member of the Broadcasting Hall of Fame and in 2009 was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress. He resides in Washington, DC.

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National Bird 
Tuesday, October 10
7-9 pm 
Robbins Library Community Room, 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington Center ( on the 77 and 79 bus lines) 	

A new documentary film about the secret United States Drone Assassination Program 
Why is our government killing thousands of people around the globe they can?t even identify? 

People interviewed in this film include drone operators turned whistleblowers suffering PTSD, and people on the ground in Afghanistan whose families and lives have been shattered by ongoing drone attacks. 
After the film there will be a short discussion with suggestions of things we can do to stop this immoral and indefensible form of warfare. 

Sponsored by Eastern Massachusetts Anti-Drones Network, a task force of United for Justice with Peace, Arlington UJP, co-sponsored by Mass Peace Action, Women?s International League for Peace and Freedom and Veterans For Peace-Smedley Butler Brigade.

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Human Harvest: China’s Illegal Organ Trade
WHEN  Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, 8:30 – 10 p.m.
WHERE  Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Education, Ethics, Film, Humanities, Research study, Special Events, Support/Social
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	People against Organ Harvesting
SPEAKER(S)  Member from DAFOH (Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting)
DIRECTED BY  LEON LEE (award-winning journalist, director and producer)
COST  $11
TICKET WEB LINK  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exposing-crimes-against-humanity-a-screening-of-human-harvest-tickets-37572462246
CONTACT INFO	diana_lu at unseen.is
DETAILS  When reports first emerged from China in 2006 that state-run hospitals were killing prisoners of conscience to sell their organs, it seemed too horrible to believe. But as researchers around the world—including human rights lawyer David Matas and former Canadian Member of Parliament David Kilgour—began to uncover the mystery, the true picture became all too clear. Their evidence suggests that tens of thousands of innocent people have been killed on demand to supply an ongoing illegal organ transplant industry. The story of how these two Nobel Peace Prize nominees pieced together the evidence and continue to fight against this industrial-scale crime against humanity is a riveting tale of both personal triumphs and unimaginable horror.
LINK  https://www.facebook.com/events/1926915457550995

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Wednesday, October 11
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Materials Day Registration
Wednesday, October 11
8am - 6pm
MIT, Little Kresge Auditorium, Building W16, 48 Massachusetts Ave (Rear, Cambridge
RSVP at https://mpc-www.mit.edu/component/rsform/form/19-materials-day-symposium-registration-2017#sr=dbmfoebs.dtbjm.nju.fev&m=r&cp=(sfgfssbm)&ct=/fwfout/187989-tmc&ts=1457148177

The Symposium and Poster Session are free and open to the public but registration is required.

More information at https://mpc-www.mit.edu/mpc

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MAPC's 2017 Clean Energy Forum
Wednesday, October 11
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
District Hall, Boston

At a time when the nation is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, it is more important than ever for cities and towns to take the lead. Join us on October 11 to learn how your community can do its part.

This year, MAPC's Clean Energy Forum will focus on planning for net zero and highlight tools to help municipalities set and achieve ambitious climate goals. 

Light breakfast and beverages will be served.

Registration and event details to come!

Learn more about clean energy at MAPC
http://www.mapc.org/clean-energy

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Coffee and Conversation at the Boston Public Library with Bob Schieffer
Wednesday, October 11
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)
WGBH Studio at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coffee-and-conversation-at-the-boston-public-library-10112017-tickets-38639043419

Join WGBH News' Emily Rooney as she welcomes longtime journalist and former CBS Evening News Anchor Bob Schieffer to our studio at the Boston Public Library for an exclusive interview. Emily and Bob will discuss Bob’s new book, “Overload: Finding the Truth in Today’s Deluge of News,” in which he examines political journalism in the age of fake news, the 24-hour news cycle, and more. They will also discuss Bob’s career covering politics, tragedy, and more, and his thoughts on today’s key issues. Grab a cup of coffee from the Newsfeed Café, bring your questions, and join us for the conversation. 

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The Next Generation Enterprise: Four Business Models for Thriving in the Digital Era
Wednesday, October 11
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
Webinar
RSVP at https://engage.vevent.com/index.jsp?eid=1274&seid=258&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=webinar_woerner&utm_date=sep17&utm_source=mit_event_calendar&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=webinar_woerner&utm_date=oct17

Speaker: MIT Sloan Research Scientist Stephanie Woerner
The business world is rapidly digitizing, breaking down industry barriers, creating new opportunities, and destroying long-successful business models. What will the next generation enterprise look like in five years? And how will your company profit in the digital era? 

Join us for a complimentary, live MIT Sloan Webinar.

Drawing from her study of 144 breakthrough initiatives in large organizations—as well as fascinating survey results from over 300 firms—Dr. Woerner will familiarize participants with the significant changes, risks, and opportunities enabled by digitization, including:
Four viable business models for the future—and the financial performances of firms currently pursuing each, across a range of industries
The disadvantages of focusing narrowly on value chains
Why one business model—Ecosystem Driver—outperforms all the others
How to guide the culture of your next generation enterprise

Stephanie Woerner is a Research Scientist at the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) at MIT Sloan. Her research centers on how companies manage organizational change caused by the digitization of the economy. In 2016, she was a subject matter expert on enterprise digitization for the Wall Street Journal CEO Council Conference. She has a passion for measuring hard-to-assess digital factors such as connectivity and customer experience, and linking them to firm performance. 

We also invite you to learn more about Dr. Woerner’s executive program, Revitalizing Your Digital Business Model, offered November 16–17, 2017, at MIT Sloan Executive Education.

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The Ocean Surface Boundary Layer
Wednesday, October 11
12:00pm to 1:00pm
MIT,  Building 54-915, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

2017 Houghton Lecture Series: Boundary Layers in the Ocean and Atmosphere
The ocean surface boundary layer (OSBL) occupies the upper 100m or so of the oceans and is responsible for controlling the transport of heat and momentum from the atmosphere into the deeper ocean, and plays a major role in regulating plankton communities. Recent observations and simulations are revolutionizing our picture of the OSBL, and reveal that the surface waves on the ocean surface fundamentally change the physics of the OSBL. In this lecture I shall present new observations, theory and modelling and new ideas for representing the OSBL in models, which has the potential to correct long standing biases in the climate models.

About the Speaker
Stephen Belcher is the Met Office Chief Scientist and provides leadership of our scientific research and development.

Professor Belcher obtained his PhD in fluid dynamics from the University of Cambridge in 1990 and has subsequently published over 100 peer-reviewed papers on the fluid dynamics of atmospheric and oceanic turbulence. Having completed his PhD he became a research fellow at Stanford and Cambridge Universities. In 1994 he moved to the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading, where he served as Head of the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences between 2007 and 2010.  In 2010 he became the Joint Met Office Chair in Weather Systems. This role gave him a taster of working closely with the Met Office, and in 2012 he joined the Met Office as Director of the Met Office Hadley Centre.

Stephen led the evolution of the Met Office Hadley Centre to focus on climate science and services: motivated by the need to provide governments, industry and society with actionable advice, i.e. ‘climate services’. He was a driving force behind the initiation of the Newton Fund Climate Science for Service Partnership China (CSSP China), in which scientists from both China and the UK are now working together to develop fundamental climate science and climate services.

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Greening business and the bottom line - Tedd Saunders
Wednesday, October 11
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM EDT
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, FXB G-13, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sustainability-for-health-leadership-series-2017-tedd-saunders-tickets-37249325736

Tedd Saunders, Co-Owner of The Lenox Hotel, will present as part of the lunch-time Sustainability Leadership Series. Tedd is also CEO, EcoLogical Solutions, Inc., and CSO, The Saunders Hotel Group, and is an expert in greening business.

This fall, the Center for Health and the Global Environment will be hosting a 4-part Sustainability for Health Leadership Series. Beginning on October 11th and running through November 1st, this speaker series will introduce attendees to pressing issues and opportunities faced by cutting-edge business leaders that navigate the intersection of industry, government, public health and sustainability. Join us to hear about the importance of making the connection between people, their health, and their surroundings.
Oct 11 - Tedd Saunders, CEO EcoLogical Solutions Inc., CSO The Saunders Hotel Group, Co-Owner The Lexon Hotel
Oct 18 - Liz York, Associate Director of Quality and Sustainability at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Oct 25 - Ory Zik, Co-founder & Executive Director, Greenometry
Nov 1 - Captain Sara Newman, Director, Office of Public Health, National Park Service

Sustainability For Health Leadership Series 2017

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Art of Talking Science Competition: Rise of the Machines
Wednesday, October 11
2:00 – 04:00 PM
Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation, 2 North Grove Street, Boston
RSVP at https://hubweek.org/events/art-of-talking-science-competition-rise-of-the-machines/

One of the biggest challenges that scientists face is effectively communicating their work and ideas to important audiences such as donors, investors, the media and the public. While new and emerging science involving artificial intelligence (A.I.) and deep learning has been memorably communicated by science fiction writers and filmmakers for decades, it has been more of a challenge for researchers today in this rapidly developing field. How do they effectively explain what they are doing and how it will directly impact every part of our lives? How do they take this complex subject and help people understand its possibilities instead of fear it? Join us for this lively, fast-paced competition hosted by the Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute as researchers in artificial intelligence present their work in front of you–a live audience–and a panel of expert science communicators.
SPEAKERS
Carey Goldberg, Editor, WBUR's CommonHealth blog
Christine Reich, Vice President of Exhibit Development and Conservation at the Museum of Science, Boston
Rich Hayes, Deputy Communications Director, Union of Concerned Scientists
Ike Swetlitz, STAT reporter

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Connectionists and Facilitators: Cultural Agents Coin Words: "Affirmative Re-Action”
WHEN  Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, 4 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Haarvard, Barker Center, Room 114, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
SPEAKER(S)  Speaker:  Jay Critchley, Conceptual and Multi-Media Artist and Activist.
Chairs:  Doris Sommer, Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Afro-Latin American Studies. Ira Jewell Williams Jr., Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies; Director, Cultural Agents Initiative, Harvard University.
Theresa Lund, Executive Director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard University.
CONTACT INFO	Polly Lauer
pwlauer at gmail.com
LINK  https://wcfia.harvard.edu/event/cultural-and-humanitarian-agents-10-11-17

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Harvard Innovation Labs Startup Stories and Showcase: The Power of Telling a Great Story
WHEN  Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, 4 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Innovation Labs, 125 Western Avenue, Allston
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard Innovation Labs
SPEAKER(S)  Kara Miller
TICKET WEB LINK  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvard-innovation-labs-startup-stories-and-showcase-the-power-of-telling-a-great-story-tickets-38011241647
DETAILS  A picture may be a worth a thousand words, but nothing has the impact of a good story.
Join the Harvard Innovation Labs and Kara Miller, host of WGBH Radio’s Innovation Hub, as part of HUBweek, for an exploration of the importance of storytelling in the context of innovation and entrepreneurship. The event will also include a startup showcase exhibiting the remarkable and diverse companies emerging from the Harvard Innovation Labs ecosystem.
No matter what industry you’re in, story connects information to the emotions and imagination of the listener. Entrepreneurs need to be skilled at telling their personal stories, the story of their company, or the tale of a breakthrough experience, because doing so can make all the difference in landing investors, attracting employees, building a customer community, and ultimately achieving success.
Kara Miller knows what makes a great business story. Her insights are gleaned from scores of radio interviews with some of today’s most innovative and creative thinkers. In the radio world these great tales are called “driveway moments” — when the story is so good that you stay in your car in the driveway just to hear the ending.
The event will also feature a mini Story Slam with a group of select Harvard i-lab Venture Incubation Program (VIP) teams sharing their own best stories. That will be followed by a showcase of Harvard Innovation Labs teams demonstrating what their innovative and groundbreaking companies are up to.
Oh, and did we mention there’ll be free ice cream?
Event agenda:
4 p.m. – Event begins
4:05 p.m. – Kara Miller introduction by Managing Director Jodi Goldstein
4:10 p.m. – Kara Miller talk
4:35 p.m. – i-lab teams to tell their stories (5 min each)
5 p.m. – Team showcase and community ice cream social
6 p.m. – Event ends
Don’t miss it.
LINK  https://i-lab.harvard.edu/event/harvard-innovation-labs-startup-stories-showcase-power-telling-great-story/

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CIC Green Innovation Industry Night
Wednesday, October 11
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Venture Café, 5th floor, CIC Cambridge, One Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cic-green-innovation-industry-night-tickets-37619580177

An essential event for anyone involved or interested in Greater Boston sustainable business, Green Innovation Industry Night is an evening hosted by CIC to celebrate, invigorate, and connect sustainably-minded innovators bringing smart solutions to the private and public realms. Guests have the opportunity to learn from featured speakers, attend industry discussions, and network with fellow change-makers.
CIC Green Innovation Industry Night is the inaugural event of the series CIC Connects, and is part of HUBWeek 2017.

Who will be at CIC Green Innovation Industry Night?
CIC Green Innovation Industry Night will be attended by both CIC members and guests from around the Boston metropolitan area. The event is open to entrepreneurs and startups across industries, corporations with local presence, students in the area, government officials, and nonprofit organizations, bringing together a diversity of expertise and approaches.

What will take place at CIC Green Innovation Industry Night?
CIC Green Innovation Industry Night will include panels and breakout sessions, featuring innovations and possibilities for change across industries. There will also be food, drink, demo tables, and opportunities to mingle and connect.

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Command Under Attack: Emergency Response to Urban Terrorism
WHEN  Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Program on Crisis Leadership (Jointly supported by the Ash Center and Taubman Center) and the Crisis Management Professional Interest Council and co-sponsored by the Homeland Security Project (Belfer Center)
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	info at ash.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Over the past several years — from Boston in 2013 to Paris in 2015 and London and Barcelona in just the past few months — a number of cities have experienced a spike in deadly terrorist attacks. Collectively, these attacks have taken hundreds of lives, caused serious psychological trauma, and resulted in extensive property loss, while also straining and testing public safety resources and capabilities.
In this talk, Dutch Leonard and Arnold Howitt, Faculty Co-Directors of the Program on Crisis Leadership at HKS, will discuss their ongoing research on the topic, offering specific case examples from several attacks as well as generalizable findings for how other urban centers can prepare for and respond to this threat going forward.
LINK	https://ash.harvard.edu/event/command-under-attack-emergency-response-urban-terrorism

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The Effect of Fuel Economy Standards on Vehicle Weight Dispersion and Accident Fatalities
Wednesday, October 11
4:15PM TO 5:30PM
Harvard, Littauer Building, Room L-382, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Antonio Bento, University of Southern California; Kenneth Gillingham, Yale University; and Kevin Roth, University of California, Irvine

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy
https://heep.hks.harvard.edu/seminar-schedules

Co-hosted by HKS professors Robert Stavins and Martin Weitzman. Support from Enel Endowment for Environmental Economics and the Department of Economics is gratefully acknowledged.

Contact Name:  Bryan Galcik
bryan_galcik at hks.harvard.edu

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What is a petroculture? Conjectures on energy and global culture
Wednesday, October 11
5:00pm to 6:15pm
MIT, Building 7-429, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-is-a-petroculture-conjectures-on-energy-and-global-culture-tickets-38042286503

What is a petroculture? Conjectures on energy and global culture with Professor Imre Szeman, University of Alberta and University of Waterloo, Canada

Followed by a panel discussion with Rania Ghosn, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, MIT School of Architecture + Planning; Caroline A. Jones, Professor of Art History, MIT School of Architecture + Planning; and Rosalind Williams, Bern Dibner Professor of the History of Science and Technology, MIT Program on Science, Technology, and Society

How can you use energy as a critical component of cultural and literary analysis? Does making a link between a specific energy system and a previously defined literary or cultural period, movement, or aesthetic form open up new ways of analyzing texts and cultural forms? While the energy humanities have insisted (correctly) that we imagine modernity as deeply shaped by fossil fuels, the outcome of this energy periodization is different than we might hope or imagine. This talk will outline the critical possibilities and limits that come with the introduction of energy into social and cultural analysis.

Speaker Bio
Imre Szeman is Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta and professor of communication and culture at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He conducts research and teaches in the areas of energy and environmental studies, critical and cultural theory, and social and political philosophy. His work focuses on the social and cultural changes necessary to enable energy transition, namely, the transition from oil to other energy systems.. Recent books he co-edited include Fueling Culture (Fordham UP, 2017), Energy Humanities(Johns Hopkins UP, 2017), and Petrocultures (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2017).

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District Hall's 4th Birthday Café Night
Wednesday, October 11
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://districthallboston.org/cafe-nights-2/

Celebrate District Hall’s 4th birthday at our Fall Café Night! District Hall, a program of the Venture Café Foundation, is the world’s first freestanding public innovation center. Since 2013, we have operated a free, public workspace used by hundreds of people every week and hosted over 2,500 events. Join us and our partners to celebrate 4 years of creating connections, building community, and inspiring innovation!
District Hall’s Fall Café Night is a HUBweek Spoke Event.

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Tales of Hopi Pottery: The Legacy of Historic Museum Collections 
Wednesday, October 11
6:00 pm
Harvard, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Lea S. McChesney, Curator of Ethnology, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, The University of New Mexico
Harvard’s Peabody Museum houses an extraordinary collection of historic Hopi pottery (c. 1400–1900 CE), collected in the late nineteenth century by Thomas V. Keam, an Arizona trading post operator. Lea S. McChesney will discuss her work documenting and analyzing this collection, initiatives to facilitate access to heritage resources by contemporary Hopi practitioners, and recent shifts in the ways museums, researchers, and Native communities collaborate to use and interpret legacy collections.

Lecture. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Free event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage.

Related exhibition: See Hopi ceramics from the Keam collection in All the World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology

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Two Lenses: Communicating Science
Wednesday, October 11
6-7pm
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 415 Main Street, Kendall Square, Cambridge
RSVP at https://hubweek.org/events/two-lenses-communicating-science/

As part of HUBweek 2017 Catalyst Conversations is partnering with Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for the third time to present a public conversation with artist Maria Peñil and microbiologist Mehmet Berkman of Bacterial Art, a Broad researcher, and photographer Felice Frankel. The conversation will focus on communicating science, visually and otherwise. Join us after the program for a reception and an engaging hands-on experience. The Broad Institute has generously offered to be the host venue for what promises to be a fascinating evening.

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Grant
Wednesday, October 11
7:00 PM (Doors at 6:30)
First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Cost:  $5 - $39.00 (online only, book-included)

Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome bestselling and award-winning journalist, historian, and biographer RON CHERNOW—author of Alexander Hamilton, the inspiration for the Broadway musical—for a discussion of his latest biography, Grant.

About Grant
Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.

Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Chernow sows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency.

Before the Civil War, Grant was flailing. His business ventures had ended dismally, and despite distinguished service in the Mexican War he ended up resigning from the army in disgrace amid recurring accusations of drunkenness. But in war, Grant began to realize his remarkable potential, soaring through the ranks of the Union army, prevailing at the battle of Shiloh and in the Vicksburg campaign, and ultimately defeating the legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Along the way, Grant endeared himself to President Lincoln and became his most trusted general and the strategic genius of the war effort. Grant’s military fame translated into a two-term presidency, but one plagued by corruption scandals involving his closest staff members.

More important, he sought freedom and justice for black Americans, working to crush the Ku Klux Klan and earning the admiration of Frederick Douglass, who called him “the vigilant, firm, impartial, and wise protector of my race.” After his presidency, he was again brought low by a dashing young swindler on Wall Street, only to resuscitate his image by working with Mark Twain to publish his memoirs, which are recognized as a masterpiece of the genre. 

With lucidity, breadth, and meticulousness, Chernow finds the threads that bind these disparate stories together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as “nothing heroic... and yet the greatest hero.” Chernow’s probing portrait of Grant's lifelong struggle with alcoholism transforms our understanding of the man at the deepest level. This is America's greatest biographer, bringing movingly to life one of our finest but most underappreciated presidents. The definitive biography, Grant is a grand synthesis of painstaking research and literary brilliance that makes sense of all sides of Grant's life, explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinary.

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Environmental Film Festival: Happening – A Clean Energy Revolution
Wednesday, October 11
7pm
Kendall Square Cinema, 355 Binney St., Cambridge
RSVP at https://hubweek.org/events/environmental-film-festival-on-tour/eff-happening-a-clean-energy-revolution/

Jamie Redford's documentary of the energy revolution quietly occurring around us will be premiering in a few U.S. cities before its Dec. 11 broadcast. The Environmental Film Festival invites you to join a Q&A with the producer and director after the screening.

Filmmaker Jamie Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier. Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from Folsom, CA to Georgetown, TX to Buffalo, NY reveal pioneering clean energy solutions while Jamie’s discovery of how clean energy works, and what it means at a personal level, becomes the audience’s discovery too. Reaching well beyond a great story of technology and innovation, Happening explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future and finding hope for our survival.

Contact Name:  Eric Grunebaum
eric.grunebaum at gmail.com

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And the Band Played On?  The looming crises of the 21st century and what they mean for today’s young artists
Wednesday, October 11
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
New England Conservatory, Pierce Hall, 241 St. Botolph Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/and-the-band-played-on-the-looming-crises-of-the-21st-century-and-what-they-mean-for-todays-young-tickets-37928456033

What does the rest of the 21st Century hold in store for us? If what we see all around us is any indication — growing climate-related disasters, economic inequality and stagnation, political divisiveness, and environmental stresses of all kinds — we are in for a bumpy ride. 

Please join award-winning author, educator, and avid musician Richard Heinberg for an exploration of the sustainability crises of the 21st century and what unique challenges and opportunities these present for young artists. 

Following the presentation and Q&A session, Richard Heinberg will be joined by New England Conservatory grad Christopher Schoelen for a violin-guitar duo. 

About Richard Heinberg
Richard Heinberg is Senior Fellow of Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost advocates for a shift away from our current reliance on fossil fuels. He has written for Nature, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and Christian Science Monitor among other publications, and has delivered hundreds of lectures on energy and climate issues to audiences around the world

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Should Humans Be Allowed to Drive?
Wednesday, October 11
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Museum of Science, Museum Of Science Driveway, Boston
RSVPat https://www.mos.org/public-events/should-humans-be-allowed-to-drive

How should we handle the rapid improvement in technology that enables self-driving cars? As companies like Tesla and Google are pushing this technology to become more sophisticated and capable, society will need to establish the rules for self-driving cars.

How can we set policies that will encourage responsible use? How can we make sure self-driving cars are not making traffic and pollution worse? Who will be impacted as self-driving cars become more prevalent?

At this interactive forum, learn about the development of self-driving cars and how we as a society might regulate them. Contribute to the conversation by considering the complexities and tradeoffs of potential policy solutions, sharing your perspective, and helping to shape the discussion for the City of Boston.

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The Genetic Engineering Toolbox: A whirlwind tour of GMO technology
Wednesday, October 11
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Harvard Medical School, Armenise Auditorium, 200 Longwood Avenue, Boston

More information at http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/seminar-series/

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Thursday, October 12 – Friday, October 13
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Einstein Fellows Symposium
WHEN  Thursday, Oct. 12 – Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
WHERE   Harvard, 60 Garden Street, Phillips Auditorium, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Dr. Paul Green
SPEAKER(S)  See full list of speakers at http://cxc.harvard.edu/fellows/program_2017.html
CONTACT INFO	Dr. Paul Green, pgreen at cfa.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Einstein Postdoctoral Fellows will present highlights of their recent work on high energy astrophysics, gravity and cosmology. The detailed program and list of Speakers can be found at: cxc.harvard.edu…
Dr. Paul Green is organizing the symposium. For more information, contact him at pgreen at cfa.harvard.edu or at 617-495-7057. Light refreshments will be available during the breaks. A private luncheon will be offered to the Fellows and key working staff. Symposium will be held at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138.
LINK	http://cxc.harvard.edu/fellows/program_2017.html

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Beyond borders: Environmental cooperation in Israel and Palestine
Thursday, October 12
12:00-1:00pm
Tufts, Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford

Eve Tendler & Shadi Shiha, Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
In a region historically fraught with conflict and divisiveness, environmental concerns throughout Israel, Palestine, and Jordan are universal. Issues like water resource management, air pollution, and renewable energy technology transcend political borders and bridge the divide between Israelis and Palestinians. Hear from Israeli Eve Tendler and Jordanian Shadi Shiha, alumni of the cross-border Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, on transboundary initiatives aimed at utilizing environmental issues to build peace in the region.

Eve Tendler was born in Tel Aviv to parents of Israeli and German citizenship. She studied at the Arava Institute while pursuing a Bachelor of Arts at Ben Gurion University. Before that Eve lived in Nepal, teaching English and assisting in village rehabilitation after the Nepali earthquake of 2015. She completed her mandatory military service in the Education Unit of the Israel Defense Force, managing an after school program for at-risk children of different backgrounds. She is currently involved with Women Wage Peace, which promotes peace in the region.

Shadi Shiha graduated with a degree in Autotronics Engineering from Khawarizmi College in 2015. He was born to a Palestinian family in Amman -- his parents were born in Palestine under the British Mandate, but relocated in 1967 to Kuwait and ultimately traveled to Amman as refugees during the Gulf War. Shadi works as a dance instructor for children, including at a camp for orphans where he taught dance lessons from 2011-2014, and has also spent time working as an English translator.

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Lessons from Chance the Rapper's manager - Pat Corcoran
WHEN  Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHEREPound Hall 100, 1563 Mass. Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Business, Law, Lecture, MusicORGANIZATION/SPONSORHarvard Law School's Recording Artists ProjectSPEAKER(S)  Pat Corcoran
CONTACT INFOhlsrap at gmail.comDETAILS
This year, Chance the Rapper became the first artist to win a Grammy based primarily on streaming services like Apple Music. He also notoriously has remained unsigned to any label, and drops his songs online for free regularly. Chance’s manager, Pat Corcoran, has been with Chance from the beginning. He’s known for once saying “I’m going to work for Chance until we’re headlining festivals and winning Grammys -- or until I get fired.” Join the Recording Artists Project in learning from the muscle behind Chance’s rise to the top of the music industry about his strategies, his day-to-day, and what its like leading a movement away from reliance on the major labels. 
Open to the public! A non-pizza lunch will be served!
LINK  https://www.facebook.com/events/298551410626606/

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An expanding and expansive view of computing 
Thursday, October 12
2:50pm - 4:00pm
Tufts, Halligan 102, 161 College Avenue, Medford
Speaker: Jim Kurose, National Science Foundation and UMass Amherst

Abstract
Advances in computer and information science and engineering are providing unprecedented opportunities for research and education. My talk will begin with an overview of CISE activities and programs at the National Science Foundation and include a discussion of current trends that are shaping the future of our discipline. I will also discuss the opportunities as well as the challenges that lay ahead for our community and for CISE.

Bio
Dr. Jim Kurose is an Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), where he leads the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). With an annual budget of more than $900 million, CISE’s mission is to uphold the nation's leadership in scientific discovery and engineering innovation through its support of fundamental research in computer and information science and engineering and transformative advances in cyberinfrastructure. Dr. Kurose is on leave from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he is a Distinguished Professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences. 

His research interests include network protocols and architecture, network measurement, sensor networks, multimedia communication, and modeling and performance evaluation. He has received a number of awards for his research and teaching, including several conference best paper awards, the IEEE Infocom Achievement Award, the ACM Sigcomm Lifetime Achievement Award, the ACM Sigcomm Test of Time Award, several outstanding teacher awards, and the IEEE/CS Taylor Booth Education Medal. With Keith Ross, he is the co-author of the textbook, Computer Networking, a top down approach (7th edition). 

Dr. Kurose received his Ph.D. in computer science from Columbia University and a BA degree in physics from Wesleyan University. He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

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Tree Mob: 3-D Printing of Bamboo
Thursday, October 12
3:00pm
Arnold Arboretum, Edge of North Woods, Jamaica Plain
RSVP at https://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/news-events/tree-mob/?utm_source=Tree%20Mob%252C%20Thursday%252C%20October%2012%252C%202017%20at%203%253A00pm&utm_campaign=Tree%20Mob&utm_medium=email
 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Lorna Gibson studies the mechanical behavior of materials, specializing in materials with a cellular structure, such as engineering honeycombs and foams, scaffolds for regenerative engineering, and natural materials such as wood, bamboo and plant leaves and stems. Lorna will speak about a project in which plant structures are used as models to improve the strength of structural construction products. In this case, she used computed tomography and 3-D printing to make models of parenchyma tissues in bamboo, tinkering with cellular wall thicknesses to determine optimum performance. Join this Tree Mob on Thursday, October 12 at 3:00pm at Acc. # 2267*A, Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory), to view two types of bamboo and learn about ways that plants are used in structural engineering.

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Foodbetter Harvard 2017
Thursday, October 12
3:30PM TO 6:00PM
Harvard, Sanders Theater, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
RSVP https://www.boxoffice.harvard.edu/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=food
http://foodbetter.harvard.edu

Schedule
3:30-4:30 p.m.: Lightning Round: Great Ideas to Foodbetter

Foodbetter Harvard invites you to ask questions about the food system and how to improve it: how to grow better, eat better, shop better, conserve better . . . how to Foodbetter. Join this Lightning Round of 5-7 minute Foodbetter Ideas shared by a cross-section of the community.

4:30-5:45 p.m.: Keynote Panel: Foodies Who Foodbetter

Some of Boston's best chefs and restauranteurs are using their platform to change the food system as we know it. They are activists and entrepreneurs who aren't just content with winning rave reviews. (They also all happen to be women!) Join this discussion about how these industry leaders are reinventing the food system and their communities from their Boston-area restaurants.

Wearing her alumna hat, Joanne Chang, Chef Owner of Flour Bakery and Meyers & Chang, will moderate the conversation with:

Katrina Jazayeri, Co-Owner, Juliet– talking about social justice and its application and opportunity in the restaurant industry
Jody Adams, Chef Owner, Saloniki, Porto & Trade – talking about moving into the fast-casual space to make it healthier, as well as about advocacy on health issues
Irene Li, Chef Owner, Mei Mei Street Kitchen – talking about Mei Mei’s open-book and profit sharing approach
Tiffani Faison, Chef Owner, Sweet Cheeks & Tiger Mama – talking about using her platform for community advocacy, especially around LGBT issues

Event is free. Tickets Required. Limit of 5 tickets per person . Tickets valid until 3:15PM.

Sponsored by Harvard University Office of the Executive Vice President and Harvard University Dining Services.

Contact Name:  Crista Martin
crista_martin at harvard.edu

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Social Justice and the New Food Activism
Thursday, October 12
4:15 pm
Radcliffe, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2017-julie-guthman-fellow-presentation

The alternative food movement has been tremendously successful at raising awareness of many of the public health and ecological consequences of the conventional food system. Yet, as many (friendly) critics have noted, market-based alternatives have done very little to undermine industrially produced food; nor have they resonated much with poor people and communities of color. In the last decade or so, a new food activism has emerged, one that is more contentious, more collective, and more inclusive.

In this talk, Julie Guthman will discuss the origins and development of the food movement in order to explain how it came to focus on market based alternatives and also to show how it has evolved in response to critique. She will then discuss three cases that reflect a new food activism, with particular focus on the battle against methyl iodide, a highly toxic chemical that was to replace methyl bromide in strawberry production.

Free and open to the public.

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Innovating Green Financing: Green Banks in New England
WHEN  Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Allison Dining Room, Fifth Floor, Taubman Building, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Environmental Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
SPEAKER(S)  Bryan Garcia, Executive Director of the Connecticut Green Bank (winner of the 2017 Innovations in American Government Awards); Carter Wall, Managing Director, Franklin Beach Energy; Jeffrey Schub, Executive Director, Coalition for Green Capital; and the Honorable Paul Mark, Massachusetts State Representative, 2nd Berkshire District
COST  Free
DETAILS  Learn how New England is leading the way in innovative clean energy financing - and what more can be done throughout the region to increase access to low cost financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Join Bryan Garcia, Executive Director of the Connecticut Green Bank (winner of the 2017 Innovations in American Government Awards); Carter Wall, Managing Director, Franklin Beach Energy; Jeffrey Schub, Executive Director, Coalition for Green Capital; and the Honorable Paul Mark, Massachusetts State Representative, 2nd Berkshire District; as they discuss the promising future of green banks in New England. Ash Center faculty affiliate Edward Cunningham will moderate.
Reception to follow.
This event is a part of HUBweek 2017. Founded in December 2014 by The Boston Globe, Harvard University, MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital, HUBweek is a first-of-its-kind civic collaboration and weeklong festival that brings together the most creative and inventive minds making an impact in art, science, and technology.
There is a unique concentration of brainpower, ingenuity, and creativity in the Greater Boston region; it draws people from around the world and from every industry. The unifying characteristic is a willingness to attack big problems, and a focus on making life better and improving the human condition at both a local and global level.
HUBweek exists to support and strengthen that innovation ecosystem – and to connect people to it from here and abroad.
LINK	https://ash.harvard.edu/event/innovating-green-financing-green-banks-new-england

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Foodbetter Harvard: Keynote Panel Foodies who Foodbetter
Thursday, October 12
4:30–5:45 pm
Harvard, Sanders Theater, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Some of Boston's best chefs and restaurateurs are using their platform to change the food system as we know it. They are activists and entrepreneurs who aren't just content with winning rave reviews. (They also all happen to be women!) Join this discussion about how these industry leaders are reinventing the food system and their communities from their Boston-area restaurants.

Wearing her alumna hat, Joanne Chang, Chef Owner of Flour Bakery and Meyers & Chang, will moderate the conversation with:
 Katrina Jazayeri, Co-Owner, Juliet – talking about social justice and its application and opportunity in the restaurant industry
Jody Adams, Chef Owner, Saloniki, Porto, & Trade – talking about moving into the fast-casual space to make it healthier, as well as about advocacy on health issues
Irene Li, Chef Owner, Mei Mei Street Kitchen – talking about Mei Mei’s open-book and profit sharing approach
Tiffani Faison, Chef Owner, Sweet Cheeks & Tiger Mama – talking about using her platform for community advocacy, especially around LGBT issues

Free and open to the public, tickets must be reserved through the Harvard Box Office. No charge at the box office but a service charge if reserved online.

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Ecological Criticism in the Age of the Database
Thursday, October 12
5:00pm
MIT, Building 56-114, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

The ecological principle that everything connects with everything else should be a perfect match for the network principle of contemporary digital communications. But there is a problem that comes with the arrival very large, proprietorial databases. This is partly to do with the sheer number of images and videos produced and circulated, partly to do with the form they are stored in, and partly because their dynamics share at least as much with contemporary capitalism as with the natural environment. New analytical tools for dealing with big data promise to reform classical humanities methods so we can conform our research to this new kind of object. In this paper Sean Cubitt asserts the value of anecdotal evidence against the rise of statistics, but at the same time wants to confront the difficulties in bringing about an encounter between readers (human or otherwise) and the mass image constructed by social media and search giants.

Sean Cubitt is Professor of Film and Television at Goldsmiths, University of London and Honorary Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne. His publications include The Cinema Effect, Ecomedia, The Practice of Light: Genealogies of Visual Media and Finite Media: Environmental Implications of Digital Technology. Series editor for Leonardo Books at MIT Press, his current research is on political aesthetics, media technologies, media art history and ecocriticism.

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Justice, Justification and Monetary Policy
Thursday, October 12 
5:00-6:30pm
Harvard, Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall 110, Harvard Yard, Cambridge

Martin O'Neill, Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy, University of York
Abstract: Since the great financial crisis of 2007-8, central banks have played an increasingly important and broad role in macroeconomic management in the UK, Europe, and US. Within democratic societies, the role of technocratic institutions in setting economic policy raises important normative questions of justice and justification. This lecture considers some of these issues relating to the role of central banks, paying special attention to forms of unconventional monetary policy such as 'quantitative easing'.

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Boston Water Social
Thursday, October 12
6:00pm
Kings, 50 Dalton Street, Back Bay, Boston

Come join us for a social event to bring together graduate students from several universities (Tufts, Northeastern, MIT, BU, Harvard, etc.) that study water-related issues. Anyone interested in water is welcome to join in! 

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Inclusive Innovation Challenge Celebration; a HUBweek Event
Thursday, October 12
6:00pm to 7:30pm
The HUB 1 City Hall Square, Boston
RSVP at https://hubweek.org/events/mit-ide-inclusive-innovation-challenge-celebration/

The Inclusive Innovation Challenge Celebration explores and honors the technology-driven solutions creating an economy that works for the many and not just the few in the digital age. 

During the IIC Celebration, an evening showcase and gala event, renowned leaders in the Inclusive Innovation movement will deliver talks, focused on how to ensure that the benefits of digital progress are shared by all.  Featured speakers include Eric Schmidt (Executive Chairman of Alphabet, Inc.), Sheila Marcelo (Founder and CEO of Care.com), and Leila Janah (Founder and CEO of Sama Group and LXMI). 

The Grand Prize Winners in the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy’s $1 million prize program will be announced, providing specific examples of approaches that are working today.  This event will energize the audience, inspiring you to become catalysts of Inclusive Innovation and creators of economic opportunity for all.

Cost is FREE, please register.

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Self Control or State Control: You Decide
Thursday, October 12
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
University Club of Boston, 426 Stuart Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/self-control-or-state-control-you-decide-tickets-36280425730

"Each of us faces a great choice. Shall I quietly accept the system of state control or shall I stand up for self-control?"
The quote above is from the first chapter of Dr. Tom G. Palmer's newest book, Self-Control or State Control? You Decide. Join Dr. Tom Palmer for a reception on Thursday, October 12 at the University Club of Boston as he discusses his latest book and further explore this key component to liberty: personal responsibility.
"If I were a young person pursuing a productive and rewarding life, I'd buy a copy of this book and study it carefully." - John Mackey, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market

Dress is business casual and drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Dr. Tom G. Palmer, George M. Yeager Chair for Advancing Liberty and Executive Vice President for International Programs at Atlas Network, is responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks. He is also a senior fellow at Cato Institute and director of Cato University.

Before joining Cato, he was an H. B. Earhart Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford University, and a vice president of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. He frequently lectures in North America, Europe, Eurasia, Africa, Latin America, India, China and throughout Asia, as well as the Middle East on political science, public choice, civil society, and the moral, legal, and historical foundations of individual rights.
He has published reviews and articles on politics and morality in scholarly journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Ethics, Critical Review, and Constitutional Political Economy, as well as in publications such as Slate, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Die Welt, Caixing, Al Hayat, the Washington Post, and The Spectator of London. He is the author of Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice (expanded edition 2014), and the editor of The Morality of Capitalism (2011), After the Welfare State (2012), Why Liberty(2013), Peace, Love & Liberty (2014), and Self-Control or State Control? You Decide (2016)
Palmer received his B.A. in liberal arts from St. Johns College in Annapolis, Maryland, his M.A. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and his doctorate in politics from Oxford University.

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A Moonless, Starless Sky:  Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa
Thursday, October 12
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed journalist and New Yorker staff writer ALEXIS OKEOWO for a discussion of her new book, A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa.
About A Moonless, Starless Sky

In the tradition of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, this is a masterful, humane work of literary journalism by New Yorker staff writer Alexis Okeowo—a vivid narrative of Africans who are courageously resisting their continent's wave of fundamentalism.

In A Moonless, Starless Sky Okeowo weaves together four narratives that form a powerful tapestry of modern Africa: a young couple, kidnap victims of Joseph Kony's LRA; a Mauritanian waging a lonely campaign against modern-day slavery; a women's basketball team flourishing amid war-torn Somalia; and a vigilante who takes up arms against the extremist group Boko Haram. This debut book by one of America's most acclaimed young journalists illuminates the inner lives of ordinary people doing the extraordinary—lives that are too often hidden, underreported, or ignored by the rest of the world.

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Seeing White
WHEN  Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, 7 – 9 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Avenue, Allston
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Special Events
COST  Free and open to the public
TICKET WEB LINK  http://seeingwhitehep.eventbrite.com
DETAILS  John Biewen (Scene on Radio) and Chenjerai Kumanyika (Uncivil) will present a live performance of their podcast series "Seeing White," followed by a panel discussion on solutions and responses to the history and present reality of white supremacy in America. This event is co-sponsored by the PRX Podcast Garage, the Harvard Ed Portal, and Teaching While White.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
John Biewen’s radio work has taken him to forty American states and to Europe, Japan, and India. He has produced for the NPR newsmagazines, This American Life, Studio 360, American RadioWorks, the BBC World Service, and State of the Re:Union. He is audio program director at the Center for Documentary Studies, where, in addition to producing Scene on Radio, he teaches audio courses to undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students. With co-editor Alexa Dilworth, he edited the book, Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound, now in its sixth printing.
Chenjerai Kumanyika is a researcher, journalist, an artist who works as an assistant professor in Rutgers University’s Department of Journalism and Media Studies. His research and teaching focus on the intersections of social justice and emerging media in the cultural and creative industries. He has written about these issues in journals such as Popular Music & Society, Popular Communication, The Routledge Companion to Advertising and Promotional Culture and Technology, Pedagogy and Education. Currently, Kumanyika is the Co-Executive Producer and Co-Host of Gimlet Media’s new podcast on the Civil War. He has also been a contributor to Transom, NPR Codeswitch, All Things Considered, Invisibilia, VICE, and he is a news analyst for Rising Up Radio with Sonali Kolhatkar.
LINK	https://edportal.harvard.edu/event/seeing-white

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Energy Storage Plus Solar:  Building the New Utility Paradigm - Boston Area Solar Energy Association Forum
Thursday, October 12
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m
First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist;  3 Church Street, Harvard Square

A Presentation on the Progress and Potential by Geoff Sparrow, P.E., Director of Engineering at ReVision Energy 
Elon Musk just offered to rebuild the Puerto Rico energy system with solar plus storage. California and Massachusetts are leading the nation and the world by accelerating the integration of hundreds of megawatts of energy storage onto the grid. The recent weather catastrophes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico are increasing calls for a more resilient grid architecture including microgrids and solar plus storage.  The introduction of GM’s Bolt and Tesla’s Model 3 are significantly increasing battery pack production volumes and reducing battery costs.  Utilities around the country are scaling back their net metering programs, creating greater interest in consumers using storage to keep their electrons home.  The advent of low cost storage coupled with low cost solar is creating a new utility paradigm.
 
ReVision Energy, a Clean Energy Transition Company, continues to lead the solar-plus-storage revolution, with 50 completed energy storage projects among its more than 7,000 solar projects installed in ME, NH and MA since 2003. Principal applications historically were off-grid applications with backup power applications taking the lion’s share today. Developing markets include customers in Hawaii and Nevada which can’t afford to export excess solar to the grid, and customer encouraged by utilities to store excess production in high solar penetration markets.  
 
Join us at the BASEA Forum, Thursday, October 12 to learn about how improvements in solar and battery economics are fundamentally changing the future of energy.

Geoff Sparrow, P.E., Director of Engineering, ReVision Energy
Geoff is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced solar professionals in New England, having designed, installed and/or managed the installation of more than 2,000 renewable energy systems over the past 11 years. At ReVision, Geoff has led the company's expansion into air source heat pumps, electric vehicle charging stations, LED lighting, battery storage and microgrids, and is currently overseeing the buildout of a 1.5MW microgrid at the former naval air station in Brunswick, ME. After graduating with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UNH, he worked for one of the largest mechanical contracting firms in the northeast before starting his own small construction firm. He was the first person in northern New England to obtain dual NABCEP certification in Photovoltaics and Solar Thermal and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

More information at http://www.basea.org

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TEDxCambridge
Thursday, October 12 
7pm
Boston Opera House, Boston
RSVP at http://www.tedxcambridge.com/attend/
Cost:  $50 - $150

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

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Friday, October 13
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4th Annual Harvard-UCLA Food Law and Policy Conference
Friday, October 13
8 am–6 pm
Harvard Law School, WCC 2019 Milstein West AB, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, 
RSVP at http://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/events/details/fourth-annual-harvard-ucla-food-law-and-policy-conference

The Food Law Lab at Harvard Law School and the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law invite you to the 4th Annual Harvard-UCLA Food Law and Policy Conference, which this year will address food sector innovation and the law.

Innovation is rapidly shifting the landscape of food production and consumption in the United States and globally. Innovation covers a broad range of activity within the food sector. Technological advances have led to a range of new products—for example, plant-based meat and dairy, edible insects, GM foods, and cultured meat, among others—that the law does not yet know how to address. Technology has also changed how we grow food, how we procure food, and how we invest in food, from apps that can optimize soil quality for production, to fresh food home delivery, to barcode scanning to determine a product’s supply chain, to venture capital and impact investing in purpose-driven food companies.

At the same time, food has increasingly become a platform for both self-expression and political engagement. For the first time ever, millennials believe they can effect greater change with how they spend their money than with how they cast their votes. This generation, which now constitutes the bulk of the workforce and consumer base, increasingly values purchasing nutritious, sustainable, and socially just products that are also reasonably priced. Companies are under mounting pressure to innovate in response to meet these demands.

How we innovate now and the legal framework we adopt in response will profoundly shape our food system. This one-day conference will convene an interdisciplinary group of experts from law, politics, science, and industry to discuss issues in food innovation and consider the ramifications for navigating this next frontier in food. It will take a broad approach to innovation and explore the implications for a range of stakeholders, including the government, sustainability and the environment, corporate law, entrepreneurship, animal law, and non-profits, among other areas.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required.

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Deep Dive: Climate Change, a HUBweek Event
Friday, October 13
9:00am to 12:00pm
Faneuil Hall 1 Faneuil Hall Square Boston
RSVP at https://hubweek.org/events/deep-dive-climate-change/

Open to all: Join regional experts, practitioners, students, entrepreneurs, and many others to brainstorm and advance promising, high-impact solutions to climate change.

Using an Open Space format, you’ll co-create the workshop agenda with other attendees, pitch your idea or interest, and form small working groups to dive deep into problem-solving. Get supportive input on your ideas, or collaborate to explore new ones. Breakouts will explore themes such as CO2 removal, the potential for blockchain carbon pricing, U.S. climate policymaking, and many more.

The interactive workshop will be run by MIT. Top ideas will be invited to submit to the Climate CoLab online platform to receive feedback from the global network of over 85,000 people, enter annual contests, and more. (Check out our contests, open until September 10, 2017, at www.climatecolab.org.)

Please note: seating for this program is limited, and we ask that you stay for the duration of the event. Please tell us a bit about your interest in this program when applying so we can understand how you will benefit/contribute to this robust discussion and that we are able to work with our speakers and moderators in advance to effectively curate the program to make the best use of your time.

Cost is FREE; please register.

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Foodbetter Harvard: Fair on the Plaza
Wednesday, October 13
11 am–2 pm
Harvard, Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

A showcase of Harvard- and Cambridge-area innovators, programs or groups sharing current practices or ideas for improving the food system.

The fair will feature roughly 40 booths/tables from groups on campus and in the surrounding Cambridge community, showcasing food sustainability and innovation (as well as broader campus sustainability initiatives). There is no cost to participate, and we will provide tables and table covers for participants.

Want to present at the fair? Contact carolyn_chelius at harvard.edu for more information. We simply ask you to create an engaging opportunity for our guests to learn more about you and your work, and how they can engage. Games, informational and educational materials, samples and prizes are welcome and encouraged.

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Responses from the Public and Private Sectors
WHEN  Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, 12 – 1 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
Gina McCarthy, Former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Jay Inslee, Governor, Washington
Ann Klee, Vice President Environment, Health & Safety, GE
Karen Smith, Director and State Public Health Officer, California Department of Public Health
Aaron Bernstein, Associate Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
MODERATOR
Scott Malone, Boston Bureau Chief, Reuters
TICKET WEB LINK  Free webcast!
TICKET INFO  To attend in person: Theforum at hsph.harvard.edu
CONTACT INFO	theforum at hsph.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Climate-related programs face challenges from federal regulation rollbacks and proposed spending cuts. In response, some members of the public and private sectors have stepped in, announcing various commitments to take action to curb climate change. What can cities, states, research institutions and businesses do to lead the way on climate change and to make the greatest impact on the environment and public health? A stellar panel of national, state, corporate and science leaders address the question in this upcoming Forum.
LINK	https://theforum.sph.harvard.edu/events/climate-change-2/

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Whither the 100th Meridian? The Once and Future Physical and Human Geography of America’s Arid-Humid Divide
Friday, October 13
12:00PM TO 1:00PM
Harvard, 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge

with Richard Seager, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University.
Speaker bio: http://ocp.ldeo.columbia.edu/res/div/ocp/people/seager/

Atmospheric & Environmental Chemistry Seminar
https://www.seas.harvard.edu/calendar/event/104766

Contact Name:  Brenda Mathieu
bmathieu at seas.harvard.edu

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Electrical Fire! A Course of Experiments Performed for the Curious in the Philosophy Chamber 1775
WHEN  Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, 2 – 3 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Science Center Lecture Hall D, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Education, Science, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Collection of Historical Scientific Instrument
SPEAKER(S)  Sara Schechner and Daniel Rosenberg
COST  Free
DETAILS  Ever wonder what it was like to attend Harvard College in the mid-1700s? Join Harvard’s Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments to recreate some 18th century electrical experiments straight out of the lecture notes of Professor John Winthrop and the demonstrations at Faneuil Hall by Ebenezer Kinnersley, Benjamin Franklin’s friend. Witness the surprising effects of electrical attraction and repulsion! A fire lit by water! Bells rung by an invisible, imponderable fluid! And a warning to all who do not have lightning rods: the blowing up of the Thunder House!
Experiments will be performed with vintage and replica instruments by Sara Schechner and Daniel Rosenberg. Rare 18th-century apparatus from the Philosophy Chamber (preserved by the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments) will be on exhibit during and after the lecture.
Sponsored by the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, USW30: Tangible Things: Harvard Collections in World History, the Harvard Art Museums, and the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
LINK  https://chsi.harvard.edu/event/electrical-fire-course-experiments-performed-curious-philosophy-chamber-1775

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Wetland restoration at Magazine Beach
Friday, October 13
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
Magazine Beach Park, 668 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wetland-restoration-at-magazine-beach-tickets-37729729637

We will be digging invasive common reed and purple loosestrife out of the basins near the ballfields so that these areas can be planted with attractive grasses, flowers, and shrubs that will clean rainwater before it enters the Charles and provide bird habitat. Please dress for the weather. Please wear rain or work boots. We will provide gloves and tools, but if you have your own, feel free to bring them. 
We will meet at Magazine Beach at the baseball diamond (near the exercise area and the parking lot).

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Love & Resistance: Van Jones on his Progressive Path Forward
WHEN  Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, 4 – 5:10 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, JFK Jr. Forum, Institute of Politics, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	JFK Jr. Forum, Institute of Politics, Center for Public Leadership
SPEAKER(S)  Van Jones, Political Commentator, CNN
David Gergen, Public Service Professor of Public Leadership & Director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School
CONTACT INFO	JFK Jr. Forum Office
617-495-1380
LINK	http://iop.harvard.edu/forum/love-resistance-van-jones-his-progressive-path-forward

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A Celebration of EarthArt
Friday, October 13
4:30pm to 6:00pm
MIT, Building 14, Hayden Library lobby, 14S-100, 160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Awe-inspiring global phenomena call for awesome artwork!

Please join us for a celebration of the EarthArt installation, where you can display your creative output on a global scale. Learn how to scan your artwork and email it for display on the fabulous iGlobe, or come and create it on the spot with digital painting. The best part is that you can see how your images or movies would look on a real spherical planet. Clueless? No worries – instructors from EAPS will be on hand to show you how it all works.

Refreshments will be served.

EarthArt is funded in part by the Council for the Arts at MIT.

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Changes in Mind: Five Decades of Insights into Intelligence, Thinking, and Learning 
Friday, October 13
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Harvard Graduate School of Education, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge
RSVP at https://hubweek.org/events/askwith-forum-changes-in-mind/

This Askwith Forum will offer insights gleaned from a half-century of iconoclastic investigations into changing conceptions of the mind and the implications of these changes for today’s teachers, schools, and society.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to explore and reflect on how our perceptions of how our minds work have changed over the past fifty years,” said Daniel Wilson, director of Project Zero. “The role of education in today’s complex world requires us to take stock in what we know about the human mind and consider how to best cultivate citizens of tomorrow. We look forward to sharing views on major insights, and discussing implications for educators from current luminary thinkers in our field.”

Project Zero (PZ) is a Harvard Graduate School of Education research center that focuses on learning, thinking, and creativity in the arts, as well as humanistic and scientific disciplines, at the individual and institutional levels. Project Zero will launch its year-long 50th anniversary by hosting this special Askwith Forum as part of HUBWeek in Boston.

PLEASE NOTE:  Seating for this forum will be available on a first come, first seated basis. Askwith Hall is expected to fill up quickly and we encourage participants to arrive early in order to obtain a seat. Seats may not be saved for those pending arrival. Additional seating will be available in satellite spaces on campus once Askwith Hall fills to capacity.

The queue for Askwith Hall seating will start at 4 p.m. Out of respect for the academic and classroom environment, we request that you do not arrive prior to 4 p.m. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.

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Lavine Lecture: Black Fire: The Struggle for Racial Justice in Charlottesville
Friday, October 13
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street, Wiesner Building (Building E15), Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lavine-lecture-black-fire-the-struggle-for-racial-justice-in-charlottesville-and-beyond-tickets-38393132894

From August 11–12, 2017, white supremacists incited two days of terror at the University of Virginia and Charlottesville. Beginning with a torchlight rally around a statue of Thomas Jefferson on the university’s grounds, the white supremacists’ violent campaign ended tragically with the killing of Heather Heyer, a local resident and anti-racist protestor. Charlottesville is but only one flashpoint in the larger resurgence of white supremacy in the United States today, throwing into tragic relief the unfulfilled promises of racial justice and equity since the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

The List Center is pleased to present Claudrena N. Harold, Professor of African American and African Studies and History at the University of Virginia, for the 2017 Lavine Lecture. Dr. Harold’s lecture Black Fire: The Struggle for Racial Justice in Charlottesville and Beyond, 1964 to the Present will reflect on the recent tragedy in Charlottesville and the longer history that precedes current struggles for racial justice. With filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson, Harold is also a participating artist in the List Center’s current exhibition List Projects: Civil Disobedience. Their film We Demand (2016) focuses on ten days of unprecedented student protests against the Vietnam War and racial inequity at the University of Virginia in 1969, led by James Roebuck, the university’s first black student council president.
The Lavine Lecture will be followed by a conversation between Harold, Everson, and Henriette Huldisch, Director of Exhibitions and Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center.

About the Speakers
Claudrena N. Harold is a Professor of African American and African Studies and History at the University of Virginia. Harold has authored two books, The Rise and Fall of the Garvey Movement in the Urban South, 1918-1942 and New Negro Politics in the Jim Crow South, and coedited the volume, The Punitive Turn: New Approaches to Race and Incarceration. As a part of her ongoing work on the history of black student activism at UVA, she wrote, produced, and co-directed with Kevin Jerome Everson six short films, Sugarcoated Arsenic, U. Of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1976, We Demand, Fastest Man in the State, 70kg, and How Can I Ever Be Late. Her film collaborations have screened at numerous festivals and galleries, including the Berlin International Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the National Gallery.

Kevin Jerome Everson (b.1965) was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio. He is Professor of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Everson was awarded the 2012 Alpert Award for Film/Video; his films has been the subject of mid-career retrospectives at the Tate Modern (2017); Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (2017); Viennale (2014); Visions du Reel, Nyon, Switzerland (2012), The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY (2011); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2009) and featured at the 2008, 2012, and 2017 Whitney Biennial and the 2013 Sharjah Biennial. With curator/critic Greg DeCuir Jr., Everson will co-curate the 2018 Flaherty Seminar.

Everson’s paintings, sculptures, photographs, and films—including nine features (Spicebush, 2005; Cinnamon, 2006; The Golden Age of Fish, 2008; Erie, 2010; Quality Control, 2011; The Island of St. Matthews, 2013; Park Lanes, 2015; 8903 Empire, 2016; Tonsler Park, 2017) and over 130 short form works—have been exhibited internationally at film festivals, cinemas, galleries, museums and public and private art institutions.
About the Lavine Lecture Series

The Leroy and Dorothy Lavine Lecture Series was established to honor the Lavine’s, two prominent Boston art patrons and longtime supporters of the MIT List Visual Arts Center. The Leroy and Dorothy Lavine Lectures bring to the Boston community distinguished art world figures for talks on modern and contemporary art.

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MIT Energy Night
Friday, October 13
6:30pm
MIT Museum 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

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Environmental Film Festival presents Chasing Coral
Friday, October 13
6:30 pm
Questrom Auditorium, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

ISE and BU Arts Initiative hosts the final day of the 3-day Environmental Film Festival sponsored by Bank of America.  A screening of the film Chasing Coral, winner of Sundance's Audience Award, will be followed by a panel discussion with the film producer Larissa Rhodes, key film subject and photographer Zach Rago, and Diane Thompson, BU Assistant Professor and head of BU's Tropical Climate and Coral Reefs Laboratory. The film viewing and panel discussion will be followed by a catered reception.  Free and open to all. 

More information at http://www.bu.edu/ise/rsvp-environmental-film-festival-at-boston-university/?mc_cid=fbe3f06ae2&mc_eid=452e4446d6

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Screening of documentary "The breakthrough in renewable energy"
Friday, October 13
6:30pm to 8:00pm
MIT, Sidney Pacific dorm (NW86), Multipurpose room, 70 Pacific Street, Cambridge

This documentary explains the efforts by some countries to develop renewable energy sources. It shows the corporate offices and production lines where this groundbreaking work is being done. Examines what it could mean for the future of energy consumption on Earth Produced by the acclaimed VPRO Backlight series. Dinner will be provided, bring your own plate, cup and utensils. Event sponsored by GSC Funding Board

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getgeeked Boston 2017 (21+)
Friday, October 13
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Royale Nightclub, 279 Tremont Street, Boston

Check out the full range of Lenovo’s newest consumer products, including Lenovo Explorer, their brand new AR/VR headset, and Star Wars: Jedi Challenge, a smartphone-powered augmented reality experience that allows you to experience Star Wars in ways never before possible.

You’ll also get the chance to win awesome new products by sharing your #getgeekedBoston experience on social media along with your free, official getgeeked T-shirt on the way in!

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Lost Kingdom:  The Quest for Empire and the Making of the Russian Nation
Friday, October 13
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

This event is free; no tickets are required.
Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome award-winning author and Harvard University professor SERHII PLOKHY for a discussion of his latest book, Lost Kingdom: The Quest for Empire and the Making of the Russian Nation.
About Lost Kingdom

In 2014, Russia annexed the Crimea and attempted to seize a portion of Ukraine. While the world watched in outrage, this blatant violation of national sovereignty was only the latest iteration of a centuries-long effort to expand Russian boundaries and create a pan-Russian nation.

In Lost Kingdom, award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy argues that we can only understand the confluence of Russian imperialism and nationalism today by delving into the nation's history. Spanning over 500 years, from the end of the Mongol rule to the present day, Plokhy shows how leaders from Ivan the Terrible to Joseph Stalin to Vladimir Putin exploited existing forms of identity, warfare, and territorial expansion to achieve imperial supremacy.

An authoritative and masterful account of Russian nationalism, Lost Kingdom chronicles the story behind Russia's belligerent empire-building quest.

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Saturday, October 14
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Nationwide Solidarity March for Peace - Boston, Massachusetts
Saturday, October 14
9 AM - 12 PM
Boston, Massachusetts
RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/457498764630091/

Nationwide Solidarity March for Peace will be a day for people to come together to share their love and compassion to call out the hatred and violence that is taking place in our society. This is a day for people of all political and religious affiliations, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, disabilities, ages and every other aspect of a human being.

This will be a day for everyone with a compassionate heart and open mind to come together and celebrate love and unity! This will be a non-violent march. Our hope is to give everyone a day to celebrate our differences all while uniting together. We encourage peace, no violence, and above all else: Love for one another.

Disclaimer: Nationwide Solidarity March for Peace is not the organizer of this event, and we are currently looking for organizers who share our vision. Please refer to our main page for more information, and if you or someone you know would be interested in organizing a march, please contact us on SolidarityMarch.main at gmail.com

To find a march near you, please see our main page, or check out the event page for Washington D.C. to see a list of all the events:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1993330307613100/

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Home Events Renew Heating and Insulation Workshop - Dorchester
Saturday, October 14
10am - 11:30am
Lower Mills Branch - Boston Public Library, 27 Richmond Street, Dorchester

Renew Boston invites you to attend their Heating and Insulation workshops to help you prepare for the upcoming winter! Learn what you can get during a Mass Save home energy visit and check out the great rebates and incentives available for heating and insulation. You'll also have the chance to speak with a representative from Mass Save and ABCD Weatherization Assistance Program to answer any of your questions.

More information at https://www.boston.gov/departments/environment/renew-boston

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Demo Day; a HUBweek Event
Saturday, October 14
10:00am to 10:00pm
The HUB, 1 City Hall Square; Boston
RSVP at https://hubweek.org/events/intro-to-startups-and-entrepreneurship-in-boston/
Cost is FREE

Boston’s startup landscape has exploded over the last two decades. Once-small, homegrown companies like Wayfair, HubSpot, TripAdvisor and Vertex have grown into industry giants, and newcomers like FormLabs, Catalant and NuTonomy are poised to continue Boston’s tradition of fostering innovative, high-growth companies.

In a conversation with media and startup industry experts during HUBweek’s Demo Day, explore the roots of Boston’s startup economy and learn more about how Massachusetts became a hub of innovation. Who are the founders, investors and leaders you need to know, and what local resources do they rely on to succeed?

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Hull Wind Turbine Tour 
Saturday, October 14 
11am, 1pm, and 3pm
100 Main Street Hull map: https://goo.gl/maps/XGXSRSjrXJE2

Tour is about 1 hour and students will be allowed inside the turbine.  There is no charge for this event.

Here's a recent event with MIT EI:
Students See Clean Energy in Action on IAP Wind Turbine Tour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZzhxWQ6_wc&feature=youtu.be

Andy Stern (astern at hotmail.com) can arrange tours for individuals and groups at other times.

The 3pm tour will include Arme Hessenbruch, convener of the NE Offshore Wind Meetup group.

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Wind turbine tours @ Medford Harvest Your Energy Festival
Saturday, October 14
12PM to 3PM (EDT)
McGlynn Middle School, 3002 Mystic Valley Parkway, Medford
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wind-turbine-tours-medford-harvest-your-energy-festival-tickets-38311396418

Join Mass Energy for a free wind turbine tour of "Windy," the city of Medford's wind turbine at McGlynn School! Mass Energy members support this turbine.

Tours will be given during Medford's annual HARVEST YOUR ENERGY FESTIVAL, where you can learn about all your sustainability options in one spot. Choose one of the tour slots and let us know if you're coming! Each formal tour will meet at the wind turbine and will take 15-30 minutes. The Festival runs from noon - 3pm so stop by anytime to enjoy it and see the turbine.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to Anna at anna at massenergy.org or 617-524-3950 x152.

3pm tour will include members of the NE Offshore Wind Meetup group.

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Solar 101
Saturday, October 14
2pm-4pm
The Morse School Media Café, 40 Granite Street, Cambridge

More information at http://sunnycambridge.com

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TEDxHarvard College 2017: Stargazing
Saturday, October 14
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxharvard-college-2017-stargazing-tickets-37140275564
Cost:  $15 – $40

Ensure your spot in our biggest event of the year with a viewership of thousands and one of the most anticipated events on campus!
Featuring 
5 world-renowned speakers and a competition-winning student speaker
Performances by the Harvard Undergraduate Drummers, the Harvard Modern Dance Company, and a sand-animation artist, all premiering stellar new performances
For the first time, a technology and art exhibition featuring virtual reality demonstrations by Harvard SEAS, robotics by the Harvard Undergraduate Robotics club, Engineers without Borders, and displays by various artists around Harvard.
Refreshments provided by some of our sponsors around the square; Sweetgreen, David’s Tea, JP Licks, and Insomnia Cookies.

Talks from (read more at tedxharvard.org)
Sarah Lewis - Curator and Harvard Assistant Professor of Art History, former TED main-stage speaker, bestselling author featured on NYT and WSJ
Avi Loeb - Director of Harvard's Black Hole Initiative, chair of the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative, named one of the top 25 people most influential in space by TIME Magazine
David Edwards - Health science pioneer, founder of Le Laboratoire, an art and science collaborative, Chevalier at the French Ministry of Culture
Michael McCormick - Goelet Professor of Medieval History; chair of the Science of the Human Past at Harvard interdisciplinary research network of geneticist, archeologists, climatologists and humanists
Jay Edidin - Pop-culture writer, editor, and journalist at Wired and ComicsAllince; X-Men expert and podcaster
Floriane Kameni - Student Speaker Competition Winner speaking on the neurobiology of portrait drawing

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Sunday, October 15 - Wednesday, October 18
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International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories Annual Conference
October 15-18
Boston Marriott Copley Place
The annual conference of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories will be held in Boston this year.

More information at http://www.i2sl.org/conference/2017/index.html

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Sunday, October 15
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Robot Block Party; a HUBweek Event
Sunday, October 15
11:00am to 5:00pm
The Hub, 1 City Hall Square, Boston
RSVP at https://hubweek.org/events/robot-block-party/ 

From home to office, the warehouse floor to the streets, robots are becoming more prevalent in society. Boston is a leader in supporting the development, testing, and adoption of some of this game-changing technology. Robot Block Party will showcase the latest in robotics and provide exciting demos of products to come, highlighting the Massachusetts robotics ecosystem.

In the future, many people imagine the roads to be changed by self-driving cars, the skies to be peppered with drones, and our daily lives to be interconnected with robots. How will self-driving cars change your commute? Will robots make deliveries to your home? How are robots helping people by working in dangerous places? Join us to learn about how innovative technology and artificial intelligence are providing solutions in healthcare, agriculture, transportation, and the home.

Robot Block Party is free and open to the public with registration to The HUB. Come by to ask questions, interact with robots, and get inspired. 

Cost is FREE, please register.

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Monday, October 16
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Energy Research and Publishing Workshop
Wednesday, October 16
11am - 2pm
MIT, Building E19-709, 400 Main Street, Cambridge
Please RSVP to Alexandra Goodwin at: agoodwin at mit.edu

Francis O’Sullivan (Director of Research for the MIT Energy Initiative) and David Hopwood (Publisher, Elsevier), plus a guest from Industry (to be announced), will discuss the following themes:
How to give yourself a better chance of getting published in Peer Reviewed Scientific Journals;
After Publishing: how to promote your papers, keep them visible, and help them gain the right exposure amongst your peers;
Sustainable energy and related research themes: what needs to happen to enable a transition to sustainable energy, and where does research fit in?
Life after Research: An industry-insider perspective on working in the Energy sector (Guest from Industry to be announced).
A light lunch will be available from 11am.

Please do feel free to forward onto colleagues within your Faculty who may find this of interest.

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PAOC Colloquium: The Circulation of the Oceans Lynne Talley (Scripps)
Monday, October 16
12:00pm to 1:00pm
MIT, Building 54-923, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

About the Speaker
Lynne Talley is a Distinguished Professor of Physical Oceanography in the Climate, Atmospheric Sciences, and Physical Oceanography division at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.

Talley’s research focuses on the general circulation of the ocean and the role of various oceanic and atmospheric conditions that affect ocean currents and property distributions, including salinity. Her work involves analysis of data from most of the world’s oceans, depicting the movement of heat, salinity, and water masses, and the formation of water masses, particularly in subpolar regions.

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Nancy MacLean Democracy in Chains Book Talk
WHEN  Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, WCC 1010, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Law and History Program of Study, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute, The Roy and Lila Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
SPEAKER(S)  Nancy MacLean
COST  Free
DETAILS  Professor Nancy MacLean will give a talk on her new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, a National Book Award nominee. The book explores the historical roots of the radical right’s campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, and change the Constitution.
Co-sponsored by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute and the The Roy and Lila Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
LINK	https://www.facebook.com/events/1846509948695933/

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How Nutrition Fuels Human Space Flight
Monday, October 16
12:00PM
Tufts, 711 Washington Street, Boston

Scott Smith, Ph.D., Senior Scientist. Nutritionist and Manager for Nutritional Biochemistry, NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

More information at http://hnrca.tufts.edu/monday-seminar-series/

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Can Wholesale Power Markets Survive Subsidies?
Monday, October 16
12:00PM TO 1:30PM
Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Joseph Bowring, President, Monitoring Analytics, and Independent Market Monitor, PJM. Lunch is provided.

Energy Policy Seminar
https://sites.hks.harvard.edu/m-rcbg/cepr/seminar.html#fall2017

Contact Name:  Louisa Lund
louisa_lund at hks.harvard.edu

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Book Release and Discussion: Innovation Blind Spot 
Monday, October 16
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
LearnLaunch, 281 Summer Street, 2nd Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-release-and-discussion-innovation-blind-spot-tickets-37695425031
Cost:  $5 – $23

Please join LearnLaunch, as well as Ross Baird, the founder of Village Capital, to discuss Ross' new book: The Innovation Blind Spot: Why We Back the Wrong Ideas--And What to Do About It. We'll have lunch and discussion with Ross, and talk about what's broken in our innovation economy, highlight how emerging solutions and organizations such as LearnLaunch are helping build the world we want to live in. 
About The Innovation Blind Spot

While big companies in the American economy have never been more successful, entrepreneurial activity is near a 30-year low. More businesses are dying than starting every day. Investors continue to dump billions of dollars into photo-sharing apps and food-delivery services, solving problems for only a wealthy sliver of the world’s population, while challenges in health, food security, and education grow more serious.
In The Innovation Blind Spot, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Ross Baird argues that the innovations that truly matter don’t see the light of day—for reasons entirely of our own making. A handful of people in a handful of cities are deciding, behind closed doors, which entrepreneurs get a shot to succeed. And most investors are what Baird calls “two-pocket thinkers”—artificially separating their charitable work from their day job of making a profit.

With a foreword from AOL co-founder Steve Case, Ross outlines what's wrong with our innovation economy--and how to fix it.

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Darwin’s Damned Land, A.K.A. Patagonia: A paleo(neo)botanist’s paradise
Monday, October 16
12:10PM
Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain

M. Alejandra Gandolfo-Nixon, Senior Research Associate, Cornell University

Arnold Arboretum Research Talk
https://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/research/research-talks/

Contact Name:  arbweb at arnarb.harvard.edu

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Making American Biomedicine: Science, Health, and the 'Paradox of NIH
Monday, October 16 
12:15PM TO 2:00PM
Harvard, Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Buhm Soon Park (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

STS Circle at Harvard
http://sts.hks.harvard.edu/events/sts_circle/
Sandwich lunch is provided. RSVP required. 

The Harvard STS Circle is co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

sts at hks.harvard.edu

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Learning from Chinatowns
Monday, October 16
12:30pm to 2:00pm
MIT, Building 9-255,  City Arena, 105 Mass Avenue, Cambridge

The SPURS/Humphrey program is delighted to invite you to our fall seminar series: North American Planning Experience: Is It Relevant for the Developing World?

Our goal is to explore to what extent, and under what conditions, planning ideas generated from practice in the U.S. can travel to cities in the developing world and be implemented effectively. We’ll also consider whether planning ideas, practices and programs are traveling from the rest of the world back to the United States. 

The fourth seminar is Monday, Oct 16, in the City Arena, 12:30 - 2 PM: Learning from Chinatowns, with Gary W. McDonough and Tunny Lee, respondent.

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TEDx Boston:  Revolutionary Ideas: Advancing Our Machines
Monday, October 16
1pm - 5pm
RSVP at https://tedxboston.org

Over the past eight years, we have shared ideas ranging from the ocean’s power, to the musical evolution of the Erhu, to urban beekeeping, and even the counterfeit drug trade. Last year, we honed our focus to artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the potential in this space captivated our collective imagination. We just weren’t ready to let it go yet.

So we are diving even deeper into AI and ML this year. And we couldn’t be more excited about what we’re learning. We’ll hear about filmmaking with a program that named itself Benjamin, machines that could fix themselves to adapt to their environment, emerging legal and ethical issues, and much, much more.

The entire event will be livestreamed right here on our website for free. We encourage you to get together with friends, family, and colleagues to watch as a group, or organize a meet-up. In-person attendance is by invitation only, but there is no limit on the livestream, so make an event out of it. And if you miss the livestream, we’ll be posting full videos of all of the talks shortly after the event.

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Climate Change and Infectious Disease Symposium 
Monday, October 16
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Harvard Medical School, TMEC 334, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston,
RSVP at https://fs6.formsite.com/harvardhigh/form154/index.html

Climate change is having a significant impact on infectious diseases, producing unanticipated consequences for global health and posing a challenge to public health authorities. On October 16th, the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Planetary Health Alliance will host a symposium on Climate Change and Infectious Disease. Dr. Mercedes Pascual, Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago, will deliver the keynote address. Expert panels will address the effect on the range and lifecycle of key disease vectors, and the intersecting fields of ecology, public health and climate modeling. We hope you will be able to join us for this symposium. 

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Upending Evolution:  A Beginner’s Guide
Monday, October 16
6pm
Cambridge Innovation Center, 1 Boadway, Fifth Floor, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Helbling-Visionary-Series/events/243520601/

George Church, Professor, Harvard and MIT
From his PhD work on the first genome sequence methods to tools for hunting down dark matter, George Church’s innovations are numerous and foundational. More engineer than scientist, his lab brings together the brightest minds from physics, neuroscience, genetics, and engineering. Join us for a glimpse into his vision of a future shaped by the power of genetics to solve today’s challenges. 

Refreshments provided by Helbling (6pm-8pm).

Agenda: 6:00-6:30 Refreshments (Swiss Bakers) and Networking  
6:30-7:30 George Church, Intro and Q&A   
7:30-8:00 Networking Then join us for the after party at Firebrand Saints!

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The Future We Leave Behind -- Hawley, Raymond, and Zuckerman
Monday, October 16
6:00 PM
Café ArtScience, 650 East Kendall Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Long-Now-Boston/events/243638334/
Cost:  $15 in advance // $20 at the door. Students w/ID admitted free. 

oin Michael Hawley, Nathaniel Raymond and Ethan Zuckerman for a Long Now Boston Conversation on information gatekeepers, technology and your brain. 

History informs our future thinking and, with a deep time long term view, we need to consider the history subsequent generations will inherit. A looming challenge is the re-writing of history [yes, it’s happened for thousands of year] but the social sphere and raw processing power at hand to spoon-feed clickbait to the masses puts us all at risk. 

Algorithms…AI...Government Regulation. What can we do to mitigate the effects of an Orwellian approach? This is not about politics. It’s about the right to information; safeguarding identity; stewarding the humanities; protecting the right to choose. What impact is the technological revolution having on us and our planet for the next 10,000 years?  

Come early and schmooze with other attendees Each of our guests will speak for about 20 minutes. We'll follow all of that up with a Q&A open discussion. We expect to go 'til about 8:30pm with this conversation. You may even want to hang out longer and grab a drink at the Cafe ArtScience bar or group-up for a dinner table.

Michael Hawley is an educator, computer scientist, musician and photographer who serves as impresario of EG. Educated at Yale and MIT, he held industrial positions at Bell Labs, IRCAM in Paris, Lucasfilm in San Rafael, and NeXT in Palo Alto. For many years, Michael was the Alex Dreyfoos Professor of Media Technology at MIT. He plays the piano (won the Van Cliburn amateur competition in 2002) and has a passion for photography (produced a notable photographic book on Bhutan). Michael lives in an old church in Cambridge where his family includes a quirky HImalayan mastiff (Tashi), an adopted Bhutanese daughter (Choki) and his beloved bride Nina You.

Ethan Zuckerman is director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, and Associate Professor of the Pratice at MIT's Media Lab.  He is the author of Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection, published by W.W. Norton in June 2013. With Rebecca MacKinnon, Ethan co-founded international blogging community Global Voices. Global Voices showcases news and opinions from citizen media in over 150 nations and thirty languages. Ethan's research focuses on issues of internet freedom, civic engagement through digital tools and international connections through media. He blogs at … My heart’s in Accra and lives in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts. 

Nathaniel A. Raymond is Director of the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  Previous posts include Director of Operations of the Satellite Sentinel Project at HHI, Director of the Campaign Against Torture at Physicians for Human Rights and a variety of roles at Oxfam America. He has served in the field in Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, the Gulf Coast, Jordan, and elsewhere.

He is a 2013 PopTech Social Innovation Fellow and a 2010 Rockwood Leadership Institute National Security and Human Rights Reform Fellow.  Raymond is a co-winner of the 2013 USAID and Humanity United Tech Challenge for Mass Atrocity Prevention.  He has co-written four major peer-reviewed articles on the use of information communication technologies in humanitarian response and human rights work.

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Mass Innovation Nights 103
Monday, October 16
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
WeWork Boston, 745 Atlantic Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mass-innovation-nights-103-tickets-36755069402

It's our October Mass Innovation Nights and you know what that means, all women founders! Our "4th Annual Women Founders" event, MIN #103 is happening on October 16th at 6pm at WeWork - South Station. We will again kick off WeBOS week so that means our event will be on a MONDAY! We are thrilled it is that time of year again to bring you ten innovative products from female founders that will showcase on October 16th at 6pm!

If you want to showcase your woman founded tech product, submit here.
Mass Innovation Nights are monthly startup networking and product launch events featuring local companies at various locations in the greater Boston area.

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Tuesday, October 17
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Jackie Calmes – The Rise of Right-Wing Media
Tuesday, October 17
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Harvard, Taubman 275, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge

Jackie Calmes is the White House editor for the Los Angeles Times Washington bureau. She was previously a New York Times national correspondent, covering politics and policy. Calmes also worked at The Wall Street Journal for 18 years, where she covered Congress, elections, the Clinton and Bush administrations, and often focused on fiscal policy. She was a Joan Shorenstein Fellow in spring 2015, and wrote a paper on conservative media, “They Don’t Give a Damn about Governing”: Conservative Media’s Influence on the Republican Party.

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How Security Laws Make Citizenship: The Institutional Legacies of the British Empire in Anti-Terror Laws in Israel and India
WHEN  Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, 4 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Center for European Studies Colonial Encounters & Divergent Trajectories in the Mediterranean Study Group, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
SPEAKER(S)  Yael Berda, Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International & Regional Studies, WCFIA, Harvard University; Asst Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Hebrew University
CONTACT INFO	elizabethflanagan at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Abstract: The proliferation of anti-terrorism and counter insurgency laws are often embedded within the contemporary discourse of “the global war on Terror” and practices of homeland security. Security laws are rarely viewed as the sites in which state bureaucracies participated in the construction of citizenship and loyalty to the state. Yet, as these laws define security threats, they also define the limits of legitimate political opposition. Last year, Israel introduced an anti-terrorism law, a process that offers an opportunity to challenge the contemporary discourse by offering an alternative legal history about the colonial origins of these security laws and their relation to citizenship. In this paper, Dr. Berda discloses an alternative analysis of the ways the anti-terrorism bill encapsulates the use of emergency laws in the British Empire. She argues that this legal toolkit enshrines a triple bind between security, loyalty and identity, which the state fashions through bureaucratic means. Through a comparative study security laws in Israel and India, she shows how the British colonial roots of security practices, focused on population management and its classification as loyal to the state, or suspicious, formed the boundaries of citizenship after independence. She argues that the institutionalization of British colonial emergency laws, which occurred differently in Israel and India, deeply impacted the scope and authority of executive power to justify consistent violation to civil rights.
LINK	https://cmes.fas.harvard.edu/event/imperial-legacies-suspicion-making-loyal-administrators-and-citizens-israelpalestine-and

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The Border Wall: Life and Injury on the Frontlines
Tuesday, October 17
6:00 pm
Harvard, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Studies, Department of Anthropology and Committee on Degrees in Social Studies; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
The idea of building a wall on the U.S./Mexico border serves as a potent symbol across the political spectrum—a means of assuaging social and economic anxieties by placing them onto a remote frontier. Ieva Jusionyte will consider how an anthropological analysis of the state, borders, and security can help people understand the meaning and impact of such a wall. Drawing on ethnographic research with emergency responders who rescue those injured in government actions against drugs and unauthorized migration, she will discuss how deploying “tactical infrastructure” (of which the wall is but one piece) changes everyday life on both sides of the border.

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Special Event: DC, Massachusetts, and the Future of a Clean Energy Economy
Tuesday, October 17
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
University of Massachusetts Club, 1 Beacon Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/special-event-dc-massachusetts-and-the-future-of-a-clean-energy-economy-tickets-36828218192

Please join the Alliance and UMass Boston for a conversation about what the federal government's current approach to policies related to clean energy and the environment will have on the Massachusetts clean energy economy. Moderated by Heather Goldstone, science correspondent for WCAI and WGBH Radio, with David Cash, Dean of UMass Boston's McCormack Graduate School, Ruben Mencos, Founder and CEO of Proper Pipe, U.S.A., and Dr. Emily Reichert, CEO of Greentown Labs.

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How Wall Street Tech Can Speed Up The World
Tuesday, October 17
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
WeWork South Station, 745 Atlantic Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-wall-street-tech-can-speed-up-the-world-tickets-37470935577
Cost:  $0 – $3

This will be explaining how Kx supports streaming analytics on extremely large data sets that would simply swamp traditional technologies. The talk is a perfect opportunity for members to learn about the power and scalability of Kx and how it can be applied to real-life business problems across a range of traditional industries from finance to manufacturing and the evolving challenges of IoT and everywhere connected. Speaker is Pending: Food and Drinks will be provided. We would like to thank our venue sponsor, WeWork. WeWork is a community of creators. We transform buildings into collaborative workspaces. Our mission is to help companies grow by providing them with not just beautiful space but benefits, amenities, and community they need to focus on their business, all on very flexible terms. We currently have over 100,000 Members working out of our communities worldwide, and over 5,000 members here in Boston.

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Getting to the Point with Katy Tur, Author of Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History
Tuesday, October 17
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Columbia Point, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-to-the-point-with-katy-tur-author-of-unbelievable-my-front-row-seat-to-the-craziest-tickets-37551729233

The 2016 campaign was historic, and NBC News Correspondent Katy Tur was there from the beginning. In her new book Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History, Tur shares her story of how, after being told that her assignment covering the 2016 Trump campaign would be “six weeks, tops,” she spent 510 days on the campaign trail reporting on Trump’s inconsistencies, fact-checking his falsities, and as a result, found herself singled out by then-candidate Trump himself. Tur ended up being one of the most visible journalists during the 2016 election cycle, and part of the first women-led politics team in the history of network news.
In a conversation facilitated by Robin Young, Co-Host of NPR’s Here & Now, Tur will discuss her road to journalism, the risks and challenges that today’s journalists face, the state of politics, and the future of political reporting.
A book signing will follow. Books can be purchased at the Institute’s gift store at the program. Two ticket options are available, including general admission tickets (free), and premium tickets ($35; $30 for members). Premium tickets include the book, guaranteed seating, and priority access for the book signing. Free parking is available at the Institute.

Speakers: 
Robin Young, Co-Host, Here & Now, NPR @hereandnowrobin
Katy Tur, Anchor, MSNBC and Correspondent, NBC News @KatyTurNBC

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Wednesday, October 18
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5 Essential Questions in Life
WHEN  Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Online at hsph.me/Ryan or in The Leadership Studio, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
SPEAKER(S)  James E. Ryan, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education
TICKET WEB LINK  https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6XMy3YF0h5RvD49
TICKET INFO  Please register to attend in person
CONTACT INFO	Do you have a leadership question for Dean Ryan?
Send to @VoicesHSPH using #VoicesHSPH
or by email to voices at hsph.harvard.edu for consideration to be asked during the webcast.
DETAILS  James E. Ryan is the 11th dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A leading expert on law and education, Ryan has written extensively about the ways in which law structures educational opportunity. His articles and essays address such topics as school desegregation, school finance, school choice, standards and testing, pre-K, and the intersection of special education and neuroscience. Ryan is also the co-author of the textbook Educational Policy and the Law, and the author of Five Miles Away, A World Apart, which was published in 2010 by Oxford University Press. In addition, Ryan has authored articles on constitutional law and theory and has argued before the United States Supreme Court.
Before coming to Harvard, Ryan was the Matheson & Morgenthau Distinguished Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. He also served as academic associate dean from 2005–09 and founded and directed the school’s Program in Law and Public Service. While at Virginia, Ryan received an All-University Teaching Award, an Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, and several awards for his scholarship. Ryan has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Yale, and the University of Auckland. He has also served on numerous education boards and commissions, including the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission and the board of the Maya Angelou Public Charter School in Washington, D.C.
Please join us for this exciting talk!
LINK  https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/voices/events/james-ryan-dean-of-harvard-graduate-school-of-education/

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How Does International Intervention Work?
Wednesday, October 18
12:00-1:30pm
MIT, Building E40-496 Pye Room, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Alia Matanock, University of California, Berkeley
There is emerging consensus that international intervention can secure peace by helping combatants overcome commitment problems following civil wars. But how do interveners accomplish this? Conventional wisdom suggests that intervention primarily works through military coercion. We theorize an alternative mechanism: monitoring and conditioning incentives on compliance with peace processes. Using United Nations peacekeeping data from 1989-2012, controlling for selection effects, we find these conditional incentives are more consistently correlated with reduced risk of conflict recurrence than military coercion.

Brief Bio
Aila M. Matanock is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research addresses the ways in which international actors engage in conflicted and weak states. She has worked at the RAND Corporation before graduate school, and has held fellowships at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation at UCSD. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University and her A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard University.

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Does Urban Science Have a Politics? Should It?
Wednesday, October 18
12:30pm to 2:30am
MIT, Building 9-255, City Arena, 105 Mass Avenue, Cambridge

Part of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning's Planning Ideas that Matter: Urban Science: Regression to Technocracy or Pathway to Progressive Planning?


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Sustainability For Health Leadership Series 2017 - Liz York
Wednesday, October 18
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM EDT
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, FXB G-13, Boston
RSVP at 

This fall, the Center for Health and the Global Environment will be hosting a 4-part Sustainability for Health Leadership Series. Beginning on October 11th and running through November 1st, this speaker series will introduce attendees to pressing issues and opportunities faced by cutting-edge business leaders that navigate the intersection of industry, government, public health and sustainability. Join us to hear about the importance of making the connection between people, their health, and their surroundings.

Oct 18 - Liz York, Associate Director of Quality and Sustainability at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Oct 25 - Ory Zik, Co-founder & Executive Director, Greenometry
Nov 1 - Captain Sara Newman, Director, Office of Public Health, National Park Service

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Does Urban Science Have a Politics? Should It?
Wednesday, October 18
12:30pm to 2:30am
MIT, Building 9-255, City Arena, 105 Mass Avenue, Cambridge

Part of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning's Planning Ideas that Matter: Urban Science: Regression to Technocracy or Pathway to Progressive Planning?

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Deep Mediatization: Social Order in the Age of Datafication
Wednesday, October 18
4:00 pm
Harvard,Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A, Room 2019, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP required to attend in person at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/2017/10/CouldryHepp#RSVP
Event will be live webcast at 4:00 pm at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/2017/10/CouldryHepp

with Nick Couldry, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK and Berkman Klein Faculty Associate and Andreas Hepp, Zemki, University of Bremen, Germany
Social and communication theorists Nick Couldry and Andreas Hepp draw on their recent book The Mediated Construction of Reality (Polity 2016) to explore what happens the concept and practice of 'social order' in the era of datafication. They start out from their proposal made in the book that today we are living in an era not just of mediatization, but deep mediatization where every element of social process and social life is composed of elements that have already been mediated. This shifts the question of media's 'influence' on the social into a higher-dimensional problem. Datafication is a good example of this, and its tension with classical forms of social phenomenology will be discussed in detail in the talk. Developing particularly the social theory of Norbert Elias (and his concept of 'figuration'), Couldry and Hepp will explore how social theory can help us grasp the deep conflicts that exist today between our material systems of interdependence (particularly those focussed on information technology and data processing systems) and the normative principles such as freedom and autonomy. Such conflicts as legal theorists such as Julie Cohen note are crucial to the life of democratic subjects and the orders (democratic or not) that they inhabit.

About Nick Couldry
Nick Couldry is a sociologist of media and culture. He is Professor of Media Communications and Social Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author or editor of twelve books including most recently The Mediated Construction of Reality (with Andreas Hepp, Polity, 2016), Ethics of Media (2013 Palgrave, coedited with Mirca Madianou and Amit Pinchevski), Media, Society, World: Social Theory and Digital Media Practice (Polity 2012) and Why Voice Matters: Culture and Politics After Neoliberalism (Sage 2010). He is Visiting Researcher at the Microsoft Research Lab, Cambridge, MA during August to December 2017 and a Faculty Associate of  the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society for 2017-2018. 

About Andreas Hepp
Andreas Hepp is Professor of Media and Communication Studies at the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI), University of Bremen, Germany. He is co-initiator of and principal investigator in the research network ‘Communicative Figurations’ as well as the DFG funded priority research program ‘Mediatized Worlds’ (2010-2017). His main research interests are media sociology, mediatization, transnational and transcultural communication, datafication, and qualitative methods of media research. Publications include the monographs Cultures of Mediatization (Polity, 2013), Transcultural Communication (Wiley, 2015) and The Mediated Construction of Reality (with Nick Couldry, Polity, 2017)

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Can We Synthesize Life In The Lab? How Chemistry May Become Biology
Wednesday, October 18
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Haller Hall, Geological Museum, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Professor Sijbren Otto, Stratingh Institute
Abstract:  How the immense complexity of living organisms has arisen is one of the most intriguing questions in contemporary science. We have started to explore experimentally how organization and function can emerge from complex molecular networks in aqueous solution [1]. We focus on networks of molecules that can interconvert, to give mixtures that can change their composition in response to external or internal stimuli. Molecular recognition between molecules in such mixtures leads to their mutual stabilization, which drives the synthesis of more of the privileged structures (Figure 1). As the assembly process drives the synthesis of the very molecules that assemble, the resulting materials can be considered to be self-synthesizing. Intriguingly, in this process the assembling molecules are replicating themselves, where replication is driven by self-recognition of these molecules in the dynamic network [2]. The selection rules that dictate which (if any) replicator will emerge from such networks are starting to become clear [3]. We have observed that factors such as mechanical energy[2] and the nature of the environment [4] can determine which replicator wins the competition for building blocks. We have also witnessed spontaneous differentiation (a process akin to speciation as it occurs in biology) in a system made from a mixture of two building blocks [5]. When such systems are operated under far-from-equilibrium flow conditions adaptation of the replicators to a changing environment can occur. Replicators that are able to catalyze reactions other than their own formation have also been obtained, representing a first step towards metabolism. Thus, the prospect of Darwinian evolution of purely synthetic molecules is tantalizingly close and the prospect of synthesizing life de-novo is becoming increasingly realistic.

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Valuing Mortality Risk in China: Comparing Stated‑Preference Estimates from 2005 and 2016
Wednesday, October 18
4:15PM TO 5:30PM
Harvard, Littauer Building, Room L-382, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy
https://heep.hks.harvard.edu/seminar-schedules

James Hammitt and Fangli Geng, Harvard University

Co-hosted by HKS professors Robert Stavins and Martin Weitzman. Support from Enel Endowment for Environmental Economics and the Department of Economics is gratefully acknowledged.

Contact Name: Bryan Galcik
bryan_galcik at hks.harvard.edu

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The Cradle of Humanity: Why the Changing Landscape of Africa Made Us So Smart
Wednesday, October 18
4:30PM
BioLabs 1080, 16 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

The Department of Human and Evolutionary Biology and the Harvard University Center for the Environment jointly present Mark Maslin, Professor of Physical Geography in the Department of Geography, University College London for a discussion of his latest book The Cradle of Humanity: Why the Changing Landscape of Africa Made Us So Smart.

Contact Name:  Mallory McCoy
mmccoy at fas.harvard.edu

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The Environment Forum at the Mahindra Center presents Naomi Oreskes, 'Giant Power: Technology, Energy, and the Beginnings of Post-Truth America'
WHEN  Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, 6 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Barker Center, Thompson Room, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Environmental Sciences, Humanities, Lecture, Science, Social Sciences, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard
SPEAKER(S)  Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University
CONTACT INFO	humcentr at fas.harvard.edu, 617-495-0738
DETAILS	 The Environment Forum at the Mahindra Center is convened by Robin Kelsey (Dean of Arts and Humanities, Harvard University) and Ian Jared Miller (Professor of History, Harvard University). Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
LINK  http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/giant-power-technology-energy-and-beginnings-post-truth-america

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Boston New Technology October 2017 Startup Showcase #BNT82
Wednesday, October 18
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Akamai Technologies, 150 Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-new-technology-october-2017-startup-showcase-bnt82-tickets-37740827832?utm_source=BostonNewTechnology&utm_campaign=BostonTechnology

Come learn about 7 innovative and exciting technology products and network with 150 attendees from the Boston/Cambridge startup community!
Please click here to share/tweet our event with your network.
Each presenter gets 5 minutes for a product overview & demonstration and 5 minutes for Q&A. Please follow @BostonNewTech and support our startups by posting on social media using our #BNT82 hashtag. We'll retweet you!

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On the Wing: Part 2
Wednesday, October 18
6:30PM TO 7:30PM
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, Boston
RSVP at http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277

The Arnold Arboretum welcomes Lorna Gibson, PhD, Matoula S. Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who will give a talk on "On the Wing: Part 2."

What do you get from a bird-lover who is a materials science engineer? A close look at feathers. In this second installment of On the Wing, Lorna Gibson discusses how down keeps a bird warm, how the structure of the feather shaft reduces its weight, and how adaptations of flight feathers produce or suppress sound.

Contact Name:  Pam Thompson
pam_thompson at harvard.edu

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From Microwaves to Microbreweries: The science behind our food
Wednesday, October 18
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Harvard Medical School, Armenise Auditorium, 200 Longwood Avenue, Boston

More information at http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/seminar-series/

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Endurance:  A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery
Wednesday, October 18
7:30 PM
(Doors at 6:30)
Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley Street, Boston
Cost:  $20 - $36 tickets include a pre-signed book 

Harvard Book Store welcomes the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station—SCOTT KELLY—for a presentation of Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years. He will joined in conversation by Emmy Award–winning journalist and documentary filmmaker MILES O'BRIEN, whose production company creates content for PBS NewsHour and NOVA.

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Thursday, October 19
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Wisdom from the Earth: Deepening Connection with the Web of Life
WHEN  Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE  45 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, Democracy Center
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	WomenExplore Lecture and Discussion Forum in Cambridge since 1973, formerly Theological Opportunities Program, Harvard Divinity School
SPEAKER(S)  Katy Allen, eco-rabbi, founder, Ma'yan Tikvah, co-convener Boston area Jewish Climate Action Network
COST  $15, Individual; Students, no charge
TICKET WEB LINK  http://www.womenexplore.org
TICKET INFO  http://www.womenexplore.org
CONTACT INFO  info at womenexplore.org
DETAILS  WomenExplore Lecture and Discussion Forum, formed in 1973 at Harvard Divinity Schoool, is a continuously run lecture series featuring cultural topics, from community to global issues, pertinent to women's lives. Lectures, offered every fall and spring semester, are presented by local academics, authors, and other experts in their fields.
Women and men welcome.
LINK  http://www.womenexplore.org

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Discovering the Omura's whale: ecology and conservation of the newest baleen whale species
Thursday, October 19
12:00-1:00pm
Tufts, Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford

The Omura’s whale was first described from dead specimens in 2003, and not observed in the wild until 2013 off northwest Madagascar, making it the newest and most enigmatic member of the lunge-feeding baleen whales. Since then, the Madagascar research team has studied the species, describing for the first time its external appearance, feeding ecology, social behavior, seasonal and spatial distribution, acoustic and singing behavior and assessing potential anthropogenic threats. Dr. Cerchio will present this voyage of discovery, and what it means to work with a new species of whale in the 21st century.

Tufts alumnus Salvatore Cerchio is a marine mammal biologist who has worked with cetaceans around the world for over 30 years. Dr Cerchio’s current geographic focus is in the Indian Ocean, particularly off Madagascar and the Arabian Sea. He has conducted research on several species of whales and dolphins, applying expertise in conservation biology, bioacoustics, molecular ecology and behavioral ecology. He’s currently a visiting scientist at the New England Aquarium and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He received a BS in Biology from Tufts University,
a MS in Marine Sciences from San Jose State University and a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Michigan.

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How to Think About Nuclear Crises
WHEN  Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, 12:15 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, One Brattle Square - Room 350, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom
SPEAKER(S)  Mark S. Bell, Asst. Prof. of Political Science, University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Julia Macdonald, Asst. Prof. in International Relations, Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
CONTACT INFO	susan_lynch at harvard.edu
LINK	https://www.belfercenter.org/event/how-think-about-nuclear-crises

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Creative AI: Perceptual Data-Guided Computational Design
Thursday, October 19
2:50pm - 4:00pm
Tufts, Halligan 102, 161 College Avenue, Medford

Speaker: Craig Yu, University of Massachusetts, Boston

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Economics Commentator, Financial Times
WHEN  Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, 4:15 – 6:15 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CES, 27 Kirkland Street, Adolphus Busch Hall at Cabot Way, Lower Level Conference Room, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	European Economic Policy Forum
SPEAKER(S)  Martin Wolf – Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times
Chair Hans-Helmut Kotz – Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board (2002-2010), Deutsche Bundesbank
CONTACT INFO	Roumiana Theunissen
rtheunissen at fas.harvard.edu
LINK	https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/calendar-submission/

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Starr Forum: Syria: Which way forward?
Thursday, October 19
4:30pm to 6:00pm
MIT, Building 3-270, 33 Massachusetts Avenue (Rear), Cambridge

Speakers
Steven Simon, a visiting professor at Amherst College, is the former United States National Security Council senior director for the Middle East and North Africa.

Robert Ford, a retired diplomat, is the former United States Ambassador to Syria  (2010 to 2014) and United States Ambassador to Algeria (2006 to 2008).

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.

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Christianity, Race, and Mass Incarceration Conference
WHEN  Thursday, Oct. 19, 5:15 p.m. – Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, 5 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Sperry Room, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Conferences
SPONSOR	Religions and the Practice of Peace, HDS Dean's Office, and the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School.
CONTACT	Matthew B. Turner
DETAILS  The Christianity, Race, and Mass Incarceration Conference will gather scholars of various disciplines, activists, organizers, and formerly incarcerated persons and place them in conversation with each other. We hope to advance through this workshop a critical study of carceral punishment, especially as it relates to questions of Christian thought and practice, and to provoke awareness and activism around incarceration in America.
The conference is being organized by Professors Matthew Potts and Michelle Sanchez and will follow this preliminary schedule:
Thursday, Oct 19
5:15–7:00 pm: Keynote Address
Willie Jennings, Yale Divinity School
Friday, Oct 20
9:00–10:15 am
Panel One: Religion and the Historical Roots of US Incarceration
Jennifer Graber, University of Texas at Austin
Heather Curtis, Tufts University
Amy Howe, Brown University
10:30–11:45 am
Panel Two: Race and Religion in Modern Mass Incarceration
Naomi Murakawa, Princeton University
Elizabeth Hinton, Harvard University
Todne Thomas, Harvard University
11:45 am–1:15 pm Lunch
1:15–2:45 pm
Panel Three: Theology and Humanities Roundtable
Cornel West, Harvard Divinity School
Devin Singh, Dartmouth College
Michelle Sanchez, Harvard Divinity School
M. Shawn Copeland, Boston College
Andre Willis, Brown University
3:00–4:30 pm
Panel Four: Activist Strategies and the Study of Religion
Glenn Martin, JustLeadershipUSA
Kaia Stern, Harvard University
Rahsaan Hall, Massachusetts ACLU
Bev Williams, Criminal Justice Reform Campaign, GBIO
Karlene Griffiths Sekou, Founder and Principal Consultant at The Dignity Project International

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NORTH KOREA NUCLEAR CRISIS: A Seminar With Professor Thomas Berger
Thursday, October 19
6:00pm to 7:00pm
BU, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 313, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-korea-nuclear-crisis-a-seminar-with-professor-thomas-berger-tickets-38641853825

North Korea. A country that has been receiving more attention in the recent years. While the world is looking for a solution to North Korea nuclear crisis, people are also trying to find the alternatives that are available in order to constrain North Korean’s aggression. For countries like China, Japan, South Korea, and the U.S., the issue with nuclear weapons does not only concern warfare, but also influencing international relations as a global crisis. 
Organized by ASIABU, this seminar will be focusing on an in-depth observation to the NK nuclear development in a historical context. Our presenter, Professor Thomas Berger, is a BU faculty who teaches International Relations at the Pardee School of Global Studies. With his specialization in East Asian political culture, Professor Berger wishes to create a platform for all students to learn more about North Korea and its place in the global sense.

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Lost in Transformation
Thursday, October 19
6:00pm to 8:00pm
MIT, Building 10, 10-250, 222 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Thomas Auer & Stefan Behnisch
The Ahmad Tehrani Symposium
In order to get to a carbon neutral building stock – which is e.g. required by the EU Carbon roadmap by 2050 – our efforts need to be smart and holistic on all scales of design. At the same time it is essential that a transformation process provide great environmental qualities – indoor as well as outdoor (public realm). This requires mitigation and adaptation strategies, which can only be accomplished by transforming the design process: “Form Follows Process” (Chris Bangle, chief of design at BMW between 1992 and 2009). Integrated design strategies and a performance driven design process is the basis to find answers on the question how the challenges of our time will transform and change our built environment. A transformation, which needs to be radical to achieve a full de-carbonization of our building stock and to provide a highly comfortable. However, to be convincing as a profession we need to be aspirational and at the same time inspirational. The level of aspiration must be determined by research, whereas exemplary lighthouse projects should inspire the industry and the public. 

Thomas Auer is trained as a process engineer. He is director of Transsolar, an engineering firm with offices in Stuttgart, Munich, Paris and New York. He collaborated with distinguished architects on numerous international design projects. He is a specialist in energy efficiency and environmental quality. Thomas taught at various universities around the world. Since 2014 he is full Professor at the Technical University of Munich with a focus in bridging research and environmental design. His research is focusing on the transformation of the built environment as a process to reduce the use of resources and to adapt to the changing conditions caused by global warming.

Stefan Behnisch, born 1957 in Stuttgart, studied philosophy, economics and architecture. Prior to establishing his own practice in 1989, he worked as an architect at Behnisch & Partner, the practice run by his father, Prof. Günter Behnisch. Stefan Behnisch’s firm, since 2005 called Behnisch Architekten, became independent in 1991 and expanded in the years ahead, opening offices in Los Angeles (1999-2011), Boston and Munich, which he directs together with his partners. Stefan Behnisch is a frequent lecturer and guest professor. Among others, he has been the Eero Saarinen Chair visiting professor at the Yale School of Architecture, Visiting Professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and at the TU Delft, The Netherlands. In 2007 he received a Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, and in 2009 a Good Design Award in the category “People” presented by the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. In 2013 Stefan Behnisch received the “Energy Performance + Architecture Award”. He is a member of the BDA, the RIBA, the NCARB and the AIA.

MIT Department of Architecture / Fall 2017 Lecture Series

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Transitioning to a Zero Waste Economy
Thursday, October 19
6pm - 8pm
Old West Church, 131 Cambridge Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/local-emerging-market-series-transitioning-to-a-zero-waste-economy-tickets-36401825841
Cost:  $0 - $15

As part of their Local Emerging Markets Series, the Climate Action Business Association will be hosting a panel discussion about emerging drivers and opportunities for entrepreneurs working to make wealth from waste. Hear from the panelists about their successes, challenges and future business opportunities in the circular economy. 

The circular economy is an emerging economic model that promotes innovation and creative business models for advancing zero waste practices and products. Join Climate Action Business Association and Save That Stuff for a panel discussion about emerging drivers and opportunities for entrepreneurs working to make wealth from waste. Hear from our panelists about their successes, challenges, and future business opportunities in the circular economy.

This event is part of our Local Emerging Market Series in which we focus on specific industries to encourage dialogue within the local industry. Over the past five years, Massachusetts has become the national incubator for innovative business solutions to climate change. Climate Action Business Association has developed a free series of reports, Local Emerging Market Reports (LEMR) to offer a spotlight on what we see as further opportunities for leadership in the transition to a carbon-free economy. 

About the panelists:
Gavin Bodkin is the Co-Owner and COO of Circular Blu, an award-winning Boston-based startup that re-purposes hospital plastics into sustainable products. Gavin has co-authored multiple studies on the circular economy and presented at several conferences. He was awarded the 2015-16 Biogen Fell o w ship, received the Graduate Assistantship Prize in Management and Marketing Department, as well as the Atkin's Dean Fund Prize in 2016.

Joel Dashnaw is a Territory Manager for Save That Stuff, a Boston, MA based resource management company enabling over three thousand New England businesses and institutions to safely and efficiently get rid of paper recyclables and a wide variety of other recoverable scrap materials otherwise destined for the dumpster.
John Lively is currently the Director of Environment and Materials at Preserve , a. Waltham, MA based certified B Corporation who is the leading maker of performance driven and stylish 100% recycled household products. John is a first mover in the green business world, having 18 years of successful entrepreneurial experience in sustainable consumer products.

About Save That Stuff:
Save That Stuff is a recyclable materials waste service company that makes saving customers time and money a top priority, along with responsibly managing the recyclable waste materials they throw away. They help over three thousand New England businesses and institutions safely and efficiently dispose of a wide range of recoverable materials otherwise destined for the dumpster. They operate an independently-owned 100,000 sq. ft. processing facility in Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts.

Agenda:
6:00-6:30: Networking
6:30-7:00: Speaker Introductions
7:00-7:45: Q&A
7:45-8:00: Networking

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What do Hurricanes Harvey and Irma portend?
Thursday, October 19
6:30pm to 8:30pm
MIT, Building NW86, MP Room, 70 Pacific Street, Cambridge

CoSI Lecture with Professor Kerry Emanuel
Join us for the second CoSI lecture this semester. We've invited Professor Kerry Emanuel, a world renowned hurricane expert, to talk about the recent tragic hurricane surges.

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TECH AND SOCIAL INNOVATION
Thursday, 19 October
6:30 – 8:30 pm EDT
GA Boston, 125 Summer Street 13th Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://generalassemb.ly/education/tech-and-social-innovation/boston/41859

TECH AND...is a monthly event series where we host thought-leaders from a specific industry and explore new intersections between their field and technology.
TECH AND SOCIAL INNOVATION

In October, we are inviting some of Boston's most impressive social entrepreneurs to General Assembly to share how they are leveraging technology to make the world a better place. From platforms that promote civic engagement to tools that help us lower our carbon footprint, we are seeing innovative solutions pop-up everywhere to help solve the world's most complex problems.

Why It Matters:  With the introduction of technology to the social sector, we are starting to see organizations increase efficiencies, cast a wider net of donors, and increase awareness for their cause. It has also empowered entrepreneurs to solve social problems in new and creative ways. The more the tech industry and the social sector intersect, the better our world will be.

By signing up for this event, you're giving our sponsors permission to contact you about upcoming events and promotions.

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The Startup Way:  How Modern Companies Use Entrepreneurial Management to Transform Culture and Drive Long-Term Growth
Thursday, October 19
7:00 PM (Doors at 6:30)
First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
$Cost:  $5 - 30.50 (book included)

Harvard Book Store welcomes entrepreneur and bestselling author of The Lean Startup, ERIC RIES, for a discussion of his latest book, The Startup Way: How Modern Companies Use Entrepreneurial Management to Transform Culture and Drive Long-Term Growth. This event is co-sponsored by the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School.

About The Startup Way
Eric Ries reveals how entrepreneurial principles can be used by businesses of all kinds, ranging from established companies to early-stage startups, to grow revenues, drive innovation, and transform themselves into truly modern organizations, poised to take advantage of the enormous opportunities of the twenty-first century.  
In The Lean Startup, Ries laid out the practices of successful startups—building a minimal viable product, customer-focused and scientific testing based on a build-measure-learn method of continuous innovation, and deciding whether to persevere or pivot. In The Startup Way, he turns his attention to an entirely new group of organizations: established enterprises like iconic multinationals GE and Toyota, tech titans like Amazon and Facebook, and the next generation of Silicon Valley upstarts like Airbnb and Twilio. 

Drawing on his experiences over the past five years working with these organizations, as well as nonprofits, NGOs, and governments, Ries lays out a system of entrepreneurial management that leads organizations of all sizes and from every industry to sustainable growth and long-term impact. Filled with in-the-field stories, insights, and tools, The Startup Way is an essential road map for any organization navigating the uncertain waters of the century ahead.

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Chokehold:  Policing Black Men
Thursday, October 19
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning author and Georgetown University law professor PAUL BUTLER for a discussion of his latest book, Chokehold: Policing Black Men.

About Chokehold
Cops, politicians, and ordinary people are afraid of black men. The result is the Chokehold: laws and practices that treat every African American man like a thug. In this explosive new book, an African American former federal prosecutor shows that the system is working exactly the way it’s supposed to. Black men are always under watch, and police violence is widespread—all with the support of judges and politicians.
In his no-holds-barred style, Butler, whose scholarship has been featured on 60 Minutes, uses new data to demonstrate that white men commit the majority of violent crime in the United States. For example, a white woman is ten times more likely to be raped by a white male acquaintance than be the victim of a violent crime perpetrated by a black man. Butler also frankly discusses the problem of black on black violence and how to keep communities safer—without relying as much on police.

Chokehold powerfully demonstrates why current efforts to reform law enforcement will not create lasting change. Butler’s controversial recommendations about how to crash the system, and when it’s better for a black man to plead guilty—even if he’s innocent—are sure to be game-changers in the national debate about policing, criminal justice, and race relations.

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Crazy Weather and the Arctic Meltdown: How Are They Connected?
Thursday, October 19
7-9pm
Simons IMAX Theatre New England Aquarium, Aquarium Wharf, Boston
RSVP at http://support.neaq.org/site/Calendar?id=107285&view=Detail

Jennifer Francis, Ph.D., Research Professor I, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University
Does it seem as though the weather gods have gone crazy lately? It is not your imagination. The question on everyone’s minds is why? And is it related to climate change? In this presentation, Dr. Jennifer Francis will explain new research that links increasing extreme weather events with the rapidly warming and melting Arctic during recent decades. Evidence suggests that Arctic warming is causing weather patterns to become more persistent, which can lead to extremes such as droughts, cold spells, heat waves, and some flooding events.

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Space Junk: A Traffic Crisis in Outer Space?
Thursday, October 19
7:30 pm
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophsics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge

Jonathan McDowell, CfA, Astrophysicist with Chandra X-Ray Observatory
It's been 60 years since the launch of the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, and space is getting busier and busier. There are over 1,500 working satellites up there, but there are also over 17,000 known pieces of orbital debris whizzing around at up to 18,000 miles an hour. McDowell will talk about the demographics of the satellite population: who is putting satellites up there, what are they doing, what the space junk is and why there's so much of it - and what can we do about it?

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Friday, October 20
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MIT D-Lab 15th Anniversary Symposium
Friday, October 20
10:00am to 7:00pm
MIT, Building W16, Little Kresge Theater, 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Celebrate MIT D-Lab's 15th anniversary with an all-day symposium of TED-style talks by D-Lab students, researchers, alumni, instructors, fellows, and partners, and a technology and product showcase! Keynote by D-Lab Founding Director at 5 pm followed by a reception.

More information at http://d-lab.mit.edu/

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Skills of the Future: Brunch & Learn
Friday, October 20
10:00am to 12:00pm
MIT, Building E70, 12th Floor, 1 BROADWAY, Cambridge

Entrepreneurship & Employment
Join the Legatum Center for a conversation on how innovation-driven entrepreneurship is increasing employment opportunities and developing talent in emerging markets.

Guest speakers include:
Thomas Kochan, Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management
Dr. Kenfield Griffith, Co-Founder & CEO, mSurvey
Yulkendy Valdez, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Project 99
*Please bring a photo ID to check in at the guest desk in the One Broadway (E70) lobby.

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Electing Peace and Considering Concessions in Colombia
WHEN  Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, 12:15 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Fainsod Room, Littauer 324, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	International Security Program
SPEAKER(S)  Aila M. Matanock, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
CONTACT INFO	susan_lynch at harvard.edu
LINK	https://www.belfercenter.org/event/electing-peace-and-considering-concessions-colombia

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A Post-Industrial Postscript
Friday, October 20
2:00pm to 5:00pm
MIT, ACT Cube (E15-001) 20 Ames Street, Cambridge

David Reinfurt will report on his last six months in Rome as a fellow at the American Academy interrogating one small, industrially produced artwork-product from 1965. The Tetracono was designed by Bruno Munari and produced by Danese Milano as an austere 15-cm black steel cube housing four aluminum cones, each painted half-red and half-green, which spin at four distinct speeds on an 18-minute cycle. Its function is to “show forms while they are in the process of becoming.”

This lecture is part of the Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT)'s Fall 2017 Lecture Series. 

For more information on the series see http://act.mit.edu/projects-and-events/lectures-series/about-pages/fall-2017-about-series/

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Party Under the Harvest Moon - a fundraiser for Food For Free
Friday, October 20
6-10pm
MIT, Morss Hall
RSVP at https://www.501auctions.com/foodforfree/tickets
Cost:  $65 - $75

Eat. Drink. Dance. Bid. Celebrate. Support.

Enjoy beer, wine, nibbles, and desserts from:
Bandit Wines, Cabot Cheese, Cambridge Brewing Company, Dave's Fresh Pasta, Flour, Henrietta's Table, iCater, Mainely Burgers, Manoa Poke, Nubar, Q's Nuts, Royal East Restaurant, Russell House Tavern, Spindler Confections, Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt, Veggie Galaxy, Viale,  and more!

Every dollar spent on tickets , auction bids, sponsorships , and donations helps get healthy food to people who need it. 

More information at https://www.501auctions.com/foodforfree/

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"The Peacemaker" Documentary Film Screening and Discussion
WHEN  Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, 7 – 9 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall, 1515 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Film
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
SPEAKER(S)  James Demo, Director and Producer
Padraig O’Malley, Protagonist of the film
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	Julie Barrett, jbarrett at law.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Join the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section for the close of Conflict Resolution Week with a special screening of "The Peacemaker," a documentary film directed and produced by James Demo.
The film is an intimate portrait of Padraig O’Malley, owner of the Plough & Stars bar in Cambridge, author, and UMass Boston professor, who has worked for decades to help divided societies come together.
The film takes us from Padraig’s life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to some of the most dangerous crisis zones on earth – from Northern Ireland to Kosovo, Nigeria to Iraq over five years – as he works with a peacemaking model based on his recovery from addiction. We meet Padraig in the third act of his life in a race against time to find some kind of salvation for both the world and himself.
A discussion with James Demo and Padraig O’Malley will follow the screening.
Watch the trailer at www.peacemakermovie.com.
LINK  https://www.pon.harvard.edu/events/peacemaker-film-screening-discussion/

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Saturday, October 21 - Sunday, October 22
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The 22nd Annual Boston Veg Food Fest
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 11AM* - 6PM
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 10AM - 4PM
Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street, Boston

FREE Admission! FREE Parking! FREE Food Sampling!
*Saturday 10 - 11 a.m. Preview Hour. A limited number of tickets ($5) are now on sale at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3071510 to enter the Exhibitor Room at 10a.m., before the doors open at 11a.m. for Free Admission to all.

More information at http://bostonveg.org/foodfest/

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Saturday, October 21
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2017 HBS Energy & Environment Club Symposium
Saturday, October 21
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
Harvard Business School, Spangler Center, 117 Western Avenue, Allston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-hbs-energy-environment-club-symposium-tickets-37701983648
Cost:  $25 – $90

Building on last year's symposium that drew over 600 attendees, Energy Symposium 2017: Exploring New Horizons convenes utilities, startups, executives innovating in the energy ecosystem, and academics at Harvard Business School to identify the key trends that are shaping the industry now and will continue to do so over the next ten years. 
This year, we are very excited that our key notes speakers will include: Jigar Shah, President of Generate Capital and Katherine Hamilton, Founder, 38 North Solutions & Green Tech Media Energy Gang Co-Host. In addition to the keynote speakers, the conference will include panel discussion on topics in energy finance, innovation, and policy as well as career lunches, a start-up pitch competition, and networking events.

More information at http://energyclubathbs.org/symposium/

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Harvard Igniting Innovation Summit 2017
Saturday, October 21
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
Harvard, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvard-igniting-innovation-summit-2017-tickets-35583192286 
Cost:  $15 – $20

The Igniting Innovation Summit unites students, academics, and leaders in the field who are passionate about developing innovative solutions to today's most pressing problems. Over the past six years, the Summit has grown from a small-scale initiative of Harvard students to a nationally recognized forum for social change.

The 8th annual Summit will explore a diverse range of topics through our keynote speeches, intimate panels on how to approach our society's most pressing issues, and an Innovation Showcase to present tangible examples of social innovation. We are proud and excited to welcome Matthew Glotzbach of Quizlet and YouTube, Shama Amalean and Siobhan Lonergan of THINX, Dr. Alaa Murabit, one of United Nations' 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals Advocates, and Tyler Gage from Runa.

In the past, attendees have enjoyed keynote addresses by Paul Rice, President & CEO of Fair Trade USA, and Rick Ridgeway, Vice President of Environmental Affairs at Patagonia. The annual Summit has been featured on Forbes.com, The Guardian UK and DoSomething.org, and has hosted guests such as David Gergen of CNN, Cheryl Dorsey of Echoing Green, and John Paul DeJoria of John Mitchell Systems and The Patron Spirits Company.

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Field Trip to Fenway Farms!
Saturday, October 21
9:45 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/field-trip-to-fenway-farms-tickets-38483023760

Join us on a Food Literacy Project-sponsored field trip to Fenway Farms! Fenway Farms is an urban agriculture site built by Green City Growers in conjunction with Fenway Park located on the roof of the ballpark. We will tour the farmsite and hear about their growing practices and food distribution, in addition to touring the rest of the ballpark and hearing some Fenway/Red Sox history.

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ENN 2017 Energy Seminar
Saturday, 21 October
1:30 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
W Boston, 100 Stuart Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/enn-2017-energy-seminar-tickets-38220111382

The ENN Group is a diversified group of companies whose objectives are to establish modern energy systems and to improve people’s quality of life. With over twenty eight years of sustained business growth and expansion, ENN’s portfolio includes energy research, natural gas distribution, energy engineering, bio-chemicals and business that positively affect people’s daily lives such as health, culture and eco-tourism. At present, ENN employs over 40,000 people across 120 subsidiaries worldwide whose 2016 annual sales were $15.6 billion USD with assets valued at $19.0 billion USD. 
To expand our business internationally and gear to global personnel, we look forward to exchanging industrial insightsand potential ENN career opportunities with overseas talents and experts—2017 ENN Energy Seminar will be held on Oct.21st in Boston, US. 
Keynote speeches will be given by ENN experts:
World energy outlook—a focus on China
ENN powers the future of China energy
You are part of our future
If you are interested, please register for our event and we will send you the formal invitation. 

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Sunday, October 22
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Frédérique Apffel-Marglin: Sacred Soil, Biochar and Regeneration of the Earth
Sunday, October 22
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Potluck 6:00-7:00 p.m. followed by discussion 7:00-9:00 p.m.)
One, Fayette Park, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Biodiversity-for-a-Livable-Climate/events/243827672/
Biodiversity for a LIvable Climate is a small non-profit so a $10 donation is requested. 

Biodiversity for a Livable Climate has a profound, even gripping, story to tell.  It is a story people want to hear because it is positive, hopeful, inspirational!  The story’s overriding message is that humans can turn the climate crisis around if we join together, roll up our sleeves, and get right to ecological restoration at the local, regional, and continental scales.  

Frédérique Apffel-Marglin is founder of the Sachamama Center for Biocultural Regeneration (http://www.centrosachamama.org/sachamamain/), and is the author of five books, the editor or co-editor of an additional eight books and the author of more than fifty five articles and book chapters. Her interests cover ritual, gender, political ecology, critiques of development, science studies and Andean-Amazonian shamanism. Her areas of specialization are South Asia and the Amazonian Andes. You may view an excellent video on her work here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daItQZs0HSQ).

Frédérique will discuss  her latest book, co-authored with Robert Tindall and David Shearer, and a forward by Ian Baker. Sacred Soil: Biochar and the Regeneration of the Earth.  She considers the Earth as a whole system, and presents a fascinating description of how utilizing the biochar, the recently rediscovered sacred soil of the pre-Columbian peoples of the Amazon rainforest, can cut our dependency on petrochemicals, restore the health of our soils, remove carbon from our overheating atmosphere, and restore the planet to pre-industrial levels of atmospheric carbon by 2050. 

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Monday, October 23
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PAOC Colloquium: Yohai Kaspi (Weizmann Institute)
Monday, October 23
12:00pm to 1:00pm
MIT, Building 54-923, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

About the Speaker
Interests: Geophysical fluid dynamics; The general circulation of the atmosphere; Storm track dynamics; Formation of zonal jets; Dynamics on giant planet atmospheres and interiors; Exoplanet atmospheric dynamics; Geostrophic turbulence; Convection in rotating systems; Climate dynamics

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American Energy Policy: The Search for Common Ground
Monday, October 23
12:00PM TO 1:30PM
Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
Energy Policy Seminar
https://sites.hks.harvard.edu/m-rcbg/cepr/seminar.html#fall2017
The Consortium for Energy Policy Research presents Dan Poneman, President and CEO, Centrus Energy Corp; Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Lunch is provided.

Contact Name:  Louisa Lund
louisa_lund at hks.harvard.edu

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Remapping Knowledge Exchange: Scientific Agriculture in Sonora, Mexico and Punjab, India
Monday, October 23
12:15PM TO 2:00PM
Harvard, Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Harvard, History of Science

STS Circle at Harvard
http://sts.hks.harvard.edu/events/sts_circle/
Sandwich lunch is provided. RSVP required. 

The Harvard STS Circle is co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Contact Name:  sts at hks.harvard.edu

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MIT Water Innovation Prize: Kick-Off Dinner
Monday, October 23
6:00pm to 9:00pm
MIT Media Lab, E14 - 6th Floor 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Save the date for the Kickoff Dinner of this year's MIT Water Innovation Prize! Come learn more about water innovation, pitch your own idea, or network to find teammates. We will hear from speakers across sectors about the world’s water challenges and new innovations to address them. Join the competition for innovation grants of up to $30,000, awarded next April 2018. More info can be found at http://mitwaterinnovation.org

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Tapping into the Fountain of Youth:  Does the key to reversing the aging process circulate within us?
Monday, October 23
6:30-8:30pm
Burden, 247 Elm Street, Somerville

More information at http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/science-by-the-pint/

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Be as a Tree Planted by the Waters:  The Magic of Roots, Leaves, and Everything in Between
WHEN  Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, 7 – 8:15 p.m.
WHERE  Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Arnold Arboretum
SPEAKER(S)  Hope Jahren, Ph.D., Center for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, University of Oslo
COST  $20 after October 15; Free-member-only through October 15
TICKET WEB LINK   https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=1671&DayPlannerDate=10%2f23%2f2017
TICKET INFO  Arnold Arboretum member-only registration through October 15. Become a member at 617-384-5766.
CONTACT INFO  adulted at arnarb.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Trees are the oldest, biggest, and most successful creatures in the world. Using energy from the sun, and carbon from the air, they have thrived on land for more than four hundred million years. Hear about the amazing and unique methods that plants around us use to establish, grow, flourish, and defend themselves. Learn how plants are much more than food, medicine, and wood — they form the living, striving foundation of Planet Earth.

Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist and the author of Lab Girl, her revelatory treatise on plant life and a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist.
LINK  https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=1671&DayPlannerDate=10%2f23%2f2017

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Tuesday, October 24
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Speaker Series: Nancy Scola – Reporting on the Tech Industry
Tuesday, October 24
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Harvard, Taubman 275, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge

Nancy Scola is a senior technology reporter for Politico. For more than a decade, Scola has covered the intersections of technology, politics, and public policy for a variety of outlets. She has served as a tech policy reporter for The Washington Post, a tech and politics correspondent for The Atlantic, and a contributing writer at Next City. As a freelance writer, she has also contributed to Washingtonian, Reuters, and many other publications.

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Fact and Fiction: Writing Journalism, Writing Literature
WHEN Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, 2 – 3 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Thompson Room, Barker Center (110), 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Art/Design, Ethics, Humanities, Lecture, Poetry/Prose, Research study, Social Sciences, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Cosponsored by the Department of English and the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard
SPEAKER(S)  A Writers in the Parlor conversation with Lorraine Adams, Jill Abramson, and Claire Messud
CONTACT INFO	humcentr at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Free and open to the public; seating is limited.
LINK	http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/fact-and-fiction-writing-journalism-writing-literature

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Cell-based origami: Folding tissues across length scales
Tuesday, October 24
4pm
MIT, Building 32-123, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Adam Martin

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Another History of the Refugee Convention's Additional Protocol
Tuesday, October 24
4:30pm to 6:00pm
MIT,  Building E40-496, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Itty Abraham, Department of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore

Free and open to the public | Refreshments will be served
Sponsored by the Inter-University Committee on International Migration

The Inter-University Committee on International Migration
Since its establishment in 1974, the Inter-University Committee on International Migration has been a focal point for migration and refugee studies at member institutions, which include Boston University, Brandeis University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University, and Wellesley College. The committee is chaired by MIT as a program of the Center for International Studies (CIS).

Migration Seminar Series
During each academic year, the Committee sponsors a seminar series on international migration, The Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration, held at MIT's Center for International Studies. The seminars explore factors affecting international population movements and their impact upon sending and receiving countries and relations among them. 

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authors at MIT: Gretchen Steidle, Leading From Within
Tuesday, October 24
6:00pm to 7:00pm
The MIT Press Bookstore 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

The MIT Press Bookstore presents Gretchen Ki Steidle, Founder and President of Global Grassroots, discussing her book Leading From Within, on Tuesday, October 24, at 6:00 pm at the Bookstore. 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.

In Leading from Within, Steidle describes the ways that personal investment in self-awareness shapes leaders who are able to inspire change in others, build stronger relationships, and design innovative and more sustainable solutions. Drawing on her own experiences, including her work helping women to found their own grassroots social ventures in post-conflict Africa, Steidle offers mindfulness practices for individuals and groups, presents the neuroscientific evidence for its benefits, and argues for its relevance to social change.

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Big Data 101
Tuesday, October 24
6:00pm to 7:30pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Join Sandy Pentland, MIT Professor of Media Arts & Sciences, Director of the MIT Human Dynamics Laboratory, and Co-leader of the World Economic Forum Big Data & Personal Data Initiatives for an discussion on big data. What is it? Why do we use it? What makes it so powerful? Get the answers to these questions and learn more about the implications big data  holds for the future of business, health, technology and beyond. This is BIG!

Free. No pre-registration necessary
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

This program is offered in conjunction with Big Bang Data, on view now. 

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The Storm Before the Storm:  The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic
Tuesday, October 24
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

This event is free; no tickets are required.
Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome MIKE DUNCAN—creator of the award-winning podcast The History of Rome—for a discussion of his latest book, The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic.
About The Storm Before the Storm

The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. After its founding in 509 BCE, the Romans refused to allow a single leader to seize control of the state and grab absolute power. The Roman commitment to cooperative government and peaceful transfers of power was unmatched in the history of the ancient world.

But by the year 133 BCE, the republican system was unable to cope with the vast empire Rome now ruled. Almost as soon as they had conquered the Mediterranean, Rome became engulfed in violent political conflicts and civil wars that would destroy the Republic less than a century later.

Chronicling the years 133-80 BCE, The Storm Before the Storm is a rollicking deep-dive into the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that defined a dangerous new political environment—a stark warning for modern readers about what happens to a civilization driven by increasing economic inequality, political polarization, and ruthless ambition.

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The Future of our Past, A Vision for Boston Archaeology
Tuesday, October 24
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Old State House, 206 Washington Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-our-past-a-vision-for-boston-archaeology-tickets-37709894309

Join Joe Bagley, Boston's City Archaeologist, as he presents his bold visions for the future of Boston's City Archaeology Program. Founded in 1983, the Program has experienced recent rapid growth thanks to a robust social media presence and an engaged Boston public. Joe will discuss goals in public education partnerships, lab expansion plans, digital archaeology initiatives, and many other topics. A discussion will follow with feedback encouraged.

About the City Archeology Program
The City Archaeology Program was founded to protect Boston's irreplaceable archaeological resources. Boston is the "City of Archaeology," with hundreds of known archaeological sites within the City's borders. These archaeological sites record the Native American history of Shawmut, the name of the place we now call Boston, and tell the story of the founding of our nation.

About the Speaker
Joe Bagley joined the City Archaeology Program in 2011 as the fourth City Archaeologist since 1983. Bagley curates a growing repository of archaeological collections currently housed at the City Archaeology Laboratory at 201 Rivermoor St. in West Roxbury, acts as the review and compliance agent for below-ground cultural resources in the city, educates the public in archaeology through a number of city programs, manages Rainsford Island, and manages the Archaeology Programs social media platforms.

Joe received his Bachelor's Degree in Archaeology from Boston University and a Master’s Degree in Historical Archaeology from UMass Boston. While a senior at BU he worked at the City Archaeology Lab under the previous City Archaeologist, Ellen Berkland, to analyze the Native American artifacts excavated by former City Archaeologist, Steven Pendery, on Boston Common.

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Greenfest Looking for Volunteers

10th Annual Boston GreenFest will be at Boston City Hall Plaza, August 11-13, 2017.  It is the largest multicultural environmental music festival in the region featuring lots of local and international exhibits, performances, films, food, fashion and forums.  Our goal is to educate and empower people to create a more sustainable, healthier world. We are actively building an interconnected, ever expanding network throughout our neighborhoods, city and region.  From business to nonprofit, neighborhood association to academic institution, Boston GreenFest spans age, culture and industry.   Celebrating our 10th anniversary, Boston GreenFest is excited to bring this wonderful free three-day festival to Boston City Hall Plaza as it is transformed into a fun interactive community classroom.  

We are looking for volunteers to help throughout the weekend.

Please visit:  http://www.bostongreenfest.org/

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New Climate CoLab Contests:
Adaptation
Buildings
Carbon Pricing
Energy Supply
Land Use Change
Shifting Attitudes & Behaviors
Transportation

More information at https://www.climatecolab.org/

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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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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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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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"Greening Our Grid" Report Released April 24, 2017

MAPC is excited to announce the release of “Greening Our Grid,” a fact sheet and a case study detailing MAPC’s strategy to use municipal aggregation to help build new renewable energy in New England. 

“Greening Our Grid” highlights MAPC's work with the City of Melrose as a case study for MAPC's innovative green municipal aggregation strategy. Melrose recently completed its first year of implementation. The city’s results demonstrate that economic and environmental goals can be met simultaneously, and provide a compelling example for others to follow. 

The case study and fact sheet further describe the renewable energy strategy overall, why it can have a real impact on our electricity grid, and MAPC’s program to help other municipalities follow Melrose's lead. Arlington, Brookline, Gloucester, Hamilton, Millis, Somerville, Sudbury, and Winchester are poised to roll out their green aggregations within the year. 

MAPC believes that municipal aggregation offers an opportunity for communities to leverage the collective buying power of their residents and businesses to transform our electric grid to cleaner sources of energy, while also providing cost savings and price stability for electricity. The fact sheet and case study will be useful tools for cities and towns that are exploring green municipal aggregation, as well as for those that already have active aggregation programs.

Check out “Greening Our Grid” today at http://www.mapc.org/greening-our-grid, and contact Patrick Roche, MAPC Clean Energy Coordinator, at proche at mapc.org for more information about MAPC's program.

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Cambridge Climate Change Game

Extending our work on face-to-face games, the MIT Science Impact Collaborative has developed a digital game on the health impacts of climate change that you can play alone on your computer or on your mobile phone. The game should take about 10-20 minutes. We would appreciate it if you could play the game at your convenience.

Play the game at http://www.doublecoconut.com/climate/

Any and all feedback on the game should be directed to Ella Kim at ella at mit.edu.  

Thank you for your time and consideration!

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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 - 41 (up from 27 in 2016) and counting:  https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zGHnt9r2pQx8.kfw9evrHsKjA&hl=en
Solidarity Network Economy:  https://ussolidarityeconomy.wordpress.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://calendar.mit.edu
MIT Energy Club:  http://mitenergyclub.org/
Harvard Events:  http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/harvard-events/events-calendar/
Harvard Environment:  http://environment.harvard.edu/events/calendar/
Sustainability at Harvard:  http://green.harvard.edu/events
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
Take Action MA:  http://takeactionma.com

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