[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - December 31, 2017

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Sun Dec 31 10:45:55 PST 2017


Happy Merry New and Bah Humbug!

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Tuesday, January 2
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11am  Attribution of Stratospheric Ozone Change and Associated Climate Impacts

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Wednesday, January 3
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4:30pm  Mending Cambridge in a #MeToo Moment: An interactive conversation for men ond others

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Thursday, January 4
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6:30pm  Talk Data to Me:  Predicting Trends in 2018

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Saturday, January 6
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2pm Artists’ Talk: Boston Coastline: Future Past

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Monday, January 8
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3pm  Quick & Dirty Data Management: The 5 Things You Should Absolutely Be Doing with Your Data Now
6pm  Sustainability 2018
6:30pm  General Meeting of Eastern Massachusetts Poor People's Campaign

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My rough notes on some of the events I go to and notes on books I’ve read are at:
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Rebuilding the Caribbean After the 2017 Hurricanes
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/12/31/1728834/-Rebuilding-the-Caribbean-After-the-2017-Hurricanes

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Tuesday, January 2
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Attribution of Stratospheric Ozone Change and Associated Climate Impacts
Tuesday, January 2
11:00am to 12:00pm
MIT, Building 54-915, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

Thesis Defense - Justin Bandoro (EAPS)
A public presentation of the thesis will be given by the candidate.

CHAIR OF DEFENSE: Prof. David McGee, MIT, EAPS

THESIS COMMITTEE:
Prof. Susan Solomon, MIT, EAPS, Advisor
Prof. Alan Plumb, MIT, EAPS
Dr. Benjamin Santer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Copies of the thesis may be obtained from the EAPS Education Office (54-912). All interested faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

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Wednesday, January 3
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Mending Cambridge in a #MeToo Moment: An interactive conversation for men and others
Wednesday, January 3
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM EST
Sonia Room at the Middle East, 10 Brookline Street, Central Square, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mending-cambridge-in-a-metoo-moment-an-interactive-conversation-for-men-on-ending-sexual-harassment-tickets-40111848619

As this critical discussion continues in our society, Mending Cambridge* is hosting this interactive conversation. We will also identify ways for men and boys to take action to change the culture of discrimination, domination and violence directed against women and girls – and that robs men and boys of their humanity. Mending Cambridge member and expert facilitator Duane de Four will use audio recordings of high-profile incidents of sexism to guide a discussion on strategies to interrupt harmful behaviors.

When will it end? As Ted Bunch from A Call to Men said just this month: “It’s not going to end unless men become part of the solution…. Together, we can help create a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful and all women and girls are valued and safe.”

We hope you will join us on January 3 and that you can support – and even join – the work of Mending Cambridge.

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Thursday, January 4
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Talk Data to Me:  Predicting Trends in 2018
Thursday, January 4
6:30 – 8:30 pm EST
GA Boston, 125 Summer Street 13th Floor, Boston

In January, we are inviting industry leaders to join us and share some predictions around what we should expect to see in 2018. What will be some of the most exciting applications of machine learning and AI? What industries will begin leveraging data and technology in new ways? Will there be any new consumer products (maybe autonomous vehicles) on the market this year? What kinds of new regulations and data protections will we see surface?

Why It Matters:
We live in a world with seemingly infinite data, and if you can learn the right balance of skills, there are lucrative opportunities available to you. Data affects not only how we run our businesses, but how we live as individuals. Understanding the ways you can leverage data in your personal and professional life can help you find key insights, make smarter decisions, and elevate your career.

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

Talk Data to Me is a monthly event series where we host thought-leaders from the Boston data community to discuss the possibilities that data brings to life. 

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Saturday, January 6
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Artists’ Talk: Boston Coastline: Future Past
Saturday, January 6
2:00pm to 4:00pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Hear from artists Catherine D'Ignazio and Andi Sutton as they share insights on their installation Boston Coastline: Future Past, part of our Big Bang Data exhibition.

To fully convey the impact of rising sea levels on the Boston coastline D'Ignazio and Sutton created a “walking data visualization” that was performed in Boston in June 2015. Forty participants walked parts of a virtual coastline, wearing messages about their personal hopes, fears and grief for the future.

The artists will talk about their work at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m., and will also be available to answer questions from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Big Bang Data galleries.

Free with Museum admission.

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Monday, January 8
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Quick & Dirty Data Management: The 5 Things You Should Absolutely Be Doing with Your Data Now
Monday, January 8
3:00pm to 4:00pm
MIT, Building 14N-132 (DIRC), 160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
RSVP at http://libcal.mit.edu/event/3760733

Do you have data? (Who doesn't?!?) Learn about the five basic things you can do now to manage your data for future happiness. These tools and techniques support practical data management and you can start using them immediately. Work with your personal data or research data, but start working now to ensure a future you who is secure in the existence, understandability, and reusability of your data!

Contact: Christine Malinowski, cmalin at mit.edu

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Sustainability 2018 
Tuesday, January 9
6:00-8:30 PM
CIC Venture Cafe, One Broadway, Fith Floor, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sustainability-2018-tickets-40075873015
Cost:  $8 - $12

About the Event
The Boston Area Sustainability Group (BASG) is kicking off 2018 with a unique double feature on January 9th to engage youth and adults alike. Let’s activate what we know about sustainability and elevate our game in how we channel our passion and energy into impact!

Our guest facilitators leading the January 9th sessions will be Lauren and Patrick Belmonte, Haven Hatch, and several of the educators from Change is Simple, an environmental science education non-profit. As certified sustainability managers, environmental scientists, and learning design experts, they will provide tips, tools, and strategies for using words and actions in service of achieving our sustainability goals.

Programming will start with an afternoon workshop at the CIC for 3rd to 5th graders and teachers from the greater Boston area led by the Change is Simple team. Using giant maps, bunches of fruit, a mathematical approach, and personal experience, students will learn about sustainability from an interactive Global Food System perspective. Workshop space is limited and will be by invitation-only from a pool of teacher nominations.

From 6pm to 8:30pm in the Venture Cafe, Change is Simple will run a workshop open to all and particularly for anyone eager to improve how they practice and share the many messages of sustainability at home, at work, in our communities, and elsewhere. Regardless of our place in the world, each of us plays a role in communicating the importance of sustainability as we mentor others, lead teams, and go about our business and daily lives, even as we continue to learn ourselves.

Let’s make it a great start for 2018! Hope you join us on January 9th. – Carol, Holly, and Tilly

Our Event Facilitators
Lauren Belmonte – Co-Founder / Co- Director, Master Level CiS Certified Educator
Lauren wears many hats at Change is Simple, including those of environmental scientist, certified sustainability manager, grant writer, development director, and educator. Her work before committing her passion to Change is Simple included environmental permitting, wetland delineations and rare species habitat surveys, renewable energy projects including Cape Wind, LEED construction projects, as well as environmental compliance activities for the MA Military Division. Lauren has 11+ years of environmental and sustainability experience and 8 years working with youth. She is a graduate of Merrimack College with a BS in Environmental Science.

Patrick Belmonte – Co-Founder / Co-Director – Master Level CiS Certified Educator
Patrick leads the design of the Change is Simple curriculum, learning tools and strategy which he has taught in over 700 classrooms at nearly 100 different schools over the past 6+ years. After earning his degree in Marketing/Communications from Western New England University, Patrick spent several years running his own business. Other experiences prior to founding Change is Simple include roles in marketing at LEGO Corp., Mullen Advertising and Westport Communications. Patrick is an avid surfer and mountain biker, and is passionate about sustainable technology and design, recently building a solar powered hydroponic growing system and an electric motorcycle.

Haven Hatch – Program Director & Lead Educator Master Level CiS Certified Educator
Haven graduated from Endicott College with B.S. in Environmental Science. She feels passionately that education is one of the greatest avenues to reach and inspire others about climate change and sustainability. Her understanding of how children learn and her experience in the environmental and outdoor learning world are at the heart of what gets kids excited about Change is Simple’s lessons. In September, Haven trained with former Vice President Al Gore to become a Climate Reality Leader. She is currently working towards her Master’s degree in education, with a concentration on learning design.

Our “Global Food Systems” Workshop Co-Sponsor
The “Global Food Systems” workshop is co-sponsored by Cambridge Energy Advisors principal Eric Grunebaum, a long-time BASG collaborator who focuses on catalyzing solar and efficiency projects for commercial and institutional buildings using impact investor funding. Prior business development engagements have been with Greentown Labs and a European green chemistry startup. In his spare time, he is helping transform a 9-acre brown-fields site adjacent to affordable housing in Cambridge into a new park.

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General Meeting of Eastern Massachusetts Poor People's Campaign
Monday, January 8
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 14 Cushing Avenue, Dorchester

More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/134120977269038/

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Wednesday, January 10
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The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy
Wednesday, January 10
10:30AM-12:00PM	
MIT, Building E51-376, 2 Ames Street, Cambridge

Peter Temin, Gray Professor Emeritus of Economics
Desription and discussion of the recent book of that name, based on the Lewis model, with an epilogue on the first year of President Trump to be published when the paper edition comes out next spring.

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Movie Screening, Fail State: A documentary on higher education
Wednesday, January 10
1:00pm to 3:00pm
MIT, E25-111, 45 Carleton Street, Cambridge

In an expansive documentary exposé, Fail State reveals the dark story behind the rise of predatory for-profit colleges and why our higher education system, once the envy of the world, is leaving millions of Americans in financial ruin. Please join the Office of Open Learning and the Director and Producer of Fail State for a screening of this powerful documentary and a brief post-screening discussion. Runtime: 88 minutes

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EAPS IAP 2018: Origin of Life Seminar Series
Wednesday, January 10
4:00pm to 5:00pm
MIT, Building 54- 915, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

Our Origin of Life Seminars are a series of hosted lectures from leaders in the Origin of Life community, focusing on various dimensions of one of the most challenging problems in the biological and planetary sciences. Topics include the origin of cells, metabolism, replication and proteins, as well as the geochemical conditions on the Early Earth that led to prebiotic and early biotic systems. Enrolled students will attend 4 seminars during IAP, actively engage in Q & A sessions with invited speakers in a panel format, and collaborate on creating an Origins of Life online blog resource highlighting the work of invited speakers. 

Instructor: Greg Fournier 
More info: http://bit.ly/EAPS_IAP2018

JANUARY 10 | ROOM 54-915 | 4PM
"RNA and Protein: Molecules in Mutualism"
Loren Williams | Georgia Institute of Technology
More info: https://eapsweb.mit.edu/iap-2018-loren-williams

JANUARY 11 | ROOM 54-915 | 4PM
"The RNA World: Emergence and Evolution of Functional RNA"
Irene A. Chen | University of California, Santa Barbara
More info: https://eapsweb.mit.edu/iap-2018-irene-chen

JANUARY 29 | ROOM 54-915 | 4PM
"What is “I”: The Role of Compartmentalisation in the Origins of Life"
Anna Wang | Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University
More info: https://eapsweb.mit.edu/iap-2018-anna-wang

FEBRUARY 2 | ROOM E25-605 | 4PM
"The Planetary Battery for the Origins of Life: The Example of Mars"
Vlada Stamenkovic | NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech
More info: https://eapsweb.mit.edu/iap-2018-vlada-stamenkovic

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The Two Most Important Days:  How to Find Your Purpose - and Live a Happier, Healthier Life
Wednesday, January 10
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes Harvard Medical School Professor of Medicine SANJIV CHOPRA and Harvard Medical School Associate Dean and Chief Communications Officer GINA VILD for a discussion of their book, The Two Most Important Days: How to Find Your Purpose - and Live a Happier, Healthier Life.

About The Two Most Important Days
What are the two most important days in your life? "The day you are born and the day you find out why" Mark Twain famously wrote.
The search for happiness is hardwired in our DNA. It transcends age, gender, geography, vocation, and personal circumstances. But how do you achieve it?

Through inspirational storytelling, scientific evidence, practical advice, captivating exercises, and poetry, Dr. Sanjiv Chopra and Gina Vild present a powerful message that shows you how to achieve happiness no matter the challenges and stumbling blocks you face along the way. They also reveal the best way to be happy: Discover and live your life’s purpose. It’s a sure path to human flourishing. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that living with purpose can even add years to your life.

Do you know your life’s purpose? This book offers a path to discovering it by illuminating the value of gratitude, forgiveness, meditation, music, friendship and so much more. It will set you on the right path and spark sustained happiness, joy, and bliss.

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Thursday, January 11
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Using Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Funds for Low-Income Solar
Thursday, January 11
1-2pm ET
Webinar 
RSVP at https://www.cesa.org/webinars/using-wap-funds-for-low-income-solar/?date=2018-01-11
    
Traditionally, the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) focused on increasing energy efficiency for low-income households. As solar costs have declined, interest in using WAP funds for low-income solar deployment has increased. On this webinar, Joshua Olsen from the U.S. Department of Energy will discuss the federal approval process for a state to integrate solar into WAP. This approval process includes demonstrating the effectiveness of solar in generating savings. Monisha Shah, an Energy Analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will present a state-specific tool NREL developed to demonstrate the effectiveness of solar in generating savings. 

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EAPS IAP 2018: Origin of Life Seminar Series
Thursday, January 11
4:00pm to 5:00pm
MIT, Building 54- 915, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

Our Origin of Life Seminars are a series of hosted lectures from leaders in the Origin of Life community, focusing on various dimensions of one of the most challenging problems in the biological and planetary sciences. Topics include the origin of cells, metabolism, replication and proteins, as well as the geochemical conditions on the Early Earth that led to prebiotic and early biotic systems. Enrolled students will attend 4 seminars during IAP, actively engage in Q & A sessions with invited speakers in a panel format, and collaborate on creating an Origins of Life online blog resource highlighting the work of invited speakers. 

Instructor: Greg Fournier 
More info: http://bit.ly/EAPS_IAP2018

JANUARY 11 | ROOM 54-915 | 4PM
"The RNA World: Emergence and Evolution of Functional RNA"
Irene A. Chen | University of California, Santa Barbara
More info: https://eapsweb.mit.edu/iap-2018-irene-chen

JANUARY 29 | ROOM 54-915 | 4PM
"What is “I”: The Role of Compartmentalisation in the Origins of Life"
Anna Wang | Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University
More info: https://eapsweb.mit.edu/iap-2018-anna-wang

FEBRUARY 2 | ROOM E25-605 | 4PM
"The Planetary Battery for the Origins of Life: The Example of Mars"
Vlada Stamenkovic | NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech
More info: https://eapsweb.mit.edu/iap-2018-vlada-stamenkovic

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Greentown Labs EnergyBar: Global Center Preview! 
Thursday, January 11
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Greentown Labs, 444 Somerville Avenue, Somerville
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greentown-labs-energybar-global-center-preview-tickets-41472777193

OUR GLOBAL CENTER FOR CLEANTECH INNOVATION IS NOW OPEN! 
...and we're inviting our closest partners, friends, and cleantech champions to come check it out! Please join us for our first EnergyBar in our new facility which will offer a preview (and tour) of the space, remarks from the Greentown Labs team, and networking among your cleantech industry peers. 
We have a fun lineup planned for the evening: 
5:30pm — Sign-in/Registration
6:00pm — Welcoming Remarks from Greentown Labs + our members whose technology is in use in the new facility! 
6:30-7:30pm — Celebration & Networking
7:30pm — Guided tours of the Global Center + networking continues...
8:30pm — Event wraps up 

ENERGYBAR DETAILS:
As a reminder, EnergyBar is Greentown Labs' bi-monthly networking event devoted to helping folks in clean technology meet and discuss innovations in the industry. Entrepreneurs, investors, students, and ‘friends of cleantech,’ are invited to attend, meet colleagues, and expand our growing regional clean technology community.
Our attendees typically span a variety of disciplines within energy, efficiency, and renewables. In general, if you're looking for a job in cleantech or energy, trying to expand your network, or perhaps thinking about starting your own energy-related company this is the event for you. Expect to have conversations about issues facing advanced and renewable energy technologies and ways to solve our most pressing energy problems.
Light appetizers and drinks will be served starting at 5:30pm. Suggested dress is shop floor casual. Parking is incredibly limited at Greentown Labs and we encourage attendees to consider taking advantage of public transportation.
Hope to see you on January 11! 

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Why You Eat What You Eat:  The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food
Thursday, January 11
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes neuroscientist, teacher, and author RACHEL HERZ for a discussion of her latest book, Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food.

About Why You Eat What You Eat
In Why You Eat What You Eat, acclaimed neuroscientist Rachel Herz examines the sensory, psychological, neuroscientific, and physiological factors that influence our eating habits. Herz, who’s been praised for her “ability to cite and explain academic studies in a conversational manner” (Washington Post), uncovers the fascinating and surprising facts that influence food consumption―such as why bringing reusable bags to the grocery store encourages us to buy more treats, how our beliefs can affect how many calories we burn, why TV influences how much we eat, and how what we see and hear changes how food tastes―and reveals useful techniques for improving our experience of food, such as how aromas can help curb cravings and tips on how to resist repeated trips to the buffet table.

Why You Eat What You Eat presents our relationship to food as a complicated recipe, whose ingredients―taste, personality, and emotions―combine to make eating a potent and pleasurable experience. Herz weaves curious findings and compelling facts into a narrative that tackles important questions, revealing how psychology, neurology, and physiology shape our relationship with food, and how food alters the relationship we have with ourselves and each other.

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Judith Schwartz: Solutions in Plain Sight ~ Climate & Beyond
Thursday, January 11
7 PM - 9 PM
First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain
RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/541109912892466/

Judith D. Schwartz, author of Cows Save The Planet has published a new book called Water In Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World. Judith’s writing brings such insights to environmental challenges and climate change that challenge us to look at problems as solutions. Tony Eprille, a writer and photographer, uses Creative Seeing, to find environmental solutions that we might otherwise miss by assuming the future is craved in stone. Together they will share how to see the promise of restoring soil and enhancing our ecosystem’s health.

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What Unites Us: Dan Rather Reflects on Patriotism
Thursday, January 11
8:00 PM 
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSale.do;jsessionid=92922E57C013C5199BF841D6B23FB187?method=switchSelectionMethod&selection_method=byPriceLevel
Cost:  $32

As a reporter and anchor for the CBS Evening News, venerable journalist Dan Rather interviewed every living President since Eisenhower and was on the ground for every major news event, from the assassination of John F. Kennedy to Watergate to 9/11.
Now, at a moment of crisis regarding our national identity, he has been reflecting—and writing passionately almost every day on social media—about the world in which we live. Hear Rather live in conversation, discussing what our core ideals have been, what they should be, and what it means to be an American.

Each ticket includes a copy of Rather's new book, What Unites Us.

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The oceans in a warming world 
Friday, January 12
2:00pm to 3:00pm
MIT, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, NW17-218, 175 Albany Street, Cambridge

A talk by John Marshall, MIT
Due to its enormous heat capacity and ability to move heat around the globe, the ocean plays an out-sized role in climate and climate change. The ocean is at the center of contemporary questions such as: why have global-mean surface temperatures not warmed in the last decade despite CO2 continuing to rise in the atmosphere?; why is the Arctic losing sea-ice but not the Antarctic?; will ocean currents such as the Gulf Stream change?; how much might sea-level rise this century?; how might life respond to the ocean becoming ever more acidic as CO2 dissolves in to it.

In this lecture we will touch on some of the above questions and review how scientists observe patterns of warming propagating down in to the ocean's interior, how the ocean is responding to that warming and what we think the future holds and why.

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Tuesday, January 16
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IACS Symposium: "The Digital Doctor: Health Care in an Age of AI and Big Data"
WHEN  Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM 
WHERE  Harvard, Science Center, Hall B, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Business, Conferences, Education, Ethics, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Law, Lecture, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS) & The Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; The Harvard Data Science Initiative (HDSI)
COST  Free and open to the public; registration required.
TICKET WEB LINK  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eet0oetvbc0f1143&oseq=&c=&ch=
CONTACT INFO  computefest at seas.harvard.edu or nrbaker at seas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Medicine and health care, like other aspects of life in the 21st century, are being reshaped by computational science, big data, and information technology. As these innovations promise to improve health and prolong lives, however, they also raise sticky economic and ethical questions. This symposium will explore these questions and more.
LINK  computefest.seas.harvard.edu

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Leadership in a Time of Innovation - Free Webinar
Tuesday, January 16
9:00am to 10:00am
Webinar at https://www.cahootlearning.com/MIT_Digital_Plus_ILI_webinar_landing.html

Join us on January 16, 2018, at 9 am EST for the exclusive free webinar, Leadership in a Time of Innovation. In this webinar, you'll learn three practical strategies to help you become a more effective leader who inspires innovation and creates an innovative culture within your organization.

This one-hour session will be hosted by MIT's Dr. David Niño, Senior Lecturer in the Bernard M. Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program and faculty instructor for the MIT Professional Education Digital Plus Programs course, The Intersection of Leadership and Innovation.

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Using Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Funds for Low-Income Solar
Tuesday, January 16
1-2pm ET
Webinar
RSVP at https://www.cesa.org/webinars/using-liheap-funds-for-low-income-solar/?date=2018-01-16
   
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists low-income families with their home energy bills. LIHEAP serves as an emergency bill assistance service, but state LIHEAP administrators have flexibility to use some program funds to reduce long-term dependence on energy assistance. Some argue that these LIHEAP funds should be used for low-income solar. This webinar will feature Jason Edens, the Director of the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance, which is exploring models for using LIHEAP funds for low-income participation in community solar projects. It will also feature the Maryland Office of Home Energy Programs Director Bill Freeman, who has extensive experience with solar and energy assistance programs. 

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Panel on Careers in Science Policy
Tuesday, January 16
1:30pm to 2:30pm
MIT, Building 68-181, 31 Ames Street, Cambridge

Dan Pomeroy, PhD, Managing Director and Senior Policy Advisor, MIT
Hannah Lewis-Rosenblum, MS, Entomological Identifier/Plant Health Safeguarding Specialist, USDA
Larisa Rudenko, PhD, DABT, Senior Advisor for Biotechnology, FDA
Sheldon Krimsky, PhD, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts

We have a diverse set of panelists spanning a range of careers in science policy to illustrate the challenges that arise at the intersection of areas such as research, biotechnology, and ethics with policy. Join us to hear about what a career in science policy entails, and to learn about how our panelists made the transition from the bench to where they are today.

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The Fight Before the Flood: Rural Protest and the Debate Over Boston’s Quabbin Reservoir, 1919-1927
Tuesday, January 16
5:15PM
Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston

The Massachusetts Historical Society hosts Jeffrey Egan, University of Connecticut, with comment by Karl Haglund, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. Light supper dinner will follow. Free and open to the public.

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

Contact Name:  seminars at masshist.org

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How Healing Works
Tuesday, January 16
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Avenue, Cambridge

In How Healing Works, Dr. Wayne Jonas lays out a revolutionary new way to approach injury, illness, and wellness. Dr. Jonas explains the biology of healing and the science behind the discovery that 80 percent of healing can be attributed to the mind-body connection and other naturally occurring processes. Jonas details how the healing process works and what we can do to facilitate our own innate ability to heal. Dr. Jonas's advice will change how we consume health care, enabling us to be more in control of our recovery and lasting wellness. Simple line illustrations communicate statistics and take-aways in a memorable way. Stories from Dr. Jonas's practice and studies further illustrate his method for helping people get well and stay well after minor and major medical events.

About the Author
WAYNE JONAS, MD, is a widely published investigator, practicing family physician, and professor of medicine at Georgetown University and at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. He is also a retired lieutenant colonel in the Medical Corps of the United States Army. Dr. Jonas was the director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health from 1995 to 1999 and led the World Health Organization's Collaborative Center for Traditional Medicine. Prior to that, he served as the director of medical research fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He now advises national and international organizations on ways to implement evidence-based healing practices in their medical systems.

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Mental Health Inc: How Corruption, Lax Oversight and Failed Reforms Endanger Our Most Vulnerable Citizens
Tuesday, January 16
7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline

A no-holds-barred call to action for America’s broken mental health system, by a prize-winning investigative journalist. This is a comprehensive look at mental health abuses and dangerous, ineffective practices, pointing toward a system for effective and compassionate care.

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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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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

If you have an event you would like to see here, the submission deadline is 11 AM on Sundays, as Energy (and Other) Events is sent out Sunday afternoons.


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