[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - June 24, 2018

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Sun Jun 24 09:42:07 PDT 2018


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Monday, June 25, 3:00 PM – Tuesday, June 26, 6:00 PM
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Net Positive Symposium for Higher Education

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Monday, June 25
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10am  Thesis Defense:  Estimating Regional Nitrous Oxide Emissions Using Isotopic Ratio Observations and a Bayesian Inverse Framework
3pm  #ScienceRising Twitter Chat: Science Should Support Equity and Justice
5pm  Celebrate the Renewed Fowler Clark Epstein Farm!
6pm  Rendezvous with Oblivion:  Reports from a Sinking Society
6pm  The Frontier of Emotion AI with Affectiva
7pm  Presidential Profiles: Washington to Trump: Enneagram and Myers-Briggs Perspectives

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Tuesday, June 26 - Wednesday, June 27
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The US Food Waste Summit

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Tuesday, June 26
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5:30pm  Smart Policy and Innovation
6:30pm  HOW SHE GOT THERE: AN EVENING WITH FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS
7pm  Brown Petition Public Hearings Planning Board
7pm  Unbound:  Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity
7pm  The Most Unknown

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Wednesday June 27
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5:30pm  City Council Ordinance Committee
6pm  Emerging Professionals of MA US Green Building Council Summer Picnic + Wellness Boost
7pm  Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News
7pm  Squeezed:  Why Our Families Can't Afford America

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Thursday, June 28
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12pm  Getting Local! New Hampshire’s Regional Food Systems
3pm  Provost Seminar: The Future of Health Systems
6pm  Unbroken By Bars: A Public Program
6pm  BSLA EP Walking Tour: Climate Ready South Boston
6:30pm  Reinventing Power - Movie Night at The North Face, Boston
7pm  Amity and Prosperity:  One Family and the Fracturing of America
7pm  Ocean Conservation Storytelling
7pm  The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke 
7pm  U.S. Senator Ed Markey's Climate Crisis Action Summit

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Friday, June 29
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7pm  City Dance Party
7pm  Summer of Elevated Hope:  Boston Green Health Launch Party & Charity Benefit

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Saturday, June 30
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10am  Boston Area Beekeepers Association Open Hives
12pm  Rally Against Family Separation

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Monday, July 2
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4pm  CBMM Special Seminar: Transformative Generative Models
6:30pm  Science Diplomacy from the Arctic to our World

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Tuesday, July 3
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8am  Invisible Light! Can the Treatment of Depression Be Beyond What is Seen?

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

City Agriculture - June 18, 2018
http://cityag.blogspot.com/2018/06/city-agriculture-june-18-2018.html

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Monday, June 25, 3:00 PM – Tuesday, June 26, 6:00 PM
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Net Positive Symposium for Higher Education
Monday, June 25, 3:00 PM – Tuesday, June 26, 6:00 PM EDT
R. W. Kern Center at Hampshire College, 893 West Street, Amherst
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/net-positive-symposium-for-higher-education-tickets-43112278987
Cost:  $25 – $150

Please join us at Hampshire College for the Net Positive for Higher Education Symposium—focused on inspiring, educating, and igniting action that creates a Living Future within Higher Education Institutions.
Higher education institutions have long been centers of innovation, research, and leadership, integral in shaping our society and culture. So, what better place than college and university campuses to create the most innovative and forward-thinking communities?
Campuses in Western Massachusetts – Hampshire College, Smith College, and Williams College--are on the forefront of transformation. These institutions, with others in the area, have been early adopters of the Living Building Challenge and the Living Community Challenge. The Net Positive for Higher Education Symposium will highlight these campuses and their holistic, multi-generational approach to sustainability, resiliency, health, innovation, and equity.
Attendees will explore case studies from these campuses to understand the design, development, and implementation of these living laboratories.
This symposium is for campus planners, sustainability directors, faculty, administrators, operations staff, students, and design and construction professionals.
If you are involved in higher education in one of these industries, you should attend!
Architects
Engineers
Consultants
Contractors
Facility Managers
Educators/Curriculum Planners
Professors
Sustainability Professionals
Policy/Government
Campus or Urban Planners

Schedule At-a-Glance
June 25, 2018
3:00-5:00 PM Combined Tours: R.W. Kern Center and Hitchcock Center for the Environment tour available as a separate registration for $25 (not included in Symposium ticket)
6:00-8:00 PM Dinner - At the Red Barn on the Hampshire College campus, featuring remarks by Jonathan Lash. Tickets available for $55 as a separate registration (not included in Symposium ticket) Click this link to see dinner menu
June 26, 2018
7:30-8:15 AM Continental Breakfast in the R.W. Kern Center
8:15-9:00 AM Opening Remarks and Keynote: Amanda Sturgeon + Bill Kern
9:00-9:15 AM Transition Time
9:15-10:30 AM	Break Out Sessions #1 – Three Tracks
10:30-10:45 AM Transition Time
10:45-12:00 PM Breakout Sessions #2 – Three Tracks
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-2:30 PM Break Out Sessions #3 – Three Tracks
2:30-2:45 PM	Transition Time
2:45-4:45 PM	Creating Action Plans – Small Group Working Session 
4:45-6:00 PM	Making Commitments + Defining Next Steps with cocktails and hors d’ouerves in the R.W. Kern Center.

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Monday, June 25
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Thesis Defense:  Estimating Regional Nitrous Oxide Emissions Using Isotopic Ratio Observations and a Bayesian Inverse Framework
Monday, June 25
10:00am to 11:00am
MIT, Building 54-915, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

Michael J. McClellan (EAPS)
A public presentation of the thesis will be given by the candidate.

Chair of the Defense:  Prof. Shuhei Ono, MIT, EAPS
Thesis Committee:
Prof. Ronald Prinn, MIT, EAPS, Advisor
Prof. Susan Solomon, MIT, EAPS
Prof. Eri Saikawa, Emory University
Dr. Matthew Rigby, University of Bristol

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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#ScienceRising Twitter Chat: Science Should Support Equity and Justice
Monday, June 25 
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
www.ucsusa.org/ScienceRisingChat

Join Science Rising for a Twitter Chat on Monday, June 25 at 3pm EDT on one of the key principles of the science advocacy movement: science should support equity and justice. Science Rising partners, including Ciencia Puerto Rico, SACNAS, Science for the People, 500 Queer Scientists, and Vanguard STEM will come together for an important online conversation using the hashtag #ScienceRising.

This is the second in a series of Twitter Chats leading up to the mid-term election designed to encourage a long-term dialogue about the purpose, principles, and goals of the science advocacy movement and the tangible steps we will take to get there, in solidarity and collaboration with each other.

Please join the conversation and invite others who may be interested: http://www.ucsusa.org/ScienceRisingChat. We look forward to seeing you on Twitter!

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Celebrate the Renewed Fowler Clark Epstein Farm!
Monday, June 25
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Fowler Clark Epstein Farm, 487 Norfolk Street, Mattapan
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-the-renewed-fowler-clark-epstein-farm-registration-46581110355

Celebrate restoration of the 1786 Fowler Clark Epstein Farm and its transformation into the headquarters of the Urban Farming Institute of Boston. Enjoy an evening of food and family fun. Dedication ceremonies with Mayor Martin J. Walsh begin at 6 p.m. and don't miss your chance to be immortalized in a BIG community photograph with all your friends and neighbors at 6:30 p.m.!

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Rendezvous with Oblivion:  Reports from a Sinking Society
Monday, June 25
6:00 PM (Doors at 5:30)
Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.harvard.com/event/thomas_frank2/
Cost:  $5 - $26.25 (online only, book included) - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed political analyst and journalist THOMAS FRANK—author of Listen, Liberal and What's the Matter with Kansas?—for a discussion of his latest book, Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society.

About Rendezvous with Oblivion
What does a middle-class democracy look like when it comes apart? When, after forty years of economic triumph, America’s winners persuade themselves that they owe nothing to the rest of the country?
With his sharp eye for detail, Thomas Frank takes us on a wide-ranging tour through present-day America, showing us a society in the late stages of disintegration and describing the worlds of both the winners and the losers—the sprawling mansion districts as well as the lives of fast-food workers.

Rendezvous with Oblivion is a collection of interlocking essays examining how inequality has manifested itself in our cities, in our jobs, in the way we travel—and of course in our politics, where in 2016, millions of anxious ordinary people rallied to the presidential campaign of a billionaire who meant them no good.

These accounts of folly and exploitation are here brought together in a single volume unified by Frank’s distinctive voice, sardonic wit, and anti-orthodox perspective. They capture a society where every status signifier is hollow, where the allure of mobility is just another con game, and where rebellion too often yields nothing.
For those who despair of the future of our country and of reason itself, Rendezvous with Oblivion is a booster shot of energy, reality, and moral outrage.

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The Frontier of Emotion AI with Affectiva
Monday, June 25
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
iMotions, 141 Tremont Street, 7th Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Human-Behavioral-Research-Boston/events/251408931/
Please RSVP to the meetup or message the organizer with your full name, as you'll have to check in with the front desk when you enter. Thank you!

Welcome to the first meetup of the Human Behavioral Research group!
Our first speaker is Matt Strafuss, Director of Customer Success at Affectiva:

"Affectiva, an MIT Media Lab spin-off, is the pioneer in Emotion AI, the next frontier of artificial intelligence. Affectiva's mission is to bring emotional intelligence to the digital world with its emotion recognition technology that senses and analyzes facial and vocal expressions and emotions. Affectiva's patented software is built on an emotion AI science platform that uses computer vision, deep learning and the world's largest emotion data repository of 6.5 million faces analyzed from 87 countries, amounting to more than 2 billion facial frames. Affectiva is used by more than 1,400 brands and 1/3 of the Fortune Global 100, in industries ranging from media and advertising, to conversational interfaces, automotive, and more."

Meeting Agenda:
6:00pm Arrival, Networking, Demos & Snacks
6:30pm Opening Welcome, Meetup Organizer Jessica & Peter Hartzbech, CEO, iMotions
6:45pm Matt Strafuss, Affectiva
7:45pm Networking, Demos, & Snacks

This meetup is powered by iMotions, a biometric software company with applications in healthcare, market research, VR and beyond. Please stay for food, drinks, and the chance to demo some biometric hardware!

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Presidential Profiles: Washington to Trump: Enneagram and Myers-Briggs Perspectives
Monday, June 25
7:00pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge

Herb Pearce
This book explores the personalities of all United States Presidents, with the addition of understanding their Enneagram and Myers-Briggs personality types. It's a challenge to discover the real personality of each president due to the abundance of myth and image-making that surrounds the office in general. This includes exaggerated anecdotes and stories, debunking from opposed political parties, inaccurate or contradictory information, patriotic rewriting of history and skewed perspectives. Pearce has gathered and studied in depth a great deal of presidential information. All this research has been combined with my own experience with the Enneagram and Myers-Briggs. In this work he attempts to reflect the basic personality structure of each president with strengths and weaknesses, complexities and contradictions.

Herb Pearce is the author of five other books: Enneagram Basics, Enneagram Beyond the Basics, The Caregiver's Enneagram, Lessons from the River, his zen of canoeing book with hundreds of photographs from his 30 year whitewater canoe/camping trips in Maine, and Herb's Tips for Living, wise tips for daily living in 23 areas of life. Herb lives in Arlington, Massachusetts and is a psychotherapist and personal life coach with 40 years experience working with individuals, couples and families to better understand, respect and communicate to personality differences. 

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Tuesday, June 26 - Wednesday, June 27
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The US Food Waste Summit
Tuesday, June 26 - Wednesday, June 27
Harvard Law School, Cambridge

Join the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic and ReFED to accelerate food waste solutions across the U.S.

The U.S. Food Waste Summit will convene leading food businesses, policymakers, innovators, investors, foundations, and nonprofits to explore emerging opportunities for food waste prevention, recovery, and recycling.
Harvard Law School, Cambridge

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Tuesday, June 26
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Smart Policy and Innovation
Tuesday, June 26
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-policy-and-innovation-tickets-46885495780
Cost:  $15

Businesses that use data to drive decision making can build deep connections with their customers, but what about our governments? At a time when the use of fact-based decision making is under threat, hear about the real and dynamic impact of field experiments to drive innovations and impact in the public domain. Smart policy intervention is not just about adding digital interfaces to old ways of delivering services but rather a new way of integrating technology and data purposefully to drive better decision making in governance. Spanning education, workforce skill development, socioeconomic mobility for women, experts from Evidence for Policy Design (EPOD) at Harvard Kennedy School along with Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) have been at forefront of this work in Pakistan. 

Education: Increased test scores and learning outcomes by about 42% and spurred competition among schools to increase quality. 
Vocational Training: 3x more likely for a woman to complete skills development course within-village centers, 2x more likely with group transport. 
Tax Collection: Performance-based incentives to increase tax collection and widen the tax base (40+% in the growth rate of tax revenues). 
Capacity Building: 200+ entry-level and 1600+ senior bureaucrats trained to use data and evidence in decision making. 

Join Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) faculty Asim Khwaja, EPOD Executive Director Deanna Ford, and the Senior Advisor to the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security for the State of Massachusetts, Michael Rybicki.

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HOW SHE GOT THERE: AN EVENING WITH FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS
Tuesday, 26 June
6:30 – 8:30 pm EDT
GA Boston, 125 Summer Street 13th Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://generalassemb.ly/education/how-she-got-there-an-evening-with-female-entrepreneurs/boston/51314

Join us for an evening good conversation with a panel of female entrepreneurs spanning across different industries. These creative and inspirational women will share their stories on how they got to where they are today and share their insights into being a woman in business. Afterwards we will open up the floor for questions, followed by mingling with panelists and attendees.
Agenda: 
6:15-6:30pm: Arrival and check-in 
6:30-8pm: Panel 
8-8:30pm: Additional Q&A, networking
By signing up for this event, you’re giving our partners and sponsors for this event permission to contact you about upcoming events and promotions.

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Brown Petition Public Hearings Planning Board
Tuesday, June 26
7:00 pm
Cambridge City Hall Annex, 2nd Floor meeting room, 344 Broadway, Cambridge

Related to the citizens zoning petition seeking to amend the Cambridge Zoning Ordinance to establish climate resilience requirements for certain projects.

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Unbound:  Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity
Tuesday, June 26
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome award-winning author, sociologist, and Rutgers professor ARLENE STEIN for a discussion of her latest book, Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity. She will be joined in conversation by Dr. RUBEN HOPWOOD, the Coordinator of the Transgender Health Program at Fenway Health.

About Unbound
Award-winning sociologist Arlene Stein takes us into the lives of four strangers who find themselves together in a sun-drenched surgeon’s office, having traveled to Florida from across the United States in order to masculinize their chests. Ben, Lucas, Parker, and Nadia wish to feel more comfortable in their bodies; three of them are also taking testosterone so that others recognize them as male. Following them over the course of a year, Stein shows how members of this young transgender generation, along with other gender dissidents, are refashioning their identities and challenging others’ conceptions of who they are. During a time of conservative resurgence, they do so despite great personal costs. 

Transgender men comprise a large, growing proportion of the trans population, yet they remain largely invisible. In this powerful, timely, and eye-opening account, Stein draws from dozens of interviews with transgender people and their friends and families, as well as with activists and medical and psychological experts. Unbound documents the varied ways younger trans men see themselves and how they are changing our understanding of what it means to be male and female in America.

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The Most Unknown
Tuesday, June 26
7:00pm
Kendall Square Cinema 355 Binney Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.landmarktheatres.com/boston/kendall-square-cinema#upcoming
Cost:  $15

Join filmmakers Ian Cheney & Lindsay Blatt, photographer and MIT research scientist Felice Frankel and former New York Times Science Editor David Corcoran for a q&a and discussion following the Boston/Cambridge premiere of The Most Unknown, Tuesday, June 26th at 7pm at the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge. 

This innovative, epic documentary reinvigorates our love for scientific inquiry by exploring some of the universe’s toughest questions with nine scientists.

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Wednesday June 27
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City Council Ordinance Committee
Wednesday, June 27
5:30 pm
Cambridge City Hall, Sullivan Chamber, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Related to the citizens zoning petition seeking to amend the Cambridge Zoning Ordinance to establish climate resilience requirements for certain projects.

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Emerging Professionals of MA US Green Building Council Summer Picnic + Wellness Boost
Wednesday, June 27
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
North Point Park and Playground, 1 North Point Boulevard, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/epma-summer-picnic-wellness-boost-tickets-46528895178
Cost:  $11.53 - $22.03

Join us at the Summer Picnic + Wellness Boost for an afternoon of yoga, healthy food, and discussions about merging wellness into our everyday lives.
Lawrence Flicker will start the afternoon with a calm group exercise. Following the yoga session, we will fill up our stomachs with some yummy, healthy food from Wholeheart Provisions while our guest speakers lead a casual conversation on incorporating wellness into our everyday lives. Steve Burke, Sustainability Manager at Consigli Construction, will be discussing the integration of health and wellness into sustainable construction practices. Michelle Moon will also be joining us to speak about her experience with how city biking keeps her active and focused.
Below is the agenda for the event, hope to see you there!
6:00-6:45pm: Yoga with Lawrence Flicker (Please bring your own Yoga mat!)
6:45-7:00pm: Cool Down & Food
7:00-7:15pm: Speaker: Steven Burke, Health & Wellness in Construction
7:15-7:30pm: Speaker: Michelle Moon, City Biking
7:30-8:00pm: Discussion & Networking
Thank you to City Compost for volunteering to compost at this event!

Learn more about our Yoga instructor and Speakers:
Lawrence Flicker
I came to yoga during college as part of training to play baseball and stayed with it because of the mental and physical benefits I experience from regular practice. Working for Oracle, I find my days and weeks to be long and carry the stresses of a high-pressure, fast-moving corporate environment. Outside of work, I like to keep busy with an active social life and involvement in several professional groups. Yoga is a great release, a grounding exercise, and a way to nurture my own wellness in spite of my somewhat hectic schedule. To me, wellness is a balance across several dimensions and having the self-awareness to recognize when to take care of and address each one.

Steven Burke
Steven is a Sustainability Manager at Consigli Construction Co., Inc., an 800+ person construction firm based in Massachusetts. His position involves management of company sustainability processes and sustainable construction projects at Consigli.
He has a Master of Science in Sustainability Management from Columbia University, and has delivered many presentations on how to integrate health and wellness into the design and construction of the built environment.

Michelle Moon
Michelle Moon is an urban a planner and designer who has worked with numerous non-profits and with local and state government in the Boston area.  Her work centers around using the physical landscape to address environmental and health issues, primarily through creating and improving open space, placemaking, green infrastructure, and bike infrastructure.  Michelle has worked as an independent consultant for the Fairmount Greenway, Neighborways Design, Patronicity, and the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, as well as worked as horticulturist, graphic design, researcher, and teacher.

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Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News
Wednesday June 27
7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline

Clint Watts
A former FBI Special Agent, U.S. Army officer and leading cyber-security expert offers a devastating and essential look at the misinformation campaigns and electronic espionage operations that have become the cutting edge of modern warfare—and how we can protect ourselves and our country against them.

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Squeezed:  Why Our Families Can't Afford America
Wednesday, June 27
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed author and journalist ALISSA QUART for a discussion of her latest book, Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America. She will be joined in conversation by LISA MULLINS, the voice of WBUR's All Things Considered.

About Squeezed
Families today are squeezed on every side—from high childcare costs and harsh employment policies to workplaces without paid family leave or even dependable and regular working hours. Many realize that attaining the standard of living their parents managed has become impossible.

Alissa Quart, executive editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, examines the lives of many middle-class Americans who can now barely afford to raise children. Through gripping firsthand storytelling, Quart shows how our country has failed its families. Her subjects—from professors to lawyers to caregivers to nurses—have been wrung out by a system that doesn’t support them, and enriches only a tiny elite.
Interlacing her own experience with close-up reporting on families that are just getting by, Quart reveals parenthood itself to be financially overwhelming, except for the wealthiest. She offers real solutions to these problems, including outlining necessary policy shifts, as well as detailing the DIY tactics some families are already putting into motion and argues for the cultural reevaluation of parenthood and caregiving.

Written in the spirit of Barbara Ehrenreich and Jennifer Senior, Squeezed is an eye-opening page-turner. Powerfully argued, deeply reported, and ultimately hopeful, it casts a bright, clarifying light on families struggling to thrive in an economy that holds too few options. It will make readers think differently about their lives and those of their neighbors.

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Thursday, June 28
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Getting Local! New Hampshire’s Regional Food Systems
Thursday, June 28
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Webinar
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-local-new-hampshires-regional-food-systems-tickets-46021811477

There are many people and organizations working to support the local food economy. In this month’s webinar, we will hear about regional food system work from the North Country to Monadnock to the Seacoast. Join us to learn more about what’s happening throughout the state and how you can get involved!
Presenters include:
Roe-Ann Tasoulas from Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition
Julie Moran from North Country Farmers Coop
Jillian Hall from Seacoast Eat Local
Jesse Wright from Upper Saco Valley Land Trust
Join the webinar using Zoom at https://unh.zoom.us/j/151234830

Past webinars available at http://www.nhfoodalliance.com/content/past-webinars

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Provost Seminar: The Future of Health Systems
Thursday, June 28
3-4 p.m.
BU Medical Center, Instructional Building, L112, 72 E Concord Street, Boston
RSVP at busmdev at bu.edu

SEMINAR
The Future of Health Systems
Health Systems are going through major change brought on by different market entrants and disruptors. In addition, significant changes in regulation and policy at the state and national levels have added to the complexity. A case study will illustrate how these changes are happening amid an industry that is being digitized and focused on the consumer.

SPEAKER
ROD HOCHMAN, MD (BUSM’79)
Rod Hochman is the president and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health, a diverse family of organizations that has served the Western U.S. for more than 160 years. The organization comprises 111,000 caregivers who serve in 51 hospitals, 829 clinics and hundreds of programs and services in Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington.

Under Dr. Hochman’s leadership, Providence St. Joseph Health is transforming health care for the future through digital innovation, population health, mental health, genomics, whole person care and outreach to the poor and vulnerable.

He is a board member for the American Hospital Association (AHA), chair of AHA’s Regional Policy Board 9 and chair of the board of trustees for the Catholic Health Association. He was named the 2015 Innovator of the Year by Press Ganey. He also is the recipient of the 2017 Partners in Care Foundation Vision and Excellence in Health Care Leadership Award. He was ranked the fourth most influential physician executive and the 25th most influential person in health care in 2017 by Modern Health Care.

Dr. Hochman served as a clinical fellow in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. He received his bachelor’s and medical degrees from Boston University.

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Unbroken By Bars: A Public Program
WHEN  Thursday, June 28, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Gutman Gallery, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Art/Design, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Gutman Library
DETAILS	 Panel discussion and public program.
Unbroken by Bars examines the experiences of mothers who gave birth while incarcerated, a topic influenced by Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow and the endless fight for women’s rights and ownership of their bodies. This public art project was supported by Amplifier and #cut50 as part of a month-long initiative to bring attention to the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, a bill sponsored by Senator Cory Booker and Senator Elizabeth Warren.
LINK  http://www.unbrokenbybars.com/ABOUT

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BSLA EP Walking Tour: Climate Ready South Boston
Thursday, June 28
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
start at Binford Street Park, 45 Binford Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bsla-ep-walking-tour-climate-ready-south-boston-tickets-46887216928
Cost:  $0 – $10

Calling all Emerging Professionals!
The Climate Ready South Boston Report by Arcadis, Halvorson Design, the Woods Hole Group, and CivicMoxie for the City of Boston is currently underway and about to be released. Principal Robert Adams and landscape designer Olivia Fragale of Halvorson Design will lead a walking tour to discuss coastal conditions, sea level rise, and neighborhood solutions for protecting South Boston from rising sea levels and storm surges. The walking tour will begin at the Binford Street Park within the Fort Point neighborhood and take participants through Fan Pier, past the ICA, down Seaport Blvd, and conclude at South Boston Maritime Park. Topics for discussion relate to site-specific conditions highlighting flood pathways, water quality, and design opportunities. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear about the short- and long-term interventions that will be implemented between now and 2070 to help protect and enhance Boston’s most exposed neighborhood.
Special thanks to the Climate Ready Boston Leadership Team and the Boston Society of Landscape Architects and the BSLA Emerging Professional Network. Please join us after the tour for drinks; location to be announced.
Free for BSLA members; $10 non-members. Registration includes a drink ticket for the meetup after the tour.

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Reinventing Power - Movie Night at The North Face, Boston
Thursday, June 28
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
The North Face, 326 Newbury Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reinventing-power-movie-night-at-the-north-face-boston-tickets-46987686435
Cost:  $5

The North Face is partnering with the Sierra Club to bring you an evening of exploring the future of power and how it will effect our impact on the world and the areas we love to explore. Tickets are $5, which, along with 10% of pre-tax purchases during the event, will be donated to the Sierra Club Foundation.
  
The event will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Check-in will begin at 6:30pm.
We'll have a special gift for all attendees. Tickets and gifts are first come first serve.

Reinventing Power: America's Clean Energy Boom takes us across the country to hear directly from the people making our clean energy future achievable. These individuals are working to rebuild what's broken, rethink what's possible, and revitalize communities.

Their stories are proof that America does not need to choose between keeping our lights on and protecting our communities.

Over the film's 50 minutes, you and your guests will meet people in eight states whose lives were changed by the renewable energy industry while exploring various aspects of the clean energy industry from innovation to installation. 
Critically, Reinventing Power underscores the notion that we don't have to sacrifice jobs for a clean environment. Supporting a clean energy future means building a better, more prosperous future for everyone.

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Amity and Prosperity:  One Family and the Fracturing of America
Thursday, June 28
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store and WBUR welcome award-winning translator and poet ELIZA GRISWOLD for a discussion of her latest book, Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America. She will be joined in conversation by award-winning journalist BRUCE GELLERMAN. This event is co-sponsored by WBUR.

About Amity and Prosperity
Stacey Haney is a local nurse working hard to raise two kids and keep up her small farm when the fracking boom comes to her hometown of Amity, Pennsylvania. Intrigued by reports of lucrative natural gas leases in her neighbors’ mailboxes, she strikes a deal with a Texas-based energy company. Soon trucks begin rumbling past her small farm, a fenced-off drill site rises on an adjacent hilltop, and domestic animals and pets start to die. When mysterious sicknesses begin to afflict her children, she appeals to the company for help. Its representatives insist that nothing is wrong.
Alarmed by her children’s illnesses, Haney joins with neighbors and a committed husband-and-wife legal team to investigate what’s really in the water and air. Against local opposition, Haney and her allies doggedly pursue their case in court and begin to expose the damage that’s being done to the land her family has lived on for centuries. Soon a community that has long been suspicious of outsiders faces wrenching new questions about who is responsible for their fate, and for redressing it: The faceless corporations that are poisoning the land? The environmentalists who fail to see their economic distress? A federal government that is mandated to protect but fails on the job? Drawing on seven years of immersive reporting, Griswold reveals what happens when an imperiled town faces a crisis of values, and a family wagers everything on an improbable quest for justice.

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Ocean Conservation Storytelling
Thursday, June 28
7pm
NE Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theatre, 1 Central Wharf, Boston
RSVP at http://support.neaq.org/site/Calendar?id=107466&view=Detail

Andy Mann, Conservation Photographer and Filmmaker, National Geographic, SeaLegacy
With the magnificent honor of documenting the world’s oceans comes the incredible responsibility of telling these stories correctly and to the right people. Through photo and video storytelling, Andy Mann and SeaLegacy aim for the highest level of cinematography and social impact in order to bring change and raise awareness for our most threatened marine ecosystems. Through multimedia, Mann will share stories (and misadventures) from his excursions in all seven continents, including recent diving expeditions to Antarctica, the Arctic, Cuba, Macaronesia, and other locales, shining light on our most precious and threatened ecosystems.

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The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke 
Thursday, June 28
7:00pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge

Andrew Lawler
In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina to establish the first English settlement in the New World. But when the new colony's leader returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission, his settlers had vanished, leaving behind only a single clue--a "secret token" etched into a tree.

What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? That question has consumed historians, archeologists, and amateur sleuths for four hundred years. In The Secret Token, Andrew Lawler sets out on a quest to determine the fate of the settlers, finding fresh leads as he encounters a host of characters obsessed with resolving the enigma. In the course of his journey, Lawler examines how the Lost Colony came to haunt our national consciousness.

Incisive and absorbing, The Secret Token offers a new understanding not just of the Lost Colony and its fate, but of how its absence continues to define--and divide--America.

Andrew Lawler is the author of the highly acclaimed Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?. He is a contributing writer for Science, a contributing editor for Archaeology Magazine, and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Slate

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U.S. Senator Ed Markey's Climate Crisis Action Summit
Thursday, June 28
7:00pm - 8:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Belmont High School, 221 Concord Avenue, Belmont 
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-senator-ed-markeys-climate-crisis-action-summit-tickets-47186304507

Join U.S. Senator Ed Markey and the leading climate change experts for a summit on one of the greatest crises of our time. Following a discussion of the current state of affairs of climate policy and possible solutions, questions will be taken from the audience. 
We are honored to be joined by expert panelists:
Gina McCarthy, former EPA Administrator and current Director of C-CHANGE (Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Dr. John Holdren, former Chief Science and Technology Advisor to President Barack Obama and current Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Todd Stern, former U.S. Chief Negotiator for the Paris Climate Accord and current Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Distinguished Fellow at the World Resources Institute

**We are asking interested attendees to RSVP in order to gather an estimated head count. Please note that registration here does not guarantee a seat, as attendees will be seated on a first come, first serve basis. Though we do hope to accommodate each and every individual who attends!**

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Friday, June 29
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City Dance Party
Friday, June 29
7 PM - 11 PM
City of Cambridge, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

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Summer of Elevated Hope:  Boston Green Health Launch Party & Charity Benefit
Friday, June 29
7:00 PM
The Baseball Tavern, 1270 Boylston Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-of-elevated-hopeboston-green-health-launch-party-charity-benefit-tickets-46580453390
Cost:  $0 – $10

You don't want to miss this! Be apart of the Summer of Elevated Hope and join us at The Baseball Tavern Friday, June 29th for the Boston Green Health Launch Party and Charity Benefit featuring donations to Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The Red Sox will be playing the Yankees so stop by, root for your favorite team and elevate your community! Elevate Others. Elevate Yourself.

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Saturday, June 30
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Boston Area Beekeepers Association Open Hives
Saturday, June 30
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan

Drop in at the Boston Nature Center Saturday mornings from June to August and learn all about honey bees from the Boston Area Beekeepers!  We host an apiary on the sanctuary, and the beekeepers will “bee” more than happy to help you explore all aspects of bee life.  Learn how they make honey, how they survive the winter, and much more!  Free.

Registration is required.
Register online or call 617-983-8500 to register by phone.
Register by mail: program registration form (PDF 66K)
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.
For more information, contact:
Boston Nature Center
500 Walk Hill Street
Mattapan, MA 02126
bnc at massaudubon.org

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Rally Against Family Separation
Saturday, June 30
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rally-against-family-separation-tickets-47189552221

On June 30, 2018, we will rally in Boston in solidarity with nationwide protests against the current administration's abominable and inhumane policy of forcibly separating migrant children from their parents as they cross the border into the United States.
Our federal government is ripping families apart. June 30 protests are being planned across the nation, as the culmination of actions at border facilities and detention centers in the days and weeks to come. Together, we will raise our voices in opposition. We will let the world know that we do not accept such horrific and callous policy, and we will remain active until the administration ends this cruel practice.
Please RSVP so we can accurately plan for this large-scale mobilization. And please consider making a donation in support of this event. Significant costs for security, accessibility, and production are associated with events like these. 
More details will follow soon.

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Monday, July 2
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CBMM Special Seminar: Transformative Generative Models
Monday, July 2
4:00pm - 5:00pm
MIT, Building 46-3002, Singleton Auditorium, 43 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker(s):  Prof. Lior Wolf, Tel Aviv University and Facebook AI Research
Abstract: Generative models are constantly improving, thanks to recent contributions in adversarial training, unsupervised learning, and autoregressive models. In this talk, I will describe new generative models in computer vision, voice synthesis, and music.
In music – I will describe the first music translation method to produce convincing results (https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.07848)
In voice synthesis – I will discuss the current state of multi-speaker text to speech (https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.06984)
This seminar will live stream at the time of the event.

More information at http://bcs.mit.edu/news-events/events/cbmm-special-seminar-transformative-generative-models

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Science Diplomacy from the Arctic to our World
Monday, July 2
6:30pm
The Burren, 247 Elm Street, Somerville

Paul A. Berkman  

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

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Tuesday, July 3
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Invisible Light! Can the Treatment of Depression Be Beyond What is Seen?
Tuesday, July 3
Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am (followed by Coffee Hour)
Bornstein Family Amphitheater, BWH, 45 Francis Street, Boston

Presenter: Paolo Cassano, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Director of Photobiomodulation, Depression Clinical and Research Program, Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital
Transcranial photobiomodulation (t-PBM) with invisible near-infrared radiation (NIR) has emerged as a potential antidepressant treatment in both animal models and human studies. t-PBM consists of delivering NIR ─or red light─ to the scalp of the patient, which penetrates the skull and modulates function of the adjacent cortical areas of the brain. t-PBM with red light and/or NIR appears to increase brain metabolism (by activating the cytochrome C oxidase in the mitochondria), to increase neuroplasticity, and to modulate endogenous opioids, while decreasing inflammation and oxidative stress. t-PBM penetrates deeply into the cerebral cortex, modulates cortical excitability and improves cerebral perfusion and oxygenation. Studies have suggested that it can significantly improve cognition in healthy subjects, and in subjects with traumatic brain injury. The safety of t-PBM has been studied in a sample of acute 1,410 stroke patients, with no significant differences in rates of adverse events between t-PBM and sham exposure. Uncontrolled studies suggest an antidepressant effect of t-PBM in subjects suffering from major depressive disorder. A case on the use of t-PBM for the treatment of major depressive disorder will be presented, with discussion of evidence from a recent clinical trial.

Biography: Dr. Paolo Cassano is assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of photobiomodulation at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Depression and Clinical Research Program and at the MGH Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders.

Dr. Cassano received both his MD in medicine and surgery, and his PhD in clinical neuro-psychopharmacology from the University of Pisa in Italy.  He pursued post-doctoral studies in mood and anxiety disorders with the MGH Depression and Clinical Research Program (DCRP) and graduated from the MGH-McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program in 2009.

Dr. Cassano’s research has focused on developing new treatments for major depressive disorder (MDD) and better characterizing response to treatment by examining comorbid conditions, cultural factors and trauma. During his PhD studies in Italy, he co-led several research projects focusing on the use of two anti-Parkinson drugs for the treatment of resistant-depression. After coming to the United States he joined the DCRP at MGH, where he continued to study mood disorders, comorbidity and resistance to treatment as a co-investigator in STAR*D ─ the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression ─ trial.

Since 2014, Dr. Cassano has held a dual appointment at the MGH Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders (CATSD) and DCRP. At the DCRP and at the CATSD, he has severed as principal investigators and co-investigators on multiple studies on Major Depressive Disorder, PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Social Anxiety Disorder.

Since 2009, he has served as principal investigator on several studies on transcranial photobiomodulation for MDD, GAD and in healthy subjects, including a Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (2012 NARSAD YI) Award and a Dupont Warren/Livingston Fellowship from Harvard Medical School. These groundbreaking projects ─ in collaboration with the MGH Wellman Center for Photomedicine ─ have led to very promising results. Considerable press attention stemmed from these studies, with CNN and Washington Post coverage at the national level.

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Monday, July 9
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Curriculum Design Workshop
Monday, July 9 (More dates through July 20)
12:00am
MIT, Building NE49, 600 TECHNOLOGY Square, Cambridge

Meeting the challenges of higher education, Curriculum Design is a collegial and collaborative program based at the MIT Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) that introduces MIT approaches of problem-solving, learning science, entrepreneurship and use of online tools. Participants develop curriculum reform, contributing to student success and the economic trajectory of their country.

Apply at https://jwel.mit.edu/curriculum-design-workshop

VISION
As educational approaches and technologies develop, the faculty of Higher Educators is challenged to engage students in the most productive way. Curriculum Design meets this challenge by addressing pedagogical approaches, curriculum design and implementation, with emphasis on MIT-style problem-solving methods, science of learning, and educational technology/online tools. Inclusion of entrepreneurial skills into higher education is becoming increasingly important to meet unemployment challenges, and the program includes exposure to the MIT innovation culture and startup development. Specific subject content is part of the curriculum.

Curriculum Design is aimed at global faculty, and especially groups from one university or several within one country that have the goal of reworking their curricula and revising educational structure. Faculty from new universities will find the program exceptionally useful as curriculum is devised for the first time, and state of the art approaches can be incorporated.

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Tuesday, July 10
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Slash & Burn: How Two Houghton Manuscripts Survived a Violent Past
WHEN  Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Lamont Library Forum Room, 11 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Exhibitions, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Houghton Library
SPEAKER(S)  Sylvie Merian, Morgan Library & Museum
TICKET WEB LINK	  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyNBzNeC0AXpGbjlV6uQ2tsPSfJ9vJKmh_u3OqwR_d8VrTRQ/viewform?usp=send_form
TICKET INFO  RSVP. Free and open to the public.
DETAILS  When Raphael Lemkin coined the term genocide he defined not only the intent to destroy a group of people but the deliberate aim of erasing their cultural legacy. Dr. Sylvie Merian will focus on two manuscripts now held at Houghton Library, which she discovered while a Houghton Library Visiting Fellow/Katharine F. Pantzer Jr. Fellowship in Descriptive Bibliography 2008-2009. Both manuscripts were violently attacked during the 1894-1896 Hamidian massacres in the Ottoman Empire. This brutal attempt to annihilate Armenian literary tradition will be contextualized through several examples of the deliberate destruction of significant cultural artifacts, not only for the Armenians but also in world history. Examining the history of cultural genocide highlights the importance of artifacts as key to the survival of the Armenian people.
Speaker: Sylvie L. Merian received her Ph.D. in Armenian Studies from Columbia University’s Department of Middle East Languages and Cultures. She has published and lectured internationally on Armenian codicology, bookbinding, silverwork, manuscript illumination, and the history of the book. She is currently Reader Services Librarian at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.
LINK  http://houghton75.org/events-grid/

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Cinema: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with Dr. Asaf Marco
Tuesday, July 10
6:30pm to 9:00pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Join us for the first part in our Cerebral Cinema series, where you'll hear from researchers and then compare real science to depictions on the big screen.

Learn how the brain processes emotions as Kay Tye, MIT Associate Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, describes her research. Then enjoy Inside Out, the very popular animated film starring Joy, Anger, Fear, Disgust, and Sadness!

This event is presented in conjunction with The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal. 

Free.

Additional Events in this Series:
August 14, Cerebral Cinema: Inception with Dr. Steve Ramirez

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The Art of Resistance: Painting by Candlelight in Mao's China 
Tuesday, July 10
7:00pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge

The Art of Resistance surveys the lives of seven painters--Ding Cong (1916-2009), Feng Zikai (1898-1975), Li Keran (1907-89), Li Kuchan (1898-1983), Huang Yongyu (b. 1924), Pan Tianshou (1897-1971), and Shi Lu (1919-82)--during China's Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), a time when they were considered counterrevolutionary and were forbidden to paint. Drawing on interviews with the artists and their families and on materials collected during her visits to China, Shelley Drake Hawks examines their painting styles, political outlooks, and life experiences.

These fiercely independent artists took advantage of moments of low surveillance to secretly "paint by candlelight." In doing so, they created symbolically charged art that is open to multiple interpretations. The wit, courage, and compassion of these painters will inspire respect for the deep emotional and spiritual resonance of Chinese art.

Shelley Drake Hawks teaches art history and world history at Middlesex Community College in Massachusetts.

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MIT Solve Coastal Communities Challenge
How can coastal communities mitigate and adapt to climate change while developing and prospering?
https://solve.mit.edu/challenges/coastal-communities
Challenge deadline July 1, 2018

Challenge Overview
Over 30% of humanity lives near coasts, ranging from massive cities to key ports and naval bases to small islands. The effects of climate change – including sea level rise, stronger storms, ocean warming and acidification – are causing increasing negative impacts on these communities’ lives and livelihoods. For the 600 million people supported by the fishing industry, a majority of them women, overfishing, pollution, and acidification threaten their livelihoods and the fragile ecosystems on which they depend. In cities and elsewhere, some communities already face regular flooding due to higher tides, some will see more frequent natural disasters, and others will see tourist-attracting coral reefs or surfing fade.

Further, as 60% of global GDP and 90% of global trade moves through coasts, increased flooding or damage to port infrastructure poses risks for communities and businesses alike, whether or not they are near the ocean. In addition, coastal and ocean ecosystems absorb 25% of our excess CO2, but are often degraded through coastal development, making climate change harder to mitigate.

While facing numerous impacts, coastal communities from Puerto Rico to Dhaka also have the potential to demonstrate resilient and sustainable ways of living near and with the ocean. Doing so will require people to have access to new technological solutions—along with new ways to envision and enact hard decisions about economies, society, and infrastructure. The Solve community aims to find innovative solutions to support and enhance coastal communities, while mitigating and adapting to climate change. To do so, Solve welcomes solutions from innovators around the world that:

Increase the viability and scale of sustainable economic activity from oceans, ranging from fishing to energy production to tourism
Provide cost-effective infrastructure approaches to improve resilience in the face of increased storm-, sea-, and tidewater
Rebuild or replicate mangroves, corals, and other ecosystems to restore historic functions, including storm surge absorption, carbon uptake, and stable fisheries
Enable coastal communities, governments, and corporations to use data to understand and make complex decisions around sustainable and resilient development

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Announcing Destination 2040: The next long-range transportation plan for the Boston region

How would you improve the Boston region’s transportation system? That’s the question at the heart of the MPO’s preparations for Destination 2040, which the MPO expects to adopt in the spring of 2019.

Every four years, the MPO identifies the system’s strengths and weaknesses; forecasts changes in population, employment, and land use; and creates a plan to address existing and future mobility needs. The resulting long-range transportation plan (LRTP) allocates funding for major projects in the Boston region and guides the MPO’s funding of capital investment programs and studies.

Use the new Destination 2040 website at http://ctps.org/lrtp-dev to explore the state of the system; learn how the MPO will identify needs, revisit its vision and goals, and prioritize its investments; and share your own interests, concerns, and ideas.

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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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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/
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

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