[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Sun Nov 13 20:09:13 PST 2011

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

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My national level proposal to slow climate change is a finalist in the  
Climate CoLab contest.  You can learn more (and find out how to vote  
for it if you want to until November 15) here:  http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/05/1033579/-DailyKos-Writers-Solve-Climate-Change

Clean Cookstoves in Tanzania


Monday, November 14, 2011
SDM Systems Thinking Webinar
"Power System Balancing with High Renewable Penetration: The Potential  
of Demand Response in Hawai'i"
Karl Critz, SDM '10, Clean Energy Innovator and SDM Student
Time: 12-1pm
More information at http://sdm.mit.edu/news/news_articles/webinar_111411/webinar-critz-demand-response.html
Register at https://mitweb.webex.com/mitweb/j.php?ED=145437892&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D


Monday, November 14
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Fainsod Room, Room 324, Littauer Building, HKS, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
Energy Policy Seminar:
"Meeting the Energy Needs of Tomorrow: Opportunities and Challenges,”  
featuring Jason Bordoff, Associate Director for Energy and Climate  
Change, Council on Environmental Quality, and Senior Advisor for  
Energy and Environmental Policy, National Economic Council.
Lunch will be provided.
Contact Name: Louisa Lund louisa_lund at hks.harvard.edu


Monday, November 14
12:30pm - 1:45pm
The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue, Medford
The Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar Series
"Renewable Energy and Climate Change: The IPCC Report" with Professor  
William Moomaw, Lead Author, IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy  
Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (2011), and Director, Center for  
International Environment and Resource Policy
Contact Name: Miranda Fasulo Miranda.Fasulo at tufts.edu


"Education Under Fire" Screening and Discussion
WHEN  Mon., Nov. 14, 2011, 2 – 4 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Graduate School of Education, Askwith Hall
TYPE OF EVENT  Discussion, Film, Panel
CONTACT EMAIL  kevin_boehm at gse.harvard.edu
CONTACT PHONE  617-384-7490

NOTE  The 30-minute documentary profiles the growth, struggle, and  
inspiring spirit of the Baha´i Institute for Higher Education.
In 1987, the semi-underground Baha´i Institute for Higher Education  
(BIHE) was formed to give young Baha´is their only chance for a  
university-level education. Despite repeated raids and arrests,  
volunteer teachers and administrators created an independent,  
decentralized university system that has lifted the lives of thousands  
of Baha´i students across Iran. In May, 2011, an organized assault was  
launched by the Iranian government in an attempt to shut down the  
BIHE. Over 30 homes were raided and over a dozen BIHE professors and  
administrators were detained. Several are still in prison for doing  
nothing more than trying to teach. The film connects a diverse  
audience to a grave human rights issue, a powerful story of resilience  
against oppression, and the need to respect human rights everywhere.

Following the screening will be a panel and discussion featuring  
Executive Producer David Hoffman, Director Jeff Kaufman, Rainn Wilson  
and members of the Harvard Community.

LINK   http://www.educationunderfire.com


Monday, November 14, 2011
Harvard, Haller Hall (Geo Museum 102), 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

"The Nitrogen Cycle in a Changing Ocean"
Dr. David Hutchins, University of Southern California. Hosted by Ann  
Contact Name:  Sabinna Cappo
scappo at fas.harvard.edu


Monday, November 14
MIT Building 66-110, 25 Ames Street, Cambridge
"Unlocking Energy Innovation: How America Can Build a Low-Cost, Low- 
Carbon Energy System,"
Richard Lester, Japan Steel Industry Professor and Head of the  
Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering


Monday, November 14, 2011
Gasoline Prices, Household Location and Urban Sprawl
MIT Building 7-431, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Speaker: Raven Molloy, Senior Economist, Macroeconomic Analysis  
Section, Division of Research and Statistics, U.S. Federal Reserve,  
Board of Governors
Reinventing the City @ MIT

During 2011-2012, the Department of Urban Studies & Planning will host  
a series of high-profile speakers and panels on a wide-range of topics  
related to the future of cities, planning, participation, economies,  
technology, design, and development. This series is part of a multi- 
year initiative in the department to raise cutting-edge questions  
about the field in an era of rapid change.

See http://dusp.mit.edu/p.lasso?t=7:6:0 for more in this series.

Web site: http://dusp.mit.edu/p.lasso?t=7:6:0
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Department of Urban Studies and Planning
For more information, contact:
Ezra Glenn
eglenn at mit.edu


Monday, November 14
7:00 PM
Bartos Theater at MIT, Wiesner Building (E15), Lower Level, 20 Ames  
Street, Cambridge

MIT Japan 3/11 Initiative
Keynote: James Wescoat, Aga Khan Professor, MIT (USA)
Shun Kanda, Senior Lecturer, MIT (USA)
Respondent: Jegan Vincent de Paul, ACT Lecturer, MIT (USA)

In the aftermath of the disaster suffered in Japan, MIT launched the  
MIT Japan 3/11 Initiative, a multi-year collaborative project focused  
on disaster-resilient planning, design and reconstruction. Back from  
the first MIT Japan 3/11 workshop which took place this summer, Shun  
Kanda and Jim Wescoat will discuss the process and challenges in  
planning and implementing alternative strategies for disaster- 
preparedness. Shun Kanda is a Tokyo native and the Director of  
Architectural Studies for the MIT-Japan Program. James L. Wescoat, Jr.  
is Aga Khan Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at  
MIT. MIT Japan 3/11 Initiative: http://web.mit.edu/japan3-11/home.html

Free and open to the public.

For more information:


The Harvard Food Law Society Presents
Mark Winne

“Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture”

Discussion & Book Signing

Tuesday, November 15th from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Pound 102, Harvard Law School

*The Coop will be on site with Mr. Winne’s book

Mark Winne’s second book, “Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart  
Cookin’ Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture”  
takes on the universal struggle between human freedom and authority in  
its relationship to food. From urban gardening heroes in Cleveland, to  
feisty farmers in New England, to lower income mothers in Texas, Winne  
shows how people are reclaiming their connection to their food,  
health, land, and governments.

Mark is the former Executive Director of the Hartford Food System and  
a co-founder of a number of food and agriculture policy groups  
including the City of Hartford Food Policy Commission, the Connecticut  
Food Policy Council, End Hunger Connecticut!, and the national  
Community Food Security Coalition. He was an organizer and chairman of  
the Working Lands Alliance, a statewide coalition working to preserve  
Connecticut’s farmland, and is a founder of the Connecticut Farmland  
Trust. Mark was a member of the United States delegation to the 2000  
World Conference on Food Security in Rome and is a 2001 recipient of  
the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary’s Plow Honor Award. From  
2002 until 2004, Mark was a Food and Society Policy Fellow, a position  
supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. His essays and opinion  
pieces have appeared in the Hartford Courant, the Boston Globe, The  
Nation, In These Times, Sierra Magazine, Orion Magazine, Successful  
Farming, Yes! Magazine, and numerous organizational and professional  

Mark now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he serves on the Santa  
Fe Food Policy Council and the Southwest Grass-fed Livestock Alliance.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011
MIT Building 32-141, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge
Transportation at MIT and the MIT Transportation Club present:
David Burwell, Director of Energy and Climate for The Carnegie  
Endowment for International Peace
"Road to Recovery: Transforming America's Transportation"


Tuesday, November 15, 12 p.m.
"Gaddafi's Last Guests: Witness to the Final Days of the Gaddafi  
Speaker Series with Missy Ryan, Military Affairs and Afghanistan- 
Pakistan correspondent, Reuters.
Harvard, Taubman 275, 5 Eliot Street, Cambridge


Covering Japan and Asia in the New York Times
WHEN  Tue., Nov. 15, 2011, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
LOCATION:  HARVARD, Weatherhead Center, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Sponsored by the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations
SPEAKER(S)  Susan Chira, assistant managing editor, News, The New York  

Moderator: Ezra F. Vogel, Henry Ford II Research Professor of the  
Social Sciences, Harvard University
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO  xtian at wcfia.harvard.edu
LINK  http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/schedule/schedule.htm


Program Your City: Legal and Governance Issues of an Urban Integrated  
Open Data API
Marcus Foth, Queensland University of Technology
Tuesday, November 15, 12:30 pm

Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street, second floor

RSVP required for those attending in person at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2011/11/foth#RSVP
This event will be webcast live at 12:30 pm ET at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/interactive/webcast 
  and archived on our site shortly after.

The physical city is covered with an increasing number of layers of  
digital information. At the same time, there is a significant trend  
towards incorporating location data into web and mobile applications:  
The urbanisation of the internet, and the digitisation of the city.

Recent ‘Government 2.0’ initiatives have led to the creation of public  
data catalogues such as data.gov.au (U.S.), data.gov.uk (U.K.),  
data.gov.au (Australia) on federal government levels, and datasf.org  
(San Francisco) and data.london.gov.uk (London) on municipal levels.  
In most cases, these initiatives produce mere collections of data  
repositories. However, proprietary database formats and the lack of an  
open application programming interface (API) often limit the full  
potential that could be achieved by allowing these data sets to be  

This talk presents the proposal for an information substrate with an  
integrated open data API – in a way, an operating system for cities  
that integrates three types of data sources:

Public government data (traffic, public transport, health, population,  
Social media data (eg., Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.)
Sensor network data (domestic energy monitoring, river gauges,  
weather, etc.)
The primary goal is to put intuitively accessible real-time data into  
the hands of citizens and residents and unleash the creative capacity  
of programmers and end-users who will be able to create, share (or  
sell) their own custom-made web and mobile based decision-support  
tools and applications that take advantage of data mash-ups comprising  
all three types of data sources and tailored to specific needs. The  
talk will present a number of potential demonstrator applications that  
illustrate the capabilities of the proposed infrastructure with a view  
to specifically discuss the legal, policy, copyright and goverance  
issues and implications that may arise.

About Marcus
Associate Professor Marcus Foth is the founder and director of the  
Urban Informatics Research Lab, and Principal Research Fellow with the  
Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation at Queensland  
University of Technology.
Professor Foth’s research explores human-computer interaction design  
and development at the intersection of people, place and technology  
with a focus on urban informatics, social media, ubiquitous computing  
and mobile applications.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Inventions to Innovations: Opportunities and challenges for  
Nanomanufacturing Technology
Speaker: Omkaram Nalamasu, Applied Materials
MIT Building 34-101
MTL Seminar Series
Refreshments at 3:30 p.m.

Nanomanufacturing technology, the cost-effective and practical  
manufacturing solutions based on equipment and process solution  
platforms have been translating the promise of nanotechnology to  
reality in advancing the electronics and display technology and  
product roadmaps. Advances in nanomanufacturing technology are also  
fundamental to solving the energy and environment challenges. In this  
presentation, I will detail the challenges and opportunities facing  
the electronics, display and energy industries and how advances in  
nanomanufacturing are fundamental to resolving these challenges.

Web site: http://www-mtl.mit.edu/seminars/fall2011.html
Open to: the general public
Cost: free
Sponsor(s): Microsystems Technology Laboratories
For more information, contact:
Valerie Dinardo
valeried at mit.edu


Tuesday, November 15
MIT Building E51-395, 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
The Second Arab Awakening:  Challenges and Promise
Dr. Marwan Muasher, Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for  
International Peace


Tuesday, November 15
Biodiversity, Ecology & Global Change Lecture
Biolabs Lecture Hall, 16 Divinity Ave, Cambridge
"Individuals, Ecosystems, and the Land Carbon Sink”
Lars O. Hedin, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Director  
of Program in Environmental Studies, Princeton University.
Contact Name: Lisa Matthews matthew at fas.harvard.edu


Tuesday, November 15, 2011
MIT Building 4-231, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Intelligence by Design for an Entropic Grid
Matias Negrete-Pincetic. Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of  
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MIT Energy Club Lecture Series
The Smart Grid vision has been sparked by the need for a more  
reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy network. However, new  
technologies and new policies intended to realize this vision may  
increase significantly the complexity of the power network. In  
particular, with greater consumer and supplier choice, and with the  
introduction of renewable energy resources that are often  
unpredictable, the range of possible system behaviors - that is, its  
entropy - may increase dramatically.

The success of the new paradigm created by the Smart Grid vision will  
require not only the creation and integration of new technologies into  
the grid, but also the redesign of its coupled market structures.  
Economic models able to capture the new physical reality are a first  
requirement for the design of a reliable, and "smart" electrical grid.

To begin to address these issues, we survey elements of today's  
electricity markets. While there are many success stories, the  
failures can be dramatic. We investigate why these disasters occur,  
and conclude that they are a consequence of design: The static models  
used in competitive equilibrium analyses capture none of the key  
issues in real time markets.

Several research questions are presented - their solution will require  
collaboration among researchers in economics, power and energy  
systems, and decision and control.

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Club

For more information, contact:
MIT Energy Club
energyclub at mit.edu


PechaKucha Boston
Doors 6:00pm, Talk at 7:00pm
OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo as an event for young designers  
to meet, network, and show their work in public. Drawing its name from  
the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a  
presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20  
seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, keeping  
things moving at a rapid pace.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Entrepreneurship in Clean Tech
MIT Building E51-315
Come hear successful women entrepreneurs and venture capitalists talk  
about their experiences in the clean tech startup space. The  
discussion will touch upon industry-specific issues such as funding,  
market research, technology development, and regulatory constraints.

Marcie Black '94, MNG '95, PhD'03 - CTO & Co-founder at BandGap  
Vanessa Green MNG '08, MBA '11 - CEO at OnChipPower
Christine Marcus MBA '12 - former Deputy Chief Financial Officer at  
the Department of Energy
Laura Angotti '86 - Manager of Commercial Development & Engineering at  
Mina Hsiang '03, MNG '05, MBA - Senior Associate at General Catalyst  
Partners (Moderator)

6:30-7:00 p.m. Reception sponsored by Goodwin Proctor LLP
7:00-9:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

Web site: http://alumweb.mit.edu/groups/amita/BrowseWeb.do?webSiteId=SI000477&webPageId=P008&eventId=42364

Open to: the general public
Cost: AMITA members & MIT10: $15 MIT; non-member alumni: $18;  
Students: $10; Guests: $20; $5 extra at the door
Sponsor(s): AMITA, Goodwind Procter LLP
For more information, contact:
Natasha Us
natasha.us at gmail.com


  November 15, 2011
07:00PM to 09:00PM
Cambridgeport Baptist Church, 459 Putnam Avenue, Cambridge

GreenPort Forum
the documentary "Downstream"; updates on Tar Sands Action

GreenPort's monthly forum: "Campaign to Stop the Tar Sands  
Pipeline".   Screening and discussion of "Downstream" -- a documentary  
on the Aboriginal community of Fort Chipewyan located downstream from  
one of the most polluting operations in the world -- the tar sands of  
Alberta, Canada, where crude oil is extracted for export to refineries  
in Canada and the US. Obama has the power to approve or deny the  
permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline from the tar sands to the Gulf.   
Also, arrestees from last August's Tar Sands Action of civil- 
disobedience at the White House will lead a discussion about the  
campaign to stop the pipeline.  We will also have a report back from  
Tar Sands Action's November 6th encirclement of the White House.

Please read website to learn how you can join this campaign to stand  
up to big oil:  http://www.tarsandsaction.org/


The True Cost of Coal:
The Beehive Design Collective's Depiction of a Complex Socio-Technical  
November 15
Interactive Workshop
The Beehive Design Collective, based in Machais, Maine, are touring  
the country presenting their collaboratively designed large-scale  
posters which weave together narratives and sharply examined social  
consequences of technological change. This exciting event will be  
interactive with discussion of the process of creating such a work  
followed with an interactive workshop.

The True Cost of Coal is dense with metaphors drawn from the natural  
world. It is rooted in history, grounded in the grinding urgency of  
Mountain Top Removal, fueled by the looming threat of climate change,  
and guided by the robust, grassroots resistance of everyday  
Appalachians. It is about communities envisioning, building, and  
defending a better world every day, in a million ways.

Art supplies will be provided, as will refreshments.


Good Government. Good Ideas. Six Reasons Why These Words Go Together.
WHEN  Wed., Nov. 16, 2011, 12 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  JFK Jr. Forum, Littauer Building; Harvard Kennedy School, 79  
JFK Street
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Classes/Workshops, Social Sciences, Special  
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Ash Center for Democratic Governance and  
Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO  Kara O'Sullivan: kara_o'sullivan at harvard.edu, 617.496.1714
NOTE  Innovations in American Government Award Finalists Presentations:
Representatives from the government finalists in competition for the  
Innovations in American Government Award will present their  
initiatives before the National Selection Committee. These six  
government initiatives demonstrate creative problem solving to some of  
our nation’s most pressing issues ranging from education, economic  
development, and poverty to civic services and health care. The winner  
of the competition will be announced in early 2012.
LINK  http://ash.harvard.edu/Home/News-Events/Events/Innovations-in-American-Government-Finalist-Presentations


Wednesday, November 16
4:10pm - 5:30pm
Harvard, Littauer Building, Room L-382, 79 John F. Kennedy Street,  
Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy:  “Externalizing the  
Contact Name: Jason Chapman 617-496-8054


Wednesday, November 16, 2011
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Asian Community Development Corporation - Community Room at the  
Metropolitan, 38 Oak Street, Boston, MA, 02111
(near the Tufts Medical Center Orange Line station, head west down  
Washington to Oak Street)

Book Release Event:  Cultivating Food Justice
Cultivating Food Justice highlights the ways race and class  
inequalities permeate the food system, from production to distribution  
to consumption.  By bringing together insights from studies of  
environmental justice, sustainable agriculture, critical race theory,  
and food studies, these diverse accounts of the relationships among  
food, environmentalism, justice, race, and identity will help guide  
efforts to achieve a just and sustainable food system.
The event is free, but space is limited.  Please RSVP by Friday,  
November 11 at http://cultivatingfoodjustice.eventbrite.com/

Refreshments provided.
The book will be available for purchase at the event.
Visit the book website: http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=12695

“Race, class, and history aren’t foodie strong points. Yet to turn the  
food movement into one that fully embraces justice, some difficult  
discussions lie ahead. The chapters in this splendid and rigorously  
researched book will help those conversations be better informed, and  
their outcomes wiser.”
Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved and The Value of Nothing


Wednesday, November 16, 2011
MIT Building E62-262

The Meaning of Market Efficiency
Speaker: Robert Jarrow (Cornell)

Web site: http://econ-www.mit.edu/files/7312
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): MIT/Sloan Finance Seminar
For more information, contact:
Theresa Benevento
theresa at mit.edu


Wednesday, November 16, 2011
MIT Building E14-633

Mimi Ito: "Fandom Unbound: Otaku Culture in a Connected World"
Speaker: Mimi Ito

Civic Media Sessions
In recent years, otaku culture has emerged as one of Japan's major  
cultural exports and as a genuinely transnational phenomenon. In this  
talk, Mimi Ito, a cultural anthropologist at UC Irvine, discusses how  
this once marginalized popular culture has come to play a major role  
in Japan's identity at home and abroad. In the American context, the  
word otaku is best translated as "geek," an ardent fan with highly  
specialized knowledge and interests. But it is associated especially  
with fans of specific Japan-based cultural genres, including anime,  
manga, and video games. Most important of all is the way otaku culture  
represents a newly participatory fan culture in which fans not only  
organize around niche interests but produce and distribute their own  
media content. How did this once stigmatized Japanese youth culture  
create its own alternative markets and cultural products such as fan  
fiction, comics, costumes, and remixes, becoming a major international  
force that can challenge the dominance of commercial media? By  
exploring the rich variety of otaku culture from multiple  
perspectives, Prof. Ito will provide fascinating insights into the  
present and future of cultural production and distribution in the  
digital age.

Web site: http://civic.mit.edu/event/civic-media-session-fandom-unbound-otaku-culture-in-a-connected-world
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Center for Civic Media, MIT Cool Japan Research Project,  
MIT Comparative Media Studies
For more information, contact:
Andrew Whitacre


"Inspiring Students Locally to Act Globally"
Lecture by Civil Rights Movement Activist, Minister, and Educator Dr.  
Bernard LaFayette, Jr.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (ET)
Wheelock College--Brookline Campus
Ladd Multipurpose Room, 43 Hawes Street, Brookline, MA 02446

Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. co-founded the Student Nonviolent  
Coordinating Committee in 1960. He was also a leader in the 1960  
Nashville Movement as well as the 1961 Freedom Rides and the 1965  
Selma Movement.

Dr. LaFayette is a former Scholar-in-Residence at the Martin Luther  
King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, Georgia  
appointed by Mrs. Coretta Scott King. Currently, Dr. LaFayette is a  
Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Rhode Island  
Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, Kingston, R.I.
This outstanding activist, scholar, and author has published widely  
and traveled extensively to many countries as a lecturer and  
consultant on peace and nonviolence.

Wheelock College is honored to welcome him to campus for this one-time  
lecture event.


Thursday, November 17, 2011
MIT Building E51-372, 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Climate Change Policy in the US: How it Impacts the Development of  
Electric Generating Facilities
Speaker: Aladdine Joroff, attorney at Beveridge & Diamond

In the absence of comprehensive federal legislation in the climate  
change arena, state governments are continuing to implement an array  
of regulations to fill that space. From regional greenhouse gas  
emissions cap and trade programs to renewable portfolio standards,  
many of these state initiatives, along with proposals for stricter  
clean air rules, will require significant utility investments and  
impact the siting and operation of electric generation facilities.
Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Club

For more information, contact:
MIT Energy Club
energyclub at mit.edu


Thursday, November 17, 2011
12:30 - 1:30 pm
HSPH Building 1, Room 1302, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston
“The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be: Climate Change, Health, and the  
Federal Response”
John Balbus, MD, MPH, Senior Advisor for Public Health, National  
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences


Thursday, November 17, 2011
MIT Building E40-496, Pye Conference Room, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge

American Anthrax: Fear, Crime, and the Investigation of the Nation's  
Deadliest Bioterror Attack
Book Talk with Jeanne Guillemin.
Here's a quote about the book:
"[An] intriguing and insightful real-life medical mystery. . .  
Extensively documented and sprightly written, Guillemin's medical  
detective story is a valuable addition to understanding the  
apocalyptic world of biological weapons."
-Publishers Weekly

"A compelling and marvelously researched history. Guillemin delivers  
an expert account of the shock, fear, challenges and twists resulting  
from the 2001 anthrax attacks on America and its psyche."
-The Honorable Tom Ridge, first secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland  

More details to come

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Center for International Studies, Security Studies Program

For more information, contact:
starrforum at mit.edu


Information Retrieval for the Human Web
Sepandar Kamvar , Consulting Professor of Computational and  
Mathematical Engineering, Stanford University

Nov 17, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Harvard, Maxwell Dworkin G125, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge

In the past few years, we have seen a tremendous growth in public  
human communication and self-expression, through blogs, microblogs,  
and social networks. In addition, we are beginning to see the  
emergence of a social technology stack on the web, where profile and  
relationship information gathered by some applications can be used by  
other applications. This technology shift, and the cultural shift that  
has accompanied it, offers a great opportunity for computer  
scientists, artists, and sociologists to study (and organize) people  
at scale.
In this talk, I will discuss how the changing web suggests new  
paradigms for search and discovery. I'll show recent projects that use  
web search to study human nature, and use human nature to improve web  
search. I'll describe the underlying principles behind these projects  
and suggest how they might inform future work in search, data mining,  
and social computing.

Speaker Biography:
Sep Kamvar is a consulting professor of computational and mathematical  
engineering at Stanford University. His research focuses on social  
computing and information management. From 2003 to 2007, he was the  
head of personalization at Google. Prior to Google, he was founder and  
CEO of Kaltix, a personalized search company that was acquired by  
Google in 2003. Kamvar is the author of two books and over 40  
technical publications and patents in the fields of search and social  
computing. His artwork is in the permanent collections of The Museum  
of Modern Art in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and  
has been exhibited in a number of other museums, including the  
Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the National Museum of  
Contemporary Art in Athens. He holds a PhD in scientific computing and  
computational mathematics from Stanford University, and an AB in  
chemistry from Princeton University.

Host:  Krzysztof Gajos
Contact:  Gioia Sweetland
gioia at seas.harvard.edu 617-495-2919


Thursday, November 17
HUCE Seminar Room, 24 Oxford Street 3rd Floor, Cambridge
Energy History Workshop: Units, Ideas, and Images in the History of  
A Keynote Lecture with Paul Warde (University of East Anglia): "Life,  
Land and Limits in the 'Organic Economy’, c. 1670-1840”
Contact Name: Philipp Lehmann plehmann at fas.harvard.edu


Thursday, November 17, 2011
MIT Building E62-233, Sloan School, 100 Main Street, Cambridge

Legatum Lecture Series: Chocolate Symposium with Kopali Organics
Speaker: Jacqui Holmes and Zak Zaidman
Join us for a chocolate tasting, to learn about the bittersweet  
challenges and rewards of creating a company focused on a triple  
bottom line, and to hear about brand/product messaging combining  
sensory appeal and positive impact.

Web site: http://legatum.mit.edu/kopalilecture
Open to: the general public
Cost: none
Sponsor(s): Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship

For more information, contact:
Agnes Hunsicker
legatum at mit.edu


Thursday, November 17
6 p.m.
"Conservatism And Its Discontents."
Theodore H. White Lecture on the Press and Politics by Andrew  
Sullivan, political commentator withNewsweek/The Daily Beast.
Harvard, Kennedy School, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street,  


MIT Transportation Showcase
November 17, 2011, 6:00pm-9:30pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA

The MIT Transportation Showcase will connect students, faculty,  
alumni, and employers through an evening featuring:
Cutting-edge research posters;
Employer recruitment booths;
Networking over food and drinks.

For more information visit http://transportclub.scripts.mit.edu/ 
showcase or contact transportation.showcase at mit.edu


Thursday, November 17
7 pm
Keys Community Room at the Milton Public Library, 476 Canton Avenue,  
Milton, MA

Brookwood Community Farm will present Toward Food Security for All:  
Building a Local and Just Food System on

At a time of rising levels of hunger, food insecurity, and nutrition- 
related health problems such as obesity and diabetes, many leaders are  
pointing to the benefits of eating fresh and locally produced food.  
But not all communities have good access to fresh food, and many low- 
income families cannot afford to buy fresh and organically grown  
food.  Toward Food Security For All brings together a panel of experts  
– farmers, nutritionists, food policy advocates and activists – to  
highlight some of the urgent food security challenges in our community  
and creative and effective ways to address them.

Judy Lieberman & Simca Horwitz, Brookwood Community Farm
Vivien Morris, Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition
Ellen Parker, Project Bread
Jim Buckle, Allandale Farm
Ashley Stanley, Lovin’ Spoonfuls

Moderator: Louisa Kasdon, Food Editor of Stuff at Night & Founder,  Lets  
Talk About Food, a collaboration with Museum of Science Boston

A simple meal of homemade soup, bread and cider will be served at  
6:30pm prior to panel discussion. Suggested donation $5. This program  
is co-sponsored by The Friends of the Milton Public Library.
Contact  http://www.brookwoodcommunityfarm.org or call 617-967-4578


Friday, November 18
9–11 a.m.
Theodore H. White Seminar on the Press and Politics with
Tad Devine, Democratic media consultant for presidential campaigns;  
founder, Devine Mulvey; IOP Fellow;
Thomas Frank, 2011 Nyhan Prize recipient; author and columnist,  
Harper's magazine;
Nia-Malika Henderson, national political reporter, The Washington Post;
Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History,  
Harvard University; staff writer,The New Yorker;
Mark McKinnon, Republican communications strategist; columnist, The  
Daily Beast;
Reidy Fellow, Shorenstein Center;
Andrew Sullivan, blogger and political commentator; The Daily Beast;  
2011 Theodore H. White Lecturer;
Alex S. Jones, moderator, Shorenstein Center Director.
Harvard, Nye ABC, Taubman Building, 5th Floor, 5 Eliot Street, Cambridge


Energy History Workshop: Units, Ideas, and Images in the History of  
Friday, November 18, 2011
9:15am - 4:30pm
Center for History and Economics, CGIS, 61 Kirkland Street, Room 24,  
The workshop seeks to explore changes in the depiction, understanding,  
and measurement of energy in the early modern and modern periods. How  
did people think about energy in relation to natural forces and  
economic processes? What were the competing ideas about the nature of  
energy and its relation to work? Why do we use the units we do today  
when quantifying energy and why were alternative units discarded? In  
considering these questions, the workshop also aims to examine how new  
ideas about society and political economy have, in turn, influenced  
the history of energy production and consumption as well as larger  
social and environmental processes. This workshop is part of an  
ongoing series of events on the global and comparative history of  
energy, with the support of the Harvard University Center for the  

Contact Name:  Philipp Lehmann
plehmann at fas.harvard.edu
Panel 1: 9.15am - 10.30am

Power of the State: The Political Economy of Energy Projects

Discussant: Alison Frank (Harvard University)

Lisa J. Powell (University of Texas at Austin)
Coal Mining and Corn Farming: Evolution of Energy Landscapes in  
Western Kentucky

Marc Landry (Georgetown University)
'White Coal': Alpine Water and Power at the Turn of the Twentieth  

Casey P. Cater (Georgia State University)
Regenerating Mastery: Depictions of Electric Power in the Early  
Twentieth-Century American South

Panel 2: 10.45am - 12.00pm

Coping with Crises: Scarcity, Meltdowns, and the Promise of Renewable  

Discussant: Ian Miller (Harvard University)

Finis Dunaway (Trent University)
Power Struggles: Energy Crises, Environmentalism, and the Limits of  
Visual Democracy in 1970s America

Daniel A. Barber (Columbia University)
Visualizing Renewable Resources: Architecture and Alternative Energy  
at Mid-Century

Victor Seow (Harvard University)
Fuel Famine: The Spectre of Scarcity in Interwar Japan

12.00pm -1.30pm            Lunch at CGIS S-422

Panel 3: 2.00pm - 3.15pm

Measuring the Immeasurable?: Units and the Quantification of Energy

Discussant: Paul Warde (University of East Anglia)

David Zylberberg (York University)
Dozens or Chaldrons: Units of Sale and Fuel Relationships in England,  

Joe Lawson (Academica Sinica, Taiwan)
The Man-Equivalent Day in China: An Intercultural History of a Unit in  
Agricultural Economics

Jeffrey Womack (University of Houston)
Measuring Uncertainty: Radiation Terminology in the 20th Century

3.30pm -4.30pm         Roundtable


Friday, November 18
12:30pm - 1:20pm
HSPH Kresge Building, Room 502, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Environmental Health Special Seminar:  "Greenland as an Environmental  
Health Laboratory"
Philippe Grandjean, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Environmental  
Health, HSPH and Professor, Environmental Medicine, University of  
Southern Denmark; and Henning Pedersen, MD, PhD, District Medical  
Officer at the Primary Health Care Clinic in Nuuk, Greenland


Japan Roundtable 2011 The Great East Japan Earthquake - Innovating for  
the Future
Friday, November 18, 2011
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET)
Tufts, ASEAN Auditorium, The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave, Medford

Moderator  Kelly Sims Gallagher, Associate Professor of Energy and  
Environmental Policy, The Fletcher School
Opening Remarks  Takeshi Hikihara, Consul-General of Japan in Boston
Key Note Speech  Partha Ghosh, Visiting Professor of Strategic &  
Innovation Management, The Fletcher School
Presentations  Hirotaka Takeuchi, Professor of Management Practice,  
Harvard Business School
Taiji Furusawa, Professor of Economics, Hitotsubashi University,  
Associate of Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University
John Yoshinari, Chief Operating Officer, GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Ltd.
Bruce Everett,  Associate Professor of International Business, The  
Fletcher School
James Platte,  Ph.D. Candidate, The Fletcher School, Stanton Nuclear  
Security Fellow, The Harvard Kennedy School

Panel Discussion
Facilitator:Partha Ghosh
Panelists: Taiji Furusawa, John Yoshinari, Bruce Everett

Light refreshments will be served (SUSHI)

Event Concept
The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, March 11, 2011,  
devastated East Japan and its economy. We lost more than 15 thousands  
people due to the disaster and still many people are missing.  Even  
worse, the accident of nuclear power plant, Fukushima Daiichi, hit its  
energy supply and the economy, damaging people’s livelihood and the  
environment of the region. Since Japan’s natural resources is very  
scarce,  nuclear energy has been important pillar for energy supply as  
well as its economy. After the earthquake, Japan has tackled big  
challenges, including responses to the accident of the nuclear power  
plant,  energy supply shortage issue and reconstruction of the  
economy.  Now Japan has to design mid and long-term strategy of energy  
and the economy for shaping the future of the country.  In this round  
table, we will review the nuclear accident and past nuclear policy and  
discuss challenges of the future energy and the economy of Japan and  
how it can realize reconstruction and further development under many  

Japanese policy on nuclear energy before the disaster and  Fukushima  
Daiichi nuclear power plant accident
Impact of the accident on nuclear power policy in Japan and countries  
that have nuclear power plants
Future energy structure in Japan under constraints caused by the  
Recovery and development of the Japaense economy and Business

Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2343351026?srnk=293


A Conversation with Gay Talese
WHEN  Fri., Nov. 18, 2011, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE  Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Humanities, Lecture, Social Sciences, Special  
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, The  
Harvard Writers at Work Lecture Series
SPEAKER(S)  Author and journalist Gay Talese in conversation with  
Chris Jones, writer-at-large for Esquire magazine
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO  Paige Williams: paigewilliams at fas.harvard.edu
NOTE  Join the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Harvard  
Writers at Work Lecture Series for an afternoon with narrative  
journalism icon Gay Talese. Talese will join in conversation with  
Esquire magazine writer-at-large Chris Jones, two-time winner of the  
National Magazine Award. Talese, who has inspired and influenced  
countless journalists, is author of "Frank Sinatra Has A Cold," named  
the best Esquire story of all time. A book signing will follow the talk.
LINK  http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/newsitem.aspx?id=100180


Friday, November 18, 2011
MIT Building E51-095

Plant Transfers, Bio-invasions, and Biodiversity: An African  
Historical Perspective
Speaker: William Beinart, African Studies Centre, University of Oxford
Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History

Web site:http://web.mit.edu/history/www/nande/modTimes%202011-2012.html

Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): History Office
For more information, contact:
Margo Collett
history-info at mit.edu


Saturday, November 19, 2011
OrigaMIT - Origami Mini Convention
MIT, Many Rooms
Many origami organizations host origami conventions. At conventions,  
many models are taught to attendees at an array of classes.  
Additionally, there is an exhibition for people to show their works,  
and a place to purchase origami paper and books. OrigaMIT will be  
hosting a mini, one day convention on MIT's campus this Fall. More  
details to come!

Web site: http://origamit.scripts.mit.edu/events.php
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Origamit
For more information, contact:
origami-info at mit.edu


Saturday, Nov. 19
9 am to 1 pm
1 Holton & Bower, West Medford, MA 021551

Medford, MA Weatherization Barnraising

We're working primarily in houses of worship this year because:
They tend to be such energy hogs (no insulation, 1,000 watt bulbs,  
etc.) that we can save a lot of energy in them with just a few hours  
In this economic meltdown they deliver so many critical services to  
the community like food pantries, preschools and AA meeting space.
Lowering their energy bills helps the whole community, while helping  
the environment.

In this case, our next barnraising is at Shiloh Baptist Church (http://www.sbcofmedford.org/ 
), serving a predominantly low-income congregation, in Medford on  
Saturday, November 19th at 9 am.

Sign up now at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDRpVjg5WjZhc2plV1R6OGlaeE9SUVE6MQ
Help out, both Medford and the planet.  It's a great way to start the  


Saturday, November 19
12:30 - 5pm
Boston College, Robsham Theater Arts Center

Cyberspace and Civic Space."   The Impact of the Internet on Our  
Democracy.   A symposium.
A more transformative and far-reaching technology has never been  
invented. And yet the Internet's unparalleled potential to educate and  
empower citizens is being thwarted by other interests. How does the  
Internet influence our politics, society and culture? How can we  
ensure that cyberspace allows room for a safe and robust civic space?  
How might we minimize its potential harms? Join a distinguished group  
of scholars and journalists, activists and innovators for an  
examination of these increasingly important questions.

Each session is 75 minutes which includes 25 minutes for Q&A.  Books  
by our panelists will be available for purchase, and a book signing  
will take place at the end.

register at https://go.masshumanities.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=358


Saturday, November 19, 2011
MIT McCormick Private Dinning Room

Lecture Series: Empowering the Teachers
Speaker: Deborah Ebem, Olumide Babatope Longe, Osemekhian Innocent  
Omoifo, Jayeola Opadiji
Informal discussion with Nigerian professors from MISTI: Empowering  
the Teachers. Discussion about education and where Nigeria is, are we  
behind? if so, how can we catch up?

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Nigerian Students Association

For more information, contact:
Ugboh, Chika
nigerians-exec at mit.edu


How Finance Went Wrong, and How to Fix it: Some Worthwhile Canadian  
Initiatives — A Special Seminar To Celebrate the Publication of "Re- 
Creating Canada: Essays in Honor of Paul Weiler"
WHEN  Mon., Nov. 21, 2011, 4 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  East Dining Room, Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street,  
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Business, Law, Lecture, Social Sciences,  
Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Canada Program, Weatherhead Center for  
International Affairs
SPEAKER(S)  Randall Morck, Stephen Jarislowsky Distinguished Chair in  
Finance, University of Alberta
COST  Free and open to the public and off the record
CONTACT INFO  Canada at wcfia.harvard.edu
NOTE  This is a special seminar to celebrate the new publication of  
"Re-Creating Canada: Essays in Honor of Paul C. Weiler."
LINK  http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/seminars/canada/schedule


Population Aging and Its Macroeconomic Consequences Around the World
WHEN  Mon., Nov. 21, 2011, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Pop Center, 9 Bow Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Health Sciences, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Harvard Center for Population and Development  
SPEAKER(S)  Ronald Lee, Edward G. and Nancy S. Jordan Family Professor  
of Economics, professor of demography, director, Center on Economics  
and Demography of Aging, University of California, Berkeley


Monday, November 21, 2011


MIT Building 26-100


GWAMIT and WGS are very excited to announce that we will be hosting a  
screening of the documentary Miss Representation at MIT! The film  
exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of  
women in positions of power and influence in America. The film  
challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of  
women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve  
leadership positions and for the average women to feel powerful herself.

The film premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival and has been  
showing at sold-out screenings around the country. There will be a  
screening and short moderated discussion afterwards about the film.

Web site: http://missrepresentation.org
Open to: the general public
Cost: FREE
Sponsor(s): Women's and Gender Studies, Graduate Women @ MIT

For more information, contact:
lindy_l at mit.edu




Harvard Fall Freecycle

Wednesday, Nov.30th, 2011
9am-10:30am: drop off items
11am-2pm: browse, take and celebrate

Harvard, Maxwell Dworkin, 1st Fl. Lobby, 33 Oxford St.

Freecycle is back! Don’t trash your office leftovers, freecycle them!   
File folders, cabinets, printers/cartridges, books, lamps and other  
office supplies.  Please, NO: TVs, computers, large electronics, or  
large furniture. Save big items for Craigslist, the ReuseList or Harvie.

Please bring items to donate on the day of the event (9-10.30am). All  
leftover items will be donated to local charities.


“Winning the Clean Energy Race”: Dr. Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of  
Wednesday, November 30, 12:00-1:00pm
Morss Hall, Walker Memorial
Registration: www.mitenergyclub.org
Lunch will be served following Secretary Chu's remarks.

The MIT Energy Club and MIT Energy Initiative are pleased to welcome  
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu to MIT who will be giving an  
address on November 30, 2011 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST on "Winning  
the Clean Energy Race."

Registration is now open at www.mitenergyclub.org and we highly  
encourage you register as soon as possible to guarantee a spot. The  
event is open to all MIT personnel, student and faculty from other  
neighboring universities, professionals, and other members of the  

Speaker Biography

As United States Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu is charged with  
helping implement President Obama's ambitious agenda to invest in  
clean energy, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, address the global  
climate crisis, and create millions of new jobs.

Dr. Chu is a distinguished scientist and co-winner of the Nobel Prize  
for Physics (1997). He has devoted his recent scientific career to the  
search for new solutions to our energy challenges and stopping global  
climate change - a mission he continues with even greater urgency as  
Secretary of Energy.

Prior to his appointment, Dr. Chu was the Director of the Department  
of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, where he led the lab in  
pursuit of alternative and renewable energy technologies. He also  
taught at the University of California as a Professor of Physics and  
Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology. Previously, he held positions  
at Stanford University and AT&T Bell Laboratories.




Free Solar Panels for Houses of Worship

 From a recent Mass Interfaith Power & Light (http://mipandl.org/) email
"We've recently been talking with DCS Energy (http:// 
www.dcsenergy.com/) who has an unbeatable offer: if your site  
qualifies, they design and install the panels at no cost, don't charge  
you for any electricity, and donate the system to your house of  
worship after five years. Your only costs will be for a building  
permit, possibly a structural engineer to verify that your roof can  
support their weight, and any preparatory work such as roof work or  
tree removal. If solar panels are so expensive how can anyone give  
them away for free? First, there is a federal grant program that is  
only available until November that pays for 30% of the cost of the  
system. Then there is an accelerated depreciation option that gives  
certain kinds of investors another tax advantage. Finally, the state  
awards a special allowance called a "Solar Renewal Energy  
Credit" (SRECs) to owners of solar electricity systems which are sold  
at auctions to utilities who buy them to meet their requirements under  
the Massachusetts' renewable portfolio standard. DCS is betting that  
the price of these SRECs will remain high.  Jim Nail, president of MA  
IP&L, has talked to DCS Energy and is currently having them prepare a  
proposal for his church, St. Dunstan's Episcopal in Dover.  Jim says,  
"The references I've talked to have been quite positive about the  
program and the company has been very responsive.  "If you think your  
site might qualify, contact Peter Carli, pete at dcsenergy.com, with the  
address of your house of worship and your contact information. He'll  
take a preliminary look at your site and advise you if it meets their  


Young World Inventors Success!

Young World Inventors (http://yinventors.wordpress.com/) finished  
their Kickstarter campaign (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1036325713/youngworldinventorscom 
) to fund insider web stories of African and American innovators in  
collaboration successfully.

New contributions, however, will be accepted.




Massachusetts Attitudes About Climate Change – An opinion survey of  
Massachusetts residents conducted by MassINC and sponsored by the Barr  
Foundation found that 77% of respondents believe that global warming  
has “probably been happening” and 59% of all respondents see see it as  
being at least partially caused by human pollution.  Only 42% of the  
state’s residents say global warming will have very serious  
consequences for Massachusetts if left unaddressed. The 18 to 29 age  
group is more likely to believe global warming is appearing and caused  
by humans compared to the 60+ age group.  African-American (56%) and  
Latino residents (69%) are more likely than white residents (40%) to  
believe global warming will be a very serious problem if left  
unaddressed.  The MassINC report, titled The 80 Percent Challenge:   
What Massachusetts must do to meet targets and make headway on climate  
change (http://www.massinc.org/Research/The-80-percent- 
challenge.aspx), contains many other findings.


The presentations from the recent Affordable Comfort National Home  
Performance Conference are available online at

Lots of good information from what some call the best energy  
conference in the USA on Deep Energy Retrofits to Community Energy  
Challenges with details on insulation, heat flow, energy metering,  
ducting, hot water, and many, many other topics.  If you are a  
practical energy wonk, this should make your eyes light up.


Free Monthly Energy Analysis

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



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


Artisan Asylum  http://artisansasylum.com/

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

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


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


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

Thanks to

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

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










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