[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
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Monday, February 27

"Oil: The Next Big Surprises"
Monday, February 27, 2012
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Leonardo Maugeri, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
Contact Name:  Louisa Lund

louisa_lund at harvard.edu


TALK: Printing Functional Materials
Monday, February 27, 2012
MIT, Building E14-633, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer A. Lewis
Abstract:  The ability to pattern functional materials in planar and  
three-dimensional forms is of critical importance for several emerging  
applications, including energy harvesting, self-healing materials, and  
tissue engineering scaffolds. Direct-write assembly enables one to  
rapidly design and fabricate materials in arbitrary shapes without the  
need for expensive tooling, dies, or lithographic masks. Recent  
advances in microscale printing will be highlighted, including  
omnidirectional printing of flexible microelectrodes, pen-on-paper  
electronics, conformal printing of 3D electrically small antennas, and  
printed origami of lightweight metallic and ceramic structures.  
Ongoing efforts to scale up our filamentary printing approach to  
enable manufacturing of large 3D structures will also be highlighted.

Biographical Sketch:  Dr. Jennifer A. Lewis earned a Sc.D. in ceramic  
science from MIT in 1991. She joined the faculty of the materials  
science and engineering department at UIUC in 1990, where she is  
currently appointed as the Hans Thurnauer Professor of Materials  
Science and Engineering and serves as the Director of the Frederick  
Seitz Materials Research Laboratory. http://colloids.matse.illinois.edu/

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Media Lab, Professor Leah Buechley - HIgh-Low Tech group

For more information, contact:
Karina Lundahl
lundahl at media.mit.edu


"Environmental Uncertainty and the Evolution of Complex Sociality:  
patterns, processes, and mechanisms."
Monday, February 27
Boston University,  BRB 113, 5 Cummington Street, Boston

Dustin Rubenstein.  Rubenstein lab.

Digital Disease Detection: Harnessing the Web for Public Health  
WHEN  Mon., Feb. 27, 2012, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE  HSPH FXB Bldg., Room G13, 651 Huntington Avenue, Boston
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Health Sciences, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  HSPH Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program and  
the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics
SPEAKER(S)  John Brownstein, associate professor, Harvard Medical  
School/Children's Hospital, Boston
CONTACT INFO  lcoventr at hsph.harvard.edu
NOTE  Open to the public.


How Mobile News Will Save TV Journalism
WHEN  Mon., Feb. 27, 2012, 4 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Bowie Vernon Room (K262) Weatherhead Center for International  
Affairs, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Information Technology, Lecture, Social  
Sciences, Special Events
SPEAKER(S)  Kevin Newman, journalist
COST  Free and open to the public and off the record
CONTACT INFO  canada at wcfia.harvard.edu
LINK  http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/seminars/canada/schedule


"Pakistan and the U.S.: Ships Passing in the Night."
Monday, February 27, 4–6 p.m.
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, CGIS South S-354, 1730  
Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Pir Zubair Shah, Reporter for the New York Times and Nieman Fellow;  
and David Greenway, Shorenstein Fellow and contributing columnist for  
The Boston Globe, The International Herald Tribune and GlobalPost.


Targeting the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia
WHEN  Mon., Feb. 27, 2012, 4:10 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  79 John F. Kennedy St., Taubman Building, 5th Floor, Room Nye  
A, 5 Eliot Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Ash Center for Democratic Governance and  
SPEAKER(S)  Rema Hanna, Harvard Kennedy School; moderator Elizabeth  
Osborn, director, Harvard Kennedy School Indonesia Program
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO  Trisia Bantacut: Trisiawati_bantacut at hks.harvard.edu,  
NOTE  Rema Hanna will discuss her recent research, "Targeting the  
Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia," co-authored with  
Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Banerjee, Julia Tobias, and Ben Olken. This  
research systematically tests the effectiveness of targeting strategy  
for anti-poverty cash transfer program in Indonesia, namely, proxy- 
means test, using data on assets to predicts income; community  
targeting, using villagers own rank; and hybrid method. In particular,  
it examines the ability of each approach in identifying the poor and  
providing of satisfaction with transfer recipient list. Not only  
evaluating if the elite capture reduces community informational  
advantage, the research also observes if community has widely shared  
objective function beyond per-capita income. Understanding cost and  
benefit of targeting strategy is of practical importance for public  
policy makers, poverty-alleviation specialist, and for anyone  
interested in anti-poverty measures, especially in developing  
countries with, typically, substantial informal sector and lack of  
reliable earning records.
LINK  http://ash.harvard.edu/Home/News-Events/Events2/Targeting-the-Poor-Evidence-from-a-Field-Experiment-in-Indonesia


How Disruptive Innovation Can Help Government Achieve More for Less
WHEN  Mon., Feb. 27, 2012, 4:10 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Ash Center for Democratic Governance and  
SPEAKER(S)  William Eggers, global director, Deloitte Research
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO  Christina Marchand: christina_marchand at hks.harvard.edu,  
NOTE  In the wake of the deep austerity facing most governments around  
the world, leaders are faced with the challenge to “do more with  
less.” Unfortunately, typical cost reduction exercises inevitably  
result in a difficult trade-off—between price or performance.  
Breaking this seemingly unavoidable trade-off will require leaders to  
look at the public sector in a whole new way. The key to radically  
reducing costs, while maintaining or even improving services, is  
disruptive innovation. Creating the conditions for disruption will  
require policymakers to view government through a different lens. This  
seminar will provide examples of opportunities to implement disruptive  
innovation and offers a framework to introduce it in the public sector 
—proposing an alternative path to significantly reduce costs without  
sacrificing the quality of services.
LINK  http://ash.harvard.edu/Home/News-Events/Events/How-Disruptive-Innovation-Can-Help-Government-Achieve-More-for-Less


Future of Energy: "California’s Low Carbon Energy Future"
WHEN  Mon., Feb. 27, 2012, 5 p.m.
WHERE  Austin Hall North, Harvard Law School, 1515 Massachusetts  
Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Environmental Sciences, Law, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Harvard University Center for the Environment
SPEAKER(S)  Mary D. Nichols, chairman, California Air Resources Board
CONTACT INFO  Lisa Matthews: matthew at fas.harvard.edu
NOTE  Nichols will discuss the state’s pioneering climate policies  
and the future of energy in California and beyond.
LINK  http://environment.harvard.edu/events/2012-02-27/future-energy-mary-d-nichols


Beehive Collective Environmental Art
Monday, Feb. 27
5:00-7:00 pm
Tower Auditorium, MassArt, Boston
Presentation on the True Cost of Coal Banner
Art Opening
7:00 - 8:30pm
Arnheim exhibition

Five members of the Beehive, a design cooperative based in Machias,  
Maine, will be in residence in the Art Education Department from  
February 21-28. They will be visiting classes and studios, installing  
an exhibition in the Arnheim Gallery, and giving two public  

The Beehive's mission is to create collaborative, anti-copyright  
images that can be used as alternative educational and organizing  
tools. Best known for their posters, the bees collaborate to create  
visual narratives that break down and deconstruct complex and  
overwhelming political/social issues.

The Beehive Collective releases their innovative graphic, "The True  
Cost of Coal: a visual exploration of Mountaintop Removal coal mining  
and Resistance"
Two years in the making, "The True Cost of Coal" is an elaborate  
narrative illustration that explores the complex story of mountaintop  
removal coal mining and the broader impacts of coal in Appalachia and  
beyond. The image is the culmination of an intensive and collaborative  
research process, as the Beehive methodology centers on first hand  
story-sharing. To create the poster, the Beehive interviewed hundreds  
of community members throughout the Appalachia region. "We feel it?s
extremely important to gather our information from as close to the  
source as possible," a Beehive illustrator says.

The Bees craft visual metaphors and weave them together in a patchwork  
"quilt" of personal stories. In their interactive picture-lectures,  
the Bees lead audiences through an engaging, larger-than-life banner  
version of the graphic, interweaving anecdotes, statistics, and  
history. The experience prompts discussion and understanding of  
contemporary struggles about energy and coal, while honoring the deep  
legacy of the Appalachian experience. Upon seeing the graphic, Tanya  
Turner of Pineville, KY said, "This image is changing Appalachia.  
Appalachians are taking back Appalachia and this image is a tool for  
that change."


Noam Chomsky
Monday, February 27
Northeastern University, Curry Ballroom, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston
7:00-9:00 pm

Topic: Manufactured Consent (on a domestic and international scale),  
which you point out in the paper "Responsibility of Intellectuals." It  
would be an interesting lecture to hear you explain this concept and  
apply it's dangers to our American state in the context of the future  
stability (or instability) of the global system.

Contact: Viraj Parikh  <parikh.vir at husky.neu.edu>


The next Nerdnite — Presented together with the Awesome Foundation
Monday February 27, 2012
Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge

Featuring Nerd-appropriate tunes by Claude Money

Talk 1. “Psychology, Magic, and Meaning: Stories from a Children’s  
Circus in Afghanistan.” by Zach Warren

Talk 2. “Tales From the Hammock” by Hansy Better Barraza

Tuesday, February 28

Tuesday, February 28
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Austin Hall West, Harvard Law School, 1515 Massachusetts Avenue,  
Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe and staff  
writer at the New Yorker, will speak on "Journalism, Advocacy and the  
Contact Name: Jake Levine jake.c.levine at gmail.com


"Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong."
Tuesday, February 28, 12 p.m.
Harvard, Taubman 275, 5 Eliot Street, Cambridge

Ray Bonner, former investigative reporter and foreign correspondent  
for The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune.


Online Consultation and Democratic Information Flow
Tuesday, February 28
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/2012/02/shane#RSVP
This event will be webcast live at 12:30 pm ET and archived on our  
site shortly after at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/interactive/webcast

Peter M. Shane, Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law at  
the Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law & Visiting Professor  
of Law at Harvard Law School

The use of new media by governments around the world to engage the  
general public more directly in actual policy making raises  
significant questions of democratic theory and practice.  Visiting  
Professor Peter M. Shane, the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II  
Chair in Law at Ohio State University, will discuss his ongoing  
research on two of these questions: Under what circumstances might  
online consultation actually make democratic participation more  
meaningful?  What role could the regular availability of online  
consultation play in engineering an information and communication  
ecology more genuinely supportive of democratic information flow?

About Peter
Peter M. Shane is the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in  
Law at the Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law. A graduate  
of Harvard College and Yale Law School, Professor Shane clerked for  
the Hon. Alvin B. Rubin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth  
Circuit. He served as an attorney-adviser in the U.S. Department of  
Justice Office of Legal Counsel and as an assistant general counsel in  
the Office of Management and Budget, before entering full-time  
teaching in 1981 at the University of Iowa. Professor Shane was dean  
of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law from 1994-1998, and  
Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Public Policy at Carnegie  
Mellon University's H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and  
Management (now, Heinz College) from 2000-2003. His public service  
activities include positions as a Public Member of the Administrative  
Conference of the United States, as International Trade Commission  
agency team lead for the Obama-Biden Transition Project, and as a  
consultant to the Federal Communications Commission. In 2008-09, he  
served as executive director to the Knight Commission on the  
Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy, and was the lead  
drafter of its report, Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in  
the Digital Age (2009). Professor Shane has been a visiting faculty  
member at the Boston College, Duke and Villanova Law Schools, and  
inaugurated the Visiting Foreign Chair for the University of Ghent  
Program in Foreign and Comparative Law in 2001.


Energy 101 : Energy storage for the grid
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
MIT, Building 3-442, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Speaker: Jocelyn Newhouse

Energy 101 lectures series on the fundamentals of various topics in  
the energy field.

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Club

For more information, contact:
Aziz Abdellahi
aziz_a at mit.edu


Kizuna: New Forms of Social Capital in Disaster Japan
WHEN  Tue., Feb. 28, 2012, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge  
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Co-sponsored by  
the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies; and the  
Department of Anthropology
SPEAKER(S)  David H. Slater, associate professor of anthropology and  
Japanese studies, Sophia University
Moderator: Theodore C. Bestor. Reischauer Institute Professor of  
Social Anthropology and chair, Department of Anthropology, Harvard  
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO  xtian at wcfia.harvard.edu
LINK  http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/schedule/schedule.htm


Legatum Lecture ~ Equity Bank: Redefining Success in Africa
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
MIT, Building E62-276, Sloan School, 100 Main Street, Cambridge
Speaker: Dr. James Mwangi, CEO and Managing Director, Equity Bank

Under the stewardship of Dr. James Mwangi, Equity Bank challenged  
conventional banking wisdom and redefined their business model to  
focus on microfinance and low-income consumers. Employing innovative  
approaches to collateral, credit assessments and branding, the company  
has gained international recognition as a leading bank in East Africa.  
Equity Bank is now one of the most profitable companies on the Kenyan  
Stock Exchange. Please join us on February 28th to hear a remarkable  
story of economic progress achieved through innovation.

Web site: http://legatum.mit.edu/content/1172
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship
For more information, contact:
Agnes Hunsicker
agnesh at mit.edu


The Arithmetic of Revolution: Making Sense of Egypt’s Tumultuous  

WHEN  Tue., Feb. 28, 2012, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, Harvard Kennedy School
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Middle East Initiative, Belfer Center for  
Science and International Affairs, John F Kennedy School of Government
SPEAKER(S)  Dalia Mogahed, director and senior analyst, Abu Dhabi  
Gallup Center, and executive director and senior analyst, Gallup  
Center for Muslim Studies
CONTACT INFO  middle_east_initiative at hks.harvard.edu, 617.495.5963
NOTE  This talk has been developed in coordination with Women Making  
Democracy, a conference organized by the Radcliffe Institute for  
Advanced Study at Harvard University, to be held March 29-30, 2012.
LINK http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/events/5672/arithmetic_of_revolution.html


4th Annual Boston Bike Update
with Nicole Freedman, Director of Boston Bikes, City of Boston
Tuesday, February 28
5:45-8:30 pm
Boston Public Library, Rabb Lecture Hall, 700 Boylston Street, Boston,  
MA 02116

   5:45 pm Transportation community showcase: meet each other, & learn  
   different groups are doing to make Boston a world-class bicycling  
city (Rabb lobby)
   6:15 pm Presentation by Mayor Menino
   6:30 pm Presentation by Nicole Freedman
   7:30 pm Q&A/Discussion
   8:45 pm Social hour @ Solas, 2nd floor, 710 Boylston Street (right  
next to the library)

Hosted by LivableStreets Alliance. Free and open to the public.

If you see the orange LivableStreets biker around town, take a pic and  
post to ourFacebook wall & Twitter for chance to win prize before event!

Have you taken a ride around town on a Hubway bike yet? Has there been  
a new bike lane installed in your neighborhood this past year? Have  
you heard about the Boston Bike Network Plan? If yes, then you know  
that 2011 has been a big year for bicycling in Boston.

For the fourth year in a row, LivableStreets Alliance will host the  
annual Boston Bike Update event. Nicole Freedman, Director of the  
Boston Bikes Program, will present her fourth report on past  
achievements, challenges, and future goals of the Mayor's effort to  
create a "world class bicycling city." Come hear details on the Hubway  
bike share, the Bike Network Plan, parking facilities, youth programs,  
festivals, and more.
Special guest, Mayor Menino, will speak about his "car is no longer  
king policy" for the city. Introduction will be by Steve Miller,  
LivableStreets Board Member.

Join us at this public forum on bicycle planning in Boston, and join  
us afterwards for a social hour.


Phone Bank for Comfy Affordable Apartments – Help make apartments in  
Cambridge more affordable, comfortable and sustainable.
Tuesday, February 28, 5:30-8:30pm
City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, Cambridge (5 minute walk from Central  
Please sign up at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dGk2ekxSd3lJZWdKTkFDZ2o5V3V4ZWc6MQ

or by emailing jesse.gorden at gmail.com

HEET and a handful of partners are organizing a workshop to explain to  
landlords how making their buildings more energy efficient that would  
help them reduce water bills, tenant turnover, etc.  Bringing energy  
efficiency to apartments is a great way to reduce our impact on the  
planet and help many struggling students and low-income residents  
lower their energy bills.

Help us get a lot of landlords there by calling them to invite them to  
the workshop.  We’ll provide free chai and green tea, muffins &  
lollipops.  Take home some free energy efficiency goodies.


 From Democratic Consensus to Cannibalistic Hordes: The Principles of  
Collective Behavior

WHEN  Tue., Feb. 28, 2012, 6 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall, 24  
Oxford Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Education, Environmental Sciences, Lecture,  
Science, Social Sciences, Special Events
SPEAKER(S)  Iain Couzin, assistant professor of ecology and  
evolutionary biology, Princeton University
COST  Free and open to the public
NOTE  Why do billions of locusts suddenly break into motion? How do  
ants carry heavy loads and march with orderly precision along densely  
packed trails? How do flocks of birds and schools of fish select their  
navigators? And how do we—humans—make decisions as citizens,  
drivers, and numerous other social situations? Couzin has made major  
contributions to understanding the dynamics and evolution of  
collective animal behavior. Free parking available in the 52 Oxford  
Street garage. Part of the Evolution Matters lecture series. Supported  
by a gift from Herman and Joan Suit.


Boston Green Drinks
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (ET)
Kingston Station, 25 Kingston Street, Boston

Join the conversation with sustainability professionals and  
hobbyists.  Enjoy a Drink at Kingston station and build your  
connection with our green community!
February's Boston Green Drinks will be co-hosted with The Nature  
Conservancy.  The Nature Conservancy is an international conservation  
group that has been quietly working to preserve lands and waters for  
60 years. Now, with a new All Hands on Earth marketing campaign,  
they’re connecting daily life in places like Boston with the benefits  
that nature provides. Beginning this Earth Day and over the next few  
years, the Conservancy will be looking to collaborate with partners to  
promote the importance of conservation and sustainable living here in  
the city. Conservancy staff will be present at the February Green  
Drinks to tell you more about how we can all work together to spread  
this important message.http://www.nature.org/allhands/
Keep sending feedback to Lyn at bostongreendrinks.com for ideas about  
speakers or content for the future and mark your calendar for drinks  
in September.

Boston Green Drinks builds a community of sustainably-minded  
Bostonians, provides a forum for exchange of sustainability career  
resources, and serves as a central point of information about emerging  
green issues.  We support the exchange of ideas and resources about  
sustainable energy, environment, food, health, education.


Journalism 2.0: Pros, Cons & Ques of Using New Media Tools to Tell the  
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
7:00 PM
Boston Globe, 135 Morrissey Blvd., Dorchester

DESCRIPTION: No longer is it enough to research, write and file a  
story; today’s journalists, bloggers and storytellers must engage  
their (now worldwide) audiences through new media tools and digital  
toys, both within their stories and as public figures.  But these  
tools and toys can be a double-edged sword: While they have opened up  
new avenues for research, storytelling and promotion, questions about  
proper use and best practices continue arise as the news world  
integrates them.
Join TNGG Boston, Hacks & Hackers and journalists and bloggers from  
around the city for a roundtable discussion about the good, the bad  
and the questions that arise when old-school journalism practices  
combine with new social platforms.
BONUS EXTRA: Free coffee & cookies.
RSVP at http://meetupbos.hackshackers.com/events/48740952/?a=me1p_grp&eventId=48740952&action=detail&rv=me1p&rv=me1p

Wednesday, February 29


"The Northeast Food System: Current Capacity and Future Potential"
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Behrakis Auditorium, 150 Harrison Ave.1st Floor, Jaharis Building,  

Speaker:   Timothy Griffin, Ph.D., Director – Agriculture Food and  
Environment Program, Tufts University

Contact Name:  Isabel Mcfall
Contact Email:   isabel.mcfall at tufts.edu

Wanted Dead or Alive: Strategic Manhunts and U.S National Security  

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


MIT, Building E40-496, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Benjamin Runkle, House Armed Services Committee

Sponsor(s): Security Studies Program

For more information, contact:


Life in the UN Executive Office: Working from the Inside to Tackle a  
Global Challenge
WHEN  Wed., Feb. 29, 2012, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy  
School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Business, Lecture, Social Sciences, Special  
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government
SPEAKER(S)  Joe Colombano, senior officer and economic adviser,  
Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations
CONTACT INFO  Please RSVP to mrcbg at ksg.harvard.edu

Laboratory Experiments on Porous Media Mass Transport: Implications  
for Carbon Sequestration

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
3:00 PM, Refreshments served at 2:45 PM
Boston University, 3 Cummington Street, Physics Research Building,  
Room 595, Boston

Robert Ecke, Director of the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los  
Alamos National Laboratory
Abstract: Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has continued to increase  
throughout the 20th century and continues today.  The consensus of the  
scientific community is that this CO2 increase has contributed  
substantively to the observed increase in global mean temperature over  
the last 80 years.  Further emissions in CO2 from the burning of  
fossil fuels will accelerate climate change, affecting regional  
climate in as yet unpredictable ways.  To combat the ever-increasing  
emissions of CO2, a mitigating strategy is  the long-term storage of  
CO2 in geologic reservoirs.  Such reservoirs consist of porous media  
of varying permeability (average pore size) and porosity (fluid  
fraction), and an accurate estimate of the rate of absorption of CO2  
into such reservoirs is necessary to quantitatively evaluate the  
efficacy of this sequestration strategy.  We have performed laboratory  
experiments on 2D and 3D analog systems that model the gravitationally  
unstable formation of fingers that enhance mass transport with respect  
to molecular diffusion.  The implications of our experiments for  
practical carbon sequestration approaches will be discussed.

Biography: Robert Ecke is Director of the Center for Nonlinear Studies  
at Los Alamos National Laboratory where he guides research on  
interdisciplinary science including quantitative biology, information  
science and technology, quantum information science, and non-°©‐ 
equilibrium statistical physics. He is a Laboratory Fellow, a position  
he has held since 1997. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the  
University of Washington in 1982, followed by a Postdoctoral  
Fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory working on cryogenic  
thermal convection involving hydrodynamic stability, dynamical  
systems, and chaos. As a Technical Staff Member, he continued research  
on rotating convection and pattern formation, material dissolution and  
compositional convection, turbulent boundary layers and heat-°©‐  
transport scaling, spatio-°©‐temporal dynamics in pattern forming  
systems, 2D turbulence, turbulence in stratified flows, and statics/ 
dynamics of granular materials. Ecke served in numerous professional  
society positions including Chair of the APS Group on Statistical and  
Nonlinear Physics, is an Editor for Chaos, and is Divisional Associate  
Editor of PRE. Ecke won the Los Alamos Fellows Prize in 1991 and is a  
Fellow of both the APS and the AAAS. His current research interests  
include turbulence in atmospheres and oceans, fundamental studies of  
turbulence, properties of granular materials, and mass transport in  
porous media.


Waste Ecologies: The Landscape of Energy Cycling, Material Movements,  
and Resource Exchanges
WHEN  Wed., Feb. 29, 2012, 6 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Environmental Sciences, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
SPEAKER(S)  Pierre Belanger, associate professor in landscape  
architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO  Peabody Museum reception desk, 617.496.1027
LINK  http://www.peabody.harvard.edu/calendar

Conversations with Kirkland: Social Media, Social Movements
WHEN  Wed., Feb. 29, 2012, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE  Kirkland House Junior Common Room, 95 Dunster Street
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Lecture, Social Sciences, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Conversations with Kirkland
SPEAKER(S)  Wael Nawara, activist, writer, co-founder of Egyptian El  
Ghad Party, and visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics (Spring  
Farai Chideya, Author, Host of National Public Radio's News and Notes  
program (2006-09) and Fellow at the Institute of Politics (Spring 2012)
Micah Sifry, Co-Founder of Personal Democracy Media and Visiting  
Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School
Moderated by: John Della Volpe, Director of Polling, Institute of  
Politics and Founder of Social Sphere, Inc.


Phytotechnologies: A Productive Planting Approach
Wednesday, February 29
Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston
Niall Kirkwood, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Technology,  
Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Kate Kennen, Principal, Kennen  
Landscape Architecture
Contact Name: Pamela Thompson pam_thompson at harvard.edu


Integrating Sustainability into your Professional Life
Wednesday, February 29
Sever Hall Room 113, Harvard University, 25 Harvard Yard, Cambridge
An evening of Ignite-style presentations and discussion on "The  
Meaning of CSR and Sustainability Within Organizations" with local CSR/ 
sustainability practitioners.

"Drones: the New Frontier of Warfare and Spying"
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
7:00pm until 10:00pm
Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge
U.S. use of drones for warfare and spying has become routine. The use  
of drones increased dramatically under the Obama administration.  
Pentagon funding for drones is scheduled to increase by up to 60  
percent while other programs are being cut. Drones have been used for  
targeted killings in Pakistan,. Afghanistan and Yemen. One in three  
U.S. warplanes are now drone piloted. Drones have also been used for  
surveillance in the U.S.

Learn more about this new instrument of war and plan together about  
how we can respond.

Bruce Gagnon - Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
Nancy Murray - American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
Matthew Hoey - Military Space Transparency Project

For more information contact:
boston.wilpf.org -- 617-244-8054 or www.justicewithpeace.org --  


Thursday, March 1


Regulating the Shadow Banking System
March 1, Thursday
Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Andrew Metrick, Michael H. Jordan Professor of Finance and Management  
Yale School of Management

The "shadow" banking system played a major role in the financial  
crisis, but was not a central focus of the recent Dodd-Frank Law and  
thus remains largely unregulated. This seminar proposes principles for  
the regulation of shadow banking and describes a specific proposal to  
implement those principles.


The Uncanny Valley
March 1, 2012
2:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Tufts, Halligan 111, 161 College Avenue, Medford

Speaker: Karl MacDorman, Indiana University
Abstract: It seems natural to assume that the more closely robots,  
avatars, and animated characters come to resemble people, the more  
likely they are to elicit the kinds of responses people direct toward  
each other. However, subtle nonhuman aspects of form, motion quality,  
and mutually-contingent interaction only seem eerie in very humanlike  
entities. This uncanny phenomenon may be symptomatic of entities that  
elicit, but fail to satisfy, a model of a human other. If so, a very  
humanlike robot or interactive character may provide the best means of  
discovering what kinds of behavior are perceived as human, because  
deviations from human norms are more salient. In pursuing this line of  
inquiry, it is essential to identify the cognitive mechanisms involved  
in evaluations of humanness. This presentation will review the current  
research on the uncanny valley.

Biography: Karl F. MacDorman is an associate professor in the School  
of Informatics, Indiana University. Dr. MacDorman received his  
Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science from University of  
California, Berkeley in 1988 and his Ph.D. in machine learning and  
robotics from Cambridge University in 1996.

Most recently MacDorman was an associate professor at Osaka  
University, Japan (2003-2005). Previously, he was assistant professor  
in the Department of Systems and Human Science at the same institution  
(1997-2000), and a supervisor (1991-1997) and research fellow (1997-  
1998) at Cambridge University. Dr. MacDorman has also worked as a  
software engineer at Sun Microsystems and as chief technology officer  
for two venture companies. His research focuses on human-robot  
interaction and the symbol grounding problem. He has co-organized the  
workshop Toward Social Mechanisms of Android Science at CogSci 2005  
and CogSci/ICCS 2006, the workshop Views of the Uncanny Valley at IEEE  
Humanoids 2005, and the special session Psychological Benchmarks of  
Human-Robot Interaction at IEEE Ro-Man 2006 and has edited special  
issues on these topics for Connection Science and Interaction Studies.  
He has published extensively in robotics, machine learning, and  
cognitive science.


Printing Biomimetic Materials
WHEN  Thu., Mar. 1, 2012, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE  Room 521, Wyss Institute, 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02115
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Health Sciences, Lecture, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired  
Engineering at Harvard University
NOTE  The ability to pattern soft functional materials in planar and  
three-dimensional forms is of critical importance for several  
applications, including self-healing materials, 3D cell culture,  
tissue engineering, and organ mimics. Direct-write assembly enables  
one to rapidly design and fabricate soft materials in arbitrary  
patterns without the need for expensive tooling, dies, or lithographic  
masks. In this talk, the design of novel inks with tailored  
rheological properties will be described. Next, recent advances in  
microscale printing of 3D polymer architectures and hydrogel  
scaffolding with embedded biomimetic microvasculature will be  
discussed. Finally, our ongoing efforts to implement these structures  
in several targeted applications will be highlighted.
LINK  http://wyss.harvard.edu/viewevent/187/printing-biomimetic-materials

Electrical Engineering and the World of Entertainment

Thursday, March 01, 2012


MIT, Building 32-123, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Andrea Wong, President of International Production, Sony  
Pictures Television & President of International, Sony Pictures  

Dertouzos Lecturer Series 2011/2012

The Dertouzos Lecturer Series has been a tradition since 1976,  
featuring some of the most influential thinkers in computer science,  
including Bill Gates, Steven Jobs, Donald Knuth, John McCarthy, and  
Mitchell Kapor. Formerly the Distinguished Lecturer Series, the series  
has been renamed in memory of Michael Dertouzos, Director for the Lab  
for Computer Science from 1974 to 2001.

Not sure what do with your degree after graduation? MIT alumna Andrea  
Wong will present a CSAIL Dertouzos Distinguished Lecture and  
discussion on the importance of fulfilling your passion through your  
professional pursuits, relaying her experience as an EECS graduate who  
made her way up the entertainment industry ladder to become President  
and CEO of Lifetime Networks and new head of Sony's International  
Business. Learn about the challenges of working in the entertainment  
industry, how Wong's experience at MIT helped prepare her for success,  
and how MIT students today can have a big impact in the entertainment  
field. Wong will also discuss her views on how the entertainment  
industry needs to adapt to an increasingly digital world. After  
describing her own professional experiences, Wong will open up the  
floor to discussion, and hold an in-depth question and answer session  
with attendees.

Web site:https://www.csail.mit.edu/events/eventcalendar/calendar.php?show=event&id=3094
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): CSAIL
For more information, contact:
Colleen Russell
crussell at csail.mit.edu

The Aftermath of Fukushima

Thursday, March 01, 2012


MIT, Building 3-270, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Dr. Akira Omoto, Commissioner, Atomic Energy Commission of  

Dr.Akira Omoto will discuss the status of the Fukushima Plant cleanup,  
the dose levels resulting from the accident, the safety lessons  
learned from the events at the Fukushima plant, and the likely impact  
on regulations of nuclear power in Japan

Web site: http://web.mit.edu/nse/events/index.html
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Nuclear Science and Engineering, American Nuclear Society,  
Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems (CANES)
For more information, contact:
Valerie Censabella
censabel at mit.edu


Steps Towards a Muslim Ecological Consciousness: Perspectives from  
Riparian Bangladesh
WHEN  Thu., Mar. 1, 2012, 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
WHERE  Room S153, 1st floor, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge  
Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Education, Lecture, Religion, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Harvard Asia Center, Islam in Asia Seminar Series
SPEAKER(S)  Naveeda Khan, assistant professor, Department of  
Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
CONTACT INFO  vhangell at fas.harvard.edu

Morocco's Role as a Transit State: Climate Change and Sub-Sahara  
African Migration to Europe
WHEN  Thu., Mar. 1, 2012, 5 – 6:45 p.m.
WHERE  CMES, 38 Kirkland Street, Room 102, Cambridge, MA
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Moroccan Studies Forum
SPEAKER(S)  Gregory White, professor of government, Smith College
CONTACT INFO  Liz Flanagan: elizabethflanagan at fas.harvard.edu
NOTE  This event is open to the public; no registration required.
LINK http://cmes.hmdc.harvard.edu/node/2771

The Promise and Challenge of Water Security in a Changing World
WHEN  Thu., Mar. 1, 2012, 5 p.m.
WHERE  Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Radcliffe Gymnasium, 10  
Garden Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Environmental Sciences, Science, Social  
Sciences, Sustainability
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
SPEAKER(S)  John Briscoe, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of  
Environmental Engineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied  
Sciences; professor of the practice of environmental health, Harvard  
School of Public Health; adjunct faculty member, Harvard Kennedy  
School; and director, Water Security Initiative at Harvard
LINK  http://www.radcliffe.edu/events/calendar_2012briscoe

Thursday March 1st


The Argenziano School in Union Square, 290 Washington Street, Somerville

We’re bringing lots of local farms to the city!  Meet the folks who  
grow your food, and sign up for a local CSA share to get weekly fresh  

A CSA share is a weekly box of fresh/delicious/natural veggies (and  
sometimes meat/fish) delivered by local farms to convenient pickup  
spots within our community.

* Presented by theMOVE  |  more info @ www.farmsharefair.org
* Sponsored by Rafiki Bistro + Craigie on Main
* Co-sponsored by Somerville Climate Action + NOFA/Mass + Somerville  
Community Health Agenda + Union Square Main Streets


Envisioning E+ Green Communities - Symposium & Discussion
Thursday, March 1, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (ET)
Media Arts Center, Building 1, Roxbury Community College, 1234  
Columbus Ave, Roxbury
Please join Mayor Thomas M. Menino for a symposium and discussion  
exploring best practices in green building, sustainable communities,  
and place making in the built environment.

March 1, 2012 / 6:00 – 8:00PM
Open House at 5:30

Featured Speakers:
Katie Swenson
Vice President, Design, Enterprise Community Partners

Chris Reed
Founding Principal, StoSS Landscape Urbanism

Phillip Thompson
Assoc. Professor of Urban Politics, Department of Urban Studies and  
Planning, MIT

contact: John.dalzell.bra at cityofboston.gov

Please RSVP at http://epositivegreencommunities-esearch.eventbrite.com/


Of Heat-Seeking, Robotic Fishing Poles (or, Myths of Technology for  
International Development)

Thursday, March 01, 2012


MIT, Building 35-225, 127 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Kentaro Toyama

Can mobile phones be used to improve rural healthcare?

How do you design user interfaces for an illiterate migrant worker?

What value is video technology to a farmer earning $1 a day?

Interventionist projects in "information and communication technology  
for development" (ICT4D) seek to answer these kinds of questions, but  
the excitement has also generated excessive hype about the power of  
technology to solve the deep problems of poverty. In this talk, I will  
present several persistent myths of ICT4D, offer a theory of  
"technology as amplifier" which explains the gap between rhetoric and  
reality, and provide recommendations for engineers and scientists  
interested in contributing to a better world. My hope is to suggest  
that while technology might not save the world, technologists have  
much to contribute.

Kentaro Toyama is a researcher in the School of Information at the  
University of California, Berkeley. He is working on a book that  
argues that the intrinsic growth of people and institutions should be  
the primary focus of global development. Previously, Toyama co-founded  
Microsoft Research India, where he started an interdisciplinary  
research group to understand how electronic technology could support  
the socio-economic development of the world's impoverished communities.

Web site: http://thecenter.mit.edu
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values
For more information, contact:
The Center @ MIT
info at thecenter.mit.edu

ORGASM INC: the strange science of female pleasure - WTTR 2012 - Film  

Thursday, March 01, 2012


MIT, Building 6-120, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Q & A with Film Director Liz Canner to follow

2nd annual WOMEN TAKE THE REEL film festival MARCH 2012

WTTR film festival celebrates films made by women. MIT is the lead  
host institution and will screen one film per week during the month of  
March to commemorate Women's History Month. WTTR is a roaming film  
festival involving various academic women's and gender studies  
programs in the Boston area. All screenings are free, open to the  
public and followed by a Q & A with filmmakers and/or faculty. The  
festival's goals are to promote women's and gender studies courses/ 
programming, the visibility of women in the film industry and women's  
history month.

ORGASM INC. - the strange science of female pleasure

In the shocking and hilarious documentary ORGASM INC., filmmaker Liz  
Canner takes a job editing erotic videos for a drug trial for a  
pharmaceutical company. Her employer is developing what they hope will  
be the first Viagra drug for women that wins FDA approval to treat a  
new disease: Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD). Liz gains permission to  
film the company for her own documentary. Initially, she plans to  
create a movie about science and pleasure but she soon begins to  
suspect that her employer, along with a cadre of other medical  
companies, might be trying to take advantage of women (and potentially  
endanger their health) in pursuit of billion dollar profits. ORGASM  
INC. is a powerful look inside the medical industry and the marketing  
campaigns that are literally and figuratively reshaping our everyday  
lives around health, illness, desire - and that ultimate moment:  
orgasm. Upbeat, engaging, enlightening, and provocative, ORGASM INC.  
will change the way you think about sex.

80 minutes.

Web site: web.mit.edu/wgs/
Open to: the general public
Cost: FREE
Sponsor(s): Women's and Gender Studies, Graduate Consortium in Women's  
Studies, MIT Technology and Culture Forum, MIT Medical, Comparative  
Media Studies/Doclab, and Student Activities Office.

For more information, contact:
The Friendly WGS Staff
wgs at mit.edu


How to Keep Your News Site Sticky
Thursday, March 1, 2012
7:00 PM
Boston Globe, 135 Morrissey Blvd., Dorchester

DESCRIPTION: It’s a lot of work to capture audience share. And once  
you have those hard-won readers, you want them to stay – not click  
away. Our panel will discuss tools that can help make a news site more  
“sticky.” From embedding third-party content on the fly to adding  
community and real-time social media activity to the news page, we’ll  
learn some potential digital answers to enhanced reader engagement.

Our panel-in-the-making:

Ziad Sultan is the founder/CEO of Marginize, entrepreneur in residence  
at Longworth Venture Partners, and mentor at Oasis 500. Prior to this,  
he was a strategy consultant at Boston Consulting Group and consultant  
at Ernst & Young. He earned Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering  
and Computer Science and an undergraduate degree from the  
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his graduate studies  
focused on Artificial Intelligence and Digital Signal Processing.

About Marginize: Marginize is a browser plugin that augments every  
page on the Web with a sidebar enabling users to see what the world is  
saying about the page on Twitter, Facebook and Buzz, and interact with  
each other through comments and check-ins. In the words of client Wade  
Roush at xconomy: “It's exciting to me as a Web journalist, because  
it has the potential to reunify social media conversations with the  
objects of those conversations, such as news articles.”

Sean Creeley is the co-founder Embed.ly Inc. Previously a senior  
developer with Optaros and Web application developer at Intel, he also  
did consulting work for various clients, including The Washington  
Times. Creeley says he’s “just a developer that decided to start a  

About Embed.ly: Embed.ly allows developers to embed any URL through  
one powerful API. Sites can automatically convert posted links into  
embedded videos, images, rich media, RSS entries and article previews  
from over 200 sites on the fly.  Examples include rich-media  
Foursquare check-ins, PDFs, Instagram photos, YouTube and Vimeo clips  
and more. Embed.ly serves millions of requests a day to over 2,000  
unique sites including Storify, New York magazine, AOL, Reddit,  
Yammer, Bit.ly, Hunch and Tweetdeck.

Plus additional guest(s), to be announced.
And don't forget: the usual free cookies and coffee.

RSVP at http://meetupbos.hackshackers.com/events/50248982/

Friday, March 2


Conference: Qualitative Social Science @ Harvard - Knowledge  
Production and Community
WHEN  Fri., Mar. 2, 2012, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION  Conferences, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  Organized by Qualitative Social Science at  
Harvard Faculty Project and funded by the Provost Office
SPEAKER(S)  Professors Anne Becker (HMS), Neil Brenner (HSD), Liz  
Cohen (FAS, history, and Radcliffe), Bob Eccles (HBS), Noah Feldman  
(HLS), Peter Dobkin Hall (KSG), Lawrence Ralph (FAS, anthropology),  
Julie Reuben (GSE), Prerna Singh (FAS, government), Vish Viswanath  
(HSPH), Mary Waters (FAS, sociology) and Malika Zeghal (FAS, Near  
Eastern Studies)
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO  Kyoko Sato: ksato at fas.harvard.edu
LINK  http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/qualitative/announcements/conference-qualitative-social-science-harvard-knowledge-production-and-community

LEAP Sustainability Speaker Series: Kevin Dooley, The Sustainability  

Friday, March 02, 2012


Location:  http://leap.mit.edu/speaker-series/

Speaker: Kevin Dooley, The Sustainability Consortium

Join the Global Leaders in Environmental Assessment and Performance  
for a free, one-hour webinar featuring Kevin Dooley, Academic Director  
for The Sustainability Consortium (TSC). Dr. Dooley will give an  
overview of TSC's Sustainability Measurement and Reporting System, a  
global platform for measuring and reporting on product sustainability.

Visit the LEAP website to register.

Web site: http://leap.mit.edu/speaker-series/
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): LEAP: Global Leaders in Environmental Assessment and  
Performance, Center for Transportation & Logistics, Materials Systems  

For more information, contact:
Suzanne Greene
segreene at mit.edu


Economic Development and Jobs: How do we create sustainable jobs for  
today and tomorrow?
Friday, March 2, 2012
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET)
Zipcar, 25 1st Street, Cambridge

How can we build an innovation economy that generates sustainable jobs  
for today and tomorrow?  How do we close the skills gap that separates  
thousands of unemployed Americans from jobs businesses are struggling  
to fill?  Join PBLN Economic Development and Jobs Team co-chairs David  
Belluck (Managing Partner, Riverside Partners), Kip Hollister (Founder  
and CEO, Hollister) and Mitch Tyson (Principal, Tyson Associates) in  
building an action agenda for PBLN to address these challenges.  Learn  
about the latest policy developments poised to promote sustainable  
economic development, create jobs and close the skills gap.  Explore  
with colleagues how to transform PBLN's growing membership, itself,  
into a vibrant marketplace and a catalyst for economic growth.   
Discuss how PBLN and its members can address the skills gap through  
direct engagement with community colleges, vocational training  
programs and careers centers.

REgister at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2961623295/

"Geoengineering, Geopolitics, and Corporate Interests."
Friday, March 2
12:15pm - 1:45pm Belfer Center Director's Lunch
Belfer Center Library (L369), Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street,  
David Keith, McKay Professor of Applied Physics, School of Engineering  
and Applied Sciences and Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy  
School on  RSVP to web address below required.
Contact Name: Sarah J. Donahue sarah_donahue at hks.harvard.edu


Friday, March 2
3:00 pm
Harvard Law School, Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall, (across from  
Cambridge Common)

Featured speakers Robert Darnton and John Palfrey will discuss the  
history and future of the DPLA.
We now have the technology to create the greatest library the world  
has ever known, and to bring it within clicking distance of virtually  
every person on earth — at least everyone on the Internet.  The  
technology is available, but is the will and the funding?  How will  
this new creation affect the research of college professors or even  
elementary school students?  And how can it deal with the problems of  

Professor Darnton will open the program with remarks about the  
beginnings of the DPLA project.  Professor Palfrey will then bring  
discussion up to the current date, and a question, answer and  
conversation period will follow.

Robert Darnton is Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor, University  
Librarian, Harvard University, and a founder of the DPLA.  John G.  
Palfrey is Henry N. Ess Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and  
Information Resources at Harvard Law School.  Palfrey is also the  
Chair of the DPLA Steering Committee.  The DPLA effort is now housed  
in the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard.

The program is free and open to the public.  It will include a  
question and answer period, and light refreshments will be served.

The program is co-organized by Virginia McVarish, Lisa Junghahn,  
Kathleen Hunter Rutter and Donna Viscuglia.  For more information,  
telephone Lisa at 617-496-2123 or email Virginia at  mcvarish at  

This meeting is part of a series titled Harvard Library Strategic  
Conversations.  The Harvard Library Strategic Conversations planning  
committee is made up of volunteer members of the library community.   
Our mission is to engage library colleagues in open, community-driven  
discussion about the future of libraries.

Lisa Junghahn, 617-496-2123
Virginia McVarish,  mcvarish at fas.harvard.edu


Disrupting the Discourse
WHEN  Fri., Mar. 2, 2012, 5 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138
TYPE OF EVENT  Forum, Lecture, Question & Answer Session
CONTACT NAME  Amber DiNatale
CONTACT EMAIL  askwith_forums at gse.harvard.edu
CONTACT PHONE  617-384-9968
SPONSORING ORGANIZATION/DEPARTMENT  Harvard Graduate School of Education
ADMISSION FEE  This event is free and open to the public.
NOTE  Speaker: John H. Jackson, Ed.M.’98, Ed.D.’01, president and  
CEO, The Schott Foundation for Public Education
John H. Jackson will present the opening keynote for The 10th Annual  
Alumni of Color Conference (AOCC). The AOCC seeks to inspire and  
impact the improvement of the education sector by annually convening  
Harvard Graduate School of Education alumni, students, and friends  
concerned with issues of race, class and education as they pertain to  
all people, and in particular to communities of color. This year’s  
conference theme isDisrupting the Discourse: Discussing the  
The opening keynote for The 10th Annual Alumni of Color Conference  
(AOCC) is sponsored by the Askwith Forums.
This event is free and open to the public. No ticket or registration  
is required. Seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Middle East Uprisings: Student Discussion

Friday, March 02, 2012


MIT, Building 5-134, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Join MIT Amnesty International and panelists Lana Awad '12 and Khaled  
Moharam '13 for a discussion of the revolutions in Syria and Egypt.  
What are the feelings of those inside these countries, what form has  
the government's narrative taken, how has the outside world covered  
events and responded to what is happening? Presentations will be  
followed by questions and discussion. Homemade dinner will be served.

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Amnesty International

For more information, contact:
Halide Bey, Nakul Vyas
mitai-exec at mit.edu


COLLISIONcollective Opening Reception

March 2

6-9 pm

AXIOM  Center for New and Experimental Media in JP (in the Green  
Street  Station of the Orange Line)

Come party with COLLISIONcollective as we kick off our seventeenth  
tech/art extravaganza on March 2. There will definitely be a lot of  
doing strange things with electricity. Official details follow:

COLLISION17:transformer assembles a wide range of new work from 6  
countries to explore the notion of transformation. Power, signal,  
material and meaning are altered, recast and impedance-matched to  
underscore and harmonize with the ceaseless change of our lives.   
Curated by COLLISIONcollective members William Tremblay and Georgina  
Lewis, COLLISION17:transformer is the seventeenth COLLISIONcollective  
show and the sixth held at Axiom. The 23 works that comprise the show  
span sculpture, photography, video, surveillance, interactivity and  
research, making this the most comprehensive and far-reaching  
COLLISIONcollective show to date.

Included in the show is work by Natalie Andrew, Ryan Boatright, W.  
Benjamin Bray, Sophia Brueckner, Alicia Eggert, Juan Escudero, Joseph  
Farbrook, Antony Flackett, Ben K. Foley, Dave Gordon, Rob Gonsalves,  
Lori Hepner, Wei-Ming Ho, Faith Holland, Annette Isham, Arnold  
Koroshegyi, Victor Liu, Andrew Neumann, Bob Kephart, Jean-Michel  
Rolland, Mark Stock, Wayne Strattman, and Topp & Dubio.

Show dates: March 2nd – April 7th


Saturday, March 3


Landlord Profitability Workshop
Saturday, March 3
9am to noon
MIT Student Center, 84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Water bills high?
Tenants keep moving out?
Hefty common area electricity bills?
Bed bugs, rats, or mice?
Too much garbage?
Choose from several short talks.  Ask questions of the experts:

Sam Corda, Water Department Director

Michael Blasnik of Blasnik Associates

Wegowise Utility Tracking

Winn Management’s Energy Coordinator
And others!

Get answers from the experts.

Get paid for solar panels
Sign up for free email water-use alerts
See a free infrared scan of your building

We’ll only have room for 100 attendees.
Reserve your spot and learn more at  http://www.HEETma.com

Sponsored by HEET, the Cambridge Energy Alliance, and the Sustainable  
Business Network.


Sunday, March 4


On Sunday, March 4th, TEDx comes to Somerville's Center for Arts at  
the Armory. The day-long event will feature an introduction by the  
mayor as well as a distinguished group of speakers, musicians,  
artists, and 350+ attendees. The inaugural theme is "Creative Economy,  
Sustainable Community" and the event reflects the tremendous cultural,  
technical, and creative diversity found within the greater Somerville  

TEDxSomerville attendees and speakers represent some of the brightest  
minds from the community and come from a wide variety of backgrounds  
and disciplines. Approximately two-thirds of the speakers have a  
direct connection to Somerville and attendees will be challenged to  
communicate their passions in an exciting and engaging dialogue. For  
more information and to apply to attend (up to February 28), please  
visit - http://tedxsomerville.org.

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Boston DSA Members' Meeting:  After Dewey Sq: Where is The Occupy  
Movement Going in MA?
Sunday, March 4	
1:30-3:30 PM
The Democracy Center, 45 Mt Auburn St (Harvard Sq.), Cambridge

Chris Faraone, The Boston Phoenix
Katie Gradowski, Occupy Boston
Betsy Boggia, Occupy Natick/Occupy the 'Burbs
Moderator:  David Knuttunen, Occupy Newton, Occupy Boston's Free School
University, and Boston DSA

Chris Faraone began his writing career by free-lancing Hip Hop reviews  
for such publications as Yellow Rat Bastard, The Source, the Weekly  
Dig and the Boston Herald  before becoming a staff reporter for the  
Boston Phoenix, where his coverage of the Occupy movement on both  
coasts resulted in his debut book---99 Nights With The 99%.  Katie  
Gradowski is an organizer with Occupy Boston, where she focuses on  
outreach and anti-foreclosure work as well as the Occupy The T  
campaign. Her "real job" is in Somerville, where she helps run a kid's  
community science workshop and "spends time making things, tinkering,  
and taking stuff apart". Betsy Boggia has helped establish Occupy  
Natick. She also  has long experience with  grassroots organizations,  
political campaigns, local non-profits  (most recently with Girl's  
LEAP Self-Defense),  has  been a legislative aide for State Senator  
Cheryl Jacques, and a co-founder of the Greater Boston Chapter of the  
Million Mom March for sensible gun control.

Free and open to the public. Non-members are welcome. There will be a  
briefbusiness meeting before the panel discussion during which Boston  
DSA members
will elect a new Executive Board.

Monday, March 5

"Are Current Electricity Markets Suitable to Integrate Non- 
dispatchable (Renewable) Producers?"
Monday, March 5
12:00pm - 1:30pm Energy Policy Seminar
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Antonio Conejo, University of Castilla - La Mancha
Contact Name: Louisa Lund louisa_lund at harvard.edu


"Layers of Uncertainty in Science Policy"
Monday, March 5
Harvard Science Center, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Rear Admiral Ali Khan, Director of Health Preparedness and Response,  
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Panel discussion with  
Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard Kennedy School; Dan Hastings, MIT Dean for  
Undergraduate Education; Eli Kintisch, MIT Knight Science Journalism  


The Geometry of Molecules
Monday, March 05, 2012
MIT, Building 2-132

D.W. Weeks Lecture Series
Women in Mathematics Lecture Series
Speaker: Julie Mitchell (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Web site: http://math.mit.edu/wim/events/seminars.php

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Mathematics, Department of

For more information, contact:
Avisha Lalla
avisha at math.mit.edu


Learning Through Noticing: Theory and Experimental Evidence in Farming

Monday, March 05, 2012


Harvard, Littauer M16, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Josh Schwartzstein (Dartmouth)

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): MIT/Harvard Applied Theory Workshop

For more information, contact:
Theresa Benevento


CDD Forum - Shrinking Cities

Monday, March 05, 2012


MIT, Building 10-485, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Justin Hollander, Tufts University

City Design and Development Lecture Series focusing on Shrinking Cities

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Department of  

For more information, contact:
Sandra Elliott
sandrame at mit.edu


Web Innovators Group 33 (WebInno33)
Monday, March 5, 2012
6:30 PM (ET)
Royal Sonesta Cambridge, 40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge

WebInno is an informal gathering of people interested in internet and  
mobile innovation - open to all in the community.
We'll begin with the doors officially opening at 6:30pm in the  
Cambridge Royal Sonesta Hotel.

7PM: Main Dish Presentations
MediaMob - Matt Snyder
GatherEducation - Pano Anthos, Chris Mortonson, & Shonak Patel
Lifeables - Jeremy Daly, Karen Macumber & Greg Czarnowski
6:30-9pm: Side Dish Demos
Abroad101 - Adam Miller, Mike Stone, Jamie Davidson, & Jenna Lashley
Zoora - Aubrie Pagano & Chirag Nirmal
Mosaic Storage Systems - Gerard Murphy & Andy Young
OnTheBar - Ian Stanczyk
Cangrade - Michael Burtov, Gershon Goren & Steve Lehr

Register at http://webinno33.eventbrite.com/


8pm: Steve Papa, Founder and Chairman of Endeca, which was sold to  
Oracle for a rumored $1B+, will share his founding stories in session  
where Fred Shilmover of InsightSquared leads the discussion.
9pm: Co-Hosting AngelHack Hackathon Grand Prize Awards Ceremony (more  
info - use discount code "WebInno" to register as a participant).
ACT Lecture | Bruce Yonemoto - Re-representations and Simulations

Monday, March 05, 2012


MIT, Buidling E15-001

Speaker: Bruce Yonemoto, Professor of Studio Art in Video,  
Experimental Media, Film Theory, University of California, Irvine

Part of the ACT Spring 2012 Monday Nights Lecture Series: Experiments  
in Thinking, Action and Form

In conversation with Stephen Prina, Professor of Visual and  
Environmental Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge

Bruce Yonemoto works within the overlapping intersections of art and  
commerce, and the gallery world and cinema screen. Yonemoto juxtaposes  
cultural material from different international communities, such as  
those of the Japanese Americans, Nipo-Brasiliero, Peruvian Quechua and  
Hollywood communities. The photographic series North South East West  
focuses on the erased history of American Civil War soldiers of Asian  
descent. Yonemoto's collaboration with Dr. Juli Carson deals with the  
discovery of the real and poetic convergence between two distinct  
phenomena in Argentina: the site of one of the few growing glaciers in  
the world and one of the last regions where Lacanian psychoanalysis is  
practiced. Most recently, Yonemoto's work was exhibited at the ICC in  
Tokyo, the Kemper Museum in Kansas City, and the St. Louis Museum of  

Web site: http://act.mit.edu/projects-and-events/lectures/2012-spring/
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free and open to the public
Sponsor(s): Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and  
Planning, MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology
For more information, contact:
Laura Anca Chichisan
act at mit.edu, clauraa at mit.edu




“Ending Violence Against Women: Pathways to Power, Resilience &  
Thursday, March 8
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston

Panelists include Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, Purnima Mane,  
CEO and President Pathfinder International, Audrey Porter, Assistant  
Program Director and Coordinator of Survivor Services, My Life, My  
Choice, and moderator Ann Fleck-Henderson, Simmons College Professor  
of Social Work, Emerita

RSVP by Monday, March 5 to http://iwd2012.eventbrite.com


The Massachusetts Pirate Party will be hosting our first conference -  
*Politics: share, remix, reboot*.
It will be all day on March 10th at the Democracy Center in Cambridge.
More details and registration at:  http://www.masspirates.org/blog/conference/

So far we have the following talks:
*David House*, a researcher at MIT who helped set up the Bradley  
Manning Support Network, will be giving a talk entitled: *Going toe-to- 
toe with the state: navigating the challenges of a digital activist*.

*Shauna Gordon-McKeon*, organizer for the Boston Sunlight Foundation,  
will talk about some of the programming projects transparency  
activists are using to open up government data.

Writer and publisher *Cecilia Tan*, and *Shane Bugbee* will be on the  
*Tales from the Net: Making a living at being creative* panel.

*Michael Anderson* will give a talk called *Fight Ridiculous With  
Ridiculous: The Guerrilla Tactics of Fair Use*.

Also, *Conor Sherman* will give a talk called *Stranger Danger: Don't  
Click that Link Even If They Offer Puppies and Candy*.

Finally, we will have a number of talks by Pirate Party members,  
Exploring Kopimism* by *Lauren Pespisa*
Patents Upending* by *Erik Zoltan*
Fair Use for Activists* by *Chris Walsh*
How to Run for Office* by *James O'Keefe*

We will also have time for open discussion of where the Pirate Party  
should go and what issues we should focus on.

We will be showing open or public domain films in the evening.

We hope you can join us on March 10th.


Alewife Wildlife Walk Series
Saturday, Mar. 10, 9 – 11am
Sunday, Apr. 15, 1 – 3pm

Sponsored by The Friends of Alewife Reservation

Spring Migration, bringing songbirds and more through the coastal  
Northeast, will be in full swing for the best bird viewing  
opportunities of the year so bring your field glasses and guide books  
to join expert tracker naturalist David Brown in search of wildlife  
signs in this small but vital river floodplain forest in Belmont,  
Cambridge and connecting Arlington woodlands as we visit the precious  
local resource used to rest and refuel for the flight
Dress warmly and wear sturdy boots; terrain is rugged. Please note  
that this is an adult activity, but interested children are welcome  
with their parents. Little ones may need to be carried. Wetness  
requires boots. There is no cost; a donation is requested.

Meet at: The Alewife Reservation parking lot, Acorn Park Drive, off  
Rt. 2 Cambridge.
For additional information visit  HYPERLINK "http://www.friendsofalewifereservation.org 
" \t "_blank" www.friendsofalewifereservation.org or call 617 415 1884
Sign up at  HYPERLINK "mailto:info at friendsofalewifereservation.org" info at friendsofalewifereservation.org
Brown, an expert naturalist, has been giving walks for years at the  
Alewife Reservation and has published a professional assessment of the  
area "Biodiversity of the Alewife Reservation Area", available from FAR.




Statewide Farm to School Convention
March 15, 2012
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA!

Come hear how inspiring food service directors, educators, students,  
parents, and community members are building connections between  
schools and farms in Massachusetts - and learn what you can do to  
further those connections.

This year's convention will feature Curt Ellis, Executive Director of  
FoodCorps, and Abbie Nelson, Vice President of the SNA in VT and  
Director of VTFEED, as well as six workshop tracks:
New Ideas for Locally Grown in School Cafeterias
Farm to School for Very Young Students
New Strategies for Expanding Farm to School Sales
Models for Successful Agriculture-Based Education
Community Connections
New Initiatives in Colleges and Other Institutions

Register at http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1103105356625-127/Convention+Registration+Form.pdf


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA  

Description: Boston + New England have an impressive number of  
companies creating tools and technologies to help promote and fund  
music projects. We also have a vibrant and diverse music community.  
Music 2.0 keeps connecting the two for the benefit of both.

With 200+ attendees, at both the 2010 and 2011 events, they were  
terrific evenings, pulling together many of the music, tech, and event  
companies from Greater Boston.

For 2012, we are going to have more music-related companies present,  
quick updates from some companies that presented in years past, and  
more time to meet friends new and old (read: networking!) and a chance  
for companies that are hiring to press the flesh with folks who are  
job hunting.

Music 2.0 is a terrific event for:
Musicians of every genre (rock, hip hop, jazz, folk, classical,  
electronic, opera, etc.)
Marketing folks from venues, arts organizations, etc.
Managers and agents
Members of the media
Promoters and presenters that work at venues, music organizations, etc.

Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2870380385


It is with a sense of gratitude and deep joy that we announce the Art  
and Soul program at Wellesley College will be hosting three of the 13  
Indigenous Grandmothers this spring.  The Grandmothers will give a  
talk at Houghton Chapel on Thursday, April nineteenth at seven p.m.  
The theme of their talk will be Planting Seeds for Seven Generations:   
Making Change.  The Grandmothers will share their cultural treasures  
and life experience, in support of our community’s exploration of an  
ethics of wholeness, which can bring about a sustainable future for  
the generations to come.

Originating from all four corners of the world, these 13 wise women  
elders and medicine women first came together in 2004 at a peace  
gathering. They represent a global alliance of prayer, education and  
healing for our Earth, all her inhabitants and the next seven  
generations. We are honored to host, as representatives of this  
Grandmothers’ Council, Grandmothers Rita and Beatrice Long- Visitor  
Holy Dance of the Lakota tribe and Grandmother Mona Polacca of the  
Hopi/ Havasupai/Tewa tribe. This event is open to all, as an offering  
to our circles of community.  For more information about this event,  
contact Ji Hyang at 781.283.2793




Cambridge Residents: Free Home Thermal Images

Have you ever wanted to learn where your home is leaking heat by  
having an energy auditor come to your home with a thermal camera?   
With that info you then know where to fix your home so it's more  
comfortable and less expensive to heat.  However, at $200 or so, the  
cost of such a thermal scan is a big chunk of change.

HEET Cambridge has now partnered with Sagewell, Inc. to offer  
Cambridge residents free thermal scans.

Sagewell collects the thermal images by driving through Cambridge in a  
hybrid vehicle equipped with thermal cameras.  They will scan every  
building in Cambridge (as long as it's not blocked by trees or  
buildings or on a private way).  Building owners can view thermal  
images of their property and an analysis online. The information is  
password protected so that only the building owner can see the results.

Homeowners, condo-owners and landlords can access the thermal images  
and an accompanying analysis free of charge. Commercial building  
owners and owners of more than one building will be able to view their  
images and analysis for a small fee.

The scans will be analyzed in the order they are requested.

Go to Sagewell.com.  Type in your address at the bottom where it says  
"Find your home or building" and press return.  Then click on "Here"  
to request the report.

That's it.  When the scans are done in a few weeks, your building will  
be one of the first to be analyzed. The accompanying report will help  
you understand why your living room has always been cold and what to  
do about it.

With knowledge, comes power (or in this case saved power and money,  
not to mention comfort).


Cambridge Energy Alliance is kicking off a brand new pilot project to  
make Cambridge more energy efficient and install more renewable energy  
one neighborhood at a time. Live Better Porter Square will  
simultaneously engage every sector in Porter Square; bringing together  
churches, schools, community gardeners, business leaders,
students and more!

The goals of this four month campaign are to promote community  
involvement, support the local economy, and highlight Porter Square as  
a model for the rest of the city.

Neighborhood Liaison volunteers will assist with planning and  
implementing outreach efforts, as well as community events. We are  
looking for individuals with an interest in community organizing,  
outreach, and event planning.

If you are interested in volunteering please sign up to attend the  
information and interview session on February 14th.

We’ll be offering an interactive and fun half-day training session  
for Neighborhood Liaison volunteers on March 3rd.

Questions? Email Meghan at outreach at cambridgeenergyalliance.org


*J e s t e r*
**Facebook Profile <https://www.facebook.com/jester.ronin> **¦**
P a r a n o i d Z e n
jes... at paranoidzen.com*

Hi All,

I am sending this out to a bunch of lists I'm on, so apologies for  
cross posting effects.

Our new forums are up and running, and they are free for all!  We are  
aiming for this to become a place where Boston area collaborations,  
discussions and skill shares in audio, video, lighting, programming,  
hacking, and other various forms of 'making' happen.

Find them here:  http://cemmi.org/index.php/forum/index

Since its early, I imagine they will go through some serious  
evolutions in terms of organization but we hope you will stop by and  
check them out.  The forums even work on most mobile platforms :)

You can sign in using your Gmail, Google app, or Facebook credentials  
so there is no need to create a new account (we'll be adding a button  
to make that more obvious soon).

If you have any suggestions or changes, let us know, and if you are up  
for helping moderate, please reach out!

Many thanks, and I hope to see you there!




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


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

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/

Arts and Cultural Events List  http://aacel.blogspot.com/










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