[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - October 6, 2013

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Sun Oct 6 11:37:11 PDT 2013


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Kickstarter to Digitize the Archives of the American Solar Energy Association
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/05/1244550/-Kickstarter-to-Digitize-the-Archives-of-the-American-Solar-Energy-Association

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Event Index - full Event Details available below the Index

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Monday, October 7
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Boston Idea Week
8am  Eighth Annual AltWheels Fleet Day 
9am  MIT Consortium for Kerberos and Internet Trust Annual Conference
12pm  MASS Seminar - Turbulence, Clouds and Climate: the Subtropical Cloud Transition
12pm  Building Peace Through Environmental Activism: The Relationship of Confidence Building Measures to Formal Negotiations
12pm  "The Social Cost of Carbon in Federal Rulemaking"
12:15pm  "A New Narrative for Science in America"
12:30pm  Architecture/BT Lecture:  "Quo Vadis Building Simulation: New Generation of Computational Tools"
3pm  The NSA, Snowden, and Surveillance
3:30pm  Morison Prize Lecture:  Daniel Ellsberg
4pm  "Curiosity Rover Mission to Mars: First Year of Results"
4pm  The Impacts of Fair Trade Certification: Evidence From Coffee Producers in Costa Rica
4pm  Myths about MOOCs and Software Engineering Education
4:15pm  "Women Make Peace, Men Negotiate It - UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in the Context of Bosnia and Herzegovina"
4:30pm  Innovations in Wind Energy Lecture Series: Grid parity wind energy through innovative tall towers
5pm  Valuing Nature: Saving Ecosystems is Good Business
5:30pm  Legatum Lecture: Gearing Up in a Global Market
6pm  Blueberry Soup:  How Iceland changed the way we think about the world
6pm  A Global Research Agenda for Children’s Rights in the Digital Age
7pm  Time for a Cooperative Economy: Time Banking & More
7pm  Science & Cooking: Playing With Taste Through Browning
7pm  ACT Lecture: Instantaneous! and Everywhere?
7pm  3D Virtual Worlds and Simulation: The Human-Computer Interface
7:15pm  A Kung Fu/Martial Arts Performance

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Tuesday, October 8
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Boston Idea Week
12pm  Ta-Nehisi Coates
12pm  Transportation System Resilience, Extreme Weather, and Climate Change
12pm  Revolutions, Constitutions, and Counter-Revolutions: A Middle East Update
12:30pm  The Electronic Silk Road: How the Web Binds the World
2:30pm  The Politics of Compromise
4pm  IBM Silicon Nanophotonics Technology for Datacenters and Computer Systems
4:30pm  Renewable Energy Economics and Policy
5pm  A New System Design Paradigm under Uncertain and Adverse Events: Resilience
5pm  Friends of Ngong Road: Helping Children Achieve their Dreams in Nairobi's Slums
5:15pm  From Wilderness Environments to Well-Ordered Plantations: The Gifts of God Perfected by Industry
5:30pm  Askwith Forum: Innovations in Teaching
6pm  Screening & Discussion: The Contradictions of Fair Hope
6pm  A Big Change Isn't Always the Best Change: Iterating as a Social Entrepreneur
6:30pm  Beyond Architecture
7pm  Discoveries Lecture: The Climate Crisis: Tracking Boston's Carbon Dioxide and Methane Digestion
7pm  Collapse Interviews: A Gathering of People with Nothing in Common
7:30pm  Money Can Buy Happiness: A Talk by Harvard Business School's Michael Norton

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Wednesday, October 9
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Boston Idea Week
10am  The Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Accident: Lessons for Boston
11:45pm  Panel Discussion: Tax Abuses, Poverty, and Human Rights
12pm  Rapid Assessment Surveys keep score on marine species
12pm  Fitting Square Pegs into Round Holes: Regulatory and Policy Issues Surrounding Genetically-Modified Foods
12:10pm  Glacial dynamics, revisited
3pm  Rally for a Koch-Free WGBH
3pm  Exploring terra incognita: the diversity and biogeography of soil microorganisms
4pm  Toys in Mathematics
5pm  Starr Forum- The Passion of Chelsea Manning: The Story behind the Wikileaks
5:15pm  Something Old, Something New: Maladies of India’s Energy System and Possible Remedies
6pm  Everything is History/History is Everything:A panel presentation on why history matters to everyone
6pm  Changing the Narrative: American Indians and American Cultural Myth

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Thursday, October 10
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Boston Idea Week
8:15am  First Vigil at Japan Consulate, Boston 
11:45am  Design, Health, and Finance in a Pop-Up Megacity: Lessons from the 2013 Kumbh Mela
12pm  Socially Responsible Financing for Enhancing Economic and Financial Stability: Glimpses from South Asia
12pm  Presentation on Biodiversity and Conservation Management Research Opportunities
12:30pm  The Three Contexts of Science
4pm  Entrepreneurial Spirit
4pm  Baratunde Thurston: Exploring Race and Community in the Digital World
4pm  Dertouzos Distinguished Lecture: The Three R's of Computer Vision: Recognition, Reconstruction and Reorganization
4pm  Project Prakash: Combining Science and Service
4pm  YouthCITIES - Mini-Hack
4pm  Born Digital
6pm  Democracy & Memory: Facing History After Mass Violence
6pm  Startup Secrets: Perfect Pitch
6pm  Ending the Global Pandemic of Violence Against Women and Girls and Achieving the Missing Millennium Development Goals Target
6pm  The Brave Genius of Albert Camus and Jacques Monod: From the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize
6pm  Mass Innovation Nights MIN55
6:30pm  Roots of a 21st Century Urbanism: The Vision of Manuel de Solà-Morales
6:30pm  Money & Power: A Debate
7pm  Meet with the top Spanish and Latin American Innovators under 35
7pm  Sea Ice, Climate and Observational Mathematics
7pm  Movie: The genius of Srinivasa Ramanujan
7pm  IDEAS Global Challenge: Fall Generator Dinner
7pm  Urban Films: Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle (2011)
7pm  Pre-HONK! Musical Showcase For Visiting HONK! Bands
7pm  Realty's New Reality - The Emerging High Performance Home Marketplace 
7pm  Engadget+gdgt Live

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Friday, October 11
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9am  Gideon's Promise and Peril:  Meeting the Mandate for Indigent Defense
12pm  Who Stole the American Dream?
12:05pm  Contaminant Remediation: From Feasibility to Construction
1:30pm  The Oil & Gas Industry and YOU! Hydrocarbon Exploration, Production, and Environmental Impacts
3pm  HONK! In The Neighborhoods
4pm  This Week in Startups Live in Boston
5pm  Second Fridays at the MIT Museum: Chain Reaction!
5:30pm  "Internal Logic"
7pm  GIRL RISING - International Day of the Girl - Film Screening
7pm  HONK!  Lantern Parades
8pm  HONK! Kick-Off Concert

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Saturday, October 12
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12pm  HONK! Opening Ceremonies
12:30pm  HONK! In Davis Square: The Main Event
1pm  Energy Upgrade Work Party
2pm  The Race to Save Bonobos
7pm  Special Event: Moonapalooza!

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Sunday, October 13
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12pm  HONK! Parade From Davis Square To Harvard Square
2:15pm  HONK! Oktoberfest, including a HONK! All-Band Blowout Concert

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Monday, October 14
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7pm  Science and Cooking:  "Viscosity & Polymers"

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Tuesday, October 15
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9am  EPA 'public listening session' on carbon emissions from existing power plants
12pm  Resiliency thinking impacts on the buildings sectors
1pm  MADMEC Final Presentations and Awards Ceremony
6pm  Why we need a Smart Grid
7pm  GreenPort Forum:  Beyond Recycling:  Taking It to the Next Level

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Event Details

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Monday, October 7
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Boston Idea Week
October 1-10
http://www.bostonideaweek.org/

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Eighth Annual AltWheels Fleet Day 
Monday, Oct. 7th, 2013 
8am - 4pm
Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood MA
RSVP at http://www.altwheels.org/fleetday.html#reg11
Cost $50

AltWheels Fleet Day is the largest meeting of corporate and municipal Fleet Managers on the East Coast. Come see and hear the latest in fleet transportation technologies, alternative fuels and fleet management practices. 

The day consists of panels, exhibits, and vehicles offering a showcase of alternative transportation solutions — from concept vehicles, to vehicles that are available and affordable today. 

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

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MIT Consortium for Kerberos and Internet Trust Annual Conference
Monday 7 October 2013 
9AM to 6PM
MIT, Building E14, 6th Floor, 75 Amherst Street (corner of Ames & Amherst Streets), Cambridge
RSVP at http://kit.mit.edu/2013-mit-kit-conference-registration

Information and contact at http://kit.mit.edu/events/annual-conference

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MASS Seminar - Turbulence, Clouds and Climate: the Subtropical Cloud Transition
Monday, October 07, 2013
12:00p–1:00p
MIT, Building 54-915 (the tallest building on campus)

Speaker: Joao Teixeira (Jet Propulsion Lab, Caltech)
Abstract: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has reiterated that clouds remain the largest source of uncertainty in climate projections. Clouds in the atmospheric boundary layer, and in particular the subtropical cloud transition from stratocumulus to cumulus, appear to play a key role in cloud-climate feedbacks. Recent studies have highlighted the lack of complete understanding of this transition and the fact that climate models do not simulate in a realistic manner the physics of the transition. 

In this presentation, recent results on the global characterization of the subtropical cloud transition are used to illustrate its essential properties and the key questions remaining for a complete understanding of the transition. A new approach (EDMF) - which combines eddy-diffusivity (ED) methods that represent small-scale turbulence with mass-flux (MF) methods that represent moist convective plume dynamics - is proposed to represent in a unified manner the turbulent and convective properties of the transition. Large-Eddy Simulations (LES) of the cloud transition are used to develop simple models of the transition and a better understanding of the small-scale dynamics that leads to the ultimate demise of stratocumulus. 
Speaker's website: http://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Teixeira/
Web site: http://eaps-www.mit.edu/paoc/events/mass-seminar-joao-teixeira-jet-propulsion-lab-caltech

MIT Atmospheric Seminar Series (MASS) 
The MIT Atmospheric Science Seminar (MASS) is a student-run weekly seminar series within PAOC. Seminar topics include all research concerning the atmosphere and climate, but also talks about e.g. societal impacts of climatic processes. The seminars usually take place on Monday from 12-1pm followed by a lunch with graduate students. Besides the seminar, individual meetings with professors, post-docs, and students are arranged. The seminar series is run by graduate students and is intended mainly for students to interact with individuals outside the department, but faculty and post docs certainly participate.
Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate (PAOC)
For more information, contact:
mass at mit.edu 

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Building Peace Through Environmental Activism: The Relationship of Confidence Building Measures to Formal Negotiations 
Monday, October 7
12pm-1pm
Harvard Law School, Hauser 101, 1575 Mass Avenue, Cambridge

Come join the Program on Negotiation’s Brown bag lunch where Alon Tal will speak about a shadow agreement for environmental protection that he and Mohammad El-Khmaidi, the past director of the Palestinian Ministry of the Environment, prepared together. Please bring your own lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided.

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"The Social Cost of Carbon in Federal Rulemaking"
Monday, October 7, 2013 
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

with Elizabeth Kopits, National Center for Environmental Economics, U.S. EPA

ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series
http://www.hks.harvard.edu/m-rcbg/cepr/
Contact Name:  Louisa Lund
louisa_lund at hks.harvard.edu
Lunch will be provided

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"A New Narrative for Science in America"
Monday, October 7, 2013
12:15pm - 2:00pm
Harvard, Maxwell Dworkin, Room 119, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Adam Bly (Seed Media Group)

STS Circle at Harvard Lecture
Sandwich lunches are provided. Please RSVP to sts at hks.harvard.edu by Wednesday at 5PM the week before.
http://sts.hks.harvard.edu/events/sts_circle/
Contact Name:  Shana Rabinowich
sts at hks.harvard.edu

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Architecture/BT Lecture:  "Quo Vadis Building Simulation: New Generation of Computational Tools,"
Monday, October 07, 2013
12:30pm
MIT, Building 7-429, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Michael Wetter, Simulation Research Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
BT - Building Technology Lecture Series

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Department of Architecture
For more information, contact:
Kathleen Ross
617-253-1876
kross at mit.edu 

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The NSA, Snowden, and Surveillance
10/7/2013 
refreshments served at 2:30p, discussion 3 to 4pm 
Harvard, 1737 Cambridge Street, Room K354, Cambridge

Discussant: Bruce Schneier
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a "security guru" by The Economist. He is the author of 12 books -- including Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Survive -- as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter "Crypto-Gram" and his blog "Schneier on Security" are read by over 250,000 people. He has testified before Congress, is a frequent guest on television and radio, has served on several government committees, and is regularly quoted in the press. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, a program fellow at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an Advisory Board Member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, and the Security Futurologist for BT -- formerly British Telecom.     

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Morison Prize Lecture:  Daniel Ellsberg
Monday, October 07, 2013
3:30p–5:00p
MIT, Building E51-115, Tang Center/Wong Auditorium, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Daniel Ellsberg

Web site: web.mit.edu/sts
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): HASTS, SHASS Dean's Office
For more information, contact:
Randyn Miller
617-253-3452
randyn at mit.edu 

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"Curiosity Rover Mission to Mars: First Year of Results"
Monday, October 7, 2013 
4:00pm
Harvard, Haller Hall (Geo-Museum 102), 24 Oxford Street 1st Floor, Cambridge

Dr. John Grotzinger, California Institute of California

EPS Colloquium Series
Contact Name:  Sabinna Cappo
scappo at fas.harvard.edu

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The Impacts of Fair Trade Certification: Evidence From Coffee Producers in Costa Rica
Monday, October 07, 2013
4:00p–5:30p
MIT, Building E18-202, 50 Ames Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Nathan Nunn

Web site: https://economics.mit.edu/files/9062
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): International Seminar
For more information, contact:
Theresa Benevento
theresa at mit.edu 

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Myths about MOOCs and Software Engineering Education
Monday, October 7, 2013 
4:00pm
Harvard, Maxwell Dworkin G115, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge

David Patterson, UC Berkeley
This talk explains how the confluence of cloud computing and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have allowed us greatly improve both the effectiveness and the reach of UC Berkeley's undergraduate software engineering course.

The first part of the talk is motivated by Industry's long-standing complaint that academia ignores vital software topics, leaving students unprepared upon graduation. Traditional approaches to software development are neither supported by tools that students could readily use, nor appropriate for projects whose scope matched a college course. Hence, instructors traditionally lecture about software engineering topics, while students continue to build software more or less the way they always had, in practice relegating software engineering to little more than a project course. This sad but stable state of affairs is frustrating to instructors, boring to students, and disappointing to industry.

Happily, cloud computing and the shift in the software industry towards software as a service has led to highly-productive tools and techniques that are a much better match to the classroom than earlier software development methods. That is, not only has the future of software been revolutionized, it has changed in a way that makes it easier to teach.   UC Berkeley’s revised Software Engineering course leverages this productivity to allow students to both enhance a legacy application and to develop a new app that matches requirements of non-technical customers. By experiencing the whole software life cycle repeatedly within a single college course, students actually use the skills that industry has long encouraged and learn to appreciate them.  The course is now rewarding for faculty, popular with students, and praised by industry.

The second part of the talk is about our experience using MOOCs to teach Software Engineering. While the media's spotlight on MOOCs continues unabated, a recent opinion piece expresses grave concerns about their role ("Will MOOCs Destroy Academia?", Moshe Vardi, CACM 55(11), Nov. 2012).   I will try to bust a few MOOC myths by presenting provocative, if anecdotal, evidence that appropriate use of MOOC technology can improve on-campus pedagogy, increase student throughput while raising course quality, and even reinvigorate faculty teaching. I'll also explain the role of MOOCs in enabling half-dozen universities to replicate and build upon our work via Small Private Online Courses (SPOCs) from EdX and our electronic textbook.

I conclude that the 21st century textbook may prove to be a hybrid of SPOCs and Ebooks.

This work is being done jointly with Armando Fox.

David Patterson joined UC Berkeley in 1977.  In the past, he served as Director of the Parallel Computing Lab, Director of the Reliable And Distributed Systems Lab, Chair of Berkeley’s CS Division, Chair of the Computing Research Association, and President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

His current research is centered on cancer genomics for the AMP and ASPIRE Labs.  His most successful past projects have likely been Reduced Instruction Set Computers (RISC), Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID), and Network of Workstations (NOW).  All three research projects helped lead to multibillion-dollar industries.  This research led to many papers and six books, with the most recent being Engineering Software as a Service co-authored with Armando Fox.

This work resulted in 35 honors, some shared with friends.  His research awards include election to the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame, along with being named Fellow of the Computer History Museum, ACM, IEEE, and both AAAS organizations.  His teaching awards include the ACM Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, the IEEE Mulligan Education Medal, the IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award, and the UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award.

Contact: Gioia Sweetland
Phone: 617-495-2919
Email: gioia at seas.harvard.edu

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"Women Make Peace, Men Negotiate It - UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in the Context of Bosnia and Herzegovina"
WHEN  Mon., Oct. 7, 2013, 4:15 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Cabot Room, Busch Hall, Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Southeastern Europe Study Group; Gender, Politics, and Society
SPEAKER(S)  Zilka Spahic Siljak, Visiting Lecturer on Women's Studies and Islamic Studies and Research Associate in the Women's Studies, Harvard Divinity School
COST  free
CONTACT INFO	Aida Vidan, avidan at fas.harvard.edu
LINK	ces.fas.harvard.edu/#/events/1202

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Innovations in Wind Energy Lecture Series: Grid parity wind energy through innovative tall towers
Monday, October 07, 2013
4:30p–5:30p
MIT, Building 32-155, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Eric Smith - CEO of Keystone Tower Systems
In places like West Texas, wind energy is already the cheapest energy source available, undercutting the cost of conventional generation like coal and fracked natural gas. But this is only true at the windiest sites in the world, places where the lack of tree cover enable strong winds to get close to the ground level, where it can get captured by todays shorter wind turbines. Increasing hub-heights by 50%-100% gets turbines up out of the boundary layer, bringing low cost wind energy into many new areas, including those closer to load centers and areas where energy prices are higher. Increasing hub-heights requires innovative solutions because these taller towers become too large to ship from the factory to the wind farm. Keystone Tower Systems has solved this problem with an on-site fabrication process that allows towers to be produced at the wind farm, freeing them from transportation related constraints.

Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Club
For more information, contact:
MIT Energy Club
cbabcock at mit.edu 

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Valuing Nature: Saving Ecosystems is Good Business
WHEN  Mon., Oct. 7, 2013, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE  Starr Auditorium, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Environmental Sciences, Lecture, Social Sciences, Sustainability
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard University Center for the Environment, Sustainability Science Program, Environment and Natural Resources Program
SPEAKER(S)  Glenn Prickett, The Nature Conservancy; Neil Hawkins, vice president, Global EH&S and Sustainability, the Dow Chemical Company; Leslie Carothers, scholar in residence, Pace Law School; moderated by William Clark, professor, Harvard Kennedy School
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO	enrp at hks.harvard.edu
NOTE  Join a conversation with the members of The Dow-TNC Collaboration on valuing ecosystem services about how corporations and NGOs can integrate the value of forests, watersheds, and biodiversity into business and community decisions.
In January 2011, Dow and TNC launched their 5-year collaboration to promote valuing ecosystem services in business decision-making. Since the launch, Dow and TNC have worked together to identify key ecosystem services that Dow relies upon as well as the environmental impacts of priority Dow manufacturing sites around the world. Scientists from TNC and Dow are working together at selected Dow pilot sites to implement and refine models that support corporate decision-making by taking into consideration the value and resources that ecosystem services provide. These sites serve as a “living laboratories” where Dow and TNC are testing methods and models of ecosystem valuation so they can be used to inform more sustainable business decisions at Dow and influence the decision-making and business practices of other companies globally.
LINK	http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/events/6151/valuing_nature.html

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Legatum Lecture: Gearing Up in a Global Market
Monday, October 07, 2013
5:30p–6:30p
MIT, Building E14-633, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Jeff Hoffman
Q: What do Priceline.com, uBid.com and Colorjar have in common? 
A: Jeff Hoffman. 
Jeff Hoffman is a serial entrepreneur who was on the founding teams of Priceline.com and uBid.com. In forging his path as a highly successful innovator, Jeff Hoffman has frequently used radical, unconventional methods. On October 7th, Jeff will be at MIT to discuss methods used to gear up ventures in a global marketplace: how to build a team, establish a strategy, brand a concept, leverage technology, secure investors, and understand clients.

Web site: http://legatum.mit.edu/our-programs/lectures/gearing-global-market
Open to: the general public
Cost: 0
Sponsor(s): Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, MIT Club of Boston
For more information, contact:
Agnes Hunsicker 
617-324-1875
agnesh at mit.edu

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Blueberry Soup:  How Iceland changed the way we think about the world
Monday, October 7, 2013 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall 2036B, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at http://blueberrysoup.eventbrite.com

A film by Wilma's Wishes Productions, Directed by Eileen Jerrett
Blueberry Soup is an extraordinary documentary by Eileen Jerrett about the constitutional change in Iceland following the financial crisis of 2008. This is a not-well-known-story of grassroots constitutionalism, which may be a lesson or an inspiration to people here. 

The film is a deeply touching account of an eclectic group of individuals reinventing democracy through the rewriting of the nation's constitution, proving that Iceland is not a broken country but instead an intricate web of concerns, ideas, and ultimately creative solutions.

The film runs for 90 minutes, followed by a Q&A with the director.  Host Lawrence Lessig for Rootstrikers.org

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A Global Research Agenda for Children’s Rights in the Digital Age
WHEN  Mon., Oct. 7, 2013, 6 – 8 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Education, Information Technology, Law, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard
SPEAKER(S)  Sonia Livingstone with respondents, Stephen Balkam, Urs Gasser, Amanda Lenhart, and Paloma Escudero
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO	cyber at law.harvard.edu
NOTE  Worldwide, children’s digital access and literacy is growing apace. Yet many of the creative, informative, interactive and participatory features of the digital environment remain substantially underused, and this is a particular challenge in lower-income countries and among socially excluded children. On the other hand, the internet is compounding offline risks and negative experiences such as unwanted sexual solicitation, bullying and harassment, and exposure to pornography and other potentially harmful materials. Drawing on the framework of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, this discussion will critically examine the state of play regarding children’s rights in the digital age in order to identify the research and policy priorities. Sonia Livingstone will argue that the time has come to conduct robust, cross-nationally comparative research to guide policy and practice in maximizing the opportunities and minimizing the harms associated with ICT for children around the world.
The forum will take place as part of the launch of a special report for UNICEF's Office of Research, "A Global Agenda for Children's Rights in the Digital Age: Recommendations for Developing UNICEF's Research Strategy," co-authored by Sonia Livingstone and Monica Bulger.
LINK	http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/2013/10/global_research_agenda

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Time for a Cooperative Economy: Time Banking & More
Monday, October 7, 2013
7:00 PM
First Church In Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot Street, Boston

Talk by Stephanie Rearick
Across the nation, “cooperative” and “gift” economies are on the rise. People are bartering, gifting, sharing, and trading time instead of money.

Join us to talk about this inspiring trend with Stephanie Rearick, Director of the Dane County Time Exchange, one of the country’s most vibrant time banks with over 2,000 members. Stephanie is currently on a “rolling conference” across the US to learn more about the ways the cooperative economy is unfolding. Join Stephanie to learn about time banking and other forms of cooperative economy, including how time banks can be integrated with local businesses and community currencies, and how cooperative economies can help address our current climate and financial crises. Hear inspiring stories from Stephanie’s tour about cooperation in action.

This meetup is being put on by the Boston Time Trade Circle, https://hourworld.org/bank/?hw=1079

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Science & Cooking: Playing With Taste Through Browning
WHEN  Mon., Oct. 7, 2013, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Science Center Hall C, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
SPEAKER(S)  Carme Ruscadella, Restaurant Sant Pau
COST  Free and open to the public
NOTE  The Science & Cooking lecture series runs weekly through the end of the fall semester. A full schedule, including the lecture topics, is available at seas.harvard.edu….
Each talk will begin with a 15-minute lecture by a faculty member of the course, which will discuss one of the scientific topics from that week's class.
For a sample of what is to come, an archive of past talks (from 2010, 2011, and 2012) can be viewed at YouTube.com/Harvard
The popular public lecture series grew out of a collaboration between the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Alícia Foundation in Spain. A related Harvard College course, “Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to the Science of Soft Matter," which will be offered to undergraduates for the fourth time in the fall of 2013, uses food and cooking to explicate fundamental principles in applied physics and engineering. Blending haute cuisine with laboratory research, the chefs and food experts teach alongside Harvard faculty members. In addition to lectures and readings, lab work is an integral part of the course, and students perform experiments on topics including heat transfer, viscosity and elasticity, and crystallization and entropy.
This year, for the first time, a version of the Science & Cooking course will also be offered through HarvardX, Harvard University's newest online learning initiative. Registration for SPU27x, the massively open online course (MOOC), is open now at harvardx.harvard.edu.
The Science & Cooking Lecture Series does not replicate the content of either the Harvard College course or the HarvardX online course; rather, these public events are simply meant to inform and inspire with a fresh perspective on culinary science. For more information, visit seas.harvard.edu….
LINK	http://www.seas.harvard.edu/cooking

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ACT Lecture: Instantaneous! and Everywhere?
Monday, October 07, 2013
7:00p–9:00p
MIT, Building E15-001, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Charles Atlas
Charles Atlas has been producing film and video works since the mid-1970s. He constantly experiments with new technologies and works that range from the highly flamboyant to the very minimal, including pioneering media/dance works, multi-channel video installations, feature-length documentaries, video art works for television, and live electronic performances. Throughout his career Atlas has collaborated with international performers and choreographers including Merce Cunningham, Douglas Dunn, Michael Clark, Leigh Bowery, Marina Abramovic, Yvonne Rainer, and Antony Hegarty. He has been described as "one of the premier interpreters of dance, theatre, and performance on video."

Experiments in Thinking, Action, and Form: Cinematic Migrations
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): School of Architecture and Planning, MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, Department of Architecture
For more information, contact:
Laura Anca Chichisan
617-253-5229
act at mit.edu 

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3D Virtual Worlds and Simulation: The Human-Computer Interface
Monday, October 07, 2013
7:00p–9:00p
MIT, Building E51-315, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Barton Fiske, zSpace
Mulitcore processors and engines can now create immersive, interactive 3D environments for computing, creating, communication and entertainment. These systems can run on ordinary PCs and gaming consoles, bringing new capabilities to computer applications and cloud-based services and changing the way people learn, play and create. zSpace provides a highly realistic 3D visualization experience that enables designers and engineers to work with product designs in a way not previously possible in a traditional 2D computing environment. Using a proprietary stereoscopic display, trackable eyewear, a new type of direct interaction stylus and an innovative software platform, objects in zSpace appear solid in open space, in full color and high resolution, and can be directly manipulated as if they were real physical objects. This capability gives users a natural way to navigate, grab, slice, carve, zoom and explore models. The talk and demonstration should be of interest to professionals working on tools for revolutionizing their industries with new human-computer interface models, and to understand zSpace's development of a unique interaction facility. 

A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Barton has more than 25 years experience in a variety of roles, ranging from software engineer to systems engineer and demo architect for Sun Microsystems, senior cloud architect for Oracle and most recently as the director of technical sales and evangelism for zSpace.

IEEE/ACM Joint Seminar Series 
Exploring the edge of computing technology.
Web site: http://ewh.ieee.org/r1/boston/computer/
Open to: the general public
Cost: 0
Sponsor(s): ACM & IEEE/CS
For more information, contact:
Dorothy Curtis
617-253-0541
dcurtis at csail.mit.edu 

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A Kung Fu/Martial Arts Performance
WHEN  Mon., Oct. 7, 2013, 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.
WHERE  Fitzgerald Theater, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway; theatre entrance is on Cambridge Street, at the intersection of Trowbridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard University Asia Center
SPEAKER(S)  Shaolin Temple (China) Monks
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO	617.496.6824
LINK	http://asiacenter.harvard.edu/events/shaolin_temple_monks_performance

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Tuesday, October 8
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Boston Idea Week
October 1-10
http://www.bostonideaweek.org/

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Ta-Nehisi Coates
Tuesday, October 8
12 p.m
Harvard, Taubman 275, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge

Speaker Series with Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor for The Atlantic and blogs on its website.  He is the Martin Luther King Visiting Scholar at MIT.

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Transportation System Resilience, Extreme Weather, and Climate Change
Tuesday, October 8
12 noon
Volpe Center, 55 Broadway, Cambridge
or as a webinar at  https://volpecenter.webex.com/mw0307l/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=volpecenter

Steve Winkelman of the Center for Clean Air Policy

More information at http://www.volpe.dot.gov/coi/outreach/systemresilience/

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Revolutions, Constitutions, and Counter-Revolutions: A Middle East Update
WHEN  Tue., Oct. 8, 2013, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE  Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Humanities, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School
SPEAKER(S)  Rami Khouri, director, Issam-Fares Institute for Public Policy, American University of Beirut; senior fellow, Middle East Initiative
COST  Free and open to the public
LINK	http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/events/6140/rami_khouri.html

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The Electronic Silk Road: How the Web Binds the World
October 8, 2013
12:30pm ET
Berkman Center for Internet & Society, 23 Everett Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge
RSVP at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2013/10/chander#RSVP
This event will be webcast live at 12:30pm ET.

Anupam Chander, Director of the California International Law Center and professor of law at the University of California, Davis
On the ancient Silk Road, treasure-laden caravans made their arduous way through deserts and mountain passes, establishing trade between Asia and the civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean. Today’s electronic Silk Roads ferry information across continents, enabling individuals and corporations anywhere to provide or receive services without obtaining a visa. But the legal infrastructure for such trade is yet rudimentary and uncertain. If an event in cyberspace occurs at once everywhere and nowhere, what law applies? How can consumers be protected when engaging with companies across the world? From Facebookistan, to online gambling and PRISM, the new trade routes raise urgent questions of law and policy.

About Anupam
Anupam Chander is Director of the California International Law Center and professor of law at the University of California, Davis. A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, he has been a visiting professor at Yale, Chicago, Stanford and Cornell law schools.

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The Politics of Compromise
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
2:30p–4:00p
MIT, Building E62-650, 100 Main Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Alessandro Bonatti (MIT)

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Organizational Economics
For more information, contact:
Theresa Benevento
theresa at mit.edu 

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IBM Silicon Nanophotonics Technology for Datacenters and Computer Systems
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
4:00p–5:00p
MIT, Building 34-101, 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge
Refreshments at 3:45 p.m.

Speaker: Yurii Vlasov, IBM
Silicon nanophotonics enables dense integration of electrical circuits with optical devices scaled down to diffraction limit. The technology will enable future supercomputers capable of delivering Exaflops (10^18 floating point operations per second) by connecting racks, modules, and chips together with ultra-low power optical interconnects. Such a disruptive technology is a result of a decade of multidisciplinary exploration in material science, fundamental physics and optics, that extended further into advanced device engineering, technology development, and foundry qualification.

MTL Seminar Series 
Web site: http://www-mtl.mit.edu/seminars/fall2013.html
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): Microsystems Technology Laboratories
For more information, contact:
Debroah Hodges-Pabon
253-5264
debb at mtl.mit.edu 

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Renewable Energy Economics and Policy
October 08, 2013  
4:30p–6:00p
MIT, Building 4-321, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Prof. Schmalensee will discuss the most important economic concepts related to renewable economics and will explore the implications this have in current energy policy.

Sponsored by:  MIT Energy Club
Admission:  Open to the public
For more information:  Contact MIT Energy Club 
energyclub at mit.edu 
www.mitenergyclub.org

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A New System Design Paradigm under Uncertain and Adverse Events: Resilience
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
5-6pm 
MIT, Building E40-298, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Byeng Dong Youn, Associate Professor School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University 

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Friends of Ngong Road: Helping Children Achieve their Dreams in Nairobi's Slums
WHEN  Tue., Oct. 8, 2013, 5 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Room 102, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Religion
SPONSOR	HDS Lutherans
CONTACT	studentlife at hds.harvard.edu 
NOTE  Please join us for this gathering where you will:
meet local sponsors and supporters;
learn the power of personal connections; and
find out how local congregations and individuals can make a difference.

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From Wilderness Environments to Well-Ordered Plantations: The Gifts of God Perfected by Industry
8 October 2013
5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston
RSVP at seminars at masshist.org or 617-646-0568

John Lauritz Larson, Purdue University
Comment: Joyce Chaplin, Harvard University
Environmental History Seminar

Authors will not read their essays but will offer brief remarks; please read the paper ahead of time and come prepared to join in the discussion. If you are not a subscriber to the series (subscribers receive online advance access to the papers) you may pick up a copy at the MHS front desk on the day of the program. Please phone 617-646-0568 with any questions.

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Askwith Forum: Innovations in Teaching
WHEN  Tue., Oct. 8, 2013, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge
TYPE OF EVENT	Discussion, Forum, Lecture, Panel, Question & Answer Session
BUILDING/ROOM	Askwith Hall
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
REGISTRATION REQUIRED  No
ADMISSION FEE	This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP needed.
RSVP REQUIRED	No
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Education, Lecture, Special Events
NOTE  Speakers:
Robert Kegan, The William and Miriam Meehan Professor in Adult Learning and Professional Development
Meira Levinson, Associate Professor of Education
Host and moderator: James Ryan, dean and professor, HGSE
Part of Teaching and Learning Week at HGSE
Faculty members at the Harvard Graduate School of Education are pushing the boundaries of how we learn and teach, both inside and outside of traditional Harvard classrooms. HGSE faculty members Robert Kegan and Meira Levinson will share some of the innovations in learning they are actively developing. Kegan, a leading expert on learning in adulthood, is creating HGSE's first edX course with his colleague and co-author, Lisa Lahey. Kegan and Lahey's ITCx is the first "transformational-learning" Massively Open Online Course (MOOC).  Kegan's work takes on a fascinating question: how can a digital learning experience create the conditions for deep and lasting personal transformation and development? Levinson, a political theorist and former urban middle-school teacher, is developing a new kind of case-study discussion for the field of education. Using what she calls normative case studies, Levinson is creating new ways for educators and scholars to explore complex moral dilemmas and strengthen their capacities to enact justice in schools. Both faculty members are piloting approaches to learning meant to transform the way we see our world and act within it each day.

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Screening & Discussion: The Contradictions of Fair Hope
WHEN  Tue., Oct. 8, 2013, 6 – 9 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Hall, Room 202, Harvard Yard, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Film, Lecture, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Du Bois Graduate Society, Dept. of African & African American Studies
SPEAKER(S)  S. Epatha Merkerson (of Law & Order) and Rockell Metcalf
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO	SParsons at fas.harvard.edu
NOTE  Join co-producers and co-directors S. Epatha Merkerson and Rockell Metcalf for a special screening and discussion of their provocative film "The Contradictions of Fair Hope."
Merkerson is best known for her portrayal of Lieutenant Anita Van Buren on NBC’s Law & Order (2006/2010/2011 NAACP Image Award). She received an Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG and Image Award for her performance as Nanny Crosby in the HBO movie "Lackwanna Blues," and can be seen in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" and in the comedy "Peeples" to be released May 2013.
Rockell Metcalf is vice president and chief counsel at Amerprise Financial Inc., where he concentrates on broker- dealer, marketing and banking law. He received his LL.M from Columbia Law School and his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law, where he was executive editor of the Law Review. He is co-author of the "Practical Guide to Broker-Dealer Regulation."
LINK	www.contradictionsoffairhope.com

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A Big Change Isn't Always the Best Change: Iterating as a Social Entrepreneur
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Harvard Innovation Lab, 125 Western Avenue, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8403738809/

Paul Graham, founder of Y Combinator, writes that one of the most common pieces of advice he gives to entrepreneurs is to DO THINGS THAT DON'T SCALE. For entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs alike, a scalable model is an alluring model...a quick fix to a huge problem and significant opportunity. However, neither business or social change really work that way. Instead, social entrepreneurs must be thinking about making small changes every day as a path to sustainable, SCALABLE social change and business success. But how is this done? Zack Rosenburg, founder of DoGoodBuyUs will share his insights into how (social) entrepreneurs can apply a framework of constant iteration to their goals for social and business impact. 

We check all attendee registrations at the door. Please bring a printed or smartphone copy of your EventBrite registration and Harvard student ID if you have registered as a Harvard Student. Attendance will be limited to registered guests and tickets will not be available at the door.

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Beyond Architecture
WHEN  Tue., Oct. 8, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Art/Design, Law, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard Graduate School of Design
SPEAKER(S)  Takaharu Tezuka
COST  Free and open to the public
NOTE  Since the turn of the century our relationship to technology has changed; we use technology to make ourselves feel more "human," according to Takaharu Tezuka, who with Yui Tezuka is principal of Tezuka Architects in Tokyo. The results may be seen in the firm's architecture projects, which make frank but delicate use of structural principles, each different from the others yet all deliberate and somehow intimate, regardless of scale. The House Without Walls (2000), Floating Roof House (2004), Fuji Kindergarten (2007), and Ring Around a Tree (2011) are among the most widely publicized examples to date.
LINK	www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/events/beyond-architecture-takaharu-tezuka.html

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Discoveries Lecture: The Climate Crisis: Tracking Boston's Carbon Dioxide and Methane Digestion
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
7:00 pm
BU, The Florence & Chafetz Hillel House 213 Bay State Road, Boston

Cities concentrate people, economic activity and pollution. Covering less than 5% of global land area, cities are home to more than half the Earth's human population, produce over 96% of global gross domestic product, and consume nearly 80% of energy.Join us on campus for our Discoveries Lecture Series featuring Professors Lucy Hutyra and Nathan Phillips of the Department of Earth & Environment. Hutyra and Phillips are in the midst of a National Science Foundation funded research project; studying Boston's energy and resource flows and tracking carbon as the lifeblood of Boston's urban metabolism.They will discuss two key carbon compounds and greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4), what these compounds tell us about Boston's environmental health, and opportunities for greater urban sustainability. Discoveries, a series of dynamic learning opportunities for alumni and friends, features faculty experts from the College of Arts & Sciences and is brought to you by the Boston University Alumni Association.

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Collapse Interviews: A Gathering of People with Nothing in Common
Tuesday, October 8
7pm
Harvard, Carpenter Center, B04, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Discussion with research volunteers plus refreshments following the movie

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Money Can Buy Happiness: A Talk by Harvard Business School's Michael Norton
WHEN  Tue., Oct. 8, 2013, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Business, Education, Humanities, Law, Lecture, Poetry/Prose, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Harvard Writers at Work Lecture Series
SPEAKER(S)  Michael I. Norton
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO	jguay at fas.harvard.edu
NOTE  In their new book "Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending," behavioral scientists Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton describe how even a little money can buy a lot of happiness — but only if we spend it the right way. Please join us for a talk by Michael Norton as he discusses the principles of turning cash into contentment.
Michael I. Norton is an associate professor and Marvin Bower Fellow at the Harvard Business School. His work has been published in several leading academic journals, including Science, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, and the Journal of Consumer Research, and has been covered in media outlets such as the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. He has written op-eds for the New York Times, Forbes, and the Los Angeles Times. In 2012, he was selected for Wired magazine’s Smart List as one of “50 People Who Will Change the World.”
LINK	http://writingprogram.fas.harvard.edu/pages/harvard-writers-work

Editorial Comment:  I've heard Michael Norton speak on this topic and found his work to be revelatory.  In short, money buys happiness when you give it away and he has the data to prove it.  Generosity is more than its own reward.

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Wednesday, October 9
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Boston Idea Week
October 1-10
http://www.bostonideaweek.org/

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The Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Accident: Lessons for Boston
Wednesday, Oct. 9
10:00am – 2:00pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon Street, Gardner Auditorium, Boston

with Naoto Kan, the former Japanese Prime Minister, former NRC Chair Gregory Jaczko, who led the commission during the Fukushima-Daiichi accident, along with former NRC Commissioner Peter Bradford, and nuclear engineer Arnie Gunderson. More speakers to be announced.

Why: The Pilgrim Nuclear Generating Station is located in Plymouth, MA, 40 miles outside Boston. Last summer, Jaczko and the community presented legal appeals and environmental warnings to shut down Pilgrim, however, the NRC renewed the 40-year-old nuclear plant’s license for another 20 years despite these oppositions. A nuclear crisis at Pilgrim would pose a danger to millions of people who live within 50 miles of Pilgrim, including those in the city of Boston.

Livestream: https://new.livestream.com/FukushimaLessons/boston

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Panel Discussion: Tax Abuses, Poverty, and Human Rights
WHEN  Wed., Oct. 9, 2013, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Humanities, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Development and the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
SPEAKER(S)  Stephen B. Cohen, professor of law, Georgetown University; Thomas Pogge, professor of philosophy, Yale University; Lloyd Lipsett, president, LKL International Consulting Inc.
COST  Free; RSVP to MRCBG at hks.harvard.edu

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Rapid Assessment Surveys keep score on marine species
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
12:00p–1:00p
MIT, Building E38-300, 292 Main Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Judith Pederson, Ph.D.
Please bring your lunch to MIT Sea Grant on Wednesday, October 9, and learn about the fifth rapid assessment survey of marine species along coastal outcroppings, floating docks and piers spanning Maine to Rhode Island. 

Judy Pederson served as an expert scientist on an international team searching for marine invasive species and she will share her experiences. The research effort is coordinated by MIT Sea Grant, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

Web site: http://seagrant.mit.edu/press_releases.php?ID=443
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): MIT Sea Grant
For more information, contact:
Gayle Sherman
617-252-1617
gsherman at mit.edu 

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Fitting Square Pegs into Round Holes: Regulatory and Policy Issues Surrounding Genetically-Modified Foods
Wednesday, October 9
12 pm
Harvard Law School, WCC B015, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Join the Food Law Society and the Environmental Law Society for a lunch discussion with Greg Jaffe, Director of Biotechnology at CSPI, who will discuss the complex legal and policy issues surrounding these controversial foods, taking into account their effects on human health and the environment. Event co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Society and the Petrie-Flom Center. Clover sandwiches to be served.

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Glacial dynamics, revisited
Wed, October 9
12:10pm – 1:00pm
MIT, Building 54-915 (the tallest building on campus)

Axel Timmermann (University of Hawaii) 
Eighty thousand years of ice sheet build-up came to a rapid end ~19-10 thousand years before present (ka BP), when ice sheets receded quickly, and our planet warmed by about 4C. It remains unresolved whether insolation changes due to changes of earth's tilt and orbit around the sun were sufficient to drive this deglaciation, or whether changes in atmospheric CO2 played an essential role, too.  Using transient deglaciation simulations with a new coupled three-dimensional climate-ice sheet model, it is shown show that orbital forcing around 19 ka BP tipped the delicate balance between ice sheet accumulation, ablation, basal melting, and calving, thereby initiating the deglaciation. However, the transient model experiments also reveal that the deglacial CO2 rise not only accelerated the ice sheet retreat after 17 ka BP, but was necessary for a full termination. Without the deglacial atmospheric CO2 rise, most of Canada would remain ice-covered - even today. The talk will discuss potential causes of the glacial/intergl
acial CO2 variability and its orbital pacing.

Millennial-scale variability associated with Dansgaard Oeschger (DO) and Heinrich events (HE) is one of the most puzzling glacial climate phenomena ever discovered in paleo-climate archives.  The presentation will describe the results of the first transient global climate hindcast simulation covering the period 50 ka B.P. to 30 ka B.P. The climate model is forced by time-varying external boundary conditions (greenhouse gasses, orbital forcing, and ice-sheet orography and albedo) and anomalous North Atlantic freshwater fluxes, which mimic the effects of changing Northern Hemisphere ice-volume on millennial timescales. Together these forcings generate a realistic global climate trajectory, as demonstrated by an extensive model/paleo data comparison. The analysis presented is consistent with the idea that ice-sheet instabilities and subsequent changes of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation were the main driver for the continuum of DO and HE variability seen in paleo-records across the globe.

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Rally for a Koch-Free WGBH
Wednesday,October 9
3pm
One Guest Street, Boston
RSVP at http://act.forecastthefacts.org/survey/Koch_wgbh_rsvp_survey/

WGBH’s full Board of Trustees will be gathering for their quarterly meeting and they’ve granted our request to address the board with our concerns. Since only a handful of members will be allowed in the meeting, the rest of us will gather outside to greet arriving board members with the message: “We want a Koch-Free WGBH!” The more people there are to greet them with signs and chants, the more likely we are to attract media attention and convey our message. Can you join the  Wednesday, October 9, at 3pm ET in Boston?

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Exploring terra incognita: the diversity and biogeography of soil microorganisms
October 9
3:00 PM 
Harvard, Main Lecture Hall, BioLabs Building, 16 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge
 	
Noah Fierer, University of Colorado at Boulder
OEB Weekly Seminar Series

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Toys in Mathematics
WHEN  Wed., Oct. 9, 2013, 4 p.m.
WHERE  Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
SPEAKER(S)  Tadashi Tokieda, 2013-14 William and Flora Hewlett Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, University of Cambridge
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO	617.495.8212
LINK	https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2013-tadashi-tokieda-fellow-presentation

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Starr Forum- The Passion of Chelsea Manning: The Story behind the Wikileaks
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
5:00p–6:30p
MIT, Building 10-250, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Chase Madar, Noam Chomsky
Book talk with Chase Madar 
The astonishing leaks attributed to Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning are viewed from many angles, from Tunisia to Guantanamo Bay, from Foggy Bottom to Baghdad to small-town Oklahoma. Around the world, the eloquent alleged act of one young soldier forces citizens to ask themselves if they have the right to know what their government is doing. 

About the speakers: 
Chase Madar is a civil rights attorney in New York and the author of The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story behind the Wikileaks Whistleblower (Verso). He tweets @ChMadar. 
Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political critic, and activist. He is an Institute Professor and Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT, where he has worked for over 50 years.

Web site:http://web.mit.edu/cis/eventposter_100913_manning.html
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Center for International Studies
For more information, contact:
starrforum at mit.edu

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Something Old, Something New: Maladies of India’s Energy System and Possible Remedies
WHEN  Wed., Oct. 9, 2013, 5:15 – 6:45 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, S030, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Environmental Sciences, Lecture, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard South Asia Institute, Harvard Center for the Environment
SPEAKER(S)  Varun Rai, University of Texas at Austin, in discussion with Laura Diaz Anadon, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
COST  Free and open to the public
LINK	http://southasiainstitute.harvard.edu/event/something-old-something-new-maladies-of-indias-energy-system-and-possible-remedies/

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Everything is History/History is Everything:  A panel presentation on why history matters to everyone
WHEN  Wed., Oct. 9, 2013, 6 – 8 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Emerson Hall 105, 25 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Social Sciences
SPEAKER(S)  Robert Darnton, Professor of History, Harvard University; Andrew Gordon, Professor of History, Harvard University; , Annette Gordon-Reed, Professor of History, Harvard University; Tamar Herzog, Professor of History, Harvard University; Moderated by: David Armitage, Chair, History Department, Harvard University
COST  free
CONTACT INFO	Heidi Tworek, hevans at fas.harvard.edu
NOTE  Come early for pizza in Robinson Hall from 5:15pm
LINK	ces.fas.harvard.edu/#/events/1746

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Changing the Narrative: American Indians and American Cultural Myth
WHEN  Wed., Oct. 9, 2013, 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Humanities, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Co-sponsored by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard University and the Harvard University Native American Program
SPEAKER(S)  Kevin Gover
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO	617.496.1027
NOTE  Kevin Gover is a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and has been the director of the National Museum of the American Indian since 2007. He is a former professor of law at Arizona State University and was the co-executive director of the ASU American Indian Policy Institute. He also served as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior from 1997 to 2000.
LINK	https://peabody.harvard.edu/node/916

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Thursday, October 10
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Boston Idea Week
October 1-10
http://www.bostonideaweek.org/

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First Vigil at Japan Consulate, Boston 
Thursday, October 10
8:15AM - 9:15AM
Japanese Consulate, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston

Dear Friends,
You are invited to join a vigil on behalf of planet earth at the Japanese Consulate, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston - Thursday, October 10 from 8:15AM - 9:15AM.  

On October 10 we will decide together whether to do this vigil weekly or monthly.

Please come and bring friends and family.

Please RSVP TO sheilaruthparks at comcast.net or call with questions/comments.

We are standing in solidarity with the people of Japan, who have asked people worldwide to join them in vigils and who protest at the Prime Minister's house every week.

We are standing to beg, beseech, implore demand that an international team of experts - scientists and engineers - be allowed to work on the Fukushima tragedy, which is an international emergency of the highest order.  The situation is extremely dire now with Unit 4, and TEPCO and the Japanese government have said they will begin working on this mid-November 2013. We are standing in solidarity with the people of Japan See the letter by Dr. Helen Caldicott et al, to the UN, first in "some suggested readings.".

We are standing to demand the immediate shut down of Pilgrim in Plymouth, MA.  Pilgrim is the same kind of nuclear power plant (NPP) as Fukushima - GE MARK I. General Electric  - we bring good things to life.

We are standing to tell the world that FUKUSHIMA IS HERE NOW

The Japan Consulate is at 600 Atlantic Avenue, corner of Atlantic Avenue and Summer Street - across from South Station. It is in the Federal Reserve Bank Building. There are two large flagpoles, with flags, right at the plaza.  

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Design, Health, and Finance in a Pop-Up Megacity: Lessons from the 2013 Kumbh Mela
WHEN  Thu., Oct. 10, 2013, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Art/Design, Humanities, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at the Harvard Kennedy School
SPEAKER(S)  John Macomber, Harvard Business School
COST  Free; RSVP to MRCBG at hks.harvard.edu

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Socially Responsible Financing for Enhancing Economic and Financial Stability: Glimpses from South Asia
WHEN  Thu., Oct. 10, 2013, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, S030, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Business, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard South Asia Institute
SPEAKER(S)  Atiur Rahman, Central Bank Governor of Bangladesh
NOTE  Atiur Rahman is a renowned economist who was appointed as the 10th Governor of Bangladesh Bank on May 1, 2009. Prior to his appointment, he was a Professor in the Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Shamannay, a centre for research and development in Bangladesh. He was also Chairman of Board of Directors of Unnayan Shamannay, a non-profit organization for research, development and cultural learning. His previous roles also include Director of Sonali Bank, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Janata Bank, and a long tenure as a Senior Research Fellow at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS). He has also done extensive published research on the micro-finance revolution in Bangladesh and was Chairman of the Credit Development Forum (CDF) for many years.
LINK	http://southasiainstitute.harvard.edu/event/socially-responsible-financing-for-enhancing-economic-and-financial-stability-glimpses-from-south-asia/

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Presentation on Biodiversity and Conservation Management Research Opportunities
Thursday, October 10, 2013 
12:00pm
Museum of Comparative Zoology Room 101, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Operation Wallacea is a biodiversity research and conservation management organization hosting scientific expeditions in 9 different countries; Indonesia,Transylvania, South Africa, Madagascar, Peru, Guyana, Cuba, Honduras andMexico. These research sites are run in remote locations with the help of university volunteers and academics from around the world. Students may join our program for the opportunity to earn credit as research assistants, to work on a senior or Master’s thesis, or to simply gain field research experience in a volunteer-based internship. There is also the option of participating in a unique expedition medicine course for pre-med students. Some of the research topics offered on site include marine ecology, agriculture, spatial ecology, genetics, herpetofauna, and environmental science. More importantly, all research conducted is a contribution towards protecting valuable ecosystems by levering funding and monitoring the success of conservation management strategies.

If you are unable to make this meeting, e-mail USA at opwall.com for more details. 

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The Three Contexts of Science
Thu. Oct. 10 
12:30 pm
Harvard School of Public Health, Kresge G-1, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Open to public. No Harvard ID - email healthroots.hsph at gmail.com

HealthRoots Political Economy of Health Seminar Series presents
Richard Levins, John Rock Professor of Population Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health
Scientists are at the same time searchers for understanding, workers in the knowledge industry, and activists trying to make science serve humanity

Richard Levins is an ex-tropical farmer, ecologist, labor organizer, mathematical biologist, activist, and philosopher of science. He investigated birth defects caused by defoliants in Vietnam, pioneered in ecology movement in Puerto Rico, organized Science for Vietnam, started the Working Group on New and Resurgent Disease at HSPH, was active in ecological agriculture in Cuba, is a member of the Cuban Academy ofScience.  Authored Evolution in Changing Environments and with RC Lewontin, The Dialectical Biologist and Biology Under the Influence.  He teaches Human Ecology (GHP253) in Fall 2 and The Ecology of Health in Development (GHP* 520) in Spring 2.  
http://www.richardlevins.com 

LIVE STREAM & RECORDING: http://www.tinyurl.com/ThreeContexts
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/646655602053504/

HealthRoots is a forum for student engagement with public health from the perspective of social and political activism. We are interested in how social structures, relations of production, and distributions of power in society influence, produce, and reproduce population health. 

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Entrepreneurial Spirit
Thursday, October 10, 2013
4:00p–5:00p
MIT, Building 66-110, 25 Ames Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Dietmar Harting, HARTING Technology Group
A tiny workshop was the birthplace of the Harting family's entrepreneurial spirit. Innovative strength, commitment, and entrepreneurial foresight cleared the way for the development of HARTING, now a global player with more than 3500 employees. 

HARTING develops, manufactures, and sells electrical and electronic connectors, device terminations, backplanes, and network components, as well as cable harnesses for networks, machinery, and power and data application. Their products are used in factories, broadcast, transportation, and energy generation. 

All are welcome to this talk.

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
For more information, contact:
DMSE
617-253-3300

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Baratunde Thurston: Exploring Race and Community in the Digital World
WHEN  Thu., Oct. 10, 2013, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Emerson Hall 108, 25 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Classes/Workshops, Education, Humanities, Information Technology, Lecture, Science, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
SPEAKER(S)  Baratunde Thurston, fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University; co-founder, Jack and Jill Politics blog; former director of digital, The Onion
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO	cdmartin at post.harvard.edu
LINK	http://raceandtechnology.wordpress.com/workshops/

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Dertouzos Distinguished Lecture: The Three R's of Computer Vision: Recognition, Reconstruction and Reorganization
Thursday, October 10, 2013
4:00p–5:30p
MIT, Building 32-123, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Prof. Jitendra Malik, UC Berkeley
Over the last two decades, we have seen remarkable progress in computer vision with demonstration of capabilities such as face detection, handwritten digit recognition, reconstructing three-dimensional models of cities, automated monitoring of activities, segmenting out organs or tissues in biological images, and sensing for control of robots and cars. Yet there are many problems where computers still perform significantly below human perception. For example, in the recent PASCAL benchmark challenge on visual object detection, the average precision for most 3D object categories was under 50%. 

I will argue that further progress on the classic problems of computational vision: recognition, reconstruction and re-organization requires us to study the interaction among these processes. For example recognition of 3d objects could benefit from a preliminary reconstruction of 3d structure, instead of just treating it as a 2d pattern classification problem. Recognition is also reciprocally linked to reorganization, with bottom up grouping processes generating candidates, which with top-down activations of object and part detectors. In this talk, I will show some of the progress we have made towards the goal of a unified framework for the 3R's of computer vision.

Web site: https://calendar.csail.mit.edu/events/111273
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): CSAIL
For more information, contact:
Victoria Palay
617-253-8924
palay at csail.mit.edu 

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Project Prakash: Combining Science and Service
Thursday, October 10
4pm to 5:30pm
MIT, Building E19-623, Knight conference room, 400 Main Street, Cambridge

Pawan Sinha, Professor of Vision and Computational Neuroscience, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT

See more at: http://ksj.mit.edu/seminars-news#sthash.Ukzir4Dg.dpuf

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YouthCITIES - Mini-Hack
Thursday, October 10, 2013 
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Venture Café (Cancun), CIC, One Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at http://youthcities.org/registration-for-monthly-mini-hack/

Monthly Mini-Hacks, organized by CIC, YouthCITIES, and Belmont High School teacher Josh Goldfine , aim to build solutions to local community issues. Each session addresses one topic by employing a range of decision making and problem solving style s. Join this month’s Mini-Hack at Venture Café. After a collaborative discu ssion, each participant will share an elevator pitch version of what is believed to be the best solution. Mini-Hacks are open to middle or high school teens, college students, entrepreneurs, educators, and other professionals. 

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Born Digital
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 
5-7 pm
MIT, Building E14-633, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speakers: John Palfrey, Head of School at Phillips Academy and author of Born Digital; and Ethan Zuckerman, director of the MIT Center for Civic Media, an initiative the Media Lab and CMS/W
How is the generation born in the digital age different from its analog ancestors?  Are those who are born digital likely to have different notions of privacy, community, identity itself? How do educators approach this generation to help prepare them for scholarship and for citizenship? . 

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Democracy & Memory: Facing History After Mass Violence
WHEN  Thu., Oct. 10, 2013, 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS S-010 Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Humanities, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
SPEAKER(S)  Martha Minow, Jeremiah Smith Jr. Professor of Law and dean of Harvard Law School
LINK	http://www.drclas.harvard.edu/node/2097

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Startup Secrets: Perfect Pitch
Thursday, October 10, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Harvard Innovation Lab, 125 Western Avenue, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8404513125

Are you preparing to enter an accelerator program or business plan competition? Are you working on your pitch to potential investors? A pitch often replaces a business plan in today’s world. Get the inside track from Michael Skok, a serial entrepreneur turned VC on how to put together the perfect pitch. Understand what needs to be behind the slides that gets your venture the attention and the funding it deserves. Find out what really matters to investors and use those insights to gain an unfair competitive advantage. This is NOT a workshop about presentation "style" -- it focuses on the strategic content necessary to create the perfect pitch from value proposition, to business model, to go to market strategy and how to bring it all together seamlessly. 

We check all attendee registrations at the door. Please bring a printed or smartphone copy of your EventBrite registration and Harvard student ID if you have registered as a Harvard Student. Attendance will be limited to registered guests and tickets will not be available at the door.

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Ending the Global Pandemic of Violence Against Women and Girls and Achieving the Missing Millennium Development Goals Target
WHEN  Thu., Oct. 10, 2013, 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge (formerly Radcliffe Gym)
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Education, Ethics, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard
SPEAKER(S)  Bianca Jagger, founder and chair, Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation
COST  Free and open to the public; seating is limited
CONTACT INFO	humcentr at fas.harvard.edu
NOTE  Can't make it? Live stream the event via mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu
LINK	http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/upcoming-events

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The Brave Genius of Albert Camus and Jacques Monod: From the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize
WHEN  Thu., Oct. 10, 2013, 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Humanities, Lecture, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard Museum of Natural History
SPEAKER(S)  Sean B. Carroll
COST  Free and open to the public
NOTE  Evolutionary biologist Sean Carroll chronicles the remarkable friendship of philosopher Albert Camus and biologist Jacques Monod, from their leadership in the French Resistance during WWII, to later accomplishments that included being awarded Nobel Prizes in their respective fields.
Free event parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage after 5:00 pm.
LINK	http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/lectures_and_special_events/index.php

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Mass Innovation Nights MIN55
10/09/2013
06:00pm - 08:30pm
VMware, 5 Cambridge Center 10th Floor, Cambridge
RSVP at http://mass.innovationnights.com/events/october-9-2013-mass-innovation-nights-min55
	
At Mass Innovation Nights #55 we'll be returning to Kendall Square and partying with our friends at VMware. You can easily take the T there (Red line!) - their offices are right across from the Kendall Square T stop.
If you are new to Mass Innovation Nights, it's easy to participate.
Check out the new PRODUCTS at http://mass.innovationnights.com/events/october-9-2013-mass-innovation-nights-min55
VOTE for your favorites to present 
RSVP to attend (Always free to attend)
See who else is planning to attend (Click the ATTENDEES tab.)
Help SPREAD THE WORD! Blog, Tweet (#MIN55), Like, post video/pictures
Support LOCAL INNOVATION
Put on your NETWORKING hat and join us!

Contact http://mass.innovationnights.com/

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Roots of a 21st Century Urbanism: The Vision of Manuel de Solà-Morales
WHEN  Thu., Oct. 10, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Art/Design, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard Graduate School of Design
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO	events at gsd.harvard.edu
NOTE  For Manuel de Solà-Morales (1939–2012), urbanism necessarily entailed the application of ideas to different realities. He saw urbanism as a social construct, subject to political debate, but he knew that the design project must define strategies and actions for diverse conditions. After studying at Harvard GSD, he returned to Barcelona to establish his practice. His projects reflect the influence of his professor Josep Lluis Sert, as well as Ludovico Quaroni, Aldo Rossi, and Henri Lefèbvre. This symposium celebrates Solà-Morales's synthesis of the roots of urbanism with contributions by Lorena Bello, Joan Busquets, Felipe Correa, Jean-Louis Cohen, Alexander d'Hooghe, Alex Krieger, Rafael Moneo, Marcel Smets, Marion Weiss, and Mirko Zardini.
LINK	www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/events/roots-of-a-21st-century-urbanism-the-vision-of-manuel-de-sol.html

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Money & Power: A Debate
with Hedrick Smith (Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, The New York Times) and Yaron Brook (President, Ayn Rand Institute);
moderated by Rachael Cobb (Chair, Suffolk University's CAS Government Dept.)  
Thursday, October 10, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Modern Theatre, Suffolk University, 525 Washington Street, Boston

Associate Professor Rachael Cobb (Chair, SU CAS Government Dept.) moderates a critical debate between former New York Times journalist Hedrick Smith and Ayn Rand Institute President Yaron Brook on money and power. Smith argues that a pro-business power shift in Washington and a change in the American business ethos away from stakeholder capitalism to shareholder capitalism has created a harmful economic divide in America. Brook counters that today’s mess is a product, not of capitalism, but of empowering the government to restrict free enterprise and dole out favors to preferred groups. Smith offers ideas for reviving middle class power and prosperity, while Brook tells us how laissez-faire capitalism offers individuals on all levels of ability the greatest promise of prosperity in this incredible debate on wealth and power in the 21st century. 

For more information on Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University, visit www.fordhallforum.org. 
Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University Media Contact: Mary Curtin, 617-241-9664, 617-470-5867 (cell), marycurtin at comcast.net
Information about Suffolk University’s partnership with the Ford Hall Forum can be obtained by contacting Mariellen Norris, (617) 573-8450, mnorris at suffolk.edu.
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About Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University:

Ford Hall Forum is the nation's oldest free public lecture series. The Forum provides an open venue for sharing opinions and discussing controversial points of view. It advances the First Amendment through freedom of expression, encouraging attendees to engage directly with speakers. Ford Hall Forum discussions illuminate the key issues facing our society by bringing to its podium knowledgeable and thought-provoking orators from a broad range of perspectives. These experts participate for free, and in settings that promote a culture of involvement in a non-partisan environment.

The Forum began in 1908 as a series of Sunday evening public meetings held at the Ford Hall, which once stood on Beacon Hill in Boston. While the original building no longer exists, the public conversations have continued throughout the Boston area with the generous support from state agencies, foundations, corporations, academic institutions, and individuals. In its 104th year of programming, the Forum continues to build upon its partnership with Suffolk University. Suffolk is now housing the Forum's administrative offices just a block away from where the original Ford Hall once stood.

Ford Hall Forum programs are made possible through the generous contributions from individual members as well as corporations and foundations, including Compass Eight, The Fred & Marty Corneel Fund, Helen Rees Literary Agency, Iron Mountain, LCMG Certified Public Accountants, The Lowell Institute, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, North Hill, Penny Pimentel, The Pfizer Foundation, Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation, Prince Lobel & Tye, Suffolk University, and WBUR 90.9 FM. 

For more information on Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University, visit www.fordhallforum.org. Information about Suffolk University’s partnership with the Ford Hall Forum can be obtained by contacting Mariellen Norris, (617) 573-8450, mnorris at suffolk.edu.

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Meet with the top Spanish and Latin American Innovators under 35
Thursday, October 10, 2013 
7:00pm - 7:45pm
Venture Café (Café) @ CIC, One Broadway, Cambridge

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Sea Ice, Climate and Observational Mathematics
Thursday, October 10
7 pm
NE Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston
RSVP at upport.neaq.org/site/Calendar/806848331

MIT Lorenz Center Lecture
Professor John Wettlaufer, A.M. Bateman Professor of Applied Mathematics, Geophysics and Physics, Yale University and Professor of Applicable Mathematics, Oxford University

The New England Aquarium is pleased to welcome the Lorenz Center’s 3rd Annual John Carlson Lecture to the Simons IMAX Theatre.  Understanding and predicting global climate change may be one of the most complex scientific challenges we face today. MIT recently launched the Lorenz Center, a new climate think tank devoted to fundamental inquiry. By emphasizing curiosity-driven research, the center fosters creative approaches to learning how climate works.  To better understand this intricate system, we seek theories that predict observations regionally and globally, from human to geologic time scales. But what are the relevant observations? And how do we construct useful and realistic theories? 

This year’s lecturer, John Wettlaufer, has grappled with these questions by creating a mathematical observatory and focusing its telescopes on Arctic ice and climate. He is one of the world's leading authorities on the physics of ice and its role in climate. Register here.

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Movie: The genius of Srinivasa Ramanujan
Thursday, October 10, 2013
7:00p–8:00p
MIT, Building E25-111, 45 Carleton Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Ken Ono (Emory University)
Free screening of a new 1-hour documentary on the trajectory of Ramanujan's seminal work and its relevance today, featuring well-known number theorists including Bruce Berndt, John Coates, and Ken Ono.

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Mathematics, Department of
For more information, contact:
Ken Ono
(404) 727-5120
ono at mathcs.emory.edu 

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IDEAS Global Challenge: Fall Generator Dinner
Thursday, October 10, 2013
7:00p–9:00p
MIT, 50-Morss Hall, 142 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Come learn about IDEAS Global Challenge and hear what other teams are working on. This is the chance to pitch your idea and handmade poster to woo and recruit teammates or pitch your skills to get hired onto a team. With the first chance to submit an Initial Scope Statement two weeks away (10/24), here's your chance to share your idea, meet teammates and form a team. 

RSVPs are appreciated but not required - RSVP at http://bit.ly/UPOCTN 

The evening will feature two recruitment open mic sessions with a prize for the best presentation! If you don???t want to pitch, come join to mix and mingle to meet potential teammates! Open mic spaces are limited. RSVP at http://bit.ly/UPOCTN to sign-up for a 60-second pitch opportunity.

Web site: http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/events/view/318
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): IDEAS Global Challenge, Public Service Center
For more information, contact:
Keely Swan
617-715-5474
globalchallenge at mit.edu 

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Urban Films: Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle (2011)
Thursday, October 10, 2013
7:00p–9:00p
MIT, Building 3-133, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

This tragicomic tale explores the surreal and fascinating battle over America's largest clean energy project. When energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon first proposed putting 130 wind turbines in fabled Nantucket Sound, he had no idea that a firestorm would erupt, as the country's first proposed offshore wind farm triggered a schism in this idyllic coastal region, pitting neighbor against neighbor and environmentalist against environmentalist. Revealing the root causes of their furor, the filmmakers enjoyed unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the key players on both sides of the controversy. The tale frames the battle over Nantucket Sound as a microcosm of America's struggle towards energy sustainability. After 10 years, $70 million and 8,000 pages of analysis the Federal Government approved the wind farm project on April 28, 2010---but the controversy continues.... Directed by Robbie Gemmel and John Kirby. Official selection: Woodstock Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival; Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival. 84 minutes.

Urban Planning Film Series 
A mostly-weekly series showing documentary and feature films on topics related to cities, urbanism, design, community development, ecology, and other planning issues. Free.

Web site: urbanfilm.org
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Department of Urban Studies and Planning
For more information, contact:
Ezra Glenn
617-253-2024
eglenn at mit.edu 

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Pre-HONK! Musical Showcase For Visiting HONK! Bands
Thursday, October 10
7 pm
Throughout Union Square, Somerville

For information: 617-383-HONK (4665), contact at honkfest.org.

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Realty's New Reality - The Emerging High Performance Home Marketplace 
Thursday, October 10
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m
First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist;  3 Church Street, Harvard Square

A home of one's own - part of the American Dream, but the dream must change with changing times. Energy efficient homes will become more desirable, and inefficient homes devalued, as home seekers tune in to increasing operational costs. A recent study of the Massachusetts market reveals that homes heated with natural gas sell quicker and command higher prices than those heated with oil - evidence of the marketplace responding to a widening gap in fuel costs.

Our October speaker, Craig Foley, is the author of that study and a realty professional on a mission to promote the same truths as NESEA and BASEA: sustainability in the built environment makes good sense and dollars!

In one way, home improvements like solar PV systems, efficient appliances and insulation upgrades can be seen as rehearsals for the big show: selling a home. Craig is writing the script for realtors to perform in a new reality: exhorting them to feature the 'green brand' as an essential player in business strategy, urging their Multiple Listing Services (MLS) to adopt new and expanded 'green data fields' that clearly voice the character attributes of high performance homes.

The Boston Area Solar Energy Association welcomes him to our Forum Series, and Mr. Foley invites our input and support in his efforts to recognize and integrate high performance homes into the evolving real estate market.

Craig Foley's combination of real estate and energy management skills give him a unique perspective on rate-payer, environmental, and regional energy grid stress and sustainable energy solutions. He is the author of the first report on high performance homes in Massachusetts, "Study of Energy Efficiency, Utility Costs and High Performance Homes on the Massachusetts Residential Marketplace 2012".  

Craig also serves as the Advocacy Coordinator of the MA Chapter of the USGBC and leads the subcommittee currently reviewing and recommending changes to MLS Property Information Network's green data fields. He advocates on behalf of residential and commercial rate-payers with the Consumer Liaison Group of ISO New England, the non-profit market monitor of the region's electricity grid.  
Craig is a recipient of the EverGreen Award by the National Association of Realtors' Green Resource Council.

Please Join Us!  And remember, your donations and membership support BASEA.
The Boston Area Solar Energy Association, http:// www.BASEA.org; a chapter of NESEA.  

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Engadget+gdgt Live
Thursday, October 10th 2013
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Space 57, 200 Stuart Street, Boston
RSVP at http://events.gdgt.com/engadgetgdgt-live-in-boston-oct-10th-2013/

Unlike all the tradeshows and press-only events that don’t let consumers attend, Engadget+gdgt Live is designed specifically to bring gadget lovers and tech brands together in a fun environment where they can get to know each other a little better.

This is our first Boston event with Engadget on board. We joined forces following AOL’s acquisition of gdgt in February and the events have really taken off.

We’ll have a bunch of great tech companies with us at the event ready to show attendees their newest products and get real consumer feedback.

There’ll be tons of great swag and chances to win some awesome gear. To win you have to know how to enter, however, so read the flyer we give you at the door.

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Friday, October 11
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Gideon's Promise and Peril:  Meeting the Mandate for Indigent Defense
Friday, October 11th, 2013
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Harvard Law School, WCC 2036 Milstein East, Cambridge, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Gideon v. Wainwright, in which the Court ruled state courts were obligated to provide counsel in criminal cases for defendants who could not otherwise afford it. The logic of this unanimous decision has had far-reaching implications for the way we think about justice in the United States and held such promise to those of us dedicated to the fairness of our judicial system. On October 11th, we will gather here at Harvard Law School for an all-day conference: "Gideon's Promise and Peril: Meeting the Mandate for Indigent Defense." 

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

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Who Stole the American Dream?
WHEN  Fri., Oct. 11, 2013, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Humanities, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, co-sponsored by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy
SPEAKER(S)  Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
COST  Free; RSVP to MRCBG at hks.harvard.edu

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Contaminant Remediation: From Feasibility to Construction
Friday, October 11, 2013
12:05p–1:00p
MIT, Building 3-370, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Cameron Dixon, AECOM

CEE M.Eng. Friday Noon Seminar 
A weekly presentation by CEE MEng Program.

Web site: http://cee.mit.edu/events/274
Open to: the general public
Cost: 0
Tickets: N/A
Sponsor(s): Civil and Environmental Engineering
For more information, contact:
CEE Meng Program
8-8685
ceed at mit.edu 

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The Oil & Gas Industry and YOU! Hydrocarbon Exploration, Production, and Environmental Impacts
Friday, October 11, 2013
1:30p–5:00p
MIT, Building 6-120, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

The Oil and Gas Community at the Energy Club and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) present a half day symposium featuring renowned speakers from both academia and industry who will discuss topics covering hydrocarbon exploration, production, and its environmental impacts. Reception will start at 1:30pm, talks begin at 2:00pm. More information is provided on the event website. 

Speakers and Topics: 
Opening and Overview of Oil and Gas Industry - Prof. Nafi Toksoz, MIT-EAPS 
Hydrocarbon Exploration - Michael Fehler, Deputy Director and Senior Research Scientist at MIT Earth Resources Lab 
Reservoir Engineering and Production - John Karanikas, Chief Scientist Reservoir Engineering at Shell 
Reservoir Simulation and Modeling - Ali Dogru, Chief Technologist Computational Modeling at Saudi Aramco 
Shale Gas Exploration and Production - Robert Kleinberg, Schlumberger Fellow 
Environmental Impacts - Diane Sanzone, Senior Ecologist at Battelle Memorial Institute

Web site: http://goo.gl/4rrUd7
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Club
For more information, contact:
Abdulaziz Almuhaidib
muhaidib at mit.edu

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HONK! In The Neighborhoods
Friday, October 11
3 pm-5 pm

HONK! bands play for and with community and after-school groups throughout the greater Boston area.
For information: 617-383-HONK (4665), contact at honkfest.org.

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This Week in Startups Live in Boston
10/11/2013 
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge
RSVP at http://twistliveboston.eventbrite.com
Cost $2

Audience: Top Startup Founders, Serial Entrepreneurs, VC’s, Angel Investors, CEO's, C-Level Executives @ SMB's, App/ Mobile Developers and Media
Description: The popular online TV show, "This Week in Startups" is filming live in Boston! Host Jason Calacanis will have angel investor & Oscar winner Bill Warner of Warner Research join him for a fireside chat on October 11, 2013.
Entrepreneur and angel investor -- commonly heard together. But add Oscar & Emmy winner? You’re almost definitely talking about Bill Warner. The founder of AVID Technology revolutionized film and music with digital editing software ProTools, and many other products along the way. Bill is also a great champion of entrepreneurship in Massachusetts -- he mentors companies through MIT Engineering, TechStars Boston, MassTLC Innovation unConference, and helps them grow at the Brickyard Collaboration Space in Cambridge. Bill likes to be the first investor in a company. More than the idea, he invests in the entrepreneur. 

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Second Fridays at the MIT Museum: Chain Reaction!
Friday, October 11, 2013
5:00p–8:00p
MIT, Building N51, MIT Museum, 275 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Arthur Ganson
Join Arthur Ganson at the MIT Museum's Second Fridays program to create a mini chain reaction right in the Museum! You are encouraged to bring in your own unique materials and use some of the Museum's as you begin developing your contraption. Finish it at home and then bring it to show off at the Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction on November 29! 

Jump-start your weekend at the MIT Museum! Open until 8 p.m., the Second Fridays programs are a perfect date night. Interesting programs, hands on activities, talks or demonstrations are usually part of these special evenings. Check the Museum calendar for details. MIT Card holders get in free!
Second Fridays

Web site: http://web.mit.edu/museum/programs/calendar.html
Open to: the general public
Cost: Museum admission applies (MIT ID holders free)
Sponsor(s): MIT Museum
For more information, contact:
617-253-5927
museuminfo at mit.edu 

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"Internal Logic"
Friday, October 11, 2013
5:30pm
MIT, Building 7-429, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: B. Alex Miller, Taylor Miller Architects, New York City, NY
Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design was founded in 2002 by partners B. Alex Miller and Jeff Taylor while they were graduate students at MIT. Currently maintaining an office in Brooklyn, NY and fabrication facilities in Western Massachusetts, the firm designs (and sometimes builds) at all scales from that of architecture to that of industrial design.

AD - Architectural Design Discipline Group 

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Department of Architecture
For more information, contact:
Cristina Parreno
cparreno at mit.edu 

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GIRL RISING - International Day of the Girl - Film Screening
Friday, October 11, 2013
7:00p–9:00p
MIT, Building 32-155, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Q & A with Professor A. Walsh to follow.
Girl Rising is a global action campaign for girls' education, founded by award-winning journalists at The Documentary Group and Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Productions, along with strategic partner, Intel Corporation. Girl Rising uses the power of storytelling and the leverage of strategic partnerships to deliver a simple, critical truth: Educate Girls and you will Change the World. Directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, Girl Rising tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, is written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. The film showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.

Web site: web.mit.edu/wgs
Open to: the general public
Cost: FREE
Sponsor(s): MISTI, Women's and Gender Studies
For more information, contact:
The Friendly WGS Staff
3-8844
wgs at mit.edu 

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HONK!  Lantern Parades
Friday, October 11
7 pm-9 pm
Davis Square, Somerville

Sidewalk HONK! processions around Davis Square, Somerville, accompanied by bike lights, paper lanterns, flashlights, and other forms of DIY lighting.
Open community lantern-making workshops from 4 pm-6 pm, held prior to the lantern parades which start and end in Hodgkins-Curtin Park near Davis Square.
Free and open to all; rain or shine.
For information: 617-383-HONK (4665), contact at honkfest.org.

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HONK! Kick-Off Concert
Friday, October 11
8:00 pm-12:45 am
Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant and Music Club, 17 Holland St., Davis Square, Somerville

A free party for HONK!ers and their fans:
8:00 pm-10:00 pm: A HONK! Jam with reps from each HONK! band, conducted by Ken Field of the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble;
10:00 pm-10:45 pm: Perhaps Contraption (London, UK);
11:00 pm-11:45 pm: Young Fellaz Brass Band (New Orleans, LA);
12:00 am-12:45 am:: Os Siderais, (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil).

[Conveniently located near the Davis Square stop on the Red Line and several MBTA bus connections.]
Free and open to all.
For information: 617-776-2004, www.johnnyds.com.

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Saturday, October 12
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HONK! Opening Ceremonies
Saturday, October 12
12:00 pm-12:30 pm:
7 Hills Park, Davis Square, Somerville

[Conveniently located near the Davis Square stop on the Red Line and several MBTA bus connections.]
Free and open to all; rain or shine.
For information: 617-383-HONK (4665), contact at honkfest.org.

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HONK! In Davis Square: The Main Event
Saturday, October 12
12:30 pm – 9 pm
Davis Square, Somerville

Free Outdoor Concerts:
Twenty-six activist street bands, current roster:
AfroBrazil, Brass Balagan, Brass Messengers, The Bread & Puppet Theater Circus Band, Caka!ak Thunder, Colonel Pope and the Hartford Hot Several, Detroit Party Marching Band, Dirty Water Brass Band, DJA-Rara, EE-Environmental Encroachment, Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band, Expandable Brass Band, Extraordinary Rendition Band, Forward! Marching Band, Gora Gora Orkestar, Hungry March Band, Leftist Marching Band, Minor Mishap Marching Band, Os Siderais, Perhaps Contraption, The Riverhawk Party Band, Rude Mechanical Orchestra, Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band, What Cheer? Brigade, Worcester Ice Cream Social Band, andYoung Fellaz Brass Band.

[Conveniently located near the Davis Square stop on the Red Line and several MBTA bus connections.]
Free and open to all; rain or shine (nearby back-up venues in case of downpour).
For information: 617-383-HONK (4665), contact at honkfest.org.

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Energy Upgrade Work Party
Emmanuel Church of Boston 
October 13th - Time TBA, around 1pm-5pm
15 Newbury Street, Boston

Emmanuel Church of Boston has the most beautiful Sanctuary and chapel we've ever been in. As an additional plus, the artist who builds the Bread and Puppets' puppets has a studio in the basement.  A truly amazing place to be. We'll teach you how to install pipe insulation, and how to save energy in many other ways. 

Sign up here: (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEdrVnFLeW1neWtxVjNMSVl6WE1DOVE6MA#gid=0)

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The Race to Save Bonobos
Saturday, October 12, 2013 
2:00pm
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

A Harvard Museum of Natural History author talk and book signing with Deni Béchard
Bonobos, alongside chimpanzees, are our closest nonhuman relatives, but the species and its habitat are in danger. In his new book, Empty Hands, Open Arms: The Race to Save Bonobos in the Congo and Make Conservation Go Viral, Deni Béchard gives an inspirational profile of the Bonobo Conservation Initiative, an organization dedicated to saving this endangered species and the Congolese rainforest it inhabits. Harvard anthropologist and HUCE faculty associate Richard Wrangham will introduce the speaker.

Free with Museum admission.
http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/lectures_and_special_events/index.php

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Special Event: Moonapalooza!
Saturday, October 12
7:00 PM
Harvard, Center for Astrophysics, Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge

As part of the "International Observe the Moon Night" celebration, we train our telescopes on our nearest celestial neighbor. We will gaze at the Moon, always a memorable event for first-time observers, and see it the way future explorers will out the windows of their spacecraft. We'll also hold a general-audience Moon Trivia contest for fun prizes as well as a drawing for an Orion XT4.5 Dobsonian reflecting telescope, open to kids ages 6-14.

More information at http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/events/mon.html

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HONK! Parade From Davis Square To Harvard Square
Sunday, October 13
noon – 2 pm (11 am assembly):

HONK! Parade to “Reclaim the Streets for Horns, Bikes and Feet”:
A perambulating street spectacle featuring all the HONK! bands plus 24 community organizations, visual artists, and performers, including the Bread & Puppet Theater, the Boston Hoop Troop, Veterans for Peace, the Tibetan Association of Boston, the Open Air Circus, the Boston Sprockettes, and special guests the Original Big 7 Social Aid and Pleasure Club of New Orleans, whom the parade will honor for their efforts to reduce gun violence and support community street performance for younger generations in their city's Seventh Ward.
Parading from Davis Square to Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest celebration; the parade assembles in Davis Square, Somerville, at 11 am, leaving Davis at 12 noon, travelling down Elm Street, then Beech Street onto Massachusetts Ave. to Harvard Square, Cambridge, to participate in Oktoberfest. Led by the Mayors of Somerville and Cambridge. Those wishing to participate in the parade or to volunteer as a parade facilitator, contactparade at honkfest.org.
[Conveniently located near the Davis, Porter, and Harvard Square stops on the Red Line and several MBTA bus connections.]
Free and open to all; rain or shine.
For information: 617-383-HONK (4665), contact at honkfest.org.

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HONK! Oktoberfest, including a HONK! All-Band Blowout Concert
Sunday, October 13 
2:15 pm-6 pm

All HONK! bands will be featured in Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest, after the arrival of the HONK! Parade, with separate side show sets and an all-afternoon all-band blowout held on the Main Stage. The participating bands are:
AfroBrazil, Brass Balagan, Brass Messengers, The Bread & Puppet Theater Circus Band, Caka!ak Thunder, Colonel Pope and the Hartford Hot Several, Detroit Party Marching Band, Dirty Water Brass Band, DJA-Rara, EE-Environmental Encroachment, Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band, Expandable Brass Band, Extraordinary Rendition Band, Forward! Marching Band, Gora Gora Orkestar, Hungry March Band, Leftist Marching Band, Minor Mishap Marching Band, Os Siderais, Perhaps Contraption, The Riverhawk Party Band, Rude Mechanical Orchestra, Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band, What Cheer? Brigade, Worcester Ice Cream Social Band, andYoung Fellaz Brass Band.
[Conveniently located near the Harvard Square stop on the Red Line and several MBTA bus connections.]
Free and open to all; rain or shine.
For information, visit www.harvardsquare.com, 617-491-3434, hsba at harvardsquare.com.

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Science and Cooking:  "Viscosity & Polymers"
WHEN  Mon., Oct. 14, 2013, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Science Center Hall C, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
SPEAKER(S)  Carles Tejedor, Via Veneto
COST  Free and open to the public
NOTE  The Science & Cooking lecture series runs weekly through the end of the fall semester. A full schedule, including the lecture topics, is available at seas.harvard.edu….
Each talk will begin with a 15-minute lecture by a Faculty member of the course, which will discuss one of the scientific topics from that week's class.
LINK  http://www.seas.harvard.edu/cooking

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Tuesday, October 15
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EPA 'public listening session' on carbon emissions from existing power plants
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
9:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT
US EPA New England, Memorial Hall, 5 Post Office Square, Boston
RSVP at http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/public-listening-session-registration

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold 11 public listening sessions across the country to solicit ideas and input from the public and stakeholders about the best Clean Air Act approaches to reducing carbon pollution from existing power plants. Power plants are the nation's largest stationary source of carbon pollution, responsible for about one third of all greenhouse gas pollution in the United States. 

The Clean Air Act gives both EPA and states a role in reducing air pollution from power plants that are already in operation. The law directs EPA to establish guidelines, which states use to design their own programs to reduce emissions. Before proposing guidelines, EPA must consider how power plants with a variety of different configurations would be able to reduce carbon pollution in a cost-effective way. 

The feedback from these 11 public listening sessions will play an important role in helping EPA develop smart, cost-effective guidelines that reflect the latest and best information available. The agency will seek additional public input during the notice and comment period once it issues a proposal, by June 2014.

For more information on these sessions and to register online, go to: http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/public-listening-sessions. For those who cannot attend these sessions, input can be e-mailed to carbonpollutioninput at epa.gov by November 8, 2013.

More information about EPA's carbon pollution standards for the power sector: http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards 

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Resiliency thinking impacts on the buildings sectors
Tuesday, October 15
NOON
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston
Meetings are free and open to all, but RSVPs are required. To attend, emailrsvp at architects.org with "Sustainability Ed. 10/15" in the subject line. 

Only recently has man begun to understand and accept his role as a major contributor to climate change. The sustainability megatrend has sought to reverse this and has made many strides; however, we may not be able to reverse what has already been set into motion, despite our most optimistic attempts. This realization is all too evident when we see the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina still evident in New Orleans and the recent pillaging of the New Jersey shoreline post-Super Storm Sandy.

Resilient design, a planning approach which considers our adaptation to an increasingly volatile, untamed climate, is spawning innovation opportunities in the building sector and among policy makers. Blake Jackson (Tsoi/Kobus & Associates) and Franziska Amacher (Amacher & Associates) present to the Sustainability Education Committee on October 15 at noon at BSA Space (290 Congress Street, Boston) the Resilient Design Institute’s Principles of Resilient Design. These principles illustrate the human health impacts of short-term/long-term infrastructural failure, the social implications of this new appraoch, and the need to continue to adapting our built environment to achieve human success.

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MADMEC Final Presentations and Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
1:00p–3:00p
MIT, Building 6-120, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

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

The three winning teams of MADMEC VII will receive the following prizes: 
1st Prize: $10,000 
2nd Prize: $6,000 
3rd Prize: $4,000 

MADMEC is a joint venture between MIT's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Saint Gobain, BP, and the Dow Chemical Company.

Web site: http://dmse.mit.edu/madmec
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

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Why we need a Smart Grid
Tuesday, 15 October
6:00 PM
Northeastern University, Curry Student Center, 442-444, 346 Huntington Avenue, Cambridge

Professor Peter Crossley from the University of Manchester in the UK
In 1977, Professor Crossley obtained his Bachelor of Science (1st Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) and his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1983. Professor Crossley is a Member of the IET and has been a Chartered Engineer since 1988 and a Member of the IEEE since 1992.

After 13 years working at GEC Alstom, Professor Crossley moved to UMIST and progressed from Lecturer to Reader, In 2002, he joined Queen’s University as Professor of Electrical Engineering, Head of Power & Energy Research and later Research Director. In 2006, he returned to the University of Manchester as Professor of Power Systems and in January 2008 he became Director of the Joule Centre for Energy Research. In 2011, Professor Crossley became Head of Electrical Energy and Power Systems in the EEE School at the University of Manchester. Professor Crossley is the joint author of two books, and has published 85 Journal papers and 180 International Conference Papers.

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GreenPort Forum:  Beyond Recycling:  Taking It to the Next Level
Tuesday, October 15 
7:00pm
Cambridgeport Baptist Church, 459 Putnam Avenue (Corner of Magazine Street and Putnam Avenue), Cambridge

Cambridge Recycling Director Randi Mail will lead a lively discussion of steps we can take that go beyond normal recycling practices. Topics will include:
The City’s pilot program for compost pickup from residents
Zero waste solutions for individuals and the City
Benefits of reuse

We will look at personal choices and City initiatives that can significantly reduce our carbon footprint. Join us!
Since 2002, Ms. Randi Mail has been the Recycling Director for the City of Cambridge, working to encourage people to consume less, reuse and donate materials, and recycle what cannot be eliminated or re-used. She oversees weekly curbside recycling collection that serves 45,000 households, City buildings, and schools; operation of a Recycling Center open 3 days/week to residents and small businesses in Cambridge; public education efforts as well as new initiatives to further composting, reuse, and other ways to reduce waste. Her passion for solutions and program successes inspires others to work on sustainability projects and walk the walk.

GreenPort envisions and encourages a just and sustainable Cambridgeport neighborhood
For more information, contact Steve Wineman at steven.wineman at gmail.com

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Meet & Greet: MIT Joules - Women in Energy
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
11:45a–1:00p
MIT, Building 4-265, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

First Meet and Greet event for new MIT Energy community: MIT Joules-Women in Energy.

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Club
For more information, contact:
MIT Energy Club
bessma at mit.edu 

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Submarine melting of Greenland outlet glaciers: Modeling the ice-ocean interaction
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
12:10p–1:00p
MIT, Building 54-915 (the tallest building on campus)

Speaker: Roberta Sciascia (MIT)

Sack Lunch Seminars 
EAPS Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate department -- A student-run weekly seminar series within PAOC. Seminar topics include all research concerning climate, geophysical fluid dynamics, biogeochemistry, paleo-oceanography/climatology and physical oceanography. The seminars usually take place on Wednesdays from 12.10-1pm. 2013/2014 co-ordinator: Kyle Armour (karmour at mit.edu)

Web site: http://eaps-www.mit.edu/paoc/events/sls-roberta-sciascia-mit-submarin 
e-melting-greenland-outlet-glaciers-modeling-ice-ocean-inter
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate (PAOC), Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)
For more information, contact:
Kyle Armour
karmour at mit.edu 

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Nieman night: Impact of digital and social media in Latin America, India, China
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
7:00 PM
Boston Globe, 135 Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester
The Globe Lab on the 2d floor (there will be signs)
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/hackshackersboston/events/140537532/

Join three Nieman fellows to discuss the growth and impact of digital and social media in Latin America, India, China—how users are employing technology to report and comment on the news, organize and motivate civic groups, and circumvent government controls. 

Leslie Hook is a Beijing correspondent for the Financial Times, covering energy, the environment, commodities and general news in China. She has written stories on topics ranging from Mongolian herders in the Gobi Desert to rare earth mines in Southern China to solar-powered villages in Xinjiang. She previously worked forThe Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong, where she wrote editorials and op-eds on political and human rights issues in Asia. She also worked at the Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong, writing cover stories about China and editing essays for the magazine.

Hasit Shah is a senior broadcast journalist at BBC News in London who has produced award-winning national and international news programs. He has also worked in social media in the BBC newsroom and as a foreign affairs producer specializing in South Asia. He has covered major breaking news stories and events including the Mumbai attacks, riots in France, violence in Indian-administered Kashmir, the London bombings, regime change in Egypt and the earthquake in Japan. He recently produced the “Indian Dream” series, which profiles people moving to India from the West. Shah is a 2014 Nieman-Berkman Fellow in Journalism Innovation at Harvard.

Daniel Eilemberg, the founder and editor-in-chief of the Animal Político website, will use his time at Harvard to build the site into the leading digital editorial company in Mexico. While on campus, he hopes to work in partnership with others to conceptualize and build the platforms, teams and tools needed to expand his organization into a modern, digital newsroom, integrating the best technology and journalistic practices. Daniel Eilemberg is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Animal Político. A journalist, entrepreneur and producer, Daniel has been editor of Poder Hispanic Magazine and executive editor of the magazine LOFT. He also served as editor of Page One Daily News, a daily newsletter directed to 40,000 senior executives throughout the hemisphere.In 2008, Daniel produced Operation Checkmate: The Rescue of Ingrid Betancourt, for National Geographic Channel. The film was named Best Documentary of the year by viewers of NatGeo. From 2001 to 2005, Daniel lived in Los Angeles, California where he worked in the creative department of the studies of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.Daniel conducted his university studies in London, England. He was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia.

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"Dancing Bees to Robobees: How honeybees behave and why we need them."
Wednesday, October 16
7-9p.   
Harvard Medical School, Armenise Ampitheatre, 200 Longwood Avenue, Boston

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Nonprofit Storytelling in a Digital World
10/17/2013
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge
RSVP at https://npostorytelling.eventbrite.com

Digital technologies have fundamentally changed the way people read and consume information. If your nonprofit is not embracing digital tools to compose a compelling narrative around your cause, your information could be getting lost in the noise.
In this increasingly competitive landscape for donors’ attention and support, getting people to notice and to hear your message can seem impossible. Email communications, social media, and mobile are all important to understand, but how will these tools really help you connect with your donors and supporters? 

In this workshop, we will cover:
How to use digital tools to tell your nonprofit story
How to make your message stand out and cut through the clutter and noise
How to use video-sharing tools to connect with supporters
Who Should Attend: Any nonprofit professional or volunteer interested in learning more about using digital tools for storytelling. Suitable for all experience levels.  

This is a free training for non-profits from HandsOn Tech Boston. HandsOn Tech Boston builds nonprofit capacity through free technology trainings, pro bono technology assistance, and volunteer engagement, with the ultimate goal of improving outcomes for local communities.

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Free Trees! Fall 2013 Tree Giveaway
To receive a free tree applicants must fill out a brief form available online at: www.growbostongreener.org/gbg/<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001_THALKNkfXojMvz6Qkluak1YV8vnaA_kwFlNDSea_u-SMQJ-bXZFBJ4onYGT6rQTp3iveYoHWr3WPv1ksHsFIOu-Dusk08FhpMS9aG6yIeLH3cp7MhhqBuVFp8_5C3MttJdHLFg8lYo=> and email the completed form to linda at bostonnatural.org
 or mail to: Grow Boston Greener, Attn: Linda Ciesielski, Boston Natural Areas Network, 62 Summer Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02110, Completed applications must be received by Friday, October 18, at 5:00 p.m.

Boston Natural Areas Network  (BNAN), the City of Boston, and the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation are partnering to distribute 100 FREE Trees to Boston residents and neighborhood organizations.

Due to the overwhelming interest in planting trees in Boston, 100 FREE trees will be given away on Saturday, October 26! The Free Tree Giveaway is aimed at broadening community level tree planting efforts by giving away free trees to Boston residents, non-profits and community groups.  The Grow Boston Greener FREE Fall Tree Giveaway is made possible through the Boston Urban Forest Program, a partnership effort by the Boston Natural Areas Network, the City of Boston's Parks Department, Mayor's Greenovate Boston initiative, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

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There is a limit of one free tree per residence and 3 trees per non-profit, community group, neighborhood association, or school. The trees must be planted in Boston. 

The Road Ahead for Planetary Environmentalism:  An Appreciation of Professor Bill Moomaw
Friday, October 18
3:00-4:30 PM
ASEAN Auditorium, The Fletcher School , 160 Packard Avenue, Medford
Registration required at http://fletcher.tufts.edu/CIERP/Events/RegisterOctober182013

A talk by Professor Robert Socolow, Princeton University
Followed by a reception in the Hall of Flags at 4:30 to honor Professor Moomaw

Open to the public. Convened by the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP) and The Fletcher School to honor the distinguished career of William Moomaw, Professor of International Environmental Policy. Professor Moomaw recently stepped down as Director of CIERP, which he founded in 1992, and will retire at the end of this academic year.

Robert Socolow is a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. His current research focuses on global carbon management and fossil-carbon sequestration. He is the co-principal investigator (with ecologist, Stephen Pacala) of Princeton University's Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI). Pacala and Socolow are the authors of “Stabilization wedges: Solving the climate problem for the next 50 years with current technologies” (Science, August 13, 2004). Socolow recently served on two committees of the National Academies: “America's Energy Future” and “America's Climate Choices.” He received his Ph.D. in theoretical high energy physics in l964 from Harvard University.

"Planetary environmentalism" is an evolving perspective on the human condition, which sees a planet of modest size straining to absorb the aggregate activity of our irrepressible species. The science is incomplete but sobering, and the public is rightly skeptical of simple solutions. We have barely begun to think about what is required to conduct a multi-generational project.

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Sustainable House of Worship Workshop
October 19 
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 116 South Street, Foxborough
RSVP at Register at 
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e81d32ua44d430ff&llr=s4blzzbab

Would your congregation like to lower its utility bills? Would you like to do what you can to decrease your use of fossil fuels, and the contribution they make to global warming? Are you interested in learning more about solar energy?

MIP&L's Sustainable House of Worship (SHOW) workshop covers all this and more, showing you how to evaluate 24 questions that will give you a comprehensive view of your house of worship's energy us and the largest opportunities for savings.

In this half-day session conducted by Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light (www.mipandl.org) you will learn:
How to track your energy use, cost and carbon footprint
How to find no-cost and low cost projects that can have a big impact on your electricity and heating bills
How to evaluate energy using equipment and systems to determine whether they should be updated
Incentives, rebates and other financial help available through utility companies
How to get solar panels with no upfront cost
There is $10 per person fee to attend the workshop, payable during online registration through PayPal or by check. Light refreshments are included. Doors open at 8:30am and the program starts at 9am.

You will receive a set of worksheets to help you evaluate opportunities for saving energy and a CD with all the workshop materials and other helpful resources.

The October 19 workshop will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 116 South Street in Foxborough. Register at 
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e81d32ua44d430ff&llr=s4blzzbab

Who should attend: Parishes are encouraged to send two members from their environment committee, property committee or Vestry. Other members who are interested are also welcome.

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ForSE 2013: One-day Conference for Social Entrepreneurs
Saturday, October 19, 2013 
8:00am - 5:00pm 
MIT Tang Center E51, 70 Memorial Drive Cambridge
Cost:  $40(Non Members), $30(Members), $10(Student Members)
RSVP at https://s08.123signup.com/servlet/SignUp?P=15219721911426925900&PG=1521972182300

Rethinking the Power of the Community
Forum for Social Entrepreneurs (ForSE) 2013 is a one-day conference for social entrepreneurs that brings together social innovators, leading business professionals, investors, donors, government officials, academics, and students to to facilitate the sharing of new technology and business ideas along with hard-earned management learning to foster social venture concepts and promote informed action to nurture social enterprises.

Key higlights for this year include:
Keynote Sessions by Poonam Alhuwalia
Four tracks on Economy, Research, Health & Environment, and Growth
Unconference sessions after the panels
Pitch contest for new social entrepreneurs to refine their pitch, test their ideas, and wow a panel of seasoned judges
Speakers: 
Poonam Ahluwalia, Founder & President, Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (YES)
Ramesh Raskar, Co-founder, EyeNetra

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Volunteer Tree Planting
Saturday, October 19
Morning and afternoon shifts: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Bunker Hill Community College (by Community College T stop, Orange Line)

Celebrate fall tree planting season! Plant trees alongside students from BHCC, and volunteers from The Nature Conservancy. Gloves, tools, water, and lunch provided. Generously sponsored by Odwalla and the Nature Conservancy. Please email linda at bostonnatural.org<mailto:linda at bostonnatural.org> to register for part or all of the event.

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Rally for Democracy
Saturday, October 19
12pm
1199 SEIU Union Hall, 150 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester

Greater Boston Move to Amend presentation
What Exactly Is a Corporation, Anyway?
Connecting the Dots:  The REach of Corporate Power in Our Lives
Demystifying Citizens United v FEC
Amending the Constitution:  How and Why?

Contact bostonmta at gmail.com or 781-894-1179

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Science Hack Day Boston
Saturday, October 19, 2013 - Sunday, October 20, 2013 
Basement of Northwest Building, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://sciencehackdayboston-es2.eventbrite.com

Science Hack Day is a two-day event that brings together enthusiastic scientists, developers, designers, and nerds of all kinds to facilitate an intense burst of collaboration on exciting projects at the intersection of science and technology.

SHD Boston will join a grassroots network of over a dozen Science Hack Days worldwide over the past three years. These events have generated hacks ranging from a tabletop cloud chamber to avisualization tool for networks of coauthors on scientific papers, from a mask that generates feelings of synesthesia to a strawberry DNA extraction protocol that results in a delicious cocktail. These hacks serve to generate excitement and interest in science, and even the more playful projects can have more serious applications: for example, software developed for detecting beard length was later used to track cosmic rays.

Participants need no prior experience, and can come with their own project, join an existing team, or generate new ideas together on the spot.
http://sciencehackdayboston.wordpress.com

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Screening of "How to Start a Revolution" Followed by Panel Q&A
Saturday, October 19, 2013
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
One Broadway 5th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at http://new-revolution-es2.eventbrite.com/

Join MassOps for a screening of How to Start a Revolution. This documentary, featuring the work and life of Dr. Gene Sharp discusses how his pamphlet From Dictatorship to Democracy (PDF) has literally changed the world. It has been used to template revolutions in Burma, Tunisia, Croatia, Egypt and Syria.

Join us after the screening for a discussion of what has and hasn't worked by using Dr. Sharp's techniques at revolution. We'll discuss how some of these nonviolent techniques might be used in America, and how to shape the tone of a new non-violent revolutionary movement in America.
 
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How Air Pollution Affects Climate, and What We Can Do About It
Monday, October 21, 2013
4:00 p.m
Bartos Theater, MIT Media Lab, E15-070

Dr. Drew Shindell
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
The 13th Annual Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture

5:00 p.m. Community Reception
Ida B. Green Lounge, Building 54, Room 923

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

For additional information, please contact Jen DiNisco at 617.253.2127 or jdinisco at mit.edu

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When Everything Changed
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
4:15 pm
Knafel Center (formerly Radcliffe Gymnasium), 10 Garden Street, Cambridge

Lecture by columnist Gail Collins of the New York Times about how and why the national view of American women changed so dramatically between 1960 and today.
Gail Collins joined the New York Times in 1995 as a member of the editorial board and later as an op-ed columnist. In 2001 she became the first woman ever appointed editor of the Times’ editorial page. At the beginning of 2007, she stepped down and began a leave in order to finish her book, When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present. She returned to theTimes as a columnist in July 2007.

Before joining the Times, Collins was a columnist at New York Newsday and the New York Daily News and a reporter for United Press International. Her first jobs in journalism were in Connecticut, where she founded the Connecticut State News Bureau (CSNB), which provided coverage of the state capitol and Connecticut politics. When she sold it in 1977, the CSNB was the largest news service of its kind in the country, with more than 30 weekly and daily newspaper chains.

Collins’s most recent book is As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda, published in 2012 by W. W. Norton. She is also the author ofAmerica’s Women: Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines;Scorpion Tongues: Gossip, Celebrity, and American Politics; a biography of William Henry Harrison; and The Millennium Book: Your Essential All-Purpose Guide to the Year 2000, which she coauthored with her husband, Dan Collins.

2013–2014 Maurine and Robert Rothschild Lecture

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Tree Talk and Cider Tasting:  The Roxbury Russet, America's oldest apple, and the history of the orchards of Massachusetts
Wednesday, October 23
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Cider tasting and apple tree viewing at Roxbury Heritage State Park, 183 Roxbury Street, Roxbury
6:30 p.m. presentation by John Bunker, apple historian at First Church in Roxbury, 10 Putnam Street, across from Roxbury Heritage State Park

Join agricultural historian, orchardist and fruit explorer John Bunker to learn more about the Roxbury Russet and the history, uses, varieties and culture of apples of America.  John will recount "Sherlock Holmes-like" stories of tracking down forgotten rare varieties. He will talk about why these old apples might be especially important today. He will explain grafting and pruning and will answer your questions about how to plant and care for your own trees.

This event is free and open to the public. Bring an apple from trees in your yard and John will identify them. Part of the Roxbury History Speaker Series.
Order box suppers from Haley House Bakery Café  haleyhouse.org/rhs.html 
Co-sponsored by Roxbury Historical Society, Haley House Bakery Café, Shirley Eustis House and Discover Roxbury. For more information emailroxburyhistory at gmail.com<mailto:roxburyhistory at gmail.com> or visit www.discoverroxbury.org

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Connected Food:  Tracing Boston's Foodways from Production to Consumption
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
 Workbar, 45 Prospect Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://connectedfood-fd9efdf196f2ec0f4428f1aec13eaadc.eventbrite.com
Cost:  $12 - 22 (Use the promocode: foodtechmeetup for 25% of registration!)

Kickoff Food Day with fellow meetup enthusiasts and General Assembly.
Emerging technologies are disrupting how local food is produced, sourced, distributed, and consumed — paving the way for new business ideas, challenges, and emerging trends. 
Join us for an evening of talks and networking dedicated to connecting innovators in the sustainable food industry and helping to re-envision the way business is done. 
Stay tuned for panelist and vendor updates!
Prerequisites
Must love food.

Can't make it? Sign up at https://generalassemb.ly to stay in the loop on future events and classes.

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Moving Towards Net Zero
October 24
2pm EST
Webinar
RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xMzOlSM9hIYXvkUXZ8x7aNtjidYoIVzt8YZdUWaiVUs/viewform

We want to make buildings that provide for greater occupant comfort with lower energy consumption and better environmental impacts. This talk will profile what’s been learned from a number of low-energy and net-zero projects in climates as diverse as the Pacific Northwest and the Gulf South, for clients rich and poor, farsighted and stubborn.

PRESENTER: Z Smith has been involved in nationally published sustainability research and design for thepast ten years. He has served as a Project Architect for carbon neutral, net-zero energy and net-zero water use buildings, and taught sustainable design courses at universities in the U.S. and Canada.

With training and experience in the fields of architecture, physics, information technology,and renewable energy, Smith now serves as our studio’s Director of Sustainability & Building Performance. He integrates his broad range of skills in service of lowering the environmental footprint of each of our buildings, while continuing to help us deliver projects on time and on budget. He brings an approach of scientific rigor to green design in our studio’s wide array of community, educational, and institutional projects, and brings tremendous added value to our clients through the reduction of energy consumption, and subsequently the reduction of energy bills.

In addition to his Directorial role within our practice, Z is also a frequent public speaker on sustainable design issues, Chair of the USGBC Louisiana Chapter, and an adjunct professor at the Tulane School of Architecture.

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Scholars Rescue
Thursday, October 24
6:30-8 pm
C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University, 55 Temple Street, Boston

Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University presents Scholars Rescue with Alemayehu Weldemariam and Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh; discussion moderated by Nir Eisikovits. Thursday, October 24, 6:30-8:00 pm. Admission is free and open to all.  Wheelchair accessible and conveniently located near the Park St. MBTA Station. For more information, call Ford Hall Forum at 617-557-2007 or visitwww.fordhallforum.org.

Ethiopian scholar of law and politics Alemayehu Weldemariam and Iranian women’s rights scholar Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh discuss pursuing academic endeavors while facing persecution in their home countries. 

Learn what Weldemariam said about Ethiopian politics in an interview that resulted in his dismissal and permanent prohibition from Ethiopian collegiate employment. Later, hear how Abbasgholizadeh has been jailed again and again for her peaceful activism. 

Both are Visiting Scholars at American universities this fall, and both are fellows of the Scholar Rescue Fund, a program of the Institute of International Education which recognizes freedom of scholarship as a fundamental right. 

Moderator Nir Eisikovits, who directs Suffolk University’s graduate program in ethics and public policy, reveals how the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund brings these two and many others to safe locations around the world to continue their work unharmed and provide hope to all academics.

[Please note: These scholars’ opinions are their own and they do not necessarily represent the positions of the Institute of International Education (IIE), the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund, or their host universities.]

Further background information on the participants:

Alemayehu Weldemariam graduated summa cum laude with a master of arts in Peace and Conflict Studies from the European University Center for Peace Studies. He received his Ll.B. from Addis Ababa University School of Law and has been a guest scholar at various American universities. He has served as project officer with the Organization for Social Justice in Ethiopia, legal advisor to the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce, and regional director of the Ethiopian Global Initiative, where he now sits on the board. Having researched and published extensively on Ethiopian law, politics, national security and foreign policy, Weldemariam is now a Visiting Scholar at Suffolk University this year and a Scholar Rescue Fund fellow.

Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh is an Iranian women’s rights activist within the Muslim context. She holds an MS in communications sciences from AllamehTabatabaee University and a BA in theology from Tehran University. In 2010, Abbasgholizadeh received the Johann Philipp Palm Prize for freedom of expression. In addition, she is an active member of the Stop Stoning Forever campaign and the Iranian Women’s Charter movement. Despite being jailed several times by the Iranian government for her peaceful activism, she continues to serve as Director of ZananTV, an alternative media space online for women, and has produced several documentary films about women’s rights in Iran. Abbasgholizadeh taught at the University of Connecticut last year and is a Scholar Rescue Fund fellow and Visiting Scholar a Rutgers University this year.

Nir Eisikovits is an associate professor of philosophy at Suffolk University, where he also co-founded and directs the graduate program in ethics and public policy. He received a Ph.D. from Boston University and an LLB from the College of Management School of Law in Israel. Eisikovits is also a Senior Fellow at the International Center for Conciliation which uses divergent understandings of history as a tool in conflict resolution. He has written essays and op-eds about the Middle East conflict for publications including The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, and The International Herald Tribune. Eisikovits’s first book is a philosophical account of political reconciliation entitled Sympathizing with the Enemy; his sophomore effort, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will be on truces and ceasefires.

For more information on Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University, visit www.fordhallforum.org. Information about Suffolk University’s partnership with the Ford Hall Forum can be obtained by contacting Mariellen Norris, (617) 573-8450, mnorris at suffolk.edu.

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Sensing Wonder, Serious Play: Ecology and Children’s Literature 
October 25, 2013
Harvard, Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge

A Graduate Student Conference hosted by Harvard University's American Studies Program the will explore children’s literature through an ecocritical lens, giving priority to the ways in which these texts illustrate the relationship between nature and children. The Conference is accepting paper submissions through September 15 – visit the website for more information.

http://www.sensingwonder.us
Contact Name: ecoconferenceharvard at gmail.com

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The Digital Media Conference:  Freedom and Unfreedom in the Digital Age
October 25-27
Lesley University
contact http://digitalmediaconference.org/2013/

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HBS Energy Symposium 2013:  Responsibly Creating Value in Today's Global Energy Environment ​ 
October 26, 2013
Harvard Business School, Spangler Hall, Soldiers Field, Boston
Cost:  $15-50
RSVP at http://www.hbsenergysymposium.com
* Tickets are non-refundable

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7th Biennial Cambridge City Council Candidates' Night on Environmental and Energy (E/E)
Wednesday, 30 October, 2013
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Cambridge Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square, Cambridge, MA 02139

Attend the 7th biennial energy and environmental issues forum for Cambridge City Council candidates sponsored by Green Cambridge.

Event Contact Info
Quinton Zondervan
Email:  president at greencambridge.org

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Road to Paris via Warsaw
Monday, November 4, 2013
12:30-1:45p
Tufts, The Fletcher School, Mugar 200, 160R Packard Avenue, Medford

A panel discussion on key issues in the lead up to the Warsaw Climate Change Conference
Kelly Sims Gallagher (chair), Director, CIERP, and Associate Professor of Energy & Environmental Policy, The Fletcher School
Sivan Kartha, Senior Scientist at Stockholm Environment Institute 
Gilbert Metcalf, Professor of Economics, Tufts University
Mukul Sanwal, Visiting Scholar at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and former Advisor to the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC

Hosted by CIERP's Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program 
A light lunch will be served (first come first served).

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How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Nov 5, 2013
4pm
MIT, Building E19-623

Michael Moss is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, published by Random House in 2013. He has been an investigative reporter with The New York Times since 2000. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting in 2010, and was a finalist for the prize in 2006 and 1999. He is also the recipient of a Loeb Award and an Overseas Press Club citation. Before joining the Times, he was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, New York Newsday, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has been an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Journalism and currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Eve Heyn, and two sons.

 http://ksj.mit.edu/seminars-news/seminars/how-food-giants-hooked-us#sthash.kTN9EDH9.dpuf

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Crowds and Climate:  Mobilizing Crowds to Develop Ideas and Take Action on Climate Change
November 6-8, 2013
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts USA

More information at http://www.climatecolab.org/conference2013

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Media Lab Conversations Series: Jillian York
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 
5:30pm - 6:30pm
MIT Media Lab, 3rd Floor Atrium, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Jillian York in Conversation with Ethan Zuckerman
Jillian C. York is Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Her work focuses on free expression, with an focus toward the Arab world, and as such she has written for a variety of publications, including Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, and CNN. Jillian contributed chapters to the upcoming volumes Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communication, Journalism and Society (Palgrave Macmillan; March 2013) and State Power 2.0: Authoritarian Entrenchment and Political Engagement Worldwide(Ashgate Publishing; expected November 2013). She serves on the Board of Directors of Global Voices Online, and on the Advisory Boards of R-Shief, OnlineCensorship.org, Radio Free Asia’s Open Technology Fund and Internews’ Global Internet Policy Project.

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Taking the Stand
Thursday, November 7
6:30 - 8:00 pm
C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University, 55 Temple Street, Boston

Alan Dershowitz is a legal expert, a scholar on constitutional law and criminal law, and was the youngest full professor of law in the history of Harvard Law School. His client list includes Mike Tyson, Patty Hearst, Leona Helmsley, Jim Bakker, O.J. Simpson, and currently Wikileaks’s Julian Assange. Now, in his legal biography,Dershowitz breaks down the critical and complex issues of First Amendment rights, civil rights, abortion, and murder. He also explains the emerging role of science within a trial’s defense beyond what we might have seen on CSI. Sharing his views with moderator Nancy Gertner, a former United States federal judge for Massachusetts, Dershowitz opens up about his famed legal career and personal opinions like never before.

For more information on Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University, visit www.fordhallforum.org. Information about Suffolk University’s partnership with the Ford Hall Forum can be obtained by contacting Mariellen Norris, (617) 573-8450, mnorris at suffolk.edu.

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Music Hack Day
November 9 - 10
Microsoft NERD, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
RSVP at http://boston.musichackday.org/2013/index.php?page=Register for full conference on November 10 demos

More info at http://boston.musichackday.org/2013/index.php

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Sustainable House of Worship Workshop
November 16
St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, 1073 Tremont St, Roxbury

Would your congregation like to lower its utility bills? Would you like to do what you can to decrease your use of fossil fuels, and the contribution they make to global warming? Are you interested in learning more about solar energy?

MIP&L's Sustainable House of Worship (SHOW) workshop covers all this and more, showing you how to evaluate 24 questions that will give you a comprehensive view of your house of worship's energy us and the largest opportunities for savings.

In this half-day session conducted by Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light (www.mipandl.org) you will learn:
How to track your energy use, cost and carbon footprint
How to find no-cost and low cost projects that can have a big impact on your electricity and heating bills
How to evaluate energy using equipment and systems to determine whether they should be updated
Incentives, rebates and other financial help available through utility companies
How to get solar panels with no upfront cost
There is $10 per person fee to attend the workshop, payable during online registration through PayPal or by check. Light refreshments are included. Doors open at 8:30am and the program starts at 9am.

You will receive a set of worksheets to help you evaluate opportunities for saving energy and a CD with all the workshop materials and other helpful resources.

The November 16 workshop will be held at St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, 1073 Tremont St, Roxbury. Registration will be available soon and if you are interested in attending this one,emailjimnail at mipandl.org to be notified when registration opens.

Who should attend: Parishes are encouraged to send two members from their environment committee, property committee or Vestry. Other members who are interested are also welcome.

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TEDxBeaconStreet 2013 
November 16 - 17
Lincoln School, 19 Kennard Road, Brookline
RSVP at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=gbcymnmab&oeidk=a07e81pmitb0fd95d03

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

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Findings from the Kilowatt Crackdown, a Commercial Office Building Competition in Energy Efficient Operation
November 21
2pm  EST
Webinar
RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GNKTAcup6Ql9fhOkwVMZMyEw6W4LZWBHTQu13sJqkoQ/viewform

TOPIC: The Kilowatt Crackdown program offers the opportunity for community engagement and competitive dynamics among commercial buildings, in regards to energy efficiency goals. Through a process of benchmarking, auditing, implementation, and evaluation, energy savings can be accomplished. With a focus on operational recommendations, savings can be achieved at a relatively low cost. This session will summarize the goals and strategies of the Kilowatt Crackdown program, as well as commonly found energy efficiency measures.

PRESENTERS: JACK DAVIS - has over 18 years of experience in the energy, development, and marketing fields, and manages JDM’s West Coast clients. Advising clients on strategy development, program design and implementation, and market based environmental initiatives, Jack’s work has led to innovative programs and materials such as Carbon4Square, the Kilowatt Crackdown, the Green Building Opportunity Index, the Deep Retrofit Playbook, and the High Performance Portfolio Framework. Jack serves on the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Responsible Property Investing Product Council and the ULI Northwest Advisory Board. Jack has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and a MBA in Marketing from the University of Minnesota.

KATIE LEICHLITER - Katie Leichliter is a Research Scientist at the University of Idaho – Integrated Design Lab in Boise. She conducts energy efficiency field work, measurement and verification, and operational and investment grade audits. Katie also conducts simulation research for energy efficiency in existing building renewal projects, and has developed stand-alone energy analysis tools. Katie graduated with a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho and spent three years in a private mechanical design practice specializing in BIM, building simulation, and HVAC design. Katie serves on the board of governors of the Idaho ASHRAE Chapter.

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Managing Holistically: Policies and Actions to Restore and Sustain Ecosystem Services
Friday, November 22, 2013
9:00a-12:00p
Tufts, ASEAN Auditorium, The Fletcher School, 170 Packard Avenue, Medford

Allan Savory, Rancher and Restoration Ecologist, Founder of the Savory Institute and originator of the Holistic Management approach to restoring grasslands, winner of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award, and finalist in the Virgin Earth Challenge (watch his January 2013 presentation at Fletcher at http://fletcher.tufts.edu/CIERP/News/more/Allan-Savory-Fletcher-Jan2013)

Hosted by CIERP's Agriculture, Forests, and Biodiversity Program


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Where is the best yogurt on the planet made? Somerville, of course!

Join the Somerville Yogurt Making Cooperative and get a weekly quart of the most thick, creamy, rich and tart yogurt in the world. Membership in the coop costs $2.50 per quart. Members share the responsibility for making yogurt in our kitchen located just outside of Davis Sq. in FirstChurch.  No previous yogurt making experience is necessary.

For more information checkout.
https://sites.google.com/site/somervilleyogurtcoop/home

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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).

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Free solar electricity analysis for MA residents
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHhwM202dDYxdUZJVGFscnY1VGZ3aXc6MQ

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HEET has partnered with NSTAR and Mass Save participating contractor Next Step Living to deliver no-cost Home Energy Assessments to Cambridge residents.

During the assessment, the energy specialist will:

Install efficient light bulbs (saving up to 7% of your electricity bill)
Install programmable thermostats (saving up to 10% of your heating bill)
Install water efficiency devices (saving up to 10% of your water bill)
Check the combustion safety of your heating and hot water equipment
Evaluate your home’s energy use to create an energy-efficiency roadmap
If you get electricity from NSTAR, National Grid or Western Mass Electric, you already pay for these assessments through a surcharge on your energy bills.  You might as well use the service.

Please sign up at http://nextsteplivinginc.com/heet/?outreach=HEET or call Next Step Living at 866-867-8729.  A Next Step Living Representative will call to schedule your assessment.

HEET will help answer any questions and ensure you get all the services and rebates possible.

(The information collected will only be used to help you get a Home Energy Assessment.  We won’t keep the data or sell it.)

(If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to call HEET’s Jason Taylor at 617 441 0614.)

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Sustainable Business Network Local Green Guide

SBN is excited to announce the soft launch of its new Local Green Guide, Massachusetts' premier Green Business Directory!

To view the directory please visit: http://www.localgreenguide.org
To find out how how your business can be listed on the website or for sponsorship opportunities please contact Adritha at adritha at sbnboston.org

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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.

https://www.carbonsalon.com/

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Boston Food System

"The Boston Food System [listserv] provides a forum to post announcements of events, employment opportunities, internships, programs, lectures, and other activities as well as related articles or other publications of a non-commercial nature covering the area's food system - food, nutrition, farming, education, etc. - that take place or focus on or around Greater Boston (broadly delineated)."

The Boston area is one of the most active nationwide in terms of food system activities - projects, services, and events connected to food, farming, nutrition - and often connected to education, public health, environment, arts, social services and other arenas.   Hundreds of organizations and enterprises cover our area, but what is going on week-to-week is not always well publicized.
Hence, the new Boston Food System listserv, as the place to let everyone know about these activities.  Specifically:
Use of the BFS list will begin soon, once we get a decent base of subscribers.  Clarification of what is appropriate to announce and other posting guidelines will be provided as well.

It's easy to subscribe right now at https://elist.tufts.edu/wws/subscribe/bfs

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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

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

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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/

Cambridge Civic Journal  http://www.rwinters.com

http://www.massclimateaction.net/calendar/events/index.php

http://www.mitenergyclub.org/calendar/mit_events_template

http://www.environment.harvard.edu/events/calendar/

http://green.harvard.edu/events

http://microsoftcambridge.com/Events/tabid/57/Default.aspx

http://boston.nerdnite.com/

http://www.meetup.com/

http://www.eventbrite.com/

http://www.greenhornconnect.com/events/calendar

http://harddatafactory.com/Johnny_Monsarrat/index.html

http://bostoneventsinsider.com/boston_events/



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