Calendar for Monday April 19th to Sunday April 25th 2010.

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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010.
2:30 pm
“Novel Radiation from Cosmic Strings”
Tanmay Vachaspati, Case Western Reserve University
Location: Tufts Robinson Hall, Room 250

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010.
“The Case for Pluto”
Alan Boyle, science editor and author of “The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference.”
Location: MIT Building E19-623

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010.
“Innate immune gene programs against bacterial and viral infections and their crosstalk to host metabolisms and cancers”
Genhong Cheng, UCLA
Location: MIT’s Stata Center Kirsch Auditorium 32-123

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010.
Mind Brain and Behavior Distinguished Lecture Series – First of Three Lectures
Professor Michael Gazzaniga
Location: Yenching Auditorium, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge MA

Tuesday April 20th, 2010.
“The Ethics and Economics of Intergenerational Distribution in a Warming Planet”
John Roemer, Yale University
Location: CGIS S020 (Belfer Case Study Room) 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge MA

Tuesday April 20th, 2010.
“Learning Lessons: Medicine, Economics and Public Policy”
Rashi Fein Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Economics of Medicine in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Location: Minot Room, Countway Library, 10 Shattuck St, Boston

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010.
“The Global Health Impact of War on Vulnerable Populations”
Jennifer Leaning, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, director of the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, co-director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, director, Inter-University Initiative on Humanitarian Studies and Field Practice.
Location: Harvard School of Public Health, Room G1/Snyder Auditorium, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010.
‘The Atmosphere and the Blogosphere: Bringing Science to Bear on Climate Policy in a Distracted Age”
Peter C. Frumhoff, Ph.D, Director of Science and Policy and Chief Scientist of the Climate Campaign at the Union of Concerned Scientists
Location: Whitehead-1st Floor, Whitehead Institute Auditorium (1st floor), 9 Cambridge Center, Cambridge MA.

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010.
Mind Brain and Behavior Distinguished Lecture Series – Second of Three Lectures
Professor Michael Gazzaniga
Location: Yenching Auditorium, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge MA

Wednesday April 21st, 2010.
“The Chirality of Life: From Phase Transitions to Astrobiology”
Marcelo Gleiser, Dartmouth College
Location: Biological Laboratories Lecture Hall, Room 1068, 16 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge MA

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010.
“Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy — Free Screening/Q&A with filmmaker Randy Olson followed by book signing”
Randy Olson, University of New Hampshire marine biology professor-turned Hollywood filmmaker
Location: MIT Building 32-123

Wednesday April 21st, 2010.
“New Takes on Reducing Healthcare Costs from the Ground Up: Doctors, Policy and Change we Can Implement”
Panelists Thomas Lee, doctor, CEO of Partners Community Healthcare, professor of health policy and management at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health; Sarah Iselin: policymaker, president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA Foundation and former commissioner of the MA Division of Health Care Finance and Policy; Glenn Cohen: lawyer, co-director of Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics; assistant professor, Harvard Law School; Amitabh Chandra: economist, professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School; and (moderator) Ariana Green, journalist, director of communications, Costs of Care
Location: Land Lecture Hall, Belfer Building, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, corner of JFK and Eliot Sts, Cambridge MA

Thursday April 22nd, 2010.
12:30 pm
“Dark Matter from Baryon Asymmetry”
Kathry Zurek
University of Michigan
Location: 3 Cummington St., Room 595, Boston University, Boston

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010.
Mind Brain and Behavior Distinguished Lecture Series – Third of Three Lectures
Professor Michael Gazzaniga
Location: Yenching Auditorium, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge MA

Thursday April 22nd, 2010.
“Forensics in the digital world”
Hany Farid, Professor of Computational Science, Dartmouth
Location: MIT Building E19-623

Thursday, April 22, 2010
4:15 p.m.
David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series
“Quantum Opto-Electronics with Semiconducting Nanowires and Carbon Nanotubes”
Leo Kouwenhoven, Kavli Institute of NanoScience, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Location: MIT Building 10, Room 250

Thursday April 22nd, 2010.
“Art, Science, and Technē: Practical Knowledge and the Written Word in Early Modern Europe”
Pamela Smith, Columbia University
Location: Barker Center 133, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge MA

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
“Talking Science in an Age of Sound Bites”
Beth Daley, Environmental Reporter for the Boston Globe. John Sterman, MIT Professor of Management at the Sloan School. Evan Hadingham, Senior Science Editor for NOVA. Judith Layzer, MIT Associate Professor of Environmental Policy in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Randy Olson, Biology professor turned Hollywood filmmaker, John Hagan, President of the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.
Location: MIT Building 32-123 (Stata Center Kirsch Auditorium), 32 Vassar Street , Cambridge, MA 02139

Friday April 23rd, 2010.
2:30-4:30 pm
“Staying with the Trouble: Becoming Worldly with Companion Species”
Donna Haraway, University of California, Santa Cruz
Location: MIT Building E51 Room 095, Corner of Wadsworth and Amherst Streets, Cambridge MA

Friday April 23rd, 2010.
“Cambridge Science Festival: Big Ideas for Busy People”
Lisa Randall, Ed Boyden, Nicholas Christakis, George Church, Alan Guth, Marc Hauser, Rebecca Saxe, Peter Galison, Angela Belcher, Pardis Sabeti
Location: The Laboratory at Harvard, Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St, Cambridge

Saturday April 24th, 2010
“The Universe: 2010 and Beyond”
Charles Alcock, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Location: Phillips Auditorium (rear of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics near Madison Street), 60 Garden St, Cambridge.

Sunday April 25th, 2010.
“Desert, Mountain, Rainforest: Science Around the Globe”
Harvard Students Tim Treuer ’10, Peter Hedman ’10, and Renata Cummins ’11
Location: Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA


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