Calendar for Monday October 4th to Sunday October 10th, 2010.

Monday October 4th, 2010.
12pm
“Short-term and long-term forms of presynaptic plasticity”
Wade Regehr, Harvard Medical School
Location: Center for Brain Science, Harvard University, Northwest Building Room 353, 52 Oxford St, Cambridge MA
http://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/neuroscience/seminars.html

Monday October 4th, 2010.
12.15pm
“To See or Not to See Transgenes in Mexican Landraces: Global Science and Cultural Domination
Christophe Bonneuil, CNRS and INRA-SEnS, IFRIS, France
Location: 124 Mount Auburn St, Suite 100, Room 106.
http://www.hks.harvard.edu/sts/events/sts_circle/

Monday October 4th, 2010.
4pm
“The Nucleic Acid Dance Visualized at Atomic Resolution”
Hashim Al Hashimi, University of Michigan
Location: MIT Building 56-114
http://events.mit.edu/event.html?id=11620720&date=2010/09/27

Monday October 4th, 2010.
4pm
“Planets Near and Far: Exploring New Worlds with Spacecraft Radios and Telescopes”
Kerri Cahoy, EAPS MIT and GSFC/NASA
Location: MIT Building 32-144
http://events.mit.edu/event.html?id=12074870&date=2010/10/04

Monday October 4th, 2010.
7pm
“Heat, Temperature and Chocolate”
Enric Rovera
Location: Science Center D, 1 Oxford St, Cambridge MA
http://www.seas.harvard.edu/cooking

Monday October 4th, 2010.
7pm
“Medical Management of Sea Turtles Affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill”
Charles Innis, Director of Animal Health, New England Aquarium
Location: New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston MA.
http://www.neaq.org/education_and_activities/programs_and_classes/aquarium_lecture_series/index.php

Tuesday October 5th, 2010.
2.30pm
“The Future of Natural Gas”
Tony Meggs, MIT
Location: Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, Harvard Kennedy School, 56 JFK Street, Cambridge MA.
http://www.hks.harvard.edu/m-rcbg/cepr/events.html

Tuesday October 5th, 2010.
4pm
“Diet, Donuts, Dopamine and Drugs”
Charles France of University of Texas Health Science Center
Location: McClean Hospital, deMarneffe Building Room 132, 115 Mill Street, Belmont MA.
http://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/neuroscience/seminars.html

Tuesday October 5th, 2010.
4pm
“Electronics and Mechanics of Single Molecule Circuits”
Latha Venkataraman of Columbia University
Location: MIT Building 4-231
http://chemcalendar.mit.edu/index.php?calendar=single&cal_id=1391&id=11617973

Tuesday October 5th, 2010.
4pm
“How Cancer Works: the Latest”
Robert Weinberg, MIT
Location: MIT Building E19-623 Knight Science Journalism Seminar Room
http://web.mit.edu/knight-science/seminars/current.html

Tuesday October 5th, 2010.
4pm
“Engineering Smarter Drivers”
Sandy Pentland, MIT Media Lab
Location: MIT Building 4-237
http://events.mit.edu/event.html?id=12074837&date=2010/10/04

Tuesday October 5th, 2010.
5pm
“Pain and Pleasure: Two Faces of a Single Process”
Howard Fields, UCSF
Location: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Louis Bornstein Family Amphitheater, 75 Francis Avenue, Boston.
http://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/neuroscience/seminars.html

Tuesday October 5th, 2010.
5pm
I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Ceremony
Robert McCoy, investigative journalist
Location: BU School of Managament, 595 Commonwealth Ave, 4th Floor, Boston MA 02215
http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/newsitem.aspx?id=100138

Tuesday October 5th, 2010.
7.30pm
The Body Politics of the Cosmetic Surgery Junkie
Location: McGuin 121, Boston College Chestnut Hill Campus, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA.
https://events.bc.edu/cgi-bin/publish/webevent.cgi?cmd=showevent&ncmd=listmonth&cal=cal2,cal18,cal51,cal8&id=134078&ncals=&de=1&tf=0&sib=1&sb=0&sa=0&ws=0&stz=Default&sort=e,m,t&cat=&swe=1&cf=list&set=1&m=10&d=25&y=2010

Wednesday October 6th, 2010.
11am
“Sexual Conflict and Genital Evolution in Waterfowl”
Patricia Brennan, Yale University
Location: Main Lecture Hall, BioLabs Building, 16 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge MA.
http://www.oeb.harvard.edu/news_events/seminars.html

Wednesday October 6th, 2010.
12pm
“About Change: How Modern Democracies Are Becoming Low-Carbon Societies”
Elizabeth von Thadden, visiting Scholar, Harvard’s Center for European Studies
http://www.ces.fas.harvard.edu/studygroups/sg26.html

Wednesday October 6th, 2010.
4.30pm
Carlo Petrini Talk and Book Signing
Slow Food Founder Carlo Petrini
Location: Science Center D, One Oxford St, Cambridge MA.
https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dEo1S1R2YkdESkdQTDlVb3FnTXAzVmc6MQ

Wednesday October 6th, 2010.
“You Are What your Mother Ate: The New Science of Epigenetics”
Location: Armenise Ampitheatre at Harvard Medical School, 200 Longwood Avenue, Boston
https://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/

Thursday October 7th, 2010.
4pm
“Human Simulation: From Biomechanics to Intelligence”
Demetri Terzopoulos of UCLA
Location: MIT Building 36-3002
http://bcs.mit.edu/newsevents/colloquia.html

Thursday October 7th, 2010.
4pm
“Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery”
Robert Langer, MIT
Location: MIT Building E19-623 Knight Science Journalism Seminar Room
http://web.mit.edu/knight-science/seminars/current.html

Thursday October 7th, 2010.
4.15pm
“How do Cells Pack Their DNA?”
Leonid Mirny
Location: MIT Building 34-101
http://web.mit.edu/physics/events/colloquia.html

Thursday October 7th, 2010.
4.30pm
“Human-Centric Computing”
Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft
Location: MIT Building 32-123.
http://www.csail.mit.edu/events/eventcalendar/calendar.php?show=series&id=165
Thursday October 7th, 2010.
5pm
“Online Migration of Newspapers: a Panel Discussion”
Location: Bartos Theater, MIT Media Lab (MIT Building E15)
http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/forums/online_newspapers.html

Thursday October 7th, 2010.
5.30pm
“East Meets West: Traditional Medicines and Modern Systems Biology”
Shiva Ayyadurai, International Center for Integrative Systems
Location: MIT Building 66-168
http://events.mit.edu/event.html?id=12074335&date=2010/10/04

Thursday October 7th, 2010.
6.30pm
“Who is Winning the Childhood Obesity Battle?”
Dong-Chul Seo of Indiana University, Marlene Schwartz of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale, Karen Voci of Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation, Frank Robinson of Partners for a Healthier Community
Location: C Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University
http://www.fordhallforum.org/programs/childhood-obesity

Thursday October 7th, 2010.
7pm
“The Killer of Little Shepherds”
Douglas Starr of Boston University
Location: Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline MA.
http://www.brooklinebooksmith-shop.com/event/douglas-starr-killer-little-shepherds

Thursday October 7th, 2010.
7.30pm
“Fall Sky Viewing”
David Aguilar
Location: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St, Cambridge MA.
http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/events/mon.html

Friday October 8th, 2010.
8am-5pm
“Prostate Cancer and the Molecular Genetics of Cancer”
Location: The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston MA.
http://www.bidmc.org/cancersymposium

Friday October 8th, 2010.
2pm-5pm
“Pappalardo Fellowships in Physics”
Henriette Elvang, Michael Fogler, Jocelyn Monroe, Robert Simcoe, David Tong, and Arpita Upadhyaya
Location: MIT Building 4-349
http://events.mit.edu/scripts/event_ext.pl?event=12074876&location=http://web.mit.edu/physics/calendar/&groupid=357,1932,1962,2953,2002,1982,4855,235,1503,12044,10633,8696,11824,12564,452

Friday October 8th, 2010.
3pm
Small Brains, Smart Minds: vision and navigation in honeybees and applications to robotics.”
Mandyam Srinivasan of Harvard
Location: Maxwell Dworkin G-125, Harvard Yard.
http://www.seas.harvard.edu/news-events/calendars/ee/small-brains-smart-minds-vision-and-navigation-in-honeybees-and-applications-to-robotics/view

Saturday October 9th, 2010.
12.30pm
“When Should I be Screened for Breast Cancer”
Location: Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston MA 02114.
http://www.mos.org/events_activities/events&d=4660

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