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March 2013

Northeastern Faculty Works in Progress: Brian Helmuth

March 25, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Northeastern University,
426 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street Boston, MA United States

Faculty Works in Progress: Brian Helmuth   Brian Helmuth, Professor, Marine and Environmental Sciences and Public Policy, College of Science and College of Social Sciences and Humanities, “Ecological Forecasting: How Science Can Help Society to Proactively Prepare for a Warmer World.” Lunch will be provided.

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Robotics Competition Boston Regional Reception

March 23, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
BU Agganis Arena,
925 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA 02215 United States
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FIRST Robotics Competition Boston Regional Reception Event Description – FIRST Robotics Competition Boston Regional ReceptionSave the date!  MIT Club of Boston will have a reception at the BU Agganis Arena for the FIRST Robotics Competition Boston Regional event on Saturday, March 23. Stay tuned for more details and registration. Contact Information Primary Contact Ryan Lester ryanjlester@alum.mit.edu

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Free

RISE:2013

March 22, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Northeastern University,
360 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02120 United States
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Expo Cabot Cage 10am – 2pm Awards Ceremony 3pm – 5pm Raytheon Amphitheater RISE:2013 showcases the breadth and depth of innovative thinking at Northeastern, including topics in Physical & Life Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, Arts & Design, Computer & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Law, Business and Social Sciences. In addition, our “Faculty Works” scholarly presentation honors faculty who published books or produced major artistic works in 2012. The day wraps up with an Awards Ceremony and Reception. As in years past,…

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Free

Monthly Observatory Nights: Dark Cloud Encounters

March 21, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phillips Auditorium at the CfA,
60 Garden Street Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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“Dark Cloud Encounters,” Katherine Wyman, CfA Cold, thick clouds of interstellar gas and dust slink throughout our galaxy. They can condense to form stars and planetary systems. But they can also silence life on planets by swallowing solar systems whole. Can our Sun’s protective sheath, or heliosphere, shield us from these cosmic marauders?

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Free

Something For Everyone About Climate Change and the Reasons For Climate Gridlock

March 19, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Marine Science Center,
430 Nahant Road Nahant, MA 01908 United States
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Something For Everyone About Climate Change and the Reasons For Climate Gridlock Dr. Susan Solomon, a professor in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology will deliver a talk on March 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Marine Science Center at 430 Nahant Rd. in Nahant, Mass. This lecture will take place in the Murphy Bunker.  Light refreshments will be served half an hour before the start of the program, and most lectures…

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$10

Science on Screen: This is Spinal Tap

March 18, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Coolidge Corner Theater,
290 Harvard Street Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Science on Screen: This is Spinal Tap Get ready to smell the glove and watch out for spontaneously combusting drummers.  We’re turning it up to 11 with the greatest mockumentary of them all – a work of sublime (and profound) comedic genius deemed so culturally significant that it was named to the National Film Registry for preservation by the Library of Congress. “It’s such a fine line between stupid and, uh…clever.” Director Rob Reiner’s largely improvised cult classic follows the…

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Free

Knight Science Journalsim Seminar: Connectomics

March 14, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
MIT E19-623,
400 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Connectomics: What, Why and How Jeff Lichtman, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

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$15

One Seed at a Time

March 13, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Museum of Science,
Boston, MA United States

With Cary Fowler, PhD, special advisor, executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust and The Fruit Hunters creative team. This presentation is part of the ongoing series Special Presentations. Buy tickets in the online store Tucked away beneath the snow of the Arctic Circle is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Sometimes called “the doomsday vault,” it’s nothing less than a backup of the planet’s horticultural biodiversity. Inside the vault, Dr. Cary Fowler and his team work with seeds from…

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Free

From the Big Bang to Broadway

March 12, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Harvard Museum of Natural History,
26 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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FROM THE BIG BANG TO BROADWAY How Things Evolve Lecture by Robert Hazen, Research Scientist, Carnegie Geophysical Laboratory and Professor of Earth Sciences, George Mason University TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 6:00 PM The concept of evolution by natural selection has long been a lightning rod for anti-science rhetoric. Such attacks are usually aimed at the biological realm, but Darwin’s opponents must now face evidence that complex evolving systems also drive phenomena beyond life science, such as the diversification of minerals on…

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Free

Knight Science Journalism Seminar: Janet Silver

March 12, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
MIT E19-623,
400 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Knight Seminar Janet Silver, Literary Director of Zachary Shuster Harmsworth

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Hitting Your Target: How to triumphantly pitch your research

March 11, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alumni Center (6th Floor),
716 Columbus Ave. Boston, MA 02120 United States
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Northeastern’s Center for Research Innovation will be hosting “Hitting Your Target” on March 11th from 6-8pm. The workshop will offer attendees the chance to practice pitching their research in front of professionals and receive one on one feedback to craft the best RISE pitch possible. RSVP now. 6pm Guests arrive and food is served 6:15pm – 6:35pm introductions and evening overview 6:35pm – 7:25pm breakout sessions (we will divide into an even number of groups, each headed by a “coach”…

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Free

Knight Science Journalism Seminar: Why Exercise Really is Medicine

March 5, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 52H,
11 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Why Exercise Really is Medicine: An Evolutionary Perspective Daniel Lieberman, Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

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