Selected Lectures on Science and Engineering
in the Boston Area

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Selected Groups, Clubs, Societies, & Meetups
Selected New England Museums
DIY-focused organizations & resources

The lecture list has (alas) received its last update.

I have been turning out the list for 13 years now. It has been a ton of fun, but there are other things I want to do in the handful of years left to me. So this note announces the last update I will be making.

I would be delighted to talk with anyone interested in taking over the service.

Monday, June 24

4p.  "Delineating the Rates and Routes of Metastasis."   Christina Curtis.   Jimmy Fund Auditorium:  35 Binney St.   Details.

4p.  "Evolution and Function of Sex Chromosomes. (Do Males and Females Read Their Genomes Differently?)"   David Page.   BWH:  Hale Building, 3rd floor conference center, 60 Fenwood Road.   Details.

Tuesday, June 25

Noon.  "Curating Complexity: A sociomaterial framework for software preservation in research libraries."   Alexandra Chassanoff.   MIT:  NE36, Shared Conference Room. 105 Broadway.   Details.   Location requires an ID.   This event will be streamed.

2p.  "Helen Gurley Brown Presidential Summit on Women and Science."   Panel discussion.   Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Ave. Louis Pasteur.   Details.

6-9p.  "Science, Tech & Diplomacy in Boston."   swissnex Boston:  420 Broadway, Cambridge.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7p.  "Code for Boston."   CIC Cambridge, 1 Broadway, Cambridge.   Details.

7p.  "The Art of Botanical Prose."   Jonathan Damery.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Wednesday, June 26

2p.  "Reptiles."   BPL:  Faneuil Hall Branch.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

9:30a.  "Climate and Health – The Greatest Public Health Challenge of Our Time. And What You Can Do About It."   Gina McCarthy.   Joseph B. Nartin Conference Center. :    Details, Abstract.

11:15a.  "Cybersecurity, Harvard and You."   Christian Hamer.   Joseph B. Nartin Conference Center. :    Details, Abstract.

Noon.  "Spring Medicinal Walks at the Boston Food Forest."   Boston Nature Center:  500 Walk Hill St., Mattapan.   Details, Registration.

2:30p.  "Risky Research and Response to Infectious Disease Outbreaks."   Pardis Sabeti.   Sabeti Lab.   Joseph B. Nartin Conference Center. :    Details, Abstract.

4p.  "Generative Modelling of Medical Images."   Yael Balbastre.   MIT:  32-D451.   Details, Abstract.

6-8:30p.  "MIT Research Slam."   The Thirsty Ear MIT Ashdown House, 235 Albany St.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

7-9p.  "Maker Telephone."   MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

Thursday, June 27

10:30a.  "Early Explorers."   Boston Nature Center:  500 Walk Hill St., Mattapan.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

10:15a.  "Preschoolers at the Waterworks: Water and the Three States of Matter."   Waterworks Museum:  2450 Beacon Street, Boston.   Details, Abstract, Registration .

1p.  "Trail Dectectives' Club."   Boston Nature Center:  500 Walk Hill Street., Mattapan.   Details, Registration.

8-7p.  "Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day: Convergence of Technology and Life Sciences for Patient Benefit."   Kendall Square Marriott, 50 Broadway, Cambridge. :    Details, Abstract.

2p.  "Regulatory Circuits in Cancer and Immunology."   Marcus Bosenberg.   BWH:  Transformative Medicine, Hale Conference Room, 3rd floor, 60 Fenwood Road.   Details.

5:30-8:30p.  "IEEE Blockchain Initiative."   Christine Miyachi.   245 Main St., 2nd flr, Hogsmeade Conf Rm.   Details, Abstract.

6p.  "Blockchain for Beginners."   David Fragale.   WeWork, 200 Portland, Boston.   Details, Abstract, Registration.   Sold out.

6p.  "VMware and Virtual Machines in the Cloud."   IBM:  Watson Experience Center, 75 Binney St., Cambridge.  Details, Abstract, Registration.

6:30p.  "Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees."   William Bryant Logan.   Arnold Arboretum:  Hunnewell Bldg.   Details, Abstract.

7p.  "For the Love of Materials."   Ebla Al Hawi.   Artisan's Asylum:  10 Tyler Street, Somerville.   Details, Abstract, Registration.

8-7p.  "Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day: Convergence of Technology and Life Sciences for Patient Benefit."   Kendall Square Marriott:  50 Broadway.   Details, Abstract.

Friday, June 28

Noon.  "Can You See a Thought? Neuronal Ensembles as Emergent Units of Cortical Function."   Rafael Yuste.   HMS:  Warren Alpert 563, 200 Longwood Avenue.   Details, Abstract.

Sunday, June 30

10:30a.  "Wildlife Detectives."   Boston Nature Center:    Details, Abstract, Registration.

Tuesday, July 2

4p.  "Nanomaterials and Nanosystems for Biomedical Applications."   Jackie Y. Ying.   Wyss Institute:  60 Oxford St., Rm 330.   Details, Abstract.

*Admission to buildings in Harvard's medical area often requires ID issued by a "Harvard Medical School Affiliate".  A list of these institutions can be found here.  Persons interested in events in the medical area that are not explicitly public, do not invite registration, have sponsors with whom they have no experience, and who are unsure if their ID will guarantee access, might want to email the person cited in the details page and ask.  Inquiries directed at the HMS Dept of Genetics should be emailed to (or call 617-432- 7666) at least one day before the event.  Inquiries pertaining to events at Harvard's New Research Building should be directed to Karen Barry at  Events in the Longwood medical area that do not carry an asterisk have announced explicitly that they are open to the general public.