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February 2015

4th Global Geothermal Energy Summit

February 18 - 19
Unnamed Venue,
Reykjavik, Iceland
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Tweet ACI’s 4th Geothermal Energy Summit will provide a unique peer-to-peer learning platform with plenty of networking opportunities with key decision makers in the geothermal power industry. Join us in Reykjavik, Iceland and learn about the best in class strategies, practices and technologies whilst networking with industry peers from across the geothermal power value chain. Stay tuned for our speakers to be announced shortly.

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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) Bioethics in the 30th century: ecology, eschatology and empire in Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaa manga

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center

Tweet The Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki is widely considered to be the world’s greatest animator. His many films include the classic ecological science fiction movie, Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind, set in the 30th century in a post apocalyptic world where a toxic environment threatens what is left of humanity. Less well known but even more interesting is the seven volume manga version that Miyazaki finished long after the movie’s release. A dense and morally complex vision the Nausicaa manga explores dynamics…

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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) Using a One Health approach to respond to infectious disease outbreaks: USAID/RESPOND project in East and Central Africa

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center

Tweet The USAID RESPOND project was part of multi-year multi-project effort to pre-empt or combat at their source, the first stages of zoonotic diseases that pose a significant threat to human health. It focused on eight countries in Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon, areas considered “hot spots” for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Dr. Amuguni will present an overview of the RESPOND project in the last 5 years and how it has…

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January 2015

The Conway School Information Session

January 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tweet Attend The Conway School’s information session on Urban Collaborative which will be held off-campus on January 30th from 3-5pm. Check out the schedule and register for the open house here.

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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) MIT’s Climate CoLab: using collective intelligence to address climate change

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center

Tweet Wikipedia, Linux, reCAPTCHA, FoldIt, social media — these are just a few examples of how online platforms allow large numbers of people to connect and collaborate in ways that were never possible before, producing unprecedented results in global knowledge exchange, problem-solving and mobilization. Inspired by this, the researchers at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence wanted to know: how could the internet be leveraged to allow people to problem-solve at a massive — even global — scale? Could we…

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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) Investing in sustainable well-being

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center

Tweet We have entered the 21st century in a perfect storm of global challenges encompassing unprecedented wealth inequality and environmental degradation. Concurrently, we are living at a unique time in history with enormous opportunities to create solutions afforded by rapid innovations in technology, business and investment that includes a growing movement of impact investors and social entrepreneurs forging new business models and solutions that ‘do well by doing good.’ In this talk, Shaun Paul will share some of his research…

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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) Witness Tree: What one oak tells us about our changing world and relationship with nature

January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room,
Medford,
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BTQURU 03 is a spectacular, 100 year old red oak: a tagged, tracked research specimen in a long term study of changing seasons at the Harvard Forest. Sprouted back when the industrial revolution was just getting started, the oak grew to tower over what was once a farmer’s field, abandoned as people left for jobs in factories and cities – beginning the transformation of our world. Here, in this tree, is a living timeline of those social and historical changes, and their environmental consequences, observable in my tree’s growth and even its breath.

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Northeast Organic Farming Association/Mass Winter Conference

January 10
Worcester State University,
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Tweet The 2015 NOFA/Mass winter conference will be held at Worcester State University.

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Career Networking Night for Alumni & Students in Los Angeles

January 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP,
300 South Grand Avenue, Suite 3400, Los Angeles, CA United States
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Career Networking Night for Alumni & Students in Washington D.C.

January 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Council for Advancement & Support of Education,
1307 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC, DC United States
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