SftPublic Programs 2013

Jan 15, 2013 Impact of Climate Change on Birds and Plants of Massachusetts (with Friends of the Robbins Library). Richard Primack, PhD, Boston University

Jan 22, 2013 The Role of the Ocean in the Global Carbon Cycle
Mick Follows, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Feb 12, 2013 Microbe Evolution
Chris Marx, PhD, Harvard University

Feb 13, 2013 Mapping the Milky Way
Thomas Dame, Ph.D., Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Harvard Dept of Astronomy

Mar 13, 2013 Solar Magnetic Storms and Space Weather
W. Jeffrey Hughes, Ph.D., Boston University

Mar 20, 2013 Medicating ADHD: Diagnosis and Long-Term Effects of Medications
Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic and Mad in America

Apr 09, 2013 Brain Map: How the Brain Orchestrates Movement
Tamar FLash, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute (Israel)
Emilo Bizzi, M.D., Ph.D., McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Apr 30, 2013 Two Paul Steinhardt Projects: “Cyclic Universe” and “Quasicrystals” Paul Steinhardt, Ph.D., Princeton University

May 14, 2013 Public Acceptance of Wind Energy in MA: Factors, Implications
Maria Petrova, Ph.D., Center for International Environment and Resource Planning, Tufts University

May 29, 2013 The D-Lab at MIT: The People’s Engineering Team
(with Friends of the Robbins Library) Amy Smith, MIT

June 25, 2013 Power Plants and the Freshwater Crisis
John Rogers, Union of Concerned Scientists

July 09, 2013 Antarctic Fishes: Models for Climate Change and Human Disease
H. William Detrich, Ph.D., Northeastern University

July 23, 2013 Environmental Contaminants and Autism
Marc Weisskopf, Ph.D., ScD, Harvard School of Public Health

Aug 05, 2013 Scale-Free Complex Networks
Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, PhD Northeastern University and Center for Complex Network Research, Northeastern University

Aug 13, 2013 The Widespread Resistance to Antibiotics
Stuart B. Levy, M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine

Sept 25, 2013 Mario Livio, PhD: His Astrophysics, His New Book Brilliant Blunders, His Other Books Mario Livio, PhD, Space Telescope Science Institute

Oct 15, 2013 Sustainability Science: Biodiversity and Community Kamaljit Bawa, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Conservation Biology, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Oct 22, 2013 Reading the Clouds to Understand Climate Change Daniel Cziczo, PhD, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Oct 28, 2013 Clive Hamilton Talks about the Geoengineering Issue Clive Hamilton, PhD, Vice-Chancellor’s Chair and Professor of Public Ethics at the Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), Charles Sturt University in Australia

Nov 05, 2013 Journey to the Center of the Earth Miaki Ishii, PhD, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University

Nov 12, 2013 What the Public Needs to Know about Fracking cosponsored with Union of Concerned Scientists and Cambridge Public Library. Panelists: Aaron Bernstein, M.D., MPH, Associate Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard School of Public Health; William Moomaw, PhD, Director, Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, Tufts University; Pallavi Phartiyal, PhD, Sr. Analyst & Program Manager, Ctr for Science and Democracy, Union of Concerned Scientists (moderator); Andrew Rosenberg, PhD, Director, Center for Science and Democracy, Union of Concerned Scientists.

Dec 10, 2013 How TB Bacteria Evade Treatment Bree Aldridge, PhD, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology at Tufts University School of Medicine; member of the Molecular Microbiology and Immunology program faculties at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering.

Dec 13, 2013 Infant Fossil Teeth: Clues to Ancient Human Development Tanya Smith, PhD, Associate Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Dec 17 event snowed out, rescheduled for Mar 18 2014: “Leaving It Up to Chance: How Cells Make Decisions”