Lectures Production Gallery

Feb 3, 2016 Nick Cave is an artist and educator working between fabric sculpture, installation, performance, video, designed objects, and fashion. His work explores ways that African identity is subsumed into disparate cultural codes. A former dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cave is best–known for his Soundsuits: full-body outfits he uses to combine elements of sound, performance, color, and... more
Feb 2, 2016 The university community and the general public are invited to a conversation with Lesley alumna Alex Truesdell, winner of the prestigious 2015 MacArthur Fellowship, known as the MacArthur “genius” grant. As founding director of the Adaptive Design Association, Alex has helped thousands of teachers, therapists and parents create child-specific alterations to furniture, equipment and spaces that... more
Jan 22, 2016 Science for all Seasons March 30, 2016 Auditorium | 415 Main Street, Cambridge, MA Synthetic Biology: Redesigning Life Jim Collins Synthetic biology is bringing together engineers, physicists, and biologists to construct biological circuits out of proteins, genes, and other bits of DNA, and to use these circuits to rewire and reprogram organisms. These re-engineered organisms are going to change... more
Jan 19, 2016 Few wild places remain in today’s world, making it ever more important to bring ecological principles back into the design of our managed landscapes. Much more than simply using native plants, this work necessitates understanding plant communities and embracing a new form of design that marries horticulture with ecology. Join us as we translate the ecological principles of wild plant communities... more
Jan 19, 2016 Our native spring wildflowers evolved in the once contiguous forests that stretched the length of the East Coast and west to the prairies. Their flowering coincides with increased sunlight and warmth before the forest canopy leafs out, and their associations with the early-flying insects of spring are remarkable. Come learn about the life cycles of selected species in detail— and why many... more
Jan 12, 2016 Everyone dreams of owning their own property at one time or another. Insecurity in renting leads many consumers to taking the plunge into home ownership. Fortunately mortgage rates have remained low these past few months, hovering around 4%, giving many people the opportunity to own a home for the very first time. Buying a home is one of the largest financial decisions most will make in their... more
Jan 7, 2016 This presentation, hosted by the Living Well Network in collaboration with CCTV, will feature Cambridge Police Department detectives specializing in elder cyber-crime. The event, designed for residents over 55, will provide information to help you identify internet scams. To register, please contact Clodagh Drummey at 617 401 4005 or clodagh@cctvcambridge.org. more
Jan 5, 2016 If we are to make our residential landscapes truly living ecosystems once again, we need to understand the specialized relationships that make plants and animals interdependent. Who better to take us on an in-depth journey into this fascinating and complex world than Doug Tallamy? He will give us detailed examples of these co-evolutionary relationships, showing us how they determine the stability... more
Jan 5, 2016 Landscaping with native plants is becoming the rule rather than the exception, but good examples can be hard to find. Come for a visual tour of some truly instructive native plant gardens, large and small, public and private. A diversity of styles, ranging from formal to naturalistic, will illustrate the usage of native plants in both residential and public landscapes. Our tour will travel from... more
Nov 29, 2015 PEACE BE UNTO YOU! ATTENTION! Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO/OSCL) Invites you to join them for the 2nd in a series of Roundtable conversations with Black Liberation Movement leaders as we welcome Jamala Rogers, author of Ferguson is America on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at Encuentro 5 (E5), 9A Hamilton Place, Downtown Boston Jamala is the author of the books... more
Oct 27, 2015 Dr. Ali S. Asani is Harvard professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures and the director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program. On November 4, he will share an overview of Islam and speak about contemporary issues such as the meaning, the different interpretations, and the evolution of the term "jihad," as well as women in society. The event will include an... more
Oct 12, 2015 We are thrilled to announce that PBHA's 9th Annual Robert Coles "Call of Service" Lecture and Award will honor Alicia Garza of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, co-founder of the #BlackLivesMatter network. This year, the Robert Coles Lecture and Award will kick off both our annual Alumni Weekend as well as the opening week of PBHA's Y2Y Harvard Square, the nation's first student-run youth... more
Sep 27, 2015 Attorney and educator Anita Hill, a champion of workplace equity who was a central, historic figure who rose to national prominence during the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, speaks in a free lecture at Lesley University's Marran Theater (34 Mellen St., Cambridge). The lecture kicks off at 5:30 pm. more
Sep 27, 2015 Acclaimed and relevant video and photo artist Carrie Mae Weems will speak at Lesley University in a free lecture, 7 pm Oct. 1 in Washburn Auditorium. Her three decades of work encompasses issues of race, gender, social class and the consequences of societal power. Hailed by the New York Times as "one of the most important artists" in America and "a moral force," this free public lecture is not to... more
Sep 24, 2015 Date/time: Thursday, October 22nd from 6-7pm The Broad Institute 415 Main Street - Auditorium Cambridge, MA 02142 Clinical computational oncology for precision medicine Speaker: Eli Van Allen The ability to create increasingly complex genomic data generated directly from patient tumors may impact our understanding of cancer and affect clinical decisions about cancer treatment. As the quantity of... more
Sep 10, 2015 Cambridge’s Council on Aging is hosting the public forum “Too Much Stuff” presented by Lee Shuer, Saturday, September 26th from 9:30 a.m. – 12 Noon, at the Cambridge Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Avenue. Lee Shuer, is a self-defined “Finder/Keeper”. Lee is acknowledged as a leading proponent of self-help and peer support for making and sustaining progress towards a life less cluttered. Do you... more
Aug 13, 2015 Tuesday 9/15 @ Sheraton Commander, Harvard Square 9-Intro 9:30-11:30 Serving Frequent user of Emergency Services 12:30-2:30 Housing First Service Models 3-5 Service System navigation & Coordination (title not finalized) Wednesday 9/16 @ Sheraton Commander, Harvard Square 9-Intro 9:30-11:30 Service & Policies to Prevent Homelessness 12:30-2:30- Increasing Housing Supply for Persons... more
Jun 17, 2015 See artists, curators and art historians from throughout the art world and become an active participant in the dialogues about art and art-making during Lesley University's free Art Talks Lecture Series. ANNA CRAYCROFT | Monday, June 22 Interspersing images from art history, cultural history and her own exhibitions, Anna Craycroft will discuss how we measure culture and ourselves according to... more
Jun 15, 2015 Wednesday, July 29, 6-7pm Finding gene mutations that protect against heart attack and developing medicines that mimic them Heart attack is now the leading cause of death in the world. However, remarkably few medicines (e.g., aspirin, statins, and antihypertensive agents) are proven to prevent a first heart attack because most medicines fail during the drug development process. I will review an... more
Jun 8, 2015 PROTECTING YOUR FINANCES AND PERSONAL WELL-BEING Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:00 Noon-Registration & Lunch Program: 12:30 – 3:00 • Featuring a performance by True Story Theater • With Experts from - Cambridge Consumers’ Council - Cambridge Police Department - East Cambridge Savings Bank - Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services’ Protective Services Unit Cambridge Senior Center 806 Massachusetts... more
Jun 4, 2015 Wednesday, July 22, 6-7pm What would you say you do here? Understanding our genes, with big help from small RNAs. While we've had the parts list of the human genome (the 3 billion As, Cs, Gs, and Ts that make up our genetic code) for over a decade, the functions of most genes remains obscure. Yet knowing what genes do is critical for understanding how their dysfunction leads to disease and thus... more

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