Lectures Production Gallery

Jun 24, 2016 Join Lesley University and the College of Art and Design for a panel discussion focused on the life and work of renowned American photographer Irving Penn. The discussion will feature three industry experts celebrated in fashion and editorial photography, among others. Moderated by Charlotte Cotton, Curator-in-Residence at the International Center for Photography. Panelists include Fabien Baron... more
Jun 24, 2016 The Fall 2016 Strauch-Mosse artist lecture will be given by acclaimed fashion photographers and videographers Inez and Vinoodh. The lecture coincides with the Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty Exhibition. For over two decades, the meticulous and audacious imagery created by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin has challenged and inspired the field of fashion photography. Working together since 1986,... more
Jun 23, 2016 Using big data to understand rare diseases More than one million humans have now had their DNA sequenced, providing tremendous amounts of information on the patterns of genetic variation across the human population. This talk will outline the Broad Institute’s efforts to create massive genetic databases and describe how these data can be used to understand human genes and the causes of rare,... more
Jun 23, 2016 How epigenetics controls our genes in health and disease The one genome we inherit at birth gives rise to the thousands of different cell types in our body — blood cells, skin cells, neurons, and so on. How can cells with the same genes and DNA be so different? The answer lies in epigenetics, the system of gene controls that turn on just the right genes in cells.Brad Bernstein will present an... more
Jun 23, 2016 Why Microbes Matter Microbes influence nearly every aspect of our lives. Though they have gotten a bad rap for causing disease, our bugs can protect us from disease, feed us, and they might even affect the way we think! We are also learning how human activity, including the use of antibiotics, has influenced our microbes with profound implications for human health. I will discuss some of the... more
Jun 22, 2016 Autism spectrum disorders: genetics of an evolving diagnosis Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are diagnosed far more frequently today than they were 20 years ago, and people with a diagnosis of ASD differ enormously in their behavior and abilities. Dr. Robinson will introduce recent findings from ASD genetics studies and discuss changes in the ASD diagnostic landscape. Elise Robinson Elise... more
Jun 17, 2016 What to the Slave is the 4th of July? A Joint Reading of the Words of Frederick Douglass Thursday, June 30, 2016, 12:00 PM Boston Common, Across from the State House Please join us for this annual communal reading of the fiery July 5, 1852, speech in which Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Co-sponsored by: Charles... more
Jun 6, 2016 From June 20 to 23, Lesley University’s College of Art and Design is hosting artists, historians and other visual arts experts for a series of free, public lectures in Porter Square. The Art Talks Lecture Series gives artists, aficionados and others the opportunity to hear from thought leaders about classic and contemporary art, and the series is part of Lesley’s Master of Fine Arts in Visual... more
May 23, 2016 Please join the City of Cambridge & the Citizens' Committee on Civic Unity for a presentation by Charles M. Sullivan, Executive Director of the Cambridge Historical Commission, and Clifford Cook, Planning Information Manager for the City, on the dynamic demographics of Cambridge and how the diverse community we love came to be. The presentation will examine the diversity of the City,... more
May 4, 2016 Are you concerned about changes you have noticed in a loved one’s memory? In this informative presentation Dr. Raia will provide guidance in how to have these difficult conversations. Many common challenges will be discussed including, -How should I begin the conversation with my loved one? -How can I get my Mom or Dad to accept help? -What options are available for support? -What if my family... more
May 3, 2016 Join Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman on her national speaking tour to celebrate 20 years of the daily, independent, global TV/Radio news hour and the release of her most recent book, Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America. Returning to the Cambridge Forum, Amy will give a lecture on the most pressing issues facing our democracy today, the 2016 election, and reflecting... more
Apr 21, 2016 What is S.T.E.A.M. education and why is it significant for Cambridge? Join a public forum on April 22 and find out. 8 The Forum, titled Stoking a 21st Century S.T.E.A.M. Engine: Rocket Fuel for the Innovation Economy, was conceived by a group of organizations that give an indication of just how wide a range of interests come together in the idea of S.T.E.A.M. The innovation economy is driven... more
Apr 13, 2016 On May 4, 1970, National Guard troops opened fire on unarmed antiwar protesters at Kent State University in Ohio, killing four students and wounding nine others, including the author of this book. The shootings shocked the American public and triggered a nationwide wave of campus strikes and protests. To many at the time, Kent State seemed an unlikely site for the bloodiest confrontation in a... more
Apr 11, 2016 Medical Interpretation of Human Genomes Speaker: Heidi Rehm With the plummeting cost of sequencing, genetic data is becoming increasingly available for use in the diagnosis, treatment and prediction of disease. Ensuring the successful use of genomics in medi- cine will require the community to come together to share data and contribute to the collective curation of that data for clinical and... more
Apr 5, 2016 Rupal Patel is a speech scientist at Northeastern University, working in the Communication Analysis and Design Lab (CADlab). She is also the founder of VocaliD, a company that creates custom synthetic voices for some of the millions of people who rely on computerized voices to speak–yet who often sound alike. It also provides an opportunity for people who can speak naturally to bank their voices... more
Apr 2, 2016 Ken O'Keefe , San Diego native , Irish Palestinian citizen and founder of World Citizen solutions, Speaks at the Harvard Epworth Church, 1555 Mass Ave, Caambridge , 02138 “Humanity’s challenge at this decisive point in history is to face a monster that is desperately attempting to expand it’s tyrannical system of human enslavement. Simultaneously human consciousness is growing with unparalleled... more
Mar 30, 2016 Sponsored by, Harvard Hillel, Harvard Interfaith Forum, Center for Jewish Studies, The Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard Interfaith Forum, Hebrew College, Harvard Dinner Dialogues, Harvard Chaplains, The Memorial Church more
Mar 29, 2016 Michael Eric Dyson is a professor of sociology at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. A cultural critic and celebrated public intellectual, he has authored more than 15 books including Debating Race and I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King Jr. Dyson has written acclaimed biographies of Marvin Gaye and Tupac Shakur, and served as a passionate voice for the communities... more
Mar 25, 2016 The Signature Series of the Institute for Arts and Health celebrates Professor Julia Gentleman Byers, EdD, LHMC, ATR-BC, who has participated in international relief activities and interventions in humanitarian art therapy in over 20 countries, and has published articles on humanitarian art therapy, crisis intervention, and other related topics emphasizing the role of the arts in building empathy... more
Mar 22, 2016 Lesley University announces a film screening and discussion of “Wounded Places,” part of “The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of our Nation” documentary series, the evening of Wednesday, April 6, in the University Hall Amphitheater, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. “Some children in America who are growing up in the face of poverty and violence develop symptoms that are... more
Mar 10, 2016 Keynote Speakers- Darakshan Raja, Washington Peace center, Washington D.C> Moderator-Mayor E. Denise Simmons, Talk Back panel of local service providers & activists. Save the Date: Stand Against Racism 2016 Save the Date for our Stand Against Racism event scheduled for April 28 at 6:00 PM. It will take place at the Cambridge Public Library. Stand Against Racism is a nation-wide movement... more

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