The Greater Boston Chapter of the Black of Alumni of Dartmouth Association
cordially invites you to a
Chat & Chew Three
on Thursday, June 13, 2013 6:00pm to 8:30pm
you can participate virtually via
in person at
MIT Upward Bound 265 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139 Bldg N52, Room 130
Greetings all! Please join the Greater Boston Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association for another Chat & Chew. We’ve had an excellent beginning with our April 4th & May 9th meetings, and created working groups for service activities, social events, fundraising, and the history of blacks at Dartmouth. There are many ways you can connect and help us move forward! At our June 13th meeting, we will continue to flesh out working group plans and schedule summer activities. Whether this is your first meeting or a follow up, we greatly appreciate your input as we develop a strong local black alumni community in support of past, current and future students of color at Dartmouth. There are two options to connect: in-person at MIT Upward Bound, and virtually, via Google+, which allows for real-time video and voice communication as well as document sharing. To connect via this method, you will need a relatively current computer with a good Internet connection. We are grateful to for the use of their computer laboratory! A light supper and soft drinks will be served, courtesy of Ronn Crichlow, ’72 and the MIT Upward Bound Center, and there is no cost to attend. If joining via Google+, please register so we can send you a Google+ invitation and to assure you have the necessary software installed installed (and feel free to have your supper by your computer ?). This event is open to all alumni of Dartmouth College. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact Ben Moynihan '87 or Ronn Crichlow '72.
The MIT postdoctoral association is pleased to announce the first annual Postdocs Share Their Science event. This is an MIT-wide poster session for postdocs from all departments, where you will have the opportunity to present your research to the entire MIT community.
Drinks and food will be provided. The best posters will be rewarded with great prizes: 1st prize - iPad (with retina display) 2nd prize - $200 amazon gift card 3rd-4th prize - $50 amazon gift card
Open to: MIT-only
Sponsor(s): Postdoctoral Association
For more information, contact: Dana Bresee Keeth 5-4671
This event is categorized as: career development
When: Jun 18, 2013 2 PM to Jun 18, 2013 4 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14 )
Event Name: Molecular Dx for Cancer Drug Development Event Date(s): Tuesday, June 18, 2013 to Thursday, June 20, 2013 Event Location: Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Overlooking Boston - 575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Cost: $2399 Description: Improve biomarker discovery, reduce clinical bottlenecks and advance your MDx capabilities.
In order to get better, more effective cancer treatments to patients faster, the need for a comprehensive, end-to-end strategy for MDx success has never been more prominent.
Now in its 5th year, Molecular Dx: Cancer Drug Development is the must-attend forum for navigating the biomarker-driven oncology drug development space.
Why is it the must attend forum? Because Molecular Dx gives you the tools to not only enhance your existing biomarker discovery and validation strategies, but also provides you with cutting edge updates and advanced applications to take your MDx programs further.
How can Molecular Dx for Cancer Drug Development help you achieve this?
- Smooth the path to successful biomarker discovery and translation: Access state of the art pathway techniques and novel approaches to patient stratification, sample screening and validation
- Address and overcome reimbursement obstacles: Collaborate with payers and policy leaders. Get clarity on the long term health economic outcomes of MDx development and better equip yourself for future reimbursement success
- Evaluate game-changing genomic and proteomic techniques and how to put them to work in your own pipelines
- Understand and respond to changing regulatory requirements and gain approval Implement advanced clinical trial designs to enable more actionable data, smoother drug development and market access
- Meet others at the forefront of personalized medicine in oncology to give you an in depth knowledge of how you can fast track the integration of new technologies and identify biomarkers in a clinically meaningful way
- Plus an unbeatable networking schedule with the leading minds in personalized oncology. With over 15 hours of dedicated networking time over 3 days, Speed Networking and highly interactive workshops, panel sessions and discussion groups.
What’s new for 2013?
- Detailed insights from big pharma on game-changing techniques for MDx, including whole genome sequencing, and circulating markers
- A look at what advancements in Molecular Dx mean for patients – leading advocates give their viewpoint
- End to end look at biomarker discovery and validation, with practical advice on biomarker selection, multiplexing and translation, from companies such as Merck, AVEO and Daiichi Sankyo
- Tough reimbursement questions answered by key policy experts and HE professionals, helping you navigate this uncertain landscape
- Clinical trial designs under the spotlight. Novartis, Genentech and sanofi all present their ‘roadmap’ for ensuring high performance in MDx trials Sponsor: Abbott Molecular, Inc. Host Company: Hanson Wade Contact Information: Phone: 212-537-5898 Fax: n/a Email: firstname.lastname@example.org More Information:http://moleculardiagnostics-cancer.com/
When: Jun 18, 2013 12 AM to Jun 20, 2013 12 AMin Cambridge, Massachusetts Cost: $2399 (Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00 )
Supporting Acts: The Perceptionists, Statik Selektah with Sean Price & Termanology, Moe Pope & Rain, Grey Sky Appeal
Curren$y's career flight plan has not come without a few layovers along his burgeoning career. Initially signed to fellow New Orleans rapper C-Murder's Tru Records in 2001, Curren$y was brought over to Master P's New No Limit Records in 2002 after the founder was sentenced to jail. From 2004-2007, Curren$y enjoyed a stint on Cash Money Records as part of Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment before venturing out on his own, releasing a series of mixtapes and focusing on his Jet Life apparell and lifestyle brand. In 2009, the effort paid off as Curren$y, in recognition of his talent and drive, was hand-picked to grace the cover of XXL's "Top 10 Freshman" issue amongst the likes of B.O.B, Kid Cudi, Wale and others. Later that year, the now independent rapper released his debut album This Ain't No Mixtape and the follow-up Jet Files through Amalgam Digital. In 2010, Curren$y released his Pilot Talk and Pilot Talk II albums through Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash's BluRoc Records distributed by Def Jam Recordings. The two mixtapes moved an unprecedented 40K and 30K sold units with minimal effort and has helped the talented lyricist generate over $750K in touring on his own. Curren$y is now gearing up to release his fifth and sixth studio albums Muscle Car Chronicles and the anticipated Pilot Talk III. Fans eager for the new music can should keep an ear out for a new mixtape produced by infamous producer Alchemist (Eminem, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Ghostface Killah) entitled Covert Coup which will be available April 19th on iTunes, just in time for the 4/20 holiday. The release of the mixtape will coincide with a promo tour that begins that night in New Orleans.
When: May 24, 2013 7 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts Cost: $10 (Fri, 24 May 2013 19 )
Yeasayer's third album, Fragrant World, is a hulking beast of a record. Keyboards clank and wheeze, tiny claps stumble against busted drum machines, and there's very little obvious guitar. It's an album that grapples with the schizophrenia of the modern world by gathering piles of electronics and molding them into something huge and often gorgeous. After touring endlessly in support of 2010's Odd Blood, Chris Keating, Ira Wolf-Tuton and Anand Wilder holed up in Gary's Electric Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to record Fragrant World, working away as the borough transitioned from fall to winter. While Odd Blood played with electronic textures and future paranoia, Fragrant World fully immerses itself in those themes, virtually dripping with worry, love, and concern for the planet we live on. Keating bleats and yammers his lyrics—sometimes, like on "Longevity," piling so many effects on his voice that the music takes on an otherworldly sheen. In direct contrast are Wilder's vocal contributions, which hover serenely over droning synths on "Blue Paper," and later weave in and out of staccato hand claps, and what sounds like a vintage computer dying, on "Devil and the Deed." Across Fragrant World's 11 tracks, genre mashing is taken from a broad spectrum of sources: updated takes on dusky pop, jittery funk, exotic keyboard experimentation, haunting whirs of backward organ, exuberant bass, etc. "I wanted to make a record that was legitimately, to use a bad word, funky," Chris Keating told Under the Radar magazine. Even at it's darkest, that statement holds true. On their first single and album centerpiece, "Henrietta," Keating is in great form. The track is loosely based on Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose cells were cultured by a doctor in the 1950s without her permission. Those cells would later go on to be the most commonly used human cell line for medical research. Keating teases out universal ideas from bizarrely specific moments in history, repeating the refrain, "we will live on forever," referencing Lacks' story directly, contrasted against a darkly optimistic worldview. It's a risky move, but it pays off. It's a testament to their sound and the unique identity they've carved out for themselves in the music community. They've managed to grow and expand into what they are now without losing touch with what made them so compelling in the first place: their willingness to pull from every musical source imaginable. Whether it's the warped and clipped alien-dancefloor banger "No Bones" that has strong ties to Timbaland's most experimental work for Aaliyah and Missy Elliott, or the gothic, almost industrial pulse of "Reagan's Skeleton," Yeasayer are truly making 21st century music. Couched in healthy fear, yet unafraid to move forward and expand, pulling in new influences just as frequently as new worries, Yeasayer have created a difficult, dense and beautiful record. It's as much a synthesis of the last three decades of pop music as it is a new way of grappling with the end of time. Fragrant World was produced by Yeasayer.
When: May 22, 2013 7 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts Cost: $10 (Wed, 22 May 2013 19 )
Sat 6/1/13 - Early Evening Show MassConcerts & LT LIVE Present: Break Thru Music: Battle For Warped Tour Leonard Lawrence Forsaken Warriors To Die This Night Sorrow Of Saviors Shane Slaughter Setsail Malt Liquor Bandits All Ages $12 6PM Doors TIX - Facebook Event
When: Jun 1, 2013 6 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts Cost: USD 0.00 (Sat, 01 Jun 2013 18 )
Volunteers will be helping with info booths, entertainment areas, artist/kids areas and helping breaking down the event after.
This Event is Rain or Shine
Volunteers will meet at the Main Information booth / Volunteer Check In area which will be located at the corner of Memorial Drive and DeWolfe Street. Across from the Weeks Footbridge. Look for the Info Booth Sign. It is set back from the street slightly.
Volunteers will receive a free food voucher to be used at vendors.
Parking can be hard to find so taking the Red Line T to Harvard Square and walking down JFK Street to Memorial Drive is recommended. Take a left at The Weld Boathouse on Memorial Drive and walk down to the volunteer check-in table across the Memorial Drive from the Weeks Footbrdge.
When: Jun 1, 2013 3 PM to Jun 1, 2013 8 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts Cost: riverfestivalsvb 0.00
June 15, 2013 Keynote Company presents: On My Honor (https://www.facebook.com/onmyhonor) Far From Proper (https://www.facebook.com/FarFromProperBand) Valley Forge (https://www.facebook.com/ValleyForgeNH) Social At A Distance (https://www.facebook.com/socialatadistance) locals TBA - Ask to play this show if you can draw 10+! All Asia - 334 Mass Ave - Cambridge, MA 1:00 P.M. - $$8 adv, $10 doors - All Ages www.facebook.com/keynotecompany Directions: http://allasiabar.com/directions_to_all_asia.html Also we do not have a one drink minimum on our shows, but please remember to support the venue. They have a full bar open to those 21+ as well as food for sale too! https://www.facebook.com/AllAsiaBoston
When: Jun 15, 2013 1 PM to Jun 15, 2013 6 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts Cost: 8 - 8 USD (Sat, 15 Jun 2013 13 )
Join us for a night of finger picking, foot stomping, homegrown blues curated by award-winning blues guitarist Peter Parcek. Each band is putting a fresh spin on the tried and true blues tradition. Like Tokyo Tramps, hailing from the Land of the Rising Run, who first came to Louisiana to find the heart of American Rock and Delta Blues. Boston Trio, Ten Foot Polecats, bring their own flair to roots music that is best described as punk-blues and gutbucket soul. Semi-finalist at the 2008 & 2010 International Blues Challenge, Big Jon Short, rounds out the night with his “high flyin’ acoustic guitar work,” and his rich vocals reminiscent of, “Blind Willie McTell-meets-Tommy Johnson.” (Art Tipaldi - BostonBlues.com)
Please note: This is a video production. Redstar strongly recommends that all guests arrive prior to 8:00PM. Guests arriving after 8:00PM will be admitted as space allows.
Event Reservation: $10
Live Stream Price: free
When: May 30, 2013 8 PM to May 30, 2013 11 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts Cost: Reservation 10.00
What: FluidicMEMS is an informal gathering of people from academia, medicine, industry, and business to meet and explore how microfluidic and BioMEMS technology will impact healthcare, research, and beyond.
Speaker: Brian Hutchison, leader of the Advanced Technology group at RainDance Technologies. RainDance Technologies develops high-throughput picodroplet-based analysis platforms for human health and life science research.
When: Monday June 3, 6 PM - 9 PM
Where: Microsoft New England Research and Development (NERD) Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA. Paid parking is available in 1 Memorial Drive. Directions: http://bit.ly/1Jw4I3
Sponsorship: Our June 2013 event is co-sponsored by SonyDADC and Continuum Advanced Systems. We are generously hosted by Microsoft.
When: Jun 3, 2013 6 PM to Jun 3, 2013 9 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts Cost: Microfluidics Professional 0.00
This tutorial covers the core functionality of the Neo4j graph database. With a mixture of theory and hands-on practice sessions, attendees will quickly learn how easy it is to develop a Neo4j-backed application. The morning will consist of interactive learning and attendees will have the opportunity in the afternoon to model and query their own data.
Topics covered include:
Introduction to Neo4j
Overview of Cypher query language
Social use cases including recommendations
Other case studies in real world domains
Opportunity to consult on current projects, possible implementations and proof of concepts
Attendees won't need any previous experience with Neo4j, NOSQL databases or specific development languages, but will need their own laptop with Neo4j installed. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Max De Marzi, Senior Consultant, Neo Technology
Max De Marzi is a graph database enthusiast. He built the Neography Ruby Gem, a rest api wrapper to the Neo4j Graph Database. He is addicted to learning new things, loves a challenge and finding pragmatic solutions.
Join us for a unique opportunity to find the gown of your dreams at a remarkable price while helping make wishes and memory-making events come true.
When you purchase your special dress at a 'Brides Against Breast Cancer™' charity wedding gown sale, you not only save hundreds -- even thousands of dollars -- you will help make a difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer.
To ensure that no one has to face cancer alone, Brides Against Breast Cancer ™ contributes to programs for cancer patients and their families.
Register today to attend the Brides Against Breast Cancer Charity Wedding Gown Sale!
VIP 'Unveiling of the Gowns' Reception
Saturday, October 12th, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
General Admission Charity Wedding Gown Sale
Sunday, October 13th, 2013 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
When: Oct 12, 2013 6 PM to Oct 13, 2013 5 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing.
(Sat, 12 Oct 2013 18 )
What does an early act of architecture look like? To find out, come visit the Beginnings exhibition at the Keller Gallery.
** Open weekdays and Saturday from 10am-6pm**
At a time when digital media in architectural representation dominates, this exhibition highlights the beauty and utility of hand drawings. Beginnings displays a selection from over three hundred drawings that were created for the forthcoming book, Architecture of First Societies: A Global Perspective (Wiley, 2013) by Mark Jarzombeck, MIT Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture.
Showcasing some of the earliest acts of architecture, the exhibition coincides with the release of the eponymous Beginnings: Drawing Early Architecture, a companion volume edited by Timothy Cooke and Andrew Ferentinos.
Open to: the general public
This event occurs daily through June 28, 2013.
Sponsor(s): Department of Architecture
For more information, contact: Irene Hwang 617-324-4416 email@example.com
This event is categorized as: art/architecture/museum
When: May 20, 2013 12 AM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 20 May 2013 00 )
Speaker: Christine Miyachi, Principal systems engineer and architect, Xerox Corporation, and SDM alumna
Location: Virtual -- see url below
MIT SDM System Thinking Webinar Series The MIT System Design and Management Program's Systems Thinking Webinar Series features research conducted by SDM faculty, alumni, students, and industry partners. The series is designed to disseminate information on how to employ systems thinking to address engineering, management, and socio-political components of complex challenges.
Cloud computing is a disruptive technology that is emerging with new opportunities. Companies that move to the cloud can save both time and money.
This webinar will provide:
An introduction to several cloud computing basics; A look at various architecture tradeoffs to consider when moving a software system to the cloud, including security, cost, and performance; An overview of architecture principles that can be used in designing software for the cloud.
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