Past Events

  • 2013 Aug 17

    Chocolate Treasure

    12:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

    Cacao was a treasure for powerful Aztec and Maya lords. Flavor your own chocolate drink, decorate a shield to defend your treasure, and learn more about the food of the gods.

    Stay five minutes or all afternoon! No reservations required. Recommended for ages 7 and up, accompanied by an adult.

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  • 2013 Jul 25

    Summer Film Series: Ontorjatra

    5:30pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010

    Ontorjatra (‘The Inner Journey’) is a 2006 Bangla film exploring complex issues of identity and dislocation in a diaspora world. A divorced mother and her son return to Bangladesh after 15 years in London after the ex-husband’s sudden death and funeral. The story follows the transformative experience of the mother and son as they come to terms with this loss. For the British-bred son with no memory of his father or “homeland”, the return is a journey of rediscovery and self-actualization. For the mother the journey is a mixture of anxiety in anticipation of a difficult reunion and...

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  • 2013 Jul 24

    Midsummer Nights' Science 2013: Unweaving the Circuity of Human Disease

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Broad Institute, 7 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

    Countless regions of the human genome have been mapped by genetic studies in recent years. Manolis Kellis will discuss these efforts to build high-resolution activity maps of gene and regulatory regions across hundreds of cell types. These maps are bringing the genome to life, revealing possible culprits in human disease, and revealing the circuitry likely responsible when the genome’s regulatory system goes wrong. Understanding these mechanisms is essential to the development of effective therapeutics.

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