Visiting the Hill this week


“Soft-nanotechnology: Functional Nanomaterials from Top-down Fabrication and Bottom-up Self-assembly”
Details: Qiaobing Xu, a Ph.D candidate at Harvard University, will present on soft nanotechnology, the synthesis and properties of organic and organometallic nanostructures.
When and Where: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Science and Technology Center 136
Sponsor: Department of Biomedical Engineering

“Computing with Things Small, Wet and Random”
Details: Marc Riedel, an assistant professor from the University of Minnesota, will discuss techniques for synthesizing circuits and biological systems.
When and Where: 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.; Halligan Hall 111
Sponsor: Department of Computer Science

“Is Barney Frank Relevant?”
Details: Reverend Irene Monroe, a theologian and Huffington Post columnist specializing in issues of race and queerness, will discuss the relevance of Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) to the concerns of the LGBT community.
When and Where: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Barnum Hall 104
Sponsor: LGBT Center

“Harvard Humanist Chaplain Greg Epstein”
Details: Greg Epstein, the humanist chaplain from Harvard University, will discuss humanism and humanist chaplaincies.
When and Where: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Barnum Hall 008
Sponsor: Tufts Freethought Society

“Firm Entry, Trade and Welfare in Zipf’s World”
Details: Andrei Levchenko, assistant professor of economics at the University of Michigan, will lecture at the economics seminar series.
When and Where: 12 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.; Braker Hall 001
Sponsors: Department of Economics and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy



“Inside the Activist’s Studio”
Details: Amy Goodman, host of “Democracy Now!,” and David Goodman, an investigative reporter, will discuss how media can bring about social change.
When and Where: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Barnum Hall 008
Sponsors: Peace and Justice Studies Program, Communications and Media Studies Program

“Michael Brown Guest Lecture”
Details: Michael Brown, founder and President of Serac Adventure Films, will talk about filming on some of the highest mountains in the world, surviving harsh conditions and creating a captivating final product.
When and Where: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Cabot Auditorium
Sponsor: Tufts Mountain Club


“The Humanities and the Body IV: Over My Dead Body”
Details: Professor Ray Madoff from Boston College Law School will discuss “The Surprising History of Dead Bodies Under American Law.”
When and Where: 12 p.m; Center for the Humanities
Sponsor: Center for the Humanities at Tufts

“Israel 101 with Nonie Darwish”
Details: Nonie Darwish, an Egyptian-American human rights activist, founder of Arabs for Israel and director of Former Muslims United, will be speaking about her life story and her support for Israel.
When and Where: 8 p.m.; Alumnae Lounge
Sponsor: Friends of Israel

“Chaplain’s Table: A Look at Religions”
Details: Paul Waldau, Bob Barker Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, will discuss “Yet Another Religious Frontier? Ecology and Animals.”
When and Where: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; MacPhie Conference Room
Sponsor: Office of the University Chaplain


“Colloquium: Music-Language Relations”
Details: Aniruddh Patel from the Neurosciences Institute will present on “Empirical Studies of Music-Language Relations, Rhythm, and Syntax.”
When and Where: 12 p.m.; Granoff 155
Sponsor: Department of Music

“How to Escape from a Leper Colony”
Details: Tiphanie Yanique (LA ‘00), assistant professor of creative writing and Caribbean literature at Drew University, will read from her book of short stories “How to Escape from a Leper Colony” (2010).
When and Where: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Capen House
Sponsors: Department of English, Africana Center, Africa in the New World program, Peace and Justice Studies program


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