Daily Archives: October 9, 2015

1st Global Conference on Stranded Assets and the Environment 2015

TheSmithSchool

Published on Oct 9, 2015

Session I – Presenter I
Alexander Pfeiffer – University of Oxford

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Could behavioural biases be contributing to the underestimation of climate change polic


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Published on Oct 9, 2015

Session II – Presenter III
Katie Crtchlow – London School of Economics

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THE POET’S VOICE: Erin Moure & Chus Pato | Woodberry Poetry Room

Harvard University

Published on Oct 9, 2015

During their first shared U.S. reading tour, Canadian poet/translator Erin Moure and Galician poet Chus Pato gave a riveting reading from SECESSION/INSECESSION (Bookthug, 2014). Additional works included Erin Moure’s KAPUSTA and Chus Pato’s CARNE DE LEVIATAN/FLESH OF LEVIATHAN (Chus Pato, trans. Erin Moure). The event was co-sponsored by Rethinking Translation.

For additional information, visit hcl.harvard.edu/poetryroom.

Date: September 29, 2015, at the Edison Newman Room, Houghton Library.

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Carbon constraints casting a shadow over the coal industry


TheSmithSchool

Published on Oct 9, 2015

Session III – Presenter II
Michael Wilkins – Standard & Poor’s

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The Morality Cure: Religion and the Great Plague, 1665 – Professor Vanessa Harding


GreshamCollege

Published on Oct 9, 2015

For many religious folk, the Great Plague was a divine punishment for the a sinful city. Professor Harding looks at how some churches responded to the disease: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and…
This is a short extract taken from a full lecture. You can enjoy the talk for free on our website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and…
Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,800 lectures free to access or download from the website.

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The 1665 Medical Theory of the Great Plague – Professor Vanessa Harding


GreshamCollege

Published on Oct 9, 2015

Even with the analytic tools of modern science, we’re not certain what the Great Plague was. Professor Harding gives some contemporary theories about the cause: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and…
This is a short extract taken from a full lecture. You can enjoy the talk for free on our website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and…
Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,800 lectures free to access or download from the website.

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1665: London’s Last Great Plague | Gresham College

1665: London’s Last Great Plague

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 – 6:00pm

Museum of London
Overview

350 years ago, London experienced a devastating outbreak of plague. Some 70,000 people died and the capital’s social and economic life was disrupted for months.

The story is seemingly well-known but on closer examination there are still many disputed or puzzling features. Can we be sure that we understand the epidemic any better than those who lived through it?

…(read more).

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2014 Climate Think Tank Ranking Award Notification and Acceptance Speeches


ICCGOV

Published on Oct 9, 2015

Woods Hole Research Center
Winner of the 2014 ICCG Climate Think Tank Ranking Award (for the second time in a row)
Acceptance Speech by Scott Goetz, Deputy Director and Senior Scientist of the Woods Hole Research Center
October 5th, 2015

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The latest GOP Scheme to privatize Social Security


thomhartmann

Published on Oct 9, 2015

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Dr. Rob Shaw — Building Mosquitos to Fight Disease


BostonMOS

Published on Oct 9, 2015

Rob Shaw from T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health, “Building Mosquitos to Fight Disease”

The Multi-Site Public Engagement with Science-Synthetic Biology (Innovations in Development) project is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DRL 1421179. Any opinions, findings, or conclusions expressed in this material are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

To learn more about the Building with Biology project, visit http://www.buildingwithbiology.org.

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