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Restore Our Earth: A Smith College Geology Professor's Perspective

Thursday, April 22, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)

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This year is the 51st anniversary of the first Earth Day Celebration in April of 1970!  Join us live via Zoom, as we explore some of the major environmental issues that have arisen since 1970 with Smith College Professor Emeritus, Robert M. Newton, former Geology Department Chair and Director of the Center for Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability (CEEDS).

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Limit: 100 participants 
Cost: Free to Members and Non-members
You must be registered before 4:30 PM on Monday, April 22 to join the event. The Zoom link and password details will be shared by 5:00 PM on the day prior to the event and again, two hours before the event start.


Advancing Integrated and Sustainable Development in the United States with Caroline Fox '07

Sunday, April 25, 4 PM to 5:30 PM (ET)

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Commemorating Earth Day Week, join us for an informative presentation by Caroline Fox '07 and an open discussion of  'Agenda 2030,' the United Nations integrated framework of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030, that address hunger, poverty, education, climate and more. Thus far, 193 countries have signed onto this blueprint for a better world.  

As Head of Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) USA, a network of US universities and research institutions working to advance sustainable development, Caroline will discuss these goals in the context of the United States and the experience of building a network of research institutions to advance research, education and policy to achieve this ambitious agenda.  

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Limit: 100 participants 
Cost: Free to Members and Non-members
You must be registered before 2:00 PM on Sunday, April 25 to join the event. The Zoom link and password details will be shared by 5:00 PM on the day prior to the event and again, two hours before the event start.


COVID-19: An Immunology Boot Camp to Understand Your Immune System 

Thursday, April 29, 7 PM to 8:30 PM (ET)

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Pathogens or infections have presented a perpetual challenge to man in tandem with evolution. While over the past two centuries (especially, the past 100 years) we have made great advances in decreasing our vulnerability to infections, we still can and do die from a wide variety of organisms. It has been postulated that in virtually all instances when we succumb to an infection, an inadequacy or deficiency in our immune system is combined with some evolutionary trick the organism has acquired during its own evolution, designed to evade our sophisticated defenses.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused all of us to ask increasingly sophisticated questions about our own what immune systems such as what is immunity, what is resistance, what do antibodies do versus T cells, what factors govern re-infection, what does viral escape mean and how does this relate to vaccine therapies, among many, many more. 

Dr. Leonard Calabrese, Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, will walk through the natural history of COVID-19 and use it as a learning tool to understand the wonders and complexity of the immune system and finally what you can do to strengthen your own.

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Limit: 100 participants 
Cost: Free to Members and Non-members
You must be registered before 2:00 PM on Sunday, April 25 to join the event. The Zoom link a
nd password details will be shared by 5:00 PM on the day prior to the event and again, two hours before the event start.


CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS

EARTH DAY WEEK -  Help show support for our planet's wildlife and its people!  Please join Mirra Bank (Smith '67) for the New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) FREE virtual screenings and Q&A of her new documentary, "No Fear No Favor."   For the live Q&A on April 26th Mirra will talk with longtime New Yorker Senior Editor, Peter Canby, who has written with great depth and commitment on the poaching crisis in Africa.

Screenings April 22nd through April 26th - Q+A on April 26th @ 5 PM (ET)! 

Just follow the link and register.
April 22nd-April 26th - Q&A on April 26th at 5 PM!
https://www.nywift.org/.../nywift-member-screening-no.../
NYWIFT Member Screening: No Fear No Favor

African communities on the front lines of the poaching crisis fight to protect their wildlife for future generations.
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Keeper, Salome, with an orphaned baby black rhino at the Sera Community Conservancy in North Kenya.






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