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TALK ON ADIRONDACK PARK INVASIVE PLANT PROGRAM
North Adams, 7 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Green Living Series will continue with “The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program: Leveraging Partnerships to Model Invasive Species Prevention and Management Success.” This presentation will be given by Brendan Quirion, program manager for the Terrestrial Invasive Species Project at the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program in Northville, N.Y. All of the lectures in this series are free and open to the public and will be held in the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, room 121.

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'WHY WALL STREET MATTERS'
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Author William D. Cohan will speak at Williams College about “Why Wall Street Matters”  in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. This event is free. In his lecture, Cohan will speak about his new book, "Why Wall Street Matters," in conversation with Jerry Caprio, William Brough professor of economics and chair of the Center for Development Economics’ executive committee.

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AIDS ACTIVITIST PETER STALEY
Windsor, 7 p.m.
Pioneering AIDS activist Peter Staley will speak at an event titled “AIDS Activism Thirty Years Later: Reflections with Peter Staley,” at Williams College. Staley’s talk will follow a 7 p.m. screening of the 2012 Oscar-nominated documentary, "How to Survive a Plague." Both the screening and talk will take place in Paresky Auditorium.

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NAWAL NOUR TO SPEAK AT WILLIAMS COLLEGE
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Nawal Nour, director of the ambulatory obstetrics practice at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and associate professor and director of the African Women's Health Center at Harvard Medical School, will deliver the Public Health Class of 1960 lecture at Williams College. Nour’s lecture, “Global Women’s Health: Saving Lives,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, in Griffin Hall, room 3. Nour actively researches the health and policy issues regarding female genital cutting (FGC). She established the African Women’s Health Center at Harvard Medical School, and was honored as a 2003 MacArthur Foundation Fellow for creating the country’s only center of its kind that focuses on both physical and emotional needs of women who have undergone FGC.

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THE LEGEND AND LEGACY OF THE SCOPES TRIAL
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
Author and professor Edward Larson '74 will present at Williams College about "The Legend and Legacy of the Scopes Trial" on Tuesday, April 11, at 4:15 p.m. in Wege Auditorium as this year's Phi Beta Kappa Sterling Speaker. This event follows the special screening of the classic film Inherit the Wind on Monday, April 10, at 6 p.m. at Images Cinema. Both the screening and the talk are free and open to the public.

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LES ENFANTS DE L’YSER OF WORLD WAR I
Lenox, 3 p.m.
This is the story of war, refugees, and humanitarian relief, told through the eyes of children and the people who helped them. In this lecture, Belgian best-selling author Anne Provoost will share the harrowing story of World War I refugee children, their families, and the kind strangers who rescued them. Provoost’s research on this historical moment uncovered a link to her own grandmother, Anna Vandewalle. Anna arrived in Paris with the first convoy of rescued children in 1915 and stayed in France until 1919. Vandewalle came into the care of The Children of Flanders Rescue Committee, the charity initiative of Edith Wharton. The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, 413-551-5111
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NICK CAVE BOOK TALK
North Adams, 6 p.m.
Curator Denise Markonish facilitates a discussion with artist Nick Cave and others confronting some of America’s most confounding dilemmas: gun control, gun violence, and race relations. A reception and after-hours tour of the exhibition follows. Cave: "Until" was organized by MASS MoCA and co-produced by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art of Bentonville, Arkansas, and Carriageworks of Sydney, Australia. Principal exhibition support was provided by an anonymous gift. Major exhibition support was provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Barr Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Jack Shainman Gallery, Marilyn and Larry Fields, BeadKraft, the Robert Lehman Foundation, and Furthermore, a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund.”
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