Past Events

Climate Change: Everything Goes Somewhere

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The presenters talk about their new book, A Guide to Understanding Fundamental Principles of Environmental Management: It Ain’t Magic: Everything Goes Somewhere, and how it relates to climate change and other “sticky” natural resource management problems.   

Presenters: Mr. Andrew Manale, Policy Analyst & Writer
Mr. Bengt “Skip” Hyberg, President, H&H Conservation

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[Webinar] Innovating Higher Education in Japan

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Join the Japan ICU Foundation and the OIST Foundation for this new webinar series focused on the Future of Education in Japan. Panelists: Prof. Monte Cassim (President, Akita International University), Dr. Peter Gruss (President, OIST), Dr. Kohei Itoh (President, Keio University), Dr. Shoichiro Iwakiri (President, ICU)

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Online Roundtable Discussion: Chasing Coral

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This is the roundtable discussion following the film screening Chasing Coral, in a Q&A style. 

Panelists: Prof. Robert Dunbar (Stanford University; OIST Foundation Climate & Ocean ambassador) / Prof. Timothy Ravasi (Marine Climate Change Unit) / Prof. Noriyuki Satoh (Marine Genomics Unit)

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Screening: Chasing Coral (documentary film)

OIST Auditorium

Come to watch (one more time) this epic award-winning documentary film about vanishing coral reefs around the world and climate change. Special introduction by Prof. Timothy Ravasi, Marine Climate Change Unit.

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An online roundtable discussion and Q&A to further reflect about Ocean's health, climate challenge, coral reef research, and SDG - life below water, will follow on the next day (October 8). Registration separate.    

Resonance: The Future and Past of Art, Science, and Diplomacy Intersections

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The OIST Foundation, the Canales Project, and the Ambassador's Council invite you to a dialogue examining how leaders from the disciplines of art, science and diplomacy can work together to achieve common goals.

Panelists: Dr. Cvetkovikj Andrijana (former Ambassador Macedonia to Japan), Dr. Peter Gruss (OIST), Prof. Robert Langer (MIT), Ms. Diemut Strebe (artist).
Moderators: Ms. Carla Dirlikov Canales (Classical singer and arts envoy for the US Department of State), Mr. David Janes (OIST Foundation)

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[Webinar] Microbes on the Storm

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Each year, an average of 27 named storms affects the Western North Pacific region, many of them making landfall on Okinawa islands. In this webinar, Dr. Angela Ares Pita will show observations on the nearshore microbial community and physico-chemical parameter dynamics encompassing two major storms as well as discuss their potential consequences on the ecosystem due to terrestrial run-off.

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Searching for Habitable Worlds around Nearby Stars with Large Telescopes

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Presenter: Dr. Olivier Guyon, MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” Fellow; Subaru Coronagraphic Extreme Adaptive Optics (SCExAO) group leader at the Subaru Telescope; Associate Astronomer, Associate Professor of Optical Sciences, Univ. of Arizona

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Astronomy for Elementary to High School Students

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This is a K-12 educational outreach program: In Japanese and Broadcast Live from Hawai’i

Speaker:  Dr. Yuko Kakazu, Astronomer and Outreach Expert, Subaru Telescope; Education Ambassador, OIST Foundation

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BASHOFU: The Bridge Between Science & Art

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Celebrate the Japanese holiday Tanabata by joining this online session on the science and art of Okinawa traditional bashofu weaving. Panelists: Dr. Yoko Nomura, OIST; Ms. Roosmarjin Pallandt, Artist.

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Artificial Intelligence in Pathology

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In this talk we will discuss: 1) Data-efficient methods for weakly-supervised whole slide classification with examples in cancer diagnosis and subtyping, allograft rejection etc. (Nature Biomedical Engineering, 2021). 2) Harnessing weakly-supervised, fast and data-efficient WSI classification for identifying origins for cancers of unknown primary (Nature, 2021). 3) Discovering integrative histology-genomic prognostic markers via interpretable multimodal deep learning (IEEE TMI, 2020). 4) Deploying weakly supervised models in low resource settings without slide scanners, network connections, computational resources and expensive microscopes. 5) Bias and fairness in computational pathology algorithms.

Speaker: Dr. Faisal Mahmood, Assitant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

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