Life sciences lab to open in Allston in November

first_imgBoston—The Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab is the newest addition to the growing portfolio of innovation facilities on Western Avenue in Allston, joining the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) which opened in 2011, and the Harvard Launch Lab, a start-up incubator which opened in 2014.Made possible by a gift from Judy (M.B.A. ’83) and Steve Pagliuca (M.B.A. ’82), the lab will offer shared space for high-potential life sciences and biotech startups that are founded by Harvard faculty, alumni, students, and postdoctoral scholars. It will provide learning and career development opportunities to Harvard students, equip scientific startups with the lab resources and programming needed to grow and scale life science ventures, and generate insights and expertise about what it will take for Harvard to continue to build a successful life science environment.“The Life Lab is a vital building block in Harvard’s efforts to create an innovation hub in Allston that encourages our students and faculty to explore and nurture ideas that lead to new knowledge, new products, new services and perhaps even new industries,” said Harvard President Drew Faust. “We are extremely grateful to the Pagliuca family for their generosity and for recognizing the importance of innovation in the life sciences.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

The Velocity of Autumn Will Close On Broadway

first_img The Velocity of Autumn The Velocity of Autumn premiered at Boise Contemporary Theatre in Idaho in 2011 before having a sold-out run at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage this past September. View Comments A bittersweet day for the Broadway production of The Velocity of Autumn, starring Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella. After garnering a Tony nod for Parsons April 29, the show announced it will play its final performance on May 4 at the Booth Theatre. The play, directed by Molly Smith, will have run for 22 preview performances and 16 regular performances at the time of closing. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 4, 2014 Estelle Parsons Related Shows Written by Eric Colbe, The Velocity of Autumn tells the story of Alexandra (Parsons), a 79-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she’ll spend her remaining years. Alexandra has barricaded herself in her Brooklyn Brownstone with enough Molotov cocktails to take out the block, but when her estranged son Chris (Spinella) crawls through her second-floor window, he becomes the family’s unlikely mediator. Star Fileslast_img read more