Fall 2012

Inventing Conservation Medicine:
One Veterinarian’s Adventure

RESCHEDULED TO: Monday, November 19, 2012
7:00 p.m.

Borger Academic Center
Daniels Hall, 9 Washburn Sq. • Leicester, Mass.

Mark Pokras, DVM, Professor, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Mark Pokras, DVM, is a national leader in conservation and wildlife medicine. Over his career, he has served as director of the Tufts Wildlife Clinic and also co-founded and led the Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine. Currently, Dr. Pokras teaches in the conservation medicine, public health, and international veterinary medicine programs at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. In addition, he holds a seat on the Massachusetts Nongame and Endangered Species Advisory Committee and regularly consults for a variety of private, state, and federal wildlife and environmental agencies.

Game Change: Where Have We Been & Where Are We Going?

NEW DATE: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
7:00 p.m.

80 William Street • Worcester, Mass.

Walter Somol, Director, Technology Community Outreach, Microsoft – New England Research & Development Center (NERD)

Walter Somol serves as the director of technology community outreach at Microsoft NERD, helping to grow and foster the technology community in the Greater Boston area. Before coming to Cambridge, Mr. Somol spent over five years in Redmond, Washington, managing one of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business Development and Publishing teams. His job in IEB included structuring and negotiating complex strategic partnerships, evaluating new business models, growing the online business via Xbox LIVE, publishing and distributing new video games, and developing and fostering long-term relationships with partners. Mr. Somol has worked with many of the top-tier Xbox 360, PC, online, and mobile publishers and developers.

The Business of Baseball 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
7:00 p.m.

80 William Street • Worcester, Mass.

Sam Kennedy, EVP & COO, Boston Red Sox, and President, Fenway Sports Management

Sam Kennedy, executive vice president and COO of the Boston Red Sox and president of Fenway Sports Management, has spent 11 seasons with the team. He has played an instrumental role in the revitalization of the Red Sox brand, the financial stability of the franchise, and the preservation and protection of Fenway Park. Mr. Kennedy and his team have set the industry standard in the area of corporate sponsorship, premium seating, and merchandising, establishing Fenway Park as one of the premier destinations in New England for non-baseball events such as concerts, outdoor hockey games, soccer matches, and corporate functions.