Category Archives: Events

August 26, 2014

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Israeli Dancing Aug. 27

The MIT Folk Dancing Club and Hillel MIT are planning an night filled with Israeli Dancing for Wednesday, August 27th, to take place 32-044, the Stata Center basement. Teaching and beginner dances will start at 8:00 pm, followed by open requests until 11:00 pm+. Kosher snacks will be provided. The event is free for all MIT students. Don’t miss out on the fun! The event begins at 8:00 pm and will end at 11:30 pm. Email fdc-request@mit.edu with any questions. Photo by Embassy Tel Aviv

August 21, 2014

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Graduate Hillel Shabbat Dinner Aug. 22

Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner with fellow MIT grad students on Friday, August 22nd, at 7:30 pm. RSVP to the event by sending an email to Isaac Oderberg at oderberg@mit.edu. The dinner will take place in the Sidney-Pacific Multipurpose Room. Photo by Julie.

August 15, 2014

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Free weekly yoga and meditation on Saturdays

Join the Art of Living at MIT every Saturday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm for some fun, relaxing yoga and meditation. These sessions are held year-round in 24-121 and feature group dance warmups, sun salutations, the lotus yoga sequence, pranayama, and meditation. In addition, the group participates in fun mindfulness games on days prior to the ‘YesPlus’ happiness workshops. If interested, please RSVP online or contact artofliving-officers@mit.edu with any questions. Photo by Tucker Sherman.

August 15, 2014

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Indian Independence Day Celebrations Aug. 16

MIT Sangam is inviting the MIT student body to join them in celebrating the Indian Independence Day on Saturday, August 16th, beginning at 11:30 am. Meet the organization at 11:30 am at the Student Center steps for the flag hoisting ceremony. Free lunch and a discussion led by the Association for India’s Development (AID-MIT) will follow afterwards at 12:00 pm at 1-190. If interested, signup for the event and and contact MIT Sangam at sangam-exec@mit.edu with any questions. Photo by T. A Joseph.

August 14, 2014

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GSC Summer Harbor Islands Day Trip Aug. 16

Spend the day outdoors and enjoy the harbor islands with your fellow grad students on a day trip planed by the GSC activities co-chairs. You’ll take ferry rides to George’s Island and Spectacle Island and get to explore the areas. Barbecue and games will be provided, and the event is also opened to families! The day trip will take place on Saturday, August 16th, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Students need to meet at Long Wharf by 9:30 am that morning. Tickets go on sale soon, so sign up to be notified when ticket sale information becomes available. Email gsc-ac@mit.edu if you have any concerns or would like more information. Photo by Beverley Goodwin

August 14, 2014

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MITaly Ferragosto BBQ Aug. 15

The GSC Funding Board is sponsoring a BBQ in celebration of Ferragosto, a traditional Italian holiday. The BBW will take place on Friday, August 15th, starting at 5:00 pm at the Tang BBQ pits.  On Ferragosto, people gather together on the beach, grill food, and play soccer and volleyball on the sand. The Mitaly organization will be recreating that same atmosphere outside of Tang for the evening. Contact mitalyboard@mit.edu if you would like more information about the event. Photo by Beniamino Baj

August 13, 2014

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Torah & Tonics Aug. 14

The Graduate Hillel will be sponsoring a dinner and Torah study on Thursday, August 14th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Sidney-Pacific courtyard. Enjoy some grilled food and listen and take part in a discussion with guest speaker, Rabbi Fisher, as he talks about his studies in Israel these past few weeks. For more information about the event email grad-hillel-admin@mit.edu. Photo by Michael Maslin

August 12, 2014

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GSC BBQ hosted by GAME Aug. 12

The Graduate Association of Mechanical Engineers (GAME) organization will be hosting a BBQ on August 12th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Kresge Pits. Burgers, hot dogs, sodas, chips, and juice will be provided! Join in on the good company and email misava@mit.edu if you would like to learn more about the event. Photo by Luke Jones

August 11, 2014

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Mega Muddy Monday Aug. 11

The MechE and Chemistry departments are hosting a dinner at the Muddy Charles on Monday, August 11th at 5:30 pm. Food and drinks will be available. Summer’s almost over, so take a break from your research, satisfy your hunger, and meet new people after a long day of working in the lab. Email snnagel@mit.edu if you have any questions. Photo by Frank Hebbert

August 8, 2014

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Singapore’s National Day Celebration Aug. 9

The MIT Singapore Students Society (MITSSS) will be hosting Singapore’s National Day Celebration on Saturday, August 9th, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Singaporean food and drinks will be provided, so spend Saturday evening trying out new ethnic entrees, meeting new people, and celebrating with MITSSS. The event will be located in ‘The Warehouse’ (NW30) in the Colbert Room. Contact mitsss-com@mit.edu if you have further questions about the event. Photo by avlxyz

August 7, 2014

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MIT Water Club Summer BBQ Aug. 8

If you’re interested in learning more about the MIT Water Club and want to meet individuals in the Boston water sector from industry, policy, and academia then celebrate summer by barbecuing with the MIT Water Club. At the event, you can network, meet new friends and colleagues, and enjoy food from the grill in the close proximity to our own Charles River. All are welcome. The event will take place on August 8th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and is sponsored by the Graduate Student Council and the MIT Water Club. Photo by Jun Seita.

August 6, 2014

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Hi-Story sharing and discussion on “business and knowledge” Aug. 9

Three entrepreneurs, including Chinese famous entrepreneur Yue Yuan, will be here at MIT to share their stories and discuss their experience with “business and knowledge.” Attendees will be allowed to ask the speakers questions and join in their discussions. The first 20 people to register will be guaranteed to attend, so register by August 6th if you’re interested. The event will take place on Saturday, August 9th, from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm and will be held in 1-246. Email tailin@mit.edu if you have any questions concerning the event. Photo by velkr0

August 6, 2014

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MIT Grad Life Hackathon Aug. 8

What would you build if you had 24 hours? The MIT GSC is hosting a hackathon from Friday, August 8th, at 8:00 pm to Saturday, August 9th, at 8:00 pm. The coding contest will take place in the Sidney Pacific Multipurpose Room and food a drinks will be available throughout the 24 hours. The event will give students an opportunity to network and win prizes! Register at s-p.mit.edu/hackathon if interested and email sp-vp-info@mit.edu if you have any questions regarding the event. Photo by Michael Himbeault

August 6, 2014

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Karaoke at the Thirsty Ear Pub Aug. 7

Serenade your friends and sing like a rock star at the Thirsty Ear Pub on Thursday, August 7th! The event will begin at 9:00 pm and a 21+ I.D. and MIT photo ID are required for entry. Karaoke night is free and only open to MIT. Email ear-info@mit.edu for more information.  Photo by Ed Schipul  

 

August 5, 2014

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Service Outing with the Greater Boston Food Bank Aug. 6

Help end hunger in Eastern Massachusetts by sorting donated food on a service outing with the Graduate Association of Mechanical Engineers (GAME)! On Wednesday, August 6th at 5:00 pm, join the group leaving from 77 Mass Ave to the Greater Boston Food Bank at 70 S. Bay Ave in Boston. T/MBTA transportation will be provided for those who travel with the group, and there will be a pizza dinner provided during a brief orientation. While all grad students are welcome, there are limited spots, so sign up online or contact jsircar@mit.edu with any questions. This event is funded by the GSC-PSC Service Fund.

August 4, 2014

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YesPlus: Stress Management and Happiness Workshop Aug. 7-11

On Thursday, August 7th through Monday, August 11th, join the Art of Living Foundation to learn techniques to overcome academic, personal, and professional stress and get closer to achieving your full potential. Trained faculty from this international non-profit will be leading classes from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Thursday, Friday, and Monday) and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on de-stressing and powerful breathing techniques. These include Sudarshan Kriya, pranayama, yoga, meditation, and practical wisdom through fun games. These classes will take place in rooms on MIT campus (to be announced), and tuition is $250. If interested, register online and contact artofliving-officers@mit.edu with questions. Photo by Le Batteur de Lune

August 4, 2014

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MIT Comedy Night at the Thirsty Ear Pub Aug. 5

On Tuesday, August 5th, join us for another MIT Comedy Night at the Thirsty Ear Pub, with headliner Gary Petersen (Boston Comedy Festival). The night will be hosted by Adam Langlois and feature Jenny Chalikian, Casey Malone, Micky McCauley, Kevin Seyfried, and Sean Sullivan. Doors will open at 8:00 pm and the show will start at 8:30 pm. Please have your 21+ government ID and MIT ID ready to show at the door. Snacks and soda will be provided, as the event is presented by the Thirsty Ear Executive Committee and sponsored by the GSC Funding Board, Peter de Florez ’38 Humor Fund, and GradRat. Any questions can be e-mailed to teec-comedy@mit.edu.

August 1, 2014

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GAME Service Event with the Red Sox Green Team Aug. 2

Join the Graduate Association of Mechanical Engineers (GAME) on Saturday, August 2nd from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a service event promoting recycling while enjoying baseball. Watch a free baseball game (Red Sox vs. Yankees) and get a hot dog, soda, and a free t-shirt! This event is in collaboration with the Red Sox Green Team, a corps of volunteers who spread throughout the stadium during inning breaks to gather plastic recyclables and educate fans. All grad students are welcome to participate, and this event is funded by the GSC-PSC Service Fund. There are limited spots, so if you are interested, sign up online or contact jsircar@gmail.com with any questions.

July 30, 2014

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GSC Legislative Actions Subcommittee meeting Jul. 31

On Thursday, July 31st at 5:30 pm, join the GSC Legislative Actions Subcommittee (LASC) outside of 50-220 to discuss political issues concerning MIT graduate students. Learn about going to Washington DC with LASC to advocate on Capitol Hill for MIT graduate students, and contribute to op-ed articles on political issues! This meeting, LASC will also be discussing how negative data affect the scientific community. New members are always welcome and free food will be provided at the meeting. For more information, see the LASC website or contact gsc-lasc@mit.edu with any questions.

July 30, 2014

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Chinese Valentine’s Day movie and game night Aug. 1

Come and celebrate Chinese Valentine’s Day! On Friday, August 1st, join members of the MIT community in the Ashdown House Hulsizer room at 6:00 pm for a dinner of Chinese food and drinks. After dinner is served, everyone is invited to choose a romantic movie to watch and board games to play. If interested in attending, please sign up online. Contact cast-board@mit.edu with any additional questions. Photo by Garry Knight

July 28, 2014

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Nuts & bolts of an academic job search panel Jul. 29

Are you considering an academic career? Wondering how to mount a successful job search in a highly competitive academic job market? Come and hear how others have done it on Tuesday, July 29th, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm in 32-123. Faculty panelists who successfully landed a position will outline an effective search strategy and discuss important elements of the process – finding opportunities of interest, preparing a strong application, the role of your advisors, interviewing, negotiating, and how the increasingly competitive job market is changing the faculty search process. Snacks and refreshments will be provided!  Sponsored by the GSC Academic, Research and Careers Committee. Photo by Bluefield College

July 28, 2014

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MIT Museum Summer Hours

The MIT Museum is typically open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but during July and August, the MIT Museum will be open until 7:00 pm on Thursdays and until 8:00 pm the second Friday of each month.  Visit the MIT Museum Calendar to see what activities will be going on throughout July and August or sign up for a workshop that interests you. Take advantage of the new summer hours and don’t miss out on the incredible exhibits!

July 25, 2014

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Eastgate Summer Grill Night Jul. 26

Enjoy a scrumptious, finger-licking good  BBQ on Saturday, July 26th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Eastgate Courtyard. You bring the meat, and they’ll provide the heat. Sides and drinks will be provided by the Eastgate Community Association. Photo by xeeliz

July 25, 2014

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MIT Ballroom’s 2nd Annual Live Music Social Jul. 26

Join MIT’s Ballroom Dance Team for their 2nd Annual Live Music Social on Saturday, July 26th from 7:00 pm to midnight in the Walker Memorial building. Beginner Waltz and Swing lessons will start at 7:00 pm, and the band will begin playing for social dancing at 8:00 pm. Presale tickets are available online and cost $5 for MIT students, $10 for MIT affiliates, and $15 for the general public. Tickets will also be available at the door for an additional $5. Contact mitbdt-exec@mit.edu with any questions.

July 24, 2014

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GSC Dissertation Bootcamp Jul. 28 through Aug. 8

Are you preparing your thesis to meet the summer thesis submission deadline? GSC is here to help! We will provide you with a quiet place in Hayden Library to work on your thesis with other graduate students, where breakfast & coffee will be provided everyday! This bootcamp will run from Monday, July 28th through Friday, August 8th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and you can choose to attend any day that works best for you. If you are interested, please sign up online, or contact GSC ARC at gsc-arc@mit.edu with any additional questions.

July 24, 2014

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MIT-BSA Iftar and pre-Eid celebration Jul. 26

On Saturday, July 26th, MIT’s Bangladeshi Students’ Association (BSA) will be hosting their annual Iftar and pre-Eid celebration in the basement lounge of Westgate. The organization will provide a wide variety of pre-cooked, unique, spicy, and colorful Bangladeshi food for MIT students to try. The event begins at 8:00 pm and ends at 9:30 pm. Contact bd-exec@mit.edu if you would like to learn more about the event. Photo by vipez

July 24, 2014

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Join the Eastgate community for a water party Jul. 26

On Saturday, July 26th at 4:00 pm, come to the Eastgate Courtyard (E-55) for a water party open to MIT families and kids. This fun afternoon party will have a lot of water activities, so come with clothes that can get wet and a bit dirty! If it rains, the event will be postponed to Sunday, July 27th or Saturday, August 2nd. For more details contact eastgate-pc@mit.eduPhoto by Reggie Alvey

July 23, 2014

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Mind-body yoga dance party Jul. 24

On Thursday, July 24th, join other MIT community members for a mind-body yoga dance party in the Stratton Student Center (W20-491) at 7:00 pm. This event will begin with mingling and eating snacks, some light music and warm-up dance games, partner yoga, and guided meditation. At 8:25 pm, the music will start up again for anyone who wants to dance the night away! If you have any questions,  email eliasb@mit.edu or kgnayar@mit.eduPhoto by Tucker Sherman

July 22, 2014

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Israeli Dancing Jul. 23

The MIT Folk Dancing Club and Hillel MIT are planning an night filled with Israeli Dancing for Wednesday, July 23rd, to take place at the Student Center in room 491. Teaching and beginner dances will start at 8:00 pm, followed by open requests until 11:00 pm+. Kosher snacks will be provided. The event is free for all MIT students, but there is a suggested donation of $1. Don’t miss out on the fun! The event begins at 8:00 pm and will end at 11:30 pm. Email fdc-request@mit.edu with any questions. Photo by U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv

 

July 21, 2014

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International Care Critical Data Marathon: Register by Jul. 31

In collaboration with Hacking Medicine, the MIT Laboratory for Computational Physiology is holding the second International Critical Care Data Marathon at the MIT Stata Center on September 5th7th. The event will bring together nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and physicians with data scientists to address clinically relevant questions in a large clinical database over the course of a weekend. Participants will have the opportunity to work with a large, open-access ICU database called MIMIC (created in collaboration with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), MIT, and Philips Healthcare).  In 48 hours, teams of clinicians and data scientists will generate novel questions to address which will hopefully result in lasting relationships and clinically relevant projects. Be sure to register for the data marathon if you’re interested. The deadline to register is July 31, 2014.

July 21, 2014

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Burgers and beers with LGBTQ students and allies Jul. 22

Come hang out with your fellow MIT LGBTQ graduate students and allies on Tuesday, July 22nd at Tasty Burger in Harvard Square. Delicious burgers, chicken sandwiches, and hotdogs are subsidized, so your dinner will be cheap! A group will be leaving Lobby 7 at 6:45 pm, or you can meet everyone at Tasty Burger at 7:30 pm. Don’t forget your ID and MIT student ID! RSVP online if you’re attending, although you can show up without RSVPing, and contact rainbowofficers@mit.edu with any questions. Photo by Jennifer

July 18, 2014

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Ashdown brunch Jul. 20

All graduate students are invited to the Ashdown June Brunch on Sunday, July 20th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Hulsizer room of Ashdown House. They will have pancakes, chocolate croissants, sausages, scrambled eggs, yogurt & granola, home fries, and fruits, so come to enjoy some great food and the summer! Please bring your own plates and utensils to reduce waste and receive an extra food item as incentive. Also, don’t forget your brunch punch card if you received one last time.  If you want to help out, contact ashdown-brunch@mit.edu, and direct all questions to qiyanglu@mit.edu. All volunteers should show up at 10:00 am in the Hulsizer room to set up. Photo by Brian.

July 18, 2014

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CAST summer outing for the sun and beach Jul. 19

Summer is the best time in Boston to enjoy the sunshine, the sea, and sports! On Saturday, July 19th join the MIT Center for Art, Science, and Technology on a summer outing to Revere Beach for the National Sand Sculpting Festival. A lunch box will be provided to all participants. The group will meet at the Kendall Square T station at a time that will be announced in an email following trip sign-up. If interested, sign up online. Contact cast-board@mit.edu with any questions. Photo by John O’Neil

July 18, 2014

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MIT/WHOI Summer Picnic Jul. 19

Graduate students of the MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography invite you to a summer picnic and beach day in Cape Cod on Saturday, July 19th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. There will be grilled burgers and hot dogs (vegan options included), fruits and veggies, light snacks, and drinks provided! The event will take place at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ballfield, minutes by foot to volleyball and basketball courts, a soccer/softball field, and the beach! Transportation will be via chartered buses for MIT graduate students and their guests, and tickets can be purchased online.

Contact srosenga@mit.edu with any additional questions, and the group would like to give a huge thanks to their co-sponsors: LEF, GSC MEF, MIT Biology, EGSAC, EECS GSA, and Off-Campus Housing. Photo by Abaconda Management Group

July 17, 2014

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eMIT Science Outreach Meeting Jul. 17

If you find science or engineering intriguing and would like to teach and inspire other people then check out eMIT, a student group for science outreach. You can learn more about eMIT at their next meeting on July 17th at 6:00 pm. There will be free food and good company. RSVP if you would like to attend their upcoming meeting. The location is still to be determined. Photo by Martin Cron

July 17, 2014

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Tang Hall BBQ and movie night Jul. 19

All MIT graduate students are invited to take a break from research to chill out over some delicious barbecue food and a movie with some friends on Saturday, July 19th. The event will take place on the Tang lawns and BBQ pits with food from 6:30 – 8:00 pm and the movie starting around 8:15 pm. If weather is bad, the rain location is the Tang 24th floor lounge. Please bring your own utensils to go green and contact tang-government@mit.edu with any questions.

Photo by Håkan Dahlström.

July 17, 2014

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Berry picking trip Jul. 19

On Saturday, July 19th, join the MIT CSSA in a trip to Russell Orchards farm in Ipswich, MA to pick farm fresh raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries and try their famous cider donuts! Tickets are $13 when you register online, and include transportation and the entry fee. The trip will meet in front of Ashdown (235 Albany St.) at 9:00 am and return at around 2:30 pm, so consider bringing some spending money and a light lunch. Contact wtsun@mit.edu with any questions. Photo by Ray Bodden

July 16, 2014

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GWAMIT and MITaly Networking Reception Jul. 17

Interested in pursuing a career in science and engineering? Would you like to know more about the bitter and sweet of the life of a scientist and learn how to face those situations? Join MITaly and GWAMIT in this networking session with Italian women in science and hear about the experiences of MIT Professors Paola Cappellaro and Paola Rizzoli and Harvard Professor Katia Bertoldi! The event will take place on Thursday, July 17th from 6:45-8:30pm in room 32-155 of the Stata Center. Pizza and desserts from Boston’s North End will be provided. Submit your questions for the speakers online, and contact italianwomeninscience@mit.edu with any inquiries about the event. Pictured: Cappellaro (left) and Rizzoli (right). 

July 16, 2014

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Gala Jul. 18

Sip chardonnay, enjoy the company of other MIT graduate students, and get a look at the breathtaking artwork at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on Friday, July 18, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Art historians will be available at the museum to answer students’ questions that evening. Tickets are $10 (single) or $18 (with a guest) and include the price of one drink ticket.  Remember to purchase your ticket online, and send additional questions to gsc-arts@mit.edu. Photo by Maitri

July 16, 2014

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Graduate Hillel Shabbat Dinner Jul. 18

On Friday, July 18th join MIT Hillel for a delicious Shabbat dinner with an awesome community of MIT graduate students. The dinner will be held from 7:30 – 10:00 pm in the Sidney-Pacific Multipurpose Room. If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP by sending an email to oderberg@mit.edu.

July 15, 2014

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Contra Dance with live music Jul. 15

On Tuesday, July 15th, take part in some contra dancing with live folk music by Autumn Rose Lester (fidde) and Max Newman (guitar, banjo, mandolin). Contra dancing is a high-energy dance, directed by caller and accompanied by exciting live folk music. It’s easy to learn, beginners are welcome, and no partner is necessary. The event will take place from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm in lobby 13 and is open to the public. The event is free for all MIT students, but a $3 donation is suggested at the door. Contact the MIT Folk Dance Club at contra-request@mit.edu if you would like more information. Photo by Joanna

 

July 14, 2014

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Dart Night at Thirsty Ear Pub Jul. 14

Come out for Dart Night at the Thirsty Ear Pub every Monday starting on July 14th. Doors open at 7:30 pm, darts are from 8:00 -10:00 pm, and the kitchen closes at 11:00 pm. Free food will be provided, and a 21+ government ID and an MIT ID are both required to attend! Contact teec-officers@mit.edu with any additional questions. Photo by Manuel Noah Angeja.

July 11, 2014

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Academia, Industry or Both? Academic Careers Series Jul. 14

The Graduate Student Council’s Academic, Research, and Careers (ARC) committee has put together a panel of professionals that will help you figure out what type of career path you should choose after graduation. Would you prefer working in an industry or teaching in academics? You will get to hear stories from Charles Cooney, a professor in MIT’s Chemical Engineering Department, Jack Turner, an Associate Director of the MIT Technology Licensing Office, and David Weitz, a professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard when these professionals were once in your shoes. Learn how they made this huge decision on July 14th at 2:30 pm at 32-123 (Stata). Email gsc-arc@mit.edu if you have any questions regarding the event.  Photo by IDS

July 11, 2014

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Family Day at the List: Peculiar Portraits Workshop Jul. 12

On Saturday, July 12th, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, the List Visual Arts Center (E15 Upper Atrium) will be open to the public for free. Enjoy a day of artmaking and exploration. You’ll even be able to create your own deconstructed self-portrait collage to take home. See how contemporary artists explore identity in the 9 Artists exhibition and go on a family-friendly tour of the exhibition at 2:00 pm. No registration is required. Email c.klemens@gmail.com with questions regarding the event.

July 11, 2014

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Indian Barbecue Social Jul. 12

MIT Sangam and the Graduate Students Council have organized an Indian Barbecue to take place on Saturday, July 12th. There will be paneers, chicken kebabs, burgers, and hot dogs! The event will begin at 6:00 pm at the Kresge BBQ Pits. Email sangam-exec@mit.edu if you would like more information. Photo by Jun Seita

July 10, 2014

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Tanglewood Trip: All Dvorak Program Jul. 11

The MIT Friends of Art club has organized a trip to Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts on July 11th. The show begins at 8:30 pm and will include an All-Dvorak Program featuring violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. Remember to RSVP if you’re interested, or contact xwzhu@mit.edu with questions. To stay updated with other activities planned by MIT Friends of Art be sure to join their mailing list. Photo by Stephen A. Wolfe

July 10, 2014

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Egyptian Annual Iftar Jul. 11

On Friday, July 11th, MIT’s Egyptian Club will be hosting their annual Iftar at 8 PM at W20-208! Join in on a night filled with fun, live music, great company, and free Egyptian food and dessert! Contact clubegypt-board@mit.edu for more information. Photo by vipez

July 9, 2014

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An Evening of Painting Jul. 10

The Cambridge Community Art Center will be hosting a fundraiser led by an MIT art instructor on Thursday, July 10th starting at 6:00 pm. The event will take place on the lawn of E15, and art supplies, drinks (21+), and refreshments will be provided for the evening. Make sure to sign up if interested and contact ehkelley@mit.edu if you have any questions. Photo by Diamond Farah

July 8, 2014

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Weekly Wednesday Wings at the Muddy Charles

FREE wings and veggies will be provided to MIT graduate students between 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Muddy Charles Pub in building 50 on July 9th and every Wednesday until May 27th, 2016! Don’t miss out! Photo by jeffreyw

 

July 7, 2014

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GWAMIT Leadership Conference – Info Session Jul. 9

Want to help involved with planning the Graduate Women at MIT Fall Leadership Conference? Learn about this exciting annual event at the kick-off meeting on Wednesday, July 9th at 2:00 pm at the Stata Center cafeteria. If you are not able to attend the meeting but are interested in participating, email Mallory Bounds or Emily Mackevicius.

July 3, 2014

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Ashdown BBQ Jul. 4

Celebrate the United States’ birthday with your fellow graduate students by eating some savory BBQ on the Ashdown House Courtyards on Friday, July 4th, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm! There will be hot dogs, burgers, vegetarian options, and desserts. The Declaration of Independence will be recited and trivia with prizes will follow after. Email jromvary@mit.edu with any questions regarding the event. Photo by PaulD

July 1, 2014

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MIT Comedy Night at the Thirsty Ear Pub Jul. 1

When was the last time you had a good laugh? On Tuesday, June 10th, the Thirsty Ear Executive Committee (TEEC) will have an MIT Comedy Night featuring headliner Tim Mclntire from the Boston Comedy Festival. The show starts at 8:00 pm and will be hosted by Andrew Durso, Ethan Marsh, Alingon Mitra, Scott Oddo, Christa Weiss, and Jeffrey Wiles. Snacks and soda will be provided by the TEEC. This event will take place at the Thirsty Ear Pub, Ashdown House (NW35) and a 21+ government ID and MIT ID are required to view the performances.  Contact the TEEC at teec-comedy@mit.edu with any questions. Photo by TheeErin

June 30, 2014

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Canada Day BBQ Jul. 1

The MIT Canadian Club will be hosting a celebratory BBQ for Canada’s 147th birthday on Tuesday, July 1st, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Sidney Pacific Courtyard. The BBQ will also include Canadian treats and a costume contest so make sure to sport some red and white at the event! Prizes will be given out to the best designed costumes. For more information email canadians-owner@mit.edu. Photo by Phalinn Ooi

June 28, 2014

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Ashdown brunch Jun. 29

All graduate students are invited to the Ashdown June Brunch on Sunday, June 29th from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm in the Hulsizer room of Ashdown House. They will have pancakes, chocolate croissants, sausages, scrambled eggs, yogurt & granola, home fries, and fruits, so come to enjoy some great food and the summer weather! Please bring your own plates and utensils to reduce waste and receive an extra food item as incentive. If you want to help out or have any questions, contact ashdown-brunch@mit.edu. All volunteers should show up at 10:00 am in the Hulsizer room to set up. Photo by Jaime Olmo.

June 28, 2014

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Take an Art on Wheels Tour of MIT campus Jun. 29

Sunday June 29th, all graduate students and their friends are invited to participate in the Art on Wheels Tour. The group will meet at the List Visual Arts Center (E15) at 2:00 pm and embark on a bike/skateboard/scooter tour around the MIT campus to learn about public art installations. Cooling refreshments will be provided throughout the afternoon. If interested, sign up online or contact cklemens@mit.edu with further questions. Photo by Scott Beale.

 

June 27, 2014

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Kayaking Social Jun. 28

MIT Sangam has arranged a kayaking expedition with Charles River Canoe & Kayak scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 28th, starting at 11:00 am. The ticket price is $7 per person and only 40 spots are available. If interested, sign up online. Once you have registered for a spot, MIT Sangam will send you the link to purchase the ticket. Any questions regarding the weekend kayaking social or MIT Sangam can be emailed to sangam-exec@mit.edu. Photo by Paolo Lottini

June 27, 2014

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One Night in the Tropics, Ballroom Social Dance Jun. 28

The MIT Ballroom Dance Team is hosting its first summer ballroom social! Come escape to the tropics on Saturday, June 28th at 7:30 pm in Morss Hall. Admission is free for MIT students, $6 for non-MIT students, $8 for MIT Affiliates, and $10 for the general public. Everyone in attendance receives a free beginner Samba lesson and lei with admission. Please direct any questions to mitbdt-ec@mit.eduPhoto by Stig Nygaard.

June 27, 2014

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LSC presents: The Breakfast Club Jun. 27

On Friday, June 27th, at 8:00 pm the Lecture Series Committee (LSC) will be showing ‘The Breakfast Club’ in 26-100. It’s open and FREE to the general public so don’t miss out! Before the showing be sure to get your tickets in lobby 16. For more information email lsc@mit.edu. Photo by theleetgeeks

June 26, 2014

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Informal faculty dinner with Prof. Dava Newman Jul. 7

On Monday, July 7th at 7:00pm (location TBD), Graduate Women at MIT (GWAMIT) and the Graduate Student Council (GSC) are sponsoring an informal student-faculty dinner with Professor Dava Newman. Professor Newman is a professor in the Aero/Astro department working on multidisciplinary research that combines aerospace biomedical engineering, human-in-the-loop modeling, biomechanics, human interface technology, life sciences, systems analysis, design and policy.

This is a great chance to talk with Professor Newman about her research, your interests, or MIT in general, in an informal and uncrowded setting. A lottery will be held to select 8 students who sign up to attend the dinner. There will also be a wait list in case there are any last-minute cancellations. If interested, enter the lottery here. Please direct any questions to gwamit-exec@mit.edu or gsc-arc@mit.edu.

June 26, 2014

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Grad Hillel Shabbat Dinner Jun. 27

Enjoy a scrumptious, mouthwatering Shabbat dinner with your fellow MIT graduate students on Friday, June 27th from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm! The Grad Hillel Shabbat dinner will take place in the Sidney-Pacific Multipurpose Room. Remember to RSVP to oderberg@mit.edu by Monday, June 23rd if you’re interested in attending the dinner. Photo by julie

June 26, 2014

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Bangladeshi Students’ Assoc. kite flying and dinner Jun. 27

The Bangladeshi Students’ Association will have a night of fun on Friday, June 27th, at Tang Hall. Enjoy delicious Bangladeshi food, play board games with your friends, and fly a kite in the breezy summer air. Kites will be avaliable for use, but you are free to bring your own!  For more information email bd-exec@mit.edu. Photo by poissantfamily

June 25, 2014

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MIT Museum Summer Kickoff Jun. 27

On Friday, June 27th, the MIT Museum will be free for all visitors!  Participate in fun activities with the museum staff and see new exhibits and innovative inventions designed by MIT’s very own students. The “Science in the Streets” van will also be visiting in honor of the summer kickoff. See all upcoming events on the MIT Museum calendar.

June 24, 2014

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Introduction to Finance seminar Jun. 25

On Wednesday, June 25th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in room 56-154, The Consulting Club at MIT presents a lecture for all students who are interested in the field of finance. The presentation will be given  by an alumni of Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, and MIT with a special focus on concepts and jargons frequently used in consulting. Hand-outs will be distributed at the beginning of the lecture. If you plan to attend, please RSVP here. For more information, contact The Consulting Club at consultingclubmit@yahoo.comPhoto by Dave Dugdale.

June 24, 2014

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MIT Snowriders End-of-Year BBQ Jun. 24

Do you like Blue Ribbon BBQ? Would you like to eat free food and meet new people? On Tuesday, June 24th, the MIT Snowriders club will be hosting a BBQ that will take place at Kresge BBQ pit #1 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The organization will also be electing the club’s new board for next year. If you’re interested in getting involved in the club or want to meet members of the Snowriders club, mark your calendars for Tuesday afternoon and take your appetites! Contact sr-officers@mit.edu if you would like to learn more.

June 23, 2014

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Investment Basics 101 Jun. 24

The MIT Federal Credit Union will be hosting a free seminar on Tuesday, June 24th, for students and staff interested in learning more about investments. The seminar is geared to teach attendees how to identify financial goals and measure one’s risk tolerance. Attendees will also learn about the effects of inflation and get a better grasp of what stocks, cash equivalents, bonds, and asset allocations are in the field of finance! The event will take place from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm at MIT’s Lincoln Lab room AC-120. Register or call 617-324-7492 to reserve a spot in the seminar. Email bbernabe@mit.edu or visit their website if you would like to learn more. Photo by 401(K) 2012

June 23, 2014

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Japanese Tea Ceremony Lesson Jun. 24

On Tuesday, June 24th, come to McCormick Hall between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm to be instructed in the traditional Japanese ceremony of serving and drinking tea by Mrs. Kyoko Wada. Each student receives 30-45 minutes of individual instruction, and students are guests when not being taught. Everyone in the general public is welcome, and the lesson fee is $10. For more information, visit the event page or contact Kyoko Wada at iap.chado@gmail.com. Photo by Nomadic Lass.

 

June 20, 2014

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YouKu Night Part 2: Fun Glimpses into China Jun. 22

Trivia and food? To promote their culture, China Crossroads will be hosting a session in which a series of interesting videos are shown. After each video, trivia questions and discussions will be brought up. Chinese Dimsum will also be provided. If interested, show up to Tang Hall’s 24th Floor Lounge on Sunday, June 22nd, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm! If you would like to learn more, email Chinacrossroads_exec@MIT.edu. Photo by Pockafwye

June 20, 2014

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Learn International Cha-Cha Jun. 21

On Saturday, June 21st, learn International Cha-Cha in a beginner-friendly Dance Camp! The camp will be taught by guest instructor Yulia Bobovick from Dance Fever Studio in four 45-minute sessions in Lobby 13, and the entire MIT community is welcome. If interested, find more information and register online at the MIT Ballroom Dance Club website, or contact bdc-info@mit.edu with any questions. Photo by Ailura.

June 19, 2014

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Decorate your Flip-flops Jun. 20

Summer is finally approaching and to celebrate the beginning of the sunny season, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) Funding Board will be hosting an event on Friday, June 20th, at 6:30 pm where you can decorate and personalize your flip-flops! Bring your flip-flops, old or new, and the GSC will provide some yummy ice cream and fruits. Be prepared to learn techniques to make your flip-flops the talk of the town! The event will be held at the Westgate BBQ area (rain location: lounge). Be sure to sign up! Contact westgate-csc@mit.edu for more information. Photo by Chewy Chua

June 17, 2014

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Retirement Income Planning Seminar Jun. 18

The MIT Federal Credit Union is hosting an event that will go through the “how-to’s” of retirement on Wednesday, June 18th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Learn how to design your retirement income plan, get the most from your Social Security and pension, and generate income after your retirement! The event will be located in Building 56 in room 154. Contact bbernabe@mit.edu for more information and register here if interested. Photo by 401(K) 2012