Category Archives: Events

September 1, 2015

First all-digital MIT orientation

Graduate Student Orientation 2015

 Last year’s MIT Graduate Student Orientation was the largest student-run graduate school orientation in the country. This year’s event has many new features, including all-digital orientation packs, to reduce paper consumption and waste.The detailed Graduate Student Orientation schedule of events and activities, running from Aug. 30 to Sep. 16, is posted. Visit the growing collection of digital fliers to get this year’s handouts.

September 1, 2015

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Volunteer at the Fresh Pond Reservation, Cradles to Crayons or CASPAR! Sep. 12

The GSC orientation committee is organizing a Volunteer Day event on Saturday September 12th, which is open to the entire MIT community. Come join us to meet incoming students and also to get further involved with volunteering opportunities in the Boston area! Events will be in Cambridge and Brighton. Volunteers can choose to work at the Fresh Pond Reservation (12 pm-4 pm), Cradles to crayons (1:30 pm-3:30 pm), or at CASPAR (2 pm to 5 pm). Brunch/lunch will be provided before the events begin. Find more information about each event and sign up! Contact: yamini_k@mit.edu Photo by Barb Hoyer

August 31, 2015

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Singapore Student Society Welcome BBQ Sep. 13

MITSSS welcomes all new students to MIT this Sunday September 13! Come and enjoy delicious BBQ food and mingle with other fellow students. We will be setting up the pit from 5pm at the Kresge BBQ. Contact: mitsss-com@mit.edu Sponsored by GSC FB and ASA LEF. Photo by John Liu

August 28, 2015

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Sid-Pac Cultural Festival 2015 Aug. 29

Enjoy delicious food, music, dance, arts, and more from different cultures! Great opportunity to learn about the heritage and society of many different cultures. Come to the Sidney Pacific Mark MP Room between 12pm-3pm on Saturday August 29th. Many student groups will be present. Sponsored by ASA ARCADE LEF. Contact: sp-cultural-chair@mit.edu Photo by Casper Zoethout

August 28, 2015

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HST Faculty Poster Session Sep. 24

Students and faculty are warmly invited to participate in HST’s annual Faculty Poster Session–designed to inform MD and PhD students about research opportunities and to allow faculty to recruit new students to their labs. This year’s session will take place: Thursday, September 24, 2015, 5-7pm at Harvard Medical School, TMEC Atrium. Refreshments will be served. Posters may take any form in a 4′ by 4′ format, ranging from an overview of an entire research portfolio to sample results of a recent research project. Faculty and students may register a poster. If you have any questions, please write to hst-postersession@mit.edu. Learn more here. Photo by Eden, Janine and Jim

August 27, 2015

MIT Alum and Zip Car founder, Robin Chase

MIT alum and Zipcar founder, Robin Chase, book talk at Orientation Sep. 14

Robin Chase, co-founder/ex-CEO of Zipcar and one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, illuminates the potential of the collaborative economy to address broader issues such as climate change and income inequality.

An MIT alum, Chase will give a book talk, with Q&A and signing of the book Peers Inc., open to current MIT students, alumni, and friends, Monday, September 14, 6–7 pm, in Building 10-250.

Admission is free, and will be followed by an intimate dinner with Robin at 7:30 pm, for which admission is by lottery at the event.

Contact: Alex Hamilton Chan ahchan@alum.mit.edu

August 27, 2015

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Tang Hall Orientation Olympics Sep. 3

Come join new and old grad students from Tang and other grad dorms to play different sports in teams in a relaxed atmosphere. Events will include Soccer, Basketball, Athletics, Badminton, Volleyball, Waterballoon fights. The date of the event is Thursday September 3rd from 2pm to 7pm. The primary location is the Z-center.  Sign-up here so we can contact you to get your T-shirt size and indicate your sports preferences. Contact: gsc-oc@mit.edu Photo by Dee’lite

August 26, 2015

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Volunteer at Graduate Orientation 2015!

Be a part of the largest student-run orientation in the nation! Have fun, make friends and meet future colleagues. Volunteer at one of many events running from Monday, Aug 31st to Saturday, Sep 12 all over campus. Questions? Email gsc-oc@mit.edu. Sign up now!

August 25, 2015

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GAME Water Day Aug. 27

This Thursday, August 27, 4-7 PM at the Sidney Pacific Courtyard (NW86), join us for free food cooked fresh on the grill and sweet snacks. Participate in Water balloon battles, Sponge relays, and Slip-n-slide races against your friends and enemies alike. Expect good company! Questions? Contact: sball@mit.edu Photo by Gordon Tarpley

August 21, 2015

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TED Talk Social with REFs Aug. 24

What keeps us motivated in life, grad school and careers? Join the REFs for a fun and relaxing social where we reflect on these important questions! The event is this August 24, 5:30-6:30pm, building 32-124. Food and snacks will be provided! Contact: sschrier@mit.edu with any questions. Photo by JD Hancock

August 21, 2015

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Celebrate Chinese Valentine’s Day with ROCSA Aug. 22

Chinese Valentine’s Day is coming! ROCSA is going to celebrate this special day with you.
Join us for a chill-out dinner party at the Sidney Pacific Seminar Room (NW86) from 6pm to 8pm on Saturday August 22 with delicious Taiwanese food from Dolphin Bay Boston. Please RSVP Contact: pohsu@mit.edu Photo by Shuwn Hsu

August 20, 2015

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Grad Hillel Shabbat Dinner Picnic Aug. 21

Want to enjoy a delicious Shabbat picnic dinner with an awesome community of MIT graduate students on Friday August 21st at 7:00pm? Join us at Killian Court. RSVP by sending an email to esetren@mit.edu. This event is sponsored by Hillel at MIT and the MIT GSC. Photo by feministjulie

August 18, 2015

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Quantitative Research Roles at Jane Street, Deadline Aug. 19

Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm that uses innovative technology, a scientific approach, and a deep understanding of markets to guide our business. We are a global liquidity provider and market maker, operating around the clock and around the globe, out of offices in New York, London and Hong Kong. The markets change rapidly, and we need to change faster still. Every day, we come to work with new problems to solve, new systems to build and new theories to test. We’re always looking for people to join us and help come up with that next great idea.

We’re going to be at MIT on August 24 to interview PhD candidates for positions at Jane Street. The interviews will primarily focus on our Research role, but our Researchers often walk the line between Quantitative Trading and Software Development as well. You can learn more about Research, Quantitative Trading, and Technology at Jane Street on our website. If you’re interested in interviewing for a position at Jane Street we encourage you to apply through CareerBridge by August 19th! Photo by dirkcuys

 

August 14, 2015

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Indian Independence Day celebrations Aug. 15

Celebrate the Indian Independence day with friends this 15 of August at 10:30 AM! We will have a flag hoisting and an address by the chief guest at the Student Center, Sala de Puerto Rico. This will be followed by Indian lunch and I Day trivia games! Contact: sangam-exec@mit.edu Photo by Sanyam Bahga

August 13, 2015

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How to Find an Impactful Postdoc: A Panel Discussion Aug. 14

This Friday, August 14, 2015 from 2:00 – 3:30 at 34-101, find out more about the skills required to land a postdoctoral position in academia or industry. Learn about the search process, interviewing and tips for how to be most successful. Bring along your questions and friends. Co-sponsored by the MIT Graduate Student Council, MIT Global Education & Career Development and the MIT Office of the Vice President for Research. Refreshments will be provided. Register here!

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August 12, 2015

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Outing to Greater Boston Food Bank Aug.12

Help sort donated food that at the Greater Boston Food Bank, which supplies all the regional food pantries this Wednesday Aug. 12, 4:30–8:00 pm. This is an fun outing that we (GAME, SidPac and TBP) lead once a month (usually on the first or second Wednesday) at the Greater Boston Food Bank @ 70 S Bay Ave, Boston, MA. There will be free pizza for dinner, and if you travel with the group, transportation via the MBTA will be covered! Sign up today! Contact: emilytow@mit.edu Photo by 24oranges.nl

August 11, 2015

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Contra Dance with live music by BiCoastal Aug. 11

Contra dancing is a high-energy dance, directed by a caller and accompanied by exciting live folk music. It’s easy to learn, and you’ll get to twirl your partner and everyone else’s! Tonight’s dance features live folk music by BiCoastal: Julia Hartman (fiddle), Jean Monroe (piano), & Bonnie Insull (flute). Beginners welcome. No partner necessary. Time: 8:00p–10:30pm Location: W20-Lobdell, Dining Hall, Student Ctr 2nd floor. Visit our website! Event is open to the general public and the cost is free for MIT and Wellesley students. Optional suggested donation $3 other students, $6 general. Sponsored by the Folk Dance Club. For more information, contact: MIT Folk Dance Club contra-request@mit.edu Photo by macguys

August 7, 2015

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Spain@MIT world cup BBQ Aug. 9

Join us for a BBQ to celebrate the end of our very own MIT world cup and to congratulate the winners.The event is co-sponsored by Spain@MIT and the GSC Funding Board. The BBQ is this August 9th, 5-8pm @ the Sailing pavilion Contact: spaniards-request@mit.edu with questions. Photo by Marcus Buchwald

August 7, 2015

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Singapore National Day Celebrations Aug. 9

Come and celebrate Singapore’s 50 years of independence! The event will be held at the Mezzanine Lounge (W20-307) this August 9th at 7pm. The celebration is sponsored by GSC Funding Board. Contact: mitsss-com@mit.edu. See you there! Photo by Mike Behnken

August 3, 2015

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MASS AWIS Annual Potluck Picnic at Raymond Park Aug. 9

Join MASS AWIS as we soak up the sun during our annual potluck picnic. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Please bring a food dish to share as well as chairs and/or blankets for you and your guests. We’ll provide the beverages and tableware. Challenge your fellow AWIS members to a friendly competition during our scheduled games! Win prizes and bragging rights. The picnic is at Raymond Park located at 112 Raymond St between Upland Rd and Walden St in Cambridge, 02140 The event goes from 12:00pm – 3:00 pm, 1:00 pm Three-legged race, 2:00 pm Cornhole tournament. Public Transportation: Take the MBTA Red Line to Porter Square T or Fitchburg Line. Driving: All street parking will be free on Sunday in Cambridge. The event is free, but please register here to help us plan accordingly. Photo by Julie

July 31, 2015

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Celebrate the end of Ramadan at the Eid-ul-Fitr BBQ Aug. 1

Come celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with MIT BSA in a outdoor setting. We will do BBQ and have some fun time. We are meeting Saturday, August 1, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM at the Edgerton House Courtyard, 143 Albany St, Cambridge, MA 02139. Contact: bd-exec@mit.edu. Spots are limited, so sign-up is required. Organized by the Bangladeshi Students Association. An Eventbrite ticket will be required for admission, get it here! Photo by woodleywonderworks

July 31, 2015

Westgate Picnic Grads

Westgate Summer Picnic-Brunch Aug. 1

Join us this August 1st, 12:00 pm, at the Westgate Playground area to celebrate summer with a get together picnic-brunch with bagels, muffins, croissants, fruits, etc… and of course lots of ice cream!! Register here! All MIT graduate students and their families are welcome! Please bring your own plate to help reduce waste. Contact: westgate-pres@mit.edu for questions. Photo by jeffreyw

July 29, 2015

PN2K Bikes

Update your bike! MIT PN2K presents: Island in the Sun Jul. 31

 Bring in your bicycle Friday, July 31, 3:00pm-7:00pm for a safety check and free minor repairs. Wash off the salt and other residues to help maintain the quality of your bicycle with our free bicycle pressure washer service. Join us at the MIT Student Center Plaza/Front Steps to learn about bicycle safety, mingle with the bicycle community, and clean your U-lock while waiting in line. Register your bicycles with MIT Parking and Transportation Office (from 3-5pm). Support us by donating and purchasing our PN2K bicycle accessories, including bike lights, helmets, T-shirts! Contact: pn2kmit-officers@mit.edu Photo by Kyle Van Horn

July 24, 2015

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Sign-up for Solve-a-thon Aug. 10–11

In October, MIT will convene extraordinary people to work on extraordinary problems facing our world in the areas of Cure, Fuel, Learn, and Make. Join us August 10th and 11th for a Solve-a-thon to put MIT’s collaborative and cross-disciplinary problem-solving approach into action and see how your ideas could impact future generations for the better! The two-day event allows team of 3-6 to work on a Solve-inspired challenge: design “wearable technology” to significantly improve targeted healthcare to a majority of the population. Register as a team or individual here!

August 10, 2015 | 5:00-9:00pmSala de Puerto Rico, W20-202: Meet other student Solvers over dinner and refreshments and gather with your team to begin to explore the problem and identify a solution.

August 11, 2015 | 5:00-8:30pm, social afterward, Wong Auditorium, E15-115: Present your proposal to a panel of judges from academia and industry, who will assess the potential success of your idea. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. Dinner provided! Photo by DFID – UK Department for International Development

July 23, 2015

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Apply to Organize the 2015 GWAMIT Leadership Conference

GWAMIT is currently recruiting conference co-chairs, event leads, and committee members for the annual Fall Leadership Conference to be held in October 2015. Apply here. This is a great opportunity to be a part of the 2015 organizing team! There are many different ways you can get involved depending on your interests and schedule. Please contact the GWAMIT Executive Board at gwamit-exec@mit.edu if you have questions. We also encourage you to read more about previous leaders and events!

July 23, 2015

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MIT-WHOI Summer Picnic & Beach Day in Cape Cod Aug. 8

Grad students of the MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography invite you to a summer picnic in Cape Cod on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 09:00am to 04:30pm
at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA. Grilled burgers/hot dogs (with vegan options), snacks, fruits and beverages will be provided. Enjoy the free food, play soccer/volleyball, swim in the ocean, ride on the bike path (bring your own bike), or stroll on the beach. Transportation via chartered bus ($10 per person) for MIT communities and their families can be purchased before Aug 5. Follow this link to sign up and get more information! Photo by Steve Newfield

July 21, 2015

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Conflict Management Training @ MIT – Apply today!

Interested in conflict management and how to resolve conflicts? Apply today for conflict management training! Sessions will take place at the MIT Stratton Student Center, August 3 – August 14, 2015. Training is free for MIT graduate students. Space is limited. Training is divided into 3 tiers. More information here! Contact: conflictmanagement@mit.edu Photo by Nicola Corboy

July 21, 2015

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GSC Sustainability Meeting Jul. 21

Are you interested in promoting, improving, and increasing sustainability efforts at MIT? Come learn about how we’re reducing move-out waste, greening Grad Orientation 2015, and making the Student Center more sustainable. Join the group Tuesday, July 21, 5-6PM at 50-220 (GSC Office) where fresh fruit and snacks will be provided! Please RSVP now! Photo by neetalparekh

July 20, 2015

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GWAMIT & Intel Women PhD Engineers Luncheon and Career Development Discussion Jul. 30

Intel will be in town this week, and we’d like to invite members of GWAMIT to join our women PhD engineers for a casual lunch and career development discussion. The event is on Thursday, July 30, 12:00 – 1:00 PM and lunch will be provided. Location still to be determined, check event page soon. RSVP now! The topic is open to anything of interest to GWAMIT members, and we encourage questions around work/life balance, working in a male dominated field, value of graduate degree, etc. This is your time to ask whatever is on your mind! Photo by Josh Bancroft

July 20, 2015

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SANGAM Indian Barbecue Jul. 26

Enjoy the Summer with an Indian Barbecue evening this July 26, 6 pm at the Kresge BBQ Pits! Indulge yourself in a variety of Indian spices and sauces. We will have vegetarian options as well. Contact: sangam-exec@mit.edu for questions. Photo by woodleywonderworks

July 17, 2015

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Dissertation Boot Camp Jul 27-Aug 5

Is the August 6th deadline looming on you and you have yet to finish your thesis? Or maybe you haven’t even started?! Calm down, calm down. Take a deep breath and relax, and know that the GSC is providing a quiet place for you to work on your thesis with other graduate students during the July-August Dissertation Bootcamp! This will take place at Barker Library, 8th Floor from 10 am to 5pm, Mondays to Fridays from 27 July to 5th August! Breakfast will be provided everyday, and you can sign up to attend everyday or just the days that work best for you. Writing your thesis doesn’t have to be isolating! We are prioritizing the September List candidates for slots first! We definitely look forward to seeing you!

RSVP here now! Please email gsc-arc@mit.edu for any questions! Photo by andresmh

July 17, 2015

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Sidney Pacific Brunch Jul. 19

Come enjoy Sid Pac’s monthly Sunday brunch this July 19th, 12-1pm! Meeting at the SP Mark MP Room. We’ll have our usual array of delicious brunch food. Bring your own plate and utensils to win prizes and help keep SP green. As always, prep is from 8am to 2pm – come at any time to help out, and skip the line! Contact: sp-brunch-chair@mit.edu  Photo by Annie Mole

July 17, 2015

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FAMILY DAY: Perfumed Prints Workshop Jul. 18

The exhibition “Anicka Yi: 6,070,430K of Digital Spit” is one to explore with all the senses. Come and make handmade collagraph prints you can touch, see, and even smell! Join families at the List for a special day of art and exploration! FREE and open to all; no advanced registration required! The event is on Saturday, July 18, 2015, 12:00PM-4:00PM at the MIT List Visual Arts Center.  At 2PM we also have our family-friendly tour at the List Visual Arts Center!

July 16, 2015

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Summer Grill Night in the Eastgate Backyard Jul. 16th

Join the Eastgate Graduate Apartments Community this July 16th, at 7-9 pm for a delicious Summer Grill Night. The event is at the Eastgate Backyard (E55) across the plaza from the Sloan School. Contact eastgate-spirc@mit.edu for questions! This event is sponsored by the Eastgate Community Association and the Graduate Student Council. Photo by woodleywonderworks

July 16, 2015

SummerCulturefest

Sidney Pacific Cultural Festival Jul. 18

Come & enjoy being immersed in a wide array of student cultures at MIT this Saturday, July 18th, 12-3pm! The Sidney Pacific Mark MP Room will have free food and drinks from many different cultures. Expect amazing musical and artistic performances and many cultural student groups to be featured. Contact: sp-cultural-chair@mit.edu Photo by yooperann

July 15, 2015

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Ampersand Concert Series: CUDDLE MAGIC/TOM GREENBERG Jul. 30

Ampersand, a collaborative concert series presented by WMBR & List Visual Arts Center, showcases contemporary music in Bartos Theater on MIT’s campus. This Thursday, July 30, 2015, 7:30PM Ampersand is thrilled to host Cuddle Magic and Tom Greenberg for this rocking summer concert! Kick off your shoes and enjoy the music and the beats! Tickets are available for purchase at the door. Cash only. Cost: $3 with MIT ID, $5 general admission. Contact listinfo@mit.edu for any questions.

July 13, 2015

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MIT vs. Harvard Case Competition: Call for Applications! Jul. 20 Deadline

APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN!  An exciting opportunity for non-business Harvard and MIT graduate students and researchers to obtain consulting experience. Prospective participants apply individually, and the organizers will assemble four-person interdisciplinary teams to take on this two-week engagement. All participants will have the opportunity to network with and receive guidance from industry experts and leading consultants. July 20th is the application deadline. Event website.
MIT affiliates: contact ccmcasecomp@gmail.com. Harvard affiliates: contact harvardconsultingclub@gmail.com General contact: fangting@mit.edu

July 10, 2015

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Free Outdoor Summer Wellness Classes Jul 22 – Aug 26

A Breath of Fresh Air: Join us for FREE Summer Classes every Wednesday, starting July 22 through August 26Noon-1pm. Meet at the Green Lawn between MIT Medical (E23) and List Center (E15) *In case of inclement weather, class will be held at MIT Medical in room 297

July 22 Yoga on the Green with Qi Zhai Metzler
July 29 Qigong with Jim Roselando
August 5th Yoga on the Green with Qi Zhai Metzler
August 12 30-minute guided meditation with Ashley Norwood
Session 1: 12:00pm Session 2: 12:30PM
August 19 Tai Chi with Dorri Li
August 26 Yoga on the Green with Qi Zhai Metzler

Register here today! Contact wellness@med.mit.edu Photo: torbakhopper

July 9, 2015

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Academia or Industry Career Panel Jul. 20

Planning your career after MIT? Are you choosing between industry and academia? Come and hear how successful professionals have done it! Both faculty and industry panelists will outline important strategies in career development within industry and academia. Attend the panel on Monday, July 20, 12:30 – 2:00 pm at 32-123. Panelists: Dr. Mary Gray (Indiana, Microsoft), Dr. Robert Langer (MIT), Dr. Caroline Ross (MIT), Christopher Noble (MIT Tech Licensing Officer); other representation may be present. Sponsors: MIT Graduate Student Council, Global Education and Career Development, and the Office of the Vice President for Research. Refreshments provided. Please sign up on CareerBridge (using your MIT email!) Photo by: Flazingo Photos

July 8, 2015

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Boston Harbor Islands Trip Aug. 8 (Reg. by Jul. 25)

Spend a fun day at Georges Island and Spectacle Island exploring Fort Warren and enjoying the outdoors! A BBQ lunch will be provided. We will have meat and veggie burgers, hot dogs, snacks, and beverages. Tickets are $10/person (54 tickets available). Children under 2 are free. We are meeting at Long Wharf North to take the ferry to the Harbor Islands on Sat. August 8, 9:30 am-4:30 pm. More information on the registration site. Registration is open now through July 25. Register at tickets.mit.edu Contact gsc-ac@mit.edu if you have any questions. Photo: Doc Searls

July 6, 2015

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GAME, TBP, and SidPac Outing to Greater Boston Food Bank Jul. 8

Help sort donated food at the Greater Boston Food Bank, which supplies all the regional food pantries. The Food Bank is at 70 S Bay Ave., Boston, and the event is July 8th, 4:30 pm-8:00 pm. We’re meeting in Lobby 7 (77 Mass Ave.) @ 4:30 pm (we will be taking the No. 1 Bus to the end of the line in Boston). This is an incredible fun outing that we do once a month (usually on the first or second Wednesday). There will be pizza ordered for dinner, and if you travel with the group, transportation via the MBTA will be covered! You can sign up here or ask a question to find out more.

July 2, 2015

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July 4th Ashdown BBQ

The 4th of July Ashdown Barbeque: Come celebrate this great day in American history, in a quintessentially American way. Come join all your friends from the MIT community at Ashdown House for an evening of bonhomie and burgers, with fruits and beverages. We are meeting July 4th, 1pm-4pm at the Ashdown courtyard. Contact zuoh@mit.edu with any questions. This will be a great opportunity to experience a simple but beloved American custom with great opportunities for cultural and social exchange. Vegetarians will be taken care of, too! Photo: Darryl Kanouse

July 2, 2015

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Canada Day BBQ Jul. 3rd

Come out and celebrate Canada’s 148th belated birthday with a Canadian themed BBQ!!
We will be serving delicious BBQ, including vegetarian options, along with some special Canadian treats! Join us  Friday, July 3rd, 5:30-7:30pm at the Sidney Pacific Courtyard. There will be prizes awarded for the best Canadian attire, so show up decked out in red and white. See you all there! Contact canadians-owner@mit.edu if you have any questions. Photo by Fake Plastic Alice

July 1, 2015

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Water diplomacy to enable a new future? Jul. 3

Attend the workshop discussing water diplomacy and the Urmia Lake this July 3, 9am-1pm at 32-144. Urmia basin (Iran) is registered as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve; it is one of the most influential and valuable aquatic ecosystems in the in the region. The lake basin, as a socio-ecological region, faced extreme water shortages in the recent years due to water overuse and mismanagement. This workshop will discuss Urmia Lake’s Context, History, and Challenges.  Expert panel discussions will focus on Socio-Economic Impacts and Challenges of Urmia Lake Restoration Plans. Contact: isg.exec@mit.edu  Photo by Adam

June 26, 2015

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Outreach outing to the CASPAR Homeless Shelter Jun. 28

Join your fellow grad students in cooking for our neighbors at the CASPAR homeless shelter this June 28th from 2-6 pm at 240 Albany St, Cambridge. We will make a full dinner from scratch and serve 70-90 patrons & staff of the shelter. Volunteers will be invited to dine at the end of the event. This event is funded by the GSC/PSC Service Fund.
Priority will be given to graduate students, however all MIT affiliates and their significant others will be considered. Sign up here! Contact sp-outreach-chair@mit.edu for questions. Photo by Rob Nguyen

June 25, 2015

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Sidney Pacific Summer Dance Party Jun. 26

Dance the night away at the Sidney Pacific summer dance party! Bust some moves while enjoying great music and great company this Friday, June 26th from 9pm – 1am at the Sidney Pacific Courtyard. Refreshments will be served (21+ with ID required for alcohol). Contact sp-social-chair@mit.edu with any questions. Photo by Alex Naanou

June 24, 2015

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FREE FUN FRIDAYS @ MIT Museum! Jun. 26th

Visitors are welcome to enjoy an activity-filled day, sponsored by the Highland Foundation. Held across many venues throughout the summer, Free Fun Fridays (June 26th 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) helps students stay engaged with art, culture, and science. The MIT Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting materials that serve as a resource for the study and interpretation of the intellectual, educational, and social history of MIT and its role in the development of modern science and technology. Come and enjoy the dynamic set of exhibitions! Photo of Ferrofluid, Felice Frankel (MIT Museum)

June 22, 2015

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MIT-ETH: Conversations and Reception Jun. 25

The MIT Alumni Association, in partnership with Swissnex, is excited to bring together two of the world’s leading researchers in synthetic biology on Thursday June 25th, 6pm at the Koch Institute Auditorium. Professors Ron Weiss SM ’94, PhD ’01 (MIT) and Yaakov (Kobi) Benenson (ETH Zurich) will share their latest research in enabling sophisticated synthetic gene circuits in human cells. Contact: jmcg@mit.edu for questions. Click for more info and to register before June 24. Photo by amattox mattox

June 19, 2015

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Indian Games Day Jun. 21

The winter has had a good and super-long inning this year and summer is finally in! Sangam, The Association of Indian Students at MIT, invites you to celebrate the opening of the season with a cricket tournament. It will be held this Sunday June 21, 4 PM at MIT North Court. We will also have other traditional games like Lagori and Kho-Kho. Delicious snacks will make sure you never run out of energy! Contact: sangam-exec@mit.edu. Photo by Dhammika Heenpella

June 19, 2015

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CAST and ROCSA Dragon Boat Festival Parties Jun. 20

Organizations across MIT will be celebrating the 2015 Dragon Boat Festival this SAT June 20th. The Dragon Boat Festival, also often known as the Tuen Ng or Duanwu Festival, is a traditional and statutory holiday originating in China.

Join the Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) Dragon Boat Festival Party from 6pm-10pm at W20-208, where Chinese traditions of the Dragon Boat Festival will be introduced to all the attendees. Participants will be taught to make Zongzi – a traditional dessert in dragon boat festival – and can partake in different Chinese cuisine. Contact: guchch@mit.edu with questions.

The Republic of China Student Association (ROCSA) will be hosting the Dragon Boat Festival celebration at the Sid-Pac seminar room at 6:30pm. They will serve traditional rice dumplings and offer guests the opportunity to play traditional games!! $5 for ROCSA members; $10 for Non ROCSA members. Contact: pohsu@mit.edu with questions.

Photo by YourCalvert

June 19, 2015

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Duanwu Festival Social and Game Night Jun. 20

Enjoy a social event based on the Duanwu Festival celebration this Saturday June 20th, 6-10pm at the Ashdown Hulsizer room. We will show some of the interesting traditions to the attendees of this festival. Food will be provided, especially rice dumplings. We will also introduce some traditional and modern Chinese games to the audience. Contact qydu@mit.edu with any questions. Sponsored by GSC. Photo by P Bibler

June 18, 2015

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Mass Ave Monopoly Jun. 19

MIT PN2K invites you to our June bike event: The Mass Ave Monopoly this Friday, June 19​, 2015 2:00 – 6:00 PM* at the Student Center Plaza/Front Steps (W20). We will offer:

  • Free minor bike repairs/tune-ups courtesy of Bike Boom​, who will also have (student-priced) tires, tubes, cables, brake pads, locks, and chain oil
  • Bike pressure washing
  • Learn to change a flat tire station
  • Free food​, games, music​​
  • Cyclists’ rights emergency wallet-sized cards
  • $20 donations for PN2K bike helmets
  • $15 donations for Planet Bike lights

Volunteer with us here.

*Please note that we might have to close our bike-repair line early if our line exceeds capacity before 6:00 PM. Basic bike repair lines (e.g., oiling chain, pumping up flat tires), pressure washing, and games will remain open. Rain location will be outside the MIT Z-Center entrance under the Johnson Overhang. Details also can be found on our website.

June 17, 2015

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Join the Canadian Faculty Lunch Jun. 22

Come join the Canadian Club for a social lunch with Canadian faculty members at MIT this Monday, June 22nd, 12:30-2:30pm! The lunch will provide an excellent opportunity to meet Professors Nicholas Roy and Krishna Rajagopal. Attendance is limited, so please fill out this poll with your name and email. Location TBD. Sponsored by the Graduate Student Council and Canadians Club. Contact b_smith@mit.edu with questions. Photo by ankakay

June 15, 2015

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SP Summer Celebration Ice Cream Coffee Hour Jun. 17

This Wednesday, June 17th, 9-10pm come to the SP Multipurpose Room to celebrate the start of summer with an Ice Cream Social, part of SidPac’s bi-weekly Coffee Hour. Enjoy coffee, tea, fresh fruits, homemade guacamole, charcuterie, and fancy cheeses.
Funded through SidPac & The GSC Funding Board. All graduate students are welcome! Contact sp-social-chair@mit.edu with any questions. Photo by sea turtle

June 12, 2015

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GAME Field Day Jun. 13th

This Saturday, June 13, from 12-3pm the Graduate Association of Mechanical Engineers invites you to let out your inner child with GAME Field Day. Bring teams of 4-5 to the Briggs Field E to compete in a wide assortment of exciting games. Also, compete for the title of GAME Field Day Champions! Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Questions? Contact: sball@mit.edu. Photo by Brandon Atkinson

June 11, 2015

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MIT Museum hosts the MIT Glass Band Jun. 12

Part of the MIT Museum’s program Second Fridays, this June 12th at 5-8 p.m. the museum will host an evening of unique sounds with the MIT Glass Band. Meet the artists and learn more about the design and creation of their one-of-a-kind instruments during this fun, sonic experience. Also, hear from Cambridge Rindge and Latin student filmmakers who will share their creative, behind-the-scenes look at the MIT Glass Lab. CRLS documentary funded in part by the Cambridge Arts Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

June 11, 2015

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Graduate Hillel Shabbat Dinner Jun. 12

Want to enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner with an awesome community of MIT graduate students on Friday June 12th at 7:30pm? RSVP by sending an email to oderberg@mit.edu. The gathering will be at the Sidney-Pacific Multipurpose Room
This event is sponsored by Hillel at MIT and the MIT GSC. Photo by Noel Hidalgo

June 10, 2015

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Grad Orientation Needs You!

Be a part of the largest student run orientation in the nation! Graduate orientation welcomes new grad students and introduces them to MIT and the Boston/Cambridge area. Coordinators take the lead on each of orientation’s events – the boat cruise, presidential welcome, ​and ​the list goes on! Find more information about the events. Which events are you interested in coordinating? Let us know! Questions? Contact gsc-oc@mit.edu

June 9, 2015

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Economic Dimensions of Gender Inequality, A Human Rights Perspective Jun. 11

Internationally renowned economist, Dr. Augusto Lopez-Claros, Director of Global Indicators Group at the World Bank Group, is coming to speak at MIT. He will share findings from the Women, Business and the Law 2014 report this June 11th, 7pm at the Maclaurin Building 4-231. It will be a fascinating presentation, with opportunity for Q&A at the end of the event. Contact shraayai@mit.edu for more info. Photo by Vic Voytek

June 8, 2015

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Postdoc & PhD – Employer Networking Evening Jun. 10

Please join us for an evening to learn about Jobs and Opportunities for Postdocs & PhD’s outside of Academia on Wednesday June 10th 5:15pm – 7:30pm, in 34-101. Register now to hear what the following companies have to say about their industry and roles for Postdocs/PhD’s:

BCG – Management Consulting – MIT Alum
Novartis – Pharmaceutical
Wolf Greenfield – Legal – MIT Alum
Exponent – Engineering and Scientific Consulting
Sensata – Technology – MIT Former Postdoc
Nature – Science Publishing

Pizza will be served from 5:15-6:00pm, followed by company information presented in a panel format from 6:00-7:00pm, with the evening ending with casual networking with employers. Event sponsored by MIT GECD with support from the Vice President for Research Office and the MIT Postdoctoral Association. Photo by Chris Potter

June 5, 2015

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Facilitating Effective Research luncheon series for UROP mentors Jun. 10-11

UROP and the Teaching and Learning Laboratory are offering a two-day Facilitating Effective Research luncheon series for UROP mentors Wednesday, June 10 & Thursday, June 11, from 12 noon – 2pm each day. Lunch will be provided. The series is geared toward graduate students and post-docs, who are currently or soon plan to be mentoring undergraduate researchers, especially those new to mentoring and those planning to mentor students this summer/fall. The goal is to facilitate discussion about UROP mentoring best practices such as how to realistic expectations, manage expectations, and foster effective mentor-mentee communication among other topics. Ultimately, we hope these discussions foster more effective UROP research and advising relationships between undergraduates and their mentors. Interested attendees should RSVP ASAP. Attendance is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Accepted attendees will receive registration confirmations with additional details including room #, etc. Photo by NASA APPEL

June 4, 2015

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GAME Service Event with the Greater Boston Food Bank Jun. 10

Enjoy a summer evening in a volunteer service event this Wednesday June 10th, 4:30-8pm at the Greater Boston Food Bank (70 S Bay Ave, Boston, MA). Help sort donated food which gets divvied out to all the regional food pantries. There will be Pizza ordered for dinner. If you travel with the group, transportation via the MBTA will be covered. The group is leaving together from 77 Mass Ave at 4:30.  All grad students are welcome. Sign up today! Contact GAMEServ_Chair@mit.edu with any questions. Photo by Sterling Communications

June 3, 2015

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Tech Reunions Graduate Poster Session Jun. 6

Want to present your research in poster format and network with MIT alumni? The GSC and MIT Alumni Association are sponsoring a networking lunch and poster session for graduate students and alumni during Tech Reunions on June 6, 2015 from 12 – 2pm in Maseeh Hall. Presenters can network with alumni, gain feedback on their research, and will receive free lunch and a $10 Amazon.com gift card for participating. Space is limited. Sign up today. Presenters are eligible to attend Toast to Tech, our festive late-night party with live music and hosted bar. Contact Greg Batcheler (gpbatch@mit.edu) Photo by Justin Knight

June 1, 2015

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Register now for traditional arts classes

Are you interested in figure drawing from a live model or learning how to develop your own color photographs in a darkroom? Have you always wanted to learn how to throw a vase on the potter’s wheel or further your understanding of color theory in an oil painting class?Look no further—the MIT Student Art Association offers classes in all of the above and more. Classes start June 15 and will fill up quickly—register here today! Photo: MIT SAA

May 29, 2015

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Join MIT in Boston Pride Parade Jun. 13

Show your MIT pride at this year’s annual Boston Pride Parade on Saturday, June 13th from 10 am to 1 pm. All MIT students, staff, faculty, and alumni are welcome! The march is 2.7 miles from Copley Square to Boston City Hall Plaza. If you are unable to walk but would still like to participate, there is a trolley that will be a part of the parade (please RSVP trolley needs to afran@mit.edu). Not up for marching? You are also more than welcome to come cheer us on from the sidelines (there will be a small group meeting with an MIT sign with the You Are Welcome Here logo at the corner of Charles St and Beacon, on the Boston Commons side). Free T-Shirts are available (the same as last year’s design so please recycle). Please email Abigail on or before 5pm on June 9th with the subject line “Pride Parade RSVP and T-Shirt Size” and provide the following information: your name, your MIT Affiliation, your email address, your “Female cut” or “Male cut” style, and your size. Photo by yuan2003.

May 22, 2015

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MIT Connect Tea and Honey Party May 23

The MIT CONNECT program is throwing a Honey and Tea Party on Saturday, May 23rd! Everyone will have the chance to reCONNECT one last time during this celebration filled with exotic honey and tea tasting, desserts, and several light-hearted activities. There will be freshly baked croissants, fruit tarts, 60 varieties of honey from nearly as many countries, a dozen of the highest quality teas and spices, a live string-quartet, and secret prizes for the activities! The party starts at 6 pm and goes until 9 pm in the 6th floor Multi-purpose Room of the MIT Media Lab (E14). Attire can be as formal and as quirky as possible (Top hats, Fedora, monocles, Saris, etc.) Please email Tuka with an RSVP if you plan to come! Photo by Flood G..

May 21, 2015

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The Negotiation Tool Kit Jun. 10

Looking for a job and wondering how to negotiate the salary? Have a job and want to re-negotiate? Take part in the Negotiation Tool Kit! This highly interactive workshop focuses on the nuts-and-bolts of negotiation and is designed to help current and future employees navigate negotiations with ease and confidence. Global career strategist Sarah Cardozo Duncan (and founder of careerstrategist.com) will be the guest speaker and will lead the workshop. In 2003, she was recognized by Boston Magazine as one of the 100 most powerful women in Boston. Her commitment and dedication to helping scientists transform their career paths earned her the 2014 MASS AWIS Mentor of Excellence Award. The Negotiation Tool Kit will take place in the Monadnock Room of the Broad Institute (415 Main St, Cambridge) on Wednesday, June 10, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Keep in mind, the event is $5 for MASS AWIS members and $10 for non-members. Register before June 3rd for a chance to win an exciting prize! Photo by usembassyta.

May 21, 2015

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ESD Spring BBQ May 22

On Friday, May 22nd join the MIT Engineering Systems Division for a community-wide barbecue to celebrate the end of the Spring Semester! Grab some friends and head down to the Ashdown courtyard for some food and fun in the sun! The event starts at 5:30 pm and goes on until 8:30 pm. This event is open to the entire MIT community and is co-sponsored by the GSC funding board. Photo by daijo1.

May 20, 2015

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MIT Comedy Night May 21

On May 21st come laugh your worries away at the MIT Comedy Night in Kresge! Starting at 7 pm, comedian Jimmy Tingle will be delivering a one of a kind comedic experience with Orlando Baxter, Patty Ross, and Paul Gilligan. Tickets are $15 with a MIT Student ID, $20 otherwise, and are available online, at CopyTech (11-004), or at MITAC (Stata Center). The first 100 students who register online will get free tickets thanks to generous support from the de Florez Fund for Humor! Ticket sales will benefit the MIT Community Service Fund, which funds public service initiatives. Free refreshments will be served afterward!

May 19, 2015

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Music at Whitehead May 20

Come and watch the return of the MIT Meridian Singers at the Whitehead Auditorium, on Wednesday, May 20, beginning at 12:00pm. They will be presenting their program, “Pastime with Good Company: Consorting musics from the time of the Tudors.” Todd Beckham, an artistic director who has performed as a singer, harpsichordist, organist, and conductor in the United States and Europe, will be directing this concert. This event is free and open to the Whitehead community and friends.