Events

Thursday, December 7, 2017

No Way Forward No Way Back

Exhibition Open Tuesday to Friday, December 5-8, 2017 Join the Artist In Conversation with Filmmaker Anandana Kapur Friday, December 8, 2017, 6-7pm (Free...

Safety Culture Video Contest

Safety is embedded in the MIT Culture and now we want you to show the community. Create and Submit a 3-4 minute Video Illustrating Safety Culture in Action...

Photographic Exhibit: "Surface Tension" by Peter Vanderwarker

From the artist's statement: I had two favorite courses in architecture school: One was titled Materials and Methods: it covered the details of what...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 8:00am to 6:00pm
STEX Workshop: Cracking Cancer

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 8:30am to 11:30am
Holiday Plant Sale

Take a touch of Endicott House home. The MIT Endicott House Holiday Plant Sale will feature Poinsettias, Christmas Cactus, Jade Plants and other holiday...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 9:00am to 2:00pm
China Comes to Tech: 1877-1931

In 1877, the first student from China matriculated at MIT. By 1910, China was sending more students to MIT than any other foreign country. From these...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
MIT Museum

Current Exhibitions: Big Bang Data; The Enemy by Karim Ben Khelifa; György Kepes Photographs; Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson; Robots...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 10:00am
Physics Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Arolyn Conwill

You are cordially invited to attend the following thesis defense. ’’Population oscillations, synchronization, and range expansion in a bacterial...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 10:00am
Physics Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Valla Fatemi

You are cordially invited to attend the following thesis defense. ’’Quantum Electronic Transport in 2D and 3D Topological Insulators ’’ Presented by...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 10:30am
Concrete Sustainability Hub Webinar: Competition

When sustained competition exists in a market, the price for similar goods is expected to go down. MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) research...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 11:00am to 12:00pm
Energy Loss Spectroscopy at High Resolution: Applications to Functional Materials and Plasmonic Nanostructures

Speaker: Dr. Gianluigi A. Botton Professor, Associate Chair - Undergraduate Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering McMaster University Abstract:...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 11:00am to 12:00pm
Data Science to Solve Social Problems — Bayes Impact

Learn about Bayes Impact’s work using data science and technology to improve social services. **RSVP here** Bayes Impact is a technology non profit...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
International English Bible Class

International students, scholars and spouses are invited to join us for a look at the Christian Bible to practice English and learn something new from God's...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
International Language Lunch Series

Come meet other language enthusiasts, students taking learning languages, and native speakers of languages you’d like to practice. All MIT community members...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
MIT List Visual Arts Center | Exhibition | Heimo Zobernig: Chess Painting

Heimo Zobernig : chess painting features the work of Vienna-based artist Heimo Zobernig (b 1958, Mauthen, Austria) whose art practice includes sculpture,...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Mass

Catholic Mass

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 12:05pm to 12:45pm
iREFS Office Hours

Walk-in office hours for graduate students to directly access an iREFS to talk to! iREFS is a graduate student group that provides confidential peer support...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Free Conversational English Practice for International Students & Spouses

For over 20 years we have provided a FREE ENGLISH conversation time around tables with native English speakers for international students, scholars and...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 1:15pm to 2:30pm
Thursday Free English Class for International Students & Spouses

For over 20 years we have provided a FREE ENGLISH conversation time around tables with American English speakers for international grad students, scholars...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 1:15pm to 2:30pm
Career Connect Consultation

**Please sign up in advance for a 30 minute appointment here: https://careerconnect.youcanbook.me/ ** This consult is for the spouses and partners of...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Can India’s Future Needs of Electricity be met by Renewable Energy Sources?

Mechanical Engineering Rohsenow Lecture in Heat and Mass Transfer Suhas P. Sukhatme (SM ‘62, ScD ‘65), Professor Emeritus, Indian Institute of Technology...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm
(Men's Squash) MIT at No. 2 Harvard University

(Men's Squash) MIT at No. 2 Harvard University

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 3:00pm
 
 EAPS Holiday Party

Please join us for the annual EAPS holiday festivities on Thursday, December 7th. Celebrate the end of classes and bring your family and significant others...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Biological Engineering Seminar

Douglas Melton (Harvard) How to Make and Protect Human Beta Cells for Transplantation Into Diabetics Hosted by Harvey F. Lodish For more information about...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 4:00pm
Physics Colloquium: Steven Gubser

Speaker: Steven Gubser, Princeton University Title: Number Theory and Spacetime Abstract: Our description of spacetime relies on the real numbers and...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Brandeis Harvard MIT Northeastern Mathematics Colloquium

Persi Diaconis (Stanford) Title: "The mathematics of making a mess" Abstract: In joint work with Soumik Pal, we study a standard way of mixing cards;...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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How the struggle to define magic shaped the modern world

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
W20 Holiday Tree Decorating

Come make an ornament to put on the W20 Steps holiday tree or to keep for yourself. Refreshments will be served

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
The Emotional Politics of Piracy, Or Why We Feel Intellectual Property Infringement as National Trauma

Embracing the recent turns toward the study of public feelings, this talk examines the emotional politics of intellectual property “piracy.” Situating the...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Aikido

Aikido is a Martial art that emphasizes blending with the attacker, rather than confronting the attacker with hard techniques such as punches and kicks....

ESA Movie Night: The Nile Hilton Incident

The Egyptian Student Association cordially invites you to join us in our special movie night with the screening of The Nile Hilton Incident.

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm
MIT List Visual Arts Center | Graduate Student Gallery Talk

Take a look at the List’s exhibitions from a new perspective. Join Nicolás Consuegra (MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology) to discover more about...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Together in Climate Action: A Conversation with Mike Bloomberg

Introduction by Robert B. Millard, Chair of the MIT Corporation Moderated by Tenley Albright, Director of MIT Collaborative Initiatives This conversation...

authors@MIT - Joi Ito with Tim O'Reilly, WTF: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us

The MIT Press Bookstore presents Joi Ito and Tim O'Reilly discussing O'Reilly's new book WTF: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us, on Thursday, December...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 6:00pm
Toddler & Preschool Gymnastics

When: Thursdays (October 19th-December 14th; 6 weeks) Two sessions: 6:30-7 pm (Toddler:15 months to 2.9 years old) OR 7:05-7:35 pm (Preschool: 2.9-5 years...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 6:30pm to 7:00pm
 
(Men's Basketball) Rhode Island College vs. MIT

(Men's Basketball) Rhode Island College vs. MIT

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 7:00pm
 
Drawing Courses at Eastgate

Drawing Courses at Eastgate Please join us on Thursday evenings for relaxing art-making and instruction. A end once or every week on a drop-in basis, no...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Probabilistic Programming

IEEE Computer and GRSS Societies and GBC/ACM 7:00 PM, Thursday, 7 December 2017 MIT Room 32-G449 (Kiva) Probabilistic Programming Theo...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Kiss Me, Kate! Cole Porter's classic musical comedy.

The MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players are thrilled to announce their production of Cole Porter’s classic Kiss Me, Kate! Reserve tickets here:...

MIT DanceTroupe Presents: Rick and MoreDT

Our semesterly shows feature a variety of dance styles as broad as the students choreographing and performing them. Come on out for some of the most...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm
MIT DanceTroupe Presents: Rick and MoreDT

Our semesterly shows feature a variety of dance styles as broad as the students choreographing and performing them. Come on out for some of the most...

Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Thursday, December 7, 2017