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Apr 29, 2017 - 2:00 PM
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Mar 28, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Film screening and discussion with the filmmakers

Apr 10, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Mar 27, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

The military demands of World War II had a profound effect on both farming and eating in America. The demands on the domestic supply of food for soldiers was unprecedented, with troops in 23 different climatic zones internationally dependent on American supplies. The U.S. was also supplying food to the Allies, another huge demand on domestic supplies.

Apr 10, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Mar 24, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Marshall Ganz has successful combined organizing, training and teaching for many years. He worked for 16 years with Cesar Chavez on the successful effort to organize and win legal recognition for the United Farm Workers, the first major union of agricultural workers in the US. He has also designed innovative voter mobilization strategies for local, state and national electoral campaigns. Ganz advocates for building leadership on multiple levels in social & political movements. He teaches strategies and approaches for leadership.

Apr 26, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Mar 23, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Higher education has often been a catalyst in driving both national and global innovation and sweeping shifts in cultural norms. Today, MIT seeks to transform our campus in yet another demonstration of MIT???s ability to marshal knowledge in addressing the world's great challenges. Today we seek to develop a vision for a Sustainable Campus that is uniquely grounded in the trans-disciplinary, problem-solving ethos of the MIT culture, yet uniquely shaped by its integration with the City of Cambridge and service to the world.

Mar 22, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Scholars at MIT and in Mexico collaborate on projects spanning design, technology, and art.

MIT faculty, students, and alumni consistently find creative ways to apply their knowledge to local contexts, collaborating with partners around the globe to make the world a better place. Arguably, no MIT exchange is more fertile than the one the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) enjoys with Mexico.

Mar 20, 2017 - 4:30 PM
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Mar 17, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Part of the MIT-Brazil Exchange Series.
We will hear from MIT and Brazilian researchers, recipients of an MIT-Brazil program's Lemann Seed Fund grant for early stage collaboration. In this conversation they will share experiences from two projects in Brazil that bring together different sectors to address problems through the use of citizen data collection tools and innovative ways to access public information. The collaborators will also share some of the key findings from Promise Tracker and Caring for my Neighborhood.

Mar 14, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT Media Lab event, Beyond the Cradle, launches a new initiative to explore the final frontier

Mar 14, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT Media Lab event, Beyond the Cradle, launches a new initiative to explore the final frontier

Apr 6, 2017 - 3:00 PM
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Mar 09, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

From croplands to landfills, urban systems co-evolve with food systems. Rapidly urbanizing regions must systematically contend with agricultural land loss, increased meat consumption, diet diversification, and shifting patterns of food access and storage. Guest speaker Karen Seto will join for a joint Environmental Policy and Planning/Sam Tak Lee discussion on how urbanization science and urban planning can inform debates over food security and sustainability.

Mar 09, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

DUSP's Eran Ben-Joseph to become co-director of MISTI’s Israel program.

Mar 08, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

QS World University Rankings place MIT No. 1 in 12 of 46 subject areas

Mar 8, 2017 - 4:30 PM
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Mar 07, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

How to feed 10 billion? Brazilian enterprises with MIT connections take a stab at answering the question.

Wednesday, March 8th 2017
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A conversation about innovative enterprises that came out of Brazil + MIT collaboration (a sustainable fertilizer and aerospace technology, AI, robotics and sensors to connect farmers with their fields).

Mar 12, 2017 - 8:00 AM
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Mar 07, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Space will be hackable. Space will be playful. Space grows ever more accessible to the space enthusiast through the reach of their DIY instruments, experiments, sensors and satellites, and soon through space tourism. This opportunity to design our interplanetary lives beckons to us.

Join us on Sunday, March 12 as we envision, design, hack, and fabricate our space future. We'll hear from innovation engineers at NASA, sci-fi's most creative minds, Hollywood imagineers, astronauts, and industry leaders in "New Space."

Talks from EAPS affiliates include:

Apr 6, 2017 - 4:00 PM
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Mar 07, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Focus on Russia - "Russia's Far Right Connection in Europe. Conservative values and Euroskepticism as Russia's new soft power"

Mar 07, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT Media Lab supports new ways of harnessing responsible, ethical Disobedience aimed at challenging our norms, rules, or laws to benefit society with a $250K prize. Learn more and explore a brief history of disobedient role models through the ages. Nominate a person or group engaged in extraordinary acts of disobedience for public good.

Mar 06, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Very different cities have similar potential for ride sharing, study finds.

A newly published study co-authored by MIT researchers suggests that urban ride-sharing is feasible in a wide variety of cities around the globe — and indeed that the potential “shareability” of autos in those places is more similar, from place to place, than previously expected.

Apr 25, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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Mar 03, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Starr Forum discussion on U.S.-China-North Korea Crisis

Speaker: Professor Victor Cha, Georgetown University and CSIS

Discussant: Professor Terrence Roehrig, Professor, US Naval War College

Free & open to the public | Refreshments served
Can't attend in person? Watch it on Facebook live or on-demand on YouTube.
For more information or accessibility accommodations please contact starrforum@mit.edu.

Mar 02, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Architecture lecturer Jessica Rosenkrantz writes programs mimicking processes in nature to "grow" objects that can be digitally fabricated.

School of Architecture and Planning lecturer Jessica Rosenkrantz’s career in design began somewhat as an accident and was sparked by a random comment by a graduate classmate at the Harvard University School of Design.

Feb 27, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Gallery Walk showcases exhibitions in art, architecture, and design.

Building 7 is most known for the soaring four-story lobby that greets visitors who enter the campus from Massachusetts Avenue. Not as widely recognized is that the building is home to four galleries that feature regular exhibitions of art, architecture, and design.

Feb 24, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Co-founded by DUSP PhD student Gregory Falco, the IoT cybersecurity startup, NeuroMesh placed second in MIT's 100K Accelerate competition.

Feb 24, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

On January 31st, 2017, the MIT Club of New York and the MIT Architecture Affinity Group (MITArchA) hosted a Course IV Alumni Social event in New York City. The event was held at WeWork Charging Bull, located in New York’s Financial District, and was hosted by Melissa Marsh, M.Arch ’04, MITArchA’s Vice President of Membership.

Feb 24, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

A number of SA+P professors and researchers are offering short courses and digital programs through MIT Professional Education.

Learn more about SA+P faculty-led courses which include:

Advances in Imaging
Ramesh Raskar, Camera Culture, MIT Media Lab

Feb 24, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

For his MIT residency, the Grammy-winning artist collaborates with over 150 student musicians to stage the monumental concert, "Imagination Off the Charts."

Feb 23, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Study of post-harvest storage technology use in Uganda assesses potential for farmer adoption, identifies supply chain challenges and solutions.

According to the World Food Program (WFP), nearly one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, and over half of that food waste happens during production, post-harvest handling, and storage.

Apr 19, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

We are now a decade into a new coalescence of capital, information, and socionature. As the speculative leverage built on U.S. predatory real estate capital collapsed into what Ben Bernanke called the worst global financial crisis in the history of capitalism, Silicon Valley visionaries were rediscovering and engineering an obscure but powerful concept developed in the 1920s by the Russian geochemist Vladimir Vernadsky: the no??sphere.

Apr 7, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Take a look at the Lists exhibitions from a new perspective. Join Jack Reid (MITs Technology & Policy Program and the AeroAstro Department) to discover more about Charlotte Moth: Seeing While Moving.

Apr 4, 2017 - 9:00 AM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Workshop Day Two
Gordon Clark 9:00am-10:00am Innovation in Institutional Investment
Gerald Epstein 10:00am-11:00am Banks Without Bankers
Robert Eccles 11:30am-12:30pm Integrated Reporting and the Six Capitals Applied to Cities
Sandra Waddock 1:30pm-2:30pm From Wealth to Wellbeing

RSVP Required:
http://bit.ly/2kxez19

Apr 3, 2017 - 8:00 AM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Workshop Day One
David Weil 9:00am-10:00am The Fissured Workplace and the Future of Work
Deborah Freize 10:00am-11:00am A Place-Based Approach to Impact Investing
Barbara Buchner 10:30am-11:30am Towards a Sustainable Future
Elke Weber 11:30am-12:30pm Risk as Feeling and Perception Matters
Neil Fligstein 1:30pm-2:30pm Financial Markets as Production Markets
Katherina Pistor 3:00pm-4:00pm Coding Behavior
Nazli Choucri 4:00pm-5:00pm TBA

Mar 1, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Bioenergy has entered the renewable energy strategy for addressing climate change. It contributes the largest fraction of renewable energy world wide, and is 60% of the renewable portfolio in the European Union. However, bioenergy is a high carbon emitting renewable with thermal carbon emission intensity comparable to coal. Yet the EU and most US states count bioenergy emissions as having zero emissions. The US Congress attempted to implement a carbon neutral amendment for forest bioenergy that is used in electric power generation.

Apr 12, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

A prolonged 1960s-1970s debate about how to spur economic development in the US segregated areas of large cities in which racial ethnic minorities have historically been concentrated. This debate turned on two axes, the first concerned whether the labor force and capital assets located in the areas should be understood as integral to the structure of capital accumulation in the economy as a whole, or instead as structurally separate from mainstream capitalist processes and exploited primarily for their labor reserves.

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

What are the motivations and actions (or inaction) of individuals in the financial system, governments, central banks, academia and the media that collectively contribute to the persistence of a dangerous and distorted financial system and inadequate, poorly designed regulations? Reassurances that regulators are doing their best to protect the public are false. The underlying problem is a powerful mix of distorted incentives, ignorance, confusion, and lack of accountability.

Mar 15, 2017 - 6:15 PM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Can planning communication diminish contested spaces in an era of contemporary populism?

Please join us for a special event, sponsered by the Ross Silberberg Memorial Fund. The event will include, live music and a panel discussion by guests Richard Parker, Suzanne Morse Moomaw, Karen Abrams, and Ceasar McDowell. The event is open to the community and we ask you to RSVP online at
http://bit.ly/2mibDSp

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Feb 22, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Corporate short-termism is hampering business success. Imposing long-term incentives on executives -- in the form of long-term executive compensation -- improves business performance. Long-term executive compensation includes restricted stocks, restricted stock options, and long-term incentive plans. Firms that adopted shareholder resolutions on long-term compensation experienced a significant increase in their stock price. This stock price increase foreshadowed an increase in operating profits that materialized after two years.

Feb 22, 2017 - 11:30 AM
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Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series -- Matthew Ritchie

Mar 21, 2017 - 11:30 AM
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Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series -- Julia Scher

Mar 20, 2017 - 11:00 AM
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Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series -- Petteri Nisunen

Mar 15, 2017 - 11:30 AM
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Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series -- Judith Barry

Mar 6, 2017 - 11:00 AM
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Artistic Research Lunch Hour Series -- Tony Cokes

Feb 23, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 21, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Guest Speakers: Lydia Edwards, Director, City of Boston
Office of Housing Stability

Augusto Barrera, Former Mayor of Quito + Director of CITE FLASCO

Feb 17, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

The Winter 2017 issue of MIT Spectrum magazine features a broad range of stories from the SA+P community.

Read the issue online.

 

Feb 17, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

The mix of products that countries export is a good predictor of income distribution, study finds.

In a series of papers over the past 10 years, MIT Professor César Hidalgo and his collaborators have argued that the complexity of a country’s exports — not just their diversity but the expertise and technological infrastructure required to produce them — is a better predictor of future economic growth than factors economists have historically focused on, such as capital and education.

Apr 2, 2017 - 4:00 PM
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Feb 16, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Tamagawa Taiko drum and dance group will come and perform at Kresge Auditorium. Free to all MIT community with ID card.

Apr 11, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Feb 16, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Is it helping solve development challenges?

Apr 6, 2017 - 4:30 PM
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Speaker: Jack Straw, Former British Foreign Secretary

Mar 23, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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Starr Forum lecture with Noam Chomsky on climate change and President Trump.

Feb 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM
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Feb 14, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Renowned photographer Laura McPhee and MIT geologist Taylor Perron will share their concern for the American landscape through their respective projects and will discuss how they each bring awareness to the evolution of land and landscape. McPhees images invite contemplation about the unintended consequences of humanitys attempts to control and manage nature and ask how we use the earth and to what ends. Perron uses fieldwork, remote imaging techniques and computer simulations to discover how landscapes change through time.

Feb 14, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Professor in architecture and engineering will serve three-year term

Feb 14, 2017 - 6:00 PM
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Feb 13, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Learn about exciting and fully-funded internship opportunities in Israel through MISTI MIT-Israel!

Opportunities are available for UG, G, and recent alumni in all fields--work at companies, start-ups, hospitals, universities, and research institutions. Hear about the application process, requirements, and specific opportunities.

The final extended deadline for summer internships is February 22, 2017. Apply at applymisti.mit.edu.

Feb 14, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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Feb 13, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Spend your summer interning in Jordan or Morocco!

Come learn about our exciting and fully-funded internship opportunities in Jordan and Morocco through MISTI MIT-Arab World! Hear about the application process, requirements, and specific opportunities. Opportunities available for undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni.

The final extended deadline for summer internships is February 22, 2017. Apply at applymisti.mit.edu.

Mar 9, 2017 - 8:00 PM
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Feb 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join WMBR and the List Visual Arts Center for Ampersand. Ampersand, a collaborative concert series that showcases contemporary music in Bartos Theater on MIT's campus.

Mar 9, 2017 - 7:30 PM
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Feb 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Ampersand, a collaborative concert series presented by WMBR & List Visual Arts Center, showcases contemporary music in Bartos Theater on MITs campus. Performances blend art and music, and happen every other month. Audience members are encouraged to visit the current exhibitions at the List before experiencing each performance.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door or in advance online at the link above. Cost: $3 with MIT ID, $5 General admission.

Mar 9, 2017 - 7:30 PM
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Feb 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Ampersand, a collaborative concert series presented by WMBR & List Visual Arts Center, showcases contemporary music in Bartos Theater on MITs campus. Performances blend art and music, and happen every other month. Audience members are encouraged to visit the current exhibitions at the List before experiencing each performance.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door or in advance online at the link above. Cost: $3 with MIT ID, $5 General admission.

Mar 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM
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Feb 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina, former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors Yoruba traditions, struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland.

Mar 2, 2017 - 5:30 PM
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Take a look at the List Centers exhibitions from a new perspective. Join Andrea Ling (MIT Media Arts and Sciences Department) to discover more about Gwenneth Boelens conceptual process.

About the Speaker
Andrea Ling is a research assistant in the Mediated Matter research group. As a Masters candidate, she is interested in physical story-telling and making things by combining technological and biological tools with traditional processes.

Mar 8, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Feb 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Take a look at the Lists exhibitions from a new perspective. Join Carolyn Joseph (MIT Materials Science and Engineering Department) to discover more about exhibiting artist Gwenneth Boelens use of unusual art materials.

Mar 7, 2017 - 6:00 PM
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Feb 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

This visual arts summit offers an open discussion to explore how the visual arts provides lessons for understanding protest, value and change in todays volatile world.

This program serves as the book launch for The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, which is a collection of essays by 40 visual artists. The publication will be available for purchase at the event.

Panelists

Sharon Louden

Sharon M. Louden is an artist, educator, advocate for artists, and editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books.

Feb 10, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Urban Planning Alums Establish Fund for Doctoral Student Research

A new fund will provide vital financial support to doctoral candidates in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP). Established by and named in honor of two of the department's alumni, the “Lynne Sagalyn and Gary Hack DUSP Fund” will provide grants up to $20,000 per student to enable research leading to doctoral dissertations; funds may be used for travel, data acquisition, student stipends, and other research expenses.

Feb 24, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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Feb 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

New trends and emerging technologies such as connectivity, autonomous driving, flexible and shared use and electric drive systems are making this one of the most exciting times in the automotive industry. Find out how
the inventor of the automobile is developing groundbreaking business models to shape the future of mobility.

Feb 16, 2017 - 2:30 PM
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Despite much attention on ???ghost towns??? in China, no official vacancy rates exist in the country. This talk uses data from the China Household Finance Survey, which collects expansive micro-level information about household wealth from a nationally representative sample of over 40,000 households. Professor Gan will discuss how to determine the latest vacancy rate for China, and suggest some causes for the phenomenon.

Mar 3, 2017 - 7:00 PM
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Feb 07, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

America makes up 5% of the worlds population, yet locks up 25% of the worlds prisoners. Ava DuVernays documentary 13th provides an in-depth look at the United States prison system within the context of this nations history of racial inequality.

Film to be followed by Q&A discussion with Melina Abdullah, Professor and Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles, organizer with Black Lives Matter, and interviewee from the film 13th.

*pizza served at 6:30pm

Feb 16, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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Feb 07, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Start the spring semester with an evening of art, conversation, and community in the first-ever Building 7 Block Party and Gallery Walk. The four galleries located in Building 7 will host simultaneous openings, with food and light refreshments available throughout the building. Hosted by the School of Architecture and Planning, the MIT Libraries, the MIT Museum, and the Department of Architecture, the Gallery Walk will offer a chance to tour the different exhibitions, meet the artists and curators, and welcome the community back to campus after the winter break.

Apr 18, 2017 - 8:30 AM
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Feb 06, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Blockchain - You've heard the term, now understand the impact.

Digital technologies let people who've never met do business across borders and continents in an instant. But how can they trust one another without relying on bureaucracy and middlemen? How can security, identity, and ownership be guaranteed while still operating at the speed of the Internet?

Blockchains, or distributed ledgers, may provide the answer.

Feb 03, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

DUSP practicum proposes new approaches to mobility and housing in urban neighborhoods.

More than 20 million people live in metropolitan Mexico City, and most spend upwards of three hours a day riding to and from work, stuck in traffic jams.

The region has one of the world’s largest urban rail (metro) systems in the world, but most passenger traffic is concentrated on a few lines that serve the city center. Stations farther out are difficult to reach on foot and offer few amenities for commuters or residents.

Mar 7, 2017 - 4:30 PM
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Feb 02, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Lebanon's feeling of failure to achieve modern statehood is built into the system: its first constitution of 1926 sets temporary measures of communal power sharing that are to be removed when the country and its people achieve maturity. The target of a modern, secular, homogeneous, sovereign state that is able to protect its borders and provide security and services to its citizen has never been reached and the country's history is seen as one of drifting chaotically between conflicts and civil wars.

Feb 21, 2017 - 4:30 PM
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Feb 02, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

One of the most vexing foreign policy issues during the Obama administration, the U.S.-Iran relations is likely to occupy a critical place on President Trump's foreign policy agenda. Aside from its stance on the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, against which Mr. Trump campaigned relentlessly, any major policy change toward Iran by the new administration, whether hostile or moderating, would have far-reaching ramifications for U.S.'s relations with Russia, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, and Turkey, as well as for the ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen.

Feb 16, 2017 - 6:00 PM
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Feb 02, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Research Opportunities in several leading Spanish Universities and Research Institutions. Including: FEYCT, CRG, BCBL, ICTA-UAB, UPM, UPV-CSIC, ICC-UAB

Feb 22, 2017 - 5:30 PM
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Feb 02, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Discover Brazil through MISTI. MIT students (undergrad and grad) are invited to join the Program Manager, returning students and hosts for an overview of the opportunities and application process. Applications due on March 5th. Fill out a quick form at tinyurl.com/mitbrazil and we will send you more details. If you would like to apply now, please visit https://applymisti.mit.edu/

Feb 27, 2017 - 4:30 PM
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Will the severity of the crisis in Brazil and the new uncertainties introduced in the international scenario by the change of government in the United States force Brazil to make choices that are always delayed?

Feb 13, 2017 - 6:30 PM
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Feb 01, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

RESCHEDULED FOR: TUESDAY, 2/14 @ 6 PM, E40-496

Learn about exciting and fully-funded internship opportunities in Israel through MISTI MIT-Israel!

Opportunities are available for UG, G, and recent alumni in all fields--work at companies, start-ups, hospitals, universities, and research institutions. Hear about the application process, requirements, and specific opportunities.

The final extended deadline for summer internships is February 22, 2017. Apply at applymisti.mit.edu.

Feb 13, 2017 - 5:30 PM
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POSTPONED TO: TUESDAY, 2/14 @ 5 PM, E40-496

Spend your summer interning in Jordan or Morocco!

Come learn about our exciting and fully-funded internship opportunities in Jordan and Morocco through MISTI MIT-Arab World! Hear about the application process, requirements, and specific opportunities. Opportunities available for undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni.

The final extended deadline for summer internships is February 22, 2017. Apply at applymisti.mit.edu.

Jan 31, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Dear SA+P community:
 

Jan 31, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT graduate students in energy fields gain skills and advance knowledge while helping to move toward a low-carbon future.

MIT graduate students working in energy conduct widely varied research projects — from experiments in fundamental chemistry to surveys of human behavior — but they share the common benefit of gaining hands-on work experience while helping to move the needle toward a low-carbon future.

Jan 30, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Announcing the first Building 7 Block Party and Gallery Walk!

Start the spring semester with an evening of art, conversation, and community in the first-ever Building 7 Block Party and Gallery Walk on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 5 – 7 PM.

Apr 8, 2017 - 3:00 PM
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Jan 27, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Celebrate Slow Art Day at the List Center. During this annual event, people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. The goal is to focus on art and the art of seeing.

From 12-2:30 PM a handout will be available at the List Visual Arts Center front desk to provide visitors with a self-guided gallery viewing experience. The idea is to spend 10 minutes with each artwork -- fully engaged in a relaxed manner.

At 3 PM join us for a facilitated group discussion to share observations and possible interpretations. This program is free.

Feb 28, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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Jan 27, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Starr Forum panel discussion to address the migration issues in America under the new administration and President Trump

Panelists Include:
Baher Azmy, Legal Director at the Center for Constitutional Rights
Laura Rotolo, Staff Counsel at the ACLU of Massachusetts
Jia Lynn Yang, Deputy National Security Editor at the Washington Post
Justin Steil (Moderator), Assistant Professor of Law and Urban Planning at MIT

Jan 27, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Startup brings solar-powered, phone-charging park benches and digital signs to cities worldwide.

Equipped with high-tech versions of common city fixtures — namely, smart benches and digital information signs — and fueled by a “deploy or die” attitude, MIT Media Lab spinout Changing Environments is hoping to accelerate the development of “smart” cities that use technology to solve urban challenges.

Jan 26, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

“City Digits: Local Lotto” teaches Brooklyn high school students how to work with data by analyzing lottery spending patterns.

What can we learn from where people buy their lottery tickets — and how much they spend?

City Digits: Local Lotto,” a project from the Civic Data Design Lab at MIT and colleagues at two New York institutions, is exploring this question with the help of Brooklyn high school students who live in low-income neighborhoods where lottery spending is significant.

Jan 26, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

New graduate student fellowship program announced at Media Lab event celebrating the life and work of Seymour Papert.

Jan 26, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

New graduate student fellowship program announced at Media Lab event celebrating the life and work of Seymour Papert.

Feb 27, 2017 - 2:00 PM
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Jan 24, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Introduction by Rebecca Saxe, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT

Talk by Cass Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard Law School

Cass Sunstein is an American legal scholar, particularly in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, and law and behavioral economics, who was the administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2012.

Feb 17, 2017 - 2:00 PM
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Jan 23, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

George Perkovich is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He works primarily on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation issues, and on South Asian security.

Jan 23, 2017 - 3:13 PM
 
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Jan 23, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT researchers are helping architects optimize both design and energy efficiency.

Designing energy-efficient buildings can be challenging: Incorporating features that decrease the energy needed to run them often increases the energy-intensive materials required to build them, and vice versa. Now an MIT team has demonstrated a computer simulation that can help architects optimize their designs for both future operational energy and the initial energy required for making structural materials — at the same time.

Jan 20, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Freshman seminar inspires students to see the world with fresh eyes.

On a crisp afternoon in early September, seven MIT freshmen set out on a campus tour with their faculty advisor, John Ochsendorf, the Class of 1942 Professor in Architecture and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Their first stop was “The Big Sail,” the 33-ton steel sculpture by Alexander Calder that stands in McDermott Court.

Jan 20, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Freshman seminar inspires students to see the world with fresh eyes.

On a crisp afternoon in early September, seven MIT freshmen set out on a campus tour with their faculty advisor, John Ochsendorf, the Class of 1942 Professor in Architecture and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Their first stop was “The Big Sail,” the 33-ton steel sculpture by Alexander Calder that stands in McDermott Court.

Jan 20, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Alejandro Aravena will speak at MIT on January 26, 2017, in a lecture that is free and open to the public. Watch the live webcast starting at 6:30 pm.

May 3, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar

Mar 8, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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SSP Wednesday Seminar

Apr 26, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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SSP Wednesday Seminar

Mar 1, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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SSP Wednesday Seminar

Apr 12, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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SSP Wednesday Seminar

Feb 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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SSP Wednesday Seminar

Apr 5, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar

Feb 8, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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SSP Wednesday Seminar

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar

Apr 22, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join MIT List Visual Arts Center for an investigation of shapes, colors and materials and their optical qualities to create a perceptual experience. This hands-on workshop provides the opportunity to experiment with materials and engage in activities that challenge visual perception. This program is free and open to all ages.

Apr 20, 2017 - 4:30 PM
E51-115: Wong Auditori...  
Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Starr Forum discussion on US and Russia relations under President Trump with Julia Ioffe, Carol Saivetz, and Elizabeth Wood

Free & open to the public | Refreshments served
Can't attend in person? Watch it on Facebook live or on-demand on YouTube.
For more information or accessibility accommodations please contact starrforum@mit.edu.

Apr 20, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Bldg-E15: MIT List Vis...  
Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join MIT List Visual Arts Center for an investigation of shapes, colors and materials and their optical qualities to create a perceptual experience. This hands-on workshop provides the opportunity to experiment with materials and engage in activities that challenge visual perception. This program is free and open to all ages.

Presented in conjunction with the Cambridge Science Festival

Apr 12, 2017 - 4:30 PM
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Jan 19, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Book talk with Celso Amorim about "Acting Globally: Memoirs of Brazil's Assertive Foreign Policy"

Ambassador Celso Amorim has served as Brazil's Minister of Foreign Relations under President Itamar Franco (1993-1994), and again under President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2010), and as Minister of Defence under President Dilma Rousseff (2011-2014). Currently, Ambassador Amorim is the chair of UNITAID.

Feb 17, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Bldg-E15: MIT List Vis...  
Jan 18, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join us for a film screening and discussion of Andrea Crespos hour long animated film, [Intensifies] (2016) The film engages with autism as an embodied and socio-cultural identity and is featured in Crespos current List Projects exhibition. Dr.

Jan 17, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Media Lab graduate student selected from over 7,300 entrants, awarded $50,000 scholarship in contest inspired by the film "Hidden Figures."

May 18, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Bldg-E15: MIT List Vis...  
Jan 13, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join us at the opening reception to celebrate An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art. This exhibition is curated by Henriette Huldisch.

An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art brings together a group of twelve international artists to examine the recent multidisciplinary turn towards affect by focusing on art works that explore how bodies are shaped, modified, or affected by the intensity of their interaction.

Although this event is free and open to all RSVPs are strongly encouraged.

Jan 12, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Research shows how rebuilding Britain’s Houses of Parliament in the 1800s helped create clean-air laws.

Britain’s dazzling Houses of Parliament building, constructed from 1840 until 1870, is an international icon. But the building’s greatest legacy may be something politicians and tourists don’t think about much: the clean air around it.

Feb 14, 2017 - 12:30 PM
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Lynne Sagalyn is the author of Power At Ground Zero. Power At Ground Zero is the definitive account of the reconstruction of Ground Zero in Manhattan. Power At Ground Zero analyzes the full scope of the rebuilding effort and places the emphasis on the true drivers: real estate money and political power.

Jan 11, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

“The Food Lab” is the Twitter handle of J. Kenji López-Alt ’02 as well as the title of his new book. But there was a time when it hardly seemed likely that López-Alt would be closely associated with lab work.

As an MIT student, he swore off labs for good, switching his major from biology to architecture. “I spent my summers in high school and the summer after my freshman year working in labs. I got disillusioned with it,” he says. That’s how he ended up in the kitchen.

Jan 25, 2017 - 5:00 PM
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Jan 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

When he was six years old, Dinesh Sabu???s parents died. Raised by his siblings, he had little idea who his parents were or where he came from. Now as an adult, Dinesh sets out on a journey to piece together their story. Uncovering a silenced family history and disturbing truths, Dinesh and his siblings must finally reconcile the past, confronting the trauma of losing their parents and the specter of mental illness.

Apr 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM
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Jan 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join List Visual Arts Center and Rika Smith McNally, Conservator, in a discussion about the science of choosing the right paint for outdoor sculpture and get a behind-the-scenes perspective on conserving public art works through close looking at Tony Smiths For Marjorie. Rika Smith McNally is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has a masters degree in conservation from the Winterthur University of Delaware Art Conservation Program.

Jan 26, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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Jan 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Lunchtime lecture with Ram Manikkalingam

Jan 26, 2017 - 12:30 PM
Bldg-76: David H. Koch...  
Jan 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Take a study break and come and create a large collaborative drawing inspired by selections from MIT List Visual Arts Center public art collection. This workshop will allow for a moment of reflection and contemplation of visual works to help shift your focus and practice stress reduction. This mindful drawing activity will provide new ways to understand and experience visual art. This workshop session explores Martin Boyces large scale installation Through Layers and Leaves (Closer and Closer) and takes place in lobby of the David H.

Apr 6, 2017 - 5:00 PM
Bldg-E15: MIT List Vis...  
Jan 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Take a study break and come and create a large collaborative drawing inspired by selections from MIT List Visual Arts Center public art collection. This workshop will allow for a moment of reflection and contemplation of visual works to help shift your focus and practice stress reduction. This mindful drawing activity will provide new ways to understand and experience visual art. All materials provided. Locations on campus will change each month. This workshop session focuses on Kenneth Nolands monumental public art work Here-There and takes place at the Wiesner Building (Bldg E15).

Mar 16, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Bldg-E51: Tang Center...  
Jan 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Take a study break and come and create a large collaborative drawing inspired by selections from MIT List Visual Arts Center public art collection. This workshop will allow for a moment of reflection and contemplation of visual works to help shift your focus and practice stress reduction. This mindful drawing activity will provide new ways to understand and experience visual art. All materials provided. Locations on campus will change each month. This workshop session focuses on Jackie Ferraras Floor and takes place in the lobby of MITs Tang Center (Building E51). The event is free.

Feb 23, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Bldg-68: Koch Biology...  
Jan 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Take a study break and come and create a large collaborative drawing inspired by selections from MIT List Visual Arts Center public art collection. This workshop will allow for a moment of reflection and contemplation of visual works to help shift your focus and practice stress reduction. This mindful drawing activity will provide new ways to understand and experience visual art. All materials provided. Locations on campus will change each month.

Feb 9, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Bldg-E15: MIT List Vis...  
Jan 10, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

Join Curatorial Fellow Yuri Stone in a reading and discussion group that looks at the relationship between contemporary art and neurological difference. Taking its point of departure in the semi-autobiographical work of Andrea Crespo, the evening will include conversations around neurodivergent artists and institutions that embrace the atypical. Additionally, we will discuss how the discourse around autism is proliferated in mainstream outlets beyond contemporary art, such as in film, television, and the Internet.

Jan 10, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new platform for sharing faculty, student, and alumni perspectives on innovative design research, teaching, and practice. On Medium we will post illustrated stories that encompass news, first-person narratives, publication extracts, and reviews of exhibitions, books, and projects—from all parts of our diverse School. More at Medium.

Jan 10, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Fund establishes a global initiative to advance artificial intelligence research for the public good.

The MIT Media Lab and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University will serve as the founding anchor institutions for a new initiative aimed at bridging the gap between the humanities, the social sciences, and computing by addressing the global challenges of artificial intelligence (AI) from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Feb 25, 2017 - 2:00 PM
E15-070: Bartos Theate...  
Jan 09, 2017. Posted by Site Admin

The event will begin as a day of remembrance on the 75th anniversary of internment of Japanese Americans, then turn to issues raised by the current wave of Islamophobia and xenophobia.

Program Invocation:
Hoda Elsharkawi, MIT Muslim Chaplain, invocation

Moderator:
Kenneth Oye, Professor MIT Political Science and NE JACL

Jan 09, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Introducing DesignX, MIT's newest entrepreneurship accelerator. DesignX is an entrepreneurial accelerator for student ventures that aims to transform the built environment, media, and design.

Jan 06, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Large-scale tests compare damage from insects and moisture using a variety of containers.

Jan 05, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Among the students, faculty, staff, and alumni honored in "the most definitive gathering of today’s leading young change-makers and innovators," is Hasier Larrea SM ’15 (MAS), foudner of Ori. “[Ori] allows for a number of configurations, from bedroom to office to living room, and back again, all controlled from one control panel.”
Read the full article at MIT News.

Jan 04, 2017. Posted by Amanda Moore

Initiative links MIT with São Paulo research centers to study affordability and accessibility.

The School of Architecture and Planning and the Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) at MIT have established a long-term initiative to rethink the future of affordable housing in Brazil, which faces an estimated shortage of 7 million units.

Dec 29, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

A look back at 2016 from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning.

This video features a selection of our most prominent stories from the MIT home page. From innovative startups, to groundbreaking research, to pushing the frontiers of architecture and design, it's been another remarkable year of work from our faculty, students, and alumni.

Dec 28, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

The former MIT Media Lab faculty member explored the intersections of play, learning, design, and technology.

Edith Ackermann, who was a professor at the MIT Media Lab from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Dec. 24. She was 70.

Swiss-born Ackermann earned all her degrees from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She earned a bachelor's degree in experimental psychology in 1969, two master's degrees in developmental psychology and clinical psychology in 1970, and a PhD in developmental psychology in 1981.

Dec 27, 2016. Posted by Tom Gearty

The Global Grid, a service focused on delivering daily news on “localized and unique architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, urban planning,” has named Archnet one of the Top 20 Architecture Websites for 2016.

Dec 27, 2016. Posted by Tom Gearty

The green canopy is an important and integral part of urban life. Trees help mitigate extreme temperatures, provide a natural respite from traffic, noise, and congestion, and improve the quality of life for those living in urban environments. However, the average citizen is often removed from understanding the individual features of their unique environmental habitats. How, then, can citizens be better engaged in this process so that they can play a more integral role in helping to shape the green canopies in their neighborhoods?

Dec 27, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

The STL Lab celebrates the first 2 years of its mission to create a new generation of socially responsible entrepreneurs and academics in the fields of architecture, planning, and real estate.

Dec 27, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito reflects on the Lab's discoveries and milestones of 2016 in response to critical global challenges.

We’ve all been witness to some trying times over the past 12 months, both in the United States and across the world. In sharing some of the highlights of the past year, we are fully cognizant of the challenges ahead, of the importance of academic freedom, and of ways we can best address some of the most critical global needs.

Dec 21, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Fifth annual MIT Water Summit brings together interdisciplinary panelists to give multiple perspectives on major issues surrounding the water sector.

Turn on the faucet and it is likely that clean, drinkable water will come out; water that can be safely consumed. However, one in four cities around the world are water-stressed, and almost 97 percent of the Earth’s water is undrinkable. From the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, to droughts across the country, the significance of water utility and sustainability is more prevalent than ever before.

Dec 16, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

The Media Lab has a new website: https://www.media.mit.edu/

Dec 15, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Veterans of civil rights movement urge students to join ongoing battle against injustice.

At a luncheon on Wednesday at MIT celebrating “Activism in the Era of MLK,” three iconic figures from the civil rights movement in the 1960s recalled their experiences during those turbulent and dangerous times as they worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders of the movement. They urged today’s students to continue to fight in a struggle that they say has really never ended.

Dec 14, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Eight student teams join MIT’s newest entrepreneurship accelerator.

Eight student-led teams hoping to launch ventures ranging from real estate development, to urban diagnostics, to novel design solutions for schoolchildren have been selected as the inaugural cohort for DesignX, the new entrepreneurship accelerator from MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P).

Dec 14, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Eight student teams join MIT’s newest entrepreneurship accelerator.

Eight student-led teams hoping to launch ventures ranging from real estate development, to urban diagnostics, to novel design solutions for schoolchildren have been selected as the inaugural cohort for DesignX, the new entrepreneurship accelerator from MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P).

Apr 12, 2017 - 7:30 AM
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Dec 13, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

This seventh MIT Real Disruption conference explores the impact of RE Tech on Multi-Family Housing.

As the recent, breakneck pace in many markets begins to cool, multi-family deals will be more carefully vetted and operational efficiency more critical to success. The next MIT Real Disruption conference explores novel new apps for operations, asset valuation, and strategic decision making. Find out who wins and who loses, and where the opportunities are in this disruptive new environment, where technology intersects real estate.

Dec 09, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Awards recognize exemplary student research and writing by master's degree candidates.

Elizabeth Reed Yarina MCP ’15, a teaching fellow with MIT-SUTD, and Lillian Jacobson MCP ’15 have been honored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) for works they published during their graduate programs at MIT. Yarina was awarded the Edward McClure Award for best master's student paper, and Jacobson won the Donald A. Schön Award for Reflective Practice.

Dec 13, 2016 - 12:30 PM
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Lunch will be served

Dec 07, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Noninvasive technique reduces beta amyloid plaques in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease.

Using LED lights flickering at a specific frequency, MIT researchers have shown that they can substantially reduce the beta amyloid plaques seen in Alzheimer’s disease, in the visual cortex of mice.

This treatment appears to work by inducing brain waves known as gamma oscillations, which the researchers discovered help the brain suppress beta amyloid production and invigorate cells responsible for destroying the plaques.

Dec 7, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Dec 05, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Every year, MIT-India sends MIT students to internships in India that change and challenge them both professionally and personally. Take the first step and attend the info session to learn the basics!
Open to all MIT students, both undergraduate and graduate.
Food will be served.

Dec 8, 2016 - 6:30 PM
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Nov 30, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Thursday, December 8th, 2016
6:30pm - 8pm
70 Pacific Street, Cambridge
Sidney-Pacific Multipurpose Room
Food will be served

Jan 27, 2017 - 12:00 PM
E15-070: Bartos Theate...  
Nov 30, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Amour is a 2012 French-language romantic drama film written and directed by the Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. The narrative focuses on an elderly couple, Anne and Georges, who are retired music teachers with a daughter who lives abroad. Anne suffers a stroke which paralyses her on the right side of her body.

Jan 20, 2017 - 12:00 PM
E15-070: Bartos Theate...  
Nov 30, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Cache, titled Hidden in the UK and Ireland, is a 2005 French psychological thriller written and directed by Michael Haneke. Starring Daniel Auteuil as Georges and Juliette Binoche as his wife Anne, the film follows an upper-class French couple who are terrorized by anonymous tapes that appear on their front porch and hint at childhood memories of the husband.

Nov 30, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Inaugural exhibition in the newly renovated space features work from 20 MIT Arts Scholars. 

It’s a hard slog in the studio, battling with materials, suppressing self-doubts, cultivating a vision, destroying false starts, and ultimately creating something new. To emerging artists, seeing work outside the confines of one's studios and in a gallery setting is no mere frivolity; it is formative. Exhibitions change relationships to both one's work and audience.

Nov 30, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Grant continues support for the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative. 

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) a $1.5 million grant in continued support for the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC).

Dec 7, 2016 - 4:30 PM
E53-482: Millikan Room  
Nov 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Swartz will discuss her new book "Another Country: Everyday Social Restitution" in light of current student protests, calls for the country's president to step down, and the rise of diverse political opposition in South Africa.

Jan 13, 2017 - 12:00 PM
E15-070: Bartos Theate...  
Nov 28, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

The White Ribbon is a 2009 black-and-white German-language drama film written and directed by Michael Haneke. It darkly depicts society and family in a northern German village just before World War I and, according to Haneke, "is about the roots of evil. Whether it's religious or political terrorism, it's the same thing."

Nov 28, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT professor explains how “productive neighborhoods” can remake cities.

Cities around the world are redeveloping industrial areas, downtown districts, and exurban office parks with a mix of retail, housing, and the anchors of the new digital economy: startup incubators and co-working spaces. But beyond these basic ingredients, what makes a 21st-century urban neighborhood both a productive and an enriching place to live and work?

Nov 22, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

At UN Climate Change Conference, MIT researchers share insights on implementing climate commitments.

Nov 22, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Retrospective documents 15 years of Aga Khan Program

A retrospective of posters for the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT, designed by José Luis Argüello, is on display now in Rotch Library.

Dec 3, 2016 - 8:00 PM
E14: 3rd Floor Atrium  
Nov 20, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

The Web 1.0 Conference is a one day event celebrating the creative, original, static (no backend) web sites, both old and new, that stand the test of time. Spend a day building websites and show them off at the end of the day! In 2015 we ran the first Web 1.0 Conference in Portland, Oregon, and it quickly sold out. Now we're bringing it to MIT!

Dec 3, 2016 - 2:00 PM
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Nov 17, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Come, relax and watch some of the latest films from/related to Japan!

Fox Fears, directed by Miyo Sato (in Japanese with English subtitles)

Valley of Dolls, directed by Fritz Schumann

Utsukushii Hito directed by Isao Yukisada

Fall Down Seven, Get up Eight: The Japanese War Brides, directed by Lucy Craft, Karen Kasmauski, and Kathryn Tolbert

Discussion with Director Kathryn Tolbert from Fall Down Seven, Get up Eight: The Japanese War Brides

(short break)
Cocktail Party (a full-length film), followed by discussion with Director Reggie Life.

Dec 9, 2016 - 2:00 PM
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Nov 15, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Paul Staniland is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Chicago, where he codirects the Program on International Security Policy. He is a cofounder of the Program on Political Violence. His research focuses on political violence, international security, and state formation, primarily in South and Southeast Asia. His book, Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse, was published by Cornell University Press in 2014. He is currently writing a book about armed politics and the state in southern Asia.

Nov 16, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Nov 14, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Sandy Alexandre will focus on racism in America.
Sandy Alexandre, associate professor, MIT Literature, is an expert on late nineteenth-century to present-day black American literature and culture.

Heather Hendershot will discuss extremist vs. mainstream conservatism.
Heather Hendershot, professor, MIT Comparative Media Studies, is particularly interested in the complicated relationship between "extremist" and "mainstream" conservatism and in how that relationship is negotiated by conservative media.

Nov 14, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Encapsulating molecular components in artificial membranes offers more flexibility in designing circuits.


Synthetic biology allows scientists to design genetic circuits that can be placed in cells, giving them new functions such as producing drugs or other useful molecules. However, as these circuits become more complex, the genetic components can interfere with each other, making it difficult to achieve more complicated functions. 

Nov 17, 2016 - 4:00 PM
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Nov 08, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Launching a global venture? Need funding, guidance & knowledge of the local market?

MISTI, Sandbox and MassChallenge can help! Attend an info session to learn more about how you can:

- Do an internship in one of 25 countries via MISTI: misti.mit.edu/student-programs

- Apply to work on a MassChallenge venture in London, Jerusalem or Mexico City

- Join MISTI???s country-specific spring cultural trainings

- Become an iDiplomat and map out the local ecosystem

Nov 15, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Nov 08, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Launching a global venture? Need funding, guidance & knowledge of the local market?

MISTI, Sandbox and MassChallenge can help! Attend an info session to learn more about how you can:

- Do an internship in one of 25 countries via MISTI: misti.mit.edu/student-programs

- Apply to work on a MassChallenge venture in London, Jerusalem or Mexico City

- Join MISTI???s country-specific spring cultural trainings

- Become an iDiplomat and map out the local ecosystem

Nov 08, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT and Uber team up to study the potential for shared rides and vehicles to reshape urban mobility.

The Senseable City Lab and the transportation company Uber are launching a research initiative to explore how car- and ride-sharing networks could reshape the future of urban mobility. This initiative will explore new mobility paradigms for the 21st century, building on both parties’ data and analytics strengths.

Nov 07, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Hong Kong will be the next stop on MIT's Better World global tour.

Nov 04, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Samuel Tak Lee Graduate Fellow Zixiao Yin plans to serve communities back home in Inner Mongolia.

Nov 30, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Nov 03, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Learn about MISTI summer opportunities for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science majors from MISTI program managers!

Nov 03, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Real Estate Innovation Lab to promote the future of urban development by showing investors how it can work.

A new lab in the MIT Center for Real Estate (CRE) will link the creation of the built environment to economic impact, seeking to identify innovations in design and technology that will determine the future of communities and cities.

Nov 03, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

“Morphing” wing could enable more efficient plane manufacturing and flight.

Oct 28, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Four join the SA+P faculty, while seven are recognized for work in art, architecture, and urbanism.

The School of Architecture and Planning has announced that seven faculty members have been recognized by being promoted, granted tenure, or given significant new roles.

In addition, four new professors have joined the school in the Department of Architecture and the Program in Media Arts and Sciences. Their research ranges from architectural design to self-assembling materials to genetic engineering.

Nov 9, 2016 - 12:00 PM
E40-496  
Oct 27, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar

Nov 3, 2016 - 6:30 PM
E40-160  
Oct 27, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join us and learn why Israel is the "Start-Up Nation!" Explore MISTI MIT-Israel's research and internship opportunities in Israel for graduate students and engage in an interactive panel with Israeli professors, researchers and entrepreneurs, followed by a networking session with Israeli entrepreneurs and MISTI alumni.

Oct 26, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

"SCIENTIA" is the newest addition to MIT's Public Art Collection.

Oct 26, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

The Engine will provide funding, space, and expertise — powering a network of innovation networks.

Today MIT President L. Rafael Reif announced the creation of The Engine, a new kind of enterprise designed to support startup companies working on scientific and technological innovation with the potential for transformative societal impact.

President Reif made the announcement at an evening event at The Engine’s Central Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, headquarters attended by entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors, and members of the MIT community.

Oct 26, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

The Engine will provide funding, space, and expertise — powering a network of innovation networks.

Today MIT President L. Rafael Reif announced the creation of The Engine, a new kind of enterprise designed to support startup companies working on scientific and technological innovation with the potential for transformative societal impact.

President Reif made the announcement at an evening event at The Engine’s Central Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, headquarters attended by entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors, and members of the MIT community.

Oct 26, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT team awarded U.S. Department of Energy grant to investigate cost reductions in solar energy systems.

MIT researchers have been awarded a grant of nearly $1.3 million through the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to study the reasons for solar energy’s rapid and sustained cost decline and how to continue reducing costs in the future.

Nov 9, 2016 - 5:30 PM
E14-633: MIT Media Lab...  
Oct 26, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join us for an evening with 22 senior executives from Total. We will be hosting an information session followed by a reception. Paid internship descriptions for opportunities with Total will be distributed. This event is open to all MIT students. The second-largest company in France, Total is a multinational oil and gas company, and one of the six major energy companies in the world.

Oct 25, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

San Francisco will be the next stop on MIT's Better World global tour.

On the evening of Oct. 20, more than 600 alumni and friends of MIT gathered at New York City’s Cipriani 25 Broadway to hear President L. Rafael Reif share his vision for the future of MIT.

Oct 24, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

School of Architecture and Planning will develop curriculum, courses for Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation.

MIT and the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) announced today a strategic collaboration in which faculty from the School of Architecture and Planning will help launch the new undergraduate educational institution in Dubai focused on design.

Oct 24, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

New library proposals meant to enhance “meaningful access to knowledge.”

An MIT task force is releasing a preliminary report featuring a set of proposals aimed at steering MIT’s library system toward becoming an “open global platform” enabling the “discovery, use, and stewardship of information and knowledge” for future generations.

Oct 24, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Combining cellphone data with perceptions of public spaces could help guide urban planning.

For years, researchers at the MIT Media Lab have been developing a database of images captured at regular distances around several major cities. The images are scored according to different visual characteristics — how safe the depicted areas look, how affluent, how lively, and the like.

Nov 8, 2016 - 5:30 PM
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Oct 21, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Dr. Rabasa, General Consul of Mexico in Boston, speaks about the commercial partnership between Mexico and U.S.
Open to the general public.
5:30 - 6 pm: Reception
6 - 7 pm: Talk

Nov 2, 2016 - 10:00 AM
10: Lobby 10  
Oct 21, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Come visit the traditional "Altar de Muertos" and have a delicious piece of "Pan de Muertos".

Nov 17, 2016 - 5:30 PM
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Oct 21, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Biotech and Data Science Startups in Mexico? Yes! Join us to hear Abraxas CEO, Daniel Servitje, talk about their journey as entrepreneurs, challenges and opportunities.
Open to the general public.
5:30 - 6 pm: Reception
6 - 7 pm: Talk

Nov 3, 2016 - 6:30 PM
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Oct 21, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Prof. Yuriy Roman speaks about his academic journey and his current research in the MIT Department of Chemical Engineering.
Open to the general public
Thanks to GSC for their generous support

Thursday November 3
6:30 - 7 pm: Reception
7 - 8 pm: Talk
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Oct 21, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT professors take on problem formulation in thermal science: It can be taught, and their new book describes how.

In August, Leon Glicksman, an MIT professor of architecture and mechanical engineering, and John Lienhard, a professor of mechanical engineering, published "Modeling and Approximation in Heat Transfer" (Cambridge University Press).

Oct 27, 2016 - 7:00 PM
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Oct 20, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Come watch the feature-length film based on the events leading to the death of Oscar Grant, a young man killed by a police officer in Oakland, California and join a post-film discussion as part of a series on Race, Planning and State-Sponsored Violence. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided!

Oct 24, 2016 - 6:30 PM
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Oct 20, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Police brutality, mass incarceration, and the detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants are all cruel forms of violence employed, sanctioned, and funded by the State. Racialized and spatialized, these interrelated forms of state-sponsored violence, and the systems and policies that support them, rob individuals of their dignity, squander significant financial resources, disproportionately target LGBTQ, low-income and communities of color, and advance the idea that certain members of society are disposable.

Nov 10, 2016 - 12:00 PM
E40-496: Pye Conferenc...  
Oct 20, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Lecture by Prof. Mona Makram-Ebeid, CIS Wilhelm Fellow

Expertise:
Democratic Transition Middle East and North Africa Egypt

Former Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center; Distinguished Lecturer, American University, Cairo; and former Member of Parliament and Senator, Egypt

Nov 17, 2016 - 8:00 PM
E15-070  
Oct 19, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join WMBR and the List Visual Arts Center for Ampersand. Ampersand, a collaborative concert series that showcases contemporary music in Bartos Theater on MIT's campus.

Oct 19, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

New DesignX accelerator speeds innovation at the School of Architecture and Planning

The School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) has launched a new entrepreneurship accelerator, DesignX, to cultivate and assist students and faculty developing products, systems, and companies that focus on design and the built environment.

Oct 27, 2016 - 11:30 AM
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Oct 17, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

A conversation with Steven Koltai, author of Peace through Entrepreneurship on opportunities for promoting peace through technology and entrepreneurship.

Oct 13, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Study of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in Uganda assesses scalability, identifies supply chain challenges.

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly half of the world’s population is at risk for malaria, a life-threatening, but ultimately curable and preventable disease spread by mosquitos.

Oct 13, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

PhD student Lily Bui works with communities around the world to gather data from the bottom up.

Lily Bui’s path to her PhD program in urban studies and planning at MIT has been a meandering one, yet along the way she has followed her passions while finding new ways to support communities at the grassroots level.  

Oct 12, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

President Barack Obama and MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito discuss the challenges and opportunities facing us in bringing the technology of science fiction into the real world, from driverless cars to automated jobs with Scott Dadich in the November issue of WIRED.

Dec 6, 2016 - 4:30 PM
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Oct 11, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Starr Forum discussion on Syria. More details to follow.

Nov 22, 2016 - 4:30 PM
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Oct 06, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Counter-terrorism discussion with Under Secretary of State Sarah Sewall

Nov 1, 2016 - 4:30 PM
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Oct 05, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

A session of the Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration.

Oct 5, 2016 - 4:00 PM
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Oct 04, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Please join CoLab for an Open House in our new space! This will be a chance to learn more about our work, mingle with affiliated staff and students, and find out about upcoming engagement opportunities. Refreshments will be served.

Oct 04, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Words from the editors

The editors of Experience: Culture, Cognition, and the Common Sense, Caroline Jones, David Mather and Rebecca Uchill, describe the unusual material features, artistic interventions and intellectual provocations that make this book object something more than a typical codex.  

Sep 29, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT researchers develop a decision-making tool for global classrooms looking to deploy educational technologies.

Nov 9, 2016 - 5:30 PM
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Sep 28, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Roy Robson is Division Head, Arts and Humanities, Professor of History, Penn State Abington. He has twice served as the expert-in-residence on the National Geographic Expeditions tour of the Trans-Siberian Railroad.
A professor and author of more than sixty books, articles, and reviews, including "Solovki: The Story of Russia Told Through Its Most Remarkable Islands" (2004), which the New Yorker called "an epic drama of spiritualism and savagery."

Oct 27, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Sep 28, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Valerie Kivelson is Thomas N. Tentler Collegiate Professor; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of History, University of Michigan.

Sep 29, 2016 - 5:30 PM
Venture Cafe CIC 1 Br...  
Sep 28, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Discover new partners, share ideas and jump start your innovative design ventures for the SA+P DesignX accelerator. DesignX is looking for students tackling problems and opportunities in design, cities, and the built environment.

Oct 6, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Sep 27, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join us for a screening of the film "Leviathan" with an introductory Skype conversation with the director, Andrey Zvyagintsev.
This rich and moving story takes place in the Far North.
Kolya (Alexey Serebriakov) lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya (Elena Liadova) and his son Roma (Serguey Pokhodaev) from a previous marriage.

Nov 30, 2016 - 7:00 PM
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Sep 27, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Panel discussion on privacy and the internet

Discussion will consider government agencies and trade-offs across security-civil liberties; firms like Google and Facebook and trade-offs across functionality/utility of information enabled features and privacy; as well as some hacker related discussion.

Sep 26, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

“Electome” project charts the national conversation in unique detail.

Sep 25, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Grad student Billy Ndengeyingoma helps improve affordable-housing design in Africa.

Billy Ndengeyingoma’s time at MIT has been marked by transitions. He has moved from one continent to another, from an undergraduate program to a master’s, and from a civil engineering specialty to urban planning.

Yet no matter what is happening in his life, he has learned to always make time for self-reflection. This practice has helped him discover a great deal about himself, and has pushed him to think deeply about the impact he wants to have on the world.  

Sep 28, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Sep 23, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Learn about summer internship opportunity for research on iPS Cell Research in Kyoto University at the Dr. Yamanaka, the Nobel Laureate's lab.

Oct 18, 2016 - 2:00 PM
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Sep 22, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Funding Opportunity for Overseas Language Study

Undergrad and Grad Students - Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study specific languages in world regions critical to U.S. national security interests:

- Boren Scholarships provide undergrads with up to $20,000 for 1-2 semesters of language study in a country generally underrepresented in study abroad. A special initiative for STEM students offers $8,000 for a summer program.

Sep 22, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT architecture jumps to No. 2 spot in annual survey.

The professional master's of architecture program at MIT has tied for second in the nation in the latest DesignIntelligence rankings, a jump from fifth position last year. MIT's architecture program has consistently appeared among the top 10 in this annual assessment of nationally accredited graduate programs.

Nov 21, 2016 - 4:30 PM
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Sep 20, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Book talk with Orkideh Behrouzan

Nov 17, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Sep 20, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

A book talk with Calestous Juma

Sep 19, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Samuel Tak Lee Building filled with light and life after summer renovations.

Last year, the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) and the Center for Real Estate (CRE) gathered to give Building 9 a new name: the Samuel Tak Lee Building. This week, they came together again to celebrate the extensive summer renovations that have given the building a new look and rejuvenated spaces.

Oct 20, 2016 - 7:00 PM
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Sep 19, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Learn about exciting and fully-funded internship opportunities in Israel through MISTI MIT-Israel!

Opportunities are available for UG, G, and recent alumni in all fields--work at companies, start-ups, hospitals, universities, and research institutions. Hear about the application process, requirements, past interns' experiences, and specific opportunities. Light dinner provided.

Oct 20, 2016 - 5:30 PM
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Sep 19, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Come learn about our exciting and fully-funded internship opportunities in Jordan and Morocco through MISTI MIT-Arab World! Hear about the application process, requirements, past interns' experiences, and specific opportunities. Opportunities available for undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni. Light dinner provided.

Sep 19, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT, AMS Institute will collaborate to solve complex urban problems for Amsterdam with the development of autonomous "roboats."

MIT has signed an agreement to engage in research collaborations with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) in the Netherlands. The collaboration’s flagship project, led by researchers from multiple departments at MIT, will be to develop a fleet of autonomous boats for the city’s canals.

Sep 19, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Professor of urban design and public policy Brent Ryan believes good architecture can help revive cities.

Most of us have looked at an ugly building and thought: I could do better than that. Brent Ryan turned that idea into a career.

Oct 4, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Sep 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Learn about internship, teaching and research opportunities in Russia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan. Come and meet our past interns and learn about the application process.

Sep 14, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Megan Smith ’86, SM ’88 and other thought leaders offer advice to students on how women in STEM fields can develop skills for navigating life and work.

Not that many years ago, Megan Smith ’86, SM ’88 was poised to embark on a career in technology, a field long dominated by white men. Now, the MIT alumna is the United States’ Chief Technology Officer, and she’s determined to tamp down gender bias and step up diversity, especially in STEM.

Sep 29, 2016 - 8:00 PM
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Sep 13, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join WMBR and the List Visual Arts Center for Ampersand, Ampersand, a collaborative concert series that showcases contemporary music in Bartos Theater on MIT's campus.

Death Vessel is led by Joel Thibodeau, whose slender, winsome voice is at once so comforting and so unsettling. Thibodeau spent his formative years on the East Coast, splitting his time between Boston, Providence, and New York City. He released his first album under the Death Vessel moniker, Stay Close, in 2005, followed by his Sub Pop debut, Nothing Is Precious Enough for Us, in 2008.

Oct 12, 2016 - 5:30 PM
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Sep 11, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Want to do an internship in Japan? Want to see 1,000 Pikachus dancing outside? Come to MIT Japan Program info session and learn about internship, research and teaching opportunities in Japan. You'll about the application process and requirements.
Open to MIT graduate and undergraduate students.

Sep 09, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

New computational imaging method identifies letters printed on first nine pages of a stack of paper.

MIT researchers and their colleagues are designing an imaging system that can read closed books.

In the latest issue of Nature Communications, the researchers describe a prototype of the system, which they tested on a stack of papers, each with one letter printed on it. The system was able to correctly identify the letters on the top nine sheets.

Sep 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Sep 09, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

All MIT students who did not receive an artwork through this year's Student Loan Art Program Exhibition and Lottery have a chance to borrow an unclaimed artwork! All unclaimed artworks will be available to students on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who did not receive an artwork through the lottery may come to the List Center from Noon-3pm to select from the unclaimed works. Come early with your student ID on September 16 for the best selection.

Sep 30, 2016 - 6:00 PM
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Sep 07, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Come learn about the NEW and Expanded MISTI MIT-China Program! New fully funded internship opportunities:

-Industry Internships in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

-Fung Foundation funded research internships at universities in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

-MIT China Educational Technology Initiative (CETI) team teaching projects across China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

-MIT Samuel Tak Lee Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship / MISTI-China Initiative projects in Sichuan, Inner Mongolia, Qingdao, Shanghai, Xiamen, and Hong Kong

Sep 16, 2016 - 11:00 AM
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Sep 06, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Come learn about many other Brazil Initiatives at MIT and celebrate the 7th year of the MISTI MIT-Brazil Program!

11am-12pm: Open House (food, music, door prizes) Cultural event with Mais55 a group of Brazilian musicians from the Berklee School of Music.

Sep 02, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT’s Samuel Tak Lee MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab uses gaming to advance its mission in China.

In China, city development through effective planning and real estate investment is serious business, but learning about it can be fun and games. Thanks to a new approach developed at MIT, a game based on socially responsible real estate practices was tested in China this summer.

Sep 01, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Mobile-phone data helps researchers study an urban problem in greater detail.

What’s the best way to measure human exposure to urban pollution? Typically, cities do so by studying air-quality levels in fixed places. New York City, for example, has an extensive monitoring network that measures air quality in 155 locations.

But now a study led by MIT researchers, focused on New York City, suggests that using mobile-phone data to track people’s movement provides an even deeper picture of exposure to pollution in urban settings.

Sep 8, 2016 - 11:30 AM
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Sep 01, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

- Speak with program managers about internship, research and teaching opportunities in your field.

- Ask former MISTI interns how they have leveraged their international experiences at MIT and in the real world.

- Learn more about leading companies, labs and schools around the world.

International food will be served.

Last year nearly 1,000 MIT students interned, taught and researched across the globe. For free.

Sep 29, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Sep 01, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Professor Ross Bassett of North Carolina State, Raleigh will discuss his book, The Technological Indian, and share his research on how Indians looked to MIT to an extraordinary extent in their quest for technological development, while also focusing on the long history of Indians at MIT, the connection with Gandhi, and the development of the Indian IT Industry.

Samberg Center, 7th Floor, Salon T

Sep 27, 2016 - 5:30 PM
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Aug 31, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

The Parents Circle Families Forum (PCFF) is a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization made up of more than 600 bereaved families--all of whom have lost a loved one to the violent conflict.

Join us to hear the stories of bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families as they share their extraordinary journey on the path of reconciliation.

Also learn about opportunities to teach CS and entrepreneurship to Israeli and Palestinian youth through MISTI MIT-MEET (Middle Eastern Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow.)

Light fare provided.

Sep 7, 2016 - 7:00 PM
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Aug 31, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Robert Mitchum plays small-time gunrunner Eddie "Fingers" Coyle in an adaptation by Peter Yates of George V. Higgins's acclaimed novel. World-weary and living hand to mouth, Coyle works on the sidelines of the seedy Boston underworld just to make ends meet. But when he finds himself facing a second stretch of hard time, he's forced to weigh loyalty to his criminal colleagues against snitching to stay free.

Sep 9, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Aug 31, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Come and learn about Japan-related courses and language classes that are being offered @ MIT; about MISTI / MIT Japan Program funded internships in Japan; Japanese language table, and more!!! Door prizes and try out some Japanese culture, too!

Sep 28, 2016 - 12:30 PM
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Aug 31, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Learn about summer internship opportunity to do research on iPS Cell Research in Japan in addition to our weekly Japanese Lunch table where you have an opportunity to try out your Japanese!!

Oct 26, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Aug 31, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Come learn more about the application process and opportunities available for internships and research in Germany.

Sep 14, 2016 - 6:00 PM
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Aug 30, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Enjoy some Korean cuisine and learn about fully funded internship and teaching opportunities in South Korea--a new global powerhouse of technology, business, and culture.

Nov 2, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Aug 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar Series

Sep 21, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Aug 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar Series

Oct 26, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Aug 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar Series

Sep 14, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Aug 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar Series

Oct 19, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Aug 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar Series

Nov 30, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Aug 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar Series

Oct 5, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Aug 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar Series

Nov 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Aug 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar Series

Sep 28, 2016 - 12:00 PM
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Aug 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar Series

Oct 13, 2016 - 4:30 PM
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Aug 17, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Starr Forum panel discussion on far right extremism in politics, within the US and internationally. Panelists include MIT professor Richard Samuels (moderating), David Art (Tufts), Heidi Beirich (Southern Poverty Law Center), and Jolyon Howorth (Yale).

Oct 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM
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Aug 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join us for the opening of Written in Smoke and Fire an exciting new exhibtition featuring the work of Edgar Arceneaux. Edgar Arceneaux???s work in installation, sculpture, drawing, photography, and video, draws inspiration from a wide-ranging set of sources: American history, astronomy, science-fiction, architecture, music, and movies. His solo exhibition at the List Center presents three major, interlocking projects that reflect on history and remembrance, and consider how specific national, cultural narratives change over time.

Aug 30, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Aug 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join the List for the opening of the 2016 Student Loan Art Program and exhibition and lottery and start the fall semester off with a bang. A List staff member will lead a guided tour of the nearly 600 original works of art available on loan to MIT students this year. Get a head start exploring the collection and picking out your favorite works!

While only MIT students can borrow artworks, the exhibition and tour are free and open to the public.

Sep 11, 2016 - 11:00 AM
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Aug 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join us for a special closing reception for the Student Loan Art Program by taking a last look at the nearly 600 works of art in this special exhibition, and enjoy a light brunch and refreshments in our atrium. Then, take a guided tour of the exhibition to discover a few highlights from this beloved collection before artworks are distributed to their new homes.

Although only MIT students can borrow art, the Student Loan Art Program exhibition is free and open to the public.

Aug 28, 2016 - 2:00 PM
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Aug 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Dive into public art this summer at MIT.

Examine the ways artists like Matthew Ritchie and Frank Stella have reconsidered MITs campus as their canvas. From ceilings to floors to immersive installations, interiors and in-between spaces across the Institute provide rich (if often overlooked) places for artistic discovery. Say goodbye to summer in style by thinking outside the gallery!

Sep 10, 2016 - 3:00 PM
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Aug 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Time is running out to pick your favorite Student Loan artworks, but were here to help. Join a member of the List staff for a guided tour of the Student Loan Art Program exhibition and lottery and take a look at the over 600 original works of art available on loan to MIT students. The exhibition and lottery will close on September 11, so get your picks in while you can!

While only MIT students can borrow artworks, the exhibition and tour are free and open to the public.

Sep 6, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Aug 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

List Members and MIT graduate students are invited to celebrate the 2016 Student Loan Art Program exhibition and lottery with a reception featuring food, refreshments, music, and exhibition tours. The icing on the cake: students have the opportunity to enter the SLAP lottery to borrow an artwork from the nearly 600 works on view.

This event is reserved for MIT graduate students, their guests, and Friends and above.

Oct 22, 2016 - 4:00 PM
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Aug 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join us on Saturday, October 22 at 4pm in the Bartos Theatre when we will host a screening of an episode from the forthcoming season of Art21s Art in the Twenty-First Century PBS television series.

Sep 2, 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Aug 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

The MIT community is invited to visit the List for a celebration of the arts on campus. Enjoy delicious down-home soul food, make some art, and take a guided tour of the 2016 Student Loan Art Program Exhibition. Kick off the academic year by choosing an artwork to borrow from the Lists collection, and learn about other arts resources available on campus.
Dont miss an exhibition of student work from the ACT! Then, dance the night away with other arts enthusiasts.

Sep 27, 2016 - 4:30 PM
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Aug 08, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

The hopes of the Arab uprisings of 2011 have faded into a nightmarish array of resurgent autocrats, failed states, and civil wars. What went wrong? "The New Arab Wars" highlights the role of regional and global powers, from Saudi Arabia and Iran to the United States. It shows how the interventions by external powers derailed the democratic transition in Egypt and blocked change in other countries. It then explains how those interventions turned Libya, Yemen and Syria into full-scale wars with little prospect in sight for resolution.

Sep 13, 2016 - 4:30 PM
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Aug 08, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Sectarian enmity toward Shiism is a constant in Saudi history. It goes back to Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab's attack on all forms of idolatry. Today's anti-Shiite discourse blends classic Wahhabi doctrine with contemporary political concepts in ways that cast Shiism as a threat to national unity. The new discourse developed in the 1980s in response to the Iranian revolution and Shiite activism at home. Since then, Al Saud have alternately mobilized and curtailed anti-Shiite narratives according to political calculations.

Sep 20, 2016 - 4:30 PM
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Aug 01, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

A session of the Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration.

Oct 4, 2016 - 6:00 PM
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Jul 18, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Leaders in the Real Estate Industry

May 19, 2017 - 8:00 AM
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Jul 18, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Global Leaders. Global Network. Global Intelligence.
2 days of Real Estate Industry Leaders taking about issues facing the market, and how each country is different and what their similarities are.

Sep 27, 2016 - 6:00 PM
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Jul 18, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Leaders in the Real Estate Industry

May 18, 2017 - 8:00 AM
E14-6th floor  
Jul 18, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Global Leaders. Global Network. Global Intelligence.
2 days of Real Estate Industry Leaders taking about issues facing the market, and how each country is different and what their similarities are.

Sep 20, 2016 - 6:00 PM
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Jul 18, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Leaders in the Real Estate Industry

Nov 1, 2016 - 6:00 PM
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Jul 18, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Leaders in the Real Estate Industry

Sep 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM
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Jul 18, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Leaders in the Real Estate Industry

Oct 18, 2016 - 6:00 PM
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Jul 18, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Leaders in the Real Estate Industry

Oct 17, 2016 - 6:00 PM
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Jul 18, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join us on October 17th, 2016!
Come meet faculty, students, and alums and learn about our MSRED program.

Jul 14, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT–Tsinghua collaboration grapples with urban issues in China.

This winter, China released its 13th “Five-Year Plan,” a socioeconomic blueprint for designing the country’s future. Alongside measures to improve per capita income, life expectancy, air and water quality, innovation, and other initiatives to build a healthier and more prosperous society, the plan also calls for “new-type urbanization.”

Jul 11, 2016. Posted by Tom Gearty

Students and faculty from SA+P, MISTI teaching, working, and learning across Greater China

This summer, MIT professors, students, and staff are traveling across China to teach, learn from, and work with Chinese counterparts on a variety of projects. Numerous teams are associated with the MIT School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) and the MIT International Science and Technology Initiative (MISTI).

Jul 7, 2016 - 8:00 PM
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Jul 01, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join WMBR and the List Visual Arts Center for Ampersand, Ampersand, a collaborative concert series that showcases contemporary music in Bartos Theater on MIT's campus.

Jul 31, 2016 - 2:00 PM
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Jun 15, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Dive into Public Art this summer at MIT.

Join List staff on a public art tour that entangles nature, biology, and artists! From James Melcherts ceramic mural inspired by the behind-the-scenes processes in the Koch Biology Building, to Cai Guo-Qiangs use of living Black Pine trees in front of the Sloan School, public art at MIT interacts with nature in a variety of ways. Discover four public artworks across MITs campus that bring out your inner naturalist.

Jul 7, 2016 - 8:00 PM
E-15: Bartos Theater  
Jun 15, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join us for a beautiful summer edition of the Ampersand series with Peals and Tuxis Giant!

Peals is a collaboration between William Cashion and Bruce Willen, bassists for Future Islands and Double Dagger - two of Baltimores most energetic live bands. With Peals, the duo creates intimate instrumental music, shifting inward the energy of their other groups towards immersive and introspective performances.

Jun 26, 2016 - 2:00 PM
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Jun 15, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Dive into Public Art this summer at MIT.

Nothing says summer like a Bather or a Reclining Figure! Join a lively tour of MITs public art collection to discover the different ways in which artists have used bronze sculpture to explore the human figure. What influences have shaped the ways that figures are represented? How is a five thousand-year-old medium still evolving? Join us to find out!

Sep 29, 2016 - 4:30 PM
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May 24, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

This will explore the geopolitical implications of the thawing Arctic. The speakers will discuss what is at stake as trade routes and mineral deposits open up due to Climate Change. The changing landscape in the Arctic opens up tremendous potential, but also the possibility of geopolitical conflict among the littoral states. We will ask our speakers to address the following topics, among others: What should be the new international regime governing Arctic exploration and passage? What are US and Russian objectives in the Arctic?

Oct 27, 2016 - 4:30 PM
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May 23, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Lecture and discussion with Rafia Zakaria J.D
Columnist DAWN Pakistan
Author of "The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan" (Beacon 2015)
"Veil" (Bloomsbury 2017)
Pakistan Country Specialist AIUSA

More information will be available soon.

May 23, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

Funding supports the development of a “virtual museum” from an archive of experimental works.

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded MIT’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) of the School of Architecture and Planning an NEA Art Works grant to support the digitization and online presentation of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) Special Collection.

May 25, 2016 - 6:30 PM
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May 09, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

This is a monthly event hosted by women graduate students of the MIT Media Lab, through generous funding of the Graduate Student Life Grant program.

Join us for food, wine, and friends! We'll discuss key themes from the PhD student retreat and explore ways to improve culture and diversity with the rest of the student body.

May 6, 2016 - 3:00 PM
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May 05, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

You are invited to help launch the Affirmative Art Tour!

Affirmative Art is a powerful tool to identify what's in our heart and empower our purpose in life.

Join us to learn more about the concept and help paint the Dream Machine that will bring us across 21 cities in the US to engage as many people as possible to empower dreams.

May 4, 2016 - 11:00 AM
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May 03, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

On May 4th, 2016 the students of the Kinetic Speakers and Experimental Sound Creation course will present a dynamic lecture and performance. This unique event will provide insight into the class and highlight the wide range of material learned throughout the semester. This includes listening experiments, solo and group sound works, speaker objects, text and video presentations.

Apr 29, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

MIT has named its Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) in honor of Norman B. Leventhal '38, a visionary developer and philanthropist at the center of Boston’s postwar revival. A life member emeritus of the MIT Corporation who died last year, Mr. Leventhal was a vital member of the MIT community for three-quarters of a century.

The center was officially named the Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism today at a signing ceremony attended by Alan and Sherry Leventhal and other members of Norman Leventhal’s extended family.

May 6, 2016 - 12:30 PM
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Apr 29, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Great changes have taken place in China's housing market in the last three years. The housing market has shifted from being undersupplied, to having equilibrium of supply and demand with regional oversupply. From a mid- to long-term perspective, the housing market in developed countries reveals important differences and insights as development stages shift. According to trends in the housing market of typical economies, China's housing market is entering a new era and will face many new challenges.

Apr 27, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

A number of SA+P professors and researchers are offering short courses and digital programs through MIT Professional Education.

Learn more about SA+P faculty-led courses which include:

Advances in Imaging
Ramesh Raskar, Camera Culture, Media Lab

Apr 27, 2016 - 5:00 PM
Whitehead Institute Ca...  
Apr 25, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

We are honored to have a keynote presentation from Associate Provost Philip Khoury, on ????????????From the Arab Spring to ISIS: Which Way the Middle East?????????????

We will begin with presentations under the North Africa theme that include:
* Abdelkrim Doufene, MIT Post-doc, ????????????Innovation dynamics and entrepreneurial opportunities in North Africa - Insights on Algeria'
* Islam Hussein, MIT Research Scientist, "MISTI Adventures in Egypt????????????

Jun 9, 2016 - 5:30 PM
E51-115: Wong Auditori...  
Apr 20, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Based on the international bestselling novel by Patricia McCormick, and inspired by true accounts, SOLD tells the story of 13 year-old Lakshmi, who is trafficked from her peaceful, rural village in Nepal to work in a brothel called Happiness House in Kolkata, India. Through one extraordinary girl's story, SOLD gives voice to the millions of children around the world who disappear every year. Globally the average age of a trafficked girl is thirteen, the same age as Lakshmi in the film.

May 10, 2016 - 12:30 PM
9-450: Samuel Tak Lee...  
Apr 15, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Joel Ngugi is currently Judge in the High Court of Kenya. His research interests include the role of law in economic development, the role of governments in market regulation and wealth allocation, and legal reforms in transition and developing economies. Professor Ngugi practiced law with the Boston law firm of Foley Hoag, LLP, as a corporate and international litigation associate. At Harvard University, he was one of two recipients of the John Gallup Laylin Prize in International Law in 2002. Material from his webpage at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

May 5, 2016 - 5:30 PM
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Apr 12, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Film screening of Nosotros Los Nobles/The Noble Family

Three spoiled children who are cut off from their family fortune and forced to do the unthinkable - get a job.

Discussion by Dr. Joaquin Terrones, MIT lecturer

May 10, 2016 - 6:00 PM
North Court  
Apr 07, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join MIT List Visual Arts Center staff for a mindful, artful workshop that aims to reduce stress by looking, discussing, and sketching. Take a moment for self-care and join in this study break to spend time in the galleries with museum staff and students. This workshop focuses on Mark Di Suvero's bold, colorful sculpture "Aesop's Fables, II" (2005). Look closely to untangle the active, industrial sculpture, then enjoy guided sketching in the space. All materials for sketching are provided.

About the Workshops

May 12, 2016 - 8:00 PM
E15-070  
Apr 07, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join WMBR and the List Visual Arts Center for Ampersand, Ampersand, a collaborative concert series that showcases contemporary music in Bartos Theater on MIT's campus.

Apr 13, 2016 - 12:30 PM
9-450  
Apr 06, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Mr. Zhao Yanjing graduated from Chongqing University and obtained his doctorate from the Planning and Geography School at Cardiff University, United Kingdom. He became the Director of Xiamen Planning Bureau in 2004. Since 1984, Mr. Zhao served at the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design and has acted as the Director of China Academy of Urban Planning and Design Xiamen and as Vice Chief Planner of China Academy of Urban Planning and Design.

Apr 05, 2016. Posted by Darren Bennett

Hot off the presses, the latest publication from SA+P Press showcases over ten years worth of MIT/DUSP studios, practica, and workshops.  In these 128-pages you can read about student work around the country and around the globe – from the neighborhoods of Boston to the streets of Beijing, from Maine to Manila, from the Salton Sea to Singapore.er of print copies as well if you need them.)

May 6, 2016 - 9:30 AM
 
Apr 04, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Hosted by the Displacement Research and Action Network the Workshop will bring together academics, international NGO and community group representatives as well as representatives of international institutions such as World Bank to discuss the State of Hydropower Projects Today.

Apr 04, 2016. Posted by Amanda Moore

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Apr 22, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Harvard University  
Mar 30, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Room S153, CGIS South
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

This seminar series is co-sponsored by the Watson Institute at Brown University, the MIT Center for International Studies, the Harvard South Asia Institute and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.

Apr 28, 2016 - 5:15 PM
E40-496  
Mar 30, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Mandatory training session for students going to Brazil this summer.

Apr 25, 2016 - 5:00 PM
E51: Wong Auditorium  
Mar 30, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

The MISTI Excellence Awards ceremony will honor five students who excelled in their MISTI placements in 2015.

There will be a mandatory MISTI general training/networking event taking place afterwards. Topics include:
- Intercultural communication
- Global competencies and your career
- Workplace professionalism and representing MIT
- Health, Safety, Security and Violence Prevention

Reception to follow at 8pm. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Apr 22, 2016 - 8:00 AM
 
Mar 30, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

The Brazil Conference is an initiative of the Brazilian students from Harvard and MIT. In its second edition, the Conference will have renowned international and Brazilian speakers, who will discuss the challenges Brazil currently faces in various areas, as well as possible solutions to some of those issues.

Tickets are available at the Conference's website and will not be sold on the day of the event.

Apr 19, 2016 - 4:30 PM
E40-464  
Mar 30, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

A session of the Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration.

Apr 20, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Long Lounge  
Mar 30, 2016. Posted by Wolk Admin
Apr 20, 2016 - 5:00 PM
Wolk Gallery  
Mar 30, 2016. Posted by Wolk Admin

"Gothicness" is an exhibition curated for the Wolk Gallery by Brandon Clifford that examines the ubiquitous element of Gothic architecture, the rib. In the tradition of John Ruskin’s analysis of the Gothic, Clifford isolates a series of peculiar moments of transition from functional to rhetorical ribs that hold resonance today - Pierness, Springness, and Vaultness. In doing so, he illuminates the strangeness of Gothic rib details, examining the possibilities, potentials, and peculiar moments that parallel contemporary digital practice.

Apr 4, 2016 - 12:30 PM
10-485  
Mar 28, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

About the talk: Our recent experience of urban and social transformation (achieved and ongoing) that has taken place in Medellin Colombia in the last years has allowed us not only to experiment within the different disciplinary core of urbanism, architecture and landscape, but also as a way to create practical tools and scopes to deal with urban and social affairs within politics. Most of this operation has taken place in marginalized neighborhoods, with the objective of making viable a more sustainable mode of performance from a social and physical-environmental perspective.

Mar 29, 2016 - 12:30 PM
9-450: Samuel Tak Lee...  
Mar 23, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Sai Balakrishnan "is an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor in International Development at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, and served as a Postdoctoral Scholar at Columbia Law School's Center on Global Legal Transformations." from her webpage at http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/sai-balakrishnan.html

Mar 31, 2016 - 9:53 AM
MIT Media Lab, 75 Amhe...  
Mar 18, 2016. Posted by Darren Bennett

Future of Suburbia [Conference] is introduced by Eric Bender in Moving Beyond Suburban Legends. The conference is designed to appeal broadly to professionals involved in urban planning and development, and will explore how suburbs and their metropolitan areas may be made more sustainable and livable through better design and planning. The gathering will build on a two-year research effort by CAU, which has sought to go beyond traditional analyses of urban lands

May 19, 2016 - 6:00 PM
E-15  
Mar 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join us for the opening of two new exciting exhibitions: Tala Madani: First Light and Villa Design Group. The artists will be at the opening and refreshments will be provided. Come help us welcome and celebrate two new exhibitions in Cambridge. List Projects: Narrative Color will also be open during the reception. Free and open to all although we encourage registration for this event.

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:30 PM
9-450  
Mar 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Dr. WANG Shifu is a Fulbright scholar at MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning. He is professor and chair of the Urban Planning Department at South China University of Technology. His research and teaching areas include urbanization studies and urban design, with a primary focus on theories and methods of planning practice. He authored the book "Implementation Oriented Urban Design" (2005). Dr. Wang works as an urban planner and city designer on projects, including different scales of strategy and/or physical planning.

Apr 1, 2016 - 8:30 AM
E15-070: Breakout sess...  
Mar 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

The 2016 MIT Scaling Development Ventures conference will feature more than 30 speakers and panelists. Program sessions will include a keynote by Fundamo founder Hannes van Rensburg and guest speaker Ann Mei Change of the US Global Development Lab, vision talks, a student demo-showcase, and 10 breakout sessions.

Mar 30, 2016 - 6:30 PM
E-15: Bartos Theater  
Mar 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Please join the American Academy in Rome and the List Visual Arts Center for a discussion between artist Sarah Oppenheimer (2011 Fellow) and Baroque Art specialist Vernon Hyde Minor (2000 Fellow; 2012 Resident). In a talk moderated by AAR President Mark Robbins (1997 Fellow), Oppenheimer and Minor will discuss the play of form in light, from Baroque architecture to contemporary art.

Mar 28, 2016 - 7:00 PM
E-15: Bartos Theater  
Mar 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Catalyst Conversations is pleased to present a conversation between composer Tod Machover and evolutionary biologist Kevin Esvelt. In a world capable of destroying itself, both speakers are interested in helping our society make big and imperative changes: Machover with his crowd-sourced City Symphonies and Esvelt with Sculpting Evolution, which invents new ways to study and influence the evolution of ecosystems. They ask many questions, among them are these: Can the boundaries of hatred be broken? Can art do this? Can science do this? Can music be a way to radically break down boundaries?

Mar 17, 2016 - 6:30 PM
E-15: Bartos Theater  
Mar 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

The List Visual Arts Center, along with the Graduate Consortium in Womens Studies, the MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology, and the MIT Program in History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art, is pleased to present a screening and reception for the film Regarding Susan Sontag as a part of the 2016 Women Take the Reel Film Festival.

Apr 8, 2016 - 11:00 AM
E-15  
Mar 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Welcome to campus, admitted students and families! Did you know that MIT is home to a world-renowned contemporary art gallery and art collection? Discover gems of MITs incredible public art and architecture including major works by Alexander Calder, Frank Gehry, and Sol LeWitt on a guided tour across the Institute. This event is open to all participants in MITs Campus Preview Weekend, no matter your knowledge of art!

Apr 20, 2016 - 6:00 PM
E-15: MIT List Visual...  
Mar 16, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

Join Mareike Bernien for a gallery talk, who will discuss her film Rainbows Gravity and other projects. Rainbows Gravity is a cinematic study of the Agfacolor-Neu colour film stock made in Nazi Germany and is featured in the exhibition List Projects: Narrative Colour.

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:00 PM
Kresge Auditorium, 48...  
Mar 15, 2016. Posted by Darren Bennett

College campuses have long played a vital role in our society: as educators of future generations, incubators for innovation and economic development, and partners with the communities we serve.

SA+P invites you to join leaders in campus design and educational innovation at Then, Now, Next, a symposium on the future of college campuses. Academic and industry partners will share ideas on the past, present, and future, as well as explore MIT’s role as an innovative campus.

Apr 13, 2016 - 12:00 PM
 
Jan 11, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

SSP Wednesday Seminar Series

Apr 14, 2016 - 4:30 PM
1-190  
Jan 04, 2016. Posted by Site Admin

About the Speakers:
Jay Aronson is founding director of the Center for Human Rights Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He also is associate professor of science, technology, and society in the Department of History. He focuses on the interactions of science, technology, law, and human rights.

Christopher McNaboe, from The Carter Center's Conflict Resolution Program, developed what is now the Syria Conflict Mapping project. He primarily works on Syria-related initiatives, but occasionally assists with other peace program activities.

Apr 7, 2016 - 4:30 PM
E51-345  
Dec 10, 2015. Posted by Site Admin

Panel discussion on Bitcoin and the global economy.

Speakers Include:

Michael Casey
Senior Advisor, Digital Currency Initiative,
MIT Media Lab
Former journalist, The Wall Street Journal
Co-author: "The Age of Cryptocurrency
How Bitcoin & Digital Money are
Challenging the Global Economic Order"

Cristina Dolan
Head, Marketing and Content and
Communications Products;
Initiative Lead, BlockChain
TradingScreen
Internet Pioneer and
MIT Media Lab Alumna

May 2, 2016 - 3:00 PM
E40-496  
Sep 21, 2015. Posted by Site Admin

Focus On Russia lecture series