Past Events

Culinary Arts: Brazilian Food
Manuel M. Oliveira
Hosting Scholar:
Manuel M. Oliveira
A demonstration of how to prepare some delicious and easy-to-make typical Brazilian snacks! In this event, learn how to make the following goodies: ·    Torta Fria, chicken or vegetarian ·    Pão de Queijo, you will love it! ·    Brigadeiro, for chocoholics! ·    Romeu e Julieta, so sweet, and Guaraná, a Brazilian soft drink.
2010
Spring
Dance Performance: Product of Other Circumstances
Xavier Le Roy
Hosting Scholar:
Xavier Le Roy
A performance piece that mixes story telling, surfing on internet, dancing and audience interaction. Learn about Butoh Dance and about process of learning or approaching a foreign dance and culture. A reflection on modes of production of art in our society.
2010
Spring
Talk: Reconstructing Haiti
Assem Inam
Hosting Scholar:
Aseem Inam
A residential scholar event will be held this Friday at 6PM in the Simmons Hall MPR.  The discussion will be focused on the reconstruction of Haiti and will be hosted by Dr. Aseem Inam. Dr. Aseem Inam is a member of the team invited by the government of Haiti to design a rebuilding strategy to house the thousands of families affected by the devastating January 2010 earthquake.  He will share his unique experiences and rare insights from work in Haiti and outline the approach adopted for rebuilding after such a catastrophic event.  He is the author of the book, Planning for the Unplanned: Recovering from Crises in Megacities, and a Fellow at the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT.
2010
Spring
Culinary Arts: Learn to Roll Sushi
The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi
Hosting Scholar:
The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi
Our own resident scholar, The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, leads a hands-on workshop on vegetarian sushi rolling.
2010
Fall
Student Participation: Game Night
Steve Hall
Hosting Scholar:
Steve Hall
An evening of fun and games. We'll bring board games (Cranium, Jenga, etc.) and pizza. If you have a favorite game, feel free to bring it! Bring your friends!
2010
Fall
Talk & Film Screening: The Fall of The Iron Curtain: From the Birth of Solidarity in Poland to the fall of Berlin Wall in Germany
Michael & Irene Podowski
Hosting Scholar:
Michael & Irene Podoski
Screening of the comedy/drama “Good Bye Lenin!” preceded by a brief overview of the events in Eastern Europe in the 1980s that led up to the disappearance of the Soviet Union and the unification of Germany.
2010
Fall
Ceremony & Culinary Arts: A Taste of Thailand
MIT Thai Graduate & Undergraduate Students and MIT Faculty
Hosting Scholar:
John Essigmann
You are cordially invited to enjoy an evening of Thai culture and cuisine! Learn to make authentic appetizers and take part in a Wai Kru ceremony to celebrate the start of the Thai academic year. Meet ThaiROPs: MIT students who spent their summer in Thailand and learn about their (and potentially your future!) experiences.
2010
Fall
Culinary Arts & Culture: Switzerland: the Land of Alps, Cheese and Chocolate
Henning & Anja Colsman-Freyberger
Hosting Scholar:
Henning Colsman-Freyberger
Join our new residential scholars Henning and Anja in the Country Kitchen this Friday for a cooking event. We will be making Chässpätzli (cheese spätzle) from scratch, using a spätzle press. All kitchen proficiencies are welcome for this easy-to-make delicious meal, which we will be enjoying with a fresh salad. Well nourished, we will discover the the Swiss Alps by rail along the routes of world-famous panoramic trains Glacier Express, Golden Pass Panoramic and the Bernina Express (the train line is a UNESCO World Heritage Site!). By then, you've gained an appetite for more things Swiss, so it is good that Henning and Anja brought chocolate from their recent tour of the oldest chocolate factory in Switzerland.
2010
Fall
Talk: Made for Goodness
Guest Speaker: Mpho Tutu, introduced by Philip Mangano
Hosting Scholar:
The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi
A talk on her recent book which is based on her father's, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, vision on why we can find hope and joy in the world’s darkest moments by realizing that we were made for goodness, that we are wired so that goodness will win in the end.
2010
Fall
Talk and Performance: Adinkra Jazz
Guest Stephon Alexander, Daniel Lippel, James Gates
Hosting Scholar:
James Gates
Adinkra Jazz will open with a discussion by Dr. Stephon Alexander on the role of symmetry in physics, music and cosmology and end in a performance with pieces inspired by Adinkra diagrams. Dr. Alexander will be accompanied by world-renowned composer and guitarist Dr. Daniel Lippel to perform original compositions that are based on symmetries found in fundamental physics.
2010
Fall

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