Past Events

Off Campus Concert: Chamber Music Program at Jordan Hall, Boston
Gerd and Anna Kortenmeyer
Hosting Scholar:
Gerd and Anna Kortemeyer
Join the Kortemeyers for a free First Monday at Jordan Hall chamber music program at New England Conservatory Music by L. v. Beethoven, Conlon Nancarrow, John Cage, and F. Mendelssohn. Played by Violin, Viola, Cello, Clarinet, Bassoon, Piano
2012
Spring
Talk: MIT Game Research and the Process of Game Creation
Scott Nicholson and Researchers from the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Lab and Education Arcade
Hosting Scholar:
Scott Nicolson
Come and learn about some of the research projects going on at MIT where games are being created and opportunities for undergraduates to get involved as a game designer or tester! Researchers from the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab and the Education Arcade will talk about some of the games that have been made here and the process of game creation.
2012
Spring
Talk, Film Screening & Café: Einstein's Cafe
Gert Kortemeyer
Hosting Scholar:
Gert and Anna Kortemeyer
Legend has it that during his university studies, Einstein spent more time in coffee shops than in lecture halls. Let's find out why that may be plausible. * Slide Show Einstein in Bern, Zurich, and Berlin - photos from a Study Abroad course on the History of Science in Europe * Movie Segment and Discussion, Albert Einstein and the Theory of Everything * Swiss coffee time with treats from swissbäkers
2012
Spring
Culinary Arts: Cheese Science & Cheese Making
Katharina Ribbeck
Hosting Scholar:
Katharina Ribbeck
Come learn the science of cheese! From the molecules to the microbes that contribute to this delicious food. A hands-on demo on how to make your own ricotta and fresh mozzarella, with tastings at the end of the workshop.
2012
Spring
Dance Performance: Tempest in a Teacup
Guest Performers: Mariah Steele and the Quicksilver Dance Company
Hosting Scholar:
Steve Hall
Graduate Resident Tutors Hans Rinderknecht and Mariah Steele will present the second annual performance of their local professional modern dance company, Quicksilver Dance, at Simmons Hall. This 75 minute show will contain several diverse pieces exploring the cultural history of tea, female immigrants' experiences in the US, Caesar and Cleopatra's storied relationship, and a re-imagining of the women who inspired the songs of Simon and Garfunkel. An eclectic evening of humor, passion and exploration.
2012
Spring
Conference: The Limits of Deracialization: Race, Politics and Governance in the 2010s
Andra Gillespie, Guest Scholars from MIT and around the country
Hosting Scholar:
Andra Gillespie
A one day conference on the campaign strategy of deemphasizing race that has been used by African American politicians like President Obama.Talks and panel discussions on: Deracialization and Governance; Deracialization, Racial Identity and Citizen Preferences: Understanding the Concept Through the Lens of Barack Obama; Deracialization and Evaluations of Barack Obama; Does Deracialization Inure Political Trust?; Deracialization and Social Movements; Deracialization within Civil Rights Movements; Deracialization and Multiracialism; Deracialization and Intersectional Identities; Deracialization, Gender and State Legislators; Deracialization and Black Conservatives. A keynote address presented by J. Phillip Thompson (MIT Department of Urban Planning).
2012
Spring
Off Campus Challenge: SIM Trek, A Boston/Cambridge Scavenger Hunt
Gert and Anna Kortenmeyer
Hosting Scholar:
Gert and Anna Kortemeyer
Back by popular demand: a Boston/Cambridge Scavenger Hunt. In teams of two to four, compete for prizes by scouting out locations in and around Boston and Cambridge. You will use public transportation (day passes provided for registered participants) in this traveling salesman game of strategy and stamina. Each team will need a digital camera with removable memory card or USB connection.
2012
Spring
Performance: Face & Body Painting
Scott Nicholson
Hosting Scholar:
Scott Nicolson
Scott will set up a Face & Body Painting station in SIM Dining. SIMs are invited to let Scott practice his art on your body or to just watch and learn from a master.
2012
Spring
Talk: Want Shiny Hair or More Swagger? Eat Yogurt
Guest Speaker: Susan Erdman
Hosting Scholar:
John Essigmann
A talk on how our immune systems are influence by the microbial communities within us. These microbial communities change in composition over time, in response to diet and other factors. The immune systems and health of mice responded favorably to a diet heavy in yogurt: mice stayed thin, their hair became shinier and thicker and they became more .. Virile. Dr. Susan Erdman is a Principal Research Scientist in the MIT Division of Comparative Medicine. Her expertise is in the area of inflammation in disease, with a special emphasis on cancer.
2012
Spring
Gaming Event: Dinnertime Puzzle and Game Challenge
Scott Nicholson and Simmons GRTs
Hosting Scholar:
Scott Nicolson
a dinnertime challenge in Simmons Dining. Compete with your table against other tables doing puzzles and other challenges. There will be fabulous prizes! Come with your thinking caps on! Also, we expect President Susan Hockfield and her husband Tom Byrne to be joining us for dinner and for the competition.
2012
Spring

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