Past Events

Gaming Event: Quests for Grails and Vaccines
TL Taylor and Mikael Jakobsson
Hosting Scholar:
TL Taylor and Mikael Jakobsson
Join T.L. Taylor and Mikael Jakobsson to save Camelot as a knight of the round table in the co-op board game Shadows over Camelot, or to save the whole world as a member of the CDC in Pandemic.
2013
Spring
Culinary Arts: Apple Streudel
Katharina Ribbeck
Hosting Scholar:
Katharina Ribbeck
Learn to make apple streudel - a hands-on cooking workshop.
2013
Spring
Gaming Event: Wii U Game Playing
TL Taylor and Mikael Jakobsson
Hosting Scholar:
TL Taylor and Mikael Jakobsson
Play Wii U games with two of our resident scholars.
2013
Spring
Dance Performance: Rites of Passage
Mariah Steele and the Quicksilver Dance Company
Hosting Scholar:
Steve Hall
Simmons Hall Graduate Resident Tutors, Hans Rinderknecht and Mariah Steele, will present the third annual performance of their local professional modern dance company, Quicksilver Dance. This show will contain several diverse dances exploring the past, present and future: Epoch Tales investigates the process of evolution, illuminating how the world may have moved in different evolutionary epochs; Festivals and Visions delves into the culture and rituals of Spain; and Art | Facts imagines how an Archaeology classroom in 2413 will look back at the early 21st century. An eclectic evening of humor, passion and exploration.
2013
Spring
Talk and Reading: Slavery and the American Imagination
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Hosting Scholar:
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Based on an upcoming novel set in the antebellum South in the run up to the Civil War. In this conversation, Ta-Nahisi Coates will discusses his research and read from a portion of his work. Ta-Nehisi Coates is a Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Scholar, teaching in the department of Writing and Humanistic Studies at MIT.
2013
Spring
Culinary Arts: Sushi
Katharina Ribbeck
Hosting Scholar:
Katharina Ribbeck
Learn how to make sushi rice and prepare and roll sushi.
2013
Spring
Gaming Event: Dominoes
Nelly Rosario
Hosting Scholar:
Nelly Rosario
Come join Residential Scholar Nelly Rosario for an evening of Domino games. Instruction provided.
2013
Fall
Off Campus Concert: Jazz Outing @ Berklee School of Music
Jason Sello at Berklee Performing Arts Center
Hosting Scholar:
Jason Sello
Resident Scholar Jason K. Sello, Associate Professor Chemistry, Brown University, escorts interested residents to a concert at the Berklee Performing Arts Center. The concert is a reunion of former members from one of the most influential jazz bands, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Now dubbed the Messenger Legacy, this elite group of musicians pays tribute to Blakey’s prolific career. The Messenger Legacy features drummer, bandleader, and Berklee professor Ralph Peterson; master bassist Reggie Workman; alto saxophonist Donald Harrison ’81; trumpeter Brian Lynch; tenor man and Berklee Woodwinds chair Billy Pierce ’73; and pianist Donald Brown.
2013
Fall
Concert: Alash, Masters of Tuvan Throat Singing
Guest Performers: Alash
Hosting Scholar:
Robert Randolph
Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. At the same time, they are fans of western music. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage.
2013
Fall
MIT Community Event: SIMoween 2013
Simmons Hall Residents and Jason Sello
Hosting Scholar:
Simmons Hall Residents and Jason Sello
A Halloween event held at Simmons Hall for MIT community children, ages 1 to 6 years. Simmons students host Halloween themed arts & crafts, games, face painting, movies and photo shoot. Also, featuring a science show by Resident Scholar Jason Sell - with light wands, cool stuff with eggs, and some safe explosionsfor the kids.
2013
Fall

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