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Tuesday’s Events

Tuesday’s Events

2:30 p.m. - Generation of Sand Bars and Sediment/Wave Interaction--Jie Yu, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, M.I.T. Sponsored by Physical Mathematics Seminar with Department of Mathematics., Rm 2-338. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 PM in Room 2-349. More info: Call Professor John Bush at 253-4387. Email bush@math.mit.edu.

3:30 p.m. - Biasing Circuits for Analog ICs--Robert Dobkin, Linear Technology. Sponsored by MTL VLSI Seminar, Rm 34-101. Refreshments in Room 34-101 at 4:00 p.m. More info: Call Debroah Hodges-Pabon at 253-5264. Email debb@mtl.mit.edu. <http://www-mtl.mit.edu/>.

4:30 p.m. - Fall Orientation. Go to China and work or do research--all expense paid. Find our more at our fall orientation. Mezzanine Lounge, std cen. Sponsor: MIT China Program.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - RSSC Feedback Meeting. No Dorm Rush? Sophomore Shuffle? FSILG Rush in the winter? Provide feedback on the final report of the Residence System Steering Committee. Burton-Conner Dining Hall. Sponsor: Undergraduate Association

Wednesday’s Events

Japanese Lunch Table. Join us for informal Japanese/English language and cultural exchange. We meet every Wednesday from noon to 2pm in E38-714. Be sure to bring your lunch. For information, contact japanprogram@mit.edu. E38-714. Sponsor: MIT Japan Program.

12:00 p.m. - NATO at 50 Dr. Richard Kugler, Institute for National Strategic Studies. Security Studies Program Seminar Series, Rm E38-615. Bag lunch, refreshments will be provided. More info: Call Lynne Levine at 253-0133. Email llevine@mit.edu, <http://web.mit.edu/ssp/>.

12:10 p.m. - Climate variability of the equatorial thermocline and its connection with subtropics, Rui Xin Huang, WHOI. Physical Oceanography Sack Lunch Seminars, Rm 54-915. More info: Call Markus Jochum at 3-0386. Email <markus@ocean.mit.edu>. <http://puddle.mit.edu/~ganacho/sack.html>.

4:15 p.m. - The Plank Problem from the Viewpoint of Hypergraph Matchings and Covers,Ron Holzman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sponsored by Combinatorics Seminar with Department of Mathematics. Rm 2-338. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 PM in Room 2-349. More info: Call Sara Billey at 253-6544. Email <sara@math.mit.edu>. <http://www-math.mit.edu/~combin>.

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Opening Reception: “Material Shape.” Doug Bosch’s works use nylon, wax, honeydew, pollen, plant bristle & linseed oil, combined with sculpture & photography to create invented, organic forms & images. On view Sept 15-Nov 4. Admission 0. Dean’s Gallery (E52-466). Sponsor: Office of the Arts.

5:15 pm - Statistical tests for distinguishing of sceneries, Dr. Henry Matzinger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sponsored by Statistics Seminar with Department of Mathematics. Rm 2-105. More info: Call Dr. Marc Genton at 253-4390. Email genton@math.mit.edu.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - RSSC Feedback Meeting. No Dorm Rush? Sophomore Shuffle? FSILG Rush in the winter? Provide feedback on the final report of the Residence System Steering Committee. East Campus Talbot Lounge. Sponsor: Undergraduate Association.

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Kokikai Aikido introductory class. Free introductory practice open to women and men. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Kokikai is a style of Aikido, a modern Japanese martial art. DuPont Gym wrestling room. Sponsor: MIT Kokikai.

Thursday’s Events

4:00 p.m. - Two-Dimensional Gantt Charts, Michel Goemans, Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics, MIT. Sponsored by Operations Research Center. Rm E40-298. Followed by Refreshments in Room E40-106. For further information, please see the seminar series web-site, located on the ORC home page: <http://web.mit.edu /orc/www>. More info: Call Alp Muharremoglu at 253-7412. Email <alp@mit.edu>.

4:15 p.m. - Searching for Dark Matter Axions, Prof. Leslie Rosenberg, Department of Physics, MIT. Physics Colloquium. Rm 10-250. Refreshments in Room 4-339 at 3:45 p.m. More info: Call Physics Headquarters at 253-4801. Email <physhdq@mit.edu>. <http://web.mit.edu/physics/www/Colloquium/current.html>.

8:00 p.m. - Little Shop of Horrors. Book and lyrics by Howard Ashman; music by Alan Menken. $9; $8 MIT faculty and staff, senior citizens, other students; $6 MIT/Wellesley students; $3 MIT freshmen. Admission 6.00. Kresge Little Theater. Sponsor: Office of the Arts.

8:00 p.m. - The Inheritance. Play by Erin Lavik (G, Materials Science & Engineering); Ronni Marshak, director. Admission 0. Kresge Rehearsal Rm B. Sponsor: Office of the Arts.

Friday’s Events

4:00 p.m. - Electron Temperature Gradient Driven Turbulence, William D. Dorland, University of Maryland. Plasma Science and Fusion Center Seminar Series. Rm NW17-218. Refreshments served at 3:45 pm. More info: Call Paul Rivenberg at 253-8101. Email <rivenberg@psfc.mit.edu>. <http://www.pfc.mit.edu/>.

4:15 p.m. - Alternating Sign Matrices and Beyond, James Propp, University of Wisconsin. Sponsored by Combinatorics Seminar with Department of Mathematics. Rm 2-338. Refreshments will be served at 3:45 PM in Building 2, Room 349. More info: Call Professor Sara Billey at 253-6544. Email <sara@math.mit.edu>. <http://www-math.mit.edu/~combin>.

8:00 p.m. - Little Shop of Horrors. Book and lyrics by Howard Ashman; music by Alan Menken. $9; $8 MIT faculty and staff, senior citizens, other students; $6 MIT/Wellesley students; $3 MIT freshmen. Admission 6.00. Kresge Little Theater. Sponsor: Office of the Arts.

8:00 p.m. - The Inheritance. Play by Erin Lavik (G, Materials Science & Engineering); Ronni Marshak, director. Admission 0. Kresge Rehearsal Rm B. Sponsor: Office of the Arts.

9:00 p.m. - Potluck Performance Art Party. AKA show and tell. Bring video, poetry, slides, anything to read, show, perform and/or consume. Admission $4.00. N52-115. Sponsor: Office of the Arts.