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Tuesday, November 5

Tuesday, November 5

9:00 a.m. - Open Enrollment Period. Open Enrollment period for all faculty and staff to change their 2003 benefits selections. free. Room: Web. Sponsor: Financial Systems Services. Benefits Office.

10:00 a.m. - Admissions Information Session. Admissions Office Information Session gathers at the Admissions Reception Center (10-100). Enter MIT at the main entrance, Lobby 7, 77 Massachusetts Ave (domed building with tall pillars). Proceed down the center corridor to Room 10-100 on the right.Following the Admissions Information Session is a Student Led Campus Tour which begins in Lobby 7 (main entrance lobby) Groups over 15 people need to make special reservations. free. Room: Admissions Reception Center, Building 10, Room 10-100. Sponsor: Information Center.

10:45 a.m. - Campus Tour. Student Led Campus Tours are approximately 90 minutes long and provide a general overview of the main campus. Please note that campus tours do not visit laboratories, living groups or buildings under construction. Groups over 15 people need to make special reservations. Campus tours start at the conclusion of the Admissions Informations Session. The Campus Tour begins in Lobby 7 (Main Entrance Lobby at 77 Massachusetts Ave). free. Room: Lobby 7 (Main Entrance Lobby at 77 Massachusetts Ave). Sponsor: Information Center.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Jeff Raikes, Group Vice President, Productivity and Business Services, Microsoft. Jeff Raikes is a 20-year Microsoft veteran, a member of Microsoft’s Senior Leadership Team and the Group Vice President of Microsoft’s Productivity and Business Services group. He’ll offer his perspective on the company and on the "Future of Business Productivity" and will be available for Q&A. free. Room: E51-315. Sponsor: MITEntrepreneurshipCenter, MediaTech Club.

2:00 p.m. - Admissions Information Session. free. Room: Admissions Reception Center, Building 10, Room 10-100. Sponsor: Information Center.

2:45 p.m. - Campus Tour. free. Room: Lobby 7 (Main Entrance Lobby at 77 Massachusetts Ave). Sponsor: Information Center.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - MTL VLSI Seminar Series. Digital Signal Processors: Past, Present, and Future. free. Room: 34-101. Sponsor: MTL VLSI Seminar.

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Doc Edgerton’s side scan and penetrating sonars in Israeli underwater archaeology. In the early 1960s, Doc Edgerton volunteered his services and his equipment to aid Israeli marine archaeologists following the successful use of his ‘mud penetrator’ in the survey of the Caesarea harbor installations. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s he continued his collaboration with Israeli, Italian and American scientists in search of submerged shipwrecks and harbor installations along the Israeli coast and Sardinia. Prof. Linder will talk about his personal and professional connections with Doc Edgerton, and how their work together influenced Israeli underwater archaeology. free. Room: E51-063. Sponsor: DeepArch.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Mech Seminar:Air-Flow Mechanisms During Air-Sparging Operations. In situ air sparging (IAS) is a technology that is used to remediate soil and groundwater contaminated with volatile non-aqueous phase liquids. During IAS, air (or another gas) is injected into an aquifer below the zone of contamination. As the air travels upward through the aquifer, contaminants in the zone of influence of the air plume are removed through volatilization and/or aerobic biodegradation. Because of its low cost, efficiency and apparent effectiveness, IAS has become very popular in the United States. Despite this fact, understanding of the factors influencing IAS behavior and its efficiency remain incomplete. free. Room: 1-350. Sponsor: Engineering & Environmental Mechanics Group.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - TAKING STOCK--A Look at Engineering Education at the End of the Twentieth Century and Beyond. free. Room: 4-237. Sponsor: Mechanical Engineering Dept.

4:00 p.m. - MIT Astrophysics Colloquium. “High-Frequency X-Ray Oscillations from Neutron Stars and Black Holes: Probing Strong-Field Gravity and the Properties of Ultradense Matter.” free. Room: MIT Center for Space Research, 70 Vassar Street, Room 37-252, Cambridge, MA. Sponsor: Astrophysics.

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. - The Problem of the Thirteen Spheres. ORC Fall Seminar Series. Seminar reception immediately following in the Philip M. Morse Reading Room, E40-106. free. Room: E40-298. Sponsor: Operations Research Center.

4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - GTL Seminar Series. Rolls-Royce: A Key Partner in the JSF Program. free. Room: 31-161. Sponsor: Gas Turbine Laboratory, AeroAstro.

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - “Immigration Policies, Terrorism, and the Extreme Right in Europe.” A session of the Inter-University Committee on International Migration. Co-sponsored by the MIT France Program and the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. free. Room: E38-615. Sponsor: Center for International Studies.

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Toastmasters@MIT Evening Meetings. 77 Mass. Avenue, Cambridge, Building 2, Room 2-131. free. Sponsor: Toastmasters.

6:30 p.m. - Architecture Lecture. “Frank Lloyd Wright’s New York Towers.” Lecture by Hilary Ballon, PhD ‘85, architectural historian, Columbia University. free. Room: Rm 10-250. Sponsor: Department of Architecture.

Wednesday, November 6

9:00 a.m. - Visiting Committee for the Engineering Systems Division. Biennial visit of the Corporation Visiting Committee for the Engineering Systems Division. Room: MIT Faculty Club. Sponsor: Corporation Office.

9:00 a.m. - Open Enrollment Period. Open Enrollment period for all faculty and staff to change their 2003 benefits selections. free. Room: Web. Sponsor: Financial Systems Services. Benefits Office.

10:00 a.m. - Admissions Information Session. free. Room: Admissions Reception Center, Building 10, Room 10-100. Sponsor: Information Center.

10:45 a.m. - Campus Tour. free. Room: Lobby 7 (Main Entrance Lobby at 77 Massachusetts Ave). Sponsor: Information Center.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Optics & Quantum Electronics Seminar. Tunable Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Filters Using Transverse Mode Controlled Optical Resonators. free. Room: Grier Room B, 34-401B. Sponsor: Optics.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - “Pleasures of Poetry” Seminar. Discussion of “The Ballad of Hind Horn” led by Ruth Perry. Packets containing all of the poems are available from the Literature Office (Rm 14N-407). free. Room: Rm 14N-304. Sponsor: Literature Section.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Mac OS X Quick Start. For newcomers to Mac OS X, preview some of its useful features -- network and printer setup and file management with the OS X Finder. Take a look at applications that run ”native” in OS X. Get answers to your questions about OS X and updates on the status of support for OS X at MIT. Room: N42 Demo. Sponsor: Information Systems.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - “Pleasures of Poetry” Seminar. Discussion of “The Ballad of Hind Horn” led by Ruth Perry. Packets containing all of the poems are available from the Literature Office (Rm 14N-407). free. Room: Rm 14N-304. Sponsor: Literature Section.

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Pathways to Sustainable Industrial Transformations: Co-optimizing competitiveness, employment, and environment. This presentation reports on a 2-year project focusing on an examination of 3 case studies of possible future industrial transformations in which improvements in competitiveness, environment, and employment are simultaneously achieved. The cases include: flexible, modular, manufactured construction for housing; biomass-based chemistry; and multiple sustainable land use. The research is in the spirit of the Dutch notion of ‘backcasting’ in which--having identified future desirable transformations endorsed by stakeholders--collaborative experiments, policies, and instruments are designed, targeted, and implemented to achieve those transformations. free. Room: E40-496. Sponsor: Laboratory for Energy and the Environment.

1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Rainbow Lounge Open. MIT’s resource lounge for lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgendered members of the community offers a place to hang out, various activities, and a lending library during its open hours. free. Room: 50-306. Sponsor: lbgt@MIT.

2:00 p.m. - Admissions Information Session. free. Room: Admissions Reception Center, Building 10, Room 10-100. Sponsor: Information Center.

2:45 p.m. - Campus Tour. free. Room: Lobby 7 (Main Entrance Lobby at 77 Massachusetts Ave). Sponsor: Information Center.

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - spouses&partners@mit: Culture Shock & Delayed Culture Shock. Join us as we discuss this normal and at times confusing response to moving to another country. Learn what culture shock is, and how to integrate your experiences in a useful way. Childcare provided. free. Room: W20-400. Sponsor: spouses&partners@mit, MIT Medical.

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Nanostructures Seminar Series. Dr. Empedocles is a Co-founder and Director of Business Development at Nanosys Inc. He has spent several years in the field of nanotechnology, working on the fundamental study of nanomaterials and the commercialization of nanotechnology-enabled products and systems. Dr. Empedocles was an early employee at Quantum Dot Corporation, developing novel nano-based fluorescent tags and detection systems for use in biological testing. Most recently, he was part of the start-up team at Ultraphotonics, developing nano-based telecommunications technologies. free. Room: 4-163. Sponsor: Nanostructures Laboratory.

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. - Locally Planar Geometric Graphs. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 PM in Room 2-349. free. Room: Room 2-338. Sponsor: Combinatorics Seminar. Department of Mathematics.

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - MIT Communications Forum: Copyright and Culture. In this third of three linked forums, we explore the relationship between copyright, culture and digital technologies. free. Room: Bartos Theater. Sponsor: Communications Forum.

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - “environment, circa 1973.” HTC Forum. Reinhold Martin teaches in the History Theory Ph.D. program at Columbia University and directs the second professional Masters program there. His work has been published in major magazines (Assemblage, etc.) and a number of published compendiums. He has a forthcoming book out of MIT Press, based on his doctoral dissertation. The book addresses shifts in American architecture in the post-war era with reference to corporate architectures, cybernetic thought espoused by figures such as Norbert Wiener, and the ideology underpinning IBM’s Big Blue supercomputer. Martin is also an editor of Grey Room. free. Room: 3-133. Sponsor: History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art.

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Start-up Clinic. Discover how to present a plan to potential investors at the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge’s Start-up Clinic. Two pre-selected companies present their business plans and receive feedback from a panel of experts and the audience over an informal dinner. The key learning points include how plans and presentations are evaluated; what investors and evaluators look for, and how to fine-tune plans and presentations. The event will be held at 6 PM the MIT Faculty Club. Registration fee is $35 for Forum Members and $45 for Non Members and includes dinner. Pre-Registration is Required. For more information or to register, visit: <http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/calendar/index.html> or call 617-253-8240. free. Room: MIT Faculty Club. 50 Memorial Drive 6th Floor. Sponsor: MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, Inc.

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Buddhist Meditation: Guide to Bodhisattvas Way of Life. Meditation, Lecture, and Discussion on Shantideva’s monumental philosophical treatise. free. Sponsor: Buddhist Community at MIT.

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - 3B Symposium. Course 3 Senior Internship Presentation. free. Room: TBA. Sponsor: Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering.

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - $50K Panel - Finetuning pitches. Fine Tuning Your Executive Summary/Perfecting Your Pitch. free. Sponsor: MITEntrepreneurshipCenter.

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Swing Dancing Lessons. free. Room: 36-156. Sponsor: Lindy Hop Society.

7:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - The Singapore-MIT Alliance. Project Oxygen: Towards Pervasive, Human-Centered Computing. RSVP by 10/31/02. Room: MIT Building 3, Room 370. Sponsor: Singapore-MIT Alliance, Office of Corporate Relations/ILP.

8:00 p.m. - Weekly Wednesdays @ the Muddy Charles Pub. Meet your fellow social graduate students at the Muddy Charles Pub located in the Walker Memorial Building. What will be there for you? $1 drafts, a variety of beers, wines and sodas, lots of free wings, Sox on the screen. Bring IDs. free. Room: Muddy Charles Pub. Sponsor: Edgerton House Residents’ Association, MITEntrepreneurshipCenter. TechLink, Wing It.

8:00 p.m. - 8 Mile (SNEAK PREVIEW). The people of Detroit know 8 Mile as the city limit, a border, a boundary. It is also a psychological dividing line that separates Jimmy Smith Jr. (Eminem) from the mega-star he wants to be. Can a white kid with a blue vocabulary and lots of hate in his heart transcend his meager beginnings? 8 Mile is a provocative fictional examination of a critical week in Jimmy’s life, starring multi-platinum recording artist Eminem, along with Kim Basinger as Jimmy’s mother, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy and Eugene Byrd. Tickets available at 6pm in lobby 16. Rated R for strong language, sexuality, some violence and drug use. free. Room: 26-100. Sponsor: LSC.

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - IFILM Film Seminar. Screening of a movie followed by a discussion. free. Sponsor: International Film Club.

8:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Swing Dancing. No partner required. Beginners welcome. free. Room: Student Center 2nd floor. Sponsor: Lindy Hop Society.

Thursday, November 7

9:00 a.m. - Open Enrollment Period. Open Enrollment period for all faculty and staff to change their 2003 benefits selections. free. Room: Web. Sponsor: Financial Systems Services. Benefits Office.

10:00 a.m. - Admissions Information Session. free. Room: Admissions Reception Center, Building 10, Room 10-100. Sponsor: Information Center.

10:45 a.m. - Campus Tour. free. Room: Lobby 7 (Main Entrance Lobby at 77 Massachusetts Ave). Sponsor: Information Center.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - EMOTION & DESIGN. In this talk, Prof. Norman will present a new, three-level theory of human processing, and then show how this work can be applied to: the design of products and the development of autonomous machines. free. Room: Bartos Theatre Building E15. Sponsor: Media Lab.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - BrioQuery Quick Start. Learn how to download, install, and set up BrioQuery on your desktop. Learn how to download and process a standard report. An overview of the features and capabilities of BrioQuery will be given. Room: N42 Demo. Sponsor: Information Systems.

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Rainbow Lounge Open. MIT’s resource lounge for lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgendered members of the community offers a place to hang out, various activities, and a lending library during its open hours. free. Room: 50-306. Sponsor: lbgt@MIT.

12:05 p.m. - MIT Chapel Concert. Na’ama Lion, Baroque flute Vivaldi’s “Spring” from “The Four Seasons”; Handel’s “The Messiah”; 18th century French love songs (Airs de Coeur); Bach’s Partita in A minor. free. Room: MIT Chapel. Sponsor: Music and Theater Arts Section.

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Conversational English Class. Join us for a free conversational English class for international students and spouses at MIT. Most attendees are women able to speak freely who desire to increase their English skills. Class covers a variety of topics including American culture and holiday descriptions. Free. Room: W11 Board Room. Sponsor: Baptist Campus Ministry.

2:00 p.m. - Admissions Information Session. free. Room: Admissions Reception Center, Building 10, Room 10-100. Sponsor: Information Center.

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Nuclear Energy and its Competitors in Mitigating Climate Change. Technical Seminar from MIT’s Security Studies Program with visiting guest speaker Robert Williams- Senior Scientist from Princeton’s Environmental Center for Energy Studies. free. Room: E38-615. Sponsor: Center for International Studies, Security Studies Program.

2:00 p.m. - New Eyes for Space Exploration: Upgrading the Hubble Space Telescope” by Astronaut John M. Grunsfeld. free. Room: 37-252 (Marlar Lounge). Sponsor: AeroAstro, Masschusetts Space Grant Consortium. Center for Space Research.

2:45 p.m. - Campus Tour. free. Room: Lobby 7 (Main Entrance Lobby at 77 Massachusetts Ave). Sponsor: Information Center.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Satellite observations of tropospheric chemistry. free. Room: 54-915. Sponsor: MIT Atmospheric Science Seminars.

4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Mela (mini carnival). An Indian mini-carnival - lots of fun, games and food. Most stalls are free. Room: Julius Adams Stratton Student Center. Sponsor: Sangam. ARCADE.

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Ayalon-Nusseibeh: An Israeli-Palestinian Civil-Society Plan for Coexistence. This is a talk (with follow-up Q&A) by MIT Political Science Ph.D. Boaz Tamir. Dr. Tamir, an entrepreneur, has contributed to the founding and development of several Israeli companies and consulting firms. The Ayalon Nusseibeh proposal by PLO Jerusalem representative Sari Nusseibeh and former chief of Israel’s Shin Bet, Ami Ayalon, proposes two states based on the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as the open capital of both states. Ayalon and Nusseibeh have launched a petition campaign for their plan in the Occupied Terroitories and in Israel. Dr. Tamir will describe the plan, which he supports. (For plan details, see: <http://www.chicagopeacenow.org/N%20Agreement%20top.htm>.) free. Room: 7th Floor Conference Room, E38, Center for International Studies. Sponsor: Center for International Studies.

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. - Physics Colloquium. “Life at the Strange Boundary of Science and the News Media.” free. Room: 10-250. Sponsor: Physics Department.

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - The MIT Workplace Center Presents: The Fall 2002 Seminar Series on “Labor/Management Partnerships for Working Families.” Bridging the Gap Between Workplace Demands and Family Obligations: Lessons from the FORD/United Auto Workers Partnership. free. Room: E51-063. Sponsor: MIT Workplace Center.

5:00 p.m. - “Magic Realism and African American Gothic Melodrama,” a talk by (“Eve’s Bayou” and “Caveman’s Valentine”) filmmaker Kasi Lemmons. Kasi Lemmons is the 2002-03 Katzenstein Memorial Fund Artist-in-Residence recipient. Sponsored by the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program, Special Programs/Office of the Arts, and the Program in Women’s Studies. 5PM. 3-270. Info: 617-253-8844. free. Room: 3-270. Sponsor: Office of the Arts, Women’s Studies Program, Comparative Media Studies.

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Water: Casus Belli or Source of Cooperation. Lecture about conflicts over water resources in the Middle East with special focus on recent events in Southern Lebanon.

Lecture will be followed by questions and discussion. free. Room: 1-190. Sponsor: Lebanese Club at MIT.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Biostrategy Seminar: Richard Pops. Biostrategy Seminar Series, featuring a lecture by Richard Pops, CEO Alkermes. free. Room: E51-315. Sponsor: MITEntrepreneurshipCenter. Sloan Biostrategy Series.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Ramadan@MIT Student Dinner. The MIT Muslim Students’ Association and the Sidney Pacific Graduate Residence cordially invite you to dinner. Delicious food, interesting discussion, and warm conversation are guaranteed. The dinner is part of the Ramadan@MIT series held for the wider MIT community during the holy month of Ramadan, a time of fasting and spiritual renewal. free. Room: Sidney Pacific Graduate Residence Multi-purpose Room, 70 Pacific Street. Sponsor: Muslim students’ Association. Sidney Pacific Graduate Residence.

6:30 p.m. - The Business of Biotech. A conference designed to address emerging issues in the biotech sector. ----Talks---- “Investing in Biotech” --Christoph Westphal (General Partner, Polaris Ventures).”Regulatory Issues in Biotech” -- Peter Hutt (former Chief Counsel, FDA; Partner, Covington and Burling).”Growing a Biotech Enterprise”-- Alan Crane (CEO, Momenta Pharmaceuticals).The talks will be followed by a panel discussion, and networking dinner. FREE for students, $25 for professionals. Room: Wong Auditorium. Sponsor: Sangam. India Business Club.

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Is MIT segregated from the dormroom to the classroom?. If our educators can’t figure out how to be diverse, how can we? Should MIT assign freshman housing in the future? What do you think? Be part of... CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE AND DIVERSITY ON CAMPUS. Come out and voice your opinion on these issues. free. Room: McCormick Brown Living Room. Sponsor: Pangaea, Campus Committee on Race Relations (CCRR). Advocates for Awareness, The Dean for Student Life, Dr. Williams, Chancellor Phillip Clay.

8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. - IFILM Film Seminar. Screening of a movie followed by a discussion. free. Room: 4-237. Sponsor: International Film Club.

8:00 p.m. - Twelfth Night. Directed by Wanda Strukus; music composed by Yan-Yan Lam. $8, $6 MIT/Wellesley students. Room: Kresge Little Theater. Sponsor: Shakespeare Ensemble.

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - SAVE Meeting. Join us when we discuss environmentalism at MIT in all its aspects, including: assisting the MIT administration to improve environmental conditions; taking a boat along the Charles to clean it; trips to local nature reserves; and plants for the MIT community. free. Room: 1-246. Sponsor: SAVE.

11:50 p.m. - 12:55 p.m. - Stuart Scantlebury, VP of Information Technology, Boston Consulting Group. Scantlebury is currently the Vice President of Information Technology at Boston Consulting Group. Prior to BCG, he spent 15 years at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). He believes that a solid IT background, combined with business strategy expertise, is a highly valuable package of skills. More information to come! free. Sponsor: MITEntrepreneurshipCenter. MediaTech Club.