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Friday, October 10

Friday, October 10

10:00 a.m. - Admissions Information Session. 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. Free. Room: Lobby 7. Sponsor: Information Center.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - DMSE Research in the Department Lecture. Lecture by Professor Klavs Jensen, Lamont Dupont Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering. Free. Room: Chipman room 8-314. Sponsor: Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Research Society.

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Rainbow Lounge Open. MIT’s resource lounge for lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgendered, and questioning 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.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Writers Group. New writers are invited to join our weekly Writers Group (sponsored by the Writing and Communication Center). Share a piece of your writing with other interested and supportive writers. Open to all MIT students, staff, faculty, and spouses. Free. Room: 14N-417. Sponsor: Writing and Communication Center.

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - MCP seminar. Inside, Outside, Top and Bottom: Seth Kaplan Senior Attorney Conservation Law Foundation Abstract: Effective advocacy employs a wide range of tools including litigation, press relations, grassroots organizing and behind-the-scenes negotiation with key decision makers. There will also be a discussion of the “American Style Non-Profit Organization” contrasting this model with the “European Style Non-Governmental Organization.” Free. Room: 54 - 915. Sponsor: Mexico City Project.

1:10 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. - Muslim Friday Prayer. Weekly congregational prayer for Muslims. People of other faiths welcome to attend. E-mail msa-ec@mit.edu for more information. Free. Room: W11-110. Sponsor: Muslim Students Association.

2:00 p.m. - Admissions Information Session. Free. Room: Admissions Reception Center. Sponsor: Information Center.

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Modern Times, Rural Places Seminar. “Country” Matters: Understanding the Early Nineteenth-Century American Environment. Free. Room: E51-095. Sponsor: History Office, STS.

2:45 p.m. - Campus Tour. Free. Room: Lobby 7. Sponsor: Information Center.

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - SSL Seminar (Arthur Richards). Topic: Model Predictive Control - Robustness, Performance and Decentralization. Dree. Room: 37-212. Sponsor: Aero/Astro.

5:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Opening Reception: The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch @ MIT. One thousand handblown glass pumpkins, created by artists from the MIT Glass Lab. Proceeds benefit The MIT Glass Lab, where the MIT community can learn and practice the art of glassblowing. Pumpkin sales begin Saturday, rain or shine. Free. Room: Kresge Oval. Sponsor: MIT Glass Lab.

6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Services & Dinner. Celebrate Shabbat. MIT Hillel’s three religious communities hold Shabbat services at 6:00 p.m. (Conservative, Orthodox, and Reform) A community Shabbat dinner follows at 7:00 p.m. Cost for dinner only. Room: Religious Activities Center, Bldg W11. Sponsor: Hillel, MIT.

7:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m. - MIT Anime Club: Pirates, Tennis, and deceptively cute aliens. Tonight we will be showing three episodes of “Prince of Tennis”, an example of the “sports anime” genre; we’ll continue with more episodes of the comic pirate adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his crew, “One Piece”; we’ll conclude with the opening episodes of “Narutaru (Shadow Star)”, a deceptive show that starts out looking like a children’s show, but then quickly veers into David Lynch territory. Free. Room: 6-120. Sponsor: Anime Club, MIT.

7:00 p.m. - Varsity Water Polo vs. Harvard. Free. Room: Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool.

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Bruce Almighty. $3. Room: 26-100. Sponsor: LSC.

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Bible Study. Is there more to life than grad school? We believe the answer is “YES!” Come study the word of God with us. There will be dinner provided and games afterward. Free. Room: 4-149. Sponsor: Asian Baptist Student Koinonia Graduate Division, GSC Funding Board.

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Chocolate in Heat: Growing up Arab in America. “Chocolate in Heat” is a performance of interlocking monologues: Need, Love, Ignorance, Sex, and Justice infused with music and dance. The play addresses aspects of the universal human experience, as perceived by a character living at the intersection of two cultures. Betty Shamieh and Piter Fattouce perform, and Sam Gold directs. Chocolate in Heat is currently playing off-Broadway at The Tank Theater in New York. $5 students, $10 non-students. Room: Little Kresge Theater. Sponsor: Arab Student Organization. Graduate Student Council Funding Board, Graduate Students Office, MIT Alliance for Secular and Democratic South Asia, Women’s Week @ MIT, AAYP-Boston.

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Hidden Fortress. A film by Akira Kurosawa. $3. Room: 10-250. Sponsor: LSC, MIT Japan Program.

8:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Sangam Movies. Screening of popular movies. Please subscribe to sangam-request@mit.edu. Free. Sponsor: Sangam, GSC Funding Board.

10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. - Bruce Almighty. $3. Room: 26-100. Sponsor: LSC.

10:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. - Hidden Fortress. $3. Room: 10-250. Sponsor: LSC, MIT Japan Program.

All Day - MIT Sukkah. Visit MIT’s unique, award-winning sukkah. The structure is built each year to mark the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Free. Room: Kresge Oval. Sponsor: Hillel, MIT.

All Day - Thistle issue distribution. Distribution of the Oct. 10, 2003 issue of The Thistle. free. Room: newspaper kiosks. Sponsor: The Thistle, GSC Funding Board.

Saturday, October 11

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch @ MIT. Free. Room: Kresge Oval. Sponsor: MIT Glass Lab.

1:00 p.m. - Varsity Women’s Field Hockey vs. Wellesley. Free. Room: Jack Barry Field.

1:00 p.m. - Varsity Football vs. WNEC. Free. Room: Steinbrenner Stadium.

4:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. - TMRC Build Time. These are our normal meetings, where we build the layout. Free. Room: N52-118. Sponsor: Tech Model Railroad Club.

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - City of God. $3. Room: 26-100. Sponsor: LSC.

8:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Sangam Movie Special. Movie Screenings. E-mails are typically sent out if you subscribe to sangam-request@mit.edu. Free. Room: 2-105. Sponsor: Sangam, GSC Funding Board.

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - Patrol. Travel to strange new classrooms. Meet interesting, unusual people, and kill them! Patrol is a high-action game of live combat with rubber-dart guns. Shoot your friends, then watch out as they try to take their revenge. Free. Room: 36-115. Sponsor: Assassins’ Guild, MIT.

10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. - City of God. $3. Room: 26-100. Sponsor: LSC.

All Day - MIT Sukkah. Free. Room: Kresge Oval. Sponsor: Hillel, MIT.

Sunday, October 12

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch @ MIT. Free. Room: Kresge Oval. Sponsor: MIT Glass Lab.

4:00 p.m. - Ashwine Bhide, Hindustani vocal. With Vishwanath Shirodkar, tabla and Seema Shirodkar, harmonium. $18, $14 -- members, $10 -- students (tentative). Room: 10-250. Sponsor: MITHAS (MIT Heritage of South Asia) in cooperation with Sangam.

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Bruce Almighty. $3. Room: 26-100. Sponsor: LSC.

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - International Folk Dancing (participatory). International folk dancing. Teaching and beginners’ dances from 8 to 9 p.m. A mixture of all skill levels from 9 to 11 p.m. Occasional live music. Note: We will move to La Sala de Puerto Rico (on the second floor of the Student Center) if it is available. MIT/Wellesley students free; $1 donation (or more) requested from others. Room: Student Center, room 491. Sponsor: Folk Dance Club.

10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. - City of God. $3. Room: 26-100. Sponsor: LSC.

All Day - MIT Sukkah. Free. Room: Kresge Oval. Sponsor: Hillel, MIT.

Monday, October 13

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Columbus Day--no classes. Yippee! Free. Sponsor: 7.13.

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - “Music Under the Stars.” Enjoy live jazz and light refreshments under the stars in MIT’s award-winning sukkah. (A sukkah is a temporary structure built to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot) Free. Room: MIT Sukkah on Kresge Oval. Sponsor: Graduate Hillel.

All Day- MIT Sukkah. Free. Room: Kresge Oval. Sponsor: Hillel, MIT.