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Carolina N. Kaelin—The Tech
Walker Memorial, where many exams are held, could be the new home of the Music and Theater Arts department. According to Associate Provost Martin A. Schmidt, “the Music and Theater program has had a need for new space for a number of years now.”
Nicholas Chornay—The Tech
Microsoft Chief Research Officer Craig Mundie visited MIT this Thursday to give a talk on human-computer interaction as part of the Dertouzos lecture series hosted by CSAIL. Mundie talked about the advantages and applications of computer systems that eschew the traditional mouse and keyboard interface. He also mentioned his own interests in photography and videography, calling himself “a Canon guy.”
Source: http://web.mit.edu/nightline; photoillustration by Jessica Liu
Until recently, Nightline’s web site presented a random image to users. Here’s a selection of some of their previous images.
Source: Microsoft Research
A screen shot of a motorcycle from Mundie’s talk. Mundie used his arms to manipulate the motorcycle image, viewed in 3-D, expanding it to show its internal parts.
Charles Lin—The Tech
Silhouettes take the spotlight during the Ratatat concert at the House of Blues on October 5, 2010.
Sarang Kulkarni—The Tech
Comedian Robert “Bo” Burnham performs at the MIT Fall Festival in Kresge Auditorium on Oct. 2. The event consisted of a comedy show by Bo Burnham and special guest Shane Mauss.
Jessica L. Wass
MIT’s third annual flu clinic, open to MIT staff, students, retirees, and family members of staff on MIT’s traditional or flexible health plans, ran on Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. MIT Medical had 15,000 vaccinations on hand and were not expecting to run out. This year’s flu shot has weakened strains of three types of flu: H1N1, H3N2, and influenza B. In the first four hours of Tuesday’s clinic, a record 2,000 vaccinations had already been dispensed, according to Deborah Friscino, Director of Operations at MIT Medical. A second flu clinic open to MIT graduate and undergraduate students will run in W20 on Oct. 14 from 12 – 4 p.m. Another clinic for all MIT Health Plan members will run in W20 on Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Meng Heng Touch—The Tech
Jacob Sharpe ’11 won Best in Show for his Chinese yo-yo act at Sigma Kappa’s Late Night. The proceeds from SK Late Night went to Alzheimer’s research.
David Chen—The Tech
Associate Professor Nergis Mavalvala recently won the $500,000 MacArthur “Genius” grant for her research in detecting gravitational waves from outer space. Professor Mavalvala is a member of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory project that uses highly sensitive laser interferometry to detect potential gravity waves.