Photos by MIchael Yu
Chancellor Philip L. Clay PhD ’75 presents a $2,500 prize to Aquaport at the awards ceremony for the 2009 MIT IDEAS Competition on Monday evening in 32-123. The Aquaport team developed an affordable water transportation device for women in rural Ghana.
Nathaniel S. Fox ’12 gives his stand-up comedy routine as part of a competition arranged by the MIT Stand-Up Comedy Club on Wednesday evening in Lobdell. The top eight comedians voted by the audience will represent MIT as a team to compete against other colleges in the Rooftop College Comedy Competition. The top four teams will then head to the national finals at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival on June 10–13.
Lamine Touré of MIT Rambax, a Senegalese drumming ensemble, leads a group of more than thirty MIT students during the group’s concert in Lobdell on Sunday.
Singer-songwriter and YouTube star Kina Grannis performs during the 13th annual AAA Grains of Rice culture show last Saturday in Walker Memorial. Several MIT, Harvard, and Boston-based groups performed a piece of Asian culture to a full audience in Walker Memorial.
After falling more than six stories, nothing remains of the piano except a jumbled mess.
Tiffany A. Chen ’12 teaches Andrew D. Bosson G how to play the erhu, a Chinese bowed string instrument, after the MIT Chinese Ensemble’s spring concert on Sunday in Twenty Chimneys. The concert featured several pieces with traditional Chinese instruments like the dizi, guzheng, and pipa.
Joseph S. Lee ’08 prepares a tasty treat for Professor W. Eric L. Grimson PhD ’80, head of the EECS department, at one of the many food booths during the Association of Taiwanese Student’s annual Strait To Taiwan event on Tuesday in the Stata Center.
Dance Geek Mafia, composed of Daniel S. Kim ’11, Carter A. Chang ’12, Jonathan H. Blackwood ’11, and Stephen G. Goodman ’12 from MIT Dance Troupe, won Best Overall Act for their dance composition during AXO’S 22nd annual Lip Sync concert on Saturday in Kresge Auditorium.
Ben Huh, CEO of Pet Holding, Inc., talks about the emergence of internet memes like “lolcats” and “Rickrolling” during a talk sponsored by the MIT Sloan Innovation club on Thursday in E51. He explained how he has created a successful business of meme websites (which include icanhascheezburger.com). Huh will also be speaking at the second annual ROFLcon, a conference on internet culture at MIT this weekend.
Shigehisa Kuriyama, professor of cultural history at the Harvard Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, speaks on the “Divergence of Greek Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine through the lens of media” during MIT Traditional Medicine Society’s annual Big Event in Lobdell on Friday. Members of the MIT Department of Biological Engineering and Harvard Medical School joined Kuriyama afterwards for a panel discussion on the event’s theme, “East meets West: Divergence and Reunion of Eastern and Western Medicine.”
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