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Last Published: April 14, 2016
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Hackers illuminated both domes with purple lights and placed a purple ribbon above the entrance to 77 Mass. Ave on Wednesday. The lights honor Paint the Campus Purple week and the Relay for Life to fight cancer. Relay for Life will take place in Johnson from 6 p.m. on Saturday to 6 a.m. on Sunday.



Bryna Oi — sister of Curran Y. Oi ’13— performs at the MIT Figure Skating Exhibition on Saturday. The event drew skaters and spectators from the MIT community and the Boston area.



Physics Professor Nergis Mavalvala PhD ’97, speaks about “Exploring the Warped Side of the Universe” at the MIT150 Symposium “Leaders in Science and Engineering: The Women of MIT” in Kresge on Tuesday. A series of symposia, free for the MIT community, is being held throughout the spring in honor of MIT’s 150th birthday.



Mood Meter, a creation of MIT Media Lab, measures facial expressions from a public video feed. The developers of Mood Meter (from left: M. Ehsan Hoque G, Professor of Media Arts and Sciences Rosalind W. Picard ScD ’91, Javier H. Rivera G) pose in front of a large display showing smiles to people passing by the video camera.



Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Lisa P. Jackson delivered the 11th annual Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture. The Kendall Memorial Lecture Series aims to expose the MIT community to issues in global change science.



The MIT Women’s Sailing team competed at the Reed Trophy on Saturday, April 23. The team finished 12th out of 14, missing out on nationals.



A plate of lentil köfte, a traditional Turkish dish, was served during iFair on Friday, April 22. MIT’s international student groups shared their culinary uniqueness at this annual cultural showcase, held on Kresge Oval.



Night of Numbers, a set of lighted numbers with special significance to MIT, was installed on buildings across campus by Praveen Subramani G and Anna A. Kotova ’10 for the MIT150 FAST Arts Festival. It uses LCD projectors to put these special numbers and related phrases in the Wiesner Building plaza and on the Landau Building.



String Tunnel, located next to the Building 18 bridge, was installed by Yuna Kim G, Kelly E. Shaw G, and Travis A. Williams G for the MIT150 FAST Arts Festival. String Tunnel directs visitors to the Infinite Corridor.



Wind Screen, installed by Associate Professor of Architecture J. Meejin Yoon for the MIT150 FAST Arts Festival, is on display in the archway below the Green Building. Each subunit is a wind turbine and generates all the energy it needs to light up as it spins. As the wind blows harder, the turbines spin faster and light up more brightly.


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