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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin

Written by Molly Knight Raskin, "No Better Time" tells the story of Danny Lewin SM ’98, of a young math genius who wrote a set of algorithms that would create a faster, better Internet. Lewin’s life was cut short on September 11, 2001 while trying to overpower the terrorists who would fly American Airlines Flight 11 into the World Trade Center.

Molly Knight Raskin, the book’s author, will give a talk to New York-area MIT alumni about the book, how she came to write it, and her insight into MIT’s unique culture, as well as that of the Tech Square area of the late nineties.

Date: February 16, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm - Event starts at 6:30 pm)
Location: Holland & Knight, 31 West 52nd Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues).
Cost: Club Members $25, Non-members $40, Free for Club Patrons 
Club members can register 1 non-member guest at $40 


Friday, February 26, 2016

Interclub: “Fridays Under 40” at the Metropolitan Opera


MIT grads under 40 are invited to join fellow alums and peers from Cambridge University for an interclub outing to the Metropolitan Opera. Participants will attend an opera performance of Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci and a pre-performance cocktail reception as part of the Met Opera’s “Fridays Under 40” program. An informal MIT/Cantab meet-up will take place during the reception.

Purchase tickets directly from the Met Opera at http://www.metopera.org/Season/Tickets/Fridays-under-40/ and RSVP here  for more details. Space is limited.

When: Friday, February 26th, 2016. Reception begins at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Metropolitan Opera (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts)
Who: Open to all alums age 40 & under and their guests

Pricing: Two tiers, $60 & $100 per ticket, paid directly from participant to Metropolitan Opera.


Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Interclub: SciCafe at the American Museum of Natural History


MIT grads are invited to meet up with fellow alums and peers from other college alumni groups by attending this March’s AMNH SciCafe, the museum’s popular monthly informal open talk by a scientist with a cash bar.

Soon autonomous aerial robots could be used for search and rescue, first response, and precision farming. Join roboticist Vijay Kumar, UPS Foundation Professor at the University of Pennsylvania as he describes the advantages of developing small, agile robots. Get the inside scoop on the challenges of coordinating and controlling huge teams of little robots.

AMNH is welcoming alumni groups to promote the museum; participants registering through the MIT Club of New York will receive advance entry and a free drink ticket. Please RSVP by February 26th.

When: Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 p.m; talk begins at 7:00 p.m.
Where: American Museum of Natural History, Cullman Hall of the Universe, 77th Street Entrance between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
Who: Open to all alums and their guests
Pricing: Free


Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Reading Structures: A Lecture by Guy Nordenson ‘77



Guy Nordenson ’77 is a practicing structural engineer and a professor at Princeton University. He has been involved in many high-profile projects including Simmons Hall at MIT, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Jubilee Church in Rome. In addition, he is involved in research and design initiatives related to coastal adaptation and resiliency. His research project “On the Water | Palisade Bay” served as the inspiration for the MoMA exhibition “Rising Currents”. He will give a lecture to MIT alumni focusing on his work, career, and research.

Date: Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Knoll Showroom, 1330 Sixth Avenue, Second Floor
Cost: Club Members $25, Non-members $40, Free for Club Patrons 
Club members can register 1 non-member guest at $40


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Carlo Ratti in Conversation with Natalie Jeremijenko

Carlo Ratti is Professor of the Practice at MIT, where he directs the SENSEable City Lab, a research group that explores how the impact of sensing technologies and hand-held electronics are changing the way we describe and understand urban environments. Ratti’s work has been exhibited worldwide at venues such as the Venice Biennale, the Design Museum Barcelona, the Science Museum in London, and the Museum of Modern Art. He has been included in Esquire Magazine’s “Best and Brightest” list, in Blueprint Magazine’s “25 People who will Change the World of Design” and in Forbes Magazine’s “People You Need to Know” in 2011. Ratti was a presenter at TED 2011. He is a regular contributor to the architecture magazine Domus has written as an op-ed contributor for BBC, La Stampa, Scientific American and The New York Times.

He will come to New York on March 31, 2016 for a presentation of his work and a discussion with famed artist, engineer, and inventor Natalie Jeremijenko.

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: The Rose Auditorium at the Cooper Union
Cost: Club Members $25, Non-members $40, Free for Club Patrons
Club members can register 3 non-member guests at $40



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