Events – 2017

GSC DIS Inaugural Muddy Series

Monday, October 2, 2017; 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Muddy Charles Pub

We invite you to meet the Graduate Student Council’s Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee (DIS) Family for an Informal get-together at the Muddy Charles.

Making Something From Nothing: Appropriate Technology as Intentionally Disruptive Responsibility

Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Samuel Tak Lee Building , 9-255

The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) and the Department of Urban Studies  (DUSP) welcomes Visiting Artist and Penn State Professor B. Stephen Carpenter for 3 visits during this fall semester.


September 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm;
Also on October 5, 2017 and October 12, 2017
MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames St., Cambridge, MA

Laura Poitras’s 2014 documentary takes its point of departure in the filmmaker receiving encrypted emails from someone with information on the government’s massive covert-surveillance programs.

WGS Intellectual Forum

September 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Prof. Nick Montfort will present Gender and Computational Poetry. He will read from and discuss 2×6 (a multilingual collaboration with six others), Sea and Spar Between (written with Stephanie Strickland), The Truelist, and other computational poetry.

An Evening With Shirley Ann Jackson at MIT

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Building E14: Media Lab, Silverman Skyline Room, E14-648

Data For Equity: The Power of Data to Promote Justice

September 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Kennedy Room, Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge)

Join us for a panel discussion to explore the burgeoning field of civic analytics and its impact on communities of color, underserved neighborhoods, and marginalized populations in the United States:

Inside Graduate Admissions

September 25, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Student Center W20-306

Join OGE Diversity Initiatives and MIT University Center for Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) for a book lecture by Prof. Julie Posselt on her most recent book, Inside Graduate Admissions: Merit, Diversity, and Faculty Gatekeeping.

Black. Body. Art. Feminist Articulations of Race, Gender & Geography

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Building E51, E51-095

"Black. Body. Art. Feminist articulations of Race, Gender, and Geography”, GCWS roundtable series Feminisms Unbound with Dell M. Hamilton (Harvard University), Anique Jordan (Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto, ON), Amanda Russhell Wallace (Smith College), moderator Kimberly Juanita Brown.

Solving the Capital Access Equation w/ Charles Smith

September 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us on September 19th as we listen to Charles Smith, Sr. Vice President and SBA Program Manager, Eastern Bank as he speaks about capital access in underserved communities.


September 15, 2017, 12:00PM - 2:00pm
MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames St., Cambridge, MA

Join artist Kate Gilbert in a participatory workshop series infusing tools of meditation with media awareness to adorn and personalize 3D artifacts in a method representative of their response to violent imagery. This workshop, the second of a three-part series will begin with guided meditation focused on finding stillness or beauty in turmoil.