Events – 2018

The MIT BSU 50th Year Reunion Weekend

April 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018

During the weekend of April 20-22nd, 2018, faculty, staff, current students, newly admitted students, alumni, and other supporters of the MIT BSU will be coming together for a number of exciting events.

Higher Ed in the Era of #MeToo

April 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Building 3, Room 270

Join us for a free half day conference at MIT on how the recent #MeToo movement has impacted higher education.

Lecture and Meditation Session with Venerable Bhikku Bodhi

April 19, 2018: 5:00 – 6:30 PM
April 20, 2018: 9:30 – 10:30 AM

This distinguished lecture series engages the rich history of Buddhist thought and ethical action to advance critical dialogues on ethics, humanity, and MIT’s mission “to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.”

Tracing the Ancestry of our Stars

Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
MIT Room W20-306 | Stratton Student Center | 84 Massachusetts Ave | Cambridge, MA 02139

The question about our ancestral origins has always been a preoccupation of humans beings.

Mens et Manus America: The Truth about Fake News

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Building E25, 111 - 45 CARLETON ST

In this Mans et Manus event, Sinan Aral of MIT Sloan and Soroush Vosoughi of the Media Lab will help us understand the science of fake news and what it may mean for our democracy, our politics, our businesses and our public health.

Mens et Manus America: How Does Gender Matter in Politics?

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Building E62, 276

A major question that gained salience during the 2016 presidential election was whether and how voters respond differently to political candidates based on their gender. 

MIT Day of Action

April 17, 2018

The Day of Action comprises community-contributed content including lectures, town-hall sessions, film screenings, workshops, and more, devoted to the political, economic, environmental, and social challenges facing us today, and to community building and strengthening.

Tyehimba Jess poetry reading

Friday, April 13, 2018
5:00 PM –  6:30 PM in Room 3-133

Poetry reading with Pulitzer Prize winner Tyehimba Jess.

Trust Networks: A New Perspective on Pedigree and the Ambiguities of Admissions Decisions

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 11:00 – 12:30

Organization Studies Seminar, Spring 2018, with Julie Posselt, USC Rossier School of Education

Gender/Race Imperative: STEMing the Tide

April 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm; in 36-462

Talk led by Anita Hill; Speaker is Niljana Dasgupta.