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Thesis Day 2014

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The MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing cordially invites you to attend the thesis presentations of the Class of 2014.  Topics include infant mortality, fish taxonomy, lobsters, shark finning, nature sounds and more!

Place: MIT Student Center, Mezzanine Lounge

Date: May 16

Time: 9:30 am -4:00 pm.

November Information Session

November 22, 2013

3PM-5PM

14N-112 (map: http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=14)

Light refreshments provided. Learn about the Science Writing program, meet faculty and ask questions!

http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=14

Registration is free, but please RSVP using the form below.

October 2013 Information Session

October 25, 2013

3PM-5PM

14N-112 (map: http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=14)

Light refreshments provided.  Learn about the Science Writing program, meet faculty and ask questions!

http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=14

Registration is free, but please RSVP using the form below.

Thesis Day 2013

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Emily Anthes Book Talk

emily_anthesEmily Anthes, author of “Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts” will speak at MIT on April 18 at 7:00 PM in 56-114.

Come hear about her adventures with GloFish, bioengineered goats that produce life-saving medicine in their milk, cloned cats (and dogs!), cyborg beetles, and her dog Milo.

The event is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

Hear Tom Levenson interview Emily on Blog Talk Radio:

 

November Information Session

November 16, 2012
3-5 PM
Come meet faculty, learn about the MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing, and ask questions.
Light refreshments provided.
If you’re intersted in attending, please register using the ticket form beloow.

October Information Session

October 19, 2012
3-5 PM
Come meet faculty, learn about the MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing and ask questions.
Light refreshments provided.
If you’re interested in attending, please register using the ticket form below.

Matthew Hutson Reading at MIT

Author Matthew Hutson will do a reading/discussion on his book “The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking: How Irrational Beliefs Keep Us Happy Healthy and Sane” at MIT, followed by Q&A.

Free and open to the public.  Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Read about the book here:  http://magicalthinkingbook.com

When? May 14 7:00 pm
Where? Stata Center at MIT, 32-141

Did you miss seeing Matthew live?  Watch the event below!

MIT Tech TV

Marcia Bartusiak Reads At Cambridge Science Festival

On April 26, Professor Marcia Bartusiak will participate in “Dramatic 2-minute-long readings from bizarre studies and patents that resulted in Ig Nobel Prizes, recited by an all-star cast of scientists, journalists, and other enlightening entertainers.”  The event is part of the Cambridge Science Festival and is sponsored by the Annals of Improbable Research.

Where: Voltage Coffee & Art, 295 Third Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
When: 6:00 pm, Thursday, April 26, 2012
This event is free.

Neal Stephenson at MIT

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April 17, 2012 4-5:30
Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief of MIT Technology Review, will conduct a wide-ranging but informal conversation with science fiction writer Neal Stephenson about his craft, preoccupations, influences, and inspirations. Among the issues they’ll discuss: the state and future of hard science fiction and how e-readers are influencing novels. At the end of an hour-long conversation with Pontin, Stephenson will take 30 minutes of questions from the audience. The event will be video taped and an edited version of the interview will appear in the 2012 edition of Technology Review’s annual science fiction special issue, TRSF.

Hosted by Technology Review with assistance from the MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing. Plan to arrive at 3:30 p.m. The program will commence at 4:00 p.m.

The event is free, but seating will be limited, so get your tickets now at http://nealstephenson.eventbrite.com/.