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Cherry Pie Society- Sidney Pacific meeting

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 | 18:00 - 22:00 | Hulsizer Room

Screening of the documentary "Plastic paradise". Dinner will be provided. Please bring your own plates and utensils to help reduce waste.
 

WWII Talk with Dan Dimancescu

Monday, 8 December 2014 | 19:00 - 21:00 | Hulsizer Room

Description:
The documentary "Knights of the Sky" (2010), produced in collaboration with National Geographic, covers the air war over Romania between 1943 and 1944 and brings to light the human stories from both sides of the war. These include first hand recollections of those who were actively engaged as pilots in B-24s and Mustang P-51s. This documentary is one of three produced by Kogainon Films (Boston and Bucharest), under the theme of "Romania at War." The others covered WW-I and the Roman invasion of Dacia.
Of special interest is the famed Tidal Wave air raid of August 1, 1943, launched from Libya against Ploiești; and also the first-time encounter between two 'ace' pilots, General Dobran and Col. Davis, 66 years after they fought one another over Romania in 1944. The film reminds viewers, too, of the advanced state of Romanian air technology and production in the late 1930s based principally in Brașov.
The film was directed by Nicholas Dimancescu (1985-2011).
Speaker:
Dan Dimancescu has been the Honorary Consul of Romania since 2005. He currently owns and runs the Kogainon Films company (Boston and Bucharest). He founded a management consulting company serving Fortune 500 hi-tech corporations. He authored books on management and high technology policy, including two titles co-authored with Ray Stata, ex-Chairman of MIT Board of Trustees, founder and chairman of Analog Devices, and major sponsor of MIT's Computer Science facilities. He is an occasional faculty member at the Thayer School of Engineering and Tuck School at Dartmouth College; at BU School of Management; and the Institute for Management and Technology in France. He organized four expeditions for the National Geographic Magazine. He was a student at Dartmouth College, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Harvard Business School.
Sponsored by AHEC and the MIT Romanian Student Association
 

Ashdown December Special Holiday Brunch

Sunday, 7 December 2014 | 12:00 - 13:30 | Hulsizer Room

- Join us this coming Sunday to enjoy great food and early holiday atmosphere at Ashdown. - We will have our usual menu such as pancakes, croissants, fruits as well as special holiday cookies. - Please bring your own plates and utensils. You can help us reduce waste and you get an extra food item if you bring your own plate. - Want to help out? Please email ashdown-brunch@mit.edu and join us at 10am in the morning in Hulsizer Room.
Sponsored by ODGE, GradRat and Ashdown House
 

Cherry Pie Society meeting on "Human Intelligence"

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 | 19:30 - 22:00 | Hulsizer Room

Topic: Human Intelligence: how do we understand it? There will be dinner, coffee/tea and the traditional cherry pie. Please bring your own plates and utensils to help reduce waste.
 

Ashdown November Brunch

Sunday, 16 November 2014 | 12:00 - 14:00 | Hulsizer Room

Join us this coming Sunday to enjoy great food, have a rest from research and study and meet new friends! We will have pancakes, chocolate croissants, sausages, scrambled eggs, yogurt & granola, home fries and fruits! Please bring your own plates and utensils. You can help us reduce waste and you get an extra food item if you bring your own plate. We can really use the help from volunteers, so if you want to find more secrets about Ashdown brunches, please join us. Volunteering is also the best way to meet more friends and have fun. To volunteer, please email ashdown-brunch@mit.edu and join us at 10am on Sunday morning in Hulsizer Room.
Sponsored by ODGE, GradRat and Ashdown House
 

Comedy Night at the Thirsty Ear

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 | 20:00 - 22:00 | Thirsty Ear Pub

Comedy Night at the Thirsty Ear! Tuesday, November 11th, 8pm Headliner: Brian Longwell (Boston Comedy Riot, Andy Kaufman Award Finalist) 21+ govt ID and MIT affiliation required
Sponsored by Graduate Students Council
 

Election Night at the Thirsty Ear

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 | 19:30 - 23:00 | Thirsty Ear Pub

Join us at the Thirsty Ear Pub for Election Night Coverage! Door open at 7:30, Tuesday Nov 4th 21+ govt ID required
Sponsored by Dean for Graduate Education
 

Ashdown October Brunch

Sunday, 19 October 2014 | 12:00 - 14:00 | Hulsizer Room

Join us this coming Sunday to enjoy great food, have a rest from research and study and meet new friends! We will have pancakes, chocolate croissants, sausages, scrambled eggs, yogurt & granola, home fries and fruits! Please bring your own plates and utensils. You can help us reduce waste and you get an extra food item if you bring your own plate. We can really use the help from volunteers, so if you want to find more secrets about Ashdown brunches (e.g Do you know how many eggs we need to crack to make scrambled eggs? Also, how to prepare pancakes/bakery for more than 200 people, etc.), please join us. Volunteering is also the best way to meet more friends and have fun. To volunteer, please email ashdown-brunch@mit.edu and join us at 10am on Sunday morning in Hulsizer Room.
Sponsored by ODGE, GradRat and Ashdown House
 

Comedy Night at the Thirsty Ear

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | 20:00 - 22:00 | Thirsty Ear Pub

Come out for Comedy Night at the Thirsty Ear Tuesday October 14th 8pm Headliner: Ken Reid (Eugene Mirman Festival, Riot LA Festival) Snacks will be provided 21+ govt ID and MIT affiliation required
Sponsored by Graduate Students Council
 

Cherry Pie

Monday, 29 September 2014 | 19:30 - 22:30 | Hulsizer Room

Funding the internet: how sustainable is the model of advertising in sustaining websites and the alternate options available. Please bring your own plates and utensils to help reduce waste.
 

Georgian Coffee Hour

Thursday, 25 September 2014 | 21:00 - 22:00 | Hulsizer Room

This Thursday one of Ashdown's Residential Scholars, Irakli Zhvania, will be hosting a special Georgian themed Coffee Hour at 9 PM in the Hulsizer room. He will be sharing his culture with us along with a few snacks: Gozinaki, Lobio, and Khachapuri. As a special treat, two of these will be made here in Ashdown the night before.

Please bring your own plates and utensils to help reduce waste.
 

Thirsty Ear Comedy Night

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 | 20:00 - 22:00 | Thirsty Ear Pub

When: 8pm on Tuesday, Sept 9th Where: Thirsty Ear Pub Headliner: Shawn Carter (Boston Comedy Festival) Snacks Provided 21+ govt ID required and MIT affiliation
Sponsored by Graduate Students Council
 

Ashdown Orientation Brunch

Sunday, 31 August 2014 | 12:00 - 14:00 | Hulsizer Room

Join us this coming Sunday to enjoy great food, meet new friends and kick off the Orientation events! We will have pancakes, chocolate croissants, sausages, scrambled eggs, yogurt & granola, home fries and fruits! Please bring your own plates and utensils. You can help us reduce waste and you get an extra food item if you bring your own plate. We can really use the help from volunteers, so if you want to find more secrets about Ashdown brunches (e.g Do you know how many eggs we need to crack to make scrambled eggs? Also, how to prepare pancakes/bakery for more than 200 people, etc.), please join us. Volunteering is also the best way to meet more friends and have fun. To volunteer, please email ashdown-brunch@mit.edu and join us at 10am on Sunday morning in Hulsizer Room.
Sponsored by GradRat, ODGE and Ashdown House
 

Thirsty Ear BBQ

Sunday, 24 August 2014 | 14:00 - 18:00 | West Courtyard

Come out to the Thirsty Ear BBQ on Sunday, August 24th, 2-6pm. The BBQ will take place in Ashdown Courtyard and the Thirsty Ear Pub. Free burgers and hot dogs will be served. 21+ govt ID required for entry to the Thirsty.
Sponsored by Graduate Students Council
 
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