Active Learning
See "Better Teaching @ MIT" Series

Ada 95 For Programmers
Mark Eichin
Tue, Jan 20, 6-7:00 pm, 3-133. Prereq: programming experience in at least one high level language. Limited to 60. Not for credit.

Ada 95 is a high level object oriented language with a modern feature set. Most people are surprised to learn this. A brief introduction to the language and available tools by comparison with C++. Course web site: Sponsor: Student Information Processing Board. Contact Mark Eichin, W20-557, x3-7788,

Advanced Estate Planning
MIT Benefits Office Staff and Invited Guests
Thu, Jan 15, 1:30-3 pm, W20 Twenty Chimneys Repeated: Thu, Jan 22, 1:30-3 pm, W20 Twenty Chimneys. Preregister by Dec 31 with x3-4276. Limited to150. Not for credit.

This workshop will review foundations needed to plan one¹s estate. Topics to be covered include: … Wills, Trusts, and Gifts … Federal and Massachusetts state taxes … Unlimited Marital Deduction Sponsor: MIT Benefits Office. Contact R.M. Allen, E19-411, x3-0496,

Advanced Internet Topics
Elliot Schwartz
Tue-Thu, Jan 13-15, 7-10:00 pm, 1-390. Preregister by December 31 at This is an advanced course, so participants should be familiar with computing systems and the Internet (for example, 6.033 provides a good background). Not for credit.

We will present advanced topics relating to how the Internet works. Sample topics are IPv6, routing, multicast, TCP, DNS, debugging, etc. Topics will be chosen from prereg surveys, so please do preregister. If you forget to preregister, check the web page at in January for actual topics and times, and come to those that interest you. Sponsor: Student Information Processing Board. Contact Elliot Schwartz, W20-557, x3-7788,

Advanced Word Processing: EZ (EZ)
See "Athena Minicourses" Series

Advanced Word Processing: LATEX (Latex)
See "Athena Minicourses" Series

Aerospace Industry Development And Behavior
See "Highlights of Aeronautics and Astronautics" Series

Aerospace Manufacturing In The Next Millenium
See "Highlights of Aeronautics and Astronautics" Series

African Blockbusters
Prof. Fred Schaffer
Tue, Jan 6, 3-5:00 pm Allah Tantu, 2-131. Fri, Jan 9, 2-5:00 pm Hyenas, 2-131. Not for credit.

Come watch and discuss two African films of powerful political import. Allah Tantu confronts the grim issue of human rights abuses in Guinea. Hyenas explores with bleak humor the false promises of Western materialism in Senegal. You won't find these films at Blockbuster! Contact Fred Schaffer, E53-435, x3-3138,

African Dance
See "International Dance Series"

Aha!: Turning Students Into Problem Solvers
See "Better Teaching @ MIT" Series

AIAA 18th Annual Paper Airplane Contest
Cheryl Howell
Wed, Jan 21, Noon-1 pm, Lobby 7. Not for credit.

Come make a mess of Lobby 7 with as many paper airplanes as you can make. Participants can bring pre-made paper airplanes or make them with provided supplies. Prizes will be awarded in several design and performance categories. Sponsor: MIT AIAA/Aero/Astro Dept. Contact Cheryl Howell, x5-7564,

AIDS Quilt
Oriana Hunter
Mon,Wed,Fri, Jan 5-9, 1-3:00 pm, McCormick Hall. Limited to 24. Not for credit.

Did you ever want to make a quilt but didn't know where to start? Learn how to assemble and quilt a beginners' traditional quilting pattern. Final product will a be quilt which will be presented to an AIDS patient. No sewing experience needed. Contact Oriana Hunter,, x5-8515.

Aikido Demonstration
Conducted by members of the MIT Aikido Club
Fri, Jan 16, 5:30-7 pm, duPont Athletic Center, Bldg. W32 (2nd. floor), Exercise Room. Please preregister. Not for credit.

Aikido is a Japanese martial art based on tactics to deflect and control an attacker. The goals are defense as well as balance, flexibility, timing, and a coordination between mind and body. Members of the MIT Aikido club will describe and demonstrate some basic moves, and then onlookers will be invited to participate. Please wear loose and comfortable clothing. Sponsor: MIT Japan Program/ MIT Aikido Club. Contact Mark Eykholt, E38-755, x8-8208,

Airlines Operations
See "Highlights of Aeronautics and Astronautics" Series

Air Pollution And Health
Robert McCunney
Tue, Jan 20, 2-3:00 pm, 1-150. Not for Credit

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lowered the standard for ambient particulates because of an increased rate of hospitalization for people with lung disease, and increased episodes of asthma in people with serious allergies. This presentation discusses the EPA decision and explains how exposure to particulates in the environment can effect human health. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Alcator C-Mod And The Tokamak Approach To Fusion
See "Plasma Science & Fusion Center IAP Open House" Series

All MIT Programming Challenge - Write Code, Win Prizes, Gain Glory!!
Sat, Jan 17, Noon, 34-101.

The competition will involve writing a fragment of code in C or C++ in a two hour period that will play "MITosis", a game where guts and smarts determine who survives. A basic code framework will be provided for interfacing to the game. All submitted entries will then play against each other in a tournament style competition. For more information see: Prizes: * Former Soviet Technology - Night Vision Scope * US Robotics Palm Pilot * Sony 200 CD carousel CD player * $300 Gift Certificate at Tower Records All Competitors receive an event sweatshirt. Sponsor: MIL 3, Inc, MIT IEEE student branch. Contact

All The Breakfast You Can Carry
Linda Antinoro
Thu, Jan. 22, Noon-1 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

Nutrition experts believe that eating breakfast gives the metabolism an indispensable jump-start on the day. A nutritionist offers suggestions on quick and portable breakfasts to munch as you race out the door. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Alles fur Geld (1923)
See "Deutsches Film Fest" Series

All That Tap! An Introduction Course To Tap Dancing
Kristen Vella
Tue-Thu, Jan 7-29, 9-10:00 pm, TBA. Limited to 25. Not for credit.

Learn rhythm, timing, and how to sing with your feet in a fun, supportive environment. Tap techniques and style will be emphasized. All levels welcome! Need tap shoes? Contact Kristen Vella,

Alternative Careers
Mark Goldstein, M.D., moderator; panel of health-care professionals
Thu, Jan. 29, 11 am-12:30 pm, 1-190. Not for credit.

A panel, including a physician, dentist, psychologist, nurse practitioner and other members of care giving professionals, discuss their careers. There will be an opportunity for questions. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Analysis Of Mortality In The USA 1800-1997: Evidence For Environmental Factors
See "Environmental Perspectives" Series

An Application Of System Dynamics
See "System Dynamics 101" Series

An Evening Of MIT Storytelling
Gisele Proulx
Wed, Jan 21, 8-10:00 pm, 3-133. Not for credit.

An evening of stories about hacking and MIT lore. From Harvard-Yale game hacks to the CP car on the Great Dome, hacking has an important place in the traditions of MIT. Join us as we share stories about hacking at MIT. Contact Gisele Proulx, East Campus, Box 92, x5-6573,

An Introduction to Martial Arts (Chung Moo Doe)
Instructor: TBA
Tue, Jan 6-27, 10:45 am-Noon, Du Pont Gym, T-Club Lounge. Limited by space. One-time $15 reg. fee on first day. Not for credit.

The Chung Moo line of martial arts was brought to the United States by Master John C. Kim in the 1970's. It incorporates movements from 8 different martial arts including Tai-Chi, Kung-Fu, 18 Weapons, Aikido, Tae-Kwon-Do and others. Taught together, these movements can be used to reduce stress, increase flexibility, ward off disease, develop internal as well as external strength, and defend oneself if needed. The IAP Seminar is open to all ages as an introduction to the serious study of martial arts. Contact Jon Heiner,, 285-2986.

Anxiety And Stress
Marcia Yousik
Fri, Jan 30, 1-2:00 pm, 1-136. Not for credit.

What are the differences between stress and anxiety? Find out what you need to know to understand your own responses and to help yourself. Programs to be arranged. For further information call Health Education at x3-1316. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Applying To Medical School
Mark Goldstein
Thu, Jan 22, 11 am-12:30 pm, 1-190. Not for credit.

A premedical advisor leads you through the complicated process of preparing your medical school applications, selecting schools, MCATs, AMCAS, recommendations, interviews and other important issues. A current medical student presents his/her experience. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Aquaculture: Engineering And Environmental Challenges
See "Sea Grant Research in Oceanography and Marine Technology" Series

Are We Having More Fun?
Dora Costa
Wed, Jan 28, 10:30 am-Noon, E51-372. Not for credit.

Are Americans better off than they used to be; looking at income is not enough. Let¹s look at whether they are having more fun - whether they are working less and whether they are spending more time on recreation. Contact Dora Costa, x3-2989,

Arsenic And Old Waste: The Legacy Of Old-Time Chemical Manufacturing In The Aberjona Watershed
See "Environmental Perspectives" Series

ATS Mahjong Tournament
Kenny Chang
Sat, Jan. 17, 7:00 pm, Burton Conner. $5 fee. Not for Credit

The ATS Mahjong Tournament is hosted by the Association of Taiwanese students. It is an exciting event where you can test your mahjong skills against the best or just play for fun. There will be food and prizes! If you don¹t want to compete, come and spectate at this awesome event. You may learn a few cool tricks or two! Sponsor: MIT Association of Taiwanese Students. Contact Kenny Chang, x5-6517,

The Auguste Forel Lecture On Science And Religion
See "The Annual MIT Baha'i Association Lecture Series"

Autonomous Surface Craft
See "Sea Grant Research in Oceanography and Marine Technology" Series

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles: Robotics In The Ocean Environment
See "Sea Grant Research in Oceanography and Marine Technology" Series

Cristina Gordy
Tue, Jan 20,27, 2-4:00 pm, Grier Room 34-401A/B. Enrollment: min 12 - max 25 participants Not for credit.

A cross-cultural simulation that builds awareness of how cultural differences impact people and organizations. A popular exercise around the world, it helps us understand and, hopefully, value the case for diversity in school and the workplace. Prereq: willingness to play. Contact, x3-8930.

Basic Darkroom Techniques
See "Student Art Association" Series

Basic Estate Planning
MIT Benefits Office staff and invited guests
Thu, Jan 15, 11:30 am-1 pm, W20 Twenty Chimneys. Repeated: Thu, Jan 22, 11:30 am-1 pm, W20 Twenty Chimneys. Limited to 150. Preregister by Dec 31. Not for credit.

This introductory workshop will review basic information about wills and trusts. This class assumes no knowledge about wills or estate planning. Contact R.M. Allen, x3-0496,

Basic First Aid
Officer Tony Rosanio
Wed, Jan 7,14, 8 am-Noon, W20 Mezzanine Lounge. Not for credit. Two Four hour session classes. Must Preregister. Must be affiliated with MIT. Limited to 40. No Fee.

Basic First Aid Course will address patient assessment, bleeding, shock, soft tissue injuries, fractures and splinting, medical emergencies, burns, childbirth and infectious disease. Contact Shawn Spencer, W31-215, x3-9950,

Basic Life Drawing-From Klutz To Genius
See "Student Art Association" Series

Basic Machine Shop
John Annese
Mon-Fri, Jan 12-30, except Jan 19. Sec 1: 9 am-Noon Sec 2: 1-4:00 pm

No enrollment limitation. No prereq. Not for credit. Learn the skills needed to safely operate a lathe, drill press, milling machine, and other common machines in a machine shop. Sponsor: Chemistry. Contact John Annese, 6-023, x3-4509.

Basic Photography
See "Student Art Association" Series

The Basic TEM
See "Topics in Electron Microscopy" Series

Basic Women's Health Exam
Karen Halvorson
Tue, Jan. 27, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

What are the essentials of a routine gynecological examination? A nurse practitioner in Medical discusses the breast self-examination, pelvic exam, pap smears, and other tests. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Basic Word Processing (Basic WP)
See "Athena Minicourses" Series

Becoming a Musical Semiconductor
Mon,Wed, Jan 5-28, 4:30-6 pm, Killian Hall. Preregister immediately. Limited to 10, but auditors are welcome. Prereq: music reading ability. Mandatory attendence at all sessions. Not for credit.

Have you ever wondered about the role of the conductor who leads a music ensemble? This class will cover the conducting basics of keeping time and reading a score. Through use of conducting exercises and a selected list of music, we will seek to develop a "vocabulary of gestures" which can be used to communicate with musicians in an orchestra. Classes will start with some verbal instructions and then focus on getting people to the podium and actually practicing the art of conducting - first with piano accompaniment and then with a string quartet. No previous conducting experience is required, but an ability to read music is a must. A video recorder will be available to capture the moment when you transform into the next Leonard Bernstein or Seiji Ozawa! Sponsor: Music and Theater Arts. Contact Thomas Chen, 13-4153, x3-6907,

Jeff Bowers, Nancy Gotta, Jason Hintersteiner
Tue, Jan 6-27, 7-10:00 pm, Ashdown West Dining Room. Preregister immediately (first-come, first-serve). Limited to 25 people. Prereq: Must be 21+. $70 fee for materials. Not for credit.

Do you appreciate good beer? If so, then join us as we sample a diverse variety of the world's finest beers, including stouts, porters, pale ales, bitters, milds, brown ales, IPA's, bocks, lagers, pilsners, wheat beers, fruit beers, spiced beers, barley wines, and Belgian lambics. Plus a special selection of American microbrew and Boston brewpub beers. Materials fee $70, 21 or older only. To preregister, email

The Beer Distribution Simulation
See "System Dynamics 101" Series

Beginning Furniture Making
Roy Talanian
Schedule TBA, 6-8:00 pm, The Hobby Shop. Limited to 10. $40 fee for class. Membership fee for Hobby Shop: $17 for MIT students and spouses, $30 for all other MIT community members. Materials additional. Not for credit.

Learn basic woodworking skills building a small table. From rough sawn lumber to finished furniture, you¹ll be shown safe operation of woodworking machines in a fully equipped shop. Your choice of wood will determine material cost. Sponsor: CAC. Contact Ken Stone, W31-031, x3-4343, kenstone.

Beginning Glassblowing
Peter Houk
Schedule TBA. Limited to 16. $20/week activity fee for lab supplies. Not for credit.

This will be an introductory class designed to expose students to the fundamentals of working with hot glass. Students will start by learning to make solid pieces, such as paperweights, and then progress to blown objects such as glasses and vases. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring sound technical habits, sensitivity to form, and an expressive use of color. Class will meet twice a week for 2-2.5 hrs. Sponsor: Material Science and Engineering. Contact Peter Houk,

Beginning Life Drawing
See "Student Art Association" Series

Beginning Potter¹s Wheel
See "Student Art Association" Series

Behind The Scenes Of The Apollo Program
See "Highlights of Aeronautics and Astronautics" Series

Belly Dancing
See "International Dance Series"

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy - BPH
Roderick Crocker
Fri, Jan. 9, 1-2:00 pm, 1-135. Not for credit.

An MIT physician discusses BPH: What is it? What are the treatments?
Contact Sally Ciampa,

See "International Dance Series"

The Bible And Social Justice
MIT Black Christian Fellowship
Thu, Jan 8,15,29, 7-9:00 pm, 4-163. Thu, Jan 22, 7-9:00 pm, 6-120. Not for credit.

The Bible is replete with examples of God's concern for justice and social welfare. Based on this, the church as an institution has historically played a political, economic, and social role in the lives of its members. Here we will trace those themes as they appear throughout the Old and New Testaments, and discuss their relevance to some of today's most pressing issues. Topics include distribution of wealth, racial reconciliation, and gender issues. Participation in the forum is encouraged. Contact

Bicycle Frame Design And Construction
See "Edgerton Center" Series

Biotechnology: From Science To Market
See "Biology Department IAP Lectures"

Blackjack 101
Sandra Terauds, Sol Belcourt
Tue, Jan 6,13, 4-6:00 pm, 33-418. Not for credit.

Learn how to win at one of the most popular forms of gambling. We will teach you how to turn the tables on the casino, so that you are the one with a mathematical advantage. The course will include the theory behind card counting and playing strategy, as well as practical demonstrations. Contact Sandra Terauds, 623-6446,

Body Image: Awareness, Diversity, Acceptance
Cindy Benowitz, Margaret Ross
Thu, Jan. 15, 1-2:30 pm, 1-135. Not for credit.

Body image is an internal picture we have of ourselves, having little to do with our actual appearance. We explore conflicting societal and media messages regarding acceptable bodies and discuss rejecting the narrowly defined ideal "body image." Contact Sally Ciampa,

Bodo (1989)
See "Deutsches Film Fest" Series

Boiling The Vacuum Using Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions
See "Plasma Science & Fusion Center IAP Open House" Series

The Book Of Mormon
David Chatwin
Tue,Thu, Jan 6-29, 7-9:00 pm, 1-135. Not for credit.

An introduction to the Book of Mormon, a volume of Holy Scripture comparable to the Bible. It is a record of God's dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas. We will engage in a topical study of the Book of Mormon, discussing such subjects as the Atonement of Christ, repentance, and faith. Sponsor: MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratories. Contact David Chatwin,, 494-0330 x704.

Boot-Strapping Space Industry With Rotating Tethers
Bruce Mackenzie
Wed, Jan 14, 3-4:00 pm, 33-206. Not for credit.

What is the cheapest way to build up industry and later settlements in space? Build them from Lunar materials, and save rocket fuel by slinging the spacecraft with long tethers made of Lunar fiberglass. Sponsor: Aero/Astro Dept. Contact Dr. Bruce Mackenzie, Draper Lab MS-15, x8-2828,

Boston Government Center Design Drivers
See "Urban Planning and Design Seminar Series"

Boston Harbor Contaminated Sediments
See "Sea Grant Research in Oceanography and Marine Technology" Series

Breast Cancer Update
Irene Kuter
Fri, Jan 30, Noon-1 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

An expert oncologist from the MGH discusses up-to-the-minute findings in breast cancer research and treatment, including what age to start regular breast screening, genetic predisposition and heredity, and treatment options. Come with your questions and concerns. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Breeze & Bicycles
Peter Ahumada
Fri, Jan 30, Noon-2:00, 5-134.

Imagine tunnels beneath Boston with a 20 mph wind always blowing your way! Cyclists, rollerbladers, even fancy baby carriages may sail these trade winds. Gather to brainstorm this and other alternative transportation vistas. Contact Peter Ahumada,, 864-2007.

Bridge Tournament
Tom Leighton
Fri, Jan 30, Noon-6 pm, 2-290. Not for credit.

The Mathematics Department challenges all MIT bridge players to a team-of-four tournament. Refreshments offered, prizes awarded. Come and have a good time. Sponsor: Math Dept. Contact Tom Leighton 2-377, x3-3662,

Business Ethics In The Talmud
Reuven Cohn
Fri, Jan 23, 9-10:30 am, E56 Penthhouse. Not for credit.

The Talmud has served as the ethical and legal guide for the Jewish people for close to two millennia. Its thousands of pages contain insights and guidance on numerous issues and dilemmas, many of which do not seem to have become easier to resolve with the passing of centuries or the onslaught of technology. This session will present a sampling of writings from the Talmud, highlighting ethical dilemmas in the day-to-day conduct of business. Sponsor: Sloan School. Contact Prof. Charles Fine, x3-3632,

Can Ocean Disposal of CO2 Reduce Global Climate Change?
See "Environmental Perspectives" Series

Can Religion Bring Us Together?
See "The Annual MIT Baha'i Association Lecture Series"

Cancer & Birth Defects: The Chromosome Connection
See "Biology Department IAP Lectures"

Cancer Information & Prevention Open House
Wed, Jan 14, 10 am-2:00 pm, Lobby 7. Not for credit.

Offering information on all types of cancer, prevention, health and wellness. Stop by for brochures, pamphlets and a chance for door prizes. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Cancer Prevention
Graham Colditz
Tue, Jan. 13, Noon-1 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

Can cancer be prevented? How? A professor of medicine at Harvard presents findings from several of his large ongoing studies that address lifestyle and health. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Care And Feeding Of A STEM: Use Of The HB603 FEG-STEM In CMSE's Electron Microscopy Shared Experimental Facility
Anthony J. Garratt-Reed, David C. Bell
Tue,Thu, Jan 6-29, 9:30 am-4:30 pm, 13-1026 (Not all sessions will be required for all participants; details will be discussed at the first meeting.). Preregister by Jan 2 to Dr. Garratt-Reed. Limited to 6 Not for credit.

This activity is intended for those who intend to use the VG HB603 field-emission scanning electron microscope in the course of their research. It would be advantageous to bring your own samples, but failure to do so would not preclude participation. Instruction will cover, in detail, the hardware of the instrument, the theory of electron beam formation, energy-dispersive X-ray analysis and electron energy-loss spectroscopy, the operation of the instrument in general, with specially-targeted instruction tailored to each participant's specific application. At the end of this course, participants should be close to being qualified self-users of the microscope. Sponsor: The Center for Materials Science and Engineering. Contact Anthony J. Garratt-Reed or David C. Bell,, x3-4622,, x3-3317.

Careers in Civil & Environmental Engineering
Various speakers
Fri, Jan 30, 9 am-4:00 pm, 48-316.

A career day to explore opportunities in civil and environmental engineering. It will bring together various professionals from different areas such as academia and consulting in a panel discussion. The morning will focus on civil engineering careers and the afternoon on environmental engineering opportunities. Lunch provided. Sponsor: CEESA (Civil & Environmental Engineering Student Association). Contact Laura De Paoli, or

The Cartoon Guide to Sex: A Lecture & Demonstration
Larry Gonick
Thu, Jan 15, 7:30-9 pm, 4-231. All Welcome. Not for credit.

Larry Gonick will discuss his latest book in progress, The Cartoon Guide to Sex, or, how to enliven a dull subject through the magic of cartoons. Larry Gonick is the author/cartoonist of the popular Cartoon History of the Universe and coauthor of the Cartoon Guide Series, which includes The Cartoon Guide to the Environment, The Cartoon Guide to Statistics, and The Cartoon Guide to Physics. Sponsor: Knight Science Jounalism Fellowships at MIT. Contact Martha Henry,, x3-2336.

Challenges In Fluid Mechanics Research: The NSF Perspective
Prof. R. Arndt
Fri, Jan 9, 1-2:00 pm, 1-350, Not for credit.

The National Science Foundation provides support for fundamental research in fluid mechanics and its application in a broad range of disciplines. Recognizing the key role that fluid science plays in almost every human endeavor, ranging from biomedical engineering to control of our rivers and coastlines, research support in the Engineering Directorate focuses on the key issues in which further research would have the broadest application. The remarkable advances in computer science and instrumentation in the last decade, coupled with significant advances in our understanding of non-linear system dynamics and chaotic processes provide a significant opportunity for a renaissance in an area perceived to be a "mature technology". Challenges for research cover a very broad range of engineering applications. These include materials processing and manufacturing, river and coastal engineering, environmental engineering, essentially all forms of transportation, including advanced automotive technology, quieter aircraft, more efficient ships, economical means for oil transport and the like, a range of issues in medicine that involve fluid dynamics as it relates to almost every organ in the body, power generation, etc. The ultimate goal of research in this area is improvement in our ability to predict and control the fluid motion in all of these situations. This talk will attempt to highlight the role of fluid mechanics in engineering and how this activity is supported at NSF within the very tight budgetary constraints that exist. Sponsor: CEE Dept. Contact Prof. C.C. Mei, Room 1-353, x3-2994,

Changes At MIT: What¹s It Like?
See "HR @ MIT: Working Towards Our Future" Series

Change Ringing
A selection of members from the MIT Guild of Bellringers
Thu, Jan 8, 7-9:30 pm, 1-273 Enrollment -- anyone who is interested, no musical talent needed, no prerequisites Not for credit.

Learn the traditional English style of bell ringing on handbells and the large bells of the Old North Church. At the introductory meeting you will have an opportunity to try ringing both hand and tower bells, and we will arrange times for further classes. Sponsor: MIT Guild of Bellringers (a registered student activity). Contact Roberta Young, 54-1410, x3-3573, (email preferred).

Characterization Of Materials In A High-Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
Mike Frongillo
Tue-Fri, Jan 20-23, 9 am-1:00 pm, 13-1025. Preregister by Jan 5. Limited to 5. Not for credit.

A high-resolution SEM will be used to characterize a variety of materials. A brief lecture will be given on the basics of scanning electron microscopy, with primary emphasis on the hands-on operation of the instrument. You may bring your own samples, or samples will be provided for you. Sponsor: The Center for Materials Science and Engineering. Contact Mike Frongillo,, X3-5092.

Children And Programming... How Are They Possibly Related?
Pooja Shukla
Mandatory first meeting: Mon, Jan 13, Noon, E15-335 MIT Media Lab (lunch provided).

Time commitment per week remains flexible; regular meeting time to be established at first group meeting. Preregister by Jan.5 by emailing Limited to 12.

Chili Chemistry: Southwestern Cooking Lab
Prof. William H. Orme-Johnson
First meeting, Jan 14, 1:00 pm, Bexley Hall Basement. Preregister by Dec 10. Limited to first 10 people. Not for credit.

Participants will learn why chili is sometimes hot, sometimes not; how to build a fire in the mouth as you like it; how to quench the blaze before it¹s out of control; and how to make all of those Tex-Mex goodies the local ladrones charge an arm and a leg for. Sponsor: Deans Office (undergraduate). Contact Prof. William H. Orme-Johnson, 18-023, x3-1862,

China, Japan, United States: What's The Real Story?
Wed, Jan 28, 7-9:00 pm, E51-095. No preregistration necessary.

Journalists who have reported on China, Japan, and the United States will discuss the accuracy of cross-cultural reporting, the amount of knowledge reporters have before they send a story to print, and how much influence reporting has on public perceptions. Sponsor: MIT Japan Program. Contact David Smagalla,

China's Recent Economic Reforms
Richard Eckaus
Thu, Jan 8, 2:30-4 pm, E51-372. Not for credit.

The continuing rapid growth of the Chinese economy is resulting in transformations, some of which will help sustain growth and some of which will create new problems. Both aspects will be discussed as well as government politics that react to both types of change. Contact Richard Eckaus, x3-3367,

Chinese Medicine
Chun Han Zhu, Elaine Shiang
Wed, Jan. 21, 1:30-2:30 pm, 1-190. Not for credit.

This workshop covers acupuncture and other components of Chinese medicine, including herbal remedies. Case histories and how these treatments can be used by Chinese or western practitioners will be presented. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Chinese Movie Mini-Series
See "Chinese Culture Series"

Chinese Yo-Yo
See "Chinese Culture Series"

Chocolate Fondue Open House to Learn About the Tech Caller Program
Mon, Jan 12, 3-5:00 pm, Bush Room, 10-105

Would you like to know how you can earn money, have fun, make alumni contacts, improve your negotiation skills and help MIT? Stop by for chocolate galore, fun and facts about how to get involved. Everyone welcomed. Sponsor: MIT Alumni Association. Contact Theresa Lee 253-8280;

Choice Of Majors Fair
Elizabeth Cogliano
Tues, Jan 20, 4-5:30 pm, 10-105. Not for credit.

Can't choose a major? Get a clue! Upperclass Choice of Major Mentors, acting as departmental resources, will gather to explain the "ins and outs" of all majors. Everything you always wanted to ask can be answered. Sponsor: ODSUE. Contact Elizabeth Cogliano, 7-103, x3-6786,

Leigh Firn
Thu, Jan. 8, Noon-1 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

Who needs to be concerned about cholesterol? Should you try to alter your cholesterol level? How? An MIT internist gives you the facts about cholesterol, family history and heart disease. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Choreographic Topology
Jim Propp
Thu, Jan 15,22, 2-4:00 pm, 4-145 Not for credit.

Get knotted! Come challenge your intuitions about three-dimensional space through kinesthetic problem-solving and collaborative exploration. A hands-on introduction to isotopies of oriented knots and links. No prior math or dance experience is needed. Contact Jim Propp, 2-363C, x3-6544,

Claris Home Page Quick Start
See "Information Systems Series"

Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven
Christina Klein
Mon, Jan 26, 7:00 pm, 66-110. Not for credit.

A screening of Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning western Unforgiven, with introduction by Prof. Christina Klein of the Literature Section, who will be teaching a course on American Westerns and Musicals this spring. Contact Christina Klein,, x3-4450.

Co-Existence Or Calamity? Arab-Israeli Relations In The 1990s
Jeremy Pressman
Wed, Jan 7-28, 7-8:30 pm, 56-169. Not for credit.

Arab-Israeli relations produce burning buses as well as historic handshakes - why? This course will examine the roots and effects of the Arab-Israeli peace process 1991 to the present. We'll begin with a brief historical introduction and follow with a discussion and examination of the major players involved, explosive issues, and future prospects. Please contact instructor for the reading list. Contact Jeremy Pressman, x8-6424,

"Cole Porter On Love" Vocal Ensemble
Betsy Draper
Mon,Wed,Fri, Jan. 5-28, 10:30 am-Noon, Thu,Fri, Jan 29,30, 11 am-1:00 pm, W11-MDR. Preregister by Dec 19. Limited to 12. Not for credit.

Vocal ensemble opportunity. Will perform "Cole Porter on Love", a fun, whimsical medley, as a benefit buffet concert on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 29 & 30 at Noon. Proceeds benefit New England soup kitchens. Sponsor: Chaplaincy. Contact Betsy Draper, x3-2328, W11-a35,

College Bowl Intramural Tournament
Aaron Ucko, Tanis O'Connor
Mon, Jan 26. Preregister by Fri, Jan 23 at The Source in W20. $5 fee. Not for credit.

College Bowl is a trivia quiz game played by teams of four students. We want to give each team at least seven games on the day of the tournament. Top teams advance to the finals. Teams from dorms, frats, ILGs, etc. are welcome. Individuals are encouraged to enter and will be matched up. Sponsor: Campus Activities Complex. Contact Aaron Ucko,, or Tanis O'Connor,

Compact Hydrogen Generation For Vehicles
See "Plasma Science & Fusion Center IAP Open House" Series

"Competencies"- What Are They And Why Are They Important?
See "HR @ MIT: Working Towards Our Future" Series

Computer Animation Explorations
The MIT Animation and Graphics Club
Jan 14-30, 4-035, exact schedule TBA. Preregister by email to Limited to 20. Not for credit.

Did you enjoy special effects masterpieces like Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and Terminator 2? Here is your chance to learn about the tools and techniques that made these movies great. Hosted by the MIT Animation and Graphics Club, this two and a half week course will introduce you to the fundamentals and some advanced topics in computer modeling and animation. The format of the course will include a week of tutorials for using the Alias Wavefront software package, culminating in a team animation contest. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, just interest and imagination. For more information and a complete schedule, visit our web page at:

Computer-Controlled Dancing Sculptures
David Durlach
Jan 5-30, flexible full time schedule for duration of IAP, TechnoFrolics, 11 Miller Street, Somerville, MA. Limited to 3 students. Not For Credit.

TechnoFrolics' has an ongoing mission to intimately meld art and science, to create interactive performance displays that are playful, educational, visually riveting, and cutting-edge. Works include such displays as an interactive dancing artwork constructed out of iron dust.

Volunteers sought to help develop these fun state of the art computer-controlled dancing sculptures. Facility with some subset of C/C++, Matlab, Real-Time Interrupt-Driven Environments, DSP algorithms including Wavelet transforms, MIDI Communication Protocols & Sequencers, and Mathematical Modeling of Physical Systems required.

For more information, visit or Darius Miller, Sponsor: Nat Durlach. Contact David Durlach, 441-8870,

Computers And The Human Genome Project
Eric Lander
Thu, Jan 8-29, 2-3:00 pm, Whitehead Institute Auditorium. Not for credit.

Computers are making a tremendous impact in the process of mapping, sequencing, and understanding the human genome. This lecture series will describe some of the computational challenges faced at the MIT/Whitehead Institute Genome Center. Lecture topics will include an introduction to the Human Genome Project; DNA sequencing; gene and genome mapping; and determining gene function. Visit our web page at for an exact schedule. Sponsor: MIT/Whitehead Institute - Genome Center. Contact Donna Slonim,, x2-1553.

Computer Modeling Of Protein Complementarity
Prof. Bruce Tidor
Mon-Fri, Jan 12-23, 10 am-Noon, 2-125. Limited enrollment. Permission of instructor in advance is required. Not for credit.

Why does one molecule recognize and bind tightly to another? In this hands-on research seminar and computer laboratory, you will use modern computer modeling techniques to learn what makes a protein complementary to another molecule by studying structures from the Protein Data Bank. Each participant will apply the techniques taught to study binding of a new protein. Contact Prof. Bruce Tidor,

Computer Tutors
Frank Levy
Mon,Wed, Jan 12,14,26, 2-4:00 pm, 10-401. Preregister with Frank Levy. Limited to 12; selection based on tutorial experience. Attendance preferred at all sessions. Not for credit.

This course will prepare MIT undergraduates to assist Boston Public School (BPS) teachers in learning to use their new computer equipment. Students in the course should be prepared to work in a BPS for 2 hours per week through out the spring semester. Sponsor: Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Contact Frank Levy, 9-515, x3-2089,

The Consulting Business
Michael Mohr
Thu, Jan 8, 2-4:00 pm, 66-110. Not for credit.

Selling consulting services is a significant and growing business, especially in this time of corporate down-sizing and out-sourcing. The joys and problems of the consulting profession will be described and discussed. Contact Michael Mohr,, x3-2015.

Contraception In The '90s
Annie Liau
Thu, Jan 29, 3:30-5 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

An MIT gynecologist offers an update on improvements in oral contraceptive methods, new barrier methods, and concepts of IUD functions. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Cooking With Annie
See "Chinese Culture Series"

Costume Techniques For Small Amateur Theater Groups
Ron Dallas, Johnny Lee, Garry Zacheiss
Mon, Jan 12, 8-10:00 pm, La Sala Mon, Jan 19, 8-10:00 pm, West Lounge. Preregister by Jan 5. Attendance is preferred at all sessions. Limited to 50. Not for credit.

The New England Chapter of the U. S. Institute for Theater Technology will present 2 two-hour workshops on techniques and resources for costuming small theater groups, such as college drama organizations. Please call x3-0190 for more information. Sponsor: MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players. Contact Johnny Lee, x3-0190,

Counterpoint: The MIT-Wellesley Journal Of Rational Discourse And Campus Life
Christopher Beland, Rafael Dinner, Bill Davidson
Tue, Jan 6-27, 6:00 pm, 1-203.

Get involved with any aspect of production - writing, editing, business, photography, layout, or web design. No experience required; training and FREE FOOD will be provided. Not for credit.

Sat, Jan 24, 2:00 pm, 50-024. Get a sneak preview of next issue, and help us select articles and make suggestions for improvement. Send anything from QuickPoints to full-length articles (200-2800 words) to Sponsor: Counterpoint/Christopher Beland. Contact Christopher Beland, 437-1043, Not for credit.

Sat, Jan 10,17, 9 am-1:00 pm, West Lounge Repeated: Tue,Wed, Jan 20,21, 8 am-Noon, West Lounge.

2 four hour mandatory sessions. Preregistration required. Must be affiliated with MIT. Limited to 12. No Fee. Not for credit.

This course will cover: child, infant, 1 and 2 person adult CPR; rescue breathing for child, infant and adult; infant, child and adult choking, both conscious and unconscious. This is an American Heart Association Health Care Provider (HCP) card and is good for 1 year. The HCP card is accepted by all police, fire, life guards, child care, and food service providers. Contact Shawn Spencer, W31-215, x3-9950,

Cracking The Code: Biblical And Classical Allusions In American Speech
Debbie Levey
Tue,Wed, Jan 13,14, 10-11:00 am, 1-242. Not for credit.

Who was Hercules, besides being the star of a Disney summer movie? If you help an accident victim in the street, why are you a Good Samaritan? Why did your ESL teacher refer to the classroom as the new Tower of Babel? People and situations from Greek mythology and the Bible have profoundly affected our everyday language. This class will help you learn symbols and key words from the most popular stories so that you can understand these widely used references. Next time you read about a vacation spot being a Garden of Eden, or a fight between workers and management called a David and Goliath struggle, or someone having an Achilles heel, you'll understand immediately. We will also cover common visual symbols, such as the Christmas manger scene, Noah's ark, angels and devils, and themes most often seen in Western art museums. Important note: this class is about language, not religion. Sponsor: CEE. Contact Debbie Levey,, x3-7112.

Crash Course In C
Kai-yuh Hsiao
Tue-Fri, Jan 6-16, 1-3:00 pm, 4-270. Session 2: Tue-Fri, Jan 20-30, 1:30-3:30 pm, 4-270. Not for credit.

Interested in C, but not enough time for 1.00 or 10.001? This activity is a two-week course through the basics of the C programming language. It will cover writing simple programs, functions, pointers, arrays, structures, input/output, and files. Information and handouts are available at Contact Kai-yuh Hsiao,

Crash Course In C - Caffeinated
Kai-yuh Hsiao
Mon, Jan 12, 1-4:00 pm, 4-270. Prereq: some programming experience, high confusion threshold. Not for credit.

Are you interested in C, but you don't even have time for breakfast? More "crash" than "course", this 3-hour class will cover the whole C programming language in one terrifying session. Information and handouts are available at Contact Kai-yuh Hsiao,

Crash Course In Canadianism
Mark Ottensmeyer
Fri, Jan 30, 7:30pm, W20 Mezzanine Lounge. Limited to 100, first come... Not for credit.

So you thought Canada was all snow, polar bears, and mounted police in red uniforms? We¹ve got that and so much more. Come out and find out about the world¹s 2nd largest country. We¹ll either confirm or dash some stereotypes. Sponsor: MIT Canadians Club. Contact Mark Ottensmeyer,, x3-5848.

Crash Course In Computer Graphics
Michael Capps
Tue,Thu, Jan 15-29, 2-4:00 pm, 14-0637. Limited to 20 Not for credit.

Using Id's Quake as a motivator, we cover all of graphics & VR that we can: transforms, clipping, scan conversion, frame buffers, ray tracing, textures, radiosity, visibility, & protocols for shared VRs. See Sponsor: MIT Computer Graphics. Contact Michael Capps,, x3-8835.

Crash Course In Estimating & Value Engineering
Steve Shay, Rebecca Berry
Wed,Fri, Jan 21,23, 10:00 am, TBA. Not for credit.

Project costs and scheduling will be evaluated with respect to design decision making. The course will utilize actual costs common to the New England area and analyze a simple design with multiple alternatives which impact costs and project delivery. Knowledge of plan reading helpful but not necessary. Please bring a calculator. Sponsor: Dept. of Architecture. Contact Stephen Shay,

Crash Course In Lion Dancing
Tue, Jan 27, 1-4:00 pm, Lobby 13. Preregister required. Limited to 30. Not for credit.

A crash course in traditional southern style lion dancing usually performed during the Chinese New Year. Class is limited to 30 people. Martial Arts background or understanding of Cantonese or Mandarin may be helpful but not necessary. Contact, x5-8631.

Creating Course Web Pages Using The COMMAND System
Abel Sanchez, Clarissa Hidalgo, Prof. John R. Williams
Wed, Jan 22, 1-3:00 pm, 1-115. Limited to 50. Not for credit.

An introduction to the web-based Course Management and Delivery (COMMAND) system will be presented. The COMMAND system assists instructors, teaching assistants, and course webmasters in administering and delivering their courses more effectively using the web. Hands-on exercises will be provided to illustrate the process of generating and customizing course web pages, including document libraries (to store course materials), discussion areas and homework submission and management facilities. Participants will be able to create 'live' home pages for use in their courses. Sponsor: System Design and Management (SDM). Contact Abel Sanchez,, 1-245, x3-7657.

Creating Living Topiary
Peter A. Medaglia
Tue, Jan 27, 6-9:30 pm, 4-231. Preregister by December 19. Limited to 20. Prereq: Love of plants. $20 fee. Not for credit.

From the inspired mazes of renaissance gardens to the elegant table top designs of the 90's, topiary, the shaping of plants into sculptural forms, has delighted the home gardener and seasoned horticulturist alike. Learn to create some of these masterpieces for your own home. We will cover choice of plant materials, shaping techniques, home conditions, maintenance and care. Then roll up your sleeves and learn to create your very own! Leave with two finished topiary in terra cotta planters. Sponsor: Campus Activities Complex. Contact Peter Medaglia, 617-825-6176.

See "Indian Cultural Series"

Crisis Action Planning
Military Fellows assigned to MIT Security Studies Program
Tue-Thu, Jan 13-15, TBA. Not for credit.

The course presents organization, command and control mechanisms, and crisis action planning procedures for military responses at the three levels of military action. The control of strategic weaponry, the operational level of the joint task force, and the tactical level of carrier battle groups and Marine Expeditionary Units are examined. Practical application scenarios are provided that will allow teams of participants to exercise rapid response planning at the tactical level. Contact Harvey Sapolsky, E38-373, x3-5265,

Cuisine of India
See "Indian Cultural Series"

Current Trends In Our Workplace
See "HR @ MIT: Working Towards Our Future" Series

Currency Crises
Ricardo Caballero
Wed, Jan 21, 9-10:30 am, E51-151. Not for credit.

The recent currency crises of Southeast Asia took many by surprise. Why weren¹t the large current account deficits a sufficiently clear warning? What are the new lessons? Is Latin America next? Contact Ricardo Caballero, x3-0489,

Customization On Athena (Dotfiles)
See "Athena Minicourses" Series

CWIS Publishers User Group
Suzana Lisanti
Thu, Jan 22, Noon-1:30 pm, 3-133. Limited to 65. Not for credit.

The CWIS Publishers User Group focuses on electronic publishing via the MIT Campus Wide Information System. The goal is to foster collaboration among electronic information publishers and to provide a forum for user-to-user support. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852,

Das Boot (1981)
See "Deutsches Film Fest" Series

Dating Violence Prevention
See "Getting Close and Personal: A Workshop Series"

A Deal Too Good To Be True! <<CANCELLED>>
Tue, Jan 27, 10:30 am, W20 Mezzanine Lounge. Not for credit.

Ms. Julia Stewart from the Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, will give a presentation on consumer fraud. This will cover consumer con-games, scams, and "deals too good to be true." Sponsor: MIT Campu Police. Contact Shawn Spencer, W31-215, x3-9950,

Dealing Effectively With Critical Feedback
Lynn Roberson, Holly Sweet
Wed, Jan 14, 3-5:00 pm, Bush Room, 10-105. Please preregister. Limited to 30. Not for credit.

This workshop will explore how we give and receive criticism to friends and colleagues, with a view to helping participants find the most successful ways of handling difficult feedback. Special attention paid to particular issues women encounter. Contact Lynn Roberson, x3-797,

Decommissioning Nuclear Facilities
Andrew C. Kadak
Thu, Jan 29, 9:30 am-Noon, 24-121. Enrollment open to 50. Not for credit.

Seminar will feature what decommissioning a nuclear power plant and other nuclear facilities is all about. Utility and DOE peakers talk about the realities, challenges and costs of decommissioning the weapons complex and power plants. How clean is clean will be addressed. Is it worth the price? Contact Andrew C. Kadak, or, x3-0166.

The Debate On Economic And Monetary Union
Carlo Monticelli
Mon,Wed, Jan 12,14, 10:30 am-Noon, E51-372. Contact Carlo Monticelli, x8-0407, Disclaimer: Personal opinions not to be attributed to the Bank of Italy. Not for credit.

History, Institutions, Time-table Mon, Jan. 12 This lecture will summarize the historical antecedents of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) in Europe, assess the economic rationale of its key provisions, and ponder over the next steps.

Cost and Benefits, Monetary Policy Framework
Wed, Jan 14 This lecture will discuss the economic costs and benefits of EMU, appraise the instruments for the conduct of the single monetary policy, and set out the challenges ahead.

Der Himmel uber Berlin (1987)
See "Deutsches Film Fest" Series

Dermatology From A To Z: Is It Melanoma?
Eric Schwartz
Tue, Jan. 6, Noon-1 pm, 1-135. Not for credit.

With incidents of skin cancer on the rise learn how to reduce your risk. An MIT dermatologist fields your questions and makes recommendations on skin cancer prevention and the myriad of spots, dots, rashes, and serious conditions that can develop. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Der Schalachrote Buchstabe (1972)
See "Deutsches Film Fest" Series

Der Stand der Dinge (1982)
See "Deutsches Film Fest" Series

Developing a Business Plan for a Technology Based Startup Company.
Leslie Gray
Mon, Jan 5-26, 3-5:00 pm, 5-231. Please preregister. Not for credit

The product of the IAP work will be a business plan for a new business. Students will work on a team, with the objective of producing a business plan that would be presentable to a Venture Capitalist for funding. Students with a "business idea" should bring them, along with any key team members. If you don't have a "business", some hot ones will be provided (these will be real opportunities). Students will work through the market and opportunity assessments, team issues, the context of the opportunity, and the risk and rewards. Students will have to learn a bit about finance, if you don't bring this knowledge with you. Students will have to be willing to pick up the phone and call potential customers, suppliers, and competitors to obtain real information. The class is intended for engineering students, who have a strong interest in being an entrepreneur. Prior attendence at Sem 13S35 would be helpful, but is not necessary. Sponsor: Ocean Engineering. Contact Judy, x8-5471,

Devotion to Avatar
Adi Da Samraj Vera Ketelboeter
Thu, Jan 8,15, 4:30-5:30 pm, 10-280.
Wed, Jan 21, 4:30-5:30 pm, 10-280
Thu, Jan 29, 4:30-5:30 pm, 5-232. Not for credit.

A presentation on 25 years of teaching work of Avatar Adi Da Samraj, a western born sprirtual teacher, who now resides in Fiji. He bridges eastern and western approaches to spirituality, in what he calls Advaitayana Buddhism. We stress his fierce committment to a benign transformation of the world. Contact Vera Ketelboeter,, x5-9890.

Diabetes Boutique
MIT Medical staff
Thu, Jan 29, 11 am-1:00 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

Diabetes care in the '90s: What should you be doing? A roundtable discussion with members of the Diabetes Care Improvement Group at MIT Medical.
Contact Sally Ciampa,

Die Blechtrommel (1979)
See "Deutsches Film Fest" Series

Die Brücke
Prof. Eduardo Kausel
First meeting Mon, Jan 12 (tentative), schedule TBA. Preregister by Dec 17. Limited to 30.

Participants will design and build a model bridge from a furnished kit of parts (wood, wire, glue etc.) to satisfy specific structural performance requirements. The bridges will be tested to failure on 30th January. The bridge with the highest performance/weight will be the winner of the contest. Sponsor: CEE Dept. and CEESA (student association). Contact Prof. Eduardo Kausel; Room 1-271, x3-5336,

Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rach (1924)
See "Deutsches Film Fest" Series

Diet in the Prevention of Cancer and Other Diseases
Walter Willette
Fri, Jan 16, Noon-1 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

Until recently, discussions of diet and cancer have focused on avoiding fat in the diet and possible carcinogens in food. Recent evidence has failed to support an important role of dietary fat, but has highlighted the importance of abundant intake of vegetables and fruits. Excessive calories and overweight contribute more importantly to cancer risk than previously appreciated. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Do Job Interviews Make You Nervous?
See "HR @ MIT: Working Towards Our Future" Series

Doctor-Assisted Suicide
See "Lectures in Philosophy" Series

Dr. Mabuse, Parts I & II (1922)
See "Deutsches Film Fest" Series

Dr. Solomon's AntiVirus Seminar
Jerry Isaacson
Tue, Jan 20, 2-3:00 pm, E40-302. Limited to 35. Not for credit.

If you're not concerned about viruses you should be, because they are a continuing problem throughout the campus. Come to this session and learn about Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit, licensed by the Information Security Office for the entire MIT community. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852,

Draper Laboratory Tour
Prof. W. E. Vander Velde, Mr. John H. Sweeney
Wed, Jan 14, 2-4:00 pm, Draper Lab visitor reception lobby. Preregister by Jan 7. Limited to 35 persons, taken in order of registration. Must be a U.S. citizen or green card holder. Not for credit.

We will begin with an introduction to the Draper Laboratory including its history and major projects. We will then visit several areas of the Laboratory and see some of its project activities. Contact Carolyn Fialkowski, x3-3511,

See "Student Art Association" Series

Driven To Distraction
Edward Hallowell
Wed, Jan 14, Noon-1:00 pm, 1-190. Not for credit.

Do you have attention deficit disorder? The symptoms sometimes apply to us all - difficulty with focus or concentration, insensitivity to interpersonal cues, avoidance and procrastination. Current thinking on diagnosis and treatment. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Drug Education for Real Life: A Scientific Discussion of the Effects of Drugs and Alcohol
Rebecca Schulman
Sun, Jan 18, 4-6:00 pm. 1-150. Please preregister. Not for credit.

This is an unbiased informational seminar designed to educate MIT students about what is known about the effects of drugs and alcohol on the body. We will discuss research papers and traditional informational sources as well as listening to people talk about their experiences with alcohol and other drugs. We will conclude with a discussion on the material with an opportunity for questions. Contact Rebecca Schulman, Senior House 414A,

EAPS Oceanography Lecture
Prof. John Edmond, x3-5739
Tue, Jan 6,13, Noon-1 pm, 54-915. Prof. John Edmond, x3-5739

Observing Oceanic Hot Springs with ALVIN Jan 6

Big Rivers - Chemistry and Field Work Jan13

Early Action Telethon Thu, Jan 8, 5-11:00 pm, Bush Room, 10-105. Not for credit.

The first opportunity to talk to prospective members of the Class of 2002! Come help the Admissions Office contact admitted students. Your help will be invaluable to us and especially to the prospects, who may have questions about life at MIT. This is a great way to get a glimpse of the incoming freshman class. Refreshments will be provided for students who work the telethon. Sponsor: Admissions Office/ Alumni/ae Office. Contact Jeannie Markowitz,, 10-100, x8-5501.

Early Spring: Indoor Bulb Forcing
Peter A. Medaglia
Wed, Jan 28, 6-9:30 pm, 4-231. Preregister by December 19. Limited to 20. Prereq: Love of plants or flowers. $20 fee. Not for credit.

You needn't wait for spring to enjoy beautiful spring flowers. This bulb forcing workshop will show you how to plant and enjoy spring months ahead of time and on your own windowsill (you must have access to a refrigerator). We will cover bulb types, planting and care. Leave with three pots of bulbs ready to "spring" into color! Sponsor: Campus Activities Complex. Contact Peter Medaglia, 617-825-6176.

The East Asian Miracle
Jaume Ventura
Fri, Jan 9, 1-2:30 pm, E51-145. Not for credit.

Between 1965 and 1990, a number of East Asian economies have achieved rates of growth that are spectacularly high by any historical standard. This lecture describes this experience and critically reviews alternative explanations for the East Asian success. Contact Jaume Ventura, x3-6878,

Eating And Body Image
Margaret Ross
Thu, Jan. 29, 2-3:30 pm, 1-136. Not for credit.

A discussion about weight, body perception and exercise habits. Appropriate resources for help will be offered. Required for new MedLINKS. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Eating Disorders And Helpers@MIT
Dr. Margaret Ross, Tracy Desovich, Mayrene Earle, Lynn Roberson
Tue, Jan 6, 8:30 am-Noon, 4-149. Not for credit.

Presenters from Medical, Athletics, Deans, and a woman in recovery use the example of eating disorders to explore the network of helpers at MIT. Small groups discuss what to do if you are worried about someone. Sponsors: Medical Dept./Physical Education. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Eavesdropping On The Kennedys: The 1962 Race Crisis At "Ole Miss"
Prof. Dan Kryder
Mon, Jan 26, 1-3:00 pm, TBA. Not for credit.

Listen to tapes of JFK and RFK attempting to integrate the U. of Miss. - and then trying to control the ensuing rioting. Discussion topics include: race politics, presidential power, federalism, and the Kennedy "myth." Contact Prof. Dan Kryder, x3-8190,

ECAT2 - The Latest In Electronic Publishing
Lee Ridgway
Wed, Jan 21, Noon-1:30pm, 3-133. Limited to 65. Not for credit.

Preview and discussion of new developments in web-base purchasing at MIT. Demo of Institute purchases of computing products from MCC/Online and NECX. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852,

Educating The Public About Science - Science Journalism
Hannah Bernstein
Thu, Jan 29, 4-6:00 pm, 2-190. Not for credit.

Speakers with experience in science journalism and other related fields will talk about their work and answer questions about how to pursue a career in that area. Among the speakers will be a representative from NOVA (television), NPR (radio), as well as magazine and newspaper journalists. No pre-registration required. Sponsor: MIT Office of Career Services and Preprofessional Advising. Contact Hannah Bernstein,

EE101 - Lab Joseph Okor
Schedule TBA. Not for credit.

Learn how to build electronic projects. This includes schematic capture, printed circuit board (pcb) layout, pcb fabrication, and assembly of board. If you don¹t have any projects, we have some for you. Sponsor: MIT Electronic Research Society. Web: Contact Joseph Okor,, x3-2060.

Effective Speaking
Barbara Smith
Tue,Thu, Jan 6-15,27,29, 4-6:00 pm, E25-111. Jan 20,22, 4-6:00 PM, 3-133. Preregister immediately. Not for credit.

Have you always wondered why some people seem at ease in public speaking? Have others told you to speak up because you speak too softly, or perhaps you are self-conscious because of your foreign accent? Well, this course is for you! You will learn the proper techniques for projecting your voice and delivering that talk. Sponsor: Ocean Engineering. Contact Barbara Smith, 5-320, x3-0137, edu. No listeners.

Effective Visual Techniques
See "Better Teaching @ MIT" Series

Electron Energy-loss-spectroscopy in the STEM
See "Topics in Electron Microscopy" Series

Electron Microprobe Analysis on JEOL JXA-733 Superprobe
Dr. Nilanjan Chatterjee
Mon, Jan 5, 1-5:00 pm, 54-1221. Not for credit.

The electron microprobe provides a complete micron-scale quantitative chemical analysis of inorganic solids without destroying samples. In this session you will have hands-on experience on our newly upgraded JEOL JXA-733 superprobe with enhanced imaging capabilities and learn about wavelength and energy dispersive spectrometry, backscattered and secondary electron imaging and elemental X-ray mapping. Sponsor: Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences. Contact Neel Chatterjee, x3-1995, or check web site

Electronic Art For Theme Parks : Design, Construction And Exhibition
See "Edgerton Center" Series

Electronic Music Before The Age Of Computers
Paul Earls, Forrest Larson
Wed, Jan 7-28, 7-8:30 pm, Lewis Music Library, 14E-109. Limited to 50. Preregistration requested. Not for credit.

A survey of the early years of music composed using electronic instruments and tape before the age of computers, from c.1948-c.1980. The extensive collection of recordings of electronic music in the Lewis Music Library will be featured. The course will explore three main genres, music for electronic tape (musique concrete, delayed feedback, etc), music from the "classic" electronic music studios (works of Ussachevsky, Arel, Subotonick etc.) and music composed using Analog synthesizers (Moog, Arp, Buchla etc.). Optional visits to Boston area electronic music studios to be arranged. Sponsor: MIT Libraries. Contact Forrest Larson, x3-0982,

Emotional Health
Matthew Leeds
Fri, Jan 23, Noon-1 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

Just what are emotions? What kinds of effects can they have on physical health? What can we do about it? We¹ll talk about some of the answers suggested by theory and research. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Employment Regulation for F-1 Students
Milena Levak, Danielle-Guichard
Wed, Jan 14, Noon-1:30 pm, 3-133. Not for credit.

This seminar will focus on on/off campus work and employment for practical training allowed by current immigration regulations for F-1 visa holders. Sponsor: International Students Office. Contact Chris LaCava, x3-3795.

Energy: An Environmental Problem and a Development Solution: U.S. R&D Programs
See "Plasma Science & Fusion Center IAP Open House" Series

Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDX) In The STEM
See "Topics in Electron Microscopy" Series

Engineering Futures
Wanwipa Siriwatwechakul
Tue,Thu, Jan 13-22, 6:30-9:30 pm, 2-135. Open to all MIT students. Not for credit.

Engineering Futures Program is offered by Tau Beta Pi, an engineering honor society (MIT chapter). It aims towards preparing the students for their future career by enhancing their technical effectiveness through personal skills and teamwork development. The program is created from training materials used in more than half of the Fortune 500 companies. It uses industry relevant examples designed specifically for engineers. Each of the programs involve a facilitator, videos, role play and other interactive exercise. Engineering Futures will fill a gap in engineering-structured curriculum, and provide industry with more professional graduates. Sponsor: Tau Beta Pi. Contact Wanwipa Siriwatwechakul,, x5-6453.

Engineers Helping People In And After The Peace Corps
Fri, Jan 30, 2-3:30 pm, Miller Room, 1-114.

Amy Smith, ME G, spent four years in the Peace Corps in Africa, and continues to visit to coordinate MIT and other projects and courses to help people and institutions there. Mark McPeak, BSME '79, MSME '84, worked with the Peace Corps in Ecuador and has subsequently worked principally for PLAN International for disadvantaged children. They will give perspectives on alternative careers. Contact Dave Wilson,, 617 253 5121.

Environment, Water, and Climate Change
See "Environmental Perspectives" Series

Environmental Consulting
See "Opportunities For PhDs Outside The Laboratory" Series

The Environmental Cost of Building (or Not Building) The Three Gorges Project in China
Prof. Elfatih Eltahir
Wed, Jan 14, 10-11:00 am, Fri, Jan 16, 10-Noon, 48-316. Not for Credit.

This short course will explore the environmental issues involved in the design and construction of large scale water resources projects using the Three Gorges Project as an example. This is a large scale water resource project that has been planned by the government of China and is being built at an estimated cost of about $15 billion. We will discuss the engineering design as well as the environmental impacts. We will analyze the potential cost to the regional environment that may result from execution of this project, as well as the potential cost to the global environment that may result from the alternative of using other sources of energy to fuel the fast growing economy in China. Sponsor: CEE Dept. Contact Prof. Elfatih Eltahir, 48-207, x3-6596,

Environmentally Induced Degradation Of Composite Materials
See "Highlights of Aeronautics and Astronautics" Series

Equity, Design, And Implementation: The Annual Workshop In The Special Program In Urban And Regional Studies In Developing Areas (SPURS)
Prof. John de Monchaux
Tue,Wed, Jan 27,28, 9 am-5:00 pm, 10-401. Not for credit.

Presentations of current development topics by experts from research and multilateral organizations, followed by discussions by SPURS Fellows and workshop participants. Sponsor: Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning. Contact Nimfa de Leon, or Florence Eid,, x3-5915.

Experimental Modelling Of Contaminant Transport And Soil Remediation Problems
See "Environmental Perspectives" Series

Environmental Monitoring: Oak Trees As Biogeochemical Record Keepers
See "Environmental Perspectives" Series

Eudora Quick Start
See "Information Systems Series"

Everyday Blessings - Mindful Parenting
Myla Kabat-Zinn
Wed, Jan 7, Noon-1 pm, E23-297. Not for credit.

Explore the ways in which of mindful parenting can enrich your life and the lives of your children. By cultivating mindfulness in our parenting, we can nourish our children¹s lives and our own growth. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Everything You Wanted To Know About Patents
Wed, Jan 28, 2:30-5 pm, 1-390. Not for credit.

See and hear Sam Pasternak of Choate, Hall and Stewart, Mary Pensyl and Cheryl Sirna of the MIT Libraries and a Technology Licensing Officer demonstrate patent searching and discuss the patent process. Contact Carol Robinson, x37749,

Excel Quick Start
See "Information Systems Series"

Excel User Group
See "Information Systems Series"

Exercise And Fitness
Michelle Gonzales, M.P.H.
Thu, Jan 15, 3:30-5 pm, 1-136. Not for credit.

Incorporate high level fitness and realistic guidelines into your lifestyle; tips to help you stick to your goals. Required for MedLINKS. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Fabulous Queer Shorts
Chris Pomiecko
Thu, Jan 8-29, 7:00 pm, 66-110. Not for credit.

Join us for four programmes of short films and videos that express the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community. Contact Chris Pomiecko,, x3-3599.

Falsche Bewegung (1974)
See "Deutsches Film Fest" Series

Falun Gong
Leonard Dvorson, Xiaowei Xia, Li Su
Tue,Thu, Jan 6-29, 7-9:00 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

Falun Gong is an ancient way of self-improvement in body and mind: 5 exercises, simple movements, great health benefits, advanced meditation, profound teachings. Made public by Master Li Hongzhi. All Falun Gong activities are free. Everyone is welcome. Web: Contact Leonard Dvorson,, x3-0720.

Fibromyalgia, Lupus And Fatigue
Paul Romain
Mon, Jan 26, Noon-1 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

A rheumatologist discusses the relationship of fibromyalgia and lupus, autoimmune conditions with some similarities to other diagnoses such as chronic fatigue syndrome. He will attempt to clarify the enigmas among these complex illnesses. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Figure Skating Lessons
MIT Figure Skating Club members
Sat, Jan 10-31, 9:30-10 am (warmup starting at 8), Johnson Skating Rink. Prereq: can skate forwards & backwards in some fashion. Not for credit.

Small group instruction will be provided to those with figure skates who can skate forwards and backwards. Learn to jump, spin and perform other fun maneuvers. See also Ice Dancing Lessons. Sponsor: MIT Figure Skating Club & MIT Ice Dance Club. Contact Barb Cutler,, 5-8373.

FileMaker Quick Start Class
See "Information Systems Series"

FileMaker User Group/FileMaker 4 Demo
See "Information Systems Series"

Filling In The Blanks: The Power Of Schematic Reasoning
See "Lectures in Philosophy" Series

Film Before Film.
See "Deutsches Film Fest" Series

See "Opportunities For PhDs Outside The Laboratory"

The Fine Art of Japanese Kimono
Ms. Sumi Sakamoto
Thu, Jan 15, 1-3:00 pm, E38, 7th floor conference room. Limited to 20 students. Please preregister. Not for credit.

Join us for a demonstration of all things "kimono". Sakamoto-san of the Japanese Lunch Table Group will show us the nuts-&-bolts of how you put together the many layers of garments, to create what is often called the national dress of Japan. Session will be conducted in Japanese and in English. Sponsor: MIT Japan Program/Japanese Lunch Table. Contact Mark Eykholt, E38-755, x8-8208,

Fit, Unfit And Counterfeit
Tue, Jan 20, 10:00 am, W20 Mezzanine Lounge.

A representative from the Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, will give a wonderful presentation about fit, unfit and counterfeit money. This program is highly recommended to anyone who deals with cash! Contact Shawn Spencer, W31-215, x3-9950,

Fitness And Heart Disease
Robert McCunney
Thu, Jan 13, 2-3:00 pm, 1-150. Not for Credit.

A discussion of the role of physical fitness in preventing heart disease, primarily through weight reduction, blood pressure control and reduction in serum lipid levels. Guidelines for the optimal amount of exercise to reduce the risk of coronary artery disease will be presented. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Fitting It All In: Nutrition On The Go
Debra Wein
Thu, Jan 22, 3:30-5 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

Are you dodging between classes and the library, or the office and day care? Do you need to be mentally alert and physically on top? Learn survival techniques through healthy and delicious nutritional choices. Required for new MedLINKS. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Flirting 101
See "Getting Close and Personal: A Workshop Series"
Patsy Sampson
Tue,Thu, Jan 6-29, 6:30-8:30 pm, 3-343. Prereq: at least 4 years flute playing experience, preferably in orchestra or some kind of chamber ensemble. Enrollment: limited to 20. Activity Fee (if any) to be charged per person: $7.00 for refreshments, xeroxes of music parts. Not for credit.

The goal of ("Institoots") is to provide MIT students with a fun/intensive reading, rehearsing, and performance experience. Jan 30 in Dome Cafe: Bach, Pink Floyd, premiere of "The Tree Suite". Sponsor: Music Dept./Mechanical Engineering. Contact Patsy Sampson, 3-173, x3-2201,

Flutter And Vibration Aircraft And Other Structures
See "Highlights of Aeronautics and Astronautics" Series

Flying GPS On The Shuttle--An Experiment In Attitude Measurement And Interferometry
See "Highlights of Aeronautics and Astronautics" Series

Foundations Of Animation
Pell Osborn
Tue,Thu, Jan 6-29, 1-2:30 pm, 56-167. Limited to 15. Not for credit.

Become an active creator and critic of animation, using a fully-equipped animation studio (in miniature) to gain an understanding of animation history and the latest CGI technologies, including motion capture and performance translation. Contact Chris Pomiecko, x3-3599,

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy And Microspectroscopy
Tim McClure
Wed, Jan 28, 10 am-3:00 pm, 13-2137. Preregister by Jan 5 via e-mail. Not for credit.

The Center for Materials Science and Engineering's Analysis Shared Experimental Facility has a state-of-the-art FTIR spectrometer and microscope. There will be a presentation on practical FTIR use, sample preparation, and measurement techniques available, followed by a demonstration on the instrument in the laboratory. If time permits, students will be allowed to analyze their own samples with the assistance of an instructor. Sponsor: The Center for Materials Science and Engineering. Contact Tim McClure,, x8-6470.

Framemaker For Your Thesis (Frame Thesis)
See "Athena Minicourses" Series

Freemasonry Explained
Wed, Jan 14, Noon-1:30 pm, 34-101. Not for credit.

Ever wonder what Masons and Masonic Lodges are all about? This program, open to all, will cover some of the history, purposes and current activities of Freemasonry. Come and meet some of the members of MIT¹s Masonic Lodge. Find out why and how one becomes a Mason and what goes on behind the Square and Compasses. Sponsor: Richard C. Maclaurin Lodge of Masons at MIT. Contact E. Donald Weiner, 33-015, x3-7726,

Freemasonry's Ritual
Wed, Jan 21, 6:30 pm

Cambridge Masonic Building, Porter Square, Cambridge. Preregister by Jan 20. Not for credit. Richard C. Maclaurin Lodge, MIT¹s Masonic Lodge, will be installing its officers this evening in ceremonies open to all. This installation is parallel to the ritual used in closed meetings, and will explain much of the symbolism in a Masonic Lodge. Following the formal meeting, sandwiches, dessert and informal discussion with the members will be held in the dining hall. There will also be opportunity to view the many Masonic artifacts on display and learn how Masonry has contributed to the history of Cambridge. Sponsor: Richard C. Maclaurin Lodge of Masons at MIT. Contact Bruce D. Wedlock, 38-473, x3-4652,

The Future of Telecommunications
Jerry Hausman
Mon, Jan 26, 10:30 am-Noon, E51-315. Not for credit.

Prof. Hausman will consider the effect of new technology on telecommunications competition. He will analyze the effect of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and its implementation to date by the FCC. Contact Jerry Hausman, x3-3644,

Games Tournament-CAC Program Board
Jason Dailey, Michael Taylor
Schedule TBA. Not for credit.

Men's and Women's Billiards, Men's and Women's Table Tennis, Chess, Backgammon, Darts, and Foosball. Winners qualify for the New England Regional Tournament. Contact The Source, x2-1994.

Getting a Grant from the Council for the Arts at MIT
Susan Cohen
Tue, Jan 6, 3:00 pm, E15-095. Prereq: must be student, faculty, or staff at MIT. Not for credit.

Learn the nuts and bolts of applying to the Council for the Arts at MIT Grants Program for funding projects in all arts disciplines - visual, literary, and performing. Workshop covers all aspects of the preparation and review of grant applications, including eligibility, criteria, budget, evaluation, project realization, and strategies to produce a competitive proposal. All members of the MIT community - students, student groups, staff, and faculty members - are welcome to attend. Sponsor: Council for the Arts at MIT. Contact: Susan Cohen, E15-205, x3-4005,

Getting Your Message Across: Presentation Skills For The Classroom And Distance Learning
See "Better Teaching @ MIT" Series

Gilbert And Sullivan Singalong
Mike Walsh
Thu, Jan 22, 7:00 pm, W2 Mezzanine Lounge. Not for credit.

Do you enjoy food and good company? Do you love to sing? Do you love to laugh? Then come join us as we belt out our favorite Gilbert and Sullivan selections! Scores provided - vocal talent optional. Sponsor: MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players. Contact Mike Walsh, x3-0190,

GN&C Trends--Is The Time Right For Autonomous Systems?
See "Highlights of Aeronautics and Astronautics" Series

Going Meatless: Being A Smart Vegetarian
Tiana Celesia
Thu, Jan 15, Noon-1:30 pm, 1-190. Not for credit.

Explore how a vegetarian style of eating can help you lower blood pressure, lose weight, and reduce cholesterol, the risk of osteoporosis, heart disease and some forms of cancer. Learn how to make the transition safely and sample great-tasting, economical foods. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Greek Folk Dancing
See "International Dance Series"

Gynecological Cancers
Tue, Jan 20, 12:30-1:30 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

Women may be at risk for a variety of gynecological cancers. What are they? Who is at risk? What are the symptoms, diagnostic techniques and treatments? A physician will discuss these illnesses and answer questions. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Hacking a Model Railroad
Alvar Saenz Otero
Sat, Jan 24, 5-8:00 pm, N52-118. Mon-Fri, Jan 26-30, Noon-2 pm, N52-118. Not for credit.

We are building a new layout! Come learn how to build track, scenery, benchwork, anything involved with a world class model. Or you may want to learn about new and old control systems that use both hardware and software to control the layout. Of course, you will learn it the MIT way. Come learn what hacking really means from the original Hackers! Sponsor: Tech Model Railroad Club of MIT. Contact Alvar Saenz Otero, N52-118, 3-3269, or

Healing Racism: A Workshop And Dialogue
See "The Annual MIT Baha'i Association Lecture Series"

Health Regulations
William Irwin
Fri, Jan 16, Noon-1 pm, 1-136. Not for credit.

High technology enterprises must ensure that their employees, the public and the environment are protected from hazards in the workplace. This workshop reviews the myriad regulations that must be addressed while research, production, or distribution of product begins. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Heavy Haul Freight Railroads: Pushing The Limits On Line Capacity.
See "Center for Transportation Series"

Hebrew Reading Literacy In Eight Hours
See "Hillel Series"

High-Resolution Imaging In The TEM
See "Topics in Electron Microscopy" Series

Hindi (Conversational) Language Class
See "Indian Cultural Series"

Holography with Betsy Connors: Artist's Tour at The MIT Museum
Betsy Connors
Tue, Jan 20, 10:30 am, The MIT Museum, N52-2nd Floor.

You're invited! Walk through The MIT Museum's holography exhibitions with LightForest creator and artist, Betsy Connors. Ms. Connors will also preview her Spring 1998 course, Creative Holography Workshop, #MAS 858. Otto Loggers, the Museum's Education Coordinator, will provide a brief tour of the Museum's holography lab. The MIT Museum. Please RSVP: Everyone is welcome! Call x3-4405 or write

Holy Hologram!: An Introduction to Holography Laboratory
Ryder Nesbitt
Fri, Jan 16, 10:30 am-2:30 pm, MIT Museum, N52-2nd Floor. Registration is necessary and space is limited to 10 people, first come. Not for credit.

Learn how to make a hologram! This event in the MIT Museum's holography laboratory will introduce the exciting processes of making a simple reflection or transmission hologram. Participants will be invited to bring objects to class to use as holographic subjects. The activity is presented by Ryder Nesbitt, of the the Media Lab's Spatial Imaging Group, and Otto Loggers of The MIT Museum. Sponsor: The MIT Museum. Contact x3-4405 or write to register. 05070 Body Conditioning Nancy Imhof-Romero First Meeting, Thu, Jan 8, Noon-1 pm, duPont Wrestling Room. Jan 8-30,20

Hormone "Replacement" Therapy - Pros/Cons
Lori Wroble
Thu, Jan 15, Noon-1 pm, 1-135. Not for credit.

Estrogen replacement: is it an answer? A review of the literature and discussion of the pros/cons hormone replacement therapy. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Hormone Use: Heart Benefit, Cancer Risk?
Francine Grodstein
Wed, Jan 7, Noon-1 pm, 1-190. Not for credit.

Guidelines for whom, when and how long hormone replacement therapy (HRT) should be used. The co-director of a nationwide nurses¹ health study discusses data gathered on the safety and risks and benefits of HRT. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Hot Topics In Transportation
See "Center for Transportation Series"

How Can I Find A New Job? At MIT? Anywhere?
See "HR @ MIT: Working Towards Our Future" Series

How Do Biotech Companies Get Started Anyway?
See "Biology Department IAP Lectures"

How A Polymer Chain Collapses In Solution
Prof. John Deutch
Tue, Jan 27, 10 am-Noon, 2-131. Limited to 30. Not for credit.

A simple, mean-feed model will be presented to describe the behavior of a polymer chain in solution. Contact Prof. John Deutch, 6-208, x3-1479,

How a Scientist Understands Shamanism
Dr. Fanya S. Montalvo
Tue, Jan 20, 4-5:30 pm, 10-280. Not for credit.

More and more non-native, modern people are studying and practicing shamanism as their spiritual way of life. I consider myself a scientist, yet the practice of shamanism does not conflict with my beliefs as a scientist because shamanism deals in the realm of "non-ordinary reality." One would not question the effect of dreams in ones life because of the content of dreams not being "real." The reality or non-reality of dreams does not matter to the significance of the experience of dreams to ones inner life. Likewise with non-ordinary reality in shamanism. For those less familiar with shamanism, physicist Fred Alan Wolf in "The Eagle's Quest" uses the term "mythic reality." We will discuss what non-ordinary reality is, and how it differs from ordinary reality and the various rituals and practices of shamanism. Much of the material will be based on Michael Harner's book: "The Way of the Shaman." Other material comes from my own experience of making Huichol art. The Huichols of Mexico are said by anthropologist to be the last tribe in North America to have maintained their pre-Columbian traditions: tribal structure, ceremonial tradition, complex mythology and visionary artwork. Sponsored by Prof. Carl E. Hewitt. Contact Dr. Fanya S. Montalvo,, 599-7805.

How The Mind Works
Prof. Steven Pinker
Thu, Jan 8, 2-3:00 pm, E25-111. Not for credit.

For those of you who missed Prof. Pinker's presentation at the "authors@mit" lecture series in the fall, he reprises his discussion of the key ideas in his recent book How the Mind Works. He argues that the mind is a system of organs of computation that allowed our ancestors to understand and outsmart objects, animals, plants, and each other. Prof. Pinker illustrates this theory with examples of how people see, think, and have emotions about things and emotions about people. Contact Eleanor Bonsaint, E10-018, x3-5763,

How To Achieve World Peace Using Common Kitchen Utensils
Noemi Giszpenc
Wed, Jan 7, Noon, kitchen in basement of Bexley dormitory (First of four weekly meetings). Not for credit.

Have you ever felt a connection between food and peace? Come cook with friendly people in a cozy kitchen; focus on cuisine from a different area of the world each week, and afterwards eat and talk about politics, philosophy, art, and how to achieve world peace. All are welcome (food is vegetarian, a good proportion vegan; attendance at all meetings NOT required). Contact Noemi Giszpenc,, x5-7698.

How To Do A Breast Self-Examination
Dolores Vidal
Fri, Jan 30, 1-2:00 pm, 1-135. Not for credit.

Women benefit from becoming familiar with the texture of their breasts. This is best achieved by a breast self-examination done regularly, enabling women to detect early variations from the usual and bring them to the attention of their physician. Come learn a useful skill to help you in the early detection of breast problems. Contact Sally Ciampa,

How To Explore Career Options Beyond On-Campus Recruiting
Thu, Jan 29, 4-5:30 pm, 2-131. Not for credit.

Hear employers and /or alumni discuss interesting career opportunities in patent law, internet publishing, transportation planning. Preregistration is in The Office of Career Services - 12-170. For further info contact Cynthia Hillier, cynthih@MIT.EDU.

How To Find A UROP
Michael Bergren
Wed, Jan 21, 3:00 pm, 10-250. Not for credit.

Undergraduates are invited to come and learn about the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). How to, when to, where to...all aspects of the Program will be addressed. Sponsor: Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs. Contact Michael Bergren, 20B-140, x3-8801,

How To Get The Most From Training
See "HR @ MIT: Working Towards Our Future" Series

How To Give A Short Talk
Prof. Edward Adelson
Thu, Jan 15, 11:00 am, E25-117. Not for credit.

Short conference presentations are one of the main means for communicating your work to others. A short talk must be carefully planned and executed so that information flows effectively from you to your listeners. I will describe the key ingredients that make a talk succeed, as well as the many pitfalls that can make it fail. Sponsor: Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Contact Edward Adelson, E10-118, x3-0645,

How To Save A Million Dollars
James Poterba
Mon, Jan 26, 2:30-4 pm, E51-315.

This seminar will explain the power of compound interest, particularly within tax-favored investment accounts such as IRAs and 401(k)s, as a means of building retirement wealth. There will also be some discussion of current saving patterns of U.S. households. Contact James Poterba,, x3-6673.

How To Save For Retirement: An Interactive Seminar
MIT Benefits Office and The Vanguard Group
Wed, Jan 14, Noon-2 pm, W20 Twenty Chimneys. Repeated: Wed, Jan 21, Noon-2 pm, W20 Twenty Chimneys. Preregister by Dec 31. Limited to 150. Not for credit.

This interactive seminar will present an innovative, hands-on method of estimating how much to save for your retirement using computer software programs. You will also learn to gague whether or not you are currently on track for the retirement of your dreams. Included in this presentation is a review of how the MIT Retirement Plans can fit into your overall retirement planning goals. This session is designed for those within 10-15 years of retirement, however is open to the entire MIT community. Sponsor: MIT Benefits Office, E19-411. Contact R.M. Allen, E19-411, x3-0496,

How To Speak
See "Better Teaching @ MIT" Series

How To Use A Slide Rule
Craig B. Watkins
Wed, Jan 7, 4-5:00 pm, 24-619. Not for credit.

Back in the old days, you had to know math to do arithmetic. We will see how slide rules work and why they are useful (no electricity? no problem!), and why slide rules are great fun at parties. Some slide rules will be provided; bring your own if you have one. We are online! Visit us at: Sponsor: Experimental Studies Group. Contact Craig Watkins, 24-611, x3-2872,

How To Win An Eloranta Fellowship
Norma McGavern
Wed, Jan 21, 3-4:00 pm, 10-280. Not for credit.

Several $5,000 summer research fellowships will be awarded this spring to undergraduates working on an independent project - a research investigation or creative study that can be described as student-originated or student-directed. The area of study or research can be in any field - science, engineering, the humanities, arts, or social sciences. Stipends can be used to cover living expenses, travel, or materials and services. Proposals are due April 1, 1998. Come and learn how to write a winning proposal. Sponsor: Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs. Contact Norma McGavern, 20B-140, x3-4849,

How We Made Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars For Hewlett Packard
Stanley B. Gershwin
Fri, Jan 16, 11 am-Noon, 35-338. Not for credit.

This is a 30 minute videotape of a presentation by the MIT/HP team for the 1997 Edelman Prize Competition for Best Operations Research Practice (we got Honorable Mention). We redesigned a printer production line for HP and greatly increased its capacity. Sponsor: Mechanical Engineering. Contact Stanley Gershwin,, x3-2149.

Kevin Cunningham
Mon, Jan 5, 1-4:00 pm, E40-302. Limited to 35. Not for credit.

The HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is the standard for publishing on the World Wide Web. This session gives an overview of the electronic publishing process and demonstrates how to code in HTML. Topics include the parts of an HTML document: the tags used to mark up documents; links; and how to publish documents on Athena. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852,

HTML: Making A WWW Hope Page (HTML)
See "Athena Minicourses" Series

Hybrid Finite Element Methods
Prof. Theodore H.H. Pian
Mon-Fri, Jan 12-16, 10-11:00 am, 33-422. Preregister by Jan 8. Prereq: knowledge of elementary finite element methods. Not for credit.

For hybrid finite element methods in solid and structural mechanics, the element stiffness matrices are formulated by assuming not only displacements but also stresses and/or strain. Lectures will cover evolution of the methods and recent advances for the construction of finite elements with robust performances from the point of view of solution accuracy and computational efficiency. Examples to be included are analyses of plates and shells, composite materials, 2-D and 3-D fracture and visco-plastic flow problems. Contact C. Fialkowski, 9-469, x3-3511,

Hydroelectric Power Generation And Peak Demand: Field Trip
Prof. Dara Entekhabi
Wed, Jan 14, ALL DAY field trip. Limited enrollment. Please preregister. Not for Credit

The Northfield Mountain pumped-storage station is a 1,080MW plant that is entirely underground and does not depend upon the natural flow of the nearby Connecticut River for operation. Ultilizing energy that is generated at off-peak hours when electricity is less expensive, water from the lower reservoir is pumped to an upper reservoir. The water is stored in the upper reservoir and then, at times of high electric demand, is released down a 1,100-foot-long pressure shaft to power a turbine generator and continues to the lower reservoir where it is stored until it again resumes its cycle to the upper reservoir. Sponsor: CEE Dept. Contact Prof. Dara Entekhabi, 48-331, x3-9698,

William Kettyle
Mon, Jan 5, Noon-1 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

Often called a "silent" disease because patients seldom experience symptoms, hypertension affects millions of Americans. An MIT physician describes why high blood pressure causes harm and how it can be managed. Contact Sally Ciampa,

See "HR @ MIT: Working Towards Our Future" Series

IAP Externship Program
Jill Pullen
Application deadline is Dec 12. Not for credit.

This is a great opportunity for any student to shadow an alumnus/a in his/her workplace to get a feel for what a career in a particular field might be like. It will be for a day, week or month depending on the externship. Students who are interested are encouraged to pick up an application from the bulletin board outside 10-140. Sponsor: MIT Alumni/ae Association. Contact Jill Pullen,, 10-140, x3-0708. Or visit our website at:

The IAP Doctor Who Marathon
C. Chay Casso, Donna Wrublewski
Fri,Sat, Jan 9,10, 6:00 pm, 1-390. Not for credit.

Come watch British sci-fi at its best (and worst)! Follow the Doctor through actor after actor until the final Fox TV movie. Come for the fun, come for the Daleks! Some refreshments provided. Sponsor: EAPS Department. Contact C. Chay Casso, orelious@MIT.EDU.

IAP Jam Session
Jeff Henrikson
TBA. Contact, x5-6458. Not for credit.

Ever wanted to play jazz in a small combo group with emphasis on learning standard tunes and building jazz musicianship? Do you listen to a lot of jazz but never get a chance to get together with others to spin ideas off one another? Sick of playing with Jamey Abersold? Feel like jazz should be more prevalent at MIT? If you feel this way too, email and let's do something about it. No schedule is set yet. I will try to make it accommodate those who are interested. For now, just send me your name, instrument(s), the days of the week during which you would be available in the afternoon/evening this IAP, and maybe a little about why you are interested. Web page at

IAP Mystery Hunt
Eric Albert
Fri, Jan 16, Noon, Lobby 7. Team participation strongly recommended. Not for credit.

Teams compete to find a hidden coin by solving mind-bending paper, audio, video, and Internet puzzles, engaging in creative contests, uncovering MIT trivia, exploring obscure parts of the campus, and not sleeping. Many surprises await! Contact Debby Levinson, x3-7174 or Eric Albert,

IAP Symphony Orchestra
Larry Isaacson
Rehearsals: Tue, Thu, Jan 6-29, 7:30-10 pm, TBA. Concert: Jan 30, 8:00 pm, Kresge Auditorium. Not for credit.

A great opportunity to keep your skills up and have a good time, too! This orchestra will read lots of fun repertoire and prepare a concert as well. Concert will include Haydn Cello Concerto #2 in D major with soloist Ron Lowry, Principal Cellist of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. Additional music by Wagner, Mendelssohn and others. Due to Kresge renovation, the orchestra will be smaller and more selective this year. Preregistration required. Please send name, email, phone, and short bio. Contact Ingrid Ulbrich,, 734-9211.

Ice Dancing Lessons
MIT Figure Skating Club members
Sat, Jan 10-31, 10-10:30 am (warmup starting at 8), Johnson Skating Rink. Prereq: can skate forwards & backwards in some fashion. Not for credit.

Do you have figure skates and know how to skate forwards and backwards? Would you like to learn something new and interesting? Try ice dancing. We'll provide instruction for basic ice dance steps and help you learn some dance patterns. Singles and couples welcome. See also Figure Skating Lessons. Sponsor: MIT Figure Skating Club & MIT Ice Dance Club. Contact Barb Cutler,, x5-8373.

See "up3;Lectures in Philosophy" Series

Ikebana For Beginners
Hiroko Matsuyama
Thu, Jan 29, 1-2:30pm, E38, 7th floor conference room. Limited to 20 students. Preregister in E38-755. $5 fee for supplies due at preregistration. Not for credit.

Ikebana, or the art of arranging flowers, has been held in high esteem by the Japanese for many centuries. Ms. Matsuyama, an accomplished instructor in Ikebana, will show you the basics of this ancient art form, from selecting flowers to the aesthetics of their placement in the arrangement. Supplies will be provided ($5.00 due at registration). Session will be conducted in Japanese and in English. Sponsors: MIT Japan Program/Japanese Lunch Table. Contact Mark Eykholt, E38-755, x8-8208,

Image Recording And Reproduction (Silver-Based And Digital)
See "Topics in Electron Microscopy" Series

Imaging And EDX Analysis In The SEM
See "Topics in Electron Microscopy" Series

The Immortalized Cancer Cell
See "Biology Department IAP Lectures"

The Immune System - How The Host Avoids Friendly Fire
See "Biology Department IAP Lectures"

The Immune System - How Immune Cells Create Trillions Of Receptors From A Library
See "Biology Department IAP Lectures"

The Immune System - How The Immune System Detects Invaders
See "Biology Department IAP Lectures"

The Immune System - Stalking The Elusive Pathogen
See "Biology Department IAP Lectures"

Incorporating Information Competencies Into Engineering And Science Courses
Fri, Jan 16, 1-2:00 pm, 1-115. Not for credit.

Discover new ways to incorporate information competencies into your courses. Give your students the opportunity to develop information skills by applying them within their subject fields, giving them a competitive edge. Contact Poping Lin, x3-8971,

Indian Mannerisms Class
See "Indian Cultural Series"

Information Resources On Athena
See "Athena Minicourses" Series

Information Technology Fair
Wed, Jan 21, 11 am-1:00 pm, Science Library. Thu, Jan 22, 11am-1:00 pm, Barker Engineering Library. Not for credit.

Discover electronic databases, web sites, and a wealth of other online information you'll need to succeed at MIT and beyond! The Technology Fair will feature demonstrations of online resources on two consecutive days, first at the Science Library and then at the Barker Engineering Library. Contact Cheryl L. Sirna, x3-9370,

Integrating The Demands Of Work With Other Life Issues
See "HR @ MIT: Working Towards Our Future" Series

Integration Bee
Alex Coventry
Thu, Jan 15, 7 pm, 2-131 (Qualifying round). Thu, Jan 29, 7 pm, 2-132 (Final). Not for credit.

Come and compete for $100 in prizes and the title of "Grand Integrator of MIT"! The top ten scorers in the qualifying round will advance to the final. Contact Alex Coventry,, x3-1589.

Intermediate Potter's Wheel
See "Student Art Association" Series

Intellectual Property
See "Opportunities For PhDs Outside The Laboratory"

Intensive Cartooning Workshop
Larry Gonick
Mon-Wed, Jan 12-14, 3-5:00 pm, E32-305. Limited to 15. Not for credit.

Learn basic techniques of cartoon expression from celebrated writer/artist Larry Gonick. Topics include: faces and figures, character design, effective storytelling, lettering and layout, and materials and techniques. Materials: students will be expected to bring a 9"x12" sketch pad, pencils, and a fine-tipped black magic marker. Sponsor: Knight Science Journalism Fellowships at MIT. Contact Martha Henry,, x3-2336.

Interfacing Computers And Sensors In The Laboratory Using Labview
Scott Sewell
Schedule TBA. Preregister immediately by email. Limited to 10. $25 fee for materials.

This non-credit course will introduce students to virtual instrumentation, computer-sensor interfacing and data-acquisition using LabView. LabView is an industry standard software package which features an intuitive, graphical programming environment instead of the sequential line-by-line process of traditional programming languages. It includes all the tools necessary for data acquisition from instruments and sensors and subsequent analysis using advanced numerical techniques. Students will solve real problems commonly found in research labs and experiment with common transducers for measuring a wide variety of physical quantities. Sponsor: EAPS. Contact Scott Sewell, 54-910,

Interviewing Techniques
Wed, Jan 14, 5-7:00 pm, 6-120.

Traditional, behavioral, case and competency-based interviewing methods used by employers will be discussed. Speakers will be announced on the career services web page: Sponsor: The Office of Career Services and Preprofessional advising. Contact Deborah Rosencrans,

Introducing The Edgerton Center Student Shop
See "Edgerton Center" Series

Introducing The Performance Consulting & Training Team
See "HR @ MIT: Working Towards Our Future" Series

Introduction To Blacksmithing
Toby R. Bashaw
First meeting Mon, Jan 5, 7-9:00 pm, 4-003. PREREGISTER BY E-MAIL ONLY. Limited to 44. Not for credit.

Using forges, hammers, and anvils, you'll have a hands-on opportunity to safely shape red-hot steel into useful, beautiful items. FIRST MEETING IS MANDATORY for all participants. There will be five hours of forge time available to each participant during January. Contact Toby R. Bashaw,

Introduction To Bonsai
Peter A. Medaglia
Tue, Jan 20, 6-9:30 pm, 4-231. Repeated: Wed, Jan 21, 6-9:30 pm, 4-231. Preregister by Dec 19. Limited to 20. Prereg: Love of plants. $20 fee. Not for credit.

Brief slide presentation of major Bonsai styles, after which we will create a bonsai. Also covered: maintenance, care, selection and housing. Sponsor: Campus Activities Complex. Contact Ellen Schemerhorn, W20-500, x8-8429,

Introduction To British Politics
Prof. Stewart White
Jan 26-29, schedule TBA. Not for Credit (optional credit available).

Four 2 hour lectures and discussions designed to introduce students to the workings of the British political system and recent British political history. Topics to be covered include: Parliament, the party system, the monarchy, and constitutional reform. Students taking the class for credit will be expected to complete readings on the topic and will take a short final exam. Students may earn credit under 17.918 with additional work. Contact Prof. Stuart White, x8-9372, E53-489,

Introduction To The COMMAND (Course Management And Delivery) System
Abel Sanchez, Clarissa Hidalgo, Prof. John R. Williams
Thu, Jan 15, 1-4:00 pm, 1-115. Not for credit.

This spring, several courses will be will be delivered and supported by the COMMAND (Course Management and Delivery) system on the web. This session will illustrate how students interact with this system in order to access course documents, submit and retrieve assignments, and participate in web-based discussions. Hands-on exercises will be provided to walk-thru the processes of entering contact information, selecting courses, submitting homework, participating in discussions and creating private discussion groups and sharing files. Sponsor: SDM (System Design and Management). Contact Abel Sanchez,, 1-245, x3-7657.

Introduction To Digital Video
Katie Livingston
Mon-Wed, Jan 5-7, 1-5:00 pm, E40-357. Limited to 30. Not for credit.

The MIT New Media Center, a multimedia facility for students and faculty, will be opening spring semester. To get a taste of what's in store, come learn how to digitize video. Bring a VHS tape with a 1-2 minute clip; we'll help you create a Quicktime or MPEG file you can put on your Web page. You can also experiment with digital video editing tools. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852,

Introduction To Electron Diffraction
See "Topics in Electron Microscopy" Series

Introduction To Framemaker (Frame)
See "Athena Minicourses" Series

Introduction To Gas Discharge Plasma Physics
Dr. Sergei Krasheninnikov
Mon-Fri, Jan 26, 2:00 pm, Jan 27-30, 11:00 am, NW16-213. Not for credit.

The basic physics of gas discharge plasmas, including atomic processes, electron kinetics, waves and instabilities, and chemical reactions, will be considered. Sponsor: Plasma Science and Fusion Center and the Nuclear Engineering Department. Contact Sergei Krasheninnikov, NW16-234, x3-0478,

Introduction To Image Analysis And Image Simulation
See "Topics in Electron Microscopy" Series

Introduction To Korean Cuisine
J.Y. Choi, Andrea Seungsun Kim, H. Yoor
Wed, Jan 14, 4-5:30 pm, Edgerton Lounge. Preregister by Jan 9. Limited to 15. $5 fee for ingredients. Not for credit.

Introduce and describe Korean cuisine, including traditional and contemporary foods. A small meal will be prepared and enjoyed after the class. Sponsor: Korean Graduate Student Association (KGSA). Contact Andrea Kim, E18-666, x3-6226,

An Introduction to Martial Arts (Chung Moo Doe)
Instructor: TBA
Tue, Jan 6-27, 10:45 am-Noon, Du Pont Gym, T-Club Lounge. Limited by space. NO FEE. Not for credit.

The Chung Moo line of martial arts was brought to the United States by Master John C. Kim in the 1970's. It incorporates movements from 8 different martial arts including Tai-Chi, Kung-Fu, 18 Weapons, Aikido, Tae-Kwon-Do and others. Taught together, these movements can be used to reduce stress, increase flexibility, ward off disease, develop internal as well as external strength, and defend oneself if needed. The IAP Seminar is open to all ages as an introduction to the serious study of martial arts. Contact Jon Heiner,, 285-2986.

Intro To Model Building
See "System Dynamics 101" Series

Introduction To Non-Wimpy Number Systems
Adam Elga, Jacob Lurie
Wed-Fri, Jan 7-9, 2-4:00 pm, 37-212. Not for credit.

Finite numbers are wimpy. Learn how to construct and play with two extensions to the real number system that contain infinite and infinitesimal numbers. This mini-course will consist of three lectures: the first, given by Adam Elga, is entitled "Hyperreal Numbers"; the second and third, given by Jacob Lurie, are entitled "Arithmetic of Combinatorial Games" and "Surreal Numbers." For a description of the contents of each lecture, consult web page Sponsor: Philosophy Section. Contact Adam Elga, x3-2526,

Introduction To Online Searching For Chemists
Thu, Jan 22, 9 am-4:00 pm, 14-0645. Preregistration required. Not for credit.

Learn to use the basic command language of STN in the Registry and CA files produced by Chemical Abstracts. At the end of this workshop you will be able to use chemical names and molecular formulas to find references to and preparations of chemical substances of interest. You will also learn to find articles published in the Chemistry literature. Contact Margret Lippert,

Introduction To OPNET, A Network Modeling And Simulation Tool
Dr. Steve Finn, Greg Cambell, Annukka Piironen
Tue,Thu, Jan 13-15, 9:30-5:30 pm, E53-220. Preregister immediately. Prereq: C programming experience. Limited to 20. Not for credit.

As the size and complexity of data networks has grown, so has the need for accurate network modeling and simulation. Simulation technology allows the user to play "what if?" games on a network, without actually affecting the network. Come learn about network modeling and simulation issues in an intense hands on lab environment using OPNET, the most advanced network modeling and simulation tool commercially available. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsor: Dr. Steve Finn LIDS/EECS. Contact Dr. Steven Finn, x3-6170, or Erika Bohrer,

Introduction To SGML
Mark Eichin
Thu, Jan 22, 6-7:30 pm, 3-133. Prereq: some familiarity with handling text on computers. Limited to 60. Not for credit.

SGML, the basis for HTML and other more powerful systems, is a better way of thinking about text and computer text processing. Learn how to add structured meaning to documents, and how to manipulate them. Web: Sponsor: Student Information Processing Board. Contact Mark Eichin, W20-557, x3-7788,

Introduction To Square Dancing
Marc Tanner, Joy Nicholson, Justin Legakis
Thu, Jan 29, 8-11:00 pm, W20-407. Not for credit.

Take the first steps to learning modern square dancing, a fun, social, and healthy exercise that you can enjoy the rest of your life. No partner or experience needed; if you can walk and listen, you can square dance. Sponsor: Tech Squares. Contact Joy Nicholson, W20-437, X3-7000,

Introduction To Surface Analysis
Libby Shaw
Tue, Jan 20,27, 2-5:00 pm, 13-2137. Preregister by Jan 16. Not for credit.

A general introduction to several useful techniques for looking at the structure and chemical composition of solid surfaces with a sampling depth of a few atomic layers. We will summarize how each technique works, its strengths and limitations, and some of the research questions these methods help to answer. Methods discussed: Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). Sponsor: The Center for Materials Science and Engineering. Contact Libby Shaw,, X3-5045.

Introduction To Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
Mike Frongillo
Mon-Fri, Jan 12-16, 9 am-1:00 pm, 13-1024. Preregister by Jan 5. Limited to 5. Not for credit.

The first session consists of a lecture on the basics of transmission electron microscopy and how to align and operate the instrument. The class will be assigned time slots so that each individual will be able to learn how to operate the microscope. You may bring your own samples, or samples will be provided for you. This class is intended for new users of the TEM. Sponsor: The Center for Materials Science and Engineering. Contact Mike Frongillo,, X3-5092.

Introduction To UNIX Software Development
Erik Nygren
Tue-Thu, Jan 6-8, 5-7:00 pm, 1-390. Prereq: basic knowledge of C and UNIX. Not for credit.

Learn to better manage UNIX software projects. Topics include multiple-file C programs, Makefiles, revision control systems, and more. Useful for programming UROPs and classes. See for more info. Sponsor: Student Information Processing Board. Contact Erik Nygren, w20-557, x3-7788,

Introduction To X-Ray Diffraction And X-Ray Diffraction Methods
Joseph Adario
Mon, Jan 5, lecture: 9-11:00 am, 13-2137, demonstrations 1-4:00 pm, 13-4027. Preregister by Dec 19 via e-mail (include name, address, phone, department, and e-mail address). Limited to 10. Not for credit.

This is an introduction to materials analysis using X-ray diffraction as the analytical tool. The seminar will introduce crystal structure, Miller Indices, X-ray production, single crystal diffraction, single crystal diffraction patterns, the Greninger Chart, the stereographic projection, the powder diffractometer, powder diffraction pattern interpretation, and polycrystalline phase identification using the ICDD data base. If time allows, other X-ray methods, such as the triple axis diffractometer and small angle diffractometer, will be discussed. Sponsor: The Center for Materials Science and Engineering. Contact Joseph Adario,, x3-6887.

Investing In Semiconductor Industry
Andrew Campbell
Thu, Jan 29, 1-2:30 pm, E51-145. Not for credit.

This talk will present the stock-picking philosophy which resulted in a 50% premium over the semiconductor index as of mid-October 1997. Buy criteria, examples of specific stock behavior and opportunities presented by market irrationality will be presented. Contact Andrew Campbell,

Investment Basics
Darryl Peyton, The Vanguard Group
Tue, Jan 13, Noon-2 pm, W20 Twenty Chimneys. Repeated: Tue, Jan 20, Noon-2 pm, W20 Twenty Chimneys. Preregister by Dec 31. Limited to 150. Not for credit.

This workshop will provide a basic introduction into understanding investment savings vehicles like stocks, corporate bonds, municipal bonds, and federal government backed securities. This course assumes little or no knowledge of investments. Sponsor: MIT Benefits Office. Contact R.M. Allen, E19-411, x3-0496,

In Vino Veritas
Prof. Linn Hobbs
Mon,Wed,Fri, Jan 7-16, 7:30-10:30 pm, Moore Room, 6-321. Limited to 64 people. $110 fee for materials. Prereq: must be 21 or older. Not for credit

Harvard cannot lay claim to all verities! This introductory class in wine appreciation - long an IAP classic now in its 17th year with over 1100 enthusiastic alumini/ae - will acquaint participants with the truth about wines from around the world through comparative tastings of over 50 fine wines. This offering is perennially oversubscribed and is now already full. If you would like to be placed on the Reserve List in the event that there are any cancellations, please send an e-mail message with your name, telephone and address to Sponsor: Materials Science & Engineering. Contact Prof. Linn Hobbs,, 13-4062, x3-6970.

Isolation Techniques
See "Aspects of CMOS Device Engineering" Series

Israeli Folk Dance For Beginners
See "Hillel Series"

Is There Life After A Bachelor's Degree In Chemistry?
Miriam Diamond, Katya Delak, Jennifer Sokol, Clifton Mueller, Georgiana Rivers, John-Paul Cherry
Tue, Jan 13, 7-9:00 pm, 2-105. Limited to 30. Not for credit.

What CAN you do after completing a bachelor's degree in Chemistry (other than graduate school)? Hear the experiences and advice of Course 5 alumni who have jobs in the field. Find out what they do and how they got where they are (Hint: good network opportunity). Job search strategies and resources will be discussed. Freshmen considering a chemistry major are welcome to attend, as are upperclassmen thinking about entering the job market. Sponsor: Department of Chemistry. Contact Miriam Diamond, 2-325, x3-0909,

Is There A New Economy?
Paul Krugman
Fri, Jan 23, 2:30-4 pm, E51-345.

Many businessmen are now claiming that the old rules of economics have been repealed and the boom in the U.S. economy can go on forever. Are they right? Contact Paul Krugman, x3-1551,

Is Your Home Making You Sick?
Robert Edwards, Claudia Mickelson, Mitchell Galanek, Kenneth Martin
Tue, Jan 27, Noon-1 pm, 1-135. Not for credit.

Members of the Enviornmental Medical Service discuss some common household health hazards, including radon, asbestos, fungi, dust mites and lead. Contact Sally Ciampa,

It's Your Idea - Can You Make It Work
See "Edgerton Center" Series

J-1 Student Visa Workshop
Milena Levak, Guichard-Ashbrook
Fri, Jan 16, Noon-1:30 pm, 3-133. Not for credit.

The International Students Office will present a workshop focusing on employment regulations, medical insurance, and the two-year home residency requirement for J-1 students as outlined by the United States Information Agency. Sponsor: International Students Office. Contact Chris LaCava, x3-3795.

James Clerk Maxwell And The Christian Proposition
See "The Faith of Great Scientists" Series

Japanese Air And Water Warriors: Videos Of The International Birdman Competitions And Of The Human - And Solar-Powered Boat Races.
See "MIT Japan Program" Series

Jazz/Blues Guitar Workshop
Aaron Moment
Mon,Wed, Jan 5-28, 1-2:30 pm, 4-160. Preregister by Jan 1. Limited to 8, by musical background. Not for credit.

This workshop will focus on solo and group arrangements of standard jazz and blues tunes for guitar. The culmination of the activity will be performance in the MIT coffeehouse with other participants. Acoustic guitar preferred. Sponsor: Music and Theater Arts Department. Contact Aaron Moment, x2-1732,

Jewish Perspectives On Dating And Romantic Relationships
See "Hillel Series"

Jewish Singing For All
See "Hillel Series"

Journey To The Monastery
Jane Gould
Tue, Jan 6-27, 4:30-7 pm, W11. Not for credit.

Do you like chant? Are you looking for new ways to encounter God in worship? Do you want to meet a monk with an MIT PhD? Are you intriqued by Benedictine monasticism? Come celebrate the Eucharist with the brothers of the Espiscopal Society of St. John the Evangelist in Harvard Square. Contact Jane Gould,, x3-2983.

Kant's Argument For The Existence Of God
See "Lectures in Philosophy" Series

Keys To Empowering Youth
Rhonda Patton, Jen Kelly
Sat, Jan 24, 8:30 am-4 pm, 10-105. Limited to 15. Not for credit.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to be mentors to 11-13 year old girls for a day of discussions on women in science and technology, visits to labs, and workshops on problem-solving and communication: important for all careers. Contact Rhonda Patton,, x3-0742.

Kistler Resuable 2-Stage To Orbit
Neil Adams
Thu, Jan 8, 7:30-9 pm, NE43-800. Not for credit.

Kistler Corporation is building the first fully reusable launch vehicle. The Kistler K-1 vehicle consists of 2 stages each of which will fly back to the launch site and land on airbags following a parachute descent. It is privately financed. The Guidance, Navigation, and Control system is being developed at Draper Lab, near MIT. Sponsor: Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)/National Space Society (NSS). Contact SEDS, x3-8897 or Bruce Mackenzie,, x3-8897; via MIT tie line x 18 28 28 28.

Klezmer Music Ensemble
See "Hillel Series"

Korean Drum Lesson
Tachong Park, Sang H. Ahn
Tue,Thu, Jan 20,22, 7:00 pm, W20, 4th Floor. Preregister by Dec 13. Limited to 15. Not for credit.

Introduction to Korean (traditional) drums and people¹s music of Korea: activities include seminar(s) on Korean drums, lessons, videos, etc. Participants will have a chance to play drums. No experience necessary. Contact Kyoung Mun Shin, Baker #103, x5-7103,

The Kosher Pickle Taste-Off
See "Hillel Series"

Laser Acupuncture To Treat Hand And Wrist Pain
Margaret Naeser
Tue, Jan 13, 1-2:00 pm, 1-190. Not for credit.

This talk presents research on the use of painless, non-invasive, low-level laser light (red-beam, 15mW) to stimulate acupuncture points to treat repetitive stress or carpal tunnel. Uses in paralysis, stroke and other disorders will be discussed. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Laser Plasma Interaction Issues For Fusion
See "Plasma Science & Fusion Center IAP Open House" Series

Laser Safety Awareness
Judi Reilly
Tue, Jan 20, 11 am-Noon, 1-150. Not for credit.

Review of Massachusetts' revised laser safety regulations, which includes changes in the MIT laser safety program. Discussion of advances in medical procedures using laser technology in areas such as photorefractive keratectomy. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Laser Surgery Or Glasses?
Matthew Garston
Fri, Jan 9, Noon-1 pm, 1-190. Not for credit.

An MIT staff optometrist discusses everything you wanted to know about laser refractive surgery for nearsightedness including: indications, the procedure, results, complications, recent improvements, and new lasers. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Latex Thesis (Thesis)
See "Athena Minicourses" Series

Latin American Rhythms in Guitar - workshop by Pablo Ortiz
Thu, Jan 29, 4:00 pm, 4-156.

- Origin of European dances and their development in Latin America
- Types of dances and rhythms
- "Rasgueado"
- Latin American music for the guitar

Bring your GUITARS and your questions!! Pablo Ortiz is one of the most talented musicians in Costa Rica. He studied at the Real Conservatorio Superior, in Madrid, Spain. Ortiz is currently a Professor of Music at the National University.

LDX: A New Experiment To Build A Star
See "Plasma Science & Fusion Center IAP Open House" Series

Leadership 101
Schedule TBA. Not for credit.

This activity will consist of a series of workshops to shape participants into effective leaders through discussion and exercises. Both personal traits and interpersonal skills will be addressed with an emphasis on leading with integrity. Students will be asked to apply their knowledge and energy to planning a project, which they may pursue in the spring. If you are an officer of a student organization or want to be, don¹t miss this opportunity. Contact Lauren Klatsky,

Learning About China By Computer: The Long Bow/MIT Digital Archive Of China
Peter C. Perdue
Wed, Jan 28, 1-3:00 pm, 56-114. Not for credit.

Demonstration/discussion of a multimedia, interactive archive of materials for studying Chinese history/culture, based on video clips collected by the Long Bow group, documentary filmmakers of China. Find topics with a keyword database, & obtain online film/images/text. Contact Peter C. Perdue,, x3-3064.

Learning Through Writing And Speaking
See "Better Teaching @ MIT" Series

Let's Sing Japanese
See "MIT Japan Program" Series

LIDS Student Conference
Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems
Thu,Fri, Jan 29,30, 11 am-4:00 pm, Marlar Lounge, 37-252. Not for credit.

Research conference intended for students and faculty interested in the current research at LIDS. Presentations by LIDS students and invited speakers from industry and academia. Topics: control theory, signal processing and communications. Contact

Life After MIT: A Woman's Perspective
Monica McConnell, Joan Coyne '87,
Wed, Jan 28, 7-9:00 pm, Bush Room, 10-105. Not for credit.

Women students, do you wonder what life will be like when you leave MIT? Join members of AMITA (Association of MIT Alumnae) to discuss the challenges women face and the choices they make, both personally and professionally. Topics will range from graduate school and corporate life to balancing work and raising a family. Refreshments will be available. Sponsor: MIT Alumni/ae Association. Contact Monica McConnell, x3-0743,

Lightweight Structures Workshop
Dale Clifford
Schedule TBA, 2-3 days, Lobby 7, 2nd Floor, Rotch Library. Ages 8 and up. Not for credit.

No experience necessary. Discovering basic structural concepts visually through physical modeling, a brief hands-on journey through 2- and 3-dimensional geometry. We will construct a large scale structure that focuses on the interplay of tension and compression. The final structure will be a tensegrity 'tensegrity' - tensional integrity (Fuller). Contact Dale Clifford, 3-412, dalcliff@MIT.EDU, x3-7628.

LIGO: A Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory
See "Plasma Science & Fusion Center IAP Open House" Series

The Limits Of The Market: The Case Of Mexico
Mike Piore
Wed, Jan 7, 2:30-4 pm, E51-372. Not for credit.

In this lecture, I will examine why traditional labor intensive industries - garments, shoes, furniture, ceramics, etc. - which should in theory have benefited from trade, and especially NAFTA, have had such a difficult time adjusting to the opening of the Mexican economy. Contact Mike Piore, x3-3377,

Linguistics - First Year Research
Andrea Rackowski
Thu, Jan 29, 1-6:00 pm, E39-335. Not for credit.

First-year linguistics students present research they have done in their previous lives (before coming to MIT). There will be short half-hour talks by most of the first-year class, outlining work that includes historical phonology, formal semantics, syntax, and discourse-related research. Sponsoring Dept: Linguistics and Philosophy. Contact Andrea Rackowski,, E39-206, 252-1467.

Listening Skills Workshop By Nightline
Sun, Jan 19, 4-6:00 pm, 6-120. Not for credit.

Nightline, MIT's peer listening hotline, presents a workshop on listening and support skills. Participants will learn the approach that Nightline staffers take to peer support, and apply that knowledge to a simulated dialogue. Refreshments provided. Contact Nightline, x3-8800.

Living And Coping With Cancer
Hester Hill
Thu, Jan 15, Noon-1 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

A cancer diagnosis can have profound effects on both patient and family. Ways to live and cope with the disease will be shared. Participants are invited to bring questions and concerns. Contact Sally Ciampa,

THE LORAX (movie)
Ellie Kane
Mon, Jan 19, 7-8:30 pm, 6-120. Not for credit.

Join SAVE, MIT's environmental club, in watching Dr. Seuss' immortal story come to life in the animated tale The Lorax. Sponsor: SAVE Environmental Club. Contact Ellie Kane,, 450-0026.

Losing Your Noodle? Try "Carbo" Loading
Debra Wein
Fri, Jan 9, Noon-1 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

A sports nutritionist and exercise physiologist describes nutritional strategies for competitive athletes and other physically active people. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Lymphomas And Other Hematological Conditions
David Rosenthal
Mon, Jan 12, Noon-1 pm, 1-135. Not for credit.

Leukemias, lymphomas, myelomas and other diseases of the white blood cell and bone marrow systems will be discussed. There will be ample time for questions on latest developments in research, treatment techniques, and prevention. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Mac OS 8 Quick Start
See "Information Systems Series"

Mac Tech Partners
See "Information Systems Series"

Make Your Engineering Ideas Marketable
Tue, Jan 20, 1-2:30 pm, E53-220. Not for credit.

Every Engineer needs to ask "Who will buy my design?", "Is my design marketable?", and "Does my design incorporate the customer's needs?". We will provide you with methods to find answers to these questions, using various information resources. Contact Deborah Helman, x3-9368,

Making A Midwife's Tale
Anne McCants, Laurie Kahn-Leavitt
Thu, Jan 29, 2-5:00 pm, 56-114. Not for credit.

Discussion by filmmaker Laurie Kahn-Leavitt will accompany the showing of her recently completed film A Midwife's Tale, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book of the same title. The film features author/historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and stars Kaiulani Lee as the colonial diarist and midwife Martha Ballard. Contact Anne McCants, E51-186, x8-6669,

Making Decisions About Sex And Intimacy
See "Getting Close and Personal: A Workshop Series"

Making The Library Catalog Work For You
Jennie Sandberg, Stephen Skuce
Fri, Jan 23, 10-11:00 am, 14-0645. Preregistration required. Limited to 12. Not for credit.

Searching Barton, the library's catalog, can often be a confusing and frustrating experience. In this session, you will learn how to navigate through some of the system's idiosyncrasies and improve your search results. Contact Jennie Sandberg, x3-9349,

Making Time For God
Jane Gould
Mon-Wed, Jan 5-28 (except Jan 19), 9-10:00 am, W11. Not for credit.

God desires ceaseless prayer but MIT foster attention-deficit disorder of the soul. In this course, we¹ll explore ways to pray and spend time in prayer. We¹ll take time to open ourselves to God. Contact Jane Gould,, x3-2983.

Management Consulting
See "Opportunities For PhDs Outside The Laboratory"

The Management And Control Of Growth: The Experience Of Qatar
See "Urban Planning and Design Seminar Series"

Management Of The Third Sector
Pankaj Jain
Jan 26-30, schedule TBA. Not for credit.

Prof. Jain, Visiting Prof. at the Indian Institute of Management, will deliver three lectures on Management of the Third Sector: 1) Management of Large Rural Development (Micro-Credit) Programs: Lessons from Grameen Bank, 2) Turn-Around of Poor-Performing Third Sector Organizations, and 3) Strategic Management of Third Sector Organizations: Lessons From Successful Development Programs in Five Asian Countries. Sponsor: Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Contact Heena Zalawadia, 7-337, x3-1907,

Managing Diabetes
William Kettyle
Mon, Jan 12, Noon-1 pm, 1-190. Not for credit.

An MIT internist describes the diagnosis, classification and current treatment of diabetes. Bring your questions about how best to manage this illness, research directions, and what the future might hold. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Managing Headaches
John Boyd
Thu, Jan 8, Noon-1 pm, 1-135. Not for credit.

Having headaches? When should you seek the advice of a health care provider? An MIT neurologist discusses the medical evaluation and treatment of headaches. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Manufacturing With Particles, Fields And Waves
Larry Stelmac, Nannaji Saka
Tue,Thu, Jan 20-29, 1-3:00 pm, 35-225. Attendance preferred at all sessions. Not for credit.

This lecture course provides an introduction to advanced processes for manufacturing microsystems of technological and commercial interest, including integrated electronic and photonic devices, quantum-well structures, thin film coatings, and other surface-engineered objects. Students will be introduced to sources of electromagnetic radiation, atoms, ions, and electrons, and their applications to manufacturing. Processes to be discussed include evaporation, sputtering, chemical vapor deposition, and etching by ion, electron and laser beams. Tours of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (LMP), the Microsystems Technology Laboratory (MTL) and the CMSE Thin Film Laboratory will be arranged. Sponsor: Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. Contact Larry Stelmac, 641-0847,

Maple (Maple)
See "Athena Minicourses" Series

Market Analysis & Salary Planning
See "HR @ MIT: Working Towards Our Future" Series

Marriage Preparation
Ralph Burgess
Tue, Jan 6-27, 7-9:00 pm, 36-144.

A presentation and discussion of marriage from the vantage point of Biblical teaching. Topics include marriage - its basis and definition; planning for marriage, roles, goals, responsibilities, sex, avoiding problems, eliminating chauvinism and debunking misquoted/misapplied scriptures. Arm yourself to avoid the 50 percent divorce statistic. Valuable also for those not yet seriously considering marriage. Request testimonials. Sponsor: Graduate Christian Fellowship. Contact Ralph Burgess, 20B-145, x3-8121,

Marx Brothers Movie Marathon
Raquel Lieberman
Tue, Jan 13, 7:00 pm, E51-345. Not for credit.

Showing of your favorite Marx Brothers¹ Films in one evening. Come see A Night at the Opera, Duck Soup, Horse Feathers, A Day at the Races and others for the first or million time. Contact Raquel Lieberman, x5-6189,

Math Department Music Recital
Mark Skandera
Thu, Jan 22, 4-5:30 pm, Killian Hall. Not for credit.

This annual concert gives those in the mathematics community, together with family and friends, a chance to perform for each other. Come to play or listen. Sponsor: Mathematics Department. Contact Mark Skandera, x3-7826,

Math Software Overview (MSO)
See "Athena Minicourses" Series

Matlab (Matlab)
See "Athena Minicourses" Series

MBTI Potluck
Vanessa Layne
Tue, Jan 13, Noon-5 pm (or later, as interest and food holds out), TBA. Limited to 25. Preregistration required (non-students welcome). Fee: dish to feed 4+ people. Not for credit

Amateur MBTI enthusiast will Type for practice and food. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and associated theory is a paradigm for understanding variance in human personality. A "black sheep" in the field of psychology, it is widely embraced by counselors, human-resource professionals, and clergy because of its efficacy. Bring a dish for lunch/snack to share that can feed 4+ (check for what's already being brought). Workshop will include a MB Type assesment for each participant using a variety of instruments and methods, including some (more) experimental ones. No prior exposure to the MBTI will be presumed, and more experienced MBTI users will find much more follow-through and explication than in most MBTI sessions. Please arrive promptly. Pre-registration required. Sponsor: Johanna Bobrow ( Contact Vanessa Layne, to preregister.

Measurement Of Magnetic Properties Of Materials - Operation Of SQUID Magnetometer
Fangcheng Chou
Fri, Jan 16, 10 am-Noon, 13-2137. Preregister by Jan 15. Not for credit.

Basics of magnetism of materials will be discussed. The principles of SQUID magnetometer operation will be introduced. The main theme will be how to use the SQUID magnetometer to investigate the magnetism of a wide variety of materials, such as ferro/antiferromagnetic materials, polymers, superconductors, and magnetic recording media. The second hour will include a demonstration of operation of the SQUID magnetometer in Room 13-3148. Sponsor: The Center for Materials Science and Engineering. Contact Fangcheng Chou,, x3-0054.

Arthur Ganson
Sun, Jan 18 Location: Arthur Ganson's studio, 660 Main Street, Woburn. Directions are available from The Office of the Arts. Or preregister for transportation at The Office of the Arts. Not for credit.

Visit Arthur Ganson, kinetic sculptor, and friends at his studio in Woburn, just 30 minutes from Boston. See a chain reaction involving mechanisms, liquids, esoteric objects, electrical impulses, chemical reactions and processes as yet to be determined. Please arrive by 2:30 to inspect the potential pathway which will become kinetic at 3:00 pm. Participants will board a bus to go Arthur Ganson's studio in Woburn. To preregister for transportation please email Holly Kosisky, The bus will leave from 20 Ames Street, E15 at 2:00 pm on Sun Jan 18. The program happens at 3:00 pm and we are expected to return to MIT by 5:00 pm approximately. Sponsors: MIT Office of the Arts. Contact

Mediation Training
Carol Orme-Johnson, Mark Snow, Mary Rowe, Andrew Eisenmann, Ayida Mthembu
Tue-Fri, Jan 20-23, 10 am-1:00 pm* Sat, Jan 24, 10 am-5:00 pm Mon-Fri, Jan 26-30, 10 am-1:00 pm* * Jan 22,23,30 class runs one extra hour to 2 pm. Not for credit.

Preregister by Dec. 11; submit directly from web page: Written application required. Limited to 25. $30 fee for food. ATTENDANCE REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES.

Most people who take the training find their views on conflict resolution are permanently changed and their inter-personal communications much improved. Many use their mediation skills daily. The training includes lecture and role play, emphasizing active listening, diversity issues, and self-awareness. Completion of the 37-hour course leads to certification under Mass. law (not a license). Attendance is REQUIRED at all sessions. For more information and an application see Sponsor: ODSUE. Contact Carol Orme-Johnson, W20-549, x3-6777,

Medicine Outdoors
Michael Wiedman, John Pikula
Wed, Jan 21, Noon-2 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

Experts discuss medical and surgical emergency care in the wilderness, including hypothermia, exposure, altitude and hiking problems. Contact Sally Ciampa,

See "Edgerton Center" Series

Menger's Sponge Building Workshop
Jeannine Mosely
Tue, Jan 13,20, 5-7:00 pm, 4-149. Not for credit.

Menger's sponge is a fractal solid: an infinitely self-similar object with zero volume and infinite area. In this workshop, we will explore the geometry of the sponge by building modules that can be assembled into an approximate model of this fascinating fractal. The modules will be constructed using classic origami techniques. The finished sponge will incorporate over 66,000 individual pieces, measure 4.5' x 4.5' x 4.5', and weigh 160 pounds. This is just one session in a series of on-going activities - we will not complete the sponge model at this meeting. When completed, the sponge will be displayed publicly, but I don't know where yet. For more information about this project, please visit Sponsor: Prof. Jim Propp of the Math Department. Contact Jeannine Mosely,, 484-3647.

Metal And Backend Technology
See "Aspects of CMOS Device Engineering" Series

Mexican Pop Culture
Alethia de Leon
Thu,Fri, Jan 29,30, 6-9:00 pm, 1-390. Limited to 30. Not for credit.

Learn more about Mexico, its people, geography, food and history. Watch several documentaries including a bullfight, a computer rendering of Tenochtitlan, and interesting tourist sites. Listen to Mexican students talk about humor, archeology, mexican politics and economics, and any topic that you are interested in. Everyone welcome! Los esperamos. Contact Alethia de Leon,, Inaki Gutierrez,

A Michigander In Africa: One Person¹s Peace Corps Adventure
Brian Arbic
Tue, Jan 20, Noon-1:30 pm, 54-915, Green Building. Not for credit.

I was a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer Secondary Math/Physics Teacher in Africa from Jan 1990 to Jan 1993, and am now a graduate student at MIT. A major goal of the Peace Corps is for returned volunteers to share their overseas experience with others upon returning to the U.S. I¹ve had a lot of fun fulfilling this goal, in presentations such as this one. I will focus on Ghana, where I spent most of my time in Africa, but I will also discuss other countries I visited in West and Southern Africa. A few brief audio segments will augment the slides. Contact Brian Arbic, 54-1511A, x3-2922,

Micro - The Right Size For A Ceramic Gas Turbine
See "Highlights of Aeronautics and Astronautics" Series

Middle Eastern Drumming Rhythms
See "Hillel Series"

Mind-Body Medicine
Maureen Spencer
Thu, Jan 29, Noon-1 pm, 1-135. Not for credit.

An overview of the immune system response to stress and how the immune system, nervous system and mind all interact to influence our health. Various techniques to reduce stress will be discussed. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Mindfulness Meditation
Barney E. Jordan
Fri, Jan 30, Noon-1 pm, 1-190. Not for credit.

A Beth Israel psychologist offers an introduction to mindfullness meditation, used to manage stress, pain and illness. Discussion will be on how meditation can and mobilize inner resources for coping, healing and moving into improved of health and well being. Contact Sally Ciampa,

MIT Ballroom Dance Club
Various instructors
Tue,Thu, Jan 6-29, 7:30-9:30, La Sala de Puerto Rico. Limited to 100.

Various workshops on Ballroom dancing taught by experienced instructors. These workshops include swing, waltz, cha cha, foxtrot, rhumba and salsa merengue. Only one level of workshops offered during IAP. General dancing after the workshops. All students are welcome to join. Please purchase tickets in advance. No partner and experience necessary. Contact, x8-6554.

MIT Outing Club Winter School
Luke Sosnowski, Jess Darley, Scott Fitzgerald
Mon,Wed, Jan 5-28, 7-9:30 pm, 3-133, Wed, Jan 21, 6-10:00 pm, 3-370. Enrollment limited by # of instructors. Not for credit.

Introduction to self-propelled wilderness winter travel. Two nights per week of lecture, plus trips every weekend (gear rental avaliable). Topics progress from daytrips to winter climbing and mountaineering, and include talks on multitude of related areas. Will accomodate all levels of experience. Web: Contact MIT Outing Club Officers,, W20-461.

MIT Washington Summer Internship Program Information Sessions
Prof. Charles Stewart, Tobie Weiner, Miriam Murase
Wed,Fri Jan 14,30, 3-4:00 pm, 2-143. Not for credit.

Get information about the MIT Washington DC Summer Internship Program. This program allows selected MIT undergraduates to explore science and engineering policymaking at the national level, through study and practical experience. The program has placed students in government agencies, think tanks and trade associations. The program includes a spring break trip, two month summer internship and a 12 unit HASS seminar. Contact E53-460, x3-3649,,,

Mock Interviewing
Mon, Jan 9,12, 4-5:30 pm, 24-121. Limited enrollment. Sign-up in the Office of Career Services.

Improve your interviewing skills through "simulated" interviewing. There will be an oportunity to role play. Company representatives and members of the career services staff will be facilitate. Speaker will be announced on the career services web page: Sponsor: The Office of Career Services and Preprofessional Advising. Contact Deborah Rosencrans,

Modeling Of Active Helicopter Rotor Blades
See "Highlights of Aeronautics and Astronautics" Series

Modeling The Dynamics Of Project Management
See "System Dynamics 101" Series

Modeling For Sustainable Development
See "System Dynamics 101" Series

Molecular Ecology of Microbial Communities: A Case Study From Hydrothermal Vents
See "Environmental Perspectives" Series

Morse Code For Amateur Radio
Darrin Jewell
Tue,Thu, Jan 6-20, 7:30-9 pm, 50-358 (room is for first meeting only). Not for credit.

Learn Morse code for the Novice and Technician amateur radio licenses. No previous experience required, just an interest. Sponsor: The MIT Radio Society, W1MX 50-358, x3-3776, Contact Darrin Jewell,, 661-2879.

The Mr. Magnet Hour: Effective Teaching Through Hands-On Experience
See "Plasma Science & Fusion Center IAP Open House" Series

Musical Theater Audition Workshop
Mon, Jan 19, 2:30 pm, W20 private dining rooms, 3rd floor. Not for credit.

Ever wanted to be in a musical, but been afraid to audition? This is your chance to learn more about the audition process and what is required. You will learn what directors look for, what sort of songs to pick, and everything you need to know to make sure your talents are displayed to their fullest. Beginners are encouraged. Contact

Musical Theater Sing-Along
Natalie Garner
Sun, Jan 11, 2:00 pm, w20-407. Not for credit.

Do you like showtunes? Or singing in the shower? Come to the Musical Theatre Guild sing-along. We'll be bringing music from some of our favorite shows and you should too. Contact MIT Musical Theater Guild

My Career - Where Can I Go From Here?
See "HR @ MIT: Working Towards Our Future" Series

My Seven Months In Nepal: The People, Their Lives And The Himalayas
See "Biology Department IAP Lectures"

The Mysteries Of Admissions
Vincent James
Thu, Jan 15, 2-4:00 pm, 4-159. Not for credit.

A look at what really happens when decisions are made about who is (and who is not) offered admission to MIT. Bring your questions. Sponsor: Admissions Office. Contact Jeannie Markowitz,, 10-100, x8-5501.

Navigating Health Care Systems

We are seeking all those who have knowledge in databases, PERL and JAVA programming, HTML, and aesthetics and design. See your SKILLS put in ACTION! Project H.E.A.L.T.H., a multi-disciplinary community service program at MIT, is working at Boston Medical Center to make the hospital more accessible and beneficial for the families which use its services. This particular project seeks to make managed care systems, more accessible to inner-city families through the creation of a touch screen kiosk to be placed in the Pediatric Clinic. We want to convey such aspects of managed care as physician choice, appropriate use of the emergency room, and the importance of primary care visits. PROGRAMMERS ARE NEEDED FROM ALL FIELDS. No prior knowledge of health care systems is necessary. Sponsors: Project H.E.A.L.T.H., MIT Media Laboratory, Boston Medical Center. NOTE: The activity will include an optional tour of the peditrics clinic in which the group project, the kiosk, will be placed in order for project developers to. Additional information about medical grand rounds, guest lectures by health care professionals, and benefits available to project members is available. Please email

Navigating The Data Maze
Heather McMullen, Lisa Horowitz
Thu, Jan 29, 2:30-4 pm, E53-220. Not for credit.

Need to find social science data in economics, urban planning, political science, or any other subject? Wondering how to access U.S. Census data? What is the Harvard-MIT Data Center and ICPSR? This IAP session will lead you through the data maze and explain how to locate data, from a single hard-to-find statistic to historic time series in machine-readable format. Contact Heather McMullen, E53-100, 253-0863, or Lisa Horowitz, 7-238, x8-5596,

Navigation And Coastal Piloting
Bruce D. Wedlock
Tue,Thu, Jan 13-22, 6-9:00 pm, 33-319. Limited to 16. Preregister by Dec 31. $20 fee for charts, books and other materials. Not for credit.

Hands-on instruction in basic navigation and coastal piloting skills, including chart symbols, plotting courses, dead reckoning, obtaining fixes and dealing with tides and currents. The electronic aids of loran, GPS and radar will be presented. Classroom and homework exercises will provide practice to develop skills in all areas. This course will provide the necessary navigational information for those seeking a captain's rating on MIT's sloop, Aleida. Sponsor: MIT Nautical Association. Contact Bruce D. Wedlock, 38-473, x3-4652, or call me at home at 781-729-0633.

Nervous Stomachs
Paul Kantrowitz
Tue, Jan 6, Noon-1 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

What is a nervous stomach and what causes it? An MIT gastroenterologist offers his popular presentation on digestive symptoms, what they mean, and what to do about them. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Neuroengineering: The New Frontier in Science and Engineering
See "Biology Department IAP Lectures"

Never Use A Red Pen And Other Tips For Dealing With Classroom Challenges
See "Better Teaching @ MIT" Series

A New Direction In Solar Energy Technology: The Solar Chimney
See "Urban Planning and Design Seminar Series"

New Directions In Highway Design: A New Urban Ring Prototype
See "Urban Planning and Design Seminar Series"

A New Economic Game With Different Rules Requiring New Strategies To Win
Lester Thurow
Fri, Jan 23, 10:30-Noon, E51-345. Not for credit.

How changes in the global economy will affect the game of capitalism and what are the new strategies necessary to win. Sponsor: Caroline Smith. Contact Doris Hagen, E52-454, x3-2932,

New-Fangled Contraptions: A Concert Of Popular American Songs Portraying New Technologies
Peter Munstedt
Fri, Jan 23, 2-3:00 pm, Lewis Music Library, 14E-109. Limited to 60. Not for credit.

Listen to turn-of-the-century songs that portrayed the latest technologies of the day. Music and Theater Arts faculty/staff will sing music that praises and curses such inventions as the automobile, telephone, movies, and many more. Contact Peter Munstedt,, x3-5636.

Newton - Rationalizing Christianity
See "The Faith of Great Scientists" Series

New World Disorder: a Marxist Perspective
Felix Kreisel
Wed, Jan 7-28, 6-8:00 pm, 8-105.

Following the collapse of the totalitarian Stalinist regimes of East Europe and the USSR the post-World War II equilibrium based on a division of the world between imperialism and Stalinism has unraveled. Parallel to that, the economic hegemony of the United States, which had served as the cornerstone of the world capitalist system, has fatally eroded and interimperialist rivalries have sprung to the forefront of world politics. The contradictions of capitalism are pushing mankind into a convulsive era of competitive devaluations, wars and revolutions. The advanced economies are lurching from recessions to "jobless" or "payless recoveries". The less developed countries are sliding back to colonialism and barbarism, and we see the spread of social destruction, economic collapse and imperialist plunder in Africa, Asia, Latin America and now also in East Europe. Contact Felix Kreisel,, x3-8625.

World Economy In Crisis, Speculative Bubbles Burst. Jan. 7
Advanced Capitalist Countries: Compete Or Die. Jan. 14
From Stalinism To Capitalist Barbarism. Jan. 21
Socialism: What It Is And What It Isn't. Jan. 28 1998

Eddy Karat
Fri, Jan 23,30, 6:00 pm, 8-306. Preregister by email. Limited to 80. Not for credit.

Nexus: a 10 day live role playing game of SF/Fantasy/Horror. Enter a world of biotech, mystic religion, interstellar war, megacorps & intrigue. Pit your wits against 80 other people, each trying to bend the universe to their will. Web: Contact Eddy Karat,, x5-9720.

Nightline New Staffer Training
Meeting TBA. Limited to 10 by interview. Not for credit.

Nightline will be training new student staffers in preparation for the spring term. Training consists of readings and discussion of common problem issues, and role plays of listening calls. Phone x3-8800 (7:00 pm-7:00 am) to arrange for an interview.

The Noise Environment Around An Airport
See "Highlights of Aeronautics and Astronautics" Series

Non-Class Clay
See "Student Art Association" Series

Non-Class Darkroom
See "Student Art Association" Series

Non-Ionizing Radiation And Consumer Products
Donald Haes
Wed, Jan 28, Noon-1 pm, 1-135. Not for credit.

Identification of sources of nonionizing radiation in consumer products, and comparison of measured and calculated exposure levels with acceptable standards. Included will be VDTs, cellular and PCS phones. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Nonvolatile Memory Technologies
See "Aspects of CMOS Device Engineering" Series

Nursing Mother, Working Mother
Gale Pryor
Wed, Jan 21, Noon-1 pm, E23-297. Not for credit.

Breastfeeding provides mother and baby with their most intimate bond. Gale Pryor, author of Nursing Mother, Working Mother, discusses the problems and concerns breastfeeding mothers face when returning to work. There will be time for questions and discussion. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Office '97 Demo
See "Information Systems Series"

Oh, My Aching Back!
Michele Masi
Fri, Jan 23, Noon-1:30 pm, 1-135. Not for credit.

An MIT neurologist discusses simple strategies for managing chronic neck and back pain. When should you seek medical attention? Bring your questions and concerns. Contact Sally Ciampa,

On Behalf Of Children In Need: A Talk On How To Make A Big Difference In Small Ways
Eleanor Bonsaint
Thu, Jan 8, 1-2:00 pm, E10-010A. Not for credit.

Many times during our lives, we search for meaning, for a way to make a life - instead of just a living. Service to children may be for you. Many of us choose to serve children because children are our best teachers. Unconditionally they invest us their trust and devotion, aks for our care and love, and return it to us in abundance. Along with many rewards, one of the great things about service work is that you decide how and when to participate. Come and learn the small ways to make a big difference. Sponsor: Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Contact Eleanor Bonsaint,, x3-5763, E10-018.

On The Representation Of Linguistic Context
See "Lectures in Philosophy" Series

Open Life Drawing
See "Student Art Association" Series

Openly Gay After Graduation
Ryan Smith
Mon, Jan 26, 6-10:00 pm, Stella Room, 7-338. Not for credit.

A small panel from across the professional spectrum will hold a short presentation, followed by a question and answer session, to discuss the personal and professional choices and barriers faced by openly gay and lesbian people. Discussion topics will range from the legal issues of healthcare, insurance, and housing to the atmosphere in the workplace. A catered reception will follow the discussion. Sponsor: Alumni/ae Association. Contact Ryan Smith, 666-7290,

Operations Research And Finance
See "The Practice of Operations Research and Management Science" Series

Operations Research And Transportation
See "The Practice of Operations Research and Management Science" Series

Operations Research And The Information Age
See "The Practice of Operations Research and Management Science" Series

Operations Research In Health Care/Public Policy/The Environment See "The Practice of Operations Research and Management Science" Series

Orientation To Computing At MIT
Mary Ellen Bushnell
Fri, Jan 9, Noon-1:30 pm, E40-302. Repeated: Fri, Jan 23, Noon-1:30 pm, E40-302. Limited to 35. Not for credit.

This seminar provides very basic information about the MIT computing environment. Topics include: telephone and voice mail, operating systems, supported software and recommended hardware, the campus network, security, help resources, and computer-related health issues. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852,

See "Chinese Culture Series"

Origami Demonstration
Ms. Yuriko Iwasato
Wed, Jan 7, 11 am-Noon, E38, 7th floor conference room. Limited to 20 students. Please preregister. Not for credit.

Ms. Iwasato will give a demonstration of the basics of Origami (paper folding), as well as show participants some origami designs they can try themselves. Session will be conducted in Japanese and in English. Sponsors: MIT Japan Program/Japanese Lunch Table. Contact Mark Eykholt, E38-755, x8-8208,

Organizing And Designing A Contemporary Art Exhibition
Jon Roll
Fri, Jan 9,23,30, 3-4:30 pm, The List Visual Arts Center Galleries, E15. Limited to 15. Preregistration is required by Dec 15. Not for credit

The focus of the course is on exhibition design and ways to create unique spaces for viewing multi-media exhibitions, installation art, and projects created by architects. One session in the course examines how theme exhibitions are organized using the fall 1997 exhibition ART of Detection: Surveillance in Society as an example. In the final session, using a computer and a quarter scale model of the gallery, you will have the opportunity to design the gallery spaces for the up coming spring exhibition Mirror Images: Women, Surrealism and Self-Representation. This course will also coincide with the winter installation of an exhibition by the internationally known artist Francesc Torres. One session of the course will involve meeting with the artist to discuss his newly created installation titled The Repository of Absent Flesh, a new work that will be seen for the first time at The List Visual Arts Center. This installation involves a computer programmed lighting and sound systems triggered by motion detectors that will present the artists narrative related to the objects in the installation. This IAP course is presented by Jon Roll, gallery manager/designer, Jennifer Riddell, curatorial fellow, Helaine Posner, curator, Katy Kline, Director. Contact Jon Roll,, x3-7763.

Osteoporosis: Who And What?
William Kettyle
Fri, Jan 23, Noon-1 pm, 1-190. Not for credit.

Osteoporosis, a bone-thinning condition that develops with aging, affects as many as 24 million Americans, mostly women. How can those at risk reduce the likelihood of developing the debilitating fractures of osteoporosis? What new therapies offer hope? Contact Sally Ciampa,

Overview Of Matlab Resources For Teaching
Abby Fox
Mon, Jan 5, 9 am-Noon, 2-132. Limited to 35. Not for credit.

A survey of available MATLAB Toolboxes for science and engineering applications, and an introduction to creating interactive simulations and graphical user interfaces. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852,

Paganism 101
Amy Marie Smith
Not for credit.

Paganism 101 is a one-night informal discussion group with members of the Pagan Students' Group on what Paganism is and issues associated with Paganism. Sponsor: Pagan Students¹ Group. Contact Amy Marie Smith,

Sat, Jan 10, 12:30-4:30 pm, 1-134. Preregister by Jan 9. Limited to 20 - students given preference. Not for credit.

An introduction to the ancient art of palmistry. A path to understanding yourself and others by studying the lines and markings of the hand. A mini-reading of each student's palm is included in the course. See guide for contact details.

Paradoxes Of Strategic Reasoning
See "Lectures in Philosophy" Series

People Express Management Flight Simulator
See "System Dynamics 101" Series

Performing Sculpture Open House
Wed, Jan 21, 7:30 pm, N52-115. Not for credit.

Come pet the robots at MIT Electronic Research Society's gallery of performing machines. Free and open to the public. Sponsor: MIT Electronic Research Society (MITERS). Contact Tim Anderson, x3-2060,

Permanent Residency In The US And Canada
Presented by U.S. and Canadian Attorneys
Mon, Jan 26, 3:30-5 pm, 26-100. Not for credit.

The International Students Office will sponsor a workshop focusing on opportunities for Permanent Residency in both the US and Canada. Sponsor: International Students Office. Contact Chris LaCava, x3-3795.

Personal Aspects Of Aids
Federico Girosi
Thu, Jan 22, 3-6:00 pm, E25-401. Not for credit.

In the first part of this class I will discuss, with the help of real life stories and "interactive exercises" how the lives of people living with AIDS, and the people living close to them, are affected by the disease. The emphasis is, however, on how YOU feel about AIDS, how you think you are affected (or not affected) by AIDS, your beliefs and your prejudices. In the second part of the class I will discuss, based on my personal experience, the motivations, the feelings and the problems of volunteers who work with AIDS patients. Contact Federico Girosi,, Center for Biological and Computational Learning, MIT and AIDS Action Committee, Boston, MA.

Phase One Writing Workshop
Madeline Brown, Steven Strang, Nancy Mulford
Wed-Fri, Jan 21-23, 10 am-Noon, 5-217. Not for credit.

Students will have the opportunity to write a paper suitable for submission to complete Phase One of the Writing Requirement in the context of three morning sessions and a visit to the Institute Writing Center. The workshop will include exercises in exploring a topic, expanding an argument, and revising the structure, language, and mechanics of a paper. The workshop is open only to freshman and transfer students who have not completed Phase One of the Writing Requirement. Sponsor: Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies. Contact Madeline Brown, madeline@MIT.EDU, x3-3039.

Phase II Mathematical Writing
Prof. Steven Kleiman, Carmen Young
Tue, Jan 6-27, 10:30 am-Noon, 2-136. Not for credit.

Workshop designed to help math majors fulfill Phase II of the Writing Requirement by developing and improving their papers. Sponsor: Mathematics Dept. Contact Prof. Steven Kleiman, x3-4996, or Carmen Young, x3-7557,

Pilot Error: What Is It, What Causes It And How Can It Be Prevented?
See "Highlights of Aeronautics and Astronautics" Series

Planning For Pregnancy
Karen Halvorson
Tue, Jan 20, 11 am-12:30 pm, 1-135. Not for credit.

There's more to pregnancy than tossing out birth control: nutrition, age, fertility, alcohol, tobacco and drug use, environmental and genetic factors and more. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Pleasures Of Poetry
David Thorburn
Mon-Fri, Jan 5-30 (except Jan 19), 1-2:00 pm, 14E-304. Not for credit.

Readings and discussion of memorable poems, moderated by Literature faculty and friends of literature. A xeroxed collection of all poems in the series will be available from the Literature Office, 14N-409, after December 10. Sponsor: Literature Faculty, Dept Of Humanities. Contact David Thorburn,, x3-6950.

Policy Analysis
See "Opportunities For PhDs Outside The Laboratory" Series

Political Equality: The Problem Of Money And Politics
See "Lectures in Philosophy" Series

Pollutant Transport In Groundwater: Portly Plumes In Mississippi
See "Environmental Perspectives" Series

Potluck Performance And Charity Election
Fri, Jan 16, 9:00 pm, N52-115 (MIT museum bldg 265 Mass Ave). Not for credit.

Bring slides, video, poetry, something to read, show, perform, consume. If you bring something to perform or consume, you get in for free. We will extort $3 donations. Then we'll vote what charity to send it to!! We'll all feel smug!! All are welcome. In the words of one participant, "At its dull moments it resembles a party." Sponsor: MIT Electronic Research Society (MITERS). Contact Tim Anderson, x3-2060,

PowerPoint Quick Start Class
See "Information Systems Series"

Practical NMR Spectroscopy
Jeff Simpson, Jeanne Owens
Wed,Fri, Jan 7-23, 10-11:00 am, 2-105. Preregister by Dec 31. Limited to room capacity. Not for credit.

Covers fundamental concepts, parameters, methods, and advanced techniques such as 2D. This material will allow chemists to make better use of NMR time and to determine structure using advanced methods. Sponsor: Chemistry Department. Contact Jeff Simpson,, x3-1812.

Practical Unix Security
Michael L. Barrow
(Same session repeated 4 times) Tue, Jan 6, 2-3:00 pm, E40-302. Tue, Jan 13, 2-3:00 pm, E40-302. Tue, Jan 27, 2-3:00 pm, E40-302. Thu, Jan 22, 2-3:00 pm, E40-302. Limited to 40 per session. Not for credit.

This is for anyone interested in securing their Unix systems. If you're running a Linux PC or a lab of Sun machines, security is vital for productive computing. Topics include: popular tools and techniques, such as encryption, Kerberos, and auditing. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301A, x3-0852,

Practical Windows NT Security
John Saylor
Wed, Jan 14, 10-11:00 am, E40-302. Enrollment: 40 Not for credit.

We will discuss network security for NT workstations. Tips and hints will be presented along with some time for discussion. Issues covered: Service Pack 3, Network Neighborhood/NetBEUI, Kerberos and NT, and the latest Microsoft slams and rumors. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301A, x3-0852,

Pretending To Save The Planet: U.S. Firms And Voluntary Codes Of Practice
See "Environmental Perspectives" Series

Principles Of System Dynamics
See "System Dynamics 101" Series

Principles Underlying the Reorganization of Human Brain Function
Dr. Ennis Berker - Western Michigan University and Bronson Vicksburg Hospital
Wed, Jan 7, 4:15 pm, 12-132. Not for credit.

This seminar is an introduction to the approach developed by the British neurologist Hughlings Jackson in the last century, which focuses on the elucidation of the principles underlying the organization, disorganization, and reorganization of brain function. Presentation of four remarkable cases will demonstrate important reorganizational principles. These cases include neuropsychological findings and video clips of hemispherectomy, commissurotomy, and hydrocephalus patients.

Private Pilot Ground School
Prof. Eric Feron & Aero/Astro staff
Mon,Wed Jan 5-28 (except Jan 19), 4-6:00 pm, 33-419. Not for credit.

This is a preparatory course for the FAA's Private Pilot written exam. In addition to the basic aeronautical knowledge required by the FAA (which includes meteorology, aircraft performance, navigation, regulations, and physiology), practical operational information will be presented. Sponsor: Aero/Astro Dept. Contact Donna Martinez, 33-218, x3-2424,

Programming The 3COM Palmpilot
Mark Eichin
Tue, Jan 27, 6-7:00 pm, 3-133. Prereq: C programming experience. Limited to 60. Not for credit.

One reason the 3Com PalmPilot is so popular is that you can write C programs for it. The details are tricky, even for experienced programmers. We'll walk through an example program and the available tools. Sponsor: Student Information Processing Board. Contact Mark Eichin, W20-557, x3-7788,

Programming In Postscript
Tom Yu
Schedule TBA. Prereq: moderate to substantial programming experience, e.g. 6.001; athena experience preferred. Not for credit.

Learn to program in PostScript, a powerful graphics language understood by many laser printers and graphics devices. Use PostScript to create novel graphical effects, as well as to do other tasks such as making posters. The first class will cover the basics of the language, and the following classes will build on these. Attendance at the first session will almost certainly be necessary in order to comprehend the topics presented later. See for location and scheduled times. Sponsor: Student Information Processing Board. Contact Tom Yu, E40-345, x3-1753,

Programming The USR Palmpilot
Mark Eichin
Tue, Jan 27, 6-7:00 pm, 3-133. Prereq: C programming experience. Not for credit.

One reason the USR PalmPilot is so popular is that you can write C programs for it. The details are tricky, even for experienced programmers. We'll walk through an example program and the available tools. Sponsor: Student Information Processing Board. Contact Mark Eichin, W20-557, x3-7788,

Project Management
John Hollywood
Wed-Fri, Jan 7-9, 10 am-Noon, 4-145. Preregister immediately to Not for credit.

This seminar introduces strategies and techniques of project management. Material includes goal-setting, scheduling, risk assessment, delegating tasks and personnel management, change control, and integrative decision making. Covers all the material normally taught in professionally offered three-day seminars. Sponsor: Institute Foundation of MIT (ASA student group). Contact John Hollywood, E40-130, x3-6185,

Project Negotiation
Cristina Gordy, Trent Lu url://
Session A: Mon-Fri, Jan 12-16, 2-4:30 pm, 8-105.
Session B: Tue-Fri, Jan 20-23, 2-5:00 pm, 8-119.
Session C: Mon-Fri, Jan 26-30, 2-4:30 pm, 4-145. Preregister immediately. All sessions limited to 25. Not for credit.

Tired of being taken advantage of by a hardball bargainer? Come learn about effective negotiation techniques for getting what you want even if your adversary is hostile, uses dirty tricks, or refuses to listen to your side. Principles of negotiation have applications to business, engineering, politics, relationships - REAL LIFE! To preregister, send email with rank order of session dates by preference. Sponsor: Sloan School of Management. Contact Trent Lu,, 868-2989, or Cristina Gordy,, x 3-8930.

Quarks, Chaos, Christianity
Ronald Young
Thu, Jan 8-29, 7-9:00 pm, W11 , Preregister with Ronald Young, Not for credit.

This course will explore the relationship of Christianity and modern science through reading and discussion of John Polinghorne's book, Quarks, Chaos, and Christianity. Polkinghorne is both an Anglican clergyman and a physicist whose writings are a dialogue between the worlds of faith and science. Sponsor: Lutheran Episcopal Ministry. Contact Ronald Young, or Jane Gould,

Racecar Design & Engineering: The Formula Ford.
Betty Lou McClanahan
Soon to be re-scheduled! If interested, contact, x3-0630.
Sloan Automotive Lab. Not for credit.

This hands-on seminar will serve to introduce two new members of the MIT Community: the Skip Barber Formula Fords provided to the MIT Racing Team. Topics covered in the seminar will include: suspension design, steering, brakes and driver information systems. Over the course of the spring semester, we will be repairing and restoring these wonderful cars. Cosponsor: MIT Racing Team. Contact Betty Lou McClanahan,, x3-0630.

Radiation Exposure In Medical Care
Frank Massé
Mon, Jan 26, Noon-1 pm, 1-190. Not for credit.

Assessment of radiation exposures of common medical procedures: chest and dental x-rays, mammography, computerized tomography, fluoroscopy, cardiac catherization, and nuclear medicine. Exposure to patient, provider and environment will be discussed. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Radio Drama! Reading, Writing, Producing, And Broadcasting
Max Davis
First meeting Tue, Jan 6, 7-9:00 pm, 24-612. Not for credit.

Radio Drama - from Dragnet and The Whistler in the good old days, to Prairie Home Companion in the Minnesotan age, radio drama is a funky blend of writing, acting, and odd sound effects. We will read various radio drama scripts, perhaps write some of our own, and perform and record them, hopefully to be broadcasted on a local radio station. Bring your voice, your funnybone, a pencil, and/or something that makes noise. Sponsor: Experimental Studies Group. Contact Max Davis, 492-6983,

Radon: Radiation Exposure And Detection
Mitchell Galanek
Wed, Jan 7, 1-2:00 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

Radiation doses from radon and other natural sources will be discussed. Radiation and radon detection will be demonstrated. Free home radon test kit will be available. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
Paul Baratta, Sgt. Cheryl Vossmer
Wed,Fri, Jan 7-23, Tues, Jan 27, Noon-2 pm, W20 Mezzanine Lounge. Limited to 14. Preference will go to women. $20 fee. Not for Credit * *Register with the Physical Education Dept. for credit.

This twelve-hour course provides basic information on personal safety. Awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance are stressed as women learn to be more aware of their surroundings. RAD teaches practical defensive techniques that require no special skills. RAD also offers women the opportunity to test these techniques on a real person during a simulated attack. Information on equivalent self-defense classes for men is available from Campus Police. Please call for more information. A $20 registration fee, payable to MIT, is required 3 days after registration. Registrants who cancel less than 48 hours prior to class will not be eligible for a refund. Sponsor: Campus Police/Physical Education Dept. Contact Sgt. Cheryl Vossmer, W31-215, x3-9755, Attendance preferred at all sessions.

Realities Of A Medical Career
William Kettyle, Margaret Ross, Anne Dizio
Tue, Jan 20, 11 am-12:30 pm, 1-190. Not for credit.

Balancing the costs and work of a medical education with the realities of your interests, personal life and fiscal situation are challenges that begin when you think about applying to medical school and continue until retirement! The work is hard, the pay good, and the professional satisfaction enormous. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Recent Anglo-Indian Writers <<CANCELLED>>
Wyn Kelley
Tue,Thu, Jan 6-29, 9-11:00 am, 14N-417. Not for credit.

An informal reading group in literature by writers like Salman Rushdie, Anita Desai, Rohinton Mistry, Arundhati Roy, and others. Instructor is not an expert in this field but hopes to provide opportunities for discussion of these exciting authors. Call or email in Dec about syllabus. Contact Wyn Kelley,, x3-7655.

Recognition And Rewards...What We¹ve Learned So Far
See "HR @ MIT: Working Towards Our Future" Series

Regional Disparity In China: Technology, Energy, Environment, And Health
Prof. Karen R. Polenske
Tue, Jan 27, 1-3:00 pm, 5-232. Not for credit.

Regional Disparity in China seminar will explore the inter-relationships of technology, energy, environment, and health, focusing on the regional disparities in energy and pollution. Six students will present their papers from the freshman seminar, which is focusing on regional disparities in energy and pollution. Although students will initially show the general income and overall disparities in all regions, they will focus their presentation on two provinces: Shanxi and Hebei. Contact Duangjai Samranvedhya,, x5-9108.

Remedial Math With Crayon
Ingrid Ulbrich
Wed, Jan 21, 7:30 pm, 66-148. Not for credit.

2+2=5? Is pi just too hard? 18.whatever got you down? Come try to regain some basic math skills. Worksheets and crayons will be provided. Colored pencils will be allowed as a crayone alternative. Some activities for more advanced students will be available. Preregistration encouraged but not required. Contact Ingrid Ulbrich,, 734-9211.

Resume Critiques
Jan 9,12,14,16, 12-170. Preregistration is required.

Learn what it takes to write a resume that will win you interviews, and have your resume critiqued . Employers and career services staff will offer perspectives and advice. Please bring your resume to be reviewed. ALL ARE WELCOME. Participating employers will be announced on the career services web page: Sponsor: The Office of Career Services and Preprofessional Advising. Contact Deborah Rosencrans,

Resumes In The 90's/ Building One's Portfolio
See "HR @ MIT: Working Towards Our Future" Series

Retiring On Your Terms
Bruce D. Wedlock, Douglas Bezio
Thu, Jan 22, Noon-1:30 pm, Grier Room A, 34-401A. Not for credit.

Will you run out of money in retirement? Will you retire with the income you want? Assuming an inflation rate of 4%, if you are living on $55,000 today you will need $143,000 in 25 years to maintain the same standard of living. Add to this the fact that you will live longer, and your social security will be taxed more heavily than prior generations, and it becomes critical that you plan for retirement. This class, for those both near and far from retirement, will reveal the secrets to a secure retirement including investing to diversify your assets to minimize risk, tax-deferred investments, minimizing taxes, lump-sum IRA rollovers, maximizing the income you get from your retirement plans, and planning for the distribution of your estate. A comprehensive handbook detailing the steps required to ensure adequate retirement income. Sponsor: Bruce D. Wedlock. Contact Bruce D. Wedlock, x3-4652, 781-729-0633,

Rhythms & Melodies Of East Africa: An Introduction
Prof. James Makubuya
Mon-Fri, Jan 5-13, 11 am-1:00 pm, Endicott World Music Center, N52. Preregister by Dec 21. Not for credit.

Seven progressive series of hands-on workshops will provide an opportunity to participants to experience first-hand a practical introductory experience in the production of melodies and rhythms from East Africa. The session activities will offer hands-on practice and performance on various traditional East African musical instruments including ngoma (drums), endingidi (single string tube fiddles); adungu (9-string bow harps); endongo (8-string bowl lyres); akogo (thumb pianos); and amadinda (12 slab log xylophones). The session will be conducted to reflect such music as is performed in various musical traditions from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Contact Dr. James Makubuya, x3-4964, (email preferred).

Rig Veda: Genesis Of Indian Philosophy
See "Indian Cultural Series"

RIS: Give Your Wrist A Break!
David Diamond
Mon, Jan 26, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, 1-135. Not for credit.

Why do overextended computer users develop repetitive strain injuries (RSI)? An MIT physician discusses the causes of RSI, offers expert advice on prevention, and answers your questions. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Roadkill Buffet Celebrates "We're Not In New Jersey" Week
Sat, Jan 17, 8-10:00 pm, 6-120. Not for credit.

Experience the high-energy phenomenon known as "Improv Comedy" as MIT's own Roadkill Buffet goes head-to-head with the Garden State's "Mixed Signals". This free demonstration of impromtu theater is open to anyone with the guts to not be offended. Cost - nothing. Questions? Contact

Roadkill Buffet: Wretched Cousin Of Improv Comedy Workshop
Wed, Jan 21, 7-10:00 pm, 6-120. Not for credit.

Spend three valuable and injury-free hours with Roadkill Buffet, MIT's most nutritious improv comedy troupe. Learn to cavort, pirouette, sashay, mosey, and groove with the finest impromptu theatre this side of the Ganges. Class size is limited to 20. Preference given to MIT undergraduates and anyone directly related to John Tesh. Contact

Robert Boyle; The Christian Virtuoso
See "The Faith of Great Scientists" Series

Robotic Fish, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Dr. Jamie Anderson
Wed, Jan 14, 6:30-9 pm, 35-225. Not for credit.

Dr. Jamie Anderson of Draper Laboratory will present the state of the art in robotic fish-like vehicles developed to study the propulsion and maneuvering characteristics of fishes. Featured will be current work on a prototype autonomous tuna-like vehicle, the Vorticity Control Unmanned Undersea Vehicle. Free pizza at 6:30, presentation at 7:00 pm. Sponsor: AIAA, and Prof. Hugh McManus. Contact Bruce Mackenzie via MIT tie line: x 18 28 28 28,

The Role Of Activity And Neurotrophins During Pattern Formation In The Developing Nervous System
Dr. Sonal Jhaveri
Fri, Jan 23, 10-11:30 am, E10-013. Not for credit.

The representation of the whiskers in cell groups of the central nervous system provides an excellent model for the study of how axonal and cellular patterns form in the brain. We have used explant co-culture methods to examine the sequential stages of axon development. We show that the age of the target is critical in determining whether or not afferents will invade and begin to form arbors within the target, and that the target substrate is directive in determining the morphology of the afferent arbor. Possible roles played by neurotrophins in the formation of whisker-specific patterns will be discussed using results from the in vitro studies, and also from an examination of genetically engineered mice. We will document that neural activity is not involved in many aspects of early axon growth, but that NMDA-mediated activation of afferent axons is essential for the fine tuning of topographic maps and the clustering of postsynaptic neurons. Contact Dr. Sonal Jhaveri, sonal@MIT.EDU, E25-634A, x3-5717.

Rosh Chodesh - A Celebration Of Jewish Womanhood
See "Hillel Series"

Rotisserie Baseball
Kevin Dahm
Enrollment: 4-6. Preregistration required. $30 entry fee. Not for credit.

The As Yet Unnamed MIT Rotisserie League (started in 1995) has openings new team owners for the Œ98 baseball season. Owners draft a fantasy team of real National League players and score points based on their performance during the season. Entry fee is $30, all transactions are free, and the top 5 teams win prizes. Annual spring draft is held on MIT campus, all other league business is conducted via email. Expansion draft is planned for IAP, but time and date are TBA. Contact Kevin Dahm,

Rowing Technique Analysis
See "Physical Education" in the credit section.

Russian Cooking with Natasha's Mom.
Lana Levina.
Sun, Jan 11-25, 11 am-12:30pm, TBA Thu, Jan 8-29, 4:30-6:30 pm, TBA.

Bored with your old recipes? Want to try something new and exciting? Need to surprise special guests? How about trying an authentic Russian cuisine with an experienced cook? Russian food is delicious, intriguing, economical, and easy to prepare. The course will teach you how to prepare a variety of Russian Dishes (4 dinners and 3 brunches). All the ingredients will be purchased for your convenience ahead of time. We will gather around the kitchen to learn how to prepare the food by practicing the art of cooking. Then we will enjoy our delicious creations in a friendly atmosphere. You will pay only for the cost of ingredients ($5 for brunch and $6 for dinner including beverage, bread, and desert). Payments for the cost of food will be due only one class in advance. Sponsor: Natalia Levina. Contact Natalia Levina,, x7-5724.

Sacred Symbols
Ronald Young
Tue,Thu, Jan 13,15, 1-4:00 pm, W11. Preregister with Ronald Young, or Lutheran-Episcopal Ministry. Not for credit.

This course will be an introduction to the relationship between sacred symbols and our social and political ethic. Religious symbols reflect and shape not only our beliefs about God but also reflect and shape our social and political values. The course will visit local houses of worship to explore how religious architecture engages the question. Site visits will be accessible by public transportation or will be within walking distance of campus. Sponsor: Lutheran Episcopal Ministry. Contact Ronald Young, or Jane Gould,

Safer Sex And STD Prevention
Laureen Gray
Tue, Jan 20, 3:30-5 pm, 1-136. Not for credit.

Basics of sexually transmitted diseases and effective ways to reduce risks. Required for MedLINKS. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Salsa & Merengue
See "International Dance Series"

Secrets To Successful Study Skills
Elizabeth Cogliano
Thu, Jan 29, 4:00 pm, 10-105. Not for credit.

Study skills from the experts themselves: The Associate Advising Steering Committee. What have they learned that you don't know yet about how to survive academically and have a life? Come learn their secrets! Sponsor: ODSUE. Contact Elizabeth Cogliano, 7-103, x3-6786,

Seeing Spots And Floaters?
Matthew Garston
Fri, Jan 16, Noon-1 pm, 1-135. Not for credit.

An MIT staff optometrist examines various causes for these visual phenomena and discuss when they may have serious consequences. Contact Sally Ciampa,

The Semantics Of Tense And Aspect
Prof. James Higginbotham
Thu,Fri, Jan 15,16, 10 am-1:00 pm, E39-335. Attendance preferred at both sessions. Not for credit.

These lectures will propose a semantics for tense and aspect construed as expressing properties of and relations between implicit arguments satisfied by individual events. We consider functional categories and syncretisms; clause types and sequence of tense; and perfectivity and telicity, both in English and cross-linguistically. Sponsoring Dept: Linguistics & Philosophy. Contact Michel DeGraff, x8-5270.

Senses & Sensitivity - Sensory Transduction - Getting The Message
See "Biology Department IAP Lectures"

Senses & Sensitivity - Science Of Sound: How Hearing Happens
See "Biology Department IAP Lectures"

Senses & Sensitivity - The Science Of Sight: Getting The Picture
See "Biology Department IAP Lectures"

Senses & Sensitivity - Neural Processing: Making Sense Of Sensory Information
See "Biology Department IAP Lectures"

Serious Creativity
Mike Barker
Mon, Jan 12, 2-4:00 pm, 1-242. Preregister by Jan 5. Limited to 30. Not for credit.

Serious Creativity uses the power of lateral thinking to create new ideas. If you want to know why people think in ruts, and how to break out of them, this is the right course for you. Sponsor: Information Systems/Athena. Contact Mike Barker, E40-342E, x3-0119.

Serious Emacs (Ser. Emacs)
See "Athena Minicourses" Series

Set Construction Practice
John van der Meer
Sat, Jan 10-24, 1-5:00 pm, Walker basement. Not for credit

Wanna build something this IAP? The Musical Theatre Guild will be holding build hours this IAP. In the past we've built pianos, people-eating vases, booby-trapped barbers¹ chairs, as well as other more prosaic things. Contact John van der Meer,

Sexual Utopias In Gay Male Pornography
Chris Pomiecko
Wed, Jan 29, 7:00 pm, 6-120. Not for credit.

This illustrated talk will focus on the idea of free sexual space in gay male video porn from the 50s to now. Includes sexually explicit footage. I promise. Contact Chris Pomiecko,, x3-3599.

Shabbat Evening Experience For Beginners
See "Hillel Series"

Shallow Junction Technology
See "Aspects of CMOS Device Engineering" Series

Shaped-Note Singing
June Matthews
Mon, Jan 19, 7:45-10 pm, 26-414. Not for credit.

Four-part a cappella singing from the American shaped-note tradition. Also known as "Sacred Harp," this music originated in New England some 200 years ago and thrives widely today. The only requirement is enthusiasm for singing. Music will be provided. Contact June Matthews, x3-4238,

SHINJUKU BOYS And Japanese Youth
See "MIT Japan Program" Series

Showcase Experiments
See "Edgerton Center" Series

Simple Chinese Characters
Julie Sussman
Wed, Jan 28, 3-5:00 pm, 24-121. Not for credit.

Next time you go to Chinatown, the writing on the walls needn't be all "Chinese" to you. Come and learn the meaning of some simple Chinese characters. No knowledge of Chinese or facility with languages required. Sponsor: Prof. Gerald Jay Sussman, x3-5874, AI Lab. Contact Julie Sussman, 781/646-6825,

Signs and Symptoms of Menopause
Lori Wroble
Tue, Jan 13, Noon-1 pm, 1-135. Not for credit.

Progression of signs and symptoms from perimenopause through later menopause. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Slow Motion Action: Capturing the Whole Image
See "Edgerton Center" Series

Social Security Reform
Peter Diamond
Tue, Jan 27, 2:30-4 pm, E51-145. Not for credit.

Young people are worried that social security "won¹t be there for them." Hear about the real financial status of social security and about the proposals to reform it and to privatize it; how worried should you be? Contact Peter Diamond, x3-3363,

Some Facts About Your Morning Serial
Wayne Jones, Amanda Xu
Thu, Jan 15,29, 10-11:30 am, 14-0645. Preregistration required. Not for credit.

This is an introduction to finding information about journals, periodicals, and other "serials" in the Barton catalog. We'll tell you what you can expect to find (and not find) in a journal record, including electronic journals, and will do a survey of what YOU feel is necessary in a journal record. Contact Wayne Jones,, x3-4627.

So You Are Graduating!
Marcia Yousik
Fri, Jan 23, 3-4:00 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

An opportunity for senior students who are graduating to share some of their feelings and expectations about this life changing event. There will also be guided discussion of the various meanings of loss, change and ambivalence. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Spectroscopy Laboratory Research: A Poster Presentation
Michael S. Feld, Ramachandra Dasari
Mon, Jan 12, Noon-2 pm, Marlar Lounge, 37-252. Not for credit.

The Spectroscopy Laboratory pioneers in cutting edge research in Physics, Chemistry, Biomedicine and Engineering. The research activities will be presented in a poster session. Students will have opportunity to discuss with the faculty, staff and graduate students. Pizza will be served. Contact Ramachandra Dasari,, x3-5377.

The Spirit World and the God of the Bible: The Yanomamö Experience
R. G. Ballinger, G. Dawson, B. Cajicuwa
Thu,Fri, Jan 8,9, 10 am-Noon, 2-4:00 pm, 24-121. Not for credit.

The Yanomamö Indians, who inhabit the Amazon and Orinoco river basin regions of Brazil and Venezuela, are one of the most studied people groups in the world of anthropology. Yet these people are slowly being destroyed, either by their own hand, disease (malaria), or as a result of "interaction" with the outside world-especially the mining industry. A second, in our opinion, more important battle is ongoing-the battle for the souls of a people. The outcome of this battle will, also in our opinion, define the Yanomamö as a people in the future and indeed determine their survival. In this course we will explore the relationship between the Yanomamö spirit world and the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. In a culture historically defined by revenge the admonition that "…It is mine to avenge, I will repay.." provides for the ultimate battle between the Yanomamö spirit world and Christianity. Gary Dawson, a missionary who has been raised with the Yanomamö and has acted as translator for National Geographic Magazine articles, and Bautista Cajicuua, a former Yanomamö shaman and now church elder, will be the seminar speakers and will participate in the discussion sessions. Sponsors: R.G. Ballinger, Department of Nuclear Engineering/MIT Graduate Christian Fellowship/MIT Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship. Contact R. G. Ballinger, NW22-117,, x3-5118.

Spirituality and Economics
See "The Annual MIT Baha'i Association Lecture Series"

Spy School
Ruth Levitsky
Tue, Jan 13, 10-11:00 am, E40-302. Limited to 35 Not for credit.

What information are you giving away everytime you surf the net? How can you find out anything about anybody? Learn how in Spy School. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact Ruth Levitsky,, x3-3399, Preregistration suggested, but not required.

Stage Management for Small Amateur Theater Groups
Ron Dallas, Johnny Lee, Garry Zacheiss
Mon, Jan 12, 8-10:00 pm, La Sala. Limited to 50. Not for credit.

The New England Chapter of the U. S. Institute for Theater Technology will present a two-hour workshop on stage management techniques as they apply to small theater groups, such as college drama organizations. Please call x3-0190 for more information. Sponsor: MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players. Contact Johnny Lee, x3-0190,

Starting Your Own Business
See "Opportunities For PhDs Outside The Laboratory"

Startup Companies in EECS
Ramon L. Rodriguez
Tue,Wed, Jan 13,14, 5-7:00 pm, 34-401. Not for credit.

Participate in an interactive discussion with employees, founders, and lawyers of successful start-ups. Learn about the legal and financial issues of starting or working at a new business. Contact Ramon Rodriguez,

Stress Management and Relaxation
Marcia Yousik
Thu, Jan 15, 2-3:30 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

How stress effects your body and how relaxation can stimulate increased concentration and peak performance. Required for MedLINKS. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Strong Women Stay Young
Miriam Nelson
Wed, Jan 14, Noon-1 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

Dr. Nelson discusses her research which resulted in a proven program that can help you turn back the clock and replace fat with muscle, reverse bone loss, improve energy and balance in just two at-home strength training sessions per week. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Student Resource Service Training
John Hollywood, Jeremy Sher, Emily Sandberg
Tue-Fri, Jan 13-16, 10 am-Noon, 4-145. Preregister immediately to Not for credit.

Are you interested in helping students (including yourself) navigate through MIT's complex array of agencies, groups, and other problem-solving resources? Then take this course, your first step towards becoming a member of the Student Resource Service and helping students with problems ranging from bank errors to conflicts with faculty. This 8-hour course will include training in how to help students as a "neutral" party, communications skills, the organization of MIT, and MIT's student resources. Sponsor: Institute Foundation of MIT (ASA student group). Contact John Hollywood, E40-130, x3-6185,

Study Abroad - Questions And Answers
Hannah Bernstein
Wed, Jan 28, 1-3:00 pm, Bush Room, 10-105. Limited to undergraduates. Not for credit.

Taking a term or a year away from MIT to study can be educational as well as great fun. Come and hear from some undergraduates who have studied abroad, as well as representatives from several offices at MIT that promote and assist with study abroad. Panelists will be on hand to answer questions. Refreshments will be served. Contact Hannah Bernstein,

Substance Use and Abuse
William Kettyle, Ronald Fleming
Tue, Jan 27, 3:30-5 pm, 1-190. Not for credit.

Does alcohol effect our bodies, abilities to learn, and friendships? Whose responsibility is it to help a friend? A discussion on how alcohol effects all of us. Required for new MedLINKS. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Summer Work: Freshmen/Alumni Summer Internship Seminar
Arthur Steinberg
Wed, Jan 28, 3:00 pm, 20C-112. Seminar is open to all freshmen. Preregister by December 19. Not for credit.

Come learn more about the new Freshman/Alumni Summer Internship program. The seminar will give you an overview of the program, as well as what is expected and required of participants during the spring and while they are working over the summer. Planning for several sessions during the spring semester which will include tips on resume writing and interviews, and prepare you for the other projects to be done while on the internships. Intern job placement is limited to positions open. Contact Marshall Hughes, or

Superconducting Magnets For Fusion: What's The Attraction?
See "Plasma Science & Fusion Center IAP Open House" Series

Sushi Party
See "MIT Japan Program" Series

Sustainable Agriculture In Arid Regions
See "Environmental Perspectives" Series

Sustainable Energy For The 21st Century
See "Environmental Perspectives" Series

Sweet Melatonin Dreams
Irina Zhdanova
Mon, Jan 12, 10-11:30 am, E10-013.

The talk will give a short introduction to sleep physiology, will discuss a role of endocrine system in the sleep process, and will mainly focus on the physiologic effects of the pineal hormone, melatonin, on normal sleep and its possible role in sleep disorders. Contact Irina Zhdanova,, E18-473, x3-6748.

System Dynamics And The Future
See "System Dynamics 101" Series

Systems And Project Management
See "Highlights of Aeronautics and Astronautics" Series

Tai Chi, Breathing & Stress Reduction (Chung Moo Doe)
Instructor: TBA
Tues 9:30AM-10:45AM Du Pont Gym, T-Club Lounge. Limited by space. One-time $15 reg. fee on first day. Not for credit.

Throughout Asia there are thousands of styles of Tai Chi practiced daily. The main goal of practicing these movements is to reduce stress, increase lung capacity and respiratory control, and improve circulation throughout the body. This introductory course to Tai Chi will allow the student to gain (through practicing) a basic understanding of the benefits derived from practicing internal breathing movements. Participants will learn basic Tai Chi and Gigong movements. Contact Jon Heiner,, 285-2986.

Take It From Me: Issues In The Epistemological Status Of Testimony
See "Lectures in Philosophy" Series

Tales Of The City Marathon
Brian Tivol
Wed, Jan 14, 8 pm-1:00 am, 14E-310. Not for credit.

We'll be watching all six episodes of the BBC mini-series Tales of the City, based on Armistead Maupin's serial chronicling life in mid-70s San Francisco. Catch the terrific cast, great fashion, and of course the drugs and sex. Contact Brian Tivol,

Talk To Your PC: Voice Recognition Software
Kathy Cahill
Fri, Jan 23, Noon-1:30 pm, 3-133. Limited to 65. Not for credit.

This IAP class will involve a brief demo of some popular off the shelf voice recognition software for the PC, such as Naturally Speaking and Dragon Dictate. We will discuss the pros and cons of voice recognition software for different uses, as well as discrete vs. continuous speech products on the market. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852,

Taste Of Torah: Introduction To The Jewish Bible
See "Hillel Series"

Mark C. Taylor - Hiding

Mark C. Taylor, Cluett Prof. of the Humanities and director of the Center for Technology in the Arts and Humanities at Williams College, will discuss his new book, Hiding, published by the University of Chicago Press. In Hiding,Taylor examines a wide range of contemporary artistic and cultural practices such as tattooing and piercing, the limitless spread of computer networks, postmodern detective novels, and the "religious" architecture of Las Vegas, to name a few. The book's design, by the well-known designers Michael Rock and Susan Sellars, embodies the very tendencies explored by Taylor's text as it transgresses the boundary that customarily separates graphic design from a story within a text. Taylor's talk is bound to be provocative. Slides will be shown. Autographed copies of the book will be available for sale. authors@mit is a reading series sponsored by The MIT Press Bookstore and MIT Humanities and Dewey Libraries. All events are free and wheelcahir accessible. Contact x3-5249,

Teaching On The Web
See "Better Teaching @ MIT" Series

Teaching Teamwork Skills
See "Better Teaching @ MIT" Series

The Tech
Shang-Lin Chuang, Jennifer Lane, Jason Yang Contact Shang-Lin Chuang, W20-483, x3-1541, for the following:

News Meeting
Sun, Jan 4-25, 5:00 pm Come find out what the news content of the Tech's issue will be. Maybe you'll even write some of it! Talk about the year's events and issues surrounding student with MIT's oldest and largest newspaper. There's even free food after the meeting! No experience necessary!

General Meeting
Sun, Jan 4-25, 6:00 pm Come enjoy a free dinner while watching and learing how to put together MIT's oldest and largest newspaper. Meet editors, talk to writers, learn how to take pictures, and more. No experience necessary!

Production Department
Tue, Jan 6-27, 8:00 pm Come enjoy free food while watching and learning how the production department lays out MIT's oldest and largest newspaper. If we finish early, you may even be able to get some free Tosci's!

Technology Department
Wed, Jan 21, 11:00 am Like the Web? Want to work with high-tech computers? Want some free food? The Tech will teach you how to put MIT's oldest and largest newspaper online (we were one of the first 100 sites on the Web) and maintain its computers. No experience necessary.

Tech's Top Teachers Talk Turkey
See "Better Teaching @ MIT" Series

The Technology of Landmine Removal
Speakers to include world experts including DAVID FEINGOLD Moderator: Phil Morrison, Institute Professor
Tue, Jan 13, 1-5:00 pm, Wong Auditorium.

Technology Venture Workshop
Joost Bonsen
Mon,Wed, Jan 12,14, 4-6:00 pm, 3-133. Preregister immediately with Joost Bonsen. Prereq: Passion and Creativity. Limited to 50. Not for credit.

A workshop on selecting great opportunities and writing compelling plans for high potential technology ventures. Workshop consists of two 2 hour group classes and subsequent intensive one-on-one sessions. The activity is run by Joost Bonsen (MIT EE 90), lead organizer emeritus, MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition ('94, '95). Sponsor: Alumni Association or MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition. Contact Joost Bonsen,

Terraforming And Planetary Engineering
Jason Goodman
First meeting Mon, Jan 19, 1:00 pm, 54-322. Not for credit.

Come help make Mars a better place for life on Earth! Through informal discussions and outside readings, we'll explore physically realizable ways to make the climates of Mars, Venus, and other planets more hospitable to humans. Philosophies and ethics of terraforming are considered as well as techniques and costs. Recommended text: Terraforming: Engineering Planetary Environments, by Martyn Fogg, available at Coop. Sponsor: EAPS. Contact Jason Goodman, x3-7967, 54-1515,

Theater Design Apprenticeships
Natalie Garner
Preregister by Dec. 19. Not for credit.

Apprenticeships in designing sets, lights, costumes, props, and sound will be offered by the Musical Theatre Guild this IAP. Learn more about how these diverse elements contribute to a production and transform a dark stage. Contact Musical Theatre Guild,

Theatre On The Roof III - "Guys And Dolls"
See "Hillel Series"

The Threat Of Genetic Diseases And How To Deal With Them: E.G. Alzheimer's, Huntington's, Parkinson's
See "Biology Department IAP Lectures"

Time Management
William Kennedy
Wed, Jan 28, Noon-1:30 pm, 1-190. Not for credit.

Too much to do and not enough time? Problem sets, quizzes, exams, and it never stops! This course teaches you mind/body techniques to help you transcend pressure and anxiety and put the power of your unconscious to work, without using drugs or stimulants. Contact Sally Ciampa,

TMJ Stress
Edward Seldin
Tue, Jan 27, Noon-1 pm, 1-134. Not for credit.

MIT's oral surgeon discusses temporomandibular joint pain and dysfunction as a manifestation of stress, including an update based on recent MIT research. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Toning And Hand Coloring B&W Prints
See "Student Art Association" Series

The Totally Unexpected Seventh Annual Salute to Doctor Seuss
Henry Jenkins
Tue, Jan 13, 7-10:00 pm, 4-370. Not for credit.

The Totally Unexpected Seventh Annual Salute to Doctor Seuss - an MIT Tradition! Have you tried it, Sam-I-Am? Come learn more about America's greatest children's writer, his life, his times, and his remarkable sense of humor. See the live-action classic, 5000 Fingers of Dr. T. Enjoy other delightful surprises. Sponsor: Film and Media Studies. Contact Henry Jenkins,, x3-3068.

Touch Typing Workshop
Mary Ellen Bushnell
Mon,Wed,Fri, Jan 5-30 (except Jan 19), 5-6:00 pm, 11-206. Preregister by Jan 5. Limited to 12. Not for credit.

Learn to touch type or improve your typing speed using the typing program Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. Someone will assist you in getting started with this popular, self-paced software in the IS computer training lab. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact Mary Ellen Bushnell, 11-315, x3-7709,

Tour a Donut/Bagel Factory
See "Hillel Series"

Tour of Lincoln Laboratory
Linda Hampson
Wed, Jan 7,21, 10 am. Prereq: Must be a US citizen. Preregister by Dec 18. Limited to 30. Not for credit.

We are part of the MIT community residing on Hanscom AFB, 12 miles northwest of the campus. So, you ask yourself what is MIT Lincoln Laboratory all about and what can we offer students participating in the IAP? MIT Lincoln Laboratory would like to invite you to tour some of our laboratories, meet some of our staff members, and experience first hand what it means to be on the cutting edge of technology. The group will be limited to 30 students and you must be a U.S.Citizen to participate. Sponsor: Human Resources Office at Lincoln Laboratory. Contact Linda Hampson,

Tour MIT's Data Center
See "Information Systems Series"

Tour Of The Wallace Observatory
Heidi Hammel
Mon, Jan 5, (Tue, Jan 6 cloud date). Preregister online at Limited to 40. Transportation will be provided for 15; up to 25 more may attend if they provide their own transportation. Not for credit.

Come and see the stars, the Moon, and Saturn! MIT¹s own astronomical observatory in Westford, MA, has 24-, 16- and 14-inch telescopes, CCD cameras and computers, and other astronomical stuff. Call after 5:00 pm on Jan 5 for a taped weather message. Sponsor: Wallace Observatory. Contact Ginny Siggia, x3-9317, 54-410,

Tour of the ITER Central Solenoid Model Coil Fabrication Site
See "Plasma Science & Fusion Center IAP Open House" Series

Tours of Alcator C-Mod and Versatile Toroidal Facility (VTF)
See "Plasma Science & Fusion Center IAP Open House" Series

Toward a Notation for Self-describing Systems
Ray Ferrara
Mon,Wed,Fri, Jan 12-16, 10 am-Noon, 2-135. Limited to 35. Not for credit.

The focus here is on a notation system and conceptual model for multi-level self-describing systems. For example, a physical instance is at level 0, its data value at level 1, its field name at level 2, etc. Unlike the situation for, say, Entity-Relationship data modeling, there is yet no generic notation for this kind of structure. This participatory seminar attempts to enumerate the primitives for such a system. Ray Ferrara '67 is a nationally recognized data warehousing and metadata repository consultant, currently with KPMG. Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact Bob Ferrara, E19-738, x3-7495,

Toxicology Seminar
Prof. David B. Schauer, Dr. John S. Wishnok
Wed, Jan 7-28, Noon-1 pm, 56-614. Not for credit.

Weekly seminars featuring presentations by alumnae and alumni of the Division of Toxicology. Seminars focus on career opportunities in the field of Toxicology. Contact Debra Luchanin, 56-651, x 3-5804,

Traditional Srilankan Dance
Prasanga D. Hiniduma Lokuge, Radhika Desilva, Rushani Wirasinghe
Sat, Jan 24, 10:00 am, 24-121.

This event, open to all members of the MIT community, gives a tiny glimpse into the rich, colorful and exquisite dances that Srilanka has to offer. Sponsor: MIT GSC. Contact Prasanga D. Hiniduma Lokuge, McCormick-331, x5-8531,

Transistor Optimization
See "Aspects of CMOS Device Engineering" Series

Transportation Research Board's Annual Meeting
See "Center for Transportation Series"

Travel in Good Health
Leigh Firn
Thu, Jan 8, 1-2:00 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

The road to healthy travel begins before you say good-bye. An MIT physician discusses preparations; immunizations; travel precautions with water; food and insects; medical checks after you return home. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Trial by Jury
Garry Zacheiss
Auditions early Jan.

This IAP, MITG & SP is performing the one-act opera Trial by Jury following a concert of Sullivan orchestral compositions. The performances will be held the first weekend in Feb, with an additional Wellesley concert performance following. Actors, musicians, techies, come join the fun! Auditions for leads and chorus roles will be held during the first weekend of IAP; watch for posters announcing details! Sponsor: MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players. Contact Garry Zacheiss, x3-0190,

Trip To A Local N_clear Power Plant
Jan (26-30), exact schedule TBA. Preregister by Jan 16. Not for credit.

What's the only thing missing from the title of this advertisement? You! Have you ever wondered how a nuclear power plant works? Do you want to find out how safe nuclear power really is? Are you interested in touring a nuclear power plant? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should definitely take advantage of this IAP opportunity. The MIT Student Branch of the American Nuclear Society is sponsoring a tour to the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant in Seabrook, NH. This event will take place during the last week in Jan (26-30). It will take about half of a day and all transportation to and from campus will be provided. Hope to see you all for a trip that has received "glowing" reviews. Contact Luis Garcia-Delgado, x3-5041,

Turbine Design from Pinwheels to Infinity
This event has been cancelled.

Two By Juzo Itami: The Funeral And Minbo Or The Gentle Art Of Japanese Extortion
See "MIT Japan Program" Series

Understanding Your Work Style
See "HR @ MIT: Working Towards Our Future" Series

Update On Prostate Cancer
George Reservitz
Mon, Jan 12, 1-2:00 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

An MIT urologist discusses the diagnosis and treatment of cancer of the prostate gland. Contact Sally Ciampa,

U.S. Reporting On Japan: Are We Getting The Real Story?
See "MIT Japan Program" Series

Using The KIT/MIT/MEG Machine: Brain Imaging With Magnetoencephalography At MIT
Alec Marantz
Mon-Fri, Jan 12-16, 2-4:00 pm, E39-335. Preregister by December 15. Limited 20. Not for credit.

The Kanazawa Institute of Technology is placing a whole-head MEG system at MIT for research in cognitive neuroscience. This intensive course provides the background and skills to design and run experiments on the KIT/MIT/MEG machine and analyze the data. Students from across the Institute are welcome. Attendance preferred at all sessions. Sponsored by the Linguistics & Philosophy Dept. Contact Alec Marantz,

Using Linux-Athena On Mitnet
Aaron Ucko
Tue,Thu, Jan 13,15, 4-6:00 pm, 3-133. Not for credit.

Linux-Athena is a free software distribution which gives x86-based PCs most of the functionality of Athena workstations. We'll cover installation, configuration, use, maintenance, and security. See for more info. Sponsor: Student Information Processing Board. Contact Aaron Ucko, W20-557 (SIPB), x3-7788,

The Value Of Plants, Animals & Microbial Species To Human Health
Eric Chivian
Wed, Jan 28, 1-2:00 pm, 1-150. Not for credit.

The importance of species as sources for new medicines; plants, animals and microbes in medical research; loss of biodiversity and the emergence of infectious diseases; and the ecosystem services and their role in life support for all life on earth. Contact Sally Ciampa,

VHDL For Programmable Logic
Stuart Woodrow
Tue, Jan 13, 9 am-4 pm, 38-600. Tue, Jan 20, 9 am-Noon, 38-600. Lecture location posted at entrance to 38-600. Preregister by Jan 7. Prereq: An athena account, computer literacy, i.e. use of computers, mouse, etc. required. Some knowledge of digital design. For example, one has taken 6.004, 6.111, 6.115, 6.270, etc. Limited to 30. Not for credit.

We will learn enough VHDL to design some (small) digital systems. We will learn how to use the Cypress software tools distributed as warp4.2. Cypress software will be made available to any with MIT affiliation. There will be an assignment to do on the HP computers in the Digital Lab, 38-600 handed out on Tue, Jan 13, 1998 and due on Tue, Jan 20, 1998. The second Tue session will include ample opportunity to ask (and have answered) questions concerning the assignment. We will use the HP computers in the Digital Lab, 38-600, for the course. Hours: The digital lab will be open from 9 am thru 4:45 pm during IAP. Contact Prof. Donald E. Troxel,, x3-2570.

Virtual Community Center
Joseph Okor
Schedule TBA. Not for credit.

Goal of the virtual Community Center Project is to bring benefits of the Information Revolution - Internet, etc. - to poor communities here and abroad. We will prototype a virtual classroom - teach a course anywhere in the world from home computer. Virtual Clinic - doctor can examine patients over the phone. web: Sponsor: MIT Electronic Research Society. Contact Joseph Okor, x3-2060,

Virtual Open House: Tour Of CD-ROM Collection
Katherine Poole
Thu, Jan 15, 10-11:30 am, 7-304, Rotch Library Visual Collections. Not for credit.

Tour the Rotch Visual Collections' CD-ROM Collection. Explore the virtual experiences of architecture and art, from Ancient Egypt to the contemporary art galleries of New York City, via this sampling of today's multimedia CD-ROMs. Refreshments. Contact Katherine Poole,, x3-7098.

Virtual Tour Of Mitnet
Michael Barrow
Thu, Jan 15, 11 am-12:30 pm, 3-133. Limited to 65. Not for credit.

Have you ever wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes as you send and retrieve email or browse the World Wide Web? This presentation will go over the basics of computer networking paying close attention to the network technologies and services in use on MITnet. If you're curious about networking, but not a networking expert, this presentation is for you! Sponsor: Information Systems. Contact Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852.

Visa Issues Relating To Setting Up Your Own Company, Intellectual Property, And Employment
Fri, Jan 23, 2-4:00 pm, 6-120. Not for credit.

The International Students Office will sponsor a workshop focusing on how to set up a company in the US. The Workshop will also cover the topic of Intellectual Property, Visa and other related issues. Sponsor: International Students Office. Contact Chris LaCava, x3-3795.

Volunteer Fair
Thu, Jan 29, 2-3:30 pm, Lobby 13. Not for credit.

Representatives from approximately 30 volunteer organizations from the Cambridge and Greater Boston area will provide literature and answer questions about volunteer opportunities within their organizations. Sponsored by the MIT Public Service Center. Contact, x3-0742.

W89 Open House
Michele DesAutels
Fri, Jan 9, Noon-2 pm, W89, 301 Vassar Street. Limited to 60. Not for credit.

Many of MIT's training opportunitites are now taking place at MIT's Professional Learning Center, building W89 at 301 Vassar St. Center Staff as well as IS Training Services, Personnel Training and Development and SAP's, Management Reporting teams will be on hand to answer questions. Contact Jeanne Cavanaugh, 11-301, x3-0852,

Wall Street Rocket Science
Stephen Ross
Mon, Jan 12, 10:30 am-Noon, E51-345.

What do mathematicians, engineers, and scientists know that could be useful to investment bankers? Contact Stephen Ross, x3-3083.

See "Student Art Association" Series

Web Access To Medline And Biosis
Wed, Jan 14, 2-3:30 pm, 14-0637. Pre-registration required. MIT community only. Limited to 16. Not for credit.

This session will include a demonstration of searching techniques for MEDLINE (PubMed) and BIOSIS on the Web. There will be an opportunity to search the databases for topics in your areas of research. Contact Louisa Worthington, x3-6575 or x3-6728,

Web Quick Start Class
See "Information Systems Series"

Wetland Hydrodynamics: How Water Movement Affects The Fate Of Chemicals
See "Environmental Perspectives" Series

What Color Is Your Pixel? - A Discussion And Critique Of The Visual Component Of Your Work In Science And Engineering
See "Edgerton Center" Series

What Is Depression? How Do You Treat It?
David C. Henderson
Wed, Jan 21, Noon-1 pm, 1-135. Not for credit.

A review of the symptoms and types of depression, a common medical illness, and treatments such as psychotherapy, cognitive therapy, behavioral therapy, and medication, including various antidepressants and their side effects. Contact Sally Ciampa,

What's Happening In Environmental Chemistry At MIT: An Update
Jeffrey Steinfeld
Tue, Jan 6, 1-2:00 pm, 4-145. Not for credit.

A large number of programs addressing environmental issues are getting started or already under way. This session will review these programs and suggest possibilities for interested students to affiliate with these authorities. Cosponsors: Chemistry Dept./Program for Environmental Education and Research. Contact Jeffrey Steinfeld, 2-221, x3-4525,

What to Expect/What's Expected
Wed, Jan 28, 3-4:30 pm, Marlar Lounge, 37-252. Not for credit.

Do you wonder exactly what faculty and research scientists expect of undergraduate researchers? Do you have concerns about authorship? Are you curious about custody of original data? Or intellectual property rights? Have you ever worried about doing the "right" thing? Come to our open panel discussions, featuring role-play scenarios and discussions with faculty members, departmental UROP Coordinators, experienced UROP students, Mentors and Mentees of the UROP Mentor Program, UROP Staff, etc. and find the answers! Contact Melissa Martin, x3-3002,

What is Management Science? What is Operations Research?
Prof. John Little, Prof. Dimitris Bertsimas
Wed,Thu, Jan 28,29, 10 am-Noon, 2-105.

Do you enjoy mathematics and computers? Would you like to apply your skills to business, government and non-profit institutions? Then, come and learn about the fields of operations research and management science, a science for improving the decisions of organizations. Analysts typically use data, mathematical models and computer based information systems. Intended for undergraduates and graduate students considering OR/MS as a course of study. Sponsor: Sloan-Operations Research Center. Contact Amy Cohn,

Where Does Plasma Science and Fusion Energy Fit in the National Agenda?
See "Plasma Science & Fusion Center IAP Open House" Series

Which Medical Career Fits You?
Arnold Weinberg, William Kettyle
Tue, Jan 27, 11 am-12:30 pm, 1-190. Not for credit.

The range of careers in medicine is huge, from hands-on care through research, administration and politics. The approach may be at the molecular, cellular, organism, family or global level. Life and work styles, income and professional satisfaction are important issues. Let¹s talk. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Which Mutual Fund Should I Invest in?
Glenn Ellison
Fri, Jan 9, 10:30 am-Noon, E51-372.

This talk will discuss recent academic research on a number of topics relevant to the choice between mutual funds , e.g. how have actively managed and index funds performed and does past performance predict future performances, and offer nonspecific investment advice. Contact Glenn Ellison, x3-8702,

Who are the American Elites?
Peter Temin
Mon, Jan 26, 1-2:30 pm, E51-372.

Despite the myriad things that have changed in America in the last century, the demographic and ethnic composition of the business elite appears recognizably the same. This talk will compare business leaders with congressmen and America¹s richest people to try to uncover the reasons for the stable composition of business leaders. Contact Peter Temin, x3-3126,

Who Proved Fermat's Theorem?
Jim Propp
Tue, Jan 27, 2-3:00 pm, 2-105. Not for credit.

Did Fermat have a proof of his famous "Last Theorem?" Why do most mathematicians believe that he didn't? And why do most mathematicians believe that a proof has finally been found, even though they haven't seen it? This lecture is intended for a general audience (i.e., not just math majors) and for those interested in a foretaste of Propp's seminar "Fermat's Last Theorem in Context," to be offered in the spring. Contact Jim Propp,, x3-6544.

Why Does a Motor Turn, and What Does This Have to do with Fusion?
See "Plasma Science & Fusion Center IAP Open House" Series

Why Have Infectious Agents Emerged in the Era of Antimicrobial Drug?
See "Biology Department IAP Lectures"

Window To Paris: Film Screening
Steven Coe
Fri, Jan 30, 7:00 pm, 66-110. Not for credit.

WINDOW TO PARIS (Okno v Parizh) (dir. Yuri Mamin, 1994). This comedy, set in 1992 St. Petersburg, looks at how a group of Russians try to deal with life in the "Brave New World" of the post-communist order when they are given direct access to "The West." Introduction and discussion with Steven Coe, who will be teaching a course in Russian film at MIT this spring. Contact Steven Coe, , x3-3599.

Windows '95/NT Quick Start
See "Information Systems Series"

The Wise Dental Consumer
Richard Doff
Mon, Jan 5, Noon-1 pm, 1-135. Not for credit.

The more you know about dental disease, the better your opportunity to prevent it or choose different treatment options. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Women & Cars: What's it all about?
Betty Lou McClanahan
Fri, Jan 23, Noon-2 pm, Bartos Theatre (Media Lab). Not for credit.

What do women need to know about cars? Driving? What IS driving anyways?!! This two hour lecture by instructors from the famed Skip Barber Driving School will address these issues, from the woman's point of view. Some time will be spent in open discussion. We want your feedback! Preregister by email, including a brief statement about what you'd like to learn, or any other thoughts you might have about driving or cars. Contact Betty Lou McClanahan,

Women and Heart Disease Prevention
Linda Brown
Thu, Jan 22, Noon-1 pm, 1-135. Not for Credit

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both women and men. What are the basic risk factors and prevention strategies for women? Contact Sally Ciampa,

Women¹s Luncheon Series
Prof. Hammonds
Thu, Jan 8,15,22, Noon-2 pm, 2-143.

The MIT Women¹s Collective is sponsoring a series of four luncheons for women of the MIT community. The purpose of the luncheons is to facilitate communication about issues that affect women, both within MIT and the world. Student of all levels, faculty, and staff are invited. Sponsor: MIT Women¹s Collective. Contact Susan Buchman,

Women in Medicine
Prof. Margery Resnick
Tue, Jan 20,27, 2-4:00 pm, 14E-310. Limited to 25. Preference will be given to the first 25 to preregister. Refreshments will be served. Not for credit.

Although women now constitute almost 50% of medical students, there are still subtle and overt barriers that women face in the course of medical careers. In this two part seminar, students will have the opportunity to learn about the latest research that defines these problems and to meet women at all levels of training, including medical students, residents and staff physicians in medicine and surgery. They will learn first hand the strategies female physicians utilize to manage lives split between research, teaching and clinical medicine. The leader of this seminar, Dr. Phyllis Carr (MGH, Harvard Medical School), has just completed work as one of the principal investigators for a study of Women, Minorities, and Generalists in Academic Medicine for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in which the progress of women and minority physicians is compared with that of non-minority men. The first session, Dr. Carr, Colleen Buggs, HMS IV, Dr. Erica Brownfield, a 3rd year resident in medicine at MGH, and Dr. Susan Briggs, a staff surgeon at MGH will discuss the essentials of training and established medical practice today. The second meeting will give students the opportunity to meet working female physicians to learn how they deal with the work problems through mentoring, networking and negotiation skills. Sponsor: Women¹s Studies. Contact Michele Oshima, 14E-316, x3-8844,

Word '97 - Taming the Beast
See "Information Systems Series"

Word Quick Start
See "Information Systems Series"

Word User Group
See "Information Systems Series"

Working After Graduation: Immigration Concerns
Presented by an Immigration Lawyer
Wed, Jan 21, Noon-1:30 pm, 26-100. Not for credit.

A Boston attorney, specializing in immigration, will present a seminar focusing on rules regulating employment opportunities after graduation for international graduates. Sponsor: International Students Office. Contact Chris LaCava, x3-3795.

Working On Athena (Working)
See "Athena Minicourses" Series

A Workshop On The Use Of A Finite Element Program: The ADINA System
A. Iosilevich, Prof. K.J. Bathe
Tue,Wed, Jan 20,21, 11 am-12:30 pm and 2-5:00 pm, 4-035. Preregistration required. Limited to 20. Not for credit.

Finite element methods are now widely used in engineering practice. General purpose finite element codes are abundantly employed as important tools in engineering analysis and design. The objective of this workshop is to teach you how to use the general purpose finite element program ADINA (available for use on Athena) for the analysis of structures, fluid flows and heat transfer. Emphasis is on the usage of the graphical user interface to construct finite element models. No previous knowledge of the finite element method is required. The workshop is primarily designed for undergraduate students. Space is limited since every student will use a terminal and run the ADINA System. Contact Alex Iosilevich, 3-359, x3-0071,

Worry: Controlling It And Using It Wisely
Edward Hallowell
Wed, Jan 14, 1:30-2:30 pm, 1-190. Not for credit.

A combination of biological and psychological factors will be explored to show how worry weaves its way into our lives. Learn techniques to manage and use worry before it becomes overwhelming. Contact Sally Ciampa,

Woyzeck (1979)
See "Deutsches Film Fest" Series

Writing On The Board Without Chalk: Using Technology When You Lecture
Katie Livingston
Tue, Jan 13, 10:30 am-Noon, 2-132. Preregister by Jan 9. Not for credit.

How can you utilize web-based bulletin boards, electronic mailing lists, Athena applications when you teach. Learn about these and other uses of classroom technologies. Open to faculty, students and staff. Sponsor: Registrar's Office. Contact Peter D. Bedrosian, E19-335, x3-5267,

Xess (Xess)
See "Athena Minicourses" Series

Year 2000 And You
See "Information Systems Series"

Yiddish Language And Culture
See "Hillel Series"

Yoga: The Science Of Human Perfection
Swami Sarvagatananda
Fri, Jan 9-30, 5:15-6:30 pm, MIT Chapel. Not for credit.

The Yoga disciplines help us to gain perfection from the point of total personality which includes moral, physical, mental and spiritual levels of being. Yoga is free from all dogmas, faiths and beliefs. It treats human development as a science. Anyone can practice Yoga and experience its results. There are four steps to this practice; moral excellence, physical fitness, mental equillibrium and spiritual realization. These four steps will be discussed in a series of four IAP talks. Contact Swami Sarvagatananda, 661-2011 or x3-2327,

Yoga as Moral Excellence Fri Jan 9

Yoga as Physical Fitness Fri, Jan 16

Yoga as Mental Equillibrium Fri, Jan 23

Yoga as Spiritual Realization Fri, Jan 30

Zzzzzz: All About Sleep
John Winkelman
Mon, Jan 5, 1-2:00 pm, 1-190. Not for credit.

For many people, sleep is anything but routine and stress free. An expert on sleep discusses insomnia, unusual sleep patterns, conditions that interfere with sleep, and current diagnostic and treatment techniques. Contact Sally Ciampa,

3rd Annual IAP Festival Of Animation
Stephanie Miller
Tue, Jan 6-27, 8:00 pm, 6-120. Not for credit.

Animation Around The World I Jan 6

Animation Around The World II Jan 13

Wallace, Gromit, & Friends - The Best Of Aardman Animations Jan 20

Sick And Twisted Animation Jan 27

Contact Stephanie Miller, x5-1769,

3rd Annual MIT IAP XEvil Tournament
Schedule TBA. Preregistration is preferred, but not required. Not for credit.

XEvil is an interactive killing game written by Steve Hardt SM'96. To play on athena, type the following at the athena prompt: add games; xevil& for more information, email and, or visit

The 7th Annual Public Speaking Workshop
Michael Stanley
Tue, Jan 20,27, 8:00 pm, W20-423.

MIT students have great ideas, but sometimes we have trouble expressing them. If this sounds familiar, the Debate Team Public Speaking Workshop is for you. We will cover the rudiments of public speaking - style, technique, use of humor, etc. Contact Michael Stanley,, x5-6322.

24th Annual Student Academy Awards Compilation
Chris Pomiecko
Wed, Jan 21, 7:00 pm, 14E-310. Not for credit.

This 40-minute compilation tape represents the winning entries in the 24th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. Categories include best animation and best live-action short film. Contact Chris Pomiecko,, x3-3599.