IAP 99 Non-Credit Activities by Sponsor

Sloan School of Management

Financial Patents -- Promoting Progress in Financial Engineering
Franco Modigliani , Andrew Lo, Jeff Meldman, Francis Vitagliano
Tue Jan 19, Wed Jan 20, Thu Jan 21, Fri Jan 22, 02-03:30pm, 66-110

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
Prereq: none
Join Professors Franco Modigliani, Andrew Lo, Jeff Meldman, financial practitioner Francis Vitagliano, and patent attorney James Bolinger for an exciting exploration of Wall Street's hottest new phenomenon -- Financial Patents! The four sessions in this series will feature (1) an overview of U.S. patent law, including the patentability of software, (2) an introduction to finance and financial engineering, (3) a class on the specifics of financial patents, and (4) a discussion with Professor Modigliani and Mr. Vitagliano about their experiences in obtaining a patent on their own financial invention. The content will be aimed at undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff who are interested in the role financial patents currently play in the financial system, and what role they will play in the near future. No previous knowledge about patent law or finance is required.
Contact: Jeff Meldman, E52-102, x3-4932, jmeldman@mit.edu

Surviving MIT Using Organization, Time Management and Interpersonal Skills
Samantha Arrington
Thu Jan 28, 05:30-07:30pm, E51-149

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event
Prereq: None
Learn the ins and outs of dealing with people, the benefits of organization and the art of time management.
Contact: Samantha Arrington, E52-440, x3-7006, samarr@mit.edu

The Lemelson-MIT Awards Program's Innovation Forum
Mr. Jacob Rabinow '98 Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree
Tue Jan 19, 06:30-08:30pm, E15-070 Bartos Theat, MIT Media Lab

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event
Prereq: N/A
Topic: "Cultivating a Lifetime of Innovation; Creating Inventions that Work." Mr. Rabinow, at 88 years old, has been inventing since he was a child. He holds 230 patents in fields as diverse as ordnance, horology, reading machines, and the mail sorting machine used by the U.S. Postal Service. For a complete profile on Mr. Rabinow see website. Reception to follow.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/invent/www/rabinow.html
Contact: Shannon Peavey, Communications Officer, E38-129, x8-0632, speavey@mit.edu

What is Management Science?/What is Operations Research?
John Little , Tom Magnanti
Wed Jan 6, Thu Jan 7, 10am-12:00pm, 2-105, E51-010, lunch 1/7/99 12-1 in E40-106

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)
Prereq: none
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 decisions of organizations. They typically use data, mathematical modes and computer based information systems. Intended for undergraduates and graduate students considering OR/MS as a field of study. It is suggested that participants attend both sessions. Co-sponsored by the Sloan School of Management and the Operations Research Center.
Contact: Marina Zaretski, E40-130, x3-7412, mzar@mit.edu

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