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The annual International Open House and "Evening with MIT Faculty" will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 30 in the Bush Room (10-105) to welcome international newcomers to the Institute.
The Open House, sponsored by the International Students Office and the International Scholars Office, is an informal gathering designed to help international students, research scholars, faculty and their families get settled here. Members of the MIT community are invited to stop in from 11am-3pm and answer questions. Representatives from various campus organizations and services will also be on hand. A special play area will be set aside for children. Volunteers are also needed.
The "Evening with the MIT Faculty" will take place from 7:30-9pm. The panel of MIT professors will be chaired by Samuel J. Keyser, professor emeritus of linguistics and philosophy.
For more information or to volunteer to help with the open house, call the International Students Office at x3-3795, the International Scholars Office at x3-2851, or Maria Brennan, international students advisor, at x3-3795.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on August 23, 2000.