Keep an eye on this website, and our mailings, as we plan our seminars and outings for this year!
An Excursion to Newport, Rhode Island
Thursday, September 22, 2016
8:00am - 4:30pm
Coordinator: Nancy Alusow
Take an exceptional trip with us to Newport, Rhode Island! We'll visit wonderful historic sites including the Touro Synagogue, the nation's oldest Jewish house of worship and Rough Point, the Doris Duke Estate! We'll hear presentations and guided tours that bring the history to life, and have time to explore the grounds of each stop on our own. Join us and you'll be treated to a delicious lunch at Hotel Viking. Round trip bus accommodations will be provided from our Cambridge campus and Lincoln Lab. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible!
Spring Luncheon at Endicott House
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Featured speaker: MIT Prof. Charles Stewart, III, Dept. of Political Science
This year's Spring Luncheon at Endicott House featured Charles Stewart, MIT's Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science, with a talk on the 2016 Presidential Election Thus Far, which our administrative assistant Anthony Farrell titled: "The Rumble in the Thunderdome: Helping Build a Better Tomorrow" (he promises that it's actually a clever joke).
The early months of the 2016 presidential election season challenged expectations about how parties nominate their candidates and how primary voters respond to these candidates. We review why the race has been so shocking, wondered how we might have seen this coming, and looked ahead to the dynamics of the general election, with great reassurances from Prof. Stewart that, whatever outcome was ahead, America had been through hard times before, and would survive hard times again.Click here for pictures, from Elsa Tian!
Quick Draw: A Crash Course for Absolute Beginners
We were pleased to host a new 5-week workshop to inspire your inner artist, led by Mauricio Cordero. The course began by providing a simple explanation of how the thought process interferes with the ability to draw. Class participants then explored how "natural-born" talents approach drawing.
By practicing the most effective drawing techniques and applying the latest in cognitive research, Mauricio guided novice/absolute beginners to draw what they see. We plan to organize a art exhibit in the near future to show off the resulting work!
Mauricio Cordero: Visit his website here
Memoir writing series (ongoing)
“Everyone has a story to tell”
Next class: Tuesday, September TBD, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
292 Main Street, Bldg. E38-259 (access via 254)
Instructor: Nita Regnier
MIT Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies,
Association of MIT Retirees advisory committee member
The series is on hiatus, and will return in September.
If you are interested in joining us when the class resumes, please get in touch with us!
Let us know if you are interested in the memoir writing series.
Please call 617-253-57914 or email email@example.com.