Thursday, April 24, 2014
Patrick Winston -- Brains, Minds, and Machines
MIT’s new Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines aims to develop a computationally centered understanding of human intelligence. Computer scientists, cognitive scientists, and neuroscientists will take major steps toward understanding how intelligence is grounded in computation, how those computations develop in childhood, how those computations are implemented in neural systems, and how social interaction amplifies the power of those computations. The answers will lead to applications far more advanced than Siri and Watson. In his talk, Professor Winston will focus on the Center’s emerging work on systems that understand the visual world. Dinner meeting at the China Garden restaurant in Arlington. $29 members/guests; $34 non-members. Login and register by April 20. Only 4 seats left as of Saturday 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Robert E. Simon -- Education in America
The MIT Club joins the Harvard Club for a dinner conversation with Robert E. Simon, founder of Reston. Mr. Simon will speak on "Education in America." The evening's program will begin with drinks and full buffet dinner prepared by Chef Chris of Hogan Lovells. $45 MIT Club Members and their guests; $70 for nonmembers. Club members must log in prior to registering to select member or guest tickets. Register by midnight, April 24.
Saturday, May 03, 2014
16th Annual University Row as the Virginia Gold Cup Steeplechase
Are you ready to dress your best, head out to the race tracks, enjoy the spring sun, and be part of a grand social gathering steeped in tradition and fun? The Virginia Gold Cup is having its 89th running on May 3, 2014. The MIT tent will host alumni from the Ivy League, Seven Sisters, Stanford, Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Amherst, and Williams. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet and open bar all day long at the largest alumni social gathering in the Mid-Atlantic. For more information see www.mitdc.org/IvySocialClub. Register at www.showclix.com/event/MIT-IvyLeague2014.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
National Cathedral Bishop's Garden Tour
Tour the Bishop’s Garden on the south side of the Cathedral, planned by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. and Florence Brown Bratenahl. Rain or shine. $6 members/guests; $7 non-members. Login and register by May 1.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Clarence G. Williams -- The Blacks at MIT History Project
Professor Williams, Adjunct Prof. of Urban Studies, Emeritus, will speak about the "Blacks at MIT History Project." Joint MIT Club of DC & BAMIT dinner meeting at the China Garden in Arlington. $29 MIT Club and BAMIT members/guests; $34 non-members. Login and register by May 18.