An article about Joan Jonas in the Tuesday, April 29 issue of The Tech incorrectly stated that the her work at the Venice Biennale would be multimedia. In fact, the nature of Jonas’s exhibition is not yet known.
‘Major gift’ endows new food, water lab
MIT alumnus Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel ’78 has provided a “major gift” to establish the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) according to an MIT press release.
No. 6 rejoins IFC after years away
MIT’s fourth oldest fraternity, The Number Six Club (No. 6), has rejoined the Interfraternity Council after being an Independent Living Group for almost six years. No. 6, MIT’s chapter of Delta Psi, had left the IFC in 2008 due to disagreements over the Clearinghouse system used during Rush.
Join MIT Commuter Connections for Bike Awareness Day 2014 on Wednesday, May 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the steps of the Student Center. Register your bike with MIT Parking and Transportation. You can also participate in the Mass Commuter Challenge to get free giveaways, including helmets, leg bands, lights, and popcorn.
MIT Professor Lazarus researched solar wind
Editor’s Note: John Belcher, an MIT physics professor, was a close colleague of Alan Lazarus. Marianne Lazarus, the wife of Alan Lazarus, and his daughter, Julia, contributed to this obituary.
From its very beginnings, “Game of Thrones,” has been riddled with sexual brutality. The franchise, which started as a series of fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin about a bleak, feudal world, has at various times included a warrior king who claims his child bride on their wedding night and the gang rape of a young woman by “half a hundred shouting men behind a tanner’s shop.”
MERS virus found in United States for first time
A new virus that has killed more than 100 people in the Middle East has been found in the United States for the first time, in an Indiana health care worker who recently returned from Saudi Arabia, federal health officials said Friday.
NEW DELHI — At least 28 Muslims have been killed in three separate attacks on western villages in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, where long-simmering tensions have pitted members of the Bodo tribal group, who are demanding a separate state, against non-Bodo residents, including Muslims.
Study reveals sizable increase in diabetes among children
For years doctors have warned of a rising epidemic of diabetes among children. Yet there has been surprisingly little firm data on the extent of this disease among younger Americans.
Obama orders policy review of executions
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared this week’s botched execution in Oklahoma “deeply disturbing” and directed the attorney general Friday to review how the death penalty is applied in the United States at a time when it has become increasingly debated.
Mixed verdict in Apple-Samsung patent fight
SAN JOSE, Calif. — A federal jury said on Friday that Apple and Samsung had infringed each other’s patents on some mobile devices, a split decision in the latest court fight between the two technology giants.
Sweet spring supplies sunny scenes
As green continues popping up here and there, it is clearer and clearer that spring is here. This week, in particular, will be a really nice week. Temperatures will stay between 40F and 70F throughout the week, although with a few showers towards the tail side.
UPCOMING HOME EVENTS
Tuesday, May 6
Stage set for the Champions League final in Lisbon
Everything is set for Saturday, May 24. Soccer fans have already marked their calendars for European soccer’s biggest night: the Champions League final. This year it will take place in Lisbon, Portugal in Benfica’s stadium, the Estadio da Luz.
2014 NFL schedule undergoes multiple changes
The 2014 NFL schedule was released last Wednesday night, and once again it is backloaded with divisional games, something the NFL has done over the past few seasons to emphasize the importance of facing divisional opponents in deciding playoff spots. This year, 57 of the 96 intradivisional games take place in the last two months, with 35 alone in December.
Events May 06 – May 12
Events May 06 – May 12 Tuesday (5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) Taste of India, with free food, performances, and dances, hosted by MIT Sangam and the GSC Activities Committee — Walker Memorial (7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) MIT Chamber Music Society Jazz Combos Concert, sponsored by Music and Theater Arts — Killian Hall Wednesday (11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) MIT Police Laptop Tagging and Registration, $10 cash or MIT cost object per item, sponsored by IS&T Computing Help Desk — Lobby 10 Thursday (12 p.m. – 1 p.m.) Energy 101 Session: An Introduction to Oil and Gas, sponsored by the MIT Energy Club — E51-325 (5 p.m. – 7 p.m.) Comparative Media Studies/Writing and the MIT Game Lab host Philip Jones and show his documentary “Gaming in Color” — E14-633 Friday (5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) MIT D-Lab Spring Showcase and Open House — N51, 3rd floor (8 p.m. – 11 p.m.) LSC shows Blue is the Warmest Color, tickets for sale in Lobby 16 for $4 — 26-100 Saturday (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.) Family Day at the List: Graphic Text Workshop, family-friendly tour at 2 p.m., free and open to all — E15 (8 p.m. – 10 p.m.) MIT Concert Choir and Orchestra: Verdi Requiem, free in advance via Eventbrite, $5 at the door — Kresge auditorium Sunday (11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) BBQ and frisbee to celebrate Lag BaOmer with MIT Hillel — Kresge lawn (7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble performs the music of Irving Berlin — Killian Hall Monday (4:15 – 5:15 p.m.) Nuclear and Particle Physics Colloquium, with speaker Simona Murgia from UC-Irvine — 26-414 (6 p.m. – 7 p.m.) Texas Culture Night, sponsored by the Technology Policy Students Society — NW86-185 (Sid Pac seminar room) Send your campus events to email@example.com.