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Announcements & Opportunities

 

Course on Race, Gender and Sexuality in Americas (21L.52 Weird Americas - American Authors):

This course examines how contemporary North and Latin American authors have reflected on race, gender, sexuality and national identity through horror, magical realism and science fiction.

Some of the texts will include Toni Morrison's "Beloved", Octavia Butler's "Wild Seed", Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude", Margaret Atwood's "Onyx", and Crake & Samuel Delaney's "Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand", as well as short stories by Jorge Luis Borges, H.P. Lovecraft and Silvina Ocampo. We will also analyze the Brazilian graphic novel "Daytripper", the Canadian television series "Oprah Black", the Wachowski's film "Jupiter Ascending" and the music of Janelle Monae.

View trailer for the course at: https//www.dropbox.com/ooykxo76ebfny/WeirdAmericas.mp4

Unites: 12 / HASS credit

When: Fall 2016, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1PM - 2:30PM

Questions: Contact Dr. Joaquin Terrones (jsterron@mit.edu)

TGIF with Northrop Grumman (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Northrop Grumman at its TGIF! Free food, raffles, and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: September, 9th, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: W20-201

TGIF with Cisco (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Cisco at its TGIF! Free food, raffles, and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: September 16th, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: W20-491

TGIF with Procter & Gamble (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Procter & Gamble at its TGIF! Free food, raffles, and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: September 30th, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: W20-407

Employer Information Session with NASA JPL (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know NASA JPL at its Employer Information Session! Free food and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Time: 6PM-8PM

Location: W20-304

TGIF with Capital One (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Capital One at its TGIF! Free food, raffles, and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: October, 14th, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: W20-491

Social Hour with Draper Laboratory (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Draper at its Social Hour! Free food, raffles, and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: Friday, October 21st, 2016

Time: 12PM-2PM

Location: W20-201

ProPublica Scholarships to attend 2016 Joint Convention for National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ):

ProPublica Scholarships to attend 2016 Joint Convention for National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ): ProPublica, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest, is willing to provide scholarships for 4 student journalists of color to attend the joint National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Conference in Washington, DC this summer.

For more information about registration rates and deadlines, please visit: http://www.nabjnahj.com/#registration

Convention dates: August 3rd-7th, 2016

Pre-Registration ends June 1st, 2016, after this date you must register on-site.

For more information: http://www.nist.gov/surfgaithersburg/

Discover UChicago: Expenses-Paid Visit Program Application Now Open:

The University of Chicago is now accepting applications for their Discover UChicago program, an expenses-paid visit weekend to be held October 20th-22nd, 2016 for candidates traditionally underrepresented in their fields planning to apply to graduate school in the Fall of 2016.

Students interested in doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, social service administration, and business, as well as master's programs in the majority of our schools and divisions, are encouraged to apply online by August 15th, 2016. In particular, students from underrepresented backgrounds, first generation students, and women in STEM fields are invited to apply. Fore more information, please visit: grad.uchicago.edu/admissions.discover.

If you have questions, please email: gradadmissions@uchicago.edu

Blueport eCommerce/Employment Opportunities:

If you are an alumni/ae or soon to be graduate interested in web development opportunities at a small eCommerce company in the South End of Boston - a list of available opportunities can be found at http://blueportcommerce.mytribehr.com/careers.

If you are interested in junior positions, please email Marcos Elugardo at Melugardo@blueport.com.

Volunteer Opportunities for Upward Bound:

Volunteer Tutors are needed at the MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program to provide academic assistance, in the areas of Math, English, Science, Social Science, and World Language, to low-income and first-generation high school students in our after school tutorial program. High school level tutoring experience is preferred. The program is seeking individuals who are able to commit at least one day per week, with a minimum commitment of 2 hours per day.

Tutors are needed on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00 - 6:00pm and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00 - 7:00pm. All after school programming takes place at the Program's main office, which is located at 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Room N52-130, Cambridge, MA 02139. Participants must attend all sessions.

For consideration, please forward a letter of interest and a resume to: upwardbound@mit.edu. For more information, please contact Ms. Evette M. Layne, Director, at the above email address or call 617-253-5124

STEM Funding and Research Opportunities:

Still looking for a summer research opportunities or STEM funding? Make sure to check out PathwaystoScience.org to learn more about over 800 summer programs you can take advantage of or for information on financial support you might need for Graduate school.

Paid Summer 2016 Undergraduate Research Placements:
Over 800 programs -- NSF REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/undergrads.aspx

For opportunities specifically in Engineering: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/engineering.aspx

For Financial Support in Graduate School:
Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/grad.aspx

The Negrev is Now Hiring:

The Negev is now hiring at thegev.com for every position imaginable. The Negev is a booming housing company in San Francisco and if you are unsure of how your degree or experience can fit in with them, just remember they are a small start-up and everyone contributes to every part of the company. Interphase alumuni Lauren Spite who studied chemistry, for example, did chemo research and is now in charge of finances.

Simply send your resume to Lauren at lauren@thenegev.com. Even if you already have a job offer in place, for after MIT you never know what else is out there. Or, if you are looking for a change and need a way to get your foot in a new door - this is your chance.