Archived Programs

Current political events in the USA reveal social cohesion is fragmented and increasingly polarized. This limits the opportunity and desire for people to engage across political lines. Well-established models of conflict escalation signal that these constitute warning flags for future violent... Read more

Neurodiversity at MIT and Design for Everyone

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:00pm

Rafiq Abdus-Sabur

President and CEO of The Empowered Brain Institute

Finn Gardiner

Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network

MIT is a neurologically diverse place, but the resources, workspaces and technologies we use often don’t reflect that. Sometimes simple changes can significantly expand accessibility to people who have neurological differences like autism, dyslexia, ADHD, or epilepsy, but designers and... Read more

Hack Your Mind: Sleep Better Tonight

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:00pm

Zan Barry

Senior Program Manager, Community Wellness, MIT Medical. Her community health programs at MIT include mindfulness and stress reduction, sleep health, eating concerns, and health behavior change.

Join us for a fun and substantive program on learning how to use mindfulness techniques for better quality sleep. How does the study of mindfulness intersect with the study of insomnia and other sleep difficulties? Learn about research into the beneficial effects of mindfulness practices that... Read more

Community Climate Conversations

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 6:00pm

Join the conversation! Meet fellow MIT students, other local green organizations, and like-minded MIT faculty and staff who are interested in tackling climate change. 

Community organizations and social entrepreneurs can sign-up for 90 second "pitches" to share their goals and... Read more

Being, Thinking, Doing (Or Not!): Ethics in Your Life

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

This spring semester, we continue to host our undergraduate ethics seminar, Being, Thinking, Doing (Or Not!): Ethics in Your Life, in cooperation with the MIT Philosophy Department (Course 24.191 in Room 32-D461 from 7:00-8:30pm). Philosophy Professor Sally Haslanger will be co-... Read more