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March 13, 2009

MIT Alum Authors' Night Coffee House


Our alums are an exciting group with fascinating interests going far beyond their studies — join us for our MIT Alum Authors’ Coffee House presentations. Their books range from dire medical warnings, to commercializing technological innovation, to the art of neon and architectural environment, to the relationship of the middle class to real estate ownership, to programming and nondestructive testing. Some of these books are startlingly close to major issues of the day!

For anyone even remotely contemplating publishing, we are fortunate to have Vilma Barr who is a Text Developer, in addition to being an author. She will open the evening with a tutorial on what publishers are looking for in books today, what topics would interest them, how to develop and prepare a manuscript, and what resources are available to a prospective author. An author in her own right, she has published in several areas relating to the human interface with architecture.

So, come meet Vilma, Mike Chonoles, Len Davidson, Jeff Hornstein, Joel Kauffman, Emmanuel Papadakis, Joe Touhill and Wink Weinberg over dessert and coffee. Each will speak to the assembled group about his/her books, and we will have time during a break and after the presentations to meet each author individually.

Date: Friday, March 13, 2009

Time: 6:45 PM - Dessert, Coffee & tea
         7:00 - Authors Program

Location: The Cynwyd Club
         332 Trevor Lane, Bala-Cynwyd, PA 19004
         Phone: 610-667-4524
         Directions described below
         MapQuest Directions & Map

Cost: $15 for Dues-paying Club Members & their Guests
          $15 for Author's Guests
          $25 for Non-members

Reservations: via MIT Infinite Connection (by Wednesday, March 11):

Club Membership -- Join or Renew on-line:

For Questions: John Wilkens 610-444-3242
         e-mail: j.a.wilkens@alum.mit.edu

The Cynwyd Club is near the intersection of Rt. 23 and Rt. 1 in Bala Cynwyd, PA. At this intersection head north on Rt. 23, Conshohocken State Road. Go three long blocks, about 0.4 mile. Continue straight/slight right onto Llandrillo Road (do NOT go left following Rt. 23). Go one block on Llandrillo Road and at the “Y” make a partial left onto Trevor Lane. The Clubhouse and parking are immediately on the left side of the road.

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March 20, 2009

MIT 10 Theater Night: Shakespeare's Land of the Dead

Join fellow MIT and Harvard alums for a night of intellectual comedy on Friday, March 20. We will see "William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead", by John Heimbuch.
This east coast premiere recounts William Shakespeare's fight against the undead in a zombie plague that spread to the Globe Playhouse in 1599. It combines the horror genre with meticulously researched characters and events from Shakespeare’s life.
Contact: Mark Skandera at skan@alum.mit.edu, who will purchase tickets early in the week to receive a group discount.

Cost: $12 for tickets if you reserve with us. Three tickets remain as of Wednesday, 3/18. You may pay Mark at the theatre. (Normal ticket price: $22.50.)


Date: Friday, March 20th

Happy Hour: 6:00 - 7:30 PM: Happy Hour
              Tavern 17, 220 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia
              Tavern 17 Web site.

Play: 8:00 PM: "William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead"
              Plays and Players Theatre
              1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia
              Plays and Players Web site

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March 25, 2009

Admitted Students Meeting

      Join fellow MIT Alums and current students for a reception to welcome students admitted to the MIT Class of 2013. This is a very popular event for prospective students and their families, and we welcome our alums and encourage current students to participate in this celebration.

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Embassy Suites Hotel - Philadelphia Airport
         9000 Bartram Avenue, Philadelphia 19153
         Phone: 215-365-4500
         Hotel Web site
         Free Parking; Directions below

Cost: MIT Club Members and their Guests - $20.00
        Non-Club Members and their Guests - $30.00
        Current MIT Student - Free
        MIT Class of 2013 - Free
        Parent or other Family Member of a Student - $15.00

Reservations: via MIT Infinite Connection:

Club Membership -- Join or Renew on-line:

For Questions: Lucie Wilkens
         e-mail: L.S.Wilkens@alum.mit.edu

Directions from I-95 to Embassy Suites:
   From the North:
      I-95 South to Exit 12B -- Phila. Airport, "Lester/Cargo City"
      Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Bartram Avenue
      Turn right into Embassy Suites

  From the South:
      I-95 North to Exit 10 -- Route 291
      Turn left at first light onto Bartram Avenue
      Stay on Bartram for 0.7 mile
      Turn right into Embassy Suites

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