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March 06, 2012

Author Matthew Pearl to Speak on New Novel Featuring MIT at the Philadelphia Free Library

      Novelist Matthew Pearl will be speaking at an event where he will discuss two of his books, including "The Technologists" -- a mystery novel centered around ingenious MIT students at the time of the Institute's founding. This is a Library event, which we are announcing because of its interest to MIT alums.

Mr. Pearl writes to tell us that: " 'The Technologists' is a historical novel about the first class at MIT--the class of 1868. In the story of my book, a small clique of these first students must band together to stop a technological threat to Boston."

"I am not an MIT affiliate or alum, but like many people around the world MIT always fascinated me and when I sat down to write my fourth novel this felt like the perfect topic. MIT has been very supportive, and the launch event for the novel [was] at the MIT Museum. I am also being interviewed for an upcoming issue of Technology Review."

Mr. Pearl's book has been celebrated by MIT, and there is an enthusiastic write-up on the MIT Web site's "Slice of MIT". More information and a book "trailer" can be found at: www.techthriller.com and on Mr. Pearl's Web site: www.matthewpearl.com." (book cover image courtesy of MIT).

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Philadelphia Free Library
         Central Library, Elkins Room
         1901 Vine Street
         Philadelphia, PA 19103
         Phone: 215-686-5322
         Library event page     Map & Directions

Cost: Free, but reservations are encouraged

Reservations: Via the Library Web site: http://bozpearl.eventbrite.com/

Club Membership: Join or Renew on-line:

For Questions: John Wilkens, e-mail: John@WilkensLink.net

Posted by webmaster at 07:30 PM

March 17, 2012

Roebling Museum Tour

      Create a wire cable for an incline railway to lift canal barge traffic over the Allegheny mountains. Leverage that knowledge to create a wire suspension cable for bridges, and use that technology to build the most enduring symbol of suspension bridges in the world, the Brooklyn Bridge. The MIT Club of the Delaware Valley will learn, in a docent-led tour, about those achievements and more about the growth of a 120 year old family owned business when we visit the Roebling Museum.
From the museum Web site we learn that “the exhibitions explore many facets of the Roebling story including: the family, Roebling businesses and products, engineering marvels such as the Brooklyn Bridge, steel and wire rope production and the immigrant story as told by the personal stories of the workers who lived in the model company town of Roebling. A former gateway to the Roebling Mill, the main gate museum building once served as the passage point for thousands of workers on their way to the steel mill each day.” Photos courtesy of Bob Radcliffe (bridge) and the Roebling Museum (museum).

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon

Location: Roebling Museum
         1495 Hornberger Avenue, Roebling, NJ 08554
             (use this street address for GPS)
         Phone: 609-499-7200
         Museum Web site      Map & Directions

Cost: MIT Club Members and their Guests - $6
        Non-Club Members and their Guests - $16
        Kids 6-20 years - $3
        Children under 6 - free

Reservations: via MIT Infinite Connection:

Club Membership -- Join or Renew on-line:

For Questions: Bob Radcliffe
         e-mail: bobrad1248@aol.com

Posted by webmaster at 10:00 AM

March 27, 2012

Admitted Students Meeting

      Join fellow MIT Alums and current students for a reception to welcome students admitted to the MIT Class of 2015. 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: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel
         500 Stevens Drive, Philadelphia 19113
         Phone: 610-521-5900
         Hotel Web site  Directions  Free parking

Cost: MIT Club Members and their Guests - $20.00
        Non-Club Members and their Guests - $30.00
        Current MIT Student - Free
        MIT Class of 2016 - Free
        Parent or other Family Member of a Student - $15.00

Current students discuss their lives at MIT and answer questions from admittees.

Reservations: via MIT Infinite Connection:

Club Membership -- Join or Renew on-line:

For Questions: Tracy Sadowski
         e-mail: tracys@alum.mit.edu

Posted by webmaster at 06:00 PM

March 29, 2012

MIT-10 Happy Hour: Public House

Join other Philadelphia-area MIT alums for drinks and snacks at Public House. We’ll be there starting at 5:30pm so come on over right after work and meet some other alumni!
No signup needed, just stop by when you can! Michael Menard, Class of '07, will host this gathering. For more information, you may contact Michael at michael.robert.menard@gmail.com.

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012

Time: 5:30 to 7:00pm

Cost: Free Snacks, Cash Bar

Location: Public House
       1801 Arch Street Philadelphia PA 19103
        (Corner of 18th and Arch),

Phone: 215-587-9040

Web site: Public House - Web site

Posted by webmaster at 05:30 PM