Topics of campus events this week range from graphic design to transportation studies. Some details:
This year's Misawa Lecture at the Media Lab will be delivered by renowned graphic designer Paul Rand, professor emeritus at Yale University, in Bartos Theater (Rm E15-070) on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 10-11:30am. The event is free and open to the public. Professor Rand created the logos for IBM Corp., ABC Broadcasting, UPS, NEXT, The Limited, and many other familar symbols of corporate America. Refreshments will be served before and after the presentation. Contact Elizabeth Marrin at x3-0356 or
WORKING GROUP SESSION
The Working Group on Support Staff Issues will sponsor a presentation organized by its reengineering task group entitled "Thinking about Changing Jobs?" on Thursday, Nov. 21 from noon-1pm in Rm 10-250.
Alyce Johnson, an MIT personnel officer and member of the reengineering Human Resource Practices Design team, will present information on skills assessment, personal marketing, resume tips and job search resources available to MIT employees. No registration is required, and anyone in the community is welcome to attend.
The New England University Transportation Center, located at the Center for Transportation Studies at MIT, will sponsor a November 15 open house in the Bush Room (10-105) to highlight regional graduate education opportunities in transportation.
Students from MIT, Harvard and several state universities will be able to meet faculty members and learn about career opportunities, financial aid and the application process at participating universities.
The program, arranged by Professors Joseph Sussman and Nigel Wilson of civil and environmental engineering, co-directors of the Center, begins at 9:30am. The afternoon session includes a seminar by Anne Canby, Delaware Secretary of Transportation, and a demonstration of MITSIM, the MIT traffic simulation system that has received much recent publicity.
EAR SPECIALIST SPEAKS
Dr. Robert M. Kiskaddon, an otolaryngologist in the MIT Medical Department and clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, will be the featured speaker at the fall meeting of the Association of MIT Retirees on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 1pm in the Bartos Theater (Rm E15-070). He will discuss causes of hearing loss, including those associated with aging, and ear conditions that can cause balance difficulties.
Meetings are scheduled so retirees can meet on or near the campus for lunch. (Parking tip: lunch at Legal Seafood or one of the restaurants in the Marriott confers a reduced parking fee for three hours in the adjacent garage on Ames Street.) Following the talk, there will be a brief meeting to present plans for upcoming activities.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 13, 1996.