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A contest to design the MIT of the year 2030 and the seventh annual Charm School are among the offerings of Independent Activities Period (IAP) from January 4-28.

In addition, 10 sessions are scheduled for young faculty to discuss the future in their fields, including biotechnology, economics, computing and psychology.

Bulletins are available in Lobby 7 and other key locations. The month-long series of seminars, lectures and fun events culminates in the MIT Millennium Ball on Saturday, Jan. 29.

"Design the MIT of 2030" is scheduled in four sessions from 1-4pm from Tuesday-Friday, Jan.18-21 at a location to be announced. Students, faculty, staff and alumni/ae are invited to form teams and participate. This program will be coordinated by Assistant Dean Kirk D. Kolenbrander and Francine J. Crystal of Human Resources.

Dean Kolenbrander is also involved in the intensive six-day MIT LeaderShape program from Sunday, Jan. 9 to Friday, Jan. 14. Sessions are scheduled for 7am-11pm each day at a conference center in Sharon. Food and lodgings will be provided for the 65 students, faculty and staff who participate. Applications are available at the program web site. In addition to Dean Kolenbrander, Assistant Dean Emily B. Sandberg of the Public Services Center and Rebecca C. Breazeale, a junior in architecture, will coordinate the sessions.

Charm School will be in session on Thursday, Jan. 27 in Lobbies 7 and 10 and the Bush Room (10-105). "Commencement" ceremonies will be conducted in Lobby 10 from 4-5pm. Assistant Dean Katherine O'Dair will coordinate the activities.

Elizabeth C. Young, coordinator of student programs for the Office of Academic Services, and IAP coordinator Donna Friedman of the Academic Resource Center will discuss "How to Use IAP Wisely" on Monday, Jan. 4 from 2-3:30pm in Rm 4-153.

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) staff will answer questions and provide guidance from 3:30-4:30pm on Friday, Jan. 14 in Rm 6-120.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 8, 1999.

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