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Earth Day activities tomorrow at MIT

MIT community members are invited to participate in MIT's observance of Earth Day on Thursday, April 29 on Kresge Oval from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Activities will include a bike repair workshop, a plant giveaway, a concert by the Jazz Hip Hop Orchestra from 12:30-2 p.m., food and information booths. Participating organizations include the Environmental Programs Task Force, SAVE (Share a Vital Earth), Students for Global Sustainability and the Working Group Recycling (WGR) Committee. ZipCar also will be providing information.

The WGR Committee and the Department of Facilities are sponsoring "Clean Out Your Files Weeks" from May 3-14 to encourage people to get more organized and to recycle all their unneeded paper in MIT's recycling bins. For more information, contact or go to

IDEAS contest winners to be announced

The awards ceremony and project displays for this year's IDEAS Competition will be on Thursday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 6-120. IDEAS, jointly supported by the Public Service Center and the Edgerton Center, is an invention and design competition that focuses on public service. Team projects are judged for their innovation, feasibility and societal impact, rather than for their profit-making potential. For more information, see

Nuclear engineering holds two events

"Nuclear Power in an Age of Terrorism" is the topic of the David J. Rose Lecture today at 3:30 p.m. in Wong Auditorium. Richard Meserve, president of the Carnegie Institution and chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 1999 to 2003, will speak at the event, co-sponsored by the Department of Nuclear Engineering and the Alpha Nu Sigma Honor Society. The lecture honors the late David Rose, a professor of nuclear engineering.

On Thursday, April 29, the department is also sponsoring the Rasmussen Symposium honoring the late Professor Norman C. Rasmussen, who died in 2003. "PRA and Decision-Making: Successes and Challenges 30 Years after the Rasmussen Study" will take place starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Cambridge Marriott Residence Inn.

Both events are free and open to the public. For details, see

Institute Awards Convocation on May 4

The annual Institute Awards Convocation will take place on Tuesday, May 4 at 4 p.m. in Room 10-250. The event honors faculty, students, staff and others who have contributed significantly to student life and learning and have had an impact on the life of the Institute. For more information and lists of past award winners, go to

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 28, 2004.

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