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Travel Office plans vendors fair

The sixth annual Travel Vendor Fair will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 21 in Lobby 13 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The fair offers information for individuals who travel on MIT business or who are responsible for making travel arrangements for others.

Faculty meeting scheduled

Agenda items for the faculty meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 15 include a vote to establish an S.B. degree in archaeology and materials, by Professor Mark Schuster; the annual update on budget and finances, by Provost Robert Brown; a report on OpenCourseWare, by Professor Steven Lerman and Anne Margulies; and comments from President-elect Susan Hockfield. The meeting is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in Room 123 of the Stata Center.

Libraries hold special events

In honor of travel and transportation milestones such as the 100th anniversary of the New York City subway, the MIT Libraries invites community members to embark on their own journeys of discovery by exploring the libraries' extensive collections of travel guides, atlases, maps, photos and music from all over this world and even out of this world. During Libraries Week (Sept. 20-24), the Libraries will also offer 3 p.m. study breaks with snacks and the opportunity to get to know librarians in different fields-- Monday in the Humanities and Science libraries (14S-100), Tuesday in Barker Engineering Library (10-500), Wednesday in Dewey Library (E53-100), and Thursday in Rotch Library (7-238). For more information, see the Libraries' web site.

Excellence Awards workshops

Team and individual nominations for the annual MIT Excellence Awards are being accepted at and are due Oct. 13. The awards recognize outstanding accomplishments by staff members. Brown bag lunch discussions are being held to help people who have questions about the nomination process or who want help with the nomination form. Lunches are scheduled for Sept. 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Room W20-201; Sept. 24, noon-1 p.m. in Room S2-180 (Lincoln Lab); Sept. 29, noon-1 p.m. in Room E19-207f; and Oct. 6, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Room 16-151. For more information, contact Kande Culver at 253-5986 or

Course catalogues available

The MIT Course Catalogue is available in print, on CD, and online at Students can pick up a copy of the print catalogue or CD at the Student Services Center. Faculty and staff can get a copy of the print catalogue at their department headquarters or in a Distributed Mail Center. CDs are available from the Reference Publications Office in E28-100. Copies for alumni are available at the Alumni Center (Room 10-110). Other people can purchase the printed catalogue by going to the MIT Coop or the MIT Press Bookstore, or by mail-order from the MIT Press Bookstore (253-5249) or web site.

SAPweb down

An SAP Production system update is scheduled to take place from 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 to 7 a.m. Sept. 20. SAP, ECAT, and all SAPweb activity including employee self-service, requisitioning, journal vouchers, and credit card verification will be inaccessible during this maintenance period.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 15, 2004 (download PDF).

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