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Third Floor: Bottomless Brunch

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 | 08:00 - 09:30 | Floor 3 Kitchen

Okay, well maybe not bottomless. But brunch with the Third Floor is not something to be missed. This time, we'll have pancakes, waffles, yogurt, granola, cinnamon roles, fruit, milk, and juice. What's bottomless this time? Sweet and savory crepes! As always, please bring cups, plates, utensils, and friends to help reduce waste. -Patton

Thirsty Ear Comedy Night

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 | 21:00 - 22:30 | Thirsty Ear Pub

Come out to the Thirsty Ear and soak in some quality comedy! We will be hosting various comedians on Feb 9th. Food will be provided. 21+ id is required upon entry.
Sponsored by Graduate Students Council
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Sunday, 7 February 2016 | 12:00 - 14:00 | Hulsizer Room

Please bring your own plates and utensils to help reduce waste.

Third Floor: Personal Pizzas

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 | 19:00 - 20:00 | Floor 3 Kitchen

If you missed our Gingers and Hash this week, don't fret: next Wednesday 7-8 pm we're going to make personal pizzas in the third floor kitchen. As always, bring plates, cups, utensils, and friends to help us save money and the environment. Hope to see you there! Patton

Lecture Series

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 | 18:30 - 20:30 | Hulsizer Room

Talk by Dr. Lerna Ekmekcioglu Topic: TBD

De-stressing with Dogs

Monday, 14 December 2015 | 18:00 - 19:00 | Hulsizer Room

Come relax, pet a service dog, and de-stress with MIT Mental Health liaison Xiaolu Hsi and Assistant Dean for Graduate Personal Support Jason McKnight! Light refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by Graduate Students Council

De-stressing event

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 | 20:00 - 22:00 | Hulsizer Room

Food, karaoke, games and crafts to relax before finals. Sponsored by GSC so feel free to invite friends, labmates, etc
Sponsored by Graduate Students Council

New Year's Eve Party: 1999

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 | 20:00 - 22:00 | Floor 3 Kitchen

Join the residents on the Third and Fifth Floors for the party of the millennium! We're bringing a New Year's celebration to you early: a pasta dinner, cake, and sparkling grape juice after the ball drops at 9 pm (it's a fake New Year's so we have to have fake champagne). The event will be on Tuesday, Dec. 9th, from 8-10 pm in the Third Floor Kitchen (midnight is at 9 pm). Bonus points if you wear 90's attire, but it's not required. As always, please bring your own cups, plates, and utensils to help reduce waste. See you then! Henry and Patton

Miyazaki Movie Night

Sunday, 6 December 2015 | 21:00 - 23:30 | Hulsizer Room

Join us at 9 PM on Sunday 12/6 in the Hulsizer room to enjoy some classic anime selected from the works of Hayao Miyazaki. We will vote on which movie to watch from the Ashdown collection, which includes Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away!

Flight Night at the Thirsty Ear

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 | 19:30 - 23:00 | Thirsty Ear Pub

Come out to the Thirsty Ear Pub and get some left-over themed Thanksgiving food. Their will be turkey and pumpkin pie. 21+ id is required upon entry.
Sponsored by Graduate Students Council

Ashdown Lecture Series

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 | 18:00 - 20:30 | Hulsizer Room

Talk by Prof. Catalini. Title: Can crowdfunding democratize access to early-stage capital? Abstract Crowdfunding is rapidly changing the discovery and funding of early-stage ideas: from reward-based platforms like Kickstarter, to the rapidly growing equity-based ones such as Angellist, this new form of capital is increasingly providing an alternative form of capital for entrepreneurs in high-technology fields as well as in the creative industries. The presentation will focus on the basic economics of crowdfunding, will cover recent empirical evidence on the phenomenon, and explore how it may evolve next and influence entrepreneurial experimentation. Bio Christian's main areas of interest are the economics of innovation, entrepreneurship and scientific productivity. His research focuses on crowdfunding and online entrepreneurial finance, blockchain technology, digital currencies, how proximity affects the recombination of ideas, the adoption of technology standards, science and technology interactions. Christian is one of the principal investigators of the MIT Digital Currencies Research Study, which gave access to all MIT undergraduate students to a digital currency in the Fall of 2014. He is also involved in the recently launched Digital Currency Initiative. He holds a PhD from the University of Toronto (Rotman School of Management), and MSc (summa cum laude) in Economics and Management of New Technologies from Bocconi University, Milan. In 2009-10 he was a visiting student at Harvard University. He has presented his research at a variety of institutions including Harvard University, MIT, Yale University, London Business School, UC Berkeley, the Federal Reserve Bank, the US Treasury, the World Bank, and the White House OSTP.

Indian food event for Diwali festival

Saturday, 21 November 2015 | 19:00 - 21:00 | Hulsizer Room

Diwali (or Deepavali, the "festival of lights") is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn. This year the date is Nov.11. Although it is a little bit late, Ashdown event committee still want to hold a event to share delicious Indian food with you. Please come down to enjoy some food and meet friends!

[Ashdown 3rd Floor] Burrito Night

Monday, 16 November 2015 | 19:00 - 20:00 | Floor 3 Kitchen

Join other Third-floorians next Monday, November 16 at 7 pm in the common kitchen to make homemade burritos with beef, chicken, fresh salsa, guacamole, sour cream, beans, veggies, and other delicious and nutritious fixings. As always, please bring your own cups, plates, and utensils to help reduce waste.

Argentinian Movie Night

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 | 19:30 - 21:30 | Hulsizer Room

Laura Wainer, Ashdown's Residential Scholar from Argentina, is going to be hosting a movie night Tuesday, Nov. 10th at 7:30pm PM in the Hulsizer Room. We will be showing an educational movie, the 2009 Argentinian Oscar-winning film "The Secret in Their Eyes", which illustrates the challenges of everyday life during the coup d'etat through a romantic thriller. We will then follow up with an discussion about the movie and its context. Dinner will be served, so please sign up below if you are interested: See you all there and don't forget to bring your own plate and utensils!

Comedy Night

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 | 19:30 - 22:00 | Thirsty Ear Pub

Comedy Night at the Thirsty Ear!!

Third Floor: Bonus Brunch

Tuesday, 3 November 2015 | 08:00 - 10:00 | Floor 3 Kitchen

Join me and your fellow third-floorians next Tuesday morning from 8-10 am in the third floor kitchen for a delicious brunch of cinnamon rolls, pancakes, waffles, fruit, yogurt, granola, quiche, juices, and milk. As always, please bring your own plates and utensils to help save money and the environment.


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