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From Tuesday, April 19

On Saturday, April 23, the Institute will open its doors to the greater community as all are invited to campus to discover what’s happening under the dome at the MIT Open House. This event is a unique opportunity for students, teachers, alumni, children of all ages, members of the Cambridge community, and visitors coming from around Massachusetts and beyond to see what MIT is all about, up close and personal. With more than 350 activities to choose from, the event will entertain and inspire participants who have a broad spectrum of tastes.

From The Boston Herald Saturday, April 16

“MIT is showing off its robots, lasers and labs to the public to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the school's move from Boston to Cambridge.”

From The Tech Thursday, April 14

“Nearly 80 departments and labs will host a total of 380 activities in 170 spaces around campus for 20,000 visitors on April 23 in an open house to commemorate the 100th anniversary of MIT’s move to Cambridge. The activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.”

From MIT News Wednesday, April 13

Strung together by a series of clever video clips showing the MIT campus being explored by flying drones, a hopping “super mini cheetah” robot, Tim the Beaver, and assorted other guides, a symposium at Kresge auditorium on Tuesday provided an array of brief talks that gave an inspiring and extraordinarily varied sampling of the research and creativity to be found on every corner of the campus.

From MIT News Wednesday, April 6

You may have read books about Isaac Newton. But have you ever seen a play about him? Now is your chance. The MIT 2016 celebrations, commemorating the Institute’s 100th year in Cambridge, include the U.S. debut of “Small Infinities,” a work by MIT professor of theater Alan Brody. The play explores the “life and paradox” of Newton and is among many produced works written by Brody, who has won awards for plays such as “Invention for Fathers and Sons” and “The Company of Angels,” among others. “Small Infinities” will be performed at the Kresge Little Theater, April 7-9 and 14-16, at 7:30 pm.