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Upcoming Events

Earth Week 2018

Monday, April 23rd to Saturday, April 28th 2018


4/23 - Monday: Hacking Hygiene (2-5pm, Library Workroom)

4/24 - Tuesday: Composting Facility Tour (meet at 12:35 in the Dining Hall)

4/25 - Wednesday: Waste Audit (12-2pm, Oval); Al Gore Wellesley Lecture Livestream (5:30 & 8:30pm, Auditorium)

4/26 - Thursday: Electronics Drive and GRADBAG DRIVE (please no monitors or TVs, see link for accepted items) (10am-2pm)

4/28 - Saturday: Community Picnic (11am-2pm, Great Lawn)

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The Wilson Lecture: Al Gore

Wednesday, April 25th at 5:30pm & 8:30pm (Live Stream in Norden Auditorium)

Wellesley College is excited to welcome former Vice President Al Gore to their campus to deliver this year’s Wilson Lecture. The annual Wilson Lecture, which brings internationally influential speakers to Wellesley, is the highlight of Wellesley’s academic calendar and its premier academic lecture.

The 45th vice president of the United States, Al Gore was inaugurated on January 20, 1993, and served eight years in the position. Previously, he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives beginning in 1976 and of the U.S. Senate from 1984 until he became vice president.

Gore is cofounder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and a member of Apple Inc.’s board of directors. He currently spends the majority of his time working with the Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis, of which he is the chairman.

The global leader in the fight to halt climate change, Gore will engage in a wide-ranging, candid conversation with Wellesley College Trustee Sue Wagner ’82 before answering questions from the community. Gore and Wagner, who are friends and colleagues, will discuss, with candor and conviction, what is at stake for us all.


Part of Earth Week 2018

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Argosy Fellow Final Reflection

Please join us to hear our two Ahmedabad University faculty visitors, Srikrishnan Divakaran and Dharamashi Rabari, reflect on their semester at Olin. Sri spent the semester engaged in Software Systems, and Dharamashi has been sitting in on several classes including Introduction to Material Science and Solid State Chemistry and Thermodynamics. This event is part of a continuing tradition where the Olin community has a chance to learn more about the experience of our faculty visitors. It’s also a great chance to hear an outside perspective on some of our classes. We hope you can join us for the presentation, and also take this chance to bid farewell to Sri and Dharamashi.



Thursday, April 26

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Crescent Room


About our visitors:  Dharamashi Rabari is an Assistant Professor in the field of Chemical Engineering, and Srikrishnan Divakaran is an Associate Professor in Computer Science, both from the AU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.


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Video: Are All Asians Rich?

Babson College - Reynolds Campus Center

Thursday, April 26th at 1:00pm-2:00pm

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There is a sterotype that Asian Americans are seen as very financially successful and the common arguement that their financial success is due to a combination of being family oriented and education fucsed. But is it?  Share your thoughts during this casual conversation about the MTV's Decoded video on Asian Americans, sterotypes, and wealth in the Rynolds seating area near Dunkin' Donuts. Light snacks provided. 



Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) is a month of celebration, education, and reflection of the contributions of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.

While this month of celebration is held nationally in May, there was a desire to create a series of programs available to the Olin and Babson community while classes were still in session. 

Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month originated with Congress in 1977. In 1992 Congress passed a Public Law which annually designated May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. This month in particular was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.

In honor of this annual month of recognition,  all members in our community are encouraged to take some time to engage in open dialogue, reflect, celebrate, and attend some of our Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) community events.


Link for additional information and national programs in May:


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Backburner - 4/27/18

 Friday April 27th, 8pm-12am, West Hall 407


 It’s time. The final night of Backburner, Afterburner, is approaching…


 We’re bringing back some of the most popular foods. The menu for the night will be,

-Stuffed French Toast

-Stuffed Shells



-Pie (Apple, Kentucky Derby, Gluten Free)

- lattes and affogato

-Mango Lassi

-Some other special drink options

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IgniteCS - Middle School Workshop

Saturday, April 28th from 10am-2pm at Dover-Sherborn Middle School


Come teach middle schoolers Computer Science!

Saturday, April 28 IgniteCS will be holding several workshops at Dover-Sherborn Middle School. One workshop will be in Python (very basic: loops, printing, variables, etc.) and one in MIT App Inventor (drag and drop mobile app creating software).

Lunch is provided.


Volunteers are still needed to help with the event! No experience in the tech required! Volunteers will depart Olin at 8:30am and return around 3pm.

If interested, contact Emily Lepart at 

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Community Picnic

Saturday, April 28th from 11am-2pm on the Great Lawn

Join the Olin Community as we wrap up Earth Week 2018 with a community picnic!

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