In the Friday, Feb. 21 review of Garden at the Cellar, the listing of the restaurant’s times was incomplete. They are also open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays during the same hours.
Alcator C-Mod experiment operates with restored funds
In a large, press-filled event at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) Monday, scientists and legislators celebrated the restoration of funding to Alcator C-Mod. The ceremony began with the press of a giant red button, signifying the restart of nuclear fusion experiments at the facility.
Ex-MIT professor Moniz is the man in the middle
Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz is known around his department for a quick wit, a leader of a vast bureaucracy who draws quotes from Monty Python skits and chuckles self-deprecatingly at the attention paid to his unusual Colonial-style hairdo.
Thai general urges protestors to ‘compose yourselves’
BANGKOK — The head of Thailand’s army, one of the most powerful institutions in the country, appeared to distance himself from the goals of anti-government protesters in a nationally televised speech on Monday that analysts said was a signal to the Thai public.
On Ukraine, a wary stance from Obama
WASHINGTON — Televisions around the White House were aglow with pictures of Ukrainians in the streets, demanding to be heard and toppling a government aligned with Russia. It was an invigorating moment, and it spurred the president and his staff to rethink their approach to the world.
Obama worried about effects of waging cyberwar in Syria
WASHINGTON — Not long after the uprising in Syria turned bloody late in the spring of 2011, the Pentagon and the National Security Agency developed a battle plan that featured a sophisticated cyberattack on the Syrian military and President Bashar Assad’s command structure.
US and Britain joining forces in bank misbehavior cases
It seemed to be a thumb in the eye of the U.S. Justice Department. Britain last week criminally charged a former Barclays employee suspected of trying to manipulate global interest rates, even though the authorities in London were aware that the employee had been assisting U.S. prosecutors in a related investigation for more than a year.
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s acting interior minister issued a warrant Monday for the arrest of former President Viktor Yanukovych, accusing him of mass killing civilian protesters in demonstrations last week.
A return to chilly weather
Many of us abandoned our hats and gloves this weekend as sunny skies and southerly winds brought Boston a much-needed respite from the cold. Sunday’s high temperature was recorded at 52°F (11°C) — the warmest temperature Boston’s seen since February 2nd!
For the Supreme Court, a case poses a puzzle on the EPA’s authority
WASHINGTON — In trying to decide whether the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority under two programs to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources like power plants, the Supreme Court on Monday faced what Justice Elena Kagan called “the conundrum here.”
Ford has found a new software partner to power its in-car entertainment and communications systems, making plans to drop technology from Microsoft in favor of software from BlackBerry.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Dear Professor Abelson and Messrs. Matias and Zuckerman:
When was the last time you saw a live performing circus? Chances are you’ve simply forgotten about circus as a type of performing arts. Indeed, with so many blockbuster movies filled with otherworldly acrobatics, there seems to be a loss of interest in seeing an actual human being putting their life at risk for your entertainment. Nevertheless, the entertaining teams of performers — from Cirque du Soleil to The Big Apple Circus — still deliver some of the most gut-wrenching and captivating shows to people across the world. Last week, Boston hosted the world’s renowned Australian ensemble of acrobats, musicians, and dancers known as Circus Oz.
Complex, challenging, and on pointe
“Wow” — the clearly audible voice of an awed child elicited muffled chuckles from the audience members around us. She hit the nail on the head — we all felt the same.
Rhye at Royale
It’s been almost a year since the Canadian-Danish duo Rhye released their critically acclaimed debut album Woman. Despite the lack of any new official material, lead singer Milosh paid a visit to Boston with his touring band last week and performed most of the album’s songs.
A fathomable genius
Tim’s Vermeer follows American inventor Tim Jenison as he tests a novel theory about how 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer used scientific methods and equipment to paint. Produced and directed by the Penn and Teller illusionist duo, it occasionally takes a cut-and-dried documentarian tone about Jenison’s experiment, but eventually switches to a more intimate examination of Jenison himself. Its big themes, thoughtful editing, and memorable characters put it in a class of films somewhere between History Channel specials and Hollywood dramas.
UPCOMING HOME EVENTS
Tuesday, February 25
MIT repeats title win
On Saturday, February 22, the second and final day of the New England Division III Championships, the No. 4 MIT men’s track and field team won the title for the second year in a row, wrapping up the weekend in first out of 26 teams with 121 points. No. 7 Tufts University finished in second with 74 points and Williams College was third with 58.
Women’s basketball team gets win against WPI
Despite a late surge that saw WPI come within four points with 54 seconds left to play, MIT hit four free throws down the stretch to claim a 56-48 victory on Saturday, February 22. With the win, MIT claimed the seventh and final spot in the upcoming NEWMAC Championship tournament, marking its first playoff appearance since 2008. MIT will travel to its last postseason foe, No. 2 Wheaton College, on Wednesday, February 26 for a 7:00 p.m. start.
2014 Sochi Olympic Games come to an end
Sochi 2014 came to an end on Sunday, February 23. With security threats in Sochi and a tense Russian political climate, uncertainty surrounded this Olympics. Nevertheless, the Sochi Games delivered all the expected spectacles, from the “oddities” of the Winter Games, like Jamaica’s bobsled team, to a healthy dose of Olympic spirit and sportsmanship, like Swiss Dario Cologna’s 30 minute wait at the 15km cross-country finish line to greet the injured last-place finisher.
Events Feb. 25 – Mar. 3
Events Feb. 25 – Mar. 3 Tuesday (6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) Intro to Python Workshop, sponsored by Sloan Coders (bring a laptop) — E62-250 Wednesday (3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Artist talk and panel on Fukushima activism, postwar pop, intermedia art, and global hip-hop, sponsored by Foreign Languages & Literatures and MIT/Harvard Cool Japan — E25-111 (6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) MIT Generator: Students innovating for campus sustainability, with vegetarian dinner — 32-G401 Thursday (5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) Build your own solar-powered cell phone charger, sign up at http://fossilfreemit.org — 4-131B (8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.) Esfandgan Winter Party with dance music, light refreshments, and a cash bar, sponsored by GSC Activities and the Persian Students Association of MIT — W20 (Lobdell) Friday (7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) Gala Sabrosura, semi-formal celebration of Mes Latino, sponsored by Latino/a Cultural Center — W20-208 (10:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.) LSC shows Gravity, tickets on sale in lobby 16 for $4 — 26-100 Saturday (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Asian Career Fair, register and submit resume online, sponsored by the SAO, GECD, MISTI, and Naturejobs — W20 (La Sala) Sunday (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) An Evening of Sarod Music and Kathak Dance, tickets at MITHAS.org, sponsored by Music and Theater Arts — W16 (Kresge Little Theater) Monday (4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) France’s Jewish Star: Rachel at the Comedie Francaise, with speaker Maurice Samuels, sponsored by Foreign Languages & Literatures and Comedie Francaise Registers Project — 14E-304 (5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Paper Engineering Page Turns for Music Scores, with composer and vocalist Erin Gee and MIT Libraries conservator Jana Dambrogio, sponsored by MIT Libraries — 14E-109 Send your campus events to firstname.lastname@example.org.