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Music and Munchies–March Gathering

On behalf of the MIT-Postdoctoral Association, Community Building Committee

You are invited to relax with our MIT Postdoctoral and International Scholars community!

Join in our gathering to celebrate the diverse holidays of March! Come relax and enjoy some amazing company with our fellow postdocs and international scholars. We will share music and snacks to showcase the Spring Equinox, International Women’s Day, and St. Patrick’s Day. Bring your family members and wear your most glamorous GREEN sweater. At the end of the evening we will hold a vote for the best sweaters–with prizes awarded to the top three votes!

Our event is open to all MIT Postdocs, International Scholars, and their families. Please share event details and encourage your fellow MIT postdocs and international scholars to attend!

       Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018

       Time : 5:00-7:30 pm

       Place : Building E19-202 (50 Ames Street, 2nd Floor)

(Bring your MIT ID and a government-issued ID if you are aged 21+ and would like to an alcoholic beverage). Sponsored by the MIT Postdoctoral Association, MIT International Scholars Office, & the Building 46 Postdoctoral Association. Questions: Email pda-community@mit.edu


Coffee and Conversation Hour

Hosted by MIT-PDA Human Affairs Committee
 
Date and Time: 1 March 2018Thursday @ 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: 76-359 (Koch Institute, 3rd floor large conference room) 
Special Guest:  Elizabeth Stevens-Nafai, Occupational Therapist, Health & Wellness Founder OT Morocco; OTR/L, CLT
 
Meet other postdocs and talk to our special guest;  Elizabeth Stevens-Nafai, Occupational Therapist, Health & Wellness Co-Founder OT Morocco
Elizabeth will share with us her insights and experiences on the challenges and secret of her success in achieving work-life balance: Being a full time US pediatric therapist, and at the same time as a parent, and successfully fitting in the volunteer work, research and publishing.
 
Ask your questions about work-life balance and life beyond MIT or anything else. Get a different perspective on your life. Enjoy coffee and snacks.
Guest Bio: 
 
Elizabeth Stevens-Nafai, OTR, CLT –  Elizabeth Stevens-Nafai works in pediatrics, mental health, and physical rehabilitation. She works full-

time as a pediatric school-based occupational therapist in a large urban school district as part of the intake team for three year olds with disabilities. She is the current Special Interest Group chair for the Massachusetts Association of Occupational Therapy (MAOT), working to bring together occupational therapy practitioners all over the state. Elizabeth is passionate about teaching and empowering students to develop clinical reasoning skills in everyday settings. As well as being an adjunct professor in multiple New England Masters’ of OT programs, in 2016 she was honored to be a member of a vocational training team for a Rotary International grant in Marrakech, Morocco, where she trained Moroccan physical therapists in the principles of occupational therapy; specifically rudimentary lymphedema principles and vision therapy. The February 2017 OT Practice magazine contains an article that outlines this continuing volunteer project. In January of 2018 Elizabeth taught “Sensory Integration and Processing” in the National Center for People with Special Needs (CNMH) in Sale, Morocco. Elizabeth has presented at state conferences on topics ranging from adult learning to collaboration and at the 2009 and 2014 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Conferences on critical thinking in fieldwork and bringing occupational therapy to Morocco.

 “Music and Munchies–February Gathering”

On behalf of the MIT-Postdoctoral Association, Community Building Committee:

 

You are invited to come and relax with our MIT Postdoctoral community!

The month of February is an important time for many cultures represented by MIT postdocs and our families. To celebrate these festive occasions, we are holding a gathering to enjoy some music and foods and amazing company! Come enjoy some snacks and beverages, and enjoy music and conversations with our fellow postdocs. Bring your family members and wear your most festive red sweater. We will have a vote at the end of the evening for the best sweaters–with prizes for the top three sweaters!

Our event is open to all MIT Postdocs and their families.

       Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

       Time : 6:00-8:30 pm

       Place : Building 46-6287 (Picower Institute Reading Terrace)

(Bring your MIT ID and a government-issued ID if you are aged 21+ and would like to an alcoholic beverage). Sponsored by the MIT Postdoctoral Association & the Building 46 Postdoctoral Association. Questions: Email pda-community@mit.edu