2011 Calendar

Summer 2011 BLISS Schedule of Events
(June 3rd - August 11th)

Monday evenings, ASL Language Table(s) at dinner
Sunday afternoons, PRISE Journal Club

Note: bolded items are mandatory.

June 1-3
Fr, June 3

6:00 pm

Check in
Inaugural Dinner for all summer research programs

Mo, June 6
Tu, June 7

Fr, June 10
Su, June 12

6:00 pm
8:30 pm
8:00 pm
8:00 pm

BLISS Inaugural Lunch (Faculty Club)
Science and Social Activities Planning Groups Mtg (JCR)
Boston Pops (1st of 2 lotteried events open to BLISS)
Blue Man Group (2nd of 2 lotteried events open to BLISS)

Mo, June 13
Tu, June 14
We, June 15

8:00 pm
6:30 pm
8:00 pm

Activities Proposal Meeting (JCR)
Activities Proposal Scheduling (JCR)

Tu, June 21
Th, June 23

Sa, June 25

6:00 pm
11:15 am

BLISS: Decision Science Lab tour (124 Mt. Auburn St)
  • 11:15 - 11:30: Quick briefing on the lab
  • 11:30 - 12:00: Participate in a demonstration experiment
  • 12:00 - 12:15: Tour of the lab's facilities
  • 12:15 - 1:30: Lunch and research briefing by Amy Cuddy (HBS faculty)
                       and Chris Oveis (postdoctoral fellow at HDSL).
Rowing on the Charles
Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Tu, June 28

We, June 29

Fr, July 1
Sa, July 2

6:00 pm
7:30 pm

3:00 pm

6:00 pm

BLISS Dinner
BLISS et al. - CHRISTOPHER CHABRIS will talk about his New York
best-selling book,"The Invisible Gorilla, and Other Ways Our
   Intuitions Deceive Us." (Sever 113)
GSAS Science Fair
   Interested BLISS fellows are encouraged to attend this PRISE
   GSAS event focusing on graduate degree programs in the sciences.
   There will be a panel discussion on getting into graduate school
   from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, and then the departmental fair between
   4:00 and 5:00 pm.
Summer Undergraduate Research BBQ! (Cambridge Queen's Head Pub)
Dancing with the STAHRS Astronomy Event
Scientists vs. Zombies

Mo, July 4
Tu, July 5

Th, July 7
Sa, July 9
Su, July 10

6:00 pm
7:45 pm
8:00 pm

HOLIDAY (NO dining services; admin offices closed)
BLISS Dinner
BLISS et al. “Responsible Conduct in Research” (Sci Cnt D)
PRISE Distinguished Speaker Series: Noam Elkies
Six Flags Trip
Cape Ann/Gloucester Marine Heritage Center

Mo, July 11

Tu, July 12
We, July 13
Th, July 14
Fr, July 15
Sa, July 16
Su, July 17


6:00 pm
8:00 pm

BLISS et al: Powerpoint design principles (Sci Cnt B)
   Stephen Kosslyn (former Dean of Social Science at Harvard, now
   at Stanford) will discuss the principles for designing effective
   digital slide presentations.
Screening of "Naturally Obsessed"
Super Special Surprise Event !!
Learn to Salsa!
Harvard Forest
Boston Aquarium and Whale Watch

Tu, July 19

Th, July 21

Fr, July 22
Sa, July 23

Su, July 24

6:00 pm
7:30 pm
6:00 pm

7:30 pm
9:15 pm

10:00 am

BLISS Dinner
 (Sever 113)
BLISS only: Sameer Srivastava
: management consulting
   as a career for social scientists
PRISE Distinguished Speaker Series: Dan Lieberman
Science Bowl!
Science Field Day
Talent Show!
Taza Chocolate Factory Tour

Mo, July 25
We, July 27
Sa, July 30

7:30 pm

BLISS et al: Effective Public Speaking for Scientists
PRIMO Distinguished Speaker Series: Al Roth

Mo, August 1
Tu, August 2
We, August 3
Th, August 4
Sa, August 6

7:30 pm
6:00 pm


BLISS et al: Presentation Practicum
BLISS Dinner
(invite your PI, if s/he can’t make it on the 9th)
PRIMO Distinguished Speaker Series: Bob Merton
PRISE Distinguished Speaker Series: Shah Khoshbin
Karaoke Night

Tu, August 9

We, August 10

Th, August 11

Aug 12 - 13

5:30 pm
6:30 pm
2:30 pm

2:00 pm

6:00 pm

BLISS pre-dinner speaker: DAVID LAIBSON
Invite your PI to dinner (all summer research programs) 
BLISS presentations -- arrive by 2:15p! (William James 1305)
   2:30 pm Caitlin Carey
   2:50 Elena Pepe
   3:10 Chris Hernandez
         (brief break)
   3:40 Zuzanna Wojcieszek
   4:00 Marlee Morris
   4:20 Greg Yang
BLISS presentations -- arrive by 1:45p! (William James 1305)
   2:00 pm Debra Chang
   2:20 Vipul Shekhawat
   2:40 Esther Wu
         (brief break)
   3:10 David Zhao
   3:30 Julie Barzilay
   3:50 West Resendes
BLISS et al. CLOSING DINNER (Radcliffe Gym)