Monthly Archives: November 2012

Conference Reminder – this Saturday, Dimensions of Contemporary Social Change

Hello Draperites,

A reminder that this Saturday we will be hosting ‘Dimensions of Contemporary Social Change: An Interdisciplinary Conference.’ The conference has been organized by the Draper Student Organization, and will run from 11 to 5. (See attached flyer for more details.) Hope you can make it!

Food & Final Papers Chat today!

Hey everyone!
The DSO’s Food & Final Papers Chat is ***TODAY*** Tuesday, the 27th from high noon ’til 2pm in the Map Room.
Swing by, discuss whatever academic or quasi-academic things you’re working on, bounce some ideas around, and grab some FREE FOOD and COFFEE.
See you there,
The DSO (Scott, Valentine, Bridget, Naomi, and Amanda)

Save-the-date for the Draper End-of-Semester party! 12/14

Dear Draperites,
What better way to celebrate the official end of fall classes than with one last hurrah at Draper?
Please join us 12/14, starting at 5:30pm in the Draper Map Room, to toast the end of the fall 2012 semester and the beginning of the winter break.
We will have food and drink, as always.
See you there!

Recent grad Amy Lau interviewed on BOOKD

Draper’s own Amy Lau was recently interviewed by BOOKD, a web series that explores “game-changing” books, for an episode called Cloud Atlas Demystified. 
Lau, who graduated in May 2012, wrote her Draper master’s thesis on the novel (Thesis title: Recognition and the Other: Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas).
BOOKD is a series produced by for THNKR TV, a web channel designed to “give you extraordinary access to the people, stories, places and thinking that will change your mind.”
For more on THINKR TV:
Well done, Amy! 

It’s Threesis Time! Glory and Cash for the Taking!


The GSAS Master’s College is now taking applications for its third annual Threesis Challenge.
This is a multi-round competition event where masters students present their thesis topics to judges ” in accessible language a non-expert can understand in three minutes or less.”
Grand prize is $1000.
Last year, both the winner and runner-up of the Threesis Challenge were Draper students (Chris Cappelluti and Roy Schwartz — you can watch videos of their talks here). 
Applications are now in the Draper office. Come and get them!