Whether you wear your green ribbon, or read the latest tweets (using #mentalhealth), you can help raise awreness during the month of May for mental health issues. National Mental Health Awareness Month is observed by public health and advocacy organizations focused on the wide spectrum of mental health needs and support.
The MIT Puppy Lab is a bit warmer and fuzzier than most labs on campus, but it is no less innovative. As a dog owner and graduate student in the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology, Stephanie Ku ’14 feels that time spent in friendly canine company can lead to spontaneous smiles, stress-relieving laughter, and, for many people, feelings of calm and reduced anxiety.
DSLx Life Learning is offering students, faculty, and staff a chance to brush up on communications tools for teaching, documenting, and explaining. These workshops and production opportunities are for MIT affiliates who are interested in creating microlearning materials (appealing, quick to use media tutorials, videos, or presentations) that focus on enhancing students’ lives at MIT and beyond. Expand your knowledge and produce great materials. DSLx Life Learning's Spring Creative Blitz runs April 12 through May 12.
April is MIT SAAM (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) and MIT Violence Prevention and Response (VPR) and Title IX are co-sponsoring a full month of panels, films, projects, and drop-in counseling. The famous words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are the theme for the month: "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." This is a month to find ways to speak, whether it's a confidential chat, a rallying cry, or a candid sharing of what we know and believe.
It's that time of the academic year—Maypril—when the lives of graduate students can get especially wearing. But in recognition of all the talent and hard work that graduate students bring to the MIT community all year long, the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE) has organized a week of celebration, its second annual "Graduate and Professional Students Appreciation Week," during April 11 – 15, 2016.