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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) Information Table

Stop by this information table to speak with Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) representatives Jovanna Mason and Robert Rogers about opportunities at their organization. J-PAL was established in 2003 as a research center at the economics department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then, it has grown into a global network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty. J-PAL's headquarters (J-PAL Global) and J-PAL North America (one of six regional offices) are both based at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The organization leverages research by affiliated professors from universities across the continent and a full-time staff of researchers, policy experts and administrative professionals to generate and disseminate rigorous evidence about which anti-poverty social policies work and why. They do this by conducting randomized evaluations, sharing policy lessons and building evaluation capacity. J-PAL's work spans a wide range of sectors including healthcare, housing, criminal justice, education and economic mobility.

"More Than a Word" Film Screening

More Than a Word analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term "R*dskins." Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, More Than a Word presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation.

The film screening will take place in the Lipton Lecture Hall (E110) located in the new Science Center, followed by a reception in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry (Frost Library 210).

About the Filmmakers:
John Little is enrolled in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He was born and raised in Denver, Colo., and South Dakota. He graduated with his B.A. from South Dakota State and M.A. in history from the University of South Dakota. His research focus is on Native American veterans, music, cultural appropriation and mascots. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota.

Kenn Little is enrolled in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He was born and raised in Denver, Colo., and currently lives in Kansas City, Mo. He received his B.A. in graphic design and New Media from Full Sail University in 2013. He is a multifaceted artist, writer, videographer and musician and often combines those abilities on his projects.

Filmmaker John Little will be in attendance at the event.

Trade Informatics Info Session

Attend this information session to learn more about Trade Informatics, its culture, and what a “day in the life” looks like in its full-time and internship analyst roles. Trade Informatics is a financial services technology firm located in New York City. The firm serves institutional clients via a vertically-integrated platform of global multi-asset trading and quantitative analytics.

Recruiters are now seeking applicants for quantitative analyst full-time and summer internship roles. These entry-level roles provide excellent opportunities to gain experience in a software development environment and acquire analytical and consulting skills useful across many professions. To succeed at the firm, candidates must have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, demanding and data-driven environment.

Trade Informatics’ team members analyze the trading work flows of major financial institutions and create customized trading strategies using a variety of performance measurement tools. Analysts contribute to the development of proprietary products and should demonstrate the ability to understand and employ technical concepts. This position will offer significant individual responsibility and the opportunity to materially affect the direction of the firm.

Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie. Join the group Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI.

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