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Lecturing at MIT on March 11, 2011!

Date: January 19, 2011 - categories: , - 8 Comments

Plans have just been finalized for me to lecture at Boston’s MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Needless to say I am very honored to be asked and excited at the idea of lecturing at such a prestigious venue. My lecture will be “The Italians – HANDS ON!”. Click here to learn more about the topic.

Here are the details:

Lecture: “The Italians – HANDS ON!”
Place: MIT, Room 4 – 370 (see below for directions)
Date: March 11, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: Free – however, seat reservations are required. Please contact Ginny Siggia at


Address: 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

The Italians - HANDS ON

The Italians - HANDS ON

The lecture will be held at MIT, in Room 4-370. It is in the main building complex at 77 Massachusetts Avenue (Cambridge), which is the main entrance of MIT. The #1 MBTA bus stops at that location on both sides of the street. This bus runs along Massachusetts Avenue between Harvard Square (Cambridge) and Dudley Station (Boston).
The closest subway stop is a 10-minute walk to Kendall Square (on Main Street near the intersection of Broadway). The stop is called Kendall/MIT and it is on the Red Line. The MIT Campus Map is fully searchable, and can be found at this location:
For those who intend to drive, parking can be difficult around MIT, with few paid parking lots. The best option, if possible, is to drive to an MBTA station parking, and take public transportation from those points. Please look at the MBTA website ( to see what parking options are available. The fees range from roughly $4-8 per day and usually are cash-only, paid upon exiting. Some lots connect to the subway system, some to commuter rail, but this information is available at the MBTA website. It also includes information about the fares for each mode of transportation.


  • Lisa ryan says:

    Anne, I live 45min south of mitt, and my son is a student there. I would love to come to the lecture. Do you need a place to stay? I have plenty of room.

    Lisa Ryan
    I met you at the loyola reunion

  • Hi,Anne!

    My most sincere and heartfelt compliments for your coming MIT lecture venue on us Italians,that’s really neat !!!

    Pasquale Pacicca

  • Melanie Conant says:


    I will be attending your lecture with some friends!!! Do you need a place to stay… I am 40 minutes north of Boston!


  • What a great presentation! We thoroughly enjoyed learning about what makes Italians different. I’ve studied them for many years after falling in love with Italy in school at Loyola’s Rome Center. I thought I knew Italian gestures, but Anna revealed many gestures that I’d seen but had no idea what they meant.

    Anna is an American/Italian treasure. We can’t wait to go back to Umbria and learn more while eating, tasting wonderful wine and olive oil, walking through medieval towns and meeting her friends.


  • anne says:

    Comments from all so very appreciated!
    Hope you can each come soon to Umbria – try for next May…so that you can catch the wondrous festivals:

  • Fantastic story, believed we’re able to mix several unrelated data, nonetheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Middle of the East has more problerms as well.

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