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[TL;DR Summary: RAK Week begins on Monday, March 11! Also, grants of up to $10,000 are available through the MindHandHeart Innovation Fund. Applications are open from March 1-31.]
MindHandHeart Innovation Fund Opens March 1st!
The MindHandHeart Innovation Fund supports great ideas like the Puppy Lab and Random Acts of Kindness Week that make MIT a healthier, stronger, and more welcoming place. Grants of up to $10,000 are available. Applications are open from March 1-31.
Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week begins March 11th!
Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week starts March 11! MIT's annual RAK Week connects members of the MIT community through creative and spontaneous acts of generosity called "RAK Hacks" and loosely planned events. We invite you to join us and Spread the Heart MIT! #MITRAK
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MindHandHeart is on Instagram! 
MindHandHeart is on Instagram as mitmhh. Follow us for community and wellness resources, stories, and much more! #mindhandheart

The majority of US college students spend hours each day on social media platforms. Here are some tips to use social media in a healthy, positive way.  
It Takes All Kinds of Minds
Watch Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University Temple Grandin explain why the world needs neurodiversity in this fun animated video.

Watch the full lecture here.

 
Events Spotlight
The How to Adult Series of workshops is offered by the Students Activities Office in partnership with the ISO, MITAA, and OGE. Visit the MIT Engage website to learn more and register for these events. 

Come make new furry friends at the MIT Libraries Furry First Friday on March 1 from 2-3:30pm! Dogs and their handlers will be outside Hayden Library near Killian Hall. 

 

Start off the spring with a wellness class! MIT Medical's Community Wellness offers a wide range of classes in a number of topic areas to help improve quality of life for members of the MIT community. 
Upcoming Free Events
Wellness Podcast: MindHandHeart
In this Conversations with MIT Medical podcast, Executive Administrator of MindHandHeart Maryanne Kirkbride explains how MindHandHeart is working to build a healthier, stronger, and more welcoming MIT community.

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