From MIT Technology Review March/April 2017 issue: Research physicist Sekazi Mtingwa, the first African-American to win the American Physical Society’s Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators, has a history of helping others overcome obstacles in science. Mtingwa, who was born in Georgia as Michael Von Sawyer, says his elementary school classmates

Because nurses are at the forefront of patient interactions, it seems only fitting that nurse scientists lead the charge in genomic research that can be translated from the bench to bedside and be the agent for change in health policy related to genomic screening recommendations worldwide. –Jacquelyn Taylor Jacquelyn Taylor and her colleagues have published “Genome

Kenneth Reeves MLK Visiting Scholar of Urban Studies and Planning  Detroit – July 23rd, 1967 This year will be the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit riot, also known as the 12th Street riot. In 1967, Detroit had a large population of home-owning black middle-class and blue-collar residents, and the city was synonymous with the American

From “Ta-Nehisi Coates on Creating Black Superheroes,” The New York Times (2 March 2017): When Marvel Comics announced in September 2015 that Ta-Nehisi Coates would be writing a new Black Panther series, the timing could not have been more fortuitous. That same month, Mr. Coates, who writes regularly for The Atlantic, was awarded a John D. and

Black and White: Photography from the Chesapeake Bay watershed by Bill Emory “zoning” – 23 February 2017 William Harris, Sr., along with attorney Kim Rolla, presented “The Facts on Gentrification, Zoning, and Form-Based Code” at the Jefferson School in Chesapeake Bay. LISTEN TO AUDIO

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office February 16, 2017 Aerospace engineer Aprille Joy Ericsson ’86, a mission manager at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and an alumna of MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, recalled Wednesday how a conversation with Martin Luther King Jr. affected a Hollywood actress’s career decision — and

Theme: “Lift your voice!” “True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.” Keynote: Dr. Aprille Joy Ericsson, Ph.D. Program followed by Luncheon The MIT community gathers every February at a celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Speakers have included leaders who are prominent both

Jacquelyn Taylor is among the 102 scientists and researchers to receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. “I congratulate these outstanding scientists and engineers on their impactful work,” said President

MON, 13 FEB 2017: Ryan Hynd….

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Suppose that you are observing a sequence of events, and need to decide when to stop. Your goal could be to maximize an expected gain or give yourself good a chance to make the best choice possible. We will discuss several instances of this type of problem and talk about ways to use math to solve them.

Special MLK Program Luncheon Activism in the Era of MLK, A Conversation with Bob and Janet Moses, and Topper Carew Wednesday, December 14, 2016 11:45am-1pm (hot lunch served starting 11:45am, program begins 12:10pm) MIT Student Center Mezzanine Lounge, W20-307 Please RSVP here: http://diversity.mit.edu/event/mlk-1010/ Join us for a conversation with activists who worked in the Student Non-Violent

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