Baratunde Cola wins the 2017 Waterman Award, awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF): Bara won the most prestigious award to young scientists and engineers given by the US, which very very few MIT faculty have ever won. –Ed Bertschinger, MIT Department of Physics and Institute Community & Equity Officer (ICEO)          

EVENT Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:30-8:30 pm MIT Student Center – W20-306   Come for dinner and to enjoy the visual art and performances of MIT and Wellesley students. All visual, literary art and performance art is inspired by the ideals of Dr. King and/or other civil rights leaders in the past or current human rights

  WHEN Sat, April 22, 2017 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT Add to Calendar WHERE MIT DUSP City Arena 105 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 9-255 Cambridge, MA 02139 View Map   The Spirit of Detroit: 1950 to 2050 is a one-day symposium which focuses on the City of Detroit’s past, present, and future. The symposium

 From MIT News, 30 March 2017: 3Q: J. Phillip Thompson on revitalizing Central Brooklyn Advisor to $1.4 billion state plan sees health care as foundation for “Vital Brooklyn.” By Ken Shulman | School of Architecture and Planning   In early March, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an ambitious $1.4 billion state plan to revitalize Central

 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