Ta-Nehisi Coates delivered the keynote address at the University’s 149th Charter Day Convocation in Cramton Auditorium on Friday, March 4, 2016. “There is no geographic quadrant, no place on the globe, nowhere in this world, that I’ve felt is more beautiful than Howard University,” Coates said. In his remarks, Coates expressed deep appreciation to his predecessors, and encouraged

WED FEB 10 2016: 42nd Annual MLK Celebration

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 by

MIT’s 42nd Annual Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Truth & Power: Students Leading for Change” Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Silent March preceding Celebration Event 10am at MIT’s Lobby 7 77 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139 Celebration Program followed by Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Freeman A. Hrabowski III University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Professor Jim Gates will be speaking on matters related to the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology and some of its policy statements surrounding Climate Change at The Big History Anthropocene Conference in Sydney, Australia on December 10, 2015.Held at Macquarie University, the conference brings together “leading Australian and international academics and researchers from the natural and

Carlos Castillo-Chavez: Keynote at B.E.E.R.

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Carlos Castillo-Chávez will headline International Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology Education Research. Known as B.E.E.R., the symposium draws in some of the top names in the emerging field of biomathematics. This year, it will take place at Illinois State University from October 9 to 11, 2015. Castillo-Chavez’s work uses both mathematical models and an understanding of ecology to explore the spread of diseases. “Biomathematics

Sylvester Gates, Jr. will receive an honorary doctor of science degree from Memorial University in Canada. The honorary doctorate recognizes extraordinary contributions to society and exceptional intellectual achievement. The two other honorees are retired Supreme Court Justice and former member of the House of Assembly Robert Wells (honorary doctor of laws degree) and actor Robert Joy (honorary doctor of letters). The

Terrence Blackman presents the NAM David Harold Blackwell Lecture at the Mathematical Association of America Centennial Lecture Series Friday, August 7, 2015 1:00 – 1:50 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3 Washington, D.C. READ MORE   Mathematics, Mathematicians, Mathematics Education and Equity: Challenges and Opportunities African Americans have a long and honorable tradition of doing Mathematics and Mathematics Education

Carlos Castillo-Chavez presents Lecture #4 at the Mathematical Association of America Centennial Lecture Series Thursday, August 6, 2015 10:30 – 11:20 AM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3 Washington, D.C. READ MORE   The Role and Function of Mathematical Models in Interdisciplinary Mentorship through Research: Lessons from the World of Epidemics We live in an interconnected world

MLK 2014-2015 Visiting Professors & Scholars Farewell Luncheon Friday, June 12, 2015 Noon-1:30pm MIT Chipman Room (6-104) Please contact Shauna Bush-Fenty at sfenty@mit.edu to RSVP The Institute Community and Equity Officer (ICEO) is proud to host a farewell luncheon to celebrate the accomplishments of MIT’s seven 2014-15 Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. Visiting Professors and Scholars. The MLK Faculty Committee, partners/friends

Malika Jeffries-EL presents “Designing Materials for High-Tech Applications” at the MIT MLK LUNCHEON SEMINAR. Wednesday, April 15th  12 – 1:30 pm, location MIT Spofford Room (1-236) Refreshments will be served before the seminar. Please contact Shauna Bush-Fenty at sfenty@mit.edu to RSVP.   Designing Materials for High-Tech Applications Since their discovery almost 40 years ago conjugated polymers have been of tremendous scientific and technological

Third Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. – Inspired Art Contest and Performance Win cash prizes up to $250.00 each!   SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, April 24, 2015 (11:59 pm EST) Contest open to all MIT undergraduate and graduate students as well as Wellesley students cross-registered at MIT. REGISTER HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cUbmdv6YKvRmpgIqm5bx CONTEST/PERFORMANCE DATE: Thursday, April 30, 6:30-8:30 pm, Wong Auditorium Dinner served and artwork