Carlos Castillo-Chavez on Ebola in Texas

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 by

Carlos Castillo-Chavez of Arizona State University and colleagues recently published “Temporal Variations in the Effective Reproduction Number of the 2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak” for the National Academy of Engineers. The second edition of Dr. Castillo-Chavez’s book, Mathematical Models in Population Biology and Epidemiology (with Fred Brauer) is now available for purchase online in Mandarin. In September, he and

Calestous Juma has been named a LAAP Prize (Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize) winner for his leadership in socio-economic development in Africa. The award will be presented to Juma in Nigeria on October 10, 2014 by the Millennium Excellence Foundation. Juma is among 16 laureates of this year’s esteemed award. Past laureates include former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan,

Jason Sello and his colleagues at Brown and MIT will be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this month. The paper is entitled “Crystal structure of Mycobacterium tuberculosis ClpP1P2 suggests a model for peptidase activation by AAA+ partner binding and substrate delivery”. Sello’s co-authors are MIT’s Prof. Robert Sauer (Sello’s MLK faculty host) and Karl R. Schmitza,

The National Science Foundation awarded Terrence Blackman and his colleagues at the the University of Denver a project grant of $349,971. The two-year grant will  support “Access in Mathematics for All: Increasing the number of diverse and low-income STEM majors who become secondary school mathematics teachers,” a project under the direction of Richard Kitchen (PI), Alvaro Arias

MIT News Q&A with Calestous Juma

Sunday, 28 September 2014 by

How can Africa find new ways to spark economic growth? That was the focus of “Africa Rebooted,” a wide-ranging public symposium hosted by the Center for International Studies moderated by Calestous Juma on Sept. 24 at the Whitehead Institute. MIT News: You have worked with the African Union as a high-level advisor to develop its new 10-year Science, Technology

In his latest piece for Al Jazeera, 2014-15 MLK Visiting Professor Calestous Juma discusses how African universities will become irrelevant if they don’t focus on the role of science and engineering in development. “To implement the vision, African organisations are exploring partnerships with leading science and technology universities around the world. An example of this is the Forum on Science,

At the Intersection of Gender, Race and Science: Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

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