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….

Monday, 02 January 2017 by

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: Join us for a conversation with activists who worked in the Student Non-Violent

Julius L. Chambers (1936–2013) delivered the keynote for the 1996 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, themed “With Liberty and Justice for All”. At the time, Chambers was Chancellor of North Carolina Central University and Former Director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. In Julius Chambers: A Life in the Legal Struggle for Civil Rights (The University

#Misogynoir, #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen, and other forms of Black Digital Feminisms With Kishonna L. Gray 2016-17 MLK Visiting Scholar in Women & Gender Studies and Comparative Media Studies/Writing Thursday, December 8 @ 5:00 pm Location: MIT Building 3, Room 133 [Map] Women of color have a variety of responses when employing digital technologies for empowerment. New communication technologies

During his time as a 2015-16 MLK Visiting Associate Professor, Baratunde Cola recruited, advised and supported Ali Sina Booeshaghi, an undergraduate MIT student whose work has received a 2016 SACNAS Student Presentation Award. The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists—from

Gwen Ifill, a groundbreaking journalist who covered the White House, Congress, and national campaigns during three decades for The Washington Post, The New York Times, NBC, and, most prominently, PBS, died on Monday, November 14 at a hospice in Washington. She was 61. The cause was complications of uterine cancer, her brother Roberto said. An Institute alum

Preschool Activities

Monday, 07 November 2016 by

Mostly common projects are about preschool crafts.

Nomination deadline EXTENDED: 11:59 pm on Monday, December 5, 2016  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016 The MLK Jr. Leadership Awards are given annually to students, alumni, staff, groups, and faculty who embody the spirit of Dr. King’s work. “Service to the community” is defined in the broadest sense and includes academic, research, religious, and secular contributions in