Calestous Juma‘s new book bears a compelling cover image: a modern lightbulb shattering a traditional one from within. Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies, forthcoming in July 2016 by Oxford University Press, shows that many debates over new technologies are framed in the context of risks to moral values, human health, and environmental safety. But it argues that behind these

President Reif says that in driving social change, “students have become our teachers” Speakers at annual MLK luncheon call for concrete actions to expand meaningful inclusiveness David L. Chandler | MIT News Office February 10, 2016 Reviving a tradition that was dormant for more than two decades, this year’s 42nd annual Martin Luther King Jr.

Wesley Harris delivered the keynote address at this week’s Princeton University Martin Luther King Day observance. In 1968, Professor Harris became the first African-American to receive a Princeton PhD in engineering. Among his many positions at MIT, Professor Harris is AeroAstro former department head at MIT and currently the Charles Stark Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Princeton University honored

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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

Dr. Jacquelyn Taylor, the Yale School of Nursing’s newly appointed Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, is lead author of a recent study published in Scientific Reports. The study, titled “A Genome-wide study of blood pressure in African Americans accounting for gene-smoking interaction,” focuses on the interaction genetics and the negative of lifestyle behavior of cigarette smoking on

Physicist Dr. Jim Gates makes an appearance in a 30-second TV commercial for TurboTax 2016. According to the ad, “It doesn’t take a genius to do your taxes. More specifically, it doesn’t take a world-renowned string theorist on the verge of discovering computer codes writ into the very fabric of the universe.”

Jacquelyn Taylor was recently appointed assistant dean of diversity and inclusion at the Yale School of Nursing, where she serves as an Associate Professor of Nursing and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar in the Division of Primary Care. She is licensed as a PNP-BC, RN, and FAAN. Dr. Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a doctorate in

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

The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968 compelled black students at MIT to make demands for new initiatives towards making the Institute a more equitable community. Their efforts led to the founding of the Black Students’ Union (BSU) and to the establishment of various programs, some of which are still in effect.  However, nearly half a century later the experiences

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