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2016 MLK Luncheon Seminars

RSVP to Shauna Bush-Fenty at  sfenty@mit.edu and let her know of any dietary restrictions

Featuring lectures by MLK visiting faculty and other members of the MIT community that enhance scholarship and enrich intellectual life on campus. Click here for additional Institute events that honor the spirit of Dr. King.

Our 2017 Luncheon Seminars will feature 5 MLK Visitors, whose information you can find at http://mitmlkscholars.wpengine.com/.  Please mark the following date(s) on your calendars:

Monday, September 19, 2017, 11:45am-1pm: MIT Room 6-104 (Chipman Room)
First 2017-2018 monthly MLK Scholars luncheon

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 11:45am-1pm: MIT Room 6-104 (Chipman Room)
Undoing ‘Generations of Rank Discrimination’: Inclusive Communities and the Future of Anti-Bias Forensics
Anita HillMLK Visiting Professor of Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 11:45am-1pm: MIT Room 6-104 (Chipman Room)
Data 4 Black Lives: Recap of the Inaugural Conference
MIT students and community organizers have organized the inaugural national conference on Data for Black Lives, a group of activists, organizers, and mathematicians committed to the mission of using data science to create concrete and measurable change in the lives of Black people. The inaugural conference, held at MIT November 17-19, and its outcomes, mission, and future, will be discussed by an organizer and participant.
Register here

MLK Math: Massey’s Mentorship

Princeton's William Massey (foreground) gathered with mentees--and former MIT MLK Scholars.
From left: Robert Hampshire, William Massey, Arlie Petters, and Otis Jennings. (Photo: Steve Exum)

In decades of mentoring minority and women mathematicians, Princeton engineering professor William Massey has done more than foster a new, more diverse generation of mathematical scholars. He has created a community of colleagues who support and inspire each other’s research, including Massey’s own.

Above: Massey gathered with mentees and former MLK Scholars. From left: Robert Hampshire, William Massey, Arlie Petters, and Otis Jennings
Credit: Steve Exum