The Right Approach to Outreach in a Time of Social Upheaval Check in, listen, and lead the change, say experts in diversity and inclusion. Bloomberg BusinessweekSarah Green Carmichael22 June 2020 The protests that followed the police killing of George Floyd. The continued outbreaks of a disease that’s seeing Blacks die at more than twice the rate of Whites. Black

MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars Virtual Farewell Wednesday, May 27, 20201pm ESTVia Zoom    The 2020 MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars have had a landmark year on the MIT campus – and in our remote world. Join the ICEO in thanking the 2019-2020 cohort for their achievements, expertise, and commitment to a more equitable community

Mehretu Trace MLK Visiting Scholar Virtual Luncheon with Matthew Schumaker, PhDWednesday, May 27, 202012–1pm ESTZoom link available upon registration   Join MLK Visiting Professor and Scholar Matthew Schumaker, PhD in a musical homage to the abstract landscapes of celebrated Ethiopian-born painter Julie Mehretu. The composer explores the use of computer-assisted composition for poetic effect, making connections

Responsive Membranes and Surfaces MLK Visiting Scholar Virtual Luncheon with Ben McDonald, PhDFriday, May 22, 202012–1pm ESTZoom link available upon registration   Surfaces are omnipresent; our visual reality is constructed by our ability to sense surfaces. Simply the boundary of two environments or phases, their ubiquity renders them pedestrian in the context of our everyday

An Introduction to Time-Frequency Analysis MLK Visiting Scholar Virtual Luncheon with Kasso Okoudjou, PhDMonday, May 18, 202012–1pm ESTZoom link available upon registration   Time-frequency analysis seeks to study functions or signals in both space and frequency. In this talk, Professor Kasso Okoudjou will focus on one time-frequency tool: the Weyl-Heisenberg or Gabor systems. This lecture

The Cost of Code Switching: An Online Workshop With Courtney L. McCluney, PhDIntroduction by 2019-20 MIT MLK Visiting Scholar Dr. Tina Opie Wednesday April 8th, 2020 @ 1:00pm EST Links and connecting information to follow   What is code switching? How is it used? How does it affect people of color in everyday experiences, both

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NASA Astronaut Stephanie Wilson speaks at Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon The theme of the luncheon — fostering strong, moral, and courageous leadership — was inspired by Dr. King’s 1957 “Give Us the Ballot” speech.   MARCH 19, 2020   Anne McGovern | Technical Communications Group On February 26, Lincoln Laboratory staff gathered to hear

Answering “Why?” MLK Visiting Scholar Benjamin McDonald uses synthetic organic chemistry in the Swager lab to answer questions with more questions. Fernanda Ferreira | School of ScienceMIT News, March 2, 2020 Everyone knows a kid who constantly asks, “Why?” “Why is the sky blue?” “Why do people have teeth?” “Why are hurricanes given names?” According

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