To the members of the MIT community, Each year, as we consider the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., we are newly inspired by the values that defined his leadership: dignity, integrity, selflessness and moral vision. Rather than fading with time, Dr. King’s influence serves as a constant reminder of the need to keep striving

From MIT News, 8 October 2019: Founded in 1990, the Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Visiting Professors and Scholars Program honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King by increasing the presence of, and recognizing the contributions of, underrepresented minority scholars at MIT. MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars enhance their scholarship through intellectual engagement

From The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, 30 September 2019: Sean B. Seymore [MIT MLK Visiting Professor 2011-12] was named to the New York Alumni’s Chancellor’s Chair. He is a professor of law and a professor of chemistry at the university. Professor Seymore’s research focuses on how patent law should evolve in response to

Mother and Whore: Colonialism, Immigration and Black Womanhood in the Diaspora Lorgia García Peña, Women’s & Gender Studies Program Date: Monday, 29 April 2019 Time: 11:45am-1pm Location: W20-307   Abstract Juxtaposing the figure of the Eritrean madama popularized through photographs and postcards during the Italian occupation of Eritrea (1889-1941) with contemporary media and popular representation of the Caribbean sanky panky, “Mother and Whore” traces the

EVENT Thursday, April 25, 2019 6-8 pm MIT Student Center – W20-307 Come for dinner and to enjoy the visual art and performances of MIT and Wellesley students. All visual, literary art and performance art is inspired by the ideals of Dr. King and/or other civil rights leaders in the past or current human rights

2019 PEN Courage Awardee: Anita Hill

PEN America will honor professor, lawyer, and equal rights advocate Anita Hill with the PEN Courage Award at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala on May 21, 2019 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Throughout her career, she has been dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment and advancing equity in the

Intimacies The Literature Section and Women’s and Gender Studies Program presentDr. Yomaira FigueroaAssistant Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing With a response from Professor Lorgia García PeñaMartin Luther King Visiting Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies Monday, April 8th, 12 – 2 PM | Building 3 Room 3-133 Abstract This talk examines how dictatorship and military occupation impact intimate kinship

Mapping Galactic Evolution Parameters in Chemical Abundance Ratio Distribution Space Duane Lee, Physics Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2019 Time: 11:45am-1pm Location: W20-307   Abstract A key focus of galactic astronomy is to determine and understand the formation and evolution of all nearby galaxies (including our own Milky Way)—those galaxies where we can obtain information on their individual stars.