From MIT News, 15 February 2019 In one of the less-remembered passages of Martin Luther King Jr.’s celebrated “I have a dream” speech in 1963, he spoke eloquently about the large debt owed by this country to its black citizens after centuries of oppression — which he described as a bad check that was being

Stream_l__i___n____e_____s (after Robert Lawrence) Matthew Schumaker, Music and Theater Arts Date: Tuesday, 26 February 2019 Time: 11:45am-1pm Location: W20-307 Abstract Music reaches towards the science of flight in a new concert piece inspired by Robert Henry Lawrence, the first African-American astronaut. The composer presents on computer-assisted composition techniques he created for this work, including a method to derive

Recalling MLK’s Time in Cambridge

From Slice of MIT, 22 January 2019 On February 14, 2019, MIT will host its 45th annual Martin Luther King Celebration Luncheon, an MIT community event that celebrates King’s legacy and the Institute’s commitment to diversity. Past luncheons have featured a traditional silent march that travels from Lobby 7 to Kresge Auditorium and past speakers have included King’s

45th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Fulfilling America’s Promissory Note: We refuse to believe the bank of justice is bankrupt Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 | MIT Morss Hall 11am Program, followed by Luncheon Hosted by L. Rafael Reif, MIT President Keynote speaker: Rahsaan Hall Director of the Racial Justice Program for the American

The Year of Fourier: a mathematical signal processing celebration Kasso Okoudjou, 2018-19 MIT MLK Visiting Professor Professor, Department of Mathematics & Norbert Wiener Center for Harmonic Analysis and Applications, University of Maryland Date: Tuesday, 20 November 2018 Time: 11:45am-1pm Location: W20-307 Abstract Joseph Fourier (born on March 21, 1768) proposed that every signal can be written as a superposition of

Bases of time-frequency shifts and the uncertainty principle Kasso Okoudjou, 2018-19 MIT MLK Visiting Professor Professor, Department of Mathematics & Norbert Wiener Center for Harmonic Analysis and Applications, University of Maryland   Date: Monday, October 22, 2018 Time: 4:15pm Location: 2-190 Abstract The Balian-Low Theorem (BLT) is an uncertainty principle-type result that precludes the existence of a Gabor orthonormal basis

Lorgia García-Peña 2018-19 MIT MLK Visiting Professor Roy G. Clouse Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature, Harvard University This presentation engages in critique of Italian coloniality in the twentieth-first century through a transnational ethnic and critical race studies approach. Focusing on the intersections of multiple modes of colonialisms as

Sexual Harassment of Women: A Consensus Study Report of The National Academies of Sciences,  Engineering, and Medicine Tues. September 18, 2018 | 3-5pm Location: MIT 10-250 Panel discussion with: Prof. Sheila Widnall (Report Co-chair), aerospace researcher and Institute Professor, MIT Prof. Anita Hill (MIT Research Affiliate), Professor, Brandeis University Dr. Paula Johnson (Report Co-chair), President, Wellesley College   DOWNLOAD

THURS 13 SEPT: Composer Forum- Matt Schumaker

In threatening possibilities… Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 5PM MIT Lewis Music Library (Building 14) A presentation on the marriage of artistic inspiration and technology in the composition of several works, including two text settings: As I ride the late night freeways, a collaboration with poet Cathy Park Hong that takes a ride on the mean streets

WED 6 SEPT: Josefina Báez- A Is E’

A performative reading introduced and moderated by Lorgia García Peña, MIT Women and Gender Studies (WGS) MLK Visiting Professor. Josefina Báez (La Romana, Dominican Republic/USA): writer, storyteller, ArteSana, performer, theatre director, educator, devotee. Founder and director of Latinarte/Ay Ombe Theatre. Pizza will be served! Photo: Giovannie Savino Hosted by: ICEO, WGS, and Hermanas Unidas