Starr Forum: Innovation and Its Enemies A Book Talk by Calestous Juma 2014-2015 MLK Visiting Professor in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) Professor of the Practice of International Development Director, Science, Technology, Globalization Belfer Center for Science and International AffairsWHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 5-6:30pm CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE WHERE: 33 Massachusetts

More than 600 attend event emphasizing commitment to “stand together against injustice, intolerance, and hatred.” Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office July 14, 2016 More than 600 members of the MIT community met on Wednesday in the Institute’s latest public discussion of diversity, tolerance, and inclusion — matters made all the more salient by the

EVENT Come for dinner and to enjoy the visual art and performances of MIT and Wellesley students. Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6:30-8:30 pm Walker Memorial Morss Hall CONTEST Win cash prizes up to $250.00 each! Are you inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr or other civil rights leaders such as Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Cesar Chavez,

Ta-Nehisi Coates delivered the keynote address at the University’s 149th Charter Day Convocation in Cramton Auditorium on Friday, March 4, 2016. “There is no geographic quadrant, no place on the globe, nowhere in this world, that I’ve felt is more beautiful than Howard University,” Coates said. In his remarks, Coates expressed deep appreciation to his predecessors, and encouraged

WED FEB 10 2016: 42nd Annual MLK Celebration

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

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

Carlos Castillo-Chavez: Keynote at B.E.E.R.

Carlos Castillo-Chávez will headline International Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology Education Research. Known as B.E.E.R., the symposium draws in some of the top names in the emerging field of biomathematics. This year, it will take place at Illinois State University from October 9 to 11, 2015. Castillo-Chavez’s work uses both mathematical models and an understanding of ecology to explore the spread of diseases. “Biomathematics

Sylvester Gates, Jr. will receive an honorary doctor of science degree from Memorial University in Canada. The honorary doctorate recognizes extraordinary contributions to society and exceptional intellectual achievement. The two other honorees are retired Supreme Court Justice and former member of the House of Assembly Robert Wells (honorary doctor of laws degree) and actor Robert Joy (honorary doctor of letters). The

Terrence Blackman presents the NAM David Harold Blackwell Lecture at the Mathematical Association of America Centennial Lecture Series Friday, August 7, 2015 1:00 – 1:50 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3 Washington, D.C. READ MORE   Mathematics, Mathematicians, Mathematics Education and Equity: Challenges and Opportunities African Americans have a long and honorable tradition of doing Mathematics and Mathematics Education

Carlos Castillo-Chavez presents Lecture #4 at the Mathematical Association of America Centennial Lecture Series Thursday, August 6, 2015 10:30 – 11:20 AM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3 Washington, D.C. READ MORE   The Role and Function of Mathematical Models in Interdisciplinary Mentorship through Research: Lessons from the World of Epidemics We live in an interconnected world