UPDATE: The deadline for the MLK Leadership Awards has been extended by one week to Friday, December 6th . We strongly encourage you to nominate a deserving member of the MIT community.  You still have time! Tips on writing a nomination can be found at https://diversity.mit.edu/mlk-leadership-award/nomination-tips/ . Kindly,Acia Adams-HeathCo-lead, Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Planning Committee To

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

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

From University of Texas at Arlington News Center, 8 February 2019 Dr. Dereje Agonafer [MIT MLK Visiting Professor 2007-08, Mechanical Engineering], Jenkins Garrett Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering – and is one of only two

Nomination deadline: 11:59 pm on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2018 The MLK Jr. Leadership Awards are given annually to students, alumni, staff, groups and faculty who embody the spirit of Dr. King’s work. “Service to the community” is defined in the broadest sense and includes academic, research, religious, and secular contributions in which integrity, leadership, creativity,

News from Brown, 20 August 2018 Renowned Brown University physicist S. James Gates Jr. has been elected to lead the premier physics society in the U.S. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University physics professor S. James Gates Jr. has been elected to the presidential line of the American Physical Society, a nonprofit that represents more than 55,000 physicists

  Kenda Mutongi’s Matatu: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi has been awarded the Hagley Prize in Business History for 2018.  The prize is for the best book in business history (broadly defined) and consists of a medallion and check for $2,500. Mutongi will be awarded at the annual Business History Conference dinner, on Saturday, April 7,

Nomination deadline: 11:59 pm on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017 The MLK Jr. Leadership Awards are given annually to students, alumni, staff, groups, and faculty who embody the spirit of Dr. King’s work. “Service to the community” is defined in the broadest sense and includes academic, research, religious, and secular contributions in which integrity, leadership, creativity, and

Jacquelyn Taylor is among the 102 scientists and researchers to receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. “I congratulate these outstanding scientists and engineers on their impactful work,” said President

During his time as a 2015-16 MLK Visiting Associate Professor, Baratunde Cola recruited, advised and supported Ali Sina Booeshaghi, an undergraduate MIT student whose work has received a 2016 SACNAS Student Presentation Award. The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists—from