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

  Terrence Blackman, 2012-13 MIT MLK Visiting Assistant Professor in Mathematics, has been appointed as a new Executive Council member of The National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences (“Math Alliance”)—Building a New American Community in the Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. Math Alliance is a community of math sciences faculty and students with

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

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

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

SNAPSHOT: MLK Scholars Celebrate Community

From ICEO News, 12 February 2019 Graduate students had a lively evening [on December 14, 2018] socializing with the 2018-2019 MLK Visiting Scholars [Duane Lee, Kasso Okoudjou, Lorgia Garcia-Peña, and Matthew Schumaker] over scrumptious pizza.  In typical MIT style, interesting discussions related to research and beyond filled the room. It was an enjoyable and educational experience for all.

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