We must use time creatively — and forever realize that the time is always hope to do great things.

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2020 MLK Luncheon Seminars

RSVP to Shauna Bush-Fenty at  sfenty@mit.edu and let her know of any dietary restrictions

Featuring lectures by MLK visiting faculty and other members of the MIT community that enhance scholarship and enrich intellectual life on campus. Click here for additional Institute events that honor the spirit of Dr. King.


Our 2019 Luncheon Seminars will feature 5 MLK Visitors, whose information you can find at https://mitmlkscholars.wpengine.com/.  Please mark the following date(s) on your calendars:

January 13, 2020: Dr. Tina Opie
Creating More Inclusive Organizations: Appearance Policies and Authenticity

February 12, 2020: MIT 46th Annual MLK Celebration

February 13, 2020: Dr. Rhonda Williams
"The Luxury of Supposing": Black Power & U.S. History

May 18, 2020: Dr. Kasso Okoudjou
An Introduction to Time-Frequency Analysis

May 22, 2020: Dr. Ben McDonald
Responsive Membranes and Surfaces 

May 27, 2020: Dr. Matthew Schumaker
Mehretu Trace
and Farewell address to our 2019-2020 MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars

MLK Math: Massey’s Mentorship

Princeton's William Massey (foreground) gathered with mentees--and former MIT MLK Scholars.
From left: Robert Hampshire, William Massey, Arlie Petters, and Otis Jennings. (Photo: Steve Exum)

In decades of mentoring minority and women mathematicians, Princeton engineering professor William Massey has done more than foster a new, more diverse generation of mathematical scholars. He has created a community of colleagues who support and inspire each other’s research, including Massey’s own.

Above: Massey gathered with mentees and former MLK Scholars. From left: Robert Hampshire, William Massey, Arlie Petters, and Otis Jennings
Credit: Steve Exum

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