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November 22, 2013
November 18, 2013
MIT has a special arrangement with the Chinese Government to sponsor a full scholarship for qualified MIT students (undergraduate or graduate) to study in China for a semester or year. This could be for continued language and cultural study or for study in your major/field. Chinese citizens are not eligible. Those who are interested in studying in China are encouraged to speak to the Global Education office about this opportunity. Contact email@example.com. The deadline to apply for next year (Spring 2014 or the full academic year) is Friday, January 31st, 2014. More information is available here.
November 13, 2013
The Parking and Transportation Office will provide shuttle service to Logan Airport for the Thanksgiving Break. Shuttles will be available on Tuesday, November 26th, and Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at the scheduled times available at the Parking and Transportation Office’s website reservation page. Seats must be reserved. The shuttle fee is $10. All reservations will be processed via the website, and the shuttle fee will be billed to student bursar accounts or via employee payroll deductions. Shuttles will depart from the Kresge parking lot at the scheduled time and will not wait for late-arriving passengers. Normal trip time from MIT to Logan Airport is about half an hour, but please allow up to one hour for this trip. Traffic, construction, and airport security delays should be expected.
November 6, 2013
The United Nations provides opportunities for students enrolled in a graduate program to undertake an internship at its headquarters in New York, Geneva, Vienna, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Beirut, Santiago, Arusha, and The Hague. Eligible candidates interested in doing an internship at the United Nations Headquarters in New York or any of the mentioned countries can apply. The program is offered on a two month basis three times a year:
- Spring Session 2014 (January to March): Deadline for submission is Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
- Summer Session 2014 (June to August): Deadline for submission is Thursday, February 20th, 2014
- Fall Session 2014 (October to December): Deadline for submission is Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
Interested undergraduate or graduate students should write via email only to the Ad Hoc Internship Coordinator, Human Resources Operations Section, Human Resources Management Service, United Nations Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information, visit the website.
October 11, 2013
“What a joyful occasion!” MIT President L. Rafael Reif said at Friday’s dedication of the Institute’s newest child-care facility, the David H. Koch Childcare Center. Reif praised the “wonderful impact of this center on the life of our campus” — doubling MIT’s capacity to provide care for the preschool children of faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students. The ceremony, held on a second-floor porch of the 14,000-square-foot modular building on Vassar Street, featured comments from members of the MIT community whose lives have already been affected by the Institute’s on-campus childcare services.
“This project depended from start to finish on the initiative, vision, and generosity of David H. and Julia Koch,” Reif said in his introduction. “They saw the urgent need for high-quality child care to help MIT’s parents succeed in balancing demanding careers.” They responded to that need, Reif said, with “a big gift to make this center happen, and then cheered its progress every step of the way.” That gift, Reif said, will help to “make the MIT family stronger and happier for many years to come.”
Continue reading the article on MIT News. Photo by Dominick Reuter.
October 10, 2013
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April 30, 2012
I am the proud owner of a nearly finished first draft of a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad dissertation. When I started writing, I realized that I couldn’t aim for perfection because perfection would paralyze me. I don’t know that I’ve been aiming for terrible, but letting go of the idea that my first draft had to be brilliant has helped me put a lot of words on my computer screen. Read the rest of the article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. photo by Brian Taylor
June 24, 2011
LaShanda Korley, Nord Distinguished Assistant Professor in the Case School of Engineering, was one of 18 faculty members from around the world to become part of the 43rd class of DuPont Young Professors. The DuPont Young Professor program provides start-up assistance to promising young and untenured research faculty working in areas of interest to DuPont’s long-term business. Korley will receive $75,000 (three annual grants of $25,000) for her work on bio-mimetic approaches to toughening and mechanical enhancement of polymers. -From Case Western Reserve University’s the daily. PRWeb has also covered this story.