Volume 11, Number 45
Friday, December 15, 1995
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Professor John M. Essigmann and Professor Eric S. Lander from Biology will receive $100,000 and $200,000 awards respectively from CaP Cure, the Association for the Cure of Cancer of the Prostate. The Award to Professor Essigmann is to be used for the design of programmable drugs targeted at prostrate malignancies. The award to Professor Lander who is a Professor of Biology and Director of the Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research. With his award money, the Center will use genetic mapping tools to study prostate cancer.
CaP Cure was founded in 1993 by Michael Milken after he learned about his own diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer. Through the support of the Milken Family/Foundation and other donors, CaP CURE has become one of the largest private funder of prostate cancer research in the country.
To help jazz up the Departmental Web Site, graphics, photographs, scientific figures, drawings, candids around the department, MIT, and Boston, etc. are needed. If you would like to help out and see your image on the Web, please send a copy to Rick Danheiser or Bruce Tidor.
Please mark your calendars and plan on attending the first annual Siemens/MIT symposium to celebrate the use of x-ray diffraction as a first resort analytical tool for the elucidation of chemical structure. The Schedule will be posted closer to the actual date, however the agenda is scheduled to include:
January 11th - Room E25-111.
Morning technical session. 9:00 a.m.
Speakers include Professors Lippard, Cummins, and Drs. Davis and Scott.
Afternoon: 2:00 p.m. - Poster session and reception in Room 6-321
January 12th - Room E25-111,
Morning technical session: 9:00 a.m. - Tutorial by Dr. C. Campana (Siemens).
Afternoon 2:00 p.m. - Open house in the X-Ray Diffraction Facility. Room 2-025
To register: please call 617-253-1884 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Jointly sponsored by the Analytical Instrumentation Division of Siemens Energy and Automation, Inc. and the Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
For those of you who are attending this event, just a reminder that the Chemistry Department is sponsoring a reception for alumni at the ACS Pacific Chem Conference, held in the Sheraton Waikiki in Hawaii, this coming Sunday, December 17th. The event will be on your program agenda, however take note that it will be from 6-8 p.m. in the Kona Room. If you are attending the conference we encourage you to take this opportunity to catch up with old friends and let the larger community know what we are up to here in Cambridge.
One or two rooms available in a house conveniently located near Davis Square T, close to February 1st. Includes laundry/dishwasher/disposal with other amenities. Contact Malisa at email@example.com, or call at 3-0823.
Two members of the Chemistry Department support staff are involved in the MIT Community Players' production of Philip Barry's Holiday. This bittersweet romantic comedy, set in upper-crust Manhattan in 1928, will be performed at Kresge Little Theater from Wednesday, Dec. 20 through Friday, Dec. 22 at 8:00 P.M., with a matinee at 3:00 on Saturday, Dec. 23. Peter Floyd of the Chemistry Education Office appears in the production, and Melissa Manolis of Headquarters is costume designer.
Tickets are $5.00 for MIT students, $7.00 for other students, seniors, and members of the MIT community, and $10.00 for everyone else. For more information or for ticket reservations, please call 253-2530, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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