The Weekly Newsletter of the MIT Chemistry Department
Volume 12, Number 7
Friday, February 16, 1996
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CONGRATULATIONS TO JOANNE STUBBE NEW CIBA-GEIGY PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY!
Professor JoAnne Stubbe was appointed to the Ciba-Geigy Chair by Dean Robert J. Birgeneau effective February 1, 1996. All of her colleagues and friends congratulate JoAnne for her outstanding achievements in biological chemistry and her continued commitment to excellence in education, research and service to the Chemistry Department and the Institute!
The Ciba-Geigy Professorship and Research Endowment in Chemistry, awarded to a senior member of the chemistry faculty, was created by Ciba-Geigy and MIT in 1989 to encourage pathbreaking research in chemistry while fostering the development of future generations of creative scientists. Mark S. Wrighton was the first faculty member to hold the chair.
Ciba-Geigy Limited was created in 1970 by a merger between Ciba Ltd and J.R. Geigy, S.A. The company is primarily engaged in the development, manufacture, and marketing of a variety of pharmaceuticals, special-purpose chemicals, electronic equipment, lasers, and vision care products.
Tax Workshops for International Scholars and Faculty
On Monday, February 26, 1996 from 2:00 to 4:30 at 20 Chimneys, 3rd floor Student Center, Attorney Paula N. Singer will present United States tax rules applicable to foreign nationals, including information on tax return filing. Attorney Singer concentrates her practice in international taxation and is a partner with the law firm of Vacovec, Mayotte, and Singer. Federal and state income forms will soon be available in the International Scholars Office, Room 4-105.
Just a reminder that all F-1 and J-1 International students and their dependents are required to file federal tax returns. If you have been in the US for 5 years or longer, you are considered a resident for tax purposes and you should file returns on 1040. If you have been in the US less than 5 years, you are considered non-resident for tax purposes and you should file form 1040 NR or 1040 EZ and Form 8843. If you are a non-resident for tax purposes and you received any income from a US source, you are required to file a tax by April 15th. If you are a non-resident for tax purposes and did not receive any income from a US source you can file by June 15th.
The ISO will hold two Tax Workshops, the first of which will cover RA and TA stipend and tuition awards, graduate fellowships, withholding and tax regulations for internationals on Thursday, February 29th, Room 34-101 from 3-5 p.m. presented by Attorney Stephanie Meilman. The other workshop on March 18th from 3:00 to 5:00 in room 10-250 is designed for undergraduate students and international graduate students not receiving financial aid.
Amgen cordially invites those interested to attend interviews for several positions on Wednesday, February 28, 1996 at the MIT Career Center. Interviews will be based on preselection of candidates. Students interested in competing to be included on the schedule should submit a resume to the Career Center immediately. Positions are for BS or MS chemists (organic or biochemistry) for a position as a chemistry research associate or a BS in Life Science, Biochemistry, or Bioengineering for a clinical manufacturing associate.
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