MIT Faculty Newsletter  
Vol. XXIV No. 3
January / February 2012
A Contrarian View of MITx:
What Are We Doing!?
Freshman Advising and MITx
MITx: MIT's Vision for Online Learning
First Generation Project Launched
A Message from the First Generation Project Student Executive Board
We Gotta Have HOPE
FPC Subcommittee to Review IAP
Glass at MIT: Beauty and Utility
Memorial Service for Bob Silbey
Teaching this spring? You should know . . .
Under-Represented Minority Faculty and Students: 1987–2012
A Women as Percentage of Total Undergraduates, Graduate Students,
and Faculty: 1901–2012
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Memorial Service for Bob Silbey


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Robert J. Silbey












A memorial service for Robert J. Silbey, former Dean of Science, and Class of 1942 Professor of Chemistry, will be held on Saturday, March 17 at 2 pm in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences atrium on the MIT campus.

Silbey was known for his leadership and political acumen as dean, his commitment to enhancing MIT’s education and research, and his work in condensed phase theory and quantum biology, fields that he helped to pioneer.

Silbey joined the MIT faculty in 1966, becoming head of the chemistry department in 1990 and director of the Center for Materials Science and Engineering in 1998. He took over as Interim Dean of Science in February 2000 and was named permanent dean the following year, a position he held until 2007 when he returned to his faculty position in the Department of Chemistry.

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