Neurons that can multitask greatly enhance the brain’s computational power, study finds.
Dr. Samuel C. C. Ting, professor of physics, Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor and Nobel laureate in physics, has been elected as an honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Institute Professor John D.C. Little recently received the distinguished service medal from The Institute of Management Sciences (TIMS). The honor, which is awarded on a periodic as-warranted basis, recognizes Professor Little for his mentoring of young leadership in management science and operations research and for many contributions to TIMS' six professional journals. Professor Little served as president of the group in 1979-80.
Marivi (Ivi) Acuna, a senior in civil engineering, recently spent her summer at "The Midsummer at Oxford" theater program, co-sponsored by Oxford University, the Juilliard School of Music and the University of California at San Diego.
Ms. Acuna, whose hometown is Arlington, TX, has appeared in productions with Dramashop, Gilbert and Sullivan Players and the Midnight Players, most recently the R/O week presentation of Sexual Positions and Dramashop's spring production of Six Characters in Search of an Author.
"My ultimate dream in life is to become a successful actress, but for now I feel the need to get an engineering degree," she commented.
"The Lookout," a monthly publication of the MIT Employees Federal Credit Union, has received the League Leader Award for excellence from the Massachusetts Credit Union Association. The award cited the Marketing Committee for excellence in newsletter communication. Members of the Marketing Committee are Robert M. Dankese, Paul L. Bergonzi, Richard R. Fenner and Salvatore Lauricella.
A version of this article appeared in the September 15, 1993 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 38, Number 6).