New gene-editing system enables large-scale studies of gene function.
The Planning Committee for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is now accepting nominations for the Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards. These awards recognize individuals and groups in the MIT community and graduates of MIT whose achievements exemplify the ideals of Dr. King by their contributions to MIT, their professions and the broader community.
MIT alumni/ae, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff are all eligible. Both individuals and groups, including living groups and student and professional associations, will be considered. "Community service" is defined in the broadest sense; academic, research, religious and secular contributions will be considered.
Members of the MIT community are invited to submit nomination letters to Dean Arnold Henderson Jr. in Rm 5-106 by December 15. E-mail letters of nomination will also be accepted. Awardees will be selected by the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee. The awards will be presented at the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebratory Breakfast in 1998.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 26, 1997.