MIT visiting scientist Kanako Miura, 36, dies in bicycle accident in Boston
May 19, 2013Miura had worked since last fall in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
Mechanical engineering professor Joseph LeConte Smith Jr. dies at 83
May 14, 2013Longtime director of Cryogenic Engineering Laboratory taught at MIT from 1956 to 2008.
Emily Wick PhD '51, MIT's first female professor to earn tenure, dies at 91
April 23, 2013Was a pioneer in women's rights on campus and loved sailing.
‘He loved us, and we loved him’
April 19, 2013MIT community recalls fallen officer Sean Collier, who made a big impression in 15 months at MIT.
Robert C. O'Handley, former research scientist, dies at 70
March 12, 2013Was a longtime researcher in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Robert Bishop, MIT economist and dean, dies at age 96
February 13, 2013A member of the MIT community for seven decades, he was a scholar of microeconomic theory, an innovative teacher, and a dean who helped expand the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.
Nevin S. Scrimshaw, pioneer in nutrition research, dies at 95
February 11, 2013Institute Professor emeritus and recipient of the World Food Prize was the founder of MIT’s former Department of Nutrition and Food Science.
Also labeled: Faculty
Pioneering applied mathematician Chia-Chiao Lin dies at 96
January 14, 2013An Institute Professor since 1966, he was an active member of the MIT faculty for 40 years.
MIT community mourns the loss of Sloan graduate student Heng ‘Nikita’ Guo
October 30, 2012President Reif urges members of the community to support one another.
Nuclear physicist Peter T. Demos dies at 94
October 9, 2012Longtime faculty member guided MIT’s Bates Linear Accelerator from a groundbreaking idea to a globally renowned center for the study of nuclear structure and reactions.
Leonard Lerman, former senior lecturer at MIT, dies at 87
September 28, 2012
Jay K. Lucker, former director of the MIT Libraries, dies at 82
September 5, 2012Longtime library director remembered as a mentor and consultant.
Benson Rowell Snyder, former psychiatrist-in-chief at MIT, dies at 89
September 5, 2012
Melvin H. Rodman, former medical director at MIT Medical, dies at 90
September 4, 2012As medical director, Rodman shaped MIT Medical into its present form, most notably in leading its 1982 move from Building 11 to its current home in Building E23.
Angus MacDonald, longtime MIT Corporation member, dies at 86
July 9, 2012Alumnus’ wide-ranging MIT interests included neuroscience, aeronautics, political science and the arts and humanities.
Professor emeritus Elias P. Gyftopoulos dies at 84
June 27, 2012Longtime faculty member in nuclear and mechanical engineering was among the foremost thermodynamicists of his time.
George Gardner, longtime MIT Corporation member, dies at 94
May 31, 2012
George Koster, physics professor emeritus, dies at 85
May 21, 2012
William F. Brace, professor emeritus in EAPS, dies at 86
May 8, 2012Geologist helped develop systematic descriptions of key physical properties of rocks.
Yaron Segal dies while in custody in Colorado
April 19, 2012Postdoc worked in Photovoltaics Research Laboratory
Also labeled: Staff
Lois Craig, former associate dean in the School of Architecture + Planning, dies at 82
April 19, 2012A trusted and valued adviser and colleague