MIT Faculty Newsletter  
Vol. XXIII No. 2
November / December 2010
MIT's Foreign Policy?; S3 & Institute Committees; Landscaping
MIT Promotion and Tenure Processes
Student Support Services:
Reorganized, Reviewed, and Redefined
Support the New START Treaty
MIT150: MIT Open House
Follows a Long Tradition
A Missed Opportunity: Saving Oil and Foreign Exchange with a Great Reducation in Emissions
Looking at the Numbers
Affordable Course Materials
Maintaining our Resolutions: Implementing the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy
Finding Appropriate Support for
Students with Disabilities
From a Whistle to a Hum: Facilities Upgrades Enhance the Resilience of the Campus Steam Distribution System
ICIS: International Center for
Integrative Systems
MIT EMS: A Student-Run Jewel
Stellar Next Generation
Work-Life Resources Now Available 24/7
Cost of Nuclear Energy is Misrepresented
No Mention of Geothermal Energy
Connect with MIT's Global Community
National Research Council (NRC) Finally Releases Doctoral Program Rankings
NRC 2010 Doctoral Program Rankings: Percent Ranked 1 in R or S Rankings
NRC 2010 Doctoral Program Rankings: Percent Ranked in Top 3 in R or S Rankings
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Connect with MIT's Global Community

Anne Street, Judith M. Cole

Are you aware that 15 percent of MIT’s alumni population lives abroad? And many of them may be professionals in your field or your former students. The MIT Alumni Association and our new Web feature, PlanetMIT, can help you connect with regional alumni before or during your travels.

MIT has approximately 16,660 alumni living in international locations, most in areas served by MIT clubs.

Through these clubs, the MIT Alumni Association has a long history of welcoming MIT faculty and administrators through formal events and informal gatherings. You may have the opportunity to dine with club leaders, talk to former students, and give presentations to local alumni – all activities that help strengthen MIT’s global community.

Faculty visits are highly valued by alumni clubs. The value to you is significant as well. Given the stature of MIT alumni in many parts of the world, they can often provide entrée to influential companies and government officials. In addition, alumni club volunteers may be helpful in spotting potential research or consulting opportunities for you or just welcoming you to their city and providing local knowledge.

How can you find more information on our international alumni clubs? Your first stop is PlanetMIT – - a visual snapshot of our MIT population worldwide, launched in February 2010. This mapping system is located on the Networks page of the MITAA Website – Pins are located in every state or country where alumni live. Clicking on the pin will give you a snapshot of local information:

• # Alumni in the state or country
• # Students from the state or country
• # Parents of current students in the state or country
• # Volunteers in the state or country
• Listing of alumni clubs, Enterprise Forum chapters, and area representatives

PlanetMIT will lead you to MIT’s domestic and international club contacts. Just click on a country pin to find the link. Contact the clubs in cities you plan to travel to and arrange meetings and get-togethers in advance. We hope you will explore these Web pages and join our cadre of international ambassadors for MIT who grow and strengthen the global community.

International Faculty Engagement by the Numbers

Four-year total of international faculty club seminars: 122
Four-year total of faculty participating in international club seminars: 61

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