MIT Faculty Newsletter  
Vol. XXV No. 3
January / February 2013
MITIMCo Petition Goes Forward Without Faculty Assessment
Interview with MIT 2030 Task Force Chair Tom Kochan
Concerns Over the Lack of Graduate Student Housing in the MIT 2030 Plan
Task Force on Community Engagement with 2030 Planning
Twenty to Thirty Questions About MIT 2030
A Brief History of MIT's Land Acquisition Policies
Opening Doors: Honoring Physics Professor Emerita Vera Kistiakowky
Graduate Student Association: Pressing Issues for Graduate Students
Graduate Student Life, Research Productivity, and the MITIMCo Proposal
MIT 2030: A Capital Planning Framework
for the Future
Save MIT Campus Land for Academic,
Not Commercial, Uses
Report of the Task Force on Community Engagement in 2030 Planning on Development of MIT-Owned Property in Kendall Square
Teaching this spring? You should know . . .
Research Expenditures FY2012
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Opening Doors: Honoring Physics Professor Emerita Vera Kistiakowsky









A forum honoring MIT Faculty Newsletter founder and Physics Professor Emerita Vera Kistiakowsky was held on January 11, 2013. A physicist, teacher, mother, daughter, and moral leader, in addition to her long-time work at MIT, Prof. Kistiakowsky established the Status of Women project in the American Physical Society, and was a founder of American Women in Science.

Co-sponsored by the Technology and Culture Forum, the MIT Department of Physics, and the Faculty Newsletter, those offering praise and warm anecdotes included, Prof. Edmund Bertschinger, Chair of the MIT Department of Physics, Vera’s daughter Prof. Karen Fischer (Brown University Geological Sciences), Prof. Lisa Steiner and Prof. Mary-Lou Pardue from the MIT Department of Biology, and Prof. of Biology and FNL Editorial Board Chair Jonathan King.

Vera spoke briefly, recalling both the early days of the Faculty Newsletter and other MIT experiences, as well as personal memories of her life-long joy of mountain climbing. Prof. Kistiakowsky was presented with both a framed poster memorializing the event, and a collage of photographs and other memorabilia assembled by her friends and family.

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