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1. Nine new faculty join the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

The school welcomes a superb group of scholars.

2. Christine Wang receives American Association for Crystal Growth Award

Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of crystal growth and epitaxy, the development of crystals for use in photonics, microelectronics, and more.

3. Targeted, crowdsourced aid for Mexican earthquake victims

MIT team’s online platform links those who need aid with those who can help. (Este artículo está disponible en español.)

4. Laura Kiessling wins Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry

Professor of chemistry is the first woman to win the prestigious prize, awarded annually for creativity in organic chemistry or bioorganic and medicinal chemistry.

5. MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory launches seed grant program

New program eases access to the MIT Reactor for MIT faculty and research staff.

6. Gene Keselman named MIT Innovation Initiative executive director

Longtime U.S. Air Force officer, entrepreneur, and nonprofit executive joins the initiative to help build out the next phase of its mission.

7. New leadership for MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab

Computer vision and machine learning expert Antonio Torralba to lead new artificial intelligence research lab.

8. Astronaut Kate Rubins returns to the Whitehead Institute to describe her experiences in low-Earth orbit

Former Whitehead Fellow and recent International Space Station resident gives public talk and engages with the next generation of scientists and engineers.

9. MIT Lincoln Laboratory team scores big at international hacking event

Lab RATs take 10th place at the annual DEF CON Capture the Flag competition in Las Vegas.

10. Call for nominations: 2018 Excellence Awards and Collier Medal