In a story on faculty members awarded tenure that appeared in the June 4 issue of MIT Tech Talk, some of the information on Professor John Williams received by the News Office was incorrect. His degree from UCLA is the MS, and he is not currently affiliated with the Engineering and Environmental Systems Group.
The paragraph on Professor Lawrence J. Vale also contained some incorrect information. It should have read as follows:
"Dr. Lawrence J. Vale in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning has been named associate professor with tenure, effective July 1, 1997. Professor Vale received the BA summa cum laude in American studies from Amherst College (1981), the DPhil from Oxford University in 1985, and the SM in architecture from MIT in 1988. He joined MIT as a lecturer in the Department of Architecture in 1988 and became an assistant professor in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning in 1990. He was the Linde Career Development Professor from 1990-93 and the Mitsui Career Development Professor from 1993-96. He was promoted to associate professor in 1995. Professor Vale was a consultant to the National Commission on Severely Distressed Housing from 1991-92. A student of the history, politics and sociology of urban design, he has written two books, including the award-winning Architecture, Power and National Identity, and has also authored two forthcoming works about public housing, From the Puritans to the Projects and Three Public Neighborhoods."
In the same issue of MIT Tech Talk, a story on Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics awards incorrectly listed the winner of the General James H. Doolittle Scholarship. The recipient was Gregory G. Richardson, a senior from Natick, MA.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 11, 1997.