L2L program accepting applications
Applications are due on Sept. 26 for the 2004 L2L Fellowship. L2L brings together employees, senior administrators and faculty over a year to build MIT's internal leadership capability. Any employee or faculty member may apply. Faculty interested in participating may contact the Provost's Office. Anyone seeking more information should visit the L2L web site at http://web.mit.edu/hr/oed/l2l, which also has an online application form for non-faculty emloyees. Anyone with questions may contact Kimberly Nyce, L2L program administrator, at 258-0401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service aids engineering administrators
A new web site at http://web.mit.edu/engineering/orient provides information and resources for both new and experienced administrators in the School of Engineering. "For the first time, staff can find, in one place, a compilation of most information they need to navigate through the sometimes complex job of running their departments, labs, centers and programs," said the project's leader, Sheila M. Kanode, assistant dean for finance and personnel.
Web sites compile subjects in two areas
Two new web sites offer compilations of classes related to specific areas of interest.
The Laboratory for Energy and the Environment (LFEE) education program has launched EnviroClasses (http://enviroclasses.mit.edu), "an important step in raising the profile and accessibility of environmental studies at MIT. It supports the Institute's goal of building environmental awareness into all courses of study," said Professor David H. Marks, LFEE's director. A listing launched in 2001 has evolved into the database that's easier to navigate and search. Subjects are included based on class descriptions or information provided by instructors. Suggestions for additional subjects can be provided online, and updates are provided in a section of the site.
Student Pugwash has compiled a list of courses bearing on social responsibility or contempory social challenges, accessible from http://web.mit.edu/pugwash.
IAP France program seeks applicants
The foreign languages and literatures section is seeking up to seven undergraduates to participate in an all-expenses-paid trip to Paris from Jan. 4-20 during IAP. The non-credit French cultural immersion program focuses on French arts, letters and history. Activities include attending performances, lectures and museum exhibits. Students will create a multimedia document of the trip (see last year's project at http://web.mit.edu/jsf).
Applications, which are due by Oct. 10, are available in Room 14N-305 and online at http://web.mit.edu/fll/www/jsf.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 17, 2003.