Look for a parade of Rosenfields on Commencement Day June 7.
Jennifer K. Rosenfield, receiving the SB in biology, will be marching with the graduates. Her mother, Nancy, who received the SB in mathematics in 1971, will walk onto Killian Court with the 25th reunion class. And her father, Dr. Donald B. Rosenfield, also an MIT graduate (SB in math, SM in operations research and EE, all in 1971) will march with the faculty. He's a senior lecturer at the Sloan School of Management and director of the Leaders For Manufacturing Fellows Program.
The family lives in Lexington. Jennifer plans to go on to graduate school, and Mrs. Rosenfield works at the Harte-Hanks Data Technology company in Billerica.
There are two other Rosenfields, Tod, 17, a high school junior and Adam, 9, in the fourth grade.
And, yes, said their father, "both say they want to go to MIT."
President Clinton has nominated an MIT graduate, Laurence H. Meyer, to the Federal Reserve Board.
Dr. Meyer, who received the PhD in economics in 1970, has won his profession's top award for forecasting accuracy twice in the last three years-and it was that accomplishment which brought him to the President's attention, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Dr. Meyer, 50, is president of a St. Louis-based economic consulting firm bearing his name which specializes in macroeconomic forecasting and policy analysis. He is also a professor of economics at Washington University in St. Louis.
In February, he was named forecaster of the year by Blue Chip Economic Indicators, a newsletter that publishes the economic predictions of 52 top economists every month. It was the same award he won two years ago, and the Tribune says he would have won last year, too, but competition rules prohibit consecutive wins.
His current forecast, according to the Tribune: "Expects real gross domestic product to grow about 2 percent this year and 1.8 percent next year," with such slow growth causing unemployment to rise to as much as 6.25 percent from the current 5.8 percent.
His doctoral dissertation at MIT: "Monetary Policy and Interest Rates."
The Campus Editors Club at its February meeting was treated to a slide show of her work in science photography by Felice Frankel, a visiting lecturer at the MIT Edgerton Center.
Ms. Frankel works with scientists to create photographs of their work, which means she's taken images of everything from rust to "quantum dot" crystals (the latter image appears on the cover of the new School of Science brochure).
In her talk, Ms. Frankel showed a few "before and after" images-the "before" group rather nondescript images created by scientists, and the "after" images so stunning they elicited gasps from the appreciative editors.
Throughout the process of making a picture, Ms. Frankel said, she works closely with the scientists "to avoid creating an image that misinforms."
"I would like to think that not only am I creating pictures that are beautiful, but that I'm also adding to the scientists' data that they can use in their published articles," she explained.
In 1995, her work appeared on the covers of the journals Nature, Science and Langmuir.
Ms. Frankel said she is always looking for scientists to collaborate with in producing scientific images. She can be reached at x3-5604 or <email@example.com>.
The MIT Press has published the first issue (winter 1996) of a new quarterly journal, The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics. In the words of its editors, Marvin Kalb and Pippa Norris, it offers a "serious study of the forces shaping, and the dialogue among, our leaders and news resources." Mr. Kalb, a well known journalist, is director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government; Pippa Norris is associate director of the Center.
"The Internet was once a rural community, and now it's becoming an urban environment. If you live out in farm country, you may leave your door unlocked. But if you live in downtown Manhattan, you may want triple locks on your doors."-Dr. Ronald L. Rivest, Edwin S. Webster Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and associate director of the Laboratory for Computer Science, in a Boston Globe article on the potential vulnerability of the Internet to disruption, from a lone hacker to a terrorist cell.
"The passing of Robley Evans seemed to many to mark the end of an era, a time when a scientist could contribute to all areas of science whether theoretical or experimental, a time when faculty and students could design and carry out an experiment, build the apparatus and interpret the results and a time when scientists could easily bridge the gap betwen different areas of science and technology. And it also was a time when nuclear physicists were held in esteem that now might be reserved for rocket scientists or basketball stars. Robley Evans was a star to his students, colleagues and friends."-From an obituary on Professor Emeritus Robley D. Evans, one of the founders of nuclear medicine, in the journal Medical Physics, written by a former student, Gordon Brownell of the Physics Research Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 20, 1996.