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Faculty meeting agenda

A regular meeting of the faculty will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 10-250. Agenda items are:

  • Vote on the proposal for a new S.B. degree in chemical engineering: 10B (chemical-biological engineering), by Professor Karen Gleason
  • Proposal for a new Ph.D. degree in computational and systems biology, by professors John Guttag, Robert Sauer and Bruce Tidor
  • Update from the Mental Health Task Force, by Drs. Kristine Girard and Alan Siegel
  • Process of faculty input into the presidential search, by Professor Rafael Bras
  • Comments from the president, by Dr. Charles M. Vest

Technology Children's Center open house today

Parents of preschool-age children are invited to the Technology Children's Center's open house today (Dec. 10) from 2 to 4 p.m. at its Westgate location (Building W85). The Westgate center offers educational child care for two, three or five mornings per week (8 a.m. to noon) for children ages two years and nine months up to kindergarten-entry age. For more information, call 253-5907. For general TCC information and enrollment applications, visit

Dibner Institute creates science writing fellowship

The Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology invites applications for its first Science Writing Fellowship position for 2004-05. This is an opportunity for a senior science writer for a general audience to pursue a project relating to the history of science or technology. He or she will also interact with MIT's Graduate Program in Science Writing and the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program.

The application deadline is March 1. For more information, contact fellowship coordinator Trudy Kontoff at or see

Credit union seeks directors

The MIT Federal Credit Union (a member-owned, nonprofit financial cooperative) seeks volunteer members interested in serving on its board of directors. Those interested should contact John Matarese at (978) 372-1759 or by Dec. 24.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 10, 2003.

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