In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Benjamin Black of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology discusses the connection between volcanism and one of the largest extinction events in Earth’s history.
Ben Black is a postdoctoral researcher in geology and geochemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research seeks to understand the consequences of volcanism as it relates to the end-Permian mass extinction. He earned his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has established an award named after slain campus police officer Sean Collier.
The award announced Monday by MIT Executive Vice President Israel Ruiz will be given annually "to an individual or group that embodies the character and qualities that Officer Collier exhibited as a member of the MIT community."
Authorities allege the Boston Marathon bombing suspects killed Collier on April 18 to get his gun as they fled police.