Congratulations to the Class of 2014

At the Departmental Commencement Breakfast at the MIT Media Lab on June 5, 2014, DUSP was pleased to welcome back Kairos Shen (MArch 1991) as our Commencement Speaker.  Kairos is the Director of Planning at the Boston Redevelopment Authority --- a position he has held since 2002 --- and is responsible for all aspects of community planning, urban design, zoning, waterfront planning, and infrastructure planning in the city. 

In addition to hearing from Kairos, the following year-end awards were announced at the Breakfast.

Departmental Awards

Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis: Rebecca Silverman
Outstanding MCP Thesis: Anson Stewart
Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation: Dietmar Offenhuber; Honorable Mention: Graham Denyer Willis
Outstanding Ph.D. Teaching Assistant: Christa Lee-Chuvala
O. Robert Simha Prize: Lawrence Q. Barriner II
Flora Crockett Stephenson Writing Prize: Sneha Mandhan
Excellence in Public Service Award: Caitlin Cameron
Outstanding Contribution to the Intellectual Life of the Department: Sarah Dimson
Student Departmental Service Award: Caroline Howe
AICP Outstanding Student Award: Robert Manduca
Rolf R. Engler Award: Sue Delaney

DUSP Student Council Awards

Excellence in Advising: Gabriella Y. Carolini
Staff or Faculty Contribution to Student Life: Kirsten Greco
Excellence in Teaching: Xavier de Souza Briggs
Hebbert Award for Student Contribution to DUSP: Caroline Howe

The Department also distributed a booklet of Thesis and Dissertation Abstracts from 2013-2014.

Congratulations to our winners, and to the entire 2014 graduating class.