Robert Alberty, professor emeritus of chemistry and former dean of science, dies at 92
January 23, 2014Chemist’s seminal contributions to the thermodynamics and kinetics of biochemical reactions still shape the field, colleagues say.
MIT and Harvard release working papers on open online courses
January 21, 2014Research findings challenge common misconceptions, offer surprising insights about how students engage with MOOCs.
James K. Roberge, professor of electrical engineering, dies at 75
January 13, 2014A member of the MIT faculty since 1967, Roberge spent nearly his entire professional career at MIT.
Streamlining the 401(k) Investment Menu
January 13, 2014MIT to convene focus groups to gather feedback from faculty, staff and retirees.
3 Questions: Arindam Dutta on MIT and architectural modernism
January 9, 2014New book, edited by MIT architectural historian, examines the evolution of modernism during its postwar heyday at the Institute.
Anthropologist Manduhai Buyandelger wins the 2013 Levitan Prize in the Humanities
January 6, 2014The $25,000 research grant will go towards supporting the professor's ethnographic study of parliamentary elections in Mongolia.
Faculty Highlight: Keith A. Nelson
January 6, 2014Spectroscopy techniques demonstrate ballistic motion at micron length scales, open door to new possibilities for semiconductors, thermoelectrics.
A global community dedicated to alleviating poverty gathers at MIT
December 23, 2013JPAL@10 event celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.
Away for the holidays? Before you go, set your auto-replies
December 23, 2013If you're on vacation for the holidays and new year, make sure to set your auto-replies for your email and MITvoip phone, which can be done at work or home.
Hazel Sive steps down as associate dean of the School of Science
December 20, 2013Biologist’s six-year administrative tenure focused on educational initiatives and on diversity and inclusiveness among faculty and postdocs.
Former MIT president Charles M. Vest dies at 72
December 13, 2013As the Institute’s leader from 1990 to 2004, he sparked a period of dynamism.
Homing in on stressed coral
December 12, 2013Sulfurous chemical known as ‘smell of the sea’ serves as clarion call for coral pathogens.
Leaner Fourier transforms
December 11, 2013New algorithm can separate signals into their individual frequencies using a minimal number of samples.
Wi-Phi website presents 'philosophy's greatest hits'
December 9, 2013Open access philosophy site aims to build better minds
Silvija Gradečak seeks to better the world through new materials
December 6, 2013Looking for better materials for solar cells, LEDs, and other technology, one molecule at a time.
MIT experiencing gastroenteritis outbreak
December 5, 2013
Class on digital humanities premieres with tech-savvy approaches
December 4, 2013New class offers MIT students the chance to pair technical know-how with real-world art and humanities projects at local museums.
MIT website provides a welcoming experience for new hires
December 2, 2013New employees now have a wealth of resources to guide them as they begin their professional lives at MIT, from a New Hire Activities Application to an orientation and onboarding website.
David Perreault is appointed EECS associate department head
November 27, 2013Munther Dahleh is appointed as acting director of ESD and new organization with focus on socio-technical systems, information and decision systems and statistics.
Dahleh appointed to new roles
November 26, 2013Leading ESD and planning for a potential MIT-wide effort in the areas of socio-technical systems, information and decision systems, and statistics.