Melissa Nobles: Taking full account of the past
May 20, 2013MIT political science professor examines ways societies confront histories of racial and ethnic injustice
3Q: Jeffrey Ravel on the French past and our future
April 4, 2013With MIT hosting a global French history conference, a look at the international growth of — and changes in — the field.
Faculty describe experiments with digital learning on MacVicar Day
March 22, 2013Participants discuss how they are 'reimagining the MIT classroom.'
Also labeled: Awards, honors and fellowships, Education, teaching, academics, Electrical engineering and electronics, Engineering Systems, Faculty, Foreign languages and literatures, Internet, MacVicar fellows, Massive open online courses (MOOCs), Mechanical engineering, Online learning, Undergraduate, Special events and guest speakers
AIAA honors David Mindell for ‘Digital Apollo’
January 8, 2013MIT professor’s book earns Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award.
Q&A: Associate Provost Philip Khoury on foreign policy in the Middle East
December 20, 2012The Ford International Professor of History also talks about how an engineering school benefits the humanities and social science community.
Historian Craig Wilder featured in new Ken Burns film
December 13, 2012The head of the MIT History section served as a consultant on the director's latest documentary, “The Central Park Five.”
The mysteries in materials
October 23, 2012MIT senior Shannon Taylor researches 500-year-old artifacts and art to understand and restore materials.
3 Questions: Charles Stewart sizes up the 2012 election
October 11, 2012MIT political scientist and voting expert weighs in on the state of the presidential campaign, the shifting demographics of America, and the tossup U.S. Senate races.
MIT’s place in the world
September 20, 2012Inaugural symposium addresses the Institute’s global engagement.
Also labeled: Collaboration, Education, teaching, academics, Faculty, Global Education and Career Development, Globalization, Inauguration, Global, Masdar, President L. Rafael Reif, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Skolkovo, Students, Electrical engineering and electronics, Linguistics, OpenCourseWare, Philosophy, Staff, Undergraduate, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), MISTI, Online learning, D-Lab
All the difference in the world
March 22, 2012In new book, economists Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson assert that above all else, political institutions — not culture or natural resources — determine the wealth of nations.
Q&A with Rosalind Williams on history in the age of human empire
February 27, 2012New book examines the critical juncture when human endeavors began to dominate the planet.
MIT delegation attends Singaporean university’s groundbreaking
November 18, 2011Five-day, three-nation Asian trip includes meetings with Institute friends and collaborators.
Said and Done
August 16, 2011Humanities, arts and social sciences digest for July/August 2011.
Said and Done
July 4, 2011Humanities, arts and social sciences digest for June 2011
April 13, 2011As part of MIT’s 150th-birthday celebration, computer science luminaries — many from MIT's faculty — gathered on campus for a two-day symposium.
The Archivist of the United States to speak at Convocation
April 8, 2011David Ferriero, event’s keynote speaker, discusses shelf serendipity, archiving in the digital age and MIT’s historic connections.