President Obama announces intent to appoint Esther Duflo to Global Development Council
January 3, 2013MIT development economist nominated for presidential policy council.
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.”
School within a school: MIT Concourse
December 10, 2012A learning community in which MIT freshmen explore the sciences, humanities and social sciences in a small, close-knit community (with a kitchen!)
Study: At most a third of us show a consistent approach to financial risk
December 3, 2012Empirically rich new study finds most people alter their risk-management approach depending on the type of financial decision.
Said and Done for November/December 2012
November 29, 2012Digest of humanities, arts and social sciences
Also labeled: Anthropology, Arts, Awards, honors and fellowships, Books and authors, Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Economics, Faculty, Humanities, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Linguistics, Literature, languages and writing, Music, Philosophy, Political science, Politics, Students, Technology and society
Three awards for MIT research in anthropology, economics and political science
November 9, 2012Mikusheva receives Elaine Bennett Research Prize; Petersen wins Distinguished Book Award; Helmreich wins Rachel Carson Prize.
Said and Done for September 2012
September 17, 2012Digest of MIT humanities, arts, and social sciences.
Five MIT researchers win presidential early career honors
July 23, 2012Jarillo-Herrero, Lu, Pathak, Sinha and Thaler among 96 winners.
Said and Done for June/July 2012
July 16, 2012Digest of MIT humanities, arts and social sciences
Bits of buildings: How is computing changing the architect’s job?
June 24, 2012In a new book, an MIT researcher looks at the influence of high-tech simulations on the profession of architecture.
MIT's Communication Forum conducts a conversation for scholars — and citizens
April 2, 2012Has explored media and change for more than 30 years
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.
Current SHASS MacVicar Faculty Fellows reflect on teaching at MIT
March 14, 2012New fellows to be named Friday; current SHASS fellows discuss the significance — and the sheer fun — of teaching the Institute's students