May 28, 2013Designer Chuck Hoberman partners with CSAIL to create transformable mechanisms
Arts at MIT add an artistic boost to the Institute’s entrepreneurial scrum
May 16, 2013New $10,000 Creative Arts Competition to reward best arts-focused business plan
Demaines selected for Guggenheim Fellowship
April 11, 2013Honored for work with origami from wood, plastic, metal and glass.
Burchard Scholars named for 2013
March 20, 2013Honorees chosen for demonstrating outstanding abilities and academic excellence in humanities, arts or social sciences, as well as in science and engineering
New exhibition showcases importance of design in engineering
March 18, 2013"Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things" will be on view at the MIT Museum April 13-September 1
Resident artist explores pangrams at MIT Glass Lab
March 5, 2013Helen Lee creates glass vessels with embedded letters and words as design elements.
CEE students build model Guastavino vault for exhibit
February 6, 2013The students' vaulted ceiling replica is part of a touring exhibit now at the Boston Public Library.
Remembering ‘Papa Flash’
January 4, 2013MIT Professor Harold Edgerton’s high-speed photography and sonar devices revolutionized ocean exploration.
MIT Symphony Orchestra hosts impromptu musical tribute to victims of school shooting
December 15, 2012Area musicians gather in Lobby 7 the day after tragedy in Connecticut.
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!)
Said and Done for November/December 2012
November 29, 2012Digest of humanities, arts and social sciences
Also labeled: Anthropology, 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, Social sciences, Students, Technology and society
The music of the silks
November 28, 2012Researchers synthesize a new kind of silk fiber — and find that music can help fine-tune the material’s properties.