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.
All that is solid melts into air: Tomás Saraceno visits MIT
November 26, 2012CAST visiting artist creates inflatable and airborne biospheres: speculative models for alternate ways of living.
‘The Listening Room’ shares MIT music with the world
November 2, 2012Web-based collection showcases the Institute’s longstanding engagement with music.
How to communicate science visually
October 25, 2012In a new book, MIT’s Felice Frankel aims to help scientists and engineers improve the way they portray their research through photos, diagrams and graphs.
Composing for loudspeakers: computer music pioneer John Chowning visits MIT
October 12, 2012The inventor of FM synthesis, Chowning revolutionized the music industry; saw a glimpsing into the future of music at the Institute.