Books and authors
Said and Done for September 2012
September 17, 2012Digest of MIT humanities, arts, and social sciences.
Q&A: Junot Díaz on his new book
September 11, 2012The MIT professor and Pulitzer-winning writer talks about the people and ideas in his newest work, This Is How You Lose Her — and explains why women form a big part of his core audience.
Said and Done for June/July 2012
July 16, 2012Digest of MIT humanities, arts and social sciences
Engineering a safer world
April 23, 2012Workshop explores safety in nuclear power plants, occupational health, aviation and medicine.
Neal Stephenson on science fiction, building towers 20km high ... and insurance
April 18, 2012
A taxing issue
April 11, 2012In book talk, MIT economist Simon Johnson and co-author James Kwak emphasize need to raise revenues to cope with national debt.
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 23, 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.
National Engineers Week: A Q&A with Richard de Neufville
February 24, 2012On engineering design and the book 'Flexibility in Engineering Design'
National Engineers Week: A Q&A with Olivier de Weck
February 22, 2012On engineering systems and the book Engineering Systems: Meeting Human Needs in a Complex Technological World
MIT Press book Engineering Systems wins Honorable Mention for 2011 PROSE Award
February 7, 2012