In praise of the Institute’s unsung heroes
February 26, 2014Annual MIT Excellence Awards features presentation of first Collier Medal, to 56 members of MIT EMS.
Looking for first light
February 24, 2014Robert Simcoe peers deep into the universe’s past to identify the first stars.
Nine MIT researchers win Sloan Research Fellowships
February 18, 2014MIT researchers specializing in neuroscience, chemistry, mathematics, and ocean sciences are among 126 selected.
Wayne Andersen, pioneer in visual arts at MIT, dies at 85
February 12, 2014Art historian joined the Department of Architecture in 1965.
Two MIT faculty members elected to National Academy of Engineering
February 7, 2014Waitz and Pentland receive a high honor for engineers.
Adèle Naudé Santos, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, to step down
January 28, 2014Ten-year tenure marked by an invigorated faculty, consolidated space, increased applications; Reif applauds ‘her remarkable eye for talent’
MIT community making the most of lynda.com's online training
January 24, 2014Since 2011, MIT community members have watched more than 238,000 video tutorials via lynda.mit.edu, which focuses on software training.
Robert Alberty, professor emeritus of chemistry and former dean of science, dies at 92
January 23, 2014Chemist’s seminal contributions to the thermodynamics and kinetics of biochemical reactions still shape the field, colleagues say.
MIT and Harvard release working papers on open online courses
January 21, 2014Research findings challenge common misconceptions, offer surprising insights about how students engage with MOOCs.
James K. Roberge, professor of electrical engineering, dies at 75
January 13, 2014A member of the MIT faculty since 1967, Roberge spent nearly his entire professional career at MIT.
Streamlining the 401(k) Investment Menu
January 13, 2014MIT to convene focus groups to gather feedback from faculty, staff and retirees.
3 Questions: Arindam Dutta on MIT and architectural modernism
January 9, 2014New book, edited by MIT architectural historian, examines the evolution of modernism during its postwar heyday at the Institute.
Anthropologist Manduhai Buyandelger wins the 2013 Levitan Prize in the Humanities
January 6, 2014The $25,000 research grant will go towards supporting the professor's ethnographic study of parliamentary elections in Mongolia.
Faculty Highlight: Keith A. Nelson
January 6, 2014Spectroscopy techniques demonstrate ballistic motion at micron length scales, open door to new possibilities for semiconductors, thermoelectrics.