Slideshow: Community Inauguration Festival
September 25, 2012Saturday's events — including a road race, campus quest and global barbecue — marked the end of the week of festivities around inauguration.
MIT plans to build new childcare facility
September 25, 2012When complete next year, the new Technology Children’s Center on Vassar Street will nearly double the Institute’s on-campus childcare capacity.
Oscillating microscopic beads could be key to biolab on a chip
September 24, 2012MIT team finds way to manipulate and measure magnetic particles without contact, potentially enabling multiple medical tests on a tiny device.
Automatic building mapping could help emergency responders
September 23, 2012A prototype sensor array that can be worn on the chest automatically maps the wearer’s environment, recognizing movement between floors.
‘We are all in this great enterprise together’
September 21, 2012In his inaugural address, President L. Rafael Reif aims MIT on a course to shape new directions in education.
Innovation in the classroom
September 21, 2012‘Future of Education’ symposium, held before the inauguration of President L. Rafael Reif, examines the evolution of teaching and learning.
Also labeled: Alumni/ae, Education, teaching, academics, EdX, Global Education and Career Development, Inauguration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Global, Massive open online courses (MOOCs), MITx, Online learning, Open Learning Enterprise, OpenCourseWare, President L. Rafael Reif, Students, Educational Innovation and Technology, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), D-Lab
MIT’s place in the world
September 20, 2012Inaugural symposium addresses the Institute’s global engagement.
Also labeled: Collaboration, Education, teaching, academics, Global Education and Career Development, Globalization, Inauguration, Global, Masdar, President L. Rafael Reif, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Skolkovo, Students, Electrical engineering and electronics, History, Linguistics, OpenCourseWare, Philosophy, Staff, Undergraduate, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), MISTI, Online learning, D-Lab
Open Education on the Move: An Interview with Vijay Kumar
September 20, 2012Director of MIT's Office of Educational Innovation and Technology (OEIT) discusses some of the key concepts propelling the open education movement.
Also labeled: Aeronautical and astronautical engineering, Alumni/ae, Chemistry and chemical engineering, Education, teaching, academics, Educational Innovation and Technology, EdX, Information Services and Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Massive open online courses (MOOCs), MITx, Open access, Open Learning Enterprise, OpenCourseWare
Inauguration festivities off to a stimulating start
September 19, 2012Innovation symposium touches on a dizzying array of topics, with themes of interdisciplinary collaboration, energy and innovation for the developing world.
Also labeled: Entrepreneurship, History of MIT, Inauguration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), President L. Rafael Reif, Research, Special events and guest speakers, Alumni/ae, Staff, Students, Aeronautical and astronautical engineering, Business and management, Chemistry and chemical engineering, Energy, Mechanical engineering, Urban studies and planning
What the past teaches: meeting today’s global environmental challenges
September 18, 2012Atmospheric science pioneer Susan Solomon speaks on past environmental accomplishments, technology’s role and how history should be our guide to meeting today’s global challenges.
Said and Done for September 2012
September 17, 2012Digest of MIT humanities, arts, and social sciences.
Fujimoto, Swanson awarded the 2012 António Champalimaud Vision Award
September 17, 2012Share honor with colleagues for pioneering work in the development of optical coherence tomography.
Harris to receive President’s Award from NOBCChE
September 14, 2012National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers to honor professor, associate provost on Sept. 28.
MIT's Man Vehicle Laboratory turns 50
September 13, 2012Celebrating anniversary with daylong symposium on Sept. 14
Four from MIT win NIH grants
September 13, 2012Brown, Gore, Ploegh and Zhang receive grants for innovative biomedical research.
Preview of an inauguration
September 11, 2012In addition to marking the beginning of L. Rafael Reif’s term as MIT’s 17th president, the festivities will celebrate the MIT community’s ethic of service.
QS ranking calls MIT the world’s top university
September 11, 2012QS World University Rankings also give the Institute top billing in 11 of 28 academic disciplines evaluated.
Q&A: Junot Díaz on his new book
September 10, 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.
Study maps pollution’s pathway to the Arctic, sets path for future research
September 10, 2012MIT researchers have built a model that will be further developed as part of an NSF-funded project to track how chemicals get to remote Arctic environments.
Community invited to partake in, contribute to Inauguration 2012
September 7, 2012Several academic- and family-oriented free events scheduled for Sept. 19-22.
Predicting how patients respond to therapy
September 5, 2012Brain scans could help doctors choose treatments for people with social anxiety disorder.