Technology and society
Michael Liebreich sees shift to cleaner energy as inevitable
January 17, 2013Chief executive officer of Bloomberg New Energy Finance says clean energy will eventually be the norm.
James Utterback honored as exemplar of excellence
January 16, 2013Professor was honored by KU Leuven at its bi-annual Leuven International Forum.
AIAA honors David Mindell for ‘Digital Apollo’
January 8, 2013MIT professor’s book earns Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award.
Life in BASIC
January 2, 2013Nick Montfort and colleagues examine cultural significance of computer code in new book.
Historian/physicist David Kaiser wins Physics World’s 'Book of the Year Award'
December 20, 2012Kaiser is the head of MIT's Program in Science, Technology, and Society, and a senior lecturer in the Department of Physics.
Said and Done for November/December 2012
November 29, 2012Digest of humanities, arts and social sciences
Also labeled: Anthropology, Arts, Awards, honors and fellowships, Books and authors, Comparative Media Studies, Economics, Faculty, Humanities, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Linguistics, Literature, languages and writing, Music, Philosophy, Political science, Politics, Social sciences, Students
Said and Done for September 2012
September 17, 2012Digest of MIT humanities, arts, and social sciences.
MIT's Communication Forum conducts a conversation for scholars — and citizens
April 2, 2012Has explored media and change for more than 30 years
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.
Historian of science Charles Weiner dies at 80
February 1, 2012Longtime faculty member was a pre-eminent analyst of the political, social and ethical dimensions of contemporary science.
How to kick-start new energy technologies
December 22, 2011Three-year study produces proposals for boosting energy innovation to meet growing demand, curb global warming.
Fellowship supports MIT Sloan students working on societal challenges
October 24, 2011A Q&A with two fellowship grantees, Dante Cassanego and Julie Lein.
Science school for judges
September 20, 2011MIT and the Broad Institute open their doors to the judicial community for a workshop at the intersection of science and the law.
In the World: Design summit’s inventions find willing buyers
August 26, 2011Devices to improve lives in developing countries are so appealing that even the initial prototypes attract buyers.
Universities can lead in development, USAID head says during MIT visit
April 8, 2011Discusses how new ideas are needed for battling disease, extending education and improving lives in poor nations.