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The iconic MIT home page Spotlight features a daily-changing image and design that focuses on advances in research, technology and education taking place at the Institute. Though some Spotlights do run multiple days - for example Friday's spot usually runs through the weekend, we work very hard to maintain the daily-changing tradition. We've combed our servers and have compiled a digital archive of the Institute home page through the years - well over 2000 images. Enjoy!
The view from hereToday’s Spotlight features a photograph by Corbis.

MIT is launching the Innovation Initiative, a natural extension of MIT’s culture of creative, collaborative problem solving that will speed solutions to tough global problems.

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The MIT home page Spotlight showcases the research, technology and education advances taking place at the Institute every day.

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Today’s Spotlight features a photo, taken by Dominick Reuter, of Katherine Kellogg, the Mitsui Career Development Associate Professor in Contemporary Technology at MIT.

When Katherine Kellogg did her dissertation research, she was wearing scrubs and making rounds with surgeons. That is not the normal operating procedure for a prospective PhD in management, but then Kellogg was not pursuing a normal project. She was studying, from the inside, a heated controversy in medicine: the debate over reducing the time medical residents spend on the job from 120 hours per week to 80 hours per week. Proponents of shorter hours claimed the change would prevent mistakes; opponents felt it would lead to training that was insufficiently rigorous.

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