MIT News Jan 27, 2023 Exploring the rich traditions of Brazilian music Students studying the Portuguese language pair with musicians for special event at Lewis Library. Jan 26, 2023 “This is the type of life that I want” Poet, student advocate, and math/physics double-major Catherine Ji is living boldly at MIT. Jan 24, 2023 Matthew Notowidigdo appointed co-scientific director of J-PAL North America Notowidigdo will guide J-PAL North America in developing rigorous research on economic mobility and advise the creation of a racial equity research agenda. Jan 19, 2023 3 Questions: Sulafa Zidani on tech, culture, and a critical transnational perspective The media scholar speaks on her research and her experience at MIT. Jan 18, 2023 Gaining real-world industry experience through Break Through Tech AI at MIT A new experiential learning opportunity challenges undergraduates across the Greater Boston area to apply their AI skills to a range of industry projects. Jan 11, 2023 Looking to the past to prepare for an uncertain future Using sand and rock, MIT senior Aviva Intveld tells stories of ancient climates. Jan 09, 2023 Brandon Ogbunu is a radical collaborator MLK Visiting Professor tries to “maximize connection time” while studying protein evolution. Jan 05, 2023 Simulating discrimination in virtual reality The role-playing game “On the Plane” simulates xenophobia to foster greater understanding and reflection via virtual experiences. Dec 23, 2022 MIT community in 2022: A year in review Top Institute stories dealt with a presidential transition; Climate Grand Challenges; an action plan for belonging, achievement, and composition; the MIT Morningside Academy for Design; “Wakanda Forever” at MIT; and more. Dec 23, 2022 MIT’s departments, labs, and centers celebrate the holidays Across the Institute, MIT’s communities took part in light-hearted traditions new and old. Dec 15, 2022 School of Engineering unveils MIT Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Engineering Excellence With the selection of 16 inaugural postdocs, the program seeks to develop the next generation of faculty leaders and help guide the school toward a more diverse and inclusive culture. Dec 13, 2022 Reframing the first-generation academic experience First-gen MIT graduate students are claiming their identity, forming community, and holding space for one another. Dec 09, 2022 Meet the 2022-23 Accenture Fellows This year's fellows will work across research areas including telemonitoring, human-computer interactions, operations research, AI-mediated socialization, and chemical transformations. Dec 07, 2022 Holding space for tough topics Michael Birnbaum has been recognized as Committed to Caring for his wide-reaching support of students and his departmental leadership. Nov 30, 2022 Looking beyond “technology for technology’s sake” Whether building robots or helping to lead the National Society of Black Engineers, senior Austen Roberson is thinking about the social implications of his field. Nov 29, 2022 Lessons in innovation based on values of the Cherokee Nation At an MIT event, speakers profiled four Cherokee innovators and traced their success back to the communal and egalitarian culture they came from. Nov 28, 2022 Celebrating “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” at MIT During a special screening of the latest Marvel Studios production, students shared their enthusiasm at seeing MIT on the big screen. Nov 21, 2022 Celebrating diversity in student cultural and linguistic backgrounds at MIT Some 70 students enjoy "Heritage Meets Heritage" event. Nov 21, 2022 Machinery of the state Associate Professor Mai Hassan documents bureaucratic systems in Eastern Africa set up for coercion, as well as roadblocks to democratic government. Nov 18, 2022 Uncovering the rich connections between South Asia and MIT Showcased in a new exhibit, student research explores the long history of South Asians at the Institute. Nov 15, 2022 Nonabah Lane, Navajo educator and environmental sustainability specialist with numerous ties to MIT, dies at 46 Lane leaves a lasting legacy at the Institute and on tribal communities around the country. Nov 09, 2022 “Ballet des Porcelaines” at MIT A contemporary reinterpretation of an 18th century ballet reveals the fragility of orientalist fantasies. Nov 04, 2022 Video on the record MIT’s inaugural Bearing Witness, Seeking Justice conference explores video’s role in the struggle over truth and civil liberties. Nov 04, 2022 Exploring education from all angles Senior David Spicer advocates for students at MIT and beyond as he cultivates his interest in education policy. Oct 28, 2022 Community members greet MIT’s 18th president With donuts and cider in hand, students, faculty, and staff gathered on Hockfield Court to speak with President-elect Sally Kornbluth and celebrate her appointment. Oct 27, 2022 Frank Sidney Jones, professor emeritus of urban affairs, dies at 93 The first African American to receive tenure at MIT, Jones championed greater diversity and inclusion at the Institute and beyond. Oct 24, 2022 Toward compassion and equity Committed to Caring program honors David Autor for his unique approach to graduate student mentorship and advocacy. Oct 21, 2022 On campus, a warm welcome for MIT’s next president, Sally Kornbluth “This is your moment,” the Institute’s 18th president tells an MIT audience at a community introduction event. Oct 20, 2022 Sally Kornbluth is named as MIT’s 18th president As Duke University’s provost since 2014, she has advocated for faculty excellence and reinforced the institution’s commitment to the student experience. Oct 19, 2022 Q&A: Melissa Nobles on guest-editing Nature to examine racism in science MIT chancellor and colleagues help lead special project examining how bias has distorted the scientific enterprise — and how to make things better. Oct 18, 2022 Unlocking the mysteries of how neurons learn PhD candidate Raúl Mojica Soto-Albors seeks to understand the rules of plasticity that underlie neuronal behavior. Oct 04, 2022 A diploma, a discovery, and an historic legacy The restored diploma of Robert Robinson Taylor, MIT’s first Black graduate — presented by his great-granddaughter Valerie Jarrett — highlights connections between the Institute and Tuskegee University. Sep 29, 2022 Providing new pathways for neuroscience research and education Payton Dupuis finds new scientific interests and career opportunities through MIT summer research program in biology. Sep 22, 2022 Through mentorship, a deeper understanding of brain cancer metabolism grows As an MSRP-Bio student in the Vander Heiden lab, Alejandra Rosario helped to reveal how cancer cells maintain access to materials they need to grow. Sep 21, 2022 Empowering Cambridge youth through data activism Mayor’s youth employment program brought local high schoolers to MIT this summer. Sep 15, 2022 The economics of missed opportunities Danielle Li takes a close look at scientific practices and organizational decisions — and provides data about improving them. Sep 01, 2022 MIT releases strategic action plan for belonging, achievement, and composition New initiatives will build on the Institute’s culture of excellence while enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the MIT community. Aug 30, 2022 3 Questions: Thea Keith-Lucas on ministering to the MIT community Chaplain to the Institute and associate dean of the Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life reflects on the office’s priorities and how the community still surprises her. Aug 24, 2022 Building better batteries, faster PhD student Pablo Leon uses machine learning to expedite research on novel battery materials, while helping newer students navigate graduate school. Aug 23, 2022 Bridging careers in aerospace manufacturing and fusion energy, with a focus on intentional inclusion Joy Dunn ’08 helps solve the world’s greatest climate challenges while creating an open and equitable working environment. Aug 16, 2022 Wesley Harris elected vice president of National Academy of Engineering The distinguished professor of aeronautics and astronautics will continue to champion diversity in engineering in the new role. Aug 11, 2022 Teachers learn radar basics in LLRISE outreach program Esmeralda Hernandez and Liz Raine will bring lessons and hands-on activities from the Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers back to their high schools. Aug 10, 2022 Leveraging computational tools to enhance product design Graduate student Jana Saadi works on making the product design process more creative and inclusive. Aug 02, 2022 Why it’s a problem that pulse oximeters don’t work as well on patients of color New research ties inaccuracies in pulse oximeter readings to racial disparities in treatment and outcomes. Aug 01, 2022 Christopher Capozzola named senior associate dean for open learning Distinguished professor and public history advocate will oversee open education offerings and campus-focused services. Jul 26, 2022 The hub of the local robotics industry MassRobotics, a nonprofit founded by several MIT alumni, is advancing an industry that will play an increasingly important role in our lives. Jul 21, 2022 Community abounds as Sidney-Pacific Residence Hall celebrates 20 years The largest graduate residence on MIT’s campus builds communities with its “helper culture.” Jul 20, 2022 A technique to improve both fairness and accuracy in artificial intelligence Methods that make a machine-learning model’s predictions more accurate overall can reduce accuracy for underrepresented subgroups. A new approach can help. Jul 14, 2022 MIT welcomes eight MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars for 2022-23 Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professors and Scholars will enhance and enrich the MIT community through engagement with students and faculty. Jul 13, 2022 Your friendly neighborhood architect Graduate student Justin Brazier lends his design skills to community projects in the Greater Boston neighborhoods where he grew up.