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3 Questions: Why study theater in a German language class?
Using theatrical expressions of real-life situations, Emily Goodling's students study Germany's artistic response to global events.
Involving local communities in renewable energy planning
MIT senior Anushree Chaudhuri seeks to make the transition to cleaner technologies more sustainable and just.
Baran Mensah: Savoring college life in a new country
From robotics to dance to music, the MIT senior has made it his mission to explore as many new experiences as possible at the Institute.
A chronicler of the biotech boom
MIT historian of science Robin Wolfe Scheffler takes a close look at the progress of biomedical research in the U.S.
3 Questions: Paloma Duong on the complexities of Cuban culture
The scholar’s new book looks at perspectives of the Cuban people through a study of online media, music, fashion, and contemporary communication.
Opening the doorway to drawing
In the new interdisciplinary course 21A.513 (Drawing Human Experience), students look within themselves for artistic inspiration.
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An MIT philosopher’s call for a civil discussion on gender and sex
In “Trouble with Gender: Sex Facts, Gender Fictions,” MIT Professor Alex Byrne argues for a return to a more inclusive brand of philosophical inquiry.
Reflecting on COP28 — and humanity’s progress toward meeting global climate goals
MIT delegates share observations and insights from the largest-ever UN climate conference.
How to avoid a “winner’s curse” for social programs
When interventions or policies perform well in studies, they may disappoint later on. An MIT economist’s tools can help planners recognize this trap.
Projects investigating Swahili, global media win SHASS Humanities Awards
The awards offer opportunities to expand research into unique areas of scholarship.
Unlocking history with geology and genetics
PhD student Fatima Husain investigates the co-evolution of life and Earth and works to communicate science to the public.