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Serious play at the MIT Game Lab
This unique lab uses games as a way for students to play, explore, and learn to think critically about the role of games in society.
3 Questions: Wiebke Denecke on a landmark project for Chinese literature
The Hsu-Tang Library of Classical Chinese Literature brings six centuries of classic texts to the world, in bilingual editions.
In online news, do mouse clicks speak louder than words?
Partisan media might deepen political polarization, but we should measure people’s media habits more carefully before drawing conclusions, researchers say.
Forging climate connections across the Institute
Inaugural Fast Forward Faculty Fund grants aim to spur new work on climate change and deepen collaboration at MIT.
MIT students build connections with Black and Indigenous Brazilians to investigate culture and the environment
Travel offers students a chance to study how art and cultural activism can impact racial justice and environmental issues.
How do reasonable people disagree?
A study by philosopher Kevin Dorst explains how political differences can result from a process of “rational polarization.”
Meet the 2023 tenured professors in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Faculty members granted tenure in economics; history; literature; music; philosophy; political science; and science, technology, and society.
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Judgment, reason, and the university
MIT’s Malick Ghachem extends the “Dialogues across Differences” lecture series with a talk about the past and present of university politics.
The power of knowledge
Senior Joshua Kuffour has set a goal of taking classes in as many departments as he can before he graduates.
Burchard Scholars gather to network, connect, and learn
The Burchard Scholars dinner series helps create conversations between academic disciplines.
A civil discourse on climate change
The forum is the first in a series planned at MIT this year, part of an initiative meant to encourage the open exchange of ideas.
Celebrating diversity and cultural connections
At a “Heritage Meets Heritage” event, MIT students enjoy conversations, trivia, and delicacies from around the world.