Faculty Honors and Awards | 2018
 

 

INSTITUTE AWARD
Four SHASS faculty named 2018 MacVicar Fellows
SHASS faculty David Autor of MIT Economics, Christopher Capozzola of MIT History, Shankar Raman of MIT Literature, and Merritt Roe Smith of MIT Program in Science, Technology, and Society, were named 2018 MacVicar Fellows for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Story at MIT News


COMPARATIVE MEDIA STUDIES + CAST + CSAIL
VR project “The Enemy” wins 2017 Rose d'Or | D. Fox Harrell
Works from seven countries were honored at the 56th Rose d’Or Awards in Berlin, including “The Enemy,” a virtual reality experience developed by MIT CAST artist Ben Khelifa in collaboration with CMS/W + CSAIL Professor D. Fox Harrell to explore VR’s potential to engender empathy and humanity. 
Story at EBU
 

GLOBAL STUDIES AND LANGUAGES
Jing Wang awarded the Overseas Distinguished Professorship
China’s Ministry of Education has awarded Jing Wang, Professor of Chinese Media and Cultural Studies, the Overseas Distinguished Professorship, a five-year appointment at the University of Communication of China.
Jing Wang's website


SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY
Robin Wolfe Scheffler awarded the 2018 Levitan Prize
The prestigious award in the humanities includes a $30,000 grant that will support his research into the factors that influenced the development of Boston’s booming biotech industry. “It’s thrilling to receive this award, particularly at the very beginning of a project,” Scheffler says.
Story by SHASS Communications


ECONOMICS
Victor Chernozhukov receives Humboldt Research Award
Chernozhukov, Ford Professor of Economics, has been recognized for lifetime achievement in research. In addition, he will be invited to carry out research projects of his/her own choice in cooperation with colleagues in Germany.
Humboldt Foundation website


POLITICAL SCIENCE
Lily Tsai selected to recipieve Committed to Caring Award
With this award, Tsai, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of MIT GOV/LAB, is recognized by the MIT Office of Graduate Education for her outstanding advising and mentorship to graduate students.
MIT OGE website


KNIGHT SCIENCE JOURNALISM
Deborah Blum wins Endocrine Society Journalism Award
Deborah Blum, Director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, has been awarded the Endocrine Society Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism.
Endocrine Society website