James M. Long, an administrative assistant in the Ralph M. Parsons Laboratory, visited Beirut in March 2006. An architectural and landscape photographer, he remained aware of the political and social currents swirling around him at that time, but chose to set those issues aside in the pursuit of a strictly aesthetic vision in his artwork. "Photographing Lebanon: A Work in Progress by James M. Long" is on view at the Rotch Library (Room 7-238) through Nov. 30. Photo / James M. Long
With over 200 published papers, multiple books, and countless media appearances, Emanuel’s 41 years at MIT have been marked by influential research into hurricane formation and climate change outreach.