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Humanities, arts, and social sciences digest for March 2011
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James Poterba, Mitsui Professor of Economics, at the MIT150 economics and finance symposium
James Poterba, Mitsui Professor of Economics, at the MIT150 economics and finance symposium
"In Sound," by composer Keeril Makan; portrait concert March 17, 2011, ICA Boston.
"In Sound," by composer Keeril Makan; portrait concert March 17, 2011, ICA Boston.

Said and Done is the monthly, photo-rich publication from MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, integrating feature articles with news, research and events to give you a distilled overview of the school’s endeavors. For the complete edition, visit Said and Done. A few highlights include:

Amanda Mok ’11 wins 2011 MITSO Concerto Competition
Mok, a double major in Music and Biological Engineering, is the 2011 winner of the MIT Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. She will perform the first movement of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1 with MITSO, on March 11, 2011.
Q&A at Said and Done

Ask a Linguist | Q&A with David Pesetsky
David Pesetsky, Ferrari P. Ward Professor of Modern Languages and Linguistics, was recently named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the author of two groundbreaking books on syntactic theory as well as numerous articles that have contributed to the understanding of Universal Grammar.
More at Said and Done

New knowledge from Martin Hackl's Experimental Syntax and Semantics Lab
Some of the subtleties of language can be challenging to explain using traditional linguistic analysis. Associate Professor Martin Hackl’s experimental approach is expanding the field of linguistics.
Research at Said and Done

Smithsonian and MIT/CMS to launch Vanished, an online mystery game
The Smithsonian Institution and MIT's Comparative Media Studies program have announced the April 4, 2011 launch of Vanished, an 8-week environmental mystery game for middle-school children, designed to inspire problem-solving and collaboration through science.
Game details at Said and Done

Communications in slow-moving crises
“Things are happening much faster and much slower,” says historian Rosalind Williams, because the “density of human presence on the planet speeds up environmental change and slows down political change,” creating a “viscosity” that makes history “work differently.” A panel moderated by Prof. Tom Levenson, Head, Writing and Humanistic Studies, and Director of the Graduate Program in Science Writing.
Video at Said and Done

Thursday, March 17 | MIT150 + FAST Event | Washed by Fire | The Music of Keeril Makan
Performed by the Either/Or Ensemble. For more than a decade, MIT’s Keeril Makan has been creating hard-driving, visceral music that is blended with a quiet beauty, offering what Newsday calls “a fascinating wedding of intellect and expressivity.”
Full information at Said and Done

Palitz Fellowship Announced | Apply by March 11, 2011
A new undergraduate travel fellowship for the study of Dutch art and culture in The Hague, Netherlands. A six-month term as an MIT Palitz Fellow: Spring semester in preparation with a faculty supervisor, followed by three months in The Hague, Netherlands for a program of summer research in and around the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis.
More information at Said and Done

The Evolution of Economic Science
As part of the MIT+150 Economics Symposium held in January 2011, Mitsui Professor of Economics, James Poterba moderates a panel of fellow distinguished economists to reflect on MIT's unique contributions to the field, and MIT's role as a place of research, teaching, and influence in the larger world.
Video at Said and Done

Said and Done | March 2011 edition

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