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  • In the World: Murmurs of Mayan

    MIT undergraduate travels to Mexico in hopes of documenting and preserving ancient linguistic phenomena — and the culture behind them.

    October 6, 2011
  • What it takes to make every vote count

    MIT hosts Voting Technology Project conference to reinvigorate public discussion on election integrity.

    October 4, 2011
  • In Profile: Daniel Posner

    MIT political scientist looks at the surprising ways ethnicity and politics mesh in southern Africa.

    October 3, 2011
  • Pulling back the curtain

    MIT anthropologist Graham Jones peers into the mysterious world of professional magicians.

    September 16, 2011
  • Duflo wins APPAM’s Kershaw Award for public policy analysis

    September 16, 2011
  • Said and Done for September 2011

    The humanities, arts and social sciences monthly digest

    September 16, 2011
  • Cracking the code

    MIT sociologist’s book takes an insider look at investment banking and the high-risk trades that can spin out of control.

    September 6, 2011
  • Ugandan journalist joins the Center for International Studies

    Human rights journalist Jackee Batanda receives Neuffer fellowship, will study at MIT for the next academic year.

    September 1, 2011
  • Wisdom of crowds

    In countries that lack financial records, how can we tell who is truly poor? An innovative study suggests: Ask the neighbors.

    August 24, 2011
  • Said and Done

    Humanities, arts and social sciences digest for July/August 2011.

    August 17, 2011
  • In Profile: Kenneth Oye

    A political scientist aims to help governments assess the potential risks of new technologies.

    August 11, 2011
  • Face value

    Study shows that low-information voters are most likely to be swayed by candidates’ appearances.

    July 18, 2011
  • Said and Done

    Humanities, arts and social sciences digest for June 2011

    June 26, 2011
  • Lawson named MISTI director

    Political science associate professor succeeds Suzanne Berger

    May 31, 2011
  • A champion of Creole

    Linguist Michel DeGraff is on a quest to give Haitian Creole its due as a respected language — and to help Haitian schoolchildren learn in their native tongue.

    May 12, 2011
  • Of minds and machines

    Final installment of MIT’s 150th anniversary symposia explores intelligence — both human and artificial.

    May 9, 2011
  • Looking beyond English

    MIT professor uses linguistics in an ESL classroom to teach scientific principles, empower a new generation of critical thinkers.

    May 5, 2011
  • A new revolution

    Egyptian Facebook activists visit MIT, representing a new non-violent movement in the Middle East.

    May 3, 2011
  • Said and Done

    Humanities, arts and social sciences digest for April 2011

    April 21, 2011
  • Said and Done

    Humanities, arts, and social sciences digest for March 2011

    March 7, 2011