3 Questions: Historian Caley Horan on the rise of private insurance in the U.S. | MIT News

Assistant professor explores how risk sharing and mutual aid shifted to individual forms of protection.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
July 3, 2018 ~11 min

Tags:  finance  history  industry  policy  government  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  faculty  3-questions  humanities  risk-analysis

MIT chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society inducts 77 students from the Class of 2018 | MIT News

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
June 26, 2018 ~3 min

Tags:  arts  social-sciences  students  awards-honors-and-fellowships  alumniae  humanities

Discovering hidden stories in the Flint water crisis | MIT News

Graduate student Elena Sobrino looks beyond the headlines to study interactions between the city’s people and institutions.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
June 24, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  pollution  history  anthropology  water  graduate  profile  social-sciences  research  students  graduate-postdoctoral  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  technology-and-society  humanities  program-in-sts

The moral calculus of climate change | MIT News

In a “mathy” philosophy class, students explore the risks, outcomes, and ethical implications of living in a warming world.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
June 4, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  sustainability  climate-change  ethics  philosophy  global-warming  classes-and-programs  undergraduate  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  technology-and-society  humanities

The task of history | MIT News

At community dialogue, MIT historians discuss the power of historical knowledge to make a better world.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
May 22, 2018 ~11 min

Tags:  history  latin-america  special-events-and-guest-speakers  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  faculty  social-justice  humanities  slavery  mit-libraries  haiti

CS+HASS SuperUROP debuts with nine research projects | MIT News

In yearlong program, MIT students apply computer science to humanities, arts, and social science research.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
May 15, 2018 ~5 min

Tags:  economics  arts  theater  social-sciences  research  video-games  students  school-of-engineering  classes-and-programs  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  computer-science-and-technology  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  comparative-media-studieswriting  political-science  humanities  superurop  global-studies-and-languages

3Q: Alan Lightman on science, religion, and our yearning for absolute knowledge | MIT News

New book, “Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine,” examines the tensions between belief and knowing.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
April 27, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  comparative-media-studieswriting  faculty  3-questions  humanities  books-and-authors

From blank verse to blockchain | MIT News

Ryan Robinson '17 launched his startup with skills from both the humanities and engineering.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
April 19, 2018 ~4 min

Tags:  startups  quantum-computing  literature  school-of-engineering  alumniae  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  humanities

Outstanding MIT students of French explore "Paris et la rue" | MIT News

In the January Scholars in France program, students discover behind-the-scenes Paris and the city's storied streets.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
March 5, 2018 ~7 min

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When numbers started counting | MIT News

New book by MIT assistant professor chronicles the birth of statistical arguments in public debate.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 5, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  finance  politics  history  statistics  data  social-sciences  research  faculty  humanities  books-and-authors  program-in-sts  shass

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