A closer look at the diabetes disaster

In a new book, Amy Moran-Thomas examines how diabetes is reaching epidemic levels in countries across the world.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Dec. 17, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences anthropology latin-america health medicine health-science-and-technology books-and-authors research developing-countries

Supporting students in Puerto Rico after a hurricane’s devastation

Postdoc Héctor De Jesús-Cortés works to build up the STEM pipeline from his homeland to MIT and beyond.

Fernanda Ferreira | School of Science | Dec. 13, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: picower-institute brain-and-cognitive-sciences school-of-science diversity-and-inclusion research profile graduate graduate postdoctoral natural-disasters latin-america education teaching academics

Technology and policy pathways to Paris emissions goals

Two new MIT reports advance practical emissions-reduction strategies for Southeast Asia and Latin America at both the regional and country level.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | Dec. 10, 2018 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: climate-change alternative-energy energy environment economics greenhouse-gases carbon-dioxide mit-energy-initiative research international-relations policy emissions asia global joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change technology-and-society latin-america

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 | May 22, 2018
~11 mins |

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

Designing for a more equitable world | MIT News

D-Lab founder Amy Smith teaches MIT students to tap into the heart of international development.

Meg Murphy | School of Engineering | Oct. 6, 2017
~6 mins |

Tags:  faculty  d-lab  poverty  developing-countries  development  mechanical-engineering  classes-and-programs  3-questions  education-teaching-academics  stem-education  collaboration  international-initiatives  design  latin-america  africa  asia  school-of-engineering

Targeted, crowdsourced aid for Mexican earthquake victims | MIT News

MIT team’s online platform links those who need aid with those who can help. (Este artículo está disponible en español.)

School of Architecture and Planning | Sept. 24, 2017
~5 mins |

Tags:  disaster-response  natural-disasters  latin-america  mexico  earthquakes  urban-studies-and-planning  crowdsourcing  school-of-architecture-and-planning

Pew recognizes four MIT researchers for innovation in biomedical science | MIT News

Biophysicist Ibrahim Cissé and cell biologist Gene-Wei Li honored as Pew Scholars; postdocs Ana Fiszbein and María Inda are named Pew Latin American Fellows.

Julia C. Keller | School of Science | June 20, 2017
~9 mins |

Tags:  school-of-science  biology  biological-engineering  awards-honors-and-fellowships  dna  faculty  genetics  health-sciences-and-technology  school-of-engineering  physics  broad-institute  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  diversity-and-inclusion  latin-america

The U.S. and Mexico: What’s the way forward? | MIT News

MIT event offers look at how U.S.-Mexico relations could revive.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | May 15, 2017
~6 mins |

Tags:  international-relations  mexico  latin-america  politics  political-science  government  business-and-management  immigration  misti  shass  security-studies-and-military  special-events-and-guest-speakers  center-for-international-studies

Mexico City “Better World” event showcases the MIT community in Latin America | MIT News

Guest speakers offer stories of MIT’s connectivity and innovation.

MIT Resource Development | April 12, 2017
~5 mins |

Tags:  special-events-and-guest-speakers  campaign-for-a-better-world  alumniae  latin-america  mexico  community  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  urban-studies-and-planning  school-of-architecture-and-planning  school-of-engineering  president-l-rafael-reif

Concrete Sustainability Hub welcomes Panamanian government officials | MIT News

Panamanian delegates participating in the U.S. Trade and Development Agency Global Procurement Initiative visited MIT to learn about life-cycle cost analysis models.

Anne Wilson Yu | Concrete Sustainability Hub | Feb. 10, 2017
~5 mins |

Tags:  special-events-and-guest-speakers  concrete-sustainability-hub  civil-and-environmental-engineering  supply-chains  business-and-management  international-initiatives  government  latin-america  school-of-engineering

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