Telescoping Genius

Graduate fellowships make it possible for MIT to draw the best students in the world and for these scholars to make progress in various fields of study.

Growing up in South Dakota, Tom Brokaw watched NBC's <em>Huntley-Brinkley Report</em> every night.

Life Is Not Virtual

Journalist Tom Brokaw visits MIT, urging the community to use technology wisely.

Judy Swanson makes the lead gift to establish the Robert A. Swanson Biotechnology Center at MIT.

Upholding a Dream

Judy Swanson, along with MIT alumni, establish a biotechnology center in the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research to honor Bob Swanson, '69. Photo courtesy Judy Swanson

Prof. Dan Ariely explores in his latest book why people consistently make foolish economic choices. Photo: Ed Quinn

Predictably Irrational

Prof. Dan Ariely has written a new book that explores irrational economic thinking, like why we value things more when we pay more.

Asst. Prof. Natasha Schull has studied gambling in Las Vegas for 15 years. Photo: Ed Quinn

Big Losers

Asst. Prof. Natasha Schull, who has studied Las Vegas gambling for 15 years, says the casino industry is becoming increasingly effective at taking gamblers' money.

Prof. Richard Lester is now working with others to make new energy technologies as paradigm shifting as the cell phone.

Better Technology

Prof. Richard Lester is now working with others to determine how new energy technologies can become as ubiquitous as the cell phone.

Prof. Emery Brown studies how the state of general anesthesia is induced and maintained. Photo: Ed Quinn

Medical Mystery

Prof. Emery Brown says that what induces general anesthesia remains unknown.

Samiksha '10 and Shriddha '09 Nayak changed the lives of 150 children in a rural village in India when they bought them a computer. Photo: Michael Okoniewski.

Empowering Children

Samiksha '10 and Shriddha '09 Nayak changed the lives of 150 children in a rural village in India when they bought them a computer.

Ray Sidney, an avid cyclist, founded Big George Ventures, a company that focuses on building eco-friendly housing in Carson Valley, Nevada. Photo: Marc Longwood

Giving Back

Ray Sidney makes a gift to support graduate fellowships to honor a former professor.