In his latest book, The Diagnosis, professor and novelist Alan Lightman writes of the impact of technology on people.
Fall 2001

Valuing Ourselves

Physicist and author Alan Lightman examines how technology affects people in his latest book, The Diagnosis.

Novelist Helen Elaine Lee is shown reading to her 20-month-old son, Jordan.
Fall 2000

Light Out Of Darkness

Asst. Prof. Helen Elaine Lee, the author of two critically acclaimed novels, says given that life brings loss, how can we make it a positive experience?

Fall 1998

Fall 1998

Mirroring Society

Americans spend most of their leisure time watching TV, a recent study says. David Thorburn, who teaches an MIT course in television, says: “TV is undergoing a major transformation. It’s being reborn.”

Fall 1997

Fall 1997

Resounding Voice

The national Jane Austen revival hits MIT, where the 18th century novelist teaches today’s young about age-old morality.