Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Dower is helping Americans and Japanese better understand each other, showing how we are more alike than we are different. Photo: Ed Quinn
Fall 2003

Connecting Cultures

Historian John Dower is helping Americans and Japanese better understand each other, showing us how we are more alike than we are different.

Vikram Kumar, a medical student in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, who wants to help those with chronic conditions stay out of the hospital, has invented a computer game for diabetic kids. Photo: Ed Quinn
Summer 2003

Preventive Medicine

Medical student Vikram Kumar has invented a computer game for diabetic kids.

Prof. Peter Donaldson developed the MIT Shakespeare Electronic Archive, where students get online access to a wealth of performance materials dating back to the 17th century. Part of the archive is available at shea.mit.edu/ramparts/ Photo: Ed Quinn
Summer 2003

Electronic Shakespeare

Literature Prof. Peter Donaldson has developed an online archive of prints and photographs that’s bringing Shakespeare to life.

Assoc. Prof. David Mindell, along with oceanographers and engineers, has developed technologies that launched the field of deep-sea archeology. The break-through makes known details of the past that never were known before. Photo: Ed Quinn
Winter 2003

Deep-sea Archeology

Assoc. Prof. David Mindell has developed technologies that launched a whole new field of study –– deep-sea archeology.

Prof. Lawrence Vale says most cities throughout history share the amazing ability to spring back from disaster and move on. After the September 11 attacks, he took a closer look why. Recently he and others launched MIT's Resilient Cities project, a series of lectures that focuses on urban trauma and recovery. View the lectures at resilientcity.mit.edu. Photo: Ed Quinn
Fall 2002

Making A Comeback

Cities share the amazing ability to spring back from disaster, says Prof. Lawrence Vale, who examines why they’re so resilient.

Anne Whiston Spirn, professor of landscape architecture and planning, says cities should exist in harmony with nature. Their survival depends on it.
Fall 2002

Natural Cities

Anne Whiston Spirn says cities must be designed in harmony with nature in order to survive.

Beth Garvin, director of the Alumni Fund, MIT’s annual giving program. Photo: Ed Quinn
Spring 2002

Campaign Update

The Campaign for MIT now exceeds the 90 percent mark of its $1.5 billion goal.

Francis Moore Lappé, author of the 1971 blockbuster, Diet for a Small Planet, is now writing a sequel. Like the original work, the focus of the sequel extends beyond food.
Spring 2002

Another Diet

Visiting Prof. Frances Moore Lappé is writing a sequel to her 1971 blockbuster, “Diet for a Small Planet.”