Featured Course Archive: January-March 2011

 

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Photo by G. Andrew Boyd.

March 25, 2011: MIT Professor and Innovative Filmmaker, Richard Leacock

Richard Leacock, who helped create the cinéma vérité style and was a driving force behind the film program at MIT, died on March 23 at his home in Paris.

Leacock's work and influence appear throughout many courses on OCW. In particular, Media and Methods: Seeing and Expression and Documenting Culture.

 

 

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March 17, 2011: Nuclear Engineering

A panel of MIT nuclear engineering, public health and risk assessment specialists convened to explain how nuclear reactors work and the unfolding situation in Japan.

The Nuclear Science and Engineering department at MIT have published more than 30 courses on OCW, covering introductory overviews to special topics on the subject.

 

 

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March 9, 2011: Life Sciences at MIT

The expansion of Life Sciences has been enormous over the last decade. Many departments at MIT now offer majors, minors or courses that have a Life Science focus. We've gathered some of these in our new Life Sciences course list.

 

 

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March 7, 2011: David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research Dedicated

 

The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research was dedicated last week. The Institute includes 40 laboratories and more than 500 researchers working to revolutionize the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of cancer.

The 7.43X series on OCW provides a window into the education of future cancer researchers here at MIT.

 

 

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Photo by Aaron Loessberg-Zahl on Flickr.

March 4, 2011: MacVicar Faculty Fellow, Patrick Winston

Patrick Winston is one of four professors named 2011 MacVicar Faculty Fellows. The Fellows Program honors the life and contributions of Margaret L.A. MacVicar.

Winston has published two courses on OCW: Artificial Intelligence and The Human Intelligence Enterprise.

 

 

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Photo by Aaron Loessberg-Zahl on Flickr.

March 3, 2011: MacVicar Faculty Fellow, George Verghese

George Verghese is one of four professors named 2011 MacVicar Faculty Fellows. The Fellows Program honors the life and contributions of Margaret L.A. MacVicar.

Verghese has published one course on OCW: Introduction to Communication, Control and Signal Processing.

 

 

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Photo by Aaron Loessberg-Zahl on Flickr.

February 25, 2011: MacVicar Faculty Fellow, Bishwapriya Sanyal

Bishwapriya Sanyal is one of four professors named 2011 MacVicar Faculty Fellows. The Fellows Program honors the life and contributions of Margaret L.A. MacVicar.

Sanyal has published one course on OCW: Introduction to Planning and Institutional Processes in Developing Countries.

 

 

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United Space Alliance suit technician Joel Alvardo
prepares Steve Bowen for flight. Photo courtesy of
NASA.

February 18, 2011: The Substitute Astronaut

Astronaut and MIT alumnus Steve Bowen is quickly preparing for a trip to space after a bicycle accident grounds fellow astronaut Tim Kopra.

Space travel is a complicated business, not just in terms of safety and technology, but in terms of policy. Space Policy Seminar explores these issues, including the GPS dilemma, the International Space Station choices, and the fate of satellite-based cellular systems.

 

 

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February 11, 2011: Eric Grimson Named Chancellor MIT

Eric Grimson, Professor of Medical Engineering and Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named Chancellor of MIT. Grimson's Introduction to Computer Science and Programming is one of the most popular courses on MIT OpenCourseWare.

 

 

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Illustration by Telstar Logistics on Flickr.

February 7, 2011: Ian Waitz Named Dean of MIT's School of Engineering

Aeronautics and Astronautics head Ian Waitz has been named the 16th dean of MIT's School of Engineering

Waitz was one of ten MIT faculty who contributed Unified Engineering to OCW, a large, rich course that provides a solid understanding of the fundamental disciplines of aerospace engineering.

 

 

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Photo by Tom Woodward on Flickr.

January 11, 2011: OCW Scholar

MIT OpenCourseWare has published five OCW Scholar courses, the first of twenty such courses that will be published over the next three years. These courses have been designed to support independent study without the need for additional resources, and include multimedia such as video and simulations. Learn more about OCW Scholar.

 

 

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Image of a brain scan by cloois on Flickr.

January 7, 2011: Neuroscience and Society

Explore the social relevance of neuroscience and how emerging areas of brain research reflect and reshape social attitudes and agendas in Neuroscience and Society.