Mariana Arcaya will present modern trends that threaten to exacerbate health inequalities at the National Press Club

Arcaya will examine how the emergence of revolutionary health care technology, the evolution of socioeconomic status through the influence of new technologies and ideologies, the shifting inequity in access to health insurance, disparate levels of environmental exposures, and the public health effects of climate change, threaten to accelerate and intensify inequalities in public health in the United States.

Follow the conversation online via Twitter here using the hashtag #healthequity

New HASS Concentration, Leadership and Negotiation

Responding to high student demand for more semester-long subjects that teach skills in leadership and negotiation through a pedagogy that is highly interactive and involves tailored coaching, MIT’s Dean of Undergraduate Education entrusted EPP’s Bruno Verdini and Lawrence Susskind with leading the collaborative efforts among the five MIT Schools to create an interdisciplinary, MIT-wide Concentration in Negotiation and Leadership.

Siqi Zheng on air quality and urban development in China

MIT Professor Siqi Zheng is the Samuel Tak Lee Associate Professor of Real Estate Development and Entrepreneurship within MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning and Center for Real Estate. She is also faculty director of the MIT Samuel Tak Lee Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab and author, with Matthew E. Kahn, of "Blue Skies over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in China" (Princeton University Press, 2016).

How might emerging technologies, like Hyperloop, interact with the resurgence of suburbs?

Hyperloop, an innovative transportation technology designed to provide affordable, on-demand, energy efficient, and safe transportation at air travel speeds, could have profound impacts on how we interact and perceive infrastructure and our built environments.

New EdX Course, CITE101x: Technology Evaluation in Global Development

When an individual is in extreme poverty, as some 2.7 billions individuals around the world are, how can development practitioners minimize risk when using technological interventions?

In a new EdX course, DUSP Professor Bishwapriya Sanyal joins an interdisciplinary group of MIT faculty to enable students to conduct their own technology evaluations to promote data-driven decisions through research or development practice. This course is designed for academics and global development practitioners and it open and free to anyone.

NeuroMesh selected for finals of MIT 100K Launch

Critical infrastructure has been shown to be vulnerable to cyberattacks as seen in high profile attacks such as that on the Ukrainian electric grid in both 2015 and 2016. Many of the systems that control the electric grid are directly connected to the internet. Our modern society could be brought to a standstill with keystrokes.

Gregory Falco (DUSP PhD Candidate) and Caleb Li (Sloan ’17) have been working to prevent this national security disaster through their startup, NeuroMesh, which provides endpoint protection to smart meters and other internet of things (IoT) devices.

Ellen Rushman awarded a 2017 Infinite Mile Award

On Thursday, May 11th, Ellen Rushman, DUSP's Academic Programs Coordinator, received one of three 2017 Infinite Mile Awards.

Amongst the many glowing comments about Ellen at the award ceremony, a clear theme emerged. That theme is her dedication to go above and beyond in creating a caring and supportive community for the students, faculty, and staff at DUSP, which Ellen does without the need for acknowledgement or praise.