$10M to transform teaching in the digital age

DUSP professor Eric Klopfer the director of the Scheller Teacher Education Program, MIT Office of Digital Learning (ODL) and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, announced a new collaboration aimed at supporting teachers in their efforts to use emerging digital learning tools and environments, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

3 Questions: Amy Glasmeier on the living wage

A new "3 Questions" article on the MIT News asks DUSP Professor Amy Glasmeier about her Living Wage Calculator:

Congratulations, DUSP 2015

Congratulations to the Class of 2015

At the Departmental Commencement Breakfast at the MIT Media Lab on June 4, 2015, DUSP was pleased to welcome back Chrystal Kornegay (MCP 1997) as our Commencement Speaker.  Chrystal is the Undersecretary of Housing & Community Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

In addition to hearing from Chrystal, the following year-end awards were announced at the Breakfast.

Departmental Awards

Hugh Hampton Young Fellowship celebrates 50 years

The MIT News is celebrating 50 years of the Hugh Hampton Young Fellowship with profiles and stories of past and present fellows.

Bruno Verdini Trejo Receives Program on Negotiation Howard Raiffa Doctoral Student Paper Award

The doctoral dissertation by graduating interdisciplinary doctoral student, Bruno Verdini Trejo, “Charting New Territories Together: Laying the Foundations for Mutual Gains in United States - Mexico Water and Energy Negotiations” is the recipient of the 2015 Program on Negotiation Howard Raiffa Doctoral Student Paper Award. The annual prize is awarded to a doctoral student author of the best research paper on a topic relating to negotiation, competitive decision-making, dispute resolution, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution.

Philips alliance will support research in lighting + energy, for urban life

An article on MIT News describes the new five-year, $25 million research alliance between MIT and Philips that will ultimately support MIT research in the company’s core areas of health care and lighting solutions technology, which will be conducted in collaboration with Philips Research.

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