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The Kornbluth era begins

July/August 2023

With Sally Kornbluth’s tenure as president underway, the Institute formally celebrates her arrival. Plus her reflections on her first few months at MIT and a look at her legacy at Duke.

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Gretchen Ertl


  • Categorized in MIT News: Cover story

    When MIT met Sally

    As the Institute formally celebrated her arrival, President Kornbluth celebrated curiosity and called for “Rad Lab–level thinking and commitment” to address the climate crisis.

  • Categorized in MIT News: Photo gallery

    A welcoming weekend

    President Kornbluth’s inauguration weekend included not only the formal inauguration ceremony but also a community-wide party on Saturday, two concerts, and a faculty panel.

  • Categorized in MIT News: Feature story

    The collaborator

    MIT’s new president, cancer biologist Sally Kornbluth, left a legacy of inclusivity, collaboration, and a markedly deeper commitment to the sciences at Duke. How will her vision translate to the Institute?

  • Sally Kornbluth reflects on her first few months as MIT’s 18th president.

  • Categorized in From the President

    Curiosity unbounded

    Helping solve the world’s problems and creating stronger community both depend on harnessing the curiosity that drew us all to MIT.

  • Categorized in MIT News: 77 Mass Ave

    New breakthroughs on Alzheimer’s

    MIT scientists have pinpointed the first brain cells to show signs of neurodegeneration in the disorder and identified a peptide that holds potential as a treatment.

  • Categorized in MIT News: 77 Mass Ave

    Now playing: DribbleBot

    A four-legged robot that can maneuver a soccer ball on diverse terrain could also be useful in disaster aid.

  • Categorized in MIT News: 77 Mass Ave

    Nanoparticles target lung disease

    The fatty particles could deliver CRISPR gene-editing proteins directly to the lungs, where they can delete the errors that cause illness.

  • Categorized in MIT News: 77 Mass Ave

    A study that really holds water

    Researchers have figured out how desert sandgrouse use their feathers to sustain thirsty chicks.

  • Categorized in MIT News: 77 Mass Ave

    Patches to the rescue

    New techniques for delivering drugs and vaccines through the skin.

  • Categorized in MIT News: 77 Mass Ave

    A silky solution to seed counterfeiting

    Fake seeds can threaten food security. One fix: silk-based tags encoding unique patterns that can’t be copied.

  • Categorized in MIT News: 77 Mass Ave

    A simple urine test for low-cost cancer diagnosis

    The paper-based diagnostic, which can be read without sophisticated equipment, could also be designed to reveal whether a tumor has metastasized or recurred.

  • Categorized in MIT News: 77 Mass Ave

    Recent books from the MIT community

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