education

Rewriting the Book on the Brain

August 31, 2011

Students might sometimes think that their textbook appeared out of thin air, the accumulated knowledge of a field spontaneously forming into a heavy slab of facts and figures. But textbooks are like any other type of book, with flesh-and-blood [Read more]

Medical Ethics Summer School

August 9, 2011

It has been a couple months since the end of the spring quarter, and the with it the end of many of the Medical Center’s weekly lecture series. But a recent batch of videos posted to the website of the MacLean Center for Medical Ethics brought [Read more]

The New Landscape of Hepatitis C

July 5, 2011

The hepatitis C virus has always been an unusual disease. Largely symptom-free in its early stages, many people are unaware for many years that they have contracted the virus. But if left untreated, hepatitis C can eventually cause severe liver [Read more]

The Leaky Pipeline of Women in Science

June 8, 2011

By Meghan Sullivan That there even was a luncheon at Crerar library last week to welcome Nancy Hopkins was a sign of progress. Speaking of a committee formed at MIT in 1995 to explore gender discrimination among tenured faculty, she commented that [Read more]