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1. Strength in numbers

PhD student Dean Knox studies social networks and how individuals use them to access government goods and services.

2. Advanced silicon solar cells

MIT mechanical engineers are leading an effort to detect defects that reduce efficiency.

3. Getting their hands dirty: Students experience fieldwork in Hawaii

TREX program from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers undergraduates the opportunity to get out in the field.

4. The world as we think the world should be

Assistant Professor Charlotte Brathwaite believes theater brings people together in a positive way.

5. Cheaper, faster randomized evaluations

J-PAL North America releases new catalog of administrative data sets to give researchers a leg up in conducting rigorous evaluations of social programs.

6. Vera Gorbunova delivers eighth Paul F. Glenn Lecture

Expert on long-lived rodents provides insights into research on longevity and cancer resistance.

7. Bertram Kostant, professor emeritus of mathematics, dies at 88

Innovative mathematician and longtime professor made key contributions to representation theory and Lie theory.

8. Putting data in the hands of doctors

Computer scientist Regina Barzilay empowers cancer treatment with machine learning.

9. Modeling the unequal benefits of U.S. environmental policy

New toolset evaluates economic impacts of ozone reduction policies for nine income groups.

10. From MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp to boomtown

An MIT global entrepreneur launches one of the world's most innovative companies.