In the World

October 21, 2011
Inaugural Speech Examines Value of Higher Education, Calls Universities "One of Our Society's Wisest Investments"

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Oct. 21, 2011) — A college education doesn’t simply benefit individuals, it generates knowledge and discovery that...

illustrating rumors
October 13, 2011
James G. Ennis, an associate professor of sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences, gives us the scoop

Are rumors becoming more common? One might think so. It’s easy to be dazzled by the explosion of fast, ubiquitous communications technologies:...

Using an iPad
October 6, 2011 Large Image
How the Apple co-founder changed the way we use technology

As a researcher in the field of human-computer interaction, it is a very sad day. Steve Jobs was a visionary leader in technology and a major...

Helen Marrow
October 5, 2011 Large Image
Hispanic immigrants are changing the face of the rural South, according to a new book by a sociology professor

Helen Marrow grew up in Tarboro, a town of 11,000 in eastern North Carolina that she describes as a place where “everybody knows everybody,” and...

Dan Flannery sings
September 30, 2011 Slideshow
Singer-songwriter Dan Flannery, G13, finds making music for (and with) kids is more than child’s play

Writing a song for adults isn’t really that hard. You’ve got themes like love, sex and heartbreak to choose from. And that’s only if you want...