Archive for October, 2011

Jay Keyser discusses “Mens et Mania: The MIT Nobody Knows”

Posted October 28th, 2011 by Heather Denny

Want to hear about the REAL MIT? Join us for an evening with Jay Keyser as he discusses his recent book Mens et Mania.

When: Wednesday, November 16, 6:00 PM
Where: 14N-118, Institute Archives & Special Collections

Samuel Jay Keyser is Professor Emeritus in MIT’s Department of Linguistics and Philosophy and Special Assistant to the Chancellor. Since arriving at MIT in 1977 he has held positions with the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, the Center for Cognitive Science, the Provost, the Chancellor, and was the Housemaster at Senior House. In Mens et Mania Keyser shares experiences from his unique perspective and reflects on the culture and mystique of MIT.

Copies of Mens et Mania will be available for purchase and signing. Reception to follow.

MIT Faculty Open Access Policy: An Idea Spreads

Posted October 28th, 2011 by Ellen Duranceau

In the wake of the Harvard and MIT faculty open access policies, many other US universities have adopted similar policies, including the two most recently announced at Princeton and Bucknell.

In discussions leading up to the creation of their Open Access Policy the MIT faculty expressed a commitment not only to making MIT’s research more widely available, but also to encouraging such openness at other universities.

Since the faculty policy was put in place, MIT has had conversations about open access with many other universities. A partial list includes Cornell, Duke, Georgia Tech, Indiana University, Penn State, UMass Medical, University of Barcelona, University of Kansas,
University of Michigan, University of North Texas, University of Pittsburgh, University of Washington, Washington University, Wellesley, and Yale. MIT is also participating in the new Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI).

This news is being reported in celebration of the second anniversary of the Open Access Articles Collection, which houses papers under the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy, and International Open Access Week, which runs from October 24 through 28.

For more information:

MIT Faculty Open Access Policy