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September 27 Event: Insolvent: How To Reorient Computing For Just Sustainabilty
University of Massachusetts – Amherst





Christoph Becker shows how we can reorient design perspectives in computer science to better align with the values of sustainability and justice. 

Keoni Mahelona ’07 is a leader in indigenous sovereignty of data and technologies.
Olin College of Engineering






Keoni Mahelona ’07 is using his interdisciplinary engineering knowledge to help Māori people take ownership of preserving and protecting their indigenous language, te reo Māori.

BU Forms AI Task Force
Boston University








Faculty experts from across the University are charged with developing best practices and assessing potential problems

The Impact of Science and Technology on Society with Sheila Jasanoff
Harvard University



What is the meaning of science and technology in the everyday lives of individuals, social groups, and nations? Watch this Wiener Conference Call with Sheila Jasanoff, winner of the prestigious Holberg Prize.

Greening the Shipping Industry
Tufts University




The Fletcher School’s Rockford Weitz discusses a trailblazing proposal for creating the system needed to decarbonize this very complex industry

Brown professor Suresh Venkatasubramanian tackles societal impact of computer science at White House
Brown University

Suresh Venkatasubramanian, professor of computer science and data science and deputy director of the Data Science Initiative, recently ended a 15-month appointment as advisor to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, during which he helped formulate policies to ensure ethical use of artificial intelligence.

‘Technology, innovation, policy and security all intersect’ at Northeastern’s campus in Arlington, Virginia
Northeastern University




Another location in Northeastern’s global university system is officially open for business, offering graduate degrees and conducting research in areas of security, resiliency and technology.

Technology and Nature: Protecting Biodiversity for Public Good with Aditi Jha
Massachusetts Institute of Technology




Aditi Jha is a 2023 Sloan Fellows MBA at MIT Sloan. She has worked with the World Bank, the UN and large conglomerates on integrating sustainability (ESG) across high environmental impact sectors like transport, energy, and agriculture.

How Using Technology to Make Infrastructure “Intelligent” is Key for a More Equitable, Sustainable Future
Harvard University




Policymakers need to pay more attention to how we can make our infrastructure more intelligent, resilient, and equitable, argues Harvard Kennedy School Daniel Paul Professor of Urban Policy Stephen Goldsmith

Emit, social app founded by student entrepreneurs, aims to expand connections
Brown University


Two student co-founders have created and released Emit, a social media app created to help users find social events through user-released “flares,” alerting others of new and nearby events.

University Of Massachusetts Amherst Announces New Certificate In Public Interest Technology
University of Massachusetts – Amherst


PIT@UMass is pleased to announce a new undergraduate academic certificate in public interest technology, set to launch during the fall 2023 semester. 

Digitalization and the City: Connectivity as a Tool for Identifying Systemic Gaps with Surbhi Agarwal
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Surbhi Agrawal is an architect, urban designer and Master in City Planning candidate in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) at MIT. She is also a part of the Senseable City Lab. Agrawal’s work lies at the intersection of urban planning and digital technologies in cities.

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