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School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences 50th Anniversary Celebration (2000)

The fiftieth anniversary celebration for arts and humanities programs at MIT features several symposia and a medal ceremony held on Oct. 6 and 7, 2000. The newly renamed School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) is introduced by Dean Philip Khoury. The symposia speakers include, from MIT, Steven Pinker, Rosalind Williams, Noam Chomsky. Ellen T. Harris, Anita Desai, John Harbison, John W. Dower, Pauline Maier, Robert Solow and Suzanne Berger, as well as special HASS awardees Dame Gillian Beer (Cambridge University). Louise Gluck (Williams), Kenneth Arrow (Stanford) and Hilary Putnam (Harvard). The event culminates with performances of gamelan music and jazz, and classical music conducted by Frederick Harris and Dante Anzolini, and concludes with the announcement of Kenan E. Sahin's seminal donation to HASS. [T9292]

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