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WBUR’s Curt Nickisch covered the kickoff of CSAIL’s new big data initiative on May 30, 2012 and the announcement of CSAIL as the home for the new Intel Science and Technology Center for Big Data. “Intel will spend $12.5 million over the next five years to put some of its researchers in Cambridge alongside brains from MIT. And it’s not just the California chip-maker: AIG, Massachusetts’ own EMC, Thomson Reuters and SAP are all chipping in to partner with MIT,” reported Nickisch. Check out coverage on WBUR: http://www.wbur.org/2012/05/31/mit-big-data. Hear the report on NPR’s Morning Edition here: http://www.npr.org/2012/06/07/154485152/big-data-may-create-thousands-of....

WBUR chronicled the UP: Umbrella Project performance on Sunday, May 19 that brought over 200 MIT community members down to Jack Barry Field in the rain through stories and photos. “Hundreds swarmed MIT’s Jack Barry Field on Sunday night to participate in “UP: The Umbrellas Project,” a joint science experiment and live art performance organized by MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and acclaimed modern dance company Pilobolus,” wrote Nate Goldman for WBUR. Check out the full article and slideshow here: http://www.wbur.org/2013/05/20/mit-pilobolus-umbrella. Read WBUR’s preview of UP here: http://artery.wbur.org/2013/05/17/up-umbrella-project-advancer.