Professor Serena Parekh Speaks on the Global Refugee Crisis
Serena Parekh, associate professor of philosophy, delivered a timely talk at Snell Library about the facts, figures, and fallacies of the global refugee crisis. She argued that the US has a moral obligation to help the refugees.
Professor Benjamin Hutchinson Discusses Why Dreams Are Hard to Remember
Northeastern faculty experts answer random questions in the new weekly digital series Why is that? This week, professor Benjamin Hutchinson takes on the question, “Why are dreams so hard to remember?” in a video by Benjamin Bertsch and Adam Fischer.
Director of Applied Behavioral Analysis Programs Professor Laura Dudley Discusses The Question “What is Love?”
On Valentine’s Day question what love is, whether or not they are in love, and if they aren’t, why they aren’t. While Professor Laura Dudley can’t comment on our love lives, she can explain the behavioral science behind the human emotion of love, as well as how to celebrate Valentine’s Day without a significant other.
Law Professor Rachel Rosenbloom Weighs in on Trump’s Immigration Policies
President Donald Trump signed an executive order to block refugees and “radical Islamic terrorists” from entering the United States. Professor Rachel Rosenbloom, an expert on immigration policies, claims that Trump’s immigration policies will go down as a “moral failing”.
New Faculty Member Benjamin Hutchinson Connects Memory and Attention Studies
Assistant Professor of Psychology Benjamin Hutchinson is conducting research to explore the connection between cognition and memory. By studying both episodic and semantic memory, he hopes to learn more about how memory influences cognitive disorders such as attention deficit disorder, as well as provide strategies for managing these conditions.
Assistant Professor Rebecca Shansky Crafts A Seminar On Scientific Literature To Help Students Parse Scientific Articles
In Rebecca Shansky’s course on biological psychology, students learn how to critically analyze academic papers while simultaneously gaining a solid footing in the literature exploring the ways animal research contributes to our understanding of psychiatric disorders.
Associate Professor Mindy Marks Discusses the Unlikeliness of Universal Basic Income Program To Become A Reality In America
Cities as far-flung as Oakland, California, and Oulu, Finland, will soon be part of separate basic income experiments. But a universal basic income program is unlikely to become a reality in the U.S., says applied microeconomics expert Mindy Marks, who notes that such an initiative would be too costly and potentially subject to abuse.
Dean Carla Brodley Named Fellow Of Leading International Computing Society
Carla Brodley, Dean of the College of Computer and Information Science, was honored by the Association of Computing Machinery, a leading international computing society for her research in applied machine learning and her leadership in promoting participation of women and underrepresented minorities in computer science.
Assistant Professor Christo Wilson Discovers Racial, Gender Bias In Online Freelance Marketplaces
In the “gig economy,” where algorithms drive matches between workers and customers, hiring someone should be bias free, right? Not so, according to new research led by Northeastern’s Christo Wilson. The findings suggest racial and gender biases exhibited by two prominent online freelance marketplaces, TaskRabbit and Fiverr.
Distinguished Professor Wendy Parmet Explains What Healthcare Might Look Like Under President Trump
Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act—President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. But it’s unclear what his plan would entail and how it would affect the 20 million people who are currently insured under the law.