Category Archives: Kudos

Sarah Jackson and Amy Farrell on Understanding Ferguson

jackson, sarahAmy Farrell, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice and Sarah Jackson, an assistant professor of communication studies, participated in a panel discussion about the ongoing social and political unrest in Ferguson, Missouri in the Curry Student Center Ballroom on Wednesday night. 

Bar­bara Guthrie Talks on Educating Tomorrow’s Nursing Leaders

Barbara GuthrieNew professor of nursing Barbara Guthrie has come to Northeastern with the goal of preparing the next generation of nursing scientists and continuing her work to support under-served communities.

Jennifer Dy On ‘How Does Marine Life Survive Climate Extremes?’

Jennifer Dy, Dana BrooksAn interdisciplinary team of researchers at Northeastern University will use a National Science Foundation grant to examine organisms in the Gulf of Maine and develop new methods for marine ecologists to study how the organisms respond to climate extremes. The team includes principal investigator, Jennifer Dy, asso­ciate pro­fessor in the Depart­ment of Elec­trical and Com­puter Engi­neering

Celia Pearce On the M.O. of MMOs

Celia PearceBy the late 90s, Pearce, newly appointed asso­ciate pro­fessor of game design in the Col­lege of Arts, Media, and Design, had devel­oped an interest in the emer­gence of mas­sive mul­ti­player online games like “The Sims” and started studying MMOs in earnest. “I was inter­ested in truly social expe­ri­ences in which people interact with each other,” said Pearce.

Terry Fulmer Talks on the Changing Face of Pharmacy

More than 130 social scientists and scholars from around the world are convening at Northeastern this week for the 18th International Social Pharmacy Workshop, a biennial conference focused on the psy­choso­cial aspects of medication use. In her opening remarks at Blackman Auditorium Wednesday morning, Bouvé Dean Terry Fulmer, herself a nationally known expert in geriatrics, noted that the conference would give attendees the chance to consider healthcare from a truly global perspective. “The discipline of pharmacy is essential and central to everything we do in health and healthcare,” she added.

Rachel Rosenbloom answers 3Qs: What’s next on immigration reform?

Rosenbloom- PicTens of thou­sands of unac­com­pa­nied chil­dren from Cen­tral America have ille­gally crossed the U.S. southern boarder in the past nine months, fleeing coun­tries such as El Sal­vador, Hon­duras, and Guatemala to escape poverty and vio­lence. Pres­i­dent Barack Obama has called the issue a “human­i­tarian sit­u­a­tion.” It’s also a sit­u­a­tion that has major polit­ical impli­ca­tions ahead of the U.S. midterm elec­tions this fall. Here, Rachel Rosen­bloom, an immi­gra­tion policy expert and asso­ciate pro­fessor of law at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, explains the cause of this surge and what the fed­eral government’s next step should be.

Purnima Ratilal on where are the whales?

Purnima- Pic- FinalWhen it comes to mon­i­toring the abun­dance and behav­iors of whales, most research and con­ser­va­tion efforts rely on visual obser­va­tions. People go out on a boat and sys­tem­at­i­cally scan the ocean, clip­board in hand. “But the ocean is very vast, and it takes time to do this kind of survey,” said Purnima Ratilal, asso­ciate pro­fessor in the Depart­ment of Elec­trical and Com­puter Engi­neering at Northeastern.

Jamie Ladge on Co-​​op in the Classroom

Ladge, Jamie- Pic- FinalJamie Ladge, assis­tant pro­fessor in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness, dis­cusses why coop makes class­room expe­ri­ences better. “Someone always has some­thing to say after they’ve been on a coop expe­ri­ence and it brings the mate­rials that I teach to life.”

Marilyn Minus on Stronger Kevlar to Better Biology

Minus, Marilyn- PictureAssistant professor Marilyn Minus has received a grant to expand her nanomaterial templating process to design better synthetic collagen fibers and better flame-retardant coatings.

Julia Flanders on when history goes digital

Flanders- Pic- FinalJulia Flanders, who runs the University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Group and is a Professor of the Practice in the Department of English at Northeastern, is co-director of a multi-university project known as TAPAS, which stands for TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service. The project will provide low-cost publishing and storage services for users at all levels and fields to create, curate, and share high-quality data using open-source tools.