Category Archives: Kudos
Tens 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.
When 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, 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.”
Assistant 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, 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.
Northeastern Associate Clinical Professor and Interim director of the Masters in Public Health Program Irina Todorova was recently elected as Fellow of the European Health Psychology Society for her contributions to the field of health psychology.
Northeastern assistant professor, Sara Wylie, attended the first-ever White House Maker Faire, where she presented grassroots science tools developed by Public Lab, the nonprofit she co-founded in 2010.
Randall Hughes is an assistant professor of marine and environmental sciences at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center. Her team’s work—as well as that of researchers around the globe—has shown that the visual and chemical cues that fish dispatch into their environment can cause prey, such as mud crabs and shrimp-like crustaceans called amphipods, to go into hiding. But, until now, no one had ever studied the way prey species react to fishes’ auditory cues.