Category Archives: Kudos
Marcy Reed, National Grid president for Massachusetts and Northeastern graduate discussed her career path and lessons learned at the first Women who Inspire Engineering Leadership Reception, held Tuesday evening at Northeastern’s Alumni Center. What you just need to do is not try to be anyone other than who you are,” said Reed, AP’86, during a Q-and-A with attendees following her talk. “Just do a good job because at the end of the day you will earn (your co-workers’) respect.”
The three women business leaders comprising the panel at Thursday evening’s Women Who Inspire event work in three very distinct fields—Naomi Fried works in healthcare, Flora Sah works in finance, and Deborah Theobald works in robotics. But they do have one thing in common—each is the first to serve in her current position. The three leaders discussed their career paths as innovators and shared insight into how innovation and technology are changing the business world.
An 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.
By 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.
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.
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.”