Category Archives: Kudos

Marcy Reed Talks on the Power of Leaving Your Comfort Zone

Reed, Marcy FinalMarcy 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.”

Three Distinct Careers, One Definitive Goal at The Women Who Inspire

Women-Who-Inspire FinalThe 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.


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.