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The human rights impact of Hurricane Katrina

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The destruc­tion of Hur­ri­cane Kat­rina caused unprece­dented flooding and wide­spread destruc­tion. But more than just the phys­ical damage and finan­cial loss, there was the human toll. Here, Thomas Vicino, asso­ciate pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence, public policy, and urban affairs, dis­cusses how Hur­ri­cane Kat­rina con­tinues to weigh on those who fled…
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Published On: August 28, 2015 | Tags: ,,,,
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Urban and coastal planning in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

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Hurricane Katrina, which played an important role in Professor Stephen Flynn’s decision to launch the new Master of Science in Security and Resilience Studies program at Northeastern, also influenced the field of resiliency. ..
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Published On: August 27, 2015 | Tags: ,,,
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Narrow escape from Hurricane Katrina inspires professor to study post-disaster recovery

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Daniel Aldrich, a newly hired professor of political science and public policy, and his story is the first in news@Northeastern’s three-part series commemorating the 10th anniversary of what FEMA called the single most catastrophic natural disaster in U.S. history…
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Published On: August 26, 2015 | Tags: ,,,,,
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The seeds of social change

A photo of Rebecca Riccio and former student Becky Darling SSH’15, catching up with café manager Jeremy Thompson at Haley House Bakery and Café in Boston. Haley House, one of the first nonprofits to receive a grant from Riccio’s class in 2009, provides on-the-job training to community members.

One family’s gift lifts philanthropy education to a global stage…
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Published On: August 24, 2015 | Tags: ,,,
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On the Frontlines: First Contact

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After graduating from Northeastern with a degree in international affairs, Shereen Russell earned her master’s in public affairs and has since devoted her career to providing language, cultural, and employment training to help refugees begin productive lives in their new home. ..
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US impact of China’s devalued currency

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Here, Kamran Dad­khah, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of eco­nomics at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity with exper­tise in inter­na­tional eco­nomics, describes the Chinese yuan deval­u­a­tion process and what it could mean for the U.S. economy…
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Published On: August 18, 2015 | Tags: ,,,
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‘Pessimistic’ prognosis on fix to Puerto Rico’s debt crisis

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Amílcar Bar­reto—an expert in Puerto Rican pol­i­tics and an asso­ciate pro­fessor—weighs in on Puerto Rico’s debt crisis and its impact on the 2016 pres­i­den­tial election…
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Published On: August 7, 2015 | Tags: ,,
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Student named to global END7 advisory board

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After taking just one class taught by Richard Wamai, an assistant professor of African American Studies, international affairs major David Obadina realized his passion to help eradicate neglected tropical diseases worldwide…
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Published On: August 5, 2015 | Tags: ,,,
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English professor receives National Endowment for the Humanities honor

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Northeastern Professor Carla Kaplan received a Public Scholar grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support her scholarly book project that will be intended for a public audience. ..
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Published On: July 30, 2015 | Tags: ,,,
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Northeastern community reacts to new Boy Scouts policy

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Suzanna Wal­ters, pro­fessor of soci­ology and director of Northeastern’s Women’s Gender, and Sex­u­ality Studies Pro­gram, weighs in on the Boy Scouts of America decision to end its ban on openly gay leaders and why it doesn’t go far enough…
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Published On: July 29, 2015 | Tags: ,,
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