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The changing nature of space and place

The Changing Nature of Space and Place

Dis­cus­sions on “space and place” have evolved in recent years to inform a wider breadth of inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, going far beyond the basic ques­tion of who lives where.

Published On: December 15, 2014 | Tags: ,,,,,
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A legal battle over family land

Peter Sonnenthal

Peter Son­nen­thal, L’83, has been locked in a pro­tracted legal battle in the German courts for more than 20 years, hoping to recover prop­erty that belonged to his Jewish ancestors.

Published On: December 12, 2014 | Tags: ,
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December 2014 Endnotes

Recent Faculty Publications

Recent faculty publications include new books from Professors Simon Singer (Criminology and Criminal Justice), John Kwoka (Economics), and Elizabeth Dillon (English).

Published On: December 11, 2014 | Tags:
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New graduate programs aim to prepare future data scientists

Data Science

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity will launch a new suite of inter­dis­ci­pli­nary data sci­ence pro­grams aimed at training the next gen­er­a­tion of data man­agers and ana­lysts, a par­tic­u­larly pressing need in light of the field’s ongoing talent shortage. The suite will com­prise four dis­tinct pro­grams, including grad­uate cer­tifi­cates in data sci­ence and urban infor­matics as well as master’s…
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Published On: December 1, 2014 | Tags: ,,
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The power of #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

The days fol­lowing Thanks­giving have tra­di­tion­ally focused on shop­ping with Black Friday, Small Busi­ness Sat­urday, and Cyber Monday. Then in 2012, #Giv­ingTuesday was launched. The day not only cel­e­brates giving money to sup­port nonprofits—it also under­scores every­thing else we have to give, including our time, knowl­edge, kind­ness, and respect, says Rebecca Riccio, director of Northeastern’s…
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Published On: December 2, 2014 | Tags: ,
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Northeastern hosts top higher ed official

CSSH students participate in round table discussion.

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity con­vened a round­table on higher edu­ca­tion on Thursday after­noon with U.S. Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion Under Sec­re­tary Ted Mitchell and local uni­ver­sity leaders. Mitchell over­sees higher edu­ca­tion in the U.S. and the fed­eral stu­dent aid pro­gram. Stephen W. Director, Northeastern’s provost and senior vice pres­i­dent for aca­d­emic affairs, hosted the meeting and dis­cussed topics including…
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Published On: November 25, 2014 | Tags: ,
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Game theory and global climate talks

Smog

Last week, China and the United States announced an ambi­tious cli­mate agree­ment aimed at reducing carbon emis­sions in both coun­tries, a pledge that marks the first time that China has agreed to stop its growing emis­sions. Leaders of both nations hope the agree­ment will lead to a global con­sensus on emis­sions reduc­tion, with one senior…
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Published On: November 21, 2014 | Tags: ,,,
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The fall of the Berlin Wall, 25 years later

The Berlin Wall

Sunday marked the 25th anniver­sary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the bar­rier that sep­a­rated the German cap­ital for almost three decades and epit­o­mized the divi­sions of the Cold War. Starting Wednesday, North­eastern will hold a series of events com­mem­o­rating the anniver­sary, including a mul­ti­media exhibit (the Vir­tual Wall) and an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary round­table dis­cus­sion….
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Published On: November 12, 2014 | Tags: ,,,
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A different kind of midterm

Marvin McMoore, SSH'15, president of the College Democrats of Massachusetts, and Megan Haas, AMD'17, president of the Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans

Col­lege stu­dents at North­eastern and across the country still have time to pre­pare for an impor­tant midterm sched­uled for Tuesday, say the leaders of Northeastern’s col­lege Democ­rats and Repub­li­cans stu­dent orga­ni­za­tions. But it’s not in a class­room. It’s in a voting booth. Elec­tion Day on Nov. 4 will be the first chance for many North­eastern stu­dents…
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Published On: November 3, 2014 | Tags: ,
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Understanding Ferguson

Understanding Ferguson panel

Wednesday evening’s event—titled “Pro­filing, Protest, and Politics: Understanding Ferguson”—represented the sev­enth install­ment in Northeastern’s series on civic sus­tain­ability.

Published On: October 31, 2014 | Tags: ,,,
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