Northeastern honors veterans announces 1m family gift to support, name center

Northeastern honors veterans announces 1m family gift to support, name center

The Northeastern community joined together Friday for its annual Veterans Day ceremony, where speakers honored veterans, servicemembers, and their families and President Joseph E. Aoun announced a $1 million gift from the Dolce family to support the university’s Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers. Aoun underscored Northeastern’s longstanding commitment and link to military veterans, … Continued

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Courthouse to be renamed in honor of judicial giant Roderick L. Ireland

Courthouse to be renamed in honor of judicial giant Roderick L. Ireland

The Hampden County Superior Courthouse in Springfield, Massachusetts, will officially be renamed in honor of Roderick L. Ireland in a public ceremony at the city’s Symphony Hall. “It’s very humbling and almost incomprehensible to have a building named after me when I’m still alive,” said Ireland, a Northeastern alumnus, faculty member, and former chief justice of the … Continued

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Professor finds passion in Energy Justice Law

Professor finds passion in Energy Justice Law

In 2009, Shalanda Baker left her job as a project finance lawyer at a big global law firm and booked a one-way ticket to Latin America. The experience shaped her career path. Today Baker is a newly appointed Northeastern professor with expertise in the interplay between global energy transition, climate change, and indigenous rights. She holds joint … Continued

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Professors’ venture wins MassChallenge Award

Professors’ venture wins MassChallenge Award

Guardion, a venture developed by two Northeastern faculty members: Swastik Kar, professor of physics, and Yung Joon Jung, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering. Guardion was recently awarded $50,000 through the MassChallenge accelerator, as well as an additional grant through the CASIS-Boeing Prize for Technology in Space. The venture is based on technology Kar and … Continued

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Removing stigma from the patient-pharmacist relationship

Removing stigma from the patient-pharmacist relationship

Benita Bamgbade knew what the medical literature said. Pharmacists don’t counsel patients with mental illness as often as they counsel others with, say, asthma or diabetes. She also knew the likely causes of this discrepancy: a lack of confidence and comfort in talking to patients with stigmatized mental health disorders. “They’re people, and they have … Continued

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Math professor named next Einstein Fellow

Math professor named next Einstein Fellow

Jonathan Mboyo Esole has just been named a Next Einstein Fellow, an award that recognizes Africa’s best young scientists and technologists. Since arriving in fall 2016, Esole has taught calculus and mathematical methods of quantum mechanics. “I really love the university. It has this point of view that we are going for greatness, and that’s also how … Continued

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For public policy leader, ‘caring about other people is intrinsic to the work we’re doing’

For public policy leader, ‘caring about other people is intrinsic to the work we’re doing’

Ted Landsmark joined Northeastern this year as Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and the new director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy. Ted Landsmark’s current research draws upon efforts by cities to address demographic changes and racial inequities, resilience, gentrification and affordability, global economic needs and local education, … Continued

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The entrepreneurial, award-winning, kickboxing law student

The entrepreneurial, award-winning, kickboxing law student

Alvin Benjamin Carter III doesn’t just think like an entrepreneur, he is one. During his time at Northeastern, the soon-to-be Double Husky has been acutely focused on entrepreneurship and helping others protect their intellectual property. As an undergraduate at Northeastern, Carter studied music industry and launched two businesses—one a high-end apparel startup, the other a … Continued

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Clinton Global Initiative committed to action, collaboration

Clinton Global Initiative committed to action, collaboration

Each of the 1,200 students who participated in this year’s Clinton Global Initiative at Northeastern University were committed to making a difference in the world. Highlighted in this article are students hailing from as close as Northeastern and as far away as Hong Kong. Omeiya Yousuf from Miami Dade College was concerned with resources for students at college. … Continued

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Students urged to serve, uplift, create at kick-off event for Clinton Global Initiative University

Students urged to serve, uplift, create at kick-off event for Clinton Global Initiative University

Nearly 4,000 people convened at Matthews Arena to kick-off the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative University, including 1,200 students from 90 countries and 250 colleges. The three-day conference at Northeastern featured seminars, workshops, and panel discussions aimed at cultivating a network of young leaders who are developing innovative solutions to global challenges in five fields: education, … Continued

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Northeastern Faculty, Lebanese Judiciary convene in Beirut to discuss alternatives to incarceration

Northeastern Faculty, Lebanese Judiciary convene in Beirut to discuss alternatives to incarceration

A delegation of Northeastern faculty members traveled to Beirut in late September to help Lebanon’s Higher Judicial Council explore the possibility of using plea bargaining as a tool to alleviate the nation’s overcrowded prison system. Three law and criminal justice scholars—Margaret Burnham, Daniel Medwed, and Jacob Stowell—participated in a two-day justice seminar there to discuss the ins and outs … Continued

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‘Hit First And Worst’: Region’s Communities Of Color Brace For Climate Change Impacts

‘Hit First And Worst’: Region’s Communities Of Color Brace For Climate Change Impacts

“People talk a lot about communities of color, immigrant communities, low-income communities being, you know, hit first and worst,” says Kalila Barnett, who was the longtime head of the Roxbury-based Alternatives for Community and Environment, or ACE, and who’s now working with the Green Justice Coalition. Barnett explains that given the historical injustices experienced in low-income … Continued

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