Northeastern University is receiving a $3 million state grant to lead a university-industry partnership focused on developing smart sensors and nanomaterials to be used for a range of medical, defense, and energy applications.
We asked José F. Buscaglia, professor and chair of theDepartment of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, has just returned from Havana as part of a Northeastern delegation that explored several potential academic and research partnerships in Cuba. Buscaglia has studied the Caribbean and Latin America extensively throughout his career and was a pioneer in study abroad programs by American institutions to Cuba, where he was the first professor from a U.S. university since the revolution of 1959 to teach a regularly scheduled yearly seminar at the University of Havana.
Moody’s Investors Service has revised Northeastern University’s A2 bond rating from a “stable” to “positive” outlook, a forecast that is more favorable than much of the higher education sector nationally and reflects a range of university strengths and strategic investments.
At a time when employment numbers for student veterans lag behind those of civilian peers, Northeastern University is launching the Center for Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers, which will offer a wealth of services and benefits, including mentorship opportunities and assistance with the transition to civilian life.
Northeastern University plans to open a satellite campus in Toronto next year, in what will be the school’s first international outpost and fourth branch outside its Boston hub.