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3Qs: 50 years after ‘I Have a Dream’

Associate professor of African American studies and History Robert Hall reflects on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. See here for the full article.

3Qs: Snowden gets asylum in Russia

Harlow Robinson, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of History and an expert in Russian history and culture, analyzes Russia’s move to grant Edward Snowden asylum. See here for the full article.

3Qs: The Gift of History

One of the most significant gifts in our nation’s history is the Statue of Liberty from the people of France, according to Distinguished Professor of History William Fowler. See here for the full article.

A Force for Good in Uganda

History major William Bratches speaks about his 3-month co-op with a microfinance organization in Uganda, and how this experience helped him find his “own center of gravity.” See here for the full article.

Gallery 360: Student Images of Morocco

A current exhibit at Northeastern’s Gallery 360 features images from the 2012 Dialogue of Civilizations. Led by Prof. Peter Frauntholtz, students explored the culture, people, and economy of Morocco. The exhibit will be on display until January 10. See Section D of this page for more information.

3Q’s with Professor William Fowler: The Origins of a Sweet Treat

Distinguished Professor of History Professor William Fowler talks about the origins of the whoopie pie and how “History’s filled with untruths.” See here for the full interview.

3Q’s with Professor Laura Frader: Breaking Into the Boardroom

History Professor Laura Frader discussed the under-representation of women in the business world and ways this inequality may be ameliorated. See here for the full interview.

Smarter in :60 with Prof. William Fowler

Distinguished Professor of History William Fowler recounts the story of American silversmith Paul Revere’s “Midnight Ride” on April 18th, 1775. Watch Here

Healthy eating through cultural discovery

Two Northeastern professors have collaborated to help develop the African Heritage Diet Pyramid, an approach to healthy eating that focuses on health as well as history. Read More

3Qs: What elections mean for Russia

Following parliamentary elections in Russia on Sunday, protests broke out across the country this week amid allegations of voter fraud. The elections kept Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his United Russia party in power, but revealed a drastic decline in support for the party and significantly decreased its number of seats in Parliament. We asked Harlow Robinson, Matthews Distinguished University Professor and an expert in Russian and Soviet cultural history, to analyze the situation. Read More

Beauty as business and culture

Uta Poiger analyzes the history of race, gender and consumer culture in 20th century Germany through the marketing and use of mass manufactured cosmetics, such as lipstick, skin cream and eyeliner. Read More

Through global research, a better understanding of the world

Two Northeastern graduates have earned prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships to conduct research overseas this fall. Matthew Shutzer, AS’10, will study community forestry and governance in India, and Tom Jay Cinq-Mars, AS’10, will undertake a historical examination of the Russian police. Read More

3Qs: A ‘history’ lesson for educators

America’s students know less about U.S. history than any other academic subject, according to newly released test results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress. We asked Shaunna Harrington, a former high school history teacher in the Boston Public Schools who now serves as a full-time professor of education in the College of Professional Studies, to analyze and offer solutions to boost the slumping scores. Read More

Revolution aids research into earlier era of unrest

In February, Northeastern University doctoral student Burleigh Hendrickson arrived in Tunisia for comparative history research on the social movements of 1968 there, in France and in Western Africa. What he found was a nation roaring from a new social revolution that had begun only weeks earlier — and has since turned the world’s eyes to that section of the globe.  Read More

Extraordinary events, ordinary people

Northeastern University History Professor Tim Brown isn’t interested in studying the actions of statesmen and governments. Instead he takes a bottom-up approach, uncovering the hidden or neglected history of people who drive popular movements. Read More