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