Researchers use mobile phone data to predict employment shocks

North­eastern com­pu­ta­tional social sci­en­tist David Lazer and his inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research team have demon­strated that mobile phone data can be used to pre­dict future unem­ploy­ment rates up to four months before the release of offi­cial reports and more accu­rately than tra­di­tional forecasts.

Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Center Topping Off Ceremony
2015 School of Law Commencement
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3Qs: Ireland’s historic same-​​sex marriage vote

On Friday, Ire­land became the first country in the world to legalize same-​​sex mar­riage by pop­ular vote, a his­toric event for the tra­di­tion­ally con­ser­v­a­tive nation. North­eastern asso­ciate pro­fessor Patrick Mullen dis­cusses what it was like to be on the Emerald Isle during the vote.

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El Mac at Northeastern University

Northeastern’s Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun brought El Mac to campus as part of a large-​​scale effort to create beau­tiful works of public art on uni­ver­sity grounds. Los Angeles-​​based street muralist El Mac cre­ated an orig­inal piece for North­eastern which he had painted over the course of sev­eral weeks—often at night.

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Angels over Northeastern

The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels flew over Northeastern’s campus on Tuesday after­noon during a fly­over pho­to­shoot around the Boston area. Photo by Matthew Modoono/​Northeastern University

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