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.
At Commencement, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, L’98, urged the Northeastern University School of Law’s newest graduates to believe in themselves, embrace uncertainty, and remember that their education belongs just as much to the entire community as it does to themselves.
Professor Sanjeev Mukerjee, director of the Northeastern University Center for Renewable Energy Technology, says the new Powerwall lithium-ion battery is a good first foray into home energy storage but notes that the “ultimate solution” will require bringing down costs even further.
Here are some interesting figures and factoids about Northeastern’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. The university on Thursday held a topping-off ceremony for the state-of-the-art facility, which is currently under construction on Columbus Avenue.
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.
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.
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