Event is Part of Week Long Inau­gu­ra­tion Celebration

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(3–15-07) BOSTON, Mass. — Could nanopar­ti­cles one day be used to enhance spinal cord regen­er­a­tion? What are the culi­nary con­nec­tions between Africa and the Amer­ican South? How can the United States’ nan­otech­nology poli­cies poten­tially affect the Global Poor? Are gay, les­bian, bi-​​sexual and trans­gender teens more likely to use drugs and alcohol? Are poverty and vio­lence family tra­di­tions? How do African-​​American ado­les­cent girls talk about sex with their mothers? Can a com­puter gen­er­ated health coach encourage elders to take their med­ica­tions and exercise?

These are just a few of the topics being explored at North­eastern University’s 2007 Research & Schol­ar­ship Expo on Wednesday March 28th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Matthews Arena (238 Saint Botolph St Boston). The event show­cases fac­ulty, grad­uate and under­grad­uate research across all dis­ci­plines including phys­ical and life sci­ences, engi­neering, human­i­ties, arts, health sci­ences, law, busi­ness and social sci­ences. This year’s expo will include 215 pre­sen­ta­tions, an increase from last year’s 175. Pre­sen­ters include 68 fac­ulty mem­bers, 99 grad­uate stu­dents and 51 under­grad­uate stu­dents. Three awards will be given for out­standing stu­dent presentations.

The Research and Schol­ar­ship Expo is an annual cel­e­bra­tion of the intel­lec­tual and cre­ative achieve­ments of North­eastern University’s fac­ulty, grad­uate and under­grad­uate stu­dents,” said Srinivas Sridhar, Vice Provost for Research at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. “Since its incep­tion in 1999, the Expo has grown dra­mat­i­cally in size and vis­i­bility, a reflec­tion of the flour­ishing research and schol­ar­ship activ­i­ties on campus.”

In 2006, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity reported $73M in research expen­di­tures, more than a three –fold increase over the last decade. The growth and impor­tance of the Expo has par­al­leled the expan­sion of the research enterprise.

For more infor­ma­tion on the expo, please visit: http://​www​.expo​.neu​.edu

The 2007 Research & Schol­ar­ship Expo is part of a week-​​long cel­e­bra­tion of the Inau­gu­ra­tion of Northeastern’s Sev­enth Pres­i­dent, Dr. Joseph E. Aoun. Themed “North­eastern Illu­mi­nated,” Inau­gu­ra­tion Week includes a broad range of events and activ­i­ties on and around campus to cel­e­brate the University’s growth and trans­for­ma­tion and Pres­i­dent Aoun’s inau­gu­ra­tion. A full schedule of events can be found at: http://​www​.neu​.edu/​i​n​a​u​g​u​r​a​l​/​e​v​e​n​t​s​.​htm.

About North­eastern: Founded in 1898, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate research uni­ver­sity located in the heart of Boston. North­eastern is a leader in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, urban engage­ment, and the inte­gra­tion of class­room learning with real-​​world expe­ri­ence. The university’s dis­tinc­tive coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram, where stu­dents alter­nate semes­ters of full-​​time study with semes­ters of paid work in fields rel­e­vant to their pro­fes­sional inter­ests and major, is one of the largest and most inno­v­a­tive in the world. The Uni­ver­sity offers a com­pre­hen­sive range of under­grad­uate and grad­uate pro­grams leading to degrees through the doc­torate in six under­grad­uate col­leges, eight grad­uate schools, and two part-​​time divi­sions. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit www​.north​eastern​.edu.