MARTIN LUTHER KING, JRDAY

Amritha Man­galat (left) prac­tices dance moves with fellow Huskies and local youth during the Northeastern’s King Day of Ser­vice & Lead­er­ship. The annual event, in which stu­dents vol­un­teer on campus and in the sur­rounding neigh­bor­hoods, is held each Jan­uary to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

BEANPOT

The North­eastern men’s hockey team bat­tled then top-​​ranked Boston Col­lege in the Beanpot cham­pi­onship in Feb­ruary at TD Garden. The thrilling game ended in a 7–6 over­time loss for the Huskies. Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

LET IT SNOW

A series of major storms throughout Jan­uary and Feb­ruary left Northeastern’s campus cov­ered in a deep blanket of snow. Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

Inno­v­a­tive research by phar­ma­ceu­tical sci­ences pro­fessor Heather Clark and her stu­dents shows how an iPhone could be used to mon­itor nanosen­sors injected into the skin that flu­o­resce based on a person’s glu­cose and sodium levels in the blood — a non­in­va­sive way for patients with dia­betes or kidney prob­lems to mon­itor their con­di­tion. Photo by Christo­pher Huang.

ICE CARVING

Teams of stu­dents and staff sculpted, picked and chain sawed their way through giant blocks of ice at the annual Inter­na­tional Ice Carving Com­pe­ti­tion in Krentzman Quad. (For more, watch the video here.) Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP EXPO
Stu­dents and fac­ulty show­cased their inno­v­a­tive work at the 2011 Research and Schol­ar­ship Expo in April. More than 300 posters were spread throughout the Cabot Phys­ical Edu­ca­tion Center, high­lighting research in numerous dis­ci­plines, including biology, engi­neering, archi­tec­ture and com­puter sci­ence. Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

COMMENCEMENT

The Class of 2011 cel­e­brated at North­eastern University’s 109th com­mence­ment, where speakers chal­lenged grad­u­ating seniors to embrace risk and face the future with deter­mi­na­tion, pas­sion and a broad view of the world. Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

KOSTAS INSTITUTE

In Sep­tember, Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun presided over the unveiling of the George J. Kostas Research Insti­tute for Home­land Secu­rity at the university’s campus in Burlington, Mass. The secure, state-​​of-​​the-​​art research facility, funded by a $12 mil­lion invest­ment from alumnus George J. Kostas, E’43, H’07, will help advance Northeastern’s lead­er­ship in secu­rity research. Photo by Christo­pher Huang.

MOVE-​​IN

Patricia Catala, a member of the Class of 2014 from Puerto Rico, joined thou­sands of fellow stu­dents arriving on campus for move-​​in weekend in Sep­tember. Photo by Christo­pher Huang.

NEW FACULTY DINNER

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun and other uni­ver­sity leaders wel­comed new fac­ulty mem­bers at a recep­tion in Sep­tember. North­eastern added 58 new tenured/​tenure-​​track fac­ulty mem­bers this aca­d­emic year. Photo by Christo­pher Huang.

ROCK CLIMBING ON CENTENNIAL COMMON

Stu­dents scale a rock wall brought to campus for the annual Camping on the Quad event hosted by the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Huskiers and Outing Club. Photo by Mike Mazzanti.

REGIONAL CAMPUSES

In October, North­eastern launched a regional campus in Char­lotte — the first in series of cam­puses planned for selected Amer­ican cities. The cam­puses will offer advanced degrees and foster research col­lab­o­ra­tions aligned with local eco­nomic devel­op­ment goals. Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun said the ini­tia­tive will advance a model of higher edu­ca­tion “beyond the tra­di­tional bound­aries of place” to meet the growing chal­lenges of higher edu­ca­tion in the 21st cen­tury. Photo by Patrick Schneider.

FROM CO-​​OP TO CAREER

An inter­na­tional co-​​op expe­ri­ence in Greece inspired fourth-​​year chem­istry major Vic­toria Ronga (seen here inserting a sample into the probe of a nuclear mag­netic res­o­nance machine) to pursue a career as a food chemist. Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

PROFILES IN INNOVATION
This fall, North­eastern unveiled the new Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series enti­tled Pro­files in Inno­va­tion. The events, hosted by Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun, bring the world’s most cre­ative minds to campus for con­ver­sa­tions on inno­va­tion and entre­pre­neur­ship. The first two speakers were iRobot cofounder and CEO Colin Angle and air­space sculptor Janet Echelman, and fun videos fea­turing Pres­i­dent Aoun were shown at each event.