In 2014, news@Northeastern brought to you some of the most exciting stories about our people. Students, faculty, and staff excelled at breaking new ground in and out of classrooms and research labs. Entrepreneurs and scientists innovated across disciplines. Students traveled the world to push the boundaries of experience. Alumni showed pride and passion in support of their alma mater. And we were proud to share their stories. Here are some of our—and your—favorites from 2014.
Take a look at the people, places, and events captured through the lenses of Northeastern University photographers this year.
Students in the “Enabling Engineering” technical elective recently presented their design proposals to faculty, peers, and project mentors. The eponymous student group may bring all of them to fruition.
Aubry, University Distinguished Professor and dean of the College of Engineering, is recognized for her innovative research in fluid mechanics.
Bruce Ronkin, interim dean of the College of Arts, Media and Design, and Madeleine Estabrook, associate vice president for student affairs, will serve as the council’s co-chairs.
Conference championships, individual honors, and Olympic glory highlight a memorable year for Northeastern Athletics.
The Northeastern Humanities Center recently held the second installment of this year’s Space and Place series, in which three of the center’s fellows presented interdisciplinary research on mobility, space, and place.
Peter Sonnenthal, L’83, has been locked in a protracted legal battle in the German courts for more than 20 years, hoping to recover property that belonged to his Jewish ancestors but that he says was stripped away during the Nazi regime.
For the first time in history, Northeastern accepted early decision applications for the incoming class of 2015. This week, new and current members of Husky Nation took to Twitter to express their excitement for the admission decisions.
Associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology Michael Pollastri has received a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance his research into a treatment for sleeping sickness.
Assistant professor Brooke Foucault Welles is studying how people can better understand and leverage their social networks to identify valuable and previously unnoticed connections or resources. She says this work could be particularly valuable for the military.
Victoria Suha, E’17, founded Northeastern’s student chapter of the Acoustical Society of America in her first year at Northeastern. Her dream job is to design symphony halls.