Groundbreaking research maps cultural history

New research from Northeastern’s Center for Com­plex Net­work Research presents a pio­neering approach to under­standing Euro­pean and North Amer­ican cul­tural his­tory by map­ping out the mobility pat­terns of notable intel­lec­tuals over a 2,000-year span.

What’s wiping out the Caribbean corals?

Sarah Gignoux-​​Wolfsohn and Felicia Aronson, two student-​​researchers at Northeastern’s Marine Sci­ence Center, turned to crowd­funding to sup­port their work on exam­ining white-​​band dis­ease, which has killed up to 95 per­cent of the Caribbean’s reef building corals.

Take 5: Launching students into startup careers

Leaders in Northeastern’s entre­pre­neur­ship com­mu­nity spoke last week at a national con­fer­ence focused on preparing stu­dents and alumni to launch their careers at fast-​​growing com­pa­nies and startups.

Climate change research goes to the extremes

In a new paper, North­eastern researchers show how they’ve used advanced com­pu­ta­tional data sci­ence tools to demon­strate that despite global warming, we may still expe­ri­ence severe cold snaps due to increasing vari­ability in tem­per­a­ture extremes.

3Qs: What’s next on immigration reform?

Rachel Rosen­bloom, an immi­gra­tion policy expert and asso­ciate pro­fessor of law at North­eastern, dis­cusses the surge of unac­com­pa­nied chil­dren from Cen­tral America crossing into the U.S. in recent months and how the fed­eral gov­ern­ment should respond to the situation.

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Signing off

I’ve been pro­cras­ti­nating writing this post because, well, I’m not great with good­byes. Here’s the thing: After an incred­ible two-​​​​and-​​​​a-​​​​half-​​​​year run at North­eastern, I’ve accepted a job at the Broad Institute, […]

3Qs: Global impact of the Ebola outbreak

North­eastern pro­fessor and net­work sci­en­tist Alessandro Vespignani—a world-​​renowned expert who has devel­oped com­pu­ta­tional models to pre­dict the spread of disease—discusses the recent out­break of Ebola virus in West Africa.

Where are the whales?

New research from Purnima Ratilal, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering whose exper­tise is in under­water acoustic sensing methods, pro­vides high-​​resolution local­iza­tion data of sperm whales swim­ming in shallow con­ti­nental shelf waters.