Researchers’ preclinical trial upends conventional wisdom about responses to fear

North­eastern assis­tant pro­fessor of psy­chology Rebecca Shansky pro­vides insights into new treat­ments for post-​​traumatic stress dis­order with a pre­clin­ical study that dis­tin­guishes how males and females respond to trau­matic events.

Northeastern corrects the record on city councilors’ claims

North­eastern, on Tuesday, refuted claims made by Boston city coun­cilors Tito Jackson and Josh Zakim regarding the university’s strategy to respond to a pos­sible active-​​shooter sit­u­a­tion on campus. In a letter to all mem­bers of the Boston City Council, uni­ver­sity offi­cials noted that “NUPD offi­cials made the Boston Police aware of the plan in mid-​​October, long before the issue became public.”

Moody’s revises Northeastern’s A2 bond rating outlook to ‘positive’

The university’s revised out­look is more favor­able than much of the higher edu­ca­tion sector nation­ally and is based on Northeastern’s strategic strengths and ini­tia­tives. Out of 499 insti­tu­tions rated by Moody’s, only 15 have been des­ig­nated as having a pos­i­tive outlook.

Doctoral student gets hands-​​on research experience in population health

Through Northeastern’s pop­u­la­tion health doc­toral pro­gram, Cas­sidy Griffin com­bines her doc­toral studies with research at MEDITECH, a Massachusetts-​​based health infor­ma­tion com­pany. In so doing, she is learning how to con­duct both dis­covery– and innovation-​​driven research on how pop­u­la­tion health and data ana­lytics can help orga­ni­za­tions improve effi­ciency and effec­tive­ness of health­care delivery.

Northeastern kicks-​​off Holocaust Awareness Week with heartrending presentation

The images sear them­selves into your heart and soul,” Jef­frey Burds, asso­ciate pro­fessor of his­tory at North­eastern, said as part of a pre­sen­ta­tion on the July 1, 1941, pogrom in Lem­berg, Ukraine, where more than 3,000 Jews were killed.

Study finds human trafficking is judged unevenly by law, public

In the first-​​ever report on the effi­cacy of the nation’s anti-​​human traf­ficking efforts, co-​​authored by North­eastern crim­i­nol­o­gist Amy Far­rell, researchers found that com­pre­hen­sive laws that invested in fiscal and human resources—not harsher crim­inal penalties—increased arrests and prosecutions.

How can a campus be a model community?

Mem­bers of the North­eastern com­mu­nity gath­ered Thursday night to dis­cuss that ques­tion, par­tic­u­larly in terms of inclu­sion and diver­sity, as part of the “Con­flict. Civility. Respect. Peace. North­eastern Reflects” edu­ca­tional series.