Social entrepreneurship’s global impact

North­eastern con­vened more than 110 scholars and prac­ti­tioners from around the world for a con­fer­ence last week that explored the latest research in social entre­pre­neur­ship and the aca­d­emic, entre­pre­neurial, and prac­tical expe­ri­ence stu­dents gain from immersing them­selves in the social enter­prise sector.

On Veterans Day, Northeastern honors those who served

The North­eastern com­mu­nity gath­ered at the university’s Vet­erans Memo­rial on Tuesday for an annual cer­e­mony to rec­og­nize all who have served in the U.S. mil­i­tary, espe­cially North­eastern stu­dents and alumni.

Researchers discover new digestive strategy in shipworms

An inter­na­tional research team led by Dan Distel, director of the Ocean Genome Legacy at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, has dis­cov­ered a novel diges­tive strategy in a wood-​​boring clam. The break­through, the researchers say, may also be a game-​​changer for the indus­trial pro­duc­tion of clean biofuels.

First genome of an Antarctic notothenioid fish sequenced

North­eastern is part of an inter­na­tional research team that has sequenced the first genome of an Antarctic notothe­nioid fish. The break­through will shed light on the animal’s unique evo­lu­tionary adap­ta­tion to freezing waters.

A new tool to follow Ebola news on Twitter

A new Web tool co-​​developed by net­work sci­en­tist Alessandro Vespig­nani and his team at Northeastern’s MoBS Lab pulls Twitter men­tions of Ebola-​​related key­words and dis­plays them on an inter­ac­tive world map—allowing the public to follow the latest news and dis­cus­sion in real time.

A slightly more acidic ocean may help coral species

New research from asso­ciate pro­fessor of marine sci­ence Justin Ries explains how mod­erate increases in ocean acid­i­fi­ca­tion and tem­per­a­ture can enhance the growth rates of some reef-​​forming corals.