Reports of the arrival in the U.S. of a new superbug that is resistant to an antibiotic of last resort have set off alarm bells among public health officials. Last year, a team led by Northeastern professor Kim Lewis discovered teixobactin, an antibiotic that eliminates bacteria without encountering any detectable resistance. We asked him to explain the new superbug, how worried we should be, and how it might be stopped.
Wendy Parmet, the Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law, recently won the Jay Healey Health Law Teachers Award from the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics in honor of her distinguished work as a health law jurist and educator.
University photographers were there to document Boston-based artist Cedric Douglas as he created a new mural on the Behrakis Health Sciences Center. The mural is the latest installation in Northeastern’s Public Art Initiative.
The Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court ruled recently, after hearing arguments from a Northeastern School of Law alumna, that the commonwealth must specifically adhere to mandates that call for significant emission reductions by 2020, a ruling that Northeastern environmental law expert Lee Breckendridge says is influential and demonstrates the role courts can play in addressing climate change.
Jack Grinold, Northeastern’s legendary sports information director, says watching the heavyweight champ’s training sessions at Matthews Arena in 1964 “were some of the most delightful afternoons I’ve ever spent.” In 1994, Ali received an honorary doctorate of public service from Northeastern. The transformational sports figure died on Friday. Here, members of the Northeastern community reflect on Ali’s life and legacy.
In 2008, Lucas Landherr created a slice-of-life webcomic called “Surviving the World” as a way to “maintain his sanity” while he worked toward becoming a professor. Today, his comic series—as well as his penchant for idiosyncratic humor—is shaping his professional life in ways that he never could have imagined.
Northeastern’s NASA robot’s visit to campus, a a Husky American Ninja Warrior, and a conversation with the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom are among our selection of tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
As part of an hourlong presentation on Wednesday, the 6-foot-2-inch, 275-pound humanoid robot Valkyrie walked across the carpet in the event space on the 17th floor of East Village, turned to face the audience, and then waved.
A team led by Northeastern’s Christo Wilson shows that Amazon is much more likely to point buyers to sellers who use an automated practice called algorithmic pricing, even though those sellers’ prices may be higher than others’.
Matt Simonson got his undergraduate degree in math and international studies, but wasn’t sure they could be used together. That was until he found Northeastern’s first-in-the-nation doctoral program in network science—and now he’s using math to understand human relationships and tackle global challenges.
Check out the amazing people, places, and events at Northeastern during the month of May as documented through the lenses of university photographers.
Summer has finally arrived in Boston, and with it comes a plethora of events both at Northeastern and around the city that you won’t want to miss, from a meet-and-greet with Valkyrie, the NASA robot, to Boston’s biggest ice cream social.