Northeastern alumni play integral role in Warriors’ run to NBA Finals

Alumni Keke Lyles, BHS’11, and Michael Ron­carati, BHS’11,—two key mem­bers of the Golden State War­riors’ per­for­mance staff—share what it’s been like to help the team secure its first NBA Finals appear­ance in 40 years. The cham­pi­onship series tips off Thursday night, with the War­riors taking on the Cleve­land Cavaliers.

Students reflect on once-​​in-​​a-​​lifetime global experience

Pres­i­dent Aoun’s first two Global Offi­cers recently returned to campus for a brief respite from trav­eling the world. Their col­lec­tive esprit was high, their desire to share per­sonal anec­dotes and life-​​defining lessons par­tic­u­larly strong.

Researchers pinpoint epicenter of brain’s predictive ability

In recent years, sci­en­tists have dis­cov­ered that the human brain works on pre­dic­tions, con­trary to the pre­vi­ously accepted theory that it reacts to out­side sen­sa­tions. Now, in a paper pub­lished in Nature, Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor Lisa Feldman Bar­rett has reported finding the epi­center of those predictions.

Researchers’ discovery may explain difficulty in treating Lyme disease

A research team led by Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Kim Lewis present in a new paper that they’ve iden­ti­fied drug-​​tolerant per­sister cells in the bac­terium that causes Lyme dis­ease. They also present a promising approach to poten­tially erad­i­cating this and other infections.

Northeastern hosts DC briefing on urban coastal sustainability

The uni­ver­sity, in part­ner­ship with U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, held a briefing on Capitol Hill last week where experts dis­cussed crit­ical research and policy issues focused on pro­tecting marine ecosystems.