February’s can’t-miss campus events

Here’s a run­down of some exciting events taking place at North­eastern this month that you won’t want to miss.

Language study offers new twist on mind-​​body connection

Research from North­eastern pro­fessor of psy­chology Iris Berent and her col­leagues finds that spoken lan­guage and motor sys­tems are intri­cately linked—though not in the way that has been widely believed.

Powerful stories, music at Northeastern Holocaust Commemoration

Pro­fessor Phil Brown and Gideon Klein Scholar Elijah Botkin shared sto­ries about Jewish his­tory and led moving musical per­for­mances on Thursday at the annual event held during Holo­caust Aware­ness Week at Northeastern.

Super Bowl prompts friendly wager between Northeastern campuses

With the New Eng­land Patriots and Seattle Sea­hawks playing each other in Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday, admin­is­tra­tors at Northeastern’s Boston and Seattle cam­puses have made a friendly wager on the outcome.

Scaling up armor systems

Researchers at North­eastern University’s High Per­for­mance Mate­rials and Struc­tures Lab­o­ra­tory are looking to the char­ac­ter­is­tics of animal scales to help them develop the next gen­er­a­tion of light­weight armor systems.

Looking ahead: Social movements in 2015

Marches and demon­stra­tions aimed at shaping the con­ver­sa­tion around race and social inequal­i­ties cap­tured the nation’s atten­tion in 2014. Here, North­eastern assis­tant pro­fessor Sarah Jackson talks about what we’ve learned from recent activism and what we might expect in 2015.