Husky Startup Challenge Demo Day, President Aoun’s oped, and coloring books are among our selections of tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
Diego Rivas, E’16, grew up in a family of runners. But he didn’t pick up the sport until he enrolled at Northeastern. On Monday, he’ll compete in his first Boston Marathon, dedicating his run to his marathoning friends in Boston and to the victims of the 2013 bombings. “For me,” he says, “it will be an honor.”
An open rehearsal of Alien vs. Predator, a Northeastern student-created original, audience-immersive theatre experience, was held in Ryder Hall on Thursday.
Five members of the Northeastern community will run the marathon on Monday on behalf of buildOn, an organization that uses service and education to combat social issues.
New research from Northeastern professor David DeSteno shows how cultivating gratitude for everyday occurrences leads to greater patience and more self-control.
John LaBrie and Scott McKinley have been named dean at Northeastern’s regional campuses in Toronto and Seattle, respectively.
Before enrolling in Northeastern’s School of Law this fall, Stephanie Tabashneck authored a coloring book aimed at empowering girls to dream big. “Instead of being a princess,” she said, “maybe they’ll want to be a biologist or run for president.”
Now in its second year, the program runs concurrent with the Summer 1 half-semester and enables rising sophomores to earn up to eight course credits in just six to eight weeks. Registration is now open.
Nina Angeles, SSH’15, will examine the impact of social enterprise in Palestinian refugee communities by looking at how fledgling businesses run by community members affect their ability to improve their economic standing.
New faculty member Ameet Pinto, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is working to answer that question. Specifically, his research focuses on the role of microbial organisms in drinking water and how they continue to survive today’s exhaustive water treatment processes.
The Princeton Review has named Northeastern as one of 50 colleges “that launch careers by going beyond the classroom.” The recognition follows a wide-ranging survey—reported here last week—in which employers indicated that 86 percent of Northeastern graduates working at their companies were either “very prepared” or “highly prepared,” compared to 64 percent of other recent graduates.
The gap in lifespan between the rich and the poor has grown rapidly in recent years, with the richest Americans gaining three years since 2000 but the poorest gaining none. […]