Professor’s seminar on scientific literature paves the road to creative thinking

In Rebecca Shansky’s course on bio­log­ical psy­chology, stu­dents learn how to crit­i­cally ana­lyze aca­d­emic papers while simul­ta­ne­ously gaining a solid footing in the lit­er­a­ture exploring the ways animal research con­tributes to our under­standing of psy­chi­atric disorders.

The stories that are likely to make headlines in 2017

In the first install­ment of our two-​​part series looking at some of the big sto­ries and bright ideas primed to make head­lines in the new year, fac­ulty experts explain that polit­i­cally moti­vated cyber­at­tacks will con­tinue, inno­v­a­tive solu­tions to cli­mate change are on the horizon, and bipar­tisan sup­port for health­care leg­is­la­tion is possible.

2016: Year in Review

This year North­eastern saw ambi­tion turned accom­plish­ment across the uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity, from grad­u­ating the most diverse class ever, to con­structing the Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Sci­ence and Engi­neering Com­plex, to building net­works at home and abroad. Here, we cel­e­brate 2016 at North­eastern. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2017.

Last-​​minute tips to help prepare for co-​​op

Some 4,500 stu­dents will work on co-​​op during the spring 2017 cycle. Career advisor Emily Norris says stu­dents can use winter break to do some addi­tional research on their com­pa­nies and indus­tries, double-​​check details like the dress code and com­mute time, and set co-​​op goals for themselves.

3Qs: Breaking news, graphic images, and where to ‘draw the line’

On Monday, pho­to­jour­nal­ists cov­ering an art exhibit in Istanbul wit­nessed the assas­si­na­tion of the Russian ambas­sador to Turkey, and news orga­ni­za­tions around the world were left with a cru­cial deci­sion to make about how to tell the story. Here, pro­fessor Matthew Car­roll, a former Boston Globe Spot­light reporter, offers some insight into the process.

How to make the most of winter break in Boston

If you’re staying in Boston this hol­iday season, you’re in luck: there are plenty of ways to cel­e­brate this winter won­der­land. From ice skating and a gin­ger­bread house com­pe­ti­tion to hol­iday extrav­a­ganzas and sporting events, there’s some­thing for everyone in the city.

How to make resolutions you’ll actually achieve

At the begin­ning of every year, mil­lions of Amer­i­cans set res­o­lu­tions for the upcoming 365 days. Making those goals stick past the first week of Jan­uary, how­ever, can prove chal­lenging. We asked Laura Dudley, an expert in behavior analysis, for some tips on actu­ally achieving our New Year’s resolutions.