William Fowler, Distinguished Professor of History, recalled the attack from both a personal and historical perspective. His father, four uncles, and an aunt served in World War II, and “Pearl Harbor was a defining moment for them and for their generation.”
In her senior year at Northeastern Madeline Seibert did a co-op in China, where she led an independent study documenting food losses and waste through Chinese supply chains. Now, with the support of her Schwarzman Scholarship, Seibert will continue this work through a yearlong master’s program at the Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Offices and departments across campus are organizing holiday drives for toys, books, and clothes to benefit local organizations in the communities surrounding Northeastern.
Christophe Weber, president and CEO of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd., shared his global vision, multicultural perspective, and long-term approach to running the 235-year-old Japanese company on Tuesday at Northeastern’s CEO Breakfast Forum speaker series.
Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary and controversial global figure who defied the U.S. for decades, died Friday. “Castro is one of the towering figures of the Modern Era,” said professor José Buscaglia, a pioneer in study abroad programs by American institutions to Cuba. Here, Buscaglia and political science expert William Crotty reflect on Castro’s life and legacy.
Graduate student Giulia Afiune, a native of Brazil, was part of a multimedia journalism project this summer that told the stories of families evicted due to Rio Olympics construction. This fall, that project won a prestigious national journalism award in her home country.
To get in the holiday spirit before Thanksgiving, first-year students from Smith and Kennedy halls wrote 84 thank-you cards to faculty and staff, who they said deserve recognition and appreciation for all their hard work.
Northeastern staff member Rachel Spiller will host four international students at her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Thanksgiving—a new tradition she and her family have welcomed in recent years. “The setting and the food might be different, but the sense of family and warmth is universal,” she said.
Customized experiential education, new professional development avenues for faculty and staff, and infrastructure improvements were among the many topics discussed Friday at a town hall meeting on Northeastern’s long-range plan.
A company inspired by a global co-op experience, another focused on turning organic waste into fertilizer, and a third designed to help students find campus events that interest them were among the startups featured Thursday night at NEXPO.
Nowadays, 3-D printed objects are ubiquitous, from toys to office supplies to coffee mugs. But new Northeastern faculty member Guohao Dai is pioneering this technology to bring bioengineering solutions to challenges in vascular biology. Specifically, he’s 3-D bioprinting live tissue.
Political science professor William Mayer says a president’s Cabinet appointments are typically over-analyzed when they are made and that it will take months—if not years—to understand the significance of Donald Trump’s selections.