Students shine at International Model NATO conference

The North­eastern del­e­ga­tions for Ger­many and Croatia took first and third place, respec­tively, while stu­dents won numerous indi­vidual awards at the con­fer­ence, held Feb. 12–15 in Wash­ington, D.C.

Climate models suggest major changes in coastal marine ecosystems

By the end of the 21st cen­tury, cli­mate change will sig­nif­i­cantly alter an impor­tant oceano­graphic process that reg­u­lates the pro­duc­tivity of fish­eries and marine ecosys­tems, North­eastern researchers report in a new paper in Nature. These changes are likely to influ­ence the geo­graphic dis­tri­b­u­tion of marine biodiversity.

President Aoun cautions about federal rating system, proposes innovative metrics to measure outcomes

As the White House pre­pares its frame­work for a new col­lege rat­ings system, Pres­i­dent Aoun pro­posed a series of crit­ical value-​​added indi­ca­tors for uni­ver­si­ties to help fam­i­lies have access to more reli­able and trans­parent infor­ma­tion for mea­suring stu­dents’ career and per­sonal success.

Law professor named to Mass. SJC eyewitness committee

Daniel Medwed, an expert in crim­inal law and a renowned scholar on the topic of wrongful con­vic­tions, has been appointed a member of a new Standing Com­mittee on Eye­wit­ness Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion by the Mass­a­chu­setts Supreme Judi­cial Court.

Study: Bilingual infants lip-​​read more than monolingual infants

The find­ings have big impli­ca­tions for under­standing how infants acquire speech and lan­guage and could play a role in treating and diag­nosing chil­dren with com­mu­nica­tive and learning dis­or­ders like autism, says North­eastern pro­fessor David J. Lewkowicz.

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.