Charles Elachi to deliver Northeastern’s 2016 graduate ceremony Commencement address

Elachi, who is director of the NASA Jet Propul­sion Lab­o­ra­tory and vice pres­i­dent of the Cal­i­fornia Insti­tute of Tech­nology, will address some 2,000 grad­u­ates, along with family mem­bers, uni­ver­sity leaders, and friends at the after­noon grad­uate cer­e­mony on Friday, May 6, at Matthews Arena in Boston.

Career opportunities, one one-​​on-​​one meeting at a time

Northeastern’s Employer in Res­i­dence pro­gram pro­vides stu­dents a venue to meet indi­vid­u­ally with employer representatives—either in-​​person or vir­tu­ally via Skype—in an informal set­ting to gather useful infor­ma­tion before step­ping foot into an inter­view or even applying for a job.

Undergraduate applications to Northeastern show consistent rise in quality and quantity

Geo­graphic diver­sity and aca­d­emic achieve­ment con­tinue to high­light Northeastern’s under­grad­uate appli­cant pool. The con­sis­tent rise in both the quan­tity and quality of appli­cants is reflec­tive of the university’s momentum, strategic invest­ments in edu­ca­tion and research, and global lead­er­ship in expe­ri­en­tial learning through co-​​op.

Blurr, the app that’s out to change how you share photos

Three North­eastern stu­dents have co-​​founded a hyper­local photo-​​sharing plat­form that con­nects people who are in the same place at the same time, like a party or sporting event. Now, the Blurr team is headed to South by South­west to pitch its startup to entre­pre­neurs and investors as final­ists in a national stu­dent startup competition.

Professor receives Fulbright award for juvenile arthritis research

Maura Iversen, pro­fessor and chair of the Depart­ment of Phys­ical Therapy, Move­ment and Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Sci­ences, will launch a study to assess the phys­ical activity levels of Swedish chil­dren with juve­nile idio­pathic arthritis—the most common form of arthritis in chil­dren under 17.

Students spend spring break in Ecuador assisting children with disabilities

A group of North­eastern engi­neering and phys­ical therapy stu­dents have spent months devel­oping devices designed to help chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties at an orphanage in Ecuador. On Sunday, 15 stu­dents and their pro­fessor trav­eled to the South Amer­ican country to spend their spring break working with these children.

Environment central to grassroots political initiative led by students, professor

On Sunday night, Demo­c­ratic pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debated in Flint, Michigan, the city facing a dev­as­tating lead-​​contamination water crisis. For sev­eral North­eastern stu­dents, as well as pro­fessor Daniel Faber, the debate hit home on a very per­sonal level, as the envi­ron­ment is cen­tral to a grass­roots polit­ical initiative—called Envi­ron­men­tal­ists for Bernie.

Antarctic island named after Northeastern professor

William Det­rich has been making research trips to Palmer Sta­tion in Antarc­tica for more than 30 years. Now, in recog­ni­tion of his notable dis­cov­eries, a small island less than a mile away from the research facility has been com­mem­o­ra­tively named after him.