“Coming out was like showing people who I am for the very first time,” said Alex Ahmed, PhD’19. “I wasn’t a different person, but there was something about me that was very different, something that could change how you see me.”
Whether you have an upcoming job interview and need some pointers or want to know how to improve your LinkedIn profile, the career development office can help. And today, it will host a career fair in the Cabot Center from noon to 4 p.m.
The award, from the NIH and the EPA, will establish a center in Puerto Rico that will study how pollutant exposure and psychosocial risk factors impact the health and development of children living on the island’s heavily contaminated northern coast.
Ellen Cushman’s research centers on literacy in tribal and urban communities, with a particular focus on exploring language’s role in the everyday struggle for dignity, respect, and change.
“What better way to learn more about different cultures?” said second-year architecture major Davae Gibson, one of more than 500 attendees.
Alex Gilvarry’s award-winning satire From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant follows Boy Hernandez, a Filipino fashion designer and Guantanamo Bay detainee. On Tuesday, Gilvarry discussed his book with first-year students who read the novel as part of the university’s First Pages program.
Jean McGuire, a professor of the practice in the Department of Health Sciences, will deliver remarks in honor of the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act.
More than two dozen incoming student veterans began the next phase of their lives on Thursday at Northeastern, participating in a daylong series of workshops, information sessions, and campus tours.
Incoming freshman Katie Brown lived through the Nepal earthquake in April and then dedicated the subsequent five weeks to helping the country recover from the catastrophic temblor.
Some 9,100 Northeastern students will reside in on-campus housing this fall, the vast majority of whom will be moving in over the next week. To help ease the stress of the big day, here is a list of tips, recommendations, and useful links.
Daniel Aldrich and his family narrowly escaped the wrath of the catastrophic storm, which made landfall in New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005. Since then, Aldrich, now a professor at Northeastern, has dedicated his career to examining community resilience, with a particular focus on the importance of social capital.
The field hockey team will begin the 2015 campaign on Saturday against the University of Connecticut, the defending national champion. Here’s a preview of what you can expect from the Red and Black, last year’s CAA regular season champion.
U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton received a comprehensive overview of Northeastern’s robust portfolio of security research on Thursday afternoon and underscored the importance of providing research funding in this area.
The women’s soccer team will kick off the 2015 season on Friday at No. 11 South Carolina. Here’s a preview of what you can expect from the two-time defending Colonial Athletic Association champion.
Amílcar Barreto—an expert in Puerto Rican politics and an associate professor in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities—weighs in on the cash-poor island’s debt crisis and its impact on the 2016 presidential election.
Block Island will soon be home to North America’s first offshore wind farm. Here, Andrew Myers, an assistant professor who studies offshore wind structures, holds forth on the environmental effects of wind energy and his work to improve the design of hurricane-resistant offshore wind turbines.
Students and faculty described the group’s decision to lift its ban on openly gay leaders while allowing church-sponsored units to continue excluding gays for religious reasons in unequivocally strong terms. “Claiming ‘morality’ or ‘religious beliefs’ cannot override basic principles of equality,” noted sociology professor Suzanna Walters.
Chelsey Goldberg, SSH’16, and Alexa Armstrong, S’16, spent 10 days in Kenya, where they doled out school supplies to studious kids and made life-changing donations to the particularly needy. “I can’t believe you’re here,” one 14 year-old girl told Goldberg.
Valentine Moghadam, director of Northeastern’s International Affairs and Middle East Studies programs, holds forth on the deal’s biggest winners, Israel’s response, and Congress’ forthcoming review of the accord.
Web personalization expert Christo Wilson holds forth on Amazon Prime Day, the latest manufactured shopping day to promise big savings on scores of products, and offers up some tips for online shoppers looking to exercise their consumer freedom.
More than 100 million adults suffer from debilitating musculoskeletal conditions. Now one Northeastern student—a doctor of physical therapy candidate named Lauren Jarmusz—is working to counter the health scourge, cofounding a startup aimed at connecting people with doctors who specialize in the field.
#iheartcoop, Student-made rockets, and President Aoun’s Public Art Initiative are among our selections for tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
Northeastern’s Foundation Year program, which helps Boston high school graduates prepare for college success, has transformed the life of Prince Kalu and hundreds of other students. “I owe everything I have to this program,” he says.
Students and staff described the 5–4 decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide in unequivocally positive terms, calling it “exciting” and “long overdue.”
William Herbert, AMD’16, will soon embark on a 50-day, 17,000-mile cross-country adventure to capture the spirit of 21st-century America in prose and poetry.
Opioid overdose kills some 25,000 people per year in the U.S—or 68 people per day. One way to reduce the nation’s number of opioid-related deaths, says Northeastern drug policy expert Leo Beletsky, is to equip police with naloxone, the opioid antagonist.
Olivia Nguyen, DMSB’15, was recently accepted into the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program in Vietnam, an experience that will give her the chance to explore her family’s heritage.
Google’s short-term memory and travel websites overcharging shoppers are just two of the things we learned from assistant professor Christo Wilson’s lecture on Web personalization.
President Aoun’s first two Global Officers recently returned to campus for a brief respite from traveling the world. Their collective esprit was high, their desire to share personal anecdotes and life-defining lessons particularly strong.
As part of their video news production course, three students wrote, shot, and edited a short-form piece on Clarissa Turner, a mourning mother whose 24-year-old son was killed in 2011.
“Your innovation is nothing until you find a way to monetize it,” says Oleks Osiyevskyy, an assistant professor of entrepreneurship and innovation. “Unless you commercialize your invention you won’t earn money nor will you change the world.”
Northeastern computational social scientist David Lazer and his interdisciplinary research team have demonstrated that mobile phone data can be used to predict future unemployment rates up to four months before the release of official reports and more accurately than traditional forecasts.
Oyenike Balogun-Mwangi, PhD’16, recently received a $20,000 fellowship from the American Association of University Women, a nonprofit aimed at achieving gender equity through advocacy, education, and research.
Five Northeastern student-researchers have worked to address the worldwide water crisis, designing a solar-powered desalination system that produces potable ocean water.
Five Northeastern student-researchers have retrofitted a rowing machine with an ingenious device, allowing people with paraplegia to exercise without the aid of a trainer.
Northeastern honored the fifth graduating class of Torch Scholars on Thursday afternoon at the Raytheon Amphitheater, celebrating the countless achievements of this group of young creators, researchers, and globetrotters.