Northeastern, US Navy team up for ‘idea hackathon’

The U.S. Navy has turned to North­eastern for its exper­tise in dig­ital sto­ry­telling and data ana­lytics to iden­tify new ways to com­mu­ni­cate the Navy expe­ri­ence to mil­len­nials. Stu­dent coders, designers, and sto­ry­tellers can par­tic­i­pate in the inter­ac­tive hackathon, with prizes for the win­ners. The dead­line to sign up to par­tic­i­pate is today.

New book examines the emotional power of Emily Dickinson’s poetry

In her new book, Eng­lish pro­fessor Mary Loef­fel­holz argues that Emily Dickinson’s poems con­tinue to live on in the hearts and minds of readers due largely to their ability to com­fort those in times of sorrow. “She was a master of extending con­so­la­tion and recog­ni­tion to people in the wake of death,” Loef­fel­holz explains, “a master of acknowl­edging it, grieving it, and expressing it.”

Students, faculty praise global experience at Dialogue of Civilizations Fair

The most amazing thing I have ever done.” That’s how senior Christa Blomquist described her Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions pro­gram in Ice­land. At Thursday’s annual dia­logue fair, she was among the stu­dents and fac­ulty who extolled the virtues of living, working, and studying in an unfa­miliar country.

Dean charts bold vision for College of Engineering

Growing up in France, Nadine Aubry knew that she wanted to har­ness the power of engi­neering to make a pos­i­tive impact on the world. Now, as dean of the Col­lege of Engi­neering, she is shaping the future of engi­neering edu­ca­tion while being rec­og­nized for her achieve­ments through pres­ti­gious appoint­ments and major awards.

Northeastern celebrates opening of just the second on-​​campus VFW post in nation

The uni­ver­sity expanded its com­mit­ment to stu­dent vet­erans on Monday after­noon, offi­cially opening a Vet­erans of For­eign Wars post during a cer­e­mony at the Vet­erans Memorial.The post is just the second in the nation to be run by stu­dent vet­erans on a col­lege campus.

ABC News political analyst to examine the 2016 campaign and the future of US politics during campus visit

ABC News chief polit­ical ana­lyst Matthew Dowd will address the numerous ways in which the 2016 elec­tion is trans­forming Amer­ican pol­i­tics. The inter­ac­tive discussion—“Election 2016: Where do we go from here?”—will take place on Friday at noon in Blackman Audi­to­rium and also will be shown live on Facebook.

3Qs: Why Bluetooth headphones are better than you might think

Apple cre­ated a stir when it announced it had elim­i­nated the head­phone jack from its latest iPhone model, pushing many users to wire­less head­phones. Here, Tom­maso Melodia, director of Northeastern’s Wire­less Net­works and Embedded Sys­tems Lab­o­ra­tory, explains the sci­ence behind Blue­tooth head­phones and how their quality com­pares to wired devices.

New student sees ‘incredible amount of brainpower’ at Northeastern

Tanay Patri has only been on campus for six weeks, but he’s already joined three stu­dent groups and picked out the com­pany for which he would like to do his first co-​​op. “I want to build rela­tion­ships with my peers and find my pas­sion as soon as I can,” he says.

3Qs: Do newspapers’ presidential endorsements even matter?

If the out­come of the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion were based on news­paper endorse­ments, then Hillary Clinton would beat Donald Trump in a his­toric land­slide. But Dan Kennedy, asso­ciate pro­fessor of jour­nalism, doesn’t think that endorse­ments will have much sway over voters on Elec­tion Day, and says “such endorse­ments are more an expres­sion of values than a gen­uine attempt to per­suade voters to change their minds.”

New psychology professor studies link between physical activity, cognitive health

Chuck Hillman prac­tices what he preaches, applying his research find­ings to his per­sonal life. When he’s not studying the rela­tion­ship between phys­ical activity and cog­ni­tive health, he’s biking, playing ice hockey, or lifting weights in his home gym.

Freshman sees co-​​op as vital part of journey to become doctor

As a kid, Geena Huh liked to visit her father’s neu­ro­science lab, an expe­ri­ence that piqued her interest in med­i­cine. Now she’s a first-​​year phar­macy stu­dent at North­eastern. She chose the uni­ver­sity for its co-​​op pro­gram, which will afford her the oppor­tu­nity to work in the health field before enrolling in med­ical school.