Celia Pearce, a newly appointed associate professor of game design, has spent the past three decades working in the interactive media field. But she may not have become one of the world’s leading experts on virtual worlds and multiplayer gaming if not for a prescient phone call in 1983.
Peter Bex, a vision scientist and newly appointed psychology professor, works to detect, diagnose, and monitor visual impairment. His research goal, he says, is to maximize people’s remaining vision.
A score of first-year student veterans attended a series of workshops and information sessions on Friday morning and then spent the afternoon swapping military stories with their peers.
A score of scholars in Northeastern’s new Ujima Global Leaders Program arrived to campus on Thursday for their new student orientation, and then spent the next four days attending workshops, exploring the city, and participating in team-building activities.
Ryan McGill, DMSB’04, co-founded the Summer Sessions Surf Shop in 2002, when he was an undergraduate at Northeastern. Today, it’s one of the largest companies of its kind in New Hampshire’s Seacoast Region, perpetually filled with happy customers.
Gordana Rabrenovic, director of Northeastern’s Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict, says respected leaders in the St. Louis suburb need to call for and establish a review committee chartered to examine the causes of the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
With support from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute, Northeastern University will partner with the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center to provide co-op experiences to undergraduate students, who will receive training to study and conduct cancer nanomedicine research.
English professor Gary Goshgarian recently received a professional achievement award from his alma mater for his impressive career as an accomplished novelist, editor, and teacher.
In June, Andreas Krassas, DMSB’17, suffered a ligament tear in his right ankle. In July, he placed second in the –66kg weight class of the judo competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Kimberly Izar, DMSB’16, says the new, more active image is a disability rights conversation starter, one she helped spark while on co-op at Triangle, a Greater Boston-based nonprofit.
Madison Flashenburg, MA’14, studied the universal implications of the Holocaust on a monthlong trip to Poland, moving one step closer to realizing her dream of becoming a curator of a Holocaust museum.
Ben Anderson, AMD’12, co-founded Amino, a mobile-based social service aimed at connecting users with specialized interests. In July, the startup announced that it had raised $1.65 million in seed funding.