Brazil’s urban transformation ahead of the World Cup

Thomas Vicino, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence, has received a U.S. Ful­bright Schol­ar­ship to con­duct research on the process of rapid urban­iza­tion and eco­nomic devel­op­ment plan­ning in Brazil, the site of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.

The picture-​​perfect co-​​op

While on co-​​op in Cal­i­fornia, fourth-​​year busi­ness major Carlos Vil­lalobos was ‘bitten by the tech­nology bug.’ When he returned to campus, he co-​​founded Bökeh, a wire­less enabled camera lens that con­nects to the iPhone.

3Qs: Banking on the body

Are body prod­ucts like blood, milk, and sperm mar­ketable com­modi­ties, gifts to help others, or both? Kara Swanson, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of law with exper­tise in the his­tory of sci­ence and med­i­cine, explains the ori­gins and con­se­quences of the debate in her new book “Banking on the Body.”

An amazing journey’

Wade Davis II, a former NFL player who is now openly gay, will receive an hon­orary doctor of public ser­vice at Northeastern’s 112th com­mence­ment on Friday. On Thursday, he addressed a score of North­eastern coaches and student-​​athletes, telling them he has a “burning desire to effect change.”