Cast focuses on craft in emotional columbinus

Northeastern’s newest the­atre pro­duc­tion is moti­vated by the 1999 Columbine High School mas­sacre, and the stu­dent actors have fol­lowed their director’s advice to sep­a­rate them­selves emo­tion­ally from the dif­fi­cult sub­ject matter.

3Qs: New approach to understanding climate change

North­eastern pro­fessor Brian Hel­muth and a group of inter­na­tional researchers recently pub­lished a review paper in Cli­mate Change Responses calling for a new approach to under­standing and pre­dicting the impact of cli­mate change.

Looking ahead: Coastal sustainability in 2015

Many of the prin­cipal issues facing coastal sus­tain­ability in 2015 are ones the field has been dealing with for some time, says Northeastern’s Marine Sci­ence Center Director Geoff Trussell.

February’s can’t-miss campus events

Here’s a run­down of some exciting events taking place at North­eastern this month that you won’t want to miss.

Super Bowl prompts friendly wager between Northeastern campuses

With the New Eng­land Patriots and Seattle Sea­hawks playing each other in Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday, admin­is­tra­tors at Northeastern’s Boston and Seattle cam­puses have made a friendly wager on the outcome.

Scaling up armor systems

Researchers at North­eastern University’s High Per­for­mance Mate­rials and Struc­tures Lab­o­ra­tory are looking to the char­ac­ter­is­tics of animal scales to help them develop the next gen­er­a­tion of light­weight armor systems.

Actress Laverne Cox shares life journey

Cox, the first openly trans­gender person nom­i­nated for an Emmy in acting and a breakout star on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, spoke at North­eastern about the adver­sity the trans­gender com­mu­nity faces.

Gallery exhibit offers glimpse of ‘Cancer Alley’

Petro­chem­ical America,” a new Gallery 360 exhibit, fea­tures pho­tog­raphy and visu­al­ized data that por­trays the petro­chem­ical industry’s impact on the part of the Mis­sis­sippi River cor­ridor known as “Cancer Alley.” Today there is a micro-​​conference in con­junc­tion with the exhibit.

Faculty Senate supports new titles for some faculty

A res­o­lu­tion unan­i­mously passed Wednesday would allow full-​​time, non-​​tenure-​​track fac­ulty mem­bers to change the “aca­d­emic spe­cialist” part of their titles to “teaching professor.”