Red Bull Flugtag, a demonstration in aviation experimentation, is coming to Boston Saturday. Here are five things you need to know about this unique event, including some quirky facts about the Northeastern team that will be competing as well as its flying hot dog. That’s right…flying hot dog.
Almost five years ago, Northeastern alumni Bojan Mandaric and Brogan Graham launched a fitness movement called November Project. The organization now counts tribes in more than 25 cities around North America and will soon welcome London and Amsterdam. We caught up with Mandaric and Graham to talk about November Project’s international appeal, which includes a recently published book and a forthcoming documentary.
From circular bruises, to colorful tapes, to one-arm sleeves, Olympic athletes have been sporting some unique markings and add-ons during the Rio de Janeiro Games. We asked a group of professors to explain what you’ve been seeing, with a particular focus on the science behind it.
The Olympic sailing competition began on Monday in Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay, the site of extensive water pollution that officials have warned is a health risk for the athletes. Here, Geoff Trussell, director of Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, explains how bad the pollution can be for the aquatic ecosystem and what needs to be done to fix the problem.
Faculty research on Zika, #HelpfulHusky recognition, and a stroll on campus with Michael Dukakis are among our selection of tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
The state of Brazil in 2009, when Rio de Janeiro was awarded the Summer Olympics, stands in stark contrast to the state of the nation today. As the world turns its focus to Rio for tonight’s Opening Ceremonies, associate professor Thomas Vicino explains Brazil’s change of fortune.
The 2016 Summer Olympics are finally here, opening this week in Rio de Janeiro amid a plethora of concerns, including the Zika virus, water contamination, and civil unrest. Here, Olympics expert and associate teaching professor Philip D’Agati explains what we can expect and says of the city, “Their planning hasn’t been that bad.”
With news last week that money raised by the Ice Bucket Challenge helped fund breakthroughs in ALS research, we asked assistant professor of marketing Yakov Bart how social media has helped to elevate successful viral campaigns, and why Snapchat could be the future platform for those campaigns.
Career services excellence, faculty research, and a graduate who is visually-impaired and has completed more than 30 triathlons are among our selection of tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
Russia this week played a leading role in the conversation about the U.S. presidential race, from its alleged role in hacking Democratic National Committee emails to Donald Trump’s comments that he hoped the country had successfully hacked Hillary Clinton’s email. We asked Ryan Maness, an expert in Russian foreign policy and international cyberconflict and security, to examine what this could mean for the dynamic between the two nations.
Northeastern’s renowned Career Development department was recognized for its work meeting students’ needs in career services and job preparation. The university received the No. 1 Global Career Services Satisfaction Award at the inaugural Future Talent Summit in Stockholm last month.
Northeastern’s new residence hall, data science research, and co-op love are among our selection of tweets from the Northeastern community this week.