New student orientation, the men’s hockey season recap, and a furry addition to campus are among our selection of tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
Northeastern students living and working in London explain what it has been like to witness the lead-up to today’s historic referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union.
The United Kingdom will hold a referendum on Thursday on whether Britain should leave the European Union. If there is high voter turnout, “there is no question that the ‘remain’ side will easily win,” predicts Northeastern’s Mai’a K. Davis Cross, an expert on European politics. Cross also cautions that a vote to leave could also “trigger the breakup of the United Kingdom.”
Was a musical compilation in the British rock band’s hit “Stairway to Heaven” stolen from another song? An ongoing court battle in Los Angeles is centered on that claim. We asked teaching professor and entertainment attorney David Herlihy what impact this could have on copyright infringement litigation and Led Zeppelin’s reputation.
As the startup culture in healthcare continues to grow, Northeastern School of Nursing Dean Nancy Hanrahan sees an opportunity for nurses to play a key role in developing innovative solutions to improve patients’ healthcare experiences. Northeastern is hosting a three-day summit and hackathon starting today geared toward empowering nurses to drive that innovation.
A team of Northeastern journalism students contributed substantially to investigative news reports that won a New England Emmy Award earlier this month. “The student contributions were significant and made these investigations possible,” said professor and WCVB reporter Mike Beaudet. “It really is experiential learning at its best.”
Researchers uncovering Amazon’s pricing techniques, Muhammad Ali’s Northeastern ties, and National Best Friends Day are among our selection of tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
In honor of World Oceans Day, we spoke with Marine Science Center director Geoff Trussell about ocean conservation and what the MSC is doing to help protect our marine ecosystem.
Think your work environment is hectic? Imagine trying to complete a task with an air tank strapped to your back as you get tossed around by ocean swells. Working underwater can be daunting, but these three divers wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Pursing a career in marine science requires a deep affection for aquatic environments. So we asked faculty and staff at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center what they find so fascinating about the ocean.
Wendy Parmet, the Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law, recently won the Jay Healey Health Law Teachers Award from the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics in honor of her distinguished work as a health law jurist and educator.
The Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court ruled recently, after hearing arguments from a Northeastern School of Law alumna, that the commonwealth must specifically adhere to mandates that call for significant emission reductions by 2020, a ruling that Northeastern environmental law expert Lee Breckendridge says is influential and demonstrates the role courts can play in addressing climate change.