When poor communication leads to crisis

Poor com­mu­ni­ca­tion can be a source of crisis for any orga­ni­za­tion, but sports orga­ni­za­tions are espe­cially vul­ner­able because of their vis­i­bility, says Alan Zaremba, asso­ciate pro­fessor and asso­ciate dean for under­grad­uate pro­grams in the Col­lege of Arts, Media and Design.

Students win first prize with millennial retirement recommendations

A group of North­eastern stu­dents took home first prize in the iOme Chal­lenge, thanks to its insightful sug­ges­tions for how pol­i­cy­makers can help mil­len­nials pre­pare for retirement.

Researchers find prescription drug benefit did not save money for Medicare

A research team led by Becky Briesacher, an asso­ciate pro­fessor in the School of Phar­macy, has dis­proved a belief that Medicare Part D impacts health out­comes and pro­vides cost-​​offsets in other med­ical services.

Take 5: Facts you may not know about ‘Old Ironsides’

Unde­feated, unmatched, and unfor­get­table, the USS Con­sti­tu­tion, which is under­going a two-​​year restora­tion, is the ulti­mate achieve­ment of 18th cen­tury tech­nology says Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of His­tory William Fowler.

Community betterment drives students’ affordable housing design

A group of grad­uate stu­dents in Northeastern’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs used their cap­stone project to design an afford­able housing devel­op­ment for the bet­ter­ment of one Boston community.

When curiosity leads to improved bikes, boogie boards, and Batsuits

For North­eastern asso­ciate vice provost for cur­riculum Katherine Ziemer, ques­tions like “why” and “what if” are the ulti­mate cat­a­lysts for solving prob­lems and making dis­cov­eries. To answer those ques­tions, she turns to the smallest unit of matter: the atom.

Northeastern alumni play integral role in Warriors’ run to NBA Finals

Alumni Keke Lyles, BHS’11, and Michael Ron­carati, BHS’11,—two key mem­bers of the Golden State War­riors’ per­for­mance staff—share what it’s been like to help the team secure its first NBA Finals appear­ance in 40 years. The cham­pi­onship series tips off Thursday night, with the War­riors taking on the Cleve­land Cavaliers.

Researchers pinpoint epicenter of brain’s predictive ability

In recent years, sci­en­tists have dis­cov­ered that the human brain works on pre­dic­tions, con­trary to the pre­vi­ously accepted theory that it reacts to out­side sen­sa­tions. Now, in a paper pub­lished in Nature, Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor Lisa Feldman Bar­rett has reported finding the epi­center of those predictions.

Northeastern hosts DC briefing on urban coastal sustainability

The uni­ver­sity, in part­ner­ship with U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, held a briefing on Capitol Hill last week where experts dis­cussed crit­ical research and policy issues focused on pro­tecting marine ecosystems.

Capstone project helps people who are blind navigate city intersections

Crossing a busy city inter­sec­tion can be a pre­car­ious task for any pedes­trian, a maze fraught with var­ious obsta­cles. A new app, designed by North­eastern engi­neering stu­dents, would help blind or visu­ally impaired people nav­i­gate that maze.

3Qs: FIFA hit with ‘red card’ over corruption charges

The U.S. Depart­ment of Jus­tice on Wednesday indicted 14 indi­vid­uals on charges alleging wide­spread cor­rup­tion at FIFA, inter­na­tional soccer’s gov­erning body. Law pro­fessor Roger Abrams exam­ines the crim­inal inves­ti­ga­tion and what it could mean for the sport.

Conflict resolution goes beyond peace agreement

Sarah Lom­bardo, SSH’15, Northeastern’s first-​​ever recip­ient of the pres­ti­gious Pick­ering Fel­low­ship, wants to use diplo­macy to help former com­bat­ants fol­lowing a conflict.

3Qs: Ireland’s historic same-​​sex marriage vote

On Friday, Ire­land became the first country in the world to legalize same-​​sex mar­riage by pop­ular vote, a his­toric event for the tra­di­tion­ally con­ser­v­a­tive nation. North­eastern asso­ciate pro­fessor Patrick Mullen dis­cusses what it was like to be on the Emerald Isle during the vote.

How to battle disease using Big Data

When it comes to fighting dis­eases in the 21st cen­tury, Big Data is becoming an inte­gral weapon. At the fore­front of this battle is world-​​​​renowned net­work sci­en­tist Alessandro Vespig­nani, who […]

Conference highlights co-​​op benefits, preparedness of students

Northeastern’s Depart­ment of Coop­er­a­tive Edu­ca­tion and Career Devel­op­ment hosted the sev­enth annual Employer-​​Partner Con­fer­ence on Tuesday to help co-​​op employers cul­ti­vate their work­force landscape.

State honors Northeastern youth outreach program

Beach Sis­ters, an out­reach pro­gram at Northeastern’s Marine Sci­ence Center designed to help under­served school-​​aged girls develop sci­en­tific inquiry and cit­i­zen­ship skills, received an award at the Mass­a­chu­setts State House on Monday.

Meet the graduates: Annmarie Uliano

Inspired by her expe­ri­en­tial learning oppor­tu­ni­ties, specif­i­cally those focused on research, Ann­marie Uliano, E’15, will pursue a master’s degree in indus­trial engi­neering starting this fall.

A showcase of student art

The annual Depart­ment of Art + Design senior exhibit is now on dis­play in Gallery 360. Curated by the department’s fac­ulty, this show includes work by under­grad­uate seniors, as well as grad­uate stu­dents in the Infor­ma­tion Design and Visu­al­iza­tion program.

3Qs: Graduate students map Nepal relief response

Grad­uate stu­dents in Joseph Guay’s Crisis Map­ping for Human­i­tarian Action course are doing their part to help with the Nepal earth­quake relief response by ana­lyzing and sharing data coming out of the region.

It’s game on at Northeastern

There’s no stop­ping Pres­i­dent Aoun when it comes to public art ideas — murals or dig­ital video games. Starting tonight, Krentzman Quad will be trans­formed into a larger-​​than-​​life out­door arcade, with three dif­ferent video games avail­able to play on over­sized LED screens. OhHeck­Yeah @ North­eastern begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

3Qs: The aid response to Nepal

Nepal’s “harsh geog­raphy” will make the rescue and human­i­tarian aid efforts in response to the dev­as­tating earth­quake rather chal­lenging, but tech­nology and social media are improving the effi­ciency of these efforts, says North­eastern asso­ciate pro­fessor Ozlem Ergun, an expert in large-​​scale networks.

Meet the graduates: Jordan Lieberman

Each day this week, as the campus com­mu­nity pre­pares for Friday’s Com­mence­ment, we’ll intro­duce you to a member of the grad­u­ating class. Jordan Lieberman, a fifth-​​year D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness major, found his pas­sion at the cross­roads of pol­i­tics and busi­ness. After grad­u­a­tion, he’ll move to Ari­zona to start a career with Raytheon.