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.”

A call to serve

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity stu­dents came together with com­mu­nity mem­bers on Monday for the annual MLK Day of Ser­vice and Lead­er­ship, a day­long com­mu­nity ser­vice effort held in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Our diversity is not a zero-​​sum game’

The North­eastern com­mu­nity cel­e­brated the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday after­noon, con­vening for an annual event titled “A Tribute to the Dream.”

Looking ahead: Cybersecurity in 2015

U.S. busi­nesses suf­fered a score of data breaches in 2014. Here, William Robertson, an assis­tant pro­fessor and web secu­rity expert, explains what we can expect from cyber­se­cu­rity in the new year.