Athletic director talks college sports at Northeastern, nationwide

The Fac­ulty Senate on Wednesday held its first meeting of the aca­d­emic year, as Ath­letic Director Peter Roby deliv­ered his annual address on the state of ath­letics at North­eastern and touched on the broader national landscape.

How does marine life survive climate extremes?

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary team of researchers at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has received a four-​​year, $1.2 mil­lion grant from the National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion to develop new ways to study how marine organ­isms respond to cli­mate related severe tem­per­a­ture stress.

Northeastern helps secure $20M grant for Ruggles upgrades

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun was joined by fed­eral offi­cials and state and city leaders on Friday after­noon at the Rug­gles MBTA sta­tion to cel­e­brate a newly announced TIGER grant for infra­struc­ture improve­ments that will bring more jobs and vitality to the Rox­bury community.

The fight against cancer, one fruit fly at a time

Pio­neering cancer researcher Ross Cagan, the keynote speaker at Northeastern’s Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series on Thursday, described how his lab is using fruit flies to deter­mine per­son­al­ized treat­ment for patients.

The Gaza war from afar

In a campus lec­ture on Tuesday, pro­fessor Dov Waxman, co-​​director of Northeastern’s Middle East Center, exam­ined the strategic and moral impli­ca­tions of the Israel-​​Hamas conflict.

Biomaterials and the future of medicine

Arthur Coury, a new Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor and a leading expert in poly­meric bio­ma­te­rials, has joined the Depart­ment of Chem­ical Engi­neering to help grow stu­dents’ under­standing of bio­ma­te­rials, with a par­tic­ular focus on how advance­ments are shifting from replace­ment med­i­cine to tissue engineering.

First Pages takes students to Katrina’s aftermath

Sheri Fink, the Pulitzer Prize-​​winning author of this year’s First Pages book Five Days at Memo­rial, spoke to new stu­dents Tuesday night about what she wit­nessed at a New Orleans hos­pital after Hur­ri­cane Kat­rina struck the city in 2005.

Challenge to new students: explore the world, seize the day

Some 2,800 new stu­dents were offi­cially wel­comed into the North­eastern com­mu­nity on Tuesday at the President’s Con­vo­ca­tion, where they were encour­aged to take advan­tage of the many oppor­tu­ni­ties they’ll have at the university.