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.
Accusations of plagiarism against Melania Trump following her speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday have raised questions about the line between borrowing and cribbing someone else’s words. We asked former speechwriter Greg Goodale, associate professor at Northeastern, when a speech crosses that line and whether Trump did.
A recognized leader in sustainability practices, education, and research, Northeastern will take an innovative additional step to address the global challenge of climate change.
Faculty research, Husky 101 Orientation, and a patriotic Husky are among our selections of tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
Professor Mary Thompson-Jones knows the intricacies of diplomacy operations, with more than two decades of experience in foreign policy. In her new book, To the Secretary: Leaked Embassy Cables and America’s Foreign Policy Disconnect, she explores the intricacies exposed by the 2010 WikiLeaks scandal.