Lucas Schoeppner, Lauren Byrnes, and Hollis Thomann have earned the prestigious scholarships and will travel to study, conduct research, and teach in Germany.
Christina Ferrara, a chemical engineering major who has her own food blog, ran a cooking demo recently as part of Food Justice Week.
In a mobile economy saturated by millions of applications, pre-launch buzz can make all of the difference. That’s where PreApps comes in.
Terrell Hunt’s co-ops in Washington, D.C., and Edinburgh, Scotland, reinforced his commitment to a career in diplomacy.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Corporation for National and Community Service has named Northeastern to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
From college basketball star to reality-show cast member to radio co-host, Ashlee Feldman has never been one to sit on the sidelines.
Thanks to the ambition of Sabrina Woods, associate director of career services, Northeastern co-hosted a global event for higher-education career counselors from six countries to network and share best practices.
English major Lene Adolfsen’s position at a marketing and search-engine-optimization company in England has given her a new perspective on the potential of her humanities degree.
Bruce Clark, associate professor of marketing, explains what retailers big and small can expect from the holiday shopping season, which kicks off this week.
At a recent panel discussion on campus, Northeastern political science professor Eileen McDonagh noted that, “Sports is the most sex-segregated secular institution in American society.”
Jeff Howe, an assistant professor of journalism, likens digital news to an open kitchen restaurant, where something hot is always being served.
“Lolz,” “photobombing” and “mwahahaha” have recently been added to Oxford Dictionaries Online, prompting a discussion of our modern taste for digital jargon.
Overeating is common this time of year, between the large holiday feasts and more and more sweets creeping into the kitchen. With Thanksgiving only a few days away, we asked nutrition expert Katherine Tucker, chair of the Department of Health Sciences in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, to offer her tips to eat healthy and avoid overindulging.
A daylong conference at Northeastern University on Thursday will explore the fascinating subplots of the political landscape now that the 2012 elections are less than a year away. The event was organized by Northeastern University political science professor William Crotty, the Thomas P. O’Neill Chair in Public Life. To preview the conference, we asked Crotty to examine how President Barack Obama has fared in his first term in dealing with resistance from the Republican Party.
Earlier this month, the American Academy of Pediatrics expanded the guidelines for diagnosing and treating children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), lowering the age to include kids as young as 4 years old. We asked Robert Volpe, associate professor in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, whose research involves assessing the academic problems children with ADHD experience, to analyze the new guidelines — and discuss how research in this area has evolved in recent years.
As students return to campus, the less-structured living environment can present challenges to maintaining healthy eating habits, We asked Sabrina Noel Feldeisen, a registered dietician and research assistant professor in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, to offer tips for students to make healthy food choices as the academic year begins.
The hacker group Anonymous recently announced through a YouTube video that it plans to “kill” Facebook on Nov. 5 for supposedly abusing the privacy of its users. We asked Engin Kirda, the Sy and Laurie Sternberg Interdisciplinary Endowed Professor for Information Assurance — with joint appointments in Northeastern’s College of Computer and Information Science and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering — to discuss the potential implications of the hack and the motives behind hacking groups such as Anonymous.
This summer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unveiled graphic new cigarette warning labels that will be required to appear on packages starting next year. We talked to law professor Richard Daynard, the president of the School of Law’s Public Health Advocacy Institute and chair of its Tobacco Products Liability Project, about the effectiveness of warning labels and a lawsuit challenging the new labels’ legality.
Last week, the U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery program suffered a computer glitch that resulted in the issuance and then subsequent cancellation of 22,000 visas. Here, Professor Rachel Rosenbloom, an expert in immigration law and policy at Northeastern University School of Law, weighs in on the recent visa snafu and related immigration issues.
Last year it was the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and then another in China in early June and just last week, Montana suffered an oil spill, with an estimated 42,000 gallons dumping into the Yellowstone River. Jennifer Cole, director of the Environmental Studies Program at Northeastern, discusses how oil spills affect wildlife and irrigation, and emphasizes the need to reevaluate our dependence on fossil fuels.