The university will provide an unprecedented $221.4 million in institutional grant aid for the 2014–15 academic year.
The innovative new lab provides curricula, programming, and events designed to empower social change and includes a re-launch of “Giving With Purpose,” the world’s first massive open online course focusing on effective charitable giving.
The Pew Research Center American Values Survey, which polled more than 3,000 adults nationwide, found that approximately one in five Americans don’t have a religious affiliation — the most ever […]
Anne Frank, one of the most well known Jewish victims of the Holocaust, was captured by the Nazi Gestapo on Aug. 4, 1944, 68 years ago on Saturday.
A journalism student has spent the last year working at Vogue magazine, turning her co-op and internship into a full-time summer job.
Fareena Sultan, professor of marketing in the College of Business Administration, explains how and why China has become the king of the mobile phone market.
In the 10th edition of recent faculty books, we highlight works about the unintended consequences of our decision-making, a fiction piece about a grad student’s near death experience and a multi-disciplinary history of planet Earth.
On Monday evening, Greece agreed to a last-minute economic bailout deal – its second – which may have warded off an all-out financial calamity in Europe. While it may fix […]
In 2001, Goldman Sachs grouped the BRIC countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China — into that acronym because they were at a similar stage of economic development. On Tuesday, the American multinational news corporation Bloomberg named China as the only BRIC nation ranked among all top global emerging markets. We asked Ravi Ramamurti, Distinguished Professor of International Business and director of the Center for Emerging Markets at Northeastern, to identify what’s next for these four countries.
In the ninth edition of recent faculty books, we highlight works about effective typography, the ethics of philanthropy and the spiritual undertones of jazz legend John Coltrane’s music.
In the eighth edition of recent faculty books, we highlight works about the persuasive use of sounds, interpreting the day’s news in a post-9/11 religious landscape and Croatia’s decade of architectural experimentation.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) — an independent federal agency responsible for investigating transportation accidents and promoting transportation safety — called for a complete end to cellphone use while driving, as opposed to bans in some states that still allow talking on hands-free devices. Here, Judith Perrolle, an associate professor of sociology and an expert on the social impact of technology, explains the dangers of using a cellphone on the road and the societal impact of such a ban.
Microsoft, creator of the Xbox Live — an online multiplayer video gaming and digital media delivery service — has announced it would offer mainstream television programming to its subscribers, creating direct competition with traditional cable services. Magy Seif El-Nasr, associate professor of game design and interactive media with joint appointments in the College of Arts, Media and Design and the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern, explains the new features and how they might impact traditional cable offerings.
In the seventh edition of recent faculty books, we highlight works about the role of African-American music in American cultural history, the Biblical origins of Jewish sexual identities and the characteristics of successful leaders in the public sector.
A recent study funded by Proctor & Gamble — which sells CoverGirl and Dolce & Gabbana makeup — found that wearing makeup, up to a point, increases people’s perceptions of a woman’s likability, her competence and trustworthiness. We asked Linda Blum, associate professor of sociology and interim director of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program at Northeastern University to assess how these findings affect women in the workplace and their professional advancement strategies.
With Thanksgiving set for tomorrow, ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ are just around the corner. Given the current economic uncertainty, will consumers still turn out in droves to take advantage of the holiday sales and one-day deals? We asked Fleura Bardhi, associate professor of marketing in the College of Business Administration, to examine how consumers and retailers will approach Black Friday shopping and promotions this year.
David DeSteno, associate professor of psychology, is working with researchers from MIT and Harvard to examine how social robots can aid preschoolers in language learning.
Economics professor Kamran Dadkhah analyzes why the price of gold plunged earlier this week and what international factors affect its value.
In the sixth edition of recent faculty books, we highlight works about the American Revolution, the complexity of human-animal relationships, and the importance of cash flow to corporate decision-making.
The Three Seas program takes students on a marine science research expedition through the Atlantic, Pacific and Caribbean
Members of the Northeastern community share their memories of the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Northeastern faculty members have written at length on a wide range of topics. Here, we highlight the fifth batch of published works in a feature on recent faculty books.
Northeastern faculty members have written at length on a wide range of topics. Here, we highlight the fourth batch of published works in a feature on recent faculty books.
Northeastern faculty members have written at length on a wide range of topics. Here, we highlight the third batch of published works in a feature on recent faculty books.
Boston’s Big Dig — the most costly highway project in United States history — has been plagued with problems since ground was broken in 1991. Last week, inspectors discovered a sinkhole beneath the surface of the I-90 connector tunnel, possibly caused by a ground-freezing process used during construction. We asked Thomas Sheahan, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northeastern University, to explain why the ground-freezing process was used and whether it caused the sinkhole to form.
Northeastern faculty members have written at length on a wide range of topics. Here, we highlight the first batch of published works in a feature on recent faculty books.
Northeastern faculty members have written at length on a wide range of topics. Here, we highlight the first batch of published works in an occasional feature on recent faculty books.
Having expressed an interest in running for elective office—perhaps as a Republican candidate in the 2013 New York City mayor’s race—actor Kelsey Grammer may be the latest celebrity hoping to cross over to the world of politics. We asked journalism professor Alan Schroeder to weigh in on the history of celebrities who run for office and analyze the advantages they have over traditional candidates.
Retail titans Apple, Nike and Ikea have to compete with impostor replicas of their retail stores that have popped up in the southern district of Kunming city in southwest China and other parts of the world. These stores hawk knockoff products to sometimes unknowing customers. Tony Gao, an assistant professor of marketing in Northeastern’s College of Business Administration, interprets the broader implications to consumer welfare, intellectual property rights protection and how these competitive behaviors affect international marketing.
Recent budget cuts in parts of the U.S. have threatened the future of state schools for the deaf, creating worry that deaf children children will be pushed into mainstream schools where American Sign Language (ASL) takes a back seat to new “speaking and listening” technologies. Distinguished Professor of Psychology Harlan Lane, who founded the ASL program at Northeastern and recently wrote a book about deaf culture and deaf ethnicity in the U.S., addresses the debate between specialized vs. mainstream schools for the deaf.
The leading social-media news site, Mashable, recently released an infographic comparing the successes and failures of new new-venture companies today to those in the dot-com era of the late 1990s and early– 2000s, begging the question, “Are we in a tech bubble?” John Friar, an executive professor of entrepreneurship at Northeastern and an expert in technology strategy for start-up companies, explains what it means to be in a tech bubble, if the world is in fact in one, and how start-ups can avoid the worst fall-out from a bursting bubble.
Sunday marked the 100th Anniversary of the discovery of Machu Picchu — the ancient Incan city in Peru — by American archaeologist and history professor Hiram Bingham. Yanet Monica Canavan, the director of Northeastern’s Dialogue of Civilizations programs in Peru, and a native of the country, talks about the historical significance of the discovery of Machu Picchu, its impact on the economy in Peru and how modernization of the site may be causing irreversible damage.
Network scientists at Northeastern find that Google’s PageRank algorithm can reveal complex interactions in other kinds of networks, such as the human body.
President Obama, who’s known for his social media savvy, held the first-ever Twitter Town Hall meeting last week, where he answered the public’s questions about taxes, jobs and the economy. Dan Kennedy, an associate professor of journalism, is an expert in news reporting and social networks. Here, he discusses Obama’s choice to engage the public through Twitter, and the use of social media by presidential candidates and journalists.
New gifts and pledges in the 2011 fiscal year total $53.5 million, and major gifts accounted for the bulk — a positive sign for the University’s future efforts.
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a California law banning the sale of violent video games to children is unconstitutional. Here, Cynthia Baron, academic director of the digital media program at Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies, discusses First Amendment cases in the gaming industry, how the newest ruling may affect the video game rating system and whether children are capable of judging computer-generated violence.