On Thursday, Northeastern’s Entrepreneurs Club hosted the Spring 2012 Husky Startup Challenge Demo Day, at which 18 student entrepreneurs pitched their innovative ideas, garnered support from the community and celebrated the entrepreneurial … read more »
Earlier this month, the American Civil Liberties Union released a new report revealing that law-enforcement agencies frequently use cell-phone tracking data provided by wireless carriers — often without a warrant. … read more »
A master’s degree in regulatory affairs gave Manish Patel a head start in the rapidly growing industry.
Last week, a U.S. staff sergeant stationed at a military outpost near Kandahar, Afghanistan, allegedly opened fire on Afghani civilians, killing 16 men, women and children in their villages. The Taliban vowed vengeance for the civilian deaths, and the incident prompted demands by many for an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. We asked Kimberly Jones, a faculty associate in Northeastern University’s Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development, to analyze the possible implications of this developing situation.
At the national convention for professional architects in May, the School of Architecture will be featured in a video for its dedication to urban innovation and sustainability.
Earlier this week, a teenager was accused of killing three high school students after he opened fire at an Ohio high school. Eric Madfis, a doctoral candidate in Northeastern’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology and a research associate at the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict, has been working with criminology expert and professor Jack Levin to complete his dissertation focused on school shootings. We asked Madfis to analyze this incident and how it relates to others in the past.
Super Bowl XLVI drew hundreds of millions of viewers in the U.S. and around the world, so it’s no surprise that advertisers doled out some $3.5 million per 30-second spot to showcase their goods and services. We asked marketing professor Scott Swain in the College of Business Administration to explain what makes a Super Bowl advertisement successful.
Following much anticipation, Facebook filed for an initial public offering (IPO) after U.S. markets closed on Wednesday. We asked David Sherman, professor of accounting in the College of Business Administration, to analyze Facebook’s IPO prospectus and explain what it reveals.
Terry Fulmer, dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, kicked off the spring 2012 Faculty Works-in-Progress Colloquium Series by discussing her research on elder mistreatment.
Last week, Internet brands including Google and Wikipedia launched a campaign in response to two bills regarding online piracy: the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). Thousands of websites participated in a 24-hour protest of the legislation, and encouraged web users to sign a petition and contact their representatives. We asked marketing professor Bruce Clark to discuss the impact of companies using their brands to take a stand on such issues.
Carole Bell, a postdoctoral teaching associate in communication studies in the College of Arts, Media and Design, conducts research on how the gay community in portrayed in popular culture. She wants to find out how the media’s framing of gay rights issues compares with society’s stance and how the media’s spotlight on homosexuality contributes to the public conversation on gay rights. We asked Bell to explain some of the factors that drive her research.
The race for the Republican presidential nomination is heating up and communication style will play no small part in deciding a winner. We asked Richard Katula, professor of communication studies and expert in political rhetoric, to explain why communication is so important and analyze the communication skills of the 2012 GOP presidential candidates.