Fiction is often inspired by fact, and fantasy grounded in reality. That’s no more evident than in Game of Thrones itself, where a deadly poison, a disfiguring disease, and a fiercely loyal species of animal have been inspired by real world beasts, brews, and afflictions. Here, Rebecca Certner, a PhD candidate in the Vollmer Lab at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, offers a look at the science behind the show’s epic fantasyland.
The latest campus mural, new international co-op opportunities, and an interdisciplinary student team’s capstone project are among our selections of tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
“I’m originally from Kuwait and resettled back there in February so I just came back to Northeastern for Commencement. I am definitely not the same person I was when I […]
“I met my boyfriend (Younis Shuaib) in our first week at Northeastern five years ago. It was in the Sustaining Business in the New Economy class when he was being […]
“Right now I’m interviewing for jobs in real estate. Ideally I’d like to be in commercial but I know I’ll probably start in residential because its safer and you have […]
Tom McCarthy Honorary Degree: Doctor of Humane Letters Tom McCarthy is a prolific, highly acclaimed director, screenwriter, and actor whose most recent film, Spotlight—the 2016 Oscar winner for Best Picture—recounts The […]
Charles Elachi Commencement speaker: Graduate ceremony Honorary Degree: Doctor of Engineering Charles Elachi, director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and one of the world’s foremost science and engineering leaders, has […]
Susan Hockfield Honorary Degree: Doctor of Science Susan Hockfield has distinguished herself in a career that has spanned advanced scientific research, the presidency of one of the world’s premier institutions of […]
Major General Charles Frank Bolden Jr., USMC, Ret. Honorary Degree: Doctor of Science A member of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, retired Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr. is the […]
We sat down with President Aoun to discuss a wide range of topics. The first part of the discussion focused on his personal journey. In this installment, we delve into his priorities here at Northeastern.
More than 900 innovative and entrepreneurial Northeastern students and faculty took part in RISE:2016. Here, in their own words, a few of these students share their research. Video by Shirin […]