The changing nature of space and place

The North­eastern Human­i­ties Center recently held the second install­ment of this year’s Space and Place series, in which three of the center’s fel­lows pre­sented inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research on mobility, space, and place.

New grant to advance sleeping sickness treatment research

Asso­ciate pro­fessor of chem­istry and chem­ical biology Michael Pol­lastri has received a five-​​year, $2.5 mil­lion grant from the National Insti­tutes of Health to advance his research into a treat­ment for sleeping sickness.

Living in the cold

This is a guest blog post by Eileen Sheehan, a bio­chemistry stu­dent at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity who is on co-​​​​op at Palmer Sta­tion, Antarc­tica. She is pro­viding a series of guest […]

Whoo-​​hoo! A Simpsons word-​​search tool

Ben Schmidt, an assis­tant pro­fessor of his­tory who spe­cial­izes in the dig­ital human­i­ties, has cre­ated a Book­worm that allows users to search ref­er­ences to spe­cific words used throughout The Simp­sons’ 25-​​season run by season, episode, and even time within each episode. Excellent.

Signing off

I’ve been pro­cras­ti­nating writing this post because, well, I’m not great with good­byes. Here’s the thing: After an incred­ible two-​​​​and-​​​​a-​​​​half-​​​​year run at North­eastern, I’ve accepted a job at the Broad Institute, […]