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The business of innovation

Fer­nando Suarez, the new Jean C. Tempel Pro­fessor of Entre­pre­neur­ship and Inno­va­tion in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness, wants to help grow the university’s rep­u­ta­tion within the inno­va­tion and entre­pre­neurial fields.

Summit addresses challenges of leading in a global marketplace

In a com­plex global mar­ket­place, cor­po­rate leaders are increas­ingly faced with the chal­lenge of leading without being phys­i­cally present. On Monday, aca­d­emic and industry leaders assem­bled at the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness’ 2015 Global Lead­er­ship Summit to tackle the issue.

3Qs: Why the Fed maintained interest rates, and what it means

After much spec­u­la­tion, the Fed­eral Reserve on Thursday announced that it would hold the line on U.S. interest rates, which have not increased in nearly a decade. Pro­fessor William Dickens, chair of the Depart­ment of Eco­nomics, dis­cusses the Fed’s deci­sion and what it all means.

Raytheon CEO: cybersecurity must be a top priority for businesses

Cyber­se­cu­rity is now some­thing that we must treat in our busi­nesses just like we watch our bal­ance sheets,” Thomas A. Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon Com­pany, said Tuesday morning as the keynote speaker at North­eastern University’s CEO Break­fast Forum.

3Qs: The Dow Jones’ wild Monday ride

The stock market index plum­meted more than 1,000 points moments after trading opened on Monday, and then dras­ti­cally fluc­tu­ated throughout the day. Finan­cial expert Jef­fery Born explains the cat­a­lyst for “Black Monday” and what it means for you.

With her food truck rolling, Northeastern alumna now eyes Miss Universe pageant

Kinesha Goldson, AMD’11, recently burst onto the Boston food truck scene with her French macrons served from an eye-​​catching pink van. Later this week, she’ll com­pete for a spot on a more global scale: Jamaica’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive in the 2015 Miss Uni­verse pageant.

International co-​​op boosts student’s interest in sustainability

Marley Kimelman, S/SSH’18, recently returned from a co-​​op in Cape Town, South Africa, where he worked for the city on var­ious green ini­tia­tives and revi­tal­ized a stag­nant water her­itage project.

3Qs: Online shoppers ‘Primed’ for huge deals

Web per­son­al­iza­tion expert Christo Wilson holds forth on Amazon Prime Day, the latest man­u­fac­tured shop­ping day to promise big sav­ings on scores of prod­ucts, and offers up some tips for online shop­pers looking to exer­cise their con­sumer freedom.

Students win first prize with millennial retirement recommendations

A group of North­eastern stu­dents took home first prize in the iOme Chal­lenge, thanks to its insightful sug­ges­tions for how pol­i­cy­makers can help mil­len­nials pre­pare for retirement.

3Qs: Tesla’s Powerwall for home energy storage

Pro­fessor San­jeev Muk­erjee, director of the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Center for Renew­able Energy Tech­nology, says the new Pow­er­wall lithium-​​ion bat­tery is a good first foray into home energy storage but notes that the “ulti­mate solu­tion” will require bringing down costs even further.

Northeastern will invest $26 million to transform city park

In a unique public-​​​​private part­ner­ship, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and the City of Boston will build together a state-​​​​of-​​​​the-​​​​art ath­letic com­plex that will expand recre­ation oppor­tu­ni­ties for both North­eastern stu­dents and Boston […]

Meet the graduates: Jordan Lieberman

Each day this week, as the campus com­mu­nity pre­pares for Friday’s Com­mence­ment, we’ll intro­duce you to a member of the grad­u­ating class. Jordan Lieberman, a fifth-​​year D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness major, found his pas­sion at the cross­roads of pol­i­tics and busi­ness. After grad­u­a­tion, he’ll move to Ari­zona to start a career with Raytheon.

Bright IDEA: Student-​​run venture accelerator celebrates fifth anniversary

Mem­bers of Northeastern’s thriving entre­pre­neurial ecosystem came together Friday night to com­mem­o­rate the fifth anniver­sary of IDEA and cel­e­brate the announce­ment of a gift endowing the student-​​run ven­ture accelerator’s CEO position.

Research, entrepreneurship at Northeastern celebrated at RISE:2015

Stu­dents and fac­ulty across many dis­ci­plines pre­sented their schol­arly research, inno­v­a­tive thinking, and entre­pre­neurial endeavors at the annual expo, where many young researchers were hon­ored with pres­ti­gious awards.

Student marketing group recognized at annual conference

The North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Mar­keting Asso­ci­a­tion won four awards at the Amer­ican Mar­keting Asso­ci­a­tion Inter­na­tional Col­le­giate Con­fer­ence, which was held last month in New Orleans.

Boston 2024 chairman: Olympics could be ‘transformative’ for city

At Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum, Boston 2024 Part­ner­ship Chairman John Fish out­lined why he believes hosting the Olympic Games could be the most trans­for­ma­tive expe­ri­ence in the city’s history.

The science behind your Netflix recommendations

More than eight out of 10 movies or TV shows Net­flix users watch are based on the site’s rec­om­men­da­tions. Those sug­ges­tions are the result of com­plex algo­rithms, according to Carlos Gomez Uribe, vice pres­i­dent of product inno­va­tion at Net­flix, who spoke on campus Thursday as part of the Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series.

DonorsChoose​.org founder shares journey to philanthropic innovation

Charles Best, the founder and CEO of DonorsChoose​.org, dis­cussed his journey from public school teacher to phil­an­thropist in his keynote address last week as part of Stu­dent Engage­ment and Phil­an­thropy Month.

Disruption via technology

The future trends of dis­rup­tive tech­nology and the impor­tance of increasing women’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in STEM careers were among the topics of dis­cus­sion at Northeastern’s latest Women who Inspire Speaker Series event, held in Sil­icon Valley.

Students advocate on Beacon Hill for need-​​based financial aid programs

A group of North­eastern stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in Stu­dent Finan­cial Aid Day at the State House, meeting with state sen­a­tors and rep­re­sen­ta­tives to advo­cate con­tinued sup­port of need-​​based finan­cial aid programs.

The startup matchmaker

Mem­bers of the university’s entre­pre­neur­ship com­mu­nity con­vened Wednesday to for­mally launch the the Daniel J. McCarthy(s) Ven­ture Men­toring Net­work, which is designed to match stu­dent, fac­ulty, and alumni entre­pre­neurs with expe­ri­enced alumni and other industry professionals.