Facebook announced on Wednesday that Northeastern is one of 17 research universities selected to partner with the company on next generation, joint technology projects. The Sponsored Academic Research Agreement makes it easy for research faculty and labs to work together with Facebook.
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Ten years ago when Adam Simone, then a Northeastern student, was working on co-op at Gillette in Boston, he never imagined one day launching a startup to compete in the shaving industry. Now, he’s the co-founder of Leaf Shave, which has designed a customizable metal razor that he said is both innovative and cost-effective.
Christophe Weber, president and CEO of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd., shared his global vision, multicultural perspective, and long-term approach to running the 235-year-old Japanese company on Tuesday at Northeastern’s CEO Breakfast Forum speaker series.
To ease the tension of Election Day, we asked seven faculty members to participate a quirky thought experiment that challenged each of them to consider how one well known but long dead person in their respective fields would have voted in the 2016 presidential election. The responses were insightful, sobering, and occasionally hilarious.
Thursday night at Northeastern, Nobel laureate and Distinguished University Professor Sir Richard Roberts argued that despite what you may have heard, GMOs are safe and have the potential to save lives in developing countries. Here are five key points from his talk.
Northeastern University announced on Tuesday that it will launch the region’s first university-supported loan program for women– and minority-owned businesses. The initiative, called the Impact Lending program, will enable local small-business owners to secure loans, at below-market interest rates, to acquire crucial resources to expand their businesses.
For ecological forecasters like Northeastern’s Brian Helmuth, mussels act as a barometer of climate change. That’s why Helmuth created “robomussels”—tiny robots that look like mussels but are outfitted with sensors to track temperature conditions.
“We need to build what I call a robot-proof education,” President Aoun said on Wednesday. The comments came during a HUBweek panel discussion about the role higher education should play in building the 21st-century workforce.
Turning an idea into a business takes a lot of work and strategic planning—both of which the Husky Startup Challenge program can help foster. The first step, though, is signing up, and applications close at midnight tonight.
After getting dropped by all his major sponsors, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte signed a new endorsement deal with a little-known cough drop company. It’s a potentially low-risk, high-reward move for both the athlete and the brand, says professor Bruce Clark.
A firestorm erupted this week in response to the pharmaceutical company Mylan’s sharp increase in the price of its EpiPen, a life-saving treatment for severe allergic reactions. The company quickly backtracked, announcing a rebate plan. Here, three Northeastern faculty members—pharmacist Tayla Rose, healthcare finance expert Steven Pizer, and health policy researcher Gary Young—explain the clinical, economic, and policy implications of the controversy.
If you were using Facebook on a desktop last week, you may have noticed that your ad-blocking software was being blocked. That was a move by Facebook. We asked two Northeastern professors to explain how new strategies and technologies are changing the digital landscape for users, content providers, and advertisers.