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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.

Explore new know-​​how’

Swatch watch co-​​inventor and inno­va­tion advo­cate Elmar Mock sat down with Provost Stephen W. Director at Tuesday’s Pro­files in Inno­va­tion event to dis­cuss Mock’s pas­sion for cre­ativity, risk-​​taking, and dis­rup­tive inventions.

March’s can’t-miss campus events

From high-​​profile speakers and ath­letic events to career con­fer­ences and Relay for Life, here are some of the can’t-miss events hap­pening on campus this month.

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.

President Aoun and inventor Robert Langer talk innovation

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun on Wednesday after­noon sat down with Langer — inventor, entre­pre­neur, and engi­neer extra­or­di­naire — to dis­cuss Langer’s awe-​​inspiring ability to har­ness the power of sci­ence and engi­neering to develop drug delivery sys­tems and life-​​saving technologies.

Students shine at International Model NATO conference

The North­eastern del­e­ga­tions for Ger­many and Croatia took first and third place, respec­tively, while stu­dents won numerous indi­vidual awards at the con­fer­ence, held Feb. 12–15 in Wash­ington, D.C.

Cast focuses on craft in emotional columbinus

Northeastern’s newest the­atre pro­duc­tion is moti­vated by the 1999 Columbine High School mas­sacre, and the stu­dent actors have fol­lowed their director’s advice to sep­a­rate them­selves emo­tion­ally from the dif­fi­cult sub­ject matter.