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Northeastern ranked America’s greenest university

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity con­tinues to gain recog­ni­tion for its long-​​standing com­mit­ment to sus­tain­ability, placing first among Amer­ican uni­ver­si­ties and third overall world­wide in this year’s Green­Metric Ranking of World Uni­ver­si­ties.

3Qs: New ways to treat injuries like Gronk’s

Pro­fessor Thomas Web­ster, chair of the Depart­ment of Chem­ical Engi­neering, is exploring nanomed­i­cine approaches that could have a major impact on healing sports injuries like those suf­fered by Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski, who tore his ACL and MCL.

3Qs: The effect of antibiotic resistant bacteria

The Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion recently released a new report on the impact of antibi­otic resis­tant bac­teria on national health. We asked assis­tant pro­fessor Betsy Hirsch to explain its sig­nif­i­cance and what it means for the public.

A new era for human fertility research

In 2004, Jon Tilly, pro­fessor and chair of the Depart­ment of Biology, over­turned the par­a­digm that female mam­mals do not pro­duce new egg cells after birth. His dis­covery has opened the flood­gates for new clin­ical approaches to combat infer­tility and per­haps even stave off menopause.

Network scientists lead congressional briefing

North­eastern pro­fes­sors David Lazer, an authority on social net­works, and Alessandro Vespig­nani, a world-​​renowned sta­tis­tical physi­cist, addressed mem­bers of the Com­mittee on Sci­ence, Space, and Tech­nology in a briefing on Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

The next steps for dance medicine

New asso­ciate pro­fessor Shaw Bronner studies the bio­me­chanics of dance movement—research with appli­ca­tions ranging from pre­venting dancers’ injuries to under­standing the neural rela­tion­ship between move­ment and memory.

Northeastern gets ‘Real’ with commitment to serving sustainable food

The uni­ver­sity is the first in Boston to sign on to the “Real Food Chal­lenge,” a com­mit­ment by higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions to pur­chase at least 20 per­cent of its food from local, fair, and sus­tain­able sources by 2020.

Autism research at home

Assis­tant pro­fessor Matthew Goodwin has been awarded $1 mil­lion from the Simons Foun­da­tion Autism Research Ini­tia­tive to develop an intu­itive system for par­ents and care­givers to col­lect quan­ti­ta­tive data about autistic chil­dren in home settings.

Real life is not a clinical trial

Phar­macy grad­uate Nick O’Donnell earned an award at the RISE:2013 expo this spring for his work inves­ti­gating the adverse effects of intra­venous sedatives.