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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.