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Losing by winning: Researchers use stories, video games to combat obesity

We’ve heard about the power of sto­ries to engage, delight, teach, chal­lenge, and help us under­stand our­selves. Now new research co-​​led by North­eastern assis­tant pro­fessor Amy Lu shows the power of sto­ries to help chil­dren fight obesity.

Student’s reporting part of award-​​winning Rio Olympics coverage on evictions

Grad­uate stu­dent Giulia Afiune, a native of Brazil, was part of a mul­ti­media jour­nalism project this summer that told the sto­ries of fam­i­lies evicted due to Rio Olympics con­struc­tion. This fall, that project won a pres­ti­gious national jour­nalism award in her home country.

Rare book from Northeastern archives selected for ‘illuminated manuscripts’ display

A Dominican Prayer Book, cre­ated in the 15th cen­tury, from the North­eastern archives joins man­u­scripts span­ning the 9th to the 17th cen­turies in “the largest exhibit of pre-​​1600 man­u­scripts ever mounted in North America.” Stu­dents in a “His­tory of Books” class helped deter­mine the date of the book’s cre­ation, notes Gior­dana Mecagni, above, head of spe­cial col­lec­tions at Northeastern.

New play examines women’s rights with the backdrop of witch trials

Through the lens of a 17th-​​century witch-​​hunt in Eng­land, Vinegar Tom con­siders the effects of poverty, humil­i­a­tion, and prej­u­dice of women—all with a blend of his­tory and con­tem­po­rary cul­ture. The play, the latest pro­duc­tion of the Depart­ment of The­atre, runs through Nov. 20.

Would Abraham Lincoln have voted for Trump or Clinton?

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.

Northeastern, US Navy team up for ‘idea hackathon’

The U.S. Navy has turned to North­eastern for its exper­tise in dig­ital sto­ry­telling and data ana­lytics to iden­tify new ways to com­mu­ni­cate the Navy expe­ri­ence to mil­len­nials. Stu­dent coders, designers, and sto­ry­tellers can par­tic­i­pate in the inter­ac­tive hackathon, with prizes for the win­ners. The dead­line to sign up to par­tic­i­pate is today.

Northeastern showcases vibrant tattoo art collection at Gallery 360

Peter Mui, the late fashion designer, trav­eled the world to com­mis­sion orig­inal pieces from mas­ters of the craft of tattoo art. His wife, Jenny, recently donated much of his vast col­lec­tion to North­eastern, where selected works are now on display.

New book examines the emotional power of Emily Dickinson’s poetry

In her new book, Eng­lish pro­fessor Mary Loef­fel­holz argues that Emily Dickinson’s poems con­tinue to live on in the hearts and minds of readers due largely to their ability to com­fort those in times of sorrow. “She was a master of extending con­so­la­tion and recog­ni­tion to people in the wake of death,” Loef­fel­holz explains, “a master of acknowl­edging it, grieving it, and expressing it.”

Bob Dylan: a ‘singular phenomenon,’ and now a Nobel laureate

Bob Dylan made his­tory when he was named the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in lit­er­a­ture, becoming the first musi­cian to receive the honor. We spoke with music industry expert David Her­lihy about Dylan’s influ­ence and the rela­tion­ship between music and literature.

New campus mural celebrates community

Last week, muralist Susan Cer­vantes, mem­bers of Precita Eyes, and stu­dents and staff from the Latino/​a Stu­dent Cul­tural Center unveiled the latest install­ment in the university’s Public Art Ini­tia­tive. Our pho­tog­ra­phers cap­tured images, from con­cept to com­ple­tion, of the col­orful mural on Forsyth Street.

Northeastern’s newest artist-​​in-​​residence puts mural in students’ hands

Bay Area muralist Susan Cer­vantes and artists from her orga­ni­za­tion, Precita Eyes, say they serve as a “bridge” between art and the com­mu­nity, and they’re doing just that by col­lab­o­rating with stu­dents to design and paint the university’s newest mural on the Latino/​a Stu­dent Cul­tural Center as part of North­eastern Public Art Ini­tia­tive. Here’s how you can get involved.