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Professor brings science to the art of persuasion

Assis­tant pro­fessor Nick Beauchamp has brought sci­ence to the art of crafting per­sua­sive text for things like adver­tise­ments and polit­ical talking points. A study found the algo­rithm he cre­ated gen­er­ated per­sua­sive text that shifted people’s opin­ions of Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s health­care law.

Lost–and found–in translation

When the cur­tain rises Tuesday night on The House of Bernarda Alba, the Depart­ment of Theatre’s first pro­duc­tion of the 2015–16 season, audi­ences will expe­ri­ence a never-​​before-​​heard trans­la­tion by the play’s director—associate pro­fessor Antonio Ocampo-​​Guzman.

How art can disrupt our ideas and identities

Favianna Rodriguez, the year’s first artist in res­i­dence, shows how art, advo­cacy, and entre­pre­neur­ship can inspire soci­etal and envi­ron­mental change. Her work is on dis­play at Gallery 360, and she will dis­cuss her art tonight at 6 p.m. in Blackman Auditorium.

September’s can’t-miss campus events

As the new school year gets underway, North­eastern will be abuzz with campus events—from entre­pre­neurial oppor­tu­ni­ties to cooking demon­stra­tions and ath­letics events—that you won’t want to miss.

Sesame Street’ will be brought to you by the letters H, B, and O

The beloved children’s show will now share a channel with Game of Thrones and True Detec­tive. But com­mu­ni­ca­tion studies lec­turer Tim Ouil­lette says this move shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Take 5: What students need to know about new media, political campaigns, and global co-​​op

Jonathan Kaufman, the new director of the School of Jour­nalism in the Col­lege of Arts, Media and Design, shares how he fol­lows the news, what jour­nalism stu­dents should know before going on global co-​​op, and about the 2016 cam­paign course he’s teaching in the spring.