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Big Data, innovative research

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of North­eastern fac­ulty and stu­dents led inter­ac­tive demos and pre­sen­ta­tions show­casing research projects that leverage Big Data at the university’s sixth Pop Up Open Lab Expe­ri­ence and Recep­tion on Monday.

4 things we learned from Oliver Stone

The acclaimed film director and screen­writer was on campus Monday to screen part of his doc­u­men­tary series The Untold His­tory of the United States and dis­cuss the project with the North­eastern community.

On the Jewish media

Jour­nal­ists with a breadth of expe­ri­ence working in the Jewish media were at North­eastern on Monday night for the Morton E. Rud­erman Memo­rial Lec­ture to dis­cuss the state of Jewish media.

From backstage to center stage

Vic­toria Oggioni, AMD’15, is familiar with working off­stage. On Tuesday, she will make just her second appear­ance on the stage, star­ring in Antigone, the the­atre department’s first pro­duc­tion of the aca­d­emic year.

In the newsroom, witnessing history

Two North­eastern jour­nalism stu­dents on co-​​op with NBC News this spring had the oppor­tu­nity to work on some of the year’s most impor­tant tele­casts, including Pres­i­dent Obama’s State of the Union address and the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Welcome to the streets of Havana

A new mural on the exte­rior of West Vil­lage H dis­plays photos taken by stu­dents who have par­tic­i­pated in Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions pro­grams in Cuba, where they used their cam­eras to explore the island nation’s culture.

Blog:  iNSolution

Whoo-​​hoo! A Simpsons word-​​search tool

Ben Schmidt, an assis­tant pro­fessor of his­tory who spe­cial­izes in the dig­ital human­i­ties, has cre­ated a Book­worm that allows users to search ref­er­ences to spe­cific words used throughout The Simp­sons’ 25-​​season run by season, episode, and even time within each episode. Excellent.

The M.O. of MMOs

Celia Pearce, a newly appointed asso­ciate pro­fessor of game design, has spent the past three decades working in the inter­ac­tive media field. But she may not have become one of the world’s leading experts on vir­tual worlds and mul­ti­player gaming if not for a pre­scient phone call in 1983.