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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
No matter what you study, good writing skills will help you achieve success in both the classroom and the workplace. Here are five tips to help you write your next essay, cover letter, or office-wide email.
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.
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.