In May, two dancers in the Northeastern University-Boston Ballet Education Program walked, in caps and gowns of regal black and gold, in the College of Professional Studies graduation ceremony. “This program was such an incredible opportunity for all of us,” says Boston Ballet principal dancer Kathleen Breen Combes.
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Was the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday morning a hate crime or an act of terrorism? Both, according to Gordana Rabrenovic, director of Northeastern’s Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict, who characterized the attack as a “mass shooting that singled out a particular group of people.”
“I have never been as concerned with the world as I am today,” says Northeastern professor Denise Garcia, who is taking a group of students to the 11th International Security Forum in Geneva this week. Here, she discusses the conference, the United States’ stockpile of nuclear weapons, and the biggest security threats facing the world today.
Researchers uncovering Amazon’s pricing techniques, Muhammad Ali’s Northeastern ties, and National Best Friends Day are among our selection of tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
In honor of World Oceans Day, we spoke with Marine Science Center director Geoff Trussell about ocean conservation and what the MSC is doing to help protect our marine ecosystem.
Think your work environment is hectic? Imagine trying to complete a task with an air tank strapped to your back as you get tossed around by ocean swells. Working underwater can be daunting, but these three divers wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Pursing a career in marine science requires a deep affection for aquatic environments. So we asked faculty and staff at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center what they find so fascinating about the ocean.
Wendy Parmet, the Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law, recently won the Jay Healey Health Law Teachers Award from the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics in honor of her distinguished work as a health law jurist and educator.
The Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court ruled recently, after hearing arguments from a Northeastern School of Law alumna, that the commonwealth must specifically adhere to mandates that call for significant emission reductions by 2020, a ruling that Northeastern environmental law expert Lee Breckendridge says is influential and demonstrates the role courts can play in addressing climate change.
Jack Grinold, Northeastern’s legendary sports information director, says watching the heavyweight champ’s training sessions at Matthews Arena in 1964 “were some of the most delightful afternoons I’ve ever spent.” In 1994, Ali received an honorary doctorate of public service from Northeastern. The transformational sports figure died on Friday. Here, members of the Northeastern community reflect on Ali’s life and legacy.
In 2008, Lucas Landherr created a slice-of-life webcomic called “Surviving the World” as a way to “maintain his sanity” while he worked toward becoming a professor. Today, his comic series—as well as his penchant for idiosyncratic humor—is shaping his professional life in ways that he never could have imagined.
As part of an hourlong presentation on Wednesday, the 6-foot-2-inch, 275-pound humanoid robot Valkyrie walked across the carpet in the event space on the 17th floor of East Village, turned to face the audience, and then waved.