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Take 5: A lesser-​​known era of basketball history

D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness pro­fessor Robert Lieb has written a book detailing the his­tory of the Amer­ican Bas­ket­ball League, a short-​​lived pro bas­ket­ball league in the 1960s that looked to dis­rupt the bas­ket­ball establishment.

Northeastern hosts Knesset delegation

The six del­e­ga­tion mem­bers, who rep­re­sent the polit­ical spec­trum in Israel and were brought to the U.S. by the Rud­erman Family Foun­da­tion, par­tic­i­pated in a town-​​hall event Tuesday night at North­eastern. Knesset mem­bers dis­cussed a range of topics in a spir­ited yet civil discussion.

Students trade studying for service

Eleven stu­dents spent spring break vol­un­teering at the Peace­able Kingdom Retreat for Chil­dren, a Texas-​​based orga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides fun day camp expe­ri­ences for kids with spe­cial needs.

McGovern: more focus needed on human rights

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-​​Mass., a leading voice in Wash­ington on human rights issues, vis­ited North­eastern on Friday to dis­cuss his work advo­cating for human rights across the globe and what still needs to be done.

Send in the entrepreneurs

Nutri­tious coffee bars, health­care apps, and sleeve­less shirts were among the ven­tures on dis­play Wednesday night at NEXPO, a bi-​​annual startup show­case high­lighting entre­pre­neur­ship on campus.

3Qs: An engineer’s breakdown of a landslide

In the wake of the recent deadly mud­slide in Wash­ington state, Tom Sheahan, pro­fessor and senior asso­ciate dean for aca­d­emic affairs in the Depart­ment of Civil and Envi­ron­mental Engi­neering, breaks down the anatomy of slides and offers poten­tial pre­ven­ta­tive measures.

3Qs: Our fascination with mystery

Psy­chology pro­fessor John Coley dis­cusses how the need for expla­na­tion can drive society—and per­haps the media—to be con­sumed with curiosity into the unknown, like with the missing Malaysia Air­lines Flight 370.

The battle for Ukraine

In a lec­ture Wednesday, Mitchell Oren­stein, chair of the Depart­ment of Polit­ical Sci­ence, dis­cussed the tur­moil in the Eastern Euro­pean country and what it means from a geopo­lit­ical standpoint.

Episodes from The East Wing

Klevis Xharda, SSH’14, says his co-​​op with the Office of the First Lady Michelle Obama last fall has expanded his career out­look: “The White House made me think: ‘O.K. Now, how can I top this?’”