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New psychology professor studies link between physical activity, cognitive health

Chuck Hillman prac­tices what he preaches, applying his research find­ings to his per­sonal life. When he’s not studying the rela­tion­ship between phys­ical activity and cog­ni­tive health, he’s biking, playing ice hockey, or lifting weights in his home gym.

Wheel of Fortune comes to Northeastern; auditions to be held on Tuesday

Do you think you have what it takes to solve the word puz­zles on the pop­ular game show? Well now’s your chance to prove it. Audi­tions for Wheel of For­tune will be held on campus Tuesday, exclu­sively for North­eastern stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff, as the show wraps up its Boston tour.

US Ambassador to Britain champions listening as key to diplomacy

In a global polit­ical envi­ron­ment that can feel daunting at times, Matthew Barzun, U.S. ambas­sador to the United Kingdom, advo­cated for more open­ness, more bridge-​​building, and more under­standing during a visit to North­eastern on Thursday evening.

Tweets of the Week: Oct. 3 to Oct. 7

Sun shining on the @Northeastern Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Sci­ence and Engi­neering Com­plex! #good­morning #gold­en­fa­cade pic​.twitter​.com/​M​6​V​Q​H​p​F​TNI — Payette (@payettepeople) October 6, 2016 @Northeastern grad stu­dents develop @LifestoneTech all-​​​​in-​​​​one health/​​vital signs tracker @BosBizJournal @BOSBIZJess […]

Immigration reform hits home for Orange is the New Black actress

Tonight, actress and Boston native Diane Guerrero—perhaps best known for her roles in Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin—will dis­cuss her per­sonal expe­ri­ence as the child of Colom­bian immi­grants who were deported when she was a teenager. The dis­cus­sion is part of the university’s recog­ni­tion of His­panic Her­itage Month.

Free flu shots today at 10th annual Bouvé health fair

Today’s health fair and flu clinic in the Curry Stu­dent Center is the per­fect oppor­tu­nity to take stock of your health, with free flu shots, Zumba and yoga classes, health screen­ings, and well­ness infor­ma­tion avail­able throughout the day.

Global Leadership alumnus is helping those most vulnerable in rural Nigeria

Ishaku Haruna grad­u­ated from the Global Lead­er­ship Pro­gram at the top of his class, with two master’s degrees and recog­ni­tion as Inter­na­tional Stu­dent of the Year. The pro­gram, he says, helped him see lead­er­ship “through the lens of ser­vice to humanity.” Now, his work in rural vil­lages in his native Nigeria is reaching the most vul­ner­able cit­i­zens. Here’s his story.

New professor studies energy in the emerging interdisciplinary field of sustainability science

Jennie Stephens’ research focuses on the global energy tran­si­tion away from fossil fuels toward renewables—particularly, under­standing the social dynamics of inte­grating wind power, solar, and smart grid into energy systems.

Northeastern’s newest artist-​​in-​​residence puts mural in students’ hands

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.