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The next generation of electronics is a press-​​on tattoo

John A. Rogers is refor­mu­lating elec­trical cir­cuits and devices to better con­form to the human body by making them flex­ible and stretch­able. The mate­rials sci­en­tist, who spoke Thursday at North­eastern University’s Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series, said the unlikely inspi­ra­tion for his pio­neering work is kids’ tem­po­rary tattoos.

Tweets of the week: March 9–14

Stu­dent nom­i­na­tions, Senior Week events, teaching awards and the women’s bas­ket­ball pre­view video were among our selec­tions for tweets from the North­eastern com­mu­nity this week.

Ask the Entrepreneur: 3Qs with Ariella Sharf

Ariella Sharf, a third-​​year psy­chology major, has cre­ated a com­pany called Head’s Up for Charity, which has been able to raise money and aware­ness for sev­eral causes around the world. You may be sur­prised to dis­cover how she came up with the idea.

Drugs! Pirates! Murder!

Jeff Howe, an assis­tant pro­fessor of jour­nalism, dis­cussed his 12,000-word inves­tiga­tive report on the 2011 mas­sacre of more than a dozen Chi­nese sailors as well as the future of long-​​form jour­nalism at a campus lec­ture on Tuesday.

On Spring Break, students spring into action

This week, 186 mem­bers of the North­eastern com­mu­nity will par­tic­i­pate in ser­vice projects in 15 com­mu­ni­ties across the U.S. and four other coun­tries for Alter­na­tive Spring Break—a week­long immer­sive living and vol­un­teering experience.

3Qs: Service opens pathway to leadership

For stu­dents like Hannah Kil­foye, SSH’15, com­mu­nity ser­vice on holds the key to becoming a stu­dent leader. This week, she is a team leader on Northeastern’s Alter­na­tive Spring Break pro­gram in the Dominican Republic with Outreach360.