As part of their video news production course, three students wrote, shot, and edited a short-form piece on Clarissa Turner, a mourning mother whose 24-year-old son was killed in 2011.
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Adam Richman’s visit to Xhibition Kitchen, faculty research, and a cappella performances are among our selections for tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday indicted 14 individuals on charges alleging widespread corruption at FIFA, international soccer’s governing body. Law professor Roger Abrams examines the criminal investigation and what it could mean for the sport.
Sarah Lombardo, SSH’15, Northeastern’s first-ever recipient of the prestigious Pickering Fellowship, wants to use diplomacy to help former combatants following a conflict.
Northeastern computational social scientist David Lazer and his interdisciplinary research team have demonstrated that mobile phone data can be used to predict future unemployment rates up to four months before the release of official reports and more accurately than traditional forecasts.
Professor Sanjeev Mukerjee, director of the Northeastern University Center for Renewable Energy Technology, says the new Powerwall lithium-ion battery is a good first foray into home energy storage but notes that the “ultimate solution” will require bringing down costs even further.
At Commencement, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, L’98, urged the Northeastern University School of Law’s newest graduates to believe in themselves, embrace uncertainty, and remember that their education belongs just as much to the entire community as it does to themselves.
On Friday, Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote, a historic event for the traditionally conservative nation. Northeastern associate professor Patrick Mullen discusses what it was like to be on the Emerald Isle during the vote.
The ISEC topping-off ceremony, Northeastern’s Carter Playground investment, and #proudhusky are among our selection for tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
The university on Thursday held a ceremony celebrating a significant milestone in the construction of the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, as the final steel beam was added to the building’s structure.
Oyenike Balogun-Mwangi, PhD’16, recently received a $20,000 fellowship from the American Association of University Women, a nonprofit aimed at achieving gender equity through advocacy, education, and research.
When it comes to fighting diseases in the 21st century, Big Data is becoming an integral weapon. At the forefront of this battle is world-renowned network scientist Alessandro Vespignani, who […]
Five Northeastern student-researchers have worked to address the worldwide water crisis, designing a solar-powered desalination system that produces potable ocean water.
The “Minds over Matters: NUterm Faculty Speaker Series” features weekly presentations from top faculty scholars who discuss their research and examine timely topics of global importance.
In a unique public-private partnership, Northeastern University and the City of Boston will build together a state-of-the-art athletic complex that will expand recreation opportunities for both Northeastern students and Boston […]
The 113th Commencement exercises video, Northeastern’s new provost announcement, the El Mac mural, and #iheartcoop are among our selections for tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
Beach Sisters, an outreach program at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center designed to help underserved school-aged girls develop scientific inquiry and citizenship skills, received an award at the Massachusetts State House on Monday.
Northeastern on Friday honored graduates as well as an accomplished group of influential leaders, public figures, and scholars at the university’s 113th Commencement exercises. Here are just some of the tweets shared during the day’s ceremonies.
Colville, E’15, says his favorite memory of his time at Northeastern will be the permanent legacy he’ll leave behind: helping to launch the Department of Bioengineering.
Inspired by her experiential learning opportunities, specifically those focused on research, Annmarie Uliano, E’15, will pursue a master’s degree in industrial engineering starting this fall.
Northeastern honored the fifth graduating class of Torch Scholars on Thursday afternoon at the Raytheon Amphitheater, celebrating the countless achievements of this group of young creators, researchers, and globetrotters.
Hafiz, SSH’15—the global citizen, campus leader, and Torch Scholar—will graduate on Friday, becoming the first member of his family to earn a college degree.
Graduate students in Joseph Guay’s Crisis Mapping for Humanitarian Action course are doing their part to help with the Nepal earthquake relief response by analyzing and sharing data coming out of the region.
There’s no stopping President Aoun when it comes to public art ideas — murals or digital video games. Starting tonight, Krentzman Quad will be transformed into a larger-than-life outdoor arcade, with three different video games available to play on oversized LED screens. OhHeckYeah @ Northeastern begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Kelly O’Connell, E’16, and Jake Vergara, E’17, reflected on their life-changing work for Northeastern’s student chapter of Engineers Without Borders, focusing on how their experiences have shaped their engineering skills, global perspectives, and co-ops.
Nepal’s “harsh geography” will make the rescue and humanitarian aid efforts in response to the devastating earthquake rather challenging, but technology and social media are improving the efficiency of these efforts, says Northeastern associate professor Ozlem Ergun, an expert in large-scale networks.
Each day this week, as the campus community prepares for Friday’s Commencement, we’ll introduce you to a member of the graduating class. Jordan Lieberman, a fifth-year D’Amore-McKim School of Business major, found his passion at the crossroads of politics and business. After graduation, he’ll move to Arizona to start a career with Raytheon.
Gabriel Arkles, a legal research and writing professor in the School of Law, discusses Jenner’s decision to come out as a transgender woman, the barriers facing the transgender rights movement, and the current state of resources and services for the transgender community.
Nanotechnology researchers at Northeastern are joining forces with Wenzhou Medical University in China to collaborate in the new field of picotechnology—and combat eye infections.
Northeastern alumna Mary Bonauto, L’87, argued in front of the nation’s highest court that the Constitution affords same-sex couples the right to marry.
A team of Northeastern researchers has received a National Science Foundation grant to develop a decision framework for designing buildings that are both resilient and sustainable in the face of multiple environmental hazards like earthquakes, flooding, and heavy winds.
Sentencing began Tuesday in the case of 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who a jury earlier this month found guilty of all 30 counts stemming from the deadly Boston Marathon bombings two […]
Klein spoke at Northeastern last week about her new book, in which she pins the blame for climate change largely on capitalism and argues that radical change spurred by a powerful social movement is the necessary response to the situation.
The 2015 Commencement speaker announcement, the Husky Startup Challenge’s Demo Day, and the arrival of spring are among our selections for tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
While studying at Northeastern, Christie Civetta, SSH’15, has worked throughout the world to tackle the prevention of suicide and drug abuse. She’ll share her journey with her fellow graduates on May 8 when she delivers her Commencement address.
Irene Selig recently shared her story with the Northeastern community as part of the university’s annual Holocaust Awareness Week.