Social media activism can be a powerful tool to raise awareness about an issue, says Brooke Foucault Welles, an assistant professor of communication studies whose research looks at how social networks shape and constrain behavior.
Boston is on the short list of cities for a potential U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Here, assistant professor of business Rosanna Garcia, who has visited the past eight Summer Games, discusses what it takes to host the international event and what it could mean for the city.
In her new book on gay equality, sociology professor Suzanna Walters argues that the plea for tolerance has sabotaged the full integration of gay men and women into American life.
Joanne Miller, Matthews Distinguished University Professor and chair of Northeastern’s Department of Psychology, was recently recognized for her pioneering research on human language processing in the field of speech perception.
A new policy from the National Institutes of Health will require all biomedical research funded by the NIH to be gender balanced. Here, Rebecca Shanksy, an assistant professor of psychology whose research is focused in this space, discusses the implications of the decision.
Law professor Michael Bennett, whose research is at the nexus of law and technology, weighs in on what the FCC chairman’s recent proposal means for net neutrality and Internet traffic speeds, as well as why the implications of societal ignorance of how technologies work.
Northeastern is a key partner in the Massachusetts Open Cloud Project, a university-industry collaboration designed to create a new public cloud computing infrastructure to spur Big Data innovation.
Are body products like blood, milk, and sperm marketable commodities, gifts to help others, or both? Kara Swanson, an associate professor of law with expertise in the history of science and medicine, explains the origins and consequences of the debate in her new book “Banking on the Body.”
University Distinguished Professor of Biology Kim Lewis is exploring alternative approaches to curing chronic Lyme disease using his expertise in bacterial cell persistence.
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.
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.
Dave Muench, DMSB’14, has launched a mobile application called Skimmin that allows users to browse the top headlines of the day in just 60 seconds.