3Qs: The ‘affluenza’ defense

Law pro­fessor Daniel Medwed, an expert in crim­inal law and crim­inal pro­ce­dure, said he doesn’t expect the “affluenza” defense — refer­ring to a case in Texas that made national head­lines last week – to become “afflu­en­tial” in legal circles.

3Qs: The ‘Anchorman 2’ marketing blitz

The movie’s mar­keting cam­paign ranges from social media out­reach to tele­vi­sion appear­ances by char­acter Ron Bur­gundy. The strategy is inno­v­a­tive, if not some­what lim­ited in its ability to be repli­cated, says Bruce Clark, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of marketing.

3Qs: Letters from Mandela

North­eastern law pro­fessor Mar­garet Burnham met Nelson Man­dela when he appointed her to an inter­na­tional human rights com­mis­sion in 1993. She reflected on the legacy of the pop­ular polit­ical figure, who died on Thursday at the age of 95.

3Qs: A new way to battle HIV

New research from physics pro­fessor Mark Williams stands to trans­form HIV/​AIDS drug dis­covery by elu­ci­dating a long-​​held paradox about the mol­e­cules that form our first line of immune defense against the virus.

3Qs: Who is American?

Rachel Rosen­bloom, an immi­gra­tion policy expert and asso­ciate pro­fessor of law, explains the short­com­ings of the immi­gra­tion enforce­ment system, which erro­neously deports scores of U.S. cit­i­zens each year.

Ask the entrepreneur: 3Qs with Biolom

Biolom co-​​founder and North­eastern post-​​doctoral research asso­ciate Asan­terabi Malima shares his thoughts about turning his research in the Center for High-​​rate Nanoman­u­fac­turing into a business.