Associate professor and cybersecurity expert Engin Kirda discusses the data security breach at Target last week that affected up to 40 million customers and how cyberattacks have evolved in recent years.
Professor Thomas Webster, chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering, is exploring nanomedicine approaches that could have a major impact on healing sports injuries like those suffered by Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski, who tore his ACL and MCL.
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.
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.
On Wednesday, TIME magazine named Pope Francis as its “Person of the Year,” describing him as “The People’s Pope” who is “poised to transform a place that measures change by […]
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.
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.
Political science professor Robert Gilbert, who is writing a book on President John F. Kennedy’s legacy, says JFK’s political decision-making “improved sharply as he acquired more seasoning.”
Ronald Hedlund, a public policy expert and a professor of political science, shed insight on the national implications of Tuesday’s off-year elections.
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.
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.
Education and affordable housing should be among the top priorities of the city’s new mayor, says former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Northeastern.
3-Spark co-founder and Northeastern alumnus Richard Ranky divulges what it takes to turn a dissertation into a full-dimensional new business that specializes in 3-D printing.
Last week, the startup company Fantex Inc. announced a new marketplace for investors to buy and sell shares linked to the brand value and economic performance of professional athletes—and one […]
Communications studies major Natalie Dickinson started a Tumblr blog for young people breaking into the music industry—and is now developing a business plan with guidance from faculty and her peers.
Mitchell Orenstein, chair of the Department of Political Science, called the budget deal ending the partial government shutdown “a total victory” for the Obama administration and discussed the deal’s implications for global economic stability.
As the College of Arts, Media and Design begins implementing its strategic vision, Dean Xavier Costa answered concerns about the college’s plans and the possibility of joining the School of Journalism with the Department of Communication Studies as part of a reconfiguration of the college’s administrative structure.
The Handle Bar founder and Northeastern alumna Jessica Bashelor shares her experience opening and running her own fitness studio in South Boston.
Laura Green, professor and chair of the Department of English, discusses the role fiction plays in readers’ emotions and the bonds they form with authors and characters.
Fresh Truck co-founder and Northeastern alumnus Daniel Clarke shares his experience turning and school bus into a thriving mobile farmers market.
Martin Dias, assistant professor in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, discusses how information sharing around public safety has evolved in recent years and the benefits and challenges of what he describes as “crowdsourcing public safety.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a new report on the impact of antibiotic resistant bacteria on national health. We asked assistant professor Betsy Hirsch to explain its significance and what it means for the public.
We asked Nick Naraghi, the president of the Student Government Association, to discuss SGA’s role on campus and why students should get involved.
The ethos behind the mission of the Northeastern Center for the Arts is simple, says center director Bree Edwards: “Artists, creativity, and entrepreneurship contribute to society in incredibly thoughtful, provocative, and challenging ways.”
Linlin Ma, a new assistant professor of finance in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, examines Twitter’s decision to go public.
On Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee agreed on a resolution that would authorize a military strike on Syria within 90 days. President Barack Obama is asking Congress to support […]
The civil rights movement has made great progress in the five decades since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic speech and the March on Washington, but much more remains, says African-American studies associate professor Robert Hall.
Auroop Ganguly, an associate professor and extreme weather expert, discusses the newest report on climate change, which found that humans are almost certainly to blame for the global phenomenon.
Since its inception in 2009, IDEA, Northeastern’s student-run venture accelerator, has guided more than 350 Northeastern-based business concepts and awarded nearly $400,000 in grants.
Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked information about two highly classified surveillance programs in June, was granted one-year asylum by Russia on Thursday. The move defied […]
Army private Bradley Manning, who was acquitted of aiding the enemy for leaking classified documents, “might be an idealistic fool but he isn’t the devil,” says law professor Michael Meltsner.
This month, Detroit became the largest American city to declare bankruptcy.The outcome is in part the result of federal policies that subsidized suburban sprawl, according to associate professor of political science Thomas J. Vicino.
Terry Fulmer, dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and chair of the committee charged last year with exploring this issue, discusses the new policy, which goes into effect next month.
Dan Kennedy, an assistant professor of journalism, examines Rolling Stone’s decision to put alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s photo on its newest issue’s cover and the public outrage that followed.
Kwamina Panford, an associate professor of African American Studies, examines the legacy of Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid activist who turned 95 on Thursday.
Margaret Burnham, a law professor and founder of Northeastern’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, examines the fallout from this weekend’s not guilty verdict in Zimmerman trial.