3Qs: Target’s security breach

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.

3Qs: New ways to treat injuries like Gronk’s

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.

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.

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.

3Qs: Government shutdown over—now what?

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.

3Qs: Dean Costa on options for CAMD

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.

3Qs: The move toward ‘crowdsourcing’ public safety

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.”

3Qs: The effect of antibiotic resistant bacteria

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.

3Qs: Creativity + design + action

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.”