The breadth and depth of Northeastern’s research and entrepreneurial spirit was on full display Thursday at RISE:2016, the university’s Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo. Industry leaders judged some 400 projects, which detailed the work of more than 900 Northeastern students and faculty. The judges submitted their ratings and the top award winners were recognized at an afternoon reception in East Village.
“I study termites,” says Erin Cole, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Biology. “I’m not here to tell you how to kill them.” No, she’s here at RISE:2016 to […]
The judging is underway at RISE:2016. The doors opened at 10 a.m., and presenters are talking with judges and visiting with expo attendees.
Can a flow of information across Twitter signal when a momentous event is about to occur? Northeastern’s Alessandro Vespignani and an interdisciplinary group of scientists developed a method to find out. Their findings represent an initial step in constructing models to detect trouble before it’s too late.
Northeastern’s student chapter of Best Buddies International counts more than 40 young humanitarians who volunteer to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Alex Linden, BHS’17, and Melissa Jacques, S’17, are two of those humanitarians. On Friday, they’ll help host Northeastern’s inaugural “Special Spirit” basketball game.
Northeastern researcher Kim Lewis and his team have launched an all-out effort to find a cure for Lyme disease, which afflicts nearly 300,000 new people in the U.S. each year. Their efforts aim to bring relief to all patients, including those who suffer from a debilitating chronic version of the disease.
The horrific bombings in Brussels on Tuesday have left another European city reeling after a terrorist attack. In the aftermath, we asked an interdisciplinary group of faculty members to offer insight into the events.
In the 52nd annual Robert D. Klein Lecture on Tuesday, psychology professor Iris Berent argued that human language is a product of a specialized biological system, that we are are innately equipped with a language instinct.
Assistant professor Javier Apfeld plumbs the cellular mechanisms driving the aging process in worms, uncovering insights that could increase our own longevity.
Thousands of Northeastern students, faculty, and staff will flock to Matthews Arena on Friday for the university’s seventh annual Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Here, students reflect on how cancer has affected their lives.
William Detrich has been making research trips to Palmer Station in Antarctica for more than 30 years. Now, in recognition of his notable discoveries, a small island less than a mile away from the research facility has been commemoratively named after him.