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Members of Congress visit Marine Science Center

U.S. Reps. John Tierney and Katherine Clark, as well as staff mem­bers from U.S. Sens. Ed Markey and Eliz­a­beth Warren’s offices, vis­ited Northeastern’s unique urban coastal research facility in Nahant on Wednesday to learn more about the inter­dis­ci­pli­nary work taking place there.

MSC

How to develop cutting-​​edge technologies faster

North­eastern hosted the first in a series of regional work­shops for the Mate­rials Genome Ini­tia­tive, an Obama admin­is­tra­tion effort to reduce the time and cost needed to develop novel mate­rials that can advance man­u­fac­turing and strengthen the economy.

Materials Genome Initiative Workshop

A sweet spot for coastal cities

At the first annual Sus­taining Coastal Cities con­fer­ence, national and inter­na­tional leaders began a con­ver­sa­tion on the future of fisheries.

Sustaining Coastal Cities Conference

Drug discovery symposium maps new frontiers, collaborations

At a sym­po­sium hosted by North­eastern on Tuesday, a pio­neering chemist mar­veled at the human body’s ability to flourish in the face of expo­sure to thou­sands of harmful pathogens.

Drug Discovery

Turning the college visit on its head

This summer, North­eastern opened a high-​​tech vis­itor center that cap­tures the expe­ri­ence of a North­eastern edu­ca­tion through a new approach to the col­lege visit.

Visitors Center

A better future for urban coastal environments

Geoff Trussell, Chair of the Depart­ment of Earth and Envi­ron­mental Sci­ences and Director of Northeastern’s Marine Sci­ence Center, pre­sented the Urban Coastal Sus­tain­ability Ini­tia­tive at the Col­lege of Sci­ence Col­lo­quium on Wednesday.

Geoff Trussell Lecture

Helping scientific discovery grow

Last week, North­eastern hosted a con­fer­ence at which experts from around the world sought to more accu­rately define humic sub­stances, which help main­tain fer­tile farmland.

Humic Science and Technology Conference, 2012

3Qs: ‘Leaping’ into the realm of science

Today is Feb. 29, the extra day we add to the cal­endar in leap years. But why do we need this extra day, and what is the sci­ence behind it? And what about the lesser-​​known leap second – which del­e­gates from more than 70 nations recently debated whether to abolish? We asked Murray Gibson, dean of the Col­lege of Sci­ence, to answer these ques­tions – as well as how early sci­en­tists dis­cov­ered the need to adjust the calendar.

The blues doctor is in the house

Col­lege of Sci­ence Dean Murray Gibson tickles the ivories to illus­trate the physics behind music and how it gave us the blues.

Dean Murray Gibson

Nanotechnology’s reach, from swords to solar cells

Murray Gibson, founding dean of the Col­lege of Sci­ence, exam­ines the his­tory of nanoscience — and what studying nature means for its future.

Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

3Qs: Where does innovation come from? Often, the lunchroom

J. Murray Gibson, the founding dean of Northeastern’s new Col­lege of Sci­ence, dis­cusses his goals for research and teaching, and how North­eastern should be the best in the world in cer­tain areas of science.

Physics of Blues

Northeastern appoints ‘founding dean’ of new College of Science

Dr. J. Murray Gibson will lead the new Col­lege of Sci­ence, one of three new, dis­tinct col­leges being launched by the uni­ver­sity this fall.

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