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3Qs: Big tobacco firm faces big payout

A $23.6 bil­lion ver­dict against tobacco com­pany R.J. Reynolds is set to change the land­scape of tobacco lit­i­ga­tion. Here, pro­fessor Richard Day­nard, the chair of the School of Law’s Tobacco Prod­ucts Lia­bility Project, lends his exper­tise to explain the con­se­quences of the case.


Faculty Senate elects leadership members

In its final meeting of the aca­d­emic year, the senate re-​​elected Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Richard Day­nard as chairman of the Senate Agenda Com­mittee and passed sev­eral resolutions.

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Smoke-​​free campus debate moves to Faculty Senate

Senate mem­bers on Wednesday engaged in a lively dis­cus­sion, the latest in a university-​​wide effort to gather feed­back about a poten­tial smoke-​​free policy.

Faculty Senate: Smoke Free Initiative

3Qs: The Faculty Giving Initiative

Pro­fessor Richard Day­nard, chair of the Senate Agenda Com­mittee, dis­cusses a new ini­tia­tive that builds on Northeastern’s unprece­dented momentum, and explains how it works and how fac­ulty can get involved.

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Faculty Senate elects new members, leaders

On Wednesday, Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Richard Day­nard was elected the new chair of the Senate Agenda Com­mittee at the senate’s final meeting of the aca­d­emic year.

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Academic Honors Convocation celebrates excellence, innovation

At the second annual Aca­d­emic Honors Con­vo­ca­tion, North­eastern hon­ored its top fac­ulty, stu­dents, staff and alumni.

Anthony Manganaro was presented with the Presidential Medallion.

3Qs: Are cigarette warning labels effective?

This summer, the U.S. Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion unveiled graphic new cig­a­rette warning labels that will be required to appear on pack­ages starting next year. We talked to law pro­fessor Richard Day­nard, the pres­i­dent of the School of Law’s Public Health Advo­cacy Insti­tute and chair of its Tobacco Prod­ucts Lia­bility Project, about the effec­tive­ness of warning labels and a law­suit chal­lenging the new labels’ legality.

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Researching how tobacco and food companies shift blame to consumer

With $2.7 mil­lion from the National Cancer Insti­tute, a North­eastern law pro­fessor will examine how man­u­fac­turers exploit the con­cept of per­sonal respon­si­bility at the expense of public health.

Northeastern University School of Law Hosts 5th Annual Conference on Public Health, Law and Obesity

Inter­na­tional scholars, policy experts on obe­sity to estab­lish rec­om­men­da­tions for next Pres­i­dent to deal with nation’s No. 1 health issue Public health offi­cials, scholars, and legal experts from the United States […]

Selected Publications

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Tobacco use-related diseases

(with Goodman et. al, eds.) Law in Public Health Practice (Second Edition) (Oxford University Press, 2006)


How Tobacco-Friendly Science Escapes Scrutiny in the Courtroom

(with Friedman and Banthin), 95 American Journal of Public Health (2005)

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