State of Northeastern: ‘Never been stronger’

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun on Wednesday declared that North­eastern is stronger than ever, rec­og­nized the accom­plish­ments of “unsung heroes” in the uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity, and revealed the out­come of the North­eastern GO stu­dent co-​​op contest.

What makes a good leader?

The first install­ment of We Aspire, a pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment pro­gram for fac­ulty and staff, fea­tured North­eastern parent and New York City-​​based fashion designer Kath­leen McFeeters, whose list of must-​​have lead­er­ship traits includes con­fi­dence, com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, and the propen­sity to take risks.

3Qs: President Aoun is hiring a co-​​op

Monday is the final day to apply to be Pres­i­dent Aoun’s co-​​op: the Global Officer! Why is now the right time for this hire? What will the Global Officer be doing? What advice will Pres­i­dent Aoun give his co-​​op stu­dent about exploring the world? We asked. He answered.

Aoun to students: you are the trailblazers for co-​​op

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun dis­cussed co-​​op, his new global officer posi­tion, and lead­er­ship lessons on Monday night in a meeting with the North­eastern Stu­dent Gov­ern­ment Association.

Silicon Valley spring break leads to high-​​tech career

Marta Skomin, E’14, spent her 2012 spring break in Sil­icon Valley, net­working with high-​​tech employers and learning more about the industry. The expe­ri­ence led first to a co-​​op job and then to a full-​​time posi­tion with the same company.

Free flu shots at annual health fair

On Wednesday, North­eastern will host the annual Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences Health Fair and Flu Clinic, where stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff can get free flu vac­cines, donate blood, and receive infor­ma­tion about a range of health and well­ness topics.

In the newsroom, witnessing history

Two North­eastern jour­nalism stu­dents on co-​​op with NBC News this spring had the oppor­tu­nity to work on some of the year’s most impor­tant tele­casts, including Pres­i­dent Obama’s State of the Union address and the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

New grant supports co-​​ops in cancer nanomedicine

With sup­port from the National Insti­tutes of Health’s National Cancer Insti­tute, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity will partner with the Dana-​​Farber/​Harvard Cancer Center to pro­vide co-​​op expe­ri­ences to under­grad­uate stu­dents, who will receive training to study and con­duct cancer nanomed­i­cine research.

No bull: students excel on journalism Dialogue in Spain

As part of a Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions pro­gram this summer, North­eastern stu­dents served as a trav­eling press corps in Spain where they reported on an epic soccer match, the country’s time-​​honored tra­di­tion of bull­fighting, and a range of other stories.

Blog:  The Works

Northeastern Career Services Ranked #1 by Princeton Review

Most people start their careers after grad­u­a­tion. Unless they go to North­eastern where most Huskies grad­uate with two or three co-​​ops under their belt. In fact, close to 8,000 stu­dents inter­view and get hired for co-​​op posi­tions each year by our global net­work of 3,000 employers.

The evolution of food

A new course launched this summer by John Auer­bach, director of Northeastern’s Insti­tute on Urban Health Research and Prac­tice, looks at the his­tory of food in the U.S. and the poli­cies that reg­u­late its pur­chase, dis­tri­b­u­tion, and consumption.

On co-​​op, student helps migrants share their stories

While on co-​​op with the Northern Ire­land Council for Ethnic Minori­ties, North­eastern stu­dent Sonia Banaszczyk served as the coor­di­nator for the Belonging Project, an art exhibit that tells the sto­ries of migrants through por­traits and recordings.

Blog:  iNSolution

Guest Post: Inside the NASA Langley Research Center

This is a guest blog post by Craig Schmidt, a fourth-​​​​year under­grad­uate stu­dent in the Col­lege of Engi­neering and recip­ient of the pres­ti­gious Ver­tical Flight Foun­da­tion Schol­ar­ship. This summer he’s participating […]

Students attend interfaith leadership forum

A group of North­eastern stu­dents and staff from the Center for Spir­i­tu­ality, Dia­logue and Ser­vice attended the annual Inter­faith Lead­er­ship Insti­tute in New York City to share and develop strate­gies for pro­moting their inter­faith work.

The business of doing good

In May, some 30 North­eastern stu­dents began the Social Enter­prise Institute’s month­long field study pro­gram to Cuba and the Dominican Republic. In June, they returned with a deeper under­standing of life in Latin America.

Alum’s vision for more usable sidewalks

Nick Guertin, AMD’14, is a winner of the city of Boston’s Public Space Invi­ta­tional com­pe­ti­tion for his streetscape project, a mod­ular unit instal­la­tion com­prising seating, planters, bike racks, and cov­ered shelter overhangs.

The King of queen bees

Biology major Lena King was cap­ti­vated the first time she saw an open bee hive. On co-​​op at a Boston-​​based bee­keeping com­pany, she’s observing the world of the queen bee and researching ways to help hon­ey­bees survive.

Brazil’s urban transformation ahead of the World Cup

Thomas Vicino, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence, has received a U.S. Ful­bright Schol­ar­ship to con­duct research on the process of rapid urban­iza­tion and eco­nomic devel­op­ment plan­ning in Brazil, the site of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.

Brief stay, lasting impact for art show

Print– and paper-​​making works by three grad­u­ates of Northeastern’s joint studio art pro­gram with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts are now on dis­play at Gallery 360’s new exhibit “A Brief Stay: Print & Paper Show.”

The picture-​​perfect co-​​op

While on co-​​op in Cal­i­fornia, fourth-​​year busi­ness major Carlos Vil­lalobos was ‘bitten by the tech­nology bug.’ When he returned to campus, he co-​​founded Bökeh, a wire­less enabled camera lens that con­nects to the iPhone.