In her senior year at Northeastern Madeline Seibert did a co-op in China, where she led an independent study documenting food losses and waste through Chinese supply chains. Now, with the support of her Schwarzman Scholarship, Seibert will continue this work through a yearlong master’s program at the Tsinghua University in Beijing.
“If the president-elect really wants to prioritize energy independence and creating energy-related jobs,” says professor Jennie Stephens, a sustainability science and policy expert, “then advancing renewable energy is essential.”
Kyumon Murrell’s co-op and extracurricular activities underscore his commitment to empowering others to succeed. “Everything I do has to align with my values,” he says.
Christophe Weber, president and CEO of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd., shared his global vision, multicultural perspective, and long-term approach to running the 235-year-old Japanese company on Tuesday at Northeastern’s CEO Breakfast Forum speaker series.
Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary and controversial global figure who defied the U.S. for decades, died Friday. “Castro is one of the towering figures of the Modern Era,” said professor José Buscaglia, a pioneer in study abroad programs by American institutions to Cuba. Here, Buscaglia and political science expert William Crotty reflect on Castro’s life and legacy.
Graduate student Giulia Afiune, a native of Brazil, was part of a multimedia journalism project this summer that told the stories of families evicted due to Rio Olympics construction. This fall, that project won a prestigious national journalism award in her home country.
Vanessa Kerry, a global healthcare revolutionary, discussed the ins and outs of her innovative nonprofit Seed Global Health at the latest installment of the Women Who Empower Speaker Series on Tuesday evening. “We think this is the new face of diplomacy,” Kerry said. “We are committed to raising the next generation of well-trained doctors and nurses who can be agents of change for their countries.”
Formerly known as the International Student and Scholar Insititute, the newly-named Office of Global Services offers a wide variety of resources for students hailing from more than 140 countries.
For network security expert Alina Oprea, collaboration is the solution to stopping future cyberattacks. “People in government, academia, and industry have the expertise to address different parts of the problem,” she explains, “but we need to work together in order to have a broader impact.”
To ease the tension of Election Day, we asked seven faculty members to participate a quirky thought experiment that challenged each of them to consider how one well known but long dead person in their respective fields would have voted in the 2016 presidential election. The responses were insightful, sobering, and occasionally hilarious.
“The most amazing thing I have ever done.” That’s how senior Christa Blomquist described her Dialogue of Civilizations program in Iceland. At Thursday’s annual dialogue fair, she was among the students and faculty who extolled the virtues of living, working, and studying in an unfamiliar country.
Growing up in France, Nadine Aubry knew that she wanted to harness the power of engineering to make a positive impact on the world. Now, as dean of the College of Engineering, she is shaping the future of engineering education while being recognized for her achievements through prestigious appointments and major awards.