Skateboard venture is on the incline

One year since embarking on a mis­sion to elim­i­nate ocean plastic pol­lu­tion, Bureo Skate­boards has now sold 2,000 boards, part­nered with Patag­onia, and estab­lished key rela­tion­ships with Chile’s fishing community.

Social entrepreneurship’s global impact

North­eastern con­vened more than 110 scholars and prac­ti­tioners from around the world for a con­fer­ence last week that explored the latest research in social entre­pre­neur­ship and the aca­d­emic, entre­pre­neurial, and prac­tical expe­ri­ence stu­dents gain from immersing them­selves in the social enter­prise sector.

A new tool to follow Ebola news on Twitter

A new Web tool co-​​developed by net­work sci­en­tist Alessandro Vespig­nani and his team at Northeastern’s MoBS Lab pulls Twitter men­tions of Ebola-​​related key­words and dis­plays them on an inter­ac­tive world map—allowing the public to follow the latest news and dis­cus­sion in real time.

On the Jewish media

Jour­nal­ists with a breadth of expe­ri­ence working in the Jewish media were at North­eastern on Monday night for the Morton E. Rud­erman Memo­rial Lec­ture to dis­cuss the state of Jewish media.

3Qs: The word on Ebola

Susan Mello, an assis­tant pro­fessor of com­mu­ni­ca­tion studies in Northeastern’s Col­lege of Arts, Media and Design who studies the inter­sec­tion of health com­mu­ni­ca­tion and risk per­cep­tion, dis­cusses the media cov­erage of the Ebola out­break, dis­cusses media cov­erage of the Ebola out­break, public per­cep­tion, and whether relent­less cov­erage could spawn an “infodemic.”