The pressing issues facing Europe

Hours after a divided Euro­pean Union voted Tuesday to dis­tribute 120,000 asylum-​​seekers among its member states, North­eastern con­vened a panel of experts to dis­cuss the migrant crisis as well as other pressing issues facing Europe.

New grant puts Northeastern at forefront of solving health challenges for women, children

The award, from the NIH and the EPA, will estab­lish a center in Puerto Rico that will study how pol­lu­tant expo­sure and psy­choso­cial risk fac­tors impact the health and devel­op­ment of chil­dren living on the island’s heavily con­t­a­m­i­nated northern coast.

Raytheon CEO: cybersecurity must be a top priority for businesses

Cyber­se­cu­rity is now some­thing that we must treat in our busi­nesses just like we watch our bal­ance sheets,” Thomas A. Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon Com­pany, said Tuesday morning as the keynote speaker at North­eastern University’s CEO Break­fast Forum.

Northeastern celebrates newest D’Amore-McKim School of Business graduates

About 440 grad­uate stu­dents in 12 master’s degree pro­grams received their degrees on Thursday at Com­mence­ment, where Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun and alumnus Spencer Fung, group chief exec­u­tive officer of Li & Fung, were among the dis­tin­guished speakers.

Narrow escape from Hurricane Katrina inspires professor to study post-​​disaster recovery

Daniel Aldrich and his family nar­rowly escaped the wrath of the cat­a­strophic storm, which made land­fall in New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005. Since then, Aldrich, now a pro­fessor at North­eastern, has ded­i­cated his career to exam­ining com­mu­nity resilience, with a par­tic­ular focus on the impor­tance of social capital.

In Italy, students get a history lesson in science

On a new Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions pro­gram this summer, North­eastern stu­dents learned about the sur­prising influ­ences of the two most sig­nif­i­cant rev­o­lu­tions of sci­en­tific thought.

Nursing student treks Himalayas to provide care to villages

For her third co-​​op, senior Ashley Cav­i­g­nano packed a stetho­scope, blood pres­sure cuff, and flash­light and joined a team of health­care pro­fes­sionals to deliver care and health edu­ca­tion to people in remote vil­lages in Nepal.

Two humanitarians bring hope to promising students in Kenya

Chelsey Gold­berg, SSH’16, and Alexa Arm­strong, S’16, spent 10 days in Kenya, where they doled out school sup­plies to stu­dious kids and made life-​​changing dona­tions to the par­tic­u­larly needy. “I can’t believe you’re here,” one 14 year-​​old girl told Goldberg.

P.K. Agarwal appointed regional dean and CEO of Northeastern University-​​Silicon Valley

P.K. Agarwal, an accom­plished exec­u­tive whose dis­tin­guished career in high tech spans the public, pri­vate, and non­profit sec­tors, will oversee the series of edu­ca­tional hubs that North­eastern will embed in select com­pa­nies across the Bay Area.

Preparatory program offers Boston youth a second chance to succeed

Northeastern’s Foun­da­tion Year pro­gram, which helps Boston high school grad­u­ates pre­pare for col­lege suc­cess, has trans­formed the life of Prince Kalu and hun­dreds of other stu­dents. “I owe every­thing I have to this pro­gram,” he says.

Students reflect on once-​​in-​​a-​​lifetime global experience

Pres­i­dent Aoun’s first two Global Offi­cers recently returned to campus for a brief respite from trav­eling the world. Their col­lec­tive esprit was high, their desire to share per­sonal anec­dotes and life-​​defining lessons par­tic­u­larly strong.

Researchers use mobile phone data to predict employment shocks

North­eastern com­pu­ta­tional social sci­en­tist David Lazer and his inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research team have demon­strated that mobile phone data can be used to pre­dict future unem­ploy­ment rates up to four months before the release of offi­cial reports and more accu­rately than tra­di­tional forecasts.

How to turn a student into an engineer

Kelly O’Connell, E’16, and Jake Ver­gara, E’17, reflected on their life-​​changing work for Northeastern’s stu­dent chapter of Engi­neers Without Bor­ders, focusing on how their expe­ri­ences have shaped their engi­neering skills, global per­spec­tives, and co-​​ops.

3Qs: The aid response to Nepal

Nepal’s “harsh geog­raphy” will make the rescue and human­i­tarian aid efforts in response to the dev­as­tating earth­quake rather chal­lenging, but tech­nology and social media are improving the effi­ciency of these efforts, says North­eastern asso­ciate pro­fessor Ozlem Ergun, an expert in large-​​scale networks.

Northeastern community’s highest achievements honored

The uni­ver­sity rec­og­nized the impres­sive accom­plish­ments of stu­dents, fac­ulty, staff, and alumni at the fifth annual Aca­d­emic Honors Con­vo­ca­tion, which was held in Blackman Audi­to­rium on Thursday afternoon.

Writer, activist Naomi Klein says radical action needed on climate crisis

Klein spoke at North­eastern last week about her new book, in which she pins the blame for cli­mate change largely on cap­i­talism and argues that rad­ical change spurred by a pow­erful social move­ment is the nec­es­sary response to the situation.

Northeastern announces year-​​end award winners

A score of stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff will be rec­og­nized for their impres­sive achieve­ments at the Aca­d­emic Honors Con­vo­ca­tion, which will be held in the Blackman Audi­to­rium on April 23. Here’s a com­pre­hen­sive list of the honorees.