Communication devices ‘enable’ children with disabilities

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of North­eastern stu­dents and fac­ulty have com­bined their knowl­edge of engi­neering and phys­ical therapy to design, develop, and then deliver two low-​​cost com­mu­ni­ca­tion devices to dis­abled kids living at a pair of orphan­ages in Ecuador.

Boston 2024 chairman: Olympics could be ‘transformative’ for city

At Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum, Boston 2024 Part­ner­ship Chairman John Fish out­lined why he believes hosting the Olympic Games could be the most trans­for­ma­tive expe­ri­ence in the city’s history.

Former EU foreign policy chief shares tools for success

Baroness Catherine Ashton, former first vice pres­i­dent of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, dis­cussed her for­eign rela­tions expe­ri­ences during her keynote address at Northeastern’s Global Leaders Forum last week.

February’s can’t-miss campus events

Here’s a run­down of some exciting events taking place at North­eastern this month that you won’t want to miss.

Powerful stories, music at Northeastern Holocaust Commemoration

Pro­fessor Phil Brown and Gideon Klein Scholar Elijah Botkin shared sto­ries about Jewish his­tory and led moving musical per­for­mances on Thursday at the annual event held during Holo­caust Aware­ness Week at Northeastern.

Ask the Global Officer: Matt Bilotti

Matt Bilotti, DMSB’15, leaves today for London, England—the site of his first stop on his six-​​month journey as Pres­i­dent Aoun’s Global Officer. Here, he shares what he’s looking for­ward to, what he’s anx­ious for, and the price­less advice he’s already received.

Ask the Global Officer: Caitlin Morelli

On Wednesday, Caitlin Morelli, SSH’16, will leave for Mumbai, India—the site of her first stop on her six-​​month journey as Pres­i­dent Aoun’s Global Officer. Here, she tells us more about how she’s pre­pared for this once-​​in-​​a-​​lifetime opportunity.

Blog:  iNSolution

A global network for marine sustainability

In this guest blog post to iNSo­lu­tion, Jen­nifer Mocarski, who works in Northeastern’s Urban Coastal Sus­tain­ability Ini­tia­tive, writes about INSHORE, a newly formed global net­work of marine sci­en­tists. Ear­lier this […]

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.”

Public art project confronts street harassment

The North­eastern com­mu­nity came together for wheat-​​pasting public art projects, a block party, and an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary panel dis­cus­sion cen­tered on Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s artist res­i­dency, which is focused on addressing street harass­ment of women and using art to pro­voke social change.

Health professionals talk experiences on front lines of Ebola outbreak

During a keynote address at North­eastern on Tuesday, an epi­demi­ol­o­gist at Boston Med­ical Center who has admin­is­tered care to Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, noted that more help is needed in Africa to pro­vide health­care ser­vices, adding that “We need help with everything.”

Welcome to the streets of Havana

A new mural on the exte­rior of West Vil­lage H dis­plays photos taken by stu­dents who have par­tic­i­pated in Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions pro­grams in Cuba, where they used their cam­eras to explore the island nation’s culture.

The Gaza war from afar

In a campus lec­ture on Tuesday, pro­fessor Dov Waxman, co-​​director of Northeastern’s Middle East Center, exam­ined the strategic and moral impli­ca­tions of the Israel-​​Hamas conflict.