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.
As a kid, Geena Huh liked to visit her father’s neuroscience lab, an experience that piqued her interest in medicine. Now she’s a first-year pharmacy student at Northeastern. She chose the university for its co-op program, which will afford her the opportunity to work in the health field before enrolling in medical school.
Ishaku Haruna graduated from the Global Leadership Program at the top of his class, with two master’s degrees and recognition as International Student of the Year. The program, he says, helped him see leadership “through the lens of service to humanity.” Now, his work in rural villages in his native Nigeria is reaching the most vulnerable citizens. Here’s his story.
Beth Stevens, an alumna and neuroscientist, has spent her career researching diseases like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia. On Thursday, the MacArthur “genius award” recipient joined President Aoun to discuss her success.
The university has been honored with the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
“This country can’t succeed without your skills,” Commencement speaker Sy Sternberg told some 300 students at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business’ graduation ceremony in Matthews Arena on Thursday night. “This country does not move forward without you.”
A newly discovered planet called Proxima b is tantalizingly close to Earth and lies within the right distance of its star to support life. For Cordula Robinson, associate teaching professor in the Geospatial Information Technology program, the discovery suggests that “life outside of our solar system is a possibility.” Here, she explains why all of us should take note of our nearest interstellar neighbor.