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.
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.
Working with whip-smart astronauts at NASA has inspired Melanie Whiting to pursue a terminal degree and design her own dream job.
The annual fundraising walk, held this weekend at Matthews Arena to benefit the American Cancer Society, pulled in more donations and drew more attendees to the campus event than ever before.
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.
Members of the Northeastern community will spend this week volunteering at 17 locations across the Americas for Alternative Spring Break, including Selma, Alabama, on the 50th anniversary of the historic voting rights march.
Here’s a rundown of some exciting events taking place at Northeastern this month that you won’t want to miss.
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.
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society will be based in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities for the next five years.
Israel Prize winner Anita Shapira explored the life and political career of David Ben-Gurion in a keynote address inaugurating the new Israel Studies Lecture series.
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.
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.
The global economy expanded by some 2.7 percent in 2014. Here, Bilge Erten, an assistant professor of economics and international affairs at Northeastern University, explains what we can expect in the new year.
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 […]
Victoria Suha, E’17, founded Northeastern’s student chapter of the Acoustical Society of America in her first year at Northeastern. Her dream job is to design symphony halls.
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.
Julia Ebert, S’15, will pursue a master’s of research in bioengineering at Imperial College London starting in the fall.
#GivingTuesday has been a huge success and offers a reminder during the holidays to step back and reflect on the many forms giving can take, says Rebecca Riccio, director of Northeastern’s Social Impact Lab.
Rory Smead, an assistant professor of philosophy and religion, weighs in on whether the recent carbon emissions deal between the U.S. and China is a cause for optimism and explains how game theory can be applied to this agreement.
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.
Natalie Bormann, associate academic specialist in the Department of Political Science, discusses the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the series of events Northeastern is hosting this week to commemorate the historic event.
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.
Chaos and conflict on the international landscape—particularly in the Middle East—in recent years can in part be traced back to America’s victory in the Cold War, according to veteran journalist and Slate columnist Fred Kaplan, who spoke this week at Northeastern.
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.
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.”
“Forecasted” is a stunning new Gallery 360 exhibit featuring eight artists whose work focuses on the nature of climate change and global warming in a variety of ways.
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.
Northeastern University recently convened a group of international business experts to discuss new trends and research in emerging markets across the globe. Attendees represented colleges and universities in countries including the […]
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.”
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.
On Monday at Northeastern, Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May served as the keynote speaker during a panel discussion focusing on combating human trafficking and modern slavery.
Northeastern University secured $71.9 million in fundraising in the 2013–14 academic year, far exceeding its goal and marking the second-highest annual giving total in its history.
Ferdi Hellweger, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and his research colleagues have created an advanced model aimed at exploring the role of neutral evolution in the biogeographic distribution of ocean microbes.
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.
In June, Andreas Krassas, DMSB’17, suffered a ligament tear in his right ankle. In July, he placed second in the –66kg weight class of the judo competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Kimberly Izar, DMSB’16, says the new, more active image is a disability rights conversation starter, one she helped spark while on co-op at Triangle, a Greater Boston-based nonprofit.