3Qs: Global impact of the Ebola outbreak

North­eastern pro­fessor and net­work sci­en­tist Alessandro Vespignani—a world-​​renowned expert who has devel­oped com­pu­ta­tional models to pre­dict the spread of disease—discusses the recent out­break of Ebola virus in West Africa.

On co-​​op, student helps migrants share their stories

While on co-​​op with the Northern Ire­land Council for Ethnic Minori­ties, North­eastern stu­dent Sonia Banaszczyk served as the coor­di­nator for the Belonging Project, an art exhibit that tells the sto­ries of migrants through por­traits and recordings.

3Qs: Uber’s on the move

The San Francisco-​​based ride-​​sharing com­pa­nyhas grown in pop­u­larity in recent years, expanding to more than 100 cities world­wide. Here, Joseph Giglio, an exec­u­tive pro­fessor in the D’Amore McKim School of Busi­ness, dis­cusses Uber’s recent suc­cess and what it says about the out­look of urban trans­porta­tion in the future.

The business of doing good

In May, some 30 North­eastern stu­dents began the Social Enter­prise Institute’s month­long field study pro­gram to Cuba and the Dominican Republic. In June, they returned with a deeper under­standing of life in Latin America.

Northeastern to help expand study abroad in the Americas

North­eastern has received a grant through the U.S. Depart­ment of State to leverage its global lead­er­ship in expe­ri­en­tial edu­ca­tion by helping three uni­ver­si­ties in Latin America and the Caribbean bol­ster their study abroad and stu­dent exchange programs.

Nigerian delegation visits Northeastern

Mem­bers of the Nigerian National Assembly recently met with more than 120 Nigerian stu­dents who are studying at North­eastern this summer as part of a pro­gram that aims to pre­pare them to enter a U.S. col­lege or university.

President Aoun discusses US efforts to bolster global study

Northeastern’s pres­i­dent on Monday spoke at the opening ple­nary at the U.S. State Department’s Edu­ca­tionUSA Forum in Wash­ington, D.C., where he touted the value of global expe­ri­en­tial edu­ca­tion programs.

How culture and history influence vaccination decisions

The rea­sons Eastern Euro­peans have either accepted or steered clear of the HPV vac­cine are com­plex, nuanced, and depend on a variety of soci­etal fac­tors, according to new research North­eastern asso­ciate clin­ical pro­fessor Irina Todorova and her colleagues.

Brazil’s urban transformation ahead of the World Cup

Thomas Vicino, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence, has received a U.S. Ful­bright Schol­ar­ship to con­duct research on the process of rapid urban­iza­tion and eco­nomic devel­op­ment plan­ning in Brazil, the site of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.

How to deliver the goods in global business

Busi­nesses must be nimble and flex­ible to adapt to an evolving global supply chain, Spencer Fung, PA’96, group chief oper­ating officer and exec­u­tive director of Li & Fung, said at Northeastern’s CEO Forum in Hong Kong.

The human era of business

To make trusted con­nec­tions in today’s world, com­pa­nies must deliver authentic sto­ries through inspiring expe­ri­ences, according to Karen Kaplan, chairman and CEO of the adver­tising agency Hill Hol­l­iday, who spoke on Wednesday at Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum.

Fulbright scholar to study legal work outsourcing

Soci­ology doc­toral can­di­date Jesse Fenichel recently received a Ful­bright award to con­duct research in the Philip­pines on the con­se­quences out­sourcing prac­tices could have on the legal sys­tems there and in the U.S.

Northeastern convenes thought leaders to explore new national survey results

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity on Tuesday morning hosted a panel dis­cus­sion cen­tered on the find­ings of the university’s third national survey on higher education’s role in preparing tomorrow’s global workforce.

Take 5: The life and literature of Gabriel García Márquez

The award-​​winning Colom­bian nov­elist died last week at the age of 87. We asked Alan West-​​Durán, an asso­ciate pro­fessor in the Depart­ment of Lan­guages, Lit­er­a­tures, and Cul­tures, to dis­cuss the author’s life, lit­er­a­ture, and legacy.

Northeastern celebrates scholarly excellence

Stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff were rec­og­nized on Wednesday after­noon at the university’s annual Aca­d­emic Honors Con­vo­ca­tion for their extra­or­di­nary achieve­ments and pas­sion for their work.