Secretary of State John Kerry to deliver Northeastern University’s 2016 Commencement address

Kerry, who is the United States’ top diplomat, will speak to a gath­ering of 25,000 grad­u­ates, family mem­bers, uni­ver­sity leaders, and friends from around the world during Northeastern’s 114th Com­mence­ment exer­cises on May 6 at TD Garden.

Northeastern recognized for innovative commitment to social change

The uni­ver­sity was recently des­ig­nated a Change­maker Campus by Ashoka U for its inno­v­a­tive and mean­ingful con­tri­bu­tions to social change in the global com­mu­nity, becoming part of a con­sor­tium of select higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions worldwide.

Northeastern professor testifies at House hearing on countering terrorism financing

Nikos Passas, an inter­na­tional finan­cial crime expert, was on Capitol Hill Wednesday telling mem­bers of a House Finan­cial Ser­vices Com­mittee task force that the global threat of trade-​​based money laun­dering is serious but that effec­tive responses are within reach.

3Qs: What using the name ‘Daesh,’ rather than ‘ISIS’ or ‘ISIL,’ really means

Three fac­ulty members—Jonathan Kaufman, director of the School of Jour­nalism, Shakir Mustafa, teaching pro­fessor of Arabic, and Heather Lit­tle­field, asso­ciate teaching pro­fessor in linguistics—explain the dif­fer­ences among the names ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh and why they matter.

Social entrepreneur urges students to pursue passions, never give up

Jim Ziolkowski, the founder of buildOn, a non­profit working to break the cycle of poverty and illit­eracy through edu­ca­tion and ser­vice, has a com­pelling mes­sage for aspiring entre­pre­neurs: ‘con­front your fears,’ ‘pursue what’s impor­tant to you.’

Northeastern University to open regional campus in Toronto

Building on the suc­cess of its regional campus net­work in selected U.S. cities, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity will launch its first inter­na­tional campus in 2016. North­eastern will open a loca­tion in Toronto, Ontario, where it will offer pro­fes­sional grad­uate pro­grams that are industry-​​aligned and tai­lored to meet the spe­cific needs of learners and employers in the region.

The power of global research opportunities

Thomas Web­ster, pro­fessor and chair of the chem­ical engi­neering depart­ment, knows the value of working over­seas and of con­ducting research out­side North­eastern. Putting the two together, he launched a summer pro­gram that gives under­grad­u­ates research oppor­tu­ni­ties at seven uni­ver­si­ties around the world and brings stu­dents from those insti­tu­tions here.