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.
Stanislas Phanord, a senior studying political science, has been accepted into the Rangel Graduate Fellowship program, which aims to prepare recipients for careers in the Foreign Service, and earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in France.
Baseball is far from India’s most popular sport, but that hasn’t stopped fourth-year anthropology major Jackson Golden from working to bring America’s pastime to the nation’s makeshift diamonds.
This week, the Social Impact Lab at Northeastern University presented a conference where speakers and attendees examined philanthropy’s impact on addressing the challenges contemporary cities face.
Global financial experts reflected on the causes of the Great Recession and 2008’s global financial crisis and presented advice to avoid similar calamities at a daylong conference organized by Northeastern students.
A team of Northeastern students placed first in the 31st annual National University Model Arab League Conference in Washington, D.C. last month, besting delegations from two dozen colleges and universities in Canada, Egypt, and the United States.
Learning by Design traces the influence that the Kindergarten movement—the revolutionary educational system developed Friedrich Frobel in Germany—had on culture and the impact it had in laying the grounds for modernist art, architecture, and design.
The six delegation members, who represent the political spectrum in Israel and were brought to the U.S. by the Ruderman Family Foundation, participated in a town-hall event Tuesday night at Northeastern. Knesset members discussed a range of topics in a spirited yet civil discussion.
U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., a leading voice in Washington on human rights issues, visited Northeastern on Friday to discuss his work advocating for human rights across the globe and what still needs to be done.
In a lecture Wednesday, Mitchell Orenstein, chair of the Department of Political Science, discussed the turmoil in the Eastern European country and what it means from a geopolitical standpoint.
In his latest book on baseball in Latin America, professor Alan Klein charts the history of Major League Baseball’s influence in the Dominican Republic, where sugar refineries had begun fielding ultra-competitive baseball teams as early as the 1930s.
On Tuesday, a panel of experts discussed the complex issues surrounding the fate of plundered, hidden, or vanished works of art during the Holocaust and World War II. The event was part of Northeastern’s Holocaust Awareness Week.
At Northeastern’s Holocaust Commemoration on Tuesday morning, Hinda Tzivia Eisen, the university’s 2013–2014 Gideon Klein Scholar, honored the memory of a score of German-Jewish artists who staged theatrical productions at a detention camp in the Netherlands.
More than 180 student, faculty, and staff volunteers are doing community service projects across the U.S. and in four other countries this week for Alternative Spring Break. Check out this infographic for a closer look at their impact.
Journalist Dan Peleschuk, AS’09, is covering the unrest in Ukraine for Global Post, an online U.S. news organization.
This week, 186 members of the Northeastern community will participate in service projects in 15 communities across the U.S. and four other countries for Alternative Spring Break—a weeklong immersive living and volunteering experience.
For students like Hannah Kilfoye, SSH’15, community service on holds the key to becoming a student leader. This week, she is a team leader on Northeastern’s Alternative Spring Break program in the Dominican Republic with Outreach360.
A team of Northeastern students placed first at the 29th Annual International Model NATO conference in Washington, D.C., a feat that is even more impressive when considering the circumstances under which the group won.
The illicit trade of nuclear commodities worldwide is “likely to continue unless fairly strenuous mitigating efforts are undertaken,” David Albright, a globally recognized expert in nuclear proliferation, told the Northeastern community last week.
On Wednesday evening, the university hosted a summit in honor of Yehuda Yaakov, the newly appointed Consul General of Israel to New England.
Graduate student Fabienne Rudolph is known as the apple princess in her native Germany, where she promotes the Odenwald region’s apple industry.
Last summer, a group of Northeastern students developed a business proposal to help feed orphans in Bali. Last week, the plan was accepted to the upcoming Clinton Global Initiative University Conference.
“The world is a source of learning and enlightenment and you cannot ignore it,” Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun told members of the Student Government Association on Wednesday evening.
“Define diversity as working alongside people with whom you have profound disagreements on fundamental matters,” says Eboo Patel, Northeastern’s inaugural interfaith leadership fellow.
Helping pediatric burn victims in China, adding to an eco-village’s infrastructure in Costa Rica, working on a Hollywood movie in South Africa. These were just some of the unique experiences students shared with their peers at last Thursday’s International Co-op Fair.
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia have begun. We asked Philip D’Agati, an expert in patriotism, politics, and the Olympics, in the Department of Political Science, to discuss Russia’s role as host and which Olympic events he has his eye on.
The International Student and Scholar Institute kicked off Carnevale 2014 on Monday evening, beginning a two-month celebration of the campus’ cultural diversity.
The Relay For Life groups led by students at Northeastern, BU, BC, and Harvard are engaging in a friendly competition to raise the most money for the American Cancer Society before the Beanpot championship game on Feb. 10.
Civic leaders, activists, and humanitarians convened in the Blackman Auditorium on Thursday afternoon to honor the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, the former South African president and anti-apartheid icon who passed away last month.
“2013 was the best year of my life,” says Kendall Coyne, a sharpshooting forward for Northeastern hockey. Can she top it by helping Team USA win gold at the Olympics for the first time since 1998?
Gamers from Northeastern University and other area colleges convened at Snell Library’s Digital Media Commons this weekend for a 48-hour game-developing frenzy as part of the international event.
Northeastern University continues to gain recognition for its long-standing commitment to sustainability, placing first among American universities and third overall worldwide in this year’s GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities.
The John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Wednesday, the day that would have marked the civil rights leader’s 85th birthday.
In the first session of the semester-long Open Classroom series on the world’s water crisis, Shafik Islam, the director of the Water Diplomacy Initiative at Tufts University, posed a chilling question: “Will water lead to war?”
Associate professor and cybersecurity expert Engin Kirda discusses the data security breach at Target last week that affected up to 40 million customers and how cyberattacks have evolved in recent years.