VW’s admitted installation of software in diesel cars to cheat emissions tests raises questions in fields ranging from law and business to the environment, public health, and technology. We asked Northeastern faculty experts to discuss these issues.
Kimberly Eddleston in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business is one of four professors to be recognized with a Distinguished Professorship by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. The award will support her innovative research on family businesses and the careers of entrepreneurs.
Students explored a wealth of research opportunities in a range of fields, from nanomedicine and environmental health to magnetic sensing and machine learning.
The award, from the NIH and the EPA, will establish a center in Puerto Rico that will study how pollutant exposure and psychosocial risk factors impact the health and development of children living on the island’s heavily contaminated northern coast.
Eno Ebong, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, harnesses the power of multiple fields—from chemical engineering to nanomedicine—to lay the groundwork for treating vascular disease.
Ellen Cushman’s research centers on literacy in tribal and urban communities, with a particular focus on exploring language’s role in the everyday struggle for dignity, respect, and change.
Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, says that there is “not a cause for alarm” after a new paper revealed that many psychology studies’ results could not be replicated.
Jean McGuire, a professor of the practice in the Department of Health Sciences, will deliver remarks in honor of the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act.
The $20.4 million cooperative agreement provides a unique mechanism for Northeastern to obtain expedited funding for research in designing and developing advanced engineered materials with security applications, and expands on the university’s leadership in security and resilience research.
Coral DNA could improve ocean conservation and reveal secrets about our own evolutionary history. Researchers at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center have made it easy to extract coral tissue aboard a ship and preserve the DNA for analysis.
In a recently published study, Northeastern University assistant professor Daniel T. O’Brien offered a new model for advancing the study of neighborhood dynamics. He leveraged Big Data to shed new light on what factors predict crime in urban neighborhoods, finding that private conflict—not public disorder—is a strong indicator.
Chemistry doctoral student Dana Klug makes possible drug options the way a chef makes a gourmet dish—adding an atom of hydrogen here, removing an atom of nitrogen there—to stop a deadly parasite in its tracks.