One big logic puzzle

Jil­lian Chaffee, SSH’15, loves the hands-​​on work she does on co-​​op at the U.S. Library of Con­gress, where she helps pre­serve the library’s vast col­lec­tion of books.

The web of life for journalism

While news­pa­pers folded, Internet news sites rushed to fill the infor­ma­tion void, says assis­tant pro­fessor Dan Kennedy, whose new book explores the ecosystem of online journalism.

Affordable housing in an American suburb

A new book coau­thored by Len Albright, an assis­tant pro­fessor of soci­ology and public policy, exam­ines the social, polit­ical, and eco­nomic effi­cacy of an afford­able housing com­plex in a New Jersey township.

Game analytics reveals games’ hidden impact

The rapid growth of mobile devices and big data is changing how inter­ac­tive games are devel­oped, sold, and played. Now, a new book from North­eastern fac­ulty lays the foun­da­tion for one of the world’s most rapidly inno­vating fields.

Professor mines for historical memes

Ryan Cordell, an assis­tant pro­fessor of Eng­lish and a dig­ital human­i­ties expert, is using a newly dig­i­tized cor­pora of his­tor­ical texts, including news­pa­pers, mag­a­zines, and novels, to iden­tify the pop­ular ele­ments of 19th-​​century culture.

Sports—a good political platform

A new book by Roger Abrams, the Richardson Pro­fessor of Law at North­eastern and a leader in the field of sports law, exam­ines the crit­ical role sports have played in pol­i­tics and history.

3Qs: Health in America

Katherine Tucker, pro­fessor of nutri­tional epi­demi­ology in the depart­ment of Health Sci­ences and coau­thor of a new text­book on nutri­tion and dis­ease, says that fol­lowing a healthy diet could pre­vent dia­betes, heart dis­ease, and many forms of cancer.

3Qs: First things first

Eng­lish pro­fessor Gary Gosh­garian, whose ninth novel is due out next year, dis­cusses the art of crafting a bril­liant opening sentence.

Faculty Reads, Volume One

North­eastern fac­ulty mem­bers have written at length on a wide range of topics. Here, we high­light the first batch of pub­lished works in an occa­sional fea­ture on recent fac­ulty books.