How communities can prep for ‘the big one’

The Pacific North­west report­edly could be dev­as­tated by a major earth­quake in the coming decades. But according to one North­eastern expert in com­mu­nity and infra­struc­ture resilience, no part of the U.S. is safe from nat­ural catastrophe.

Conflict resolution goes beyond peace agreement

Sarah Lom­bardo, SSH’15, Northeastern’s first-​​ever recip­ient of the pres­ti­gious Pick­ering Fel­low­ship, wants to use diplo­macy to help former com­bat­ants fol­lowing a conflict.

I feel like I’ve made an actual impact on the world’

While studying at North­eastern, Christie Civetta, SSH’15, has worked throughout the world to tackle the pre­ven­tion of sui­cide and drug abuse. She’ll share her journey with her fellow grad­u­ates on May 8 when she delivers her Com­mence­ment address.

Faculty Senate supports new titles for some faculty

A res­o­lu­tion unan­i­mously passed Wednesday would allow full-​​time, non-​​tenure-​​track fac­ulty mem­bers to change the “aca­d­emic spe­cialist” part of their titles to “teaching professor.”

Ask the Global Officer: Caitlin Morelli

On Wednesday, Caitlin Morelli, SSH’16, will leave for Mumbai, India—the site of her first stop on her six-​​month journey as Pres­i­dent Aoun’s Global Officer. Here, she tells us more about how she’s pre­pared for this once-​​in-​​a-​​lifetime opportunity.

January’s can’t-miss campus events

One of the can’t-miss events at North­eastern this month is “A Tribute to the Dream” on Jan. 15, when the uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

3Qs: Historic policy shift for US and Cuba

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama on Wednesday announced plans to “nor­malize rela­tions” between the U.S. and Cuban gov­ern­ments. Here, asso­ciate pro­fessor Amílcar Antonio Bar­reto dis­cusses what this will mean for the neigh­boring nations.

Understanding Ferguson

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary panel of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity pro­fes­sors con­vened on Wednesday night to dis­cuss the fac­tors that con­tributed to and arose from the shooting death of an unarmed teenager this summer in Fer­guson, Missouri.

4 things we learned from Oliver Stone

The acclaimed film director and screen­writer was on campus Monday to screen part of his doc­u­men­tary series The Untold His­tory of the United States and dis­cuss the project with the North­eastern community.

New master’s program to prepare future security professionals

North­eastern will launch a first-​​of-​​its-​​kind, inter­dis­ci­pli­nary grad­uate pro­gram this fall to train the next gen­er­a­tion of secu­rity pro­fes­sionals to face the new and evolving chal­lenges of the 21st century.