Student named to global END7 advisory board

Inter­na­tional affairs major David Obadina will help to struc­ture and imple­ment stu­dent engage­ment for END7, an inter­na­tional cam­paign that is focused on erad­i­cating seven neglected trop­ical dis­eases by 2020.

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.

One year later, Our Marathon exhibit offers a ‘moment for reflection’

A new exhibit marking the one-​​year anniver­sary of the Boston Marathon bomb­ings is on dis­play at Inter­na­tional Vil­lage. Designed by under­grad­u­ates, the exhibit uses sto­ries and photos from Northeastern’s Our Marathon dig­ital archive.

Who has claim to art plundered during the Holocaust?

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.

A state of economic emergency

MIT pro­fessor and social activist Noam Chomsky shared his thoughts on the strug­gling U.S. economy on Monday evening at Northeastern’s third annual Boston Sym­po­sium on Economics.

State committee’s report calls for stricter gun laws

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity crim­i­nol­o­gist Jack McDe­vitt chaired an advi­sory com­mittee that on Monday released a report rec­om­mending strate­gies to improve gun safety in Mass­a­chu­setts, whose laws are already con­sid­ered some of the nation’s strongest.

The untold stories of slavery

In a campus lec­ture on Friday, Pulitzer Prize-​​winning author Dou­glas Blackmon said he writes about African Amer­ican slavery because it’s a way to infuse per­son­ality into sto­ries that were orig­i­nally written in dehu­man­izing ways.

50 Years Forward’ series honors civil rights efforts

In cel­e­bra­tion of the 50th anniver­sary of the land­mark Civil Rights Act, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has orga­nized a year­long series com­mem­o­rating the people, events, and groups ded­i­cated to civil rights in America and around the globe. These events include a Gallery 360 exhibit opening Thursday.

Libraries swapping stacks for bytes

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity cel­e­brated the work of the newly cre­ated Dig­ital Public Library of America with a day­long series of work­shops focused on the future of the online repository.

Women’s key role in Middle East transition

Northeastern’s Col­lege of Social Sci­ences and Human­i­ties recently co-​​hosted a two-​​day con­fer­ence focused on the role of women in demo­c­ratic tran­si­tions in the Middle East.

The evolution of language, from Shakespeare to present day

Assis­tant pro­fessor David Smith is lever­aging dig­ital human­i­ties tech­niques to ana­lyze syn­tactic changes throughout his­tory in an effort to under­stand how lan­guages evolve.

3Qs: Billionaires need a giving philosophy

North­eastern pro­fessor dis­cusses why the wealthy should factor impor­tant moral and eth­ical choices into their giving decisions