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.