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.
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.
While working at the U.S. Embassy in Ecuador earlier this year, fourth-year political science major Rose Leopold helped grow the relationship between the Pan American nations.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students who participated in “Giving With Purpose,” a massive open online course focused on philanthropy and informed civic engagement and the signature program of Northeastern’s Social Impact Lab, have selected 30 U.S.-based nonprofit organizations to receive a total of $150,000 in grants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the ability to clone animals from their genetic material, bringing back extinct species is no longer the stuff of science fiction. But is it ethical? We asked philosophy professor Ronald Sandler.
Assistant professor David Smith is leveraging digital humanities techniques to analyze syntactic changes throughout history in an effort to understand how languages evolve.
Northeastern professor discusses why the wealthy should factor important moral and ethical choices into their giving decisions