A beautiful, peculiar molecule

In the latest install­ment of the Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series, Nobel lau­reate Sir Harold Kroto dis­cussed his dis­covery of Buck­min­ster­fullerene with a standing-​​room-​​only audience.

Career advice for future biotech leaders

At the sixth event in Northeastern’s Women Who Inspire series, CEOs of three of the area’s top phar­ma­ceu­tical com­pa­nies dis­cussed the chal­lenges and rewards of being a leader in the drug dis­covery industry.

The wonder of human movement

North­eastern pro­fessor Dagmar Sternad received the 50th annual Robert D. Klein Uni­ver­sity Lec­turer Award on Tuesday and dis­cussed her inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research on how the brain con­trols the human body.

The law’s role in supporting sustainable cities

At a recent con­fer­ence at Northeastern’s School of Law, former Envi­ron­mental Pro­tec­tion Agency admin­is­trator Carol Browner said his­tory and nature can help guide cities in finding inter­dis­ci­pli­nary solu­tions to chal­lenges in urban sustainability.

Northeastern’s new top ‘Model’

A team of North­eastern stu­dents placed first in the 31st annual National Uni­ver­sity Model Arab League Con­fer­ence in Wash­ington, D.C. last month, besting del­e­ga­tions from two dozen col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties in Canada, Egypt, and the United States.

Why bacteria are beautiful, and why we need them

Nobel lau­reate Sir Richard Roberts, recently appointed Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor in the Col­lege of Sci­ence, dis­cussed his love for bac­teria and their sym­biosis with people on Monday after­noon at his inau­gural lec­ture, after which he con­versed with Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun.

Theater of despair’

At Northeastern’s Holo­caust Com­mem­o­ra­tion on Tuesday morning, Hinda Tzivia Eisen, the university’s 2013–2014 Gideon Klein Scholar, hon­ored the memory of a score of German-​​Jewish artists who staged the­atrical pro­duc­tions at a deten­tion camp in the Netherlands.

Drugs! Pirates! Murder!

Jeff Howe, an assis­tant pro­fessor of jour­nalism, dis­cussed his 12,000-word inves­tiga­tive report on the 2011 mas­sacre of more than a dozen Chi­nese sailors as well as the future of long-​​form jour­nalism at a campus lec­ture on Tuesday.

Can illicit nuclear trade be stopped?

The illicit trade of nuclear com­modi­ties world­wide is “likely to con­tinue unless fairly stren­uous mit­i­gating efforts are under­taken,” David Albright, a glob­ally rec­og­nized expert in nuclear pro­lif­er­a­tion, told the North­eastern com­mu­nity last week.

Brilliant and motivated, but a good hire?

World-​​renowned net­work sci­en­tist Albert László Barabási was installed as the inau­gural Robert Gray Dodge Pro­fessor of Net­work Sci­ence on Monday, when he deliv­ered a lec­ture high­lighting his research on the “sci­ence of success.”

How diversity strenghtens our community

North­eastern stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff dis­cussed some con­tem­po­rary chal­lenges and solu­tions to increasing campus diver­sity in a cross-​​cultural round­table on Tuesday after­noon at the Cabral Center.