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 opens Rogers Corporation Innovation Center

A ribbon cut­ting cer­e­mony on Tuesday for­mally estab­lished the center—a unique industry-​​academic partnership—at its new home: North­eastern University’s Kostas Research Insti­tute for Home­land Secu­rity in Burlington, Mass.

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.

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Guest post: RoboLobster goes to India

This post was written by one of my favorite North­eastern grad stu­dents, Dan Blus­tein, who studies bio­mimetic robots in biology pro­fessor Joe Ayers’ lab. Read on for details on his […]

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Where art and science intersect

  The fol­lowing post was gen­er­ously con­tributed by San­tiago Gil, a post­doc­toral research asso­ciate at Northeastern’s Center for Com­plex Net­work Research. Botond Részegh and Albert-​​​​László Barabási share a sin­gular history. […]

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.