Alan Guttmacher, director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, discussed the future implications of the Human Genome Project with a score of Northeastern students and researchers.
When professor Dave Kaeli approached them about entering a supercomputer competition, electrical and computer engineering students Neel Shah and Tushar Swamy had zero experience in the task at hand. “I […]
“We’re on a course toward fully automating warfare,” warned roboticist Noel Sharkey, who delivered a recent lecture on the political, ethical, and legal implications of Terminator-like weapons.
If asked to describe your house, what sorts of details would you include? I think I’d talk about the pink walls in my kitchen, the green tiles of my fireplace, […]
Students, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate the signing of a three-year extension of Santander Universities’ support for Northeastern’s Bachelor of Science in International Business program.
A special preview of Empowerfest featuring interactive exhibits will be held Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Cabot Center. The event coincides with the university-wide launch of Northeastern’s $1 billion Empower campaign.
In a panel discussion on Wednesday, Northeastern faculty and alumni reflected on the personal, public, and political implications of same-sex marriage in America.
At a panel discussion on Tuesday, three executives gave advice to dozens of female presidents, CEOs, and executive directors looking to serve on corporate boards.
Northeastern will co-host the 12th annual Boston Latino International Film Festival, which begins this week and features screenings of more than 70 films from 17 countries.
“Buildings are living organisms,” says world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, who discussed his work on Wednesday at Northeastern. “As soon as you finish them, they’re bound to change.”
At the biannual meeting of the National Science Foundation Center for Health Organizations Transformation, graduate students from professor James Benneyan’s Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute presented the results of interdisciplinary projects aimed at fixing the healthcare system.
University leaders, students, faculty, staff, alumni, corporate partners and friends celebrated the 50th anniversary of Northeastern’s School of Nursing.
Censorship on the Chinese version of Twitter does little to stifle discourse, according to researchers in Northeastern’s College of Computer and Information Science.
With Election Day less than two weeks away, Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs will host a public forum on Sunday with the city’s mayoral and at-large city council candidates.
At the annual State of the University event on Tuesday, President Joseph E. Aoun challenged students, faculty, and staff to help shape Northeastern’s bright future by capitalizing on its momentum.
Chet Kanojia, a digital media technologist and Northeastern alumnus, discussed his groundbreaking online TV platform Aereo on Monday night in the latest installment of the Profiles in Innovation Presidential Speaker Series.
U.S. military tribunals are fair and balanced, according to Brigadier General Mark Martins, the chief prosecutor of military commissions, who spoke at Northeastern last week.
As part of Northeastern’s educational series on civic sustainability, a trio of Northeastern scholars led a discussion on immigration issues in the U.S. from a legal, philosophical, and criminal justice perspective.
Northeastern will commemorate the six-month anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing by hosting a special one-day exhibit encouraging people to add to Our Marathon, the university’s crowd-sourced digital archive.
While newspapers folded, Internet news sites rushed to fill the information void, says assistant professor Dan Kennedy, whose new book explores the ecosystem of online journalism.
Northeastern hosted the first in a series of regional workshops for the Materials Genome Initiative, an Obama administration effort to reduce the time and cost needed to develop novel materials that can advance manufacturing and strengthen the economy.
An interdisciplinary group of researchers from around the world converged at Northeastern last week to grapple with the ethics of informed consent when using humans as their subjects.
Public interest attorney Sharon Eubanks said Monday that lawyers will need to forge strong partnerships with advocates and journalists in order to continue advancing equal rights for all in the 21st century.
In DARPA’s first ever Spectrum Challenge, computer science professor Guevara Noubir’s team dominated the competition in its attempt to transmit data from one point to another given the limited frequency spectrum available.
Hip-hop in American culture and its connections with Barack Obama’s presidency set the stage for a thought-provoking panel discussion with experts in race, music, gender studies, pop culture, and politics.
As technology continues to become more integrated into everyday life, Northeastern’s School of Nursing in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences held a symposium Wednesday night to discuss how nurses […]
Retired Marine Colonel Mark Mykleby said at a lecture at Northeastern on Tuesday that the nation’s biggest problem is global unsustainability and it will take behavioral change, not national strategy, to fix it.
The ethos behind the mission of the Northeastern Center for the Arts is simple, says center director Bree Edwards: “Artists, creativity, and entrepreneurship contribute to society in incredibly thoughtful, provocative, and challenging ways.”
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said on Wednesday that many of his public health initiatives have required taking political risks in order to improve residents’ lives.
Northeastern hosted its second annual summit and released the results of a new national survey — both of which focused on critical issues facing colleges and universities, particularly their role in preparing students for the global workforce.
According to a new Northeastern University survey, American higher education is held in high regard, but doubts persist about the system’s ability to prepare students for success in today’s economy.
There are good models and there are bad models. For example, how many times have you purchased what amounted to be a garbage sack because it looked so much like a […]
Local and national healthcare leaders convened at a kick-off event for a new Northeastern program aimed at integrating oral health into overall healthcare practice and education.
Students packed Centennial Common on Thursday afternoon for the annual event, where representatives from many of Northeastern’s 325 student-run clubs and organizations met with potential newcomers.
The use of technology and the influx of international students are among the trends that will dramatically change the teaching of writing, according to Mya Poe, an assistant professor of English.
At the President’s Convocation on Monday morning, students and university leaders challenged the 116th entering class to step out of their comfort zone and explore the world.