Welcome to the genome era

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.

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ECE Superstars win at supercomputers

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 […]

Northeastern, Santander renew global business partnership

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.

Empowerfest preview for faculty, staff

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.

Northeastern students tackle healthcare

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.

Mayoral, city council at-​​large candidates to face off at campus forum

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.

Northeastern’s future starts now

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.

The revolution will be televised

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.

The immigration debate in America

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.

Reflections on Marathon bombing, six months later

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.

How to develop cutting-​​edge technologies faster

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.

What do human research subjects have the right to know?

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.

Researchers push the radio rainbow’s limits

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.

Music, race, and the White House

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.

Global ecology as the next grand strategy

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.

3Qs: Creativity + design + action

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.”

Broad-​​based knowledge, experience among key outcomes, higher ed experts agree

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.

Most Americans and business leaders want colleges to provide a broad-​​based education

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.