Dead or alive? Researchers use uncertainty to scare

Lisa Feldman Bar­rett, Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Psy­chology, and her team at the Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Affec­tive Sci­ence Lab­o­ra­tory use the sci­ence of emo­tion to scare people at a haunted house — and raise money for charity.

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.

Northeastern well-​​positioned to meet higher ed challenges, Aoun says

In his annual address to the Fac­ulty Senate, Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun said Amer­ican higher edu­ca­tion is facing changing stu­dent demo­graphics, a shift toward a learner-​​centered approach, and increasing calls to mea­sure outcomes.

University’s momentum in focus at Faculty Senate meeting

At the Faulty Senate’s first meeting of the aca­d­emic year, Provost Stephen W. Director pre­sented Northeastern’s accom­plish­ments and growth on many fronts, including aca­d­emic resources, finan­cial aid, and stu­dent life enhancements.

From plastic pollution to sustainable skateboards

An orga­ni­za­tion co-​​founded by North­eastern alumnus Ben Knep­pers has sup­port from ven­ture accel­er­ator pro­grams at North­eastern and in Chile to turn trash from the South Amer­ican country’s com­mu­ni­ties and coast­line into a sus­tain­able business.

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.

Students urged to embrace creativity at new Curry lab

The Center for Stu­dent Involvement’s new Pro­gram­ming Lab in the Curry Stu­dent Center pro­vides space for stu­dent group leaders to brain­storm and uti­lize tech­nology resources.

Cultural immersion sparks innovation

As part of Northeastern’s inau­gural Dia­logue of Inno­va­tion and Civ­i­liza­tion pro­gram, stu­dents con­ducted field­work and devel­oped inno­v­a­tive, engineering-​​based solu­tions to the eco­nomic and agri­cul­tural chal­lenges facing local farmers in Cameroon.

Business pioneer invests in Northeastern’s future

The lasting impact of expe­ri­en­tial learning fueled the pas­sion of Roger Marino, the Col­lege of Engi­neering alumnus and busi­ness pio­neer who once again has stepped for­ward to invest in his alma mater and the ambi­tious goals of its his­toric Empower campaign.