Student hits ‘Grand Slam’ in India

Base­ball is far from India’s most pop­ular sport, but that hasn’t stopped fourth-​​year anthro­pology major Jackson Golden from working to bring America’s pas­time to the nation’s makeshift diamonds.

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.

Computing’s invisible challenge

Ning­fang Mi, an assis­tant pro­fessor of elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering, is exploring better ways of pre­dicting and man­aging demand for cloud com­puting resources.

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.

Give thanks, and prosper

In new a paper, North­eastern psy­chology researchers chal­lenge long-​​held beliefs about patience by showing that cul­ti­vating grat­i­tude can pro­mote impulse control—which many pre­vious studies have linked to better long-​​term outcomes.

3Qs: Our fascination with mystery

Psy­chology pro­fessor John Coley dis­cusses how the need for expla­na­tion can drive society—and per­haps the media—to be con­sumed with curiosity into the unknown, like with the missing Malaysia Air­lines Flight 370.

Faculty: welcome to the DSC

The Dig­ital Schol­ar­ship Com­mons, which opened ear­lier this semester at Snell Library, serves as a ded­i­cated meeting space for fac­ulty and doc­toral stu­dents to access a range of high-​​level ser­vices for dig­ital schol­ar­ship, teaching, and research.

The leader in the room

Elikya Bokanga, SSH’16, show­cased award-​​winning diplo­matic acumen and strong man­age­ment skills at the 12th Annual National Model African Union Con­fer­ence in Wash­ington, D.C. last month.

From sugarball to the big leagues

In his latest book on base­ball in Latin America, pro­fessor Alan Klein charts the his­tory of Major League Baseball’s influ­ence in the Dominican Republic, where sugar refineries had begun fielding ultra-​​competitive base­ball teams as early as the 1930s.

Law professor honored as ‘Living Legend’

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity law pro­fessor Mar­garet Burnham was rec­og­nized by the Museum of African Amer­ican His­tory for her work as a civil rights lawyer, edu­cator, and activist, as well as for being the first African Amer­ican woman to serve in the Mass­a­chu­setts judiciary.