In her new book, English professor Mary Loeffelholz argues that Emily Dickinson’s poems continue to live on in the hearts and minds of readers due largely to their ability to comfort those in times of sorrow. “She was a master of extending consolation and recognition to people in the wake of death,” Loeffelholz explains, “a master of acknowledging it, grieving it, and expressing it.”
“The most amazing thing I have ever done.” That’s how senior Christa Blomquist described her Dialogue of Civilizations program in Iceland. At Thursday’s annual dialogue fair, she was among the students and faculty who extolled the virtues of living, working, and studying in an unfamiliar country.
Growing up in France, Nadine Aubry knew that she wanted to harness the power of engineering to make a positive impact on the world. Now, as dean of the College of Engineering, she is shaping the future of engineering education while being recognized for her achievements through prestigious appointments and major awards.
ABC News chief political analyst Matthew Dowd will address the numerous ways in which the 2016 election is transforming American politics. The interactive discussion—“Election 2016: Where do we go from here?”—will take place on Friday at noon in Blackman Auditorium and also will be shown live on Facebook.
No matter what you study, good writing skills will help you achieve success in both the classroom and the workplace. Here are five tips to help you write your next essay, cover letter, or office-wide email.
Apple created a stir when it announced it had eliminated the headphone jack from its latest iPhone model, pushing many users to wireless headphones. Here, Tommaso Melodia, director of Northeastern’s Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems Laboratory, explains the science behind Bluetooth headphones and how their quality compares to wired devices.
If the outcome of the 2016 presidential election were based on newspaper endorsements, then Hillary Clinton would beat Donald Trump in a historic landslide. But Dan Kennedy, associate professor of journalism, doesn’t think that endorsements will have much sway over voters on Election Day, and says “such endorsements are more an expression of values than a genuine attempt to persuade voters to change their minds.”
Chuck Hillman practices what he preaches, applying his research findings to his personal life. When he’s not studying the relationship between physical activity and cognitive health, he’s biking, playing ice hockey, or lifting weights in his home gym.
Anthony Braga, newly appointed Distinguished Professor and director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, has been working in conjunction with the Boston Police Department for more than 20 years, analyzing policies and developing programs aimed at reducing the city’s violent crime rate.
Pvt. Felix Hall, a 19-year-old African American from Millbrook, Alabama, was lynched in the woods of Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1941. More than 70 years later, Alexa Mills dug into the case as part of her course work in the School of Journalism’s Media Innovation program and then wrote a front-page feature on her findings for The Washington Post.
The Transportation Security Administration is finding more firearms than ever at airport checkpoints. Is this a sign that the TSA is doing its job or an indication that more travelers are trying to board planes with these weapons in their bags? And what about “insider threats” among airport personnel? We asked an expert.
A newly discovered planet called Proxima b is tantalizingly close to Earth and lies within the right distance of its star to support life. For Cordula Robinson, associate teaching professor in the Geospatial Information Technology program, the discovery suggests that “life outside of our solar system is a possibility.” Here, she explains why all of us should take note of our nearest interstellar neighbor.