Daniel Aldrich and his family narrowly escaped the wrath of the catastrophic storm, which made landfall in New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005. Since then, Aldrich, now a professor at Northeastern, has dedicated his career to examining community resilience, with a particular focus on the importance of social capital.
Jonathan Kaufman, the new director of the School of Journalism in the College of Arts, Media and Design, shares how he follows the news, what journalism students should know before going on global co-op, and about the 2016 campaign course he’s teaching in the spring.
Northeastern physicists Albert-László Barabási and Gang Yan reveal a measuring strategy that could guide scientists in controlling real-world complex systems.
Amílcar Barreto—an expert in Puerto Rican politics and an associate professor in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities—weighs in on the cash-poor island’s debt crisis and its impact on the 2016 presidential election.
Jonathan Kaufman, the new director of Northeastern’s School of Journalism, holds forth on what attracted him to the university, which media organizations journalism students should follow on Twitter, and what makes the best news stories.
Block Island will soon be home to North America’s first offshore wind farm. Here, Andrew Myers, an assistant professor who studies offshore wind structures, holds forth on the environmental effects of wind energy and his work to improve the design of hurricane-resistant offshore wind turbines.
Students and faculty described the group’s decision to lift its ban on openly gay leaders while allowing church-sponsored units to continue excluding gays for religious reasons in unequivocally strong terms. “Claiming ‘morality’ or ‘religious beliefs’ cannot override basic principles of equality,” noted sociology professor Suzanna Walters.
Valentine Moghadam, director of Northeastern’s International Affairs and Middle East Studies programs, holds forth on the deal’s biggest winners, Israel’s response, and Congress’ forthcoming review of the accord.
For Andrew Gouldstone, associate professor in the College of Engineering, the New Horizons’ spacecraft’s historic flyby of Pluto is an exciting lesson in both curiosity and attention to detail.
The once 75-foot-high snow pile hovering over the Seaport District brings the issue of surface-water pollutants into plain view, says Northeastern associate professor Ferdi Hellweger.
Mark Patterson is discussing Aquaman at a Comic-Con 2015 panel on Friday. But on Thursday he attended the pop-culture convention in costume as a coral polyp, raising awareness about the dangers of microplastics in the ocean and Northeastern’s research to address the problem.
Cognitive scientist John Coley has helped unlock why misconceptions persist in science education—research that could change the way instructors teach and improve how students learn science.