The pay imbalance between CEOs and the typical American worker appears to motivate employees to work harder, especially at smaller companies in which promotion is performance-based, according to a study by two Northeastern associate professors of finance.
“We’re on a course toward fully automating warfare,” warned roboticist Noel Sharkey, who delivered a recent lecture on the political, ethical, and legal implications of Terminator-like weapons.
Political science professor Robert Gilbert, who is writing a book on President John F. Kennedy’s legacy, says JFK’s political decision-making “improved sharply as he acquired more seasoning.”
Dinos Mavroidis, Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and his team are developing computer software to simulate cancer drug delivery, guided by the force of a magnetic field.
The Northeastern community surveyed a dynamic range of interdisciplinary research projects focused on sustainability at the fifth Pop Up Open Lab Experience and Reception on Monday, hosted by Office of the Provost.
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.
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.
In a panel discussion on Wednesday, Northeastern faculty and alumni reflected on the personal, public, and political implications of same-sex marriage in America.
Northeastern will co-host the 12th annual Boston Latino International Film Festival, which begins this week and features screenings of more than 70 films from 17 countries.
Heather Brenhouse, an assistant professor of psychology, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore the connection between childhood trauma and adolescent mental illness.
Ronald Hedlund, a public policy expert and a professor of political science, shed insight on the national implications of Tuesday’s off-year elections.
On Monday afternoon, Northeastern celebrated the soft-launch of its cutting-edge 3-D Printing Studio, which houses a full suite of 3-D fabrication and modeling technologies.