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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At Northeastern’s Holocaust Commemoration on Tuesday morning, Hinda Tzivia Eisen, the university’s 2013–2014 Gideon Klein Scholar, honored the memory of a score of German-Jewish artists who staged theatrical productions at a detention camp in the Netherlands.
Assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences Tania Konry has developed a system that efficiently tests for a wide range of biological specimens. Whether you’re looking for complex cancer cell biomarkers in a sample or simple bacteria in drinking water, the system costs significantly less than standard approaches and spits out results in a fraction of the time.
In response to revelations of failures in the Google Flu Trends’ predictive capabilities, Northeastern University researchers examined how Big Data can best be utilized for scientific gain in a report published online on Thursday in the journal Science.
Jeff Howe, an assistant professor of journalism, discussed his 12,000-word investigative report on the 2011 massacre of more than a dozen Chinese sailors as well as the future of long-form journalism at a campus lecture on Tuesday.
Northeastern mobile systems expert David Choffnes says data brokering, in which the data we share online is bought and sold by third parties, has blossomed into a viable industry and is the reason many popular apps are free. But he says the average user knows little about how their personal information is shared.