Give the gift of voice

In a recent talk at TED Women, asso­ciate pro­fessor Rupal Patel announced The Human Voice­bank Ini­tia­tive: a crowd-​​sourced plat­form that will help give per­son­al­ized syn­thetic voices to people with severe speech impairments.

3Qs: Health in America

Katherine Tucker, pro­fessor of nutri­tional epi­demi­ology in the depart­ment of Health Sci­ences and coau­thor of a new text­book on nutri­tion and dis­ease, says that fol­lowing a healthy diet could pre­vent dia­betes, heart dis­ease, and many forms of cancer.

The economic impact of Ghana’s oil industry

The bur­geoning oil industry in the African nation of Ghana has the poten­tial to create wide­spread gen­tri­fi­ca­tion, according to Kwamina Pan­ford, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of African Amer­ican studies at North­eastern University.

Investing in exceptionalism

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun said on Wednesday at the annual State of the Uni­ver­sity Town Hall Meeting that North­eastern is well posi­tioned to lead in higher education’s rapidly changing landscape.