Bright young minds, renowned thought leaders take aim at global problems

North­eastern hosted the fifth annual Mil­len­nium Campus Con­fer­ence over the weekend, con­vening world-​​renowned speakers and more than 1,000 col­lege stu­dents to dis­cuss solu­tions to the world’s greatest problems.

Crowdfunding drug discovery

The secrecy model that dom­i­nates drug dis­covery doesn’t work for neglected trop­ical dis­eases, which affect more than 1 bil­lion people each year. Asso­ciate pro­fessor Michael Pol­lastri hopes to shift that par­a­digm with a new plat­form for secure data-​​sharing.

3Qs: The effect of antibiotic resistant bacteria

The Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion recently released a new report on the impact of antibi­otic resis­tant bac­teria on national health. We asked assis­tant pro­fessor Betsy Hirsch to explain its sig­nif­i­cance and what it means for the public.

Global ecology as the next grand strategy

Retired Marine Colonel Mark Myk­leby said at a lec­ture at North­eastern on Tuesday that the nation’s biggest problem is global unsus­tain­ability and it will take behav­ioral change, not national strategy, to fix it.

University’s momentum in focus at Faculty Senate meeting

At the Faulty Senate’s first meeting of the aca­d­emic year, Provost Stephen W. Director pre­sented Northeastern’s accom­plish­ments and growth on many fronts, including aca­d­emic resources, finan­cial aid, and stu­dent life enhancements.

Broad-​​based knowledge, experience among key outcomes, higher ed experts agree

North­eastern hosted its second annual summit and released the results of a new national survey — both of which focused on crit­ical issues facing col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties, par­tic­u­larly their role in preparing stu­dents for the global workforce.

Most Americans and business leaders want colleges to provide a broad-​​based education

According to a new North­eastern Uni­ver­sity survey, Amer­ican higher edu­ca­tion is held in high regard, but doubts per­sist about the system’s ability to pre­pare stu­dents for suc­cess in today’s economy.

How trash can reveal an urban landscape’s ‘invisible realities’

New assis­tant pro­fessor Dietmar Offen­huber wants to make cities and their infra­struc­tures more leg­ible in order to improve their gov­er­nance. One of his approaches involves tracking the move­ment of garbage.

President Aoun urges innovation as global demand for higher education grows

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun deliv­ered a keynote address to the Asso­ci­a­tion of Uni­ver­si­ties and Col­leges of Canada in Ottawa at a con­fer­ence focused on the changes in higher edu­ca­tion around the globe.

Can China become an innovation hub?

The answer is yes, according to Michael Gasiorek, a fourth-​​year stu­dent in the Bach­elor of Sci­ence in Inter­na­tional Busi­ness pro­gram who is spending two years studying and working in China.

Scholar of Israel to co-​​direct Middle East Center at Northeastern

Israel and Middle East expert Dov Waxman has been appointed as pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence, inter­na­tional affairs, and Israel studies and co-​​director of the university’s Middle East Center.

A sweet spot for coastal cities

At the first annual Sus­taining Coastal Cities con­fer­ence, national and inter­na­tional leaders began a con­ver­sa­tion on the future of fisheries.

Northeastern to launch $1 billion comprehensive campaign

Empower: The Cam­paign for North­eastern Uni­ver­sity will shape the future of teaching, learning, and dis­covery at North­eastern by sup­porting stu­dents, fac­ulty, and research inno­va­tion and strength­ening part­ner­ships with industry and government.

Excellence in experiential learning

North­eastern rec­og­nized 17 accom­plished seniors at the Out­standing Coop­er­a­tive Edu­ca­tion Awards Cer­e­mony, held last week in the Curry Stu­dent Center Ball­room.  The stu­dents’ co-​​​​op expe­ri­ences include working at Boston’s world-​​​​class […]

Why IT decisions will make or break businesses

EMC Cor­po­ra­tion Chairman and CEO Joseph M. Tucci said Friday at Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum that busi­nesses’ future suc­cess will be increas­ingly defined by how they inno­vate and take advan­tage of oppor­tu­ni­ties pre­sented by infor­ma­tion technology’s transformation.

Ocean view, from within

Stephen W. Director, Northeastern’s provost and senior vice pres­i­dent for aca­d­emic affairs, has been taking under­water pho­tographs for more than two decades. What’s his trick for cap­turing sea life’s immense beauty and diver­sity? Just stay focused.