Professor to lead U.S. biomaterials research society

Thomas Web­ster, pro­fessor and chair of Northeastern’s Depart­ment of Chem­ical Engi­neering, has been named pres­i­dent of the U.S. Society for Bio­ma­te­rials, a 3,000-plus-member orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to enhancing human health and quality of life through bio­ma­te­rials research.

Northeastern awarded NIH grant to study links between contaminants, preterm birth

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has received a five-​​year, $13.5 mil­lion award from the National Insti­tutes of Health to con­tinue its inter­dis­ci­pli­nary, multi-​​university inves­ti­ga­tion into the com­plex rela­tion­ship between envi­ron­mental con­t­a­m­i­na­tion and preterm birth.

The leaders, the motivators, the mobilizers of change’

Four North­eastern law stu­dents deliv­ered pow­erful reflec­tions on Friday at the School of Law com­mence­ment, during which they recalled their aca­d­emic expe­ri­ences and looked for­ward to their careers ahead.

It’s center stage for student speaker

Emily Izzo, SSH’14, will deliver the stu­dent address at Northeastern’s 112th com­mence­ment on Friday morning at the TD Garden, where she will encourage fellow grad­u­ates to go out and explore all the world has to offer.

Most business leaders believe innovation is critical for U.S. colleges to remain globally competitive

A new national survey by North­eastern Uni­ver­sity reveals a con­cern among U.S. busi­ness leaders about the pipeline of talent pro­duced by Amer­ican col­leges and universities.

Seniors honored for their outstanding co-​​ops

North­eastern rec­og­nized a group of extra­or­di­nary seniors at the 2014 Coop­er­a­tive Edu­ca­tion Awards, an annual cer­e­mony high­lighting stu­dents who’ve demon­strated out­standing accom­plish­ments on their co-​​op expe­ri­ences across the globe.

Marine researcher sticks to her roots

Jen­nifer Elliott, a doc­toral can­di­date at the Marine Sci­ence Center, is pur­suing research to deter­mine how best to reha­bil­i­tate the coral reefs in her home­land of Mau­ri­tius, a small island located in the Indian Ocean.

Infographic: Northeastern’s Alternative Spring Break

More than 180 stu­dent, fac­ulty, and staff vol­un­teers are doing com­mu­nity ser­vice projects across the U.S. and in four other coun­tries this week for Alter­na­tive Spring Break. Check out this info­graphic for a closer look at their impact.

Students find life calling through co-​​op

Co-​​op doesn’t just pro­vide stu­dents with pre­mier expe­ri­en­tial learning oppor­tu­ni­ties. It also helps many find their life’s pur­pose, said sev­eral Col­lege of Sci­ence stu­dents who shared their sto­ries at last week’s Spring Co-​​op Expo.