Spring break, with a humanitarian twist

During Northeastern’s Alter­na­tive Spring Break next week, 180 stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff will work on more than a dozen immer­sive ser­vice projects world­wide, ranging from pro­tecting nat­ural resources in the Ever­glades to tutoring orphaned chil­dren in the Dominican Republic.

Validation for flu prediction

In 2009, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity net­work sci­en­tist Alessandro Vespig­nani devel­oped a com­pu­ta­tional model that pre­dicted the spread of the H1N1 virus. Three years later, new studies show that these pre­dic­tions were highly accurate.

Northeastern researcher elected president of the Complex Systems Society

Alessandro Vespig­nani, the Stern­berg Family Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor of physics, com­puter sci­ence and health sci­ences, believes that com­plex sys­tems sci­ence has the poten­tial to solve real-​​world challenges.

Global Health Initiative to address neglected tropical diseases

Chem­istry and chem­ical biology pro­fessor Michael Pol­lastri announced the launch of the Inte­grated Ini­tia­tive in Global Health at his Col­lege of Sci­ence Col­lo­quium talk last Friday.

Former top US commander in Afghanistan to examine military’s role in interventions

On Thursday, Sept. 20, the uni­ver­sity will host retired Gen. David D. McK­iernan, who will draw on his dis­tin­guished mil­i­tary career for an engaging candid dis­cus­sion with the North­eastern community.

3Qs: A new model of religious and spiritual life on campus, and beyond

Alexander Lev­ering Kern, the exec­u­tive director of Northeastern’s new Center for Spir­i­tu­ality, Dia­logue and Cul­ture, says stu­dents need basic under­standing of reli­gion and cul­ture to tackle soci­etal challenges.