Are body products like blood, milk, and sperm marketable commodities, gifts to help others, or both? Kara Swanson, an associate professor of law with expertise in the history of science and medicine, explains the origins and consequences of the debate in her new book “Banking on the Body.”
At the Academic Honors Convocation, Northeastern presented the Presidential Medallion to two of its former leaders, John A. Curry and Richard M. Freeland. The medallion was bestowed upon the former presidents in celebration of their legacies, which have paved the way for future success.
Experts discussed the impact a politicians’ health can have on their political careers at a recent conference hosted by Northeastern’s Department of Political Science.
D’Amore-McKim School of Business professor Robert Lieb has written a book detailing the history of the American Basketball League, a short-lived pro basketball league in the 1960s that looked to disrupt the basketball establishment.
In a campus lecture on Friday, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas Blackmon said he writes about African American slavery because it’s a way to infuse personality into stories that were originally written in dehumanizing ways.
Northeastern faculty experts weigh in on Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy.
On Tuesday, Northeastern’s International Student and Scholar Institute cooked up a traditional Thanksgiving meal for students, faculty, and staff, who also learned about the holiday’s history and culture.
Northeastern alumnus Kenneth Scola was working at The Boston Globe on his first co-op the day President John F. Kennedy was shot. It was an experience he said he will never forget.
Giordana Mecagni, the new university archivist and head of special collections, is ready to increase the scope of the Archives and Special Collections Department, which preserves valuable collections that documents the history of both Northeastern and Boston.
Distinguished Professor William Fowler reflects on some of the most unusual gift exchanges between nations in modern history and how the symbolic practice has evolved.
Ryan Cordell, an assistant professor of English and a digital humanities expert, is using a newly digitized corpora of historical texts, including newspapers, magazines, and novels, to identify the popular elements of 19th-century culture.
A new book by Roger Abrams, the Richardson Professor of Law at Northeastern and a leader in the field of sports law, examines the critical role sports have played in politics and history.