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.

Students urged to embrace creativity at new Curry lab

The Center for Stu­dent Involvement’s new Pro­gram­ming Lab in the Curry Stu­dent Center pro­vides space for stu­dent group leaders to brain­storm and uti­lize tech­nology resources.

Big data’s role in business innovation

New assis­tant pro­fessor Christoph Riedl applies his research inter­ests in data sci­ence and com­pu­ta­tional social sci­ence to study sub­stan­tive research ques­tions in areas ranging from online social net­works to decision-​​making, team­work, and productivity.

A wiring diagram for disease

Baruch Barzel, a post­doc­toral researcher in world-​​renowned net­work sci­en­tist Albert-​​László Barabási’s lab, has worked out a method for map­ping the inter­ac­tions between cel­lular com­po­nents, moving the team a step closer in its quest to under­stand, pre­dict, and con­trol disease.

President Aoun joins National Presidential Innovation Lab

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun has been named to the Amer­ican Council on Education’s Pres­i­den­tial Inno­va­tion Lab, a new national ini­tia­tive to explore oppor­tu­ni­ties in dis­rup­tive inno­va­tions in higher edu­ca­tion and design solu­tions to increase the number of Amer­i­cans able to earn a col­lege degree.

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.

Innovation key to improving patient care, access

Larry J. Merlo, pres­i­dent and CEO of CVS Care­mark, said on Tuesday at Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum that the chal­lenges pre­sented by America’s rapidly evolving health­care land­scape will require novel solutions—particularly those rooted in pharmacy.

Startups, meet your best untapped resource

A new part­ner­ship between the Center for Research Inno­va­tion and Ven­ture­Crowd is con­necting entre­pre­neurial talent with bud­ding uni­ver­sity star­tups in need of fresh ideas and a little help.

Barnett Institute celebrates 40 years of scientific breakthroughs

During its 40-​​year his­tory, the Bar­nett Insti­tute of Chem­ical and Bio­log­ical Analysis has pio­neered break­throughs in biotech­nology, forensic sci­ence, and advanced mate­rials study. Last week, its accom­plish­ments were hon­ored at a day­long con­fer­ence on campus.

Welcome to the real world, Iron Man

Elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering cap­stone stu­dents were inspired by the movie Iron Man in their devel­op­ment of goCAD, a pro­gram that allows users to manip­u­late vir­tual objects with nothing but a swipe of their hand.

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.

3Qs: The 3-​​D printing of tomorrow

Pro­fessor Ahmed Busnaina’s method of directed assembly is faster, cheaper, and more ver­sa­tile than tra­di­tional 3-​​D printing. What does it mean? Could $10 iPhones and tissue engi­neering break­throughs be just the tip of the ice­berg. Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

Researchers as entrepreneurs

Northeastern’s unique Lab to Ven­tures pro­gram guides top grad­uate stu­dents through the process of turning their research into inde­pen­dent, suc­cessful companies.

Popping in’ on the latest research

From brain com­puter inter­faces to gyro­scopes, the next gen­er­a­tion of health­care tech­nolo­gies have some­thing for everyone — and they’re being devel­oped in North­eastern labs.

Entrepreneurship at work, on campus and worldwide

The Center for Research Inno­va­tion will bring a slate of events to campus starting Tuesday and aimed at boosting Northeastern’s already-​​strong entre­pre­neurial community.

Biology is a complex matter

World-​​renowned sys­tems biol­o­gist Leroy Hood said Monday at Northeastern’s Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series that in the next 10 years, he believes we will each have our genome sequenced and a drop of blood could offer a window into health and disease.