From a devastating earthquake, a blueprint for recovery

Matthias Ruth, a North­eastern pro­fessor of public policy and engi­neering, and an inter­na­tional team of scholars studied how the response to a 2009 earth­quake in Italy can guide future city-​​planning efforts.

3Qs: Coping with cascading crises

Finan­cial prob­lems can arise in many forms, from the plunging economy to the after­math of nat­ural dis­as­ters. We asked Randy Colvin, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of psy­chology at North­eastern, to dis­cuss the psy­cho­log­ical impacts of a looming double-​​dip reces­sion paired with the dev­as­ta­tion caused by nat­ural dis­as­ters such as Hur­ri­cane Irene — as well as ways people can improve their emo­tional health in the face of such stress.

Roving robot to the rescue

Student-​​researchers have cre­ated a roving robot named WiLU that may be able to locate and rescue vic­tims of nat­ural disasters.

From undergraduate paper to global policy document

Co-​​op with secu­rity think tank in Switzer­land enables inter­na­tional affairs major to take her climate-​​change research to another level