While on co-op in the Philippines, fourth-year student Sam Manning packaged thousands of pounds of donated rice, noodles, and sardines to send to survivors of a catastrophic typhoon that killed more than 5,900 people.
A traveling exhibit on how Japan’s architectural community responded to the Great East Japan Earthquake is at Northeastern, the sole U.S. stop on a global tour.
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.
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.
Student-researchers have created a roving robot named WiLU that may be able to locate and rescue victims of natural disasters.
Co-op with security think tank in Switzerland enables international affairs major to take her climate-change research to another level