New research out of Northeastern psychology professor Iris Berent’s lab suggests that humans’ capacity for creating language is encoded in our brains as a universal set of rules.
Students, faculty, and staff were recognized on Wednesday afternoon at the university’s annual Academic Honors Convocation for their extraordinary achievements and passion for their work.
In the latest installment of the Profiles in Innovation Presidential Speaker Series, Nobel laureate Sir Harold Kroto discussed his discovery of Buckminsterfullerene with a standing-room-only audience.
Students and faculty across many disciplines presented their most recent scholarly research, innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial ventures at RISE:2014, Northeastern’s Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo.
Theo Bowe, S’15, Tushar Swamy, E’15, and Greg Allan, E’16, credit research opportunities they received as freshmen with fostering their passion for science and engineering.
University Distinguished Professor of Biology Kim Lewis is exploring alternative approaches to curing chronic Lyme disease using his expertise in bacterial cell persistence.
Northeastern professor Dagmar Sternad received the 50th annual Robert D. Klein University Lecturer Award on Tuesday and discussed her interdisciplinary research on how the brain controls the human body.
At a recent conference at Northeastern’s School of Law, former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Carol Browner said history and nature can help guide cities in finding interdisciplinary solutions to challenges in urban sustainability.
Ningfang Mi, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is exploring better ways of predicting and managing demand for cloud computing resources.
In new a paper, Northeastern psychology researchers challenge long-held beliefs about patience by showing that cultivating gratitude can promote impulse control—which many previous studies have linked to better long-term outcomes.
Northeastern University received 49,822 undergraduate applications for 2,800 seats in the Fall 2014 freshman class — more than in any previous year and a ratio of 18 applicants per seat. The group of admitted students exceeds all previous benchmarks in terms of academic achievement, total applicants, and geographic diversity.
Psychology professor John Coley discusses how the need for explanation can drive society—and perhaps the media—to be consumed with curiosity into the unknown, like with the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.