Blog:  iNSolution

Is ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’ still valid?

North­eastern net­work sci­en­tist Albert-​​László Barabási reveals the truth behind six degrees of separation—and why the number doesn’t matter.

Professor turns into coral polyp for Comic-​​Con

Mark Pat­terson is dis­cussing Aquaman at a Comic-​​Con 2015 panel on Friday. But on Thursday he attended the pop-​​culture con­ven­tion in cos­tume as a coral polyp, raising aware­ness about the dan­gers of microplas­tics in the ocean and Northeastern’s research to address the problem.

Researchers’ discovery may explain difficulty in treating Lyme disease

A research team led by Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Kim Lewis present in a new paper that they’ve iden­ti­fied drug-​​tolerant per­sister cells in the bac­terium that causes Lyme dis­ease. They also present a promising approach to poten­tially erad­i­cating this and other infections.

Northeastern’s commitment to academic priorities, student life highlight Faculty Senate meeting

Uni­ver­sity leaders on Wednesday pre­sented the Fac­ulty Senate with an overview of the fiscal year 2016 budget, which will advance Northeastern’s com­mit­ment to under­grad­uate and grad­uate edu­ca­tion, fac­ulty hiring, stu­dent life, research, and improving its phys­ical and tech­nology resources.

Research, entrepreneurship at Northeastern celebrated at RISE:2015

Stu­dents and fac­ulty across many dis­ci­plines pre­sented their schol­arly research, inno­v­a­tive thinking, and entre­pre­neurial endeavors at the annual expo, where many young researchers were hon­ored with pres­ti­gious awards.

Student’s materials research leads to Goldwater Scholarship

Emma Kaeli, E’18, was one of 260 stu­dents selected from a nation­wide pool of more than 1,000 appli­cants to receive this pres­ti­gious award for those inter­ested in pur­suing research careers.