Northeastern alumna, a pioneering neuroscientist, named MacArthur Fellow

Beth Stevens, BPH’93, dis­cov­ered a key func­tion of microglia, a lesser-​​known type of brain cell, that is prompting a shift in thinking about brain devel­op­ment in healthy states as well as in neu­ro­log­ical dis­or­ders like Alzheimer’s disease.

The power of global research opportunities

Thomas Web­ster, pro­fessor and chair of the chem­ical engi­neering depart­ment, knows the value of working over­seas and of con­ducting research out­side North­eastern. Putting the two together, he launched a summer pro­gram that gives under­grad­u­ates research oppor­tu­ni­ties at seven uni­ver­si­ties around the world and brings stu­dents from those insti­tu­tions here.

Business professor recognized for entrepreneurship research

Kim­berly Eddle­ston in the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness is one of four pro­fes­sors to be rec­og­nized with a Dis­tin­guished Pro­fes­sor­ship by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foun­da­tion. The award will sup­port her inno­v­a­tive research on family busi­nesses and the careers of entrepreneurs.

Northeastern secures $20 million agreement with US Army to conduct critical defense research

The $20.4 mil­lion coop­er­a­tive agree­ment pro­vides a unique mech­a­nism for North­eastern to obtain expe­dited funding for research in designing and devel­oping advanced engi­neered mate­rials with secu­rity appli­ca­tions, and expands on the university’s lead­er­ship in secu­rity and resilience research.

Graduate researcher wins fellowship to design drugs to combat deadly disease

Chem­istry doc­toral stu­dent Dana Klug makes pos­sible drug options the way a chef makes a gourmet dish—adding an atom of hydrogen here, removing an atom of nitrogen there—to stop a deadly par­a­site in its tracks.

Congressman praises Northeastern’s commitment to STEM education

U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III vis­ited campus on Wednesday to observe the university’s efforts to bol­ster interest and par­tic­i­pa­tion in sci­ence, tech­nology, engi­neering, and math education.

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.