Northeastern’s Young Scholars Program lets local high-schoolers broaden their knowledge through stimulating university-level lab projects.
The leading social-media news site, Mashable, recently released an infographic comparing the successes and failures of new new-venture companies today to those in the dot-com era of the late 1990s and early– 2000s, begging the question, “Are we in a tech bubble?” John Friar, an executive professor of entrepreneurship at Northeastern and an expert in technology strategy for start-up companies, explains what it means to be in a tech bubble, if the world is in fact in one, and how start-ups can avoid the worst fall-out from a bursting bubble.
Indiana recently became the latest state to remove the requirement for its schools to teach handwriting, leading to the debate over whether cursive is outdated in our digital society or a critical component of youth learning. We asked Neal Lerner, an associate professor of English and the director of the Writing Center at Northeastern University, to weigh in.
In recent years, globalization and advanced technologies have increasingly given companies the ability to allow employees to work remotely. So how has this trend changed the game for businesses and the lives of their workers? We talked to Jay Mulki, associate professor of marketing in the College of Business Administration, who is conducting research in this area and recently presented at a conference sponsored by Care.com in New York City.
Professor analyzes Apple’s handling of succession issues related to Steve Jobs’s illness, and the meaning of his leading role in the iPad 2 rollout.