Announcing Interim Director Matthias Ruth

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“As the Interim Director of the School, I am looking forward to making fundamental contributions to the issues we research, creating solutions for social, economic and environmental challenges, and having lasting, positive impact on the people we reach – be they in classrooms, city halls or boardrooms, in our neighborhoods or around the world.”

Northeastern University report suggests need for future life science investment

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In a report conducted by Northeastern University, released last week, analysts said the state’s investment in life sciences had pushed Massachusetts to the top of the list when measuring population-controlled life science employment, with 113,678 people involved in the industry throughout the state in 2012.

Mass. jobless rate fell to 5.6% in May

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Alan Clayton-Matthews, a Northeastern University economist, said the jobs gained in May are a continuation of “moderate growth” for the state. As people have begun working again, incomes have risen, households have paid down debt, and home prices have increased.

US adds 217,000 jobs in May

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The US economy finally has regained all the jobs lost in the last recession as hiring continued to expand at a solid pace, the Labor Department reported Friday.

Bay State jobless rate drops, 
but so does the number of jobs

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The state unemployment rate fell to 6 percent yesterday, but the state lost jobs for the first time since January.

“It’s a bit of a mixed picture,” said Alan Clayton Matthews, a professor at Northeastern University.

Tim Hoff receives the 2014 Ronald Copeland Best Paper Award

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Tim Hoff, Ph.D. and Associate Professor of Management, Health Care Systems, and Health Policy, has received one of the two 2014 Ronald Copeland Best Paper Awards. This award recognizes excellent published work from Northeastern faculty, and winners receive a $1,000 prize.

Matthias Ruth talks climate change on WCVB TV

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Northeastern’s Dr. Matthias Ruth helped to author the newly released National Climate Assessment.

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Northeastern professor Matthias Ruth focuses on building bridges across sectors and disciplines to tackle the growing problem of climate change, especially in urban settings. Photo by Brooks Canaday. - See more at: http://www.northeastern.edu/news/2014/05/ruth-climate-assessment/#sthash.WRWH3BNJ.dpuf

A cur­sory look at the Third National Cli­mate Assess­ment released Tuesday by the National Cli­mate Assess­ment and Devel­op­ment Advi­sory Com­mittee yields a grim out­look. The authors state that cli­mate change is already begin­ning to impact nearly every sector of the economy—and that’s not all: It’s already threat­ening human health and well being and adversely affecting our infra­struc­tures, our water resources, our crops, our live­stock, and our nat­ural ecosys­tems. What’s more, plan­ning efforts to adapt and mit­i­gate the problem are facing serious limitations.

Mariam Raqib brings the gift of trees to Afghanistan

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Mariam Raqib remembers a childhood in Afghanistan where majestic Acacia trees lined the streets of Kabul and wheat grew in the fields outside her family’s home near the city of Jalalabad. That is not the Afghanistan Ms. Raqib found upon returning decades after she and her family fled the Soviet occupation of the 1980s. Forests were felled, irrigation systems destroyed, and farmlands abandoned.

WBUR – Bystander Approach Teaches That Others Play Role In Preventing Sexual Violence

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Northeastern’s human services courses and programming are empowering students to learn more about sexual assault and how they can become active bystanders.

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