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  • President Aoun welcomes the University to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., convocation
    The University gathered in Blackman Auditorium in celebration and remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Organized by the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute, the convocation featured readings from Dr. King’s works, music by the Unity Gospel Ensemble and Marchelle Jacques-Yarde, and moving words by keynote speaker Reverend Dr. Zan Wesley Holmes. Photos by Craig Bailey
  • Tribute to Henry Nasella and Ed Galante
    Northeastern honored Henry Nasella, UC'77, and Edward Galante, E'73, for a pair of $5 million pledges to Northeastern. Nasella and his wife, Michele, established the Nasella Family Endowment Fund in support of financial aid. Their generosity will infuse much needed funding into undergraduate financial aid, a top priority of the University. Ed and Cathie Galante have committed $5 million to fund the Galante Engineering and MBA Program, a six-year program leading to a joint bachelor-of-science-in-engineering and MBA degree. Photos by Heratch Ekmekjian
  • President Aoun and wife Zeina attend Lincoln Center concert sponsored by Northeastern.
    Melody for Dialogue Among Civilizations Association hosted its world premiere concert, "Melody for Peace: Rossini, but not only…" on December 2, 2007. The goal was to promote peace through the universal language of music performed by artists from around the world. The event featured an original composition by Anthony Paul De Ritis, chair of Northeastern's department of music. Photos by Craig Bailey
  • President Aoun is the keynote speaker at America's Table breakfast.
    Sponsored by the American Jewish Committee, America's Table is a feast celebrating the diversity of cultures in America. Northeastern University sponsored the event on November 16, 2007. Present at the event, among others, were Zanaib Al-Suwaij, founder of the American Islamic Congress; Norman Mineta, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation; Henri Parens, Holocaust survivor; Sanjay Puri, founder and chair of the U.S. India Political Action Committee. Photos by Craig Bailey
  • President Aoun speaks at the New Bostonians celebration
    On November 19, President Aoun spoke at the We Are Boston awards ceremony hosted by Mayor Thomas Menino. The event, which celebrates the immigrant community in Boston, honored Red Sox star David "Big Papi" Ortiz, as well as the outstanding accomplishments of other individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions in embracing Boston's diversity. Photos by Heratch Ekmekjian
  • Reception celebrating the young artists from Artists for Humanity
    On November 15, President Aoun hosted a reception honoring the students from Artists for Humanity whose work now adorns banners along Columbus Avenue. It marked the coming together of a program sponsored by Northeastern that began during the President's inauguration celebration in March. Copies of the banners, which portray aspects of university life, were presented to the artists after the reception. Photos by Heratch Ekmekjian
  • President Aoun welcomes Senator Kennedy and families of U.S. soldiers
    On Friday, November 9, President Aoun welcomed Senator Edward Kennedy and the families of eight soldiers from New England who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. They were on campus for a private premiere screening of the documentary "Remember Us," which shows the difficulties the families face after all of the activity surrounding their family member's death winds down. The documentary was produced by New England Cable News (NECN). Photos by Craig Bailey
  • 2007 Co-op Awards
    President Aoun speaks at the annual co-op awards ceremony. The event honors six exceptional co-op employers, as well as a number of students who have had particularly outstanding co-op experiences. Photos by Heratch Ekmekjian

  • President Aoun visits the Visual Art + Design faculty exhibit
    The President stopped by to view the annual faculty art exhibition (November 8-30). The exhibit recognizes the artistic and academic excellence of Northeastern University's celebrated Studio Art + Design faculty and shows works in painting, photography, print, graphic design, installation, sculpture, and video. Participating artists: Sophia Ainslie, Edwin Andrews, Mira Cantor, Julie Curtis, Isabel Meirelles, John Kane, Ann MacDonald, Neal Rantoul, Andrea Raynor, Matthew Rich, Tom Starr, and Ann Steuernagel. Photos by Jim Chiavelli
  • President Aoun welcomes General John P. Abizaid, USA, Retired
    President Aoun gave welcome remarks before turning over the podium to General John Abizaid, Former Commander of the United States Central Command. The General spoke on Tuesday, October 30, about the conflict in the Middle East in a lecture presented by the Office of the President in conjunction with Northeastern's Middle East Center. Photos by Craig Bailey
  • Frank Palmer Speare Society Annual Luncheon
    The university held its annual Frank Palmer Speare Society luncheon, designed to thank and honor those alumni and friends who have included Northeastern in an estate provision or other planned gift. The luncheon is held annually at the Henderson House in Weston, Massachusetts. Photos by Heratch Ekmekjian
  • Homecoming 2007
    The rain didn't keep Huskies away for Homecoming 2007. We inaugurated a new Mayor of Huntington Avenue, crowned the Homecoming King and Queen, celebrated at the Carnival, and cheered on the football team against the University of Maine. Photos by Craig Bailey
  • President Aoun hosts the 2007 faculty and staff Welcome Barbecue
    The weather was perfect for this year's Welcome Barbecue at the Warren Center on September 23. Faculty and staff and their families joined together to kick off the new academic year. The day was filled with great food, fun activities for the children, and lots of laughs. Photos by Craig Bailey
  • President Aoun hosts a delegation from Singapore
    On October 18, Northeastern hosted a delegation from Singapore headed by the Minister of Education, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, and the Minister of State for Education, Lui Tuck Yew. This delegation is visiting a number of higher-education institutions as part of an initiative to create new universities in Singapore. Northeastern was chosen because of its distinctive experiential learning programs among other reasons. Photos by Jim Chiavelli
  • Reception honoring Northeastern Trustee Emeritus Denis Picard
    President Aoun attends a reception honoring Northeastern Trustee Emeritus Denis Picard on September 27 in the Raytheon Amphitheater. Picard is the former CEO and chairman of defense and aerospace systems supplier Raytheon. In Picard's honor and at his request, Raytheon has endowed the Denis Picard Trustee Professorship in electrical and computer engineering, now held by Mario Sznaier. Photos by Jim Chiavelli
  • Northeastern's 25-Year Associates lunch
    President Aoun hosts the 25-Year Associates luncheon honoring faculty and staff who have been at the University at least 25 years. It was held on Friday, September 28 at our Warren Conference Center in Ashland, Massachusetts. Photos by Joel Veak.
  • Convocation 2007
    President Aoun addresses the 110th entering class during this year’s Convocation ceremony held on Monday, September 3. Photos by Craig Bailey

  • Welcome Barbecue
    President Aoun welcomes the new entering class at a post-Convocation barbecue on campus. Photos by Craig Bailey

  • Commencement, Fall 2007
    President Aoun presides over the Fall Commencement ceremony held in Matthews Arena on August 30. Photos by Craig Bailey

  • Student move-in
    President Aoun talks with students, parents and volunteers, on campus and in the Mission Hill neighborhood, during students’ arrival over Labor Day weekend. Photos by Jim Chiavelli

  • New faculty orientation and reception
    President Aoun greets Northeastern’s new faculty members and explains some of the university’s priorities in events at the Alumni Center. Photos by Craig Bailey.
  • Faculty and staff cookout

  • President Aoun thanked Northeastern faculty and staff for the past year’s work during the 2007 faculty and staff cookout, in Krentzman Quad. Photos by Craig Bailey.

  • President congratulates Business Beanpot champions

  • President Aoun greets the College of Business Administration students who won the 2006 Business Beanpot case-study competition in February, defeating competitors from four other area universities. The victory gave Northeastern its eighth first-place finish in the Business Beanpot's 10-year history. Photos by Jim Chiavelli.

  • President meets with graduate students on April 12, 2007

  • At the request of the Graduate and Professional Student Association, President Aoun and Provost Ahmed Abdelal attended a forum in Dodge Hall to hear concerns and share ideas about graduate education at Northeastern. Photos by Jim Chiavelli.

  • Marking the 50th of the European Union

  • President Aoun joins a luncheon with Northeastern faculty and the Boston consuls-general of seven European nations, prefatory to a panel discussion on the European Union's 50th anniversary. Photos by Jim Chiavelli.

  • Inauguration of President Joseph Aoun

  • Huskies vs. Red Sox

  • President Aoun meets with Northeastern alumni during a reception before the Huskies played the Red Sox in a spring training baseball game on March 1 in Ft. Myers.

  • President teaches linguistics

  • President Aoun guest-lectures an undergraduate class on syntax, at the invitation of linguistics professor Janet Randall. Randall, who has known Aoun since both were graduate students in linguistics, and her students praised the president's presentation of material on anaphora, a subject of scholarly work. Photos by Jim Chiavelli.

  • Late Night Mardi Gras Breakfast

  • President Aoun greets students during festivities at the annual Late Night Mardi Gras Breakfast. Photos by Craig Bailey.

  • Beanpot

  • President Aoun joins alumni, university leaders at post-game reception. Photos by Craig Bailey.

  • The Second Annual Northeastern Snow Ball

  • The president joins the second annual Northeastern Snow Ball at the Grand Ballroom of the Boston Marriott Copley Plaza on Jan. 27. The event was sponsored by the Resident Student Association and the Student Ambassadors, and paid for in part by the student activities fee.


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