Joseph Aoun cheers in the student section at a Northeastern basketball game


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
The president attends the Melody for Dialogue Among Civilizations Association's world premiere concert, "Melody for Peace: Rossini, but not only...". It was hosted at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. A dinner followed at the Metropolitan Club. 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 speaks at the New Bostonians celebration
The We Are Boston awards ceremony is 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.

President Aoun delivers keynote speech at America's Table breakfast
Sponsored by the American Jewish Committee, America's Table is a celebration of the diversity of cultures in America. Northeastern University sponsored the event this year. Among others present 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.

Reception celebrates the young artists from Artists for Humanity
President Aoun hosts 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
President Aoun and Senator Edward Kennedy joined the families of eight soldiers from New England who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan to view a private premiere screening of the documentary "Remember Us." The film 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 stops by to view the annual faculty art exhibition (November 8-30). The exhibit recognized the artistic and academic excellence of Northeastern University's celebrated Studio Art + Design faculty and showed 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 gives welcome remarks before turning over the podium to General John Abizaid, Former Commander of the United States Central Command. The General spoke 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.

Homecoming 2007
President Aoun participates in Homecoming 2007 activities. Northeastern 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 a delegation from Singapore
The delegation, headed by the Minister of Education Tharman Shanmugaratnam and the Minister of State for Education Lui Tuck Yew, was 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.

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 at our Warren Conference Center in Ashland, Massachusetts. Photos by Joel Veak.

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

Reception honors Northeastern Trustee Emeritus Denis Picard
President Aoun attends a reception honoring Northeastern Trustee Emeritus Denis Picard 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.

President Aoun hosts the 2007 faculty and staff Welcome Barbecue
Faculty and staff and their families joined together to kick off the new academic year at the Welcome Barbecue at the Warren Center. The day was filled with great food, fun activities for the children, and lots of laughs. Photos by Craig Bailey.

Convocation 2007
President Aoun addresses the 110th entering class during this year's Convocation ceremony. 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. 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 during events held at the Alumni Center. Photos by Craig Bailey.

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.

Benefactors Reception
Prior to the Huntington Society gala dinner, contributors of at least $1 million and their guests enjoyed a special benefactors reception at the Four Seasons Hotel. Photos by John Gillooly.

Faculty and staff cookout
President Aoun thanks Northeastern faculty and staff for the past year's work during the 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, 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
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.

Inauguration of President Joseph Aoun
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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 in Ft. Myers. Photos by Jim Pierce.

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.

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. The event was sponsored by the Resident Student Association and the Student Ambassadors, and paid for in part by the student activities fee. Photos by Craig Bailey.

Massachusetts Procurement Conference and Business Expo
U.S. Sen. John Kerry addresses approximately 400 people attending the Massachusetts Procurement Conference on Business Expo at Northeastern's Curry Student Center. Photos by Craig Bailey.

Northeastern remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams keynotes annual convocation. Photos by Craig Bailey.