Faculty_News_Fall_2013_Vol4_no_1On September 23, Dan Adams, assistant professor of architecture, and Marie Law Adams, lecturer in architecture, will celebrate the opening of a new public park that they designed on reclaimed industrial land along the Chelsea waterfront. Dubbed the PORT (Publicly Organized Recreation Territory), the park is located in an active industrial dock where roadway salt is offloaded for winter use. The Adamses have repurposed features from an old salt dock, turning decaying fuel tanks into landscape trellises and loading platforms into waterfront viewing decks to provide direct access to the waterfront. The park can be expanded in the summer, providing basketball courts and event space on ground that is reclaimed by mountains of salt in the winter months.
John Auerbach, Distinguished Professor of Practice and director of the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice, was recognized by Health Care for All, a Massachusetts organization dedicated to making adequate and affordable healthcare accessible to everyone, with the establishment of the John Auerbach Community Leader Award.
Jonathan Tilly, who recently joined Northeastern as professor and chair of the Department of Biology, was honored as one of the Boston Business Journal’s Champions in Health Care. Each year, the business weekly recognizes professionals and organizations at the leading edge of the region’s world-class healthcare system.
Two members of the law school faculty, Matthews Distinguished University Professor Karl E. Klare and Professor Lucy Williams, are editing a book on the emerging jurisprudence of social and economic rights, to be published by Routledge in 2014. The contributors are members of the International Social and Economic Rights Project, an initiative of and the law school’s Program on Human Rights in the Global Economy. They include lawyers, judges, academics, and human rights activists, most of them working in the Southern Hemisphere. The multi-national group convened in March at a workshop held at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Conference Center in Italy.
Yiannis Levendis, Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, has been honored with the 2013 George Westinghouse Gold Medal of the American Society of Mechanical engineers. The award recognizes his distinguished service in the power systems field.