Scholars plant trees as part of Civic Engagement.

Scholars Serve and Lead

This year, a number of Scholars received recognition of the “Above and Beyond” efforts to serve others through the University’s Civic Engagement Program. The Scholars and the names of their community partners are below: Ololade Akingbade, St. Stephen’s Youth Programs Hari Anbarasu, CBR-John D O’Bryant School Lindsey Bressler, CBR-USES, LIFT-Boston James Card, Let’s Get Ready […]

Scholar Nicholas Mortillaro as PAWS.

Welcome Event Recap and Photos

This weekend, we were pleased to host over 200 prospective University Scholars and their families from all across the United States and world for our Welcome Event. Guests arrived on Sunday, attending tours and admissions sessions and taking trips to the “Top of the Hub” during the morning and early afternoon. From 2 to 4 […]

Professor Orimoto

Scholars Seminar: Professor Orimoto

On Thursday, February 6th, Professor Toyoko Orimoto shared her thoughts on the “beauty” of scientific research at our Third University Scholars Seminar on Research and Innovation. Professor Orimoto’s research focuses on experimental particle physics, aiming to answer fundamental questions about the nature of our universe: Is it possible that there are extra-dimensions of space-time? What new particles or […]

Jessica Taubner, Chief-of-Staff for Councillor Ayanna Pressley

Third Scholars Seminar: Jessica Taubner

On Thursday,  January 30, our Scholars Seminar on Research and Innovation featured Jessica Taubner, the current Chief-of-Staff and former campaign manager for Councilor-at-Large Ayanna Pressley, the first African-American City Councilor in the history of Boston. As Chief-of-Staff, Taubner has worked closely with Pressley to set a very progressive and sometimes controversial legislative agenda, which includes forwarding new laws […]

Professor Laszlo Barabasi

First Scholars Seminar: Professor Barabasi

On Monday, January 13th, the University Scholars held their first Scholars Seminar on Research and Innovation. Professor Laszlo Barabasi, a physicist working in the field of network science, spoke to the Scholars for over an hour about his research in this area. From illustrious early-stage contributors to the field, to the Kevin Bacon Game, Prof. […]

Holiday cards.

Holiday Cards for Hospitalized Children

During our December Pack Meetings, the University Scholars assembled over fifteen large fleece blankets to donate to Project Linus and the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter. We hope these will be of use to those experiencing the cold of our New England winters. While teams of Scholars put together the no-sew blankets, other Scholars worked on […]

More than 200 students, faculty, and staff attended the sixth installment in a yearlong series on civic sustainability. Photo by Brooks Canaday.

Gay Rights After Gay Marriage

By Elliot Horen, Computer and Information Science, University Scholar from Carlsbad, California The timing could not have been better. Just five days before the ten-year anniversary of the landmark decision in Goodridge v. Depart­ment of Public Health legalizing gay marriage in Massachusetts, Northeastern brought two of the key participants in that case to speak about […]

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Scholars @ The Sox

On September 19th, the University Scholars attended the Red Sox game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. Though the Red Sox ended up losing in extra innings, the team clinched a playoff spot nevertheless. Below is a gallery of photos from the fun night.  

Food Map Brochure Front

University Scholars Service Research Projects: The Food Project

Each year, University Scholars dedicate 100 hours to civic engagement activity. This year, Scholars, carried out four different research projects with community partners in the city of Boston. On April 16th, a number of individual students and our research groups presented the results of their year-long service to our community partners, as well as faculty […]