Professor Hilary Poriss

Meet the New Faculty Fellow: Professor Hilary Poriss

Hello! I am delighted to be joining the University Scholars this fall as a Faculty Fellow and am excited to meet and get to know all of the students in the program. I am a music historian and I came to Northeastern in 2007 by way of a circuitous journey through Chicago, New York, Cincinnati, […]

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The Dean’s List – Spring 2014

The University Scholars Program is proud to announce the names of the students receiving Dean’s List honors for the Spring 2014 semester. To make the Dean’s List Scholars must have a GPA above 3.50 with no grade below a C-. Congratulations to our outstanding Scholars on their academic achievements!   Ololade Akingbade College of Science […]

Professor DeSteno

Scholars Seminar: Professor David DeSteno

On Monday, March 31, 2014, the University Scholars Seminar on Research and Innovation hosted a lecture by Professor David DeSteno entitled: “The Truth about Trust.”  DeSteno is Professor in the Department of Psychology at Northeastern University, where he directs the Social Emotions Group.  He received his Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University.  He is the author […]

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Welcome Event Master Classes 2014

We have a wonderful slate of classes we will be presenting to prospective University Scholars visiting campus on March 23 and 24. Here’s a quick rundown of the course titles and the exceptional Northeastern faculty members who will be teaching the seminars. Master Classes will highlight areas of seminal importance in particular academic and interdisciplinary […]

Professor Bluestone

Scholars Seminar: Prof. Barry Bluestone

On March 13th, 2014, the University Scholars Seminar hosted a lecture by Professor Barry Bluestone on “The Great U-Turn: Inequality in America 25 years Later.” At Northeastern, Bluestone is the Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy, the founding director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy and the Dean of the School of […]

Professor Vona

Scholars Seminar: Professor Marty Vona

On Thursday, March 20th, the University Scholars Seminar on Research and Innovation hosted a lecture by Marty Vona, Assistant Professor in the Col­lege of Com­puter and Infor­ma­tion Sci­ence.  Professor Vona is an experimental roboticist, who examines how computation interacts with the physical world.  He received his MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from […]

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. […]

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 […]