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 […]

Scholars pursuing resesarch project.

Scholars Independent Research Fellowships

The University Scholars Program is pleased to announce that we will be awarding new Scholars Independent Research Fellowships (SIRFs) this year.  SIRFs are designed to support original, student-initiated independent research, creative performance, and project making in close collaboration with a faculty mentor. All University Scholars in good academic standing and with a GPA of at least […]

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 […]

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. […]

Spring Scholars Speaker Series on Research and Innovation

We are pleased to announce that this spring we are going to be hosting a University Scholars Research and Innovation Speakers Series. The series will be held on Thursday evenings from 6 – 7 PM. Each session will feature a conversation with one or more interesting people from on or around campus, talking to us […]

Professor Darien Wood in the D-Zero Experiment control room at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Photo credit Fermi National Accelerator Lab.

Nobel Day

  by Faculty Fellow and Professor of Physics Darien Wood I was every excited to hear the big news today that the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to Francois Englert and Peter Higgs.  The prize recognizes work they did almost fifty years ago on the development of the Higgs mechanism which is responsible for giving […]

University Scholars Service Project Participants

Community-Based Research Service Projects

This year, in addition to offering Scholars the opportunity to fulfill their service obligation through direct service facilitated by the Civic Engagement Program, the Scholars Program is coordinating six new community-based research projects. Below you will find longer project descriptions. Scholars can either apply to do direct service or to do a Community-Based Research Project; […]

Carey Rappaport

The Most Important Thing I Learned in Undergrad

During our recent Scholars orientation the Faculty Fellows and I answered the question, “What was the most important thing you learned while an undergraduate?”  The responses were wonderfully rich. Professor Cram spoke about the importance of absorbing and categorizing large amounts of information, a skill she cultivated in her first college major — art history. […]

Professor Cram awarded teaching honors.

Meet Our New Faculty Fellows

The University Scholars Program is delighted to announce the addition of two new Faculty Fellows to our team: Distinguished Professor Carey Rappaport from the College of Engineering and Professor Erin Cram of the College of Science. Their tremendous talents as researchers, evident enthusiasm for working with students, and delight in creative collaborations will surely be […]