Lynsey Addario

Lynsey Addario: Powerhouse Photographer

by Kenneth Barragan, CSSH ’18 Prior to hearing that Lynsey Addario, the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and MacArthur Fellow, was coming to speak at our Scholars Seminar Series, I had honestly never heard about her. Nevertheless, a world-renowned change-maker was coming to our campus and I could not pass up the opportunity to meet her and […]

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A New Approach to Problem Solving

by Kiara Taquechel, COS Last night I had the pleasure of attending a talk by one of Northeastern’s own, Professor Kim Lewis, a distinguished professor of biology. Dr. Lewis has made a name for himself in microbiology by what I perceive to be simple, creative solutions to problems that have seemingly stumped researchers for decades. […]

Leymah Gbowee visits Northeastern

2016 Scholars Seminar Speakers

An annual tradition in the spring semester, the Scholars Seminar is Northeastern’s first open-classroom style course designed collaboratively by students, and it features thought-leaders and change-makers from both inside and outside the university. The Scholars Seminar gives students insight into the groundbreaking work of Northeastern’s innovative and distinguished faculty across the disciplines, as well as […]

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Still Processing Singularities

by Alice Gao, COS ’17 Math is not my forte, but I had taken Calculus III with Professor Massey freshman year so I figured it would be okay to see if my ability to understand complicated math had grown. After an engaging lecture in the depths of West Village, I found my answer – nope, […]

Hilary Poriss

Discussing Divas at Dinner

by Nick Salazar, DMSB ’18 On Thursday, January 21st, I had the incredible pleasure of attending former USP Faculty Fellow and current CAMD Associate Dean Hilary Poriss’ fascinating seminar on opera history. The seminar, which focused primarily on Professor Poriss’ research of nineteenth-century diva Pauline Viardot, provided tremendous insight into the life, accomplishments, and challenges […]

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How a Nobel Laureate Turned Fear into Fortitude

Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee appeared on campus as part of the Scholars Seminar. by Joe O’Connell, this story originally appeared in Northeastern News Before Leymah Gbowee was able to make sig­nif­i­cant social change in Liberia, lead the women’s move­ment there in the early 2000s, and earn the des­ig­na­tion of Nobel lau­reate, she had to break […]

Gloria Steinem Visit

Gloria Steinem Shares Advice, Wisdom with Student Leaders

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem appeared on campus as part of the Scholars Seminar. by Joe O’Connell, this story originally appeared in Northeastern News. Rarely is there an oppor­tu­nity to pick the brain of someone whose pas­sion and beliefs launched social change across the nation. But on Thursday after­noon a group of about 30 North­eastern stu­dent leaders and […]

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Scholars Program brings Gloria Steinem to Northeastern on Jan. 28

  The University Scholars Program  Seminar on Leadership, Research, and Innovation presents activist, organizer, author, and cultural icon Gloria Steinem. A founder of Ms. magazine, the National Women’s Political Caucus, and Choice USA, Steinem is a social and political force who has shaped the discourse of women’s rights in America for half a century. In […]

Naomi Klein concludes the 2015 Scholar Seminar.

Wrap-up: The 2015 Scholars Seminar

An annual tradition in the spring semester, the Scholars Seminar is Northeastern’s first open-classroom style course designed collaboratively by students, and it features thought-leaders and change-makers from both inside and outside the university. The Scholars Seminar gives students insight into the groundbreaking work of Northeastern’s innovative and distinguished faculty across the disciplines, as well as access to […]

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Scholars Spring Seminar on Leadership, Research, and Innovation

The University Scholars Program is proud to announce our lineup of speakers for our 2015 Scholars Seminar on Leadership, Research, and Innovation. The Scholars Seminar is the first open-classroom style course designed collaboratively by students and features thought leaders and change makers from both inside and outside the university. The Scholars Seminar gives students insight […]