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 […]

Scholars Welcome Event 2013

Scholars Welcome Weekend Details!

We are very excited to be bringing prospective Scholars from all across the world to Boston to learn more about Northeastern University and our Scholars Program. Below you will find additional information about the program of events and attire for the weekend. We look forward to seeing you soon. Sunday, March 23 Check-in for the […]


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 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. […]

Dr. Cesarini

Meet Our New Associate Director, Dr. Paola Cesarini

The University Scholars Program is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Associate Director, Dr. Paola Cesarini. A native of Italy, Dr. Cesarini earned her Laurea in Political Science from the Libera Universita’ degli Studi Sociali in Rome. Next, she was awarded a Fulbright to study at Columbia University, where she completed a Master of International […]

The Scholars at Community Servings.

Scholars Volunteer at Community Servings

On Friday, January 10th a group of 15 University Scholars volunteered at Community Servings, the “free, hot, home-delivered meals program for people ill with AIDS, their dependents, and caregivers.” Two teams of Scholars worked to help prepare and package meals, from starter soups to dessert. We thank Community Servings for allowing us to give back […]

Typhoon Haiyan

Scholars Climate Change Dialogue

This year, the University Scholars will be participating in a Dialogue of Civilizations to India to study the Science and Policy of Climate Change with Professor Auroop Ganguly of the Department of Civil Engineering.  During our time in India, we will study not only climate change phenomena and their interactions with natural and built environments […]

University Scholar Helen Wang

Millennium Campus Conference Reflections: Ella Wang

During the weekend of November 1st, a group of University Scholars had the opportunity to attend the Millennium Campus Conference, hosted at Northeastern University (and organized, in part, by Scholar Ian McLarney). Here are a few reflections from students who had the opportunity to explore new paradigms for global development in conversation with experts and peers. […]

Vera Lee at home in Kazakhstan

Far-Flung University Scholars: Vera Lee

The New York Times recently posted a series of photos from students who have traveled more than 50 miles to attend their university. International students make up 17% of our University Scholars contingent, while 83% of our group is from outside of New England. When these students come to Northeastern, they bring their stories with […]