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Hot take: heat waves scorch unsuspecting cities

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Professor Sharon Harlan discusses the dangers of heat waves and how they disproportionately affect low-income populations…
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Published On: August 22, 2017 | Tags: ,,,
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‘The mainstream has caught up with Comic-Con culture, not the other way around’

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For Hillary Chute, professor of English and art and design at Northeastern, Comic-Con is fascinating on many levels. As an expert on comics and graphic novels, she has attended San Diego Comic-Con—where the event began in 1970, long before it exploded into a global phenomenon…
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Published On: August 11, 2017 | Tags: ,,
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NHL referees don’t hate your favorite team

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Northeastern economist Imke Reimers and her research colleagues at West Virginia University found that the more time NHL referees spend officiating a particular hockey team, the less likely they will be to call a penalty against that team…
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Published On: August 14, 2017 | Tags: ,,
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New seed-grant program supports interdisciplinary research to bolster nation’s resilience

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Through a new seed grant program supported by Northeastern’s Global Resilience Institute, 11 interdisciplinary teams of researchers from all of Northeastern’s colleges are studying vastly different facets of resilience—including combatting arthritis and better understanding the role gender plays in community resilience—so we can bounce back better and stronger when we get knocked down…
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CSSH experts reflect on Trump’s foreign trip

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We asked two faculty members—Valentine M. Moghadam, director of the International Affairs and Middle East Studies programs, and John Portz, interim chair of the Department of Political Science—to give their takes on President Donald Trump’s first foreign trip as commander in chief…
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Published On: June 5, 2017 | Tags: ,,,,
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Is the chaos in Venezuela “a picture of what might happen’ elsewhere, including the U.S.?

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An expert in Central American studies, Professor José Buscaglia’s view of the future for Venezuela is grim…
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Published On: May 31, 2017 | Tags: ,,,
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Professor calls withdrawal from climate accord a “sad,” humanitarian failure

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We asked Jennie Stephens, Dean’s Pro­fessor of Sus­tain­ability Sci­ence and Policy and associate director of Northeastern’s Global Resilience Institute, to explain how the decision to walk away from the accord might impact the nation’s efforts to address climate change as well as the effect it could have on America’s role as a global leader…
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Published On: June 2, 2017 | Tags: ,,,
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Professor explains how frayed Transatlantic ties could impact global landscape

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We asked European politics expert Mai’a Cross, the Edward W. Brooke Professor of Political Science at Northeastern, to discuss the potential impact of Germany’s deepening rift with the U.S…
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Published On: May 31, 2017 | Tags: ,,,,
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Professor Garcia Named Nobel Peace Institute Fellow

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This year, Northeastern professor Denise Garcia joined a small, prestigious group of scholars and researchers named Nobel Peace Institute Fellows—an invitation-only program that coalesces some of the brightest minds in various fields to research issues of pressing global significance…
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Published On: May 24, 2017 | Tags: ,,,,
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What’s Next for Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis, and Why Americans Should Pay Attention

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We asked Puerto Rican politics expert Amílcar Barreto, associate professor in the Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies, to weigh in on the Puerto Rican debt crisis and its potential impact on the U.S. mainland…
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Published On: May 18, 2017 | Tags: ,,
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