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Professor’s book explores the essence of comics

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In her new book, Hillary Chute, professor of English and art & design, delves not just into the superhero phenomenon but also the essence of comics’ appeal more broadly and how the art form differentiates itself from others…
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Published On: January 12, 2018 | Tags: ,,
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The global economy in 2018

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Bitcoin, wage stagnation, and geopolitics: Alicia Sasser Modestino, a labor market expert, describes what big economic stories and ideas that she is watching for over the new year. ..
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Published On: January 8, 2018 | Tags: ,,,
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High stakes for politics, SCOTUS in 2018

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The political stakes will be just as high, if not higher, in 2018 as they were in 2017, according to Northeastern faculty member Costas Panagopoulos, a professor of political science and expert in campaigns and elections…
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Published On: January 4, 2018 | Tags: ,,
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Weaponizing Language: How the meaning of “allahu akbar” has been distorted

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Shakir Mustafa, teaching professor of Arabic at Northeastern, says that religious extremists in Middle Eastern countries have coopted the phrase as a rallying cry, falsely referencing the Quran to claim Islamic superiority over all other religions…
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Published On: November 8, 2017 | Tags: ,,,
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Beyond campus, professor cares for his animals and organic orchard

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Ted Moss—associate teaching professor of English at Northeastern—describes life on his hobby farm in Hingham, Massachusetts. ..
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Published On: November 1, 2017 | Tags: ,,
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First charges in Russia investigation ‘a turning point’

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Costas Panagopoulos, professor of political science, along with Daniel Medwed, a professor of law and criminology, speak on the latest developments of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. ..
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Published On: October 31, 2017 | Tags: ,,,
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Report: Stricter gun laws don’t prevent law-abiding citizens from getting guns

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A new report co-authored by Associated Dean Jack McDevitt and Janice Iwama PhD’16 casts doubt on a popular argument that stricter gun laws will make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens who want a firearm to purchase one…
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Published On: November 1, 2017 | Tags: ,,
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The game changer

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Ricardhy Grandoit, CJ’09, MS’15, has helped Major League Baseball implement its new policy against sexual assault, child abuse, and domestic violence…
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Published On: October 30, 2017 | Tags: ,
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Student goes global to explore international security, government

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Danielle Murad Waiss, SSH’19, returned to campus this fall invigorated—and a bit exhausted—following a year’s worth of global experiences across Europe and the Middle East, where she studied, worked, and conducted research in the areas of government and security. ..
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Published On: October 26, 2017 | Tags: ,,,,
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For Robotics and AI, Great Power Comes with Great Responsibility

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John Basl, assistant professor of philosophy at Northeastern, studies the ethical implications of these emerging technologies. We asked him to describe the moral questions facing society as robotics and artificial intelligence evolve, as well as the challenges still on the horizon, and those we must grapple with quickly…
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Published On: October 24, 2017 | Tags: ,,
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