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Catalonia vs. Spain

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We asked José Buscaglia, professor and chair of the Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies at Northeastern, to discuss Catalonia’s push for independence and its impact on the global political landscape…
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Published On: October 6, 2017 | Tags: ,,,
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Professor’s Podcast Brings Anthropology into the Mainstream

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Carie Little Hersh, assistant teaching professor in sociology and anthropology, produces a podcast called “Anthropologist on the Street” so that others can discover how the discipline touches on so many parts of life…
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Published On: October 4, 2017 | Tags: ,
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North Korea Sanctions: How do they work, and will they work?

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Jun Ma, associate professor of economics at Northeastern, is an expert in macroeconomics and international finance, financial economies, and the Chinese economy. We asked him to explain how sanctions work, whether or not they typically do work, and what the expanded sanctions might mean for North Korea, China, and the global economy…
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Published On: October 2, 2017 | Tags: ,,,
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Northeastern Humanities Center hosts interdisciplinary NEH Summer Institute

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This summer, about two dozen scholars from across the country assembled at the Northeastern campus to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute exploring “Space, Place, and the Humanities.” The NEH awarded the Northeastern Humanities Center this unique opportunity to host the event through its Summer Seminars and Institutes grant program. “As…
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Published On: September 7, 2017 | Tags: ,,
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Meet the New CSSH Faculty for 2017-18

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Dean Uta Poiger is pleased to welcome the 13 new full-time faculty members to the College of Social Sciences and Humanities for the 2017-18 academic year…
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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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