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Five teachers recognized with 2016 Outstanding Teaching Awards

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Please join us in congratulating the winners of this year’s Outstanding Teaching Awards…
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Published On: December 15, 2016 | Tags: ,
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New book examines the emotional power of Emily Dickinson’s poetry

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For Mary Loef­fel­holz, English professor at Northeastern’s Col­lege of Social Sciences and Humanities, Emily Dickinson’s sig­nif­i­cance lies in her ability to relate to readers, par­tic­u­larly in times of sorrow and mourning. ..
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Published On: November 1, 2016 | Tags: ,,
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What is the importance of liberal arts in the digital age?

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“The Lib­eral Arts Imper­a­tive in the Dig­ital Age: A Higher Edu­ca­tion Summit,” which is being held at North­eastern, in part­ner­ship with the Asso­ci­a­tion of Amer­ican Col­leges & Uni­ver­si­ties con­vened leading thinkers on higher edu­ca­tion to explore this propo­si­tion: the lib­eral arts matter more than ever in the 21st cen­tury, and they matter for everyone…
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Published On: October 21, 2016 | Tags: ,
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Researchers link Facebook activity to living longer

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New research co-​​led by Northeastern’s William R. Hobbs sug­gests that use of Facebook is asso­ci­ated with longer life, par­tic­u­larly if the time spent online is mod­erate and the user’s online activ­i­ties reflect strong social inter­ac­tions in the offline world…
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Published On: November 1, 2016 | Tags: ,
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The pursuit of beauty, through coffee

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Andrea Illy, the third-​​generation pres­i­dent and CEO of Italian coffee com­pany illy­caffè, presented at the latest install­ment of a con­ver­sa­tion series called “The World in Your Cup.”..
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Published On: October 31, 2016 | Tags: ,
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Researchers use ‘robomussels’ to monitor climate change

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For the past 18 years, Brian Hel­muth, pro­fessor in the Col­lege of Sci­ence and the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, and a global research team of 48 sci­en­tists have used robo­mus­sels to study how climate change affects biodiversity…
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Published On: October 12, 2016 | Tags: ,,
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Election expert calls 2016 presidential race ‘a low point’ in the nation’s political history

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Bill Crotty, pro­fessor emer­itus of polit­ical sci­ence and an expert in Amer­ican polit­ical par­ties and elec­tions, says that this elec­tion is not without prece­dent. ..
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Published On: October 13, 2016 | Tags: ,,,
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Take 5: Tips to sharpen your writing skills

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Neal Lerner, associate professor of English, shares five tips to help you write your next essay, cover letter, or office-​​wide email…
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Published On: October 18, 2016 | Tags: ,
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New professor studies energy in the emerging interdisciplinary field of sustainability science

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Dean’s Pro­fessor of Sus­tain­ability Sci­ence and Policy Jennie C. Stephens, who joined the North­eastern fac­ulty this fall, says much atten­tion on the “renew­able energy tran­si­tion” has focused on tech­no­log­ical inno­va­tion. Her research, by con­trast, focuses on social, cul­tural, and insti­tu­tional inno­va­tions facil­i­tating social learning within this tran­si­tion…
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Published On: October 6, 2016 | Tags: ,,
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How the ‘9/11 lawsuit bill’ could reduce American immunity abroad

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In a move by Con­gress that assis­tant teaching pro­fessor Dan Urman called “remark­able,” in part because Con­gress rarely agrees on any­thing, the leg­isla­tive branch over­whelming over­rode Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s veto of the so-​​called 9/​11 law­suit bill…
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Published On: October 5, 2016 | Tags: ,,,
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