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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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How an eight-​​hour car ride helped one freshman find her home at Northeastern

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Freshman Denise Bates, who plans to pursue a double major in Eng­lish and his­tory, “fell in love” with Northeastern’s co-​​op pro­gram and “awe-​​inspiring” campus when she toured the campus for the first time, but she strug­gled inter­nally with how she would regain in New Eng­land the com­mu­nity she’d built back home in Arkansas. An eight-hour car ride to an accepted student event in Texas sealed the deal for her…
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Published On: September 29, 2016 | Tags: ,,
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Study: Using Big Data to monitor societal events shows promise, but the coding tech needs work

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In new research pub­lished Thursday in the journal Sci­ence, North­eastern net­work sci­en­tist David Lazer and his col­leagues ana­lyzed the effec­tive­ness of four global-​​scale data­bases and found they are falling short when tested for reli­a­bility and validity…
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Published On: September 30, 2016 | Tags: ,,
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New criminal justice professor has made crime prevention his life’s work

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Anthony Braga, Distinguished Professor and director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, has been working in con­junc­tion with the Boston Police Depart­ment for more than 20 years, ana­lyzing poli­cies and devel­oping pro­grams aimed at reducing the city’s vio­lent crime rate…
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Millennials, shaped by ‘a nation in distress,’ pose a unique challenge to presidential candidates

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Northeastern students, including CSSH students Nathan Worob and Chelsea Canedy, served on a panel that offered insight on the issues facing Millennials in the midst of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election…
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Panel tackles pertinent immigration questions

Last week’s event in the series “Conflict. Civility. Respect. Peace. Northeastern Reflects” asked the question, “What is America”?..
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Published On: September 26, 2016 | Tags: ,,,,,
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Want the most telling presidential polling data? Professor says turn to Twitter

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North­eastern assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence Nick Beauchamp has created an innovative com­pu­ta­tional model to gauge up-​​to-​​date voter inten­tions in indi­vidual states using Twitter..
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Published On: September 22, 2016 | Tags: ,,
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Open Classroom: Your guide to Election 2016

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Throughout the fall semester, the Myra Kraft Open Class­room series will explore the choices facing the Amer­ican elec­torate in the 2016 pres­i­den­tial election. Open Class­room is a semes­ter­long sem­inar series that is free and open to the North­eastern com­mu­nity and the public…
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Published On: September 7, 2016 | Tags: ,,,
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Faculty expert offers insight into the long rebuilding process ahead of Italy

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An expert in resilience and post-​​disaster recovery, Professor Daniel Aldrich offered some insight into the earth­quake in Italy and the long rebuilding process ahead…
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Published On: August 26, 2016 | Tags: ,,,,
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