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Get to Know: Professor Brian Helmuth

  A scientist by trade, Brian Helmuth has merged the fields of marine biology and public policy through his research and teaching. Helmuth, professor of environmental science and public policy, has spent years predicting the likely ecological impacts of climate change on coastal ecosystems, and on the development of products that are scientifically accurate, understandable,…
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Published On: August 16, 2017 |
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Professor asked to help with first-ever Resilient Boston Report

Professor Daniel Aldrich, an expert in resilience studies, has been invited to serve as an advisor to the Resilient Boston Report, Boston’s first ever strategy for advancing resilience and racial equity across the city. Atyia Martin, chief resilience officer for the city of Boston and a Northeastern alumna, has asked for input from various academics,…
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Published On: August 15, 2017 |
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Artificial intelligence in health care

  Professor Timothy Hoff recently gave an invited talk at the 5th Annual Scientific Conference of the European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine in Barcelona, Spain. Entitled “The Machine Will See You Now:  How Artificial Intelligence Could Cull the Clinician Herd,” his talk focused on the emerging role of machine learning in psychiatric work, and how…
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Published On: August 7, 2017 |
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What makes people resilient to trauma? Northeastern experts team up for cross-college research

Professor Daniel Aldrich is getting ready to co-lead an interdisciplinary research project focused on the ability of communities and individuals to recover from trauma— specifically, to violence exposure. ..
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Published On: August 3, 2017 |
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Building the Emerge MA alumnae network

Courtesy photo   The bulk of my work with Emerge Massachusetts has centered around alumnae feedback on the organization’s curriculum material and program structure to be considered by a committee largely composed of expert trainers with substantial political experience. This Curriculum Committee had its first meeting last Thursday. I scheduled, assembled material, and created an…
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Faculty in the Media: July 2017

The faculty at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs continue to be reliable sources of expertise on current pressing issues. Below is a list of articles during the month of July that reference our knowledgeable staff and their research.    

Published On: August 1, 2017 |
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Professor Fitzgerald elected to Board of the Regional Science Association

  Professor Joan Fitzgerald was recently elected to the Board of the Regional Science Association as the newly appointed editor-in-chief of the Regions and Cities book series (published by Routledge). The announcement came after she gave an invited plenary talk in June entitled, “Greenovation: Linking Regional Development and Climate Action,” at the Regional Science Association…
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Published On: July 28, 2017 |
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Increasing the sustainability and resilience of coastal communities by improving tide gate operation

Improving the operation of tide gates to better protect people and ecosystems is the focus of a three-year project recently funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Global Resilience Institute (GRI) Associate Director Mark Patterson will work alongside Northeastern professors Brian Helmuth and Loretta Fernandez on the tide gate management study, in the town of Revere, at tide gates in Marshfield and at a control site, in Plum Island…
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Published On: July 25, 2017 |
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From program evaluation to outreach and engagement

Working on and completing the program evaluation assignment for Emerge MA was an incredible way to gain an extensive understanding of the organization’s operations and its direct impact on participants. For the organization, this assignment exposed areas for improvement, mainly in logistics and planning of trainings (some participants felt the trainings were too long and…
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Published On: July 20, 2017 |
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On Strategy

Strategy. In the legal and policy worlds, it’s something we talk about a lot. This past spring, I even had an entire class dedicated to it in “Strategizing Public Policy.” In law—especially constitutional law, although this isn’t an issue limited to that subject—we talk about litigation strategy, which has nearly as much to do with…
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Published On: July 17, 2017 |
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