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Service-Learning Course Spotlight: Human Services Professions

Students in the Human Services Professions class share their thoughts of their three-month Service-Learning experience with community organizations around Boston…
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Published On: May 23, 2017 |
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7 SPPUA professors win interdisciplinary grants

Several faculty in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs have received Provost’s Tier 1 Interdisciplinary Seed Grants of approximately $50,000. The internal grants are designed to stimulate and support interdisciplinary research at Northeastern and to increase the competitiveness of external proposals.   Neighborhood Connectivity and Social Inequality: Urban Travel Imbalances Based on Google…
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Published On: May 17, 2017 |
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PHOTOS: Class of 2017 graduate reception

Following graduate commencement on Friday, May 5, alumni and their families joined faculty and staff from the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at the Raytheon Amphitheater for the Class of 2017 Graduation Reception. The annual event honors a select few who have distinguished themselves through their outstanding academic performance, strong leadership, and exceptional…
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Published On: May 16, 2017 |
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Guest Column: Call to Keredari

PhD candidate Vijayeta Singh received the Junior Research Fellowship last year by the American Institute of Indian Studies to conduct field research for her dissertation on understanding local oppositions to land acquisition and displacement due to large scale coal mining in India. Here, she writes about her visit to the field site of Kerdeari…
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Published On: May 15, 2017 |
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Research: Planning disaster response policy

Professor Daniel Aldrich and colleagues have written a policy brief that highlights some community factors that should be considered when planning disaster response policy. Published in March 2017, “Resilient Communities: Understanding Networks for Post-Disaster Recovery” discusses more vulnerable populations that may need special consideration after a disaster, and illuminates research currently being conducted about community…
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Published On: May 11, 2017 |
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Multiple human services students receive awards

  Eight students in the Human Services Program were recently recognized for their outstanding academic and leadership achievements. Northeastern presented its annual Student Life Awards on Wednesday, April 12, recognizing students and student organizations that have done outstanding work throughout the past year, including three human services students. Liza Ashley, Katie Elliot, and Suzie Kim…
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Published On: May 4, 2017 |
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Get to Know: Lori Gardinier, Director and Associate Teaching Professor, Human Services Program

  Lori Gardinier, MSW, PhD is the director of the Human Service Program, housed in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern. She is a leader in experiential education practice in both local and global settings. Her outstanding commitment to high quality experiential education was…
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Published On: May 3, 2017 |
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Human Services major has focused on improving communities, neighborhoods

  Suzanne Kim is a Human Services major who has focused on improving communities and neighborhoods through Service-Learning and connecting diverse groups of people. Having been introduced to the growth mindset concept during a cooperative education course, and because of her starring role in NU & Improv’d, Suzie created NU GRIT (Growth & Resilience through…
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MPA student receives Rappaport fellowship

  MPA student Monique Gibbs received a public policy summer fellowship from the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, a university-wide entity housed at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government that strives to improve governance by strengthening connections between the region’s scholars, students, and civic leaders. Every year, 12 graduate students are selected by an esteemed…
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Published On: May 2, 2017 |
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Message from Director Matthias Ruth

  Dear soon-to-be graduates, Your years of hard work and dedication have paid off. On behalf of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, please accept my sincere congratulations on your impending graduation. Your lasting commitment to become both thought leaders and change makers has not only brought about solutions to a wide range…
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