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Get to Know: Double Husky Anastasia Sabolina

When Anastasia Sabolina emigrated from Russia to Boston to study at Northeastern University she didn’t know what she wanted to do after graduation. But it was while sitting in an International Affairs classroom that she discovered her dream: to pursue a career in diplomacy. She was a junior sitting in associate professor Denise Garcia’s “International…
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Published On: December 6, 2016 |
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Professor Bosso’s new book on urban food systems hits the shelves

Christopher Bosso, professor of public policy and director of the Master of Public Policy Program, is shining the spotlight onto urban food systems and a wide array of policies and initiatives intended to increase food security, decrease ecological impacts and improve public health. Bosso recently published a new book, Feeding Cities: Improving local food access,…
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Professor Modestino presents on benefits of summer youth employment programs

Ever wondered how summer youth employment programs (SYEP) improve outcomes and for whom? After participating in Boston’s summer jobs program, youth reported having increased job readiness skills, higher academic aspirations, and improved connections with their neighborhoods, according to a report co-authored by associate professor Alicia Sasser Modestino. Modestino, associate director of the Dukakis Center for…
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BARI receives National Science Foundation grant for Data Portal

The Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to construct the Boston Portal to Data and Analysis Tools (P–>DAT), an expansion of BARI’s Boston Data Portal. The project will integrate data from a variety of sources, from large-scale administrative data to mobile phone data, across time and…
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Published On: December 5, 2016 |
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Guest Column: Northeastern’s Social Impact Lab brings the power of experiential philanthropy education to Saudi Arabia

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I passionately believe in the power of experiential philanthropy education to illuminate the complexity and ethical implications of engaging in social change. This teaching methodology entrusts students with the responsibility for awarding authentic grants to local nonprofit organizations through a rigorous process embedded within an academic course. The exercise provides an ideal framework for applying lessons learned from studying the theory and practice of effective nonprofit management and philanthropy. However, engaging students in consensus-based decision making as grant makers opens a vast array of learning opportunities beyond the obvious. The use of real money thrusts them into a crucible of intellectual, practical, and ethical challenges related to controlling limited resources in the face of abundant need…
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Published On: December 4, 2016 |
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Professor Stephens presents on renewable energy overseas

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Jennie Stephens, Dean’s Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy, traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark, to discuss renewable energy transition in the United States at the Danish Technical University’s Engineering Management Department…
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Published On: December 3, 2016 |
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New housing report shows growing economy, population and poverty

Since 2002, the annual Housing Report Cards, authored by researchers at the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, have probed Greater Boston’s housing landscape, keeping tabs on housing construction, home prices, and rents. The 2016 Greater Housing Report Card, released Nov. 29 at an event at The Boston Foundation, presents research and analysis about housing, shifting demographics, and the ripple effects of other trends…
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Published On: December 2, 2016 |
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Faculty in the Media: November 2016

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 November that reference our knowledgeable staff and their research.

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3Qs: The nation’s environmental agenda under a Trump administration

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Donald Trump has vowed to “rip up” the Paris cli­mate agree­ment, repeal the Clean Power Plan, and scrap NASA’s Earth sci­ence research while reviving the coal industry, approving the Key­stone XL pipeline, and expanding off­shore oil drilling. We asked Jennie Stephens, Dean’s Pro­fessor of Sus­tain­ability Sci­ence and Policy at Northeastern’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, to weigh in on what the nation’s envi­ron­mental agenda might look like under Trump’s leadership…
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Expressing gratitude

During the past week, I have had a few experiences that made me feel very grateful for the opportunities I have been given as a student in Boston. I know it’s a bit of a cliché, but hey, if we can’t be corny during Thanksgiving, when can we?..
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Published On: December 1, 2016 |
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