National Science Foundation grant bolsters Northeastern’s work to diversify computer science field

National Science Foundation grant bolsters Northeastern’s work to diversify computer science field

Northeastern has received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to expand the university’s ALIGN Master of Science in computer science program, creating even more opportunities for students from demographic groups traditionally underrepresented in computer science fields. The grant will fund scholarships and support services for more than 60 students over five years, … Continued

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Northeastern Student Wins Prestigious Google News Lab Fellowship

Northeastern Student Wins Prestigious Google News Lab Fellowship

Emily Hopkins has always been keen on holding the powerful accountable, on exposing how government systems work and who they work for, and on finding creative ways to tell those stories. So, when she got a call saying she’d been one of only eight students accepted into the Google News Lab Fellowship program, she saw … Continued

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International Journalist Christiane Amanpour to Deliver Northeastern’s 2017 Commencement Address

International Journalist Christiane Amanpour to Deliver Northeastern’s 2017 Commencement Address

World renowned journalist Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent and anchor of the network’s flagship global affairs program Amanpour, will deliver Northeastern University’s Commencement address to this year’s graduating seniors on May 5, 2017, at TD Garden in Boston. She will also receive an honorary degree. The ceremony will take place before a global audience … Continued

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Powerful Firsthand Accounts Drive Northeastern Graduate’s Boston Marathon Play

Powerful Firsthand Accounts Drive Northeastern Graduate’s Boston Marathon Play

Northeastern graduate Joey Frangieh’s new production, Finish Line: A Documentary Play About the 2013 Boston Marathon, brings to the stage the stories of real people—using only their own words, verbatim—who were affected by the Boston Marathon bombings and responded with heroism, selflessness, and love. Frangieh directed and co-created the play, in which actors portray 14 … Continued

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Employer Game Night Combines Career Networking with Fun and Games

Employer Game Night Combines Career Networking with Fun and Games

Bingo, Jenga, and Cuban food—three things you might not expect to find at a typical career-themed event. But there’s all that and more at the second annual Employer Game Night on Monday, when students will have the opportunity to network with employers and advance their professional development in a fun, low-pressure atmosphere. Employer Game Night … Continued

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Working Toward ‘A Future In Which Reproductive Justice Just Is’

Working Toward ‘A Future In Which Reproductive Justice Just Is’

In a time of deep divisiveness in countries across the globe, the fourth annual Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Symposium at Northeastern on Friday sought to build coalitions to fight for the future of reproductive justice. The daylong event, titled “No Turning Back: The Past, Present, and Future of Reproductive Justice,” convened more than a … Continued

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Northeastern Recruits Top Cybersecurity Expert from Google to Lead New Institute

Northeastern Recruits Top Cybersecurity Expert from Google to Lead New Institute

Northeastern has recruited a top cybersecurity expert from Google to lead the university’s new institute for cybersecurity and privacy research and education. John Manferdelli, engineering director at Google, will head the Northeastern University Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, which will leverage the leading expertise of College of Computer and Information Science faculty members. “John has the … Continued

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Former US Navy Linguist Finds Her Calling At Northeastern

Former US Navy Linguist Finds Her Calling At Northeastern

The moment Sarah Nelson, S’17, stepped onto the Northeastern campus, she knew that the university spoke her language. A linguist with the U.S. Navy for six years, Nelson was drawn to Northeastern for its academic strength in her areas of interest, which are physics and geology, its co-op program, and its longtime commitment to supporting … Continued

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Professor Calls Helping Refugees a Moral Obligation For Us

Professor Calls Helping Refugees a Moral Obligation For Us

Serena Parekh, associate professor of philosophy at Northeastern University, believes that concerned citizens, community leaders, government officials, and others have a moral obligation to solve the global refugee crisis. “We have a responsibility to find alternatives for the displaced that protect their dignity and their human rights,” said Parekh, author of the book Refugees and … Continued

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Inspiring The Next Generation of Marine Scientists

Inspiring The Next Generation of Marine Scientists

The sea raven, a bottom-dwelling fish with spiny scales and sharp teeth, lay on a slab in room 346 of the Curry Student Center, its innards exposed. Six Boston-area high school students hunched over the specimen, one probing for its ear stones, called “otoliths,” with the dissecting knife. “They’re learning about fish age and growth,” … Continued

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Journalism Student Selected For New York Times Global Reporting Experience

Journalism Student Selected For New York Times Global Reporting Experience

Northeastern journalism major Aneri Pattani has worked in newsrooms across the country, amassing an impressive reporting portfolio. She has covered breaking news for The Boston Globe, written health and technology enterprise pieces at CNBC, and unearthed compelling stories at The Texas Tribune, including coverage on the aftermath of a Supreme Court decision to overturn restrictions … Continued

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New Exhibit Promotes Women’s Rights, Challenges Gender Stereotypes

New Exhibit Promotes Women’s Rights, Challenges Gender Stereotypes

The newest exhibit in Northeastern’s Gallery 360 harnesses the innate story-telling qualities of graphic design to explore the gender discrimination facing women at home and abroad. Titled “Women’s Rights are Human Rights: International Posters on Gender-based Inequality, Violence, and Discrimination,” the exhibit offers a sometimes-difficult look into the varying challenges women face around the globe. … Continued

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