Math professor named next Einstein Fellow

Math professor named next Einstein Fellow

Jonathan Mboyo Esole has just been named a Next Einstein Fellow, an award that recognizes Africa’s best young scientists and technologists. Since arriving in fall 2016, Esole has taught calculus and mathematical methods of quantum mechanics. “I really love the university. It has this point of view that we are going for greatness, and that’s also how … Continued

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For public policy leader, ‘caring about other people is intrinsic to the work we’re doing’

For public policy leader, ‘caring about other people is intrinsic to the work we’re doing’

Ted Landsmark joined Northeastern this year as Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and the new director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy. Ted Landsmark’s current research draws upon efforts by cities to address demographic changes and racial inequities, resilience, gentrification and affordability, global economic needs and local education, … Continued

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The entrepreneurial, award-winning, kickboxing law student

The entrepreneurial, award-winning, kickboxing law student

Alvin Benjamin Carter III doesn’t just think like an entrepreneur, he is one. During his time at Northeastern, the soon-to-be Double Husky has been acutely focused on entrepreneurship and helping others protect their intellectual property. As an undergraduate at Northeastern, Carter studied music industry and launched two businesses—one a high-end apparel startup, the other a … Continued

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Clinton Global Initiative committed to action, collaboration

Clinton Global Initiative committed to action, collaboration

Each of the 1,200 students who participated in this year’s Clinton Global Initiative at Northeastern University were committed to making a difference in the world. Highlighted in this article are students hailing from as close as Northeastern and as far away as Hong Kong. Omeiya Yousuf from Miami Dade College was concerned with resources for students at college. … Continued

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Students urged to serve, uplift, create at kick-off event for Clinton Global Initiative University

Students urged to serve, uplift, create at kick-off event for Clinton Global Initiative University

Nearly 4,000 people convened at Matthews Arena to kick-off the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative University, including 1,200 students from 90 countries and 250 colleges. The three-day conference at Northeastern featured seminars, workshops, and panel discussions aimed at cultivating a network of young leaders who are developing innovative solutions to global challenges in five fields: education, … Continued

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Northeastern Faculty, Lebanese Judiciary convene in Beirut to discuss alternatives to incarceration

Northeastern Faculty, Lebanese Judiciary convene in Beirut to discuss alternatives to incarceration

A delegation of Northeastern faculty members traveled to Beirut in late September to help Lebanon’s Higher Judicial Council explore the possibility of using plea bargaining as a tool to alleviate the nation’s overcrowded prison system. Three law and criminal justice scholars—Margaret Burnham, Daniel Medwed, and Jacob Stowell—participated in a two-day justice seminar there to discuss the ins and outs … Continued

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‘Hit First And Worst’: Region’s Communities Of Color Brace For Climate Change Impacts

‘Hit First And Worst’: Region’s Communities Of Color Brace For Climate Change Impacts

“People talk a lot about communities of color, immigrant communities, low-income communities being, you know, hit first and worst,” says Kalila Barnett, who was the longtime head of the Roxbury-based Alternatives for Community and Environment, or ACE, and who’s now working with the Green Justice Coalition. Barnett explains that given the historical injustices experienced in low-income … Continued

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Will NFL protests be seen as the moment “The tide turned” on race, social justice?

Will NFL protests be seen as the moment “The tide turned” on race, social justice?

It’s a complicated issue for people who conflate the flag and the national anthem with “honor, glory, sacrifice, and in many cases, their own loss,” said Northeastern’s Martin Blatt, professor of the practice in history and director of the university’s Public History program. Blatt, whose research includes a study of the significance of historic monuments, … Continued

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UConn’s McNair Scholars visit Northeastern

UConn’s McNair Scholars visit Northeastern

Several University of Connecticut students visited Northeastern as part of their preparation to apply to PhD programs. The group of McNair Scholars had the opportunity to meet with College of Science and Bouvé College of Health Sciences faculty to talk about their focus and research topics. The McNair Scholars Program is a national initiative funded … Continued

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Marine Science Center partners with Massachusetts Promise Fellowship

Marine Science Center partners with Massachusetts Promise Fellowship

Congratulations to the Northeastern University Marine Science Center for being awarded an AmeriCorps member from the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship (MPF) to support its Beach Sisters program for the seventh year! The program will also benefit in the coming year from a $5,000 award from the Department of City and Community Affairs at Northeastern University, which will help it to meet MPF’s required … Continued

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How Can Journalism ‘Move the Conversation Forward’ On Race”

How Can Journalism ‘Move the Conversation Forward’ On Race”

In the wake of racially charged rallies like the one in Charlottesville, Virginialast month, and as cities take stock of their histories by way of statutes, landmarks, and street names such as Yawkey Way in Boston, Northeastern’s School of Journalism hosted a media gut-check to examine how journalists should be covering these events. The consensus? There are no easy … Continued

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Northeastern Honored Again With National Award for Diversity and Inclusion

Northeastern Honored Again With National Award for Diversity and Inclusion

For the second consecutive year, Northeastern University has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversitymagazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The national honor recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. Northeastern is one of only 80 higher education institutions in the country—and … Continued

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