Northeastern professors receive $1M HHMI grant for Inclusive Excellence initiative

Northeastern professors receive $1M HHMI grant for Inclusive Excellence initiative

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded a Northeastern University’s College of Science faculty members $1 million to create programming focused on diversity and inclusion initiatives for the natural science fields in higher education. Chemistry professor Dr. Mary Jo Ondrechen and Biology professor Dr. Wendy Smith will lead the project at Northeastern that will focus on training faculty on … Continued

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Inaugural lecture series examines “Indians in America”

Inaugural lecture series examines “Indians in America”

By almost every measurable variable, Indian-born immigrants in the United States are “outliers,” said author and University of Pennsylvania professor Devesh Kapur. Compared to other immigrant groups and native U.S. citizens, they’re largely better-educated, higher-paid, and unusually concentrated in certain employment sectors, Kapur said. “So how did a population from a low-income, developing nation with … Continued

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Rainbow Graduation 2017

Rainbow Graduation 2017

As the academic year comes to a close, the LGBTQA+ Resource Center took some time to honor several LGBTQA+ students, faculty, and staff and their allies who have positively impacted the Northeastern campus. The ceremony seeks to honor the community as a whole and to increase the visibility of the LGBTQA+ community at Northeastern. With … Continued

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Dr. Mary Jo Ondrechan Speaks at March For Science

Dr. Mary Jo Ondrechan Speaks at March For Science

Dr. Mary Jo Ondrechan is a College of Science professor with years of experience within the classroom and in research. She received her BA at Reed College in 1974 and her PhD at Northwestern University in 1978. She and her research group at Northeastern University have many active programs in Medicinal Chemistry in the College … Continued

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Northeastern Inducts Newest Huntington 100 Members

Northeastern Inducts Newest Huntington 100 Members

Northeastern’s robust lineage of student excellence was extended last week, when the university honored the newest members of the Huntington 100—a group of graduate and undergraduate students whose collective achievements span research, co-op, athletics, entrepreneurship, community service, and leadership. This year’s class includes international athletes, founders of student organizations, military veterans, exceptional volunteers, and more. … Continued

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Northeastern Appoints New VP for Human Resources Management

Northeastern Appoints New VP for Human Resources Management

Northeastern University has appointed Jane Moyer vice president for human resources management, effective April 24, 2017. She brings extensive leadership and global experience in areas ranging from compensation and benefits to organizational development and employee recruitment, training, and development. Moyer comes to Northeastern from ICON PLC in Dublin, a global provider of outsourced drug development … Continued

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Northeastern To Provide Record $263.6M Investment in Financial Aid

Northeastern To Provide Record $263.6M Investment in Financial Aid

Northeastern will provide a record $263.6 million in financial aid — not loans — for undergraduate students in 2017-2018, as part of the university’s ongoing commitment to making significant investments in financial assistance for its students. Over the past 10 years, Northeastern has increased its investment in financial aid by 108 percent. During the past … Continued

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Northeastern Celebrates Community’s Highest Achievements

Northeastern Celebrates Community’s Highest Achievements

Northeastern University celebrated the highest achievements of students, faculty, staff, and alumni at the seventh annual Academic Honors Convocationon Thursday afternoon in East Village. The event honored a select few who channeled their extraordinary talents into transformative research and scholarship, exceptional teaching and mentoring, and innovation in higher education. “What we are celebrating today is … Continued

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Meet the Student Commencement Speaker, Pankhuri Singhal

Meet the Student Commencement Speaker, Pankhuri Singhal

Over the past five years, Pankhuri Singhal has sought out myriad opportunities at Northeastern to engage in research, pursue new passions, and step out of her comfort zone. But a fortuitous experience—attending the wrong orientation session—was perhaps the most transformative for the soon-to-be-graduate. Singhal enrolled as a biology major, but during freshman orientation accidentally found … Continued

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Experts Cite Collaboration as Key Tool in Eliminating Racial Disparities in Justice System

Experts Cite Collaboration as Key Tool in Eliminating Racial Disparities in Justice System

Collaboration is key to improving race relations in Massachusetts and beyond, particularly in regard to the treatment of underrepresented minorities in the criminal justice system. That was the prevailing opinion among a distinguished group of judges, academics, law enforcement officials, and community leaders who convened on Friday at the Fenway Center for a wide-ranging meeting … Continued

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The Future Is Now

The Future Is Now

The things—systems, technology, and ideas—that will impact us most in the future aren’t some unimaginable, as-yet dreamed up, Jetsons-style notions. No, in fact, what will impact our futures the most are systems and technologies that already exist, but to which we haven’t yet caught up. In a sense, then, the future is already here. That’s … Continued

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How New Research and Sesame Street Are Expanding Our Understanding of Autism

How New Research and Sesame Street Are Expanding Our Understanding of Autism

She has bright orange hair, loves to sing, and is excellent at memorizing song lyrics. She can take longer than others to respond to questions, and is sensitive to loud noises, including sirens. Meet 4-year-old Julia, the first new Muppet that Sesame Street has introduced on the air in a decade. It’s fitting the PBS … Continued

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