A New Approach to Problem Solving

by Kiara Taquechel, COS Last night I had the pleasure of attending a talk by one of Northeastern’s own, Professor Kim Lewis, a distinguished professor of biology. Dr. Lewis has made a name for himself in microbiology by what I perceive to be simple, creative solutions to problems that have seemingly stumped researchers for decades. […]

Welcome Event T-Shirt Contest

Help us pick this year’s t-shirt for the prospective Scholars Welcome Event. The contest entries are below, with both front and back images.      

2016 Scholars Seminar Speakers

An annual tradition in the spring semester, the Scholars Seminar is Northeastern’s first open-classroom style course designed collaboratively by students, and it features thought-leaders and change-makers from both inside and outside the university. The Scholars Seminar gives students insight into the groundbreaking work of Northeastern’s innovative and distinguished faculty across the disciplines, as well as […]

Still Processing Singularities

by Alice Gao, COS ’17 Math is not my forte, but I had taken Calculus III with Professor Massey freshman year so I figured it would be okay to see if my ability to understand complicated math had grown. After an engaging lecture in the depths of West Village, I found my answer – nope, […]

Discussing Divas at Dinner

by Nick Salazar, DMSB ’18 On Thursday, January 21st, I had the incredible pleasure of attending former USP Faculty Fellow and current CAMD Associate Dean Hilary Poriss’ fascinating seminar on opera history. The seminar, which focused primarily on Professor Poriss’ research of nineteenth-century diva Pauline Viardot, provided tremendous insight into the life, accomplishments, and challenges […]

How a Nobel Laureate Turned Fear into Fortitude

Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee appeared on campus as part of the Scholars Seminar. by Joe O’Connell, this story originally appeared in Northeastern News Before Leymah Gbowee was able to make sig­nif­i­cant social change in Liberia, lead the women’s move­ment there in the early 2000s, and earn the des­ig­na­tion of Nobel lau­reate, she had to break […]

Gloria Steinem Shares Advice, Wisdom with Student Leaders

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem appeared on campus as part of the Scholars Seminar. by Joe O’Connell, this story originally appeared in Northeastern News. Rarely is there an oppor­tu­nity to pick the brain of someone whose pas­sion and beliefs launched social change across the nation. But on Thursday after­noon a group of about 30 North­eastern stu­dent leaders and […]