Northeastern University is receiving a $3 million state grant to lead a university-industry partnership focused on developing smart sensors and nanomaterials to be used for a range of medical, defense, and energy applications.
We asked José F. Buscaglia, professor and chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, has just returned from Havana as part of a Northeastern delegation that explored several potential academic and research partnerships in Cuba. Buscaglia has studied the Caribbean and Latin America extensively throughout his career and was a pioneer in study abroad programs by American institutions to Cuba, where he was the first professor from a U.S. university since the revolution of 1959 to teach a regularly scheduled yearly seminar at the University of Havana.
Moody’s Investors Service has revised Northeastern University’s A2 bond rating from a “stable” to “positive” outlook, a forecast that is more favorable than much of the higher education sector nationally and reflects a range of university strengths and strategic investments.
At a time when employment numbers for student veterans lag behind those of civilian peers, Northeastern University is launching the Center for Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers, which will offer a wealth of services and benefits, including mentorship opportunities and assistance with the transition to civilian life.
Northeastern University plans to open a satellite campus in Toronto next year, in what will be the school’s first international outpost and fourth branch outside its Boston hub.
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