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3Qs: The gift of history

June 20, 2013

Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor William Fowler reflects on some of the most unusual gift exchanges between nations in modern his­tory and how the sym­bolic prac­tice has evolved.

The British, and their music, are coming

June 18, 2013

North­eastern and the New Eng­land Con­ser­va­tory are co-​​sponsoring Boston Gui­tar­Fest VIII, a music fes­tival begin­ning Wednesday night and this year fea­tures a “British Inva­sion” theme.

To visualize today’s ‘big data,’ exhibit peers into Swiss design legacy

June 13, 2013

A new Gallery 360 exhibit high­lights Northeastern’s com­mit­ment to leading research and edu­ca­tion on under­standing “big data” and com­plexity through infor­ma­tion design and visualization.

Scholar of Israel to co-​​direct Middle East Center at Northeastern

June 12, 2013

Israel and Middle East expert Dov Waxman has been appointed as pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence, inter­na­tional affairs, and Israel studies and co-​​director of the university’s Middle East Center.

3Qs: A closer look at the Turkish protests

June 10, 2013

Asso­ciate pro­fessor of inter­na­tional affairs and soci­ology Berna Turam has con­ducted exten­sive ethno­graphic field­work in Turkey, and she said the recent protests there are about power—not religion.

For Sailing Club, parents’ gift makes a splash

June 3, 2013

The gift, the first ever to endow a sports club, fills a need to pro­vide high-​​level instruc­tion to the Sailing Club.

Law student fights for guest workers’ rights

May 29, 2013

Stephanie Gharakhanian received a fel­low­ship through the School of Law’s Pro­gram on Human Rights and the Global Economy to work at a non­govern­mental orga­ni­za­tion in Mexico City this spring.

Empower to take Northeastern to ‘amazing heights’

May 24, 2013

North­eastern launched its $1 bil­lion com­pre­hen­sive cam­paign on Thursday night at a kickoff event that fea­tured inter­ac­tive research exhibits and inspiring calls to sup­port the university’s momentum.

Architectural lessons from Japan’s 2011 earthquake

May 16, 2013

A trav­eling exhibit on how Japan’s archi­tec­tural com­mu­nity responded to the Great East Japan Earth­quake is at North­eastern, the sole U.S. stop on a global tour.

Film chronicles China’s rising global power

March 19, 2013

North­eastern will host a campus screening of Journey with the Giant, an extra­or­di­nary new doc­u­men­tary by the film’s writer, director, and pro­ducer James Gabbe, a 1966 graduate.

Cuba, through the lens

July 6, 2012

A group of Northeastern students traveled to Cuba this summer to document life in a nation that is just miles away from the United States, yet worlds apart.

Building social businesses in Bali

July 5, 2012

Students who completed a Dialogue of Civilizations program in Bali focused on using social entrepreneurship to improve community life.

Foreign correspondents for the summer

June 28, 2012

Sixteen journalism students traveled to Jordan to report on the Middle East through a Dialogue of Civilizations program.

A global perspective on emerging industries

June 13, 2012

On co-op in London, Northeastern student Elisabeth Fiumara gets an inside look at the cybersecurity and renew­able energy industries.

‘Bringing water to your doorstep’

June 11, 2012

Student-researchers have designed a shovel-ready drinking water system that has the potential to produce 100,000 liters of potable water per day for villagers in Bbanda, Uganda.

Experiential learning, seven cities at a time

May 30, 2012

Students in a graduate-level capstone course created case studies of talent retention and job creation in cities throughout the world.

Addressing poverty in Ecuador

April 2, 2012

On co-op with a non­profit organization in Ecuador, Northeastern student Amina Temkin found community-based solutions to poverty-based problems.

Measuring water contamination in New Zealand

March 29, 2012

On co-op, Michael Orbank is measuring the environmental damage caused by last year’s earthquake in the island country’s second most populated city.

Traveling across the globe to study a tiny protein

March 26, 2012

Doctoral candidate Jaylene Ollivierre has received a fellowship to study DNA damage at the University of Wollongong in Australia.

Supporting democracy in South Africa

March 23, 2012

International affairs and criminal justice combined major Audra Richards is on co-op in South Africa, where she is working to promote open, democratic governments.


March 14, 2012

On co-op for a community center in Bolivia, junior Lindsey Voet designed a business plan and helped more than a dozen young Spanish-speaking students learn English.

Discovering the world through experiential learning

March 6, 2012

A co-op at a high-tech conglomerate in Paris convinced Northeastern sociology major Maryam Talieh to expand her career outlook.

Mapping the depths of the earth

March 2, 2012

Three Northeastern physics majors traveled to Africa and Hawaii to study deep earth imaging while working on co-op for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

Shaping employee development

January 6, 2012

A co-op in Germany inspired a senior to pursue a global position as a human resources professional.

Recipe for success

December 8, 2011

A co-op in Greece inspired Northeastern student Victoria Ronga to pursue a career as a food chemist.

A world of good

November 29, 2011

With the support of a Presidential Global Scholarship, this premed student found her future while on co-op in India.

Inspired to end health disparities

November 18, 2011

Pharmacy major Karla Schumaci discovered a passion for public health while on co-op for a community health center in South Africa.

The pursuit of happiness

August 18, 2011

Fourth-year human services major Julie Greengard conducted research on happiness for the World Health Organization in Switzerland.

Scoping out the changing planet from afar

July 29, 2011

On co-op with an environmental consulting firm in Vancouver, senior Emily Snead tested remote-sensing tools that will be used to pinpoint the impact of climate change on forest life.

Using the arts to foster cultural learning

July 23, 2011

On co-op in Bali, Northeastern student David Royster developed a new education curriculum for students - while leveraging his own appreciation for theater and drama.

Observing the global scene

July 12, 2011

As part of a co-op with the NATO Defense College, in Rome, third-year international affairs major Miguel de Corral penned four editorials on the Arab Spring.

Micro-financing a better world

July 11, 2011

Two students on co-op with Grameen Bank in Bangladesh taught village entrepreneurs who received loans about basic economic concepts.

Using hip-hop to promote peace

May 11, 2011

After a Dialogue of Civilizations trip to Israel, Karin Heim examined hip-hop as a means for easing social conflict in the Middle East.

Engaging Haiti

April 27, 2011

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, associate professor of English, recently returned from a research and teaching trip to Haiti.

Quick thinking, in two languages

March 2, 2011

Senior Jason LaMotte's strategic thinking and communications skills blossomed while on co-op in Paris.

Battling AIDS one “Goal” at a time

February 28, 2011

While on co-op in India, Rushika Shekhar worked on HIV/AIDS prevention programs that empower young women.

Design dreams come true in Shanghai

February 10, 2011

Architecture student Kyle Jonasen worked at Zero Lab Office, an architectural studio in Shanghai, China.

After Peru, it’s can-do

January 31, 2011

Shane Smith found career inspiration in a co-op at a public health clinic in Peru.

The sky's the limit

August 27, 2010

Engineering student Timur Starobinets sees his co-op work at a rocket company take off.

CDC co-op answers a dream

July 20, 2010

Solving lethal puzzles all day suits chemistry major Katelyn Hardy just fine.

Experiential learning on seven continents

March 12, 2010

Marine biology student Corey Allard embarks on six-month research expedition to Antarctica.

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