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Pacific Gas and Electric, California’s largest utility, says it had to turn off power for hundreds of thousands of customers to reduce the risk of wildfires. Northeastern professor Daniel Aldrich, who co-directs the Master’s in Security and Resilience Studies program, says the company should have warned residents earlier and done more to prepare them for the blackout.
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The culmination of a lifelong fascination with how sound plays a role in the cinematic experience, Northeastern professor Bobette Buster’s new documentary, Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound, explores the power and significance of sound in cinema, and the artists, technicians and designers responsible for creating it.
Northeastern University launches Institute for Experiential Artificial Intelligence
The university is allocating $50 million for the pioneering research hub, which will place human skills and intelligence at the forefront of artificial intelligence development, from the earliest design steps to the final implementation.
When we think of the first line of defense against hurricanes, seawalls might come to mind before all else. Steven Scyphers, an assistant professor of marine and environmental sciences at Northeastern, is studying whether marshlands can help protect communities from the havoc wreaked by intense storms.
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The road map, set to be released Friday by consulting firm Accenture PLC and the Ethics Institute at Northeastern University, says ethics committees are well-suited for convening experts and developing standards used in making decisions on complex ethical questions. The report offers guidance on how…
Northeastern students Brandon and Bradley Goldstein split their childhood between Singapore and their birthplace in a suburb outside of Jakarta. Since they arrived to the Boston campus, the two have taken on big roles within the Indonesian student community, such as planning the 2019 New England Indonesian Festival.
“Contract law is a beautifully designed body of law,” says Patricia Williams, who joined Northeastern University this fall as University Distinguished Professor of Law and Humanities, “but it worries me when we take things out of our constitutional protections—our civil rights, our ability to have a public space and public accommodations in that space—and apply to them contract law.”