In the Media
The Surprising Formula for Becoming an Art Star
Wall Street Journal -- 11/08/2018
A handful of U.S. and European museums and galleries have an outsize impact on which contemporary artists achieve lasting, prestigious careers and which don’t, according to a Northeastern University study published Thursday in the journal Science.
Hey robot, is that report ready?
Boston Globe -- 11/05/2018
Joseph Aoun, the president of Northeastern University, believes it’s essential that higher education prepare people for this change. In his 2017 book “Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence,” Aoun writes about the need to train creators instead of laborers, to foster people’s ability to innovate and empathize.
Hannah Storm, Andrea Kremer Lead Football Fans to New Frontier Via Amazon Stream
Variety -- 11/01/2018
Amazon declined to offer statistics on how many people are tuning in to listen to Kremer and Storm, but their assignment is viewed in some circles as seismic. “This is part of the social revolution,” says Dan Lebowitz, executive director of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University. In 1978, he says, female sports journalists had to go to court to get access to interview athletes in team locker rooms like their male counterparts. Now, he suggests, women are an integral part of the NFL’s economics. “The largest growth in their fan base is women,” he notes.
No Benefit Seen From Antipsychotics Routinely Used in Delirious Hospital Patients
Wall Street Journal -- 11/01/2018
John Devlin, a Northeastern University pharmacy professor who chaired the society’s update, said the new findings now demonstrate the ineffectiveness of routine use of the drugs. “That practice absolutely should stop,” he said.
Engineers have found a way to track 3D-printed guns back to their source
Digital Trends -- 11/01/2018
Fortunately, researchers at the University at Buffalo, Rutgers University, and Northeastern University have been working on a solution. They’ve created a system, called PrinTracker, which is able to trace 3D-printed objects to their source, based on each 3D printer’s unique fingerprint. They hope that this could help law enforcement and intelligence agencies to track the source of 3D-printed guns, alongside counterfeit products, and other objects.
Is Your Phone Listening To You?
Refinery29 -- 11/01/2018
A year-long study conducted by Northeastern University monitored over 17,000 of the most popular apps to see if they were secretly using the phone’s microphone to capture conversations and found no evidence of these apps using the microphone or sending audio out under the radar. The scientists involved in the study did not claim that this proved our phones aren’t listening, just that they didn’t catch them listening.
Meet the INDEPENDENTS — A ‘LIAR’ and a ‘FAKER’ — SO WHAT if Moulton is ambitious? — WORLD SERIES game 1
Politico -- 11/01/2018
Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Rep. Joe Kennedy and Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun announce a $4.4 million grant to the Northeastern Associates to Masters program from the National Science Foundation.
An information scientist talks media literacy, political memes, and the value of librarians
Pacific Standard -- 11/01/2018
Partnering with Northeastern University journalism professor John Wihbey; Northeastern historian Dan Cohen; Takis Metaxas, a computer science professor at Wellesley College; and PIL senior researcher Margy Macmillan; Head followed up on her instincts: She and her co-authors released a study last week on the media consumption habits of almost 6,000 college students.
Stop Trying to Guess What the Mail Bomber Wants
The Atlantic -- 11/01/2018
Some blame right-wing extremism; others blame left-wing extremism. There isn’t even a suspect yet, says Northeastern professor Max Abrams. …
Baker hoping stem week will become an annual thing
State House News Service -- 11/01/2018
The three appeared alongside Gov. Baker on Tuesday afternoon to spotlight the week’s events with the announcement of a $4.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will fund scholarships for low-income and under-represented minority students who are in associate’s and master’s degree programs in biotechnology. Northeastern University and Middlesex Community College are partners in the initiative, known as “A2M.”…
Marijuana legalization in 5 charts: A 2018 midterm report
PolitiFact -- 11/01/2018
“It removed the most formidable barrier: wholesale illegality,” said Daniel Medwed, a law professor at Northeastern University. “I think that paved the way to taking a closer look at legalization more broadly.”…
Efforts mounting to bar gun possession by those convicted of animal cruelty
Salon -- 11/01/2018
Animal abusers are five times more likely to commit violent crimes against people than non-abusers, according to a study published in 1997 by Northeastern University and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.