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Students walk by Egan on May 7, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

The best photos of the year

Check out the amazing people, places, and events for 2018 as documented through the lenses of award-winning photographers Matthew Modoono and Adam Glanzman.

Students walk on Huntington Avenue as seen from the Knowles Center on May 17, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Northeastern University battles Boston College in the 2018 Beanpot semifinals, held at the TD Garden in Boston on Feb. 5, 2018. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
A student studies in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex on August 22, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
A massive crane installs a pedestrian bridge at Northeastern. The bridge will connect city neighborhoods and provide a safe route over the rail lines. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Left to right: Distinguished University Professor Albert-László Barabási poses for a portrait on November 26, 2018. Student Mash Pham, who founded MoMo Lunchbox, poses for a portrait on July 25, 2018. Northeastern-Seattle graduate Qiaozhu Xu poses for a portrait in Seattle on November 28, 2018. Assistant professor Christoffer Pederson poses for a portrait on Feb. 27, 2018. Photos by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Northeastern on Monday Nov. 12, 2018 held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Assistant professor Ryan Koppes works in his lab in the Mugar Life Sciences Building on June 26, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Students work on multiple floors of ISEC on Oct. 24, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
A man walks by Snell Library on March 19, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

 

Left to right: Yuliya Bass, who recently received her MBA from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, poses for a portrait on June 15, 2018. Olivia Rouse, who graduated from Northeastern in May with a degree in graphic design, poses for a portrait on June 15, 2018. Jamie Ladge, an associate professor of management and organizational development, poses for a portrait on June 13, 2018. Briony Swire-Thompson, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of David Lazer, poses for a portrait on June 8, 2018. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Northeastern alumnus Jonathan Ulman performs on October 25, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Science stock photo on Nov. 5, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Student Raya Kaplan poses for a portrait on June 29, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

 

President Joseph E. Aoun welcomes Northeastern’s 121st class to campus at the President’s Convocation, held in Matthews Arena on Sept. 4, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Student Madison Mailey, who won a medal at the 2018 World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria, poses for a portrait at Northeastern University’s Henderson Boathouse on September 19, 2018. Photos by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Northeastern alumna and Patriots team reporter Meredith Gorman interviews players after practice in the locker room at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Jan. 25, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Track coach Tramaine Shaw poses for a portrait in Cabot Cage on May 10, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Marissa Puzan, who is earning her doctorate in chemical engineering, conducts research in the Mugar Life Sciences Building on Feb. 16, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Left to right: Oliver, an eight-week-old Nova Scotian Duck Tolling puppy, sits with his owner, student Cameron Habib, in Robinson Quad on July 25, 2018. Hawkeye the Corgi looks on by Centennial Common on Feb. 20, 2018. Sophie Volpe, a business student, sits with her dog, Chewie, by Cabot Cage on May 25, 2018. Ge Zu, a master’s student in the College of Engineering, places a cap on her dog Oo on Krentzman Quad before graduating on May 2, 2018. Photos by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Doreen Hodgkin poses for a portrait in West Village H on June 26, 2018. Hodgkin retired in 2018 after 35 years of service to Northeastern. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Northeastern University battles Boston University in the 2018 Beanpot final held at the TD Garden in Boston on Feb. 12, 2018. Photos by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Alumnus Yifei Zhang, who founded 3D Bean, poses for portraits in his studio at 460 Harrison Ave. in Boston on Feb. 9, 2018. Zhang makes life-like 3D-printed photo figurines, based on instant full-body high-resolution 3D scanning. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Student Tayaba Naz, who was awarded a scholarship funded by the National Science Foundation, poses for a portrait on October 19, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Meredith Gorman, AMD‘16, multimedia sports and news reporter, moderates a conversation with Nastia Liukin, five-time Olympic medalist and co-founder of Grander Moderated, during the Women who Empower event held in East Village at Northeastern University on Nov. 7, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono
Qi Wang, who is an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, poses for a portrait on July 10, 2018. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Northeastern University celebrated its 116th Commencement on May 4, 2018. President Joseph E. Aoun led the undergraduate ceremony, which was held at TD Garden in Boston. Actor, advocate, and athlete Aimée Mullins delivered the Commencement address. Northeastern conferred honorary degrees upon a distinguished group of influential figures: Paula Kerger, chief executive officer of PBS, John Sexton, president emeritus of New York University, and Anthony Foxx, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Assistant professor Pedro Cruz poses for a portrait in West Village H on Dec. 10, 2018. Cruz recently won two awards at the Kantar “Information is Beautiful” Awards. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Hui Fang uses a microscope in his lab in Egan on Sept. 4, 2018. Photos by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Law student Diana Ojeda poses for a portrait in the Curry Student Center dance room on May 21, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Students walk by the Latino Student Cultural Center on Feb. 15, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Northeastern professors Moya Bailey, Sarah Jackson, and Brooke Foucault Welles pose for a portrait for a story about #hashtagactivism. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Alumnus Greg Tutunjian poses for a portrait on Feb. 9, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Members of the Women’s club water polo team practice in the pool in the Cabot Physical Educational Center on Sept. 26, 2018. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
A student looks at the foliage on Centennial Common on Nov. 1, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
High school football practice on Carter playground on September 13, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
President Aoun received the Legion of Honor, France’s highest award, from Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
A man is reflected in a puddle as he walks by a newly installed mural by Silvia López Chavez on the MBTA wall across from Centennial Common on July 6, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Students in the marine biology class at St. Mary’s High School attend a field outreach program held at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts, on April 3, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
A man walks through Centennial Common on Jan. 2, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Northeastern University celebrated its 116th Commencement on May 4, 2018. Photo by Billie Weiss for Northeastern University
David E. Budil, who is an associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology, plays the viola on Feb. 2, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Student Alice Kotowski plays fetch with Henry, her 10-month-old Goldendoodle, on Krentzman Quad on Jan. 9, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Francis Choi, who is a senior lab technician, and Brian Helmuth, who is a professor of environmental science and public policy, work in the intertidal zone at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts, on October 01, 2018. Photos by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Stock image of a drone on Jan. 3, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
A woman walks towards the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute on a snowy day on March 8, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Army 1st Lt. Lauren Mitchell, who graduated from Northeastern, spent her workdays flying through the mountains of Afghanistan, using the latest surveillance tools to pinpoint the enemy so that a Joint Special Operations Task Force could take them out. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
University Distinguished Professor Kim Lewis poses for a portrait in his lab on May 9, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
A person walks past Holmes Hall on Nov. 15, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Students walk by the Snell Engineering Center on Jan. 18, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Student Jameson Johnson poses for a portrait on July 20, 2018. Johnson received the Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors Award in 2018, which she used to create a publication focused on creating and cultivating a contemporary art scene in Boston. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Northeastern University celebrated its 116th Commencement on May 4, 2018. Photos by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Robot hand stock shot for a story about robots that can write stories. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Student Kaelin Krolak walks Luna, her two-month-old silver lab outside Dockser Hall on June 1, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Student Lucas Espada poses for a portrait on November 15, 2018. Photos by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Charlie XCX performs during the Springfest concert held in Matthews Arena on April 7, 2018. Photo by Lauren Scornavacca for Northeastern University
President Joseph E. Aoun poses for a selfie during Fall Fest 2018 at Northeastern on Sept. 4, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Alumnus Chris Denaro, who co-founded a company that makes portable cannabis farms that are sustainable and easy to use, works on a STEM Box on August 15, 2018 in Salem, Massachusetts. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Northeastern student Bria Hernandez poses for a portrait on Oct. 17, 2018. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Northeastern on Monday Nov. 12, 2018 held its annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present members of the university community who have served their country. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
From left to right: Faculty members Roger Giese, Phil Brown, Emily Zimmerman, Akram Alshawabkeh, David Kaeli, Thomas Sheahan, and Justin Manjourides. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Associate professor Tucker Marion poses for a portrait on May 1, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Northeastern celebrated its College of Professional Studies graduation at Matthews Arena on May 11, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Assistant professor Leila Deravi works in her lab in Hurting Hall on Feb. 9, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Philosophy professor Ronald Sandler poses for a portrait in Holmes Hall on Nov. 29, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Law school graduates Lauren Kilmister and Lindsay Jacobsen pose for photos on Krentzman Quad on May 24, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Assistant professor Samuel Felton and doctoral candidate Chang Liu published a paper in 2018 demonstrating that origami structures can be shifted quickly and simply between different structures. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
A student walks by the Latinx Student Cultural Center in the rain on April 19, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Professor Leo Beletsky poses for a portrait on March 12, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Left to right: Alumnus David Rothstein works in the snow in South Hadley, Massachusetts, on Jan. 19, 2018. Massachusetts State Trooper Chris Dumont, who graduated from Northeastern in 2000, helped to save the life of Dic Donohue on April 19, 2013 when he was gravely injured during a shootout with the Boston Marathon bombers in Watertown, Massachusetts. Bren Cole poses for a portrait near her office in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on November 14, 2018. Vincent Harris poses for a portrait on July 23, 2018. Photos by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Professor Robert Platt conducts research on a UR5 robotic arm with doctoral students Ulrich Viereck and Colin Kohler in ISEC on Jan. 23, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Students are reflected in a puddle as they walk by Shillman Hall on July 26, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Colleen Luibrand, who is studying international affairs, and Rodas Beyene, who is studying political science and psychology, pose for a portrait on Jan. 24, 2018. Luibrand and Beyene both did co-ops together last year at the UN International Criminals Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The tribunal is a United Nations court in The Hague, Netherlands, prosecuting the worst war criminals from the Yugoslav wars. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Student Tyler Blint-Welsh poses for a portrait on Jan. 9, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Students walk by Ell Hall on August 24, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Northeastern alumna Angelina Choy, who now works at Downeast Cider House, poses for a portrait on Sept. 25, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Northeastern battles the College of Charleston in the Colonial Athletic Association Championship game in Charleston, South Carolina, on March 6, 2018 at the North Charleston Coliseum. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Richard Wamai, who is an associate professor of cultures, societies, and global studies, poses for a portrait on May 15, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Scenes during the School of Law Commencement held in Matthews Arena on May 24, 2018. Richard W. Painter, a chief White House ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush, delivered the keynote address. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Northeastern senior Carly Schnabel, who captains the Northeastern women’s swimming and diving team, poses for a portrait on July 23, 2018. Schnabel was one of 19 student-athletes who received the Colonial Athletic Association’s inaugural Leadership and Sport Excellence Awards in 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
A student plays in the snow during a snow day on campus on March 13, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Jacqueline Isaacs, who is the associate dean for faculty affairs, poses for a portrait on June 1, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 to officially unveil the new William E. Carter Playground on Columbus Avenue in Boston. Photos by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Northeastern graduates Kyle Kornack and David Cooch were recently honored by Forbes magazine for co-founding Green Gas, which enables customers at gas pumps to donate 10 cents per gallon to environmental causes. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Alumnus JB Braun, who is the director of design and engineering at North Sails, poses for a portrait on April 24, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Dan Adams, who directs the School of Architecture, poses for a portrait at the Fog x FLO sculpture by Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya in the Franklin Park Zoo on August 23, 2018.Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
A student enters ISEC on April 6, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Anjimile Chithambo, a senior at Northeastern who won the title of “WBUR’s Favorite Massachusetts Entry” after submitting an original song to NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, poses for portrait on October 10, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Northeastern celebrated its 116th Commencement on May 4, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Researchers work on an MRI machine in Northeastern’s biomedical imaging center in ISEC on August 28, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Student Harry Brodsky completed his co-op at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute where he was able to collect rocks from the ocean floor in a submarine. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Students walk toward Centennial Common on April 18, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Yifan Sun, a doctoral student studying computer engineering, was part of a team at Dell EMC that recently received a patent for creating a method that enables more than one person to use a graphics processing unit simultaneously. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
It was announced in April that the Army Research Laboratory had decided to locate its Northeast regional hub at Northeastern University’s George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security in Burlington, Massachusetts. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Professor emeritus Agnes H. Chan retired in 2018 after 41 years of service to Northeastern. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Student Matthew Kernan climbed Mt. Everest in April 2018. Here he poses for a portrait at the Quincy Quarries on Feb. 13, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
A student walks down stairs in Ryder Hall on Sept. 11, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
James Hackney, dean of the School of Law, poses for a portrait in ISEC on May 30, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
A student sits on Centennial Common on October 15, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Northeastern University named its fastest-growing college the Khoury College of Computer and Information Sciences in honor of alumnus and trustee Amin Khoury.
David Nolan, who is an associate clinical professor, poses for a portrait on April 9, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Associate professor Elise Dallimore poses for a portrait in her home in Swampscott, Massachusetts, on June 28, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Greg Astro and Walter Javier Lopez Bartesaghui paint on Krentzmen Quad on August 7, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Tramaine Shaw has been named director of Northeastern's track and field program. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
A student walks by the Raytheon Amphitheater during a snow day on Jan. 5, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
James Heathers, a postdoctoral researcher in the Khoury College of Computer and Information Sciences, poses for a portrait on June 15, 2018. Heathers is studying people who can control their goosebumps. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Provost Jim Bean speaks during Northeastern’s doctoral hooding and graduation ceremony on May 2, 2018 at Cabot Cage. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

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