Northeastern University on Thursday celebrated the highest achievements of students, faculty, and an important trustee at the Academic Honors Convocation in East Village.
The event recognized members of the Northeastern community whose academic prowess, insatiable curiosity, and entrepreneurial spirit have made them standout scholars, researchers, mentors, teachers, and innovators.
Northeastern’s highest achievements on display at the Academic Honors Convocation
Northeastern University on Thursday celebrated the achievements of more than 60 students, faculty, and alumni at the Academic Honors Convocation in East Village.Read more
It’s time to bust some neuroscience myths
Lisa Feldman Barrett, a psychology professor at Northeastern who has been awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship, finds misinformation and myths about the brain everywhere. So she’s setting the record straight in a new book called Seven Insights About the Brain.Read more
Her dream didn’t come true and she couldn’t be happier about that
Zoe Bishop, who will receive a degree in biochemistry at Commencement, is among nine Fulbright scholars who will be celebrated by President Joseph E. Aoun at the Academic Honors Convocation on Thursday.Read more
Northeastern students awarded two Truman, nine Fulbright scholarships
The university boasts two Truman Scholars in a year when more students than ever before were nominated in the U.S. It’s also home to nine Fulbright Scholars, the most ever in a single year for the university. The honorees will be celebrated by President Joseph E. Aoun at the Academic Honors Convocation on Thursday.Read more
She studies school shootings, murder-suicides, and homicide trends
Emma Fridel, a PhD student in criminology and criminal justice who has studied school shootings, gender differences in crime rates, and murder-suicides, is the recipient of Northeastern’s Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Research.Read more
American democracy is a dumpster fire. We can still save it.
Northeastern professor David Lazer’s work in pioneering the new discipline of computational social science using network analysis, computational modeling, and field experiments has earned him the prestigious Klein Lectureship and a University Distinguished Professor appointment.Read more
She met a Peruvian midwife, and that changed everything
For Claire Celestin, a behavioral neuroscience student and recipient of the Marshall Scholarship, a co-op experience with a midwife in Peru opened her eyes to the poor treatment of pregnant women in other parts of the world.Read more
How jello-like cubes can help fight cancer
Sidi Bencherif, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Northeastern, recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to develop biomaterials that generate oxygen. These materials could help researchers understand how low oxygen environments affect the immune system and potentially be used to supply oxygen to help train immune cells to fight cancer.Read more
What secrets do ballet dancers hold for people with disabilities? Or for robots?
Northeastern professor Dagmar Sternad, newly appointed as University Distinguished Professor, is studying ballet dancers to learn about balance. The research could have far-reaching implications for clinical research, helping to shed insight, for example, on how to increase mobility in older adults or people with physical disabilities. Their findings could also help engineers design better robots.Read more
Want machines to analyze images faster? Stay out of their way.
Paul Hand, an assistant professor of mathematics and computer science, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to figure out why neural networks are so effective at reconstructing and processing images.Read more