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May 2019 in photos

More than 4,000 students received degrees at Northeastern’s 117th Commencement exercises. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

We captured the pomp and circumstance of Commencement, learned about the rover that Northeastern students are building to help astronauts on Mars, and got an up-close look at the new mural on the Boston campus that swirls and dives along the entrance to Ruggles Station, all through the lenses of our award-winning photographers.

Northeastern University celebrated its 117th Commencement on May 3, 2019. President Joseph E. Aoun led the undergraduate ceremony, which was held at TD Garden in Boston. Tara Westover, the New York Times best-selling author of Educated, delivered the Commencement address. Northeastern conferred honorary degrees upon a distinguished group of influential figures: Amin J. Khoury, Eduardo J. Padrón, Beth Stevens, and Major General Cedric T. Wins. Photos by Billie Weiss for Northeastern University
A student walks through Snell Quad. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

 

When Bouchra Benghomari’s mother was a young girl in Algeria, representatives from UNICEF delivered life-saving vaccinations to her home. Now, Benghomari, a rising third-year student at Northeastern, has dedicated her life to returning the favor. Photos by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
The science of success: Graduate Teaching Assistant Viral Pandey works on a project in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences building. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
If you don’t take a selifie, did it even happen? Student orientation leaders take a selfie during a scavenger hunt for photos on the sand volleyball court between Willis Hall and West Village F. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Students attend Northeastern’s doctoral hooding and graduation ceremony. Manuela Veloso, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University and head of J.P. Morgan AI Research, told graduates that they are prepared to tackle any challenges and uncertainty that they will face in their careers. Photos by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Scenes during Commencement week at Northeastern. Photos by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
At Northeastern’s 117th Commencement, President Joseph E. Aoun called upon members of the graduating class to use their most human qualities in order to succeed in a world that is continuously being reshaped by rapidly advancing technology. Photos by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
The new pedestrian bridge at Northeastern, which is now open, is a key component of the university’s vision to join the Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury and Fenway and reimagine Columbus Avenue. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Tiffany Joseph, an associate professor of sociology, anthropology, and international affairs at Northeastern, received the 2019 Senior Ford Foundation Fellowship Award to turn her study of healthcare and race into a book. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Northeastern students from the College of Science, the College of Engineering, and the Khoury College of Computer Sciences have been designing and building a rover that could work with astronauts on Mars. Photos by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
A person relaxes in a chair located on the first floor of the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Recent graduate Conor Messer has lived, worked, and studied in Boston, Germany, and Jordan. Now, supported by a Fulbright Scholarship, he’s headed to Abu Dhabi to design a robot that is capable of performing minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
A student works in a lab in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Northeastern has formed a groundbreaking joint venture with the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, a first-of-its-kind academy designed to help reform American law enforcement, says Northeastern University Chief of Police Michael Davis. The inaugural class of 28 police recruits will be training on the Boston campus through September. Photos by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Students walk through Snell Quad. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
A new painting that swirls and dives along a formerly gray entrance to Ruggles Station on Northeastern’s Boston campus is designed to remind commuters to pause for a moment and enjoy life, says artist Silvia López Chavez. Photos by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Students walk though campus. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Physics professor Gregory Fiete published a paper outlining a new theoretical way to change the quantum properties of different materials by shooting lasers at them. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Want to brighten your day? Go check out the freshly painted stairs leading to Ell Hall. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
John Basl, an assistant professor of philosophy at Northeastern, proposes that we create oversight committees to carefully evaluate research involving artificial intelligence. “The nightmare scenario,” he says, “is that we create a machine mind and, without knowing, do something to it that’s painful.” Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Students play a game of pick-up soccer on the Carter Playground. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Northeastern student Ben Zinser works on the Mars Ice Challenge robot in Richards Hall. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Connect the dots. A person walks through the lobby of the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

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