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August 2019 in photos

A student walks through West Village, framed by a portion of "Homage to Galileo," a sculpture by artist David Bakalar. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

We captured the joy of college life, learned what beer and biofuel have in common, and got a close look at the koi fish on the Boston campus. This and much more, all through the lenses of university photographers Matthew Modoono and Ruby Wallau.

Northeastern student Larissa Morikawa studies on Centennial Common. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Penny Beuning and Mary Jo Ondrechen, Northeastern professors of chemistry and chemical biology, are developing new ways to predict the function of an enzyme by looking at the roles of the individual amino acids that make up its structure. “This very basic research has a ton of applications in things like human health or biofuels,” said Beuning. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
For this school of koi fish in the pond behind the Curry Student Center, class is always in session. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Graduates of Northeastern’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business received master’s degrees at a ceremony at Matthews Arena in August. Bob Davis, top left, a venture capitalist who founded one of the internet’s first search engines, urged the graduates to look for moments to make things better every day. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Eric Chen, who plays the viola, was one of two Northeastern students who performed in Brazil for the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra this summer. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Carmen Sceppa, the new dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, is approaching the national healthcare crisis by building consensus. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Sarah Ostadabbas, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and doctoral student Shuangjun Liu use a manikin to test their camera setup. Ostadabbas has created a large database of sleep-pose data for use in the healthcare industry. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Graduates of Northeastern's College of Professional Studies celebrated their achievements at a ceremony in Matthews Arena. Students in the College of Professional Studies live, work, and learn all over the world, pursuing their degrees online, in hybrid formats, and through the university's global network of campuses. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Steven Scyphers, assistant professor of marine and environmental sciences, and student Kiera O'Donnell pose for a portrait at the Marine Science Center in Nahant. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
The women’s soccer team practices at Parson’s Field before the first game of the season. The Huskies are hungry for a championship after winning seven of their last nine contests last year. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
A new study by David Choffnes, an associate professor of computer and information science at Northeastern, found that almost all wireless carriers pervasively slow down internet speed for video streaming, even when networks are not overloaded. Stock photo of ethernet cables by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Incoming Northeastern students begin to move into their residence halls on the Boston campus about a week before the first day of classes. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
The tariffs that leaders in the United States and China imposed upon each other’s countries likely won’t have a huge effect on either economy, according to William Dickens, University Distinguished Professor of Economics and Social Policy at Northeastern. But, he says, the underlying political brinkmanship could. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Northeastern graduates Kenzie Swanhart and Julien Levesquev say that their culinary partnership was built in the kitchen of a small apartment in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. Now the duo is about to release The New Newlywed Cookbook: 100 Recipes for Every Couple to Cook Together to unite people through the joys of cooking and eating. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
A student walks through West Village, framed by a portion of “Homage to Galileo,” a sculpture by artist David Bakalar. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Members of the Northeastern University Alliance of Civically Engaged Students kick off Welcome Week with ice breaker games on Centennial Common. Nearly 100 incoming freshmen have moved to campus early to participate in service projects before classes begin. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Northeastern professors Ron Sandler and John Basl formed a partnership with Accenture, a professional services company, to produce a report on the need to build committees that oversee artificial intelligence and data ethics. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

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