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Northeastern student Amanda Kovasala looks into potential co-op jobs as she relaxes on Centennial Common. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

We captured the installation of the new public art piece the Boston campus, ushered in a new freshmen class at Convocation, got really fresh with a mobile grocery store, and took you inside the world of the first woman to work as a referee in the National Hockey League. This and much more, all through the lenses of university photographers Matthew Modoono and Ruby Wallau.

Tomislav Topić and Robert Westphal, part of the Berlin-based street art duo known as Quintessenz, hand-painted dozens of polyvinyl chloride mesh banners with 76 unique colors for a new public art piece installed on Northeastern’s Boston campus. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
President Joseph E. Aoun and other university leaders welcomed incoming freshmen, Northeastern's 122nd class, to campus at the President's Convocation, held in Matthews Arena on Sept. 3, 2019. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
A Northeastern student plants a flag on Krentzman Quad to honor the victims of 9/11 on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
A new study co-authored by Yakov Bart, an associate professor of marketing at Northeastern, finds that first-time investors are failing to diversify their assets, and thus putting themselves at greater financial risk. These investors may be better off, he says, picking stocks at random instead. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Arielle Scoglio, a doctoral student studying population health at Northeastern, and her colleague Erin Reilly, study how veterans at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital interact with a social robot called Jibo. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Northeastern graduate Annika Morgan sells fresh produce at discount prices to Boston residents who live in neighborhoods that don’t have grocery stores nearby. “We’ve always been married to our mission: how can we improve health outcomes by increasing food access,” says Morgan. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Northeastern graduate Kelly Cooke became one of the first women to referee an NHL preseason event. Will she be working in the NHL someday? Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Meagan Tsou, who is studying behavioral neuroscience at Northeastern, teaches Pepper, a six-month-old rescue dog from Tennessee, how to sit while studying with marine biology student Hannah Brogan outside of Churchill Hall. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Sagar Kamarthi, a professor of mechanical engineering at Northeastern, is working to improve manufacturing operations in the healthcare and aerospace industries. Kamarthi, who has applied machine learning techniques to prevent early symptoms of failure in machines such as jet engines, says data science can enable manufacturing machines to diagnose, correct, and ultimately protect themselves to avoid catastrophic breakdowns. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun and Sylvie Retailleau, President of the University of Paris-Saclay, sign a global partnership agreement at the French Consulate Residence in Cambridge. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Alessandro Vespignani and Kate Coronges received a $2M grant from the National Science Foundation aimed at Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Northeastern graduates Tyler and Tori Farley have created a line of suspenders that, they say, are playful enough to wear with T-shirts and tasteful enough to wear with tuxedos
David Medina, a doctoral student at Northeastern, is using bacteria to produce nanoparticles that are particularly effective at killing whatever type of cell was used to create them, including strains of bacteria that are resistant to traditional antibiotics. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
A student walks through the flowers on the steps outside of the Behrakis Health Sciences Center. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Patricia Davis, Paolo Ciuccarelli, and Weiling Liu are all new incoming professors to Northeastern's Boston campus. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh helped celebrate the opening of LightView apartments, a 20-story, 825-bed residence hall on Northeastern's Boston campus. The building represents a unique partnership between the university, the city of Boston, and the private sector. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Northeastern graduate Grace Cuneo Lineman and her sister, Karen Cuneo, published Empowdered Sugar, a cookbook that celebrates the accomplishments of famous women in pop culture, politics, and history. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Former graduate student Camille Martin, working with Northeastern chemistry and chemical biology professor Leila Deravi, has synthesized a chemical found in the skin of longfin squid. The goal? To recreate the animal's natural sun-blocking ability. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Patricia Williams, who is University Distinguished Professor of Law and Humanities at Northeastern, is one of the newest faculty members at Northeastern. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
A robot prototype from Alireza Ramezani’s lab in the Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex. Ramezani is working on a project to create unmanned aerial robots that can hang from structures. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Maria Servellón, an adjunct professor in Northeastern's College of Professional Studies, poses for a portrait. Servellón’s short film, Hyphen, has won several awards and has played at film festivals, from L.A., New York, to Oaxaca. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Photodynamic therapy uses drugs that absorb visible or near infrared light. Steven Lopez, an assistant professor of chemistry, is searching for potential new drugs that could expand this treatment. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Professor Victor Zappi's research focuses on the exploration of virtual reality technologies as a means of musical expression; physiology of perception and interaction; immersive virtual musical interfaces. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun moderates a panel discussion with Lawrence Bacow, President of Harvard University, Alain Fuchs, President of Paris Sciences et Lettres, Sylvie Retailleau, President of the University of Paris-Saclay, and Christina Paxson, President of Brown University, during the Paris-Boston Women's Forum at East Village. Photos by Matthew Modoono and Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Katy Ann Gilmore, who is an artist based in Los Angeles, works on her mural in Snell Engineering Center. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Thomas Starr, who is a professor of graphic and information design, created a series of public art installations to create awareness of the impact of climate change. The installations are scattered throughout Essex, Massachusetts. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Jim Dietz and Mark Wilson, who are both graduates from Northeastern, founded the All-American Rowing Camp in 1999. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

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