In the Media
Bloomington schools will test ‘smart’ thermometers for early alerts on sickness
Minneapolis Star-Tribune -- 09/17/2018
While several crowdsourcing health care apps have failed, the successful ones tend to provide information faster than traditional means or data that can’t be found elsewhere, said Clark Freifeld, a data analytics and crowdsourcing researcher at Northeastern University.
Alexa goes to college: Echo Dots move into dorms on campus
USA Today -- 09/17/2018
SLU isn’t the only campus to experiment with Echo Dots in undergraduate housing. Students at Northeastern University in Boston have the option of linking the smart speakers to their university accounts and last fall and Arizona State University equipped 1,600 students with devices donated by Amazon.
The Cybersecurity 202: Tech giants open up about election cyberthreats as specter of regulation looms
The Washington Post -- 09/17/2018
“It’s a corporate win-win,” said Andrea Matwyshyn, a Northeastern University law professor specializing in technology policy. “There’s no downside for companies in trying to defend their customers and trying to forestall legislation that might require that they adjust their structures. And it’s obviously a benefit to defend their brand if criminals are abusing their goodwill.”…
Direct primary care has limited benefits for doctors and patients
Stat -- 09/17/2018
Timothy J. Hoff, Ph.D., professor of management, health care systems, and health policy at Northeastern University, discusses the pros and cons of direct primary care.
The man behind Maine’s unparalleled consolidation of local news
Columbia Journalism Review -- 09/17/2018
DAN KENNEDY, associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University and author of the book Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-first Century, says ideally Maine’s newspapers “would have their own local ownership, and it would be a more competitive environment.” But, given that Brower has so far prevented a national chain like GateHouse or Digital First Media from coming in and slashing newsroom costs while extracting huge profits, Kennedy says, Maine could do worse.
The DDT of this generation is contaminating water all over the US and Australia
Quartz -- 09/17/2018
Department of Defense and Northeastern University data tally 172 known contaminated sites, and those numbers do not account for contaminated public water systems, which the Environmental Working Group estimates could add up to over 1,500 additional sites.
Northeastern journalism students share their study abroad experience in Cuba
WCVB TV -- 09/17/2018
NewsCenter 5’s Mike Beaudet traveled to Cuba for a month with Northeastern students to study the culture and share the stories that matter most to Cubans.
Open source database software finally gets down to business
TechTarget -- 08/29/2018
As a result, enterprise users “can avoid Oracle and SQL Server fees” without having to deploy a new systems infrastructure to run an open source database themselves, added Sherman, who also teaches business intelligence and data warehousing classes at Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Engineering.
Energy-Hog Hospitals: When They Start Thinking Green, They See Green
Kaiser Health News -- 08/29/2018
The health care sector — one of the nation’s largest industries — is responsible for nearly 10 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions — hundreds of millions of tons worth of carbon each year. Hospitals make up more than one-third of those emissions, according to a paper by researchers at Northeastern University and Yale.
How this economist-entrepreneur is cultivating a new market for organic products
GreenBiz -- 08/29/2018
In addition, organic farming helps solve climate change through carbon sequestration in soils. In a 2017 study, Northeastern University researchers found that soil from organic farms were 26 percent better at retaining carbon than soil from non-organic farms.
Want to help your colleagues? Try logging off for a while
Boston Globe -- 08/29/2018
A recent study by business researchers at Harvard, Boston University, and Northeastern University found that colleagues who are in constant contact with each other may actually be less effective than groups that reserve some time to work independently.
Artificial intelligence gaining ground as college teaching tool
EducationDive -- 08/29/2018
Nevertheless, a 2018 Gallup-Northeastern University survey shows that of 3,297 U.S. citizens interviewed, only 22% with a bachelor’s degree said their education left them “well” or “very well prepared” to use AI in their jobs.