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June 12, 2024

AI is transforming sports for the better, Northeastern baseball legend Carlos Peña says

The Huskies Hall-of-Famer used AI to solve a nagging riddle of his career, revealing baseball as “a lot less random than we believe it is.”

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Pompey was elected a Colonial-era ‘king.’ Did researchers find the foundation of his home outside Boston?

“It gives us renewed appreciation for King Pompey and the celebration electing Black kings and governors in New England,” Baumgartner says.

This Northeastern physicist is revolutionizing astronomy with unprecedented dark matter mapping through space observatory in Chile

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time could revolutionize our understanding of the universe, Jonathan Blazek says

In between teaching and practicing, this Northeastern professor finds time to coach a Boston sled hockey team

Physical therapy professor Luke Brisbin helps out the players on Boston I.C.E. Storm’s adaptive ice hockey team.

‘Double Husky’ John Lam is retiring from Boston Ballet. He’ll be busier than ever

The 20-year ballet veteran has balanced fatherhood, college and the grueling demands of life as an elite professional dancer.

John Lam dancing, midair in black and white.

From TD Garden to Fenway Park, graduate student speaker Megan Carter is a hockey and academic star

Carter pursued dual degrees while completing two co-ops at Northeastern. She expects to play in the PWHL before entering medical school.

headshot of Megan Carter in the flowers

For undergraduate commencement student speaker Rebecca Bamidele, politics and medicine are a potent mix

The 2024 Northeastern graduate in biology and political science is a future doctor laser-focused on improving public health policy

Headshot of Rebecca Bamidele.

The untold story of how two Northeastern professors analyzed moon rocks for NASA a half-century ago

They were the most precious materials on Earth following the 1969 Apollo landing. And yet few knew they were being analyzed at Northeastern.

Robert Lowndes holding up a moon rock in green lighting.

A Black soldier receives a full military funeral — 83 years after his death. Here is his story

The Northeastern Civil Rights and Restorative Justice project re-examined a military police killing of a Black soldier in 1941.

Albert King's white marble military tombstone.

We’re addicted to ‘true crime’ stories. This class investigates why

MSCR 3920: True Crime Media unpacks our collective fascination with the darkest parts of human nature.

An illustration of four people standing in a room in front of 6 TV screens of diffeerent sizes that show Elizabeth Holmes on them.

These Northeastern graduates are improving our neighborhoods one tree at a time

The drive to plant and care for trees has never been more important. The Northeastern community is doing its part in Greater Boston.

Cathleen and Thomas Griffin planting a tree.

This former cheerleader is aiming to be a ‘world-class star’ in hammer throw

Liangie Calderon, a Northeastern sophomore, won the Under-20 Puerto Rico championship last summer as a relative newcomer to the sport.

Liangie Calderon mid hammer throw.

This student spent co-op on an island helping protect sea turtles and other endangered species

An environmental conservation volunteer in Seychelles included diving with coral and helping sea turtles to safety.

Illustration of Hans Van Der Sande squatting in front of a tortoise making observations.

Why is this Northeastern student and ROTC cadet running a marathon with a 40-pound weight on her back?

Kayla McCann, a 5-foot-4 nursing student, is running in her boots and fatigues with a heavy rucksack in a race for charity.

Kayla McCann running in her uniform with a weighted rucksack.

Northeastern co-op goes bananas with Santa Rosa Primate Project in Costa Rica

Leah Orman is literally monkeying around. This biology student is helping research and protect capuchin monkeys for her international co-op.

A capuchin monkey in a tree.

‘Landmark in survey research’: How the COVID States Project analyzed the pandemic with objectivity

Four years ago David Lazer formed the Northeastern-led effort — resulting in more than 100 cutting-edge reports and national media coverage.

Alessandro Vespignani writing on a sheeg of paper with a red pen.

96-year-old senior center resident shocks Northeastern Hillel volunteers with an astounding story — her father donated their building to the university

Fay Wilgoren’s father was a Husky through and through. At 96, she’s sharing his incredible story.

Gabrielle Bailey sitting in a chair across from Fey Wilgoren talking.

Five decades after his graduation, a legendary general returns to Northeastern as an inductee into the ROTC Hall of Fame

Major Gen. Salvatore Cambria, a leader of U.S. Army Special Forces operations, retired in 2012 after a highly decorated career of 36 years.

Headshot of Major General Salvatore Cambria.

Can pottery be therapy? This psychology student thinks so.

The fifth-year Northeastern psychology major is passionate about studying and sharing the peace he finds at the wheel.

David Chatson throwing pottery on a wheel at the Create Art in Community studio.

Forced labor in the clothing industry is rampant and hidden. This AI-powered search platform can expose it.

Supply Trace combines AI with on-the-ground investigation to trace apparel to regions with a high risk of forced labor.

An illustration of a person holding up a phone displaying a database while workers sit at sewing machines in the background.

This Northeastern graduate thinks you’d be perfect for ‘The Amazing Race’

As a casting professional, Alex Sharp has unearthed talent for reality competition shows including ‘Lego Masters’ and ‘Chopped.’

Headshot of Alex Sharp.

Mike Sirota, rated as a high first-round pick, could be Northeastern’s greatest baseball player

Sirota, a 6-foot-3-inch junior, is ranked among the top 11 picks overall in the upcoming Major League Baseball Draft.

Mike Sirota up at bat.

We can’t combat climate change without changing minds. This psychology class explores how.

PSYC-4660: Humans & Nature is part of a larger push at Northeastern to explore the intersection between environmental and brain sciences.

Illustration of two human heads with trees growing inside of them next to pipes emitting gases into the air.

Daniel Gwynn sat on death row for 30 years. Meet the Northeastern law grad who helped set him free

“We’re lifting up the humanity of our clients,” says Gretchen Engel, a 1992 graduate of Northeastern School of Law.

Daniel Gwynn posing with four other people.

Northeastern loves Paws. He loves Northeastern more.

A behind-the-scenes peek at the mascot, the TikTok star, the Husky legend.

Northeastern's husky mascot, Paws, lays down on dozens of husky stuffed animals while wearing a black suit with a red tie.

From Congo to Northeastern, the resilient journey of a basketball star

Sixteen-year-old Gemima Motema and her two cousins were stranded in the U.S. by war in their homeland. That was six years ago.

Gemima Motema posing with a basketball.

What makes a movie fight scene hit? Stage combat expert breaks down iconic fight scenes from ‘Mission: Impossible’ and ‘The Matrix’