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February 15, 2024

Former Northeastern track athletes move on to next phase of running education as marathoners compete at US Olympic Trials

Michael Duggan and Cameron Dickson shared a coach in Northeastern’s Matt Lonergan, who helped them train for their new event.

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Why American Girl has been a perfect fit for this creative writing professor 

Northeastern’s Kathryn Reiss has authored several mystery novels for American Girl alongside her award-winning middle grade fiction.

What the Super Bowl, Beanpot and other sporting events teach us about coping with pressure

How do athletes block out distractions and focus on what matters? The lessons are universal, according to Northeastern experts.

At 80, the legendary professor who beat Big Tobacco takes on sports betting

Northeastern law professor Richard Daynard says sports betting is an addictive public health risk — not unlike smoking.

Networking, hope for career women with chronic conditions

Northeastern grad Lilly Stairs launched the Chronic Boss Collective, a group that prioritizes the health and professional dreams of women.

Group of women posing in a photo studio for the networking group Chronic Boss Collective.

Mary Ludden went from waitress to the C-suite of a Fortune 500 company. Today, she leads Northeastern’s global network of campuses

She transformed her career and life in three stages, each measured by the degrees — undergraduate, master’s and doctorate — she would earn.

Headshot of Mary Ludden with the glow of the sun behind her.

The future of prosthetics is 3D-printed. This student has a hand in it

Isabela Castillo and Give a Hand are developing low-cost, 3D-printed prosthetic hands for kids

Isabela Castillo working on a 3-D printed pink prosthetic hand.

Laurie Kramer makes a career of helping kids get along

To the benefit of parents the pioneering Northeastern psychologist studies how young children play (and fight).

A person walks in the middle of two kids outside on a sunny day.

Scientific researcher by day and champion diver at night. This Northeastern athlete leads dual lives

Erin Murphy, the conference’s best diver, is pursuing degrees in biochemistry and biotechnology, while also completing a full-time co-op.

A person wearing a blue lab coat and goggles works with test tubes inside a laboratory.

Life after ‘Nutcracker’: A ballerina and Northeastern grad faces her future

Dawn Atkins was laser-focused on dance from childhood, but an injury at 21 forced her to think about what might come next.

Dawn Atkins performing ballet on stage.

During the holidays and beyond, ‘Home Away From Home’ connects international students to the community

The program partners community members with international graduate students as a way to develop relationships and share experiences.

Amy Dablemont Burnes and Harsh Shah hugging.

Cystic fibrosis is difficult to treat. Computer modeling may hold the answer

Srirupa Chakraborty uses high-powered computing to develop proteins with a range of possible uses, from water purification to gene therapy.

Headshot of Srirupa Chakraborty with lines of code projected on to her face.

Most never played rugby before. Now they’re national champions

The Northeastern club team beat Colorado Mesa University, 48-7, to win its first College Rugby Association of America women’s Div. 1 title.

Northeastern womens rugby team cheering and holding a trophy.

First came love. Then came marriage. Then came the pharmacy for these Northeastern graduates

At Green Line Apothecary, Ken and Christina Procaccianti are defying the notion that independent pharmacies can’t thrive in the CVS era.

Christina and Ken Procaccianti seated at the ice cream bar in Green Line Apothecary.

How this class is preparing students for the world of music festivals

Want to try designing a music festival or learn about the history of them? These Northeastern courses teach students festival organization.

Audience members at a music festival.

Why Northeastern business and computer science majors take a sex and relationships class

Joseph Schwartz’s intro-level Communications Studies class goes deep on the dynamics of romance, family and close friendships.

Northeastern grad helps breathe new life into family’s Rhode Island vineyard

Bill Wilson used his anthropology degree, focus on sustainability and boundless curiosity to help Greenvale Vineyards grow to new heights.

Person holding grapes in a vineyard.

Messy, resilient, ‘genius’: why this Northeastern food policy expert is thankful for SNAP

Chris Bosso’s new book traces the history of food stamps — and recommends ways to make the sturdy public assistance program even stronger.

Cover of Chris Bosso's new book, which is yellow with a blue bell on it and titled "Why SNAP Works".

Will airport security checkpoints become more efficient?

Northeastern researchers have been partnering with the Department of Homeland Security to improve efficiency at airports and elsewhere.

Lines of travelers waiting for TSA at the Orlando International Airport.

Special ops training and WhatsApp: How Northeastern’s Global Safety team keeps Huskies out of danger

A group of savvy global security experts springs into action to help Northeastern students and faculty in emergencies — and to avoid trouble

Alyssa Berg and JJ Cappa working on a laptop in an office with many screens.

5 days on a boat, 7 years in a refugee camp. How this Fuel America owner found motivation in a dishwashing job

Tan Du immigrated to the United States from Vietnam on May 1, 1998. The next day, a restaurant owner’s words of motivation changed his life.

Head shot of Tan Du, owner of Fuel America.

From front lines in Iraq to Filipino jungles, Special Forces veteran goes from combat to computer science classroom

After 22 years of service, Dennis Hernandez embarks on a new journey with a degree at Northeastern University and his own security company.

Headshot of Dennis Hernandez standing outside next to a tree.

Women’s hockey pioneer Kendall Coyne Schofield leads new inductees into the Northeastern Athletics Hall of Fame

Coyne Schofield transformed Northeastern into a national power while pioneering opportunities for female athletes.

Kendall Coyne posing in her hockey gear

New coach, same dream: Experienced Northeastern women’s basketball team chases March Madness

After earning a share of the regular-season title but losing in the CAA tournament, the Huskies return most of their top players.

One basketball player blocking while the other looks up at the net.

In this math seminar, the magician reveals his secrets

The class Math, Magic, Games & Puzzles delves into the numerical principles behind popular card tricks — and how to teach them to others.

Person performing card trick with purple overlay on the photo.

How Northeastern’s James Alan Fox pioneered the study of mass murder

It is because of Fox’s daily efforts that we know 2,944 people have died in 567 mass killings in the U.S. since 2006.

James Alan Fox newspaper clipping with the headline "The Dean of Death".

The stories of Black Londoners from centuries past come to life through Northeastern research project

By researching Black Londoners from 1560-1840, the Mapping Black London project challenges how we think about London’s diverse history.

A collage of five Black Londoners displaced over an old map of London.