News

Meet our new COS Faculty: Jorge Morales

This fall, Jorge Morales, PhD, joins the psychology department at the College of Science as an assistant professor. He will also hold a secondary appointment in the Department of Philosophy at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Morales is currently completing post-doc work at Johns Hopkins University and starting his interdisciplinary lab at Northeastern. […]
September 13, 2021

Northeastern doctoral students graduate amid Covid-19 and ‘unprecedented’ political polarization.

Doctoral candidates completed their graduate studies during a period of unprecedented disruption and political polarization—a fact that was front and center during Thursday’s hooding ceremony. The graduation ceremonies inside Matthews Arena began with doctoral candidates processing side-by-side into the arena wearing the customary academic garb. They were members of the classes of 2019, 2020, and […]
September 13, 2021

Using this billion-dollar laser, physicists hope to probe the quantum world for new discoveries

Say you’re an aspiring physicist, probing the quantum world to gain insight into the fundamental nature of reality. There are two ways to go about your scientific odyssey, but both involve very expensive machinery. One way is to smash a bunch of atoms together, revealing their subatomic guts; another is to toss them under a […]
September 13, 2021

This mysterious on-off switch holds clues to new cancer treatments

Within each of our cells, there’s an on-off switch that controls when cells divide and reproduce. The metaphorical finger that flips this switch is a protein called RAS. Under normal circumstances, RAS switches on to help our bodies repair wounds or replenish cells, to name a few of its functions. But sometimes, the switch gets […]
September 01, 2021
,

He cultivates the campus’s ‘urban forest’ with an eye on the future.

It is a sticky, tropical day in August, making the Boston campus feel like an open-air blast furnace. Good thing Northeastern has nearly 1,500 trees to absorb some of the heat, or it could feel a lot worse, says Stephen Schneider, the university’s new chief arborist. “One of the more beneficial aspects of this urban […]
August 27, 2021

If we don’t halt climate change, the world’s oceans may never be the same.

The vast majority of the world’s oceans may never be the same if humanity doesn’t curb our carbon emissions. As much as 95% of the climates in the surface ocean that exist today could completely disappear within 80 years, according to new research led by Katie Lotterhos, associate professor of marine and environmental sciences at […]
August 27, 2021