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Two College of Science students receive nominations for prestigious fellowships

Congratulations to our two College of Science seniors, who have recently been nominated for the prestigious Rhodes and Knight-Hennessy Scholarships! Lola Akingbade (Behavioral Neuroscience) and Amina Ly (Environmental Science) have had busy and fulfilling careers at Northeastern, and their passions here in science and in policy have helped them get where they are today.

Global citizen, budding scientist, model – for one Northeastern student, “adaptability” is key

Meet Yaa Kyeremateng, a behavioral neuroscience major who speaks multiple languages, conducts research, is fascinated with the brain, and has modeled for the past year. Here, she discusses these aspects of her Northeastern experience and why “adaptability” is perhaps her strongest trait.

Why are yawns contagious?

Don’t sleep on it: In this week’s installment of Why is That?, Jade Zee, assistant director of the behavioral neuroscience program, explores why yawns are so contagious.