Northeastern celebrated the many accomplishments of its faculty on Thursday during the 12th annual Academic Honors Convocation. With more than 100 awards from the university and external academic institutions including the National Academy of Engineering, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, there is certainly a lot to celebrate.
“Congratulations to all the recipients of the awards,” said Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern. “The awards that you are receiving are in some ways a harbinger of what will come next … and the future is exciting.”
The faculty award ceremony, held on the 17th floor of East Village on the university’s Boston campus, followed a parallel celebration for undergraduate and graduate student accomplishments. And the two populations, Aoun said, work symbiotically to push Northeastern forward.
“We celebrate you not only for your impact and achievement in the field, but also your impact and achievement with the students,” he said. “I don’t know whether you know, but now when students apply to Northeastern, they look at the faculty in their programs that they want to work with. This is your impact: Research, teaching, and … impacting the community around us—wherever we are—and impacting the world.”
Faculty from across the university attended the event, which was also streamed live on Northeastern’s Facebook page.
David Madigan, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, described the award-winners—whose accolades include a range of fellowships, appointments, and awards—as representing the core of what it means to be at Northeastern.
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