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PhD Candidate Yian Xu wins RISE award

Congratulations to PhD candidate Yian Xu who received the RISE Scholarship award for Social Sciences, Business, and Law for her project titled, “Cognitive Bias in Legal Decision Making: New Evidence from Psychological Studies.” Check out this article, “RISE Awards: Grit over Glamour”, and read about what Yian has to say about her work. Well done, Yian!

Symposium ignites interest in Boston Harbor & Islands science

The Boston Harbor & Islands Science Symposium, held April 11-12, brought together 200 scientists, citizens, resource managers, decision-makers, and students to share their expertise and experiences studying Boston Harbor. The Symposium featured diverse formats in which attendees could learn about what is being studied, including field trips, panels, keynote talks, a networking breakfast, concurrent sessions, […]

Meet the graduates: Travis DeLano

Travis DeLano is a University Scholar with a near-perfect GPA and a passion for chemistry. Here, he reflects on his past five years at Northeastern and looks ahead to the future.
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Northeastern co-hosts Capitol Hill briefing on coastal sustainability

A panel of stakeholders, including U.S. congressmen and university researchers, discussed the threats facing coastal communities and the best practices for keeping them secure.

Outstanding Teacher Award

Teaching Professor Prasanth George has been selected to receive the College of Engineering Outstanding Teacher of First year Engineering Students Award for his teaching of first year engineering students in Mathematics. This award is a recognition of Professor George’s skill and dedication as a teacher. Awardees are chosen from departments who teach first year students […]

Healthy aging: can we turn back time?

Northeastern researchers touched on that question this week in a series of talks that examined renewing tissue function, improving and restoring motor control, and the remarkable memory power of superagers.

‘Unicorn’ Shipworm could reveal clues about human medicine and bacterial infections

Northeastern research professor Daniel Distel and his colleagues have discovered a dark slithering creature four feet long that dwells in the foul mud of a remote lagoon in the Philippines. They say studying the giant shipworm could add to our understanding of how bacteria cause infections and, in turn, how we might adapt to tolerate—and even benefit from—them.