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Faculty Reads, Volume Seven

North­eastern fac­ulty mem­bers have written at length on a wide range of topics. Volume seven of the fac­ulty reading list includes an array of schol­arly works penned by North­eastern Uni­ver­sity pro­fes­sors, such as Rud­erman Pro­fessor of Jewish Studies Lori Lefkowitz’s explo­ration of the Bib­lical ori­gins of Jewish sexual iden­ti­ties and Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Polit­ical Sci­ence…
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Published On: December 8, 2011 | Tags: ,,,,
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Major campus moves ahead

Uni­ver­sity offi­cials have announced a space recon­fig­u­ra­tion plan designed to max­i­mize the use of research facil­i­ties, pro­mote inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research col­lab­o­ra­tions and enhance the iden­ti­ties of the university’s newest colleges. Under the new plan, the majority of the Col­lege of Social Sci­ences and Human­i­ties (CSSH) will move to the Renais­sance Park building on Tremont Street, new…
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Published On: December 6, 2011 | Tags: ,
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Ethics Institute to support experiential learning, research

The Ethics Insti­tute at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has launched this fall, a col­lab­o­ra­tion between the Col­lege of Social Sci­ences and Human­i­ties and the Depart­ment of Phi­los­ophy and Reli­gion. The inno­v­a­tive insti­tute is ded­i­cated to bringing eth­ical analysis and eval­u­a­tion to social and envi­ron­mental issues. Directed by Ronald San­dler, asso­ciate pro­fessor of phi­los­ophy, the insti­tute will pro­mote research,…
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Published On: December 5, 2011 | Tags: ,
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Banking on a solution

Glob­al­iza­tion has yielded many eco­nomic ben­e­fits, but it has also left parts of our world vul­ner­able to the finan­cial mis­steps of one country or region, as seen in Europe’s cur­rent crisis, said Eric Rosen­gren, pres­i­dent and CEO of the Fed­eral Reserve Bank of Boston. Speaking at an Open Class­room Series event, “The Role of Gov­ern­ment in…
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‘Love conquers all’

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity bas­ket­ball player Jamie Conroy says new Boston Red Sox man­ager Bobby Valen­tine has become her family’s “guardian angel.” “He came to us when we needed him,” Conroy says. On Sept. 11, 2001, when Amer­ican Air­lines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center’s North Tower, nearly 300 employees of the insur­ance bro­kerage firm Marsh…
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Published On: December 2, 2011 | Tags:
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What will come of Egypt’s elections?

After a week of clashes with the mil­i­tary council, Egyp­tians cast their bal­lots in the first par­lia­men­tary elec­tions since Hosni Mubarak was removed from power. We asked Pro­fessor of Polit­ical Sci­ence Denis Sul­livan, director of Northeastern’s Middle East Center for Peace, Cul­ture and Devel­op­ment, to assess this his­toric event, the poten­tial road­blocks that remain in…
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Published On: November 28, 2011 | Tags: ,,
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Collective bargaining in the classroom

Interest- ​​based col­lec­tive bar­gaining with teachers unions could play an impor­tant role in improving edu­ca­tion and closing the achieve­ment gap in Mass­a­chu­setts public schools, according to a new report on public sector labor-​​management reform. Barry Blue­stone, the founding dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, and Mass­a­chu­setts Insti­tute of…
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“Good Neighbor”

Gayle Mackay, director of personnel administration for the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, was recently recognized by her community with the “Good Neighbor” award for community service. Established in 1954, the award is presented annually to a resident of Houghs Neck, Mass., in recognition of their dedication to community betterment. Mackay, a lifetime resident…
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Published On: November 21, 2011 | Tags:
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Examining how students learn to write

Neal Lerner, associate professor of English and director of Northeastern’s Writing Center, discusses the importance of understanding how students draw meaning from the writing assignments they receive. – Courtesy of Northeastern News

Published On: November 20, 2011 | Tags: ,,
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America’s future is front and center

Finan­cial inequality in the United States may have as much of a neg­a­tive impact on the economy as global cli­mate change has on the envi­ron­ment, said Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “America is now more unequal than we think it is,” Menino told an audi­ence of more than 150 at North­eastern University’s Blackman Audi­to­rium on Sunday…
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Published On: November 14, 2011 | Tags: ,,
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