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Humanities Center Announces Artists in Residence

Through its Artists and Practitioners in Residence program, the Northeastern University Humanities Center funds one week residencies, which bring to campus highly innovative and creative individuals whose work spans many different disciplines.  The artists and practitioners will interact with all sectors of the Northeastern community: students, faculty, staff, administration, Boston and the Boston-area. Each co-sponsored…
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Published On: February 9, 2011 | Tags: ,
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Siding with Arab People, Not Dictators

Professor Denis Sullivan, director of Northeastern University’s Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development, has worked, studied and lived in Egypt over many decades, regularly leading student trips to the country. He discusses the ongoing wave of anti-government protest in Egypt, following the revolt that overthrew the government of nearby Tunisia. The world saw…
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Published On: January 31, 2011 | Tags: ,,,
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Northeastern Gains International Recognition for Global Program

Northeastern University’s Dialogue of Civilizations program has been recognized as the top Study Abroad program and awarded the 2011 Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education by the Institute of International Education. The award is the latest in a series of accolades recognizing Northeastern’s momentum as a global university through the expansion of its experiential learning…
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Published On: January 26, 2011 | Tags: ,
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The Balance Between Security and Openness

In the wake of the shootings in Tucson, Northeastern University Professor of Political Science Robert Gilbert discussed the issue of increased security for elected officials who still need to meet openly with constituents and do “the people’s business.” Gilbert offers some historical and present-day perspective on how personal contact with our leaders has changed, and the impact…
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Published On: January 14, 2011 | Tags: ,
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Student Research Journal Cause for Celebration

Space junk – as big as a broken satellite or as small as a speck of paint – is potentially catastrophic, according to Northeastern University student researcher Evan Sankey. “Two clouds of junk could collide with each other and render entire orbits unusable,” says Sankey, a third-year economics major whose research on space law was recently published…
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Published On: December 10, 2010 | Tags: ,
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Handball Adds Local Flavor to Co-op in Germany

Michael Waite’s co-op work in Germany – engaging in political outreach and helping to run a small business – gave him some pretty full days. Considering Waite also played for a German handball team and bonded with his foreign teammates, the senior sociology major came away with a profound international experience. “It was really a true two-for-one,”…
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Published On: December 9, 2010 | Tags: ,,
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Global Environment Affects Crime Gender Gap

While women in general commit far fewer violent crimes than men, a new study by a Northeastern University professor finds the difference between the genders is much smaller in disadvantaged neighborhoods. The research on the violent crime “gender gap” appears in the December issue of the journal American Sociological Review. The study, coauthored by Gregory…
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Published On: December 7, 2010 | Tags: ,,
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Battling HIV/AIDS and the Healthcare Crisis in Africa

The spread of HIV/AIDS across Africa has had a devastating effect for decades. Richard Wamai, assistant professor of African American studies, is researching how a range of interventions – particularly male circumcision – can offer hope for the continent’s future in HIV prevention. “HIV prevalence across Africa really varies by patterns of male circumcision more than…
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Published On: November 22, 2010 | Tags: ,,,
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The Social Perspective on Climate Change

Over the summer, Northeastern University senior Sarah Tishler asked herself what citizens of the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu would do if rising sea levels threatened to displace its modest population, as some climate-change experts predict. “What happens to people when Tuvalu goes underwater?” said Tishler, a triple major in international affairs, psychology and French. “Are they still considered…
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Published On: November 18, 2010 | Tags: ,,,,
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Differing Visions of Multiculturalism at Odds in Europe

The government of Germany has announced that it will place more stringent demands on all immigrants in an effort to better integrate them into society. Since then, a growing debate about multiculturalism has brought to light issues of religious and cultural intolerance in Germany and across the globe. Associate Professor of International Affairs Berna Turam,…
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Published On: November 12, 2010 | Tags: ,
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