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Overseas, Reaction to Bin Laden’s Death Muted

On Sunday night, thou­sands of Amer­i­cans turned out in the streets of Boston, New York, Wash­ington, D.C. and other cities to cel­e­brate the death of Osama bin Laden, the mas­ter­mind behind the Sept. 11 ter­rorist attacks. But the joyous crowds and around-​​the-​​clock news cov­erage were largely con­fined to the United States, according to North­eastern stu­dents on…
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Published On: May 2, 2011 | Tags: ,,
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2020 vision: on fighting HIV/​AIDS

“Today, around the globe, afford­able HIV/​AIDS treat­ment options exist. The chal­lenge is finding ways to deliver these treat­ments effec­tively. “By 2020, we will have in place public poli­cies that pro­mote effec­tive delivery sys­tems. We’ll also have a greater under­standing of the shifting cul­tural norms that impact the HIV/​AIDS crisis. “These improve­ments, along with an increase…
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Published On: April 28, 2011 | Tags: ,,
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Revolution Aids Research into Earlier Era of Unrest

In Feb­ruary, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity doc­toral stu­dent Burleigh Hen­drickson arrived in Tunisia for com­par­a­tive his­tory research on the social move­ments of 1968 there, in France and in Western Africa. What he found was a nation roaring from a new social rev­o­lu­tion that had begun only weeks ear­lier — and has since turned the world’s eyes to…
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Published On: April 27, 2011 | Tags: ,,
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Airline Regulations Should be Grounded

In August, new air­line reg­u­la­tions from the U.S. gov­ern­ment will go into effect. They include refunding pas­sen­gers checked bag fees if lug­gage is lost, increasing the com­pen­sa­tion bumped pas­sen­gers receive and imposing time limits on how long planes making inter­na­tional flights can wait on the tarmac. Steven Mor­rison, pro­fessor and chair of the Depart­ment of…
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Engaging Haiti

The work of a North­eastern pro­fessor has engaged teachers and stu­dents in Haiti, and soon, through the cre­ation of a new course, she will be doing so with the help of her stu­dents at Northeastern. Eliz­a­beth Mad­dock Dillon, asso­ciate pro­fessor of Eng­lish in the Col­lege of Social Sci­ences and Human­i­ties, recently returned from a research…
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Published On: April 26, 2011 | Tags: ,,,
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Will the U.S. Continue to ‘Reach for the Stars’?

With the space shuttle pro­gram winding down — Dis­covery returned from its final mis­sion in March, Endeavor is sched­uled for its last flight this Friday, and Atlantis should launch at the end of June — observers are won­dering about the future of the U.S. space pro­gram. Will there be room for any kind of ambi­tious…
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Paradox at the Pump

Gas prices nation­wide con­tinue to surge. The Energy Infor­ma­tion Admin­is­tra­tion reported that at an average of $3.79 per gallon for regular gasoline, prices in the United States were nearly a dollar higher last week than they were the same week in 2010. Zhongmin Wang, an assis­tant pro­fessor of economics at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, is an expert in strategic pricing behavior…
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Published On: April 21, 2011 | Tags: ,
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Battling Abuse

“Just the fact that I got him to open-up to me was an amazing feeling,” says criminal justice and human services student Heather Porriello about a physically violent child she helped while on co-op. – Courtesy of CSSH Dean’s Office

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What Stories? Whose Perspective?

How can museums pre­serve and create ideas and iden­tity in a dig­ital and global age? An inter­na­tion­ally known panel of museum pro­fes­sionals, philoso­phers and artists recently dis­cussed this chal­lenging topic in the Amilcar Cabral Center at North­eastern University. “While we’re all stake­holders in this ques­tion in so far as museums do rep­re­sent what we are…
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Published On: April 20, 2011 | Tags: ,
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Grant Expands Mideast Studies

“Muslim society is a central part of American human interests, economics and politics,” said professor Denis Sullivan. The Uni­ver­sity is devel­oping new Middle East-​​focused inter­na­tional study abroad and grad­uate sem­inar pro­grams, thanks to a $65,000 grant from a New York nonprofit. Northeastern’s Middle East Center for Peace, Cul­ture and Devel­op­ment recently won the grant from…
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Published On: April 19, 2011 | Tags: ,,,
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