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Workshop Highlights States' Roles in Environmental Protection

This October, Northeastern University hosted the workshop, “Environmental Policy in Massachusetts: Promoting Safe Development in a Time of Economic Uncertainty.” The workshop explored the key role that states play in advancing the dual—and sometimes competing—agendas of economic development and environmental quality. The springboard for discussions was four case studies developed by Northeastern’s Nanotechnology and Society…
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Published On: October 9, 2010 | Tags: ,,,
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Seminars on Government and the Marketplace

When and how should government play a role in the marketplace?  The School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, with support from the Office of the Provost, held the first in a series of seven seminars to explore a question that often elicits more heat than light.  The seminar examined the broad role that state…
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Published On: September 28, 2010 | Tags: ,
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Senior Hears Call to Disarm

A co-op with the Geneva Forum in Switzerland got Northeastern University senior Kenny Iannuzzi excited about working for a global cause. “No matter what I do, it has to have some international tie to it,” said Iannuzzi, an international affairs major who returned from the experiential learning opportunity in June with a newfound interest in working for…
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Published On: September 27, 2010 | Tags: ,,
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Congressional Websites Muddy Stands on Issues

Congressional websites obscure lawmakers’ policy preferences, and lack input from constituents, according to a new study on the Internet’s impact on politics conducted by Northeastern University professor David Lazer and his colleagues. The researchers interviewed 100 congressional staff members who oversaw their office’s websites in 2006, and analyzed all House and Senate websites based on…
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Published On: September 14, 2010 | Tags: ,,
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A Taste of Teaching Whets Her Appetite

Northeastern student Alexandra Liu, not yet 19, already has plans to pursue a career in academia as a result of a life-changing experiential learning opportunity in China. Liu taught English to hundreds of students at the Yuelong and Yi Jia Qiao middle schools as well as the Longman English language-training center in Nantong, a city…
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Published On: August 19, 2010 | Tags: ,,,
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Northeastern Grad Confirmed as U.S. Ambassador To Iraq

Following his nomination by President Barack Obama, the U.S. Senate has unanimously voted to confirm Northeastern alumnus James F. Jeffrey, BA ’69, as the U.S. ambassador to Iraq. Jeffrey, who received his bachelor’s degree in history from Northeastern, most recently served as the U.S. ambassador to Turkey, a post he assumed in October 2008. Jeffrey…
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Published On: August 18, 2010 | Tags: ,,
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Answers Sought For Lack of Trafficking Cases

While federal prosecutions of human trafficking cases have risen substantially in the past decade, state and local prosecutions continue to lag, and Northeastern researchers want to find out why. Working in partnership with the Urban Institute, principal investigators Amy Farrell and Jack McDevitt of Northeastern University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice will utilize a grant from…
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Published On: August 16, 2010 | Tags: ,
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Recovery Loses Traction

Despite some encouraging signs in the winter and spring, the U.S. economy hasn’t rebounded from the Great Recession as quickly or as strongly as many had hoped. Barry Bluestone, dean of the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs and founding director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, analyzes the current state of the economy…
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Published On: July 8, 2010 | Tags: ,
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A Window on the Arab World

As part of a unique fellowship in Saudi Arabia, Northeastern junior Matt Cournoyer conversed with high-ranking government officials and wealthy businessmen, toured universities, and observed the local customs of Saudi life on everything from religion to business. The fellowship’s goal was to introduce American students to all aspects of Saudi culture, and Cournoyer said the experiential learning opportunity…
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Published On: July 1, 2010 | Tags: ,,,
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Northeastern Announces CSSH Dean

Northeastern University has appointed Dr. Georges Van Den Abbeele to be the founding dean of its College of Social Sciences and Humanities, one of three new, distinct colleges being launched by the University this fall. As founding dean, Dr. Van Den Abbeele will have the unique opportunity to build on Northeastern’s existing strengths in the social sciences…
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Published On: June 20, 2010 | Tags: ,
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