Author: pranjali wakde

Alan Mislove

Northeastern University’s Computer Sciences professor, Alan Mislove, came up with a unique idea for an app. He didn’t stop there, however. He actually made the app come true. It’s called ‘Friendlist Manager’ and makes your social network experience much easier and hassle-free.   What it does is use the concept of network information to study the friends in your list and how they are, in turn, connected...

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Gideon

Back in the year 2011, one of Northeastern University’s beloved students received the Gideon Klein Award for the years 2011-2012. Emili Kaufman got the award for her exceptional analysis of the artwork of Felix Nussbaum. He was a surrealist painter of German origin, who was killed in one of the Nazi concentration camps in 1944 at Auschwitz.   It was actually put forth to honour Gideon Klein...

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video

A university with its own video game club sounds surprising. However, Northeastern University has not only its own video game club, named as ‘Northeastern Entertainment System’ (NES) but also organises game nights on Wednesdays. The members are usually seen to gather in 346 Curry Student Center to play the coolest video games of all - ‘Super Smash Bros. Melee’ and ‘Mario Kart’, to name a...

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Kroto

Nobel Laureate Sir Harold Kroto won his Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996, with his fellow collaborators Robert Curl and Richard Smalley. The prize was for their amazing discovery of the existence of the most peculiar form of carbon. Kroto narrated the story of their discovery in the Presidential Speaker Series put forth by Northeastern University’s Profiles in Innovation. “Carbon is peculiar,” he said. “More...

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corals

To all the marine life buffs, it is a well-known fact that photosynthetic algae, very comfortably, resides in corals. Not only do they get a nice little ‘coral’ roof for them, but the algae help its ‘home’ by turning the available carbon dioxide into coral food. This co-operative exchange, however, is slowly nearing its end, due to the acid in the ocean and warm temperatures....

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professor

Psychology is a serious subject, requiring focus and dedication. People pursuing or teaching this subject are seen to neglect their other passion(s), to make this their ultimate goal. However, John Coley is an amazing exception to this. This Northeastern University professor is a member of the blues-rock band, called ‘The Stacking Stones’. He’s the bass player of the band, which is nothing but a musical...

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Chang

It is only seldom that students are inspired to study everything they can in the world, and when they are hit with this inspiration, society makes them stick to one thing. Hayoung Chang, however, is a pleasant exception. Chang has an interest not only in arts and sciences but also in sports and general exploration of other avenues – and she does everything in her...

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amman

Northeastern University challenges its students to explore more – themselves as well as their surroundings. So, when Emily Rudisill, a Journalism student at the university, got a project to cover a story for a construction site near some historic ruins. She was clueless, till she was struck with a creative way to squeeze out some inspiration from the site.   “I went to the construction site alone...

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Near-death

Near-death experiences have the ability to change your whole life’s perspective. Something changed in Jonathan Mboyo Esole too, when he had gone through that experience at the age of just 2 and a half years old. He had a heart condition and had literally zero chances of living, so much that even the doctors declared that he was gone. Turns out, however, he was an...

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