Northeastern Univeristy Tag

Susan Ambrose, senior vice provost for undergraduate education and experimental learning at Northeastern University, uses 3Ms Mindfulness, Motivation, Mindset as three pillars of learning new skills. According to her, these can help the members of the Northeastern community to follow up on their resolution to learn anything. She gave five tips on how to make that declaration stick.   One should consider their motivation and the...

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Lochtegate is the scandal involving the swimmers from the United States namely Ryan Lochte, Jimmy Feigen, Gunnar Bentz, and Jack Conger during the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The swimmers lied about being robbed at gunpoint, whereas they had urinated outside the bathroom and Lochte had vandalised a framed poster. The consequence of this was Lochte losing all four commercial sponsors....

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corneal

Tissue engineering has been one of the most important fields in medicine which was introduced with the concept of applying engineering to the repair of biological tissue like ligaments, tendons, and corneal tissues. It follows the process of combining cells, engineering, improving and replacing biological cells.   One of its kind is the ‘hybrid-tissue engineering’ developed by Jeffrey Ruberti at the Northeastern University. The technique involves combining...

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violence

Have you heard of the “first YouTube War”? It is a name given to the situation in Syria where the incidents were reflected by various violence inflicting videos that were taken by activists and journalists around the world. Jeff Howe, assistant professor of Journalism at Northeastern University discusses the term ‘crowdsourcing’ which explains how conflict is shaped through these videos of violence. According to Howe,...

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District

One of the many archaeological pieces of evidence of Stone Age and Iron Age human settlements have been discovered in Kalahandi, a district in Odisha. However, due to drastically changing climatic conditions, the area is now one of the most drought-stricken agricultural districts. To study this district, Northeastern University undergraduate, Matt Shutzer travelled to India to study infrastructure problems in Kalahandi. He says, “Kalahandi is one...

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Phonology

Communication, being an essential element of human life exhibits the structure of human language which is created by merging patterns of phonology. However, this concept is a part of a huge debate where, according to some, language is derived from a special genetic adaptation. It is only our increased knowledge combined with intelligent biological functioning that creates a structured system of language.   Iris Berent, a Psychology...

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net

There is a general lack of knowledge among people when it comes to understanding the concept of “net neutrality”.  This issue has now evolved into a huge debate of Internet service providers charging more money for faster internet services. Michael Bennet, a Law professor at Northeastern University discusses this issue and how the general public lacks in understanding everyday technologies.   Bennet says, “Net neutrality is a...

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coronavirus

Coronavirus seems to be one of the deadly outbreaks which have caused multiple numbers of deaths across the world. Attempts have been made to cancel all transportations to China, Wuhan in order to prevent the spread of this virus.  According to the team of scientists at Northeastern University, closing the borders will not stop the spread but cancelling concerts will do.   The travel ban which was...

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Money

Ever wondered what more money could bring? Happiness? Maybe yes!   We all would be glad if we would have little more money to spend on things or to donate. This finance would give the ultimate satisfaction of having and enjoying all the assets. ‘Happinomics’ is the term given to science and economics of happiness.   David DeSteno, a Psychology professor at Northeastern University says that emotional science is...

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Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones can officially be called as one of the most- watched shows. It gave the audience a taste of magical goodness and an amazing plot to swoon over. Rebecca Certner, a Ph.D. candidate in the Northeastern University writes about various scientific and fantastical elements which the audience witness in the show.   According to Certner, ‘The Wall’ seems sceptical through the eyes of science. The...

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