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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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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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co-op

Jackson Ibelle, a Northeastern University student, and his co-op life took a ‘foodie’ turn when he found out he was assigned to be responsible for organising the biggest fundraiser of that year, by the name ‘The Foodie Crawl’. His co-op was with East Somerville Main Streets, which is a nonprofit organisation, striving to improve the life of East Somerville Community. “I grew up in a...

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predictable

Albert-László Barabási is a popular network scientist, who writes books on some of the most intriguing topics. In fact, the latest book of this Northeastern University’s scientist focuses on how much human behaviour is predictable. The book ‘Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do’ and its publication, was preceded by a web experiment, which will sort of explain how networking basically works.   This web experiment...

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SAD

The holidays are a joyous time, where all your family and friends come together to celebrate Christmas and just as well, life. However, it is researched that this is also a time where people feel increasingly stressed or just SAD. No, not the emotion sad, but Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which is one of the major forms of depression that is more prominent among these...

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lab

The mind is an interesting subject to study on, with its intricate, complicated nuances making people act the way they do. Ajay Satpute thought along these same lines, which made him try his hand in many fields - such as psychology and religion - before finally settling on neuroscience. After completing his graduation and post-doctoral from the University of California and Columbia University respectively, he...

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misinformation

Northeastern University, along with Harvard University collaborated to put together a conference on the hot yet serious topic of fake news. Many people, including social media gurus to political scientists, attended the convention held in Harvard’s law school. David Lazer, a renowned professor of Political Science at the Northeastern, along with Harvard professor Matthew Baum organised the entire conference.   “A well-functioning democracy requires a healthy ecosystem...

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trip

Aneri Pattani graduated from Northeastern University a few years ago and had, at that time, a perfect opportunity, career-wise. Well, did she take it? Of course, yes! She got a week to spend in Liberia, travelling and learning, with none other than Nicholas Kristof (Nick). He’s a New York Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, as you would already know. Pattani had a lot to learn from him,...

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cabaret

Laurie Achin, a Northeastern University professor, never let herself stop just because she can’t hear anyone the way people do. She is deaf, and therefore, is not at all able to hear any of the music, let alone the lyrics or even dialogues. However, being a Sign Language professor, she had someone interpret a musical performance for the first time in her life – and...

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