Jennie Stephens, Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy, published an op-ed (with co-author Akiksha Chatterji) in The Hill on the role and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve when it comes to climate change and its connection to the economy.

Read "The Fed is out of touch on climate."

Body-worn cameras are supposed to deter police brutality. Why didn’t that happen in Memphis?

Northeastern Global News

Jack McDevitt

Professor of the Practice Emeritus in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Ermus St. Louis

Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

The only color that matters is blue. In Tyre Nichols case, police culture trumps race, Northeastern experts say

Northeastern Global News

Jack Greene

Professor Emeritus of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Ermus St. Louis

Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Western allies ‘ramping up’ in Ukraine despite corruption scandal

Northeastern Global News

Ekaterina Botchkovar

Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Mai'a Cross

Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion; Dean’s Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Diplomacy

How to prevent what happened to Tyre Nichols from happening in the future

Northeastern Global News

Matthew Ross

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics

Devotion, as Defined by an Olympian, a Former Monk and a Religious Ethicist

Wall Street Journal

Elizabeth Bucar

Professor of Religion; Dean's Leadership Fellow

Twitter is Shedding Users, Most Of Them Democrats, A New Survey Shows

Buzzfeed News

David Lazer

University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer Sciences

Why Bother Bringing Back the Dodo?


Ronald Sandler

Professor of Philosophy; Director, Ethics Institute

What Could Chill Heat Pumps

American Prospect

Joan Fitzgerald

Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Internet evidence key, but not enough in no-body murder case

Associated Press

Daniel Medwed

University Distinguished Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

HIV vaccine achieves 97 percent efficacy in SMHS human trials

GW Hatchet

Richard Wamai

Associate Professor of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies

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The Realist Novel and Human Diversity: A Talk with Yoon Sun Lee

Monday, February 6

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Renaissance Park 310

The Department of English welcomes Yoon Sun Lee, Anne Pierce Rogers Professor in American Literature and Professor of English, Wellesley College, for a discussion on diversity in realist novels.

The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties that Shaped Modern China

Wednesday, February 8

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Alumni Center Pavilion

Columbus Place

Jonathan Kaufman, Professor and Director in the School of Journalism, will speak about the extraordinary story of the Kadoorie and Sassoon families who stood astride China’s business, politics and economy for 175 years, as part of the Morton E. Ruderman Memorial Lecture Series from the Jewish Studies Program.

Douglass Day 2023

Tuesday, February 14

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Digital Media Commons

Snell Library, Snell 211

RSVP required for virtual attendance

Join the Digital Scholarship Group, the Women Writers Project, and the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks in celebration of Douglass Day, an event honoring the life and birthday of Frederick Douglass. At this event, we will transcribe the papers of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, one of the earliest Black women to edit a newspaper, serve as a Civil War recruiter, attend law school, and more.

This event connects with the national Douglass Day, an annual celebration organized, in part, by The Colored Conventions Project, with local events happening across the country on February 14. 

Ethics Institute Speaker | Eric Bayruns García

Friday, February 17

12:00 - 1:30 PM

Renaissance Park 426

Eric Bayruns García, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at McMaster University, will give a speech titled "Injustice and Understanding Transmission: Diminishment in a Speaker’s Capacity to Transmit Understanding."

He will describe how a social-political feature of society, such as racial injustice, can depress the likelihood that a speaker successfully transmits understanding to their audience.

AmeriCorps Mass Promise Fellowship Information Session

Wednesday, February 22

12:00 - 1:30 PM

Renaissance Park 909

Join the Human Services Program for an informational meeting to learn more about the AmeriCorps Mass Promise Fellowship program and opportunities to engage with education equity & social justice.

Teaching With and Around ChatGPT

Thursday, February 23

3:00 - 4:30 PM

Renaissance Park 909

Register to attend

*Open to instructors only*

This panel brings together colleagues from a variety of disciplines in CSSH to share how they are approaching and adapting to challenges from emerging large language models such as ChatGPT.

This is a hybrid event and will be recorded. Light refreshments will be available for in-person attendees.

Ethics Institute Speaker | Jorge Morales

Friday, February 24

12:00 - 1:30 PM

Renaissance Park 426

Jorge Morales, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Philosophy, will present his research on the subjectivity of the mind and how we perceive the world, how the brain creates conscious experiences, and how introspection opens a window into our own minds.

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