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Monthly Archives: January 2017

CCIS Dean Carla Brodley to Reach Equal Female-Male Enrollment

Written on January 30, 2017 at 1:40 pm, by

Dean Carla Brodley of the College of Computer and Information Science has instituted a plan for the college to reach equal female-male enrollment by 2021. Already, since assuming the role of dean in 2014, female enrollment has reached 26 percent from 19 percent in 2016, according to an article in The Huntington News. Dean Brodley will take part in  Continue Reading »

Margaret Fuller Transnational Archive: Mapping Topographies of Revolution

Written on January 25, 2017 at 11:12 am, by

The Margaret Fuller Transnational Archive aims to digitally map networks of publication involving Margaret Fuller and the circles of European and American political and cultural figures, including Horace Greeley, and Giuseppe Mazzini and Cristina Trivulzio di Belgiojoso with whom she came into contact during the years 1846-1850, when she lived in Europe. As the research  Continue Reading »

Nick Beauchamp Visualizes Trump’s Inaugural Address

Written on January 23, 2017 at 3:47 pm, by

NULab Core Faculty Member Nick Beauchamp has created plotmaps of the inau­gural addresses of the past four U.S. presidents, including the recent address by President Trump. This last address, Beauchamp notes, proved particularly challenging: Trump’s speech is dif­fi­cult to plot, because gen­er­ally I omit generic words, which for pres­i­den­tial speeches usu­ally includes “America.” But for Trump,  Continue Reading »

Networks of Coexistence: Explaining Variation in Cross-Ethnic Ties

Written on January 20, 2017 at 5:13 pm, by

What factors lead individuals in volatile environments to form social ties across ethnic divisions? Prior research suggests that close contact with other groups can improve attitudes and quell stereotypes but can also spark violent conflict, particularly in a densely-packed community with limited resources. For this study, we took a mixed methods approach, interviewing dozens of  Continue Reading »

Benjamin Schmidt Awarded NEH-Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication

Written on January 12, 2017 at 4:31 pm, by

NULab Core Faculty Member and history professor Benjamin Schmidt is among 8 recipients of the first round of NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication. The grant, which is new this year, “is intended to stimulate the emerging field of digital publication,” according to a press release issued by NEH. Schmidt’s project, which, according to the project’s description,  Continue Reading »

John Wihbey and Colleagues Discuss The State Financial Disclosure Project at WaPo

Written on January 12, 2017 at 4:07 pm, by

NULab Core Faculty Member and journalism professor John Wihbey coauthored a piece for The Washington Post with fellow journalism professor Mike Beaudet and Pedro Miguel Cruz, assistant professor of information visualization. In the piece, they detail the methodology and findings from their State Financial Disclosure Project, which is a collaboration between Northeastern’s School of Journalism and Department of Art + Design.  Continue Reading »

Nick Beauchamp Weighs in on President Obama’s Farewell Speech

Written on January 11, 2017 at 2:04 pm, by

NULab Core Faculty Member Nick Beauchamp is quoted in a recent news@Northeastern article regarding President Obama’s farewell speech, delivered on January 10. Beauchamp recognizes similar themes from past Obama speeches, but adds that the President seemed to strike a more somber note this time around. Addressing the fragmented media landscape brought about, in part, by the ability  Continue Reading »

LA County Jail Oral History Project

Written on January 11, 2017 at 1:34 pm, by

The LA County Jail Oral History Project aims to document the conditions, culture, and recent history of the LA County Jail system through the oral histories of former and current inmates. The oral history project and its public website will create an opportunity to grant an authoritative voice to the literally disenfranchised minority of the  Continue Reading »