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Monthly Archives: May 2020

NULab Affiliate Faculty Moya Bailey and Brooke Foucault Welles Win ICA Award for “#Hashtag Activism”

Written on May 28, 2020 at 8:54 pm, by

Congratulations to NULab core faculty members Moya Bailey, Assistant Professor of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Brooke Foucault Welles, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, along with Sarah Jackson, Presidential Associate Professor at UPenn’s School of Communication, for receiving the Applied/Public Policy Research Award from the  Continue Reading »

New Tier 1 Grants Awarded to NULab Faculty for 2020-21

Written on May 21, 2020 at 9:57 pm, by

We are pleased to announce that for fiscal year 2021, multiple NULab core faculty members, including interim co-director Julia Flanders, were awarded competitive TIER 1 grants from the Colleges and Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education. TIER 1 grants give multidisciplinary teams of faculty up to $50,000 to secure proof of concept and  Continue Reading »

Molly Nebiolo, History PhD Candidate, Receives 2020 Humanics Award

Written on May 20, 2020 at 9:30 pm, by

Molly Nebiolo, a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Northeastern University, received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Humanics this year. Nebiolo’s research focuses on the history of health and wellness in early colonial American cities. The Award recognizes one graduate student per year who excels at humanics, a term coined by Northeastern  Continue Reading »

NULab Faculty Affiliate Aleszu Bajak Featured in NYT: COVID-19 Studies Politicized Through Twitter Networks

Written on May 16, 2020 at 9:29 pm, by

NULab faculty affiliate Aleszu Bajak, from Northeastern University’s School of Journalism, co-authored a New York Times op-ed with Jeff Howe, also from the School of Journalism, titled “A Study Said Covid Wasn’t That Deadly. The Right Seized It” (May 14, 2020). Bajak, a science and data journalist and the innovation lead for the Co-Laboratory for  Continue Reading »

NULab Co-Director David Lazer Co-Authors National COVID-19 Survey: 93% Oppose Re-Opening Immediately

Written on May 14, 2020 at 2:09 pm, by

David Lazer, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Sciences and Co-Director of NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, recently co-authored a national COVID-19 survey with researchers from Harvard University and Rutgers University-New Brunswick. The survey was conducted by the COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States, a joint project  Continue Reading »

NULab Core Faculty Member Alicia Sasser Modestino on the Economic Fallout of COVID-19

Written on May 11, 2020 at 2:48 pm, by

Reposted from News@Northeastern by Molly Callahan The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought havoc on the United States economy, where stay-at-home measures have brought certain industries—such as restaurants, hotels, and salons—almost to a complete standstill. Economists predict that the economic downturn will be sharp, but short—a prediction that rests upon the choices that government officials make during  Continue Reading »

Mapping Transformation: How changing neighborhood identities affect civic life

Written on May 8, 2020 at 3:23 pm, by

Mapping Transformation is an ongoing journalism research project conducted by graduate students in Northeastern University’s School of Journalism. The project aims to map the Boston landmarks that have undergone, or are currently undergoing, a name change or rebranding because of their namesakes’ ties to slavery or other racist behavior, and to reflect the current demographics  Continue Reading »