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Monthly Archives: September 2020

NULab Co-Director David Lazer Finds Messaging Apps Largest Source of COVID-19 Misinformation

Written on September 29, 2020 at 9:26 am, by

Reposted from News@Northeastern by Khalida Sarwari Minorities and younger people are more susceptible to fake news and misinformation about COVID-19, and younger generations are also more likely to believe false claims they receive on closed messaging platforms such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, according to a new national survey led by researchers from Northeastern, Harvard, Northwestern, and  Continue Reading »

NULab Co-Director David Lazer Receives 2020 Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize

Written on September 18, 2020 at 7:44 pm, by

NULab co-director David Lazer, University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer Sciences, was recently awarded the 2020 Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize from the editorial board of MIT Sloan Management Review. The editors selected “the most outstanding article on planned change and organizational development” from the issues they published in 2019. Lazer co-authored “Improving the  Continue Reading »

NULab Core Faculty Member Brooke Foucault Welles Awarded Social Science Research Council Fellowship

Written on September 17, 2020 at 10:11 pm, by

NULab core faculty member Brooke Foucault Welles, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, was recently awarded a Social Data Research Fellowship grant from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). The SSRC’s Social Data Initiative awarded a total of $500,000 to fifteen projects supported as Research Fellowships or Dissertation Fellowships. The initial round of  Continue Reading »

NULab Fall 2020 Call for Proposals

Written on September 16, 2020 at 12:38 pm, by

The NULab is once again inviting proposals for seedling grants, travel, and co-sponsorship of events related to digital humanities and computational social science. The deadline is November 1, 2020. Proposals should be submitted to Sarah Connell at sa.connell[at]northeastern[dot]edu. Seedling grant proposals should be no more than 2 pages, and travel and co-sponsorship proposals no more than 1 page. Information on  Continue Reading »