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NULab Core Faculty Member Alicia Sasser Modestino Speaks to ABC News on the Childcare Crisis During COVID-19

Written on December 10, 2020 at 6:57 pm, by

NULab core faculty member Alicia Sasser Modestino, Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy and Urban Affairs, recently spoke to ABC News about the many women leaving the workforce because of their inability to access childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Women’s Law Center found that 2.2 million women left their jobs during the  Continue Reading »

NULab Co-Director David Lazer Finds In New Survey That Indoor Gatherings With Greatest Risks For COVID-19 Are Rising in MA

Written on November 24, 2020 at 7:28 pm, by

David Lazer, NULab co-director and University Distinguished Professor of political science and computer and information sciences at Northeastern, is the lead author on a November 13 report by the COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States. The COVID-19 Consortium, a collaboration between researchers at Northeastern University, Rutgers University, Harvard University, and Northwestern  Continue Reading »

NULab Co-Director David Lazer Finds Age and Demographics Linked To Sharing Fake News About COVID-19 On Twitter

Written on October 22, 2020 at 12:28 pm, by

Reposted from News@Northeastern by Peter Ramjug and Eunice Esomonu Women over 50 are most likely to share pandemic-related stories on Twitter from websites that share fake news, and Republicans are many times more likely to share questionable material than Democrats, according to a new study by researchers from Northeastern, Harvard, Northwestern, and Rutgers. The study looked at age  Continue Reading »

NULab Co-Director David Lazer’s Survey Estimates That Mail Ballots Favor Joe Biden

Written on October 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm, by

Reposted from News@Northeastern by Peter Ramjug President Donald Trump may have a lead in the popular vote and Electoral College as the early returns come in on election night, but his advantage could slowly disappear as tens of millions of mail-in ballots are counted. This could give Democratic rival Joe Biden the upper hand in the  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 Faculty, Staff, and Students Interviewed In New Article in Digital Humanities Quarterly

Written on August 30, 2020 at 6:11 pm, by

NULab core faculty Ryan Cordell (associate professor of English), NULab assistant director Sarah Connell, and NULab alum Caroline Klibanoff (a DH certificate recipient who created the Atlas of Southern Memory digital project) were interviewed by digital humanist Mila Oiva (a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Turku in Finland) for Oiva’s new article in Digital Humanities  Continue Reading »

Digital Integration Teaching Initiative Featured in News@Northeastern

Written on August 19, 2020 at 3:57 pm, by

Reposted from News @ Northeastern by Irvin Zhang and Kaitlyn Budion The Cacodemon Shakespeare Project is a lot more than just an online copy of William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.” Within each page is a mini guide to understanding the nuances of the play, and through the use of footnotes, and highlighted words, Northeastern students became interpreters of the  Continue Reading »

NULab Co-Director David Lazer Co-Authors Latest COVID-19 Survey, Finds Racial Justice Protests Did Not Drive Spike In Infection Rates

Written on August 11, 2020 at 4:06 pm, by

Reposted from News @ Northeastern by Peter Ramjug The racial justice protests earlier this summer were not the driving force behind a spike in U.S. COVID-19 infections that some public health officials feared they would be, perhaps because the marches were outdoors where it is harder for the virus to spread, according to one of  Continue Reading »

NULab Co-Director David Lazer Co-Authors New National COVID Survey: Only 66% Will Seek A Vaccine

Written on August 7, 2020 at 11:43 am, by

Reposted from News@Northeastern by Peter Ramjug If a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, as promising reports suggest could be the case by winter, 66 percent of U.S. residents say they will get vaccinated, but others may not because of fears of side effects or a mistrust of the healthcare system, a new survey by researchers from Northeastern, Harvard, Northwestern and Rutgers has  Continue Reading »

NULab Faculty In July’s News

Written on July 17, 2020 at 7:15 pm, by

The research and public engagement of NULab faculty members has been spotlighted by multiple news outlets this month. Here is a roundup of the latest stories featuring NULab faculty: At the top of the month, NULab affiliate faculty Alan Mislove (Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences) was featured by News@Northeastern in a profile of three  Continue Reading »

#Hashtag Activism is Out Now in Print

Written on March 26, 2020 at 3:40 pm, by

Sarah Jackson, Moya Bailey, and Brooke Foucault Welles‘ book #Hashtag Activism: Networks of Race and Justice, which started as a NULab project, is out now in print, released by MIT Press on March 10, 2020. For previous NULab coverage of #Hashtag Activism, check out our blog posts on past NULab events where the authors entered  Continue Reading »

Visualizing Early Colonial Philadelphia: A Digital Narrative on the Role of Health in Philadelphia’s Early Urbanization

Written on February 18, 2020 at 11:31 am, by

Visualizing Early Colonial Philadelphia will be a digital component to Nebiolo’s dissertation, “Constructing Health: Concepts of Well-Being in the Creation of Early Atlantic Cities” to highlight some of the urban spaces discussed in the dissertation.* The goal of this digital project is to create a visual representation of some of the sites of health Nebiolo  Continue Reading »

NU Books from the NULab

Written on December 9, 2019 at 2:16 pm, by

  On November 19th at Northeastern University’s Alumni Center, five NULab faculty members presented on their new books, discussing their reasons for writing and the roles of the NULab in their work. These books are on a variety of subjects that include hashtag activism, deliberative democracy, and the urban commons, but they all share common  Continue Reading »

A Book Discussion on Digital Activism with Jen Schradie and Brooke Foucault Welles

Written on December 4, 2019 at 6:46 pm, by

We are in an age where the internet has become a dominant tool utilized by various groups to leverage power and influence in the social world. One question that looms on the minds of many, in the midst of contemporary social movements and the resurgence of the American Right and Left, is who can use  Continue Reading »

Call for presentations: Preconference on Politics and Computational Social Science, Aug 29 @ Northeastern University

Written on June 4, 2018 at 8:25 pm, by

The data and methodologies available to social scientists have exploded with the emergence of vast archives of passive data collection, large scale online experimentation, and innovative uses of simulation. These data are of a larger magnitude and methods are of a greater computational complexity than approaches that have dominated political science for the last 50  Continue Reading »

2018 Spring Conference: “Fake News/Real Knowledge.”

Written on April 14, 2018 at 8:35 am, by

On March 16, the NULab hosted its second annual conference on the theme “Fake News/Real Knowledge: Histories, Structures, and Futures.” The interdisciplinary conference highlighted work from faculty, graduate students, and research collaborators. Yochai Benkler, Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School and faculty co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and  Continue Reading »

10/06/2016 Faculty Works-in-Progress: Imke Reimers

Written on October 6, 2016 at 1:29 pm, by

Digitization, Disintermediation, and the Supply of New Products Time: 3:30 to 4:30 Location: 909 Renaissance Park Sponsored By: Presented by the CSSH Dean’s Office and the Northeastern Humanities Center Contact: Speaker:Imke Reimers Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, College of Social Sciences and Humanities Imke Reimers joined Northeastern in 2014 as an assistant professor of  Continue Reading »

Volunteer Science Project

Written on September 10, 2014 at 6:11 pm, by

Volunteer Science is an online platform enabling anyone to participate in social science research.  The goal of Volunteer Science is to build a thriving community of research participants and social science researchers for Massively Open Online Social Experiments (“MOOSEs”).  The architecture of Volunteer Science has been built to be open to researchers, transparent to participants,  Continue Reading »

Women Writers Project

Written on October 20, 2013 at 8:06 pm, by

Viral Networks in 19th-Century U.S. Newspapers

Written on October 20, 2013 at 7:25 pm, by

OUR MARATHON, The Boston Bombing Digital Archive

Written on October 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm, by