Students Hear Firsthand of Challenges for U.S. Pavilion at Milan EXPO 2015

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Note to readers: This is the sixth installment in a series of blog posts. Day 6 Tourism team members from the College of Professional Studies, USA Pavilion CEO Charlie Faas, and a pavilion student ambassador posed questions on the unique challenges faced by the USA Pavilion at EXPO Milan 2015. The world’s fair theme, entitled “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” ... Read More »

Students Take On the Challenge of Sustainability with Italian Winery

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Note to readers: This is the fifth installment in a series of blog posts. Day 5 College of Professional Studies graduate students listened to Salcheto winery owner Michele Manelli describe the environmental and energy improvements he instituted to make his wine sustainable. The team was asked by the winery, located in Montepulciano, Italy, to report on the market for sustainably produced ... Read More »

CPS Students Consult with Italians on Educational Assessment Goals

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Note to readers: This is the fourth installment in a series of blog posts. Day 4 Northeastern University students from the College of Professional Studies continued their week of consultations in Florence, Italy. Members of the Education team, pictured above, met with the leadership team at Intercultura, Italy’s oldest educational exchange organization, begun just after World War II and known as AFS. ... Read More »

Students Explore Sustainability through Italian Agriculture

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Note to readers: This is the third installment of a series of blog posts Day 3 Northeastern University College of Professional Studies students focused on Italy’s approach to the agri-industry by seeing that in Tuscany, all food is local. Chef Christina Bussoti walked students through her organic garden where they harvested tomatoes and other vegetables en route to the next ... Read More »

Northeastern Students Consult with Italian Renewable Energy Company

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Note to readers: This is the second installment of a series of blog posts Day 2 Four students within the College advised ETA-Florence Renewable Energies on ways to deepen partnerships with U.S. scientists. Students Michael Proverdi, Rhonda Woods, Cheryl Szafran and Binta Barry met with ETA company founder Angela Grassi and senior staff to discuss strategy. The company expects the ... Read More »

Graduate Students Serve as Consultants to Italian Industries

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Note to readers: This is a the first of a series of blog posts Day 1 How do Italian firms incorporate the challenge of sustainability in businesses with both a global and local outlook? Nineteen Northeastern University students from an online course in the Master’s in Global Studies and International Relations program are combining a study-abroad trip and an international consultancy ... Read More »

Decision Day June 26, 2015: Marriage at the Supreme Court

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By Dan Urman The Supreme Court issued a landmark 5-4 opinion on June 26, 2015 that calls for marriage equality across the United States. In soaring and emotional language, Justice Anthony Kennedy, speaking for the majority, declared that no state or locality can prevent same sex couples from marriage. The opinion, based on the 14th Amendment, entrenches marriage equality in the ... Read More »

Global Engagement: Higher Education’s Calling

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By: Philomena Mantella There has never been a time like the present, when the need for a population with cross-cultural understanding was so critical. That’s why Northeastern University was pleased to support NAFSA in organizing an important conference, which brought together thousands of individuals from across the world with the goal of advancing international education and exchange. Convening to focus ... Read More »

Experts Debate the Current and Future State of International Higher Education

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By Marissa Lombardi International education experts recently gathered at Northeastern University College of Professional Studies for a discussion and debate on global higher education. Over 250 faculty, staff, and students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston College, and Northeastern University communities participated, both on-ground and virtually, to engage in an illuminating keynote by leading international education scholar, Dr. Philip Altbach ... Read More »

Marriage at the Supreme Court

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With U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments on same sex marriage set for April 28, 2015, Dan Urman, lead faculty for the law curriculum in the Doctor of Law and Policy program, answers a few questions about how this moment has arrived, and what it means. Urman teaches about same-sex marriage litigation in his doctoral courses to illustrate how law reflects ... Read More »

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