Matthias Ruth talks climate change on WCVB TV

Matthias Ruth Interview

Northeastern’s Dr. Matthias Ruth helped to author the newly released National Climate Assessment.

From climate change comes opportunity to innovate

Northeastern professor Matthias Ruth focuses on building bridges across sectors and disciplines to tackle the growing problem of climate change, especially in urban settings. Photo by Brooks Canaday. - See more at: http://www.northeastern.edu/news/2014/05/ruth-climate-assessment/#sthash.WRWH3BNJ.dpuf

A cur­sory look at the Third National Cli­mate Assess­ment released Tuesday by the National Cli­mate Assess­ment and Devel­op­ment Advi­sory Com­mittee yields a grim out­look. The authors state that cli­mate change is already begin­ning to impact nearly every sector of the economy—and that’s not all: It’s already threat­ening human health and well being and adversely affecting our infra­struc­tures, our water resources, our crops, our live­stock, and our nat­ural ecosys­tems. What’s more, plan­ning efforts to adapt and mit­i­gate the problem are facing serious limitations.

Mariam Raqib brings the gift of trees to Afghanistan

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Mariam Raqib remembers a childhood in Afghanistan where majestic Acacia trees lined the streets of Kabul and wheat grew in the fields outside her family’s home near the city of Jalalabad. That is not the Afghanistan Ms. Raqib found upon returning decades after she and her family fled the Soviet occupation of the 1980s. Forests were felled, irrigation systems destroyed, and farmlands abandoned.

WBUR – Bystander Approach Teaches That Others Play Role In Preventing Sexual Violence

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Northeastern’s human services courses and programming are empowering students to learn more about sexual assault and how they can become active bystanders.

USA Today – Focus on marathon resiliency, not tragedy: Column

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Jamie Fox says we, and particularly the media, should focus on stories of recovery and resiliency on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.

news@Northeastern – The power of local philanthropy

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Rebecca Riccio and Lisa Wong, mayor of Fitchburg, shared insights on local philanthropy at Northeastern’s third annual Social Impact Con­fer­ence on Monday.

USA Today – Quit abusing ‘active shooter’ term: Column

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James Alan Fox says Fort Hood is latest example of unnecessary panic created by misuse of this terminology.

Faculty Spotlight: Tom Vicino [VIDEO]

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MPA Program Director and Associate Professor Dr. Tom Vicino discusses his research, the courses his teaches, advice for prospective students and more in this two part video interview.

Online giving course adds actor Patrick Dempsey

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When the second edition of ‘Giving With Purpose’ on effective giving starts next month, students will have a chance to learn from actor Patrick Dempsey, billionaire Warren Buffett and other prominent philanthropists.

Alumni Spotlight: Dan Burgess [VIDEO]

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Check out our latest video spotlight with MPA alumnus, Dan Burgess, who is the Legislative Director for Energy at the Massachusetts State Office of Environment & Energy.

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