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1. Mucin found as barrier to pancreatic cancer drug

Current treatments for pancreatic cancer have failed to effectively manage the disease and improve the grim survival rate. A Northeastern University study found that the thick layer of mucin covering the tumor cells acts as a barrier to chemotherapy drugs, thus it is responsible for the diminished anti-tumor effect of popular treatment drugs such as 5-FU (fluorouracil).

2. Northeastern Community Honors Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, the Northeastern community honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the annual convocation ceremony. Events included guest speakers and cultural performances.

3. Renowned Northeastern University Artist to Debut UNIFORM

A novel series of larger-than-life-size drawings in black and white titled UNIFORM by celebrated artist and Northeastern University professor Mira Cantor explores the men and women in blue. From January 15 through March 27, UNIFORM will be shown at the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston.

4. Mobile marketing; the new marketing paradigm

Professors help marketers take advantage of customers' unprecedented attachment to their cell phones and provide value-added services they would welcome into their private domain.

5. Standout graduate leads Northeastern program on addressing urban issues

A diversity of knowledge and culture pieced together from intentionally varied co-op and internship experiences as an undergraduate at Northeastern have prepared Michael Lake for his role as the executive director of the World Class Cities Partnership (WCCP), a new project of Northeastern’s School of Social Science, Urban Affairs and Public Policy aimed toward building relationships with corporate, government and university partners around the world.

6. Professor pays homage to his family with live jazz CD

The soothing elegance of sound emanating from professor Leonard Brown’s saxophone could not be heard in club halls for more than 10 years. But an interest in reviving his career as a jazz saxophonist and the opportunity to play at the Bohemian Caverns—the oldest jazz club in Washington DC, owned by his sons Omrao, a Northeastern alumnus, and Sashi—combined to re-ignite his passion for sharing music he created as far back as the 1960s.

7. "Legacy" at Gallery 360

The African-American Master Artists in Residence at Northeastern are 13 visual artists who work in different media, have widely differing styles, and come to their art from different backgrounds. But all of them are storytellers who seek to relate some part of the same ever-evolving narrative, that of the African diaspora.

8. Northeastern Wins Multi-million Dollar Grant to Develop Critical Infrastructure Sensing Technology

Northeastern has been awarded a $9 million federal research grant to develop new multi-sensor technology systems for cars and trucks that will allow for real-time assessment of road and bridge infrastructure across the country. Northeastern will lead the five-year VOTERS (Versatile Onboard Traffic Embedded Roaming Sensors) project along with a range of government, industry, and academic partners.

9. Engineering professor wins prestigious Presidential Early Career Award

Electrical and computer engineering assistant professor Purnima Ratilal was selected by the Department of Defense as a winner of the 2007 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the nation’s most esteemed prize honoring cutting-edge independent scientific research conducted by young faculty members. In support of her research, Ratilal will receive $200,000 per year for five years from the DoD.

10. Northeastern University Announces 3rd Open Classroom Policy Series

How do we grow the economy and provide equal opportunity in America? Northeastern University again invites the community to participate in a new series of classes taught through the innovative Open Classroom Policy Series, which will engage an exciting lineup of experts to explore these challenges and innovative solutions. Beginning January 7, it will feature notable guest speakers and intellectually stimulating dialogue on Wednesday nights throughout the spring semester.