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    ADVANCE at Northeastern

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    Northeastern ADVANCE aims to develop innovative ways to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers, by promoting positive changes in the work environment that will advance all faculty in research environments that are increasingly interdisciplinary and global. Northeastern University is a National Science Foundation funded ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. This site’s theme is to advance women in interdisciplinary and international networks. This 5-year institutional program is closely aligned with Northeastern’s move toward interdisciplinary scholarship and increased global engagement. The Northeastern ADVANCE Program reports to the Office of the Provost. ADVANCE is funded by NSF Award HRD-08111701. Expand / collapse toggle
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    American Sign Language Program

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    The American Sign Language Program curriculum is an intensive program of study designed to assist students in acquiring competence in American Sign Language, developing an understanding of the American Deaf Community and its culture and applying their linguistic and cultural skills and knowledge to a particular academic area of study. Expand / collapse toggle
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    Archives and Special Collections

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    The Archives and Special Collections Department is part of the Northeastern University Libraries. Its goal is to document the teaching, research, community service, and administrative functions of the University and to document student life. This goal is accomplished by collecting the historically significant records of the University. The Department also preserves and makes available the records of private, non-profit, community-based organizations that document diverse and under-documented populations. Expand / collapse toggle
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    Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis

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    The Barnett Institute was established in 1973 as a center for advanced interdisciplinary research in the molecular sciences at Northeastern University. Today, the Institute is recognized internationally as one of the premier centers for cutting-edge research and advanced training in analytical chemistry for biomedical applications. The Barnett Institute’s close ties to the Boston medical community and industry, along with its active program of licensing technology, provide for applications of research advances that have led to more than 900 published papers and 70 patents. Expand / collapse toggle
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    Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (CenSSIS)

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    The Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems is a multi-university NSF ERC founded in 2000. Its mission is to revolutionize the existing technology for detecting and imaging biomedical, environmental, or geophysical objects or conditions that lie underground or underwater, or are embedded in the human body. The Center’s unified, multidisciplinary approach combines expertise in wave physics, sensor engineering, image processing, and inverse scattering to create new sensing modalities and prototypes that may be transitioned to industry partners for further development. A key element of the CenSSIS education mission is to immerse students in efforts to solve important real-world problems such as noninvasive breast cancer detection or underground pollution assessment. The Center’s academic partners are Northeastern University, Boston University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the University of Puerto-Rico, Mayagüez. Strategic affiliates include Massachusetts General Hospital, Lawrence Livermore and Idaho National Laboratories, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Expand / collapse toggle
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    Biotechnology Initiative

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    The Biotechnology Initiative is an interdisciplinary research and educational effort that contributes to the intellectual vitality of the institution and the Boston area’s thriving biotechnology landscape. The Bouvé College of Health Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Barnett Institute, the College of Engineering, and the College of Computer and Information Science collaborate in the Biotechnology Initiative. Expand / collapse toggle
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    Bouvé College of Health Sciences

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    The Bouvé College of Health Sciences offers six majors in three schools - health professions, nursing, and pharmacy, with an interdisciplinary emphasis that reflects today’s team approach to health care. The mission of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences is to be a center of excellence in health professional education, research, and service. The structure of the college fosters cross-disciplinary interaction among faculty and students, encourages innovation in the education of both entry level and advanced practice health professionals, and recognizes the autonomy of each profession. Expand / collapse toggle
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    Center for Drug Discovery

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    The Center for Drug Discovery conducts multidisciplinary research, supporting its mission to: Develop novel methodologies to improve drug discovery efficiency and success; Discover new medications to satisfy important medical needs; Train students and post-doctoral fellows in the art and science of drug discovery; Collaborate intensively with the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries and leading clinical centers for translational biomedicine. Research is conducted in the fields of: molecular biology, cell biology, tissue culture biochemistry, behavioral studies, proteomics, metabolomics, in vitro characterization, in vivo profiling, chemical synthesis, biophysics, radiochemistry, and imaging. Expand / collapse toggle
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    Center for Effective University Teaching

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    The Office for the Support of Effective Teaching was created in 1989, with the goal of improving the effectiveness of professors in the classroom. At its inception, the office focused on improving course and teacher evaluations, faculty portfolios, and classroom skills through brochures, handbooks and workshops. In 1994, further improvement in undergraduate teaching was discussed in several roundtable forums which resulted in more funding for faculty to attend conferences, tenure decisions based on merit, and teaching consultants for deans and department chairs. In 1995–1996, the Office for the Support of Effective Teaching was renamed the Center for Effective University Teaching (CEUT). Expand / collapse toggle
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