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Trends in innovation and disruption, as well as the effect of rapid changes in the international landscape of higher education, were the themes as Northeastern hosted its inaugural Global Leadership Summit in Paris last week.
Northeastern senior David Adames recalled growing up in the housing projects of Brooklyn, New York, where he saw a man “shooting an assault rifle like a water gun,” witnessed a gun fight while he took out the garbage, and encountered a man carrying a firearm and breaking into his building.
Associate professor of philosophy Rory Smead delivered an engaging lecture Thursday night on his work at the intersection of philosophy and science, at an event where he was formally installed as the inaugural Ronald L. and Linda A. Rossetti Professor for the Humanities.
“I start every day with no idea what I’m going to do next. But that’s the way it is for all entrepreneurs,” she says. “You have to be comfortable on shifting ground because that’s part of building your own product.”
Denise Garcia is one of those special professors who can build an international reputation for her work while inspiring platoons of undergraduates in her classroom.
For Chantel Riendeau, DMSB’21, winning a Torch Scholarship to attend Northeastern meant that she could finally “excel, rather than just slide by,” she says. “It meant that I could go somewhere and be something instead of just trying to survive.”
“Julie and I have an affection for Northeastern, and an affinity for the students here. We appreciate their desire to be successful.”
Goluch’s transformation from researcher to entrepreneur is due to the guidance of three pieces of Northeastern’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, each of them funded by donors to the Empower fundraising campaign.
McCarthy—University Distinguished Professor and Alan S. McKim and Richard A. D’Amore Distinguished Professor of Global Management and Innovation—is most widely known for helping to shape Northeastern’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.