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What's New is hosted by Dan Cohen, Dean of Libraries and Vice Provost for Information Collaboration at Northeastern University. This podcast, recorded in Northeastern University's Snell Libraries, is an exploration of new ideas and discoveries on Northeastern's campus and the Boston community.

What's New is hosted by Dan Cohen, Dean of Libraries and Vice Provost for Information Collaboration at Northeastern University. This podcast, recorded in Northeastern University's Snell Libraries, is an exploration of new ideas and discoveries on Northeastern's campus and the Boston community.
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What's New is hosted by Dan Cohen, Dean of Libraries and Vice Provost for Information Collaboration at Northeastern University. This podcast, recorded in Northeastern University's Snell Libraries, is an exploration of new ideas and discoveries on Northeastern's campus and the Boston community.

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English


Episodes

Episode 4: Enabling Engineering

10/30/2017
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Modern lives are filled with devices and environments that assume we have all of our senses and full mobility. But for hundreds of millions of people, this is a poor assumption. Globally, a quarter of a billion people have some impairment of their vision, and hundreds of millions more have trouble navigating spaces in ways the rest of us take for granted. How do we design for that large part of the population with varying abilities? Featuring Waleed Meleis, Associate Professor of...

Duration: 00:27:34


Episode 3: The Steamship Revolution

10/16/2017
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Imagine if cars could suddenly go four times as fast, allowing you to drive from New York to Los Angeles in just a day. And imagine that trucks carrying goods could also speed at 300 miles an hour. How would our world change, how would it shift how we lived and worked, what we bought and consumed? Two centuries ago this kind of radical transformation occurred on the high seas. This episode features Dr. Bill Fowler, Honorary Professor of History at Northeastern University and author of...

Duration: 00:28:40


Episode 2: Fake News and the Next Generation

10/2/2017
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It's been a decade since the rise of Facebook and Twitter began to replace our shared news consciousness with personalized social media. Today’s college freshmen were just eight when the iPhone was released, destined to become a constant companion with these new sources of information. What is next generation's view of the news like? How good are they at separating fact from fiction? This episode features John Wihbey, Assistant Professor of Journalism and New Media at Northeastern and...

Duration: 00:36:50


Episode 1: How We Respond to Disaster

9/18/2017
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How do people and cities respond during and after major disasters such as terrorist attacks or the destructive hurricanes so many communities have recently endured? Stephen Flynn, Professor of Political Science and the Founding Director of the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University, talks about what happens during the worst of times, and how the best of humanity sometimes emerges in the most stressful moments.

Duration: 00:34:45