Andrè Herrera Charpentier smiles while standing in front of windows.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Recent Psychology graduate Andrè Herrera Charpentier (pictured above) is making plans to start a Ph.D. program in Behavioral Neuroscience in the fall on a full scholarship. Read about his inspirational journey, a current student’s teaching honor and more in Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Around the Commons

DACAmented and determined

The science of success isn’t an exact formula. Yet, Andrè Herrera Charpentier figured it out. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northeastern in May, Herrera Charpentier is now preparing to begin a Ph.D. program in Behavioral Neuroscience on a full scholarship at Michigan State University in the fall. Though he comes across as kind of shy, Herrera Charpentier can’t contain his enthusiasm when he talks about science. “I always wanted to do something with medicine, something with science,” said Herrera Charpentier, who minored in Biology and Chemistry at Northeastern. “I’ve had that in me since I was young.” Read more about Herrera Charpentier’s journey.

And there’s more!

  • Assistant Professor of English Ryan Poll will participate in the 2019 PCA-BGSU Summer Research Institute from June 23-28 at Bowling Green State University. Poll is working on a chapter on the intersections of the Great Depression, the New Deal and the development of Superman.

In the media

  • WGN selected School Counseling master’s student Quang Nguyen as its Teacher of the Month for June. Nguyen runs the Advancement Via Individual Determination program at Curie High School.
  • WBEZ’s “Worldview” hosted Associate Professor of History Mateo Farzaneh to discuss the tensions between the United States and Iran.
  • Colombian economic newspaper Portafolio interviewed Economics Professor Emeritus Edward Stuart for a story about trade tensions between the United States and China.
  • Inside Higher Ed published a list of Northeastern’s newest tenured faculty members.

To do

Coming next week!


A deer looks back into the camera while standing on green grass.

Goslings and fawns

Summer has arrived, and so have the cute baby animals. As long as they keep appearing on campus, we’ll keep sharing photos on Instagram!

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