Looking to make some plans for the month of June? Northeastern has you covered with these can’t-miss campus events.
Faculty speaker series
“Minds Over Matters: NUterm Faculty Speaker Series” is underway, with an all-star lineup of Northeastern faculty scholars giving weekly lectures on a range of topics.
The next lecture will take place on Wednesday, June 3, at 4 p.m. in the Raytheon Amphitheater. There, Kate Ziemer, associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, will give a talk titled “Batsuits, bike frames, and boogie boards: New materials built from the atom up.”
Future lectures in the series include a talk by assistant professor Christo Wilson, who will discuss the personalization of web services on June 8; associate professor Amy Farrell, who will examine trust between police and communities on June 11; and Alan Zaremba, an associate dean in the College of Arts, Media and Design, who will look at the relationship between sport, communications, and crisis on June 16.
Fun field trips
Every summer, the Center for Student Involvement runs Summester, a series of field trips, concerts, and more for students, faculty, and staff at discounted prices. Tickets are now available for Red Sox games as well as trips to Provincetown and Martha’s Vineyard. This Friday, June 5, there is a day trip planned to the Wrentham Outlets. And every Wednesday, Summester holds an ice cream social on Centennial Common from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
BBQ and mini golf
The Resident Student Association has planned some fun summer activities for this month. They include a barbecue, which will take place on June 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Centennial Common, and mini golf, which will take place on June 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Curry Student Center Ballroom.
Northeastern will host two movie screenings this month, one exploring the notion of masculinity and the other featuring lawyer and academic Anita Hill.
The Mask You Live In looks at what it means when you are told to “man up.” The screening—and a subsequent roundtable discussion—will take place on Thursday, June 11, at 5:30 p.m. in Curry Student Center room 400.
Hill, currently a professor of social policy, law, and women’s studies at Brandeis University, is the subject of the documentary Anita: Speaking Truth to Power. The film focuses on Hill’s testimony at the Senate confirmation hearings of now U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
The screening, presented by the Women’s Bar Association and NUSL’s Alumni/ae Association Alumni/ae of Color Committee, is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, at 6 p.m. in Dockser Hall.
Women who Inspire
The next installment of this enlightening speaker series, presented by the Office of University Advancement, will focus on financial trends, mitigating risks, and emerging markets.
It will take place on Tuesday, June 16, at 5 p.m. in the Alumni Center.
Ignite your passion for leadership
If you are in search of the motivation to follow your passion, Lamarr Womble might be the person who can help. The creator of the #PassionNation initiative and a popular motivational speaker, Womble will talk at Northeastern on Wednesday, June 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the Curry Student Center Ballroom.