April’s can’t-miss campus events

Scenes during the RISE:2017 event held in Cabot Gymnasium at Northeastern University. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Make the most out of the final stretch of the academic year with these can’t-miss events this month. 

Xhibition Kitchen

This month, learn what goes into a cup of Starbucks coffee, how to throw a delicious party, and the importance of mindful eating at cooking demonstrations in Xhibition Kitchen. The first of three events in April, “Bean to Cup with Starbucks,” will be held on Wednesday, April 4 at noon in the Stetson West Eatery.

Myra Kraft Open Classroom

The semesterlong Myra Kraft Open Classroom series wraps up this month, with seminars that will explore race-based policing, keeping the rule of law, and the role of the media in the rule of law. The seminar series is free and open to the North­eastern com­mu­nity and the public. Classes are held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in 20 West Village F. The next class, on Wednesday, April 4, will focus on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Center for Emerging Markets India Lecture Series

Arvind Panagariya, an economics professor at Columbia University and former vice chairman of the NITI Aayog, will explore the outlook for the Indian economy in the second annual India Lecture. The lecture, hosted by the D’Amore-McKim School of Business’ Center for Emerging Markets, will take place on Wednesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. on the 17th floor of East Village.


This year’s Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo will be held on Thursday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Cabot Center. The annual event highlights the breadth and depth of Northeastern student and faculty research on campus. More than 750 students will present their research at RISE, where visitors can browse scores of research posters and engage with researchers from across Northeastern’s schools and colleges. Register online in advance.

Interventions: A student-led design conference

This wholly student-run conference hosted by Northeastern’s student-led design studio, Scout, will open up a conversation for those in creative fields to consider the consequences of design interventions and examine the intentions of their work. The conference begins on Saturday, April 7, at 8:30 a.m. in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Tickets are on sale online.

Run from Resistance 5K

The School of Pharmacy will host its fourth annual 5K road race this month. The Run from Resistance is designed to raise awareness about the dangers of antibiotic resistance and the steps we can take to help combat the issue. The race begins at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 8. Check-in for the race begins at 9:30 a.m.

Demo Day

Take a look at the Northeastern-grown student startups that have made it through a rigorous seven-week development program throughout the semester. Students will compete for $5,000 in prize money. Husky Startup Challenge Demo Day, hosted by the Northeastern Entrepreneurs Club, will be held on Monday, April 9 at 6 p.m. in the Curry Student Center Ballroom.

That’s the Way of the World: A tribute to Walter Becker, Tom Petty, and Maurice White

Join the Northeastern Create Your Own Music Ensemble in celebrating the work of artists from Steely Dan; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; and Earth, Wind, and Fire on Monday, April 9 at 6 p.m.

Holocaust Awareness Week

Northeastern’s annual weeklong commemoration brings the community together to publicly remember the Holocaust, not only as a historical fact but also as a memorial to its millions of victims. This year’s slate of events begins on Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. with a film screening and discussion. The commemoration will be capped off with a performance choreographed by Danielle Murad Waiss, this year’s Gideon Klein Award winner. She and a small group of students will perform the piece, titled, “Nizkor (We Remember),” on Thursday, April 12 at 6 p.m. in Blackman Auditorium.

Spring 2018 service-learning expo

Learn about the varied work completed by students and service-learning partners this semester at the Spring 2018 Service-Learning Expo on Thursday, April 19 at 10 a.m. in the Curry Student Center Ballroom.

Academic Honors Convocation

The annual Academic Honors Convocation celebrates the highest achievements of the Northeastern community. A tradition launched in 2011 by President Joseph E. Aoun, this ceremony is one of the most significant events of the academic year. This year, it will be held on Monday, April 23 at 3 p.m. on the 17th floor of East Village.

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice 50th anniversary celebration

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is turning 50. Since the program’s inception in 1967, more than 10,000 women and men have graduated with criminal justice degrees from Northeastern. The university will celebrate this historic milestone with a weekend of activities, starting on Friday, April 27. Register online in advance.


The baseball team will compete in the Beanpot semifinals at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Tuesday, April 3 at 3 p.m. Keep an eye out for information about the next round.

The field hockey team will head to Boston University on Wednesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. to take on the Terriers.

Men’s rowing is back with races against Boston University on Saturday, April 7 and Harvard on Saturday, April 28.