Women in the Law, hacking the opioid crisis, and breaking into tech: What you won’t want to miss this month

Joy Chen, DMSB’19, studies outside the Curry Student Center on May 7, 2018. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? June bugs, and, at Northeastern, a host of events to get on your calendar.

Security and resilience

After a major disruptive event—a tragedy, a natural disaster, a security breach—communities must spring into action, and their efforts create a framework for responding to the next similar event. This can end up locking us into a particular course of action, even if it’s not the best course of action, as resilience experts will discuss in this month’s NU@Noon program, titled, “Security and resilience in a post-event world,” on Wednesday, May 16 at noon in room 361 of the Kostas Research Institute in Burlington, Massachusetts. Register online in advance.

Women in the Law conference

The 10th annual Women in the Law Conference will be held this year on Friday, May 18, starting at 8:15 a.m. in Dockser Hall. The conference provides career guidance and professional development growth to women attorneys and other professionals at all stages of their careers while bringing together powerful decision-makers from Boston and beyond. Victoria Reggie Kennedy, senior counsel at Greenberg Traurig, will deliver this year’s keynote address. Register in advance.

Hacking the opioid crisis

The second annual Nurse Hackathon will feature discussions by leading experts on a range of topics, including opioid policy, treatment and medication diversion, emerging technologies, and nurse-led action on the front lines of the growing opioid epidemic. The weekend-long event starts on Friday, May 18 at 6 p.m. Register online in advance, tickets start at $25.

Break into Tech: Boston

Learn how to use computer science to fight cancer, recommend movies, and drive cars at “Break into Tech,” a series designed to introduce those unfamiliar with computer science to the algorithms that make it tick. This month’s event is on Tuesday, May 22 at 5:30 p.m. in West Village H. Register online in advance.

Align information session

Similarly, if you got a taste of tech and want more, attend an informational session about the College of Computer and Information Science’s Align program—designed for people who don’t have a technical background and are interested in combining their skills and undergraduate education with computer science. The information session is on Thursday, May 31, at 4:30 p.m. in West Village H.


Cheer on the Northeastern baseball team at several home games this month, starting with a Husky head-to-head as Northeastern takes on Connecticut on Wednesday, May 9 at 1 p.m. Then, look for a three-game series against UNCW on Friday, May 11 at 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 12 at 1 p.m.; and Sunday, May 13 at 1 p.m.