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Can’t-miss events in February

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Meditate on divine mindfulness

Learn about overcoming negative emotions through meditation and mindfulness. The session is Monday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sacred Space, on the second floor of Ell Hall. 

Learn about law from a visiting fellow

Daynard Distinguished Visiting Fellows program will host Chaumtoli Huq for a community lecture about her work in labor and employment law on Monday, Feb. 3 at 12 p.m. in room 240, Dockser Hall. 

Get out for the Beanpot

Join the thousands of students, graduates, parents, and friends who will be cheering on the Huskies at the 68th annual Beanpot tournament. The men’s hockey team will take on Harvard University on Monday, Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. at TD Garden. The women’s team will take the ice at Agganis Arena the following night to compete against Harvard at 5 p.m. 

Explore ancient architecture

Visiting lecturer in architectural history, Mari Yoko Hara, will speak about her research on the career and work of Renaissance architect-painter Baldassare Peruzzi. The lecture is Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. in Ryder Hall, room 296.

Discuss narratives for justice

The School of Law is hosting a roundtable discussion on “storytelling and narratives for justice” on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 12 p.m. in Dockser Hall, room 240.

Explore off-campus living 

Off Campus Housing and Support Services will hold an apartment fair to help students understand their rights as renters, learn how to budget off campus, and meet with realtors and property managers. The fair is Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 4 p.m., in the Curry Student Center ballroom. 

Learn about the responses to the coronavirus outbreak

Come out to this community discussion about the risks and responses of the coronavirus outbreak. The dialogue is Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 4:30 p.m. in Dockser Hall, room 220, or on the livestream

Improve your interview skills

Alumni relations will host an interactive workshop to teach students improvisation techniques to help their communication and interview skills. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. in the Alumni Center, on the sixth floor at 716 Columbus Ave. 

Playtest games for students

Help out students in the game science and design master’s program by playtesting their games on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. in room 171 of Holmes Hall.  

Hear a unique immigrant story

Join Whiyie Sang to learn about his family’s experience immigrating to the United States to pursue the American Dream on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at Calle Dr. Ramos Mimoso #6 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. 

Delve into the factors behind political movements

Hear from award-winning author Marc Lamont Hill and local news anchor Latoyia Edwards as they discuss the challenges, controversies, and trends around building and sustaining political movements. This lecture will be held on Friday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. in Blackman Auditorium.

Learn about robotics in healthcare

The Khoury College of Computer Science will host Laurel Riek for a lecture on integrating robots into healthcare settings and how to personalize their behavior. The lecture will take place Friday, Feb. 7 at 11:45 a.m. at the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, room 102. 

Engage in a discussion on how global health is changing 

Join the Global Health in a Changing World conference to find out about different aspects of global healthcare. This event runs from Friday, Feb. 7 through Saturday, Feb. 8 in East Village. 

Hear from an expert of ecology on the changing climate

NCH at Northeastern will host Suzanna Mason, who teaches courses about ecology and the effects of climate change, for an interactive lecture on how to prepare for and monitor a natural world that is changing. This will be held on Monday, Feb. 10, at 6:15 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time, in the Drawing Room on the London campus.

Take a trip into Boston’s past

The South End is one of Boston’s most recognizable neighborhoods, defined by its Victorian-style houses. Alison Barnet, who recently wrote a book on the history of the neighborhood, will be joining the Archives and Special Collections at Northeastern, and give you a deeper look into the South End on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 12 p.m. in room 90 of Snell Library.

Dive into the intersection of ecology and the humanities

Suzanna Mason returns for another lecture at NCH at Northeastern, this time presenting on the views of nature from the perspectives of philosophers and economists. She will be covering a variety of topical issues, such as plastic pollution, Brexit, and anti-vaccination movements, at this lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6:15 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time, in the Drawing Room on the London campus.

Satisfy your sweet tooth

If you’re in the mood for some sugar, you won’t want to miss this. Diane Saraceni will be baking her new brownies in the Xhibition Kitchen on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 12 p.m.

Celebrate the life of Frederick Douglass

Come honor the life and accomplishments of the famous American abolitionist at this event in the Digital Scholarship Commons on the second floor of Snell Library on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 12 p.m.

Get a deeper look at YouTube music reaction videos

Reaction videos have carved out a large niche within YouTube’s entertainment ecosystem. Hear from Byrd McDaniel, an assistant professor of music, as he examines how this genre has become something public, powerful, and profitable, at this lecture on Thursday, Feb. 13 in room 320 of Shillman Hall.

Experience innovation at Northeastern

Hear from leading engineers in the field and check out the cutting-edge research conducted by students in the College of Engineering as part of National Engineers Week, which starts on Saturday, Feb. 15 and continues until Friday, Feb. 21.

Learn from Women’s Community of Code

Come learn the basics of Java with a Women’s Community of Code workshop on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. in West Village H, room 210. 

Investigate opportunity zones

The Global Resilience Institute will host Robin White and Warren Edwards to speak about the Opportunity Zone program and community resilience. The lecture will be Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 12 p.m., in Egan Research Center, room 440. 

Celebrate International Women’s Day

Northeastern will host a series of events around its global network to celebrate International Women’s Day, starting in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Charlotte campus will host Angela Yochem, executive vice president and chief digital and technology officer for Novant Health, and Holly Jimison, director of the Consortium on Technology for Proactive Care at Northeastern, for a conversation about the impact of artificial intelligence on health care. The discussion will be Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Northeastern University campus in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Understand the science behind music

Join assistant professor Psyche Loui to learn about the psychology and neuroscience of music, and why humans like it so much on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 11:30 a.m., at Egan Research Center in room 440. 

Improve leadership around the world

Northeastern’s annual Global Leadership Summit will convene with a wide variety of speakers and events. The summit begins Saturday, Feb. 29 in Mumbai, India.

Catch the Huskies in action

Be sure to support the winter sports teams as they make their push for conference supremacy, and the spring sports teams as they begin their seasons. With 14 events across six teams, you’ll have plenty of choices.

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