Can’t-miss virtual events for the second half of April 2020 in Northeastern’s global network

Aerial view of Northeastern’s Huntington Avenue campus and surrounding Boston area in 1963. Photo courtesy of Northeastern University Archives

Explore SAIL: A one-stop shop to find all virtual events at Northeastern

Learning happens everywhere, including when we can’t be together on campus. Now, through SAIL, a digital platform designed to track personal and professional growth, there is one central place to find and enroll in virtual opportunities around Northeastern’s global network. Explore virtual events on the web, or on the iOS or Android SAIL app.

Attend a virtual town hall

Join the College of Arts, Media, and Design for an open discussion on the challenges faced by students during the pandemic. Led by Dean Elizabeth Hudson, the town hall will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, April 15, at 12 p.m. EDT.

Explore how artificial intelligence is used in the workplace

Join this virtual forum from the Charlotte campus to explore how artificial intelligence is being used in business processes on Wednesday, April 15, at 12:15 p.m. EDT.

Discuss social distancing and social isolation

Housing and Residential Life will host a roundtable discussion for students to examine how to avoid social isolation while practicing physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday, April 15, at 2 p.m. EDT. 

Play games with LASO

The Latin American Student Organization will host a virtual game night on Zoom on Wednesday, April 15, at 6 p.m. EDT. 

Embrace your stress

Join this West Coast Global Learner Support workshop, hosted by the campuses in Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Vancouver, to explore the effect of stress on your mind, and how to deal with it better, on Wednesday, April 15, at 4 p.m. PDT. 

Test yourself with some trivia

Get out (virtually) for an afternoon of trivia, brought to you by SAIL and hosted by the Department of Bioengineering on Thursday, April 16, at 3 p.m. EDT. 

Explore the history of Huntington Ave.

Go on a virtual tour to explore how the Boston campus has changed over the years on Thursday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

Discuss what the post-pandemic world will look like 

The Center for Design is hosting an open conversation with Ezio Manzini, a distinguished author and designer, to explore aspects of society that have been or will be changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This event will be held over Zoom on Friday, April 17, at 11:45 a.m. EDT. 

Hear about public health litigation

Come hear about the state of public health law at the 2020 Health Law Conference, featuring a welcome by Wendy Parmet, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of law, and presentations on a variety of topics. The conference takes place on Friday, April 17, at 12 p.m. EDT.

Learn about Vietnamese language and culture

Join this virtual workshop hosted by the campuses in Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Vancouver to learn common Vietnamese phrases and cultural stereotypes on Friday, April 17, at 3 p.m. PDT. 

Celebrate Earth Week

The School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs will host a webinar in celebration of Earth Week to discuss how to prepare for a changing climate and address growing social and economic disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar will be held on Monday, April 20, at 1 p.m. EDT.

Hear from female authors

As part of celebrations for Women’s Month, Northeastern’s Seattle campus will hold an event to hear from female authors on Tuesday, April 21, at 4 p.m. PDT. 

Get involved with IDEA

IDEA, Northeastern’s student-led venture accelerator, will hold a new venture information session for students looking to get involved with the group on Tuesday, April 21, at 6 p.m. PDT. 

Discuss learning to navigate uncertainty

Northeastern’s Seattle campus will co-host this panel discussion to discuss navigating uncertainty, and being the CEO of your own life on Wednesday, April 22, at 11 a.m. PDT. 

Create your own garden

Join Northeastern’s campuses in Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Vancouver and dig into basic vegetable planting techniques at this workshop on Wednesday, April 22, at 2 p.m. PDT. 

Explore public policy issues

The Boston Area Research Initiative has adjusted its annual conference to weekly webinars. The first webinar is a keynote on the unexpected impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday, April 24, at 3:30 p.m. EDT. 

Learn about computer science programs in Vancouver

Khoury College of Computer Science will hold a webinar to discuss the Align computer science Master’s programs in Vancouver on Thursday, April 30, at 5 p.m. PDT. 

Join career development workshops

Throughout the rest of April, the Employer Engagement and Career Design Office is hosting a new series of virtual workshops focused on improving your resume, maximizing productivity from home, and finding a job.

Breathe. Relax. Meditate.

For the rest of the semester, the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service is offering online guided meditation sessions every Wednesday and Friday on their YouTube channel. Follow along to meditate and clear your mind. 

Or, relax with some yoga

If you’re more of a yoga person, don’t worry—the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service will also be uploading hour-long yoga videos every Monday to the same YouTube channel.

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