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Can’t-miss events in May

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

Learning happens everywhere, all the time, even 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.

Get advice from a legal career advisor

Join Kathy Morris, a longtime attorney career counselor, as she answers questions on how to navigate the current employment landscape. This event will be live-streamed on the School of Law’s YouTube channel on Friday, May 1, at 11 a.m. EDT. 

Learn about civic data

The Boston Area Research Initiative has moved its annual conference to virtual seminars throughout the summer. The seminars will take place on Fridays, at 3:30 p.m. EDT. Topics include “Co-Creation: Designing Together for Better Outcomes” on May 1, “Collaboratively Building Climate Resilience” on May 8, “Supporting the Vulnerable Few” on May 15, and more. 

Get out for virtual movie night

Pop some popcorn, and log on for this virtual showing of “The Spiderwick Chronicles” on Saturday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. PDT.

Donate blood

The American Red Cross is holding two blood drives in Matthews Arena throughout May: one on May 4 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT, and the other on May 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT. 

Hear from women in data science

Northeastern’s Seattle campus is co-sponsoring the Women in Data Science Puget Sound Conference, and will host a panel on “Navigating the Different Fields of Data: A Higher Education Perspective.” The panel will feature three instructors from graduate programs on the Seattle campus, who will discuss the differences between data science, data analytics, and business analytics. The conference runs all day Monday, May 4, and the panel takes place at 2:45 p.m. PDT. 

Explore big data sets

Join the Khoury College of Computer Sciences in Seattle for a discussion with Theo Vassilakis about his career experiences and what you can learn from big data sets on Monday, May 4, at 4 p.m. PDT. 

Advocating for rights during a pandemic

The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy at the law school will co-sponsor a discussion on the rights of people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, May 7, at 12:10 p.m. EDT. 

Show off your talents

If you’re looking for something fun to do during quarantine, tune in or participate in Northeastern’s Got Talent, which is hosted by the Seattle campus, and will take place on Friday, May 8, starting at 8 p.m. PDT.

Learn about creation and innovation

Northeastern’s Vancouver campus will host an event to hear from Kevan Gilbert about learning new rhythms for creating effective connections on Monday, May 11, at 1 p.m. PDT. 

Take a tour of the zoo

Join West Coast Global Learner Support and explore the different exhibits at the zoos in Houston and Atlanta through their webcam showings on Tuesday, May 12 at 11 a.m. PDT. 

Meditate with Afro Flow Yoga

Learn about and practice Afro Flow Yoga, which is a combination of traditional yoga and West African dance, at two virtual workshops hosted by Northeastern Crossing on May 13 and 27, at 6 p.m. EDT.

Explore the Seattle campus master’s programs

The Seattle campus will host a virtual open house to discuss the various master’s programs it offers on Thursday, May 14, at 3 p.m. PDT.

Celebrate law students

The law school will hold its annual Denise Carty-Bennia Memorial Bar Awards Reception virtually this year, and the event will feature Patricia Williams, University Distinguished Professor of law and humanities, as its keynote speaker. The reception will take place on Wednesday, May 20, at 4:15 p.m. EDT. 

Play an online drawing game

Connect with friends and peers, and exchange your best doodles at this gaming session on Thursday, May 21, at 2 p.m. PDT.

Discuss ways to overcome imposter syndrome

Imposter syndrome is often described as the feeling that someone’s successes are attributed to mere luck, rather than that person’s skills or qualifications. It’s something that affects an estimated 70 percent of the population. Join a discussion over Zoom on how to navigate imposter syndrome on Wednesday, May 27, at 11 a.m. EDT.

Learn about changing the way we work

At this workshop, consultant Martin Danoesastro will discuss ways to change workplace structures to align with your values on Friday, May 29, at 11 a.m. PDT. 

Explore the therapeutic properties of writing

Throughout May, the Writing Center is hosting several workshops that explore how writing can be used as a powerful tool for reflecting and healing.

Breathe. Relax. Meditate.

Throughout the summer sessions, 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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