Can’t-miss events across Northeastern’s global network in August 2020

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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.

Discuss the Supreme Court’s latest rulings

Join Wendy Parmet, university distinguished professor of law, and Judy Brown, professor of law emerita, for a casual conversation about the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 12 p.m. EDT.

Explore technology and social justice

Tune into the latest episode of “Scrutinizing Surveillance: Discussions in Technology and Justice,” this time focusing on protests, algorithms, and data journalism on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 12 p.m. EDT. 

Hear from Align students and faculty

Meet the students and faculty of the Align program at these Khoury College of Computer Sciences information sessions, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 12 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 3 p.m. EDT, and Thursday, Aug. 6, at 8 p.m. EDT.

Learn about project management

Join Jay Spitulnik, an associate teaching professor and the associate director at the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, for a workshop on how to manage projects from start to finish on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. EDT.

Engage in summer reading

Join the Graduate Women in Science and Engineering for two virtual book club meetings on “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. These discussions will be on Wednesday, Aug. 5, and Wednesday, Aug. 19, both at 6 p.m. EDT. 

Discuss innovation in pharmacy

Attend the latest installment of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences series, “Women Who Inspire at the Forefront of Healthcare,” to hear from two Northeastern graduates about their careers in pharmacy on Thursday, Aug. 7, at 1 p.m. EDT.

Increase the representation of women in computer science

Representation can be powerful—it can make others feel welcomed and inspired. Tune into this talk with Laney Strange, an associate teaching professor, to discuss ways in which fostering confidence and enjoyment of computer science can be improved upon on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 3 p.m. EDT. 

Engage with Women in Tech

Northeastern’s Seattle campus is sponsoring the virtual Women in Tech Regatta, which will include workshops on a variety of topics, from combatting imposter syndrome to data privacy. The event will run from Monday, Aug. 10 through Thursday, Aug. 20.

Prepare for an upcoming hackathon

A traditional hackathon brings together people with technical backgrounds who form teams and collaborate to code a unique solution to a problem from scratch. Tune into this information session on Wednesday, August 12, at 2 p.m. EDT, to learn about the ServiceNow and Accenture hackathon that’s happening later this month.

Discuss the challenges of big data

Join this tech talk with Ricardo Baeza-Yates, director of data science at Northeastern University Silicon Valley, to discuss if companies can use big data, and if they should. The discussion will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. EDT. 

Explore the impacts of COVID-19 on water systems

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the ways in which we live and travel. Join a panel discussion on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 12 p.m. EDT, to delve into the implications of the coronavirus on water quality and the environment.

Discover student hackathon projects

Northeastern’s West Coast regional campuses will host a virtual showcase for six teams of students from the Seattle, San Francisco Bay Area, and Vancouver campuses will present their projects based on available data focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. The showcase will be hosted over Zoom, on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 3 p.m. PDT.

Travel safely without breaking the bank

Tune into this virtual workshop to learn tips and tricks on how to travel while on a budget, such as how to find cheap flights and accommodations, and budgeting. This session is on Friday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m. PDT. 

Learn about LGBTQA+ culture

Join this virtual event to learn about LGBTQA+ culture around the world on Friday, Aug. 14, at 4 p.m. PDT. 

Discuss the back-to-school season

With fall fast approaching, join this virtual discussion with fellow students to hear about strategies for success, how people have adapted to online learning, and what learning means in different parts of the world. This discussion takes place on Monday, Aug. 17, at 3 p.m. PDT.

Hear about post-COVID rehabilitation

Tune into the final summer meeting of the “Women Who Inspire at the Forefront of Healthcare” series focusing on “A View from the Frontlines of Post-COVID Rehabilitation” on Thursday, Aug. 20. 

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