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

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

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.

Discover your next study abroad destination

Throughout the rest of September, the Global Experience Office is hosting information sessions for study abroad opportunities at universities and colleges all over the world. Register and tune into any of the sessions by looking through this calendar

Discuss ways to improve policing

Join Rod Brunson, Thomas P. O’Neill professor of public life, in a nuanced discussion on the interactions between Black people and the police, and how urban policing can be improved upon at this lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. EDT.

Learn about whistleblowers

A whistleblower is a person who exposes information or activity within an organization that is deemed illegal, or unethical. Join a panel discussion that includes David Sanger, the chief Washington correspondent from The New York Times, to discuss the roles that whistleblowers play in politics on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. EDT.

Discuss issues of privacy and surveillance

Join a panel discussion that includes Patricia Williams, university distinguished professor of law and humanities, on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 5 p.m. EDT, to tackle modern issues concerning privacy.

Imagine the future of gaming

Hear from Amanda Welsh, a veteran game designer and professor of the practice, on the ins and outs of the video game industry, and what the future of gaming could look like at this talk on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 4:30 PDT. 

Discuss the impacts of coastal erosion

Because of climate change, half of the world’s beaches could disappear by the end of the century due to coastal erosion. Delve into the issue, and learn about possible solutions at this event on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. EDT. 

Familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of Snell Library

Learn about all of the services and resources available at Snell Library, as well as the new public health procedures to enter and exit the building, at this information session on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. EDT. 

Listen to the sounds of the Mississippi River

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Minneapolis-based artist Monica Haller’s latest project, “Listening to the River,” which used hydrophones in the Mississippi River to capture the sounds of the diverse underwater ecosystem, on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. EDT. 

Find what works for you in online learning

Remote learning can be challenging without a routine that best suits the way you learn. Discuss and develop best practices with a panel of graduate students on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m. EDT. 

Get up and dance 

Join the Northeastern Ballroom Dancing Club for their dance camp! The camp will deliver a crash course on different styles of dance split into two nights: international rumba on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. EDT and American waltz on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. EDT. 

Hear about how the pandemic has sparked innovation

Learn about the innovations in automation that have been created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as using ultraviolet-C light to disinfect food and delivering medicine with robots, at this event on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 8:30 a.m. EDT. 

Learn about disinformation on social media

Tune into this online panel discussion to learn about fake news, disinformation on social media, and how to reclaim your feeds on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. EDT.

Attend an entrepreneur’s fireside chat

Discuss the venture capital industry and entrepreneurship at this virtual fireside chat on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. EDT. 

Attend the College of Engineering Club Fair

See which student clubs or organizations are a good fit for you at this club fair on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. EDT. 

See how computer science affects our everyday lives

Computer scientists have built many systems that we rely on for our daily lives, such as Google Maps and Alexa. Join this information session on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 12 p.m. EDT, to explore the different ways computer science affects our lives, and learn more about the Align program at Northeastern. 

Discuss the battle for voting rights

Join the Public Interest Law Scholars Program for this virtual conference on “The Battle for Voting Rights in 2020” on Friday, Sept. 18, at 12 p.m. EDT. 

Leverage your stories

Learn how to leverage your stories and experiences to stand out in interviews with this workshop on Monday, Sept. 21, at 9:30 a.m. PDT.

Discuss ways to improve the safety of healthcare workers

Tune into the latest episode of “COVID-19: Law and Social Justice Community Conversations,” this time focusing on personal protective equipment, and the safety of healthcare workers on Monday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. EDT. 

Improve your networking skills

Tune into this workshop to learn how to establish, build, and maintain a solid network as you build your career on Monday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. PDT. 

Listen to a different take on cybersecurity

Join Katherine Platt, a program manager on the ethics team at Microsoft, as she delves into how her experiences have shaped her approaches to data privacy, ethics, and cybersecurity at this talk on Monday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. EDT.

Learn about the importance of racial literacy

Hear from members of the Northeastern community on racial literacy, or the recognition and response to everyday forms of racism, at the first two of four sessions, which are put on by the Presidential Council on Diversity and Inclusion at Northeastern and will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, and Sept. 29, at 5 p.m. EDT. 

Get involved with IDEA

IDEA, Northeastern’s student-led venture accelerator, will hold an information session for students looking to get involved with the group. Tune in via Zoom on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. EDT.

Learn about sustainability on campus

Join the Office of Sustainability and its student committee for biweekly online meetings at 12 p.m. EDT every other Tuesday, starting on Tuesday, Sept. 22, to brainstorm ways in which Northeastern can continue to be eco-friendly and sustainable. For access to these events, email 

Manage your stress

Join this interactive session to learn how to use yoga and its principles to manage your stress on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. EDT. 

Design your future

Learn about design theory philosophy and how it can invigorate your personal and professional journey with this workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. PDT.

Attend the virtual Women in Law conference

Tune in to the annual Women in Law conference, now all online! This year’s conference is “All in: Reimagining Inclusive Workplaces,” so be sure to attend on Friday, Sept. 25, at 8 a.m. EDT. 

Hear from an author and CEO

Join this seminar with Rana Kaliouby, author of Girl Decoded and CEO of Affectiva, to hear about her journey and her company on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m. EDT.  

Discuss the culture shock of moving to a new country

Moving to a new country and experiencing a new culture can be exciting and overwhelming. Join this virtual workshop to discuss culture shock and ways to adjust to a new place on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. PDT. 

Hear about the international student experience at Northeastern

Join a panel of international students for two question-and-answer sessions to learn about the ins and outs of campus, student life, and more, on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 11 a.m. EDT.

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