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

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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. SAIL, a digital platform designed to track personal and professional growth, offers 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 October, the Global Experience Office is hosting information sessions for study abroad opportunities at universities and colleges all over the world. Register and tune in to any of the sessions by looking through this calendar

Discuss issues of racial justice amid the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected communities of color, forcing them to bear the brunt of the pandemic. Join Professor of Law Aziza Ahmed, who studies health law at Northeastern, when she discusses racial justice at this talk on Monday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

Learn how to use NUSource

Tune into this 30-minute webinar to learn about NUsource, a new platform designed specifically for Northeastern students who want to build their networks, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m.

Explore the Align program

This information session will cover how you can get a Master’s degree in computer science through the Align program. The session is on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. EDT. 

Is law school for you?

A panel of graduates from the College of Social Sciences and Humanities will discuss why they chose to go to law school on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 5 p.m. EDT. 

Discuss the role of lawyers in criminal justice

Join Michael Meltsner, George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews distinguished professor of law, and Alec Karakatsanis, the founder and executive director of Civil Rights Corps, for a discussion on the role that lawyers play in perpetuating structural racism in the United States’ system of mass incarceration. Tune in via Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 12:10 p.m. EDT. 

Learn about the history of social justice movements in the U.S.

How does the Black Lives Matter movement relate to social and racial justice movements of the past? Explore the roots of these movements, and the racist oppression that sparked them, at this Global Learner Support talk on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. PDT.

Explore polls on the most pressing issues in the U.S.

David Lazer, university distinguished professor of political science and computer and information sciences at Northeastern, is conducting several nationwide surveys to gain real-time information on the pandemic, such as gauging public opinion on Trump’s handling of COVID-19 and mail-in voting. Join him at this talk to discuss the key findings of his work on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 12 p.m. EDT. 

Stay in for a movie and a discussion

Join others in watching and discussing “Real Women Have Curves,” a 2012 film about a first-generation Mexican-American teenage girl who is lost between cultural expectations, class constrictions, family duty, and her own personal aspirations, on Monday, Oct. 12, at 3 p.m. PDT. 

Prepare for the 2020 presidential and congressional election

Hear from Costas Panagopoulos, chair of Northeastern’s Department of Political Science, as he breaks down polls and forecasts for the upcoming presidential and congressional elections on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 12 p.m. EDT. But if you can’t make this event, don’t panic. Later this month, there is another information session that will go over all things election-related, such as how the electoral college works, what swing states are, and how mail-in voting works, on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. EDT. 

Explore how comics are used in education

Tune in to this seminar to learn about how comics and animation have been used to augment various curricula, and the impact they have on student learning, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. PDT. 

Understand the importance of racial literacy

Hear members of the Northeastern community discuss the recognition and response to everyday forms of racism at the final two sessions of the Racial Literacy series, which are put on by the Presidential Council on Diversity and Inclusion at Northeastern and will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and Oct. 20, at 5 p.m. EDT. 

Find balance as an international student

Studying abroad can be exciting, but it comes with challenges, such as adapting to a new environment or staving off homesickness. Join this discussion via Microsoft Teams to listen to well-traveled graduates on how they managed the experience on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m. PDT.

Discuss reparations for slavery

Join William Darity Jr., a professor of public policy at Duke University, for a discussion on financial payments for Black descendants of American slavery on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. EDT. 

Hear from the founder of the Black Tech Pipeline

Pariss Athena is the founder of the Black Tech Pipeline, a platform that seeks to bring exposure, resources, and opportunities to Black people in the technology industry. Listen to her experiences as a Black software engineer on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. EDT.

Explore the regulation of intellectual property and technology

Tune into the third annual Center for Law, Innovation, and Creativity conference, which starts on Friday, Oct. 16, at 9 a.m. EDT, to hear from experts on issues concerning data privacy, free speech, and transparency in medical technology.

Explore study abroad options in the College of Engineering

Tune into this information session to learn about the various Dialogue of Civilizations that are being offered for students in the College of Engineering on Friday, Oct. 16, at 12 p.m. EDT.

Experience autumn from around the world

The leaves are changing colors, which signals that fall is here. Share your fondest memories of autumn, and explore how fall is experienced around the world, at this discussion on Friday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m. PDT.

Learn about carceral systems in the U.S.

Join Leo Beletsky, a professor of law and health sciences and the director of the Health in Justice Action Lab, to explore the history of the institutions that oversee policing and incarceration at this talk on Monday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

Discuss the future of corporations

Join Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern, for a conversation with Indra Nooyi, a member of the Amazon’s Board of Directors and a former CEO of PepsiCo, about the future of the corporation in a post-pandemic society on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. EDT.

Conquer your fears of searching for jobs

Applying for jobs can be daunting, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the process. Tune in to this workshop to develop methods to overcome fears and doubts, and prepare yourself for the job hunt, on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. PDT. 

Take care of your mental health

Amid the pandemic, feelings of fear, grief, and anxiety have increased among the general populace. Tune into this workshop to hear some methods on how to manage stress and anxiety on Friday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. PDT.

Envision the future

Attend this year’s TEDxNortheasternU conference as organizers and attendees imagine innovations for a post-pandemic world on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. PDT. 

Learn how to code

Join the Women’s Community of Code for a first-ever coding workshop geared toward girls between the ages of 10-16 on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. EDT. 

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