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

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Learning happens everywhere, all the time, even when we aren’t 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 SAIL.

Hear from researchers on the cutting edge of science

Throughout November, the College of Science is hosting several seminars that will bring in researchers from various universities to talk about their latest research in biology, chemistry, and psychology. Check out this calendar to learn more.

Discuss civil liberties amid a pandemic

Join Michael Tolley and Claudia Haupt, two associate professors of political science in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, for a discussion on balancing civil liberties during a public health crisis on Monday, Nov. 2, at 12 p.m. EST.

Get perspective on Black conservative ideology

Hear from Edward Osborne, a graduate of Northeastern’s doctoral program in English and an assistant professor of rhetoric at Louisiana State University, on the role of Black conservative rhetoric in the political discourse of the U.S., and its effect on Black voters during the presidential election. Join Osborne for his analysis on Monday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. EST.

Understand issues of domestic violence and the pandemic

People in abusive relationships already face an uphill battle navigating their way to get help. COVID-19 has only made it harder. Join Margo Lindauer, an associate clinical professor of law and director of Northeastern’s Domestic Violence Institute, for a discussion on domestic violence amid the pandemic on Monday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m. EST. 

Understand the plight of Deaf persons 

Attend this Zoom webinar for a presentation on social activism and discussion as a Deaf person on Monday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. EST.

Stay informed on Election Day

Northeastern Votes, a coalition of staff, faculty, and students working to encourage voter turnout, will be hosting events on Election Day, with topics such as gender and voting rights, the Latino vote, populism in the U.S., and how technology impacts the election. Tune in via Zoom (password: Nov3) on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at any time from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. 

Reflect on the election results

National elections, particularly the presidential election, can bring about a lot of stress on voters. Northeastern Votes, in collaboration with the Center for Spirituality, Service, and Dialogue, is hosting a session to unwind and reflect on the results on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 12 p.m. EST. 

Look ahead to the next four years

Regardless of a Biden or Trump victory on election night, there are a number of different issues facing the next administration. Join Ted Landsmark, university distinguished professor of public policy and urban affairs, and a panel of Northeastern experts, to discuss what the future might look like at this virtual discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. EST. 

Meditate with Afro Flow Yoga

Learn about and practice Afro Flow Yoga, which is a combination of traditional yoga and West African dance, at a virtual workshop hosted by City and Community Engagement on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. EST.

Hear from Northeastern co-ops at Amazon

Join three Northeastern students from the Silicon Valley campus as they share their experiences as summer interns at Amazon during this panel discussion on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. PST. 

Learn about the challenges of restarting athletics

After an unprecedented six-month hiatus, varsity sports across Northeastern recently resumed practices in limited capacity. Join head coaches and student-athletes at this panel discussion to learn about the challenges ahead on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. EST. 

Get to know a day in the life of a salmon fisherman

Salmon and the Pacific Northwest are almost as tied to one another as rain is to Seattle. Join this Global Learner Support workshop to learn about the different species of salmon, and ways to fish for salmon, on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. PST.

Get out your post-election thoughts

Join the Africana Studies Program at Northeastern for a post-election virtual mixer on Friday, Nov. 6, at 3:30 p.m. EST.

Get a crash course on networking in the tech industry

Hear from Aishwarya Padmanabha, a graduate student in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, as she delves into online and offline networking, elevator pitches, how to reach hiring managers (including what to say), and much more. Join her for two talks, the first of which is on Friday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. PST, and the second on Friday, Nov. 13, at the same time.

Get insights on the job hunt

Applying for jobs can be daunting, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the process. Tune into this workshop to get insights from a Northeastern graduate on how to advance your career on Monday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. PST. 

Understand the importance of equitable access for vaccines

As the novel coronavirus trends toward a third wave of infections in the U.S., much attention is centered on whether there will be a vaccine ready for the public by the end of 2020. Join Brook Baker and Jonathan Kahn, two professors of law at Northeastern, as they discuss how a COVID-19 vaccine might be deployed, and the importance of equitable access, at this talk on Monday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. EST.

Craft a professional identity

How can you leverage what you’re learning in the classroom to help you during the job hunt? Tune into this workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. EST, to discuss ways in which you can make yourself stand out during each phase of the interview.

Understand how our universe is built

Join Hazel Sive, dean of the College of Science, for a discussion with Toyoko Orimoto, an associate professor of physics, on the latest in her research in experimental particle physics. Tune in on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. EST.

Analyze the results of the election with Gov. Dukakis

Join Michael Dukakis, former governor of Massachusetts and distinguished professor emeritus at Northeastern, for his analysis of the election results on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 12 p.m. EST.

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 Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. EDT, to explore the different ways computer science affects our lives, and learn more about the Align program at Northeastern.

Stay in for a night with Trevor Noah

Join the Council of University Programs for a discussion with Trevor Noah, the host of “The Daily Show,” on his career and his perspective on current events in the U.S. on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. EST. 

Look into the fabric of your culture

Our clothes are often more than just fabric, symbolizing pieces of our identity, culture, and history. Join the Seattle campus for this session to discuss the importance of traditional clothing on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 12:30 p.m. PST. 

Celebrate entrepreneurship

Tune into a week packed with events as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, which starts on Monday, Nov. 16 with a conversation between two business executives and Raj Echambadi, Dunton Family Dean of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

Watch a documentary and discuss

Join others in watching and discussing “Just Eat It,” a 2014 documentary about food waste in North America, on Monday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. PST.

Discuss reparations for families of lynching victims

Join the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, the Africana Studies Program, and a panel of scholars, lawyers, and descendants of lynching victims as they explore reparations on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 9 a.m. EST. 

Hear from an executive vice president of the NHL

Kim Davis, who was recently appointed to executive vice president of the National Hockey League, will be sharing stories from her career at this talk on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 12 p.m. EST. 

Learn about nonprofit community work in Roxbury

Attend this panel discussion to hear more about how communities of color, such as that of Roxbury, are rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic through grassroots and nonprofit community efforts on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 3:30 p.m. EST.

Explore cuisine from around the world

Tune into this Global Learner Support event on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m. PST, to hear about the best cuisines from across the globe. 

Experience innovation at Northeastern

Tune into NEXPO, a showcase of all of the ventures that have gone through IDEA, Northeastern’s venture accelerator. This event will be held virtually on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. EST.

Make cards for World Children’s Day

Established in 1959 after the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, World Children’s Day is meant to raise awareness to the plight of children worldwide, and put a focus on improving children’s welfare. Bring some cheer by making cards for children who are staying in hospitals on Friday, Nov. 20, at 12 p.m. PST.

Share what you love

If you’ve recently read a great book, binged an amazing show, or played a musical album on repeat, chat with others in the Northeastern community at this event on Friday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. PST. 

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