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Jump into the new semester, and don’t miss these January events

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Get a new perspective on the climate crisis

Join graduate women in science and engineering in their book club—now reading “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, & Solutions for the Climate Crisis” by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Keeble Wilkinson. The club meets virtually on Mondays at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. EST.

Dive deeper into Boston’s revolutionary history

Tune into a virtual tour of the Freedom Trail and Black Heritage Trail to learn more about historical perspectives that stem from the heart of the city. Join the Zoom on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. EST.

Understand the intricacies of our Innovation program

Chat with Evelyn Tate, Assistant Dean of Graduate Admissions, to learn more about the D’Amore-McKim MS in Innovation and the ins-and-outs of the application process. Join Tate on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 5 p.m. EST.

Get inspired by urban design

Join the College of Social Sciences and Humanities’ Myra Kraft Open Classroom for discussions led by Anne-Marie Lubenau from the Bruner Foundation and Phillip Barash from the Boston Foundation to better understand the impact socioeconomic inequality, structural racism, and climate change have on the country. Dive in on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m. EST.

Find out more about this Dialogue of Civilizations in London

Attend this virtual information session to learn about the Nonprofit and Social Change Dialogue that heads to London in Summer 2021 to study the role of social services and nonprofit organizations in a developed, resourced city. Learn more on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 5:30 p.m. EST.

Discuss the rise of an innovative Chinese economy

Join Michael Enright, the Pierre Choueiri Family Professor of Global Business at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, to disentangle the complex system of China’s global economy. Tune in on Zoom with Enright on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m. EST.

Take a breather with Kouk Sun Do

A Korean practice similar to yoga, Kouk Sun Do focuses on breathing meditation and Taoist energy circulation. Head to Ell Hall 200 on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. to join CSDS affiliate Marc Meyer in the no-experience-necessary practice.

Discuss solutions for ocean pollution

18 billion pounds of plastic enter our oceans each year. Join a virtual conversation to fight plastic pollution with Ben Kneppers, E’07, co-founder and COO of Bureo Inc., and Maarten Eenkema van Dijk, E’14, MS’15, operations manager for Van Dyk Recycling Solutions, on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 9 a.m. EST.

Analyze the dichotomy between public discourse and public governance

Tune in to this unique virtual colloquium to discuss modern “ungovernable” technologies and platforms with short presentations by artists, lawyers, journalists, and academics. Register to join the event on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 9 a.m. EST.

Examine polynomials

Discuss the existence of “small subalgebras” for collections of polynomials with a priori bounded degrees with Steven Sam, Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of California San Diego. Join the virtual debate on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 4:30 p.m. EST.

Look into the function of swear words

Why are “bad” words bad? Join the virtual workshop, “What the @#$%? Swearing in the U.S.,” on Friday, Jan. 22, at 9 a.m. EST.

Celebrate your culture

The 5th Annual Multicultural mixer, held virtually on Friday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. EST, champions Northeastern’s BIPOC community. This year’s theme is “Moving the Dream Forward” in honor and celebration of MLK Day.

Gear up for the Super Bowl

Confused by the rules of American football? This virtual workshop on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. EST clarifies common misconceptions about the popular sport.

Get tech-y in this webinar

Whether you’re supplementing a STEM background with new programming and software skills or looking to break into the tech industry, the Graduate Cloud Computing Certificate Webinar can help prepare you for employment. Get registered for the webinar that’s hosted on Monday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. EST.

Align your data interests

Find out more about the Align Master’s in Computer science for non-computer science majors and ask the team any questions you have as you explore a career in tech. Tune in virtually on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 12 p.m. EST.

Stay warm

Is this your first winter in Boston? Discuss tips and tricks about what to wear and how to stay warm in the cold Boston weather. Join virtually on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 9 a.m. or 4 p.m. EST.

Resolve your resolutions

Having trouble maintaining your New Year’s resolutions? Join the Office of Global Services on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. EST for a judgement-free discussion on how to achieve your goals in a healthy, positive way.

Unblur the technologies of the music industry

Join the College of Arts, Media and Design’s Department of Music for another edition of the Leading Voices speaker series, this time featuring composer/performer and media artist Pamela Z. Discuss “happy accidents and blurred lines” with Pamela Z on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 3 p.m. EST.

Dive into Boston’s historic neighborhoods

What is “the other side of the river?” Are Southie and South Boston the same place? Where is “downtown?” Learn about must-visit destinations, different movies shot in Boston, and the best ways to explore the city in this virtual discussion on Friday, Jan. 29, at 9 a.m. EST.

Find innovation in architecture

Join renowned Argentine architect Silvia Illia-Sheldahl in a discussion about her research on Friday, Jan. 29, at 12 p.m. EST. This talk is a continuation of an ongoing series hosted by the School of Architecture to introduce its faculty to the student body. 


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