Can’t-miss virtual events in February 2021 across Northeastern’s global network

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Dive deeper into the culture of displacement

Join College of Social Sciences and Humanities faculty in their Works-in-Progress Colloquium Series discussing “Disruption and Displacement.” This event is held virtually on Monday, Feb. 1, at 12 p.m. EST, and will feature speakers Bilge Erten, William Bond, and Rachel Rosenbloom.

Get back into the Zoom groove

Getting bored on Zoom? Tune into “It’s Not All Zoom and Gloom: Fun Ways to Engage and Create Community in the New Normal” for new tips on how to stay engaged via Zoom. Join on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 1 p.m. EST.

Discuss the importance of Black History Month

Join the Africana Studies Program and the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute in a mixer to inspire and explore Black creativity and history. Tune in on Zoom on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 4:30 p.m. EST.

Analyze the intersection of speech and body

Hate speech or untrue speech is becoming increasingly common in today’s culture—but what does this mean for our physical and social bodies? Learn more by tuning into the Composite Bodies Series on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 5 p.m. EST.

Reimagine urban school development

Discuss the relationship between urban structures and community development in high school education in this Myra Kraft Open Classroom hosted by the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Join the experts for this virtual discussion on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. EST.

Discover the best way to outline a paper

Ever receive a writing assignment and feel confused on where to begin? Tune into the virtual workshop “How to Pre-Write: A Guide to Outlining Your Paper” to unravel the intricacies of a well-written paper. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 9 a.m. EST.

Read about and discuss the origins of inequality

Join the Alumni/ae Association Board of Directors Community Building Committee for a virtual book club to discuss “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by Isabel Wilkerson. Tune into the discussion on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m., EST.

Dive into critical race theory

Join the Writing Program and Writing Center for the first 2021 installment in their visiting guest lecture series, featuring researcher and professor Romeo García, who will discuss the complexities of modern colonialism and white supremacy. The event will be held on Zoom on Friday, Feb. 5, at 4 p.m. EST.

Get better at “adulting”

Having trouble managing a work-life balance? Join the Global Student Success virtual workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. EST to get advice on managing time, money, career goals, and relationships.

Find an off-campus apartment

Check out the 2021 Apartment Fair to learn more about living off campus, chat with realtors and property managers, and view available listings. Join virtually on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 9 a.m. EST.

Discover your next favorite book

Fiction offers escape, excitement, and windows into worlds of possibilities whose limits we don’t yet know. Learn about the various genres of fiction, the formulas that they follow, and the rules that they break at this virtual workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 9 a.m. EST.

Learn about innovations in bioanalytical chemistry

Join Hazel Sive, dean of the College of Science, as she talks to Leila Deravi, assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology for the Barnett Institute for Chemical & Biological Analysis, about research at the frontier of bioanalytical chemistry. Tune in on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 12 p.m. EST.

Get better at small talk

Learn the art of American small talk and strategies for using conversations to build friendships, working relationships, and professional networks in the workshop, “Small Talk 101: ‘Hey, How’s it Goin’?”. Tune in on Tuesday, Feb. 16 or Friday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. EST.

Learn about China’s economic initiatives

Over the last decade, China has gone from a “rule taker” to a “rule maker” in international business. Discuss the economic and geopolitical motivations behind China’s major initiatives with Michael Enright, the Pierre Choueiri Family Professor of Global Business at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. EST.

Discuss ecological threats to peace

Tune into a webinar with Francesca Batault, SSH’19, and Charles Allen, director of partnerships at The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), one of the leading international think tanks, to learn more about environment-induced conflict. Register to join on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. EST.

Join the conversation about Black Lives Matter

Tune into an exclusive interview with Paul Francisco, chief diversity officer and head of workforce development programs at State Street Corporation, led by law student Tai-Lyn Parboosingh, L’22, on making change for racial justice in your workplace and communities. Join virtually on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 12 p.m., EST. 

Examine the lasting impact of slavery

Join a panel discussion with academics and public historians to reexamine Massachusetts’ connections to slavery and the slave trade, the wealth—and the poverty—slavery created, and the ways the legacies of slavery are reflected in modern injustices. Tune in on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m., EST.

Paint with Northeastern Law grads

Register to attend this virtual wine glass painting event with NU alumni, held virtually on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m. EST.

Consider the case for climate reparations

Research has revealed that the world is at the beginning of a “Great Climate Migration” that will transform how we act on climate change. Tune into the discussion about climate reparations with Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, assistant professor of philosophy at Georgetown University, on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 4:30 p.m. EST. 

Delve into the history behind Black innovators

In the 21st century, Black Americans make up an estimated 0.3% of US-born innovators.  Tune into a virtual conversation exploring the racial gap in invention and patenting in the past and present with a host of interdisciplinary speakers on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. EST.