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Check out these events to close out February

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Analyze scientific data using topology

Join professor Jose Perea in a discussion about how algebraic topology can be used to develop computable invariants to quantify the shape of abstract spaces within data. Tune into the Zoom on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 12 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 the conversion, led by law student Tai-Lyn Parboosingh, L’22, virtually on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 12 p.m., EST.

Develop time management skills

Do you find yourself losing track of how you’re spending your time? Do you sometimes face indecision or anxiety when it comes to deciding which task should get your attention? Discuss concrete strategies for prioritizing tasks and reducing procrastination at this workshop on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. EST.

Examine the lasting impact of slavery

Join a panel discussion with academics and public historians to reexamine Massachusetts’s 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.

Learn more about topological data analysis

Discover how to encode data as a diagram of topological spaces in this seminar with professor Peter Bubenik. Join the Zoom on Friday, Feb. 19, at 12 p.m. EST.

Discover new ways to share your research

Why, how, and when should you share your research work? Join the College of Engineering CommLab in a webinar to discuss the importance of disseminating your research and the different tools available to catalyze sharing. Tune in on Friday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. EST.

Learn about the significance of COVID-19 variants

As part of the College of Engineering’s 2021 Engineers Week, tune into a discussion with professor Lee Makowski on the relevance of emerging COVID-19 variants on Monday, Feb. 22, at 1:30 p.m. EST.

Celebrate Black scientists

Join the College of Science’s Black History Month Science Symposium to honor the achievements of Black alumni, students, and faculty. The celebration will include an informative panel with current College of Science students and will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 12 p.m. EST.

Consider the impact of social infrastructure on crisis outcomes

Discuss the ways social infrastructure and civic engagement can impact disaster outcomes, drawing on examples from COVID-19, hurricanes, and more, in this event with Northeastern’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Tune into the discussion with Dr. Daniel P. Aldrich on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m. EST.

Discuss the complex relationship between police and youth of color

Join the open forum discussion “Race and Youth & Police Relationships” with youth of color and police to examine current community policing policies. Tune in with the Institute on Race and Justice and its Community Advisory Board on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 3:30 p.m. EST.

Reflect on racial literacy

Analyze the widespread significance of racial literacy in this one-credit pop-up course on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 5 p.m. EST.

Dive into the experiences of Black and Latinx Entrepreneurs

Join the Graduate Students of Color Collective to discuss the real-world entrepreneurial experiences of Black and Latinx students. Tune in to the virtual discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. EST.

Practice mindfulness and gratitude

Join an introductory interactive Zoom session that will include guided meditation, light stretching, and an optional journaling exercise with the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. EST.

Discover COVID-19-related research by D’Amore-McKim faculty

In this virtual D’Amore-McKim School of Business Lunch and Learn, find out about current faculty research on COVID-19. Tune into the faculty panel on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 12 p.m. EST.

Learn Adobe InDesign

In part two of this workshop series, dive deeper into the features and tools of InDesign and apply them to a real-world exercise. Join the virtual workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. EST.

Taste the cuisine of the African diaspora

Try a variety of foods from African, Caribbean, and African American cultures at this event hosted by the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute. Stop by the tent outside the Institute for a variety of grab-and-go dishes on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m. EST.

Find inspiration in poetry

Join the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service and the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute at this crossover event to discuss the intersection of spiritual poetry and the Black Lives Matter movement. Tune into this virtual reading and conversation on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. EST.

Honor Black faculty and staff

Recognize Northeastern staff and administrators for their service to Northeastern at the annual Black Heritage Awards luncheon, held virtually on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 11:45 a.m. EST.

Delve into the history behind Black innovators

In the 21st century, Black Americans make up an estimated 0.3 percent of U.S.-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. 

Explore new social media strategies

Behind a company’s social media presence is a team of professionals crafting and posting content that represents corporate branding and voice. Discuss the latest social media technology, trends, and news at this virtual event on Friday, Feb. 26, at 12 p.m. EST.

Dive into metamaterials

Tune into an Engineers Week discussion with speaker Andrea Alù to analyze his research on interactions with light and sound in metamaterials with broken symmetries. Join virtually on Friday, Feb. 26, at 12:30 p.m. EST.

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