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

Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

Learn how to mitigate stress

In this comprehensive online program available from March 1 to March 31, build up your practical and sustainable resiliency skills and gain insight into Northeastern’s new graduate certificate in Integrative Health and Wellness. Register now to join “Self-Care and Mitigating Stress,” which launches Monday, March 1 at 12 p.m. EST.

Watch and discuss a documentary on race

Attend the screening and panel discussion of “Trial 4,” a documentary film that explores the experience of Sean K. Elis, who was wrongfully charged as a teenager in the 1993 killing of a Boston police officer. Tune in with the Institute on Race and Justice on Monday, March 1 at 5 p.m. EST.

Get better at meeting virtually

Virtual meetings and events make up a huge portion of our everyday professional and personal lives. Learn how to stand out virtually at this workshop instructed by the Department of Theatre’s Samathan Richert Boehm and Ilya Vidrin. Join in on Tuesday, March 2 at 12 p.m. EST.

Chat about inclusivity in the tech world

Join the Khoury College of Computer Sciences in a fireside chat with Carla Brodley, dean of the college and executive director of the Center for Inclusive Computing, to discuss inclusive computing and the roles of women in tech. Join the conversation on Tuesday, March 2 at 12 p.m. EST. 

Dive into the Big Data of financial markets

Hosted by the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern’s Seattle campus, this faculty lecture will discuss the dynamic correlations, predictions, and causal impacts in financial markets and macroeconomy with Big Data. The virtual event will be held on Tuesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. EST. Stay tuned after the lecture for an information session and open discussion. 

Explore the outdoors, safely

It’s been a long, cold winter. Ready for some fresh air? Join the Office of Global Student Success to discuss safe, socially distanced outdoor activities in and around Boston on Wednesday, March 3 at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST.

Network in the financial technology field

Connect with fellow alumni and students to discuss current trends and opportunities in the field of financial technology at a panel and networking hour. Tune in on Wednesday, March 3 at 6 p.m. EST.

Review academic integrity

What is academic integrity and why is it so valued in the Northeastern classroom? Join the Office of Global Services in an interactive workshop to discuss academic integrity and the complexities of plagiarism on Thursday, March 4 at 2 p.m. EST.

Discuss transportation planning in Boston

Join Northeastern’s Institute of Transportation Engineers for a presentation and discussion with two senior transportation planners from the Boston Planning and Development Agency. Tune in on Friday, March 5 at 12 p.m. EST.

Learn about the Jewish experience

The Jewish experience includes a history of dislocation, trauma, and resilience. Join a panel discussion with world-renowned experts in the fields of trauma, epigenetics, and mental health to discuss research done with Holocaust survivors, Israeli soldiers, and their families. Tune in to the 2021 Morton E. Ruderman Memorial Lecture on Monday, March 8 at 5 p.m. EST. 

Examine biodiversity across marine systems

Learn about the causes and consequences of biodiversity in marine and estuarine systems with Randall Hughes, associate dean for equity and associate professor of marine and environmental sciences. Join the discussion with Hughes on Tuesday, March 9 at 12 p.m. EST.

Consider African American rhetoric in writing

Hosted by the Writing Program and the Writing Center as part of their visiting guest lecture series, tune into a conversation with Professor Vershawn Ashanti Young titled “How Replacing the Greek Topoi with Five Principles of African American Rhetoric Benefits All Writers.” Join on Tuesday, March 9 at 4 p.m. EST.

Untangle the intersection of quantum physics and political justice

As part of the Composite Bodies Series, Karen Barad, a professor at UC Santa Cruz, will discuss the political nature of modern modes of meaning-making and quantum physics in relation to justice. Register to join Barad on Wednesday, March 10 at 5 p.m. EST. 

Confront racial injustices in Massachusetts

Join the panel “Redlining: From Slavery to $8 in 400 Years” to explore historical events in Massachusetts history that define how slavery, racism, and their legacies influence the criminal justice system. Tune in on Thursday, March 11 at 6 p.m. EST.

Join a virtual marketing seminar

Discuss modern online digital marketing and social media strategies with Ron Berman, an assistant professor of marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, on Thursday, March 11 at 12 p.m. EST.

Reflect on contemporary democracy

Debate the case for reinvigorating democratic civic virtues in a conversation with PPE/Ethics Institute speaker Michele Moody-Adams. Register to join on Thursday, March 11 at 11:45 a.m EST. 

Enjoy the pep band on Centennial Common

Stop by Centennial Common on Saturday, March 13 or Saturday, March 20 at 11 a.m. EST to listen to live music from Northeastern’s pep band. The performances will be streamed live, as well. 

Discuss skills for women in the workplace

It’s challenging to be a woman in the workplace, and especially a woman in technology. The numbers show that women are often the minority, and the research shows that masculine-coded behaviors are often more rewarded. Join this workshop and panel discussion to learn how to thrive in the workplace on Tuesday, March 16 at 1 p.m. EDT. 

Resolve your resilience

Receiving a grade that doesn’t meet your expectations or feedback that isn’t positive can affect your self-confidence and your productivity, but it doesn’t have to. In a workshop with the Office of Global Services titled “Resilience: Managing Setbacks and Redefining Success,” learn about cultivating a growth mindset. Tune in on Wednesday, March 17 at 11 a.m. EDT. 

Dive into biotechnology in the time of COVID-19

Tune into a panel discussion with leaders in the biotechnology industry about how COVID-19 has affected research and procedures in the field on Wednesday, March 17 at 12 p.m. EDT.

Learn about regional development in China

As the world’s most populous nation, China faces massive challenges in urban and regional development. Learn more in a lecture with Michael Enright, the Pierre Choueiri Family Professor of Global Business at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, on Wednesday, March 17 at 6 p.m. EDT. 

Celebrate Black women in health sciences

Join the Black Feminist Health Science Studies Symposium on Thursday, March 18 at 1 p.m. EDT, to discuss and champion the research of Black women in the field.

Analyze the pandemic’s impact on minorities

Join the Africana Studies program for a panel discussion rooted in scholarly research about COVID-19 and its detrimental impact on Black, Brown, and minority communities. Tune into the virtual event on Thursday, March 18 at 4 p.m. EDT. 

Consider the “Many Faces of Health”

The Northeastern University Law Review is hosting a symposium to discuss different approaches to addressing issues of healthcare in the U.S.—especially in the wake of COVID-19 and a year of racial reckoning. Join the conversation on Friday, March 19 at 9 a.m. EDT.

Examine Federal Reserve policy

In this Spring 2021 Economic Policy forum, join President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Mary C. Daly to discuss her research on equitable growth, opportunity, and modern Federal Reserve policy. Tune in on Wednesday, March 24 at 3 p.m. EDT. 

Sew a face mask

Check out Krentzman Quad on Friday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m. EDT to hand-sew a face mask with the Office of Global Services. All materials will be provided.

Learn about the impact of COVID-19 on working parents

Tune into a webinar with Dr. Alicia Sasser Modestino to discuss the long-term effects of the pandemic on families, especially in relation to gender equity and childcare. Register to join on Wednesday, March 31 at 12 p.m. EDT.