Kick off April with these virtual events

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Pick up some study tips

What’s the best way to study so that you can actually retain information? Join the Office of Global Services in a webinar to learn active studying strategies and discuss how your brain stores information most effectively. Tune in virtually on Thursday, April 1, at 2 p.m. EDT.

Learn about the Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies

In an open house forum, the Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies will host a virtual meeting for students to connect with current majors and minors and learn more about the department. Register to join on Thursday, April 1, at 3:30 p.m. EDT.

Discuss the future of journalism with Marty Baron

As former executive editor of The Washington Post, Marty Baron made a name for himself as a crusader for  truth in the world of journalism. Watch as he discusses his involvement in uncovering  the priest sex-abuse scandal in Boston, navigating the politics of Donald Trump, and addressing the country’s racial reckoning in this virtual fundraiser for the School of Journalism, held on Thursday, April 1, at 6 p.m. EDT.

Dive behind the scenes of Northeastern’s testing lab

Join Jared Auclair as he discusses the university’s reaction to COVID-19 and the process behind building its testing infrastructure in a virtual conversation on Thursday, April 1, at 6 p.m. EDT.

Meet Khoury alumni

Tune into a virtual panel with five Khoury College of Computer Sciences alumni to chat about their unique career paths and tips for the industry. Join on Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m. EDT.

Practice your virtual networking

Join the School of Law’s annual Connections event to explore potential career paths, practice networking, and meet working professionals in the modern law industry. Register to join the reception which will be held on Thursday, April 1, at 6 p.m. EDT. 

Watch a virtual pop concert with LAUV

Hosted by the Council for University Programs (CUP) as part of SpringFest, tune into a virtual concert and chat with LAUV, the rising-star pop singer. Join on Thursday, April 1, at 8 p.m. EDT. 

Explore networking in tech

This virtual workshop will delve into how to network in tech, how to build a network base, and how to approach employers at networking events. Tune in on Friday, April 2, at 3 p.m. EDT. 

Jam out with Dominic Fike

CUP is hosting a virtual concert and conversation with groundbreaking artist Dominic Fike, its headliner for SpringFest. Register to tune into the exclusive concert on Saturday, April 3, at 8 p.m. EDT.

Learn about music in the Holocaust

During the Holocaust, several musicians and artists were persecuted by the Nazis, some because they were Jewish, and others because of the content of their art. Tune into the Gideon Klein Award presentations on Monday, April 5, at 5 p.m. EDT as part of Holocaust and Genocide Awareness week to listen to student presentations regarding music of the Holocaust.

Kick off Writers’ Week

Join the kick-off for 2021’s Writers’ Week featuring a #WhyIWrite mixer, panel discussions with renowned writers, and a special guest performance. Tune in on Monday, April 5, at 6 p.m. EDT.

Discover how to build your own global co-op

Join the College of Engineering Global Co-op team to learn about self-developing a global co-op opportunity for Summer II/Fall 2021 in an interactive session on Tuesday, April 6, at 10 a.m. EDT.

Delve into jobs in the age of machines

David Autor, Ford Professor of Economics at MIT, will host an economy policy forum about “Building Better Jobs in the Age of Machines.” Join the conversation on Tuesday, April 6, at 3 p.m. EDT.

Harness the power of activist writing

Writing as an activist can give power to our experiences navigating structural problems and push us to collectively envision something better. Tune into this virtual workshop, a part of Writers’ Week, to learn more about creative activist writing on Tuesday, April 6, at 6 p.m. EDT.

Experience Shakespeare in a new form

Tune into the Theater Department’s virtual rendition of Shakespeare’s “As U Like It,” a comedy about love, gender identity, and becoming your true self. Register to view the production online during its run from April 7 through April 17.

Own your own identity

How can you take what you’re learning in your program and leverage it to make you stand out while finding a job and, later, maintaining a career? Join a virtual workshop to discover how to “Own your Student Identity while Crafting your Professional Identity” on Wednesday, April 7, at 11 a.m. EDT.

Discuss anti-Asian sentiment with author Qian Julie Wang

An author, speaker, and litigator, Wang will share an excerpt from her literary memoir about growing up undocumented in New York City, and discuss recent anti-Asian violence. Join the conversation with Wang on Wednesday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

Dive into modern-day social justice

Hosted by Global Learner Support, this workshop will provide a platform for discussions of modern social justice movements that work to find restorative justice for marginalized communities. Tune in on Wednesday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

Examine the history of anti-Semitism

As a part of Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week, listen in on the 28th Annual Robert Salomon Morton Lecture from Univeristy of Chicago professor David Nirenburg titled “Does the Past History of Anti-Semitism Tell us Anything about its Future?” on Wednesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. EDT.

Give for Giving Day

Thursday, April 8, is Northeastern’s fourth annual Giving Day, an all-day event to raise funds for the university’s clubs, organizations, and colleges. Learn more about participating in the day of philanthropy and support.

Hear from a Holocaust survivor

Meet Esther Adler, who escaped from Germany as a teenager after experiencing the events of kristallnacht, and listen to her story of resilience. The event will close out Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week, and will be held virtually on Thursday, April 8, at 12 p.m. EDT.

Understand how AI mediates communication

Join Stanford University professor Jeff Hancock in an Information Ethics Roundtable titled “Can AI Mediate Communication? Understanding AI in Human-to-Human Interaction,” to be held on Thursday, April 8, at 3:30 p.m. EDT.

Take an Afro Flow yoga class

Hosted by the City and Community Engagement and Afro Flow Yoga, tune into a series of six virtual yoga classes on Thursdays this spring, starting Thursday, April 8, at 6 p.m. EDT. All experience levels are welcome, and the class will feature a unique blend of live music, meditation, yoga, and dance.

Join a poetry reading

Boston Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges will present an original poem as part of Spring 2021’s Writers’ Week. Join the reading on Thursday, April 8, at 6 p.m. EDT.

Participate in the annual NULab Spring Conference

On Friday, April 9, starting at 10:45 a.m. EDT, NULab will host its fourth annual spring conference, “Data and Social Justice,” which will showcase the work of faculty and students, and feature a keynote address by professor Patricia Williams.

Untangle the dichotomy between AI and philosophy

Artificial intelligence has experienced a boom in recent years, and its applications are now ubiquitous, figuring in our private and professional lives, and raising profound issues for society at large. Join the conversation “Artificial Intelligence and Philosophy: Why Do They Need Each Other?”, to discuss how the two entities benefit from the other on Friday, April 9, at 12 p.m. EDT.

Discuss corporate sustainability

Tune into a webinar hosted by the D’Amore-McKim School of Business to examine “Corporate Sustainability in Global Supply Chains” with practitioner and academic insights. Join on Friday, April 9, at 12 p.m. EDT.

Support inclusion in technology

Join Carla Brodley, dean of Khoury College of Computer Sciences, to discuss ways to support inclusion in the technological space and uncover examples of creating inclusive environments on Friday, April 9, at 12 p.m. EDT.

Workshop writing about your identity

In a workshop with Jennifer De Leon as part of Writers’ Week, learn how to write about lived experiences in narratives that highlight your unique identity. Tune in on Friday, April 9, at 6 p.m. EDT.

Disrupt your design skills

Join Scout in its annual design conference, Interventions: Disrupt, a series of virtual workshops and discussions that examine design thinking as a driving force for change. Register to tune into the conference and explore design’s role in creating spaces of inclusion, activism, and community on Saturday, April 10, at 9 a.m. EDT.

Hear about mental health from current college students

“This is My Brave” is a presentation that features authentic, creative storytelling from six Boston-area college students who live with mental-health challenges. Listen in on Saturday, April 10, at 2 p.m. EDT.

Consider the links between climate justice and social justice

Join Northeastern faculty and leading energy justice and climate researchers to discuss climate justice action and how to effectively connect knowledge to action in an event “The Path to Climate Justice” on Monday, April 12, at 12 p.m. EDT.

Learn about regeneration biology

Hear about new and exciting research at the frontier of regeneration biology in an event with the College of Science on Tuesday, April 13, at 12 p.m. EDT.

Unearth Northeastern’s sustainability initiatives

Join Maria Cimilluca, vice president of facilities management, for a discussion on Northeastern’s sustainability and resilience progress and next steps for addressing climate justice action on Wednesday, April 14, at 4 p.m. EDT.

Join a forum about anti-Asian racism

“Civility Series: Anti-Asian Racism” is an educational series on civic sustainability, specifically focused on discussing the recent outbreak  of anti-Asian sentiment and violence across the U.S. Tune in with professor Michael Dukakis and the Presidential Council on Inclusion and Diversity on Wednesday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m. EDT to join the conversation.

Discuss equitable city planning

Events of the past year— civil protests, global pandemic, and western wildfires—illuminated the existing and growing impacts of embedded racism, growing socioeconomic disparity, and climate change in our country. How do cities respond? Join experts to learn more about equitable city planning in a Myra Kraft Open Classroom workshop on Wednesday, April 14, at 6 p.m. EDT.

Examine Boston’s desegregation

In a Confronting Racial Injustice Panel titled “Boston School Desegregation through the Rearview Mirror,” explore the historical impact of desegregation and probe how slavery, racism, and their legacieis have influenced and continue to influence the Massachusetts criminal justice system. Tune into the panel on Thursday, April 15, at 6 p.m. EDT.

Participate in a Health Law conference

Hosted by Northeastern Law’s Center for Health Policy and Law, join a conference to discuss “Health and the Body Politic: Undermining Democracy, Undermining Health.” Tune in with health-law scholars on Friday, April 16, at 1:30 p.m. to examine equity, access, mental health, availability of resources, vaccine development and rationing, and related issues of public health and private rights.

Learn about Black Lives Matter from a criminal justice author

In its fourth annual David B. Schulman Distinguished Lecture, the Institute on Race and Justice will host Michigan State University professor Jennifer Cobbina to discuss her recent book, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Why the Protests in Ferguson and Baltimore Matter, and How They Changed America.” Listen in on Tuesday, April 20, at 5 p.m. EDT.

Perfect your personal garden

Celebrate Earth Day in this Global Learner Support workshop on best practices, tips, and tricks for all levels of gardening enthusiasts. Learn how to build your own personal garden on Thursday, April 22, at 4 p.m. EDT.

Overcome your imposter syndrome

Join this workshop to learn more about imposter syndrome and its capacity to make us feel like we don’t belong in or aren’t good enough for our academic programs. Tune in on Thursday, April 22, at 2 p.m. EDT.

Pitch an entrepreneurial idea

Join Pitchathon, an entrepreneurial showcase hosted by IDEA, Northeastern’s Venture Accelerator, to pitch an original idea or listen to ventures tell their stories in a fast-paced series of five-minute pitches on Thursday, April 22, at 6 p.m. EDT.