Ring in the 2021 summer semester with these virtual events

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Learn about the sustainability of cycling. Hear from trailblazing Northeastern graduates. Ponder the future of nursing. These events and more are on tap for May.

Discuss sustainable urban travel

Cycling is the most sustainable means of urban travel, and promotes physical, social, and mental agility. Join the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering for a seminar to explore how cycling can help make cities more sustainable on Tuesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. EDT. 

Explore the ethics of online targeting

Online targeting isolates individual consumers, causing what University of Oxford scholar Silvia Milano calls epistemic fragmentation. Tune in to a virtual discussion with Milano about the civic governance of online advertising on Wednesday, May 5, at 10 a.m. EDT.

Enjoy summer in Boston

Tune in to a workshop hosted by Global Student Success to discover new ways to keep busy during Boston’s effervescent summer. Join on Wednesday, May 5, at 1 p.m. EDT.

Honor Khoury graduates

Take time to congratulate Khoury College of Computer Sciences 2021 graduates in a special event to kick off Commencement. Undergraduate students will be recognized on Thursday, May 6, at 12 p.m. EDT and graduate students will be recognized on Friday, May 7, at 12 p.m. EDT. 

Learn about the Extreme Anterior Domain

In a special research talk hosted by Hazel Sive, dean of the College of Science, discuss how the Extreme Anterior Domain can be a target for microcephaly in developing infants. Join virtually on Friday, May 7, at 12 p.m. EDT.

Celebrate the baseball team’s seniors

Head to the Friedman Diamond for the Northeastern Baseball Senior Day celebration on Sunday, May 9, at 1 p.m. to support the first-place Huskies as they look to win their first-ever CAA North Division championship.

Show off your vaccine spirit

Positive messaging and seeing the experiences of peers, trusted faculty, and support staff could be the missing piece that inspires our learners to get vaccinated. Submit a photo or short video of yourself after receiving your COVID-19 vaccine to participate in the “I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine” campaign. Submit all materials here by Friday, May 14, by 8 p.m. EDT.

Dive into how food poisoning could save a species

In a talk titled “Adapt or Die: Transgenerational Inheritance of Pathogen Avoidance,” hear from Princeton professor Coleen Murphy as she discusses the intricacies of food poisoning and intergenerational transmission. Tune in on Monday, May 10, at 12 p.m. EDT.

Learn basic Python

Pondering Python? Tantalized by text analysis? Wondering how Jupyter notebooks work? Join a workshop sponsored by NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks and Research Data Services to learn basic Python while working in Jupyter notebooks. Get involved on Monday, May 10, at 2 p.m. EDT. 

Discover a new field of experimental biological physics

Join a discussion with associate professor of physics Meni Wanunu to discuss their research on biosystems at the nanoscale. Tune in on Tuesday, May 11, at 12 p.m. EDT.

Commend the Northeastern community of nurses

Tune in to Northeastern Nurses Week 2021 to celebrate the spirit of nursing, particularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ways in which nurses contribute to the Northeastern community. Join the celebration on Tuesday, May 11, at 5 p.m. EDT.

Examine the complexity of companies going public in the U.S.

Recently, U.S. regulation, legislation, and compliance requirements have driven Chinese businesses to go public on non-U.S. stock exchanges. What does this mean for the U.S. stock market? Learn more in a talk with professor David Sherman on Wednesday, May 12, at 6 p.m. EDT. 

Hear from trailblazing alumnae

In a discussion titled “The Journey after Huntington Avenue: How Three Trailblazing Black Alumnae Found Their Paths,” learn how three former students tapped into Northeastern’s resources to develop into the socially responsible professional they are today. Tune in on Monday, May 17, at 12 p.m. EDT.

Delve into social scientific theory

Join Cornell professor Neil Lewis Jr. in a lecture hosted by Northeastern’s Social Impact Lab to discuss “Mechanisms of Explanation vs. Mechanisms of Change: Tensions Between Basic Theory Construction and Practical Application.” Learn more on Monday, May 17, at 12 p.m. EDT.

Hear from a critically acclaimed chef

Learn about the journey of chef Erin French as she overcame adversity and founded her own restaurant located in the wilds of Maine. Hear excerpts from her new memoir “Finding Freedom” in a virtual discussion on Tuesday, May 18, at 12 p.m. EDT.

Explore the impact of monetary sanctions on racial inequality

In part two of the Fourth Annual David B. Schulman Distinguished Lecture hosted by the Institute on Race and Justice, learn how monetary sanctions create and exacerbate racial and economic inequality in the U.S. criminal legal system from University of Washington professor Alexes Harris. Tune in on Tuesday, May 18, at 5 p.m. EDT.  

Confront the War on Drugs in Massachusetts

In the 1980s, Massachusetts embraced the War on Drugs, enacting harsh mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. It took decades for institutions to confront the reality that mandatory minimums resulted in the pervasive and disproportionate incarceration of Black individuals. Tune in to a panel discussion to examine this troubling history and the prospects for reforming policies on Wednesday, May 19, at 6 p.m. EDT. 

Learn about the Align Master’s in Data Science

Northeastern’s Align Master’s in Data Science is a unique interdisciplinary program for students from any background. Hear more about the program and its ties to the world of data science in a webinar on Thursday, May 20, at 7 p.m. EDT.

Reimagine the role of women in law

Join the school of law’s annual Women in the Law Conference on Friday, May 21, starting at 8:30 a.m. EDT to examine how the industry can promote the reimagination of inclusive workspaces.

Ponder the future of nursing

Join a talk with industry experts to discuss the future of nursing from 2020-2030, and the ways in which nursing can be a force in advancing health equity. Tune in on Monday, May 24, at 3:30 p.m. EDT. 


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