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Brianna Daphnis, who studies biology, and Anya Korbut, who studies industrial engineering, study outside during a sunny fall day by the Koi Pond. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University

Start the school year with these September events

Explore engineering co-ops around the world. Learn about the Cold War while taking a tour of “Nuclear Colorado.” Put the Afghanistan evacuation into historical context. These are just some of the campus events on offer in September.

First Pages

Northeastern will hold its First Pages—an annual event for incoming students—with featured speaker Yaa Gyasi, speaking about her novel Transcendent Kingdom, required reading for all incoming first-year students. This virtual event will take place Sept. 8, 8 p.m. EDT.
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Learn about R and RStudio

R is free open-source software for statistical analysis: Installing it enables you to add RStudio. Want to know more? Sign up here for this virtual library event on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. EDT; or on Friday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. EDT.

Explore global engineering co-ops

The College of Engineering is offering advice on how to discover and pursue co-ops around the world, including search techniques, information on logistics, and tips for self-developing positions. For anyone planning to do an engineering co-op in Spring/Summer 2022, attendance is required at one of these sessions: Thursday, Sept. 9, at 12 p.m. EDT; Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 5 p.m. EDT; or Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. EDT.
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Get the scoop on privacy

Maia Spilman, a 1996 School of Law graduate, is an expert on data privacy with BCD Travel Services in Amsterdam, where—among her many roles—she helps clients reconcile the differences in privacy laws between the U.S. and European Union. Register  to attend her virtual talk on Friday, Sept. 10, at 12 p.m. EDT.

Check out research programs

The National GEM Consortium increases participation by underrepresented groups at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science. At the GEM Annual Conference, to be held Sept. 9-11 in Houston, university and employer representatives will be exhibiting their graduate and undergraduate research programs.

Help launch a digital public humanities project

The project, “A People’s Atlas of Nuclear Colorado,” is co-edited and co-moderated by Sarah Kanouse, associate professor at Northeastern. It draws from a wide array of sources to document and interpret nuclear geographies and legacies of the Cold War. Register for this free online event, which includes a short demonstration and a panel discussion, to be held Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m. EDT.

Begin with a class on sustainability, resilience, and climate change

These weekly open seminars are also available as a pop-up, for-credit course (INPR 2183). Starting on Sept. 14, sessions will take place every Tuesday at 5 p.m. EDT, either online or in-person at 305 Shillman Hall. Future topics will include energy resilience, climate justice, and sustainable food systems.
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How to end a failing war

Dominic Tierney, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, discusses the failures and stalemates endured by the U.S. military in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Tierney’s most recent book is The Right Way to Lose a War: America in an Age of Unwinnable Conflicts (Little, Brown, & Co., 2015). Register for the event to be held at 909 Renaissance Park on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. EDT.

Learn how to find what you need

This workshop, presented by Global Student Success, will help you make the most of your in-person and online visits to Snell Library. Librarians will show you how to make the most of the available resources. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 12 p.m. EDT.
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Read with purpose

Can you squeeze more out of your course readings? This Global Student Success workshop provides insight into how reading can help you achieve your goals. Thursday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. EDT.
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Benefit from your conversations

This Global Student Success workshop shows how small conversations with co-workers can yield big rewards by strengthening social bonds and creating a more productive environment. Monday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m. EDT.
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How to stop anti-Asian hate

Russell Jeung, co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate, speaks on Anti-Asian American Pacific Islander Hate in the Time of COVID-19. The lecture, to be held Monday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m. EDT, is hosted by Northeastern’s Asian Studies Program.
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Understand the customer journey in China

George Yip, emeritus professor at Imperial College London, discusses the retailing advantages that China holds over the West in this China Insight Series event hosted by the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Register for the online event, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. EDT.

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