An exam­i­na­tion of the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, a film fes­tival on sus­tain­ability, and playoff hockey are just some of March’s must-​​see campus events.

Berk­shires cooking

Xhi­bi­tion Kitchen’s next cooking demo and cook­book signing will take place on Wednesday, March 2, from noon to 1 p.m. and fea­ture Jane Barton Grif­fith, author of The Berk­shires Cook­book.

This cook­book includes 60 recipes from western Mass­a­chu­setts, a food hub and a hotbed for the the sus­tain­able food movement.

Xhi­bi­tion Kitchen is located in Stetson West.

Electing the next president

With the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion fast approaching, two North­eastern polit­ical sci­ence pro­fes­sors will give a lec­ture on the ins and outs of electing a pres­i­dent, from the pri­maries to the party conventions.

Pro­fessor William Mayer and assis­tant pro­fessor Nicholas Beauchamp will dis­cuss this elec­tion cycle on Wednesday, March 2, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 909 Renais­sance Park.

Law sym­po­sium

The School of Law will look at elec­tions from a legal stand­point when it hosts the 2016 North­eastern Law Journal Sym­po­sium on Friday, March 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dis­cus­sions throughout the day will focus on a range of topics, including redis­tricting, voter iden­ti­fi­ca­tion laws, and the Cit­i­zens United decision.

Sus­tain­ability Film Series

North­eastern will host its eighth annual Sus­tain­ability Film Series throughout the month, screening five films in 440 Curry Stu­dent Center that examine media, energy, water, and agriculture.

The first film—Mer­chants of Doubt, a doc­u­men­tary that looks at pundits-​​for-​​hire who present them­selves as sci­en­tific author­i­ties as they speak about topics like toxic chem­i­cals, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, and cli­mate change—will be screened on Monday, March, 14, from noon to 2 p.m. The film series is open to all. Please RSVP by emailing Sustainability@​Northeastern.​edu.

Global summit

The third annual North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Global Summit will take place on Sat­urday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Curry Stu­dent Center Ball­room. The student-​​run symposium—titled “The App Bubble: Tech­nology and entrepreneurship”—will explore the com­plex­i­ties of entre­pre­neur­ship in an age in which apps dom­i­nate a large por­tion of the tech­no­log­ical market.

Sign up here.

The­atre production

The the­atre department’s next pro­duc­tion, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, will open on Tuesday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Studio The­atre in Ell Hall and run through April 3. The musical tells the story of six stu­dents vying for a spelling bee cham­pi­onship. Tickets are avail­able on myNEU or at the Ell Hall box office.

Beneath the Waves

Beneath the Waves, a non­profit ded­i­cated to con­ducting conservation-​​​​based research, will host a film fes­tival on Thursday, March 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. in 201 Mugar. The orga­ni­za­tion, which uses film fes­ti­vals as a vessel to pro­mote ocean dis­covery, edu­ca­tion, and con­ser­va­tion, was founded by Austin Gal­lagher, MS’10.

The films that will be screened examine two cat­e­gories of marine issues: anthro­pogenic impacts and marine sci­ence research.

Pop­corn and lemonade will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

The Future of…Journalism

Join Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun on Thursday, March 31, for the third install­ment of  “The Future of…,” the new pres­i­den­tial speaker series. Aoun will have a con­ver­sa­tion with Wash­ington Post exec­u­tive editor Martin Baron. Baron also was editor of The Boston Globe from 2001 to 2012, during which the paper won a Pulitzer Prize for its inves­tiga­tive reporting on the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. The Globe’s work to break that story was the sub­ject of this year’s Oscar-​​winning movie Spot­light.

Keep an eye out for more infor­ma­tion about this event, including a time and location.


It’s playoff time for North­eastern athletics.

The men’s hockey team will host Maine this weekend in a best-​​of-​​three Hockey East tour­na­ment quar­ter­final. The first game is on Friday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at Matthews Arena. Stu­dent tickets can be reserved on myNEU. For gen­eral ticket infor­ma­tion, visit GoNU​.com.

The men’s bas­ket­ball team will tip off its run in the Colo­nial Ath­letic Asso­ci­a­tion tour­na­ment against Towson at 8:30 p.m. on Sat­urday, March 5, in Bal­ti­more, Mary­land. The game will be tele­vised live on Com­cast SportsNet.

The women’s hockey team will battle Boston Uni­ver­sity in the semi­fi­nals of the Women’s Hockey East tour­na­ment on Sat­urday, March 5, at 4:30 p.m. at Mer­ri­mack College.

The women’s bas­ket­ball team will wrap up its reg­ular season on Wednesday, March 2, when it wel­comes Hof­stra to the Cabot Center at 7 p.m.

The base­ball team will open its home schedule against Buf­falo on Friday, March 18, at 3 p.m. at Friedman Diamond.