Fall 2017 Myra Kraft Open Classroom: Boston in 2030

Sep 6 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boston

Wednesdays, September 6-December 6, 2017 | 6-8 p.m.

Join the College of Social Sciences and Humanities in an ongoing discussion around the City of Boston’s governmental policies and how they are contributing to transforming the demographics of the region, and varying expectations of social justice. The sessions will also address ideas around new city policies and how will they impact Boston’s quality of life in 2030.

The course will be facilitated by Distinguished Professor and Dukakis Center Director, Dr. Ted Landsmark, who also sits on the Board of the Boston Planning and Development Agency.

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Career Cafe: Strategies for Career Change

Sep 19 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boston

In this session, we’ll discuss job search strategies essential for changing career fields or industries and how to market your transferable skills. You’ll discover effective approaches to making a career pivot and communicating your value in a new arena. Come share ideas, connections and a meal with fellow alumni in this small group session led by Michele Rapp, Associate Director of Alumni Career Strategy at Northeastern University.

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NU@Noon: Strengthening Resilience with Renewable Energy Transformation

Sep 21 | 12:00 pm
Massachusetts

$6 per person | Kostas Research Institute

Strengthening societal resilience requires restructuring systems, including our energy systems, that contribute to vulnerabilities. Energy democracy is a novel concept and a promising movement that merges energy innovation, social change, and social justice. Professor Jennie C. Stephens, from the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, and Associate Director of the Global Resilience Institute, will re-frame the transition to renewable energy as a larger social transformation that strengthens resilience by redistributing economic and political power, reducing societal inequities, and increasing gender diversity in the energy sector.

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Beyond the Vine: Napa Valley

Sep 23 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Northern California

Tour Napa Valley and enjoy a leisurely day of wine tastings with your fellow Northeastern community members! Hop onboard our bus departing from Mayes Oyster House in Nob Hill and travel through the scenic valley, stopping for lunch and tastings at two of Napa’s most iconic wineries.

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Beyond the Vine: Malibu

Sep 23 | 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Los Angeles

Join us for a beautiful day along the coast and into Malibu’s Wine Country. This all-inclusive trip includes luxury transportation from Santa Monica, wine tastings at three local wineries, plus a delicious lunch (with wine, of course), at one of Malibu’s finest restaurants by the Pacific. Just show up, sit back, and let us worry about everything else.

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Beyond the Vine: Food and Wine Walking Tour

Sep 23 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
San Diego

Northeastern wine lovers unite! Enjoy a leisurely walk by the ocean while being entertained by the history and culture of La Jolla by-the-sea. This food and wine walking tour is a great way to discover hidden gems in La Jolla and sample some of the best restaurants and wine bars in the area.

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Huskies Fitness: The City is Our Gym

Sep 24 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Northern California

Break a sweat with your fellow Northeastern alumni! Join us for our first-ever Huskies Fitness event in San Francisco. This hour-long outdoor workout will incorporate a variety of weight, posture, core, and resistance training. You’ll work hard with personal trainer Coach B as you take in the beautiful San Francisco landscape! Register today to secure your spot.

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Huskies Fitness: Paddleboard Yoga

Sep 24 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Los Angeles

Get fit and make a splash with your fellow alumni at a paddleboard yoga class. Yes, that’s yoga on a paddleboard! Tickets are available at an exclusive discounted rate for our Northeastern community.

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Huskies Fitness: Hike Black Mountain

Sep 24 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Diego

Fall is the best time to enjoy a walk in the park and reminisce about your time at Northeastern! Join your fellow Northeastern community members for this free Huskies Fitness event to get together, stay active, and catch up!

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Huskies Hands-On: Learn to Make French Macarons

Sep 25 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Northern California

Can’t make it to France, but crave those French Macarons? No problem! Join us for this Huskies Hands-On class with Chef Lindsay Kinder to become a pro at baking and decorating macarons. Sip on champagne as you get creative with fillings and decorations. You’ll even get to take your creations home to show them off!

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Northeastern Circuits: Behind the Scenes with David Marciano

Sep 26 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Los Angeles

Get a glimpse into the life of Northeastern’s very own alumnus and celebrity, David Marciano, who has starred in shows like The Shield, Homeland and Shooter. Connect with the Los Angeles Northeastern Community and enjoy delicious food and drink on the Paley Center’s rooftop with sweeping views of the city.

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Creating an Engaging Culture at Pandora

Sep 26 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Northern California

Pandora may be your favorite way to listen to music you love, but did you know that it’s also a great place to work? Learn how Colleen Finnegan, AMD’11, creates an inclusive, inspiring and unique workplace in her role as Senior Manager of Employee Experience and Marketing. You’ll hear about how she spreads the Pandora story through marketing campaigns and events, and about successful employee engagement programs such as Pandora Performs, Pandora Pride, and Pandora Mixtape. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet Rick Davis, Vice President of Alumni Relations, who will also join us for this lively evening of networking and idea-sharing.

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Seed to STEM

Sep 26 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boston

Powered by Women Who Empower and Northeastern Circuits programming, we invite you to join us for what promises to be an impactful, informative and awe-inspiring evening dedicated to women in STEM. Hear from a multigenerational panel of Northeastern women dedicated to accelerating the values of their respective fields, as they open up for a candid discussion on the real opportunities, obstacles, successes and pitfalls that have helped shape their careers.

Can’t make it in person? No problem! This event will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/NortheasternAlumni/ beginning at 7:15 p.m. EST

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Career by Design Webinar: Gigs, Hustles, and Side Jobs – How to be a Successful Freelancer

Sep 27 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online

Whether you’ve freelanced before or are interested in starting, this webinar will cover everything from identifying your freelance niche and landing opportunities, to how to run a “business of one.” Get advice on how to be a part-time or full-time freelancer with presenter Brie Weiler Reynolds, BS’04, Senior Career Specialist at FlexJobs.

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ArtsAlive! Once

Sep 27 | 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Los Angeles | San Diego

What’s better than a dinner and show? Enjoying it with fellow Huskies! Join your Northeastern community for what The New Yorker describes as “unusually fun and heartfelt musical theatre” and the Associated Press calls “pure, moving, inventive and irresistible.” Once is a guy-meets-girl tale of a Dublin street musician who is about to give up on his dream when a young woman takes an interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to new heights and their connection becomes more than an everyday romance.

Enjoy dinner and reconnect with Northeastern before the show at Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine and Cocktails.

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NU@Noon: Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Sep 27 | 11:00 am
Massachusetts

$35 per person; $47 w/bus | Boylston, MA

Kick off your autumn by taking in beautiful mountain views and seasonal flowers at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Learn more about the Gardens in a 45-minute guided orientation tour, and then explore the grounds on your own before heading to O’Connor’s Restaurant and Bar for a buffet luncheon. This event will take place rain or shine; in the case of extreme weather, the group will have access to the Conservatory.

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Huskies Hands-On: Sushi-Making Class

Sep 28 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Los Angeles

Always wanted to make sushi? Here’s your chance! Join the Northeastern Los Angeles Community for a 1.5 hour class, where a professional chef will teach you how to create California rolls, hand rolls, maki rolls, and more. This class is being offered an at exclusive discounted rate for our Northeastern community.

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San Diego Community BBQ

Sep 28 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Diego

Meet this semester’s cohort of co-op students, and catch up on their exciting new projects and job experiences. Enjoy breathtaking sunset views, great food and games in the company of Northeastern alumni, parents and students at Kate Sessions Park, hosted by San Diego community leader, Eric Willard, AS’07.

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Palo Alto Happy Hour

Sep 28 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northern California

Enjoy a happy hour at Dan Gordon’s with the Northeastern Community living and working near Palo Alto. Registration is $5 and includes complementary appetizers, and one drink ticket. Bring your friends and connect with your local fellow Huskies!

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Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summit

Sep 29 | 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Boston

The Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summit is a one-day conference that focuses on the pedagogy of innovation and entrepreneurship in the sphere of nursing. Specifically, this Summit will focus on “how to” create and inspire an environment that supports innovation and entrepreneurship in three distinct settings: nursing schools, hospitals, and the community/homecare. The Summit provides attendees the awareness of the design cycle and the tools needed for innovation and entrepreneurship. Prepare to be inspired!

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Lifelong Learning: On Demand – Urban Health

Oct 3 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

Throughout the month of October, capitalize on your Lifelong Learning: On Demand. October will feature an Introduction to the Core Concepts of Urban Health, taught by faculty experts, Neil Maniar, PhD, MPH, and Shan Mohammed, MD, MPH. At the end of the course, you will be invited to join your peers and a faculty expert for a virtual engagement opportunity on October 25 at noon EDT.

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NU@Noon: How Our Perception of The World Affects Our Understanding of Global Change

Oct 3 | 12:00 pm
Massachusetts

$6 per person | Kostas Research Institute

The impacts of global change on ocean ecosystems are now pervasive. How well do we truly understand the ways in which a shifting climate affects non-human organisms? How might our anthropocentric view of the world cloud our understanding of what to expect in nature? Professor Brian Helmuth, MS’91, from the College of Science, will discuss how cutting-edge technology can be used to explore how coastal animals experience their environments, and how our perceptions of the world unconsciously frame the ways in which we talk about climate change and its impacts.

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1st Thursday – Oktoberfest

Oct 5 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boston

Grab your lederhosen and hoist your stein!

Tap into a good time on October 5th for 1st Thursday – Oktoberfest! Join fellow alumni, faculty, staff, and friends for a night of good cheer, German-style beer, complimentary small bites, and live entertainment. Prost!

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40th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concerts

Oct 6 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Boston

Join us for the 40th anniversary of the John Coltrane Memorial Concerts. Stay tuned for additional details, as tickets will go on sale in the early fall.

This event is presented in collaboration with the Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert (FJCMC), Northeastern Center for the Arts, and Northeastern’s Department of City and Community Affairs, with support from the Music Department.

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Virtual Northeastern Networking Hour: Work-Life Balance

Oct 10 | 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Online

Do you struggle finding the balance between your personal life and professional work? Are you looking for new ideas for managing stress?

Join our virtual session on work-life balance for the unique opportunity to chat with faculty and alumni experts on practical strategies for success in high demand roles; career decisions and career management approaches; and holistic wellness strategies.

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Dinner with 12 Strangers – Global Experience

Oct 11 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boston

Come as a stranger, leave as a friend.

Dinner with 12 Strangers is your opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal on us while socializing and networking with fellow Northeastern students engaged in global experiences. Northeastern University will host students and distinguished guests for an evening of stories, laughter, and Husky camaraderie. There is nothing to prepare, simply pull up a chair.

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NU@Noon: Privacy and Security in a World Without Walls

Oct 11 | 12:00 pm
Massachusetts

$6 per person | Kostas Research Institute

In an increasingly digital world, we are surrounded by technology with sensors and internet connections. These devices can greatly improve health and safety, and make it easier to connect with friends and loved ones. However, they also pose a risk to our privacy and security in ways that we are often unaware of, and unable to mitigate. In his presentation, Professor David Choffnes, from the College of Computer and Information Science, will cover recent trends in ubiquitous internet-connected devices, the risks they pose, and ongoing research to help address these issues.

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Huskies Fitness: Xtend Barre

Oct 12 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boston

Stay fit this fall with your fellow Huskies at Xtend Barre! Join the Office of Alumni Relations for this 55-minute class at a discounted rate exclusive to the Northeastern community.

Xtend Barre brings in elements of dance, ballet, and Pilates to create an adrenaline-fueled workout that strengthens and chisels the body. The class will be followed by light refreshments in the studio. Note: Grip socks are required for this class.

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NU@Noon: Prosecutorial Ethics in the 21st Century

Oct 17 | 12:00 pm
Massachusetts

$6 per person | Kostas Research Institute

Prosecutors are arguably the most powerful players in the criminal justice system, deciding who to charge, with what crimes, and whether to offer a plea bargain. Yet, despite their vast power, prosecutors enjoy little accountability to the public. Ethical rules, in theory, serve as a safeguard against unchecked prosecutorial power. Professor Daniel Medwed, from the School of Law, will explore some of the most pressing ethical issues related to prosecutorial power in the United States.

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Documentation & Coding 101: Making Sense of Dollars & Cents

Oct 19 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boston

Please join us for a billing and coding seminar for providers (Physicians & Nurse Practitioners). This seminar, led by Lynn Rapsilber, DNP ANP-BC APRN FAANP, will increase your understanding and reimbursements by 3rd party providers.

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D’Amore-McKim Graduate School of Business Career Expo

Oct 19 | 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Boston

Alumni of D’Amore-McKim School of Business graduate programs are invited to attend the Career Expo hosted by the Graduate Career Center. Employers will be networking with alumni and students, talking about their company, the corporate culture, and what next steps you should take in your career.

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School of Law: Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend

Oct 20 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Boston

Come celebrate and participate in the School of Law’s Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend. Reconnect with old friends, reminisce about your years at the School of Law, and enjoy an activity-filled weekend. This year, we are celebrating the classes of ’72, ’77, ’82, ’87, ’92, ’97, ’02, ’07, ’12. This event is open to School of Law alumni only. Registration details will be announced.

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Dinner with 12 Strangers – Community Service

Oct 24 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boston

Come as a stranger, leave as a friend.

Dinner with 12 Strangers is your opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal on us while socializing and networking with fellow Northeastern students engaged in community service. Northeastern University will host students and distinguished guests for an evening of stories, laughter, and Husky camaraderie. There is nothing to prepare, simply pull up a chair!

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NU@Noon: Essex Shipbuilding Museum

Oct 25 | 10:30 am
Massachusetts

$40 per person; $52 w/bus | Essex, MA

This event has reached capacity. Register to be added to the wait list.
The Essex Shipbuilding Museum tells the extraordinary story of a small New England village that built the most two-masted wooden fishing schooners in the world. Explore the grounds and various exhibits including the old Essex Central School house, the Old Burying Ground, and the Shipyard, in a 90-minute guided tour. The tour will also cover the Lewis H. Story, a recreation of the Cebacco Boat, and Evelina M. Goulart, one of only seven historic Essex-built schooners. The day will conclude with a plated luncheon at Shea’s Riverside Restaurant & Bar.

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NU@Noon: Forbes House Museum

Nov 1 | 11:00 am
Massachusetts

$40 per person; $52 w/ bus | Milton, MA

Built in 1833 for Margaret Perkins Forbes by her sons, Captain Robert Bennet Forbes and John Murray Forbes, the Forbes House Museum contains the family treasures of four generations. View the China Trade collection of export porcelain, silver, paintings, and furniture brought home by Captain Forbes almost 200 years ago, as well as the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln memorabilia collected by the Captain’s granddaughter. A 60-minute guided tour will cover these collections, and explore the servant quarters of the home. The outing will end with a buffet luncheon at Novara.

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a2ru National Conference

Nov 2 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Boston

Join us for the the national gathering of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), hosted by the College of Arts, Media, and Design. The 2017 conference. Arts in the Public Sphere: Civility, Advocacy, and Engagement, will use the city of Boston as a starting point for discussion and engagement.

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Lifelong Learning: On the Road – Health Innovations

Nov 6 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Atlanta

We are heading to the peach state for the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo, and we want to see you there! Join fellow Northeastern community members from Atlanta and around the country to reconnect and kick up a conversation. Hear from faculty members, Neil Maniar, PhD, MPH, and Shan Mohammed, MD, MPH, on “Health Innovations at Northeastern.”

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The Nurse Leadership & Entrepreneurship Certificate Program

Nov 7 | 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Boston

The Nurse Leadership & Entrepreneurship Certificate Program is an immersive, transformational four-day leadership program that will help you become a strategic, innovative, entrepreneurial leader in healthcare. The program will provide you with invaluable tools, concepts, and resources to drive innovation and growth within your organization. You will develop the confidence and character traits that are needed to become a viable leader for your organization.

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Dinner with 12 Strangers – First Year Students

Nov 14 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boston

Come as a stranger, leave as a friend.

Dinner for 12 Strangers is your opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal on us while socializing and networking with fellow First Year Northeastern students. Northeastern University will host students and distinguished guests for an evening of stories, laughter, and Husky camaraderie. There is nothing to prepare, simply pull up a chair!

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School of Law: Boston Regional Alumni/ae Chapter Reception

Nov 16 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Boston

Don’t miss the Boston Regional Alumni/ae Chapter (BRAC) reception. Come catch up with classmates after a relaxing summer and welcome the new fiscal year. This event is open to School of Law alumni only. Registration details will be announced.

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NU@Noon: Social Media and News: Understanding Changes in Our Communications Landscape

Nov 16 | 12:00 pm
Massachusetts

$6 per person | Kostas Research Institute

From Facebook Live to fake news and presidential tweets, how has social media impacted the news today? New digital communication trends are constantly evolving. Professor John Wihbey, from the College of Arts, Media and Design, will lead you through how these trends impact politics, business, and education on a wider scale.

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Hopsters Beer-Making Class

Nov 16 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Boston

Join us on November 16 to brew your very own batch of craft beer from start to finish just in time to wow your family and friends for the holidays.

$60 per person. Includes beer-making class instruction and materials (plus finished, bottled beer after 2-3 weeks), farm to table heavy appetizers, and one (1) Hopster draft beer

All guests must be 21+ to attend.

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NU@Noon: Urban Engineering for a Sustainable Future

Nov 28 | 12:00 pm
Massachusetts

$6 per person | Kostas Research Institute

New developments in urban engineering help address natural disaster safety and global climate change through innovative and sustainable designs. Professor Jerry Hajjar, from the College of Engineering, will discuss current trends in city design, ongoing work at Northeastern, and the future of robot integration in the built environment.

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School of Law: Annual Labor and Employment Panel

Nov 30 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Boston

Attend the School of Law’s Annual Labor and Employment panel. The evening program consists of two topical panel discussions, followed by a networking reception with light refreshments and cocktails. This event is open to School of Law alumni only. 

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NU@Noon: Holiday Brunch and The Nutcracker

Dec 2 | 11:00 am
Boston

$90 per person | Alumni Center

Transport yourself to a magical world of brave toy soldiers and dancing snowflakes, as you follow Clara on her adventure filled with colorful characters, breathtaking costumes and majestic scenery. This enchanting holiday classic set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky and choreographed by Mikko Nissinen continues to enthrall audiences of all ages. Join us for a festive holiday brunch in the Alumni Center before the show. Includes shuttle from Alumni Center to and from the Boston Opera House.

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Alumni in Business – Virtual Northeastern Networking Hour

Dec 7 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

Virtual networking enables you to speed network with the alumni community, no matter where you are in the world. Take a step to build your network with fellow alumni working within the industry functions related to business. Don’t miss out! Build new connections, exchange career tips, and share your experiences with this unique networking opportunity.

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Exploring Selective College Admissions – Virtual Chat

Jan 18 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

Do you have a child or family member entering or currently enrolled in high school? This unique program, offered exclusively to Northeastern alumni, provides families with the information needed to support their children, as they make choices throughout their high school experiences and navigate the college admissions process. Representatives from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be available online to chat one-on-one to answer specific questions and share insight into the process.

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