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The Department of Theatre and the Center for Design are converging to tackle this open-issue and explore an interdisciplinary research approach to transforming data. Join us for an open conversation with award winning Information Designer, Federica Fragapane, about her work across information design and humanities and how she has combined the fields of Theatre and Design.
From being on a co-op to having co-op students Chris Jelly, Khoury’14 has seen firsthand how the co-op experience can change someone’s life. Chris converses with his co-op advisor Melissa Peikin, Senior Co-op Coordinator and Director of Undergrad Co-op, about the importance of this program at Northeastern. Hear about the state of the program and how it continues to shape the Northeastern Experience for both students and co-op partners.
Aron Stubbins, Associate Professor Marine & Environmental Science, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, and Civil & Environmental Engineering will discuss the background on tipping points and specifics about permafrost carbon-climate feedbacks, including discoveries from his fieldwork in Siberia.
The climate crisis is a crisis of leadership. For too long too many leaders have prioritized corporate profits over the public good, exacerbating climate vulnerabilities while reinforcing economic and racial injustice. Professor Jennie Stephens spoke on how transformation to a just, sustainable renewable-based society requires leaders who connect social justice and antiracist, feminist principles to climate and energy.
Costas Panagopoulos, department chair and professor of political science, spoke about what to expect on Election Day in the presidential and congressional general elections. Dr. Panagopoulos assessed polls and forecasts and provided a historical perspective on election results and their implications for politics and governance in America. Alumnus Henry Edson, MS'20, SSH'20 was the introductory speaker.
Distinguished Professor David Lazer discussed an ongoing, nationwide survey to gain real-time information on the pandemic for policy making purposes. As the lead researcher, Dr. Lazer shared key findings from the multi-university team and insights on the pandemic.
Falling Walls Lab was a platform for excellent academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from all disciplines who wanted to present their research work, business model, innovative project or transformative idea in front of their peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business. This was presented by Northeastern University, the German Consulate in Boston, and the German Center for Research and Innovation in New York.
The Global Resilience Institute (GRI) presented its recent work with FEMA. The featured panelists were Stephen Flynn, director of the GRI; and Alicia Sasser Modestino, research director for the Dukakis Center. This was part of the Fall 2020 Myra Kraft Open Classroom.
The twelfth annual Women in the Law Conference was presented by the Northeastern University School of Law. This conference provided career guidance and professional development growth to women attorneys and other professionals at all stages of their careers and brought together powerful decisionmakers from Massachusetts, Alaska, Canada, California, Illinois, New York, Washington, DC, and beyond. The keynote speaker was Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for the New York Public Library.
This was a screening of two student presentations: The 2019-2020 Gideon Klein project, an original animated film by Yael Sheinfeld ’21, based on a children’s book, The Children’s Tree of Terezin; and a presentation by Jessie Sigler ’20 about her project to increase accessibility to the Northeastern Holocaust Awareness Archives, especially the trove of survivor testimonies. This was part of the postponed 2020 Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week presented by the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern.