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Join us and enjoy a broad range of educational, intellectually-stimulating, and fun activities designed especially for alumni, friends, and other Northeastern community members.  Stay updated on latest trends, research, and achievements by hearing from our faculty, community leaders, and industry experts. Gain new knowledge through guided tours and explore the places you know from a whole new perspective.


Meeting Location

NU@Noon meets in room 361 of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security. This building is located up the main driveway of Northeastern’s Innovation Campus in Burlington, MA, on the right-hand side. Parking is available in the lot to the left of the building and there are handicap spaces available.  Buses will depart from the main doors of the Kostsas Research Institute for all NU@Noon trips.

Due to security protocols, each person will need a government-issued photo ID to enter the building. If you are not a U.S. citizen, contact our office to complete an online form in advance. 

Upcoming Events

José Buscaglia

Cuba After the Castros

Tuesday, Sept. 25 | 12 p.m.
Kostas Research Institute, 141 South Bedford St., Burlington, MA
$6 per person

For the past 500 years, with the exception of brief periods during the first half of the 20th century, Cuba has been ruled by the military. Talking about transition in a post-Castro era requires an understanding of the state security apparatus, interests of the military-financial elite, and the role of Cuba’s socio-racial outcasts. Will Cuba be able to establish a stable democracy under civilian rule, or will it become a state controlled by international organized crime under a renewed vis40ion of nationalism? The resolution of this conundrum is key to the political stability of the Western hemisphere, and central to the security of the United States.

Speaker:  José Buscaglia, Professor and Chair of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies

Xhibition Kitchen Cooking Demonstration

Thursday, Oct. 4 | 12 p.m.
106 St. Stephen St., Boston, MA
$40 per person, $52 with bus
Bus departs Kostas Research Institute at 11:15 a.m.

Join executive chef Tom Barton for a fall cooking demonstration and tasting in the state of the Xhibition Kitchen or “XK”.  The XK is Northeastern’s version of a Food Network set including a state of the art exhibition kitchen complete with overhead cameras that project onto flat screen high-definition televisions, induction stove tops, yellow granite counters and round top tables for classroom style seating.

Flag Hill Distillery and Winery

Wednesday, Oct. 10 | 11 a.m.
297 North River Rd. (Route 155), Lee, NH
$40 per person, $52 with bus
Bus departs Kostas Research Institute at 9:45 a.m.

Join your fellow community members for a guided walking tour through beautiful vineyards, and learn about winemaking and distilling processes, while enjoying a private tasting.  Enjoy lunch at the winery following the tour, overlooking the stunning vineyards and over 100 acres of conservation land. It’s the perfect opportunity to reminisce, relax and reconnect with old friends. Please note that the tour includes a ¼ mile walk through the vineyards.

The Link: Health, Transitions, and Autonomy

Tuesday, Oct. 16 | 12 p.m.
Kostas Research Institute, 141 South Bedford St., Burlington, MA
$6 per person

Expand your knowledge and gain new insights about key lifestyle issues for adults 65 years and older, and how you can add life to years, and not years to life. The presentation will cover themes like:

  • What constitutes a healthy lifestyle for persons of this age group
  • Autonomy and why it matters for this age group
  • Transitions in care, and how they may disrupt autonomy
  • Self-management to maximize quality of life and diminish disruption

Speaker: Dr. Valeria Ramdin, UC’82, MS’95, PhD’16, Assistant Clinical Professor and Director, Global Health Nursing

Science or Science-Fiction: The Future of Personalized Medicine

Thursday, Oct. 25 | 12 p.m.
Kostas Research Institute, 141 South Bedford St., Burlington, MA
$6 per person

Explore the history of medicine from its modest beginnings to the cutting-edge technologies coming to market today. Learn about how medicine today is evolving from a reactive to proactive discipline, which focuses on the individual and their specific medical needs.

Speaker: Jared Auclair, PhDLecturer, Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Chemical Biology

Hidden Victimization: Labor Trafficking in the United States

Tuesday, Oct. 30 | 12 p.m.
Kostas Research Institute, 141 South Bedford St., Burlington, MA
$6 per person

Labor trafficking is a devastating crime that robs victims of their humanity, and denies workers basic human rights. Identifying victims and holding perpetrators or firms accountable is challenging due to language barriers, citizenship status, and industry-specific practices have complicated the ability for both law enforcement and victims’ service agencies to respond. Join us to explore the nature of labor trafficking in the US; learn about victims’ experiences from their recruitment, movement, exploitation and escape

Speaker: Amy Farrell, PhD’01, Associate Director and Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Sentate

Wednesday, Nov. 14 | 10:30 a.m.
Columbia Point, 210 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA
$40 per person, $52 with bus
Bus departs Kostas Research Institute at 9:45 a.m.

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute engages and connects the public with the legislative process and how it works. Join fellow alumni for a guided tour of the Institute’s museum, and experience democracy first hand through the interactive program, “Great Senate Debates: The Censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy.” Enjoy a casual lunch at the museum following the tour.

The Politics of the Farm Bill – and Why You Should Care

Thursday, Nov. 29 | 12 p.m.
Kostas Research Institute, 141 South Bedford St., Burlington, MA
$6 per person

Join us to examine the politics of the 2018 Farm Bill – the omnibus bill that is renewed every 5 years, and helps shapes policy for crop subsidies and food stamps, to nutrition and food safety standards. Learn why non-farmers should care about it and what Farm Bill dynamics tell us about contemporary American politics at large.

Speaker: Christopher Bosso, PhDProfessor of Public Policy and Politics

Handel’s “Messiah”

Saturday, Dec. 1 | 12:30 p.m.
Alumni Center, 716 Columbus Ave., 6th Floor, Boston, MA
$75 per person
Transportation between the Alumni Center and Symphony Hall is included in the ticket price. 

Nothing says holiday tradition like Handel’s iconic masterpiece, “Messiah.” The Handel + Haydn society, led by acclaimed Baroque master Bernard Labadie, deliver “Messiah” in Boston. Experience the pulse and momentum that adds to the show’s power of lifting the heart and soul. Join us for a luncheon in the Alumni Center prior to the show.

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