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Spring 2016 Events

Friday, February 12, 2016
Jennie Robbiano
j.robbiano [at]
(617) 373-2821

The library has a packed schedule this semester! From specialized workshops to informal consultation hours to live performances by Northeastern students, Snell is offering a little bit of everything.


SLAM Your Voice: Foundation Year Students and The Moth Share their Stories

Thursday, February 25, 10am

afterHOURS, Curry Student Center

Speak. Listen. Learn. Join Northeastern University Foundation Year Students as they bare their truths and learn from one another by sharing their stories. Partnering with The Moth College Program, students will explore truthful, creative storytelling to promote engaged listening and strengthen their community.


Northeastern’s Foundation Year program gives students from Boston the opportunity to earn college credit in an encouraging, close-knit environment.


(Co-sponsored by Foundation Year, College of Professional Studies, and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion)


Meet the Author: Marco Deseriis

Wednesday, February 3, 12 noon

90 Snell Library

Improper name (n): the assumption of an alias by an organized people, others like them, and individuals. In Improper Names, Marco Deseriis investigate cases like Anonymous, the organization known for protesting censorship, to understand the conflict accompanying pseudonyms and their appropriation by others, and the effect of such aliases on present-day social movements.


Marco Deseriis is an Assistant Professor of Media and Screen Studies at Northeastern University.


This event is part of the CAMD Creative Research Salon.


Neighborhood Matters Series


Redlining: A Sampling of TV News Stories

Tuesday, March 22, 12 noon

90 Snell Library

Redlining, the practice of denying services to people based on the ethnic makeup of their neighborhood, is an integral facet of Boston’s history. As recently as the 1990s, areas of Roxbury and Dorchester were targeted as primarily African American and denied proper access to banking and housing. These news clips from WGBH demonstrate the severity of institutionalized discrimination and its effect on Boston residents.


La Defensa De La Tierra and Villa Victoria

Tuesday, April 6, 12 noon

90 Snell Library

In 1968, the city of Boston introduced an urban renewal initiative tht would diplace residents to create new urban spaces. La Defensa De La Tierra and Villa Victoria tells the history of Parcel 19, a plot in the South End. Gathering by the hundreds, Puerto Rican residents protested and won, creating an affordable housing community and social organization for residents.


A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts

 Tuesday, April 19 12 noon

90 Snell Library

A Discussion with Author and City Archeologist Joe Bagley

One of the largest civic engineering projects in Boston’s history, the Big Dig uncovered gems illuminating the city’s archeological history. From cannon balls to chinaware, A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts places each artifact found at the site in geographical and historical context, offering a new and enriching look at Boston.


Digital Media Commons Workshops

Audio Recording Workshops: February

Video Recording Workshops: March

Learn what it takes to be a sound or video engineer! Each installment of these instructional series tackles a different aspect of the experience in the studios, from video and audio basics to recording your own work. Sign up for an entire series or just one lesson.


3D Printing Studio Workshops

Every Tuesday and Thursday, along with special events

Print your own 3D projects while learning about the process of additive manufacturing! See laser cutting in action, on paper, wood, or glass! The 3D Printing studio offers weekly introductory workshops as well as themed events.


GIS and Data Visualization Walk-in Hours

Thursdays 2:00-3:30

CoLab D

This semester, Bahare Sanaie-Mohaved and Steven Braun will hold weekly, informal drop-in hours for students and faculty interested in Geographic Information Services and Data Visualization.  Whether you need help with specific projects or just want to know what GIS is, all are welcome.


Digital Humanities Open Office Hours

Wednesdays, 1:00pm

Digital Scholarship Commons, 211 Snell Library

DH Open Office Hours are opportunities for students, faculty members, and librarians to discuss recent developments in the field of digital humanities and their own research.

Teaching Science Communication through Wikipedia

Thursday, March 24, 12 noon

90 Snell Library

Have you ever considered asking students to contribute to Wikipedia? Are you curious about how that might work? In this brown bag workshop, participants will be introduced to the Wikipedia community and editing customs. Jami Mathewson of the Wikimedia Education Foundation will talk about Wikipedia's Year of Science initiative and the opportunities it offers instructors and students across the university for working with the encyclopedia. Northeastern's Wikipedia Campus Ambassador and NU librarian, Amanda Rust, will talk about getting oriented in the Wikipedia community and how to find guidance and help. Cecelia Musselman of NU's Writing Program will show how she uses a writing for Wikipedia assignment to engage students with both a topic in their major and the Wikipedia community. 


Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR) Workshops

CATLR is offering two series of workshops this semester, one aimed at faculty and the other at graduate students. Both provide hands-on opportunities for instructors to approach their teaching and learning methods in new, interdisciplinary ways.


Academic Technology Services 2016 Spring Training Series

Refresh your software skills or learn something new! This free campus workshop series includes courses from TopHat, AutoDesk, and Mathworks with more on the way.

Author Talks
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