NU@Noon provides a broad range of educational and intellectual activities for retired, semi-retired, and other adult participants. This educational series offers alumni and friends the chance to learn and embrace the knowledge of the university's award-winning faculty, community leaders, and industry pundits. In addition to speaker presentations, we offer education on the road as trips to various locations.

Thank you to our 2016 NU@Noon Presenting Sponsor B&N College, and to our partner Au Bon Pain for providing in-kind refreshments for all events located on the Burlington Campus.

The fall 2016 NU@Noon season is open. Select an event below to learn more about it, or register for events here.

Announcing the NU@Noon Fall 2016 Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 27
Computational Epidemiology Does More Than Forecast
12 p.m. | Burlington Campus
$6 per person

Professor Vespignani will discuss, by using specific modeling examples of the H1N1 pandemic and the West Africa Ebola epidemic, how computational models can be used in real time to provide situational awareness, intervention planning and projections, and the identification of factors that fundamentally influence the course of an outbreak.

Wednesday, Oct. 5
Education On the Road: Russian Icon Museum
11 a.m. | Russian Icon Museum
$20 per person; $32 per person w/ bus

Travel through six centuries of Russian icons and artifacts during a 90-minute guided tour of the Russian Icon Museum. We will also spend time in the special exhibition gallery featuring In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows. A buffet lunch will follow in the Museum’s auditorium.

Tuesday, Oct. 11
Education On the Road: Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House
10:30 a.m. | Beauport
$53 per person; $65 per person w/ bus

What did the summer home of America’s first professional interior designer look like? Take part in a 60-minute guided tour through Henry Davis Sleeper’s Beauport to find out. The afternoon will conclude with lunch at The Gloucester House.

Wednesday, Oct. 19
Unmanned Aerial Systems: From Commercial Use to our Fight on Terror
12 p.m. | Burlington Campus
$6 per person

A burgeoning component in our arsenal to combat is the use of unmanned aerial systems for surveillance, reconnaissance, sensing, and engagement. However, as much as these technologies may make us safer they pose serious risks to our personnel privacy and civil liberties. Professor Harris will discuss a wide range of opportunities for commercial as well as military drones.

Wednesday, Oct. 26
Investigative Journalism in a Short Attention Span World
12 p.m. | Burlington Campus
$6 per person

Veteran WCVB-TV investigative reporter and Northeastern University Professor of the Practice Mike Beaudet will discuss the struggles facing investigative journalists who are trying to produce meaningful reports in newsrooms that seem to value web clicks and social media reach more than journalistic excellence.

Tuesday, Nov. 1
Education On the Road: Fuller Craft Museum
10:30 a.m. | Fuller Craft Museum
$50 per person; $62 per person w/ bus

Enjoy a 60-minute discussion-based guided tour through the various pieces of arts at the Fuller Craft Musuem, including Metamorphosis: The Art of Altered Books; (413): Pioneering Western Massachusetts; New Sole of the Old Machine: Steampunk Brockton – Reimagining the City of Shoes; and Uncommon Exposures: Photography in Craft-Based Media. After the tour we will enjoy lunch in the artKitchen Café surrounded by artwork and views of the sculpture garden and Upper Porter’s Pond.

Saturday, Nov. 12 – part of Homecoming week
Education On the Road: Northeastern University Rediscovered
10:30 a.m. | Alumni Center
$30 per person

The day will begin with a student group forum where you will learn how students use their education to make innovative projects or ideas become a reality. Afterward enjoy lunch with students in the Alumni Center. For those interested we will offer a 60-minute walking tour of campus.

Tuesday, Nov. 15
Life as an Entrepreneur
12 p.m. | Burlington Campus
$6 per person

Ali Kothari, DMSB’17, is co-founder and CFO of New Grounds Food -- a health food company started right out of the White Hall dorm room kitchen on Northeastern University’s Boston campus. Come hear about Ali’s, and his business partner, Johnny Fayad's, DMSB'17, journey to becoming entrepreneurs in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Wednesday, Nov. 30
The 2016 Elections: A Look Back – and Forward – at a Remarkable Year
12 p.m. | Burlington Campus
$6 per person

The 45th President of the United States will be elected on Nov. 8. Will it be Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? Professor Mayer will join us again to discuss how and why the 2016 election unfolded the way it did and what the results bode for the future.

Tuesday, Dec. 6
A History of Law in American Film
12 p.m. | Burlington Campus
$6 per person

Professor Silbey will trace the appearance and development of the formal legal system (in particular the courtroom process) from the beginning of film in 1895 to the present day, with references to other forms of popular culture, such as television and video.

Saturday, Dec. 10
Holiday Pops
12:30 p.m. | Alumni Center
$85 per person

Get into the spirit of the season with conductor Keith Lockhart, H’98, and the Boston Pops at this unforgettable Holiday Pops performance! Before the performance join us for a holiday dessert reception in the Alumni Center.

NU@Noon Committee

Charlie Aaronson, E’63, ME’65, MBA’80
Jim Conley, DMSB'61
Eleanor Dustin
Paul Dustin, E’58
Marietta Ellis, UC'79
Joe Hunt, E'62
Angela Marcucci, UC'70, UC'77, MA'90
Gale Perron, MEd'81
Anne Wilson, Ed'72

Point of Contact

Samantha Boland

Samantha Boland
Program Assistant