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 through interactive programming and speaker presentations.

Thank you to our 2015 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.

Click on the name of the program below for more information. View the NU@Noon Fall 2015 series details and register here. 

Fall 2015 Schedule

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
12 p.m.

The Puzzle of Terrorism: Which Groups Attack Civilians, When & Why?
Assistant professor Max Abrahms will discuss his counter-theory, established from statistical analyses of hundreds of terrorist groups since 1970, asserting that civilian targeting actually lowers the odds of government concessions.
$6 per person

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
12 p.m.

Engineering Amazing Materials from the Atoms Up
Professor Kate Zeimer will discuss her current research in integration of magnetic and ferroelectric materials “from the atoms up” that could help make the future safer, healthier, and more sustainable.
$6 per person

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
11 a.m.
Bus departs Burlington Campus at 9 a.m.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Tour and Lunch- this event is sold out.
Take a one-hour guided tour of the grounds while hearing about the past and present maritime activity at the college. Once the tour is complete, enjoy lunch with current cadets in the dining hall.
$25 per person ($35 with bus transportation)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
11:30 a.m.
Bus departs Burlington Campus at 10:45 a.m.

Hands on Learning in Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Join us for a fascinating demonstration of the unique learning methods employed by the Bouvé College of Health Sciences through tours of the Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories and Speech, Language and Hearing Center. Lunch will follow on campus.
$25 per person ($35 with bus transportation)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
12 p.m.

Boston's Bid for the 2024 Olympics: What Went Wrong and Why?

Professor Barry Bluestone will explore what the Olympics might have meant for Greater Boston and why such an audacious plan failed.
$6 per person

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
11:30 a.m.
Bus departs Burlington Campus at 10:45 a.m.

Peabody Essex Museum Tour and Lunch
Join us for a one-hour guided tour of the museum’s highlights followed by a seasonal lunch in Bartlett Gallery.
$40 per person ($50 per person with bus transportation)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
12 p.m.

Reset Your Stress: Navigating Challenges and Change
Professor Kristen Costa will discuss factors that create barriers to wellbeing and the importance of engaging in activities that help us maximize our resources and respond to challenges and change constructively. 
$6 per person

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
12 p.m.

Threats and Defenses on the Internet
Professor Engin Kirda will speak to the reports of massive data breaches, discoveries of advanced malware of suspect origin, and a new class of threats to cybersecurity. Watch this lecture online with Northeastern Live.  
$6 per person

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
11:30 a.m.
Bus departs Burlington Campus at 10:45 a.m.

Boston Public Library Tour and Lunch
This guided one-hour tour of one of Boston’s most iconic buildings will feature the architectural designs of Charles Follen McKim and Philip Johnson as well as some of the library’s many art treasures. The tour will conclude with lunch in The Courtyard Restaurant.
$45 per person ($55 per person with bus transportation)

Saturday, December 19, 2015
11 a.m.
Bus departs Burlington Campus at 10:15 a.m.

Nutcracker and Holiday Brunch
Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker will capture your imagination and transport you to a magical world of brave toy soldiers and dancing candy canes. This enchanting holiday classic - set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky - continues to enthrall audiences of all ages.
$75 per person ($85 per person with bus transportation) 


Contact Information

Samantha Boland
716 Columbus Avenue
190 CP
Boston, MA 02120

NU@Noon Committee

Charlie Aaronson, E’63, MS’65, MBA’80
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
Loretta Roach, LA'60
Anne Wilson, Ed'72
Interested in becoming more involved with the NU@Noon programming? We would love to get to know you better and hear your ideas! Join the NU@Noon Committee today by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations to learn more.