NU@Noon

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.

For events held at the Burlington campus, guests are invited to bring a lunch, or enjoy our complimentary light refreshments.

NU@Noon Committee Members:

Charlie Aaronson, E’63, MS’65, MBA’80
Eleanor Dustin
Paul Dustin, E’58
Joe Hunt, E’62
Lorna Knapp, UC’70
Anne Wilson, CPS'72


East Dennis Oyster Farming (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
11:00 a.m.

Sea View Restaurant, 76 Chase Ave., Dennisport, MA
Bus will depart Burlington Campus at 9 a.m.

Seafood and shellfish definitely scream Cape Cod, so what better way to spend a day on the Cape than with oyster farmers John and Stephanie Lowell? The Lowells have owned and operated East Dennis Oyster Farm since 2003. We’ll learn about the farming of oysters and partake in raw bar sampling! Lunch will be served amidst the beautiful scenery at the Sea View Restaurant.
$35 per person ($45 with bus transportation) 
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The Ethics of Reviving Extinct Species

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
12:00 p.m.

Burlington Campus

Ron Sandler, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Several research groups around the world are working to bring back species that have been extinct for decades, centuries—even millennia—such as the passenger pigeon and the mammoth. Professor Ron Sandler will address the possibility of de-extinction and its ethics regarding the effect it may have on the ecosystem in the modern world.
$6 per person
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The Challenges of Improving Gun Violence Legislation

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
12:00 p.m.

Burlington Campus

Dr. Jack McDevitt, Associate Dean of research for the College of Social Sciences and Humanities
In December 2013, the Committee to Reduce Firearm Violence delivered a report with 44 recommendations on ways to reduce gun violence in the Commonwealth. Join us to hear Professor McDevitt’s expertise on the issue as he describes the process of arriving at the recommendations in the original report and the positive and sometimes highly negative reactions that followed.
$6 per person
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Northeastern Today: The Growing Campus and Master Plan

Friday, November 14, 2014

Part of Homecoming Weeekend
12:00 p.m.

Alumni Center, 716 Columbus Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA
Bus departs Burlington Campus at 11 a.m.


John Tobin, Vice President of City and Community Affairs with guest speaker, Kathy Spiegelman, Vice President and Chief of Campus Planning
Northeastern University continues to grow beyond its commuter school roots, improving its on-campus experience and outstanding education each year with new learning and living opportunities, with robust plans for the future. Most recently, Northeastern has invested in a project that will ultimately develop its relationship with its neighbor, the community of Roxbury: the state-of-the-art Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Center, scheduled to be completed in fall 2016. Vice President of City and Community Affairs John Tobin and Vice President and Chief of Campus Planning Kathy Speigelman will share the university’s master plan and welcome you to campus for another exciting Homecoming Weekend! Lunch will be provided.
$30 per person ($40 with bus transportation)
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Harbor Sweets Tour (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
11:00 a.m.

Harbor Sweets, 85 Leavitt Street, Salem, MA
Bus departs the Burlington Campus at 10 a.m.

Do you have a sweet tooth? Have you ever seen candy made right before your eyes? Harbor Sweets in Salem, Massachusetts, has been producing some of the most delicious chocolates for more than 40 years! Join fellow alumni for a tour of the factory before enjoying a delicious lunch at Salem’s cozy Hawthorne Hotel Restaurant.
Please note: limited wheelchair access in tour room
$30 per person ($40 with bus transportation)

Henderson House Concert

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
12:00 p.m.

Henderson House, 99 Westcliff Road, Weston, MA

Dr. Emmett G. Price III, Associate Professor, Ethnomusicology and Music Industry, College of Arts, Media, and Design
Once again, and possibly for the last time, NU@Noon will conclude its season with our annual visit to the Henderson House! As Northeastern prepares to sell the property to make other investments, we will enjoy a final delicious holiday lunch followed by a concert by the Emmett Price Trio.
$50 per person
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