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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 12:00

Improper name (n): the assumption of a common alias by an organized people, others like them, and individual authors. In Improper Names: Collective Pseudonyms from the Luddites to Anonymous, Dr. Marco Deseriis investigates cases like Anonymous, the “hacktivist” organization known for protesting censorship, to learn about the history of conflict that accompanies pseudonyms and their eventual appropriation by others, and the effect of such aliases on present-day radical social movements.

Dr. Marco Deseriis is an Assistant Professor of Media and Screen Studies at Northeastern University. In addition to his work on collective identities and distilled authorship, he is currently researching participatory techno-politics in European countries.

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 12:00


Realize. Energize. Soothe. End unproductive thinking. Talk it out. These are the component’s of Dr. Kristen Costa’s guide to productively dealing with stress entitled RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress. In the book, Dr. Costa uses her experience as a therapist and a teacher to help the reader understand stressors, stress threshold, and how to process stress in a healthy and constructive way.

Dr. Kristen Lee Costa is a stress expert who promotes well-being and potential, especially for underserved and marginalized populations. Here at Northeastern University she is the lead faculty for behavioral sciences. She also operates Helping Helpers, a clinical and consulting practice devoted to prevent and treat burnout. 


Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 12:00


     Join writer and artist Jessica Hagy for a discussion of her work, The Art of War Visualized: The Sun Tzu Classic in Charts and Graphs. Hagy will discuss her illustrated adaptation of Sun Tzu's The Art of War. The original text consists of 13 passages that communicate several war strategies. Hagy has been able to help readers grasp the complex concepts conveyed by Tzu using almost 300 corresponding diagrams. 

Jessica Hagy is best known for her Webby Award-winning blog, Indexed. Her work has been described as "deceptively simple," "undeniably brilliant," and "our favorite reason for the Internet to exist."

By attending this event, you will be given the opportunity to enter a raffle! 6 names will be drawn at the end of the presentation and each of those lucky winners will walk away with an original print signed by Jessica Hagy. 


Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:00


     Join yoga instructor and writer Rebecca Pacheco for a discussion of her book, Do Your Om Thing: Bending Yoga Tradition to Fit Your Modern Life. Pacheco tells her readers of the benefits of the ancient wisdoms of yoga and relates them to our everyday lives. She provides guidance for form, balance, and acheiving successful meditation. 

Rebecca Pacheco is known for her wellnes site Om Gal and her participation in numerous ad campaigns for Reebok, New Balance, and Ibex. She also ran the Boston Marathon in 2009 and 2014. 


Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.
This event is co-sponsored Northeastern Athletics and Fit NU.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 12:00


     Meet the author Jim Vrabel for a discussion about the community organizing that halted the construction of the proposed Southwest Expressway through Jamaica Plain, and advocated for the creation of the Southwest Corridor bike path. 

Jim Vrabel with community orginizers Tom Corrigan and Ron Hafer

Learn more about A People's History of the New Boston by Jim Vrabel. 

Learn more about the Neightborhood Matters Series hosted by Northeastern Center for the Arts. 


Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.

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