Hamentashen, Catfish, and Everything in Between

nPeanut-Butter-Hamentaschen--600x420Eric Tagliacozzo, Associate Professor of History at Cornell University, will give a lecture titled “The Spice Trade as Asian History and as Global History” today at 4:30 in 440 Egan Research Center (120 Forsyth Street). This is part of Northeastern’s Global History Seminar Series.

Are you interested in pursuing a career in science? Then today’s Science Careers Forum from 5-7pm in the Curry Ballroom is the event for you! This is your chance to network with the likes of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Mass Biotech Council, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and others. Join a table for a group presentation, rotating every 20 minutes, and feel free to bring your resume!

Tonight at 6pm the Chinese Cinema Club will be having a screening of Zhang Ke Jia’s 2004 film The World</strong> in 130 Hurtig Hall. Also, this event would not be complete without traditional Chinese paper cutting, music, and a bilingual presentation.

In honor of Purim, the Northeastern Hillel invites the community to join them for a fun night of Hamentashen baking. Hamentashen are triangular shaped pastries filled with jams, poppy seed spread, or chocolate. Purim is the holiday celebrating the victory of the Jewish people from Haman, and this traditional pastry’s triangular shape recalls the evil Haman’s triangular hat. This Hamentashen Bake-Off will take place at 7pm at the Hillel Center (70 St. Stephens Street).

The Islamic Society of Northeastern presents the author Bryn Barnard who will talk about his book The Genius of Islam today at 7 in the West Addition of Curry Student Center. The goal of this event is to raise awareness with regards to the impact of Islamic civilization on the West.

Have you ever been Catfished?? Or even better, are you guilty of using social media to pursue deceitful online romances? A “Catfish” is someone who uses social media to create a false identity. Northeastern welcomes Nev Schulman, New York City photographer and host of MTV’s hit new TV series, Catfish: The TV Show that captures the mysteries and complexities of dating in a digital world. Come see Schulman tonight at 6:30 in Blackman Auditorium, tickets are free and available on myNEU.

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