News & Events

Important information and updates from The Graduate School and our campus partners.

Modified: March 4, 2015

Upcoming Searle Center Workshops and Application Deadlines

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is offering the following workshop open to all graduate students and postdocs. Space is limited; registration is required.

Funding and Career Development
Modified: March 4, 2015

Graduation and the NU/Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan

If you will be graduating from Northwestern at the end of Spring Quarter 2015, you may either cancel the NU/Aetna Student Health Insurance plan, or keep it for the duration of the policy (ends automatically on August 31 2015).

Announcements, Funding and Career Development
Modified: March 4, 2015

Norris Outdoors Spring Price Breaks

Norris Outdoors has everything you need for your spring break adventure at great prices. Grab any-size tent for $20, and all the camping accessories you need, like pads, stoves, and lanterns, for just $10.

Around Campus, Announcements
Modified: March 4, 2015

Norris Winter Exam Relief

Norris has your back this finals season! From March 15-18, Norris will remain open 24 hours and feature free food every evening (from warm cookies to breakfast favorites), along with therapy dogs, massages, and yoga during the week.

Around Campus, Announcements
Modified: March 4, 2015

Ice Skate Rentals at Norris

Rent skates from Norris Outdoors through March 15 and take them to the new Ice Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park or Millennium Park rink.

Around Campus, Announcements
Modified: March 4, 2015

International Travel Training Session for Graduate Students

On Tuesday, April 21st at 2:30pm, Julie Anne Friend, Northwestern’s Director of Global Safety and Security will hold a pre-departure training session for graduate students going abroad.

Around Campus
Modified: March 3, 2015

Spotlight On: Stacey Finley, Chemical and Biological Engineering Alumna and Gabilan Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC)

Stacey Finley in Northwestern Regalia

Stacey Finley knew she was interested in science from an early age. “I did science projects with my dad,” she said, “and I enjoyed asking questions about the things I was seeing around me every day, so I did small experiments to try to answer those questions.” As a PhD alumna of Northwestern’s Chemical and Biological Engineering program, and now as the Gabilan Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC), Stacey is still asking questions about the world around her.

Spotlight
Modified: March 3, 2015

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad 2015 Competition Now Open

The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office of the U.S. Department of Education announced the opening of the 2015 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) grant program competition.

Funding and Career Development
Modified: February 27, 2015

Ryan Fellowship Application Due Friday, May 15

The Ryan Fellowship, made possible by a generous donation from Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan, supports graduate students dedicated to the exploration of fundamental nanoscale science and to advancing this knowledge into practical applications of benefit to society.

Funding and Career Development
Modified: February 27, 2015

CIRA Applications Due Friday, April 3

The Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts (CIRA) has been committed to cutting-edge, interdisciplinary arts research since its inception in 1986.

Funding and Career Development
Modified: February 27, 2015

Postdoc Position Available at the Blood Research Institute in Milwaukee, WI

The Blood Research Institute is looking for a qualified postdoctoral fellow to study the role of cohesin mutations in the acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).

Funding and Career Development
Modified: February 27, 2015

Open Access Fund Available to Help Publish

Northwestern University Library’s pilot project to promote and fund open access publishing continues to accept applicants who want to disseminate their articles in peer-reviewed, open access journals.

Funding and Career Development
Modified: February 27, 2015

SPG Improv March Workshops

SPG Improv is the only improvisational theatre group in The Graduate School (TGS). SPG Improv is dedicated to learning, teaching, and performing improv in the Northwestern and broader Chicago communities.

Around Campus, Community Building Events
Modified: February 27, 2015

The New York State Senate Fellowships

Fellowships are available to support graduate students and recent graduates interested in communications, journalism, public relations, public policy, public finance, or legislative process.

Funding and Career Development
Modified: February 27, 2015

Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdocs: Planning and Presenting a Conference Poster

This workshop will teach the basics of poster design, introduce some of the tools available, and focus on utilizing the best means of reaching your audience. Participants should come to the first meeting with laptops and have in mind a specific conference at which they plan to present.

Funding and Career Development
Modified: February 27, 2015

TGS Faculty Workshop for Research Mentors

Mentors of PhD Students and Postdocs are invited to participate in this Workshop for Research Mentors on March 16 and 17, 2015

Faculty and Staff
Modified: February 25, 2015

Spotlight on: The Axford Group

L-R, Lauren Farnsworth (student at Dartmouth), Everett Lasher, and Jamie McFarlin posing with Greenland's plains in the background

All Northwestern graduate students have stories about the interesting, unique, and just plain weird experiences they have had over the course of their research. Very few, however, can say that learning to defend themselves against bear attacks was a part of their academic training. The students in the Axford Group are among those few.

Spotlight
Modified: February 23, 2015

Boston Consulting Group Information Session

BCG logo

Interested in Management Consulting? The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy.

Funding and Career Development
Modified: February 19, 2015

Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development Applications Open

The Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development is designed to stimulate contributions toward sustainable development for the benefit of engineering, construction, chemical, and petrochemical organizations; the academic community; and society as a whole.

Funding and Career Development
Modified: February 19, 2015

Rebecca Tonietto Receives David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Rebecca Tonietto who has been awarded The David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship in 2015. The Smith Fellowship Program seeks to develop future world leaders and entrepreneurs who are successful at linking conservation science and application.

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