News & Events

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

Modified: July 31, 2015

Director of Graduate Study (DGS) Meeting - Fall 2015

The fallquarter DGS meeting will be held on September 24, 2015 from 3:00-4:30 pm.

Faculty and Staff
Modified: July 29, 2015

Upcoming TGS Financial Aid Deadlines and Key Dates

TGS's Financial Aid team has compiled a list of key dates for program staff for Fall 2015.

Faculty and Staff
Modified: July 24, 2015

Craig Bina Named Acting Dean of The Graduate School During Dean McBride's leave

Bina has been appointed by Provost Daniel Linzer to serve as acting dean of The Graduate School (TGS) and acting associate provost for graduate education at Northwestern University during TGS Dean Dwight McBride’s upcoming leave from Oct. 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016.

Announcements
Modified: July 21, 2015

Searle Center Announces the New TA Conference on September 17

If you are a new TA in your department, please register for the New TA Conference (NTAC) on Thursday, September 17, from 9am-3:30pm.

Around Campus, Funding and Career Development
Modified: July 21, 2015

Apply for the Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2016 season to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.

Funding and Career Development
Modified: July 21, 2015

Reminder: TGS Night Out, Thursday, August 6

The Graduate School’s summer social is an opportunity for TGS students to socialize and enjoy food from Koi and Hecky’s.

Around Campus, Community Building Events
Modified: July 21, 2015

National Science Foundation: Science of Science and Innovation Policy Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

The Science of Science & Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program supports research designed to advance the scientific basis of science and innovation policy. Research funded by the program thus develops, improves and expands models, analytical tools, data and metrics that can be applied in the science policy decision making process.

Funding and Career Development
Modified: July 21, 2015

Fermilab: University Research Association's (URA) Visiting Scholars Program

The Universities Research Association (URA) Visiting Scholars Program at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory was established in 2007 as a five-year program to support visits by researchers from the URA institutions to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year in areas such as high energy physics experiments, astrophysics, theory, accelerator physics, materials science, and computer science.

Funding and Career Development
Modified: July 21, 2015

Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

This series of lectures and one-on-one coaching for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows focuses on the development of presentation skills necessary for success within the professional world.

Funding and Career Development
Modified: July 20, 2015

NUIT Presents Software Carpentry Bootcamp with R Focus

Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation.

Funding and Career Development
Modified: July 20, 2015

Elsevier Launches a Free, Online Training Platform for Researchers

The new Elsevier Publishing Campus provides researchers with the training they need to enhance their professional skills. A wide range of topics are covered from the fundamentals of publishing and grant writing to broader issues like gender in research and open science.

Funding and Career Development
Modified: July 16, 2015

Northwestern and CTA Offer Free Bus Service Throughout Evanston

An agreement between Northwestern University and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced today will allow Northwestern students, faculty, staff and anyone else with University identification to ride the CTA’s No. 201 bus to campus and other Evanston destinations for free beginning in September.

Announcements
Modified: July 9, 2015

DoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Horizon Award Applications Open

The Horizon Award supports junior level scientists to conduct impactful research with the mentorship of an experienced cancer researcher (i.e., Mentor). The Horizon Award challenges junior scientists to develop and implement research in the cancer field.

Funding and Career Development
Modified: July 8, 2015

Revised information about Health Insurance for 2015-16

Northwestern University requires all students maintain health insurance while registered at the University. During the time you are registered at the University, you are required to enroll in the Aetna/Northwestern plan. You may waive enrollment by providing evidence that you have health insurance coverage that is comparable for the entire period of registration. International students holding a F1 or J1 visa may not waive the Aetna/Northwestern plan.

Announcements
Modified: July 8, 2015

Patent and Invention Policy Added to TGS Policy Guide

TGS has added a policy to our Policy Guide section about patents and inventions. This policy reflects existing University policy. All students should review it.

Announcements
Modified: July 7, 2015

Graduate Assistant Opportunity with NU's Office of Residential Academic Initiatives

The Office of Residential Academic Initiatives (ORAI) is seeking to hire a part-time Graduate Assistant for the 2015-16 academic year.

Funding and Career Development
Modified: July 7, 2015

Save the Date for TGS Night Out on August 6

The Graduate School’s summer social is an opportunity for TGS students to socialize and enjoy food from Koi and Hecky’s.

Announcements, Around Campus, Community Building Events
Modified: July 7, 2015

Sign Up Now for Summer Mini Courses at Norris

Always wanted to learn belly dancing? Interested in the arts, visual media, language, and more? You can still sign up for a Summer Mini Course until July 13th and have fun while learning something new or improving your skills this summer.

Around Campus
Modified: July 7, 2015

Summer Cinema on Wednesday Nights

Wednesday is movie night on Norris East Lawn. Showings begin at dusk (around 9pm), and will include special activities for every film beginning at 8pm.

Around Campus
Modified: July 7, 2015

Enjoy Lunch on the Lake on Wednesdays this Summer

Enjoy live music, and $8 meals for lunch, on Wednesdays this summer. Lunch is available 11:30am-1:30pm.

Around Campus