Around Campus

April 25, 2017

Wildcat Impact and Wildcat Excellence Award Nominations

Take time to honor students making a difference on this campus by nominating recipients for the Wildcat Impact and Wildcat Excellence Awards.

April 24, 2017

McCormick Graduate Leadership Council

The McCormick Graduate Leadership Council (MGLC) is hosting the annual Wine and Dine, A Grad and Alumni Affair networking and dinner event on May 4.

April 21, 2017

Northwestern Toastmasters Club

On Friday, April 28, they have a guest speaker Keeley Shoup who will speak about cuddle parties and professional cuddling.

April 20, 2017

SPG and The Recyclery invite you to "Improv and a Movie"!

SPG, Northwestern's graduate student improv group, and The Recyclery Collective, Rogers Park's educational bike shop, are co-hosting a free event on Friday, May 12, from 7-10 PM.

April 17, 2017

Spring Swing Dance

Join the Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate for their spring open dance!

April 17, 2017

3D-Painting: A New, Highly Versatile, and Scalable Materials-Centric Approach to the Design and Development of 3D-Printable Materials

SPIE will be hosting a presentation by Adam E. Jakus as part of their student seminar series which is supported by MRSEC.

April 17, 2017

Community Conversations on May 10

The goal of Community Conversations is to provide a safe space for students to connect and discuss relevant and/or pressing issues that impact the graduate student community at large (e.g. staying motivated in the face of (academic) adversity or finding/creating community).

April 17, 2017

A&O Productions & FMO Present: Ball 2017

Ball is held at the Riviera Theatre, one of Chicago’s premier concert and special events venues, located in the historic uptown theater district.

April 17, 2017

Plant-it-Purple Garden Prep Day

The plants are quickly outgrowing their pots so it's time to prep their soon-to-be-home – the Plant-it-Purple garden!

April 17, 2017

GWAN Meals with Strangers

Join GWAN for a meal at a restaurant in Evanston or Chicago hosted by a member of GWAN.

April 17, 2017

GSA LinkLunch

Sign-up for LinkLunch, where GSA matches you up with another graduate student based on your topics of interest.

April 17, 2017

Rheaply Party

Garry Cooper, TGS Alum and CEO of Rheaply, invites you to join him for a launch party on May 4 in the Ward Building.

April 14, 2017

Northwestern Toastmasters Club

The Northwestern Toastmasters Club meets weekly on Fridays from 4:45 to 6 pm in Ford ITW (Room 1-340) to practice public speaking in a collegial environment.

April 12, 2017

Volunteers needed for the Engineering Grand Prix

The McCormick Graduate Leadership Council (MGLC) is in need of graduate student volunteers for a STEM outreach program, the Engineering Grand Prix.

April 6, 2017

Navigating Scholarship, Teaching, and Life: A Lunch Chat with Professor Julie Artis

Join Lesley Lundeen, Family Resource Liason, and Julie Artis, PhD, Associate Professsor of Sociology at Depaul University, for an informal lunch discussion on May 16.

April 6, 2017

Coffee Talk with Dr. Sue Hespos

Our April Graduate Students with Children Coffee Hour is back at Engelhart and features an informal Q and A with Dr. Sue Hespos!

April 5, 2017

The Knight Lab Make-A-Thon

If you have a personal project you’ve been putting off, or even if you have an idea you want to kick into gear, join the Knight Lab at Fisk 111 promptly at 10 AM on April 8.

April 5, 2017

Birds of a Feather discussion: Educational Resources for Computational Skills and Research

The discussion in this session will focus on how graduate students can develop the digital skills i.e. programming, data analysis, using computing resources, visualization etc.

April 4, 2017

TGS Cross-Cultural 4-day Writing Retreat

The Graduate Student group "TGS Cross-Cultural" is organizing a 4-day writing retreat for advanced graduate students in beautiful cabin in Wisconsin.

April 3, 2017

Northwestern GCF Large Group

Northwestern’s Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) will be its next Large Group April 8th.

April 3, 2017

TGS Student wins 2017 Google PhD Fellowship

The Google PhD Fellowship Program recognizes outstanding graduate students doing exceptional work in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas.

April 3, 2017

Money Matters Week (April 3-7)

Started in 2014, Money Matters Week was created to encourage authentic discussions and shed light around the topic of identity, class, and income at Northwestern.

April 3, 2017

Public Health Matters Symposium & Art Exhibition

Global Health in Pictures: Through the Eyes of Refugee Migration

April 3, 2017

NU InfoSocial Technology Conference

The two-day event showcases rising talent and research across disciplines pushing the boundaries of HCI scholarship.

April 3, 2017

Northwestern Toastmasters Club

The Northwestern Toastmasters Club meets weekly on Fridays from 4:45 to 6 pm in Ford ITW (Room 1-340) to practice public speaking in a collegial environment.

March 29, 2017

The Goodman Theatre presents King of the Yees

For $10, students receive a ticket to the performance, a discussion with artists working on the production, and pizza.

March 29, 2017

Spring swing dance classes

Get ready for another quarter of amazing Swing Dancing classes with Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate!

March 29, 2017

NU Curling Club

The NU Curling Club holds curling practices weekly on the weekends for all skill levels, no experience or equipment needed.

March 29, 2017

Northwestern Computational Research Day: Poster Competition

Present your research to Northwestern faculty, students, and postdocs! All areas of research are welcome and postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students at Northwestern are eligible to present their research at the poster session.

March 29, 2017

Spring Tango Classes by Northwestern NuTango

Northwestern NuTango is excited to announce its lessons for the Spring 2017 Quarter, with FREE CLASSES on April 11.

March 27, 2017

Next week is Graduate Student Appreciation Week!

Graduate Student Appreciation Week is a national initiative to show support and appreciation of the contributions, impact, and value of graduate students.

March 24, 2017

NPHR Public Health Matters Symposium and Art Exhibition

The Northwestern Public Health Review (NPHR) invites you to share your public health stories through pictures during their Annual Public Health Matters Symposium and Art Exhibition.

March 24, 2017

Doctoral Student Opportunities in the Undergraduate Residential Experience for 2017-18 Academic Year

The Office of Residential Academic Initiatives anticipates several openings for doctoral students during the 2017-2018 academic year.

March 22, 2017

Salsa and Tango Night

G-SALSA and NuTango are excited to welcome you to Northwestern with introductory dance lessons and social dancing in both Salsa and Tango, FREE for Northwestern Students.

March 21, 2017

Northwestern Computational Research Day

The annual Northwestern Computational Research Day is being held on April 18, 2017.

March 17, 2017

CHIentist Spring Happy Hour

CHIentist is hosting its Spring Happy Hour. Come meet like-minded professionals and academics in various facets of the Life Sciences.

March 17, 2017

Brain waves predict success of advertisements

Neuroscience and business professor Moran Cerf and neuroscience Ph.D. researcher Sam Barnett developed a new technique using brain monitoring (electroencephalography; EEG).

March 17, 2017

Plant-It Purple Potting Event

Plant-It Purple will together after Spring Break to give the tiny plants some more room to grow by transferring them into pots.

March 16, 2017

Bias in Big Data - How Information Systems can Perpetuate Inequality

Dr. Birkett will present several examples of how social inequalities are present within and perpetuated by data systems.

March 16, 2017

March for Science Chicago

The march will take place in downtown Chicago on April 22.

March 16, 2017

Graduate Students of Color Wellness and Support Group

Graduate school is a high-demand learning environment, and the demand can be even greater when coupled with the unique stressors carried by graduate students of color.

March 16, 2017

Graduate student mentors needed for SICC

The McCormick Graduate Leadership Council (MGLC) is in need of graduate student mentors for a STEM outreach program, Science In your Community Centers (SICC) Saturdays.

March 15, 2017

Northwestern's 23rd Annual "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day"

This event is part of a national public education program designed to expose girls and boys to a variety of workplace roles.

March 13, 2017

March TGS Students with Children Coffee Hours

Spring is slowly arriving and we have coffee and treats to help you and your little ones celebrate the change of seasons and quarters!

March 9, 2017

Overview of The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)

Dr. Matheny will present an overview of The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).

March 9, 2017

Speakers hosted by Northwestern Energy Technology Group (NETG)

Northwestern Energy Technology Group (NETG) is hosting three speakers next Wednesday from 4-5 PM in TGS Commons who are going to provide three perspective in energy efficiency for cities and large institutions.

March 6, 2017

Multicultural dialogue group, Spring session, applications open

If you are looking for a way to have meaningful connections with NU students from all backgrounds, all disciplines and all countries, feel free to apply to MDG.

March 6, 2017

Astronomy on Tap Chicago Presents: A Survival Guide to the Galaxy

Join Astronomy on Tap Chicago for an evening of space and beer at Half Acre's taproom.

March 6, 2017

SPIE presents "Stretchable electronics" by Professor Yonggang Huang

SPIE be hosting a presentation by Professor Yonggang Huang on "Stretchable electronics" as part of their seminar series which is supported by the materials science department.

March 6, 2017

CGSA WhirlyBall

Spend an evening with the Northwestern Chicago Graduate Student Association (CGSA) on March 28th from 6-9 PM. Dinner, drinks, and three hours of WhirlyBall, a game that is a mix of bumper cars-lacrosse-basketball.

March 3, 2017

Google News Lab

On Tuesday, Nick Whitaker, training and development manager for Google, will host a workshop about the Google News Lab initiative. This event is put on by the Knight Lab.

March 2, 2017

Seven Minutes of Science

Attend “Seven Minutes of Science” and learn about the cutting-edge research happening across Northwestern.

February 28, 2017

TGS Night Out: Wrigley Rooftop Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers

Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 18 at 9:00 AM!

February 27, 2017

Chicago Area SIAM Student Conference

Jointly hosted by SIAM chapters of UIC, IIT, and NU, CASSC is a conference that highlights application of mathematics in diverse disciplines.

February 27, 2017

Swing and Tap Dance Workshop

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate presents a west coast swing workshop and tap workshop for swing dancers.

February 27, 2017

Northwestern Creative Writing Club

The Northwestern Creative Writing Club meets once every two weeks on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 PM to write creatively in a collegial environment.

February 27, 2017

NU Curling Club

The NU Curling Club holds curling practices weekly on the weekends for all skill levels, no experience or equipment needed.

February 27, 2017

VLC: How a student project became more known than its university

SPIE will be hosting a presentation by Jean-Baptiste Kempf as part of their student seminar series which is supported by MRSEC.

February 24, 2017

Norris Winter 2017 Exam Relief

Norris will keep students motivated during their studies with food and stress-free activities.

February 23, 2017

Windy City Smokeout

Every summer, Lettuce Entertain You sponsors a huge BBQ + country music festival called Windy City Smokeout, on Grand Ave and the Chicago River, not far from Northwestern's downtown campus.

February 22, 2017

NuTango Anniversary Milonga

Northwestern NuTango is celebrating its two-year anniversary with a tango party.

February 22, 2017

Northwestern’s Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) Large Group

GCF will have Christian academics from both secular and Christian institutions discuss how their faith affects their work at their universities aid how they view the faith and work interaction.

February 20, 2017

Machine Learning Meetup: Finding and Telling Stories at Internet Scale

Northwestern Machine Learning is excited to host Professor Larry Birnbaum from Northwestern at their next meet up

February 20, 2017

2017 Arts Soirée: Connecting Communities Through the Arts

Close out winter quarter with a fabulous night of drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and community engagement!

February 20, 2017

Northwestern Public Health Review

In this issue of the NPHR, the authors focus on public health challenges of forced migration.

February 17, 2017

Everything You Wanted to Know About Student Health Services and Northwestern University's Health Insurance Services at the Chicago Campus

CGSA and TGS presents: Part 2: Everything You Wanted to Know about Student Health Services and Northwestern University’s Health, Dental, and Eye Insurance for Graduate Students.

February 17, 2017

Northwestern Toastmasters Club

The Northwestern Toastmasters Club meets weekly on Fridays from 4:45 to 6 PM in Ford ITW (Room 1-340) to practice public speaking in a collegial environment.

February 16, 2017

#YouAreWelcomeHere

#YouAreWelcomeHere started as a social media campaign designed to reassure international students, scholars, spouses, families that despite the election and change in government, you are welcome here and we truly value your presence on campus.

February 16, 2017

DGP Lectures in Life Sciences (LLS)

Winter and Spring schedule for DGP Lectures in Life Sciences (LLS), unless otherwise noted, the seminars will be at 3:30 PM in Baldwin Auditorium.

February 15, 2017

Apply to be a Graduate Sidekick

Graduate Sidekicks are peer mentors to incoming graduate international students.

February 14, 2017

Step Up Workshop

Step Up is a program that focuses on equipping its audience on how to become an active bystander by facilitation of tools such as the 5 Steps of Bystander Intervention, the 4 D's (Distract, Delay, Delegate, Direct), and the See Model.

February 14, 2017

Community Forum on the Executive Order & Immigration Policy

The International Office and Pritzker School of Law will bring together a panel of immigration and civil rights attorney’s for a discussion on the recent executive order banning travel.

February 14, 2017

G-SALSA Winter Warmth Party

The TGS Latin American association would like to invite all graduate students to their Winter Warmth Party.

February 14, 2017

The Illusionists Screening- Body Acceptance Week 2017

CAPS, in collaboration with the Law School, will be screening the documentary The Illusionists.

February 14, 2017

The Fantasticks - GWAN & GSA Winter Quarter Party

Come support excellent local theater and see the longest running musical in the world on February 24.

February 14, 2017

The Lilac Tree

The Lilac Tree is a nonprofit in Evanston, IL that specializes in providing resources to women experiencing divorce.

February 14, 2017

NU Science Advocacy Group

The inaugural meeting for the NU science advocacy group is February 14 at 2 PM.

February 10, 2017

Fighting for LGBTQ Rights and People in a Trump-Pence Era

On February 22, 5-8 PM, the inaugural NU Queer Coalition Event will be an interdisciplinary discussion panel followed by a reception.

February 10, 2017

February TGS Students with Children Coffee Hours

Our February coffee hours are coming up and we’re excited to announce that the Evanston coffee hour will be held at the Engelhart Hall playroom.

February 9, 2017

"Mining Pictures: Stories from Above and Below Ground"

The new photo-centered Block Museum of Art exhibit explores the visual representation of industrialization and the plight of the common laborer.

February 6, 2017

Open Advising Hours from the International Office

Come ask questions, discuss yours plans and talk to an IO staff member.

February 6, 2017

Evanston Mayoral Debate

Evanston candidates for mayor will answer questions about issues that affect Northwestern students and the Evanston community, including affordable housing, construction, police conduct, and more.

February 6, 2017

GWAN Clothing Swap and Donation Drive

Come refresh your wardrobe for free and enjoy pizza.

February 3, 2017

Northwestern Graduate Students with Children group is now available

The TGS Family Resource Liaison cordially invites you to join the new Northwestern Graduate Students with Children group on Canvas.

February 3, 2017

Patient Support Services Program

The Health Service encourages students to take advantage of the new Patient Support Services program for students to access one-on-one guidance and support with their use of healthcare resources while attending Northwestern.

February 3, 2017

Knight Lab's Month of Making

The Knight Lab is a vibrant community of people interested in media, technology, storytelling and design

February 2, 2017

Extra Man: Dining (Out) Beyond the Marriage Plot

The Long Nineteenth Century Colloquium presents a talk by Helena Michie (Rice University).

February 1, 2017

Code for the Kids

On February 24th and 25th, the Illinois Institute of Technology will host more than 75 undergraduate and graduate students from Illinois universities to leverage their technical skillsets to improve the lives of children and families within the foster care system.

February 1, 2017

CAPS Presents: Coping with the Current Political Climate

Many in the Northwestern community have been impacted by the current political climate including recent immigration executive orders. CAPS remains committed to affirming value, inclusivity, and belonging of all students.

February 1, 2017

Upcoming Events from One Book One Northwestern

One Book is offering several exciting opportunities in February.

January 30, 2017

Chinese Lantern Festival Gala

The Chinese Students and Scholars Assocaition (CSSA) invites you to attend the Chinese Lantern Festival Gala on February 11.

January 30, 2017

GWAN Meals with Strangers

Come join GWAN for a meal at a restaurant in Evanston or Chicago hosted by a member of GWAN (Graduate Women Across Northwestern).

January 30, 2017

40 DAYS: An Invitation to Spiritual Renewal

40 Days is a program designed for a similar experience for those of any or no faith tradition to set aside a marked time in their calendar for self-reflection, renewal, and ultimately, an awareness of their relation to others.

January 26, 2017

Graduate Christian Fellowship Large Group

The Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) will be studying integration of faith and work during these upcoming months starting with their next Large Group next Saturday, February 4, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Graduate Student Commons.

January 25, 2017

IO Spring Break in Memphis

Join fellow graduate students in Memphis, Tennessee to explore the food, music and culture of the American South while engaging in community service, social issues and sharing the value of volunteerism

January 25, 2017

The Northwestern Toastmasters Club

On Friday, February 3, Maya Michele Fein will be giving a speech.

January 24, 2017

New Lactation Room in The Women's Center

There is a new on-campus lactation room located on the 1st floor of the Women’s Center. Access to the lactation room is coordinated through the Office of Work/Life & Human Resources.

January 24, 2017

Indian Graduate Students and Scholars Association is hosting a Movie Night

The Indian Graduate Students and Scholars Association invites you to Movie Night this Thursday, January 26, to celebrate India's 68th Republic Day!

January 24, 2017

Northwestern BGSA announces 20th Annual Graduate Research Conference

Northwestern’s Black Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce its 20th Annual Graduate Research Conference that will be held on April 15th, 2017 at the Conference Chicago at the University Center in downtown Chicago.

January 24, 2017

Upcoming Events at Norris University Center

Norris University Center is offering several events this January.

January 24, 2017

Tea and Social Event for International Students and Postdocs

Jay Walsh, Vice President for Research invites international postdocs, visiting scholars and graduate students who work in a research laboratories to celebrate the remarkable science at Northwestern and introduce the support services available from the Office for Research. Refreshments will be provided. Please join the Office for Research on Friday, February 3 from 3-5 PM in Guild Lounge located in Scott Hall (601 University Place Evanston, IL 60208). Space in Guild Lounge is limited, please RSVP by Monday, January 30th.

January 23, 2017

"Disciplinas, lndisciplinas"

the 2nd Chicago Graduate Conference in Hispanic and Lusa-Brazilian Studies will take place from April 13th to 15th, 2017 at Northwestern University’s Evanston campus.

January 23, 2017

SIAM Call for Speakers

Northwestern’s Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is looking for speakers for the winter quarter “Bridging the Gap” seminar.

January 23, 2017

NuTango Winter Classes (Beyond Beginners Level)

Northwestern NuTango is offering tango classes for beyond beginners this winter quarter. A previous course in basic tango is highly recommended.

January 23, 2017

NU BonD presents Dr. Jenny Yang

Northwestern's NU BonD (Building on Diversity) is a graduate student-led organization whose primary goal is to foster a community built on inclusivity and diversity of thought, ideas, and backgrounds within the Department of Chemistry.

January 23, 2017

Childcare Grants for Eligible Graduate Students

These grants are intended to provide graduate student parents some financial support to help with childcare expenses and to enable them to pursue their graduate studies.

January 19, 2017

Volunteers Needed for Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Protical

The English Language Programs (ELP) staff are currently seeking volunteers to participate in oral interviews.

January 18, 2017

LinkLunch

GSA LinkLunch matches you up with another graduate student based on your topics of interest. Lunches will be held on Jan 25th and Feb 2nd at Food for Thought on campus.

January 18, 2017

An Evening with Matika Wilbur

Northwestern is pleased to announce that Matika Wilbur, a photographer and documentarian of the Indigenous experience, will be delivering a talk entitled “19 Lessons from Indian Roads” on campus on January 26.

January 18, 2017

Hidden Figures Screening

Current Northwestern students can attend a free screening of the movie "Hidden Figures" on January 28.

January 17, 2017

Step Up Workshops

Step Up is a program that focuses on equipping its audience on how to become an active bystander.

January 17, 2017

Upcoming Events at the Goodman Theatre

Take advantage of these events at the Goodman Theatre in downtown Chicago.

January 17, 2017

NETG Dr. Said Al-Hallaj Lunch Seminar

The Northwestern Energy Technology Group (NETG) is hosting a lunch talk on January 25th 12-1PM by Dr. Said Al-Hallaj (CEO of AllCell Technologies) on how his company is making lithium-ion batteries safer through phase change composite packaging.

January 13, 2017

NSDS Open Dance

Come join the Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate for their winter quarter open dance

January 13, 2017

Northwestern Toastmasters Club

On Friday, January 20, the club’s mentor, Gloria Kim, will be giving a speech.

January 13, 2017

Language Table Sessions

These sessions are free and open to all members of the Northwestern community.

January 13, 2017

GWAN Galentine's Day Movie Night

Join fellow women in academia for Galentine's Day. GWAN will be streaming a movie and providing sweet treats.

January 12, 2017

Trailblazing astronaut physician to keynote MLK observance

Northwestern’s MLK commemoration features two-week-long series of events

January 10, 2017

TGS Students with Children Coffee Hour

Coffee hours will be held from 3:30-5:00 pm on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses the last week of the month.

January 9, 2017

Northwestern Men's Basketball Tickets

Northwestern's graduate student package includes ten tickets for only $150!

January 9, 2017

Simulating neuromechanically driven propulsion

SPIE will host a presentation by Namu Patel as part of their student seminar series which is supported by MRSEC.

January 9, 2017

One Book One Northwestern Events

Check out these upcoming events in January for One Book One Northwestern

January 9, 2017

Mindfulness Course through CAPS

The Introduction to Mindfulness workshop series will be held a number of different times this quarter on the Chicago and Evanston Campuses.

January 9, 2017

2017 GCF Winter Regional Retreat

GCF will be bringing in a conversation specialist, Dr. Mark Good, author of the upcoming book Real Talk: Creating Space for Hearts to Change, to speak with attendants at the GCF Regional 2017 Winter Retreat.

January 6, 2017

Join NETG for Green Drinks

All are welcome to join the Northwestern Energy Technology Group.

January 6, 2017

Northwestern Information on NLRB Ruling

Northwestern has put together a comprehensive website following the NLRB ruling that graduate students are considered statutory employees within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act.

January 6, 2017

"You and Your Advisor" article by Earth and Planetary Sciences Professor

Seth Stein wrote an article for American Geophysical Union on the relationship between graduate students and their advisors.

January 3, 2017

Multicultural dialogue group, winter session, applications open

If you are looking for a way to have meaningful connections with NU students from all backgrounds, all disciplines and all countries, feel free to apply to MDG.

January 3, 2017

Plant-it-Purple is providing house plants to students

Stop by at Hogan G-160 (6th floor) from 5:00 - 6:15 on Tuesday, January 10 to adopt a new little plant for your home.

December 31, 2016

Intensive Argentine Tango for Absolute Beginners

Have you always wanted to learn tango, but haven't had the time? NuTango will teach you the basics in just one weekend.

November 17, 2016

Engendering Change 2017: Institutionality and Precarity

Engendering Change is an annual Graduate Student Conference focused on issues of gender and sexuality.