News and Events Central

April 23, 2014
The Office of Work/Life Resources has resources for Childcare Fee Assistance, information on a new Mother's Room Location in Tech, and an upcoming workshop on caring for relatives with Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia. Learn more.
April 23, 2014
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research is building a focused group to pursue state-of-the-art research in the human microbiome. The goal is to understand the basic mechanisms and pathways affected by the microbiome and their relevance to human health and disease in selected areas. They aim to pursue this research in collaboration with academic scientists who are leaders in the microbiome research. They currently have multiple postdoctoral positions for interested candidates and will consider candidates with a freshly minted PhD, an MD or an MD/PhD and a strong publication record in their previous studies. These positions provide opportunity to pursue fundamental basic research and to make significant scientific discoveries leading to high quality publications.
April 23, 2014

Workshops, held from 5:15-6:45 PM in Seabury Graduate Student Commons (250)
May 1
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May 29

Their Fancy Show, featuring the NUtones
is May 2 at 7PM in Fisk 217

April 21, 2014
The History Department is pleased to announce that Melissa Vise (Presidential Fellow) and Alex Lingren-Gibson, secured Newcombe Dissertation Fellowships in the 2014 cohort. This nationally competitive fellowship encourages original and significant study of ethical and religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. This fellowship has been awarded to 17 Northwestern students since 1981, and of these recipients, 13 currently have tenure or tenure-track positions.
April 21, 2014
All Northwestern undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff, as well as their families and guests, are invited to visit the Art Institute Thursday, April 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission will be FREE.
April 21, 2014
Wednesday May 14 and 21, 5-7 pm, Evanston
This course meets twice for two hours each evening.

Participants will better craft their message, plan an oral presentation, and be able to share their research in compelling ways using visuals that enhance rather than compete with what they are saying. They will learn techniques for both planning and constructing a talk. Participants should come to this session with a specific talk or presentation they are working on.

Registration is REQUIRED:
April 17, 2014
On April 16, Provost Daniel Linzer and Dean Dwight A. McBride inducted 16 students into the Ryan Fellowship in a reception in Scott Hall. The Ryan Fellowship was created following a donation from Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan, and supports graduate students, providing them with education and experience necessary to assume leadership roles in the realm of nanotechnology.
April 17, 2014
4-6 p.m.
Harris 108

The History Graduate Student Organization and Religious Studies Graduate Student Organization present a panel discussion, which will engage NU faculty and postdocs to discuss how to find and apply for temporary positions, what to expect while visiting a university, and how to position yourself for this segment of the job market.
April 17, 2014

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM  
TECH 345

NU Cross-Cultural invites you to join us for a dinner and presentation by Dr. Gina Samuels on "Colorblindness and Other Distortions of Power and Privilege in Transracial Adoption." The most publicly debated and emotionally contentious issues in adoption policy and practice are those related to race. Yet, policy approaches to addressing race disparities in child welfare engage a “colorblind” rather than color conscious approach. This presentation will address several “realities and myths” of transracial adoption to argue that the philosophy of colorblindness in particular, whether guiding policy or parenting, is a distortion rather than a remediation of such disparities.

Space and food are limited!
To RSVP for the event, please go to

April 10, 2014
Any student concerned about paying tuition or fees in lump sums can take advantage of Northwestern’s 9Pay plan,  a nine-month installment plan offered through Student Financial Services. There are no finance or interest charges associated with 9PAY, but there is a one-time $50 application fee to participate in the program. Students participating in 9PAY must apply by June 1 for a July 1 start date each year.

The Graduate School recommends that students who register for TGS 512 in fall quarter and are also on the Northwestern student health plan take advantage of 9PAY to divide the total amount owed into monthly installments.
April 10, 2014
Want to support graduating colleagues and participate in this year's PhD and MFA Hooding Ceremony? Current PhD or MFA students not being hooded this year are invited to volunteer at the Hooding Ceremony on June 19 at Cahn Auditorium. Volunteers attend one planning meeting and assist with the ceremony from 2:00 -5:00 PM. Volunteers may attend the hooding ceremony without a ticket as well as the reception that follows. Interested volunteers should contact Angela Amore.
April 10, 2014
Want to make summer 2014 your most productive yet? Apply to participate in a 2-week dissertation boot camp (session 1: June 16-27; session 2: August 4-16). More information and instructions on how to apply can be found here. Applications are due Wednesday, May 7.
April 8, 2014
NUIIDEAS (Northwestern University Interdisciplinary Innovations in Developmental Education And Science) is a cross-campus scientific network focused on the developmental origins of lifespan learning, health and wellbeing, bringing together a broad range of scientists from basic developmental research and biomedical science, as well as policy relevant research focused on the first years of life (prenatal period-age 6) and its implications for development across the lifespan. They are currently forming a NUIIDEAS student committee for graduate and postdoctoral students, residents and fellows interested in this scientific area. Interested students should email NUIIDEAS coordinator, Beth Skendrovic at
April 14, 2014
CFG and QPGSA invites you to a healthy discussion about religion and the LGBT community. The event will be an open discussion focusing on lessening the stigmas and misconceptions that exist between these communities by sharing individual experiences and understanding. There will be multiple speakers sharing their own personal ideas and stories. Also delicious food and refreshments will be provided.
April 10, 2014
Northwestern University is a part of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network.

CIRTL Brownbag Coffee Hour: Diverse Students' Views on Leveraging Diversity in STEM
Thursday, April 24, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Searle Center Library, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, 627 Dartmouth Pl., Evanston
March 25, 2014
The L’Oréal USA For Women In Science fellowship program will award five post‐doctoral women scientists in the United States this year with grants of up to $60,000 each. Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics. Applications are available now at and are due on Monday, May 19, 2014.
April 10, 2014
Dan Roam, the acclaimed author and visual communications expert will be speaking on campus Wednesday May 7 at 5 pm in the ITW classroom of Ford. In this fast-paced interactive presentation, Dan Roam, the visual communications expert and acclaimed author of The Back of the Napkin, will show how we can make extraordinary presentations easily. Details and registration:
April 10, 2014
Allison Bond, a NUIN graduate student in Dr. Jack Kessler's lab, was the winner of this year's Graduate Student Symposium at the Chicago Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting.  At the meeting, Allison presented work from her thesis project showing the novel role of BMP signaling as a temporal regulator of adult hippocampal progenitor maturation.
April 10, 2014
When: 12:00-1:00 PM, Monday, April 28th, 2014
Where: Ford ITW Classroom
RSVP: Here

ADCA is pleased to welcome NU alumna Sandy Nguyen back to campus to host an information session for L.E.K. Consulting. At this event, you will have a chance to learn about L.E.K. and find out about opportunities for advanced degree candidates at the firm. The event will also cover FAQs about building your candidacy, cracking the case, and preparing for consulting interviews. Lunch will be provided.
April 2, 2014
The Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce competition for the 2014-2015 Crown Fellowship, an award given annually to a Northwestern graduate student or group of students whose works bears on some aspect of Jewish history, culture, or religion.  The award includes a tuition scholarship and monthly stipend of $1,916.
April 14, 2014
Queer Pride Graduate Student Association is proud to present its seventh annual graduate student academic festival, Queertopia! which includes their evening showcase, Queergasm! A Cabaret. View the schedule. Register to attend.
April 2, 2014
Help welcome “Intercultural Explorers”- new international graduate students- to Northwestern next fall by becoming an American Guide! Guides will plan weekly social outings for a core group of 10 international students during Fall Quarter 2014. Guides also serve as peer mentors, answering basic questions about culture and language on an as-needed basis. Guides receive a stipend, event budget, and leadership experience as they make new friends and serve as a mentor to students new to the American way of life.
March 26, 2014
Northwestern University FIRST will be hosting the second annual Spring Symposium on May 10 from 9am - 5pm in Tech.  A STEM outreach organization, NUFIRST actively works with local FIRST teams in the CPS community.  The event will consist of hands-on workshops in areas such as programming, professional writing, mentorship, design, material selection, team dynamics, presenting, drive trains, motors, Labview, Autodesk, lab tours, and a poster session.