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This is an exciting time of the year as we near the end of another academic cycle. The passion and accomplishments of Northwestern’s graduate students and postdoctoral trainees are on full display through conference presentations, dissertation defenses, theatrical performances, job interviews, award ceremonies, and many other scholarly endeavors.
August 13, All Day
Eight-week session ends
August 19, All Day
Master's completion form due for TGS Summer master's candidates
August 27, All Day
Ten-week session ends
Several graduate student organizations and campus partners are hosting welcome events to kick off the Fall Quarter. Please see below for more information.
It is with decidedly mixed feelings that I write to let you know that Associate Dean Damon Williams will soon depart The Graduate School to take on the challenge of a new position as the associate vice president in the Office of Institutional Diversity at the University of Kentucky.