Around Campus

December 10, 2015

Graduate Women Across Northwestern Logo Contest

Submit a design by December 30 for the GWAN logo contest

December 7, 2015

Arts Research Beyond Academia: A Conversation with John Carnwath

After receiving his doctoral degree in Theatre & Drama, John moved into a career as a consultant and researcher at a small firm that advertises arts and cultural institutions around the US.

December 7, 2015

MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage Alumni Accomplisments

Congratulations to exceptional alumni from the class of 2012

November 30, 2015

Cheapskates in Millennium Park

Rent a pair of skates for $3 a day at Norris Outdoors and take them downtown for a day

November 30, 2015

ARTica DIY Holiday Gifts

Visit the ARTica Studio in the Norris Underground now through December 7 to create customized holiday gifts

November 30, 2015

Flu Shots Available

Get your flu shot today and start the winter quarter off strong!

November 30, 2015

World AIDS Day + Free HIV Testing

World AIDS Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic

November 30, 2015

Safe Walk on the new NUhelp App

Safe Walk aims to help students keep each other safe while commuting between locations

November 30, 2015

Achieving Your Full Potential: Take-aways from the Society of Women Engineers National Conference

Join GradSWE for take-aways from professional talks given at the SWE National Conference

November 30, 2015

Plant-it-Purple Gathering

Join your fellow gardeners for a celebration of the ned of the gardening season

November 25, 2015

An evening in December with Northwestern NuTango

Join Northwestern's Argentine Tango Club on December 4

November 23, 2015

Fall Exam Relief

Norris will host the annual exam relief activities starting December 6

November 18, 2015

What can Humanists Make?

Join the Northwestern University Public Humanities Colloquium on December 2

November 18, 2015

Northwestern's Global Strategy Task Force Creates Website

The Global Strategy Task Force has launched its website. We encourage you to visit it and learn more about the goals, timelines, and the work of this group.

November 16, 2015

Plant-it-Purple Meeting

Come unwind after midterms with Plant-it-Purple, the graduate student garden club

November 16, 2015

Northwestern Energy Technology Group Seminar

Join NETG and Professor Brad Sageman for a seminar on November 18

November 13, 2015

19th Annual Graduate Research Conference

Join NBGSA for 'A Day in the Life of Us' on April 23

November 13, 2015

Words of Wisdom from a Recent GWAN Grad

Hear from Shehla Arif on landing a tenure track position

November 13, 2015

Apply to become a Peer Inclusion Educator

A one-day training will take place on November 21

November 12, 2015

Patent Your Design Workshop

Join Segal Professional Bridge to learn about invention and the patent process on November 21

November 11, 2015

IGGSSA presents Diwali Night

Join in celebrating the festival of lights with joyous dancing and a delicious dinner

November 10, 2015

The Sonic Speaker Series: Ryan Boyd

Hear Boyd's presentation "A Way with Words: Language and Psychological Science in the Modern Era."

November 9, 2015

Iranian Students Association Movie Night

Join the IrSA for a screening of The Circle

November 3, 2015

Solidworks in the Real World: Parametric Modeling Taught by the Pros

Segal Professional Bridge is hosting DesignEngine on November 14

November 2, 2015

Northwestern & University of Chicago Joint Tango Dance

NuTango and UofC Argentine Tango club are teaming up to bring you a night of Tango dancing

November 2, 2015

Society of Women Engineers: Graduate Division Kick-off Event

Come learn about the Society of Women Engineers, meet fellow engineers, and eat some pie!

November 2, 2015

Plant-it-Purple clean up

Work out your frustration by pulling up weeds with Plant-it-purple on November 14

November 2, 2015

Northwestern Scramble @ The Garage

The training ground for student founders & innovators

November 2, 2015

Humanities Happy Hour for Graduate Students

Join the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities for a happy hour on November 5

November 2, 2015

TGS Cross Cultural Fall Cultural Exchange Dinner

TGS Cross-Cultural invites you to the inaugural Fall Cultural Exchange Dinner, to eat a delicious international meal

October 30, 2015

WIPHICA Work-in-Progress Workshop

The Work-in-Progress workshop featuring Jessica Katz will take place on November 16

October 30, 2015

Graduate Christian Fellowship Fall Retreat

The GCF fall retreat will take place on November 14

October 29, 2015

Peer Inclusion Educator Facilitator Training

Learn how to facilitate discussions and help educate your peers on important issues

October 29, 2015

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month takes place during the month of November

October 29, 2015

Novembering: A Month of Remembrance & Connection

Join Religious & Spiritual Life to participate in a Table of Remembrance on November 18 and 19

October 29, 2015

Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil

Honor the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence

October 29, 2015

Soul Food

Set aside on hour each quarter to take time to nourish your body and soul with the luncheon series

October 29, 2015

Night at the Art Institute

Northwestern Night at the Art Institute will take place on November 5

October 29, 2015

BGSA Second General Body Meeting

The Black Graduate Student Association second general body meeting will take place on November 18

October 27, 2015

Public lecture at Newberry Library

A public lecture by Frederick E. Hoxie and Kelly Wisecup will take place on November 12.

October 23, 2015

Fall Faith Fest

A celebration of spiritual diversity with conversation, student performances and awards, and free dinner

October 22, 2015

Seeking PhD Opinions on Career Resources

NCA is seeking doctoral students to participate in a conversation about career resources on campus

October 19, 2015

Northwestern Energy Technology Group Movie Night

Join the Northwestern Energy Technology Group for "The Thorium Dream"

October 19, 2015

Plant-It-Purple Fall Planning Meeting

Join Plant-It-Purple Graduate STudent Gardens for their fall planning meeting on October 27

October 19, 2015

Peak Performance Training

Learn strategies and techniques to enhance your focus, concentration, and relaxation

October 16, 2015

Open Access Week events promote restriction-free literature

Northwestern libraries host a number of events during Open Access Week

October 15, 2015

Iranian Students Association Welcome Party

Join the Iranian Students Association for a weclome party with free pizza and games on October 23

October 9, 2015

Bringing Science to the Media: Advice from a Wayward Chemical Engineer

Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke with speak to graduate students on October 20th

October 5, 2015

GWAN Fall Kickoff Ice Cream Social

Graduate Women Across Northwestern will host their fall kickoff ice cream social on October 15th.

October 2, 2015

Northwestern's Off-Campus Life Office (OCL)

The mission of the Off-Campus Life (OCL) office is to serve as the first point of contact for students moving and living off-campus.

October 2, 2015

Graduate Christian Fellowship Large Group

The GCF large group will take place on October 10.

October 2, 2015

Practical Philosophy Workshop with Jennifer Frey

WIPHICA Fall Meeting with Jennifer Frey

October 2, 2015

Business of Energy Application Now Open

"Business of Energy" is a 6-week seminar series hosted by NESC and the Kellogg Energy Club.

October 2, 2015

BGSA General Body Meeting

Learn more about BGSA and the upcoming events for the year.

October 1, 2015

Big Ten Football Season

Graduate Student Package: 10 games for $150

October 1, 2015

Northwestern Forms Task Force on Graduate Students with Children

Provost Daniel Linzer and Executive Vice President Nim Chinniah announced today that they have assembled a task force to explore issues that affect graduate students with children.

September 30, 2015

Wellness and Performance Workshop Series

Northwestern CAPS Workshop Schedule for Fall 2015

September 29, 2015

SNMA Annual Speed Dating and Networking Fundraiser

The SMNA Speed Dating and Networking Fundraiser will take place on October 10

September 28, 2015

Future of Research Chicago Symposium

On October, 29th, FOR Chicago is hosting the Future of Research Chicago Symposium

September 28, 2015

Norris Fall 2015 Mini Courses

Fall 2015 Mini Courses begin on October 5th

September 24, 2015

Researcher's Toolkit Series

Researcher's Toolkit Series begins October 7th

September 24, 2015

The Northwestern MFA Program Pushes Boundaries in Documentary Filmmaking

The MFA program was recently featured in an article on the Northwestern News Center.

September 24, 2015

Northestern Swing Dance Syndicate Beginner Series

The NSDS will be hosting a beginner swing series and a beginner blues series from October 7, 2015 to December 2, 2015

September 23, 2015

Northwestern Energy Technology Group (NETG) Kickoff Meeting

NETG Kickoff Meeting on October 1, 2015

September 21, 2015

NUtones A Cappella Auditions

Auditions will be held at Parkes Hall Choir Room on September 30th.

September 21, 2015

Graduate Christian Fellowship Fall Kickoff

At this first large group meeting you will get a taste of what Graduate Christian Fellowship is about. Old and new students from various disciplines and backgrounds will have a chance to meet each other.

September 21, 2015

Alternative Academic (Alt-Ac) Career Workshop for Graduate Students in the Humanities

n Summer 2015, Humanities Without Walls organized its first Alternative Academic (Alt-Ac) Career Workshop for graduate students in the humanities. Join the NU Public Humanities Colloquium October 5th as they host several participants in a roundtable discussion about their summer experience and how it's shaping their hopes and prospects for a life in the humanities

September 21, 2015

Philosophy Workshop Open to All Women in Philosophy

In order to contribute to the creation of a thriving and supportive intellectual community for women in the profession, the Graduate School and the Philosophy Department at Northwestern University are sponsoring a work-in-progress workshop for all women philosophers (graduate and faculty) in the Chicagoland area.

September 21, 2015

Register Now for Fall Quarter Writing Workshops

The Graduate Writing Place and The Writing Program will hold five 90-minute workshops this quarter on topics ranging from Writing Cover Letters for the Academic Job Market to Reading and Note-Taking for Academic Writing.

September 21, 2015

NSDS and NUTango Hosting a Tango and Swing Dance Party

Join NSDS and NUTango for a sampler of Tango and Swing music and dance. Beginner lesson included. No partner or experience needed.

September 17, 2015

Black Graduate Student Association

The Black Graduate Student Association will be hosting a BBQ: Meet & Greet on Friday September 25th.

September 10, 2015

Association for Women in Chemistry Welcome Mixer

his annual welcome event is an opportunity to meet women faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students in the the Chemistry program over coffee.

September 10, 2015

The Learning, Teaching, and Assessment Forum

The third annual Learning, Teach, and Assessment Forum will take place on November 18th, 2015 at the Norris University Center.

September 8, 2015

Office of Sustainability Transportation Tips

It’s easy to travel smart and sustainably! Whether you bike, opt for car share over car ownership, or take public transit, you can save money and burn calories.

September 4, 2015

Northwestern’s Off-Campus Life Office: New Website and Resources

As the fall quarter will be starting soon, Northwestern’s Off-Campus Life office is pleased to welcome you back with our new website and newly created resources to help Northwestern’s graduate students have a smooth transition into the new academic year.

September 2, 2015

TGS Night Out/Involvement Fest

Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the school year with a barbeque on Norris's East Lawn.

September 1, 2015

New Graduate Student Ticket Package

Northwestern Athletics is offering a new graduate student ticket package of 10 games for just $150.

August 19, 2015

VSCSE Science Visualization Summer School

Northwestern, in partnership with University of Chicago, is one of 20 sites across the US that will host the Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering (VSCSE) Science Visualization Summer School. This two-day training course will introduce research students to data visualization with a primary focus on visualization of large volumetric data resulting from simulation and instrumentation.

August 19, 2015

Institute for Defense Analyses Meet and Greet

The Institute for Defense Analyses is hosting a meet and greet (with cookies!) They are looking primarily for Ph.D. students (for both full-time and summer internship roles).

August 19, 2015

New Science Writing Course for Fall 2015

Science in Society, Medill and The Graduate School are offering a free skills development course this fall. The evening seminar runs for 9-weeks (9/21/15-11/16/15). It is designed to help STEM+ PhD trainees write clearly and speak confidently about their own research, providing a solid foundation for future pursuits in science writing and communication.

August 17, 2015

Research Participants Needed: Evidence-based workshops on self-control and relationship quality

The Department of Psychology is offering a unique program this fall designed to examine the human capacity for personal development over a short period of time. A group of Northwestern undergraduates will join a 6-week evidence-based workshop on either Self-Control and Goal Pursuit or Effective Communication and Interpersonal Relationships from a highly qualified instructor.

August 14, 2015

The Graduate School (TGS) New Student Orientation

The Graduate School (TGS) New Student Orientation for new graduate students will be held on Friday, September 18, from 10am-7pm. This full-day orientation will provide you with all the information you will need to thrive in your first year at Northwestern! The following is the schedule for the Orientation day:

August 14, 2015

Research Resources Forum and Library Tour for Humanities and Social Sciences Ph.D. Students

This program introduces incoming doctoral students in humanities and social science disciplines to the vast array of electronic tools and services available for research and scholarship, and provides a venue for exploring some of the ways in which technology can shape intellectual inquiry.

August 14, 2015

New International Student Reception

Join us for a reception where you can meet more of your peers and kick off the academic year! In order to attend you must have registered for a either Masters G-ISO or PhD G-ISO.

August 14, 2015

PhD Graduate International Student Orientation (PhD G-ISO)

At PhD G-ISO, you will learn important information about your visa status, academic culture in the US, NU resources, and make new friends!

August 14, 2015

Masters Graduate International Student Orientation (Masters G-ISO)

At Masters G-ISO, you will learn important information about your visa status, academic culture in the US, NU resources, and make new friends!

August 14, 2015

Upcoming Chicago Campus Events

The following events will be taking place on the Chicago campus during the week of orientation, on Tuesday, September 15.

August 14, 2015

Understanding Your Financial Landscape Workshops

Staff members from The Graduate School will provide an overview on your TGS funding package, including billing and health insurance subsidy. Students will also receive information regarding payroll and taxes.

August 14, 2015

Research Resources Forum for Kellogg Ph.D. Students

The Kellogg Research Support staff will first talk about their offerings and then library will feature services such as overview of business databases, copyright, data management, citation tools.

August 14, 2015

U-Pass Pick Up at McCormick on September 10, Norris Center Starting September 11

New students must obtain a WildCARD by August 28 to receive their U-Pass as soon as it becomes available. The U-Pass is only available to full-time graduate students.

August 4, 2015

Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders: A Discussion with Pie

Despite the fact that women made up 50 percent of US college graduates by the early 80's, women still only constitute 19 percent of elected congressional officials and only 23 of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women. Join GradSWE to eat some pie and discuss the reasons and solutions proposed in Sheryl Sandberg's book, "Lean In".

August 4, 2015

ComSciCon-Chicago August 15 Workshop Featuring Dr. Dan Kahan from Yale

The ComSciCon-Chicago organizing committee is excited to announce that Dr. Dan Kahan from Yale University will be giving the public keynote lecture, “What is the science communication environment and why should you care?” for the ComSciCon-Chicago workshop.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

July 7, 2015

AWC Lunch Discussion: Inclusion in Higher Education

Please join the Association for Women in Chemistry (AWC) in a lunch discussion about ways to foster inclusion in higher education with Dr. Kristin McCann, Assistant Director, MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy.

July 2, 2015

Seven Minutes of Science: The RSG Research Communication Program Final Symposium

Learn about the research being conducted by graduate students and post-docs from all sides of campus. They’ll each have 7 minutes to present, and you will learn what is going on in other labs.

June 29, 2015

The Women's Center Presents: New Moms' Group

Connect with other new moms for support as you face the everyday challenges and joys of parenting.

June 18, 2015

Summer Hours for the Graduate Writing Place

The Graduate Writing Place opens for summer hours on Monday, June 22. They look forward to working with you throughout the summer to provide feedback on job-market materials, grant or fellowship applications, papers for coursework, articles, conference papers, dissertation proposals/chapters, and much more.

June 17, 2015

Call for Abstracts: Global Health Interdisciplinary Symposium Featuring Speaker Jeffrey Sachs

The Northwestern University Global Health Interdisciplinary Symposium will take place in Chicago on November 20-21, 2015. The central goal of this two-day symposium is to catalyze the exchange and cross pollination of ideas and research on the interdisciplinary factors, impediments, and solutions to the advancement of global health.

June 4, 2015

Searle Teaching-as-Research Program (STAR) Poster Session

Come see graduate students in the first STAR (Searle Teaching-As-Research) Program cohort present exciting findings from classroom-based research projects.

June 4, 2015

Join Northwestern University and Bike to Campus During Bike to Work Week

Join Northwestern University in creating a cleaner and greener community by participating in Bike to Work Week June 12 - 19. Participation is easy, simply log one bike ride to work or class.

June 4, 2015

IGSSA/G-ISA/CSSA present: Food Without Borders International Potluck

All food enthusiasts within the NU graduate community are invited to share their native cuisine with others. Bring your favorite dish, snacks or drinks to this rooftop international potluck.

June 4, 2015

Women in Philosophy Workshops

WIPHICA provides an opportunity for professional women philosophers (graduate students or faculty) who want to present their work in progress. They meet once per quarter, with their last meeting of the Spring quarter on June 8th, at 5pm.

June 4, 2015

Take It or Leave It- Sponsored by sustainNU

The annual campus move-out program, Take It or Leave It, runs June 5-15. The Office of Sustainability will place collection boxes for clothing/linens/small household items and non-perishable food in each residence hall lobby and the Sports Aquatics Center entry.

May 27, 2015

Plant Biology and Conservation Students Featured in Chicago Botanic Garden Magazine

Rebecca Tonietto and Paul Hartzog are featured in an article about the program's first PhD graduates.

May 20, 2015

Diversity & Inclusion Townhall

This event is sponsored by TGS and The Office of the Provost and is open to the university community to receive updates regarding particular campus diversity and inclusion initiatives.

May 20, 2015

Diversity in TV: How Independent Artists and New Tech Challenge Legacy Television

TGS Cross-Cultural invites you to a dinner, talk and discussion by Dr. Aymar Jean Christian, "Diversity in TV: How Independent Artists and New Tech Challenge Legacy Television."

May 20, 2015

Move in Move Out Collecting Unwanted Items During Move-Out

Move in Move out (MIMO) is a nonprofit that collects unwanted, usable items from students during move-out and resells to incoming students at affordable prices in the beginning of the school year. MIMO is completely Northwestern student run and 100% of MIMO’s proceeds are donated to local charities.

May 20, 2015

NSDS's Spring Dance with Riverbend Melodians

Riverbend Melodians is a hot jazz band consisting of Peter & pals in various permutations. They've played at dances and exchanges such as the Swing nights at Chicago Distilling Company, and the recent Bubble City lindy exchange in Champaign-Urbana.

May 20, 2015

Strangers: A Symposium

Bringing together figures from cultural criticism, media theory and contemporary art, this symposium will propose methods by which the urge to disrupt corporate, governmental and media narratives might be channeled into productive (or unproductive) forms of arbitration.

May 20, 2015

Bridges Not Barriers: The Law-STEM Alliance as a Catalyst for Innovation

The Northwestern University School of Law invites you to join them for a one-day conference designed for industry professionals and lawyers as well as academics from law, engineering, and science.

May 20, 2015

Humanities for Nepal

The Program in Comparative Literary Studies, along with partnering humanities programs/departments, extends its sincere sympathy to all those affected by the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal on April 25 & May 12, 2015. They will be hosting an event to generate support for Nepal.

May 14, 2015

CGSA Presents Habitat for Humanity: Building Community Through Unity Event

Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? Interested in helping build a house for a needy family? CGSA invites you to participate in their 5th Annual Habitat for Humanity: Building Community Through Unity event.

May 14, 2015

Upcoming NCA Resume Meet-Ups

The following are upcoming resume meet-ups hosted by Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA)

May 14, 2015

Catalyzing a Revolution in Healthcare Through Wellness- Seminar Featuring Leroy Hood, MD, PhD

Join the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute for Systems Medicine and Proactive P4 Medicine: Catalyzing a Revolution in Healthcare through Wellness, a seminar featuring Leroy Hood, MD, PhD.

May 11, 2015

PhD Student Profiled in Chicago Tribune

Brian Aguado discusses his research on implantable technology that detects cancer cells.

May 6, 2015

Adenike Adewuyi wins 2015 UNCF Merck Graduate Science Research Fellowship

Adenike Adewuyi, Biomedical Engineering student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, has won a 2015 United Negro College Fund Merck Graduate Science Researc Dissertation Fellowship. The fellowship supports African American graduate students in biomedically relevant life or physical sciences as they complete coursework, conduct research, and prepare their dissertations.

May 6, 2015

Graduate Christian Fellowship Hosting Whirlyball Event

The Graduate Christian Fellowship will be hosting a whirlyball event on Friday, May 15 for all grad students and staff who wish to attend. Whirlyball is a game of "bumpercar polo".

May 6, 2015

Grad Gardens Planting Days 2015

Soon, the last threat of frost will have passed and the Graduate Gardening Club can begin planting outside. Most of the vegetables will be planted on Saturday May 23rd starting at noon and the main planting event for 2015 will be on Friday June 5th starting at 3pm.

April 30, 2015

NU Women's Center Presents: Addressing Unconscious Bias

Join Dr. Mikki Hebl, professor of psychology at Rice University, in understanding how unconscious bias can influence daily interactions, relationships, academic success, service implementation and leadership.

April 29, 2015

Free Tickets for The Art Institute of Chicago Corporate Partners Day

As an institutional partner of The Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern staff, faculty, and students (with WILDcard) have free admission to the museum all day at the Art Institute Corporate Partners Day on Saturday May 16.

April 29, 2015

SPG May Workshops

PG 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.

April 22, 2015

Mentoring Your Summer Student: An Orientation for Postdocs and PhD Students

This workshop will help post-doctoral fellows and graduate students outline summer projects, set goals with summer advisees, structure interactions, and problem solve as issues arise.

April 21, 2015

Participate in a Paid Study on Ongoing Romantic Relationships

The Northwestern Relationships and Motivation Lab invites you to participate in a research study on long-term romantic relationships in which you can earn up to $60.

April 20, 2015

Inside Higher Ed Article on Goals Co-Authored by History PhD Candidate Emily Curtis Walters

The article, "Goal-Setting vs. Goal-Achieving" appears on Inside Higher Education's website.

April 20, 2015

Northwestern Research Associate Writes Op-Ed Published on

Veronica Womack, former Northwestern postdoctoral fellow and current research associate working with Dr. Rick McGee, wrote an op-ed piece on racism and mental health that was originally published in New America, and is now published on

April 17, 2015

Applications Now Available for the Fall 2015 Graduate Engagement Opportunities Community Practicum

Graduate Engagement Opportunities (GEO) is a quarter-long program that combines a personalized community internship with a graduate seminar on engaged scholarship.

April 17, 2015

Northwestern Career Advancement Presents: Out in the Workplace

All are invited to learn about LGBTQ considerations in the workplace. Hear from a panel of out professionals and have the opportunity to learn about resources and current trends.

April 17, 2015

Age of Consent: MFA Thesis Exhibition

In a majority of contemporary societies, the age of consent is the legally mandated age at which a person can autonomously participate in consensual sexual activity. The five artists in this exhibition, Age of Consent, take full responsibility for their actions and decisions. This exhibition and associated events and publications are the culmination of the course of study leading to the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree.

April 17, 2015

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Claire Gilman

Claire Gilman (Ph.D. Columbia University) is Senior Curator at The Drawing Center in New York where she has organized several exhibitions, including: Natalie Frank: The Brothers Grimm (April 10 – June 28, 2015), Tomi Ungerer: All in One (January 15 – March 22, 2015), and Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy: Drawing Lessons (2014).

April 17, 2015

NU Off-Campus Life Office Resources

If you are currently living off-campus, or considering moving off-campus, or are looking to move into a new off-campus apartment or house, Northwestern’s Off-Campus Life office has some information, resources, and tips to keep in mind.

April 17, 2015

Upcoming Searle Center Workshops

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

April 17, 2015

Register for Remaining Writing Workshops

It's not too late to register to attend the final 4 spring quarter cross-disciplinary writing workshops. Join to learn more about: Strategies for Outlining & Organizing Large Writing Projects; Tailoring Your Research to Various Audiences; Developing Your Academic Presence Online through Writing and Social Media; and Writing Cover Letters for the Academic Job Market.

April 17, 2015

Bike2Campus & Win Prizes April 20 - 24

Chicago Bike2Campus week is back! From April 20 - 24, students, staff, and faculty from several Chicagoland higher educational institutions will participate in this competition that emphasizes safety, reducing carbon emissions, practicing a healthier lifestyle, saving money, and having fun.

April 17, 2015

Swing into Spring with Northwestern's Swing Dance Syndicate

This quarter, NSDS will have two 8-week series on Thursdays starting April 16. The first week is in Ryan auditorium in Tech.

April 15, 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.

April 13, 2015

Forum on Socioeconomic Diversity at Northwestern with President Schapiro on April 17

The Northwestern Quest Scholars Network and Associated Student Government (ASG) are sponsoring a forum with President Schapiro on how to improve the representation of first-generation and low-income students at Northwestern.

April 13, 2015

Center for Leadership Fellowship for TGS Ph.D. Candidates

The Center for Leadership at Northwestern University is accepting applications for next year’s Fellowship in Leadership. Applications are due May 11.

April 9, 2015

Upcoming Opportunities with McKinsey

The spring Advanced Professional Degree Presentation is April 10 and the Summer Insight Programs application deadline is April 14.

April 8, 2015

2015-2016 Crown Fellowship

The Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce competition for the 2015-2016 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 $1,975.

April 8, 2015

Copyright on Campuses: Challenges and Opportunities

Northwestern University Library and Northwestern University Press invite you to join us for a conversation about copyright in the higher education environment with Donna Ferullo.

April 6, 2015

McCormick Dean's Seminar Series Welcomes Wael Ghonim

Computer engineer turned activist will speak at Northwestern on April 13.

April 3, 2015

Northwestern University Venture Challenge

Northwestern University Venture Challenge is currently accepting its first round of applications. The challenge is a premier business pitch competition which rewards the most innovative and promising student startups with capital and mentorship so their ideas will become real, grow, and make an impact.

April 3, 2015

Grad Gardens Trip to Garfield Conservatory

The gardening club will be taking a trip to the Garfield Conservatory in Chicago on Sunday, April 12th at 1:30pm.

April 3, 2015

Northwestern Graduate Women's Month

Four organizations on campus (Association for Women in Chemistry, Graduate Women Across Northwestern, Women in Philosophy, and NU Parents Alliance) have collaborated to bring you a series of events related to women's issues during the month of April.

April 3, 2015

Beyond Graduate School Success: Underrepresented Minorities in STEM

A panel of six NU alumni will discuss achieving success in their respective STEM fields after graduate school and host small-group breakout sessions. The event includes lunch with the panelists and breakout sessions for attendees to engage in small-group discussions with individual alumni.

April 3, 2015

ComSciCon Science Communication Workshop for Graduate Students This Summer

Northwestern graduate students are invited to apply to attend the Communicating Science (ComSciCon-Chicago) workshop. The ComSciCon workshop series is designed to empower graduate students to communicate the complex concepts arising in science, engineering, and other technical fields to diverse audiences.

April 3, 2015

Applications for Summer 2015 Dissertation Boot Camps Now Available

Feeling like your dissertation writing schedule could use some structure? Sick of writing alone in your apartment? Want to make summer 2015 your most productive yet? Apply to participate in a 2-week dissertation boot camp.

April 3, 2015

Swing Into Spring With NSDS

Swing into Spring with Northwestern's Swing Dance Syndicate! All classes are open to the public. No need to bring a partner.

April 2, 2015

Purple Heart Service Foundation Shoe Collection for Disabled Veterans

In honor of Earth month, Northwestern's Office of Sustainability, Northwestern Library, Associated Student Government Sustainability Committee, Eco-Reps, and Athletic Sustainability Committee are working with the Purple Heart Service Foundation to collect used shoes to benefit disabled veterans and their families.

April 1, 2015

SPG Improv April 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.

April 1, 2015

GWAN/SPG Improv Workshop

Want to meet and connect with a diverse group of graduate and professional women? Come join GWAN for an improv workshop led by SPG on Thursday, April 23!

March 19, 2015

April 2015 Graduate Student Appreciation Events

The following events are part of the Graduate Student Appreciation Week in April.

March 19, 2015

Graduate Student Appreciation Week Happy Hour on the Chicago Campus

Feel the appreciation! Enjoy some snacks and an adult beverage with your peers! Attend for a chance to win gift certificates donated by great restaurants near campus, including Stan’s Donuts & Coffee, Timothy O’Tooles, D4, and How Do You Roll? Sushi.

March 19, 2015

TGS Mini-Resource Fair

Have questions you forgot to ask at orientation (whether it was last September or five years ago)? Now that you are settled into your programs, come and learn answers from various campus resources.

March 19, 2015

TGS Night Out at Bat 17 in Evanston

In honor of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, The Graduate School would like to cordially invite you to TGS Night Out on Wednesday, April 8. Come enjoy an evening of food, drinks, and fun at Bat-17.

March 18, 2015

Educational Opportunities for Graduate Students at the Innovation and New Ventures Office

The Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO) offers various programs that provide graduate students with opportunities to learn more about the technology transfer process, intellectual property, new ventures and more.

March 18, 2015

Considering Student Diversity in STEM: Creating an Inclusive Environment

In this interactive session, faculty and graduate students will learn more about recent research on the role of diversity in education within the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, and will have a chance to discuss and reflect on how these issues play out in their courses.

March 18, 2015

Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute Symposium- Friday, March 27

The Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute (NBTI) is hosting an educational programfocused toward healthcare and research professionals involved in the care of patients with brain tumors. The most up-to-date research, surgical, and clinical evidence based information will be presented which will be reinforced through case discussions.

March 18, 2015

Register Now for Spring Quarter Cross-Disciplinary Writing Workshops

Get a head start on spring quarter planning and reserve your spot in any of the seven upcoming cross-disciplinary writing workshops. The Graduate Writing Place's first two workshops--"Productive Writing & Time Management" on April 3 and "Creating and Getting the Most from a Peer Writing Group" on April 6 are specifically designed to help you get your quarter off to a running start.

March 18, 2015

How Can Digital Archives be Public Humanities?

Join the NU Public Humanities Colloquium for How Can Digital Archives be Public Humanities? a conversation with Harris Feinsod, Assistant Professor of English & Comparative Literary Studies, hosted by Ira S. Murfin, doctoral candidate in the Interdisciplinary PhD Theatre & Drama.

March 6, 2015

Take the Brief Survey on the Graduate Student Experience with Northwestern Sporting Events

A few Kellogg students have been working with the Northwestern Athletic Department to figure out ways to improve graduate student engagement at Northwestern sporting events, and they would like to hear from you.

March 5, 2015

Reducing Stereotype Threat in Learning Environments: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do About It

Join Dr. Veronica Womack as she reviews psychological interventions that reduce stereotype threat. This interactive workshop will also feature discussions of the book "Whistling Vivaldi."

March 5, 2015

Second Annual Northwestern Computational Research Day

The second annual Northwestern Computational Research Day is being held on April 14, 2015. This event is hosted by NUIT and sponsored in conjunction with the McCormick School of Engineering, Kellogg School of Management, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, CIERA (Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics), Chemistry of Life Processes Institute, Northwestern University Library, and the Office for Research. Corporate sponsors currently include NVIDIA.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

February 19, 2015

Upcoming Searle Center Workshops

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

February 19, 2015

Grad Gardens Transplanting Event

March's monthly Plant-it Purple gardening event will be transplanting vegetable and herb seedlings into small plastic pots. Vegetable seedlings will continue to be cared for by the club until the vegetable garden planting in May, while guests will be able to take home a popular culinary herb.

February 17, 2015

Iranian Movie Night: Fireworks Wednesday

The Iranian Students Association (IrSA) is hosting an Iranian movie night event featuring Fireworks Wednesday, a 2006 Iranian film directed by Asghar Farhadi, an acclaimed Iranian director.

February 17, 2015

Art Theory & Practice Spring Showcase

Explore Art Theory & Practice's new home at 640 Lincoln St and discover art from their current graduate and undergraduate students!

February 17, 2015

Northwestern MFA Open Studios

The Department of Art Theory and Practice is hosting an open studio, featuring the artwork of ten artists.

February 13, 2015

NSDS's Spring Dance with Patty and the Buttons!

Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet, playing music of the 1920-30s from dance halls, cafes and nightclubs around the world.

February 13, 2015

ACS Relay For Life of Northwestern

The American Cancer Society's (ACS) Relay For Life is coming to the Northwestern campus on May 15.

February 10, 2015

Iranian Movie Night: No One Knows About the Persian Cats

The Iranian Students Association (IrSA) is hosting an Iranian Movie Night, featuring No One Knows About the Persian Cats, a 2009 Iranian film directed by Bahman Ghobadi, an acclaimed Iranian director.

February 3, 2015

nICE Comfort

hat could be better than free ice skating and hot chocolate? Maybe some free mac 'n' cheese as well? Come to nICE Comfort at the Norris Ice Rink for winter fun!

February 3, 2015

Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Join the Norris Center for the smash tournament to end them all. Compete to win a $100 Amazon gift card and enjoy fun giveaways, free food, music and non-stop gaming. Sign up for the contest now!

February 2, 2015

CGSA Selling Tickets for Dinner & Show Event Featuring The Book of Mormon

Northwestern's Chicago Graduate Student Association (CGSA) is selling tickets for a Dinner and Show event, featuring The Book of Mormon. The event will include a group buffet dinner at Maggiano's Little Italy, followed by a showing of The Book of Mormon.

February 2, 2015

GWAN and AWC Valentine's Day Girls Night

GWAN and AWC present a Valentine's Day Girls Night! Come and join your fellow friends and grad students for a fun night of mingling and valentines-making, accompanied by hot chocolate and snacks.

February 2, 2015

The Block's Exhibition- The Left Front reviewed in The New Yorker

The New Yorker has recognized the Block exhibition, The Left Front: Radical Art in the “Red Decade,” 1929-1940, which was curated by Art History PhD students John Murphy and Jill Bugajski.

January 30, 2015

Block Cinema Presents: Through a Lens Darkly

Block Cinema is presenting a series of one-night screenings, including Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People.

January 28, 2015

Northwestern Basketball Pride Day Event- February 21

Enjoy discounted tickets and celebrate equality with Northwestern Basketball for their Pride Day game on February 21 against Penn State.

January 26, 2015

Civically Engaged Grads Policy Brief Writing Workshop

Do you want your research to be broadly accessibly outside of academia? In partnership with the Civically-Engaged Grads and the Center for Civic Engagement, the Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) of Evanston is hosting a policy-brief workshop for graduate students.

January 26, 2015

SPG Improv Workshops and Shows

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.

January 21, 2015

Composting 101

Interested in our food system or sustainability?

January 21, 2015

Job Shadow a Northwestern Alum for a Day This Spring

More than 600 Northwestern alumni at companies and organizations in all industries, such as General Mills, Google, Nielsen, GE Capital, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and the Cook County Public Defender's Office, are part of this year’s Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT).

January 20, 2015

TGS Cross-Cultural Game Night and Community Dinner

TGS Cross-Cultural invites you to the TGS Cross-Cultural Game Night and Community Dinner on Tuesday, February 3, from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the TGS Commons

January 16, 2015

Upcoming Searle Center Workshop

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is offering an upcoming workshop open to all graduate students and postdocs.

January 16, 2015

Sign up to Participate in Dinner with 12 Strangers

Dinner with 12 Strangers-Industry registration will open Wednesday, January 28.

January 13, 2015

Researchers Toolkit Series Back by Popular Demand

Start the new year off by expanding your technical knowledge in programming, data analysis, scientific computing, and more.

January 12, 2015

Legal Services Available at TGS

Need legal advice? If you are a full-time TGS student and have been charged the TGS Activity Fee, you are eligible to meet with a TGS attorney.

January 12, 2015

International Office Spring Break in Memphis, Tennessee, March 22-29

Explore the food, music and culture of the American south, while engaging in community service, enlightening awareness of social issues and sharing the value of volunteerism across the globe!

January 8, 2015

The Homestretch: A Documentary on Youth Homelessness in Chicago

hree homeless teenagers brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, these kids defy stereotypes as they create new, surprising definitions of home.

January 7, 2015

Upcoming Searle Center Workshop

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is offering an upcoming workshop open to all graduate students and postdocs.

January 6, 2015

Last Chance to see the RACE Exhibit for Free, January 10

Developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, RACE is the first national exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view.

January 6, 2015

Is The Public Lecture Public Humanities?

What forms and modes of address can public humanities take? Is the performance of scholarship before the public a valid and robust form of civic engagement?

January 5, 2015

BGSA Graduate Research Conference Call for Abstracts

Northwestern’s Black Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce its 17th Annual Graduate Research Conference that will be held on April 24th-April 25th 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Evanston. This year’s conference theme is Diversifying Excellence: Change and Innovation in the Black Community and Beyond.

January 5, 2015

SPG Improv Workshops and Shows

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.

January 5, 2015

Scholars Strategy Network Meeting with Civically Engaged Grads

Do you want your research to be broadly accessibly outside of academia? The Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) seeks to improve public policy by organizing scholars and connecting their research findings to policymakers, the media, and fellow citizens.