December 12, 2017

Message from the Office of Research on ORCID

Northwestern recently obtained an institutional license with ORCID, a nonprofit organization that provides a digital identifier to distinguish individual researchers and their work. The ORCID identifier (ORCID iD) is unique to you and remains associated with you over your career to provide a persistent identification, regardless of any institution with which you are affiliated.

December 8, 2017

Information and communications from The Graduate School regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Dean Woodruff and central administration at the Northwestern have been closely following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as it moves through the House and Senate. She has also been working with Northwestern’s Government Relations team to advocate on behalf of graduate students and higher education.

December 7, 2017

Congratulations to our advanced degree recipients!

Many graduate students will be receiving their advanced degrees during the month of December.

December 4, 2017

Faculty Open Classroom Initiative (FOCI) - Winter 2018

FOCI is a week-long program to promote open conversation about learning and teaching across Northwestern.

December 1, 2017

Winter Recess

The Graduate School's offices will be closed from December 22 to January 1 in observance of Northwestern University's winter recess.

November 9, 2017

Information from Global Safety and Security

The Office of Global Safety and Security provides support to members of the university community that travel abroad, including both students and employees.

November 1, 2017

Female Faculty Members Share Insights on Academic Careers with Graduate Students and Postdocs

Four Northwestern professors participated in a lively panel discussion on a theme of “How to stay on (tenure) track” on October 25 at Chemistry of Life Processes Institute in The Richard and Barbara Silverman Hall for Molecular Therapeutics and Diagnostics. The panel, consisting of Dean Teresa Woodruff (The Graduate School), and Professors Christine Froula (English), Emily Weiss (Chemistry), and Neda Bagheri (Chemical and Biological Engineering) discussed the pressures and satisfactions of an academic career and strategies for female advancement.

October 19, 2017

New Nature Communication on Charged Interfaces

NU Presidential Fellow Paul Ohno (PhD student with Franz Geiger) and co-workers demonstrate the importance of accounting for the interfacial potential-dependent terms in interpreting spectral lineshapes from charged interfaces.

October 17, 2017

Drinks with Damon Williams

Join Assistant Dean of Diversity & Inclusion Damon Williams and his team for drinks and appetizers at Terra & Vine in Evanston, IL on November 14.

October 2, 2017

Resources from the Office of Equity

The Office of Equity publishes a yearly Resource Guide on Sexual Misconduct and Title IX, as well as a yearly Resource Guide for Respondents in Sexual Misconduct Matters. The 2017-2018 guides are now available online and in print.

October 2, 2017

Changes to the IRB Review Process

There will be initial training sessions on October 9 for the roll out of the changes to the federal regulations that govern the IRB review of human research.

September 15, 2017

Information for New Students from the Student Finance Office

Student Finance wants to make sure you are aware of a very important matter: your tuition and fees bill for the fall term.

September 15, 2017

Updating or Controlling Your Displayed Directory Information

We have heard recent concerns from students that their personal contact information was accessed by parties external to Northwestern.

September 14, 2017

TGS Child and Family Resources Student Advisory Board

The Graduate School's Child and Family Resources Student Advisory Board is comprised of graduate students associated with TGS who are parents or planning to become parents whether through childbirth or adoption.

September 12, 2017

Upcoming TGS Deadlines for Grants

The following grant submissions are due by Monday, October 2.

September 7, 2017

Academic and Conduct Policies

All students are subject to the polices in Northwestern’s student handbook, TGS’s Policy Guide, and their academic program’s handbook (please ask your program for a copy if you do not have one).

August 30, 2017

TGS Seeks GA for Social Media Management

The Graduate School (TGS) is seeking a Social Media Intern to join our Communications & Outreach team for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. The intern will work in a paid, 10-month position, interacting with leadership in higher education and gaining experience creating strategic social media content across all TGS-affiliated accounts that showcase current activities of the graduate community, including students, faculty, staff, and postdoctoral fellows.

August 29, 2017

The Scientist Expo: Exploring Life Science Techniques

The Scientist is hosting its first ever conference, The Scientist Expo: Exploring Life Science Techniques, which will be focused on life-science tools and techniques, this fall in Chicago.

August 21, 2017

Teresa Woodruff named Dean of The Graduate School

Beginning September 1, Dr. Woodruff will oversee all issues relevant to graduate education at Northwestern.

August 9, 2017

Pat Mann, Assistant Dean of Financial Aid, to retire at the end of August

Pat Mann, Assistant Dean of Financial Aid at TGS, will retire from her role at the end of August. To ensure that your funding questions and inquiries are processed in a timely fashion, please direct any emails to

June 29, 2017

Jennifer Hobbs to leave TGS

Jennifer E. Hobbs, PhD, will be leaving her position as TGS Assistant Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Training and Development, effective August 1, 2017, to begin the new role of Chief of Staff and Associate Vice Provost in the Office of the Provost at Emory University.

June 12, 2017

International Office (IO) After-hours Contact Number

The International Office (IO) is launching an after-hours contact number to be used when a current international student, scholar, or a dependent is experiencing interruptions in travel or entry to the United States related to the executive orders signed earlier this year.

June 8, 2017

TGS Hooding Participants: Win a Northwestern Diploma Frame!

TGS students who are participating in the 2017 PhD and MFA Hooding Ceremony on June 15 can enter our Instagram contest to win a Northwestern diploma frame.

May 22, 2017

DACA Student Resource

Northwestern has launched an informational resource page for students with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status, or have undocumented family members.

May 5, 2017

The American Historical Association Announces 2017 Career Diversity for Historians Faculty Institute Participants

Northwestern has been named one of the Historians Faculty Institute Participants.

May 3, 2017

Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Congratulations to Northwestern recipients of the Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship!

May 1, 2017

2017-2018 participants of the Northwestern University – SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development (DPD) Program

In partnership with Social Science Research Council (SSRC), we are pleased to announce the 2017-2018 participants of the Northwestern University – SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development (DPD) Program.

April 18, 2017

Franke Fellows Named

The 2017-18 cohort of Franke Fellows has been announced.

April 11, 2017

Northwestern Inducted into Bouchet Society

On April 7, Northwestern University was inducted as a new institutional chapter of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. This society is named for the first African American doctoral student in the United States, Edward Alexander Bouchet.

April 3, 2017

TGS Summer Registration Guidelines

All students who receive funding over summer must register as follows:

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 10, 2017

Current Kellogg Courses Available to TGS Students

Each quarter, Kellogg opens a handful of courses to TGS students.

March 7, 2017

Announcement on the Revised Executive Order Concerning Immigration from Philip Harris

Today, President Trump issued a new executive order on immigration. The revised order states that individuals who have valid visas from the affected countries – Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Syria and Libya – are no longer prohibited from entering the country.

February 21, 2017

SEIU Authorization Cards

We have recently learned that a local union, Local 73 of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), has sent emails to Northwestern graduate students asking you to follow a link to sign a “confidential authorization card.” We would like to provide you with some information about both union authorization cards and Local 73 of the SEIU.

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 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 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 7, 2017

Huey Copeland to Leave TGS August 2017

It is with mixed emotions that I inform you that Huey Copeland will step down as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, effective August 31, 2017, to return full-time to the Graduate Faculty and his duties as Associate Professor of Art History with affiliations in African-American Studies, Art Theory & Practice, and Gender and Sexuality Studies.

February 6, 2017

TGS Eliminates 513 Registration

The Graduate School, in conversation with its Administrative Board, has elected to eliminate TGS 513 (Advanced Continuous Registration) effective in Spring 2017.

February 6, 2017

Open Advising Hours from the International Office

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

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

TGS Wins Coveted SSRC Opportunity

Northwestern has been chosen by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) as one of five universities to bring together humanities and social science scholars both on campus and at peer institutions in pre-doctoral research summer institutes.

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 2, 2017

Optional Dental and Vision Plans Available

This year, Northwestern contracted with Delta Dental of Illinois to offer optional dental and vision insurance plans to all registered students. Open enrollment for 6-month plans begins today, Feb. 1, providing coverage March 1-August 31, 2017.

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 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 13, 2017

Upcoming Research Space Assessments

The Office of the Provost and Office for Research are beginning to examine research spaces on campus in preparation for a strategic planning and space planning process. This will allow Northwestern to assess current and future needs regarding new research buildings and space.

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

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 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 3, 2017

The Office of Fellowships welcomes Dr. LaTanya Williams as Associate Director for STEM

In this capacity, LaTanya serves as the campus representative for the Churchill and Goldwater Scholarships as well as the point person for students at all levels in STEM fields.

January 3, 2017

Save the date for The Graduate School's Awards and Recognition Ceremony

The ceremony will take place on March 28 at the Hotel Orrington Evanston

December 31, 2016

NSF Releases Data Tables on Doctorate Recipients

The National Science Foundation (NSF) December 6 released Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2015.