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October 15, 2018

TGS & NAA Host Inaugural Graduate Alumni Homecoming Gathering

The Graduate School (TGS) and the Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) were delighted to welcome TGS alumni back to campus during Homecoming/Reunion Weekend at our inaugural Graduate Alumni Homecoming Gathering in TGS Commons on Friday, October 12. 

October 15, 2018

Join SACNAS at the Field Museum

Take a walk across time on Earth while learning more about life in our planet! Join the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) for a trip to the Field Museum of Natural History on Sunday, October 21. To participate, meet in front of the Technological Institute at 11:15 AM or in the front of the Field Museum at 1:15 PM.

October 11, 2018

Sovereignty and Strangeness Graduate Conference, October 19-21

Sovereignty and Strangeness aims to explore the constitutive relationship between sovereignty and that which is strange, queer, or illegible. How might the language of sovereignty be useful for thinking about power in religious or secular contexts when spiritual communities, charismatic individuals, and state institutions make claim to and perform supreme authority over populations and territories? And how might the language of strangeness help trace the disruptive potential of places, practices, and bodies that exceed the logic of sovereignty?

October 11, 2018

John Judis on The Nationalist Revival

Trump in America, Brexit in the U.K., anti-EU parties in Europe, nativist and authoritarian leaders around the world – Why has nationalism suddenly returned with a vengeance? Why are nationalists so angry about free trade, immigration, and globalization? And can a new international order be created that doesn’t dismiss what is constructive about nationalism?

October 9, 2018

Office of Diversity & Inclusion Welcomes HSI Pathways Fellows to Campus

The Graduate School Office of Diversity & Inclusion was pleased to recently host undergraduate fellows from the Hispanic Serving Institution Pathways to the Professoriate (HSI Pathways) Program from Sunday, October 7 to Tuesday, October 9 on Northwestern’s Evanston campus.

October 5, 2018

"Let's Talk" Drop-In Consultations Now Available

Let’s Talk, a program that provides drop-in consultations at locations around campus for Northwestern students, is now up and running in 5 locations on the Evanston Campus and 2 locations at the Chicago Campus.

October 1, 2018

Multicultural Dialogue Group: Applications Open for Fall Quarter

Looking for a way to have meaningful connections with Northwestern students from different backgrounds, disciplines, and countries? Consider joining the Multicultural Dialogue Group (MDG) this quarter! 

September 27, 2018

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate Fall Lindy Hop and Collegiate Shag Classes

Interested in learning something new? Join the Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate for Lindy Hop and Collegiate Shag classes this fall. The first lessons, on October 2, are free to try out the format and dances!

September 20, 2018

Two-day Fall 2018 Internship & Job Fair

Meet employers in a variety of industries over two days, with different employers attending each day hiring for both internships and full-time opportunities.

September 20, 2018

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week 2018 Picnic

On Saturday, September 15, The Graduate School's (TGS) Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) hosted its annual National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week (NPAW) Picnic for Northwestern University's postdoctoral fellows and their families.

September 19, 2018

Data Science Nights - Fall 2018 Kickoff Meeting

Data Science Nights are monthly hack nights on popular data science topics, organized by fellows and scholars from the Northwestern Data Science Initiative.

September 19, 2018

Cats Closet Open House

Join Northwestern Career Advancement for a first look at its clothes closet, ’Cats Closet. This new service offers all Northwestern students access to FREE gently used professional and business casual attire appropriate for career fairs, interviews, information sessions and the workplace.

September 18, 2018

Graduate Student Organization Welcome Events

Several of our graduate student organizations are hosting welcome events to kick off the fall quarter. We hope to see you there!

September 17, 2018

CAPS Announces New Support Group for Black Women

The 2018/2019 academic year is underway and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) wants to make sure that you are equipped with plenty of self-care. Sister, Sister is a new support group for Black women who face the demands of graduate and professional school at Northwestern.

September 17, 2018

Graduate Christian Fellowship First Meetings of Fall Quarter

Looking to connect with other Christian graduate students? Check out one of Graduate Christian Fellowship's (GCF) weekly small groups! 

September 16, 2018

An Evening with Dolores Huerta on October 11

Join the Graduate Student Association (GSA) and Northwestern University Women's Center as we begin a year of exploring Gender, Work, & Power with a keynote address from American labor and civil rights activist, Dolores Huerta. This event is free and open to the public! For more information, check out the GSA Facebook page. To learn more about the Dolores Huerta Foundation at www.doloreshuerta.org. 

September 16, 2018

Kick(Boxing) off Fall Quarter on September 27

Join the Graduate Student Association (GSA) for a group fitness boxing class hosted by Title Boxing, Evanston. In exchange for a $10 donation toward school supplies for Chicago Public Schools, enjoy a fun, high-energy, 45-minute interval training workout led by one of Title's talented trainers (normally a $35 value!). Complimentary boxing hand wraps will be provided.

September 11, 2018

GCF Welcome BBQ on September 22

Join the Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) for a barbecue on Saturday, September 22 at 11:00 AM in Evanston's lakeside Centennial Park. Meet other graduate students while enjoying free food and fun.

September 9, 2018

Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic (SAFE) Discussion on September 17

All members of the Northwestern community are invited to a discussion aimed to educate attendees on the next steps to address the firearm epidemic, with guest speakers and a panel discussion on gun violence. There will also be a moment of silence in memory of Shane Colombo, an incoming PhD student who lost his life on September 2 as a victim of gun violence in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic: How Can We Address Gun Violence? Monday, September 17, Noon - 1:00 PM, Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center - John Hughes Auditorium, First Floor, 303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611

September 9, 2018

English Development through Guided Exploration (EDGE) Program

Applications are now being accepted to participate in the English Development through Guided Exploration (EDGE) program during fall quarter 2018. EDGE is designed to provide international graduate students with an opportunity to practice English conversation skills with international and American peers.

September 9, 2018

NU-SACNAS iMentor Information Sessions

Are you a college graduate (graduate student, postdoc, faculty, etc.) looking to give back to the Chicago community? Join Northwestern’s chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (NU-SACNAS) for an information session with iMentor! iMentor is an organization that pairs college grads with high school students in underserved areas of Chicago who will be first generation college students.

August 31, 2018

NU-SACNAS GRFP Panel and Meet & Greet on September 13

Join Northwestern’s chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (NU-SACNAS) for a Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Panel and Meet & Greet on September 13 at 5:30 PM in Tech M345. Please RSVP no later than September 10. 

August 31, 2018

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Fall 8-Week Program

Registration is now open for the fall session of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR is an empirically-based approach to mindfulness. It is considered the gold standard the world over for a personal cultivation of mindfulness practice. The 8-week program encourages participants in a supportive atmosphere through meditation, mindful movement, and exploration of the science behind these practices. More information can be found on the Student Affairs website.

August 28, 2018

Fall Quarter Interdisciplinary Writing Groups

The Graduate Writing Place is organizing several interdisciplinary writing groups this fall and invites PhD students to apply who have completed their coursework and are working on writing associated with their research (e.g., dissertation chapters, articles, conference papers). Groups will meet weekly, either virtually or on the Evanston campus.

August 27, 2018

Science Club Youth Mentoring Opportunity

Science in Society is seeking graduate students, postdocs, and/or staff to volunteer at an after school science mentorship program called Science Club. This initiative is designed to spark interest in science and teach "scientific habits of mind" to middle school kids through challenging, hands-on science and engineering investigations. The program serves around 145 youth weekly with sessions led by approximately 75 graduate students and staff mentors. Mentoring in the program is a minimal time commitment (1.5 hours a week, no prep needed) and prior mentoring experience is not required.

August 27, 2018

Faculty Senate Research Assistant Opening

The Northwestern Faculty Senate is currently seeking a research assistant with archival experience, typically the kind of research associated with the humanities and social sciences. This position is full-time with a highly flexible schedule. It could be in lieu of a postdoctoral fellowship or ideal for an advanced graduate student who recently finished their dissertation and does not have an academic job or funding lined up for next year.

August 21, 2018

Call for Nominations for Student Representatives on University Committees

A number of University committees are seeking new graduate student representatives for the 2018-19 academic year. This includes the Police Advisory Board, the University Library Committee, the Evanston Student Health Advisory Committee, and the Advisory Committee for Responsible Investing. If you are interested in nominating a graduate student for any of these positions, please respond via this form by August 28, 2018. Self nominations will be accepted. Elections will be held for contested positions.

August 20, 2018

Fall Open Enrollment for Student Dental and Vision Insurance

The fall open enrollment period for Northwestern student health dental and insurance plans is from August 1 to October 1,  2018. Plans become active on September 1, 2018. Visit nustudenthealth.com to enroll. The 12-month plans that were purchased in fall 2017 and the 6-month plans that were purchased in spring 2018 both end on August 31, 2018. Enrollment in a new plan year is not automatic. Students must re-enroll to continue coverage! A new supplement plan is also available to students this year.

August 12, 2018

GSA Mix and Mingle at Smylie Bros. on August 15

Join the Graduate Student Association (GSA) for a mix and mingle event for graduate students of all departments and programs! Appetizers and beer will be provided to the first 80 attendees. An optional "speed friending" activity is scheduled from 5:30 - 6:00 PM.

August 10, 2018

MSE and BSEE Professional Development Programs Celebration

On Monday, August 6, The Graduate School (TGS) and Kellogg School of Management hosted a celebration to honor the most recent PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows to complete the Management for Scientists and Engineers (MSE) certificate program and the Business for Scientists Executive Education (BSEE) program.

August 10, 2018

QPGSA Queer Summer Picnic on August 19

Join the Queer Pride Graduate Student Association (QPGSA) for a Queer Summer Picnic on Sunday, August 19 at 3 PM in Evanston's beachside Centennial Park. Food and fun provided!

August 6, 2018

Critical Contexts Writing Retreat on August 16 and 17

Critical Contexts (a student organization looking at the role of equity, ethics, and power in research and academia) is hosting a summer writing retreat for graduate students who are interested in critical scholarship, pedagogy, and decolonial research. The semi-structured retreat will be held in downtown Chicago on August 16 and 17.

August 6, 2018

Beyond the Bench Career Event on August 16

Meet prominent panelists from STEM fields and learn more about their careers by attending the Beyond the Bench Career Event on Thursday, August 16.

July 30, 2018

ComSciCon-Chicago 2018 Free Public Keynote Lecture on August 25

The ComSciCon-Chicago 2018 organizing committee is excited to announce that Danielle Lee, Biologist, Blogger, and Co-Founder of the National Science & Technology News Service, will give a free public keynote lecture, "Building personal bridges: connecting your science to your communities" for the ComSciCon-Chicago 2018 workshop!

July 30, 2018

TGS Parents Summer Celebration at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

On Saturday, July 28, TGS invited graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are parents to gather with their families for a summer celebration at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago.

July 16, 2018

"Seven Minutes of Scholarship" Free Public Lectures

Attend “Seven Minutes of Scholarship” and learn about the cutting-edge research happening across Northwestern! “Seven Minutes of Scholarship” is the final symposium of Northwestern’s RSG (Ready, Set, Go) Research Communication Training Program.

July 5, 2018

Plant-It Purple Graduate Gardens Summer Harvest on July 11

Join Plant-It Purple Graduate Gardens for the first harvest of the season on July 11 from 12-2 PM in the Technological Institute Courtyard.

July 2, 2018

Ravinia Festival with GSA on July 21

Join the Graduate Student Association (GSA) for some outdoor music at Ravinia!

July 2, 2018

GSA LinkLunch on July 17 and 18

Want to connect with a graduate student from a different department and take part in a meaningful and substantive conversation about curricular or extracurricular areas of interest?

July 2, 2018

Volunteer with GSA at Evanston Recycles on July 7

Join the Graduate Student Association (GSA) in volunteering at the annual Evanston Recycles Collection Event!

June 19, 2018

TGS Parent Summer Celebration at Peggy Notebaert Museum

The event will take place on July 28 from 10 AM to 2 PM, and tickets will be available on June 25 at 10 AM.

June 8, 2018

WISER Discussion Social

Join WISER this month to talk about ways to approach the issue of sexual harassment on campus.

June 8, 2018

Game Night with GSA

Join GSA for an end-of-quarter celebration with fellow graduate students at the game room at Norris Center, Thursday June 14, 5-7 PM.

May 31, 2018

Plant-It Purple: Main Planting Day

Mark your calendar on June 4 for Plant-It Purple's biggest event of the year: Main Planting Day! Plant-It Purple has ordered a ton of flowers for their garden and will need help planting them all. It will be a nice way to break from your studies or research and spend some time outdoors!

May 29, 2018

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

Click here to register for the free Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) at Northwestern event: "Searle Teaching-As-Research (STAR) Program Poster Session" that will take place on Wednesday, June 13, from 3-5 PM at the Searle Center Library. 

May 29, 2018

Cast Your Vote for the 2018-2019 GSA Executive Board

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) has a wonderful group of candidates who are looking forward to bringing you more social and service events during the upcoming school year. Please show your support by casting your ballot for the nominees here. The poll is open until midnight on Wednesday, May 30.

May 25, 2018

Essay Scholarship Opportunity from Dr. Usha Rajagopal

Dr. Usha Rajagopal is offering a $1000 scholarship opportunity to eligible college, or university, students in the United States. Full details on eligibility, applying, winner selection, and more can be found below.

May 25, 2018

TGS Student Receives Wilderness First Aid Reimbursement Grant

Congratulations to TGS student Annie Nelson, a PhD candidate in the department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, who is the Office of Global Safety and Security's (OGSS) first recipient of the Wilderness First Aid Reimbursement Grant!

May 21, 2018

Graduate Women Across Northwestern Board Interest Dinner

Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN) is seeking board members for the 2018-2019 academic year. Join the current GWAN Board for dinner to hear about their open positions and how you can be part of GWAN next year.

May 21, 2018

Managing Microaggressions

Join NU-SACNAS for a workshop in Managing Microaggressions as part of their Diverse Perspective in STEM Series. Learn to identify and respond to microaggressions that occur within academia and professional settings.

May 21, 2018

GSA SummerFest @ Dillo Day 2018

Join GSA for lunch and conversation with fellow students and alumni before we head to Dillo Day's Beer Garden to kick off the summer.

May 21, 2018

Northwestern Intersections: Daniel Moser '02

Northwestern Intersections provides an outlet for alumni to share stories about how their careers have evolved and how key intersections of experience, opportunity, and alumni connections have propelled them to where they are today. Check out the newest episode with Daniel Moser '02 PhD on Using a Theater Background to Communicate with Confidence. 

May 17, 2018

Resources for Graduate Student Travel

In preparation for summer travel, we are sharing our policies and resources from the Office of Global Safety and Security (OGSS).

May 16, 2018

Hype Your Research: A Visit to Mollie McQuillan's Gender Identity Class

Earlier this month, Dean Woodruff joined Mollie McQuillan, Presidential Fellow and PhD candidate in Human Development and Social Policy, to co-teach Mollie's undergraduate class as part of The Graduate School’s inaugural Hype Your Research visit.

May 14, 2018

Spring Swing Dance

This Friday, May 18, the Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate will host their Spring Swing Dance.

May 11, 2018

Off-Campus Life Resources

Looking for a place to live? The Off-Campus Life website contains the information and resources available to students living off-campus.

May 8, 2018

New T32 Funded Training Program for Postdocs

Congratulations to Professors David C. Mohr, PhD, and Madhu Reddy, PhD, who have received the Notice of Acceptance for a NIMH T32 training program to jointly train postdoctoral fellows in clinical science and human computer interaction focused on mental health.

May 7, 2018

Latinx Congratulatory

The Latinx Congratulatory is our way of recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of Northwestern's Latinx graduates.

May 7, 2018

The Joy: NU's Black Congratulatory

The Journey of Our Years, or The JOY, is our way of recognizing and celebrating all of NU's Black graduates.

May 3, 2018

Spring Garden Preparation and Planting Event - Plant-it Purple Grad Gardens

Join Plant-It Purple on May 10 from 12 - 3 PM in the courtyard of the Technological Institute

May 2, 2018

NU Queer Ladies Night: Meals with Strangers and Comedy Showcase

Join QPGSA and GWAN on Saturday, May 12 for a night of community and comedy centered around LGBTQ women at Northwestern. They will start the evening with dinner at Futatsuki Ramen and then head to Strip Joker, Chicago's only body-positive, queer-positive comedy showcase. 

May 2, 2018

The Art of Scientific Storytelling with Dario Robleto

Artist Dario Robleto will share the deep connections between art and science through his creative research methods, narrative storytelling and exploration of material science and sculpture.

April 27, 2018

Dillo Day 2018-Save the Date

Did you know Dillo Day is the largest student run festival in the nation? And it's not just for undergrads--Dillo Day is open to all NU students, faculty/staff, and alumni!

April 27, 2018

GSA Camping Trip at Mirror Lake & Devil's Lake

If you think summer should be all about swimming, hiking, and campfires, GSA has you covered! Get out of the city and bond with your fellow grad students on a camping trip with GSA.

April 27, 2018

Annual 5K/10K Run

Join the GSA annual 5K/10K charity run! The donation will go to Girls on the Run, a non-profit that works to encourage pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles. NU students, faculty, staff, and affiliates (family/friends) are welcome.

April 27, 2018

Were Adam & Eve Real? Let Science Make the Case

Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass  M.D. PhD will discuss the relationship between Christianity and Evolution, focusing on evidence and arguments that genomic science provides for the existence of a historical Adam and Eve. 

April 27, 2018

Machine Learning Meetup

On May 7, Dr. Camille Avestruz, of Enrico Fermi Institute & Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago will be giving a talk titled "Automated Object Classification for Large Scale Future Surveys: A Strong Lensing Example."

April 25, 2018

Critical Contexts presents Dr. Eve Ewing

Critical Contexts, a student organization looking at the role of equity, ethics, and power in research and academia, is hosting a small group discussion with Dr. Eve Ewing, an acclaimed writer, sociologist of education, and faculty member at the University of Chicago.

April 25, 2018

TGS Spring Playdates

Bring your families to one of our TGS spring playdates for graduate students and postdocs with children.

April 25, 2018

INVO Series in Evanston

The Innovation and New Ventures Office at Northwestern catalyzes the translation of university innovations out of the lab to benefit the public. 

April 25, 2018

87th Annual Waa-Mu show: Manhattan Miracle

The 87th Annual Waa-Mu show will run from May 4 - 13 in Cahn Auditorium. Manhattan Miracle is Northwestern’s own original musical, written, performed, and presented by Northwestern students.

April 23, 2018

Veritas Forum

Join three scholars as they discuss artificial intelligence, humanity, and faith. You will hear from Dr. Nathan Matias (Princeton), Dr. Kristian Hammond (Northwestern), and Dr. Ágnes Horvát (Northwestern) as they each share answers to these questions and then engage in a riveting discussion.

April 23, 2018

Keynotes Spring Concert

The Keynotes, Northwestern's Graduate A Cappella Group, invites you to attend their annual Spring Concert at Vail Chapel this Friday. Admission is free and reception to follow.

April 23, 2018

In Motion: Performance and Unsettling Borders

The 2018 Department of Performance Studies Graduate Student Conference, In Motion: Performance and Unsettling Borders, invites graduate students—practitioners and scholars—to generate dialogue and debate by coming together around artistic work and interdisciplinary thinking.

April 23, 2018

The Orange Garden

Hassan Al Rawas, a second year student in the MFA in Directing program is directing The Orange Garden for his spring show. The play, written by Joanna Garner, follows the story of a young American who travels to Iran with the Peace Corps in the 1970s and discovers what it means to be an American in the world. 

April 19, 2018

TGS Hooding Ceremony Student Marshal Applications

TGS is seeking four current TGS students to be student marshals at our upcoming PhD & MFA Hooding Ceremony on Thursday, June 21 at Cahn Auditorium.

April 19, 2018

Alumnae Award Recipients

The Alumnae Grants Committee selected 21 recipients out of 42 proposals, and a total of $120,000 was distributed for the 2017/18 cycle.

April 18, 2018

Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is an inspiring and affirming ceremony that celebrates the achievements of graduating students in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and ally community at Northwestern University.

April 16, 2018

Jazz Movement and 20s Dance Workshop

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate is holding their spring dance workshop on Sunday April 22. Three classes with increasing levels of difficulty give participants a great chance to brush up on existing dance skills or start dancing from scratch.

April 16, 2018

Earth Day Parks Clean-up

Join GSA and sustainNU for a parks clean up on Earth Day! Get outside and enjoy some fresh air while we volunteer with the City of Evanston to clean up our local parks.

April 16, 2018

GSA Annual 5K/10K Run

Join the GSA annual 5K/10K charity run! The donation will go to Girls on the Run, a non-profit that works to encourage pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles.

April 16, 2018

SONIC Speaker: Professor Prasad Balkundi

Please join the SONIC Lab in Frances Searle Room 1-483 this Wednesday, April 18 at 10 AM to welcome the SONIC Speaker, Professor Prasad Balkundi of the University of Buffalo School of Management.

April 16, 2018

Healthy Breakfasts with GWAN

Join Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN) and fellow graduate students for a healthy breakfast with make-your-own yogurt parfaits and other healthy treats! We will be hosting an event on each campus. All are welcome to attend either or both.

April 11, 2018

Northwestern Toastmasters Club

Northwestern Toastmasters Club is Northwestern’s Public Speaking Club. They meet weekly on Friday evenings from 4:45 to 6 PM in Ford ITW (Room 1-350). 

April 9, 2018

Northwestern Creative Writing Club

The Northwestern Creative Writing Club meets once every 2 weeks (1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month) from 6:30 to 8:30 PM near the Norris Dunkin’ Donuts to write creatively in a collegial environment.

April 9, 2018

Deconstructing Whiteness

This 6-series workshop will begin on Wednesday, April 25 at 6 PM in the Women’s Center, and is an opportunity for students who self-identify as white to explore what it means to be white, how to talk about whiteness and race with other white people, as well as begin to understand their own role in doing anti-racist work. 

April 9, 2018

Chicago Women in STEM and Academia Initiative: 2018

The "Chicago Women in STEM and Academia Initiative: 2018", held on March 15 on the Chicago campus of Northwestern, was an inaugural event organized by the Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum (NUPF).

April 9, 2018

Apply Now: Leadership and Funding Opportunities in English Language Programs

Doctoral and MFA students are invited to apply for leadership roles in two programs offered by English Language Programs.

April 9, 2018

New article by Lawrence Crosby, TGS PhD Candidate

Lawrence Crosby, Materials Science PhD Candidate at Northwestern, reflects on his experience last summer at Science Outside the Lab in Washington, DC in an article on Helix.

April 9, 2018

Research Assistant Opportunities at Kellogg School of Management

Current Northwestern University undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for paid research assistant positions at Kellogg School of Management.

April 9, 2018

LGBTQ Ally Trainings

Multicultural Student Affairs is partnering with Learning and Organization Development and the Equity Office to offer quarterly LGBTQ Ally Trainings (previously known as Safe Space Trainings) for faculty and staff.

April 6, 2018

Northwestern MFA student wins The Alliance/Kendeda Competition

The Alliance/Kendeda Competition continues to spotlight the best emerging playwrights with a full production for the competition winner and staged readings for four competition finalists. GOODNIGHT, TYLER by B.J. Tindal of Northwestern University is the 16th competition winner and will have its world premiere on the Hertz Stage February 16 - March 10, 2019.

April 6, 2018

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life is offering two opportunities for Mindfulness Based Stress Relief.

April 6, 2018

Plant-it Purple Potting Event

Plant-it Purple's little vegetable plants are bursting out of their jiffy pods -- but it's still too cold to put them outside. Give them new temporary homes until they're bigger and stronger. 

April 4, 2018

Mind Still Matters: Conversations about Mental Health in Graduate School

Join Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) for their re-scheduled event "Mind Still Matters: Conversations about Mental Health in Graduate School" on April 27 from 7-10 PM in the Sheil Catholic Center basement. Join them for free dinner and a time to ask questions about mental health in graduate school.

April 3, 2018

GLAC & GSA Health Care Town Hall

Join GLAC & GSA at a Health Care Town Hall on April 11, 2018 at TGS Commons from 12 - 1:30 PM.

April 3, 2018

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate is back for their spring session. Chicago-based dance instructor Nicolle Wood will teach one last session of lindy hop and balboa to finish out the academic year at Northwestern.

April 2, 2018

SONIC Speaker Series: Professor Gianluca Carnabuci

Please join the SONIC Lab in Frances Searle Room 1-483 this Wednesday, April 4 at 10 AM to welcome SONIC Speaker Professor Gianluca Carnabuci of ESMT Berlin, who will present his talk.

April 2, 2018

A Day in the Life of a Northwestern Graduate Student: José Luis Quintero Ramirez

This profile is part of our new ‘Day in the Life of a Graduate Student’ series highlighting the stories of graduate students across Northwestern. José Luis Quintero Ramirez is a second-year PhD student in Rhetoric and Public Culture, a program in the School of Communication.

April 2, 2018

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 a vacation house in the Indiana Dunes.

March 30, 2018

Free Registration to QPGSA's 11th Annual Conference: Queertopia

The Queer Pride Graduate Student Association is proud to announce free registration for its 11th annual Queertopia conference on Saturday, April 21 on the Evanston campus.

March 29, 2018

NuTango's Birthday Bash

NuTango invites you to celebrate its third anniversary on April 11, at 7 PM. The event will be hosted at Seabury Hall and will include free food, live music, dance performances, and more surprises.

March 29, 2018

NU SACNAS Abstract Workshop

NU SACNAS in preparing for SACNAS 2018: The National Diversity in STEM Conference taking place in San Antonio, Texas on October 11-13. Join them for a workshop on April 4 to learn how to write the perfect abstract and apply for travel awards.

March 29, 2018

EDGS Graduate Lecture Series

In July 2018, Indonesia will hold simultaneous subnational elections to elect governors, mayors, and district heads in 17 provinces, 39 municipalities, and 115 districts. What does the data tell us about women’s representation in Indonesia’s subnational politics?

March 27, 2018

Campus Safety Town Hall Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Campus Safety Town Hall on Friday, March 23. Some of the questions and concerns that were addressed are highlighted in this recap article.

March 21, 2018

Campus Safety Town Hall

Join Dean Teresa Woodruff, NUPD Commander Chin, Associate Director of Graduate Student Engagement Dana Bozeman, and Director of Residential Life Valronica Scales for a town hall discussion regarding campus safety and the emergency threat that took place on March 14.

March 20, 2018

Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW)

Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) will take place from April 2-6.

March 19, 2018

WISER Spring Symposium

Join WISER this spring to highlight the work of women faculty here at Northwestern. Featuring research talks from five faculty members spanning multiple fields, find out what your colleagues are working on in other departments and engage with the wider STEM community.

March 19, 2018

Exploring Intersectionality: A Panel Discussion with SACNAS & QPGSA

Please join SACNAS, in partnership with QPGSA, for a discussion panel called “Exploring Intersectionality.” This is the first event from the Series: Diverse Perspectives in STEM organized by SACNAS.

March 14, 2018

NSF's Vizzies Challenge

NSF's Vizzies Challenge, now in its 16th year, invites researchers and members of the general public to submit their best science or engineering visualization. In partnership with PopSci.com, this year's Vizzies closes on April 15.

March 14, 2018

Outreach Opportunity: Career Day at Joyce Kilmer Elementary School

Joyce Kilmer Elementary School, a public school in Rogers Park, is seeking professionals at all career stages – including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows – to share their stories with sixth graders during their annual Career Day on April 12.

March 14, 2018

A Conversation with Roxane Gay

CTSS & The Women's Center are excited to announce A conversation with Roxane Gay on Tuesday, April 3 at 7 PM.

March 14, 2018

Free Tax Webinar for Postdocs and Graduate Students

This free webinar by Personal Finance for PhDs covers the information you need to know to file your US federal tax return.

March 12, 2018

Information on Northwestern Computational Research Day

Northwestern Computational Research Day will take place on April 10 on the Evanston campus. This event allows Northwestern researchers, faculty, students and staff from diverse disciplines to come together to learn, connect and share their experiences with computational research. A complimentary lunch and cocktail reception will be provided for registered attendees.

March 12, 2018

Feminine Hygiene Item Drive

Comunidad Latinx has partnered with a local women's shelter, The Primo Center, for the month of March and will be collecting donations for gifts until March 30.

March 9, 2018

Visualization Competition for Computational Research Day

Northwestern IT is hosting a Visualization Competition and invites Northwestern undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs to submit their visualizations for consideration.

March 8, 2018

Queertopia: Queer Community, Queer Care

The Queer Pride Graduate Student Association is proud to announce free registration for its 11th annual Queertopia conference on Saturday, April 21 on the Evanston campus.

March 7, 2018

Lightning Talk at Computational Research Day

The deadline to submit an abstract to give a Lightning Talk at Computational Research Day on April 10 has been extended to Tuesday, March 13.

March 7, 2018

Graduate International Student Orientation 2018

Save the date for the Graduate International Student from September 6-7 2018.

March 6, 2018

Applications are now open for RSG

RSG is an 8-week research communication training program offered as a non-credit course to TGS PhD and postdoctoral fellows from all areas of research.

March 6, 2018

Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies

The Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce competition for the 2018-2019 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.

March 6, 2018

Science In your Community Center (SICC)

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

March 6, 2018

Chicago Women in STEM & Academia Initiative

Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum invites students, postdocs, staff, and faculty from Northwestern and other institutions to a special event on March 15 from 12 - 7 PM that will focus on addressing inequalities facing women in STEM and academia, building a community to promote gender equity, and identifying solutions for the prioritization of work and lifestyle.

March 2, 2018

BGSA Presents: 21st Annual Graduate Research Conference

Northwestern’s Black Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce its 21st Annual Graduate Research Conference that will be held on April 14, 2018 at Navy Pier in downtown Chicago. This year’s conference theme is Black Scholars Matter: PhinDing the strength to be PhinisheD. They aim to showcase the variety and diversity among graduate students of color, especially in their research and everyday lives.

March 2, 2018

Explore Chicago: WhirlyBall

Celebrate Graduate Student Appreciation Week at WhirlyBall Chicago on Saturday, April 7. Tickets go on sale March 7.

February 27, 2018

Strain Engineered Unusual Polar-to-nonpolar Transition and the Emergent Phenomena in Hybrid Improper Ferroelectrics

On Wednesday, February 28, SPIE will have Xuezeng Lu, graduate student in Professor James Rondinelli’s group in Materials Science and Engineering, presenting his research on “Strain Engineered Unusual Polar-to-nonpolar Transition and the Emergent Phenomena in Hybrid Improper Ferroelectrics.”

February 26, 2018

Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED): A Talk by Dr. Mel Y. Chen

The Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) presents a talk by Dr. Mel Y. Chen (University of California, Berkeley). This year the Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) focuses on the multiple modes of being entangled. The theme attends to global genealogies of colonial conquest, racial slavery, racial capitalism, and binaries of gender and sexuality which converge to maintain empire.

February 26, 2018

InfoSocial 2018

On behalf of the InfoSocial 2018 Planning Committee, all students are invited to attend this year’s conference on March 9-10, 2018.  InfoSocial is a graduate student research conference hosted by the Media, Technology, and Society (MTS) program in the Department of Communication Studies and the Technology and Social Behavior (TSB) program in the Department of Communication Studies in the School of McCormick.

February 26, 2018

Graduate Christian Fellowship - Questioning Christianity

Join Graduate Christian Fellowship March 2nd at 7pm at The Graduate Student (TGS) Commons for a small introduction to some of the unique features of Christianity followed by an opportunity to ask questions on faith and religion, and explore the human desire for meaning. Dinner will be provided.

February 26, 2018

Plant-It Purple Seed Planting & Tea Party

Following the success of Plant-It Purple's first tea party, they invite you to stop by once again to enjoy some delicious tea made from the flowers and herbs they grew last year!

February 23, 2018

Tango Party: Milonga del Norte

NuTango and the University of Chicago Argentine Tango Club will host a Tango Party on March 3rd. This event is about giving dancers from college clubs across Chicago a chance to dance with their crosstown peers. Non-students are welcome too, and a beginner lesson will be conducted at the beginning.

February 22, 2018

Spring Enrollment for Dental and Vision Insurance

The spring enrollment period for Northwestern student health Dental and Insurance plans has opened.

February 22, 2018

Midwest Regional SACNAS Research Conference

Join NU SACNAS at the Midwest Regional SACNAS Research Conference on April 28 at the University of Chicago.

February 19, 2018

2018 Arts Soirée

The 2018 Arts Soirée: A Cultural Exchange will be hosted by the Graduate Student Association (GSA), Graduate International Students Association (G-ISA), and the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) and will include performances by the Keynotes, SPG Improv, NU Tango, G-ISA, and the youth of Family Matters.

February 19, 2018

CARE and CAPS: From Surviving to Thriving

CARE and CAPS will come together to facilitate a 9 week support group for student survivors of sexual violence, beginning Monday April 9, 2018.

February 19, 2018

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate's Winter Swing Dance

The Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate is holding their Winter Swing Dance on February 23! Petra van Nuis and her band are coming up from Chicago to play great Jazz music all night long. All are welcome- no experience or partner needed!

February 19, 2018

Queer Pride Graduate Student Association's Lavender Friday

The Queer Pride Graduate Student Association (QPGSA) invites you to attend their Winter Quarter Social Event: Lavender Friday, this Friday, February 23. Join them at World of Beer in Evanston from 7-9 PM for food, drinks, and a night of fun!

February 19, 2018

Controversial Conversations with NU CAPS

Controversial Conversations is a progressive support group for students, staff, and faculty to come together to discuss important issues in today's society. Stop by their event on February 28 and join the discussion.

February 16, 2018

NU Curling Club: 2018

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

February 16, 2018

WISER: Coffee & Conversations with Prof. Emily Weiss

WISER joins the Women’s Health Research Institute in their Xpanding Opportunities in STEM series, a series designed to break down barriers for women in STEM. Come in March for an informal coffee hour with Emily Weiss, Dow Chemical Company Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern.

February 15, 2018

EDGE Speaker Series February/March

Please join the Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS) next Tuesday, February 20 at 3 PM, where Sabina Puspita, PhD student in Political Science, will be presenting her research: Democratization and Gender Equality: Lessons from the Women's Movements in Thailand and Indonesia.

February 12, 2018

Join NU-SACNAS for Volunteer Opportunities

Join NU-SACNAS to learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities! They will be hosting information sessions on February 26-27.

February 12, 2018

Toastmasters Club Weekly Meetings

Northwestern Toastmasters Club is Northwestern’s Public Speaking Club. They meet weekly on Friday evenings from 4:45 pm to 6 pm in Ford ITW (Room 1-350). The mission of the Northwestern Toastmasters club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which foster self-confidence and personal growth.

February 12, 2018

GWAN: Dress for Success

Co-sponsored by Graduate Women Across Northwestern, The Office of Work/Life & Family Resources and Northwestern Career Advancement, graduate students are invited to have lunch and chat about any questions you may have regarding interview preparation and appropriate attire on February 27.

February 12, 2018

TGS PhD Candidate to have Fake News Study Published

Jake Nelson, a PhD candidate in the Media, Technology, and Society program, and Harsh Taneja, an alumnus of TGS and assistant professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, are about to publish their study on the online fake news audience, which is a small, disloyal group of heavy internet users. This study is the the first to provide a theoretical explanation for why this has been the case.

February 9, 2018

BGSA Annual Community Building Ski Trip

In partnership with QPGSA, G-ISA, G-SALSA, CLX, and CGSA, BGSA is collaborating for their Annual Community Building Ski Trip on February 24-25.

February 8, 2018

Science and Fake News: Communicating Science in an Era of Post-Truth

The rise of fake news has dominated the world of politics since the last U.S. election cycle. But fake news is not at all new in the world of science. What are the insights provided by science communication research that can help us address the fake news phenomena in this brave new world of science communication? Find out from Dominique Brossard, professor and chair in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

February 5, 2018

Alliance of Chicago Minority Students (ACMS) Candy Gram and Bake Sale

Do you have a valentine in mind? ACMS would be happy to help you give that special someone something sweet.

February 2, 2018

Graduate Students of Color Wellness and Support Group

Northwestern Counseling and Psychological Services are excited to launch the first Graduate Students of Color Wellness and Support Group of 2018.

February 2, 2018

NuTango's Valentine's Day Tango Workshop

NuTango is hosting a Valentine's Day Tango Workshop where participants will learn the basics steps of Argentine tango.

January 30, 2018

Plant-It Purple's First Tea Party

Plant-It Purple cordially invites everyone to the first Plant-It Purple tea party on February 6.

January 29, 2018

An Evening with Kathryn Ogletree: Reflections on Race, Gender, & Student Activism

Join Kathryn Ogletree, NU alumna and former FMO president, as she reflects on her role in the Black student takeover of Northwestern's Bursar's office in 1968.

January 29, 2018

Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) Event: "Mind still matters: Conversations about mental health in graduate school"

The Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) is hosting an event "Mind still matters: Conversations about mental health in graduate school" on February 9 from 7-10 PM in TGS Commons.

January 25, 2018

TGS Fridays Mini Grad Resource Fair: Chicago

Dana Bozeman, Associate Director of Student Engagement, invites you to join her, Dean Teresa Woodruff, and representatives from across Northwestern, including the Office of Fellowships, the Women’s Center, Student Insurance, and the TGS Family Resource Liaison.

January 24, 2018

GCF - Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores

The Graduate Christian Fellowship is hosting “Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores” on February 2 at 7 PM at TGS Commons (2120 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60201). Dominique DuBois Gilliard will be discussing his new book Justice That Restores.

January 22, 2018

Research Safety Student Initiative Hosting Safety Awareness Week

The Research Safety Student Initiative (RSSI) is hosting its first Safety Awareness Week on February 19 – 23 to promote awareness of research safety.

January 22, 2018

Women's Health Research Day

zJanuary 25 is now considered "Women's Health Research Day" in celebration of tend anniversary of the implementation of the landmark policy set forth by the NIH, requiring investigators to consider sex as a biological variable.

January 18, 2018

WISER Discussion Social

Join WISER for a discussion-based coffee social this month covering the concept of "impostor syndrome"- is it just a cultural myth and obstacle for women to overcome? Or are women on average less self-assured than men?

January 12, 2018

Tango classes Winter Quarter

NuTango is excited to announce a 9-week series of Argentine Tango classes at Northwestern University. Classes are on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM.

January 12, 2018

Multicultural Dialogue Group Applications are now open

Join the Multicultural Dialogue Group this quarter to connect with people from around the globe and different departments.

January 12, 2018

Posse Plus Retreat

Campus Inclusion and Community and the Northwestern Posse Scholars invite you to attend the Posse Plus Retreat, scheduled for April 13-15, 2018 at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin.

January 11, 2018

Queertopia Conference Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are due March 1 for the 11 annual Queertopia Conference: Queer Community, Queer Care hosted by the Queer Pride Graduate Student Association on April 21. See the Call for Abstracts for more information and submission instructions.

January 11, 2018

Graduate Student event for Women's Health Research Day

Northwestern graduate students are hosting an event at the State of Illinois building on January 25 from 3 - 6 PM to celebrate not only a new era in scientific research and the progress being made towards meeting women’s health goals, but also bring the real results of this sex-inclusive research to the public.

January 11, 2018

Northwestern Creative Writing Club

The Northwestern Creative Writing Club meets once every 2 weeks (1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month) from 6:30 to 8:30 PM to write creatively in a collegial environment.

January 10, 2018

EDGS Graduate Lecture Series

The EDGS Graduate Lecture Series has returned for the winter quarter on Tuesday, January 16 at 3 PM.

January 9, 2018

Northwestern's English Language Programs and Linguistic department spoke at the 2018 Linguistic Society of America meeting

Julia Moore, Director of English Language Programs (ELP), and Matthew Goldrick, Linguistics Department Chair, served on a six-member panel at the 2018 Linguistic Society of America meeting in early January.

January 8, 2018

Winter Happy Hour with GSA

Join fellow grad students for a Winter Happy Hour at World of Beer to celebrate the new year!

January 8, 2018

Plant-It Purple Plant Giveaway

Stop by and grab a houseplant from Plant-It Purple on January 22 from 2-4 PM in Hogan G-160.

January 5, 2018

Register for the MLK Day of Service at Gale Community Academy

Join Northwestern students and staff for a large-scale service project to transform learning spaces at Gale Community Academy on January 15.

January 4, 2018

Explore Chicago Winter Quarter!

Our Explore Chicago Winter Quarter event will be tickets to Broadway in Chicago’s Stephen Karam’s The Humans. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, January 16 at 9 AM.