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March 25, 2019

Graduate Student Appreciate Week 2019

Graduate Student Appreciate Week (GSAW) provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognize TGS PhD and master's students. Below is a comprehensive list of events put on in partnership with the Center for Reproductive Science (CRS), Chicago Graduate Student Association (CGSA), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Driskill Graduate Program (DGP), Feinberg School of Medicine, Graduate Student Association (GSA), Norris University Center, Northwestern Family Resources, Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA), Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN), Northwestern University Libraries, and The Graduate School (TGS).

March 18, 2019

Spring into Swing on April 5

You are invited to join the Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate (NSDS) in celebrating a very early spring at "Spring into Swing!" on Friday, April 5. There will be live music by The Westerlees.

March 11, 2019

2019 NAA International Student Reception

Join the Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) for the 2019 NAA International Student Reception on Thursday, April 18 frmo 6:00 - 8:00 PM in Guild Lounge.

March 4, 2019

Master of Science in Law Information Session on March 7

Designed exclusively for students with STEM backgrounds, the Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree allows PhDs and postdoctoral trainees to fortify their technical training with a set of legal and business skills that are essential in the workplace. Advanced degree candidates who are interested in careers outside academia - for example, in industry, entrepreneurship, government, policy positions, or administrative roles - will find this training especially beneficial.

March 4, 2019

21st Chicago Ethnography Conference

You are invited to the 21st Chicago Ethnography Conference on "Issues of Gender in Ethnography" on Saturday, March 16 from 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM at Fisk Auditorium, on the Evanston campus.

March 3, 2019

Putting Theory to Work: A Career Exploration Workshop Series for Humanities PhDs

Join Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) for bagels, coffee, and career reflection the next two Wednesdays! Sessions will be led by Tracie Thomas, Director of Career Development at NCA and Elysse Longiotti, the dedicated career adviser for PhDs. NCA will also be planning a career site visit as a group to learn how advanced degrees in the humanities can be leveraged in a variety of fields. PhD students at all stages of their programs are welcome.

March 3, 2019

CRLT Players Performance on May 6

The University of Michigan invites you to attend the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) Players interactive sketch, CUTS: Responding to Student Climate Concerns. There will be two performances, both in the Louis Room, Norris University Center. Participants will experience and discuss the many forces that shape campus climate both positively and negatively.

February 22, 2019

Adventures in Copyright on February 27

Join Liz Hamilton, Copyright Librarian, during Fair Use Week for "Adventures in Copyright" at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, February 27 in University Library, Book Nook. Learn about copyright cases that highlight how copyright ownership affects us all. 

February 22, 2019

Islamist Movements in Indonesia and Turkey: Mobilization, Islamization, and Legitimacy on March 8

Please join the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies program and Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS) on Friday, March 8 for Islamist Movements in Indonesia and Turkey: Mobilization, Islamization, and Legitimacy, a day-long workshop.

February 20, 2019

2019 Chicago Women in STEM Symposium

Northwestern Postdoctoral Association's Chicago Women in STEM Initiative is very excited to invite you to the Chicago Women in STEM Symposium on Friday, March 8th, International Women’s Day! 

February 18, 2019

Chicago Women in STEM Symposium on March 8

The Chicago Women in STEM Initiative is  excited to announce that registration is now open for the Chicago Women in STEM Symposium on Friday, March 8, International Women’s Day! After the success of the 2018 Symposium, the Northwestern University Postdoctoral Association (NUPA) is committed to organizing this event every year. The purpose in 2019 is to celebrate local women's progress in STEM and advance an equitable vision for the future by raising community awareness of implicit bias, a key obstacle to STEM diversity. Everyone is welcome!

February 18, 2019

NU in Chicago: Rogers Park

Join the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) and Neighbor2Neighbor to learn more about the diverse and vibrant neighborhood of Rogers Park. Long-time resident, business owner and political provocateur Katy Hogan will lead a bus tour through the 49th Ward. The second half of the visit will focus on the North of Howard area, beginning with a panel at Gale Community Academy and ending with site visits to local non-profits. CCE will close out the evening with dinner and conversation. FREE! Register here.

February 18, 2019

Upcoming Activities from GSA

Northwestern University's Graduate Student Association (GSA) is hosting a variety of events in coming weeks. Please consider joining them for one or more of these activities.

February 18, 2019

"Search, Apply, and Negotiate for Your Future Job" on Tuesday, February 26

Join the Northwestern University Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (NU-SACNAS) for "Search, Apply, and Negotiate for Your Future Job" on Tuesday, February 26. Learn more about networking and effective ways of professional communication in person and through email.

February 18, 2019

Interfaith Conversation on February 21

Join the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Northwestern Hillel, the Sheil Catholic Center, the Luteran Camus Ministry, the University Christian Ministry, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and the Office of the President for "(How) Does Faith Matter in a Skeptical World", a special interfaith conversation on Thursday, February 21. This event will feature Scott Shay (WCAS '79, KSM '80), author of In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism and Tahera Ahmad, Associate Chaplain and Director of Interfaith Engagement, Northwestern University in conversation with Lallene Rector, President of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

February 18, 2019

Plant-It-Purple Houseplant Giveaway

It's that time of the year again: houseplant giveaway! Stop by and grab a new verdant friend for your home! Plant-It-Purple will have clippings of philodendron, pothos, and other houseplants for you to take home. They will provide the necessary materials and snacks, just bring yourselves!

February 11, 2019

Love Data Week February 11-15

Learn about data resources and show off your data skills during Love Data Week, February 11-15.

February 11, 2019

TGS Life Science Commercialization Course

The Graduate School (TGS) in conjunction with the Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) is offering "TGS 516 Commercialization in Context: Life Sciences," a new course for spring 2019 course on Wednesday evenings in Weiboldt Hall, focused on the commercialization of life science research with a special emphasis on intellectual property. This offering is a Life Science adaptation of a course originally developed and taught by inventors/commercialization agents in the Kellogg School of Management.

February 8, 2019

RSG Research Communication Training Program Information Sessions on March 12 and 13

The Ready Set Go (RSG) Research Communication Training Program is holding two information sessions for graduate students and post-doctoral trainees interested in this 8-week summer program. You may attend either session, click here for more information.

February 8, 2019

WISER Winter Faculty Seminar, Evanston Campus: Professor Yarrow Axford

Join the Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) for their next set of faculty seminars! In Evanston this month they have Professor Yarrow Axford from Earth & Planetary Sciences discussing her research in climate science, her experiences in science communication, and how she has navigated a path in academia. All are welcome and lunch will be provided. 

February 8, 2019

RSSI Safety Awareness Week February 18-22

The Research Safety Student Initiative (RSSI) is hosting its annual Safety Awareness Week to promote awareness of research safety. RSSI would like to invite all researchers (graduate students, postdocs and PIs) to the opening event at 4:30 PM on Monday, February 18 at Pancoe Auditorium. Learn about the new safety system LUMEN, which will be replacing NSIS soon, while enjoying Tomate, drinks and chances to win prizes including $100 gift cards.

February 5, 2019

Pursuing a Whole Mind in Graduate School

Got the winter blues? Join the Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) for a dialogue about helpful mental health practices in graduate school with Pastor Charles Miyamoto of the Counseling Center at First Presbyterian Church of Evanston and Mimoza Paloj, MSMFT of the Family Institute. They will be discussing what good mental health in graduate school looks like along with appropriate steps to seek help. RSVP here. For questions, please contact GCF. 

February 4, 2019

Advocacy Mentor Circle with Illinois Humanities

The Graduate Leadership & Advocacy Council (GLAC) is proud to announce that the second Advocacy Mentor Circle will take place on Monday, February 18 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM with Elliot Heilman in the Illinois Humanities office! The event will feature both informational and interactive components that highlight Elliot's experience with community engagement in the non-profit sector.

February 4, 2019

Join ODI for Donuts & Diversity on February 21

Please join The Graduate School's Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) for hot drinks, donuts, and conversation on Thursday, February 21 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM at TGS Chicago campus, Abbott Hall 3rd floor conference room (720 N Lake Shore Drive). Assistant Dean Williams looks forward to personally meeting you and learning more about your experience at Northwestern.

February 4, 2019

Upcoming Events from the Graduate Women Across Northwestern

Take a look at the upcoming events hosted the Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN).

February 4, 2019

Queer Pride Graduate Student Association's Lavender Friday

Lavender Friday in Boystown is back and this winter social is set to be the Queer Pride Graduate Student Association's (QPGSA) biggest one yet! Join QPGSA for a night of fun at D.S. Tequila Co. for bottomless food, unlimited drinks, and the company of your fellow gays in both TGS and Kellogg.

January 28, 2019

NU-SACNAS Abstract Writing Workshop on February 4

Join the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) for an Abstract Writing Workshop on Monday, February 4 at  5:30 PM in Tech LG66 (2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208). Learn more about the 2nd Annual Midwest Regional SACNAS conference at University of Chicago. The deadline to register for the conference is Friday, March 1, and to submit abstracts is Friday, February 15.

January 24, 2019

Management for Scientists and Engineers Certificate Program Information Session on February 13

Doctoral students enrolled in science, engineering, math, and quantitative social science programs are invited to an information session for the Management for Scientists and Engineers Certificate Program. This session will provide the opportunity to hear about the program from professors and former students and to ask any questions you may have.

January 22, 2019

One Book Presents Keyword: Reproduction

Join One Book One Northwestern on Tuesday, February 5 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM in Trienens Forum (Kresge 1-515) for Keyword: Reproduction. This panel of five feminist doctors, scholars, educators, and activists will discuss the politics of human biological reproduction as well as the reproduction of social inequity and gendered systems of power.

January 18, 2019

Save the Date: Data Science & Business Analytics Career Fair on February 28

Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) is partnering with the University of Chicago to host a graduate student-only data science career fair on Thursday, February 28 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. Select employers include: 84.51, AbbVie, Allstate, Bain & Company, BCG Gamma, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Leo Burnett Group, Mathematica Policy Research, and United Airlines.

January 18, 2019

QPGSA Gender + Sexuality Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon on January 25

Please join the Queer Pride Graduate Student Association (QPGSA) for a Gender + Sexuality Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Friday, January 25 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM in TGS Commons. Less than 10% of Wikipedia editors are women, and the LGBTQ+ community is similarly underrepresented. Let's help change that. Dinner provided.

January 18, 2019

Reserve a Ticket - Nina Simone: Four Women Play on February 3

In the aftermath of 1963's 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, Nina Simone rocked the nation with "Four Women," her tribute in song to the four little girls lost in the tragedy. Powerful anthems such as "Mississippi Goddam," "Old Jim Crow," and "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" followed, fueling the Civil Rights movement and transforming her public persona from songstress to activist. Celebrate Ms. Simone's lasting legacy in this provocative and personal musical journey. 

January 18, 2019

Norris University Center Foodhall Grand Opening on January 25

Norris University Center will be having a grand opening for their renovated foodhall on Friday, January 25 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  There will be music, games, vendors, food sampling, giveaways, and prizes (including two Apple watches) to celebrate the transformation of their ground floor. The Norris University Center staff hopes you are able to stop by and celebrate with them. 

January 18, 2019

Two-Day Winter 2019 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. Bring your Wildcard and copies of your resume, and dress in business casual attire. Log into Handshake and use the “School Years” filter on the left-hand side to identify employers with opportunities for graduate students. Hosted by Northwestern Career Advancement.

January 11, 2019

Winter Social with SACNAS

Join the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) for a Winter Potluck/Social. Come and network with Chicagoland SACNAS chapters including: University Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Northeastern Illinois University!

January 11, 2019

Super Bowl Workshop Presented by the International Office

You are invited to join the International Office for Super Bowl Workshop led by Northwestern football alum (and American football expert) Jacob Schmidt. Learn the rules of American football, the history of the Super Bowl, and why the commercials are the best part! Free Super Bowl snacks will be provided!This event is open to students, postdocs and their spouses. 

January 10, 2019

Winter Quarter Workshops by University Libraries

University Libraries is kicking of the fall quarter with a variety of free workshops designed to help students, faculty, and staff.

January 10, 2019

Coffee Talk: A Coffee + Discussion Series for International Students!

Join the International Office and Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) for Coffee Talk (formerly Discovering USA)! 

January 10, 2019

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate Winter Swing Dance Lessons

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate (NSDS) invites you to come learn some new steps with them indoors during the winter months. This quarter's lessons will be taught by Nicolle and Ismene (Intermediate Lindy Hop and Charleston with a special Tranky-doo feature).

January 10, 2019

Dissertation Proposal Development Program Colloquium on January 30

Please join The Graduate School (TGS) for the winter quarter Dissertation Proposal Development Program Colloquium on January 30 at 4:30 PM in TGS Commons.

January 10, 2019

Multicultural Dialogue Group - Winter 2019 Applications Open!

The Multicultural Dialogue Group (MDG) is an initiative by the Graduate International Students Association (G-ISA) to connect students, postdoctoral trainees, visiting scholars, and others from various backgrounds with one another, and to create opportunities for meaningful conversations on different topics including self identity, relationships, prejudices, music, arts and more.

January 7, 2019

Rogers Park Dinner and Aldermanic Debate on January 15

Join the Center for Civic Engagement for dinner at Den Den restaurant (6635 N. Clark St.) on Tuesday, January 15 at 5:30 PM for an informal discussion of Chicago’s byzantine political structure, the issues affecting Rogers Park, and the upcoming municipal elections. From there, the group will walk to the Chicago 49th Ward Aldermanic Debate at Sullivan High School (6631 N. Bosworth Ave.). 

January 7, 2019

The Block Museum Caravans of Gold Opening Celebration on January 26

Caravans of Gold is the first major exhibition addressing the scope of Saharan trade and the shared history of West Africa, the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe from the eighth to sixteenth centuries. Weaving stories about interconnected histories, the exhibition showcases the objects and ideas that connected at the crossroads of the medieval Sahara and celebrates West Africa’s historic and under-recognized global significance.

January 7, 2019

2019 Chicago Campus Student Oratorical Contest

The Pritzker School of Law is hosting a student oratorical contest as part of its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration celebration on Monday, January 28, 2019. This contest is open to all students who are currently enrolled in a program on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University. All contestants must be available to participate in the Oral Advocacy Competition on Friday, January 25, 2019 and the Chicago campus’s MLK commemoration keynote event on Monday, January 28, 2019. Both events will take place at the Pritzker School of Law from 12:00-1:00 PM.