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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 discuss the politics of human biological reproduction as well as the reproduction of social inequity and gendered systems of power.

January 21, 2019

Spotlight on Ju Ying Shang: PhD Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering

Ju Ying Shang is a PhD candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering. She studies low-dimensional electronic materials and how the application of these materials will improve the functionality of electronic devices. She currently serves as president of the Graduate Leadership & Advocacy Council (GLAC).

January 21, 2019

Applications Now Open for the 2019 DOE Geothermal Design Challenge: Data Visualization

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are excited to announce that the application window for the 2019 Geothermal Design Challenge™ is now open.

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

IO Spring Break Service Trip to Memphis: March 23-30

Let the International Office (IO) plan your Spring Break 2019! Join fellow graduate students and scholars in Memphis, Tennessee for the fifth annual #IOinMemphis trip, to explore the food, music, and culture of the American South while engaging in community service, social justice issues and sharing the value of volunteerism!

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

Inclusive Teaching Forum 2019

The third annual Inclusive Teaching Forum (ITF) will be held on Wednesday, February 13, at Norris University Center on Evanston Campus from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM. The forum is designed to help educators at Northwestern (faculty, PhD students, postdoctoral trainees, staff, and administrators) to collectively advance equitable and inclusive learning and teaching environments across the university. The ITF is a day-long experience which includes workshops, a lunchtime plenary on intersectionality, and small group discussions aimed at fostering inclusive learning environments.

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

Graduate Student International Travel Information

The Office of Global Safety and Security (OGSS) has made it even easier for graduate students traveling independently to disclose their university-sponsored international travel by creating a SHORT Qualtrics form accessible from the OGSS website. See the graduate student travel policies page for more information. To learn more about how OGSS staff can support your graduate students, contact Julie Friend. OGSS has presentation materials that can be as short as 10 minutes or as long as an hour.

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 18, 2019

Fellowship Opportunity: The Brady Scholars Program in Ethics and Civic Life.

The Brady Scholars Program in Ethics and Civic Life is seeking four graduate students who will help mentor undergraduates in the Brady Scholars Program.

January 17, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Early Intervention in Psychiatric Diseases

The BioMed X Innovation Center in Heidelberg, Germany is pleased to announce the start of a new call for application in the field of Early Intervention in Psychiatric Diseases.

January 17, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Stem Cell Core, iPSC-based Models

The Stem Cell Core Facility, directed Dr. Evangelos Kiskinis and Dr. Angel Alvarez at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, is looking for outstanding postdoctoral candidates to join their lab.

January 17, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Computational Biology and Neurodegeneration

The Lab of Stem Cell Biology and Neurodegeneration directed by Dr. Evangelos Kiskinis at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is looking for outstanding postdoctoral candidates to join their lab. 

January 17, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Stanford Bio-X Institute

The 5th request for proposals for the Visiting Scholar or Postdoc Fellowships at Stanford Bio-X funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation (NNF) is open, and Stanford Bio-X and NNF are looking forward to reviewing interdisciplinary bioscience project proposals.  

January 16, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Child and Family Policy and Programs

The Northwestern University Two-Generation Research Initiative at the Institute for Policy Research is seeking a postdoctoral trainee with a PhD in psychology, public policy, economics, or other relevant social science discipline. They expect this position to start Summer/Fall 2019.

January 14, 2019

GEO Community Practicum Information Sessions

The Graduate Engagement Opportunities (GEO) Community Practicum enables PhD students to connect theory & practice through a quarter-long internship with a community organization and a credit-bearing graduate seminar on public scholarship.

January 14, 2019

Winter Quarter Professional Development Opportunities from CIRTL

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) is offering a variety of workshops designed to help graduate and postdoctoral students improve upon their teaching skills. 

January 14, 2019

Research Assistant Opening with Buffett Institute for Global Studies

The Buffett Institute for Global Studies is supporting a Global Working Group on “interoperability” in the digital financial economy. The group is bringing together central bankers, people from the Fintek industry, lawyers involved in these matters, and academics from a variety of disciplines—from anthropology to management studies to economics to law—from around the world.

January 14, 2019

Winter Quarter Professional Development Opportunities from the Searle Center

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching is offering a variety of workshops designed to help graduate and postdoctoral students improve upon their teaching skills. 

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

ETS Internship, Fellowship and Visiting Scholar Programs in Research

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) Research & Development (R&D) division is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for the 2019 Internship and Fellowship Programs in R&D. These programs seek applicants who are interested in pursuing scientific research under the guidance of ETS researchers and psychometricians.

January 10, 2019

Applications Now Open for NCI's Graduate Student Recruiting Program

There is still time to apply to the 4th Annual Graduate Student Recruiting Program (GSRP)! Graduate students who apply and are invited to visit the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have a distinct advantage in obtaining postdoctoral trainee positions.

January 10, 2019

Applications Now Open for 2019 Northwestern University-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program

The Graduate School (TGS) is thrilled to announce that applications are open for the 2019 Northwestern University-Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development Program, an exciting summer research opportunity for second and third year students in the humanities and qualitative social sciences at Northwestern University, University of Illinois-Chicago, and University of Chicago (Chicago Metropolitan Exchange Program universities).

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 9, 2019

Research Computing Services Winter 2019 Workshops

The Research Computing Services office has announced its Winter 2019 schedule of workshops and campus group meetings.

January 9, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - 2019-2020 Goldstine Fellowship

The Mathematical Sciences department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center invites applications for its 2019–2020 Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in mathematical and computer sciences.

January 9, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Neurodegeneration

An NIH funded postdoctoral position is available to study the biology of neurodegeneration. The broad goals of this project are to study proteins involved in genetic neurological disorders. Their major focus is on delineating the pathophysiology of cerebellar ataxias, Parkinson disease and related neurodegenerative syndromes, with the view to seek out avenues for therapy.

January 9, 2019

Winter 2019 Message from Dean Woodruff

The start of a new year is a time of renewal. It is an opportunity to take stock of our goals and priorities, evaluate our progress, and set new intentions.

January 8, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Molecular/Cancer Biology

A postdoctoral position at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Wan Laboratory is open immediately to study the mechanism and therapeutics of breast cancer, ubiquitin-proteasome systems, genome stability, and oncogenic signaling networks.

January 8, 2019

Educational Testing Service (ETS) Internship, Fellowship, and Visiting Scholar Programs in Research & Development

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) Research & Development (R&D) division is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for the 2019 Internship and Fellowship Programs in R&D.

January 8, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity - Materials Science/Engineering

The Endocrinology Department and the laboratory of Dr. Monica M. Laronda are seeking either a postdoctoral fellow pursuing research training or a PhD postdoctoral fellow with an engineering and/or materials science background that would apply for the Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1).

January 7, 2019

Nominations for 2019 Robert Dirks Molecular Programming Prize Now Open

The International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering (ISNSCE) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Robert Dirks Molecular Programming Prize.

January 7, 2019

Spotlight on Nayna Agrawal: MFA Graduate in Writing for the Screen and Stage

Nayna Agrawal graduated in May 2015 from the School of Communication with a master of fine arts in writing for the screen and stage. Featured in Variety's "110 Students to Watch" (2015), she is a former analyst, policy writer, international aid director, and touring dancer. In January 2018, Nayna was selected for the Sesame Street Writers’ Room fellowship, an intensive eight-week program designed to highlight and grow underrepresented talent in children’s media. She was recently awarded a creative development deal by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit, educational arm of Sesame Street.

January 7, 2019

TGS Childcare Grant Winter Quarter Deadline is February 2

If you did not apply for the TGS Childcare Grant this past fall, it is not too late! Take advantage of these portable grants, designed to give eligible TGS student parents some financial support to help with childcare expenses wherever you may be residing, nationally or internationally. Apply by February 2 for Winter Quarter!

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

Book Your Winter Quarter Graduate Writing Place Appointments Now

The Graduate Writing Place is now open for winter quarter. Book your appointments online now. Now is the time to register for cross-disciplinary workshops for winter quarter.

January 7, 2019

Postdoctoral Position in Pediatric Cancer Genomics at The University of Chicago

A position is available immediately for a creative and motivated postdoctoral scholar in the laboratory of Mark Applebaum, MD in the Department of Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology at The University of Chicago. Research in the Applebaum lab centers around improving outcomes for children with neuroblastoma by identifying new therapeutic targets and developing new risk classifiers of this disease. The laboratory focuses on integrating data from RNA-Seq, DNA methylation, and hydroxymethylation to identify and validate drivers of aggressive neuroblastoma.

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.

January 3, 2019

Winter Quarter Registration Reminder

All active students in The Graduate School (TGS) who are continuing their studies in winter quarter must register per The Graduate School’s continuous registration policy. Current students may register for winter quarter until 11:59 PM on Friday, January 11, 2019.

January 3, 2019

Spring Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8-week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in earlier sessions, the Data Incubator will be holding another fellowship.