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Graduate Out in STEM (GoSTEM)

OSL Spotlight: Graduate Out in STEM (GoSTEM)

March 27, 2024
Graduate Out in STEM (GoSTEM) strives to empower LGBTQIA+ people in STEM to succeed personally, academically, and professionally by cultivating environments and communities that nurture innovation, leadership, and advocacy. While their primary mission is to create community for LGBTQIA+ individuals, they are also strongly committed to intersectionality as an organizing principle and therefore aim to actively center those who have been historically underrepresented in higher education due to their gender, gender identity, and racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Around Campus 2024
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Q&A with Sarah Klaper, University Ombudsperson

March 27, 2024
Sarah Klaper, Northwestern's ombudsperson, plays a key role in resolving concerns and working through issues. She helps with resolving university-related concerns, is independent of the University's formal administrative structure, and considers all sides of an issue impartially.
Around Campus 2024

February 2024 Message from Dean Mayo

February 28, 2024
Sunnier days and unseasonably warm weather have our thoughts turning toward spring earlier than usual this year. Springtime fills us with a sense of renewal and expands opportunities to engage with many graduate student and postdoctoral communities. Our campuses begin to surge with student- and postdoc-led events and activities as we leave winter behind and creep closer to Spring Quarter.
From the Dean 2024

Spring Quarter 2024 TGS U-Pass Access & Transit Card Fee

February 26, 2024
To ensure your U-Pass is created and activated on Tuesday, March 26 (the start of the Spring Quarter), please complete the Spring Quarter opt-in form by Friday, March 8 (for new U-Pass holders) or by Wednesday, March 20 (for current U-Pass holders).
Around Campus 2024

Register for Spring 2024 CIRTL Programming

February 20, 2024
Offered by Northwestern's Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, the CIRTL network invites all STEM and social and behavioral sciences graduate students and postdocs to participate in CIRTL programming and online networking, including virtual courses and workshops.
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Attend an Info Workshop for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program

February 19, 2024
Learn about program priorities and application strategies at a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) informational workshop.
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Alumnae of Northwestern University 2024–25 Graduate Fellowship

February 14, 2024
The Alumnae of Northwestern University offers an annual fellowship that awards $10,000–$20,000 to Northwestern graduates who show promise of achieving distinction in their field and bringing credit to the University.
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January 2024 Message from Dean Mayo

January 22, 2024
Recent temperatures remind us that Winter Quarter has arrived. I hope you all are remaining warm and comfortable. For some graduate students and postdocs, this may be the first time encountering such extreme weather conditions. Please take the appropriate precautions while enjoying the winter season.
From the Dean 2024

NCA's Winter Career Development Series

January 17, 2024
Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) hosts a PhD career development series for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars every Winter and Summer Quarter as an introduction to common job search topics.
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Apply for the Brady Scholars Graduate Student Internal Fellowship

January 10, 2024
The Brady Scholars Program in Ethics and Civic Life is seeking four graduate students to serve as mentors for undergraduate participants for three years. Mentors will receive a total award of $14,000 spread over those three years.
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OSL Spotlight: African Graduate Student Association (AGSA)

January 05, 2024
The African Graduate Student Association (AGSA) is a community of African graduate students at Northwestern University. Their mission is to provide a space for African graduate students to connect, share experiences, and support each other academically and professionally.
Around Campus 2024

OSL Spotlight: Transportation Club

January 05, 2024
The Transportation Club at Northwestern fosters connections within communities and provides valuable networking opportunities through field trips, student-led workshops, and network opportunities. It serves as a space where transport lovers come together to celebrate their shared interests.
Around Campus 2024

Q&A with Steven Adams, Librarian for Graduate and Postdoctoral Initiatives

January 05, 2024
Steven Adams is the Librarian for Graduate and Postdoctoral Initiatives in the Northwestern University Libraries' Academic Engagement department and focuses on the research needs of graduate students and postdocs on the Evanston campus. Learn about Steven and Northwestern University Libraries here.
Around Campus 2024

Holiday Greetings from The Graduate School!

December 15, 2023
I hope you all enjoy the quiet calm of Winter Recess and the comfort and warmth of the holidays. This year has tested our collective patience, persistence, and resilience as we work toward a more peaceful society. May you continue to exhibit kindness as we focus on celebrating our shared humanity and meaningful connections with one another.
From the Dean 2023

Attend an Info Session for the Flagship Pioneering Fellowship on December 12

December 08, 2023
Attend an information session to learn about the Flagship Pioneering Fellowship on Tuesday, December 12 from 10:30–11:30 AM in Technological Institute (Room LR5).
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Winter Quarter 2024 TGS U-Pass Access and Transit Card Fee

November 29, 2023
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has chosen to make the TGS U-Pass program optional on a quarterly basis for the 2023–24 academic year. Opt-in details for the Winter Quarter are outlined below.
Around Campus 2023

November 2023 Message from Dean Mayo

November 20, 2023
As we enter this season of gratitude and giving thanks, I would like to express my admiration to you all for continuing to debate and discuss geo-political issues and societal concerns with civility and calm. This is a challenging time for many in our community and around the world, and I appreciate the grace and space you are granting one another as we work toward greater compassion and peace.
From the Dean 2023

Enroll in the Designing Your Life: PhD Edition Program

November 06, 2023
This pilot program is open to post-candidacy PhD students in all disciplines and teaches Design Thinking principles that students can apply to all areas of their lives—including their careers—to build a path forward that aligns with their skills, interests, values, and goals.
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October 2023 Message from Dean Mayo

October 26, 2023
I recognize that for many in our community, these last weeks have been extremely difficult and stressful as we agonize over the escalation of violence and unrest in the Middle East. Since my statement on October 12 condemning acts of atrocity, I have heard from a variety of students and faculty, some with ties to Israel, Gaza, the West Bank, and the Palestinian diaspora. They share a common fear for their loved ones, and they desperately want to keep themselves and their families safe.
From the Dean 2023

A Statement of Support for the TGS Community

October 12, 2023
Many of you have reached out expressing outrage, disappointment, fear, and concern regarding the ongoing attacks and escalating tensions between Israel and Gaza. While geo-political matters are complex and there are no easy solutions, atrocities must be acknowledged and acts of terror must be condemned. We condemn the horrific attack on Israel by Hamas.
From the Dean 2023

Prianka Huque Hashim Selected for Competitive Science Policy Training Program

October 04, 2023
Prianka was selected from a competitive applicant pool to join NSPN's newest cohort of Science Policy Scholars-in-Residence.
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September 2023 Message from Dean Mayo

September 27, 2023
Welcome to the Fall Quarter and the start of a new academic year. This is always an exciting time as we welcome new students and postdocs to our campuses and embrace this time of renewal for the year ahead. TGS is here to support you in your journey and my goal is to keep you informed and connected to the resources available to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
From the Dean 2023
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Q&A with Mayra Quintana, Program Coordinator for Northwestern Scholars

September 21, 2023
Northwestern Scholars is the University’s faculty researcher profiling and networking system, managed by the Research Analytics unit in the Office for Research. To learn more about Northwestern Scholars, we sat down with program coordinator, Mayra Quintana.
Around Campus 2023

Apply to Become a 2023–24 CARE Student Service Aid

August 29, 2023
The Center for Awareness, Response and Education (CARE) is seeking a student service aide for the 2023–24 academic year. The student service aid is a part-time employee who is supervised by the Assistant Director for Prevention and Masculine Engagement at CARE and will work closely with the Assistant Director of Outreach for CARE and the Director of CARE.
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Fall 2023 Welcome Events

August 21, 2023
Several student organizations and campus partners are hosting welcome events this fall quarter. Check back here for a list of planned events and activities. This list will be updated as event details come in. 
Around Campus 2023

Fall Quarter 2023 TGS U-Pass Access and Transit Card Fee

August 18, 2023
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has chosen to make the TGS U-Pass program optional on a quarterly basis for the 2023–24 academic year. Opt-in details for the Fall Quarter are outlined below.
Around Campus 2023

TGS Response to Supreme Court Ruling on Race and College Admissions

June 29, 2023
Today’s Supreme Court ruling struck down the race-conscious admissions programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina, which will affect the student admission process at all private and public universities. This decision is fundamentally at odds with Northwestern’s stated mission of inclusion and racial equity. TGS remains committed to supporting and engaging with our diverse community of students and scholars.
From the Dean 2023

Updates to Northwestern Printing Services Beginning Late June 2023

May 20, 2023
The NUPrint service run by the University Libraries will be replaced in late June 2023 (after Commencement) with a new Managed Print Service (MPS). The new service will be branded Northwestern Print and will provide unified print services across both campuses for faculty, staff, and students.
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The Alumnae of Northwestern Awards Three 2023 Graduate Fellowships

May 19, 2023
The Alumnae of Northwestern University has selected three recipients to receive its 2023 Graduate Fellowships for graduate-level tuition. The fellowships are awarded to full-time students in terminal master’s degree programs who show promise of achieving distinction in careers that will serve the public good.
2023

Summer Quarter 2023 U-Pass Access and TGS Activity Fee

May 18, 2023
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has once again agreed to make the TGS U-Pass program optional for Summer Quarter 2023 to provide added flexibility. If you choose to opt in, your U-Pass will be activated (or issued) for the Summer Quarter and the $125 quarterly activity fee will be applied to your student account.
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May 2023 Message from Dean Mayo

May 15, 2023
May is a time of eager anticipation as we welcome warmer weather and enter the final stretch of the Spring Quarter. For those of you who are completing your degrees, I extend my heartiest praise and wish you much success in your future endeavors. I hope to congratulate many of you in person during Graduation Weekend.
From the Dean 2023

Announcing the New Training Grant Support Office Website

May 11, 2023
The Training Grant Support Office recently launched a new dedicated microsite for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, training grant directors, and administrators.
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Announcing the 2023 Presidential Fellowship Winners

May 08, 2023
The Presidential Fellowship is the most prestigious fellowship awarded to graduate students by Northwestern University. It is awarded annually to graduate students who are nominated by their academic programs.
From the Dean 2023

Apply to Be a Graduate Assistant Alchemist Technician

May 04, 2023
Work within Dr. Moya Bailey's Labs for Liberation. Labs for Liberation is a Mellon-grant-funded collaboration between two humanities labs: Digital Apothecary (Northwestern University, directed by Dr. Moya Bailey) and Critical Design Lab (Vanderbilt University, directed by Dr. Aimi Hamraie).
2023

Summer 2023 GESI Workshop Facilitator Job Openings

May 03, 2023
The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) seeks graduate students to lead two workshops with undergraduate students.
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Sheehan Fisher Appointed TGS Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

May 02, 2023
I am pleased to announce that Sheehan Fisher has been appointed Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at The Graduate School effective June 1, 2023. Sheehan is an associate professor and clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Feinberg School of Medicine.
From the Dean 2023

Apply to Be a Graduate Admission Counselor in the Office of Undergraduate Admission

May 01, 2023
Graduate Admission Counselors work to build and maintain relationships with prospective students and their families. Additionally, Graduate Counselors supervise and train current undergraduate students in the Senior Counselor role.
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The Alumnae of Northwestern University Awards $70,000 in Grants to Northwestern Projects

April 26, 2023
Alumnae grants provide funding for a wide range of projects, including research support for faculty and graduate students, technological improvements, classroom equipment, curricular programs, podcast/film projects, symposia/meetings, and support for theatre and the arts on campus.
Around Campus 2023

Apply for the Schmidt Science Fellows Program by Monday, May 1

April 17, 2023
Northwestern will nominate up to seven doctoral students/alumni for the Schmidt Science Fellows Program. Fellows will spend one-to-two months conducting STEM research with an annual $100,000 stipend and coverage of conference expenses. Eligible doctoral students and alumni should apply by Monday, May 1.
2023

Social Changemakers: Apply for the ODI Social Justice Mini-Grant

April 13, 2023
The Graduate School Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is thrilled to announce the launch of the Social Changemakers Video Series, celebrating the innovative projects of ODI Social Justice Mini-Grant Awardees. This series is an opportunity to learn about the meaningful work being done by our students, and we invite those who share our commitment to social justice and inclusivity to apply for the 2023 ODI Social Justice Mini-Grant.
Around Campus 2023

Apply for the Summer 2023 GESI Teaching Graduate Assistantship

April 04, 2023
The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) seeks one graduate student teaching assistant for Summer 2023. The GESI study abroad program pairs critical development and nonprofit studies with opportunities for undergraduates through collaborative experiential learning with small-scale community organizations abroad.
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NCA Spring Quarter Career Development Series – Chicago Campus

March 29, 2023
Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) is offering career development workshops in-person on the Chicago campus during Spring Quarter. These workshops are offered in the Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters every academic year.
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Around Campus 2023
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Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2023

Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2023

March 13, 2023
Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) 2023 will take place from Monday, April 3 – Friday, April 7, 2023 (with some bonus events on Saturday, April 8). It is a terrific opportunity to celebrate and recognize PhD and master's students in The Graduate School (TGS)! See the comprehensive list of GSAW events and giveaways that are free and open to all TGS students.
Around Campus 2023

Spring Quarter 2023 U-Pass Access and TGS Activity Fee

February 28, 2023
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has once again agreed to make the TGS U-Pass program optional for Spring Quarter 2023 to provide added flexibility. If you choose to opt in, your U-Pass will be activated (or issued) for the Spring Quarter and the $125 quarterly activity fee will be applied to your student account.
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Apply for the Spring Quarter 2023 Leadership Coaching Program

February 27, 2023
Attend a virtual info session to learn about Spring Quarter Leadership Coaching Program, offered by Northwestern's Center for Leadership for full-time graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. Apply for the Leadership Coaching program by Wednesday, March 15.
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February 2023 Message from Dean Mayo

February 22, 2023
As Winter Quarter winds down, I would like to acknowledge a few recent events and reiterate our steadfast commitment to graduate education at Northwestern University.
From the Dean 2023

2023 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Application is Now Open

February 21, 2023
Applications for the 2023 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) are now open. The DDRA provides opportunities for doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies.
2023

Apply for the Franke Graduate Fellowships by February 27

February 20, 2023
Franke Graduate Fellows pursue independent research within a vibrant interdisciplinary collective, which includes multi-layered structured conversations among faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, internationally renowned visiting scholars, and distinguished visiting artists.
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Apply for the 2023 Management Certificate for Scientists and Engineers (MSE) Program

February 06, 2023
Doctoral students enrolled in science, engineering, math, and quantitative social science programs are invited to a virtual information session for the Management for Scientists and Engineers (MSE) Certificate Program on Thursday, February 16 from 4:00–5:00 PM CST on Zoom. Applications will open on Monday, February 27 and will close at 5:00 PM CST on Friday, March 31.
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Apply for RCTP Spring 2023 by Friday, February 10

February 06, 2023
Practical training in verbal communication and presentation strategies is needed for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from any field to build confidence and create engaging and meaningful connections with a variety of audiences. RCTP provides this training, with experts from theatre, broadcast journalism, marketing, education, and strategic business communications.
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Alumnae of Northwestern University Graduate Fellowship 2023–24 Fellowship

January 26, 2023
The Alumnae of Northwestern University offers this graduate fellowship to Northwestern alumni, preferably women, who show promise of achieving distinction in their field and bringing credit to the University.
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Apply Now to Be a TGS Graduate Intern

January 05, 2023
The Graduate School (TGS) is seeking to hire one graduate intern to work within the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) and the Training Grant Support Office (TGSO).
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Around Campus 2023

Holiday Greetings from The Graduate School!

December 16, 2022
I continue to be amazed at the innovations in research, experimentation, education, performance, and expression that emerge from the talented community of intellectuals that comprise TGS. I hope the holidays provide an opportunity to pause and enjoy the company of friends and loved ones.
From the Dean 2022

Registration is Open for Responsible Conduct of Research Training

December 09, 2022
Registration is available for the upcoming Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course. Classes take place from February 2 to April 20, 2023, on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 PM CST.
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Around Campus 2022

November 2022 Message from Dean Mayo

November 30, 2022
I hope you had a pleasant Thanksgiving and were able to spend some quality time with the people and activities you enjoy. This is the time in the academic cycle when TGS begins planning for the next academic year. As part of this planning, we are thinking about current and future support for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. Some of the ways TGS currently supports graduate students in particular are outlined here.
From the Dean 2022

Winter Quarter 2023 U-Pass Access and TGS Activity Fee

November 09, 2022
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has once again agreed to make the TGS U-Pass program optional for Winter Quarter 2023 to provide added flexibility. If you choose to opt in, your U-Pass will be activated (or issued) for the Winter Quarter and the $125 quarterly activity fee will be applied to your student account.
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October 2022 Message from Dean Mayo

October 19, 2022
I hope you are well and having a fulfilling and productive Fall Quarter. I would like to begin by acknowledging that this is an especially difficult time for members of our Iranian community, as protests for social justice and cries for reform spread across Iran in the wake of the arrest and death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old who was taken into custody for improper veiling.
From the Dean 2022

Experience Northwestern with The Graduate School

October 03, 2022
As part of its Experience Northwestern series, The Graduate School is raffling tickets to two Family & Friends events in October. 
Around Campus 2022

September 2022 Message from Dean Mayo

September 21, 2022
I would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest TGS students and postdoctoral trainees as we begin the Fall Quarter. This is the first of my monthly messages that you will receive throughout the academic year, and I hope they provide a meaningful connection. These messages are meant to convey important information regarding services and support provided by TGS and to invite your input.
From the Dean 2022

OSL Spotlight: The Subcontinent Project

September 21, 2022
We are a graduate student organization seeking to facilitate a critical engagement with South Asian politics and culture among the Northwestern University community.
Around Campus 2022

OSL Spotlight: Transportation Club

September 21, 2022
The Transportation Club connects communities, generates interest, and creates space for transport enthusiasts and career-seeking students to collaborate and celebrate their shared interests at Northwestern.
Around Campus 2022

Fall Quarter 2022 TGS Activity Fee and U-Pass Access

August 16, 2022
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has once again agreed to make the U-Pass program optional for the Fall 2022 Quarter. The Graduate School will not charge a Fall Quarter activity fee for eligible full-time students and will not activate any U-Passes for the Fall Quarter unless you choose to opt in.
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Congratulations to Damon Williams

August 03, 2022
It is with decidedly mixed feelings that I write to let you know that Associate Dean Damon Williams will soon depart The Graduate School to take on the challenge of a new position as the associate vice president in the Office of Institutional Diversity at the University of Kentucky.
From the Dean 2022

OSL Spotlight: Science Policy Outreach Taskforce (SPOT)

June 23, 2022
The Science Policy Outreach Taskforce (SPOT) is the sole graduate student group at Northwestern that is dedicated to science policy, a field that is growing in popularity and importance.
Around Campus 2022

2022-2023 Graduate Fellowship Award Winners

June 07, 2022
The Alumnae of Northwestern University has selected four recipients to receive its 2022-23 Graduate Fellowships for graduate-level tuition. The fellowships are awarded to full-time students in terminal master’s degree programs who show promise of achieving distinction in careers that will serve the public good. Criteria for selection include quality of scholarship, leadership, community service, professional experience, and financial need.    The Alumnae Graduate Fellowship Committee’s chair, Erin Leddon, notes: “The Alumnae is extremely proud to support these outstanding Northwestern graduates as they work to complete their master’s degrees.” 
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May 2022 Message from Dean Mayo

May 25, 2022
This is an exciting time of the year as we near the end of another academic cycle. The passion and accomplishments of Northwestern’s graduate students and postdoctoral trainees are on full display through conference presentations, dissertation defenses, theatrical performances, job interviews, award ceremonies, and many other scholarly endeavors.
From the Dean 2022

Summer 2022 Quarter TGS Activity Fee and U-Pass Access

May 23, 2022
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has once again agreed to make the U-Pass program optional for the Summer 2022 Quarter. The Graduate School will not charge a Summer Quarter activity fee for full-time students and will not activate any U-Passes for the Summer Quarter unless you choose to opt in.
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Standing in Solidarity with our Community

May 18, 2022
We write with sadness and dismay in response to two different acts of violence targeting communities of color this past weekend.
From the Dean 2022

OSL Spotlight: Indivisible Northwestern

January 13, 2022
Indivisible Northwestern (INU) is a chapter of Indivisible, a grassroots movement of thousands of groups with a mission to elect progressive leaders and rebuild American democracy. The goal of INU is to provide students with action-oriented opportunities to develop organizing and leadership skills, and to meet and work with other people who are interested in addressing social issues like climate change and social justice.
Around Campus 2022

Holiday Greetings from The Graduate School!

December 13, 2021
"2021 was full of twists and turns, and your resiliency and commitment to graduate education were constants. You all have remained diligent in following health and safety practices, and you continue to lift up one another through the very real challenges facing our society. You should feel pride in fostering this deep sense of connection, and The Graduate School will continue to lead, partner, and support you in these endeavors." Read the full message from Dean Mayo.
From the Dean 2021

Standing in Solidarity with our Community

November 24, 2021
"We are relieved that a sense of justice prevailed in the trial verdicts of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. At the same time, we recognize much more work needs to be done to ensure a just and equitable society." Read the full message.
From the Dean 2021

October 2021 Message from Dean Mayo

October 12, 2021
"It is nice to see our campuses teeming once again with activity, and it was great to meet many new TGS students at our resource fair at the start of the Fall Quarter. Special thanks to the graduate student organizations and campus partners who participated and shared their enthusiasm and expertise. The resource fair received a tremendous turnout; there was an inspiring energy from gathering in person in a safe manner." Read the full message from Dean Mayo.
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August 2021 Message from Dean Mayo

August 23, 2021
"As we begin the new academic year, I am pivoting from quarterly to monthly messages to better inform you of our strategic priorities, resources, and initiatives. My intention is to address emerging topics more immediately and strengthen our communication. The Graduate School team and I are here to support your needs and enrich the graduate and postdoctoral experiences, and we welcome your input." Read the full message from Dean Mayo.
From the Dean 2021

Damon Williams Promoted to Associate Dean

July 06, 2021
Since joining Northwestern, Damon and his team have developed strategies to facilitate student recruitment and retention that have helped us build and support an increasingly diverse community of scholars. Damon and his team have developed many outstanding programs in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
From the Dean 2021

Announcing the 2021 Presidential Fellowship Winners

May 17, 2021
We are pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the Presidential Fellowship. Read the full message here.
From the Dean 2021

Kelly Mayo Named Dean Of The Graduate School

April 23, 2021
The Graduate School is pleased to share that Kelly Mayo has been named dean of The Graduate School and associate provost for graduate education effective May 1.
From the Dean 2021

Acknowledgement of the Chauvin Trial Verdict

April 20, 2021
"Today’s verdict is not a signal to stop fighting, but a catalyst to continue working together to collectively create a better tomorrow." Read the full message here.
From the Dean 2021

Standing in Solidarity with our Community

April 16, 2021
"We want to provide space and dialogue to support a safe and welcoming environment, and we pledge to continue working toward a more just and equitable society." Read the full message here.
From the Dean 2021

Standing in Solidarity with our Community

March 20, 2021
We join the chorus of voices condemning attacks against Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders, and we stand in solidarity and grief with these communities.
From the Dean 2021

Winter Quarter TGS Activity Fee and U-Pass Access

November 02, 2020
Due to the ongoing global pandemic and the fact that many courses will be taught remotely this winter, The Graduate School will not charge a Winter Quarter activity fee for full-time students and will not activate any U-Passes for the Winter Quarter unless you choose to opt in.
2020

A Message of Support from The Graduate School

November 02, 2020
"Voting is fundamental to our democracy, and this election comes at a time when civil unrest and cries for social justice pervade our campus community and the world at large. Black Lives Matter. Racial justice and equality matter. Uncomfortable conversations are critical in the advancement toward a more just and equal society. Your leadership and activism are important, and we support you as you make your voices heard." Read the full message from Interim Dean Mayo.
From the Dean 2020

2020–21 TGS PhD and MFA Hooding Ceremony Eligibility

September 21, 2020
The Graduate School's 2021 PhD and MFA Hooding Ceremony is tentatively scheduled to take place during the weekend of June 12-13, 2021 to coincide with Commencement. It is our hope that we will be able to host an in-person ceremony pending public health guidance. More details will be shared as they become available.
2020

Meet McKinsey & Company

March 02, 2020
McKinsey brings together an outstanding group of colleagues from a wide variety of backgrounds to help leading organizations tackle their most complex challenges. McKinsey has long been a leader in strategic management and our work in data science, software engineering, machine learning, and change management is growing rapidly.
2020

ACMS Valentine's Day Candy Gram + Bake Sale

January 13, 2020
Back by popular demand! The Alliance of Chicago Minority Students (ACMS) will be hosting their third-annual Valentine's Day candy gram + bake sale.
Around Campus 2020
Around Campus 2019

Experience Northwestern with The Graduate School

October 21, 2019
The Graduate School (TGS) is excited to announce that our "Experience Northwestern" event series has returned! Experience Northwestern aims to build community and foster a sense of the well-being by encouraging graduate students to take a break from their studies and research to enjoy all that Northwestern has to offer at no cost to you.
Around Campus 2019

NU SIAM Seeking Speakers for Bridging the Gap Seminar

October 21, 2019
Northwestern’s Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (NU SIAM) is looking for speakers for the fall quarter “Bridging the Gap” seminar on Friday, November 15 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM in Tech M416. The goal of the seminar is to highlight the broad applications of mathematics to diverse disciplines.  
Around Campus 2019

Sign Up for the Fall 2019 Spirituality Reading Series

October 18, 2019
Sign-up for the fall 2019 Spirituality Reading Series,  featuring "The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers," by Friday, November 1. Written by a longtime friend of Fred Rogers, this sweet book reveals how an extraordinary person and Presbyterian minister devoted his ministry and life work to care for all children and to embody the principles of the Christian faith in forgiveness, kindness, compassion, and respect.
Around Campus 2019

Updates from Northwestern Health Services

October 18, 2019
Northwestern Health Services is pleased to announce that new websites have been developed and implemented for Health Service Evanston and Health Service Chicago. 
Around Campus 2019

GEO Community Practicum - Information Sessions

October 14, 2019
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. Drop by the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) for an information session ahead of their priority deadline on Friday, November 15 .
Around Campus 2019

Drop-in Office Hours at the Center for Civic Engagement

October 14, 2019
If you want to break out of the academic bubble this school year, drop by for coffee with staff from the Center for Civic Engagement. CCE maintains partnerships with hundreds of Chicagoland community organizations and can help you identify potential research partners, political organizations or service opportunities.
Around Campus 2019

Important Changes for Graduate Student International Travelers

September 30, 2019
The Office of Global Safety and Security (OGSS) has a number of important updates for university-sponsored graduate students who will be traveling abroad, independently or in a group.     
Around Campus 2019

OISS/CCIS 2019 Fall Calendar for International Graduate Students, Scholars, Postdocs, & Spouses

September 30, 2019
The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISS) and the Community Council for International Students (CCIS) have a variety of opportunities for international graduate students, scholars, postdocs and spouses planned for fall quarter.
Around Campus 2019

Purple Pantry Dates for Fall Quarter

September 30, 2019
Stop by the Purple Pantry to shop for free groceries. The Purple Pantry collects donations from the Northwestern community and provides groceries to students who experience hunger due to financial constraints. Students should bring their own shopping bags for groceries. 
Around Campus 2019
Fall 2019 Message from Dean Woodruff

Fall 2019 Message from Dean Woodruff

September 30, 2019
"During the current academic year, TGS will focus on the well-being of graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and our larger TGS community."
From the Dean 2019

Audition for Keynotes Graduate A Cappella!

September 23, 2019
Keynotes is holding auditions for the 2019–20 academic year!
Around Campus 2019

NSF-GRFP Information Session on September 30

September 23, 2019
The Office of Fellowships will be holding an informational session about applying to the GRFP on Monday, September 30.
Around Campus 2019

Join the Alice Millar Chapel Choir

September 23, 2019
Alice Millar Chapel, located at the south end of the Evanston campus, is known for its spectacular stained glass and a nationally recognized music program. The Alice Millar Chapel Choir is at the heart of that program and is open to membership for all students, staff, and faculty. The chapel choir provides music for University Chapel Services each Sunday during the academic year and four concerted events.   
Around Campus 2019

Winter Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

September 23, 2019
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.
From the Dean 2019

U-Pass Pick-Up Schedule at The Graduate School

September 23, 2019
If you were not able to pick up your U-Pass transit card during our New Student Orientation, they will likely be available to pick up at The Graduate School.
Around Campus 2019

English Development Through Guided Exploration (EDGE) Program Applications Due September 25

September 17, 2019
International graduate students are invited to join The Graduate School's English Language Programs (ELP) this fall for English Development Through Guided Exploration (EDGE).
Around Campus 2019

NSDS Fall Welcome Dance & Swing Dance Lessons

September 16, 2019
Learn how to swing dance with Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate in their Fall Welcome Dance on Friday, September 27, and with their weekly lessons on Tuesdays starting October 1!
Around Campus 2019

Graduate Student Organization Welcome Events

September 14, 2019
Several of our graduate student organizations are hosting welcome events to kick off the fall quarter.
Around Campus 2019

Confirm Student Health Plan Enrollment by October 1

September 09, 2019
All Students who have the NU Student Health Plan (Aetna) must confirm enrollment by Tuesday, October 1.
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The Graduate School's New Online Graduate Catalog is Now Live!

September 09, 2019
Our section of the University catalog outlines TGS academic policies and procedures, degree requirements for all our programs, and descriptions of all graduate level courses.
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Upcoming Activities from GSA

August 19, 2019
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.
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Management for Scientists and Engineers Program Reception, 2019

August 08, 2019
On Monday, August 5, 2019, The Graduate School (TGS) and Kellogg School of Management hosted a celebration to honor the most recent PhD candidates to complete the Management for Scientists and Engineers (MSE) certificate program.
Around Campus 2019

Invitation to Participate in Study About Existing Routines

July 29, 2019
Yongsun Kim, a PhD candidate in Technology and Social Behavior, and Professor Haoqi Zhang are searching for participants who are interested in participating in a study that will assist in designing apps that use people's existing routines to conveniently help each other deliver items around Northwestern. 
Around Campus 2019

University Libraries’ Annual Research Resources Forum on September 23

July 15, 2019
The University Libraries’ annual Research Resources Forum will be held on Monday, September 23 from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM in the University Library (1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208). This invitation-only forum is an introduction to library and information services for incoming graduate students in the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, School of Communication, and School of Music.
Around Campus 2019

Join GSA for Movie Night at Gallagher Way on August 14

July 08, 2019
Join the Graduate Student Association (GSA) on Wednesday, August 14 from 7:00 - 10:00 PM for Movie Night at Gallagher Way. This is a FREE outdoor bi-weekly movie showing right near Wrigley Field. They will be showing 10 Things I Hate About You. GSA will meet at Gallagher Way for the evening and will provide some picnic snacks and blankets (but feel free to also bring your own).
Around Campus 2019

Part-time Staff Funding Opportunity in the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life

June 24, 2019
The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and individual fraternities and sororities are often seeking graduate students who would like to earn pay working in their office or as a house director for one of the fraternities and/or sororities. The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life often works in conjunction with university alumni associations to hire these individuals. House director positions include pay, housing, and most come with a meal plan
Around Campus 2019

Succeeding in Academia After a PhD from Northwestern Talk on June 13

June 10, 2019
The McCormick Graduate Leadership Council (MGLC) is pleased to invite you to "Succeeding in Academia after a PhD from Northwestern," a talk by Professor Peter Nelson, a Northwestern alumnus and the Dean of Engineering at University of Illinois Chicago. This talk will take place on Thursday, June 13 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM at Ford ITW. 
Around Campus 2019

NUWorkWell Podcast Now Live

June 03, 2019
Interested in hearing from speakers on how to manage the stress of being a PhD student, searching for a full-time position, and maintaining well-being? Listen to the new Podcast: NUWorkWell! From graduate alumni offering insight and support regarding specific job search processes, to practitioners sharing strategies and resources for managing wellness throughout career exploration and searches, the interviews will help graduate students conduct a job search with sanity!
Around Campus 2019

TGS Forms moving to GSTS on June 5

June 03, 2019
TGS Forms, formerly housed in CAESAR, are used by students in The Graduate School to document their progress toward degree completion.
From the Dean 2019

Learning and Teaching Spring Symposium on June 12

June 03, 2019
Join the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching on Wednesday, June 12 for wine, cheese, conversation, and an opportunity to find out what graduate students and postdocs are doing to improve learning and teaching at Northwestern.
Around Campus 2019

WISER Implicit Bias in STEM Symposium on June 7

May 28, 2019
Join the Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) on Friday, June 7 for an Implicit Bias in STEM Symposium, featuring Professor Corinne Moss-Racusin as the keynote speaker. Professor Moss-Racusin is a psychologist from Skidmore College, whose research areas broadly include stereotyping processes, gender roles, and diversity science, especially as these topics apply to the STEM disciplines. This has included studies published in in Science and PNAS. 
Around Campus 2019

Advanced Degree Consulting Summit 2019 on May 31

May 20, 2019
ADCA is proud to host the 5th annual Advanced Degree Consulting Summit (ADCS) from 2:00 - 5:00 PM on Friday, May 31, at the Northwestern Thorne Auditorium (Located in the Rubloff Building at the Pritzker Law School, 375 E. Superior Chicago, IL 60611). 
Around Campus 2019

Join GWAN for Meals with Strangers - Parents Addition this Quarter!

May 20, 2019
Want to meet and connect with a diverse group of graduate and professional women, who also are mothers? Join Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN) for a meal at a restaurant in Evanston or Chicago through their quarterly Meals with Strangers event! Meals with Strangers is a way for graduate women at Northwestern to meet and connect over a delicious meal at a restaurant in Chicago or Evanston.
Around Campus 2019

LNCC Presents A Talk by Preeti Chopra on May 23

May 20, 2019
Join the Long Nineteenth Century Colloquium for "Shades of Worthiness: Government, Communities & Charity in Colonial Bombay," a talk by Preeti Chopra, Professor of Architecture, Urban History, and Visual Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, on Thursday, May 23 at 5:15 PM in University Hall 201, The Hagstrum Room.
Around Campus 2019

The Science of Meditation and Manifestation Series

May 20, 2019
What do you wish to create in your life, peace of mind, love, financial stability, physical health? Attend The Science of Meditation and Manifestation, an experiential, progressive 6-week series designed to get students on the path of meditation and conscious manifestation. This series will be held in Silverman Hall (1-510) on Thursdays from May 23 - June 27 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM.
Around Campus 2019

GWAN Spring Roll Cooking Class with Chef Jet Tila

May 13, 2019
Come and learn how to make spring rolls with Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN) and Jet Tila! Jet Tila is an American celebrity chef and restauranteur. He is currently the chef of The Charleston and Pakpao Thai and has appeared on Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, Iron Chef America, Guy's Grocery Games, and The Best Thing I Ever Ate. The class is free for participants, but only have 12 spots are available! Sign up here before space fills up! 
Around Campus 2019

Musicality Workshop with Ross Blythe and Celia Mooradian

May 13, 2019
Join the Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate for Musicality Workshop with Ross Blythe and Celia Mooradian on Saturday, May 18 at The Great Room.
Around Campus 2019

Registration Guidelines for Summer 2019

May 13, 2019
Below are guidelines regarding summer enrollment for students in The Graduate School. If you have any questions that are not answered below, please email gradservices@northwestern.edu.
Around Campus 2019

Dinner + Movie Night with QPGSA on May 23

May 13, 2019
On Thursday May 23, the Queer Pride Grad Student Association (QPGSA) will be attending the Block Cinema screening of films by filmmaker Barbara Hammer. Hammer (1939-2019) was a groundbreaking lesbian feminist experimental filmmaker whose work challenged the norms of gender and sexuality on screen. This is a rare opportunity to see her work and QPGSA hopes you'll join them!
Around Campus 2019

Life After F1: What are my Options? on May 7

May 06, 2019
Learn about post-graduation visa options from Lisa Scott, an experienced immigration attorney, on Tuesday, May 7 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in the Louis Room at the Norris Student Center.
Around Campus 2019

Invest In Your Financial Future Workshop Series on May 15 & 17

May 06, 2019
Consider attending "Invest In Your Financial Future Workshop Series," a two-part workshop series led by financial professional, John Supple from State Farm!
Around Campus 2019

Keynotes Graduate A Cappella Spring Concert on May 21

May 06, 2019
The Keynotes are hosting their Annual Spring Concert in the Pancoe Auditorium in Pancoe Hall on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 PM. Join them for an evening of music with and celebrate spring! Doors open at 6:45 PM. All are welcome and admission is free. The Keynotes will be hosting a reception after the concert.
Around Campus 2019

SOA Presents a Night at the Art Institute on May 9

May 03, 2019
Please join Student Organizations & Activities (SOA) for a special night at the Art Institute of Chicago on Thursday May 9, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. All students, postdoctoral trainees, staff, faculty, AND as many guests as they like are welcome to enjoy free admission at the modern wing entrance (Monroe St.). Please show your Wildcard at the event check-in table and receive free museum tickets for you and your party. This program is co-sponsored by the Northwestern Alumni Association.
Around Campus 2019

Announcing the 2019 Presidential Fellowship Winners

May 01, 2019
The Presidential Fellowship is the most prestigious fellowship awarded to graduate students by Northwestern University. It is awarded annually to select graduate students who are nominated by their academic programs and represent a combination of intellectual and creative ability.
From the Dean 2019

Living and Active: The Trustworthiness of Scripture Discussion on May 3

April 30, 2019
Join the Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) for a discussion with Dr. Amy Peeler, titled "Living and Active: The Trustworthiness of Scripture" on Friday, May 3 at 6:30 PM in TGS Commons. Dinner provided and Q&A to follow. 
Around Campus 2019

Drinks and Dancing with QPGSA at Flannel Fridays

April 29, 2019
You’re invited to a night of drinks and dancing at Flannel Fridays with the Queer Pride Grad Student Association (QPGSA) on Friday, May 3!
Around Campus 2019

Plant Veggie Seedlings in the Tech Courtyard with Plant-It Purple

April 29, 2019
Join Plant-It Purple for their first outdoor event of 2019 - giving the veggie seedlings a new home in the courtyard! Plant-it-Purple will provide the necessary materials and snacks.
Around Campus 2019

McKinsey & Company Happy Hour on May 3

April 29, 2019
Please join McKinsey colleagues for an informal happy hour on May 3 to learn more about the transition from medicine/academia to consulting and McKinsey’s work in healthcare.  
Around Campus 2019

Gender, Reconciliation, & Reintegration After Civil War Event on April 30

April 23, 2019
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) is hosting an event on "Gender, Reconciliation, & Reintegration After Civil War" with guest speaker Luz Marina Giraldo, ex-combatant of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and social leader. Please join LCAS on Tuesday April 30 from 12:30 - 2:00 PM in Kresge Hall, room 1515. The moderator for the event is Lina Britto, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Northwestern University. 
Around Campus 2019

Join GWAN for Meals with Strangers this Quarter!

April 22, 2019
Want to meet and connect with a diverse group of graduate and professional women? Come join Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN) for a meal at a restaurant in Evanston or Chicago through their quarterly Meals with Strangers  event! Meals with Strangers is a way for graduate women at Northwestern to meet and connect over a delicious meal at a restaurant in Chicago or Evanston.
Around Campus 2019

The Student Agenda: Advancing Higher Education for the Next Generation on April 25

April 22, 2019
Please join the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) and NU Votes for a panel discussion with US Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi and Illinois State Representative Will Guzzardi focused on issues in higher education at the federal and state level.
Around Campus 2019

Register Now for the Spring Quarter Spirituality Reading Series

April 22, 2019
Registration for the Spirituality Reading Series for Spring Quarter is now open! They will be reading I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, the inspirational memoir by the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Around Campus 2019

2019 Dissertation Proposal Development Program Participants

April 15, 2019
We are pleased to announce the 2019 participants of the Northwestern University-Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development (DPD) Program.
Around Campus 2019

Dress for Success with GWAN

April 15, 2019
Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN) and Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) invite you to bring any questions, concerns, or stories you may have about how to dress for interviews and across work environment! They will be discussing tips for navigating different spaces and circumstances. Coffee and pastries will be provided.
Around Campus 2019

Northwestern Public Health Review Symposium on April 24

April 15, 2019
The Northwestern Public Health Review's spring symposium, entitled "Access to Health in Lagos: An Interdisciplinary Partnership with the Community", is on Wednesday, April 24 at 4:00 PM in Hughes Auditorium. The event will include an interdisciplinary panel discussion, student presentations, and a reception with posters.
Around Campus 2019

Applications are Now Open for Wilderness First Aid Reimbursement Grants

April 15, 2019
Applications are now open for qualifying Northwestern graduate students who could benefit from Wilderness First Aid training in support of their academic goals requiring remote or rural international travel to apply for a reimbursement grant. This award is also available for and applicable to graduate students who are traveling to urban areas of developing countries where access to quality, emergency medical services is limited.
Around Campus 2019

ELP Presents: Something to Talk About Events for Spring Quarter 2019

April 11, 2019
Free and open to all members of the Northwestern community. All events held in Room 202 on the second floor at 2016 Sheridan Rd (Department of Linguistics). Each event highlights a specific aspect of American culture. Ask questions, share experiences and opinions with peers and ELP staff. A supportive environment for speakers at any level of English proficiency.
Around Campus 2019

2018-19 Bouchet Society Inductees

April 11, 2019
The Graduate School was pleased to induct five graduate students into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Bouchet Society) on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
From the Dean 2019

Applications Now Open for the Teaching Certificate Program & New TA Conference Workshop Leaders

April 08, 2019
Are you looking for a professional development opportunity that will help strengthen your knowledge and experiences in college teaching and learning? Applications for the Teaching Certificate Program and to be a New TA Conference Workshop Leader are now open through Monday, April 15.
Around Campus 2019

One Book One Northwestern Presents: Comedian Sarah Squirm Coming on April 10

April 08, 2019
On Wednesday, April 10 One Book One Northwestern will be hosting comedian and Northwestern alumnus Sarah Sherman “Squirm”.  Squirm has been featured on Adult Swim, Netflix, and was recently named one of Vulture's "38 Comedian's You Should and Will Know" and one of Thrillist's "Best Undiscovered Comedians from Every State”.
Around Campus 2019

BGSA 22nd Annual Graduate Research Conference

April 08, 2019
The Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) of Northwestern University is pleased to announce its 22nd Annual Graduate Research Conference that will be held on Saturday, April 13th at the Guild Lounge in Scott Hall on Northwestern's Evanston campus. This year’s conference theme entitled: Afrofuturism – Innovation, Imagination, and Improving Black Lives aims to showcase how our culture evolves in and through technological innovation.
Around Campus 2019

NU Day at Wrigley Field on May 6

April 08, 2019
Join the Northwestern community for our annual NU Day @ Wrigley to watch the Cubs face off with the Miami Marlins. The game will take place on Monday, May 6 at 7:05 PM. A block of student tickets is available now for purchase. Tickets are $20 and include entrance to the game as well as a special-edition Cubs hat in Northwestern colors. The seats are located in the Terrace Reserved Outfield section (203-208). Make sure you read the ticket distribution and FAQ sections on the event page before purchasing.
Around Campus 2019

Coffee Talk: Spring Quarter 2019

April 08, 2019
What does it mean to be an international student/scholar in the USA? Explore through a coffee + discussion series presented by the Office of International Students & Scholars (formerly the International Office) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)!
Around Campus 2019

Spring Quarter Professional Development Opportunities from the Searle Center

April 08, 2019
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. 
From the Dean 2019

Sign Up for Northwestern Believes Spring 2019 by April 13

April 08, 2019
Come to share and reflect on what it is that you believe...and why. Northwestern Believes is based on the popular National Public Radio program, "This I Believe," where participants create and share short essays which reflect what is most important in their lives. This three session series of mini-workshops guides Northwestern students as they find common values through story sharing and reflection. By the end of our time in small groups of 4-6, participants will have crafted a short personal essay, or statement, about a moment they noticed how their values shape their lives and influence their Northwestern experience! 
Around Campus 2019

Data Science Night on April 10

April 08, 2019
Data Science Nights are monthly hack nights on popular data science topics, organized by Northwestern University graduate students and scholars. Each night will feature refreshments, a talk on data science techniques or applications, and a hacking night with data science projects or learning groups of your choice. Aspiring, beginning, and advanced data scientists are welcome! 
Around Campus 2019

TGS Hooding Ceremony Student Marshal Applications

April 08, 2019
TGS is seeking four current TGS students to be student marshals at our upcoming PhD and MFA Hooding Ceremony on Thursday, June 20 at Cahn Auditorium. Student marshals will be compensated $100 each.
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2019 TGS PhD and MFA Hooding Ceremony Deadlines

April 08, 2019
The 2019 TGS hooding ceremony for PhD and MFA graduates will take place on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 3:00 PM in Cahn Auditorium. This ceremony includes PhD and MFA graduates from WCAS, Kellogg, SoC, Feinberg, and TGS interdisciplinary programs. (TGS students in SESP, McCormick, and Bienen are invited to participate in their respective school convocations.)
From the Dean 2019

Spring 2019 Message from Dean Woodruff

April 01, 2019
Spring is in the air! It is the start to longer days and warmer weather. It is also a time to celebrate our graduate community and recognize some of its many accomplishments. Spring is my favorite academic season, culminating in our hooding ceremony, an annual rite of passage to honor our PhD and MFA graduates and welcome them to our community of scholars.
From the Dean 2019

Plant-It Purple Seed Starting Event on April 3

April 01, 2019
Come help start the seeds for the vegetable garden this year and get a sneak peak of what you'll get to harvest this summer! Plant-It Purple will provide the necessary materials and snacks.
Around Campus 2019

Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2019

March 25, 2019
Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognize TGS PhD and master's students. Click here for a comprehensive list of events put on in partnership with various campus partners.
Around Campus 2019

2019 SAW Graduate Assistant Position

March 18, 2019
Sponsored by the associate provost for undergraduate education, the Summer Academic Workshop (SAW) is a three-week, credit-bearing summer program that develops the writing skills students will need to be successful during their academic career. SAW empowers students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to successfully navigate the university and provides students with the writing skills needed to succeed throughout their academic careers. Students benefit from the mentorship of upperclassmen who serve as Peer Counselors; instruction of Faculty affiliated with Northwestern’s esteemed Writing Program; and support and guidance from staff in the Department of Campus Inclusion & Community. Open to all students, priority in SAW is given to first-generation and/or low-income students. Founded in 1966, SAW is the oldest program of its kind at Northwestern, benefiting more than 1500 students.
Around Campus 2019

Spring into Swing on April 5

March 18, 2019
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.
Around Campus 2019

TGS & OPA Wire Feedback Survey

March 12, 2019
The Graduate School (TGS) is reviewing the structure and design of TGS & OPA Wires. To help us in this process, please complete these brief user surveys by Friday, April 5. Your feedback and suggestions are very important to us. The surveys should take less than 10 minutes.
2019

2019 NAA International Student Reception

March 11, 2019
Join the Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) for the 2019 NAA International Student Reception on Thursday, April 18 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in Guild Lounge.
Around Campus 2019

Current Kellogg MBA Courses Available to TGS Students

March 11, 2019
Each quarter, Kellogg opens a handful of MBA courses to TGS students. Available courses and instructions for requesting registration are outlined on the Non-Kellogg Student Registration webpage.
Around Campus 2019

NU Votes Municipal Elections Education Guide - It’s Not Over Yet!

March 08, 2019
Whether you already voted, or didn’t get a chance to the first time around, you have one last chance to make an impact. Chicago hold its run-off elections for Mayor and City Council on Tuesday, April 2. NUVotes would like to help you vote with the NUVotes Municipal Elections Education Guide.
2019

21st Chicago Ethnography Conference

March 04, 2019
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.
Around Campus 2019

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

March 03, 2019
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.
Around Campus 2019

Queertopia 2019 Registration Now Open

February 22, 2019
The Queer Pride Graduate Student Association (QPGSA) is proud to announce free registration for the 12th annual Queertopia conference on Saturday, March 2 on the Evanston campus. Themed LGBTQ+ Media Cultures, this year's conference features keynote speaker Fran Tirado, Deputy Editor of OUT Magazine and co-host of Food 4 Thot, and a screening of Happy Birthday, Marsha!, a short film about iconic transgender artist and activist Marsha "Pay it No Mind" Johnson. 
Around Campus 2019

Statement from the Department of Psychology on Diversity Science at Northwestern

February 22, 2019
The Department of Psychology has updated their diversity statement as a forceful reiteration of their departmental values, intended to make it clear that they value diversity, mutual respect, and full inclusion of members of historically marginalized and oppressed groups -- and that they reject pseudoscience supporting or justifying the oppression of marginalized and disadvantaged groups. Going forward, their vetting process for potential visiting scholars will make all reasonable efforts to exclude any individuals whose research contradicts these values. 
Around Campus 2019

Adventures in Copyright on February 27

February 22, 2019
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. 
Around Campus 2019

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

February 22, 2019
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.
Around Campus 2019

2019 Chicago Women in STEM Symposium

February 20, 2019
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! 
Around Campus 2019

NU in Chicago: Rogers Park

February 18, 2019
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.
Around Campus 2019

Applications Now Open for NSF Training Grant: IDEAS

February 18, 2019
The Integrated Data-Driven Discovery in Earth and Astrophysical Sciences (IDEAS) program is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications may be submitted online by Sunday, April 7. IDEAS is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Traineeship
Around Campus 2019

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

February 18, 2019
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.
Around Campus 2019

Interfaith Conversation on February 21

February 18, 2019
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.
Around Campus 2019

Plant-It-Purple Houseplant Giveaway

February 18, 2019
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!
Around Campus 2019

The International Office Seeking Graduate Sidekicks

February 11, 2019
Graduate Sidekicks are peer mentors to incoming graduate international students. “Sidekicks” help welcome new international graduate students adjust to life at Northwestern and living in the USA. All Graduate Sidekicks participate in a comprehensive leadership training program + plan and lead key components of Graduate International Student Orientation.
2019

ACMS Valentine's Day Candy Gram & Bake Sale

February 11, 2019
Already have a Valentine in mind? The Alliance of Chicago Minority Students (ACMS) is happy to help you get a little something sweet for your sweetie! ACMS is back with the 2nd Annual Valentine's Day Candy Gram & Bake Sale! All proceeds will go toward providing school supplies for children in the Chicagoland area. Order today to give something sweet to someone you care for and do something sweet for someone in need! Baked goods and roses will also be available for purchase on Thursday, February 14 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in Method Atrium.
Around Campus 2019

ISGMH Graduate Fellow Research Award 2019

February 11, 2019
The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) is a Northwestern University-wide institute dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals and communities through multidisciplinary research, community engagement, and training. Sexual and gender minorities include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people – anyone whose sexual or gender identity does not conform to social majority categories of sexual orientation or gender.
Around Campus 2019

RSSI Safety Awareness Week February 18-22

February 08, 2019
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.
Around Campus 2019

Remembering George Balgobin

February 06, 2019
Below is a portion of a message that was sent on February 5 by Professor and Chair of Sociology Steve Epstein to department faculty, graduate students, and staff members within the Department of Sociology. The Graduate School would like to inform others in our PhD community who may have known George while respecting the nature of the situation by not sending a message to the broader Northwestern community.
From the Dean 2019

Advocacy Mentor Circle with Illinois Humanities

February 04, 2019
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.
Around Campus 2019

A Message About Student Loans and Tax Liability from TGS Student Funding

February 04, 2019
Please note when you apply for and take out student loan funds (e.g., Stafford loans) for your educational needs, this is not considered taxable income. The government expects you to pay back your student loans, with interest, at the appropriate time, therefore they do not take taxes out on the loans. However, when you begin repaying your loans, you may qualify for a student loan interest deduction when you file taxes, depending on your income at the time and how the loan funds were used.
From the Dean 2019

Join ODI for Donuts & Diversity on February 21

February 04, 2019
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.
Around Campus 2019

Upcoming Events from the Graduate Women Across Northwestern

February 04, 2019
Take a look at the upcoming events hosted the Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN).
Around Campus 2019

Queer Pride Graduate Student Association's Lavender Friday

February 04, 2019
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.
Around Campus 2019

Nominations for the Edward Alexander Bouchet Honor Society Are Now Open!

January 29, 2019
The Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society commemorates the first African American to earn a doctorate degree from an American university (Physics, Yale University, 1876). The Bouchet Society seeks to develop a network of scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support, and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy—exemplifying the spirit and example of Dr. Bouchet.
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NU-SACNAS Abstract Writing Workshop on February 4

January 28, 2019
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.
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2019 Vanderbilt Biomedical Postdoctoral Fellow Recruitment Event

January 28, 2019
The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine invites senior graduate students from underrepresented groups to apply to attend the 2019 Vanderbilt Biomedical Postdoctoral Fellow Recruitment Event to be held April 8-9 in conjunction with the annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Symposium, which will be held on Tuesday, April 9.  Underrepresented groups include, but are not limited to, African Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, and those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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One Book Presents Keyword: Reproduction

January 22, 2019
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.
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Applications Now Open for the 2019 DOE Geothermal Design Challenge: Data Visualization

January 21, 2019
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.
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Save the Date: Data Science & Business Analytics Career Fair on February 28

January 18, 2019
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.
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QPGSA Gender + Sexuality Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon on January 25

January 18, 2019
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.
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IO Spring Break Service Trip to Memphis: March 23-30

January 18, 2019
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!
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Reserve a Ticket - Nina Simone: Four Women Play on February 3

January 18, 2019
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. 
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Inclusive Teaching Forum 2019

January 18, 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.
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Norris University Center Foodhall Grand Opening on January 25

January 18, 2019
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. 
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Graduate Student International Travel Information

January 18, 2019
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.
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Two-Day Winter 2019 Internship & Job Fair

January 18, 2019
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.
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GEO Community Practicum Information Sessions

January 14, 2019
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.
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Research Assistant Opening with Buffett Institute for Global Studies

January 14, 2019
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.
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Winter Social with SACNAS

January 11, 2019
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!
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Super Bowl Workshop Presented by the International Office

January 11, 2019
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. 
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Coffee Talk: A Coffee + Discussion Series for International Students!

January 10, 2019
Join the International Office and Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) for Coffee Talk (formerly Discovering USA)! 
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Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate Winter Swing Dance Lessons

January 10, 2019
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).
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Multicultural Dialogue Group - Winter 2019 Applications Open!

January 10, 2019
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.
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Winter 2019 Message from Dean Woodruff

January 09, 2019
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.
From the Dean 2019

TGS Childcare Grant Winter Quarter Deadline is February 2

January 07, 2019
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!
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Rogers Park Dinner and Aldermanic Debate on January 15

January 07, 2019
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.). 
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The Block Museum Caravans of Gold Opening Celebration on January 26

January 07, 2019
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.
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2019 Chicago Campus Student Oratorical Contest

January 07, 2019
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.
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Winter Quarter Registration Reminder

January 03, 2019
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.
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