Activities & Events

Modified: January 3, 2017

Navigating the Research Enterprise - Next session is on November 14th!

Navigating the Research Enterprise – Now Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month!

Modified: December 8, 2016

HR Announcements

Important HR Announcements: Update Address for W2 Mailing and myHR Launches on December 12th!

Modified: December 7, 2016

BCG Webinars

Join BCG this winter for a series of webinars. Each session provides a unique opportunity to get to know BCG, their people, and their work. Registration is required.

Modified: November 30, 2016

Calling all STEM PhDs interested in Law, Business, and Technology!

The one-year Master of Science in Law (MSL), offered by the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, is designed especially for STEM majors and provides practical, hands-on, business-centered legal training. MSL students learn how to examine the interface of law, business, and science/technology; communicate across disciplines; develop, protect, and manage intellectual property; bring ideas to market; and navigate the legal and regulatory structures that exist in STEM setting. PhD and Postdoc Scholarships are available. Attend an upcoming webinar on December 7th at 5pm to learn more!

Modified: November 30, 2016

Galter Health Sciences Library – December Classes

Check the classes (PubMed, EndNote, NIH Relative Citation Ratio and iCite Tool) Galter Health Sciences Library will be offering during the month of December!

Modified: November 29, 2016

Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research Workshop and Symposium

Discover best practices in sex-inclusive research from national experts who are leading the way in sex-inclusive research during the Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research Workshop and Symposium.

Modified: November 28, 2016

BioProfessionals: Careers in Life Sciences Consulting

The BioProfessionals program and the Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance are pleased to present a career panel on Careers in Life Sciences Consulting, Thursday, December 8

Modified: November 28, 2016

Young Scientist Seminars

The Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a a video series produced by iBiology that features young scientists giving talks about their research and discoveries. It is a great opportunity for graduate students and postdocs interested in science communication and in sharing their work with an international audience of students, scientists, and educators. The YSS is a collaboration between the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and iBiology. More information about the YSS and application details can be found at: Applications will be accepted October 12 through December 15, 2016.

Modified: November 23, 2016

Training Course in fMRI

The University of Michigan will hold a training course for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty with interests in neuroscience or biomedical engineering who want to learn about functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) on August 7-18, 2017

Modified: November 21, 2016

NUPF Social Events in December

Meet NUPF for a guided tour at the Block Museum on December 1st at 6pm and the NUPF Christmas Party & Ice Skating on December 10th beginning at 130pm! More information is available!

Modified: November 21, 2016

WIB-Chicago Annual Holiday Party

Join Women in Bio (WIB) – Chicago for their Annual Holiday Party on December 6th sponsored by McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP at their office located at 300 S. Wacker Dr for an evening of celebration over appetizers, dessert, and drinks! Members, non-members, and friends are all invited to celebrate the extraordinary year we leave behind and plan for the exciting year ahead. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch up with your WIB friends, network, and learn more about what WIB-Chicago has planned for 2017.

Modified: November 17, 2016

Science Fair Judging Volunteer Opportunity

Science in Society, an educational research center at Northwestern University, is currently recruiting 20-30 graduate students, postdocs, and staff volunteers to serve as science fair judges at a middle school in Uptown and a high school in West Ridge.

Modified: November 16, 2016

Info Session on Patent Law - Marshall Gerstein Borun

On Thursday, November 17th from 430-530pm, the boutique IP firm, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, will be hosting an information session about careers in patent law for scientists and engineers. Come learn about what a career in patent law can offer you, and how your technical and scientific expertise can intersect with the law. Food and refreshments will be served.

Modified: November 9, 2016

BioProfessionals-Pathway to the Professoriate Workshop: Lab Management, Leadership and Mentoring

A wide range of topics may be touched upon including: managing and mentoring people (technicians, students and postdocs), managing funding, balancing outside responsibilities (sitting on committees, teaching, traveling, etc) and prioritizing research projects. Drs. Tiffany Schmidt and Mike Jewett will give perspectives of a pre- and post-tenured faculty.

Modified: November 9, 2016

Versatile PhD Career Panel: PhD Careers in Cultural Resource Management

This forum will run November 14-18 in the Humanities/Social Science forum.

Modified: November 8, 2016

The Graduate School's Holiday Party

TGS's Holiday Party will take place on December 1, from 5 to 7 PM, at The Peninsula Chicago, close to Northwestern’s Chicago campus. Tickets cost $5 and include an assortment of appetizers, two drink tickets, and ice skating. Tickets are on sale NOW. This event is open to currently enrolled TGS students, graduate faculty, program staff, and postdoctoral fellows.

Modified: November 7, 2016

MSL Program Open House

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law offers a Master of Science in Law (MSL). Designed especially for individuals with engineering, science, technology, mathematics, and medical backgrounds, the MSL provides practical, focused, business-centered legal training in: Intellectual Property & Patent Design, Business Law & Entrepreneurship, Regulatory Analysis & Strategy. Learn more at an upcoming MSL Program Open House that will take place on November 19th from 10am to 1pm on the Downtown Chicago campus. More details and registration can be found the program webpage.

Modified: November 7, 2016

BioSurvival Skills Workshop: Improving Presentation Skills

BioProfessionals is pleased to present a BioSurvival Skills Workshop: Improving Presentation Skills. This workshop will be held on Monday, November 14, 2016 from 11:30am – 1pm in Cook 3118 (Evanston) and the discussion will be led by Drs. Curt Horvath and Sadie Wignall. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Deborah Klos Dehring ( if you are planning to attend. You will receive an email confirmation of attendance a few days before the workshop.

Modified: November 7, 2016

National Organization for Women (NOW) presents Terry O'Neill

Join National Organization for Women (NOW) for an evening with Terry O’Neill, NOW president & Northwestern alumna (’74) on November 16 at 5PM at the McCormick Tribune Center.

Modified: November 7, 2016

Pathway to the Professoriate: Insights from a Successful Job Search

BioProfessionals is pleased to present a Pathway to the Professoriate panel on Insights from a Successful Job Search with Drs. Gabriela Caraveo Piso, Monica Laronda, Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster, Jeffrey Savas, and Deborah Winter

Modified: November 3, 2016

How to Turn Your Hobby into a Career: Perspective from a Scientist in Industry

Next week's UChicago MyCHOICE What Can I Do With My PhD? seminar will feature John R. Hackett, Divisional VP of Applied Research and Development at Abbott Diagnostics and former UChicago postdoc.

Modified: October 28, 2016

Calling all STEM PhDs interested in Law, Business, and Technology!

There is an increasing demand for individuals with advanced scientific and technical training who can work in cross-functional roles in the space where law, business, and science/technology intersect. The one-year Master of Science in Law (MSL), now offered by the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, is designed especially for STEM majors and provides practical, hands-on, business-centered legal training.

Modified: October 28, 2016

Summer and Full-time Opportunities at McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm helping leading organizations tackle their most complex challenges. We have offices in over 100 locations and work in nearly every area, including strategy, finance, operations, implementation, digital, analytics, healthcare, energy, and sustainability. McKinsey hires collaborative problem-solvers with entrepreneurial drive from all backgrounds. Check out summer and full-time opportunities as well as resources from McKinsey & Company!

Modified: October 27, 2016

One Book 2016 Events - October/November

One Book has many upcoming events in the coming months. Check them out here.

Modified: October 27, 2016

BioOpportunities and Cell and Molecular Basis of Disease Training Program

Dr. Maureen Diaz, Lead Research Microbiologist as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will give a research talk covering an array of projects represent the scope of her work at the CDC.

Modified: October 26, 2016

BioProfessionals "Tips on Writing a Competitive NRSA"

Includes a Q& A session with faculty member Geoff Swanson, who serves on NRSA study sections

Modified: October 26, 2016

13th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day

Save the date for the 13th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day!

Modified: October 25, 2016

Upcoming Bain & Company Webinars on Consulting Careers

Bain consultants will be leading topics from interview preparation tips to how Bain partners with their clients. Hear from industry leading experts and alumni as they discuss what makes Bain & Company a great place to work.

Modified: October 21, 2016

TGS Day Out for Postdoc and Graduate Student Parents

The next TGS Day Out will be on December 10th at Navy Pier's Winter Wonderfest. Registration will open on November 1st at 10am!

Modified: October 20, 2016

Northwestern Night at the Art Institute of Chicago

The first Northwestern Night at the Art Institute of Chicago this academic year is Thursday October 27, 2016 from 5-8 p.m. Students, faculty, and staff show a valid WILDcard at the check-in table at the museum’s modern wing entrance (Monroe St.) in exchange for free tickets for themselves and as many guests as they like.

Modified: October 20, 2016

OPA Orientation for Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School (TGS) and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) invites new postdoctoral fellows to attend the very first orientation event for Northwestern postdoctoral fellows. If you recently began your training at Northwestern (within the past 6-12 months), please consider attending this event! In addition to the TGS and OPA staff in attendance, there will be representatives from various offices across campus present as well! Refreshments will be served. Events will be held on November 15th (Evanston) and November 17th (Chicago) from 2-3pm, please see complete story for more details!

Modified: October 20, 2016

Childcare & Travel Awards to Attend the 2017 Annual Meeting

Applications for travel awards and child care support awards to attend the NPA's 15th Annual Meeting are now being accepted! Apply by November 4th (10:59pm CT)!

Modified: October 19, 2016

Fireside Chat with Bill Gantz

MATTER will welcome Bill Gantz, currently of PathoCapital, for a fireside chat. Bill will discuss his long and storied career in healthcare with Ellen Rudnick, senior advisor on entrepreneurship and adjunct professor.

Modified: October 19, 2016

VPhD November Panel and Job Openings

Panel Discussion for STEM folks next week! PhD Careers in Medical Writing in the STEM forum, October 17-21. Four great panelists, all employed as different types of medical writers in different settings. For the Humanists, Social Scientists and others - there are some very cool jobs that have been posted!

Modified: October 18, 2016

7th Annual Diversity Career Expo

Free to register and attend for all job seekers with free resume critique and career counseling as well as the opportunity to netowrk with local employers

Modified: October 17, 2016

Pathway to the Professoriate: Dr. Stephanie Watowich

Dr. Stephanie Watowich will be discussing what it is like to be faculty at an NIH-designated comprehensive cancer center, UT MD Anderson

Modified: October 17, 2016

NUPF October Happy Hour - Date Change!

It is the month of Octoberfest and NUPF is honouring the beer drinking tradition by going to one of the best craft breweries in Evanston. Meet NUPF and fellow postdocs at Smylie Brothers Brewery (1615 Oak Ave, Evanston, IL 60201) on October 27th at 7pm.

Modified: October 14, 2016

Register for the 6th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS and NeuroRepair

The 6th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS and NeuroRepair, Celebrating Research, Patient Care and Education, will take place on Monday, November 7th from 8am to 4pm in Prentice Women’s Hospital. More information is available. Register by October 26th!!

Modified: October 13, 2016

Northwestern Lab Tours 2016

Calling all Graduate Students and Postdocs! Inspire middle school students from CPS to become scientists by volunteering as a tour guide.

Modified: October 12, 2016

The Materials Science and Engineering Prominent Alumni Series

An early leader in computational materials design, Kuehmann will discuss how his Northwestern Engineering education shaped his interests and career.

Modified: October 10, 2016

The Next Rising Stars of SQI Lectures

The SQI Core Facilities invite you to lectures featuring Armando Hernandez-Garcia, PhD and Sungsoo Seth Lee, PhD on Tuesday, October 11th beginning at 2pm in Baldwin Auditorium (Lurie Research Building, 303 East Superior, Chicago campus). RSVP to

Modified: October 10, 2016

NUPF October Coffee Hour

It is time to recharge your batteries and have some coffee and snacks! Join NUPF and fellow postdocs on October 19th from 3-4pm at Evanston (Second Floor Pancoe Building Café, Einstein Bros. Bagels) and Chicago (Tarry Building Lobby, 300 E Chicago Ave.) locations for the regular monthly NUPF Coffee Hour.

Modified: October 7, 2016

Open Enrollment is Coming!

The Open Enrollment period for January 1, 2017 benefit plan changes will take place from Monday, October 24th at 9:00 a.m. to Friday, November 11th at 5:00 p.m.

Modified: October 7, 2016

The Academic Job Search - Presenting Yourself in Person

On the academic job market? Plan to attend an upcoming career development webinar: The Academic Job Search - Presenting Yourself in Person on Thursday, October 27th at 12pm CT. Get expert career advice from the authors of the "Academic Job Search Handbook," who will discuss the interview process for faculty positions.

Modified: October 6, 2016

Register now for Statistically Speaking Lecture Series

The Biostatistics Collaboration Center is hosting a lecture series on Tuesdays and Fridays during the month of October. The first talk, Four Lessons in Biostatistics and Some Biostatistics Along the Way, will be presented by Leah Welty, PhD, Director of the Biostatistics Collaboration Center on Friday, October 7 in Hughes Auditorium (Lurie Research Building, 303 E Superior, 1st floor, Chicago campus) from 12pm to 1 pm.

Modified: October 4, 2016

Morris and Dolores Kohl Kaplan Northwestern Day of the Chicago Humanities Festival

Join Kaplan to kick off the Chicago Humanities Festival FallFest/16: Speed with a full day of programming on Northwestern's Evanston campus on October 29th!

Modified: September 30, 2016

MSL Program Information

Calling all STEM PhDs interested in Law, Business, & Technology! There is an increasing demand for individuals with scientific and technical training who can work in cross-functional roles in the space where law, business, and science/technology intersect. The Master of Science in Law (MSL) at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is an innovative, one-year degree program designed exclusively for individuals trained in science, technology, engineering, math, or medicine.

Modified: September 30, 2016

BluePrint Research Group Consulting Workshop

Join BluePrint Research Group on October 10th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Guild Lounge (Scott Hall, Evanston campus) to find out more about the firm and what a consulting career is all about.

Modified: September 29, 2016

GCC PhD and Master’s Virtual Career Fair

Save the Date! GCC PhD and Master’s Virtual Career Fair will be held March 2, 2017.

Modified: September 29, 2016

Atomic Transitions: Making the leap from postdoc to publishing

Jenn Robinson will share her experiences moving from postdoc positions in atomic physics and quantum information to a job as a Recruiting Editor at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Modified: September 26, 2016

One Book One Northwestern Keynote Speaker: Nate Silver

Author Nate Silver will be on campus on Thursday, October 6th at Pick Staiger to give the One Book One Northwestern keynote address. The program will begin at 4:30 pm.

Modified: September 26, 2016

Machine Learning Meetup - Data Science Consulting at KPMG: A Physicist's Perspective, October 5, 2016

Northwestern Machine Learning will be hosting a talk by Chris Greer from KPMG. Chris comes from a background in astrophysics, and will be discussing KPMG data science projects and transitioning from academia to industry.

Modified: September 26, 2016

New Fitness Classes for Faculty and Staff Starting Sept. 28

The YourLife Wellness Program in collaboration with Northwestern Recreation, introduces Wellness Wednesdays! This series of events will begin on September 28th with complimentary group exercise classes.

Modified: September 26, 2016

EPICS Connections Speaker Series

oin Eric and Nicole on Tuesday, October 4 as they share insider knowledge about the Television industry and insight into their career paths.

Modified: September 22, 2016

Keck Graduate Institute Learning Opportunities

The following are three outstanding opportunities to prepare for life science industry employment presented by the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI).

Modified: September 21, 2016


Innovation and New Ventures (INVO) at Northwestern University invites you to join their free seminar VENTURE CAPITAL 201 : THE SCIENCE (AND ART) OF THE INVESTMENT providing an in-depth look at the investment decision-making process by venture capitalists.

Modified: September 19, 2016

Vanderbilt University Study for Engineering and Computational PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Vanderbilt University is engaged in an NSF-funded study to examine the critical factors that leave African Americans as one of the most underrepresented racial groups in engineering faculty positions despite intervention programs that aim to broaden the participation of minorities in engineering.

Modified: September 15, 2016

The Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science Lecture

The Feinberg School of Medicine invites you to attend a keynote lecture by Huda Zoghbi, MD, the inaugural recipient of the Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science awarded by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Modified: September 14, 2016

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week 2016: September 17-23

Register to attend the picnic (September 17th), coffee hours (September 20th & 21st), and reception (September 22nd), in celebration of National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week (NPAW) 2016!

Modified: September 12, 2016

Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance Informational Session for ReD Associates on 9/12

Please join ReD Associates for an informal presentation and chat to learn about consulting with a social science background. Food and drink will be provided.

Modified: September 8, 2016

2nd Annual NRMN-CAN Professional Development and Grantwriting Conference

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual NRMN-CAN Professional Development and Grantwriting Conference taking place Sunday, October 30 through Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Big Ten Conference Center and Aloft Hotel, near O’Hare Airport in Rosemont, IL. This opportunity is free to trainees selected to participate, including travel and lodging, but space is very limited. Applications are now being accepted and are due by September 19th!

Modified: September 2, 2016

Bioethics Debate on Gun Violence September 26

Join CGSA and Science & Society Directors Richard Miller, PhD and Phil Hockberger, PhD at the Annual Science and Society Bioethics Debate: "Gun Violence: What can be done?"

Modified: August 26, 2016

BioProfessionals Series

Join Bioprofessionals for upcoming workshops on Tailoring Your Application and Teaching at PUIs!

Modified: August 24, 2016

Galter Library's Scopus and Web of Science Classes Available

Want to learn more about who's citing your work, your h-index, and the journals with the highest impact in your field? Sign up for Galter Library's Scopus and Web of Science classes this September.

Modified: August 17, 2016

Register for the 18th Annual Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium

Northwestern University's Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium will take place September 22-25 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown (540 N Michigan Ave). This symposium has been called the most valuable breast cancer meeting worldwide for the practicing clinician. For 18 years, this multidisciplinary CME event has been bringing together leading national and international medical, surgical and radiation oncologists to present, debate and evaluate cutting-edge technology and approaches in the management of breast cancer.

Modified: August 16, 2016

Core Expo 2016 Presented by Chemistry of Life Processes Institute

Sign up for Core Expo 2016 presented by Chemistry of Life Processes Institute. The expo features 8 core facilities and 3 centers of excellence. Facility managers and staff will showcase their innovative biomedical expertise, research and services available to all researchers in greater Chicago.

Modified: August 15, 2016

Check out Versatile PhD Resources!

Access explore careers, job postings, contacts, and online panels through the Northwestern Versatile PhD portal! Check out the list of panels beginning in September!

Modified: August 12, 2016

Check out upcoming events at the Women’s Center!

Join the Women’s Center for upcoming events: Babywearing workshop on August 16th and the State of LGBT Health Symposium on August 18th!

Modified: August 10, 2016

Upcoming NUPF Events!

Check out the upcoming NUPF Coffee Hour (August 17th), Cultures and Cuisines (August 18th) and Happy Hour (August 25th)! Save the date for the NUPF Annual Symposium on September 14th on the Chicago campus!

Modified: August 9, 2016

Volunteer with Science Club

Science Club is seeking graduate students, postdocs and/or staff to volunteer at an after school science mentorship program.

Modified: August 2, 2016

Argonne Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium

Registration is now open for the Argonne Postdoctoral Research and Career Symposium taking place on October 6th. Argonne welcomes all postdocs and senior-level graduate students to register as an attendee or poster presenter.

Modified: July 28, 2016

Cancer Metastasis through the Lymphovascular System: Biology & Treatment - 7th International Symposium

Cancer Metastasis through the Lymphovascular System: Biology & Treatment - 7th International Symposium is taking place April 20-22, 2017 in San Francisco (Holiday Inn Golden Gateway). Abstracts are being accepted for Trainee and Young Investigator Awards. Submissions are due by September 20th!

Modified: July 27, 2016

AAAS S&T Policy Info Session at Northwestern

Interested in contributing to policy at the federal level? Join us for a conversation to learn about the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF).

Modified: July 26, 2016

Communicating Science of Museums Through Youtube

Emily Graslie of ​The Field Museum ​and The Brain Scoop ​will be giving the public keynote lecture for the ComSciCon-Chicago workshop on August 6.

Modified: July 14, 2016

Northwestern Career Advancement Data Science Panel for MS, PhD, and Post Docs

Gain insight into the field and meet alumni and other professionals working as data scientists at this Northwestern Career Advancement panel discussion. The panelists will share information about data science careers and provide advice about transitioning from academia to this growing field.

Modified: June 28, 2016

ACUBE: College and University Teaching Conference

ACUBE (the Associate of College and University Biology Educators) focuses on professional development for college and university biology teachers. Their annual meeting is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Modified: June 23, 2016

Tuition Reimbursement Toward Summer Writers’ Conference, July 28–30

The Northwestern University School of Professional Studies Summer Session is pleased to announce the 12th annual Northwestern Summer Writers’ Conference, a three-day summer institute dedicated to the creation and revision of novels, short-stories, nonfiction and poetry.

Modified: June 17, 2016

2nd Annual Rush Research Mentoring Programs’ Symposium

The 2nd Annual Rush Research Mentoring Programs’ Symposium will be held on August 17, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Searle Conference Center (fifth floor of the Professional Building, 1725 W. Harrison St.). Abstract submissions are due by June 24th and registration closes on July 27th.

Modified: June 15, 2016

Celebrating 2015-16, Kaplan Institute style

Please take a look at what the Kaplan Humanities Institute has been up to this past year (including Mellon postdoctoral fellows featured on pages 8 and 9)!

Modified: June 15, 2016

Science Launches the 2016 Dance Your Ph.D. Contest

Can you bust a move? Are you a postdoc or PhD student in the sciences?? Science magazine has announced its 2016 "Dance Your PhD Contest." PhD-level scientists or students working on science-related PhDs are invited to explain their work through a dance posted as a YouTube video. Winners will receive cash prizes in each of four categories—physics, chemistry, biology, and social sciences—and more for best overall dance. The deadline for submissions is September 30.

Modified: June 9, 2016

Graduate Women in Science Event- Advice for Navigating Academic Jobs: Applications to Offers

Graduate Women in Science is hosting a talk titled "Advice for Navigating Academic Jobs: Applications to Offers". At this meeting you will hear advice on navigating the academic job market by one of their members, Megan Reissman, who recently landed a tenure-track position.

Modified: June 2, 2016

The Annual Scientific Images Contest is Now Open for 2016

The Annual Scientific Images Contest is now open for 2016! Any student, postdoctoral fellow, faculty or staff may submit research-based images from their lab or work.

Modified: June 1, 2016

ADCA Workshop Series - Consulting 101

ADCA will be holding a series of workshops designed to help you navigate the consulting recruitment process and successfully land a position with a top consulting firm. Topics will include Consulting 101, Crafting an Effective Resume, Tackling the Fit Interview, and Networking. Tackling the Fit Interview sessions will be on May 4th and 10th. Stay tuned for dates/times/locations for the other topics.

Modified: May 12, 2016

Upcoming One Book One Northwestern Events

Check out these upcoming One Book One Northwestern events this May.

Modified: May 11, 2016

Biomedical Data Science Research Day Registration is Now Open

Learn about the application of data science and big data methods to clinical and biomedical research at Biomedical Data Science Research Day on Friday, June 10

Modified: May 10, 2016

OPA Professional Development Workshop: Career Planning & Visas/Residency with Brendan Delaney

Please mark your calendars for an upcoming OPA workshop with Immigration Attorney Brendan Delaney on May 12th at 2pm in Searle Seminar Room.

Modified: May 9, 2016

Mentoring Your Summer Student: An Orientation for Postdocs and PhD Students

This workshop will help postdoctoral fellows and graduate students outline summer projects, set goals with summer advisees, structure interactions, and problem solve as issues arise. Save the dates: May 23rd (Chicago) and May 24th (Evanston)! Register by May 16th to attend!

Modified: May 6, 2016

Northwestern CGSA's 6th annual Habitat for Humanity build day

Meet new friends at Northwestern and help better the Chicago community by volunteering at Northwestern CGSA's 6th annual Habitat for Humanity build day on Saturday, May 21st!

Modified: May 5, 2016

Northwestern Women’s Center - Participate in Focus Groups

The Northwestern Women’s Center has played an important role for women individually and collectively during its 30-year history. As the needs of the Northwestern campus community has evolved, there is an opportunity to assess the goals, services, and impact of the Women’s Center. Input from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows is an important part of this initiative, and you are invited to share your perspective in a 90-minute focus group on Wednesday, May 11th at Norris in the Scholars Room, 204 in Evanston. The first 10 people who sign up to attend will receive a $15 Starbucks gift card after attending the session.

Modified: May 5, 2016

Interviewing Skills 101 with Mearah Quinn-Brauner and Kristen Mighty (Chicago Campus)

Join NUPF and fellow postdocs and grad students for Interviewing Skills 101 with Mearah Quinn-Brauner and Kristen Mighty on May 12th, from 4-5pm in Ward 5-230 (303 E Chicago Ave, Chicago Campus). RSVP to attend, refreshments will be served

Modified: May 5, 2016

Songs for Solidarity: A Benefit Concert Sponsored by Beyond Compliance

This is a benefit concert to combat stigma, raise awareness, and promote inclusion on campus at Northwestern.

Modified: May 4, 2016

2016 NIH Regional Seminar in Chicago, October 26-28

Each year, the Office of Extramural Research (OER) sponsors the NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration. The 2016 NIH Regional Semiar in Chicago will take place October 26-28 at The Palmer House Hilton Hotel. The seminars are appropriate for grants administrators, researchers new to NIH, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. More details and registration information is available.

Modified: May 4, 2016

Spring 2016 CBC Funding Opportunities

CBC invites new applications for the HTS Supplementary Grant programs (last time being offered). Applications due May 27th!

Modified: May 4, 2016

Northwestern Night at the Art Institute of Chicago

Join the Northwestern community for the upcoming Northwestern Night at the Art Institute of Chicago on May 5th from 5pm-8pm. The event allows anyone with a WildCARD (faculty, staff, students, and alumni) and their guests the opportunity to attend the museum for free. This will be a great opportunity to explore the museum and visit the Van Gogh Bedrooms exhibit before it closes on May 10th!

Modified: April 29, 2016

Drinks with the Dean: Chicago Campus

Acting Dean Craig Bina and Associate Dean Hank Seifert invite postdoctoral fellows to The Windsor (Chicago campus) for drinks and appetizers on May 10th, from 5:30-6:30pm. Please join us in informal discussions relevant to postdoctoral training at Northwestern. This event has limited openings, so reserve your spot today!

Modified: April 25, 2016

Cancer Survivors Celebration Walk & 5K

Celebrate the strides the Lurie Cancer Center is making to overcome cancer. The Cancer Survivors Celebration Walk & 5K is a unique opportunity for cancer survivors, families and friends to connect with the physicians, scientists and healthcare providers who support them every step of the way.

Modified: April 25, 2016

Pathways to the Life Science Industry Webinar

The Keck Graduate Institute recently hosted a 3-part webinar series focusing on Pathways to the Life Science Industry and it was a great success! You can listen to recordings of each session via the links below.

Modified: April 21, 2016

2016 Empowering Women in Science & Engineering (EWISE) Symposium

Registration is now open for Cornell’s biennial EWISE Symposium for faculty, researchers, administrators, postdocs, PhD students, and professionals who are interested in networking and establishing relationships with women and champions of women across the STEM disciplines. Although most symposium participants are from Cornell, this event is open to students and colleagues from other institutions as well. Registration deadline is May 17th.

Modified: April 21, 2016

Networking Skills 101 with Mearah Quinn-Brauner - Evanston Campus

Come sharpen your networking skills to expand your professional networks for increase exposure to job opportunities in the future on April 27th at 12pm on the Evanston campus!

Modified: April 20, 2016

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2016-2017 Change Makers staff cohort!

Join next year's Change Makers cohort to become an agent of change to create greater inclusion on campus and beyond. Applications are due by May 6th!

Modified: April 20, 2016

Upcoming Opportunities with Bain & Company

Check out upcoming opportunities from Bain & Company: Bain Passports Webinar (April 26th), Advance into Consulting 2016 (Applications due June 1st), Full-time applications (Due August 5th)

Modified: April 20, 2016

T.Z. Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Annual Lecture

Please join the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University for this year's annual Theodore Zev Weiss Lecture on Wednesday, May 11th at 4pm in Harris Hall 107 (1881 Sheridan, Evanston). Professor Eric Sundquist of Johns Hopkins University will deliver the lecture, “Writing the Holocaust."

Modified: April 20, 2016

Leverage Your PhD: Careers in Higher Education Administration

This panel discussion will take place on May 3rd from 530-7pm in TGS Commons (2122 Sheridan, Evanston). Panelists will discuss how their PhD training helps them in their current work as well as things they wished they had known about job seeking while they were in graduate school. They will also share advice about how current PhD students and postdocs can explore careers in higher education administration. The panel will be followed by informal discussion over refreshments.

Modified: April 19, 2016

Career Development Event: Beyond Academia with Dr. John Pham

You are invited to attend a career discussion with Dr. John Pham on Wednesday, April 27 in Cook 3118 from 10:30-11:30 AM on the Evanston Campus. Dr. Pham is a graduate of the IBiS Graduate Program and the current editor of Molecular Cell. He will be discussing his job as an editor and how he made the transition from academia to publishing.

Modified: April 13, 2016

National Science Foundation MPS Directorate Visiting Northwestern April 21

The National Science Foundation Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Directorate is visiting a select number of institutions in 2016, including Northwestern University, to better understand the scientific opportunities, research landscape, and workforces they impact.

Modified: April 13, 2016

Northwestern Computational Research Day

Northwestern's 3rd Annual Computational Research Day will showcase new and innovative computational research at the University. Attend this one-of-a-kind event and learn about the exciting research happening at Northwestern, computational facilities on campus, new ways to conduct research, and find potential collaborations.

Modified: April 13, 2016

Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching offers a range of opportunities for graduate students and postdocs to think about ways to translate their disciplinary perspectives into effective teaching strategies. Check out upcoming workshops for graduate student and postdoctoral fellows.

Modified: April 13, 2016

Save the Date: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2016, Thursday, April 28

Mark your calendars for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2016, Thursday, April 28. Registration opens March 30th!

Modified: April 11, 2016

Teaching Certificate Program and Graduate Teaching Mentor Applications Now Open!

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching will be holding an informational session about the Teaching Certificate Program and Graduate Teaching Mentor program on April 18th. The Teaching Certificate Program and Graduate Teaching Mentor applications are due on May 10th.

Modified: April 11, 2016

PhD and Postdoc Biotech Career Development Opportunity, April 19

iBIO, the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization, is hosting a Career Development Program for PhD students and postdocs. If you are interested in attending, please contact Kristen Mighty (contact for postdocs) or Mearah Quinn-Brauner (contact for PhD students) to learn how to acquire the Northwestern registration code. RSVP soon!

Modified: March 16, 2016

Mentored Discussions of Teaching

Interested in teaching? Then you may be interested in participating in Mentored Discussions of Teaching, which is a one-quarter program designed to generate discussions about teaching. Check out the webpage for more information!

Modified: March 15, 2016

RSG Keynote Address: Charlie Meyerson

TGS’s RSG Research Communication Program hosts award-winning radio and Internet news veteran Charlie Meyerson (WXRT, WBEZ, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business) who has been fighting tuneout his entire career.

Modified: March 15, 2016

RSG Keynote Speaker: Dietram Scheufele

The Brave New World of (Science) Communication: How We All Make Sense of Complex Information in Modern News Environments.

Modified: March 15, 2016

Lectures in Life Sciences Series

The following is the schedule of seminars in the Lectures in Life Science (LLS) series sponsored by the Driskill Graduate Program (DGP).

Modified: March 15, 2016

Planning and Presenting a Conference Poster

This workshop is designed for graduate students and post-docs who have submitted an abstract for a conference poster presentation. Attendees should come with laptops, resources, and having applied to a specific conference or already have an abstract accepted for poster presentation.

Modified: March 15, 2016

Free Admission to the Museum of Contemporary Art

Students, faculty, and staff can visit the MCA for free with a valid Wildcard.

Modified: March 15, 2016

One-week Intensive Management Training Course at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), in partnership with the Keck Graduate Institute, is offering a one-week intensive management training course from July 11-16, 2016, at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA.

Modified: March 15, 2016

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 2016 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is sponsoring the 2016 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute (2016 PPI) on June 2-3, 2016 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, MD.

Modified: March 15, 2016

Coaching Groups for Grant Proposal Writing and Professional Development

The National Research Mentoring Netowork (NRMN) continues to offer a series of four intensive coaching programs to support investigators who are at a later training stage, specifically postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty.

Modified: March 14, 2016

Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar

Save the Date: 2016 AAMC Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar: September 15-18, 2016 Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk San Antonio, TX

Modified: March 14, 2016

McKinsey & Company: Summer Insight Programs, MD Workshops

The following are webinar and workshop opportunities presented by McKinsey & Company

Modified: March 14, 2016

BCG Middle East Presents: Aspire M.E. in Boston April 9-10

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Middle East is excited to announce Aspire M.E.-their event in the US inviting Arabic speaking students who want to create impact in the GCC.

Modified: March 1, 2016

Spring & Fall 2016 NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding & Grants Administration

The NIH is pleased to announce that registration is now open for two NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration in 2016.

Modified: February 25, 2016

Planning and Presenting a Conference Poster

A four-hour workshop for graduate students and postdocs who have submitted an abstract for a conference poster presentation

Modified: February 17, 2016

Worlds at War Minds at Peace - Intersecting Leadership and Mental Health

Radhanath Swarmi will speak at an event hosted by the AIESEC student group on April 14.

Modified: February 17, 2016

CIM@MATTER: February 2016 CIMposium at Northwestern University - Chicago Campus

Join CIM@MATTER for an opportunity to learn more about what it takes to bring your life sciences startup to the next level at Northwestern on February 23rd on the Chicago campus!

Modified: February 17, 2016

Mentored Discussions of Teaching

Applications are now open for the Mentored Discussions of Teaching programs at the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching.

Modified: February 17, 2016

Job Search Toolbox Info Session

Come to CGSA's Job-Search Toolbox info session where Student Career Advising will show you tools that will help you find the job you’ve always wanted on February 24th at 4pm on the Chicago campus!

Modified: February 16, 2016

GCC Virtual Career Fair

Ph.D. & Master's Virtual Career Fair sponsored by Graduate Career Consortium will take place on March 2nd! Postdocs, Ph.D./Master's students & Alumni are invited to attend!

Modified: February 16, 2016

Join the International Office for a Tour of the Block Museum

Friday is going to be 55 degrees and beautiful! Come celebrate the warm weather by joining the International Office for a docent-led tour through the Block Museum.

Modified: February 16, 2016

The PhD Movie 2

Join TGS and GSA for a screening of PhD Movie 2 on February 25 on both Chicago and Evanston campuses

Modified: February 16, 2016

Advanced Degree Consultants Alliance Events

ADC has several upcoming events and deadlines in March and April

Modified: February 16, 2016

Submit Your Abstract for Research Day

The 12th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day will be held on April 7. This event is an opportunity to share research with colleagues, find potential new collaborators and explore the exciting research taking place at Feinberg.

Modified: February 10, 2016

The 23rd Annual Cancer Survivors Celebration Walk & 5k

Join us to honor cancer survivors and celebrate the meaningful strides we've made in understanding and treating cancer

Modified: February 10, 2016

Michigan AGEP Alliance National Conference-Navigating the Maize Conference

Join the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor for the Michigan AGEP Alliance National Conference-Navigating the Maize Conference taking place on March 17-19. Abstracts for the poster session will be accepted until March 4th. More details are available.

Modified: February 2, 2016

GI Circadian Meeting 2016

The first symposium on the role of circadian rhythm in gastrointestinal, metabolic and neurological diseases will take place on May 5th and 6th at Rush University Medical Center. This symposium will bring together national and international experts in the field of circadian, gastrointestinal, liver, metabolism, nutrition and brain-gut pathways research.

Modified: February 2, 2016

Fourth Annual Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference

Join colleagues from around the country on April 1st and 2nd when University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will host a national conference that offers women of color, faculty, university administrators, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students a unique educational and professional opportunity to network, engage, and learn with peers. Early bird registration ends Febuary 19th!

Modified: January 27, 2016

Leverage Your PhD: CV to Resume Workshop

Are you a PhD student or postdoc considering applying for positions in diverse career paths? Need to learn how to translate your academic CV into a skills- and accomplishment-focused resume? Join the NCA and TGS/OPA on January 27th or 29th to learn how to leverage you PhD in a resume! RSVP to attend.

Modified: January 21, 2016

GCC Virtual Career Fair

SAVE THE DATE: Ph.D. & Master's Virtual Career Fair sponsored by Graduate Career Consortium will take place on March 2nd! Postdocs, Ph.D./Master's students & Alumni are invited to attend!

Modified: January 21, 2016

Leveraging your PhD: Drop-in Speed Resume Review Sessions

Representatives from Northwestern Career Advancement and The Graduate School Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will be hosting an open walk-in resume review session on both the Evanston (February 17th, 4-530pm, TGS Commons) and Chicago (February 19th, 1130am-1pm, TGS Chicago Office) campuses.

Modified: January 21, 2016

Writing As If You Mean It: Scholars, Books, and the Dream of Usable Scholarship

How do you publish a scholarly book? Hot Off The Press is a lecture/workshop opportunity to learn about the publishing process and network with faculty and graduate students from a variety of disciplines at Northwestern.

Modified: January 21, 2016

Hartwell Postdoctoral Fellow Lecture - Adam Jakus

Join Hartwell Postdoctoral Fellow Adam Jakus as he discusses 3D-printing technologies in his lecture A 3D-Painted Future: New Materials for Tissue Engineering, Energy, Advanced Structures, and More.

Modified: January 21, 2016

Buffett Forum for Languages and Cultures Language Tables Series

The Buffett Forum for Languages and Cultures will be hosting a series of Language Tables during Winter Quarter and would like to invite the broader Northwestern community of faculty, students and staff to attend. The Language Tables provide an opportunity to gather and converse in one of eight languages in the friendly environment of the PARC Dining Room in the Allison Dining Hall with refreshments provided by the Buffett Forum and the Office of Residential Academic Initiatives.

Modified: January 21, 2016

Northwestern's Employee Tuition Benefits Online Info Session

Northwestern University School of Professional Studies (SPS) and the Northwestern Human Resources Benefits Division will host an Online Information Session for benefits eligible NU employees on January 28th at 12pm. Register to attend!

Modified: January 21, 2016

Merck Darmstadt Germany Innovation Cup 2016

Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) will conduct the 6th Merck Innovation Cup Summer Camp from July 3rd-8th. The Innovation Cup brings together a promising new generation of talent in a meeting of the generations with senior Merck managers and researchers and accomplished Merck retirees. Applications are due by January 31st.

Modified: January 19, 2016

Volunteer Opportunity - Science Fair Judge

Are you interested in science and looking for an opportunity to volunteering! Sign up to judge students' projects at the Regional Fair at Truman College on February 5th. Light breakfast will be served during judges orientation at 8:30 am on February 5th. Judges will then be given a packet of 5-7 projects to judge during the allotted time (9-12:30). Lunch is also provided.

Modified: January 5, 2016

New NIH Research Training and Career Development Programs Website

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports Research Training and Career Development programs to help prepare individuals for careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical research. This re-designed website is organized to help you target your particular educational or career stage to find out what programs are available for you. Check it out today and provide feedback to the OPA!