Around Campus

March 21, 2018

Campus Safety Town Hall

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

March 20, 2018

Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW)

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

March 19, 2018

WISER Spring Symposium

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

March 19, 2018

Exploring Intersectionality: A Panel Discussion with SACNAS & QPGSA

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

March 14, 2018

NSF's Vizzies Challenge

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

March 14, 2018

Outreach Opportunity: Career Day at Joyce Kilmer Elementary School

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

March 14, 2018

A Conversation with Roxane Gay

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

March 14, 2018

Free Tax Webinar for Postdocs and Graduate Students

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

March 12, 2018

Information on Northwestern Computational Research Day

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

March 12, 2018

Feminine Hygiene Item Drive

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

March 9, 2018

Visualization Competition for Computational Research Day

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

March 8, 2018

Queertopia: Queer Community, Queer Care

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

March 7, 2018

Lightning Talk at Computational Research Day

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

March 7, 2018

Graduate International Student Orientation 2018

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

March 6, 2018

Applications are now open for RSG

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

March 6, 2018

Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies

The Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce competition for the 2018-2019 Crown Fellowship, an award given annually to a Northwestern graduate student or group of students whose works bears on some aspect of Jewish history, culture, or religion.

March 6, 2018

Science In your Community Center (SICC)

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

March 6, 2018

Chicago Women in STEM & Academia Initiative

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

March 2, 2018

BGSA Presents: 21st Annual Graduate Research Conference

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

March 2, 2018

Explore Chicago: WhirlyBall

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

February 27, 2018

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

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

February 26, 2018

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

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

February 26, 2018

InfoSocial 2018

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

February 26, 2018

Graduate Christian Fellowship - Questioning Christianity

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

February 26, 2018

Plant-It Purple Seed Planting & Tea Party

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

February 23, 2018

Tango Party: Milonga del Norte

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

February 22, 2018

Spring Enrollment for Dental and Vision Insurance

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

February 22, 2018

Midwest Regional SACNAS Research Conference

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

February 19, 2018

2018 Arts Soirée

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

February 19, 2018

CARE and CAPS: From Surviving to Thriving

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

February 19, 2018

Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate's Winter Swing Dance

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

February 19, 2018

Queer Pride Graduate Student Association's Lavender Friday

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

February 19, 2018

Controversial Conversations with NU CAPS

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

February 16, 2018

NU Curling Club: 2018

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

February 16, 2018

WISER: Coffee & Conversations with Prof. Emily Weiss

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

February 15, 2018

EDGE Speaker Series February/March

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

February 12, 2018

Join NU-SACNAS for Volunteer Opportunities

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

February 12, 2018

Toastmasters Club Weekly Meetings

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

February 12, 2018

GWAN: Dress for Success

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

February 12, 2018

TGS PhD Candidate to have Fake News Study Published

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

February 9, 2018

BGSA Annual Community Building Ski Trip

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

February 8, 2018

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

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

February 5, 2018

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

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

February 2, 2018

Graduate Students of Color Wellness and Support Group

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

February 2, 2018

NuTango's Valentine's Day Tango Workshop

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

January 30, 2018

Plant-It Purple's First Tea Party

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

January 29, 2018

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

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

January 29, 2018

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

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

January 25, 2018

TGS Fridays Mini Grad Resource Fair: Chicago

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

January 24, 2018

GCF - Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores

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

January 22, 2018

Research Safety Student Initiative Hosting Safety Awareness Week

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

January 22, 2018

Women's Health Research Day

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

January 18, 2018

WISER Discussion Social

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

January 12, 2018

Tango classes Winter Quarter

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

January 12, 2018

Multicultural Dialogue Group Applications are now open

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

January 12, 2018

Posse Plus Retreat

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

January 11, 2018

Queertopia Conference Call for Abstracts

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

January 11, 2018

Graduate Student event for Women's Health Research Day

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

January 11, 2018

Northwestern Creative Writing Club

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

January 10, 2018

EDGS Graduate Lecture Series

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

January 9, 2018

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

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

January 8, 2018

Winter Happy Hour with GSA

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

January 8, 2018

Plant-It Purple Plant Giveaway

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

January 5, 2018

Register for the MLK Day of Service at Gale Community Academy

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

January 4, 2018

Explore Chicago Winter Quarter!

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