Activities & Events

Modified: September 13, 2017

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week 2017: September 16-21

Registration for National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week events is now open! Registration extended until September 11th!

Modified: September 8, 2017

AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship Information Session with Salaeha Shariff

Please join us for the AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship Information Session with Salaeha Shariff, taking place on September 19 at 10am in the Baldwin Auditorium (Lurie Research Building, 303 E Superior, Chicago).

Modified: September 6, 2017

2nd Annual Symposium on Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research

The Women’s Health Research Institute will host the 2nd Annual Symposium on Sex Inclusion in Biomedical Research on January 25, 2018. The event coincides with the 2nd anniversary of the landmark NIH policy which requires investigators to consider sex as a biological variable.

Modified: September 6, 2017

Women in STEM Events around Chicagoland

Check out a list compiled by the Women’s Health Research Institute of the upcoming women in STEM events around Chicagoland for September and October.

Modified: September 6, 2017

Women's Health Research Institute, Update September 2017

The Women's Health Research Institute is bringing in Patricia Vassallo, MD to speak about Metabolic Syndrome in Women on September 19th.

Modified: September 5, 2017

Crowd Out Chicago: Public Art Project

Northwestern Community Members are invited to participate in a public art project, Crowd Out Chicago. No Experience Necessary and learn how you can be a part of it!

Modified: September 5, 2017

The Scientist Expo: Exploring Life Science Techniques

The Scientist is hosting its first ever conference, The Scientist Expo: Exploring Life Science Techniques, which will be focused on life-science tools and techniques, this fall in Chicago.

Modified: August 23, 2017

NUPF August Happy Hour presents: Bangers & Lace

Join NUPF for an outing to Bangers & Lace on Thursday, August 31st at 6 PM!

Modified: August 23, 2017

August HR Newsletter: "Understanding Your Adolescent/Teen" and National Work & Family Month

Northwestern's Work/Life & Family Resources office is hosting a couple of workshops in the next two months to support Northwestern families.

Modified: August 18, 2017

Sunday Funday! Discover the Ukrainian Village, Aug 27th

Come meet your fellow postdocs and join NUPF in exploring the Ukrainian Village on August 27th!

Modified: August 9, 2017

NUPF Events: August

Check out the upcoming events held by NUPF! All events are open to the Northwestern community.

Modified: August 9, 2017

UIC Career Development Symposium-2017

The University of Illinois-Chicago's Postdoc Association is inviting all Chicago based university postdoctoral researchers and graduate students to attend their career development symposium on September 19th from 12-7PM.

Modified: July 26, 2017

NUPF Programming and Data Science Summer Workshops

Please join NUPF, SPIE and NUIT for a quick and affordable summer workshop on the basics of programming! Next sessions take place in August, registration is limited, so register to attend today!

Modified: July 24, 2017

Seven Minutes of Science!

Attend “Seven Minutes of Science” and learn about the exciting research done by graduate students and post-doctoral researchers from across Northwestern on August 2nd and 3rd.

Modified: July 14, 2017

Summer 2017 Postdoc Night Out at Bar Louie, Evanston

Join us for the Summer 2017 Postdoc Night Out event on Tuesday, July 25th, from 530-730pm at Bar Louie Evanston (1520 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201).

Modified: July 12, 2017

BCG Coffee Chats with Chicago's AD Recruiting Director

Sign up for a 20 minute coffee chat with Abbie Garrity, PhD (our Chicago ADC Recruiting Director) to learn more about BCG and her experience making the switch to Consulting on Monday, July 17th.

Modified: June 30, 2017

McKinsey and Company Case Competition 2017 (NU and UChicago)

McKinsey and Company invites Advanced Professional Degree (PhD, Post Docs, and non-MBA masters) students to participate in a case competition beginning on Tuesday, July 11th and ending on Friday, July 14th.

Modified: June 30, 2017

Current Research & Future Careers Symposium (2017):  Abstract Submission OPEN NOW!

NUPF and Bioprofessionals are now accepting abstract submissions for the 2017 Current Research & Future Careers Symposium. The event is Monday, August 21, 9:45 am - 5:00 pm, and the deadline for all abstract submissions is Friday, July 21, 2017 at 5 pm.

Modified: June 30, 2017

Advanced Degree Consulting Summit 2017

ADCA is proud to host the 3rd annual Advanced Degree Consulting Summit (ADCS) from 3:00 - 8:30p on July 21st, 2017 at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (375 E Chicago Ave). The Summit is an opportunity for advanced degree candidates to network with representatives from sponsoring firms and discover how consulting engages transferable skills within a multitude of industries.

Modified: June 30, 2017

McKinsey Women's Happy Hour

Are you interested in McKinsey & Company's Midwest offices? Please join them for happy hour to mix and mingle with some of their women consultants who also have Advanced Professional Degree backgrounds! This event will be held on Friday, July 7th at 4pm in the McKinsey Chicago office.

Modified: June 30, 2017

Graduate Women in Science Chicago Chapter Fundraiser!

On June 28th at 6 PM, the Graduate Women in Science Chicago Chapter is hosting their annual fundraiser at the Goethe Institut.

Modified: June 21, 2017

Opportunities for students & postdocs at 2017 SACNAS

Two exciting opportunities are now open to students and postdocs for 2017 SACNAS: Travel Scholarships and Research Presentations. Apply before July 14th!

Modified: June 21, 2017

Scientific Images Contest: Submit your image by July 5!

Sharing your image is an opportunity to elevate advances in scientific research and their impact on society. The top five images will also be awarded cash prizes.

Modified: June 21, 2017

REGISTRATION OPEN: 2017 Oncofertility Conference

Registration is now open for the 11th annual Oncofertility Conference.

Modified: June 19, 2017

Invitation to attend Rush Mentoring Programs Annual Symposium

The deadline to register is August 9th.

Modified: June 7, 2017

NUPF Summer Kick-off/Welcome Event

Join NUPF as we begin the start of the Summer season and welcome new postdocs into our community. Chicago - June 22nd, Evanston - June 29th

Modified: June 7, 2017

NUPF June Coffee Hour

Summer is here, so come celebrate the end of the quarter with NUPF at their monthly coffee hour on June 14th, 3-4 pm.

Modified: June 7, 2017

Summer Membership Special for Henry Crown Sports Pavilion!

Deadline to purchase membership special is June 30, 2017!

Modified: June 1, 2017

Institute for Public Health and Medicine - Seminar Series: June 2017 Speakers

Join IPHAM for their June seminar series at the Baldwin Auditorium at the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center in Chicago.

Modified: May 24, 2017

Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center

The Galter Health Sciences LIbrary & Learning Center is offering classes in the month of June.

Modified: May 22, 2017

GWIS Chicago Science Talks

Please join the Graduate Women in Science in learning about what these fantastic scientists do for a living on May 22nd, 2017, from 6-8 pm at the Goethe Institut.

Modified: May 15, 2017

Cents and Sensibility with President Schapiro and Professor Morson

Join Political Union in a discussion with President Morton Schapiro and Professor Saul Morson about their new book Cents and Sensibility, based on their popular and widely celebrated course taught every winter here at Northwestern.

Modified: May 10, 2017

Save the Date: TGS Day Out for Postdoctoral Fellow and Graduate Student Parents

The next TGS Day Out will be on July 15th at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Registration will open on June 1st at 10am!

Modified: May 10, 2017

Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance Presents: Networking Workshop

In conjunction with the Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA), ADCA is hosting a Networking workshop for those who want to apply for the position in consulting firms.

Modified: May 10, 2017

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 One Book Announcement

The author of “Our Declaration,” Danielle Allen, will deliver a keynote address and sign books Oct. 19 at Northwestern.

Modified: May 10, 2017

Shakespeare Garden Tour, June 8

Join Northwestern staff for a docent led tour of the Shakespeare Garden on the Evanston campus, followed by some lively conversation and picnic-style treats.

Modified: May 10, 2017

Brain Awareness Fair

Northwestern University Brain Awareness Outreach, in partnership with Roger C Sullivan High School presents: Brain Awareness Fair Over a dozen exciting demonstrations and fun, hands-on activities that demonstrate how your brain works!

Modified: May 9, 2017

Save the Date: Celebrate Holi on Sunday, May 14

Join NUPF and Northwestern's South Asian Student Association to celebrate Holi on May 14th at the Deering Meadow, Evanston. Updates on time and details to come.

Modified: May 9, 2017

Save the Date: NUPF Happy Hour, May 25th

Join fellow postdocs at the next NUPF rooftop happy hour in Evanston on Thursday, May 25 and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Updates on time and location to come.

Modified: May 9, 2017

NUPF coffee hour, May 10th, 3-4 pm

Come and enjoy coffee and snacks with your fellow postdocs during the next monthly NUPF coffee hour taking place on May 10 from 3-4pm on both campuses.

Modified: May 4, 2017

BioSurvival Skills: Job Search Series

BioProfessionals and the Chicago Graduate Student Association are pleased to present a new BioSurvival Skills Job Search Series. In a series of 4 monthly workshops, stages of the non-academic job search will be covered, beginning with exploring careers and ending with interviewing for jobs. Mark your calendars for all 4!

Modified: May 4, 2017

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. The session will also help mentors of summer undergraduate students to develop a "personal style" for mentoring, recognize strengths, and develop a network with other summer mentors.

Modified: May 4, 2017

NUPF Workshop Series: The Art of Writing Research Statement

Broaden your ideas and prepare for your academic career by improving your research statement, and learn how to write successful statement. In this workshop, you will learn about the structure and characteristics of a successful research statement, and ways how to refine your draft to capture your research ideas and be able to tailor your statement to different career opportunities.

Modified: May 3, 2017

Chris Moore of the Chicago Cubs

One Book will be hosting a discussion with Chris Moore of the Chicago Cubs on May 9. Mr. Moore, director of research and development with the Chicago Cubs, will be in conversation with Economics professor Jeff Ely concerning the use of analytics in baseball, the 2016 World Series and other baseball-related issues.

Modified: April 27, 2017

Save the Date: NUPF May Meet-up @ Civic Orchestra on May 8th

Save the Date: The next NUPF meetup will be on May 8th at the Civic Ochestra. The program for the evening is Beethoven (Overture to Egmont), Brahms (Variations on a Theme by Haydn), & Mendelssohn (Symphony #5). More info will follow soon!

Modified: April 13, 2017

2017 Teaching Certificate Program Applications Now Open!

The Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching will be holding an informational session about the Teaching Certificate Program on April 26 at the Searle Center in Evanston. The Teaching Certificate Program application is due on May 12.

Modified: April 13, 2017

Bring STEM into Your Child’s Life

Are you trying to decide how and when to introduce your child to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)? Find out how to help your child learn about STEM and bring it into your everyday life. Join an upcoming Bright Horizons webinar taking place on April 25 at 1pm.

Modified: April 12, 2017

New Yoga Club – NU Pose Yoga

A new yoga club has started at Northwestern called NU Pose Yoga. If you are interested, please complete this survey or contact DGP student Samantha Genardi for more information.

Modified: April 12, 2017

CHiMaD Seminar

Guest: Jason Hattrick-Simpers (NIST) using modeling and machine learning to accelerate high-throughput experimental materials discovery

Modified: April 12, 2017

Opportunities for students & postdocs at 2017 SACNAS

Two exclusive opportunities are now open to students and postdocs for 2017 SACNAS: Travel Scholarships and Research Presentations. Travel Scholarship deadline is April 14! Presentation deadline is April 28!

Modified: April 10, 2017

Two X Chromosomes in Academia – May Event

The Women’s Health Research Institute is hosting a Two X Chromosomes in Academia event: Coffee and Conversation, on May 2 at 3:15 PM in the Cohen Commons Dining Room, Technological Institute, Room L-482 (2145 Sheridan Rd, 4th Floor North). This event is open to all students, postdocs, faculty and staff. Consider registering now as space is limited.

Modified: April 7, 2017

Industry Career Event

The Graduate Women in Science Chicago Chapter and UIC Graduate Women in Chemistry would like to invite students, faculty, and staff to their Industry Career event on April 27, 2017 at Goethe Institut, Chicago, IL starting at 6 PM.

Modified: April 7, 2017

NUPF Cultures & Cuisines @ Venezuelan Bowl - April 27

Cultures & Cuisines goes Venezuelan! Come and join NUPF at Venezuelan Bowl (2436 N Lincoln Avenue, 60614 IL), on April 27 at 6:30 pm.

Modified: April 7, 2017

NUPF April Meet-up @ Block Museum, April 13

Meet the NUPF for a free guided tour to explore Northwestern's Block Museum of Art on April 13th at 6pm.

Modified: April 6, 2017

Conversations with President Schapiro

Northwestern University's Staff Advisory Council (NUSAC), Faculty Senate, and the Office of the President invite you to this year's Conversations with President Morton Schapiro.

Modified: April 6, 2017

Falling Walls Lab New York

The German Center for Research Innovation will be hosting Falling Walls Lab New York on September 14, 2017.

Modified: April 6, 2017

Interested in Supporting a Yoga Initiative on the Chicago campus?

Have you always wanted to try yoga, but haven't had the right opportunity? An application is being prepared to fund a free series of introductory yoga classes as part of a research program on the Chicago campus.

Modified: April 5, 2017

IARPA Director Seminar

The Office of Research and Development invites you to attend an open session with Dr. Matheny, Director of The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). He will present an overview of IARPA’s investments in high-risk/high-payoff research programs that have the potential to provide our nation with an overwhelming intelligence advantage over future adversaries. All faculty, students, postdocs and staff are invited to attend this event taking place on April 7 from 230-330 in the Allen Center.

Modified: April 3, 2017

OPA Orientation & Resource Fair for Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School (TGS) and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) invites new (and not-so-new) postdoctoral fellows to attend the next orientation and resource fair specifically designed for postdoctoral fellows. If you recently began your training at Northwestern (or still feel like you just began), please consider attending this event! There will be representatives from various offices across campus in attendance in addition to staff from the TGS and the OPA! Refreshments will be served. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

Modified: April 3, 2017

Career Planning & Visas/Residency with Brendan Delaney

There is an upcoming OPA Professional Development workshop with Immigration Attorney Brendan Delaney (Leavy, Frank & Delaney, LLC) on April 11 at 10am in Gray Seminar Room (Lurie Research Building, 303 E Superior, Chicago). Brendan will provide information for international postdocs and graduate students on career planning & visas/residency.

Modified: March 30, 2017

24th Annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K

Join Lurie Cancer Center and Northwestern Medicine for National Cancer Surviors’ Day to honor and celebrate cancer survivors! Walk or run along the lakefront and enjoy a picnic, t-shirts, entertainment and activities for the family. Early registration deadline is APRIL 1st! Register today.

Modified: March 29, 2017

Northwestern Computational Research Day: Poster Competition

Attention postdocs! There is still time to participate in the Northwestern Computational Research Day 2017 research symposium. The deadline to submit a poster abstract is April 7, 2017.

Modified: March 28, 2017

Register Now: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, April 27

Registration is now open for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day that will take place on April 27. Thanks to the significant efforts of the Women’s Center, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work has become a valued tradition at Northwestern. This year the theme will be “Count On Me!”. Register ASAP as space is limited!

Modified: March 24, 2017

Upcoming Classes Next Month at the Galter Library

Hello! The Galter Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer the following classes during the month of April

Modified: March 24, 2017

Creating a Greener Northwestern: How Staff Can Contribute to Campus Sustainability Initiatives

Northwestern staff members are invited to learn what the University is dong to reduce our environmental impact and how the staff can get involved. The discussion will highlight ways that staff members can participate in campus sustainability efforts through initiatives such as the Green Office program, which offers resources and support for creating a more environmentally friendly workspace.

Modified: March 24, 2017

AHEAD/NUSAC Brown Bag: Professional Development & Career Advancement for Staff

Join AHEAD@NU and Northwestern University Staff Advisory Council (NUSAC) for a panel discussion with experts who can connect you to the resources you need to develop your professional skills and advance your career.

Modified: March 24, 2017

Women's Center Upcoming Events

A list of upcoming events from The Women's Center for March and April

Modified: March 23, 2017

NUPF Coffee Hour, April 5, 3-4 pm

Spring is here! Time to wake up from winter hibernation and join NUPF at the monthly coffee hour taking place on April 5th from 3-4 pm (locations on both campuses).

Modified: March 22, 2017


Are you curious about transitioning into a career in data science? Do you want to hear more about the data science field or learn how to acquire the skills needed to become a data scientist in industry? Then you should join our first Northwestern Data Science Career Evening Workshop, which will feature both data science training programs and industry representatives from a variety of sectors. You will learn about some of Chicago's data science activities, which provide opportunities to develop and demonstrate your skills. You will hear about the work of the data scientist in different industries and have opportunity to interact with industry representatives.

Modified: March 22, 2017

Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) Networking Brunch at Beatrix

The Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) will be hosting a Networking brunch at Beatrix in Streeterville (671 N. St. Clair in Chicago). The event will be on Saturday, March 25 from 11:30am - 2pm. Registration is required and individuals can RSVP via Eventbrite.

Modified: March 22, 2017

FSM Mentor Development Workshop

More than 500 Feinberg faculty members have learned tools for managing their mentoring relationships during Mentoring Development Workshops. The next workshop is May 2nd from 9am -12pm. Attendees will learn about maintaining effective communication, establishing expectations and promoting professional development. All faculty mentors and mentees who have not previously attended are welcome.

Modified: March 21, 2017

Chicago campus: Latin Meet & Greet on March 22

The second LATIN MEET & GREET will take place, WEDNESDAY MARCH 22 from 4:30-7pm at the HYATT (633 N Saint Clair St, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60611). Please invite other Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Latino-identified/interested students, postdocs, residents, fellows, and faculty!

Modified: March 15, 2017

NUPF Chicago Happy Hour at D4 Irish Pub with Postdocs from Argonne!

St. Patrick's Day may have come and gone but come and get in the spirit of the season with NUPF at D4 Irish Pub for happy hour as we are joined by Postdocs from Argonne National Laboratory on Wednesday March 22nd! We will have a space reserved and FREE FOOD (first come first serve) from 6:00-8:00 PM with cash bar available to those who are interested in purchasing their own alcoholic beverages. We hope to see many of you there as we meet with other postdocs in the Chicago area!

Modified: March 15, 2017

CHIentist Spring Happy Hour

CHIentist is hosting its Spring Happy Hour- come meet like-minded professionals and academics in various facets of the Life Sciences. Expand your network, have a drink, and become part of a larger community. Space for this event is limited- to RSVP, go HERE.

Modified: March 15, 2017

Awards & Recognition Ceremony 2017

Postdocs are invited to join us on March 28 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at the Hilton Orrington-Evanston to celebrate the 2017 Awards and Recognition recipients (including many fellow postdocs). The event will feature music, appetizers, and drinks.

Modified: March 9, 2017

NUPF movie meet up - March 21

Save the date: Meet NUPF at the movies on March 21th at 7:15 pm.

Modified: March 9, 2017

Benefits Information Sessions - March 2017

In 2017, the Benefits Division began offering monthly information sessions to increase Faculty and Staff awareness of the benefit plans available to them. The March session is for expecting parents. Meet with HR representatives from 12-1pm on March 14th (Chicago) or March 16th (Evanston) to learn what to expect when you are expecting. It is an exciting time for you and your family, and there is a lot to think about.

Modified: March 9, 2017

Save the Date: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, April 27

Save the Date: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day will take place on April 27. Thanks to the significant efforts of the Women’s Center, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work has become a valued tradition at Northwestern. This year the theme will be “Count On Me!”. Registration will open on March 28th

Modified: March 9, 2017

Register Now! Women's Health Research Institute Free Monthly Luncheon Forum, March 21st, 2017

The Women's Health Research Institute at Northwestern University Presents: Depression in Women: 7 Strategies to Improve Treatment Outcomes presented by Katherine Wisner, MD, Asher Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology; Director, Asher Center for Research and Treatment of Depressive Disorders, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. The talk will take place on March 21st from 12-1pm in the 3rd floor Conference Room L South (Prentice Women's Hospital, 250 E. Superior Street).

Modified: March 1, 2017

BCG's Ethnic Diversity Network Reception

BCG is committed to growing and supporting top talent within the Black/African-American and Hispanic/Latino populations - groups currently under-represented in the executive ranks, boards of directors, and in consulting. They have several programs that aim to identify, support, develop and retain top Black and Latino students who will become leaders in consulting and the global business community.

Modified: February 24, 2017

Upcoming Events from One Book One Northwestern

List of upcoming events from One Book One Northwestern

Modified: February 24, 2017

NUPF coffee hour, March 8th, 3-4 pm

Combat your winter blues with some caffeine. Join NUPF on the monthly coffee hour, March 8th, 3-4 pm.

Modified: February 24, 2017

NUPF movie meet up, March 9th, 7.15 pm

Academy season is here! Meet NUPF at the movies on March 9th, 7.15 pm.

Modified: February 23, 2017

NUPF Meet up at the Civic Orchestra, February 28th, 6.15 pm

Meet NUPF at the Civic Orchestra and enjoy Glière's Symphony No. 3 on February 28th at 6:15 pm

Modified: February 17, 2017

Save the Date: Searle/CIRTL Grad and Postdoc Workshops

Please mark your calendars for five upcoming professional development workshops hosted by Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching as part of the CIRTL at Northwestern Workshop Series. The location, description, and registration will be forthcoming; however, feel free to mark your calendars now. You can also updated information about these workshops and other events on TGS calendar.

Modified: February 17, 2017

Upcoming Versatile PhD Panel Discussions

The next two Versatile PhD Panels will take place as follows: “PhD Careers in Think Tanks” (Humanities and Social Science Edition), in the Hum/SocSci forum March 6-10 and “PhD Careers in Think Tanks” (STEM Edition), in the STEM forum April 3-7. Be sure to logon during these times to learn more about these career paths.

Modified: February 17, 2017

Winter and Spring schedule for DGP Lectures in Life Sciences

Winter and Spring schedule for DGP Lectures in Life Sciences (LLS), unless otherwise noted, the seminars will be at 3:30 PM in Baldwin Auditorium. Please view the schedule for the LLS seminars this Winter and Spring here.

Modified: February 16, 2017

PhD & Master's Virtual Career Fair - Registration Now Open

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: February 15, 2017

Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) 3D Printing Networking Event

The Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) will be hosting a 3D Printing Networking event at mHUB, (965 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago), featuring Dima Elissa, Founder and CEO of VisMed-3D. The event will be on February 22 from 6-9 pm, and will include networking, live 3D demonstration, music, and light fare. Registration is required and individuals can RSVP via Eventbrite.

Modified: February 15, 2017

R Programming Workshop for Grad Students and Postdocs (Chicago Campus)

This two-day hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools including program design, version control, data management and task automation. Participants must bring their own computers to the workshop. Register to participate.

Modified: February 15, 2017

The Illusionists Screening- Body Acceptance Week 2017

Please join CAPS for an event that is part of Body Acceptance Week 2017. CAPS, in collaboration with the Law School, will be screening the documentary The Illusionists. This is a wonderful documentary about the marketing of unattainable beauty around the world.

Modified: February 15, 2017

Community Forum on the Executive Order & Immigration Policy

The International Office and Pritzker School of Law will bring together a panel of immigration and civil rights attorney’s for a discussion on the recent executive order banning travel.

Modified: February 10, 2017

Applications Now Open for ASCB MAC Professional Development Programs

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) is hosting the Postdoc/Jr Faculty Career Development Workshop. The program is popular for junior faculty and postdocs interested in academic careers and offers extensive networking opportunities and training to navigate tricky areas including: professional conduct, tenure, grantsmanship, mentorship, leadership, collaborations, time management, writing, and lab setup/management.

Modified: February 10, 2017

NU Science Advocacy Group Inaugural Meeting - How do we best engage the public to advocate for policy based on evidence?

On tuesday, February 14th, the NU Science Advocacy group will hold a meeting to discuss ways in which to best engage the public in order to advocate for policy based on evidence. All are welcome to contribute ideas for the discussion or merely to join the conversation on the day of the event.

Modified: February 9, 2017

Benefits Information Sessions

In 2017, the Benefits Division will be offering monthly information sessions to increase Faculty and Staff awareness of the benefit plans available to them. The February session is titled, "Understanding your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) in 2017." This event is intended to explain how to best use your FSA and HSA dollars and understand how the Payflex system works, including online account set-up.

Modified: February 9, 2017

From Science to Pharma – Learn about MSLs

Medical Science Liaisons are the scientific and clinical expert in a specific drug and disease area and work with the top clinicians and clinical researchers in the field to bring innovative new drugs to the market and further establish the current drugs. If you would like to get a better understanding of the MSL job and why Ph.D.s are in such high demand, read a recent Nature interview on “The changing landscape of pharma: a new route for PhDs?” with the MSL training company “from SCIENCE to PHARMA.” You can also visit the “from SCIENCE to PHARMA” website OR sign up to the free, live MSL Q&A webinar (held on the February 17th and 18th) that will give more information about MSL careers, salaries and benefits.

Modified: February 8, 2017

The CIRTL Network - How to Break Through Students' Misconceptions of Science

In this two-part workshop, participants will investigate misconceptions regarding the nature of science broadly and specific concepts within their discipline to explicitly address these in their instruction. Open for registration February 6 through 20. Open to 40 students.

Modified: February 3, 2017

NUPF Happy Hour, February 23th, 7-10 pm

Give your taste buds a tour through World of Beer. Join NUPF for the next happy hour taking place at the iconic Evanston bar, World of Beer (1601 Sherman Ave) on February 23th at 7 pm.

Modified: February 3, 2017

NUPF Coffee Hour, February 8th, 3-4 pm

Combat your winter blues with some caffeine. Join NUPF on the next monthly coffee hour on both campuses on February 8th from 3-4 pm.

Modified: February 3, 2017

Black Women in Engineering and Science presents: Careers and Conversations with Erika Jefferson

Join the Black Women in Egineering and Science Chicago organization for their Careers and Conversations presentation with Erika Jefferson, BWISE President & Founder. The conversation will highlight the plans for BWISE Chicago and updates for the national organization.

Modified: February 2, 2017

CV to Resume Workshop

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Northwestern Career Advancement will be hosting CV/Resume workshops on February 13th (Chicago campus) and 14th (Evanston Campus). After participating in this workshop, you will be able to: (1) Identify the differences between a CV and a resume; (2) Learn strategies for creating skill-focused bullet points when describing your experience. All postdoctoral fellows and graduate students are welcome to attend.

Modified: January 30, 2017

Classes at Galter Health Sciences Library

The Galter Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer the following classes during the month of February..

Modified: January 26, 2017

iBIO Happy Hour

Join us on Febraury 16th for the first iBIO Happy Hour of 2017. This is a great event to network and connect with community members.

Modified: January 24, 2017

LabLearner: Lunch and Company Presentation

LabLearner is seeking graduate students and postdoctoral fellows looking for an opportunity to briefly step out of the lab and make an impact on the educational system for seasonal summer 2017 work. As a passionate scientist, you can share your expertise and shape K-8 curriculum. Join LabLearner staff on Friday, January 27 from 12-1pm in Norris, Wildcat Room A for a lunch and learn info session.

Modified: January 24, 2017

Tea and Social Event for International Students and Postdocs

Jay Walsh, Vice President for Research invites international postdocs, visiting scholars and graduate students who work in a research laboratories to celebrate the remarkable science at Northwestern and introduce the support services available from the Office for Research. Refreshments will be provided. Please join the Office for Research on Friday, February 3 from 3-5 PM in Guild Lounge located in Scott Hall (601 University Place Evanston, IL 60208). Space in Guild Lounge is limited, please RSVP by Monday, January 30th.

Modified: January 23, 2017

Navigating the Research Enterprise

Navigating the Research Enterprise – Now Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month! Please note: the January 23rd seminar has been rescheduled for February 6th at noon and will take place in Gray Seminar Room.

Modified: January 23, 2017

Drinks with the Dean

Join Dean of The Graduate School, Dwight A. McBride, for drinks and appetizers at Found Kitchen & Social House in Evanston and to discuss issues relevant to postdoctoral training at Northwestern. RSVP is required as space is limited.

Modified: January 20, 2017

English Language Programs is seeking volunteers!

Volunteers needed! English Language Programs staff are currently seeking volunteers to participate in oral interviews. ELP staff are pursuing certification in the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) protocol in order to learn how to give this assessment. They are looking for adult learners of English at all levels, from total beginners to highly fluent speakers (including spouses, friends, family). Please consider signing up and inviting your family and friends to participate! If you would like to volunteer to be interviewed in English, please contact ELP by email or (847) 467-6053.

Modified: January 19, 2017

Networking 101: Breaking the First Barriers

Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum (NUPF) and CHIentist cordially invite you to a free event that will feature a panel with highly-experienced industry professionals discussing their own tips for making useful connections that can alter the course of your career. This is the first of a two-part series and will focus primarily on that initial meeting and interaction. The event continues afterwards with a Networking Session, during which you can put your newly-learned skills to practice! This event will take place on January 31st from 630-830pm in Hughes Auditorium (Lurie Research Building, 303 E. Superior St. Chicago, IL)

Modified: January 18, 2017

How to Get Hired in Arts Admin - Jan 25th

The event is open to all Northwestern undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students. Northwestern is very excited to have featured experts from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Museum of Contemporary Art who will be sharing their insights into the industry as well as what they look for when reviewing applications.

Modified: January 18, 2017

BCG Webinar TODAY - January 18 2017

Join BCG Today, January 18 at 7 pm CT for their Case Experiences Webinar. This provides a unique opportunity to get to know BCG, their people, and their work. Join BCG consultants who will share their transition to consulting and discuss recent case experiences. Registration is required. Please register here. Registration typically closes the morning of each virtual event. Login details will be shared with registered attendees on the event day. Slides will be viewable via webinar with audio via phone. The events will not be recorded.

Modified: January 18, 2017

Northwestern University Employee Tuition Benefits Online Information Session.

Northwestern’s School of Professional Studies (SPS) and Human Resources Benefits Division will host an Online Information Session for benefits eligible NU employees on Wednesday, January 25. This session will explain how to take advantage of your employee tuition benefits through the part-time, evening, and weekend undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, professional development, graduate and advanced graduate programs available through the School of Professional Studies.

Modified: January 18, 2017

Workshop on Leadership in Bioscience

This is a highly interactive 3.5 day workshop in which you will develop the skills necessary to lead and interact effectively with others, in both one-on-one and group settings.

Modified: January 18, 2017

An Evening with Matika Wilbur

Northwestern is pleased to announce that Matika Wilbur, a photographer and documentarian of the Indigenous experience, will be delivering a talk entitled “19 Lessons from Indian Roads” on campus next week. Ms. Wilbur created Project 562 to “creatively address and remedy historical inaccuracies, stereotypically presentations, and the absence of Native American images and voices in the mass media and the national consciousness.” Please visit the Project 562 website to find more information. This event will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2017, 4:30pm-6:00pm in the McCormick Foundation Center Forum (1870 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208).

Modified: January 12, 2017

13th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day

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

Modified: January 12, 2017

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: January 12, 2017

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: January 12, 2017

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. Learn more at an open house event taking place on January 28 at 10am in downtown Chicago.

Modified: January 12, 2017


The Museum of Science and Industry’s annual Black Creativity Program explores the rich contributions of African Americans in scientific and creative children to become the innovators of tomorrow. This year’s theme of innovation encourages deeper interest in science and technology among youth, inspiring children to become the innovators of tomorrow. All programs are included in Museum Entry. Find additional program details and learn more by visiting MSI’s Black Creativity Program webpage.

Modified: January 12, 2017

Science Careers Job Fair

Join for a chance to meet with recruiters from top scientific organizations and to get valuable advice from career experts. The combination of valuable career development content and exciting career opportunities makes this free event a "must-attend" for scientists.

Modified: January 12, 2017

HR Announcements

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

Modified: January 12, 2017

Judges Needed for Regional Science and Math Fair

Early exposure to science and math has been identified as a key contributor to increasing persistence in STEM majors and careers. You can be assured that the role you play in the Science and Math Fair will positively affect the lives of the aspiring scientists and mathematicians.

Modified: January 9, 2017

One Book One Northwestern Events

Check out these upcoming events in January for One Book One Northwestern

Modified: January 5, 2017

Two X Chromosomes in Academia

Last year the WHRI launched the Two X Chromosomes in Academia (2XA) workshop series in order to promote the advancement of women in STEM at Northwestern throughout all stages of their career. Open to all students, postdocs, faculty, and staff. The quarterly workshop series features seminars, panel discussions, and networking events designed to break down barriers that women in STEM may face.

Modified: January 5, 2017

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School offers a series of fellowship proposal writing workshops in alignment with specific deadlines and led by writing experts. The goal is to help students and postdoctoral fellows produce the strongest possible writing for proposals, understand what reviewers are looking for, edit writing to be clear, concise, interesting, and persuasive, and increase the likelihood of securing funding. This is a writing workshop and participants must be prepared to bring drafts of their NIH NRSA grant proposals to each session for peer and instructor review.

Modified: January 5, 2017

Workshop – Formatting Publication-worthy Scientific Figures

Start the new year by learning how to make publication-worthy scientific figures using Adobe Illustrator! You're invited to a workshop led by Northwestern's Software Instructor, Cynthia Manika, taking place on January 9th, from 2-5 pm in the Weinberg Computer Lab, Tarry Building, Room 1-730, Chicago campus.

Modified: January 5, 2017

Northwestern Benefits Information Sessions

Beginning in 2017, Benefits will offer monthly information sessions to increase employee awareness of the benefit plans available to them. These sessions will be offered on each campus, the topics will vary each month and sessions will run from 12:00pm -1:00pm to allow employees to attend over their lunch break. Registration will not be required for these events. The January Benefits session will be titled "How to Get the Most out of Your Health, Dental & Vision Benefits in 2017." This event is intended primarily for those who are first time enrollees in health/dental/vision plans and/or foreign nationals using U.S. insurance plans for the first time.

Modified: January 5, 2017

Galter Library Classes Offered for the Month of January

The Galter Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer the following classes during the month of January