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Events Calendar

Attend one of the college's upcoming events, listed below. You can also review the Academic Calendars or find information about major college events, such as Convocation.

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Sandra Greene: Embracing Happenstance

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Join the Program of African Studies for our weekly lunch and lecture. Embracing Happenstance: An Academic Journey Sandra Greene, Stephen ’59 and...

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Japanese Coffee Hour

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

The Japanese instructors will host the Japanese Language Coffee Hour once a week. This Coffee Hour will be a great...

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Tacita de café

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Spanish and Portuguese

A welcoming social forum for intermediate-advanced heritage learners of Spanish to discuss culture, language, current issues, etc. over coffee.

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Tertulia/Study Break

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Spanish and Portuguese

A friendly gathering to prepare for Spanish exams, both the midterm and final. For students in Spanish 101 through 121....

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Japanese Coffee Hour

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

The Japanese instructors will host the Japanese Language Coffee Hour once a week. This Coffee Hour will be a great...

Feb
19
2018

Cakes and Classes

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by History Department

Come, eat cake, and talk with history professors about courses they’ll teach this spring!

Feb
19
2018

Political Science Spring Courses Q&A

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Political Science

Political Science Spring Courses Q&A for Undergraduates Come chat about classes with political science professors over free tacos! Monday, February 19th 5pm-6pm Scott Hall,...

Feb
19
2018

Skandalon: Parabolic Epistemology in Dante and Giotto

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Department of French and Italian

DR. AMBROGIO CAMOZZI PISTOJA is Keith Sykes Research Fellow in Italian Studies at Pembroke College (Cambridge) and Affiliated Lecturer in...

Feb
20
2018

American Quarterly Publishing Workshop

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

Presented by Vernadette Gonzalez, Honors Program Director, Assoc. Professor of American Studies, University of Hawai'i, Manoa. Associate Editor of American...

Feb
20
2018

Senior Recruiting Seminar

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Economics: General

Emi Nakamura (Columbia): "High Frequency Identification of Monetary Non-Neutrality: The Information Effect"

Feb
20
2018

Public Lecture: A Decolonial Guidebook to Hawaii

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

Featuring: Vernadette Gonzalez, Honors Program Director, Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Hawai'i, Manoa; Associate Editor of American Quarterly.

Feb
20
2018

Unbound Citizens: Localities and Refugee Settlement

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by One Book One Northwestern 2017-2018

In the face of the worst refugee crisis since WWII, some communities have responded with #refugeeswelcome, while others have institutionalized...

Feb
20
2018

Performance: Mad Song

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, sponsored by Block Museum of Art

Twelve student vocalists from the Bienen School of Music will perform Mad Song, a work by Chicago composer, flutist and...

Feb
21
2018

chikago - a reading by Theodora Bauer

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by Department of German

Austrian author Theodora Bauer’s latest novel Chikago is the product of extensive interviews and research Bauer conducted on the (hi-)stories...

Feb
21
2018

The Black Revolution on Campus

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by One Book One Northwestern 2017-2018

Professor Martha Biondi will talk about her book The Black Revolution on Campus, which demonstrates the critical linkage between the black...

Feb
21
2018

Global Café - William Hurst

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by International Studies

The Global Café is excited to host Professor William Hurst from the Department of Political Science! Dinner will be provided.

Feb
21
2018

Conversation: Artists’ Talk with Jen Bervin

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Block Museum of Art

Artist and writer Jen Bervin embraces subjects as wide ranging as the Mississippi River, Emily Dickinson’s poetry, and the history...

Feb
22
2018

Senior Recruiting Seminar

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Economics: General

Marcella Alsan (Stanford): “Tuskegee and the Health of Black Men”

Feb
22
2018

Psychology Colloquium: Mistry Rashmita

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Psychology

"Exploring Social Class Identity in Childhood and Adolescence: What, How, and Why?" Abstract: Socioeconomic status (SES) and social class are complex...

Feb
22
2018

Rosamond King: Considering Early Caribbean "Queerness"

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Sponsored by the African Gender and Expressive Arts working group Considering Early Caribbean "Queerness:" Constructions of Gender, Sexuality, and Family in...

Feb
22
2018

Visiting Artist Talk: Adam McEwen

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Art Theory & Practice

Adam McEwen was born in London in 1965 and lives and works in New York. He received his BA from...

Feb
23
2018

Graduate Student Workshop with Antoine Traisnel

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Department of French and Italian

ANATOMY OF FICTION (Cuvier, Hawthorne, Darwin) a graduate student workshop with ANTOINE TRAISNEL, University of Michigan. This chapter examines the influence of...

Feb
23
2018

Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Political Science

Bernard Fraga Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Indiana, Bloomington  "The Turnout Gap: Causes and Consequences of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in...

Feb
23
2018

EES Seminar Series: Vidya Venkataramanan

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

When Technology Isn’t Enough: Tales of Community-Based Sanitation Behavior Change Programs from Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean Sanitation remains one of...

Feb
23
2018

Approaching Kurosawa’s Rashomon

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

Paul AndererMack Professor of Humanities and Professor of Japanese Literature, Columbia University In his recent study of Kurosawa Akira’s most famous...

Feb
23
2018

Department Lecture Series: Antoine Traisnel

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by Department of French and Italian

Department Lecture Series: Antoine Traisnel THE STOCK IMAGE: MUYBRIDGE, MAREY, AND THE BIOPOLITICS OF CAPTURE In the age of mass slaughter and...

Feb
23
2018

CIERA Astronomer Evenings

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, sponsored by CIERA - Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics

CIERA Astronomer Evenings are special programs that take place on the last Friday of every month at Northwestern's Dearborn Observatory. Look...

Feb
26
2018

Global Theory Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Political Science

"Democratic Representation Beyond Elections" Helene Landemore-Jelaca Associate Professor, Department of Political Science Yale University The format is pre-read. The speaker will give brief...

Feb
26
2018

American Politics Workshop

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Political Science

"Voting lines, equal treatment, and early voting check-in times in Florida" Michael Herron Chair, Program in Quantitative Social ScienceWilliam Clinton Story Remsen...

Feb
26
2018

Japan Career Chat: ID (Information Development) America

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Japanese Language Program, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

Join us to learn about: -Working at a fast growing IT company based in Tokyo -Leveraging your IT skills, from developing customized...

Feb
27
2018

Duncan Lorimer: Fast Radio Bursts -- Nature's Latest Cosmic Mystery

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Physics and Astronomy Astrophysics Seminars

Title: Fast Radio Bursts -- Nature's Latest Cosmic Mystery Speaker: Duncan Lorimer,  West Virginia University Host: Deanne Coppejans Abstract: Fast Radio Bursts are millisecond-duration pulses of...

Feb
27
2018

Laura Hiatt

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by Cognitive Science Program

Cognitive Priming in Human and Autonomous Systems Attended items prime related items in memory, guiding thoughts to the relevant and meaningful...

Feb
28
2018

Kaffeestunde [copy]

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Department of German

Join us at our weekly Wednesday Kaffeestunde! Kaffee, Kuchen & Konversation

Feb
28
2018

Global Café - Onur Özgöde

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by International Studies

The Global Café is excited to host Onur Özgöde, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Science in Human Culture Program! Dinner...

Mar
1
2018

Le Ciné Club (3 of 4)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Department of French and Italian

The department's ciné-club screens three to four free movies per quarter, followed by a short discussion with refreshments. If you...

Mar
2
2018

Comparative Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Political Science

“Bipolar Disorders:Varieties of Capitalism andSubtypes of Populism in LatinAmerica and Europe” Kenneth Roberts Professor, Department of Government Cornell University

Mar
2
2018

Visiting Artist Talk: Rodney McMillian

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Art Theory & Practice

Rodney McMillian (b. 1969) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. McMillian received an MFA from the California Institute of...

Mar
6
2018

Maria Drout: TBA

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Physics and Astronomy Astrophysics Seminars

Title: TBA Speaker: Maria Drout, Carnegie Institute for Science Host: Giacomo Terreran Abstract: TBA Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics

Mar
7
2018

Global Café - Oscar Cornejo

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by International Studies

The Global Café is excited to host Oscar Cornejo, a Ph.D. student with the Department of Sociology! Dinner will be...

Mar
9
2018

American Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Political Science

Joe Soss Cowles Chair for the Study of Public Service Humphrey School of Public Affairs University of Minnesota

Mar
9
2018

Artist Talk: Işıl Eğrikavuk

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Block Museum of Art

The work of multimedia artist and writer Işıl Eğrikavuk finds its core in social and political realities that she blends...

Mar
12
2018

Film Screening: Solver (John Ruby)

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, sponsored by Department of German

The Department of German welcomes NU German Alum John Ruby for a screening and discussion of his film Solver. Luke, a...

Mar
13
2018

Sasha Philippov: TBA

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Physics and Astronomy Astrophysics Seminars

Title: TBA Speaker: Sasha Philippov, UC Berkeley Host: Sasha Tchekhovskoy Abstract: TBA Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics

Mar
14
2018

Final Kaffeestunde of Winter 2018

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Department of German

Join us at our weekly Wednesday Kaffeestunde! Kaffee, Kuchen & Konversation

Mar
15
2018

Farrell Fellows & Faculty Lunch

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science cordially invites its Farrell Fellows & Faculty to a lunch on Thursday, March 15th, 2018...

Mar
15
2018

Le Ciné Club (4 of 4)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Department of French and Italian

The department's ciné-club screens three to four free movies per quarter, followed by a short discussion with refreshments. If you...

Mar
18
2018

Allan and Norma Harris Day of Jewish Study

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies

Please join us for a panel discussion with three professors from Northwestern’s Jewish Studies program. Each will present research from...

Mar
22
2018

German Speaker Series: Ilit Ferber

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Department of German

Join us to hear Ilit Ferber (Tel Aviv University) in our German speaker series co-sponsored by Jewish Studies Program.   This event...

Mar
30
2018

CIERA Astronomer Evenings

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, sponsored by CIERA - Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics

CIERA Astronomer Evenings are special programs that take place on the last Friday of every month at Northwestern's Dearborn Observatory. Look...

Apr
3
2018

Global Theory Workshop

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Political Science

Cristina LaFont Wender-Lewis Research and Teaching Professor of Philosophy, Northwestern University

Apr
3
2018

Shami Chatterjee: TBA

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Physics and Astronomy Astrophysics Seminars

Title: TBA Speaker: Shami Chatterjee,  Cornell University Host: Deanne Coppejans Abstract: TBA Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics

Apr
4
2018

Latin America and Human Rights in the 1970s

All day, sponsored by One Book One Northwestern 2017-2018

Patrick Kelly (Buffet Postdoc) - The Intersection of Latin America and Global Human Rights Politics in the 1970s Kyle Burke (NU...

Apr
5
2018

The HistoryMakers Digital Archive Workshop

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by University Libraries

Join Northwestern University Libraries and the Department of African American Studies for a workshop on The HistoryMakers digital archive. The...

Apr
9
2018

Third Coast CFAR Seminar— Jenny Trinitapoli, PhD

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Third Coast Center for AIDS Research

Third Coast CFAR SeminarJenny Trinitapoli, PhD Dr. Trinitapoli’s training and background is in two areas: social demography & the sociology of...

Apr
10
2018

Steven Sloman

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by Cognitive Science Program

Ignorance and the Community of Knowledge We overestimate our own understanding, from common objects to political policies (e.g., the Affordable Care...

Apr
12
2018

Stephanie Moser

All day, sponsored by Department of Classics

This lecture by Stephanie Moser is for art history and classics students.

Apr
12
2018

Steven Ozuna Lecture

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, sponsored by The Latina and Latino Studies Program

Details TBD

Apr
13
2018

Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Political Science

Tom K. Wong Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science University of California, San Diego

Apr
13
2018

CHSS Workshop: David Bateman

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by Comparative-Historical Social Science Working Group (Buffett Institute)

David Bateman is Assistant Professor of Government at Cornell University. His research focuses on American politics, often from a comparative...

Apr
13
2018

Leo Bersani lecture

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Department of French and Italian

Leo Bersani is an American literary theorist and Professor Emeritus of French at the University of California, Berkeley. He was...

Apr
13
2018

Elevating the Mind Beyond Social Ailments

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

This talk is part of a spring residency of the Lingua Franca Spoken Word Movement, a South African company that...

Apr
16
2018

Global Theory Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Political Science

Duncan Snidal Professor of International Relations, Fellow of Nuffield College Oxford University The format is pre-read. The speaker will give brief opening remarks...

Apr
17
2018

Nazbanou Nozari

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by Cognitive Science Program

Monitoring and control in language production In order to fully understand the functioning of the language production system and its disorders,...

Apr
19
2018

Shane Butler, Johns Hopkins University

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Shane Butler works on Latin literature from antiquity through the Renaissance. His special interests include media history and theory; sensation,...

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