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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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Engendering Change Conference

All day, sponsored by Gender Studies Program

Northwestern is hosting the Engendering Change Graduate Student Conference. The purpose of this conference is to provide a space for graduate...

Mar
29
2017

Porkpackers and Poetry: A Lecture by Liesl Olson

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Poetry and Poetics Colloquium

Join the Poetry and Poetics Colloquium for a lecture entitled "Porkpackers and Poetry" by Liesl Olson on Wednesday, March 29th...

Mar
30
2017

Learning to be Loyal: Political Education in China and Russia

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS)

EDGS Speaker Series: “Society and Politics in the Asia-Pacific” Co-sponsored with Political Science and WCAS Karrie Koesel, Notre Dame How do authoritarian regimes...

Mar
30
2017

Psychology Colloquium: Dolores Albarracin

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Psychology

The Northwestern University Colloquium Series Presents: Dolores Albarracin University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign   "Attitudes: A Classic Look from a Contemporary Perspective"   Abstract: Attitudes –evaluations of objects,...

Mar
31
2017

“Cowboyistan: The Social Costs of Fracking”

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by English Department

Toni Jensen (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville) speaks about her scholarly and creative work on fracking, violence against Indigenous women, and...

Mar
31
2017

Toni Jensen: Cowboyistan: The Social Costs of Fracking

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Toni Jensen (Metis; English/University of Arkansas), author of the short story collection From the Hilltop, published through the Native Storiers...

Mar
31
2017

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. After...

Apr
1
2017

Spring Tuition due

All day, sponsored by University Academic Calendar

Spring Tuition due

Apr
3
2017

La Table française

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

Come and have lunch at the Table française, while also practicing your French language skills, meeting other French speakers, and...

Apr
3
2017

SHC Klopsteg Lecture: PAULA FINDLEN

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by Science in Human Culture Program

PAULA FINDLEN: History, Stanford University “Projecting Nature: Agostino Scilla's Fossil Illustrations” Description: What can an image tell us about nature? Agostino Scilla’s...

Apr
3
2017

Visiting Artist Lecture: Adrián Villar Rojas

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Art Theory & Practice

Using clay and concrete, Adrián Villar Rojas’s sculptures and installations draw on the history of Minimalist sculpture and Modernist architecture,...

Apr
4
2017

Media Politics in China: Improvising Power under Authoritarianism

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS)

EDGS Speaker Series: “Society and Politics in the Asia-Pacific” Co-sponsored with Political Science and WCAS Maria Repnikova, Georgia State University Who watches over...

Apr
4
2017

Lecture on India by Anand Yang (CCHS)

12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Center for Historical Studies

The Chabraja Center for Historical Studies  lunch lecture (lunch starts at 12:15, the lecture about 12:30 p.m.): Anand YANG (University of...

Apr
4
2017

Norman Murray: TBA

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

Title: TBA Speaker: Norman Murray, CITA Host: Abstract: TBA   Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics

Apr
5
2017

Undergraduate workshop in Italian: Amedeo Feniello

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, sponsored by Department of French and Italian

L'immagine dell'altro nel medioevo   A workshop, in Italian, with Amedeo Feniello, Istituto storico italiano per il Medioevo – Rome, Italy

Apr
5
2017

Can Tibetan Buddhist Institutions Map 'Tibetan' Culture?

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Lecture by Professor Tuttle "Can Tibetan Buddhist Institutions Map 'Tibetan' Culture?"   Organized by the Religious Studies Graduate Students Association at Northwestern University  

Apr
5
2017

Visual Vanguard: Bisi Silva

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art

Bisi Silva is an independent curator and the founder and artistic director of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos,...

Apr
6
2017

Israel and the Middle East: Changing Equations

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Buffett Institute for Global Studies

During the 20th century, Israel's military and strategic posture was designed to cope with the existential threats posed by its...

Apr
6
2017

MBS Seminar: James Fraser, UC San Francisco

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Molecular Biosciences

MBS Departmental eminar James Fraser, University of California, San Francisco Title:  Birth of the Cool: multi-temperature crystallography predicts allosteric response

Apr
6
2017

Psychology Colloquium: Nick Eaton

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Psychology

The Northwestern University Colloquium Series Presents: Nick Eaton Stony Brook University   Talk title TBA   Thursday, April 6th, 2017 4:00 pm, Swift Hall 107 Reception to follow

Apr
6
2017

Visiting Artist Talk: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, sponsored by Art Theory & Practice

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is an artist and writer of Ghanaian descent based in London. She is represented by the Corvi-Mora Gallery...

Apr
7
2017

Los Muertos [Film] with director Lisandro Alonso

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

Los Muertos (Lisandro Alonso, 2004, Argentina, 78 min.) With director in person. Sponsored by Northwestern University Department of Radio/Television/Film, The Alumnae of...

Apr
10
2017

La Table française

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

Come and have lunch at the Table française, while also practicing your French language skills, meeting other French speakers, and...

Apr
11
2017

Bodies in Motion: Mario LaMothe

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by English Department

“Giving Bodies: Dance, Memory, and Imagined Haitian Identities”   The Bodies in Motion speaker series is part of the Mellon Dance Studies...

Apr
12
2017

Language Table

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

Forum Language Table in Allison.

Apr
12
2017

Global Cafe - Honors Research Symposium

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by International Studies

The International Studies Program is excited to host Int'l Studies majors as they present their senior thesis projects. We hope that you...

Apr
13
2017

Psychology Colloquium: Deanna Barch

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Psychology

The Northwestern University Colloquium Series Presents: Deanna Barch Washington University in St. Louis   "Mechanisms of Motivational Impairments in Psychosis and Depression"   Abstract: The Research Domain...

Apr
13
2017

Le Ciné Club

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...

Apr
14
2017

RE. . . Africa: Archives, Knowledges, Approaches

All day, sponsored by Africa Seminar

Africa Seminar's 3rd annual graduate student conference. Discourse concerning Africa and its diaspora has been characterized by a dialectical tension...

Apr
14
2017

AfriSem Conference Keynote: Cajetan Iheka

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art

NORTHWESTERN PROGRAM OF AFRICAN STUDIES CONFERENCE Discourse concerning Africa and its diaspora has been characterized by a dialectical tension between invention...

Apr
17
2017

La Table française

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

Come and have lunch at the Table française, while also practicing your French language skills, meeting other French speakers, and...

Apr
17
2017

Anne Berger lecture

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Department of French and Italian

Anne Emmanuelle Berger holds an “agrégation de Lettres modernes” (1981), a doctorate from the University of Paris VIII (613 pages,...

Apr
17
2017

SHC Klopsteg Lecture: MARY MORGAN

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by Science in Human Culture Program

MARY MORGAN: Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science “Observing Poverty, Measuring the Good Life” Description: TBA Bio: reception to follow

Apr
18
2017

Visiting Artist Talk: Sharon Hayes

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Art Theory & Practice

Over the past ten years, Sharon Hayes has been engaged in an art practice that uses multiple mediums—video, performance, and...

Apr
18
2017

Film Screening in the Department of German

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

Stefan Zweig - Farewell to Europe (Vor der Morgenröte - Stefan Zweig in Amerika), directed by Maria Schrader. 106 minutes.

Apr
19
2017

Spring Global Health Day

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by Center for Global Health

From 12-1pm Dr. Lisa Horschhorn will give the key note address on the program implementation, health delivery, and her experiences...

Apr
19
2017

Kafeestunde in Kresge

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

Kafeestunde in Kresge 3-310

Apr
19
2017

2017 Nancy L. Schwartz Memorial Lecture

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Kellogg-Schwartz Lecture

Vince Crawford – Modeling Strategic Communication: From Rendezvous and Reassurance to Trickery and Puffery Please join us for the 34th annual...

Apr
19
2017

Lecture by Playwright Driss Ksikes: Title TBA

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM, sponsored by Center for the Writing Arts

The Center for the Writing Arts is honored to have Driss Ksikes as the first Visiting-Writer-in-Residence to teach the ART...

Apr
20
2017

Romance Language Major = Exciting Future!

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Student Alumni Engagement in Weinberg College

Spanish & Portuguese and French & Italian alumni share their stories and how their time studying language has helped their...

Apr
21
2017

American Politics Workshop

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

Julia Valdes (Northwestern PhD candidate)

Apr
21
2017

Erica Simmons

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

Erica Simmons is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies and is the Department of Political Science Board...

Apr
21
2017

Bachir Diagne lecture

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Department of French and Italian

Bachir Diagne Professor | Columbia UniversityFrench-Rom Philology BA University of Sorbonne, Paris, France (1977)Ph.D. University of Sorbonne, Paris, France (1988) Souleymane Bachir...

Apr
24
2017

La Table française

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

Come and have lunch at the Table française, while also practicing your French language skills, meeting other French speakers, and...

Apr
24
2017

Leon Forrest Lecture: Anna Deavere Smith

5:00 PM - 6:45 PM, sponsored by Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Anna Deavere Smith is perhaps best known to television audiences as Nancy McNally on The West Wing and Gloria Akalitus...

Apr
25
2017

Nicholas Stone: TBA

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

Title: TBA Speaker: Nicholas Stone, Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory Host:  Abstract: Fabio Antonini   Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics

Apr
25
2017

Meeting for Second Year Economics Graduate Students

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM, sponsored by Department of Economics: General

Mandatory meeting.  Director of Graduate Studies will discuss important deadlines, degree requirements and funding availability, and will answer questions.

Apr
25
2017

Meeting for Third Year Economics Graduate Students

5:45 PM - 6:15 PM, sponsored by Department of Economics: General

Mandatory meeting.  Director of Graduate Studies will discuss important deadlines, degree requirements and funding availability, and will answer questions.

Apr
27
2017

Widom Lecture: John Lis

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Molecular Biosciences

Widom Lecture (Special MBS Departmental Seminar) John Lis, Cornell University Title: TBA

Apr
27
2017

Signal and Noise in Science

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Cognitive Science Program

Professor Daniel Simons (University of Illinois) will discuss how these reasoning errors have led to a reproducibility 'crisis' and how...

Apr
28
2017

Martha Wilfahrt

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

Martha Wilfahrt researches the political economy of development, with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Martha is currently working on...

Apr
28
2017

Symposium on Chantal Ackerman's cinema

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Department of French and Italian

Chantal Anne Akerman was a Belgian film director, artist and professor of film at the City College of New York....

Apr
28
2017

CIERA Astronomer Evenings

9:00 PM - 11:00 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. After...

May
1
2017

La Table française

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

Come and have lunch at the Table française, while also practicing your French language skills, meeting other French speakers, and...

May
2
2017

CogSci Fest

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

Hear about the work of graduate Cognitive Science Advanced Fellowship winners and senior thesis students.

May
3
2017

Kafeestunde in Kresge

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

Kafeestunde in Kresge 3-310

May
3
2017

Amanda Cox

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Cognitive Science Program

Amanda Cox is a statistician, data visualization expert, and visual journalist. She is the editor of the New York Times'...

May
4
2017

MBS Seminar: Christine Dunham, Emory

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Molecular Biosciences

Widom Lecture (Special MBS Departmental Seminar) Christine Dunham, Emory University Title: TBA

May
4
2017

Le Ciné Club

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...

May
4
2017

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Opening Reception

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, sponsored by Art Theory & Practice

This exhibition and the associated events and publications are the culmination of the course of study leading to the Master...

May
5
2017

Chicago Area Political and Social Behavior Workshop

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Institute For Policy Research

Organized by James Druckman, Payson S. Wild Professor of Political Science and IPR Associate Director and Fellow Speakers:Larry Bartels, May Werthan...

May
8
2017

La Table française

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

Come and have lunch at the Table française, while also practicing your French language skills, meeting other French speakers, and...

May
8
2017

Third Coast CFAR Seminar— Sera L. Young, MA, PhD

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

The focus of Dr. Young’s work is on the reduction maternal and child undernutrition in low-resource settings, especially sub-Saharan Africa....

May
8
2017

Buffett Visiting Professor Lecture

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Pippa Skotnes, Buffett Visiting Professor in International Studies, was educated in fine art and archaeology at the University of Cape Town...

May
9
2017

Desika Narayanan: TBA

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

Title: TBA Speaker: Desika Narayanan, Haverford College Host: Alex Richings Abstract: TBA   Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics

May
9
2017

Michael Strevens

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

"Conceptual Innovation in Science without Definitions" I will give a new account, about one-half philosophy and one-half psychology, of how novel...

May
9
2017

Bodies in Motion: Lorenzo Perillo

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by English Department

“Serious Competition: Criticism, Performativity in International Hip Hop” The Bodies in Motion speaker series is part of the Mellon Dance Studies...

May
10
2017

Global Cafe - Couchsurfing in Iran

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by International Studies

The International Studies Program is excited to welcome Heiwon Shin to the Global Cafe for a conversation about pop culture in...

May
11
2017

A Guided Conversation with three authors

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by English Department

Invited guest authors Cathy Park Hong, Aleksandar Hemon, and John Keene will talk about craft and process.

May
12
2017

American Politics Workshop

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

Dara Strolovitch (Associate Professor, Princeton)

May
15
2017

La Table française

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

Come and have lunch at the Table française, while also practicing your French language skills, meeting other French speakers, and...

May
15
2017

"A Shout Across Time" Music/Astronomy Multimedia Performance

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM, sponsored by CIERA - Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics

A free, public outreach event hosted by CIERA (Northwestern's astronomy center), "A Shout Across Time" is a multimedia performance combining astronomy...

May
16
2017

Evening O'Skits

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, sponsored by Department of German

Come and enjoy the theatrical and linguistic talents that our students have been developing all year

May
17
2017

Kafeestunde in Kresge

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

Kafeestunde in Kresge 3-310

May
17
2017

Nemmers Prize in Economics: Lecture

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Economics: General

Richard Blundell (University College London): "Title TBA" (reception to follow)

May
18
2017

Nemmers Prize in Economics: Conference

9:00 AM - 5:45 PM, sponsored by Department of Economics: General

Conference on "TBA."  This is associated with the awarding of the Nemmers Prize in Economics to Richard Blundell.  Day 1...

May
18
2017

Moroccan Exceptionalism: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

A half-day symposium co-hosted by the Center for Global Culture and Communication (CGCC) and the Middle East and North African Studies Program (MENA)...

May
18
2017

Le Ciné Club

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...

May
19
2017

Nemmers Prize in Economics: Conference

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Economics: General

Conference on "TBA."  This is associated with the awarding of the Nemmers Prize in Economics to Richard Blundell.  Day 2...

May
19
2017

Virginia Krause lecture

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Department of French and Italian

Virginia A. Krause, Professor of French Studies, Brown University

May
22
2017

La Table française

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

Come and have lunch at the Table française, while also practicing your French language skills, meeting other French speakers, and...

May
23
2017

Nanda Rea: TBA

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

Title: TBA Speaker: Nanda Rea, Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC), Barcelona API Astronomical Institute, University of Amsterdam Host: Raffaella Margutti Abstract: TBA   Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics

May
24
2017

PAS Spring Picnic

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Program of African Studies

Join the Program of African Studies for a picnic!

May
25
2017

Investiture Ceremony: Penelope Deutscher & Alfonso Mondragon

4:00 PM - 6:15 PM, sponsored by Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

  Dean Adrian Randolph will celebrate two newly endowed chairholders from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.   Professors Penelope Deutscher, Philosophy...

May
25
2017

Art and Activism

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by International Studies

The International Studies Program is excited to present its 2016-17 end of the year event: Art and Activism.  

May
26
2017

CIERA Astronomer Evenings

9:00 PM - 11:00 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. After...

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