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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.

Sep
20
2017

Global Cafe - Ice Cream Social - Open House

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by International Studies

Come learn about the International Studies Program and exciting events planned for this year, and enjoy special treats by FRIO...

Sep
25
2017

DAAD Scholarship Information Session

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

Come learn about opportunities to study in Germany with the support of the German Academic Exchange Service.  There are scholarships...

Sep
26
2017

Buffett Institute Open House

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Help us kick off another year of global engagement and research at Northwestern! We invite our faculty and student affiliates, visiting...

Sep
26
2017

DAAD Scholarship Information Session

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

Come learn about opportunities to study in Germany with the support of the German Academic Exchange Service.  There are scholarships...

Sep
26
2017

Classics, Greek, and Latin Information Session

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Classics

Insterested in studying ancient Rome and Greece at Northwestern? Learn about the Classics, Greek and Latin major and minor programs...

Sep
27
2017

German Department Grillfest

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by Department of German

Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the 2017/2018 academic year.  We welcome new students to Northwestern and look...

Sep
27
2017

PAS Open House

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

The Program of African Studies invites both new and returning students, faculty, staff, and community members to our Fall Open...

Sep
29
2017

CIERA Astronomer Evenings

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM, sponsored by CIERA - Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics

After looking through the historic telescope, meet and talk with astronomers from CIERA, Northwestern's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research...

Oct
4
2017

Forum Language Tables

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Forum for Languages and Cultures (Buffett Institute)

The Forum for Languages and Cultures in the Buffett Institute will be hosting a series of Language Tables during Fall...

Oct
4
2017

Global Cafe - Theresa L. Miller

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

The Global Cafe is excited to host Theresa L. Miller, an environmental social scientist who works with the Field Musuem!   Dinner...

Oct
5
2017

Le Ciné Club (1 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...

Oct
6
2017

American Politics Workshop

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

Jon C. RogowskiAssistant ProfessorDepartment of GovernmentHarvard University

Oct
10
2017

Hanno Rein: "Formation and stability of planetary systems"

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

Title: Formation and stability of planetary systems Speaker: Hanno Rein, University of Toronto Host: Ben Nelson Abstract:  The diverse population of extrasolar planets keeps challenging theories of planet...

Oct
11
2017

Kaffeestunde in Kresge

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

Join us for our weekly Kaffeestunde, every Wednesday! This quarter we will alternate between: Grillfest: Wednesday, September 27 at 4:00-5:30 in...

Oct
11
2017

Global Cafe - Undergraduate Research

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

The Global Cafe is excited to host Northwestern's own Office of Undergraduate Research! If you are interested in research, this event...

Oct
12
2017

The Social Determination of Truth - Steven Lukes

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

TRUTH Dialogue: Steven Lukes, Professor of Sociology at New York University. Full event details will be updated in September 2017. Co-presented by The...

Oct
13
2017

Comparative Politics Workshop

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

"Post-Conflict Participation: Shifting Contexts, Threats, and Institutional Constraints" Sasha KlyachkinaPh.D. Candidate, Dept. of Political Science, Northwestern University

Oct
13
2017

Armando Maggi Lecture

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

The French and Italian Department Lecture Series

Oct
16
2017

IPR Colloquium: Brian Uzzi

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Institute For Policy Research

"TBA" by Brian Uzzi, Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change; Co-Director, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), and IPR...

Oct
17
2017

Christina Williams: "TBA"

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

Title:  Speaker: Christina Williams, University of Arizona Host: Wen-fai Fong Abstract:  Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics

Oct
18
2017

Forum Language Tables

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Forum for Languages and Cultures (Buffett Institute)

The Forum for Languages and Cultures in the Buffett Institute will be hosting a series of Language Tables during Fall...

Oct
18
2017

Psychology Colloquium: Kim Leary

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Psychology

The Northwestern University Psychology Colloquium Series Presents:   Kim Leary Harvard University   Talk title:  When Black Lives Matter: Helping Women and Girls of Color to Thrive   Wednesday, Oct....

Oct
18
2017

Global Cafe - Rahardhika Utama

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

The Global Cafe is excited to host Rahardhika Utama, a Ph.D. student with the Department of Sociology! His research interests...

Oct
20
2017

Comparative Politics Workshop

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

"Ballot Reform as Suffrage Restriction: Evidence from Brazil’s Second Republic" Daniel GingerichAssociate Professor, Woodrow Wilson Department of PoliticsUniversity of Virginia  

Oct
20
2017

Midwest Primate Interest Group 13th Annual Meeting

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, sponsored by Anthropology Department

Distinguished Primatologist address by Dr. Linda Marchant The Midwest is home to a large group of outstanding research institutions with strong...

Oct
21
2017

Midwest Primate Interest Group 13th Annual Meeting

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Anthropology Colloquia and Events

The Midwest is home to a large group of outstanding research institutions with strong programs whose primate-focused research spans a...

Oct
23
2017

Democratic Judgment in an Age of "Alternative Facts"

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

TRUTH Dialogue:Linda Zerilli in conversation with Robert Hariman. Linda Zerilli is author of A Democratic Theory of Judgment (UChicago Press, 2016)....

Oct
23
2017

Political Theory Colloquium

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

Democratic Judgment in an Age of "Alternative Facts"   Professor Linda ZerilliDepartment of Political Science and Center for the Study of Gender...

Oct
24
2017

Dan Jurafsky

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

"Automatically Extracting Social Meaning from Language" Professor Jurafsky will describe three lines of research from our lab on computationally extracting social...

Oct
24
2017

Susan Clark: "TBA"

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

Title:  Speaker: Susan Clark, Institute for Advanced Study Host: Fabio Santos Abstract:  Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics

Oct
24
2017

Holocaust lecture by Jan GRABOWSKI

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Center for Historical Studies

The Nicholas D. Chabraja Center for Historical Studies (CCHS) in collaboration with the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern (HEF)Jan GRABOWSKI...

Oct
24
2017

Richard W. Leopold Lecture: David D. Cole

7:30 PM - 9:15 PM, sponsored by Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

28th Annual Richard W. Leopold Lecture David D. Cole, National Legal Director, ACLU will join us for a lecture titled "We’ll...

Oct
25
2017

Lecture by Professor Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesus

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Lecture by Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesus,Associate Professor of African American Religions,Harvard Divinity School Details TBA

Oct
25
2017

Kaffeestunde in Kresge

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

Join us for our weekly Kaffeestunde, every Wednesday! This quarter we will alternate between: Grillfest: Wednesday, September 27 at 4:00-5:30 in...

Oct
25
2017

The Havana Peace Talks from the Inside

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, and the International Studies Program are honored...

Oct
26
2017

Return Engagement: Cristina Henriquez

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by English Department

Creative Writing program alumni return to give a reading. Cristina Henríquez is the author of The Book of Unknown Americans, which...

Oct
26
2017

Le Ciné Club (2 of 4)

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

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

Oct
27
2017

CIERA Astronomer Evenings

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM, sponsored by CIERA - Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics

After looking through the historic telescope, meet and talk with astronomers from CIERA, Northwestern's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research...

Oct
31
2017

Frank van den Bosch: "TBA"

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

Title:  Speaker: Frank van den Bosch, Yale University    Host: Sarah Wellons Abstract:  Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics

Nov
1
2017

Annual Study Abroad Fair

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Study Abroad Office

Northwestern's annual Study Abroad Fair is a great first step for undergraduates to research study abroad and other international opportunities! Learn...

Nov
1
2017

Global Cafe - Joy Sales

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

The Global Cafe is excited to host Joy Sales, a Ph.D. student with the Department of History and a Mellon...

Nov
3
2017

Maurice Blanchot: The Thought of Absence

9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Department of French and Italian

Annual Fall Conference Guest Lecturers: Kevin Bell, Christopher Bident, John Brenkman, Tom Conley, Zakir Paul, Brenda Machosky, Anne Smock (keynote)

Nov
6
2017

Short Course

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Economics: General

Richard Blundell (University College London): "The Microeconometric Analysis of Consumption, Savings and Labor Supply" Lecture 1 of 4

Nov
7
2017

Gregg Hallinan: "TBA"

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

Title:  Speaker: Gregg Hallinan, Caltech  Host: Deanne Coppejans Abstract:  Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics

Nov
8
2017

Kaffeestunde in Kresge

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

Join us for our weekly Kaffeestunde, every Wednesday! This quarter we will alternate between: Grillfest: Wednesday, September 27 at 4:00-5:30 in...

Nov
8
2017

Global Cafe - Hafsa Oubou

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

The Global Cafe is excited to host Hafsa Oubou, a Ph.D. student with the Department of Anthropology! Hafsa's specialty is cultural anthropology. Dinner...

Nov
8
2017

Visiting Artist Talk: Fred Moten

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

Fred Moten is Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, where he teaches courses and conducts research in...

Nov
9
2017

McCormick Global Initiatives Fair

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

For the past four years, Global Initiatives has proudly hosted the Global Initiatives Fair, an event designed to highlight international...

Nov
9
2017

Lecture on John Singleton Copley by Jane KAMENSKY

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

Lecture by Jane KAMENSKY (Harvard U), author of A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley (2016)  "The Republic...

Nov
9
2017

A,T,P, S,H,O,W, O,F,F,

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Art Theory & Practice

Join the Department of Art Theory and Practice in showcasing the work of its students, and their new space in...

Nov
9
2017

Medieval Colloquium

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Art History

Karin Krause (University of Chicago)

Nov
9
2017

Return Engagement: YZ Chin

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by English Department

Creative Writing program alumni return to give a reading. YZ Chin's debut novel-in-stories, Though I Get Home (Feminist Press, 2018), is...

Nov
9
2017

Le Ciné Club (3 of 4)

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

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

Nov
10
2017

Comparative Politics Workshop

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

"Reputational Politics: A Study of India’s Slum Leaders" Tariq ThachilAssociate Professor of Political ScienceVanderbilt University    

Nov
10
2017

Why Tragic Playwrights Love to Hate Tyrants

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

Professor Paul Woodruff, University of Texas at Austin, will present his talk "Why Tragic Playwrights Love to Hate Tyrants" as...

Nov
13
2017

Short Course

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Economics: General

Richard Blundell (University College London): "The Microeconometric Analysis of Consumption, Savings and Labor Supply" Lecture 2 of 4

Nov
14
2017

Dan Kahan

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

"Science comprehension without curiosity is no virtue, and curiosity without comprehension no vice" The presentation will review ongoing work on how...

Nov
15
2017

Forum Language Tables

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Forum for Languages and Cultures (Buffett Institute)

The Forum for Languages and Cultures in the Buffett Institute will be hosting a series of Language Tables during Fall...

Nov
16
2017

Return Engagement: Dan Chaon

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by English Department

Creative Writing program alumni return to give a reading. Dan Chaon’s most recent book is Ill Will, a novel. Other works...

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