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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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IN MOTION: Performance and Unsettling Borders

All day, sponsored by Department of Performance Studies

How do borders echo and reverberate as cultural geographies, unsettling space and forcing bodies to move, to organize, and to...

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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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Regional Colloquium on Global Capitalism and Law

All day, sponsored by Global Capitalism & Law Research Group (Buffett Institute)

The Global Capitalism & Law Research Group at the Buffett Institute invites you and relevant colleagues to participate in the second...

Apr
23
2018

Comparative Politics Workshop

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

“Regions of trust and distrust: how good institutions can foster social cohesion” Bo Rothstein August Röhss Chair in Political Science Gothenburg University

Apr
23
2018

Global Health Spring Seminar: Dr. Maxwell Akanbi

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Center for Global Health

Title: Smoking cessation in sub-Saharan Africa: Progress and Challenges Presenter: Maxwell Akanbi, MBBS, MSCI PhD Candidate, Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program...

Apr
24
2018

Lynn THOMAS lecture on African History (CCHS)

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

Lecture by Lynn THOMAS (University of Washington), author of Politics of the Womb: Women, Reproduction, and the State in Kenya...

Apr
24
2018

Linda Skitka

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

The social and political implications of moral conviction Some of our attitudes seem more personally important or certain than others. When...

Apr
24
2018

Meeting for Second Year Economics Graduate Students

5:00 PM - 5:30 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
24
2018

Meeting for Third Year Economics Graduate Students

5:30 PM - 6:00 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
2018

German Department Kaffeestunde!

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

For our weekly Kaffeestunde, we alternate between: Kaffeestunde in Kresge 3305: April 11, 25, May 9 & 23. Forum Language Tables in...

Apr
25
2018

Bollywood Movies

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

AAR PAAR "To and Fro," dir Guru Dutt, 1954 (137 mins.) Noir adventures in the nightclubs of Bombay This film screening is meant...

Apr
25
2018

Global Café - Prof. Doris Garraway

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

The Global Café is excited to host Professor Doris Garraway (French & Francophone Studies)! Dinner will be provided.

Apr
26
2018

Workshop with Phillip Warnell

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by Department of French and Italian

a screening and discussion ofOUTLANDISH: STRANGE FOREIGN BODIES(UK 2009, 35mm on digital, color, 20 min. French with English subtitles)Philosopher and...

Apr
26
2018

The Passion of Hak-Shing William Tam

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

A talk by Asian American Studies faculty, Justin Tse on Hak-Shing William Tam and the Chinese Christians at the center...

Apr
26
2018

Viscardo y Guzmán and the People’s Emancipation

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

Through a reading of the Letter Addressed to Spanish-Americans [Carta Dirigida a los Españoles de América] by Viscardo y Guzmán, Dardo...

Apr
26
2018

Early Modern Colloquium: Michael Cole

5:15 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by English Department

The EMC in conjunction with Art History present a lecture by Michael Cole (Columbia University)

Apr
27
2018

Eric Hynes -English Department Alumni Talks

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by English Department

Eric Hynes (NU English '96) writes about documentary for Film Comment Magazine and is the Curator of Film at the...

Apr
27
2018

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. Look...

Apr
30
2018

Printemps Litteraire Bresilien 2018

12:00 PM - 3:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Between March 14 and May 10, 2018 more than 50 Brazilian and Portuguese novelists, poets, illustrators and essayists will participate...

Apr
30
2018

Text Analysis Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM, sponsored by Cognitive Science Program

Text Analisys Workshop with James Pennebaker April 30th and May 1st This hands-on workshop will describe the logic of computer-based text analytic...

May
1
2018

Prasenjit DUARA lecture on China and India (CCHS)

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

Lecture by Praenjit DUARA (Duke University), author of author of The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian Traditions and a Sustainable...

May
1
2018

James Pennebaker

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

Analyzing language to understand social and psychological processes The words we use in everyday life can reveal the ways we think,...

May
2
2018

Leon Forrest Lecture: Angela Jackson

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

A Road of Luminous Words: Poetry and Fiction by Angela Jackson According to Jackson, her life as a poet and writer...

May
2
2018

Global Café - Prof. Ryan Dohoney

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

The Global Café is excited to host Professor Ryan Dohoney (Musicology)! Dinner will be provided.

May
3
2018

Visiting Artist Talk: Conrad Bakker

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

Conrad Bakker lives and works in Urbana, IL where he teaches at the University of Illinois and directs the MFA...

May
3
2018

Latinx Scholars in the Making

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

The Latina and Latino Studies Program is proud to highlight thecurrent independent research projects of our majors. Please join usfor...

May
3
2018

Watching the Detectives: True Conviction (2017)

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

True Conviction (Jamie Meltzer, 2017, USA, DCP, 84 min.)In Person: Christopher Scott and filmmaker Jamie Meltzer Praised by Barry Scheck and...

May
4
2018

Pacific Island Studies Now Symposium

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Asian American Studies Program

Featuring: Vicente Diaz (Univ of Minnesota), Christina DeLisle (Univ. of Minnesota), and Hokulani Aikau (Univ. of Utah). Northwestern scholars include:...

May
4
2018

Professor and Novelist Vu Tran

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by American Studies Program

 American Studies presents Vu Tran (University of Chicago) as part of the "Contemporary Vietnamese American Aesthetics" Speaker Series. Professor Tran...

May
7
2018

Global Theory Workshop

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

Ryan Pevnick Associated Associate Professor of Public Service, NYU Wagner; Associate Professor of Politics, NYU Wilf Family Department of Politics The format is...

May
7
2018

Printemps Litteraire Bresilien 2018

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Between March 14 and May 10, 2018 more than 50 Brazilian and Portuguese novelists, poets, illustrators and essayists will participate...

May
8
2018

Justin Crepp: TBA

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

Title: TBA Speaker: Justin Crepp, University of Notre Dame Host: Ben Nelson Abstract: TBA Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics

May
9
2018

German Department Kaffeestunde!

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

For our weekly Kaffeestunde, we alternate between: Kaffeestunde in Kresge 3305: April 11, 25, May 9 & 23. Forum Language Tables in...

May
9
2018

Bollywood Movies

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

DEEWAAR "The Wall," dir. Yash Chopra, 1975 (160mins.) Brothers at war over Mom and the Law This film screening is meant to introduce...

May
9
2018

Global Café - Mitali Thakor

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

The Global Café is excited to host Mitali Thakor, Postdoctoral Fellow in Sexuality Studies and Anthropology! Dinner will be provided.

May
10
2018

Sociology Colloquium: Roberto Fernandez, MIT

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Sociology Department

Professor Roberto Fernandez presents: Reflections of the Glass Ceiling   Co-Sponsored with The Department of Management and Organizations

May
14
2018

Alissa Nutting- 2018 Writers Festival

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by English Department

Alissa Nutting is the author of the novels Made for Love, a New York Times editor's choice selection, and Tampa,...

May
15
2018

Jason Tumlinson: TBA

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

Title: TBA Speaker: Jason Tumlinson Host:  Abstract: TBA Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics

May
15
2018

Angela Morales- 2018 Writers Festival

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by English Department

Angela Morales will read as part of the 2018 Spring Writers' Festival Angela Morales, a graduate of the University of Iowa's...

May
16
2018

Dance as a Public Good in Cuba - Elizabeth Schwall

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies

This presentation discusses how dance became a public good in Cuba in the late 1960s and 1970s. Dance leaders spearheaded...

May
16
2018

Circulo de Lectores

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Spanish and Portuguese

The main objective of this activity is to create a reading- friendly environment and to motivate students to continually develop...

May
16
2018

Bollywood Movies

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

SATYA "Truth,"dir. Ram Gopal Varma, 1998 (175 mins.) Ruthless gangsters need love, too This film screening is meant to introduce students and other...

May
16
2018

Rowan Ricardo Phillips- 2018 Writers Festival

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by English Department

Rowan Ricardo Phillips will read as part of the 2018 Spring Writers' Festival Rowan Ricardo Phillips is recipient of a 2015...

May
18
2018

Afro-Latinidades: Blackness, Identity, and Space

All day, sponsored by The Latina and Latino Studies Program

The Latina and Latino Studies Program at Northwestern University presents its annual symposium for 2018, titled Afro-Latinidades: Blackness, Identity, and...

May
22
2018

Graduate-Faculty Colloqium

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Graduate Student Colloquium: Stephanie Brenzel

May
22
2018

Charlie Conroy: TBA

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

Title: TBA Speaker: Charlie Conroy, Harvard University Host: Cliff Johnson Abstract: TBA Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics

May
23
2018

Evening O'Skits

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

Join us for the thespic presentations of students in German 101 and German 102.

May
24
2018

Bollywood Movies

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

KAHAANI "A Story," dir. Sujoy Ghosh, 2012 (122 mins.) Twists and Intrigue in Kolkata's crowds This film screening is meant to introduce students...

May
24
2018

Open Studio - Rohina Malik, Artist in Residence

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Come meet Rohina in her studio, where she will share new work developed during her residency. Conversation and refreshments—public welcome! Rohina...

May
25
2018

Comparative Politics Workshop

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

Laura Garcia Ph.D. Candidate, Northwestern University  "Parasitism: State Formation and The Economic Elite during the United States of Colombia"

May
25
2018

Performance and Conceptual Artist Danh Vo

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by American Studies Program

American Studies presents Danh Vo (University of Chicago) as part of the "Contemporary Vietnamese American Aesthetics" Speaker Series. 

May
25
2018

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. Look...

May
26
2018

We Need To Hide What We're Doing

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, sponsored by Art Theory & Practice

One night program of screening and performative works by Northwestern Art Theory and Practice MFA students, alumni and staff, as...

May
31
2018

Adam Phillips lecture

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

Adam Phillips is a British psychotherapist and essayist. Since 2003 he has been the general editor of the new Penguin...

Jun
1
2018

Leo Bersani - Adam Phillips Conversation

3:00 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...

Jun
4
2018

Global Theory Workshop

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

Alex Kirshner Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science Duke University The format is pre-read. The speaker will give brief opening remarks and we...

Jun
6
2018

German Department Grillfest

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

Join us for the final gathering of the quarter and the year:  Grillfest In the Kresge-Crowe Courtyard Wedneday, June 6 from 4:00-5:30

Jun
8
2018

PAS Annual Picnic

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

Join PAS for refreshments as we wrap up the end of the 2017-2018 academic year!

Jun
21
2018

Global Health Spring Seminar: Brian Citro

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Center for Global Health

Title: Developing a Human Rights-Based Approach to Tuberculosis: Lessons from Research and Global Advocacy Presenter: Brian Citro, JD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law,...

Jun
21
2018

Graduation Reception

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, sponsored by Department of German

The Department of German requests the honor of your presence at the 2017-18 Graduation Reception. 

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