Upcoming Events

Sunday Funday: Chicago OpenHouse – Oct 15 10am-5:30pm – Millenium Monument 201 E Randolph St


  Come and explore some of the best architectural attractions in the Loop! Get unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to some of Chicago’s most fascinating buildings. Join NUPF as we explore this year’s Open House Chicago events organized by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. We will meet at CTA Davis Station at 08.30am to take the L train and head to the Loop, but you can join the tour at any point. More info & RSVP here

National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2017 September 18-22


  RVSP Today for NU NPAW Events!   Since 2009, the National Postdoctoral Association has sponsored National Postdoc Appreciation Day/Week to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to U.S. research and discovery. Institutions from across the country and other parts of the world participate by holding special events. In 2010, this week was officially recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives. Events will be held throughout the week and across the country to create awareness. The Graduate School

Brewery tour! – 2017-09-29 19:00:00 -Sketchbook Brewing Co.

Sketchbook brewery

Join us for a tour in Sketchbook Brewing Company.   Sketchbook Brewing Company, a Community-Supported Brewery which opened to the public on November 21, 2014.  Located in Evanston, Illinois, Sketchbook creates a common culture among local craft beer enthusiasts. The $10 (paid on location) fee includes an up-close-and-friendly one-hour tour at Sketchbook’s small production brewery, complete with three free 8 oz. samples. Then, up front in the Tap Room you’ll get one FREE full pour and leave with one of

NUPF Happy Hour @ Bangers and Lace – Evanston – August 31st 2017 – 6pm


“Bangers & Lace Evanston May Be the Coziest Bar in the ’Burbs. It’s a taste of Wicker Park just outside the city” – Chicago Magazine NUPF August Happy hour presents: Bangers & Lace Meet there on Thursday, August 31st, 6PM! NUPF will provide appetizers (first come, first serve)! Where: Bangers & Lace, 810 Grove Street, Evanston, IL 60201 When: Thursday, August 31st, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT RVSP HERE

IMPROV for Interviewing with Second City Facilitator – August 9th 2017 – 4pm


Rise to the top of the talent pool by attending this workshop co-hosted by the Northwestern University Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance (ADCA) and Postdoctoral Forum (NUPF)! In 2.5 hours, a trained Second City facilitator (Jay Steigmann) will help explore ways to alleviate ‘job interview stress’ and learn effective communication techniques. This will be accomplished by using a variety of interactive group and individual activities, empowering risk-taking, building trust and developing a wide variety of crucial employability skills. A $5 fee

Museum of Contemporary Art Meetup, Aug 8th @ 6pm. -220 E Chicago Ave

Contemporary Art

We will meet at the museum lobby at 6 pm from where you can proceed to explore the exhibitions on your own pace. The admission is free on tuesdays for Illinois residents. Current exhibition:  TAKASHI MURAKAMI: THE OCTOPUS EATS ITS OWN LEG Known for his collaborations with pop icon Kanye West and fashion house Louis Vuitton, and for vibrant anime-inspired characters, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) has blurred the boundaries throughout his career between high and low culture, ancient

NUPF Chicago Kickoff @ Pinstripes – July 27th – 2017-07-27 18:00:00


  We welcome all postdocs, both new and veteran, to join NUPF at Pinstripes located 435 E Illinois St. on Thursday July 27th, beginning at 6:00 P.M. NUPF will provide appetizers on a first come first serve basis! Join the NUPF mailing list to receive announcements about all upcoming NUPF events! Check out other postings on our website, or follow NUPF on Facebook to stay up to date on events as well. Interested in serving the postdoc community and the opportunity

NUPF monthly coffee hour (Chicago and Evanston) and meetups (Chicago) – 2nd Wednesdays 3 and 5 pm

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Introducing our new Monthly Meetups (on the Chicago Campus)! A way to meet new friends or collaborators that repeats every month. Same times, same places. EVANSTON CAMPUS: Coffee Hour: Second Floor Pancoe Building Cafe (Einstein Bros. Bagels), from 3 PM to 4 PM CHICAGO CAMPUS: Coffee Hour: 3 PM to 4 PM,  Lobby area between Searle and Tarry. Evening meetup: 5 PM to 7 PM, at The Windsor, 160 E Huron St. No need to RSVP, just show up. NUPF

Careers in Science Communication – 2017-06-23- 4 to 6 pm -Prentice Women’s Hospital – Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Science Communication

The Disseminators of Science: A discussion of science communication career opportunities with experts in the field This event aims to provide graduate students and postdocs who are interested in transitioning to careers in science communication with an opportunity to (1) hear about the career paths taken by experts in the field, (2) learn how to find career opportunities and what skills are necessary to transition to this industry, and (3) network with professionals from the local and national science communication