Upcoming Events

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

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

Celebrate Holi! – 2017-05-14 12:00:00 -Deering Meadow


Ever wondered what rainbow tastes like? Join us for Holi, the Indian festival of colors at the Deering Meadow and see for yourself. This event is jointly organized by the South Asian Student Alliance, the NUPF, Kellogg Indian Business Club and Indian Graduate Students and Scholars Association. There is going to be music, dancing, snacks and a ton a colors!!! PS. Make sure you are not wearing clothes that you like, color stains may not be removable. RVSP HERE

Meet-up at the Chicago Civic Orchestra – 2017-05-08 19:25:00 -Chicago Symphony Center

5/19/14 8:38:08 PM 
Civic Orchestra of Chicago

Michael Christie conductor

Members of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

    Mozart Overture to Così fan tutte, K. 588
    R. Strauss Frühlingsfeier, Op. 56, No. 5
    R. Strauss Allerseelen, Op. 10, No. 8
    R. Strauss Cäcilie, Op. 27, No. 2
    R. Strauss Zueignung, Op. 10, No. 1
    Strauss Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
    Poulenc Les mamelles de Tirésias

 © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2014

NUPF goes to the Chicago Civic Orchestra! Come and enjoy Beethoven, Brahms & Mendelssohn with your fellow postdocs. You can join NUPF before the concert in the Chicago Civic Orchestra‘s lobby at 7:25 PM. Look for our sign! We will enter the symphony hall at 7:40 PM. Please purchase your free symphony tickets before arriving at the orchestra using this page: goo.gl/Q9hxhk (there is a $5 processing fee). RVSP HERE