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Apr
17
2017

Earth Month 2017

All day, No Location

Northwestern celebrates Earth Day throughout April with a wide variety of events designed to engage the University community in issues of environmental sustainability. 

Apr
17
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
18
2017

Earth Month 2017

All day, No Location

Northwestern celebrates Earth Day throughout April with a wide variety of events designed to engage the University community in issues of environmental sustainability. 

Apr
18
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
18
2017

Green Office Brown Bag

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

Northwestern staff members are invited to a learn what the University is doing to reduce our environmental impact and how the staff can get involved. The discussion will highlight ways that staff members can participate in campus sustainability efforts through [...]

Apr
18
2017

A Conversation With Brian Deese, Former Senior Advisor to President Obama

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM, Off-Campus

Join EPIC as we host a conversation with President Obama’s senior advisor in charge of overseeing the administration’s climate and energy policy, Brian Deese, moderated by EPIC Director Michael Greenstone. BioBrian Deese was a Senior Advisor to President Obama, overseeing climate, [...]

Apr
18
2017

Let’s Make a Deal: The Path Forward on Energy & Climate Policy

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM, Off-Campus

The battle over the future of President Obama’s climate policies is heating up. President Trump’s recent executive orders have targeted a wide array of Obama policies including regulation of carbon emissions and coal leasing on federal lands. On the international [...]

Apr
18
2017

Why Tech Needs Girls

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Evanston

Second Annual Buffett Award for Emerging Global Leaders Lecture Regina Agyare Honu, a Ghanaian software developer and social activist, is the 2017 Buffett Award winner. Honu is the founder and CEO of Soronko Solutions, a software development company and social enterprise startup [...]

Apr
19
2017

Earth Month 2017

All day, No Location

Northwestern celebrates Earth Day throughout April with a wide variety of events designed to engage the University community in issues of environmental sustainability. 

Apr
19
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
19
2017

Tree Planting for Earth Month

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

Help plant a tree and learn about our urban forest with the professionals who care for the trees, plants and landscapes on campus. There will be two sessions, with on starting at 9 a.m. and one starting at 11 a.m. [...]

Apr
20
2017

[APRIL 20-21] 58th Annual Transportation Research Forum (TRF) Meeting @ UIC

All day, Off-Campus

Transportation Research Forum (TRF) Founded in 1958, the Transportation Research Forum (TRF) is an independent organization of transportation professionals. Its purpose is to provide an impartial meeting ground for carriers, shippers, government officials, consultants, university researchers, suppliers, and others seeking an [...]

Apr
20
2017

Earth Month 2017

All day, No Location

Northwestern celebrates Earth Day throughout April with a wide variety of events designed to engage the University community in issues of environmental sustainability. 

Apr
20
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
20
2017

Chicago Thrives! Resilience Symposium

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Off-Campus

Resilient design is emerging as the design challenge for our age. Practitioners in the built environment must re-imagine our built infrastructure and social fabric to be adaptable to changing conditions, be they sudden abrupt changes such as natural disaster or [...]

Apr
20
2017

Evanston Campus Sustainability Tour

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

Take a sustainability tour of Northwestern's Evanston campus! Happening once per week throughout the month of April in honor of Earth month and the unveiling of sustainNU's Campus Sustainability Map, you can explore some of the green features on campus [...]

Apr
20
2017

Extreme Science: The U.S. Antarctic Program (IIT)

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Off-Campus

In the surrounding Southern Ocean, sea ice covering an area about equal to the continent in size freezes and melts annually. The Antarctic continent and surrounding ocean are distinct in being governed through an international treaty system comprised of the [...]

Apr
20
2017

Signal and Noise in Our Weather and Climate

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

Please join WGN-TV Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling, University of Illinois professor, Don Wuebbles, and Senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Karen Weigert for a discussion of Signal and Noise in Weather and Climate, and their implications on [...]

Apr
21
2017

Earth Month 2017

All day, No Location

Northwestern celebrates Earth Day throughout April with a wide variety of events designed to engage the University community in issues of environmental sustainability. 

Apr
21
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
21
2017

Mount Trashmore

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Evanston

In honor of Earth Day, we will be erecting "Mount Trashmore,” a pile of trash representing the volume of waste generated on campus. It will be constructed along Sheridan Road, just to the west of the front entrance to Lunt [...]

Apr
21
2017

Steve Girvin: Schrödinger Cats and Photonic Quantum Information Processing

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Title: Schrödinger Cats and Photonic Quantum Information Processing Speaker: Steve Girvin, Yale Abstract:  A revolution is underway in the construction of ‘artificial atoms’ out of superconducting electrical circuits. These macroscopic ‘atoms’ have quantized energy levels and can emit and absorb quanta of light (in this [...]

Apr
22
2017

Earth Month 2017

All day, No Location

Northwestern celebrates Earth Day throughout April with a wide variety of events designed to engage the University community in issues of environmental sustainability. 

Apr
22
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
22
2017

#DataRescueCHI

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Evanston

Help us preserve clinate data on Earth Day! We need all programmers, data scientists, and science enthusiasts to help us preserve vulnerable federal climate, environmental, and transportation data. Please bring your laptop, and be ready to learn.  We strongly encourage an RSVP to help us [...]

Apr
22
2017

Non-partisan Science March, Chicago

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, No Location

The Chicago march is intended to be a nonpartisan promotion of science and the scientific process being done by and for the scientific community and science enthusiasts. The date is Saturday, April 22nd.  Please visit the www.ScienceMarchChicago.org website for the mission statement and [...]

Apr
22
2017

Earth Day at Northwestern

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Evanston

Learn about water and the role it plays in our lives. From holding cultural and spiritual importance to being the focus of academic research or a subject for art, water holds far reaching importance to communities of all types. Join us [...]

Apr
22
2017

Sustainability Scavenger Hunt

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Evanston

Grab your friends and join the Associated Student Government Sustainability Committee in a race to find green features on Northwestern's Evanston campus. This is a photo scavenger hunt complete with prizes, so bring your smart phone for snapping and sharing [...]

Apr
23
2017

Earth Month 2017

All day, No Location

Northwestern celebrates Earth Day throughout April with a wide variety of events designed to engage the University community in issues of environmental sustainability. 

Apr
24
2017

Earth Month 2017

All day, No Location

Northwestern celebrates Earth Day throughout April with a wide variety of events designed to engage the University community in issues of environmental sustainability. 

Apr
24
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
24
2017

Evanston Campus Sustainability Tour

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

Take a sustainability tour of Northwestern's Evanston campus! Happening once per week throughout the month of April in honor of Earth month and the unveiling of sustainNU's Campus Sustainability Map, you can explore some of the green features on campus [...]

Apr
25
2017

Earth Month 2017

All day, No Location

Northwestern celebrates Earth Day throughout April with a wide variety of events designed to engage the University community in issues of environmental sustainability. 

Apr
25
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
25
2017

Transportation Benefits Session-Evanston Campus

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

sustainNU is hosting a Brown Bag Benefits Session with Human Resources-Benefits where Northwestern Employees can learn more about the benefits employees enjoy related to transportation, including pre-tax commuter benefits, Divvy discounts, and more! Refreshments and snacks will be provided, please [...]

Apr
26
2017

Earth Month 2017

All day, No Location

Northwestern celebrates Earth Day throughout April with a wide variety of events designed to engage the University community in issues of environmental sustainability. 

Apr
26
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
26
2017

Arctic meltdown? A polar geologist’s perspective on climate change

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Off-Campus

“Earth’s climate has always changed.” This statement is true, but should it be comforting? Dr. Yarrow Axford of Northwestern's Department of Earth and Planetary Science will provide a quick overview of some current changes in the Arctic and why they [...]

Apr
27
2017

Earth Month 2017

All day, No Location

Northwestern celebrates Earth Day throughout April with a wide variety of events designed to engage the University community in issues of environmental sustainability. 

Apr
27
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
27
2017

NUTC Seminar: "Delivering Sustainability: Transporting Goods in Urban Spaces" - Anne Goodchild, University of Washington

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM, Evanston

NUTC Academic Semiinar Series presents: Delivering Sustainability: Transporting Goods in Urban Spaces - Anne Goodchild, University of WashingtonAllan & Inger Osberg Associate ProfessorSCTL Center Director   Research Interests: Analysis of logistic systems, with an emphasis on freight transportation   SPEAKER BIO: Anne Goodchild joined the University of [...]

Apr
27
2017

10th Annual ANSER Symposium

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Evanston

Registration and info available at at http://isen.nu/anser17   Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Pancoe Auditorium, 2200 Campus Drive 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Keynote Address: "Interface Science of Soft Matter and Hybrid Photovoltaics"Tobin Marks, Northwestern University Friday, April 28, 2017 - Hilton Garden Inn, 1818 Maple Avenue, North [...]

Apr
28
2017

Earth Month 2017

All day, No Location

Northwestern celebrates Earth Day throughout April with a wide variety of events designed to engage the University community in issues of environmental sustainability. 

Apr
28
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
28
2017

10th Annual ANSER Symposium

9:00 AM - 4:15 PM, Off-Campus

Registration and info available at at http://isen.nu/anser17   Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Pancoe Auditorium, 2200 Campus Drive 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Keynote Address: "Interface Science of Soft Matter and Hybrid Photovoltaics"Tobin Marks, Northwestern University Friday, April 28, 2017 - Hilton Garden Inn, 1818 Maple Avenue, North [...]

Apr
28
2017

Transportation Benefits Session-Chicago Campus

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Chicago

sustainNU is hosting a Brown Bag with Human Resources-Benefits where Northwestern Employees can learn more about the benefits employees enjoy related to transportation, including pre-tax commuter benefits, Divvy discounts, and more! Refreshments and snacks will be provided, please bring a [...]

Apr
29
2017

Earth Month 2017

All day, No Location

Northwestern celebrates Earth Day throughout April with a wide variety of events designed to engage the University community in issues of environmental sustainability. 

Apr
29
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
30
2017

Earth Month 2017

All day, No Location

Northwestern celebrates Earth Day throughout April with a wide variety of events designed to engage the University community in issues of environmental sustainability. 

May
1
2017

FINAL DEADLINE: Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU)

All day, Evanston

Northwestern University has joined the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) with organizational representation from the Institute of Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN). Founded by President Bill Clinton in 2007, CGI U networks the innovation talents of students from more [...]

May
9
2017

Clean Energy Trust Challenge

8:30 AM - 7:00 PM, Off-Campus

About the CET ChallengeThe Clean Energy Trust Challenge is a nationally recognized accelerator for clean energy innovation. Run by Chicago-based Clean Energy Trust, the Challenge has led to the development and growth of over 95 businesses throughout the Midwest. The hallmark [...]

May
9
2017

STARTUPS: An Alumni Roundtable

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Evanston

Weinberg alumni return to campus and explain to students how they turned their ideas into a business!

May
15
2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Resnick Family Social Impact Program

All day, No Location

In early 2016, ISEN launched the Resnick Family Social Impact Program, which supports student projects that address significant local and global challenges in sustainability and energy. The Program, seeded by a generous $500,000 gift from Paula Stamler Resnick (WCAS ’86) [...]

May
16
2017

DEADLINE: Cleantech Open Midwest Funding

All day, No Location

LEARN MORE Got a Cleantech Startup? Consider applying! --World-class mentoring: receive intensive, tailored mentoring from experienced business experts and gain access to one of the world's only cleantech-specific expert networks --Prizes: U.S. Cleantech Open plans to award over $500,000 in cash, investment [...]

May
16
2017

Catalysis Club of Chicago Annual Spring Symposium

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Off-Campus

The Catalysis Club of Chicago invites you to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations. The length of abstracts for oral presentations should not exceed one page. Twenty five minutes will be allotted for each oral presentation. Please indicate what type [...]

May
18
2017

Limelight USGBC-Illinois Annual Fundraiser

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Off-Campus

Celebrate achievements in sustainability and network with leaders in the Illinois green building community at USGBC-Illinois' most important fundraiser of the year. Share a fun and exciting evening with members, friends, sponsors and many other professionals from the sustainability industry. Enjoy [...]

May
19
2017

Guest Speaker Seminar - Jeb Barrett

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Off-Campus

Guest speaker, Jeb Barrett from Virginia Tech, will discuss topics about their research: Response of soil biota to climate variability, ecosystem functioning, Carbon sequestration in managed ecosystems.

Jun
2
2017

The Global Energy Challenge: Research Showcase from UChicago Experts

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Off-Campus

Access to reliable energy is critical for economic growth. But at the same time, the world’s energy choices are leading to levels of pollution that are substantially shortening people’s lives and causing climate change. The energy challenge requires identifying solutions [...]

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