Skip to main content

One Book One Northwestern

Seven Minutes of Scholarship

Seven Minutes of Scholarship will showcase researchers presenting their work for a technically-minded, non-expert audience. The goal of the symposium is to share the ideas and research taking place at Northwestern in a way accessible to individuals from any background.

2019-20 One Book Selection

"Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly

"Hidden Figures" is the true story of the black women mathematicians at NASA who helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. In the book, Shetterly celebrates these unsung heroes, teasing out issues of race, gender, science and innovation against the backdrop of WWII and the Civil Rights Era.

 Overview

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly is Northwestern University’s One Book One Northwestern all-campus read for the 2019-20 academic year. For the first time this year, all first-year and transfer students will receive an eBook copy over the summer. The author of the book, Margot Lee Shetterly, will be on campus October 17 at both the Chicago and Evanston campuses.

Heather Pinkett, an associate professor of molecular biosciences in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and Teresa Woodruff, dean of The Graduate School, will serve at faculty co-chairs this year. This book will provide the foundation for dozens of events throughout the upcoming academic year.

Learn more

Blog Articles

Blog Articles
Blog Articles
Read the latest blog articles written by our student fellows about Hidden Figures!

Upcoming Events

Dec
5
2019
Seven Minutes of Scholarship featuring IDEAS Data Scientists

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, McCormick Foundation Center, 1870 Campus Drive

Seven Minutes of Scholarship will showcase researchers presenting their work for a technically-minded, non-expert audien...

Dec
16
2019
CHETchat: Spotlight Series ft. Dr. Raj Shah and Dr. Fernando de Maio

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 303 E. Superior

CHETchat: Spotlight Series ft. Dr. Raj Shah and Dr. Fernando de Maio Join us as we kick off our spotlight series, more ...

Jan
9
2020
Dearborn Observatory Viewing

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Dearborn Observatory, 2131 Tech Drive

Come see the night sky with the historic 18.5” refracting telescope (weather permitting).  Space is limited. Please RSVP...

People

Student Fellows and Ambassadors

The One Book fellows and ambassadors are integral to the running of the One Book program. The fellows are paid to help run the office on a weekly basis by working on the newsletter, website, social media and marketing.  The ambassadors assist with events throughout the academic year as needed.  All students contribute to the blog and are readers of several books for the selection of next year’s common read program.

Meet our Student Fellows

Meet our Student Ambassadors

Resources