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Adler Planetarium Visit

Join us to check out all the exciting exhibits, view the show Imagine the Moon, and more!

Free transportation and lunches will be provided!

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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.


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.

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Blog Articles

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

Upcoming Events

Adler Planetarium Visit

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive

Mission Moon invites you to experience America’s first steps into space through the eyes of Captain Lovell and his famil...

Fair Tax 2020 Campaign Teach-In at Northwestern

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs is holding a Teach-In on the Fair Tax 2020 Campaign! The teach-in will provide an op...

Premilla Nadasen: "History, Memory, & Household Worker Organizing"

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Kresge Hall, 1880 Campus Drive

In the 1960s and 1970s, African American household workers established the first-ever national organization to represent...


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.

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