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Wellness Through Events

The Paw Print

Each week the Division of Student Affairs sends out The Paw Print, which will provide you with updates on key areas and events that you can engage in virtually. An archive of each week's announcement will be kept here

Look for the section of this newsletter called Physically Distant, Socially Connected where you will find weekly engagement opportunities to connect to your fellow Wildcats, Chicagoland, and the globe.
 
The division of student affairs is committed to maintaining current connections and establishing new ones as we remain physically apart. Although not in-person, we will continue to offer various programs for the community. You are invited to check your inbox for weekly engagement opportunities, and follow your favorite social media platforms for specific and departmental programs.
 
The Importance of Engaging for Your Wellness

Engaging in stimulating activities outside of the classroom is just as important to support your overall health and wellbeing as attending classes and studying for your exams. Northwestern provides an endless array of engaging events for little or no cost. These opportunities allow for connecting with new people and learning in a way you may not have otherwise.

Every event provides some way to foster an area of your wellbeing whether it’s a movie screening, speaker panel, sporting event, or even Dillo Day! Give yourself the time to enjoy these opportunities. It just may be what sends you on a new path you never could see before.

To see a full listing of Wellness events click here.

 

Jan
17
2023

Academic Year Undergraduate Research Grant (AYURG) Deadline

All day, No Location

AYURGs provide up to $1,000 to pay for your research expenses to do an independent academic or creative project, in all fields of study, under faculty supervision. The project must be connected to an independent study or thesis seminar for at least one quarter during the academic year. Independent research grants center around a research question you seek to answer through the proposed methodology; you should be involved in multiple aspects of the research process including data collection, analysis, and synthesis of results (regardless of what methodology is used to answer the proposed question). Many students conduct a portion of their projects over winter or spring break (for example, traveling to collect data), and they enroll in an independent study in the quarter afterwards to complete their project. You have until the end of the academic year to complete your project. If you're intersted in applying, please register to make an appointment with an advisor. Remaining AYURG Deadlines: Tuesday, Jan. 17th* @ 11:59pm CST | Tuesday, Feb. 14th at 11:59pm CST   * denotes an opportunity to reapply

Jan
17
2023

Finding a Faculty Mentor Workshop

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Online

In both the Finding a Faculty Mentor and Finding a Lab workshops, you will learn how to search for faculty, how to identify potential research mentors, and how to communicate effectively with the mentors you identify. We hold one of the workshops every week of the academic year, so it should be easy to find one that fits your schedule! Finding a Faculty Mentor workshops are appropriate for anyone considering doing any type of research, whereas Finding a Lab workshops are most appropriate for people interested in lab-based disciplines. No need to attend both! There is significant overlap. This is a virtual workshop.

Jan
17
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Jan
17
2023

Fulbright Information Meeting for Study/Research & Arts awards

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Online

Interested in Fulbright Study/Research & Arts Awards? Attend this meeting to learn how Fulbright can transform your life and pursuits.  You will hear about the history of the Fulbright program, understand the core values that animate the Fulbright competition, review various kinds of awards, and hear about the Northwestern University application process and timeline. Get all your Fulbright questions answered!

Jan
17
2023

Study Abroad in Italy- Info Session

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Join us for an info session to learn more about the various study abroad options available to you in Italy.   This event is hosted by the Italian Department and the Global Learning Office.

Jan
17
2023

Wheel Throwing I (Beginner) - Section B

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

Students will be introduced to the basic principles of making functional ceramic art. In this course, students will begin with the process of wheel throwing with detailed instructions on how to throw a cylinder, bowl, and much more. The kinesthetic process of pottery will be explored through developing technical skills on the wheel as well as understanding the function of various forms developed throughout the history of ceramics. Learn how to make functional work that you can use at home as food ware for yourself, friends, or family. This course is for students who have never worked with clay before and is the perfect introduction to wheel throwing.

Jan
17
2023

Drawing & the Color Theory

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

This course will teach basic drawing techniques with oil pastels and the application of color, focusing on learning the color wheel and creating art that really pops!

Jan
17
2023

Mentors and Protégés Winds Recital

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Gail Williams, director; Michael Mulcahy and Nicholas Koo, conductors  Bienen School brass faculty are joined by students for a special performance including Mozart’s Serenade No. 10 for Winds in B-flat Major (“Gran Partita”). Giovanni Gabrieli (arr. Timothy Higgins), Canzon per sonar Septimi Toni No. 1  Giovanni Gabrieli, O magnum mysterium  Giovanni Gabrieli, Magnificat a 12  W. A. Mozart, Serenade No. 10 for Winds in B-flat Major (“Gran Partita”), K. 361/370a  Alban Berg (arr. Charles MacInnes), Verwandlung (Change of Scene) from Act 3 of Wozzeck  W. A. Mozart (arr. Geoffrey Boyd), Highlights from Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) 

Jan
18
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Jan
18
2023

Emerging Scholars Grant Program Info Session

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Emerging Scholars is a 15-month grant program focused specifically on serving first year students who identify as first generation, lower income, people of color, and/or marginalized. ES recipients will receive $10,250 in stipend funds over the course of the program. 

Jan
18
2023

Wheel Throwing II (Intermediate)

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Evanston

Wheel Throwing II is for students who have completed at least one wheel throwing course in the past. In this course, Students will learn how to throw a large range of functional work and explore complex ways of decorating and glazing. From mugs and bowls to large vases, plates, and coffee pour-overs, this course is perfect for those who are looking to improve their throwing techniques and aesthetics. This course aims to improve the student's confidence in their abilities and to connect with the larger community within the studio. *Prerequisites: have taken a beginner’s wheel throwing class

Jan
19
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Jan
19
2023

Katie Watson - Roe 2.0 - A Co-Sponsored Lecture: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program and IPHAM

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, Chicago

The Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program and IPHAM Present a Co-Sponsored Lecture With Katie Watson, JD Associate Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Medical Education, and Ob/Gyn Faculty, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Roe 2.0 Professor Watson will mark what would have been the 50th anniversary of Roe v Wade with an assessment of the status of reproductive freedom and justice in the U.S. After reviewing the new restrictions and liberties of the current legal landscape, she will offer a historical perspective on how we got here, and offer a positive vision for where we might go next.   This lecture will be held in-person for Northwestern students, faculty, and staff—in Baldwin Auditorium, 1st floor, Lurie Research Building (303 E. Superior). Chicago Campus. For those outside the Northwestern community and anyone who would prefer to attend remotely, the Zoom option will be available. ** BOTH online and in-person attendees must register to attend this lecture.** CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Read more about this series | Sign up for lecture announcements

Jan
19
2023

Norris 50th Celebration Event

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

Come and Celebrate Norris Center providing 50 years of service to the Northwestern Community.  Everyone is welcome to attend. Enjoy cake, coffee and cocoa. Performances by student a cappella groups. Dedications and memories shared on how Norris University Center activities, spaces, services and programs enrich the Northwestern Student Experience.  

Jan
19
2023

Wheel Throwing III (Advanced)

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

Wheel Throwing III is for students who have completed multiple intermediate sessions, and are ready for more independence as an artist.Students will be working on several larger projects that aim at discussing concepts, meaning, and aesthetics. Students should expect to beginworking on a portfolio that showcases their concepts clearly. This course aims to grow students' understanding of ceramics as art. Studentswill be involved in creating an environment for ceramic art practices to bloom. This course is for dedicated artists looking to expand theirconcepts. Students will begin a social media account where they will share their works in progress, making work videos, and final products. *Prerequisites: have taken an intermediate wheel throwing class

Jan
19
2023

Introduction to Pole Dance

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Evanston

This course is designed to introduce students to the art of Pole Dance! They will learn fundamental conditioning moves, basic dance techniques, as well as many foundational spins and movements designed to increase body awareness, overall strength, and flexibility. The course is designed for true beginners and is open to all levels of fitness and backgrounds!  

Jan
19
2023

Alexander Chen, conducting

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Master of Music  Student of Donald Schleicher  Olga Kossovich, violin  Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet, TH 42, ČW 39  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, Op. 35 

Jan
20
2023

The PhD of the Future: Humanities Scholarship Beyond Boundaries - Teresa Mangum and Kelly Wisecup (hybrid event)

Cancelled

1/10/23: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event is cancelled. But stay tuned! It will be  rescheduled!   The PhD of the Future: Humanities Scholarship Beyond Boundaries Dr. Teresa Mangum in conversation with Dr. Kelly Wisecup Hybrid event: • In-person: Kresge 2351 (Kaplan Humanities Institute) • Via Zoom (registration required): bit.ly/3jPf1Ye As juggling multiple crises increasingly feels like the new normal in many humanities fields, how are graduate students, faculty, and partners beyond the academy transforming what it means to be a successful scholar? What might the future of humanities scholarship look like, and at what point in the transition are we now? In this hybrid event, Dr. Teresa Mangum (University of Iowa) will join Dr. Kelly Wisecup (Northwestern) in conversation about new directions in graduate education, career paths, and publicly-engaged scholarship. This event is free and open to the public—we welcome graduate students, faculty, administrators, and anyone with an interest in the future of humanities scholarship to join us. Dr. Teresa Mangum is a professor in the departments of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies and English and director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa. She began her career working on rebellious women, ageism, and surprising human-animal relationships in 19th-century British art and literature. More recently, she has been asking how humanities scholarship and practice might intervene in profound social challenges from social inequities to climate change and how graduate studies in the humanities can prepare future generations for those responsibilities. She is currently directing a multi-year Mellon Grant focused on “Humanities for the Public Good”: an interdisciplinary team of faculty, staff, graduate students, and community partners is designing an “applied” humanities graduate certificate and MA degree. Mangum serves on the Advisory Board of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes and the Public Humanities Network within CHCI and is chair of the planning committee for the October 2023 National Humanities Conference, a collaboration of the National Humanities Alliance and the Federation of State Humanities Councils. Dr. Kelly Wisecup is a Professor in the Department of English, Interim Director of the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, and affiliate faculty at the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research. She coordinates several collaborative public humanities projects at the intersections of archives, rivers, cities, and Indigenous literatures, including most recently a Humanities without Walls funded project on the Indigenous Mississippi River and a digital archive of Chicago’s Indigenous literatures and arts, Archive Chicago. Presented by the Public Humanities Research Workshop of the Kaplan Humanities Institute.

Jan
20
2023

Book Launch! Gottlieb, and Wolff

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Evanston

Please join the Comparative Literary Studies Program as we celebrate three of our faculty and their recent publications! Ryan Dohoney, Morton Feldman: Friendship and Mourning in the New York Avant-Garde (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022) Susannah Young-ah Gottlieb, Auden and the Muse of History (Stanford University Press, 2022) Tristram Wolff, Against the Uprooted Word: Giving Language Time in Transatlantic Romanticism (Stanford University Press, 2022)

Jan
20
2023

Horszowski Trio

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Part of the 2023 Winter Chamber Music Festival Jesse Mills, violin; Ole Akahoshi, cello; Rieko Aizawa, piano The Los Angeles Times declares, “The Horszowskis are power players… Memorably monumental.” Taking its inspiration from pianist Mieczysław Horszowski, who instructed the trio’s pianist Rieko Aizawa at the Curtis Institute, the ensemble’s repertoire includes music of Fauré, Granados, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Martinů, and Villa-Lobos—composers who collaborated with Horszowski during his lifetime. The group has performed the complete cycles of piano trios by Beethoven, Schumann, and Brahms, and actively cultivates lesser-known treasures from the trio repertoire by Arno Babajanian, Leonard Bernstein, Vincent d’Indy, and Morton Feldman, among others. Their collaborations have included composers John Harbison, Charles Wuorinen, and Joan Tower, and chamber musicians such as the Escher Quartet’s Aaron Boyd, the Tokyo String Quartet’s Kikuei Ikeda, Masumi Per Rostad, and the Ying Quartet’s Phillip Ying. The trio is Ensemble-in-Residence at the Longy School of Music of Bard College and at the Leschetizky Association in New York City. Bedřich Smetana, Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15 Music from the Fantasiestücke Project (Chicago premiere): Derek Bermel, Remembrance David Fulmer, Eldorado Paul Chihara, Fantasy "Little Red Dragonfly" Robert Schumann, Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 63 2023 Winter Chamber Music Festival subscription renewals are now available to current subscribers. Renew by September 9, 2022 to continue receiving subscriber benefits. New subscriptions available August 19, 2022. Single tickets available October 31, 2022.

Jan
20
2023

Friday Nights at the Dearborn Observatory

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/. For more information on the Dearborn Observatory, please visit our website. If you have any questions, please email Adrienne Mintz at adrienne.mintz@northwestern.edu or call 847-491-3644.

Jan
22
2023

Sunday Mass

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Evanston

Sunday Masses 9:30am 11am 5pm

Jan
22
2023

Sunday Mass

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston

Suday Masses 9:30am 11am 5pm

Jan
22
2023

Jupiter String Quartet

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Part of the 2023 Winter Chamber Music Festival Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violin; Liz Freivogel, viola; Daniel McDonough, cello Praised by the New Yorker for its “eloquent intensity,” the Jupiter String Quartet has received the grand prizes in the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Chamber Music America’s Cleveland Quartet Award, and an Avery Fisher Career Grant. Performances have brought the quartet to New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, Mexico City’s Palacio de Bellas Artes, Austria’s Esterházy Palace, and Seoul’s Sejong Chamber Hall. Their latest recording—a collaboration with the Jasper String Quartet featuring music of Dan Visconti, Felix Mendelssohn, and Osvaldo Golijov—was released on the Marquis Classics label in 2021. Since 2012, the members of the quartet have been artists-in-residence at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. W. A. Mozart, String Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590 Florence Price, Five Folksongs in Counterpoint William Bolcom, "Graceful Ghost" and "Incineratorag" from Three Rags for String Quartet Johannes Brahms, String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2 2023 Winter Chamber Music Festival subscription renewals are now available to current subscribers. Renew by September 9, 2022 to continue receiving subscriber benefits. New subscriptions available August 19, 2022. Single tickets available October 31, 2022.

Jan
22
2023

Sunday Mass

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Evanston

Sunday Masses 9:30am 11am 5pm

Jan
23
2023

NU in Paris Programs Information Session

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Online

Interested in studying in Paris, France in fall 2023? Meet the faculty directors and learn all the about our 3 Northwestern University in Paris programs: Art, Literature, & Contemporary European Thought European Union Studies Public Health in Europe You must register for this Zoom session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the meeting.

Jan
23
2023

Advanced Quantitative Methods for Innovative HIV Research Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Online

Competitive applications require investigators to utilize ever-evolving quantitative methods as they approach key questions in HIV behavioral, clinical, implementation and public health research. This entirely new workshop will showcase services offered by the Third Coast CFAR’s Biostatistics and Computational Resources Team. Examples from currently funded grants will emphasize innovative methods that support hybrid effectiveness-implementation trials, stepped-wedge trial design, network analyses, and geospatial analyses. The presentation will also include practical guidance for faculty members interested in utilizing BCRT services and investigators from the proposal phase through the end of post-award activities or on a consultative basis.

Jan
23
2023

MLK 2023 Dream Week Commemoration Keynote featuring Sherrilyn Ifill

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Evanston

The 2023 MLK Dream Week Commeoration Keynote will feature Sherrilyn Ifill, former president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF). Individuals interested in obtaining a free admission ticket for the MLK Dream Week Commemoration 2023 keynote featuring Sherrilyn Ifill can obtain a ticket by visiting the Eventbrite event page. A ticket will be required for entrance into the keynote event on January 23, 2023.   The Northwestern University community has celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. since 1987 with an expanded special commemoration, including events, discussions and projects inspire reflection on social justice work. Information regarding additional events in celebration of the MLK Dream Week Commemoration can be found on the MLK Commemoration webpage.

Jan
23
2023

Exploring Watercolor Monotype

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

ENERGY, IMPROVISATION, IMPULSE, GESTURE, and CHANCE are ALL characteristics of this printing process, as stated by William Jung. During this 6-week class, consisting of 12 hours, participants will learn the Monotype printing process in ink and watercolor using the Additive, Subtractive, and freestyle processes. Students will also learn how to use the two mediums together for exciting results. This is a popular class that promises a lot of creative FUN and some outstanding results.

Jan
23
2023

Sydney Lee, cello

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

Doctor of Musical Arts  Student of Hans Jørgen Jensen  Chelsea Wang, piano  Clara Schumann, Three Romances, Op. 22  J. S. Bach (arr. Sydney Lee), Chaconne from Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004  Robert Schumann (arr. Daniel Müller-Schott), Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105  Francis Poulenc, Sonata for Cello and Piano, FP 143  Niccolò Paganini (arr. Luigi Silva), Le streghe, Op. 8  Tickets are not required for this event.

Jan
24
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Jan
24
2023

ENERGIES of LIBERATION series - Dr. Michelle Jacob (Univ. of Oregon, Author of The Auntie Way)

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, No Location

Dr. Michelle Jacob University of Oregon Author of The Auntie Way Michelle M. Jacob is an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation and is Professor of Indigenous Studies and Director of the Sapsik’ʷałá (Teacher) Education Program in the Department of Education Studies at the University of Oregon. Michelle also serves as Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies, and Affiliated Faculty in the Environmental Studies Program. Michelle engages in scholarly and activist work that seeks to understand and work toward a holistic sense of health and well-being within Indigenous communities and among allies who wish to engage decolonization. __________________________ The ENERGIES of LIBERATION speaker series is part of the course, "Film, Media, and Liberation Movements" (Radio/TV/Film 398), taught by Dr. Michael Anthony Turcios, Winter quarter 2023. Dr. Turcios is a recipient of an ENERGIES Dialogue  course enhancement grant from the Kaplan Humanities Institute. The series includes four talks (see below). Guests are invited to join this class for an hour to hear distinguished scholars share how principles of liberation guide their scholarship and creativity. RSVP Please RSVP for the dates that interest you, and indicate whether you are interested for in-person or virtual attendance. Details will then be sent closer to the date of each event. RSVP at http://bit.ly/3W4Wbtw.   Questions?  Contact Dr. Michael Anthony Turcios at michael.turcios@northwestern.edu Full Speaker series lineup (links connect to event descriptions) Dr. Michelle Jacob - University of Oregon Author of The Auntie Way Tuesday, January 24 11:30 am CT Dr. Elisabeth R. Anker - The George Washington University Author of Ugly Freedoms Tuesday, January 31 11:00 am CT Dr. Monica De La Torre - Arizona State University Author of Feminista Frequencies Tuesday, February 14 11:00 am CT RADI the Poet - Award-winning poet Author of One Name, All Caps: RADI Tuesday, March 7 11:00 am CT

Jan
24
2023

Wheel Throwing I (Beginner) - Section B

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

Students will be introduced to the basic principles of making functional ceramic art. In this course, students will begin with the process of wheel throwing with detailed instructions on how to throw a cylinder, bowl, and much more. The kinesthetic process of pottery will be explored through developing technical skills on the wheel as well as understanding the function of various forms developed throughout the history of ceramics. Learn how to make functional work that you can use at home as food ware for yourself, friends, or family. This course is for students who have never worked with clay before and is the perfect introduction to wheel throwing.

Jan
24
2023

Drawing & the Color Theory

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

This course will teach basic drawing techniques with oil pastels and the application of color, focusing on learning the color wheel and creating art that really pops!

Jan
25
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Jan
25
2023

Finding a Lab Workshop

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Online

In both the Finding a Faculty Mentor and Finding a Lab workshops, you will learn how to search for faculty, how to identify potential research mentors, and how to communicate effectively with the mentors you identify. We hold one of the workshops every week of the academic year, so it should be easy to find one that fits your schedule! Finding a Faculty Mentor workshops are appropriate for anyone considering doing any type of research, whereas Finding a Lab workshops are most appropriate for people interested in lab-based disciplines. No need to attend both! There is significant overlap. This is a virtual workshop.

Jan
25
2023

Florence: Leading a Renaissance Then and Now - Virtual Info Session and Group Advising

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Online

Join us for a virtual session to learn more about the Florence: Leading a Renaissance Then and Now, a new study abroad program launching in Summer 2023. Register in advance for this meeting by using the Register button below or following this link: https://northwestern.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsc-uqqTsvHtE0YOMSz5jA5mVxtiv6bgN6  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Jan
25
2023

Wheel Throwing II (Intermediate)

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Evanston

Wheel Throwing II is for students who have completed at least one wheel throwing course in the past. In this course, Students will learn how to throw a large range of functional work and explore complex ways of decorating and glazing. From mugs and bowls to large vases, plates, and coffee pour-overs, this course is perfect for those who are looking to improve their throwing techniques and aesthetics. This course aims to improve the student's confidence in their abilities and to connect with the larger community within the studio. *Prerequisites: have taken a beginner’s wheel throwing class

Jan
25
2023

Kangmin Justin Kim Vocal Master Class

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Evanston

Jonathan Gmeinder, piano One of the most sought-after countertenors of his generation, Bienen alumnus Kangmin Justin Kim has earned recognition for his roles in Baroque repertoire, contemporary music, and Mozart’s trouser roles. The 2021-22 season saw his return to the Vienna State Opera for Henze’s Das verratene Meer (The Betrayed Sea), his highly-anticipated role debut as Knusperhexe in Hänsel und Gretel at Theater Wiesbaden, and his “simply breathtaking” (Santa Fe Reporter) Santa Fe Opera debut in the title role of the world premiere of Huang Ruo’s M. Butterfly. His 2022-23 season opened with a return to Venice as Hyacinthus in Teatro La Fenice’s new staging of Mozart’s Apollo et Hyacinthus at Teatro Malibran. In this master class, he coaches accomplished Bienen voice and opera program students. G. F. Handel, “Non disperar, chi sa?” from Giulio Cesare  Kaytlin Withers, soprano  Antonio Vivaldi, “Vedrò con mio diletto” from Giustino  Casey Lyons, countertenor  W. A. Mozart, “Padre, germani, addio” from Idomeneo  Michelle Ravitsky, soprano  Benjamin Britten, “I Know a Bank Where the Wild Thyme Blows” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream  Eugene Hwang, countertenor  Dominick Argento, “Puppet Aria” from Postcard from Morocco  Seoyong Lee, bass-baritone 

Jan
25
2023

Meridian 180 Forum: Local Knowledge and Community Participation in Disaster Response

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Online

Disasters affect us more frequently and severely than ever before. To save lives and mitigate the adverse impacts of disasters, local knowledge is an indispensable resource and a capacity that should be utilized in any disaster response, and community participation is essential to identifying such local knowledge. This forum discusses how local knowledge has been adopted and used in disaster responses, and explores various methods to identify or revalidate local knowledge through community participation.

Jan
26
2023

Athens: Ancient Culture and Modern City- Virtual Info Session and Group Advising

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Online

Join us for a virtual session to learn more about the Athens: Ancient Culture and Modern City study abroad program for Summer 2023.  Register in advance for this meeting by using the Register button below or following this link: https://northwestern.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkduqorjwvH9bgz6ieu_CjtrfXvYDQsvmt  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Jan
26
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Jan
26
2023

Integrative Stroke Care

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Online

Registration required. **ZOOM ONLY** This presentation is focused on integrative post stroke care. Two main topics will be discussed, 1) integrative approach to self-healing for stroke recovery and 2)integrative approach to stroke prevention. The presentation will cover importance of nutrition, physical activity, mind body approaches for both recovery and prevention. Guest: Dhruvil J Pandya, MD, ABOIM Associate Director of Northwestern Regional Scholar of Wellness Chair of Northwestern Central Dupage Hospital Wellness Committee Chair of Society of Vascular Interventional Neurology Wellness Committee Founder of Be360 Integrative Wellness Alliance Medical Director of Stroke Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital Health System Clinician Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology Dr. Pandya is a spiritual being who has accumulated skills to be compassionate, bed side healer, dedicated to treat individual’s health and not a disease, specialized in integrative, holistic care for cerebrovascular disease. I am a founder of Be360 Integrative Wellness Alliance, a not-for-profit organization for wellness. This webinar is co-sponsored by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) and the Osher Center for Integrative Health at Northwestern University. For more public health news, events, and announcements, visit the IPHAM website: https://feinberg.northwestern.edu/ipham

Jan
26
2023

Pain, Referred and Adapted - Catherine Belling

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, Chicago

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program Presents A Montgomery Lecture With Catherine Belling, PhD Associate Professor of Medical Education Center for Bioethics & Medical Humanities Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Pain, Referred and Adapted Physical pain, as a subjective experience, is notoriously difficult for the sufferer (e.g. patient) to convey to others, or for an observing other (e.g. clinician) to fully apprehend. As an often overwhelming and isolating experience, pain also generates endless creative efforts—from pain scales to paintings to poetry—to communicate it better. This lecture explores these efforts by considering two specific examples of pain represented through the interiority of narrative texts and what happens to the pain when those two texts are adapted to the external perspective of film. This lecture will be held in-person for Northwestern students, faculty, and staff—in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie Research Building (303 E Superior). Chicago Campus. For those outside the Northwestern community and anyone who would prefer to attend remotely, the Zoom option will continue to be available. ** PLEASE REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK** CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Read more about this series | Sign up for lecture announcements

Jan
26
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Jan
26
2023

Creating Interactive Figures with Python + Bokeh

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, Online

Interactive figures allow you and others to dive in and explore your data in real time. In this workshop you will learn how to use Python’s Bokeh visualization library to construct 2D interactive figures. The majority of this workshop will be hands-on, working through example Jupyter notebooks and with time for each participant to construct a beginning interactive figure of their own with the instructor's help. Some prior Python knowledge is required. If possible, please bring your own multi-dimensional data set to explore. The workshop will be recorded; you must be registered to receive the recording link.

Jan
26
2023

Late Style in Exile: Beethoven and the Missa Solemnis

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Online

Part of the Music Studies Global Distinguished Speakers Series  Presented by Scott Burnham, Distinguished Professor of Music at the City University of New York  Massive, difficult, and ever imposing, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis has often been exiled to its own problematic space, apart from the rest of his later music. This talk will engage some of the contradictions and paradoxes perceived in the Missa Solemnis, listening out for late-style musical traits as well as for features that have made the work problematic throughout its reception history. Along the way, Burnham explores telling resemblances to the composer’s Ninth Symphony, as well as intriguing parallels to the Second Part of Goethe’s Faust, another sprawling late work that has undergone a vexed reception history. With the help of Edward Said’s sense of artistic late style as one of untimely exile, Burnham attempts to characterize the special place the Missa Solemnis holds both in Beethoven’s late style and in late style conceived more generally. 

Jan
26
2023

Wheel Throwing III (Advanced)

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

Wheel Throwing III is for students who have completed multiple intermediate sessions, and are ready for more independence as an artist.Students will be working on several larger projects that aim at discussing concepts, meaning, and aesthetics. Students should expect to beginworking on a portfolio that showcases their concepts clearly. This course aims to grow students' understanding of ceramics as art. Studentswill be involved in creating an environment for ceramic art practices to bloom. This course is for dedicated artists looking to expand theirconcepts. Students will begin a social media account where they will share their works in progress, making work videos, and final products. *Prerequisites: have taken an intermediate wheel throwing class

Jan
26
2023

Introduction to Pole Dance

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Evanston

This course is designed to introduce students to the art of Pole Dance! They will learn fundamental conditioning moves, basic dance techniques, as well as many foundational spins and movements designed to increase body awareness, overall strength, and flexibility. The course is designed for true beginners and is open to all levels of fitness and backgrounds!  

Jan
27
2023

Undergraduate Language Grant (ULG) Deadline

All day, No Location

ULGs provide $5,000 towards the cost of intensive summer language study either in the US or abroad. The program’s goal is to fund students for whom this language training is central to the achievement of specific academic or professional goals. If you are interested in applying, please register to make an appointment with an advisor. Summer 2023 Deadline: Friday, January 27th, 2023 at 11:59pm. 

Jan
27
2023

Translation Practices Across Institutional Borders From the Scholar to the Public

9:15 AM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Comparative Literary Studies presents Translation Practices Across Institutional Borders: From the Scholar to the Public An all day symposium featuring Mukhtar H. Ali  university of illinois Laura Brueck  northwestern  Clare Cavanagh  northwestern   Ryan Dohoney  northwestern  Susan Harris  words without borders Rebecca Johnson  northwestern Paul Naylor  hmml Mauro Nobili  maktaba project Yopie Prins  university of michigan  William West  northwestern

Jan
27
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Jan
27
2023

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Mallory Thompson, conductor; Quincy Erickson, trumpet (Concerto Competition winner) Dmitri Shostakovich’s ebullient Festive Overture opens this concert of works by Eastern European composers. At the center of the program are Alexander Arutiunian’s Concerto for Trumpet and Stanisław Skrowaczewski’s masterful Music for Winds. Shostakovich’s brooding Prelude in E-flat Minor, Op. 34, No. 14 and Prokofiev’s bright March, Op. 99 offer contrasting moods of the former Soviet Union. Dmitri Shostakovich (trans. Donald Hunsberger), Festive Overture Dmitri Shostakovich (trans. H. Robert Reynolds), Prelude in E-flat Minor, Op. 34, No. 14 Alexander Arutiunian (trans. Guy M. Duker), Concerto for Trumpet Sergei Prokofiev (arr. Paul Yoder), March, Op. 99 Stanisław Skrowaczewski, Music for Winds

Jan
27
2023

Friday Nights at the Dearborn Observatory

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/. For more information on the Dearborn Observatory, please visit our website. If you have any questions, please email Adrienne Mintz at adrienne.mintz@northwestern.edu or call 847-491-3644.

Jan
28
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Jan
28
2023

Wheel Throwing One-Day Workshop - Session A

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Evanston

Want to dip your hands in a little clay? Come join us for a two-hour workshop where you'll learn the fundamental steps of throwing. Participants will get to throw as much as they can but will only be choosing one piece to keep. Participants will get to choose from 4 different glaze colors to match their perfect creation. Projects will be available for pick up two weeks from the workshop's completion. No experience is required!

Jan
28
2023

Timothy Lambert and Victoria Marshall, conducting

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

Masters of Music  Students of Donald Nally  Benjamin Britten, Choral Dances from Gloriana            1. Time            2. Concord  Anton Bruckner, Virga Jesse, WAB 52  Ēriks Ešenvalds, Legend of the Walled-in Woman  Michael Gilbertson, Born  Morten Lauridsen, Mid-Winter Songs            I. “Lament for Pasiphaë”            IV. “Mid-Winter Waking”  Frank Martin, Songs of Ariel  Kile Smith, The Arc in the Sky            I. Jazz  Barbara Strozzi, “L’amante modesto”  William Walton, “A Litany”  Judith Weir, a blue true dream of sky  Tickets are not required for this event.

Jan
29
2023

Sunday Mass

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Evanston

Sunday Masses 9:30am 11am 5pm

Jan
29
2023

Sunday Mass

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston

Suday Masses 9:30am 11am 5pm

Jan
29
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Jan
29
2023

Sunday Mass

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Evanston

Sunday Masses 9:30am 11am 5pm

Jan
30
2023

GESI Information Session (Zoom) - Summer 2023

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Online

The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) is a study abroad program that provides undergraduates with the knowledge, tools, and experiences to partner with communities to confront shared global challenges. GESI provides opportunities in collaborative experiential learning – opportunities that develop global leaders while contributing to the sustainable development of communities in which our students work and learn. Working in internships, interdisciplinary teams of students join the efforts of local organizations to advance community-driven change. Come learn about GESI and attend this information session with GESI staff and program alumni. https://northwestern.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpduirqzguE9d9QfFnE8DX64yWO0HUfD51

Jan
30
2023

Exploring Watercolor Monotype

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

ENERGY, IMPROVISATION, IMPULSE, GESTURE, and CHANCE are ALL characteristics of this printing process, as stated by William Jung. During this 6-week class, consisting of 12 hours, participants will learn the Monotype printing process in ink and watercolor using the Additive, Subtractive, and freestyle processes. Students will also learn how to use the two mediums together for exciting results. This is a popular class that promises a lot of creative FUN and some outstanding results.

Jan
30
2023

Jazz Small Ensembles: Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Joe Clark and Darius Hampton, conductors Jazz saxophonist Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley is perhaps best remembered for the 1966 soul jazz single “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” written for him by his keyboardist Joe Zawinul. A member of the Miles Davis Sextet, Adderley appeared on the landmark records Milestones and Kind of Blue, eventually recording his own album in 1958, Somethin’ Else, featuring Davis on trumpet. Over the course of his career, Adderley collaborated with a host of other jazz luminaries including saxophonists Charles Lloyd and Yusef Lateef; pianists Bobby Timmons and Victor Feldman; bassists Sam Jones and Walter Booker; and drummers Louis Hayes and Roy McCurdy. This concert features the music that defined Adderley’s various combos, as well as lesser-known repertoire.

Jan
31
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Jan
31
2023

ENERGIES of LIBERATION series - Dr. Elisabeth R. Anker (George Washington Univ., Author of Ugly Freedoms)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, No Location

Dr. Elisabeth R. Anker The George Washington University Author of Ugly Freedoms Elisabeth Anker is Associate Professor of American Studies and Political Science at the George Washington University, and Director of the Film Studies Program. Her research and teaching interests are at the intersection of political theory and cultural studies, with a focus on practices of freedom, violence, and power in US politics and culture. She is the author of Ugly Freedoms (Duke, 2022) and Orgies of Feeling: Melodrama and the Politics of Freedom (Duke 2014). Her articles have appeared in Political Theory, Social Research, Theory & Event, American Literary History, Politics and Gender, Contemporary Political Theory, Journal of Communication, and others. Anker currently serves as co-editor of the interdisciplinary journal Theory & Event. She has written for The New York Times, and she is also a media contributor on television, and regularly discusses current events on Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Arabic, CNN, BBC and other networks. __________________________ The ENERGIES of LIBERATION speaker series is part of the course, "Film, Media, and Liberation Movements" (Radio/TV/Film 398), taught by Dr. Michael Anthony Turcios, Winter quarter 2023. Dr. Turcios is a recipient of an ENERGIES Dialogue  course enhancement grant from the Kaplan Humanities Institute. The series includes four talks (see below). Guests are invited to join this class for an hour to hear distinguished scholars share how principles of liberation guide their scholarship and creativity. RSVP Please RSVP for the dates that interest you, and indicate whether you are interested for in-person or virtual attendance. Details will then be sent closer to the date of each event. RSVP at http://bit.ly/3W4Wbtw.   Questions?  Contact Dr. Michael Anthony Turcios at michael.turcios@northwestern.edu Full Speaker series lineup (links connect to event descriptions) Dr. Michelle Jacob - University of Oregon Author of The Auntie Way Tuesday, January 24 11:30 am CT Dr. Elisabeth R. Anker - The George Washington University Author of Ugly Freedoms Tuesday, January 31 11:00 am CT Dr. Monica De La Torre - Arizona State University Author of Feminista Frequencies Tuesday, February 14 11:00 am CT RADI the Poet - Award-winning poet Author of One Name, All Caps: RADI Tuesday, March 7 11:00 am CT

Jan
31
2023

Wheel Throwing I (Beginner) - Section B

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

Students will be introduced to the basic principles of making functional ceramic art. In this course, students will begin with the process of wheel throwing with detailed instructions on how to throw a cylinder, bowl, and much more. The kinesthetic process of pottery will be explored through developing technical skills on the wheel as well as understanding the function of various forms developed throughout the history of ceramics. Learn how to make functional work that you can use at home as food ware for yourself, friends, or family. This course is for students who have never worked with clay before and is the perfect introduction to wheel throwing.

Jan
31
2023

Drawing & the Color Theory

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

This course will teach basic drawing techniques with oil pastels and the application of color, focusing on learning the color wheel and creating art that really pops!

Feb
1
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Feb
1
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Feb
1
2023

Wheel Throwing II (Intermediate)

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Evanston

Wheel Throwing II is for students who have completed at least one wheel throwing course in the past. In this course, Students will learn how to throw a large range of functional work and explore complex ways of decorating and glazing. From mugs and bowls to large vases, plates, and coffee pour-overs, this course is perfect for those who are looking to improve their throwing techniques and aesthetics. This course aims to improve the student's confidence in their abilities and to connect with the larger community within the studio. *Prerequisites: have taken a beginner’s wheel throwing class

Feb
2
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Feb
2
2023

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program - Montgomery Lecture Series

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, Chicago

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly titled, "Special Topics in MH&B," this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery. Watch this space--updates will be posted!

Feb
2
2023

Norris 50th Celebration 90s Throwback Party

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Evanston

The Norris 50th anniversary celebration continues. It’s all that and a bag of chips! The 90s Throwback Party, featuring free smoothies, popcorn, and great prizes for the first 50 students.  Plus spin the wheel for a beanie baby or fanny pack. You can stuff a critter (build a bear) while enjoying 90s music and trivia.  Booyah! don’t miss this event on Ground Hog’s Day!  Free Fill a Friend- claim and stuff your critter- starts at 1:30pm

Feb
2
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Feb
2
2023

R: Tidyverse

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Online

This is a virtual workshop offered by Northwestern IT Research Computing Services. Instructors: Haley Carter and Daniel Encinas Zevallos Description: Have you heard R users mention something called the tidyverse? Wonder why they're using pipes? Are you looking for tools to help you write clearer code in R that makes data manipulation easier? Then come learn about the tidyverse - a set of R packages that support common data manipulation and analysis tasks. This workshop covers the basic ideas shared by the packages and the core functions of the dplyr, tidyr, ggplot2, and stringr packages. Sessions are weekly on Thursdays, 3-4pm, from 2/2 through 3/16. Registration is for all sessions (attend the ones you want). 2/2: Tidyverse Basics 2/9: dplyr: select, filter, mutate 2/16: dplyr: group by, summarize, arrange, across 2/23: dplyr: joins, working with two dataframes 3/2: tidyr: reshaping data with pivots functions 3/9: ggplot2: data visualization 3/16: stringr: regular expressions and text matching Prerequisites: Beginner level familiarity with R. The workshop will be recorded, but you must be registered to receive the recording link.  

Feb
2
2023

Leslie Reagan talk

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Evanston

Leslie J. Reagan is Professor of History, Law, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Media Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Author of the award-winning Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America and public intellectual, Reagan has written for the Washington Post, Time, Ms. Magazine, and Huffington Post and has appeared on numerous national and international media outlets, including CNN, MSNBC, CBC Radio, and NPR. She is currently completing Toxic Legacies: Agent Orange in the United States and Vietnam. More details coming soon!

Feb
2
2023

Wheel Throwing III (Advanced)

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

Wheel Throwing III is for students who have completed multiple intermediate sessions, and are ready for more independence as an artist.Students will be working on several larger projects that aim at discussing concepts, meaning, and aesthetics. Students should expect to beginworking on a portfolio that showcases their concepts clearly. This course aims to grow students' understanding of ceramics as art. Studentswill be involved in creating an environment for ceramic art practices to bloom. This course is for dedicated artists looking to expand theirconcepts. Students will begin a social media account where they will share their works in progress, making work videos, and final products. *Prerequisites: have taken an intermediate wheel throwing class

Feb
2
2023

Segal Design \ Talkin' Shop

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Off-Campus

Segal has teamed up with IA Collaborative to host a unique networking opportunity for Segal Design Certificate juniors and seniors at their downtown office!   Design professionals from the Chicago area and beyond will be in attendance. This is a great opportunity to acquire feedback on your portfolio or personal website and network for jobs and internships.

Feb
3
2023

Finding a Faculty Mentor Workshop

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Online

In both the Finding a Faculty Mentor and Finding a Lab workshops, you will learn how to search for faculty, how to identify potential research mentors, and how to communicate effectively with the mentors you identify. We hold one of the workshops every week of the academic year, so it should be easy to find one that fits your schedule! Finding a Faculty Mentor workshops are appropriate for anyone considering doing any type of research, whereas Finding a Lab workshops are most appropriate for people interested in lab-based disciplines. No need to attend both! There is significant overlap. This is a virtual workshop.

Feb
3
2023

Fulbright Information Meeting for Study/Research & Arts awards

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Online

Interested in Fulbright Study/Research & Arts Awards? Attend this meeting to learn how Fulbright can transform your life and pursuits.  You will hear about the history of the Fulbright program, understand the core values that animate the Fulbright competition, review various kinds of awards and understand the Northwestern University application process and timeline. Get all your Fulbright questions answered!  

Feb
3
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Feb
3
2023

EAMI (2022) with filmmaker Paz Encina

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Evanston

Weaving together elements of documentary filmmaking and Ayoreo-Totobiegosode mythology, Paz Encina’s EAMI is both document and cinematic narrative that portrays indigenous life in a region that is often overlooked and under-represented: Paraguayan Chaco. EAMI not only shows the impacts of deforestation and ecological devastation on the Indigenous tribes who live in Chaco, a place famous for its hard-wood forests and jungle, but also indicates how the Ayoreo-Totobiegosode peoples are able to respond and survive such changes. The word “eami”, meaning both “forest” and “world” in Ayoreo, is also the name of the film’s young protagonist, who navigates a landscape transformed by the violence of extraction. As she wanders, Encina layers the voices from members of Eami’s tribe, who recount creation myths and relate how illegal loggers expelled them from homes. Encina’s complex and dreamlike montage of image and sound earned EAMI the prestigious Tiger Award at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam along with numerous prizes in Europe and Latin America. Following the screening, Encina will appear for a discussion with Natalia Brizuela, Associate Professor of Film & Media and Spanish & Portuguese at UC, Berkeley. Curated by Jesse Rothbard.   ABOUT THE ARTIST: Born in 1971, Paz Encina is a filmmaker and artist who resides in Paraguay, her country of origin. She is a member of the Academia Paraguaya de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas, Documentalistas del Paraguay, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her films have developed by looking for new narratives based on the search for her own point of view. She has worked in different languages: video art; video installations; 8 mm, 16 mm, and 35 mm film; and digital formats. Much of her work in short films, feature films, and installations is dedicated to the search for memory.   Presented with support from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, the Climate Crisis + Media Arts Working Group of the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, the MFA in Documentary Media, and the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at Northwestern.

Feb
3
2023

Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble: Ted Hearne’s Sound from the Bench

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Donald Nally, conductor; Taylor Levine and James Moore, guitar; Ron Wiltrout, percussion A 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sound from the Bench is a reaction to Jena Osman’s book Corporate Relations that follows the historical trajectory of corporate personhood in the United States, with texts from landmark Supreme Court Cases and ventriloquism textbooks. The work is built around the tension between the human voice and electric guitar, person and machine, asking, “Who is speaking?” With the original band from the 2014 premiere, the composer on hand, and a kaleidoscope of musical styles, Sound from the Bench holds a mirror to politics and the Court.

Feb
3
2023

Musical Valentines

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Part of the 2022-23 Keyboard Conversations series Jeffrey Siegel, piano Love-inspired music of Chopin, Clara Wieck and Robert Schumann, Grieg, and Kreisler.  Robert Schumann, Novelette in F Major, Op. 21, No. 1  Robert Schumann, Variations on a Theme by Clara Wieck, Op. 14  Clara Wieck, Romance in G Minor, Op. 11, No. 2  Robert Schumann, Novelette in D Major, Op. 21, No. 4  Robert Schumann (arr. Franz Liszt), “Widmung” (Devotion), Op. 26, No. 1  Frédéric Chopin (arr. Franz Liszt), “The Maiden’s Wish”  Edvard Grieg, “Solveig’s Song” from Peer Gynt  Fritz Kreisler (arr. Sergei Rachmaninoff), “Liebesfreud” (Love’s Joy)  Questions and Answers 

Feb
3
2023

Friday Nights at the Dearborn Observatory

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/. For more information on the Dearborn Observatory, please visit our website. If you have any questions, please email Adrienne Mintz at adrienne.mintz@northwestern.edu or call 847-491-3644.

Feb
4
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Feb
4
2023

Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Robert G. Hasty, conductor A program showcasing the music of American composers. William Grant Still, Mother and Child Charles Ives, Symphony No. 3 (“The Camp Meeting”) Aaron Copland, Variations on a Shaker Melody Peter Schickele, Concerto for Chamber Orchestra

Feb
5
2023

Sunday Mass

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Evanston

Sunday Masses 9:30am 11am 5pm

Feb
5
2023

Sunday Mass

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston

Suday Masses 9:30am 11am 5pm

Feb
5
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Feb
5
2023

Ke Wang, piano

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM, Evanston

Doctor of Musical Arts  Student of James Giles  Alexander Scriabin, Eight Etudes, Op. 42  Franz Schubert, Four Impromptus, D. 899, Op. 90  Alexander Scriabin, Deux poèmes, Op. 32  Ke Wang, Theme and Variations on “My Mind to Me a Kingdom is” by William Byrd  Robert Muczynski, Second Piano Sonata, Op. 22  Tickets are not required for this event.

Feb
5
2023

David Roush, conducting

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Doctor of Musical Arts  Student of Mallory Thompson  Ben Poirot, tuba; Jack Reeder, narrator  Michael Daugherty, Motown Metal  Kurt Weill, Little Threepenny Music  David Lang, Are You Experienced? 

Feb
5
2023

Paganini Caprices

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Gerardo Ribeiro, director In this special recital, the Bienen School violin studio performs all 24 of Niccolò Paganini’s Caprices for Solo Violin. Composed between 1802 and 1817, and first published in 1820, the Caprices exemplified the legendary violinist’s showmanship and virtuosity, and have served as an inspiration to generations of musicians the world over.

Feb
5
2023

Alice Millar Birthday Concert

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Evanston

Stephen Alltop and A. J. Keller, conductors; Alice Millar Chapel Choir; University Chorale; Michelle Areyzaga, soprano; Leah Dexter, mezzo-soprano; Jesse Donner, tenor; David Govertsen, bass-baritone; Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra  Stacy Garrop’s oratorio Terra Nostra focuses on the relationship between our planet and humankind. Cast in three sections—Creation of the World, The Rise of Humanity, and Searching for Balance—the work explores various creation myths from different cultures and examines how we can raise awareness of our planet’s plight in order to find a balance for living within the Earth’s available resources. First performed at Northwestern in 2020, Terra Nostra is being reprised in preparation for its world-premiere recording on Cedille Records. 

Feb
5
2023

Sunday Mass

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Evanston

Sunday Masses 9:30am 11am 5pm

Feb
6
2023

IPR Panel on COVID's Impacts on Children and Teens with IPR/SESP Faculty

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

Panel Discussion on "How Has COVID-19 Impacted Children and Adolescents and How Are They Recovering?" * with Emma Adam, Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, and Director of the COAST (Contexts of Adolescent Stress and Thriving) Lab, Jonathan Guryan, Lawyer Taylor Professor of Education and Social Policy, IPR Fellow, and Chair of IPR's Program on Education Policy, and Terri Sabol, Associate Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and IPR Fellow, and Director of the Development, Early Education, and Policy (DEEP) Lab. Moderated by Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, IPR Director and Margaret Walker Alexander Professor of Human Development and Social Policy. This panel discussion is part of the Fay Lomax Cook Monday Winter 2023 Colloquium Series. Please note all colloquia and events this quarter will be held in-person only. * This presentation will cover work in progress.

Feb
6
2023

Exploring Watercolor Monotype

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

ENERGY, IMPROVISATION, IMPULSE, GESTURE, and CHANCE are ALL characteristics of this printing process, as stated by William Jung. During this 6-week class, consisting of 12 hours, participants will learn the Monotype printing process in ink and watercolor using the Additive, Subtractive, and freestyle processes. Students will also learn how to use the two mediums together for exciting results. This is a popular class that promises a lot of creative FUN and some outstanding results.

Feb
6
2023

Matthew Melillo, bassoon and contrabassoon

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

Master of Music  Student of David McGill  Alexander Lake, Colin Kurtz, and Jason Huang, bassoon; Nathan Canfield, piano and harpsichord  Georg Philipp Telemann, Sonata in F Minor, TWV 41f1  Ludwig Milde (accompaniments by David McGill), Concert Studies, Op. 26  Daniel Dorff, Concerto for Contrabassoon  Jeff Scott, Elegy for Innocence  Richard Wagner (arr. Dominick Schulz), Prelude to Act 3 from Lohengrin  Tickets are not required for this event.

Feb
7
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Feb
7
2023

Queer Parenting Group

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

An informal, private, monthly gathering to discuss: Parenting from within queer relationships and identities. Supporting queer, trans, and non-binary children in our lives among other topics. Open to all NU parents and caregivers Every First Tuesday of the month @noon Bring your own lunch Outside on the Women's Center lawn, weather permitting or in The Women's Center Community Room 

Feb
7
2023

Wheel Throwing I (Beginner) - Section B

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

Students will be introduced to the basic principles of making functional ceramic art. In this course, students will begin with the process of wheel throwing with detailed instructions on how to throw a cylinder, bowl, and much more. The kinesthetic process of pottery will be explored through developing technical skills on the wheel as well as understanding the function of various forms developed throughout the history of ceramics. Learn how to make functional work that you can use at home as food ware for yourself, friends, or family. This course is for students who have never worked with clay before and is the perfect introduction to wheel throwing.

Feb
7
2023

Drawing & the Color Theory

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

This course will teach basic drawing techniques with oil pastels and the application of color, focusing on learning the color wheel and creating art that really pops!

Feb
7
2023

My Electric Genealogy - Sarah Kanouse

6:00 PM - 7:15 PM, Evanston

Part storytelling, part lecture, and part live documentary film, Sarah Kanouse’s solo performance My Electric Genealogy explores the shifting cultures and politics of energy in Los Angeles through the lens of her own family. Sarah Kanouse is the Winter 2023 Artist in Residence of the Kaplan Humanities Institute and Department of Art History. MY ELECTRIC GENEALOGY - Sarah Kanouse "For nearly forty years my grandfather designed, planned, and supervised the spider-vein network of lines connecting Los Angeles to its distant sources of electric power. From the 1930s to the 1970s, he made a second family of the grid and its substations, converter stations, and interties, photographing these monuments of the modern everyday with one foot in the aesthetic and another in the techno-scientific sublime. When he died, he left behind boxes of snapshots that mixed birthday parties and family Christmases with portraits of power plants and transmission towers. Years later, I learned my grandfather’s legacy also included some of the most polluting fossil fuel infrastructure in the country—much of it located out of state, on Indigenous land. As these power plants finally and belatedly come down, what do we owe to the communities long harmed by this infrastructure? My Electric Genealogy is an 80-minute solo performance combining live narration with moving images, choreographed movement, and an original score to make intimate the crumbling, carbon-heavy infrastructures that imperil the planet and to probe the aesthetic, ethical, and practical responses they demand. These infrastructures include not just power plants and transmission lines, but also 'infrastructures of feeling:' closely held beliefs about nature, gender, race, and progress. Bookended by the 99 years that separate my grandfather’s birth and my daughter’s, My Electric Genealogy is set in Los Angeles, a city so emblematic of the values, aesthetics, and conditions of late modernity that geographer Ed Soja called it the 'capital of the late twentieth century.' The performance inhabits and re-imagines key moments in the city’s—and my family’s—history, from a 1936 ceremony welcoming the Hoover Dam’s first electricity, to a nuclear-powered future envisioned in 1968, to the 1992 LA Uprising, to the 2016 decision to go coal-free. Global warming emerges as a product of extractive capitalism, racial domination, and settler colonialism: a phenomenon for which reparations may be more appropriate than mere divestment. Reframing the power grid as a dynamic entity that connects diverse and unequally vulnerable communities, the performance asks how an ethics of care and obligation might animate responses to the ecological crises that 'we'— some much more than others —have already created, as well as those still to come. My Electric Genealogy is an essayistic working-through of energy as a personal and collective inheritance." - Sarah Kanouse

Feb
8
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Feb
8
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Feb
8
2023

Finding a Lab Workshop

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Online

In both the Finding a Faculty Mentor and Finding a Lab workshops, you will learn how to search for faculty, how to identify potential research mentors, and how to communicate effectively with the mentors you identify. We hold one of the workshops every week of the academic year, so it should be easy to find one that fits your schedule! Finding a Faculty Mentor workshops are appropriate for anyone considering doing any type of research, whereas Finding a Lab workshops are most appropriate for people interested in lab-based disciplines. No need to attend both! There is significant overlap. This is a virtual workshop.

Feb
8
2023

Trans & Queer Resistance to Policing Workshop with Benji Hart

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

We're excited to be bringing Benji Hart to NU in collaboration with the Department of African American Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Multicultural Student Affairs, the Out Network, and CARE as a part of the Women's Center quarterly trans centered programming and Black History/Futures Month! This workshop introduces the idea of police and prison abolition through an examination of the long legacy of queer and trans resistance to policing—and can also serve as a trans 101 for groups still becoming versed in topics of gender identity. After first breaking down who, how, and why the policing system targets specific communities, participants examine a timeline of queer and trans history, adding to it their own experiences and knowledge. The workshop culminates with brainstorming concrete action steps for creating a world without police and prisons, relying on trans and queer history as a guide for that imagining.

Feb
8
2023

Wheel Throwing II (Intermediate)

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Evanston

Wheel Throwing II is for students who have completed at least one wheel throwing course in the past. In this course, Students will learn how to throw a large range of functional work and explore complex ways of decorating and glazing. From mugs and bowls to large vases, plates, and coffee pour-overs, this course is perfect for those who are looking to improve their throwing techniques and aesthetics. This course aims to improve the student's confidence in their abilities and to connect with the larger community within the studio. *Prerequisites: have taken a beginner’s wheel throwing class

Feb
9
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Feb
9
2023

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program - Montgomery Lecture Series

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, Chicago

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly titled, "Special Topics in MH&B," this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery. Watch this space--updates will be posted!

Feb
9
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Feb
9
2023

Exploring 3D Data with ParaView

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Online

ParaView enables real time visualization and exploration of three dimensional data sets. The ParaView software is open-source and multi-platform, and contains many tools for both qualitative and quantitative data analysis. In this workshop we will explore an example data set and learn how to use a variety of ParaView's built-in tools. Prior to the workshop, please install ParaView on your computer from their website: https://www.paraview.org/. No prior knowledge or coding experience is required. The workshop will be recorded; you must be registered to receive the recording link.

Feb
9
2023

Wheel Throwing III (Advanced)

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

Wheel Throwing III is for students who have completed multiple intermediate sessions, and are ready for more independence as an artist.Students will be working on several larger projects that aim at discussing concepts, meaning, and aesthetics. Students should expect to beginworking on a portfolio that showcases their concepts clearly. This course aims to grow students' understanding of ceramics as art. Studentswill be involved in creating an environment for ceramic art practices to bloom. This course is for dedicated artists looking to expand theirconcepts. Students will begin a social media account where they will share their works in progress, making work videos, and final products. *Prerequisites: have taken an intermediate wheel throwing class

Feb
9
2023

Introduction to Pole Dance

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Evanston

This course is designed to introduce students to the art of Pole Dance! They will learn fundamental conditioning moves, basic dance techniques, as well as many foundational spins and movements designed to increase body awareness, overall strength, and flexibility. The course is designed for true beginners and is open to all levels of fitness and backgrounds!  

Feb
10
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Feb
10
2023

Contemporary Music Ensemble

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Alan Pierson and Ben Bolter, conductors; Aaron Holloway-Nahum, guest composer; Emily Levin, harp  Hailed for her “technical wizardry and artistic intuition” (The Herald-Times), Dallas Symphony Orchestra principal harpist Emily Levin joins the Contemporary Music Ensemble for a world premiere by Chicago-based composer Aaron Holloway-Nahum. Also featured on the program are Ted Hearne’s dance-like 2019 work Authorityand a world premiere by Bienen composer Serge Wen.

Feb
10
2023

Symphonic Band

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Shawn Vondran, conductor The Symphonic Band’s first concert of the winter brings together multiple art forms, beginning with a celebration of dance. Rob Smith’s jazz- and pop-influenced Dance Mix is followed by Philip Sparke’s Dance Movements. Originally written for the United States Air Force Band, the work takes its cues from Latin American music, rustic English dance tunes, ballet, and the music of Leonard Bernstein. Closing the concert is Paul Dooley’s Yellow Red Blue, inspired by the paintings of Gerhard Richter.

Feb
10
2023

Friday Nights at the Dearborn Observatory

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/. For more information on the Dearborn Observatory, please visit our website. If you have any questions, please email Adrienne Mintz at adrienne.mintz@northwestern.edu or call 847-491-3644.

Feb
11
2023

Workshop Day: Coffee Appreciation

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston

This course will dive into the origin of coffee and farming practices, complete with a coffee tasting, and a brew method tutorial, led by Backlot Coffee's sourcer and roaster, Sam.

Feb
11
2023

Workshop Day: Couples Wheel Throwing

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Evanston

Want to dip your hands in a little clay? Come join us for a two-hour workshop where you'll learn the fundamental steps of throwing. Participants will get to throw as much as they can, but will only be choosing one piece to keep. Participants will get to choose from 4 different glaze colors to match their perfect creation. Projects will be available for pick up two weeks from the workshop's completion. No experience is required!

Feb
11
2023

Workshop Day: CPR Certification

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Evanston

This course will be taught by American Red Cross-certified Northwestern student instructors who are members of the Red Cross Training Corps Student Group. Participants will be trained in adult and pediatric CPR and AED, choking, sudden illness, and life-threatening bleeding, and participants will have the knowledge and confidence to respond in emergency situations in minutes matter. Upon successful completion of all components of the training, participants will earn certification for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED that is valid for 2 years. This course consists of an online portion and in-person skills session (the online portion is to be completed before arriving to the in-person skills session). The in-person skills session is a synthesis of the skills and content learned through the online portion and will take approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete.

Feb
11
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Feb
11
2023

Workshop Day: Basic Sewing – Pillows

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Evanston

Create a pillow for your home while learning how to sew on a machine! Develop important skills such as threading the machine, choosing the right stitch and needle for your fabric, and plenty of tips and tricks to make your sewing project fun and successful. You’ll leave this class with a completed pillow and the knowledge to start and complete your own projects independently.

Feb
11
2023

Sara Davis Buechner, piano

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Part of the Skyline Piano Artist Series Sara Davis Buechner, piano Lauded for her “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess” (New York Times) and “thoughtful artistry in the full service of music” (Washington Post), Sara Davis Buechner is a recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist who has performed with top orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra; and in such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Hollywood Bowl. Buechner has earned top prizes at premiere international piano competitions, and was a Bronze Medalist of the 1986 Tschaikowsky Competition in Moscow and the Gold Medalist of the 1984 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. A proud transgender woman, Buechner also appears as a speaker and performer at important LGBTQ events and has contributed interviews and articles about her own experience to numerous media outlets worldwide. W. A. Mozart, Fantasia No. 3 in D Minor, K. 397  W. A. Mozart, Sonata in D Major, K. 284 (“Dürnitz”)  Johannes Brahms, Two Rhapsodies, Op. 79  Joaquín Turina, Danzas Andaluzas, Op. 8  Maurice Ravel, Valses nobles et sentimentales  Emmanuel Chabrier, Bourrée fantasque 

Feb
12
2023

Sunday Mass

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Evanston

Sunday Masses 9:30am 11am 5pm

Feb
12
2023

Sunday Mass

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston

Suday Masses 9:30am 11am 5pm

Feb
12
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Feb
12
2023

Sunday Mass

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Evanston

Sunday Masses 9:30am 11am 5pm

Feb
13
2023

Exploring Watercolor Monotype

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

ENERGY, IMPROVISATION, IMPULSE, GESTURE, and CHANCE are ALL characteristics of this printing process, as stated by William Jung. During this 6-week class, consisting of 12 hours, participants will learn the Monotype printing process in ink and watercolor using the Additive, Subtractive, and freestyle processes. Students will also learn how to use the two mediums together for exciting results. This is a popular class that promises a lot of creative FUN and some outstanding results.

Feb
14
2023

Academic Year Undergraduate Research Grant (AYURG) Deadline

All day, No Location

AYURGs provide up to $1,000 to pay for your research expenses to do an independent academic or creative project, in all fields of study, under faculty supervision. The project must be connected to an independent study or thesis seminar for at least one quarter during the academic year. Independent research grants center around a research question you seek to answer through the proposed methodology; you should be involved in multiple aspects of the research process including data collection, analysis, and synthesis of results (regardless of what methodology is used to answer the proposed question). Many students conduct a portion of their projects over winter or spring break (for example, traveling to collect data), and they enroll in an independent study in the quarter afterwards to complete their project. You have until the end of the academic year to complete your project. If you're intersted in applying, please register to make an appointment with an advisor. Remaining AYURG Deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 14th at 11:59pm CST  

Feb
14
2023

Finding a Faculty Mentor Workshop

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Online

In both the Finding a Faculty Mentor and Finding a Lab workshops, you will learn how to search for faculty, how to identify potential research mentors, and how to communicate effectively with the mentors you identify. We hold one of the workshops every week of the academic year, so it should be easy to find one that fits your schedule! Finding a Faculty Mentor workshops are appropriate for anyone considering doing any type of research, whereas Finding a Lab workshops are most appropriate for people interested in lab-based disciplines. No need to attend both! There is significant overlap. This is a virtual workshop.

Feb
14
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Feb
14
2023

ENERGIES of LIBERATION series - Dr. Monica De La Torre (Arizona State Univ., Author of Feminista Frequencies)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, No Location

Dr. Monica De La Torre Arizona State University Author of Feminista Frequencies Monica De La Torre is an Assistant Professor in the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University. De La Torre’s interdisciplinary research and teaching practices bridge Chicana feminist theory, Latinx feminist media studies, radio and sound studies, and women’s and gender studies. As a critical scholar and practitioner of digital media and radio, she analyzes both media content and production practices to push the analytic edge of scholarship foregrounding modalities of difference such as gender, race, class, and citizenship. A former community radio producer and member of the Los Angeles based radio collective Soul Rebel Radio, De La Torre's book, Feminista Frequencies: Community Building through Radio in the Yakima Valley, (University of Washington Press) details the powerful story of Chicana farm workers and activists turned community radio broadcasters beginning in the 1970s. __________________________ The ENERGIES of LIBERATION speaker series is part of the course, "Film, Media, and Liberation Movements" (Radio/TV/Film 398), taught by Dr. Michael Anthony Turcios, Winter quarter 2023. Dr. Turcios is a recipient of an ENERGIES Dialogue  course enhancement grant from the Kaplan Humanities Institute. The series includes four talks (see below). Guests are invited to join this class for an hour to hear distinguished scholars share how principles of liberation guide their scholarship and creativity. RSVP Please RSVP for the dates that interest you, and indicate whether you are interested for in-person or virtual attendance. Details will then be sent closer to the date of each event. RSVP at http://bit.ly/3W4Wbtw.   Questions?  Contact Dr. Michael Anthony Turcios at michael.turcios@northwestern.edu Full Speaker series lineup (links connect to event descriptions) Dr. Michelle Jacob - University of Oregon Author of The Auntie Way Tuesday, January 24 11:30 am CT Dr. Elisabeth R. Anker - The George Washington University Author of Ugly Freedoms Tuesday, January 31 11:00 am CT Dr. Monica De La Torre - Arizona State University Author of Feminista Frequencies Tuesday, February 14 11:00 am CT RADI the Poet - Award-winning poet Author of One Name, All Caps: RADI Tuesday, March 7 11:00 am CT

Feb
14
2023

Gilman Information Session

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

The Gilman International Scholarship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and aims to broaden the participation in programs abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The Gilman supports students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including but not limited to: students with high financial need, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, first-generation college students, students with disabilities, and students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences, engineering, and fine arts. Join advisors from the Office of Fellowships, the Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid, and the Global Learning Office to learn more about the Gilman Scholarship and how to apply. 

Feb
14
2023

Wheel Throwing I (Beginner) - Section B

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

Students will be introduced to the basic principles of making functional ceramic art. In this course, students will begin with the process of wheel throwing with detailed instructions on how to throw a cylinder, bowl, and much more. The kinesthetic process of pottery will be explored through developing technical skills on the wheel as well as understanding the function of various forms developed throughout the history of ceramics. Learn how to make functional work that you can use at home as food ware for yourself, friends, or family. This course is for students who have never worked with clay before and is the perfect introduction to wheel throwing.

Feb
14
2023

Drawing & the Color Theory

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

This course will teach basic drawing techniques with oil pastels and the application of color, focusing on learning the color wheel and creating art that really pops!

Feb
14
2023

Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra: The Music of Wayne Shorter

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Derrick Gardner and Darius Hampton, conductors  Jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Wayne Shorter rose to prominence in the late 1950s as a member of, and composer for, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. He later joined Miles Davis’s Second Great Quintet and co-founded the jazz fusion group Weather Report. Many of his compositions have become jazz standards, and his music has earned worldwide recognition and critical praise, including 11 Grammy Awards. The Jazz Orchestra embarks on a journey through ten arrangements of classic Wayne Shorter compositions, representing the innovations in jazz that were pushing the envelope of musical possibilities.

Feb
15
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Feb
15
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Feb
15
2023

Wheel Throwing II (Intermediate)

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Evanston

Wheel Throwing II is for students who have completed at least one wheel throwing course in the past. In this course, Students will learn how to throw a large range of functional work and explore complex ways of decorating and glazing. From mugs and bowls to large vases, plates, and coffee pour-overs, this course is perfect for those who are looking to improve their throwing techniques and aesthetics. This course aims to improve the student's confidence in their abilities and to connect with the larger community within the studio. *Prerequisites: have taken a beginner’s wheel throwing class

Feb
15
2023

Dover Quartet

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

This concert has been relocated from Pick-Staiger Concert Hall to Galvin Recital Hall. The Dover Quartet’s residency is sponsored in part by the generous support of the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.  Joel Link and Bryan Lee, violin; Hezekiah Leung, viola; Camden Shaw, cello  Named one of the greatest string quartets of the last century by BBC Music Magazine, the Grammy-nominated Dover Quartet has rapidly become one of the world’s most in-demand chamber ensembles. The group’s many awards include a sweep of all the top prizes at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, grand and first prizes at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and prizes at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition. Their 2022-23 season includes collaborations with Edgar Meyer, Joseph Conyers, and Haochen Zhang, as well as two tours of Europe. The quartet recently premiered Steven Mackey’s theatrical-musical work Memoir, together with arx duo and actor-narrator Natalie Christa.  Joseph Haydn, String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2 (“The Joke”)  Antonín Dvořák, String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 51  Felix Mendelssohn, String Quartet No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 44, No. 3  Winter Chamber Music Festival subscribers receive their subscription discount on Dover Quartet tickets.

Feb
16
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Feb
16
2023

Fulbright Information Meeting for Study/Research & Arts awards

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Online

Interested in Fulbright Study/Research & Arts Awards? Attend this meeting to learn how Fulbright can transform your life and pursuits.  You will hear about the history of the Fulbright program, understand the core values that animate the Fulbright competition, review various kinds of awards and understand the Northwestern University application process and timeline. Get all your Fulbright questions answered!  

Feb
16
2023

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program - Montgomery Lecture Series

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, Chicago

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly titled, "Special Topics in MH&B," this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery. Watch this space--updates will be posted!

Feb
16
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Feb
16
2023

Wheel Throwing III (Advanced)

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

Wheel Throwing III is for students who have completed multiple intermediate sessions, and are ready for more independence as an artist.Students will be working on several larger projects that aim at discussing concepts, meaning, and aesthetics. Students should expect to beginworking on a portfolio that showcases their concepts clearly. This course aims to grow students' understanding of ceramics as art. Studentswill be involved in creating an environment for ceramic art practices to bloom. This course is for dedicated artists looking to expand theirconcepts. Students will begin a social media account where they will share their works in progress, making work videos, and final products. *Prerequisites: have taken an intermediate wheel throwing class

Feb
16
2023

Percussion Ensemble

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

She-e Wu, director Clay Condon, Fractalia Ray Helble, Passacaglia Nina Young, Etched in Sand Alejandro Vinao, "Hommage to Nancarrow" from Estudios de Frontera Mike Burritt, Fandango 13 Andy Akiho, Pillar VII Matt Moore, Together

Feb
16
2023

Saxophone Ensemble

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Taimur Sullivan, director Vibrant new works composed for saxophones, including the world premiere of Hawk’s Nest by Berlin Prize winner Laura Schwendinger and Portal by Lawrence Dillon, plus the US premiere of Landscapes from a Night Train by Estonian composer Tõnu Kõrvits.

Feb
17
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Feb
17
2023

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Mallory Thompson, conductor On the subject of her work Magneticfireflies, Augusta Read Thomas explains, “One of the main intentions of this music is the juxtaposition between stark, bold, individual colors, such as a loud solo trumpet, Mahler style, with a completely blended timbre, Debussy style.” This is followed by Merlin Patterson’s wind band transcription of one of Debussy’s most-performed piano preludes, La cathédrale engloutie (The Engulfed Cathedral), depicting the grandeur of an enigmatic cathedral rising and falling into the sea. Concluding the first half of the program is Igor Stravinsky’s 20th-century masterwork Symphonies of Wind Instruments, at the core of which is a chorale written in memory of Claude Debussy. The second half of the program features a contrasting set of “symphonies” by Jeff Tyzik, who composed the work “during the pandemic as I began to feel very hopeful about the future and the value of music in how it can lift the human spirit.” Augusta Read Thomas, Mageneticfireflies Claude Debussy (trans. Merlin Patterson), La cathédrale engloutie (The Engulfed Cathedral) Igor Stravinsky, Symphonies of Wind Instruments Jeff Tyzik, Symphonies

Feb
17
2023

Friday Nights at the Dearborn Observatory

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/. For more information on the Dearborn Observatory, please visit our website. If you have any questions, please email Adrienne Mintz at adrienne.mintz@northwestern.edu or call 847-491-3644.

Feb
17
2023

Evan Bravos, baritone

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

Doctor of Musical Arts  Student of Karen Brunssen  Uma Singh, soprano; Emily Nash and Janis Sakai, violin; Bruno Silva, viola; Molly Rife, cello; Jonathan Gmeinder, piano  Hugo Wolf, “Verborgenheit,” No. 12 from Mörike Lieder  Ben Moore, Ode to a Nightingale  Gabriel Fauré, L’horizon chimérique, Op. 118  Samuel Barber, “Dover Beach,” Op. 3  Elliott Carter, Selections from Three Poems of Robert Frost  Maurice Ravel, Don Quichotte à Dulcinée  Charles Ives, “Evening”  Ruggero Leoncavallo, “Nedda! Silvio! a quest’ora...” from I Pagliacci  Tickets are not required for this event.

Feb
17
2023

Julianna Wang and Maija Tarjamo, flute

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

Bachelors of Music  Students of John Thorne  Kay Kim, piano  Maurice Ravel, Pièce en forme de Habanera  François Borne, Fantaisie brillante sur des airs de Carmen  Otar Taktakishvili, Sonata for Flute and Piano in C Major  Pierre-Octave Ferroud, Trois pièces pour flûte seule  Yuko Uebayashi, Town Light  Tickets are not required for this event.

Feb
18
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Feb
18
2023

Alexander R. Mullins, bass trombone

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Evanston

Master of Music  Student of Michael Mulcahy  Yoko Yamada, piano; Kurt Eide, Neal Williamson, and James Chou, trombone  Ernst Sachse, Concertino for Bass Trombone and Piano  Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (arr. Lois Alexander), “King Rene’s Arioso” from Iolanta, Op. 69  Robert Spillman, Two Songs  Richard Lieb, Concertino Basso  Henri Tomasi, Monologue d’Hamlet, Être ou ne pas être (To be or not to be)  Eugène Bozza, New Orleans  Tickets are not required for this event.

Feb
18
2023

Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Andrew Megill, guest conductor; Charles Foster, keyboard One of America’s leading choral musicians, Andrew Megill returns to lead a program on the eve of Lent—a season rich in introspective works from the Church. The program is anchored by Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera’s 20th-century masterpiece, Lamentations of Jeremiah, and the strikingly innovative responsories for Tenebrae (religious services held in the three days preceding Easter) by Italian composer Carlo Gesualdo, written 400 years earlier. The program also features music of James MacMillan, Gregorio Allegri, and Johannes Brahms.  Gregorio Allegri, Miserere  James Macmillan, Miserere  Johannes Brahms, Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz, Op. 29, No. 2  Carlo Gesualdo, Tenebrae responsories for Holy Saturday:       O vos omnes       Ecce quomodo       Aestimatus sum 

Feb
18
2023

Steven Wilke, violin

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

Bachelor of Music  Student of Blair Milton  Nathanael Canfield, piano  Ludwig van Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 12  J. S. Bach, Partita for Violin No. 3, BWV 1006            I. Preludio Eugène Ysaÿe, Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 27  Henri Vieuxtemps, Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Minor, Op. 37  Enrique Granados (arr. Fritz Kreisler), Danse espagnole Tickets are not required for this event.

Feb
19
2023

Chicago Saxophone Day

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM, Evanston

Bienen saxophone professor Taimur Sullivan and Dr. J. Michael Weiss-Holmes (Roosevelt University) co-lead a whirlwind day of master classes, clinics, and recitals. This year’s featured guest artist is Joseph Lulloff (Michigan State University), who presents a master class and recital.

Feb
19
2023

Sunday Mass

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Evanston

Sunday Masses 9:30am 11am 5pm

Feb
19
2023

Sunday Mass

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston

Suday Masses 9:30am 11am 5pm

Feb
19
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Feb
19
2023

Guitar Ensemble

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Evanston

Anne Waller, director Music for guitar soloists, duos, trios, and full ensemble.

Feb
19
2023

Sunday Mass

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Evanston

Sunday Masses 9:30am 11am 5pm

Feb
19
2023

Baroque Music Ensemble: Classical Lightning

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Stephen Alltop, conductor The talented members of the Baroque Music Ensemble once again venture into the early Classical period in notably virtuosic concertos and symphonies by C. P. E. Bach, Joseph Haydn, and others. Their program includes C. P. E. Bach’s Symphony in D Major, Wq 176 and Haydn’s vivacious Symphony No. 41 in C Major.

Feb
20
2023

Finding a Lab Workshop

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Online

In both the Finding a Faculty Mentor and Finding a Lab workshops, you will learn how to search for faculty, how to identify potential research mentors, and how to communicate effectively with the mentors you identify. We hold one of the workshops every week of the academic year, so it should be easy to find one that fits your schedule! Finding a Faculty Mentor workshops are appropriate for anyone considering doing any type of research, whereas Finding a Lab workshops are most appropriate for people interested in lab-based disciplines. No need to attend both! There is significant overlap. This is a virtual workshop.

Feb
20
2023

Exploring Watercolor Monotype

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

ENERGY, IMPROVISATION, IMPULSE, GESTURE, and CHANCE are ALL characteristics of this printing process, as stated by William Jung. During this 6-week class, consisting of 12 hours, participants will learn the Monotype printing process in ink and watercolor using the Additive, Subtractive, and freestyle processes. Students will also learn how to use the two mediums together for exciting results. This is a popular class that promises a lot of creative FUN and some outstanding results.

Feb
21
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Feb
21
2023

Fulbright Information Meeting for Study/Research & Arts awards

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

Interested in Fulbright Study/Research & Arts Awards? Attend this meeting to learn how Fulbright can transform your life and pursuits.  You will hear about the history of the Fulbright program, understand the core values that animate the Fulbright competition, review various kinds of awards and understand the Northwestern University application process and timeline. Get all your Fulbright questions answered!  

Feb
21
2023

Wheel Throwing I (Beginner) - Section B

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

Students will be introduced to the basic principles of making functional ceramic art. In this course, students will begin with the process of wheel throwing with detailed instructions on how to throw a cylinder, bowl, and much more. The kinesthetic process of pottery will be explored through developing technical skills on the wheel as well as understanding the function of various forms developed throughout the history of ceramics. Learn how to make functional work that you can use at home as food ware for yourself, friends, or family. This course is for students who have never worked with clay before and is the perfect introduction to wheel throwing.

Feb
21
2023

Drawing & the Color Theory

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

This course will teach basic drawing techniques with oil pastels and the application of color, focusing on learning the color wheel and creating art that really pops!

Feb
22
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Feb
22
2023

Gilman Information Session

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

The Gilman International Scholarship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and aims to broaden the participation in programs abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. The Gilman supports students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad, including but not limited to: students with high financial need, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, first-generation college students, students with disabilities, and students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences, engineering, and fine arts. Join advisors from the Office of Fellowships, the Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid, and the Global Learning Office to learn more about the Gilman Scholarship and how to apply. 

Feb
22
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Feb
22
2023

Wheel Throwing II (Intermediate)

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Evanston

Wheel Throwing II is for students who have completed at least one wheel throwing course in the past. In this course, Students will learn how to throw a large range of functional work and explore complex ways of decorating and glazing. From mugs and bowls to large vases, plates, and coffee pour-overs, this course is perfect for those who are looking to improve their throwing techniques and aesthetics. This course aims to improve the student's confidence in their abilities and to connect with the larger community within the studio. *Prerequisites: have taken a beginner’s wheel throwing class

Feb
23
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Feb
23
2023

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program - Montgomery Lecture Series

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, Chicago

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly titled, "Special Topics in MH&B," this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery. Watch this space--updates will be posted!

Feb
23
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Feb
23
2023

Website Basics with HTML, CSS and JS

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, Online

If you want to make your own website, scrape websites, develop interactive online visualizations, and/or create any web-based application, you need to know the basics of building a website. This workshop covers the essential ingredients of the web : HTML, CSS and Javascript. You will learn how, why and where to use each of these tools and how they work together. We will also work through and edit example websites on CodePen. For those who have developed interactive visualizations through my other workshops, we can also discuss how to add those to your website. This is a beginner workshop with no prerequisites. The workshop will be recorded, but you must be registered to receive the link to the recording after the workshop.

Feb
23
2023

Wheel Throwing III (Advanced)

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

Wheel Throwing III is for students who have completed multiple intermediate sessions, and are ready for more independence as an artist.Students will be working on several larger projects that aim at discussing concepts, meaning, and aesthetics. Students should expect to beginworking on a portfolio that showcases their concepts clearly. This course aims to grow students' understanding of ceramics as art. Studentswill be involved in creating an environment for ceramic art practices to bloom. This course is for dedicated artists looking to expand theirconcepts. Students will begin a social media account where they will share their works in progress, making work videos, and final products. *Prerequisites: have taken an intermediate wheel throwing class

Feb
23
2023

Dallas Goldtooth and Nick Estes - Winter keynote of Kaplan Institute ENERGIES Dialogue

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Evanston

A discussion of environment, activist, and Indigenous energies with Dallas Goldtooth and Nick Estes. Co-presented with the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research, this event is the winter keynote of the Kaplan Humanities Institute's 2022-2023 Dialogue, ENERGIES: A year-long conversation about energies—personal, collective, planetary—from different humanistic perspectives. This event brings together Indigenous activist-scholars to foreground the Indigenous lands and nations on the front lines not just of the climate crisis but also of collective actions seeking different futures. As the climate crisis continues to be fueled by energy extraction and an inability on the part of nation states and corporations to divest from capitalism, we focus in on Indigenous resistance movements to protect the environment. We ask: what are the forms of activism and collective organizing that are shaping Indigenous movements for lands and waters? Where do activist energies intersect with artistic and scholarly ones? We hope this conversation reflects both on the urgency of energy crises as well on long-standing Indigenous collective energies. Dallas Goldtooth (Mdewakanton Dakota & Diné) is an organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network, writer for FX’s Reservation Dogs, and a co-founder of The 1491s comedy group. Nick Estes is Kul Wicasa, a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of American Indian Studies at University of Minnesota, cofounder of The Red Nation, and author of Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline. Moderator: Doug Kiel (History, Kaplan Institute, and Center for Native American and Indigenous Research)

Feb
23
2023

Introduction to Pole Dance

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Evanston

This course is designed to introduce students to the art of Pole Dance! They will learn fundamental conditioning moves, basic dance techniques, as well as many foundational spins and movements designed to increase body awareness, overall strength, and flexibility. The course is designed for true beginners and is open to all levels of fitness and backgrounds!  

Feb
23
2023

Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM, Evanston

Joachim Schamberger, director; Andrew Bisantz, guest conductor; Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra  A handsome prince and an abducted princess are caught between the warring forces of the Queen of the Night and the Priests of the Sun, but the powers of the magic flute—and the help of the bird catcher Papageno—lead the young lovers to truth and light. Enjoy the musical fairy tale that, for over 200 years, has delighted young and old alike with its fantastic mix of intriguing symbolism, spirited comedy, and ravishing music.  Performed in German with English supertitles. Dialogue performed in English. 

Feb
23
2023

Wiktoria Godawa, flute and piccolo

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

Master of Music  Student of John Thorne  Kay Kim, piano  Valerie Coleman, Danza de la Mariposa  Henri Dutilleux, Sonatine pour flute et piano  Katherine Hoover, “Dusk and Danza” from Three Sketches for Piccolo and Piano  C. P. E. Bach, Sonata in A Minor for Solo Flute, H. 562  Samuel Zyman, Sonata No. 1 for Flute and Piano  Tickets are not required for this event.

Feb
24
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Feb
24
2023

Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM, Evanston

Joachim Schamberger, director; Andrew Bisantz, guest conductor; Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra  A handsome prince and an abducted princess are caught between the warring forces of the Queen of the Night and the Priests of the Sun, but the powers of the magic flute—and the help of the bird catcher Papageno—lead the young lovers to truth and light. Enjoy the musical fairy tale that, for over 200 years, has delighted young and old alike with its fantastic mix of intriguing symbolism, spirited comedy, and ravishing music.  Performed in German with English supertitles. Dialogue performed in English. 

Feb
24
2023

Friday Nights at the Dearborn Observatory

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/. For more information on the Dearborn Observatory, please visit our website. If you have any questions, please email Adrienne Mintz at adrienne.mintz@northwestern.edu or call 847-491-3644.

Feb
24
2023

Saeyeong Kim, flute

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

Master of Music  Student of John Thorne  Kay Kim, piano  Charles-Marie Widor, Suite for Flute and Piano, Op. 34  Georg Philipp Telemann, Fantasia No. 2 in A Minor from 12 Fantasias for Solo Flute, TWV 40:3  François Borne, Fantaisie brillante sur Carmen  Ian Clarke, The Great Train Race for solo flute  Carl Nielsen, Flute Concerto, FS 119  Tickets are not required for this event.

Feb
25
2023

Susanna Bobbs, viola

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

Nathanael Canfield, piano  [Programs: This recital has no intermission. Nathanael Canfield accompanies the Schumann and the Walton.]  J. S. Bach, Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012            I. Prélude  Robert Schumann, Märchenbilder (Fairy Tales) for Viola and Piano, Op. 113            I . Nicht schnell            II. Lebhaft            III. Rasch            IV. Langsam, mit melancholischem Ausdruck  William Walton, Viola Concerto            I. Andante comodo 

Feb
25
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Feb
25
2023

Wheel Throwing One-Day Workshop - Session B

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Evanston

Want to dip your hands in a little clay? Come join us for a two-hour workshop where you'll learn the fundamental steps of throwing. Participants will get to throw as much as they can but will only be choosing one piece to keep. Participants will get to choose from 4 different glaze colors to match their perfect creation. Projects will be available for pick up two weeks from the workshop's completion. No experience is required!

Feb
25
2023

Eliana Silverman, violin

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Evanston

Bachelor of Music Student of Desirée Ruhstrat  Nathan Canfield, piano  Jessie Montgomery, Rhapsody No. 2 for solo violin  Franz Schubert, Violin Sonatina No. 1 in D Major, D. 394, Op. 137  Henryk Wieniawski, Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 22  Tickets are not required for this event.

Feb
25
2023

Isaac Brown, Spencer Guy, and Zachary Hommel, trumpet

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Evanston

Bachelors of Music  Students of David Bilger  Yoko Yamada, piano  Paul Hindemith, Sonata for Trumpet and Piano  Karl Pilss, Sonata for Trumpet and Piano  Charles Chaynes, Concerto for Trumpet and Piano 

Feb
25
2023

Álvaro Pierri, guitar

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Part of the Segovia Classical Guitar Series Álvaro Pierri, guitar “Fluent technique, golden tone and singing musicality poured from his guitar. Pierri matched panache with reflectiveness and superb rhythmic flexibility.” –Vancouver Sun Internationally acclaimed as a leading personality in the world of the guitar, Álvaro Pierri has received top prizes in the International Guitar Competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina; the International Guitar Competition in Porto Alegre, Brazil; and the 18th International Competition in Paris. Pierri has shared the stage with artists including Charles Dutoit and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra with Wojciech Rajski, and the London Chamber Orchestra. A widely sought-after teacher, Pierri is an appointed professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Austria and has given master classes throughout the world. Pierri is a two-time recipient of the Canadian Félix Award for Classical Album of the Year. 2022-23 Segovia Classical Guitar Series subscription renewals now available to current subscribers.  New subscriptions available August 19, 2022. Single tickets available September 16, 2022.

Feb
25
2023

Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM, Evanston

Joachim Schamberger, director; Andrew Bisantz, guest conductor; Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra  A handsome prince and an abducted princess are caught between the warring forces of the Queen of the Night and the Priests of the Sun, but the powers of the magic flute—and the help of the bird catcher Papageno—lead the young lovers to truth and light. Enjoy the musical fairy tale that, for over 200 years, has delighted young and old alike with its fantastic mix of intriguing symbolism, spirited comedy, and ravishing music.  Performed in German with English supertitles. Dialogue performed in English. 

Feb
26
2023

Sunday Mass

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Evanston

Sunday Masses 9:30am 11am 5pm

Feb
26
2023

Sunday Mass

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston

Suday Masses 9:30am 11am 5pm

Feb
26
2023

Nicholas Chesemore, composition

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

Bachelor of Music  Student of Jay Alan Yim  Benjamin Spinrad, bass clarinet  Marc Mellits, Black  Nicholas Chesemore, [Untitled #1]  J. S. Bach (arr. Jonathan Russell), Toccata and Fugue in D Minor  Nicholas Chesemore, Boiling Point  Casey Weisman, [Untitled #2]  Anna Meadors, Where did all of the words go?  Ken Thomson, Undo  Tickets are not required for this event.

Feb
26
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Feb
26
2023

Devin Lai, violin

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM, Evanston

Bachelor of Music  Student of Blair Milton  Nathan Canfield, piano  Ludwig van Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47  Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35  Tickets are not required for this event.

Feb
26
2023

Concert Band

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Daniel J. Farris, conductor Talented students from across the Northwestern campus present a concert of band standards.

Feb
26
2023

Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Evanston

Joachim Schamberger, director; Andrew Bisantz, guest conductor; Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra  A handsome prince and an abducted princess are caught between the warring forces of the Queen of the Night and the Priests of the Sun, but the powers of the magic flute—and the help of the bird catcher Papageno—lead the young lovers to truth and light. Enjoy the musical fairy tale that, for over 200 years, has delighted young and old alike with its fantastic mix of intriguing symbolism, spirited comedy, and ravishing music.  Performed in German with English supertitles. Dialogue performed in English. 

Feb
26
2023

Sunday Mass

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Evanston

Sunday Masses 9:30am 11am 5pm

Feb
26
2023

Emma Shaw, horn

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Evanston

Master of Music  Student of Gail Williams and Jonathan Boen  Kay Kim, piano; Alex Chen, cello  Antonio Rosetti, Horn Concerto in E Major, K. 128  Dmitri Shostakovich (arr. Emma Shaw), Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 67  Tickets are not required for this event.

Feb
27
2023

Python: Intro to Pandas

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Online

This is a virtual workshop offered by Northwestern IT Research Computing Services. Instructor: Julie Anh Nguyen Description: Pandas is a popular (and dense) Python module for working with DataFrames (data shaped in rows and columns, like csv and excel files). This remote workshop will cover the basics of Pandas to get you started working with your own data. We will cover: - why Pandas is useful - reading and writing files - selecting subsamples of data - grouping data - calculating summary statistics - making simple plots Prerequisites: Participants should have at least a beginner level knowledge of Python. The workshop will be recorded, but you must be registered to receive the recording link.

Feb
27
2023

Exploring Watercolor Monotype

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

ENERGY, IMPROVISATION, IMPULSE, GESTURE, and CHANCE are ALL characteristics of this printing process, as stated by William Jung. During this 6-week class, consisting of 12 hours, participants will learn the Monotype printing process in ink and watercolor using the Additive, Subtractive, and freestyle processes. Students will also learn how to use the two mediums together for exciting results. This is a popular class that promises a lot of creative FUN and some outstanding results.

Feb
28
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Feb
28
2023

Finding a Faculty Mentor Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Online

In both the Finding a Faculty Mentor and Finding a Lab workshops, you will learn how to search for faculty, how to identify potential research mentors, and how to communicate effectively with the mentors you identify. We hold one of the workshops every week of the academic year, so it should be easy to find one that fits your schedule! Finding a Faculty Mentor workshops are appropriate for anyone considering doing any type of research, whereas Finding a Lab workshops are most appropriate for people interested in lab-based disciplines. No need to attend both! There is significant overlap. This is a virtual workshop.

Feb
28
2023

Drawing & the Color Theory

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

This course will teach basic drawing techniques with oil pastels and the application of color, focusing on learning the color wheel and creating art that really pops!

Feb
28
2023

Patrice Michaels and Friends

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Patrice Michaels, soprano and composer; Julian Velasco, saxophone; the Cavatino Duo (Eugenia Moliner, flute and Denis Azabagic, guitar); Nick Photinos, cello; Jason Carlson, fortepiano; Alan Darling and Kuang-Hao Huang, piano  Hailed as “a formidable interpretative talent” (New Yorker) and “a voice that is light, rich and flexible” (Opera News), Patrice Michaels has appeared with the Shanghai, Czech National, St. Louis, Atlanta, and Minnesota orchestras, as well as Chicago’s Music of the Baroque. She debuted with the Cleveland Opera in Fidelio, sang in Candide at Lyric Opera of Chicago, and performed in Menotti’s The Medium with Chicago Opera Theater. Her compositions range from incidental music for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to her song cycle THE LONG VIEW: A Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Nine Songs. Her choral work Refuge recently premiered at the Kennedy Center.  This 75-minute, no-intermission chamber recital—tailored to the beautiful acoustic and visual properties of Galvin Recital Hall—features Michaels with some of Chicago’s most dynamic and virtuosic performers, sharing a wonderful range of styles, poets, and moods. Featured composers include Ralph Vaughan Williams, Classical era composers Sophie Westenholz and Maria Szymanowska, W. A. Mozart, Giacomo Puccini, and jazz composers Chuck Israels and Laurie Altman. The poem “No Hay Olvida” by Pablo Neruda serves as the focal point of the performance’s literary experience, which also includes texts by Langston Hughes and American folk ballads. 

Feb
28
2023

Sanghoo Lee, viola

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

Bachelor of Music  Student of Helen Callus  Nathanael Canfield, piano  J. S. Bach, Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009  Ernest Bloch, Suite for Viola and Piano 

Mar
1
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Mar
1
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Mar
2
2023

Tracing the Decolonial Turn in Data Research: Notes on Intersecting Energy Cultures and Environmental Media - Rahul Mukherjee

All day, Evanston

Tracing the Decolonial Turn in Data Research: Notes on Intersecting Energy Cultures and Environmental Media Event time to be announced. “‘Global’ Big Tech social media companies, fintech corporations, and video-on-demand streaming services are criticized for being data accumulators and aggregators, and for implementing a regime of ‘data colonialism’ based primarily on data extraction as a new kind of capitalistic resource extraction. The decolonial turn in data research asks for nuancing the ‘data colonialism’ thesis by asking critical data studies scholars and activists to think beyond ‘datafication as resource extraction’ to questions about epistemic and ontological (in)justices, and the need for epistemological re-positionings (Mumford, 2022). Even as ‘Big Tech’ social media companies are criticized by particular national(ist) ruling regimes for their data extraction practices, the government supported ‘national’ social media and telecom companies are not engaging in decolonial practices themselves given their participation in global networked capitalism(s). "In this talk, I discuss how debates about location of data centers in particular countries is imbricated in debates about data colonialism and intersecting energy cultures. With vehement critiques of data colonialism in India, there is increasing demand for data centers to be housed within India if they are storing data about Indian citizens. Data centers are energy guzzlers, and with rapidly depleting coal and oil reserves and concerns about climate change, data center companies are increasingly asked to embrace post-carbon energy futures. This moment of energy transition to wind and solar, and (even ‘nuclear’) and geothermal energies has been contentious, and while there is genuine hope in renewable energies, there are also fears of ‘green capitalism’ creating resource frontiers that can(/are) not only be extractive but also devalue local knowledge systems and ways of living. Thinking through entangled questions of energy justice and environmental media, this talk focuses on the data-energy relations as another approach to reimagine practices of data storing and processing in the ‘Global South.’” Rahul Mukherjee is an Associate Professor of English, and of Television and New Media Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is author of Radiant Infrastructures: Media, Environment, and Cultures of Uncertainty (2020), which studies how radiation as a form of energy and infrastructure creates “environmental publics” which articulate contesting views about the relationship between modernity, wireless signals, and nuclear power. Presented by The Subcontinent Project (TSP), a graduate student organization at Northwestern facilitating critical conversations about South Asian politics, culture, and society. TSP organizes academic events, social events, and engagements with the university administration around the topic of South Asia. This conversation is part of the Kaplan Humanities Institute's 2022-2023 Dialogue, ENERGIES: A year-long conversation about energies—personal, collective, planetary—from different humanistic perspectives.

Mar
2
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Mar
2
2023

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program - Montgomery Lecture Series

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, Chicago

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly titled, "Special Topics in MH&B," this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery. Watch this space--updates will be posted!

Mar
2
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Mar
2
2023

Bethany Vaughan, trumpet

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

Master of Music  Student of David Bilger  Sarah Jessen, trumpet; Rachel Côté, horn; Alex Ertl, trombone; Ben Poirot, tuba; Yoko Yamada, piano  Jules Pennequin, Morceau de Concert  Vladimir Peskin, Trumpet Concerto No. 1 in C Minor  Georges Bizet (arr. Ryan Anthony, trans. Bethany Vaughan), Selections from Carmen  Enrique Crespo, Suite Americana No. 1  Tickets are not required for this event.

Mar
2
2023

Haylie Wu, flute and piccolo

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

Bachelor of Music  Student of John Thorne, Alyce Johnson, and Jennifer Gunn  Kay Kim, piano  Béla Bartók (arr. Paul Arma), Suite paysanne hongroise  G. F. Handel, Recorder Sonata in C Major, Op. 1, No. 7, HWV 365  Lowell Liebermann, Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 23  Amanda Harberg, Sonata for Piccolo and Piano  Tickets are not required for this event.

Mar
3
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Mar
3
2023

Vaynu Kadiyali, flute

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Evanston

Bachelor of Music  Student of John Thorne  Kay Kim, piano  Georg Philipp Telemann, Fantasia No. 3 in B Minor  Francis Poulenc, Les Chemins de l’amour  Maurice Ravel, 5 Mélodies populaires grecques  Amanda Harberg, Hall of Ghosts  Paul Taffanel, Fantaisie on themes from Der Freischütz  Lowell Liebermann, Concerto for Piccolo and Orchestra 

Mar
3
2023

Friday Nights at the Dearborn Observatory

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/. For more information on the Dearborn Observatory, please visit our website. If you have any questions, please email Adrienne Mintz at adrienne.mintz@northwestern.edu or call 847-491-3644.

Mar
3
2023

Emma Krause, flute and piccolo

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

Bachelor of Music  Student of John Thorne  Kay Kim, piano  Max Richter, Mercy  Franz Schubert, Introduction and Variations on “Trockne Blumen,” D. 802  Francis Poulenc, Sonata for Flute and Piano  Béla Bartók (arr. Gergely Ittzes), Romanian Folk Dances  Joachim Andersen, Die Mühle, Op. 55  Tickets are not required for this event.

Mar
3
2023

Meredith Steele, cello

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

Master of Music  Student of Hans Jørgen Jensen  Liang-yu Wang, piano  Sergei Prokofiev, Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 119  Franz Schubert, Arpeggione Sonata, D. 821  Tickets are not required for this event.

Mar
4
2023

Greta McNamee, mezzo-soprano

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

Bachelor of Music  Student of Theresa Brancaccio  Karina Kontorovitch, piano  Henri Duparc, “Chanson triste”  H. Leslie Adams, Five Millay Songs  Frederick Delius, “Twilight Fancies”  Ambroise Thomas, “Me voici dans son boudoir” from Mignon  Gabriel Fauré, Poème d’un jour, Op. 21  Sergei Rachmaninoff, “Dita! Kak svetok ty prekrasna,” Op. 8, No. 2  Sergei Rachmaninoff, “To the Children,” Op. 26, No. 7  Sergei Rachmaninoff, “Siren,” Op. 21, No. 5  W. A. Mozart, “Torna di Tito a Lato” from La clemenza di Tito  W. A. Mozart, “Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte,” K. 520  W. A. Mozart, “Abendempfindung,” K. 523  Franz Schubert, “An Sylvia,” Op. 106, No. 4  W. A. Mozart, “Voi, che sapete” from Le nozze di Figaro  Tickets are not required for this event.

Mar
4
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Mar
4
2023

University Chorale: A Simple Song

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, No Location

A. J. Keller, conductor This winter, University Chorale explores the simpler side of choral music, with a program exploring a variety of traditional and contemporary pieces based on minimal musical materials. The performance features works by Pēteris Vasks, Ola Gjeilo, Thomas Tallis, Howard Helvey, and Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, among others.

Mar
5
2023

Sunday Mass

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Evanston

Sunday Masses 9:30am 11am 5pm

Mar
5
2023

Sunday Mass

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston

Suday Masses 9:30am 11am 5pm

Mar
5
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Mar
5
2023

Philharmonia

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Robert G. Hasty, conductor Louis Joseph F. Hérold, Overture to Zampa Aram Khachaturian, Masquerade: Suite Sergei Prokofiev, Symphony No. 7 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

Mar
5
2023

Sunday Mass

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Evanston

Sunday Masses 9:30am 11am 5pm

Mar
5
2023

University Singers: a little bird told me...

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Evanston

A. J. Keller, conductor The University Singers’ winter program explores traditional and contemporary selections based on the backbone of Western choral music: Gregorian chant. Their performance features works by Maurice Duruflé, Josquin des Prez, Arvo Pärt, and Tomás Luis de Victoria, culminating in the performance of Gregory Brown’s Vidi aquam.

Mar
5
2023

Amelia Shlyak, harp

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Evanston

Bachelor of Music  Student of Marguerite Lynn Williams  Giovanni Battista Pescetti (arr. Carlos Salzedo, trans. Marguerite Lynn Williams), Harpsichord Sonata in C Minor  Carlos Salzedo, 5 Préludes pour harpe seule  Carlos Salzedo, Chanson dans la nuit  Alphonse Hasselmans, Chanson de Mai, Op. 40  Marcel Grandjany, Fantaisie sur un thème de Josef Haydn, Op. 31  Tickets are not required for this event.

Mar
6
2023

Finding a Lab Workshop

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Online

In both the Finding a Faculty Mentor and Finding a Lab workshops, you will learn how to search for faculty, how to identify potential research mentors, and how to communicate effectively with the mentors you identify. We hold one of the workshops every week of the academic year, so it should be easy to find one that fits your schedule! Finding a Faculty Mentor workshops are appropriate for anyone considering doing any type of research, whereas Finding a Lab workshops are most appropriate for people interested in lab-based disciplines. No need to attend both! There is significant overlap. This is a virtual workshop.

Mar
6
2023

Angeline Ma, piano

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Evanston

Bachelor of Music  Student of James Giles  Johannes Brahms, 3 Intermezzi, Op. 117  Johannes Brahms, 4 Klavierstücke, Op. 119  Clara Schumann (née Wieck), Romance in B Minor  Robert Schumann, Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17 

Mar
6
2023

Carson Zhong, saxophone

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

Bachelor of Music  Student of Taimur Sullivan  Nathanael Canfield, piano  Paul-Agricole Génin, Solo de concours, Op. 13  Jacques Ibert, Concertino da camera  Henri Tomasi, Ballade  Robert Muczynski, Sonata, Op. 29  Tsutomu Narita, White Field (a bird sings an epilogue)  Tickets are not required for this event.

Mar
7
2023

Fulbright Information Meeting for Study/Research & Arts awards

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Evanston

Interested in Fulbright Study/Research & Arts Awards? Attend this meeting to learn how Fulbright can transform your life and pursuits.  You will hear about the history of the Fulbright program, understand the core values that animate the Fulbright competition, review various kinds of awards, and hear about the Northwestern University application process and timeline. Get all your Fulbright questions answered!

Mar
7
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Mar
7
2023

ENERGIES of LIBERATION series - RADI the Poet (Author of One Name, All Caps: RADI)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, No Location

RADI the Poet Award-winning poet Author of One Name, All Caps: RADI RADI the poet is an artist, writer, and teacher specializing in spoken word poetry, performance art, and workshop facilitation. Her work covers topics such as Civil rights, body/sex positivity, colorism, sexism & more, all while reflecting her real life experiences as a plus size Lesbian Black Woman. Competing for 10 years, RADI has had the honor of representing five National poetry teams, three of which are in her home state of New Jersey. She has traveled all over the world performing in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky, Illinois, Texas, Colorado, California, the beautiful island of Antigua and many more.  __________________________ The ENERGIES of LIBERATION speaker series is part of the course, "Film, Media, and Liberation Movements" (Radio/TV/Film 398), taught by Dr. Michael Anthony Turcios, Winter quarter 2023. Dr. Turcios is a recipient of an ENERGIES Dialogue  course enhancement grant from the Kaplan Humanities Institute. The series includes four talks (see below). Guests are invited to join this class for an hour to hear distinguished scholars share how principles of liberation guide their scholarship and creativity. RSVP Please RSVP for the dates that interest you, and indicate whether you are interested for in-person or virtual attendance. Details will then be sent closer to the date of each event. RSVP at http://bit.ly/3W4Wbtw.   Questions?  Contact Dr. Michael Anthony Turcios at michael.turcios@northwestern.edu Full Speaker series lineup (links connect to event descriptions) Dr. Michelle Jacob - University of Oregon Author of The Auntie Way Tuesday, January 24 11:30 am CT Dr. Elisabeth R. Anker - The George Washington University Author of Ugly Freedoms Tuesday, January 31 11:00 am CT Dr. Monica De La Torre - Arizona State University Author of Feminista Frequencies Tuesday, February 14 11:00 am CT RADI the Poet - Award-winning poet Author of One Name, All Caps: RADI Tuesday, March 7 11:00 am CT

Mar
7
2023

Queer Parenting Group

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

An informal, private, monthly gathering to discuss: Parenting from within queer relationships and identities. Supporting queer, trans, and non-binary children in our lives among other topics. Open to all NU parents and caregivers Every First Tuesday of the month @noon Bring your own lunch Outside on the Women's Center lawn, weather permitting or in The Women's Center Community Room 

Mar
7
2023

Contemplative Care for Racial Justice Educators: Tending to the Body, heart, and Mind

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Evanston

Processing the visceral content and reverberating implications of NU’s common read, How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning of Slavery Across America, can be challenging on psychosomatic levels. We invite instructors who are teaching How the Word is Passed, or similar identity-focused topics, to engage in contemplative, mind-body practices and to explore trauma-informed pedagogical perspectives that can restore bandwidth and empower learning. Participants will learn ways to center their bodily awareness as well as evidence-informed practices for sustaining personal and collective efforts towards racial justice both inside and outside of the classroom. Sponsored by the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching; Facilitated by Veronica Womack, Associate Director of Inclusive Learning Communities, and Jennifer Keys, Senior Director; and Inspired by Resmaa Menakem’s (2021) My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.

Mar
8
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Mar
8
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Mar
8
2023

Exhibition Conversation [Online]: Ann Druyan, The Golden Record, and the Memory of Our Hearts

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Online

What do we owe to the memory of each other’s hearts? From her work in the 1970s as the Creative Director for NASA’s Voyager Interstellar Messaging Project to her current role as writer and producer of the beloved television series Cosmos, Ann Druyan has devoted her life to expanding the horizons of human empathy and communication. In insisting that the thresholds of cosmic exploration must be approached with sincerity, humility, and generosity, she has had a deep influence on Dario Robleto’s work throughout his career. Druyan and Robleto will be joined in conversation with The Heart’s Knowledge catalogue contributor Jennifer Roberts, Professor of the Humanities at Harvard, who is co-authoring a book with Robleto about the interstellar journey of the pulsewave recordings that Druyan included on the Voyager Golden Record. This program is co-sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities. 

Mar
9
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Mar
9
2023

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program - Montgomery Lecture Series

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, Chicago

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly titled, "Special Topics in MH&B," this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery. Watch this space--updates will be posted!

Mar
9
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Mar
9
2023

Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Robert G. Hasty, conductor; Jakyoung Olivia Huh, cello (Northwestern Concerto Competition winner) A program showcasing the works of British composers. William Walton, Façade: Suite No. 2 Edward Elgar, Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85 Franz Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 103 (“Drumroll”)

Mar
9
2023

Maya Ravi and Miguel Angel Rodriguez, flute

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

Bachelors of Music  Students of John Thorne  Kay Kim, piano  Katherine Hoover, Winter Spirits  Astor Piazzolla, Tango-Études pour flûte seule  Carl Reinecke, Ballade, Op. 288  Henri Dutilleux, Sonatine pour flûte et piano  Franz Doppler, La Sonnambula Paraphrase en souvenir de Adelina Patti, Op. 42  Tickets are not required for this event.

Mar
10
2023

Summer Undergraduate Research Grant (SURG) Deadline

All day, No Location

SURGs provide a $4,000 stipend to cover living expenses for eight weeks of full-time research on an independent academic or creative project, in all fields of study, under faculty supervision. Independent research grants center around a research question you seek to answer through the proposed methodology; you should be involved in multiple aspects of the research process including data collection, analysis, and synthesis of results (regardless of what methodology is used to answer the proposed question). Your project can be completed during any eight weeks of the summer term. If you are interested in applying, please register to make an appointment with an advisor. Summer 2023 Deadline is Friday, March 10 (11:59 PM CST).

Mar
10
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Mar
10
2023

Bienen Strings Ensemble

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Matthew Sheppard, conductor Talented Bienen School string students present a concert selected from the vast string repertoire.

Mar
10
2023

Contemporary Music Ensemble

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Ben Bolter, conductor The Contemporary Music Ensemble’s first concert of the winter quarter features Bienen faculty composer and Wet Ink Ensemble co-director Alex Mincek’s Pendulum VII; Charlie Piper’s shimmering Zoetrope; inti figgis-vizueta's richly textured Primavera Crown; and a new work by Gen Tanaka.

Mar
10
2023

Northwestern Camerata: A Circle of Infinity

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Victoria Marshall, conductor; Sandy Li, piano; Bienen String Quartet A program for treble voices and strings, including music by Jean-Baptiste Lully, Edward Elgar, Eric Whitacre, and Joby Talbot, as well as a Kate Bush classic arranged by Kyle Sanna.

Mar
10
2023

Friday Nights at the Dearborn Observatory

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/. For more information on the Dearborn Observatory, please visit our website. If you have any questions, please email Adrienne Mintz at adrienne.mintz@northwestern.edu or call 847-491-3644.

Mar
11
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Mar
11
2023

Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo with the Dalí Quartet

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Part of the Segovia Classical Guitar Series Giampaolo Bandini, guitar; Cesare Chiacchiaretta, bandoneón; Ari Isaacman-Beck and Carlos Rubio, violin; Adriana Linares, viola; Jesús Morales, cello The Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo, comprised of guitar and bandoneon, was formed in 2002 with the aim of promoting Argentine music through the charm and magic of its most representative instruments. The Duo’s resonance and extraordinary charisma earned them a spot in the international concert circuit, leading to performances in more than 50 countries throughout the world. They perform with the Dalí Quartet, the 2021 recipient of Chamber Music America's Guarneri String Quartet Residency and the 2021 Silver Medal at the inaugural Piazzolla Music Competition. Together, the internationally-renowned duo and award-winning quartet present "Tango Sensations: The Music of Astor Piazzolla." “Tango Sensations: The Music of Astor Piazzolla” Bandoneón Oblivion Escualo Five Tango Sensations Four, for Tango Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas 2022-23 Segovia Classical Guitar Series subscription renewals are now available to current subscribers.  New subscriptions available August 19, 2022. Single tickets available September 16, 2022.

Mar
11
2023

Symphonic Band

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Shawn Vondran, conductor The Symphonic Band’s second winter-quarter concert takes a musical tour around the world, starting in Havana with George Gershwin’s Cuban Overture before traversing the globe to Australia for Percy Grainger’s Colonial Song and “Gumsucker’s March” from In a Nutshell. The second half of the program brings us to the US with Dwayne Milburn’s American Hymnsong Suite before a final stop in Argentina with Alberto Ginastera’s exhilarating “Danza Final” from his ballet Estancia.

Mar
11
2023

Unheard-of//Ensemble: An Evening of World Premieres

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston

Ford Fourqurean, clarinet; Matheus Souza and Erica Dicker, violin; Iva Casian-Lakoš, cello; Daniel Anastasio, piano New York-based contemporary chamber group Unheard-of//Ensemble is dedicated to the development and performance of adventurous programs, using technology and interactive multimedia. The ensemble visits the Bienen School for a three-day residency, workshopping new music with student composers and culminating in this performance of world premieres. Featured student composers are Konstantinos Baras, Lily Hoyt, Alissa Voth, Wan Heo, Mya Vandegrift, and Jasmine Thomasian.

Mar
12
2023

John Cao, piano

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

Bachelor of Music  Student of Sylvia Wang  Jasmine Meyer, piano  Claude Debussy, La fille aux cheveux de lin  Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110  Dmitri Shostakovich, Prelude and Fugue No. 24 in D Minor, Op. 87  Alexander Scriabin, Etude No. 4, Op. 8  Alexander Scriabin, 2 Impromptus, Op. 10  Franz Liszt, Totentanz: Paraphrase on Dies irae, S. 126  Tickets are not required for this event.

Mar
12
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Mar
13
2023

Yonjoo Seo, viola

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

Bachelor of Music  Student of Helen Callus  Nathan Canfield, piano  William Walton, Viola Concerto  Johannes Brahms, Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1 

Mar
14
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Mar
14
2023

Fulbright Information Meeting for Study/Research & Arts awards

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Interested in Fulbright Study/Research & Arts Awards? Attend this meeting to learn how Fulbright can transform your life and pursuits.  You will hear about the history of the Fulbright program, understand the core values that animate the Fulbright competition, review various kinds of awards, and hear about the Northwestern University application process and timeline. Get all your Fulbright questions answered!

Mar
15
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Mar
15
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Mar
15
2023

Angel Salinas, bass trombone

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

Bachelor of Music  Student of Michael Mulcahy, Randall Hawes, R. Douglas Wright, Chris Davis, and Timothy Higgins  Yoko Yamada and Jasmine Meyers, piano  J. S. Bach, Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011  Alexander Lebedev, Concerto in One Movement  Paul Hindemith, Drei leichte Stücke  Franz Schubert, Fantasia in F Minor, D. 940 for Piano, 4 Hands   Clara Schumann, Zwölf Gedichte aus “Liebesfrühling,” Op. 12 (Clara) Op. 37 (Robert)  Tickets are not required for this event.

Mar
16
2023

White Light Therapy

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Human Resources has partnered with the Women's Center to provide light therapy on the Chicago campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. All are welcome in the space. This service is available on the Evanston campus in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Wellness Suite.   All are welcome. Please complete one-time consent form before using lamp. 

Mar
16
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Mar
16
2023

Raquel Coleman, harp

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Evanston

Master of Music  Student of Marguerite Lynn Williams  Jungah Yoon, flute  W. A. Mozart, Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra in C Major, KV 299  Antoine Francisque (arr. Jane B. Weidensaul and Marcel Grandjany), Selections from Le trésor d’Orphée, Courante, Pavane et Bransles  Marcel Tournier, Trois Images, Op. 29  Benjamin Britten, Suite for Harp in C Major, Op. 83  Astor Piazzolla (arr. Michael Maganuco), Chiquilín de Bachín  Caroline Lizotte, Suite galactique pour harpe solo, Op. 39  Tickets are not required for this event.

Mar
17
2023

Emerging Scholars Grant Program (ESP) Deadline

All day, No Location

Emerging Scholars is a 15-month grant program focused specifically on serving first year students who identify as first generation, lower income, people of color, and/or marginalized. ES recipients will receive $10,250 in stipend funds over the course of the program. If you're interested in applying, please register to make an appointment with an advisor.  2022-23 Emerging Scholars Program Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2023 at 11:59PM CST

Mar
17
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.  

Mar
17
2023

Friday Nights at the Dearborn Observatory

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Evanston

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/. For more information on the Dearborn Observatory, please visit our website. If you have any questions, please email Adrienne Mintz at adrienne.mintz@northwestern.edu or call 847-491-3644.

Mar
18
2023

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record. The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science.  Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space? In The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913) (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat) (2014), Robleto collaborates with sound historian Patrick Feaster to digitally resurrect these heartbeats in audio form, giving visitors an intimate  pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Other works in the exhibition gesture towards scientific discoveries yet unmade. Two immersive video installations, The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed (2019) and The Aorta of an Archivist (2020-2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe. The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exhibition reflects the spirit of that enterprise, expanding conversations around ethics and empathy in scientific fields, and inviting us to look and listen to the life that surrounds us with curiosity and compassion. The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto is organized by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, and is curated by Michael Metzger, Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. The Block acknowledges with gratitude its partnership with Northwestern University’s Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, whose leadership support has made possible this exhibition, the associated publication, and the Artist-at-Large residency of Dario Robleto (2018-2023). Major support is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is contributed by the Dorothy J. Speidel Fund, the Bernstein Family Contemporary Art Fund, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Alumnae of Northwestern University.