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Weinberg Magazine, Spring/Summer 2015

Eva Paterson

Flashback: 1970

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine... or if you were there, remember. Forty-five years ago, Weinberg students helped lead their peers in a historic strike to protest the Vietnam War. Their legacy inspires student activists to this day.

Student illustration

Seven Things We Learned From Students This Year

From the novels of Jane Austen to the mysteries of Ewing’s sarcoma, undergraduate researchers shed new light on age-old questions.
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Dean Adrian Randolph

Weinberg Welcomes New Dean Adrian Randolph

Adrian Randolph bridges many boundaries — between disciplines, cultures, and areas of intellectual inquiry.
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Black Student Sit-In

The Black Student Sit-In of 1968

The strike of 1970 may have been the largest student demonstration at Northwestern, but it was not the first major action of the protest era.
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Wood carving

Wisdom and Whimsy

A carved wooden menagerie adorns the doorways and ledges of Deering Library: bears, owls, frogs and hares. Inspired by Aesop's Fables, the figures suggest a more complex story.
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Bidding Farewell and Looking Ahead

A message from Interim Dean Mark Ratner.

College Boosts Standing of Teaching-Track Faculty

Ask any alumnus about his or her most memorable teachers at Northwestern, and many would list at least one lecturer among their favorites.

Digital Devices in the Classroom: Help or Hindrance?

When Mike Smutko, an associate professor of instruction in physics and astronomy, arrived at Northwestern University in 2003, laptops in the classroom were a rare sight.

First-Year Seminars Take Students Off the Beaten Path

The Medieval Misfit. Going Paleo. How to Become an Expert in Roughly 10 Weeks. How does an 18-year-old decide which class to take?

Interior View: The Laser Labyrinth

“All of science is reductionist,” says Professor Richard Van Duyne. If that is so, then Van Duyne’s work with lasers may be the most reductionist of all.

The Humanities Plunge

Second City. The Lyric Opera. The Museum of Contemporary Art. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Chicago’s music, theatre and art venues are a veritable feast for the culturally inclined.

Q&A: Alex Lower and Blake Disiere

The “superheroes” of Happiness Club strike again.

Paths: Your Arts and Sciences Degree

MaryAnn Marsh ’85 opened a successful jazz club in Chicago’s South Loop, Howard Tullman ’67 became a force for entrepreneurship, and Cristina Bejan ’04 established herself as a playwright, scholar, actress, and poet.

Is the Universe a Friendly Place?

The universe is a vast and mysterious place. But is it a friendly place? Faculty, alumni and a student ponder the question.

Back Talk

The Weinberg magazine article “Does Democracy Still Work?” (Fall/Winter 2014), featuring research by political scientists Benjamin Page and Martin Gilens, provoked a variety of responses from our readers. Here are a few of their comments.

An Early Test for Alzheimer's

Until now, there has been no early detection method for Alzheimer’s disease. That may soon change, thanks to the efforts of Northwestern scientists.

About the Magazine

Weinberg magazine is published twice a year for alumni, parents and friends of the Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University.

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