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Weinberg Magazine, Spring/Summer 2017

Lighthouse on dark and stormy night


Some triumphs are born of challenge and tragedy. Meet five Weinberg College alumni who dug deep to transform and transcend their adverse experiences.

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Hamilton on Campus

Weinberg College students examine the life and politics of Hamilton — the man and the musical.

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You Can’t Say Something Nice. Now What?

The 2016 election season challenged the limits of civil discourse. How can we come together when we so passionately disagree? Three Weinberg College professors weigh in.

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Interior View

What's in earth scientist Patricia Beddows' backpack when she leads her annual study trip to the Yucátan?  Learn more about the gear she can't leave behind. 
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Digital Transformations

The newly renovated Media and Design Studio is showing students and faculty how to extend their scholarly work into new dimensions.
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City As Canvas

Art historian Rebecca Zorach and her first-year students have researched and documented dozens of now-extinct Chicago murals. "This is a recovery project," Zorach says. "We can show people what once was there."

Letter From the Dean

Dean Adrian Randolph shares his thoughts on fostering resilience in today's tumultuous world.

On Campus

Read the latest news from the College.

Q&A: Fidak Khan

Khan, a sophomore majoring in history and biological sciences, is working to raise awareness about Muslim issues on the Northwestern campus.

The Lamassu, Resurrected

Thanks to professor Michael Rakowitz, the Lamassu — a massive sculpture destroyed by the Islamic State in 2015 — will rise again.

What Makes Prose Beautiful

Six writers, poets and lovers of the written word explain what makes prose beautiful to them.

Were The Polls Really So Wrong?

It's time to get comfortable with uncertainty, says economist Charles Manski.

Crystalline Complexity

New kinds of lenses, lasers and even Star Trek-like cloaking materials are among the potential applications of new complex nanoparticle crystals developed by Northwestern nanoscientist Chad Mirkin.

Who's Most Influential?

Thirteen Weinberg College professors have landed on research group Clarivate Analytic’s recent list of the world’s most influential scholars.

Three Strikes and You're... Out

Business travelers and tourists aren’t the only ones who suffer from jet lag’s well-known symptoms. It turns out that Major League Baseball players also experience the effects.

Paths: What did you do with your arts and sciences degree?

The paths that College graduates take through life are varied and often unexpected. Learn what what Matt Forti '00, Cristina Henríquez '99 and David Reitze '83 are doing with their arts and sciences degrees.

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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