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Weinberg Magazine, Spring/Summer 2018

students collaborating in The Garage

The art & science of entrepreneurship

A background in the liberal arts might not be regarded as essential for an entrepreneurial career. But perhaps it should be. The arts and sciences bring to bear a range of skills, including creative problem-solving, strong communication and the ability to learn new things, that are critical for any entrepreneur.

portrait of Aldon Morris

The Scholar Resurrected

A hardscrabble upbringing in Jim Crow Mississippi laid the groundwork for sociologist Aldon Morris’s lifelong study of race and inequality.

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New Languages, New Frontiers

If it’s been several decades since you studied a foreign language at Northwestern, you might not recognize the language-learning classrooms of today.

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Interior View

The Willens Center for Nano Oncology connects Weinberg College scientists with Northwestern University engineers and medical researchers to develop innovative new therapies for the most aggressive cancers.
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When Students and Alumni Connect

Weinberg College alumni can have an inspirational effect on current students finding their way. Just ask Maggie Hoffman '18 and Colleen Van Ham '94.
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On Campus

Weinberg College news, breakthroughs, updates and more.

Two scientists examine the mummy and wrappings.

WEINBERG LENS: A mummy's mysteries

A portrait of a doe-eyed young girl is among the extraordinary mummy portraits in “Paint the Eyes Softer: Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt.”


Dean Adrian Randolph shares his thoughts on the "cultures of innovation" fostered by an interdiscipinary arts and sciences mindset.

global health studies charts new territory

In its first year as a major, the program is celebrated as one of the most innovative global initiatives in higher education.

wings over Trafalgar square

Thanks to Weinberg College artist and professor Michael Rakowitz, the ghost of the Lamassu now haunts the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square in a very different form.

STUDENT Q&A: ali Qureshi '19

"The importance of connecting with people individually and as a team — that’s what cricket has taught me," says the founder of the Northwestern Club Cricket team.

confronting global poverty

Development economists like Weinberg College's Christopher Udry are identifying the root causes of — and potential solutions for — poverty in the developing world.

Uncommon Thinking

What does free speech mean on a college campus? Weinberg College faculty and students take on the question.


The paths that College graduates take through life are varied and often unexpected. Learn what Ben Knight '98, Brenda Darden Wilderson '85, and John Malott '67 are doing with their arts and sciences degrees.

back talk

Readers respond to the Fall/Winter 2017 issue of Weinberg magazine.


Lydia Wuorinen '19 pursues the truth behind 19th century literary critic William Joseph Snelling’s satire, Truth, a gift for scribblers.



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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