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2015 News


Three Brothers, One Class

December 22, 2015
Classroom discussions spill over at the dinner table for three brothers enrolled in Professor Barry Wimpfheimer's "Reading the Talmud" seminar

Politics and Religion

December 22, 2015
A $390,000 Luce grant will advance Elizabeth Shakman Hurd’s research on the intersection of U.S. diplomatic history, American religion and foreign policy


The Environmental Humanities

November 2, 2015
A new research workshop spotlights environmental issues through public lectures, readings, talks and more


Shakespeare’s Circuits

October 20, 2015
Two English professors lead a new course exploring the Bard’s extensive global reach

Thinking Beyond the MD

October 20, 2015
An arts and sciences degree offers unique value in the healthcare field, alumni say



Fun In the Summer

August 26, 2016
The College's Staff Advisory Board hosts a full slate of summer events

Art in Istanbul

August 26, 2015
Northwestern artists will play a prominent role at the prestigious Istanbul Biennial in September

The Great Ketchup Controversy

August 7, 2015
Associate Professor of Instruction Bill Savage tackles one of Chicago’s most heated debates: does ketchup belong on a hot dog?

Philosophy Behind Bars

August 3, 2015
Professor Jennifer Lackey heads to Stateville Correctional Center to teach inmates a course on values


Eyes on the Prize

July 7, 2015
Jordan Wilimovsky '16 is aiming for a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic swim team


The Spelling Bee Scholar

June 19, 2015
Anthropologist Shalini Shankar could fill a dictionary with her insights into the world of champion spellers

A Well-Earned Victory

June 2, 2015
Seniors Alex Miles and Arjun Vellayappan reflect on their national debate championship


English Across Borders

May 19, 2015
Transnational literary research is flourishing within the College's Department of English

Exploring Hamburg

May 12, 2015
An advanced-level course allows students to combine experiential learning and supervised research in Germany’s second-largest city

Start-up Spirit

May 12, 2015
NUVC student director Michael Krakaris ’16 showcases entrepreneurship at Northwestestern


LABS for Young Minds

April 3, 2015
For more than two decades, Northwestern’s L.A.B.S. program has brought the joys of science discovery to local children


Black Arts Initiative

March 30, 2015
A coordinated effort led by Professor E. Patrick Johnson celebrates the artistic ventures of African-Americans

Classicizing Chicago

March 5, 2015
A new website in honor of the late Kathryn Bosher celebrates the history of Greek and Roman drama in Chicago


Art and urbanism

February 9, 2015
Art historian Alison Fisher Ph.D. ’14 explores the sweeping changes in American cities


"There Is No Crystal Ball"

January 6, 2016
The College will host a "mini-career" workshop on Jan. 8 to empower students to take charge of their careers

Standout Staff

January 22, 2015
Outstanding WCAS staff members are honored at the 2014 appreciation luncheon

Big Data, Big Impact

January 22, 2015
MMSS students are using their skills to help police departments put a dent in crime

“Small But Mighty”

January 22, 2015
Thanks to its roster of heavy hitters, the Department of Art Theory and Practice is drawing major attention in the art world

Meet Physicist Jerry Gabrielse

January 7, 2015
The antimatter expert talks about his impending move to Northwestern, his groundbreaking work and his life outside the lab
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