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2017 News




Civil Liberties in the Trump Era

October 27, 2017
The surge in public engagement since the 2016 presidential election is a vital sign of democracy, ACLU national legal director David Cole says

"Freedom's Chains"

October 25, 2017 – from Northwestern Research
Slavery scholar Leslie Harris examines the stunning contradiction at the heart of American history.

Hands-On Learning in Hawaii

October 20, 2017
An eight-day trip to the island brings lessons home for students studying race and indigeneity in the Pacific


Opinion: It's an Alpha Male Thing

September 29, 2017 – from The Guardian
Psychology Professor Dan McAdams explains what dominant chimpanzees and Donald Trump have in common



Authoritarianism and Democracy

July 12, 2017
Political scientist Edward Gibson gains international renown for his research on authoritarianism within democratic states

Chad Mirkin Named ACS Fellow

July 10, 2017 – from Northwestern Now
Nanotechnology pioneer one of 65 members honored for outstanding achievements in science


Putting the Humanities into Economics

June 22, 2017 – from Northwestern Now
Northwestern President Morton Schapiro and Professor Gary Saul Morson team up to publish "Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities"

Technology Unlocks Mold Genomes for New Drugs

June 12, 2017 – from Northwestern Now
“Drug discovery needs to get back to nature, and molds are a gold mine for new drugs,” Weinberg College chemical biologist Neil Kelleher says


Celebrating Great Teaching

May 31, 2017
Twelve College professors and graduate students are honored for their excellence in the classroom

Women in STEM

May 23, 2017
"Be a part of the growth and capitalize on it," alumnae tell Northwestern students

The W Awards

May 23, 2017
Compelling new research projects get a boost through the College’s innovative grant program

Economics Explainers

May 8, 2017 – from Northwestern Now
Five Northwestern economists explain their work through everyday ideas, events and objects


"Beauty Sick"

April 25, 2017 – from Pacific Standard
In a new book, professor of instruction Renee Engeln argues that the cultural emphasis on appearance is distracting girls and women from more important goals.

A “Chemist’s Chemist”

April 25, 2017 – from Chemical & Engineering News
2017 Priestly Award winner Tobin Marks recounts a “life intertwined with chemistry”

The Lamassu, Resurrected

April 6, 2017
Art Theory & Practice Professor Michael Rakowitz’s inspired recreation of the historic Iraqi sculpture will grace London’s Trafalgar Square beginning in 2018



A Peek into ‘Hamilton’

February 14, 2017
Original cast member Anthony Ramos visits campus to discuss the man — and the musical


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