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  • COURSE A The Alumnae Lyceum: Spotlights on the Past and Present

    Course A:  Tuesday mornings
  • COURSE B The Library in the West: a 5000-year History

     Course B: Tuesday afternoons by Jeffrey Garrett, Emeritus Librarian
  • COURSE C This Land and People: the American Environment in Historical Context

     Course C:  Thursday mornings by Keith Mako Woodhouse, Associate Professor, History
  • COURSE D Hair to Hamilton: The History and Performance of Pop/Rock Musicals

     Course D: Thursday afternoons by Melissa Foster, Charles Deering McCormick Distinguished Professor of Instruction, Department of Theatre, School of Communication
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Wed, 09/20/2023 - 6:28pm

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Kathy Reichs, American crime writer, forensic anthropologist and academic, is the recipient of The Alumnae of Northwestern University’s 2023 Alumnae Award. The award, established in 1976, is presented annually to an outstanding alumna who has made significant contributions in her field and who has attained national recognition. 

From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her Montreal lab, as a forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs has brought her own dramatic work experience to her mesmerizing forensic thrillers. For years she consulted with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina and the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Québec. Dr. Reichs has travelled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala. As part of her work at JPAC (Formerly CILHI) she aided in the identification of war dead from World War II, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Dr. Reichs also assisted in the recovery of remains at the World Trade Center following the 9/11 terrorist attacks....The Bone Hacker, her most recent novel, was released on August 1, 2023. In addition, she coauthored the Virals young adult series with her son, Brendan Reichs... Dr. Reichs was also a producer of the hit Fox TV series, Bones, which is based on her work and her novels.

For the complete news release click here.

Thu, 05/25/2023 - 10:22am

EVANSTON, Ill. --- The Alumnae of Northwestern University has awarded funding for six projects that will bring guest artists and distinguished scholars and speakers to campus toenhance the undergraduate experience during the 2023-2024 academic year.  The grants, totaling more than $26,700, are funded with earnings from the Academic EnrichmentEndowment, established in 1990 as one of The Alumnae’s 75th Anniversary gifts to the University. These grants will help facilitate faculty-sponsored projects that address important andtimely issues related to astronomy, global health, politics and feminism, visual and theater arts, Indigenous and Black artistry, and more.

Click here to read the complete News Release. 

Sat, 05/20/2023 - 2:57pm

EVANSTON, Ill. --- The Alumnae of Northwestern University has selected three recipients to receive its 2023 Graduate Fellowships for graduate-level tuition. The fellowships are awarded to full-time students in terminal master’s degree programs who show promise of achieving distinction in careers that will serve the public good. Maya Blumovitz,  Lyra Johnson, Yaritza Chavez. Maya is pursuing a master’s degree in computer science, with a focus on medical technology. Lyra is pursuing a master’s degree in public health, with a special interest in global health, maternal and child health, and reproductive health. Yaritza is pursuing her master’s degree in engineering design and innovation. Her goal is to pursue design research to eventually work for non-profit organizations in the social impact sector. 

Click here to read the complete News Release.  See Award Recipients section in this website for photos.

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