• Nina Kraus 2022 Alumnae Award Recipient with Ann Bradlow and E. Patrick Johnson

    EVANSTON, Ill. --- Nina Kraus, Hugh Knowles Professor of Communication Sciences, Neurobiology, and Otolaryngology, is the recipient of The Alumnae of Northwestern University’s 2022 Alumnae Award. As a biologist and amateur musician, she thinks about sound and brain health. Kraus is a role model for women in science and technology.
  • Sarah Pritchard, Dean of Libraries, and Carolyn Krulee, president, The Alumnae of Northwestern University

    The Alumnae honors retiring Sarah Pritchard, Dean of Libraries and Charles Deering McCormick University Librarian, at its luncheon meeting, May 16, 2022.  Read here about Sarah Pritchard's many accomplishments as Dean of Libraries.
  • Heather Pinkett

    Heather Pinkett, the Irving M. Klotz Research Professor and associate professor of molecular biosciences at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, will create modules with students that highlight the professional stories of scientists with diverse backgrounds, particularly emphasizing scientists currently working in the field. 
  • Alessandro F. Rotta Loria

    Alessandro F. Rotta Loria is an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering. Rotta Loria will deploy a wireless temperature sensing network in underground environments across the Chicago Loop district that will become a living laboratory for his class “Energy Geostructures and Geosystems” (EGG – CIV_ENV_353). 
  • Roslyn Brock 2021 Alumnae Award Recipient

    EVANSTON, Ill. --- Roslyn Brock, a nationally recognized civil rights, health policy, and equity advocate, is the recipient of The Alumnae of Northwestern University’s 2021 Alumnae Award. She is currently Chief Global Equity Officer for Abt Associates, a social impact research firm that uses data and bold thinking to improve the quality of people’s lives worldwide.
  • Henri Lauzière Awarded The Alumnae of Northwestern University 2020-2023 Teaching Professorship

    Henri Lauzière is Associate Professor of modern Middle Eastern history at Northwestern University.
  • Heather Headley to receive the 2020 Alumnae Award from The Alumnae of Northwestern University

     

Announcements

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 11:21am

SPRING 2023 Online Registration opens on February, 10, 2023, for three courses. 

Details are in the Spring 2023 Course Brochure, which is posted in the left column on this page.  Additional information about registration is in the Course Brochure and in the Registration and Policies section below the Course Brochure listing.


Thu, 12/15/2022 - 11:22am

Due to a scheduling conflict, this course will start earlier at 12:15 p.m. and end at 1:45 p.m.  Please make a note in your calendar.


Wed, 12/21/2022 - 4:37pm

Alumnae Continuing Education Parking and Busing have been cancelled due to a low level of interest in the busing option. We apologize for the inconvenience. 


Mon, 10/31/2022 - 3:40pm

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Nina Kraus, Hugh Knowles Professor of Communication Sciences, Neurobiology, and Otolaryngology, is the recipient of The Alumnae of Northwestern University’s 2022 Alumnae Award. As a biologist and amateur musician, she thinks about sound and brain health. Kraus is a role model for women in science and technology. Through her diverse partnerships, her work on the effects of music experience on the nervous system has targeted African American and Latino children living in low-income areas. Her research on HIV takes place in under-resourced communities in China and Tanzania.

 

Her latest book, Of Sound Mind – How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World, which was written for the intellectually curious, has received national recognition. When talking about her book, Kraus notes in the Evanston Round Table: “This is my love-letter to sound, how sound connects us, its biological impact on making us us, and how it affects the world we live in. Sound is an underrecognized, powerful force in our lives. The hearing brain engages how we think, feel, move and integrate our other senses.” A Wall Street Journal review of the book notes: “Of Sound Mind offers a deeply scientific yet often poetic look at the hearing brain and provides an in-depth narrative about why such explorations are important.”

To read the complete news release, click here.

To visit her website, click here: brainvolts.