• Sign up for a Continuing Education course this fall!

      Complete course descriptions in the Fall course brochure on this website.
  • Fall registration opens Tuesday, August 15, 2023.

  • 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
  • *********Engaging Minds, Enriching Lives*********


Mon, 04/24/2023 - 12:29pm

This year’s grant recipients came from Alumni Relations and Development; Bienen School of Music; the Block Museum; School of Communication in Qatar; McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science; Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications; and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, among others.

Click here to read about the Northwestern projects that received Grants from The Alumnae.

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.

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