• 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.
  • The Alumnae's 2020 Curriculum Innovation Award Recipients

    Jennifer Lackey, Sarah Van Wart and Sepehr Vakil, The Alumnae of Northwestern University's 2020 Curriculum Innovation Award RecipientsFrom the Office of the Provost
  • Susan Page, 2019 Alumnae Award Recipient

     EVANSTON, Ill. --- Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief of USA Today, is the recipient of The Alumnae of Northwestern University’s 2019 Alumnae Award. Her book, The Mariarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty, published in April 2019, is a New York Times best seller. She is now working on a biography of Nancy Pelosi, titled Madam Speaker.
  • US Navy Vice Admiral, Lisa Franchetti (2016 Alumnae Award) receives 2019 Alumni Medal

    Congratulations to US Navy Vice Admiral, Lisa Franchetti (2016 Alumnae Award) as one of three recipients of the 2019 Northwestern Alumni Medal--Northwestern Alumni Association’s highest honor. Her medal was presented at the President's Alumni Panel, Friday, October 25, 2019, at Norris Center. The other recipients are Bridgette Proctor Heller and Yie-Hsin Hung.
  • Alumnae Teaching Professors, Susie Phillips 2014 and Nick Davis 2017

    Nick Davis was introduced as the 2017 Teaching Professor, a three year award, at the University Teaching Awards. He is pictured here with Susie Phillips, the previous recipient. May 22, 2017Nick Davis Awarded Alumnae Teaching Professorship


Wed, 09/25/2019 - 2:14pm

The Alumnae of Northwestern University is one of the sponsors of Pop América, 1965–1975.

Pop América, 1965–1975 challenges and reframes familiar notions of Pop Art by bringing together artists from North and South America, as well as the Caribbean. Pop América is the first exhibition to unify Latin American and Latinx expressions of Pop and explore how artists working across the hemisphere embraced its bold and colorful imagery, references to mass culture, and representations of everyday objects, signs, and symbols. The exhibition makes a timely and critical contribution to a deeper understanding of this period and the impulses behind Pop Art from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s.

Pop América features nearly 100 artworks by artists working in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and the United States, sparking an expansion and reconsideration of Pop as a U.S. and British phenomenon. The exhibition reshapes debates over Pop’s perceived political neutrality and aesthetic innovations. The artists in the exhibition create vital dialogues that cross national borders and include Antonio Dias, Rubens Gerchman, Roy Lichtenstein, Marisol, Cildo Meireles, Marta Minujín, Hugo Rivera-Scott, and Andy Warhol, among others. United by their use of Pop’s visual strategies, these artists have made bold contributions to conceptualism, performance, and new-media art, as well as social protest, justice movements, and debates about freedom.

Pop América opened in October 2018 at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, and will be on view at the Nasher Museum at Duke University until July 2019 before traveling to the Block Museum at Northwestern University.

from https://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/exhibitions/2019/pop-am%C3%A9rica,-19651975.html

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 8:27am

EVANSTON, Ill. --- The Alumnae of Northwestern University has selected six students to receive 2019-2020 Alumnae of Northwestern University STEM scholarships, which are awarded to students who excel in a STEM major (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). The intent of this scholarship program, which began in 2010, is to free students from work commitments so they may more vigorously pursue their chosen area of study and other university endeavors. Students are selected on the basis of academic excellence and financial need.  Click HERE to read more about these outstanding students.

Wed, 04/29/2020 - 11:12am

Click HERE to read about the four recipients.

Note:  Amy Jiang replaced Ibtesaam Moosa, who did not enroll in graduate school at Northwestern University.

Amy Jiang received her B.A. in economics and global health studies in June 2019.  In the fall she began her Masters of Science in Management Studies (MSMS) at the Kellogg School of Management with a goal of developing business skills and strategies that can be applied to nonprofit operations.  Her dream of starting her own international NGO post-graduation grew from her internship at a healthcare clinic in Uganda, her experience as a Posner Research Fellow, her study of the Chinese healthcare system at Peking University, and working as an analyst at a healthcare consulting firm. 

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 5:47pm

For immediate release: May 10, 2019

EVANSTON, Ill. --- The Alumnae of Northwestern University is pleased to honor 13 students who have been named as recipients of the Alumnae Undergraduate Research Grants. Funding for these grants comes from The Alumnae Centennial Endowment for Undergraduate Research, established in 2016 to commemorate the organization’s 100th anniversary. The Endowment, administered by the Office of Undergraduate Research, supports students from all academic areas, giving them opportunities to develop and complete independent research and creative projects across a wide range of fields. These students will work with faculty sponsors this summer to explore answers to questions raised by research projects from many fields of study.

“Undergraduate research allows students to take what they have learned in their classes and use it to try to solve problems they see in the world. They learn creative problem-solving and critical project-management skills across all fields of study. The Alumnae Endowment allows us to expand these incredibly meaningful opportunities to more students, creating an environment where student success becomes the norm,” notes Peter Civetta, director, Office of Undergraduate Education.

“Today, increasing numbers of undergraduates from all disciplines want to pursue research projects on a variety of topics, including music, art, gender studies, biological sciences, American studies, anthropology, global health, chemistry, environmental science and journalism. The Alumnae Centennial Endowment addresses this need by making such opportunities available,” notes The Alumnae president Michele Bresler.

Click HERE to read about the students and their undergraduate research projects.

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 4:54pm

EVANSTON, Ill. --- The Alumnae of Northwestern University has selected 18 students to receive grants to fund 2019 summer internships. The Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP) provides undergraduate students a $3,000 stipend for completing an unpaid summer internship, while simultaneously participating in a professional development program offered by Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA). The Alumnae has been a staunch supporter of the SIGP program since 2010.

NCA serves as the program administrator, with financial support coming from The Alumnae of Northwestern University, other generous alumni donors, and the President and Provost offices. SIGP applicant numbers have soared since the program’s first year, when grants were awarded to 10 students out of 90 applicants. In 2019, more than 800 students applied for grants to support summer internships; almost 400 were awarded. The Alumnae’s 18 recipients were selected from a pool of 58 high quality applications.

Click HERE to read about these outstanding students and their internships.