Events Archive

Post date: Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:20

The State of Reproductive Freedom in America: A Conversation With Katha Pollitt will take place Friday, April 17, 2015, 6-8 p.m. at the Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University School of Law (375 E. Chicago Ave.) in Chicago, Illinois. The event is free and open to the public, though registration is required and can be made by visiting or by email at Pollitt will be signing copies of her latest book immediately following the event. For more information, please contact Michele Weldon, Illinois Humanities Council Director of Programs, at (312) 422-5583 or

Sponsored by the Center for Legal Studies

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Post date: Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:53

Are you interested in a career in the international development and social impact space? Do you want to learn more about what skills may let you get your foot in the door after college?

As part of an ongoing partnership with Northwestern, One Acre Fund will be hosting a webinar designed to introduce students to our work and offer advice and tips on how to develop skills relevant to the fields of international development and social enterprise. The webinar will take place on
Tuesday, April 21st at 4 pm CST and is open to anyone.

To register, please click here.

The Buffett Institute will be holding a screening of the webinar in Scott Hall, Conference Room 34. If you are interested in attending this optional group screening, please RSVP to by Monday, April 20th at 1pm.

The webinar will be hosted by Northwestern alumna Allison Bream. Allison graduated in 2010 and worked for the World Food Programme in Ethiopia as part of a Princeton in Africa fellowship before joining the One Acre Fund Team. She now works as a People Operations Senior Manager in One Acre Fund's New York office, traveling frequently to our offices throughout East Africa.

Post date: Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:51

Presenter: Joachim D. Pleil, Ph.D. 

Methods Development and Applications Branch, Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Location: Attend in person at Baldwin Auditorium, Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center (303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL) or watch the Adobe Connect live stream

Lunch is provided on a first-come, first-served basis

CME credit is available for in-person attendance

Sponsored by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)

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Post date: Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:40

IPR Series on Peformance Measurement Colloquium: Tomas Philipson, University of Chicago

“Non-Adherence in Healthcare: A Positive and Normative Analysis”

by Tomas Philipson, Daniel Levin Professor of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago

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Post date: Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:34

The Safe Space Ally Workshops are the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center's initiative to educate people who support LGBTQA individuals within our campus and global community. The workshops are divided into two, two-hour sessions: Part A- Creating Affirming Spaces and Part B- Ally Development.

Unlike more visible under-represented groups, lesbian, gay, bisexual,trans*, asexual and queer identified (LGBTQA) persons cannot be readily identified. Likewise, there is no easy method of identifying persons supportive of LGBTQA people. The Safe Space Ally Workshop strives to provide a way for Allies, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity, within the Northwestern University community to prominently identify themselves. The program advances NU's goal of creating a campus community in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity and may participate holistically in the collegiate experience. Please consider this your invitation to participate.

Sponsored by the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center

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Post date: Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:25

Professor Rick Silverman, Department of Chemistry, came to Northwestern to carry out fundamental research on enzymes important to various diseases, but he never expected that it would actually lead to a FDA-approved blockbuster drug.  He will discuss how he got in the field of chemistry and his path to medicianal chemistry and Northwestern.

The story of the invention of Lyrica will be described and how it went from basic principles of chemistry and enzymology to technology transfer to industry parnership to commercialization. Questions regarding drugs and the drug development process are welcome.

Sponsored by Science Cafe Evanston

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Post date: Fri, 04/10/2015 - 08:59

Ms. Phylis Magina is the managing director of the ABCs of Sex Education in Kenya. She is a Evanston based woman who partners with women in Kenya to educate young girls and boys on sex education. ABCs (Abstain, Be faithful, use Condoms) is an HIV and comprehensive sex education program. We hope to have a stimulating and informative discusson on where the issues of young Kenya and U.S. girls overlap.

Co-sponsored by iGem, the Women's Center and Program of African Studies

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Post date: Fri, 04/10/2015 - 08:39

Peter Locke, Global Health Studies and Anthropology, is a cultural and medical anthropologist focused on bringing ethnographic evidence to the comparative study of global health and humanitarian intervention in post-conflict societies. Locke’s doctoral research in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, explored how local psychosocial support organizations and poor families together cope with the legacy of war amidst a transformed state and economy. Prior to joining Northwestern’s faculty, Locke served as a postdoctoral research associate and then as a lecturer for Princeton University’s Program in Global Health and Health Policy.

Organized by: Buffett Institute

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Post date: Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:46

Sydney A. Halpern, PhD
Lecturer, Medical Humanities & Bioethics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

For over thirty years, 1942 through 1974, American researchers conducted experiments that deliberately infected people with unmodified hepatitis viruses. The aim was to discover basic features of the pathogens, information necessary for developing preventive and therapeutic measures. The human subjects included mental patients, persons with cognitive impairments, conscientious objectors to the military draft, and inmates of prisons and reformatories. This talk presents major finding from a forthcoming book based on extensive archival research. It retells the story of human-subjects abuses in the U.S.

This talk, the first in a two-part series, locates the roots of the hepatitis studies—and other hazardous mid-century human experiments—with the rise of federal support of biomedicine for purposes of national defense. Scientists and their military sponsors invoked national security to justify dangerous medical research and secure the cooperation of those managing institutions housing potential subjects.

Organized by: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime

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Post date: Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:40

2015 Spring Seminar Series 

Dr. Atiene Solomon Sagay, BSc, MBChB. FWACS, FICS, FRCOG, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, former Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Jos. Professor Sagay’s presentation is co-sponsored by National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center and the Center for Global Health.

Organized by: Center for Global Health

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