Weinberg Magazine, Fall/Winter 2015
If you didn’t know them, you might assume they had little in common.
Indira Raman is a neuroscientist. She studies the “Morse code” of the mind: the electrical and chemical signals that brain cells create to encode and transmit information.
Susie Phillips is a medievalist, fluent in the language of Chaucer and Shakespeare. She is fascinated by the history of books and the ways that “mischievous talk” shaped the social world in medieval and early modern England.
In a parallel universe, the two might never have met. They might have remained deep within their realms, Raman in her laboratory and Phillips with her texts, never guessing at the surprising ways their disciplines intersect and overlap.
But in this world, they did. And they haven’t stopped talking, teaching and exploring together since.
Letter From the Dean: An Interdisciplinary SpiritI am often asked: What is the importance of an arts and sciences education in the 21st century?
Examination of an ErrorA misidentification on the cover of Weinberg magazine spurs a closer look at the phenomenon of race-memory bias.
A Wildcat WelcomeWeinberg College’s Class of 2019 and transfer students gathered under a brilliant blue sky Sept. 16 for Fall 2015 Convocation.
Summer internship grants make extraordinary opportunities available to students.
Students in the Kaplan Institute’s Global Humanities Lab explore the intersection of art and culture at the 2015 Istanbul Biennial
Stephen Antonoplis suspects that the way you use Facebook is closely related to the way you see yourself.
Northwestern students who seek to understand the inner workings of the brain now have a dedicated path to do so: the College’s new major in neuroscience.
Tucked between Tech and the Garrett Theological Seminary, the Shakespeare Garden is a place of repose on a busy college campus, a sanctuary so tranquil one might hear a leaf drop.
With the rise of social media, everyone - from companies and brands to individuals - wants to be "influential."
Rebecca Kimitch ’98 pursued a career in journalism and won a Pulitzer Prize. Paul Checchia ’89 applies lessons from literature to his work in pediatric medicine. Paula Pretlow ’77 became an advocate for education and a leader in investment management.
The Weinberg magazine article “Flashback: 1970” (Spring/Summer 2015) inspired a number of readers to share their reflections on that period. Here are a few of their comments.
Research led by molecular bioscientist Richard I. Morimoto suggests that on a molecular level, aging begins rather suddenly — right about the time we reach reproductive maturity.
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