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Making the Transition From Academia to the Real World: Tips and Takeaways from the 2012 Civically Engaged Alumni Roundtables

In the spirit of Martin Luther King Day, the Office of International Program Development/Global Health Studies (IPD) and the Center for Civic Engagement hosted the Civically Engaged Alumni Roundtables Event on January 17th. An opportunity for students of all backgrounds to network with accomplished alumni, this event illuminated how NU academics and extracurricular opportunities have

Northwestern student researches domestic violence in India

In India domestic violence kills more people than terror attacks, according to a survey by the United Nations. Emotional, physical, sexual and financial abuse runs the gamut of intensity in India, says Feinberg medical student Maya Ragavan. The most common form, she says, is yelling while the more sensational include throwing acid at a woman.

Water quality in the Navajo Nation: An interview with NU Professor Franz Geiger

Several years ago, while researching hexavalent chromium (the carcinogen made famous by Erin Brokovitch), the Northwestern University professor of chemistry received a call from a Navajo physicist asking him to take a look at water contamination on the Navajo Reservation in the Four Corners region. He did, and discovered that not only was much of

Northwestern student researches plastic surgery needs in Kenya

When David Grant walked the plastic surgery wards in Kenyan hospitals, he noticed most patients were burn victims. “The high incidence of burn injuries and their acute management forces reconstructive surgeons to turn away other patients with non-burn related reconstructive needs, like cleft lips or cub feet or trauma patients from road traffic accidents,” says