Category: General

Flexibility and Confidence are Essential – Tips and Recommendations from Global Health Student Researchers

On Thursday, Feb 16th, 2012, a group of students, professors, and sponsors from a variety of academic disciplines gathered in Harris Hall on the Northwestern University Evanston Campus at the 2nd Annual Global Health Research Symposium. At the symposium, undergraduate and graduate students discussed their public health research and how they are connecting their Northwestern

More than Good Intentions: How a New Economics is Helping to Solve Global Poverty – Dr. Dean Karlan, Yale University, Innovations for Poverty Action

Hundreds of thousands of programs exist throughout the world targeted toward solving some piece of the global poverty puzzle. How can we evaluate an individual program, and what makes some programs more effective than others? Dr. Dean Karlan, professor of economics at Yale University, spoke on the Northwestern University Campus at the Buffet Center for

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.