Category: General

Northwestern Participates in World AIDS Day 2013

World AIDS Day is December 1, and Northwestern is gearing up to offer events that will increase awareness and action on behalf of the student body. This year’s theme is “Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation.” Each year, various nonprofit organizations, government bodies, and individuals join together to design programming surrounding the theme

Research in the Motherland: Women’s Struggles & Stories in Algeria

Recently, the Global Health Portal spoke to Nouha Boundaoui (International Studies, Political Science and Global Health Studies, WCAS 2014), who spent her summer in Algeria identifying the socioeconomic and cultural factors that influence the prevalence of high levels of hypertension amongst Algerian women. Tell us about your project.  What inspired your work? My project aimed

Ugly Sweaters for a Meaningful Cause

Ryan Werffeli knows instantly that this is the one: a beige-brown sweater with an embroidered “winterscape” of snow-speckled pine trees, woodland creatures and a cozy cottage. There’s no doubt that this is one ugly sweater. But Werffeli can’t wait to wear it. “Between Thanksgiving and Christmas is prime time for the ugly sweater. Winter parties.

East Palace, West Palace: Homosexuality in China

Every Thursday night from 7 to 9 pm The Asian Studies Program hosts a movie night at the Mitchell Multimedia Center in the Northwestern University Library. On October 24th the Movie was 东官西官 or “East Palace, West Palace,” directed by Zhang Yuan. East Palace, West Palace is a film that raises questions about homosexuality in

Sustainable water in Chile

Engineers don’t often get a chance to develop the cultural awareness inherent to anthropology majors, said Elizabeth Velazquez, a Northwestern senior majoring in Environmental Engineering. But Velazquez gained that knowledge during a six-week trip to Chile last summer, where she worked on developing sustainable water solutions for a small Chilean town as part of Project