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Senior Design Projects in South Africa: Making Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Connections

August 3, 2020 – from Northwestern Global Learning Office
Designed especially for engineering students with a senior design project—as well as students from other majors with technical experience—the winter quarter program pairs students with local clients in South Africa to offer a hands-on experience developing medical devices to improve health outcomes in resource-poor environments, such as townships around Cape Town.


Weinberg in the World podcast features GHS alum

July 31, 2020 – from Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences
GHS alum David Leander ('10) was featured on the Waldron Student-Alumni Connections podcast, speaking on how to pursue a medical career through a nontraditional career path.


GHS 2020 Student Marshal named

June 19, 2020
As part of Weinberg College’s Convocation ceremony each year, departments and programs choose a student marshal to carry their banner, leading the procession of new graduates. Global Health Studies faculty chooses a particularly outstanding student for this honor.

Evanston's pandemic responses: 1918 and 2020

June 3, 2020 – from Youtube
Dr. Sarah Rodriguez and The Daily Northwestern reporter Christopher Vazquez spoke with Evanston Mayor Stephen Hagerty about Evanston's pandemic responses – to the Spanish Flu in 1918 and to COVID-19 now.



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