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With a Circumnavigators Travel-Study Grant, senior global health and neuroscience double major Elizabeth Hyun traveled to five post-conflict nations in 10 weeks to study how historical context contributes to trauma diagnoses.

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Elizabeth Hyun smiles in Seoul, South Korea

A Sweet Study

Winter 2024
Students in the Maple Syrup and Climate Change course tap sugar, silver and Norway maple trees on campus to examine the local effects of climate change on soil and plant life. They also learn about the maple syrup industry, including maple tapping by both Native American and non-Native harvesters, farmers and companies, as well as how Indigenous people today use maple tapping for food sovereignty.

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All That Jazz

Winter 2024
This winter, Nitasha Tamar Sharma offers a new Black studies course for students: New Black Music in Chicago: Artists’ Reflections on Music, Race and Entrepreneurship. Students will organize a free public jazz event for the community, which will take place March 4 as part of the Department of Black Studies’ annual Leon Forrest Lecture Series.

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Portrait of grammy-nominated harpist Brandee Younger playing the harp
Each year, Northwestern Formula Racing designs and manufactures a Formula-style race car. At a Society of Automotive Engineers competition each spring, Northwestern students race their car against hundreds of other college teams’ entries.

Pedal to the metal

Team smiles around a Northwestern branded race car
From the Lima Art Museum in Peru to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, professors share their favorite sights and experiences across the globe.

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Darsan Swaroop Bellie ’22, who holds a dual degree in jazz studies and physics from Northwestern, is a fellow at the University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA), where he conducts research on gravitational waves, compact objects and cosmology. Merging his seemingly disparate passions, he created the Star Eyes Initiative, a jazz group that uses original compositions to communicate scientific concepts in a digestible way, for audiences of all ages.

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Darsan Swaroop Bellie poses with a Yamaha drum set in front of a white background.
Now known as one of the greatest short game players in the history of professional golf, Luke Donald ’01 first made a name for himself with an all-time great collegiate run: four-time All-American, three-time Big Ten Player of the Year, two-time Big Ten Champion and 1999 NCAA individual champion. Today, more than 20 years after he turned pro, he is adding European Ryder Cup team captain to his resume.

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Luke Donald holds his golf club up after a large swing, he watches his golf ball fly.
It had been 11 years since Northwestern women’s lacrosse won the NCAA Championship, but in late May the Wildcats returned to the top of the sport, defeating Boston College 18-6 for the program’s eighth title in 18 years.

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The women's lacrosse team cheers and holds up their National Champions trophy.
Members of Knitwestern build community while honing their knitting skills and giving back to local organizations. Open to students and community members alike, the knitting and crocheting club operates on the premise that anyone can learn to knit.

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Illustration of a knitted square with Northwestern's "N"
On June 26, ultrarunner Jamie Aarons set a world record for scaling all 282 Munros (mountains in Scotland that are taller than 3,000 feet), traveling only by foot, bike and kayak. She compressed what many hikers set as a lifetime goal into just one month, completing the self-propelled circuit in 31 days, 10 hours and 27 minutes.

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Jamie Aarons hiking with dogs