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Germs at four, less inflammation at forty

Thom McDade and Chris Kuzawa say in a Northwestern Now article by Clare Milliken that "playing in the dirt as kids makes chronic disease less likely later in life".

Professor Mary Weismantel is named a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London

The Society consists of 3,000 elected Fellows who are distinguished in their fields of archaeology, architectural or art history, or other antiquarian subject matters across the academic, charitable, heritage and private sectors. Prof. Weismantel joins fellows Tim Earl, Matthew Johnson, Cynthia Robin and Mark Hauser.

Professor Shalini Shankar has been named a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow

During the Guggenheim Fellowship year, Shankar will be based in Brooklyn, NY. She will research Generation Z, exploring how this demographic category can be defined in ways that more centrally account for the contributions of immigrants and minorities.

Senior Lecturer Erin Waxenbaum has received the 2017 Charles Deering McCormick University Distinguished Lecturer award

Congratulations to Senior Lecturer and undergraduate advisor for Anthropology, Dr. Erin Waxenbaum, who has been honored with the Charles Deering McCormick University Distinguished Lecturer award for outstanding performance and dedication to undergraduate education at Northwestern University for 2017

Assistant Professor Adia Benton awarded the 2017 Rachel Carson Prize

Adia Benton has been awarded the 2017 Rachel Carson Prize from the Society for Social Studies of Science for her book ‘HIV Exceptionalism: Development Through Disease in Sierra Leone’. This prize is awarded for a book length work of social or political relevance in the area of science and technology studies.

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Wildcat Welcome

Monday, September 11, 9:00 AM
Undergraduate orientation week begins
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Northwestern TGS Orientation

Wednesday, September 13, 8:30 AM
There is a full day of orientation activites planned for new Northwestern graduate students starting at 8:30 am in Pick Staiger Concert Hall and Norris University Center.
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Fall Quarter Classes Begin

Tuesday, September 19, 9:00 AM