Northwestern University is an educational and research institution. The institution offers undergraduate, graduate and professional, and summer session courses. It focuses on art and science, social science, engineering, journalism, law, management, medicine, music, medicine, and performing arts studies. Northwestern University was founded in 1851 and is based in Evanston, Illinois with an additional campus in Chicago, Illinois.
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Northwestern University Announces the Retirement of Thomas G. Cline as Vice President and General Counsel
Sep 21 15
Thomas G. Cline, Northwestern University's vice president and general counsel, announced his retirement on September 21. He plans to step down at the end of this calendar year after 27 years at Northwestern and will be available to the president and Board of Trustees for a period of time thereafter to assure a smooth transition to his successor. Since 2001, Cline, 61, has been the chief legal officer for Northwestern, providing counsel to the University president and the board and directing the University's legal strategies.
Northwestern University Offers New Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in Fall 2015
Sep 15 15
Northwestern University is offering innovative, new massive open online courses (MOOCs) in fall 2015, including Introduction to Reproduction and two new specializations -- one focusing on leadership and another on social marketing. The Organizational Leadership Specialization features four Northwestern deans and 10 faculty members teaching a five-course series with a capstone project and a certificate for completion. The five courses examine high-performance leadership through team building, negotiations and conflict resolution; communications and storytelling; social influence; marketing; and design innovation. It launches in October 2015. The Social Marketing Specialization -- also with five courses, a capstone project and a certificate for completion -- will teach students to design a social media strategy, engage online communities and assess business impact. It starts from Sept. 15, 2015. The Introduction to Reproduction MOOC is a crash-course in human reproductive health through fact- and biology-based information on a variety of topics. It will cover reproductive anatomy, key biological changes during puberty, sexual biology and contraceptive methods, reproductive disorders and a special introduction to the field of oncofertility. It begins Sept. 28, 2015. Here are the three new Northwestern MOOCs: On Sept. 15, 2015 Northwestern launches its first new specialization of the fall, Social Marketing: How to Profit in a Digital World, through the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. The specialization is made up of five MOOCs and culminates with a capstone project. The first MOOC will be available Tuesday. The other four will launch over the next four months. In today's marketplace, organizations need effective, profitable social marketing strategies. In this specialization, students will learn to match markets to social strategies to profitably grow their businesses. They will use social media tools and platforms to design, manage and optimize social campaigns to promote growth and position their brands in the global digital marketplace. In the final capstone project, students create and evaluate a comprehensive social marketing strategy. On Sept. 28, 2015, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Professor Teresa Woodruff, chief of the division of reproductive science in medicine, will launch Introduction to Reproduction. This is a crash-course in human reproductive health through fact- and biology-based information on a variety of topics. It will cover reproductive anatomy, key biological changes during puberty, sexual biology and contraceptive methods, reproductive disorders, and a special introduction to the field of Oncofertility. Specific lecture titles are as follows: 1) Reproductive Anatomy and Hormones, 2) Menstrual Cycle, Oocyte Maturation, and Sperm Activation, 3) Sexual Biology, Fertilization, and Contraception and 4) Reproductive Health and Disorders. On Oct. 15, 2015, the second new MOOC specialization, Organizational Leadership, will begin this fall, consisting of five MOOCs focused on leadership and featuring faculty from four of Northwestern's schools: the Kellogg School of Management, the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, the School of Communication and the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. The first three courses of the specialization are scheduled to launch Oct. 15. They will include the Kellogg MOOC, High-Performance Collaboration: Leadership, Teamwork and Negotiation; the Medill MOOC, Leadership Communication for Maximum Impact: Storytelling; and the School of Communication MOOC, Leadership Through Social Influence. The specialization will bring together learners from different disciplines, different parts of the world and different types of organizations to foster the type of interdisciplinary learning and collaboration for which Northwestern in known.
Northwestern University Announces Board of Trustees Changes
Aug 20 15
Five prominent business leaders and philanthropists have been appointed to the Northwestern University Board of Trustees. Four of the appointees are new; one is a returning member. They are: Edith W. Cooper. Cooper is global head of human resources at Goldman Sachs where she is responsible for the well-being, development and promotion of more than 30,000 people Prior to her current role, she worked in sales management and led several businesses within the securities
division. H. Patrick Hackett Jr. H. Patrick Hackett Jr. is principal of HHS Partners, LLC. Adam R. Karr. Adam R. Karr is the managing director of Orbis Investment Management and the director of Orbis Investment Management Ltd. Ivy Beth Lewis. She is also on the board of The Management Center in Washington, D.C.
Kimberly Querrey. Kimberly Querrey is president of SQ Advisors, LLC. Previously, she was president of the consulting firm Querrey Enterprises.