ANTHONY CHEN | SUBMITTED PHOTO

ANTHONY CHEN | SUBMITTED PHOTO

ANTHONY CHEN, Associate Professor of Sociology

By Neil Thivalapill   |   NURJ 2014-15

Anthony Chen is an associate professor of sociology at Northwestern University. He is a political and historical sociologist whose interests lie in civil rights, social policy and affirmative action, about which his book, The Fifth Freedom reviews. His previous appointments include a professorship in sociology at the University of Michigan and a Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley.

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ANTHONY PENSA | SUBMITTED PHOTO

ANTHONY PENSA, Researching on the Molecular Mechanisms of Enzymes and Applications to Neurodegenerative Diseases

By Monica Cheng   |   NURJ 2014-15

Anthony Pensa (’15) is a senior majoring in ISP and biological sciences and minoring in chemistry. He has worked at Professor Silverman’s lab for 2.5 years, since September 2012. His first encounter with Professor Silverman was during the spring of freshman year, through taking organic chemistry.

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STEVEN EPSTEIN | SUBMITTED PHOTO

STEVEN EPSTEIN, John C. Shaffer Professor in the Humanities

By Neil Thivalapill   |   NURJ 2014-15

Steven Epstein is John C. Shaffer Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University. He has conducted extensive research on the sociology of biomedicine, health, illness, especially regarding the connections between gender, sexuality, and race and the politics of science. His area of interest includes the politics of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the sociology of sexuality...

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S. SARA MONOSON | SUBMITTED PHOTO

S. SARA MONOSON: Professor of Political Science and Classics and the Director of the Graduate Classics Cluster

By Sunny Liu   |   May 4, 2015   |   2014-15 NURJ Online

Monoson is the author of Plato’s Democratic Entanglements: Athenian Politics and the Practice of Philosophy (2000) which was awarded the 2001 Foundations Book Prize by the American Political Science Association for the Best First Book in Political Theory. In addition, she directs Northwestern’s “Classicizing Chicago Project,” which explores how engagements with classical antiquity are pervasive throughout Chicago.

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RICHARD B. SILVERMAN, John Evans Professor of Chemistry and Inventor of Lyrica

By Monica Cheng and Sunny Liu   |   NURJ 2014-15

Whether it be through taking a course in organic chemistry, working in labs, passing by Silverman Hall, or hearing about his invention of pregabalin—or better known as Lyrica—, most people have most likely encountered Richard B. Silverman’s name in some form or another during their time at Northwestern University. Silverman is the John Evans Professor of Chemistry and has made significant contributions to...

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SARAH SMIERCIAK | SUBMITTED PHOTO

Sarah Smierciak, Rhodes Scholar Recipient

By Monica Cheng   |   2012-13 NURJ

In 2011, Sarah Smierciak ('11) was selected as a Rhodes Scholar, one of the most prestigious international fellowships that is awarded to 32 Americans each year for outstanding academic achievement, leadership, character, and commitment to the common good. Rhodes Scholars receive full financial support to pursue a degree at the University of Oxford. Smierciak is currently studying international development with a Middle Eastern focus.

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Pamela Wax, Research Abroad in Paris

By Kacey Liu   |   NURJ Online 2013-14

Pamela Wax (’14) spent the summer of 2013 conducting research at a genetics lab in Paris. Wax is currently a third year HPME student and a biological sciences major with a genetics concentration and a Global Health minor.

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Neha Reddy, Research Abroad in Ethiopia

By Sophie Weber   |   NURJ Online 2013-14

Neha Reddy (‘16) conducted research in Ethiopa during the summer of 2013.

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