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Northwestern Intersections

  • LGBTQ+ Art and Pride, with Jonathan David Katz ’95 PhD

    20 GIU 2024 · Katz is a founding figure in the field of queer art history. As a professor and scholar, he has undertaken formative projects in gay and lesbian studies. While at the City College of San Francisco, he served as the first tenured gay and lesbian studies faculty member in the US; in 1995, he founded the Harvey Milk Institute, which was once the world’s largest queer studies institute. Learn more about his pioneering career and current projects.
    Ascoltato 24 min. 28 sec.
  • A Calling in Psychology, with Gabriel Cooper ’10

    6 GIU 2024 · Cooper is a clinical psychotherapist who works with members of the LGBTQ2+ community. He previously worked in marketing before earning his doctorate at Cambridge University, a path inspired by his research as a Northwestern student. Learn more about his research interests and what Pride Month means to him.
    Ascoltato 23 min. 14 sec.
  • Building Healthier Communities, with Grace Hong Duffin ’95

    23 MAG 2024 · Hong Duffin is the president and CEO of Kenneth Young Center, a community health organization in the Chicago suburbs. With experience in public policy, law, and human services, she serves on the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. Learn about her work with mental and physical wellness and her role on the NU-A5 board.
    Ascoltato 16 min. 50 sec.
  • Making a Difference in Law, with Hannah Jurowicz ’14 JD, LLM

    16 MAG 2024 · Jurowicz is a lawyer and assistant attorney general for the special litigation bureau in the Illinois attorney general’s office. Since graduating from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, she has worked on numerous projects centering around human rights. Jurowicz serves on the board of the Northwestern University Asian and Asian American Alumni Association (NU-A5).
    Ascoltato 21 min. 40 sec.
  • ’Cats in Medicine, with Feinberg Alumni

    13 MAG 2024 · Join us for a conversation with five alumni of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Learn about the medical school experience and Northwestern’s Feinberg alumni community from Darren Wethers ’88 MD; Boris Sheynin ’99 MD; David Lee ’89 MD; Jeff Schaider ’83, ’85 MD; and Nupur Ghoshal ’01 PhD, ’03 MD.
    Ascoltato 35 min. 44 sec.
  • Rock and Roll Royalty, with Paul Korzilius ’76, Roland Mesa ’82, and Walt Versen ’77

    25 APR 2024 · This special episode centers around the cast and crew of the upcoming film Play the Game: A Jock ‘N’ Roll Story. Directed by Mesa and executive produced by Versen and Korzilius, the film covers the incredible true story of how a group of Northwestern football players, including the executive producers, worked as security for the band Queen in its heyday. Join us as we discuss this wild career move and the world of rock and roll touring in the 1980s.
    Ascoltato 33 min. 21 sec.
  • Navigating the College Admissions World, with Julie Kelsheimer ’11, ’13 MMus.

    18 APR 2024 · Kelsheimer is a college admissions adviser based in greater New York City. She previously served as a high school music instructor and a college professor before moving into her current role, where she helps students and families find their best fit for college. Join us as she gives advice to parents on the college admissions landscape and shares tips for students on how to market themselves in a job search. 
    Ascoltato 19 min. 26 sec.
  • Recovering the Philosophy of the Self, with Adina Bezerita '17

    4 APR 2024 · Adina Bezerita is a Romanian-American, award-winning Oxford-Cambridge philosopher and scholar, whose works pioneer interdisciplinary projects in ancient wisdom relevant to contemporary thought across the humanities and sciences. With her Numinous Threads foundation (2016), Adina provides leadership, education, consultation and collaboration to individuals, profit and non-profit organizations and to governmental bodies for achieving visionary goals in the polyvalent world. Adina serves as a global ambassador for Northwestern University in Eastern Europe, the first in Romania. She is an appointed honorary advisor to the Romanian Government Ministry of Research, Innovation and Technology. 
    Ascoltato 35 min. 53 sec.
  • ’Cats in Sports Media, with Lisa Byington ’98, ’99 MS and Cassidy Hubbarth ’07

    21 MAR 2024 · Byington is a play-by-play commentator who has covered major sports events, including the Women’s World Cup and Olympic Games. She’s the first woman to do play-by-play for the NCAA men's basketball tournament and for a men’s professional basketball team, the Milwaukee Bucks. Hubbarth is an Emmy Award–winning Evanston native who works as an anchor for ESPN’s SportsCenter, NBA Tonight, and First Take. Join us as we discuss the changing sports media landscape and the rich legacy of Northwestern graduates in sports media. “NCAA and NCAA Championships are trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.”
    Ascoltato 50 min. 18 sec.
  • Telling Unheard Stories of Women’s Suffrage, with Ronny Frishman ’72

    7 MAR 2024 · Frishman is an author and former news reporter and editor. She has written human interest and medical health articles and recently began writing children’s books. Her recent book, Nina Allender: Suffrage Cartoonist, illuminates the life and work of an underappreciated hero in the women’s suffrage movement. Join us as we discuss how she helped tell the story of one of America’s first female political cartoonists and what Women’s History Month means to her.
    Ascoltato 22 min. 37 sec.

Listen in as alumni share stories about how their careers have evolved and how key intersections of experience, opportunity, and alumni connections have propelled them to where they are today....

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Listen in as alumni share stories about how their careers have evolved and how key intersections of experience, opportunity, and alumni connections have propelled them to where they are today. You’ll hear from men and women at different stages in their work lives and in various industries. Find out what these alumni have done right and wrong and what they’ve learned at each intersection along the way.
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