Posts Tagged: office of undergraduate research

From a seat aboard Copa Airlines’ flight 229 to Panama City

A journey has begun—not the journey—but a journey nonetheless. It’s a Friday evening eight weeks deep into my third winter quarter here at Northwestern, but I’m not studying in Kresge, attending a student group meeting in Norris, or participating in my sorority’s big-little reveal. I’m sitting in seat 20A embarking on a trip to the… Read more »

SYEDA GHULAM FATIMA

When I met Fatima for the first time, she struck off as a lovely, graceful lady. At the same time, she managed to command respect from everyone at the Bonded Labour Liberation Front. Now, those are a few signs of a great leader. Fatima was very comfortable in front of the camera too. I did… Read more »

SO, WHAT IS BONDED LABOR?

We set out for Lahore to find out why the practice of bonded labor is still happening despite it being illegal in Pakistan. Pre-assumptions aside, we needed to speak with people who understand the topic well. So far, we spoke with those who are in the brick kiln industry, which practices bonded labor widely, a lawyer… Read more »

HERE GOES NOTHING

The effect of disparity is a bit funny. The advantaged ones get complacent while the disadvantaged get comfortable in their complacency. And then you have people like us in the middle who struggle to make sense of it. Lahore, just like any other city (looking at you, Chicago), holds families who live very different experiences…. Read more »

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I’m Kimani, and my Undergraduate Research Project is based on synesthesia, a neurological condition in which some of the five senses are “cross-wired” in the brain, causing people to experience things like “tasting shapes” or “hearing color.” For my eight weeks, I’ll be painting what a synesthetic person experiences. This will be in order to… Read more »

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This summer I will be continuing my work at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in the Exercise and Health Lab with an independent project interviewing breast cancer survivors to determine what they would like to see out of a technologically based exercise program for women receiving breast cancer treatment. I was fortunate to receive… Read more »

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My name is Shara Feit, and I am a playwright, actor, coffee-lover, essayist, and aspiring Yiddishist. This summer will be an adventure in multiple cities and continents, in playwriting, in the Yiddish language, in feminist theory and thought, in international theatre practice, and in all the books I read along the way. I will be… Read more »

Welcome!

Welcome to “Notes From The Stacks,” a catalogue of my time spent in the depths of the WNUR archives this summer.  I’m going to be posting my favorite music finds from WNUR’s vast catalogue here throughout the summer along with my experiences and interesting finding.  Right now, I am in the development process for my… Read more »

Follow our research journey at www.spiritedpodcast.com

Hey listeners! We encourage you to visit our website www.spiritedpodcast.com for frequent updates and images from our research trip. Also visit www.facebook.com/spiritedpodcast for more fun!   What makes a story believable? And why do ghost stories always seem to stick? Sarah Walther and Jared Zvonar are two Northwestern undergrad students who want to find out…. Read more »