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29 universities commit to lowering emissions, enhancing access to climate education

October 28, 2021 – from Northwestern Now
The U7+ Alliance of World Universities issued a statement on October 25 declaring their commitment to supporting the implementation of climate goals coming out of the COP26 conference in Glasgow. The presidents of 29 universities from 12 countries voted to adopt the commitments set forth in the statement, recognizing that "climate change is a global challenge that presents serious threats to natural environments, human health, security and economic stability.”

GlobeMed celebrates 15 years of lasting impact in global health equity

August 30, 2021
This year marks the 15th anniversary of GlobeMed, a Northwestern Buffett-supported student organization dedicated to mobilizing students and grassroots leaders to improve public health worldwide. Originally founded in 2006 by a group of Northwestern students seeking opportunities to contribute to global health equity, GlobeMed has grown into a network of thousands of students across 36 university-based chapters throughout the United States as well as grassroots organizations in Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Northwestern seeks delegates to the 2021 U7+ Worldwide Student Forum

June 17, 2021
Attention Northwestern students. Are you curious, creative and action-oriented? Are you eager to connect with other students from across the globe, learn lifelong skills, and make a positive impact on global challenges? If so, apply now to be a Northwestern Student Delegate to the U7+ Worldwide Student Forum 2021: Climate Change–Intergenerational Conflict or Intergenerational Alliance?
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Chicago’s Austin Community: A Case Study in Creating Equitable STEM Hyper Local Learning Ecosystems

June 17, 2021
In this Northwestern Buffet "Building Sustainable Futures: Global Challenges and Possibilities" webinar, learning scientist Nichole Pinkard and Chicago Medal of Honor Recipient Natasha Smith-Walker shared examples and frameworks based upon lessons learned in a multi-year collaboration to reimagine partnerships with the community and civic institutions to build pathways and on-roads to STEM in ways that connect to the community. Austin serves as the demonstration community leveraging community value holders (parks, community-based organizations, schools, etc.)
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Social Protection and Inequality in a Pandemic: Evidence from Ghana

June 1, 2021
Survey evidence from 16 developing countries shows widespread employment loss and declines in income and food security since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. These patterns are apparent in Ghana. In this Northwestern Buffett "Building Sustainable Futures: Global Challenges and Possibilities" webinar, Chris Udry, professor of Economics at Northwestern University, and Robert Darko Osei, vice dean for the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Ghana, discussed the dynamic effects that COVID lockdown policies have had on employment and show how substantial, randomized mobile money transfers to individuals in poor households affected social distancing, food security, and work patterns.

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