Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963954 | Print ISBN: 9781412959087 | Online ISBN: 9781412963954 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, FOUNDED in 1855, is a private university in Illinois with an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students. The main university campus, including the Kellogg School of Management, the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, is located in Evanston, Illinois, whereas several other professional schools, including the Feinberg School of Medicine (founded in 1859 and affiliated with Northwestern in 1870), are located in Chicago. The McGaw Medical Center, affiliated with the Feinberg School, is a consortium of hospitals in the Chicago area, including the Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, and the affiliated hospitals of Evanston Northwestern Healthcare. Northwestern was among the first universities in the United States to embrace stem cell research and was the recipient of major grants to support that research. The university benefits from being located ...