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Published: Mon, 03 Oct 2016 08:00:05 CDT

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Obit: Agnes Nixon Changed the Face of Daytime Television

2016-09-29T21:28:00Z

September 29, 2016



Promising Biomaterial to Build Better Bones with 3-D Printing

2016-09-29T15:01:00Z

September 29, 2016 - 3-D printable ink produces synthetic bone implant with unique properties that induce bone regeneration


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Northwestern Announces Named Professorships

2016-09-29T14:13:00Z

September 29, 2016 - The Board of Trustees has nominated four faculty members to professorships



Do Race-Based Stressors Contribute to the Achievement Gap?

2016-09-28T19:41:00Z

September 28, 2016 - Stress of racial discrimination may help explain racial/ethnic differences in achievement



Who Is Guarding The Electrical Grid? : A Report

2016-09-27T18:33:00Z

September 27, 2016 - Medill students’ investigation into cyber security published by U.S. News and World Report



Innovation in Nanotechnology Is Focus of Symposium

2016-09-27T18:05:00Z

September 27, 2016 - Annual event brings international experts to Northwestern Oct. 6



Postdoctoral Fellow in Astrophysics Honored By L’Oréal USA

2016-09-27T17:07:00Z

September 27, 2016 - Laura Sampson contributed to historic detections of gravitational waves



New Web Tool Helps Break Student Voter Registration Record

2016-09-27T16:31:00Z

September 27, 2016 - Customized online tool and registration process raise bar for civic engagement


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‘The Great Gatsby’ Kicks off Mainstage Season of Theater, Dance

2016-09-26T15:57:00Z

September 26, 2016 - New music and choreography featured in production of Fitzgerald’s classic fable of America


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Award-Winning Dover Quartet to Bring Mozart Alive

2016-09-26T14:25:00Z

September 26, 2016 - Music from new album featured in Dover’s second season at Bienen School


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Christopher B. Galvin Family Foundation Gives $10.25 Million to Northwestern

2016-09-23T13:00:00Z

September 23, 2016 - Gift supporting Kellogg, NUseeds Fund brings “We Will” Campaign total to more than $3 billion


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'We Will' Campaign Surpasses $3 Billion, 121,000 Donors

2016-09-23T13:00:00Z

September 23, 2016 - Milestones mark progress toward goals of $3.75 billion, 141,000 donors



Tickets Now on Sale for Wirtz Center Mainstage Season

2016-09-22T19:17:00Z

September 22, 2016 - New productions include fresh adaptations of classic theatre, including “Great Gatsby”


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Center to Create Distinct Public Interest Culture at Law School

2016-09-22T18:41:00Z

September 22, 2016 - Public Interest Center reflects Northwestern Law’s strong commitment to public interest



Regulation of Public Corruption Addressed in Latest Podcast


2016-09-21T19:49:00Z

September 21, 2016 - Fifth episode of Planet Lex podcast series available today



Chicago Symposium Sept. 29 to Address Low-Income Cancer Inequities

2016-09-21T16:00:00Z

September 21, 2016 - ChicagoCHEC’s first annual report will raise cancer awareness in Chicago’s minority communities



Northwestern Alums Triumph at Emmy Awards -- Again

2016-09-20T18:50:00Z

September 20, 2016 - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, George R.R. Martin both break records at 2016 Emmy Awards



Northwestern Enhances Resources For Graduate Students with Families

2016-09-20T18:40:00Z

September 20, 2016 - Increased paid leave, childcare grants and other benefits announced



Northwestern Playwright Wins Horton Foote Prize for New Play

2016-09-20T17:54:00Z

September 20, 2016



Fall 2016 Honor Roll

2016-09-20T17:36:00Z

September 20, 2016 - Faculty, students and staff recognized for distinguished achievement



VW Emissions Cheat May Lead to Premature Deaths, Economic Cost

2016-09-19T19:34:00Z

September 19, 2016 - EPA’s air pollution assessment tool calculates potential impact of vehicles’ added emissions



Research Finally Reveals Reason for Perplexing Red Skin Disease

2016-09-19T15:39:00Z

September 19, 2016 - Promising new drug for painful, disfiguring skin symptoms



Skyline Piano Artist Series' Second Season at Bienen School

2016-09-16T20:12:00Z

September 16, 2016 - Featuring Gilles Vonsattel, Jonathan Biss, Jorge Osorio, Sergei Babayan, Emanuel Ax


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Northwestern Doubles Number of Faculty Living in Campus Housing

2016-09-16T15:11:00Z

September 16, 2016 - Faculty-in-Residence program expands as University develops residential neighborhoods


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Northwestern Opens 62-Year-Old Kresge Hall Time Capsule

2016-08-25T19:45:00Z

August 25, 2016 - University officials revealed the contents of the Kresge Hall cornerstone Wednesday



Block Museum Announces Publication By Geof Oppenheimer

2016-08-25T18:06:00Z

August 25, 2016 - Book release offers significant new scholarship on career of Chicago artist


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Diversity on campus sparks protest?

2016-08-25T15:54:00Z

August 25, 2016 - It's a sign of progress



New Electrical Energy Storage Material Shows Its Power

2016-08-24T15:20:00Z

August 24, 2016 - Nanomaterial combines attributes of both batteries and supercapacitors


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University Statement on NLRB Ruling on Graduate Students

2016-08-23T20:42:00Z

August 23, 2016 -



Podcast: Considering Students' Safety Abroad

2016-08-17T19:02:00Z

August 17, 2016 - Global Safety and Security director discusses risks of study abroad



Study Links Self-Reported Childhood Abuse to Death in Women Years Later

2016-08-17T15:05:00Z

August 17, 2016 - Unclear why women appear to be more vulnerable to the effects of abuse than men



Women Prefer Women Urologists, But There Aren’t Enough of Them

2016-08-17T14:40:00Z

August 17, 2016 - Women choose female urologists over males for surgery



Acclaimed ESPN Columnist to Lead Medill Sports Journalism Program

2016-08-16T16:28:00Z

August 16, 2016 - J.A. Adande, renowned sports journalist and Northwestern alumnus, will serve as program director



First Responders Prepare for Hazardous Materials Incidents

2016-08-15T20:53:00Z

August 15, 2016 - Northwestern teamed up with agencies from Chicago and the North Shore to conduct emergency preparedness drills


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Mindfulness Combats Depression for Disadvantaged Black Women

2016-08-15T16:21:00Z

August 15, 2016 - Participants learn to handle daily stresses and gain more control through yoga, breathing, body scans



Northwestern Non-Tenured Faculty Vote Not Completed

2016-08-11T19:10:00Z

August 11, 2016 -



Six National Leaders Named to Board of Trustees

2016-08-10T19:47:00Z

August 10, 2016 - Appointees include business leaders from different industries and alumni



Texting 1 Million People in India Improves Diabetes Prevention

2016-08-09T15:52:00Z

August 9, 2016 - First effort to use mobile phones to change diabetes risk behaviors across vast, diverse country



Legal Scholar Launches Website on Illinois Judges

2016-08-08T16:09:00Z

August 8, 2016 - Website seeks to shine light on election process, add transparency to judicial system



Age-Related Infertility May Be Caused By Scarred Ovaries

2016-08-05T13:47:00Z

August 5, 2016 - Women’s inability to produce healthy eggs as they grow older may be caused by ovarian aging


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Medill, Foley Foundation Launch Safety Guide For Journalists

2016-08-04T14:45:00Z

August 4, 2016 - Online curriculum partners with Reporters Without Borders and A Culture of Safety Alliance



Northwestern Unveils Model for New University Commons

2016-08-03T18:30:00Z

August 3, 2016 - Construction of new facility replacing Norris University Center approved by trustees



Northwestern University Magically Transforms into Wizarding School

2016-07-29T16:06:00Z

July 29, 2016 - Campus to host events leading up to release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”



Northwestern Claims Victory in Bike Commuter Challenge

2016-07-28T18:49:00Z

July 28, 2016 - University had highest percentage of employees bike to work



New Digital Index, Lab Measure Online Consumer Satisfaction Globally

2016-07-28T13:00:00Z

July 28, 2016 - Northwestern, Performics launch Intent Lab to understand final decision whether or not to engage with a brand



Northwestern Economist Elected to British Academy

2016-07-22T16:13:00Z

July 22, 2016 - Joel Mokyr recognized for outstanding contribution to research



Garry Marshall, Northwestern Alum and Hollywood Giant, Dies at 81

2016-07-20T18:23:00Z

July 20, 2016 - 'Happy Days' creator, 'Pretty Woman' director kept close ties with Northwestern until his death






Metastatic Prostate Cancer Cases Skyrocket

2016-07-19T16:19:00Z

July 19, 2016 - Increase may be due to more lax screening or more aggressive disease



Blue, Green or ‘Nol’?

2016-07-18T20:25:00Z

July 18, 2016 - New study reveals that even before infants can talk, language shapes their cognition



Northwestern Law Debuts Topical Podcast With Legal Talk Network

2016-07-15T20:36:00Z

July 15, 2016 - Series to focus on law’s role within the changing global, societal and technological landscapes



First-Year Engineers Tackle Real Design Problems for Clients

2016-07-14T06:30:00Z

July 14, 2016 - Chicago Tribune story features human-centered design and communication course


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School of Professional Studies Launches Coding Boot Camp

2016-07-13T17:03:00Z

July 13, 2016 - Intensive course will train students to become professional web developers



New Diabetes Screening Recommendation Misses More than Half of High-Risk Patients

2016-07-12T18:00:00Z

July 12, 2016 - Widely accepted screening guidelines don’t identify many patients with diabetes and prediabetes



Scientists Identify Neurochemical Signal Likely Missing in Parkinson’s

2016-07-11T19:16:00Z

July 11, 2016 - Researchers are first to discover two distinct populations of dopamine neurons



Northwestern University Welcomes Elephant and Piggie

2016-07-11T18:16:00Z

July 11, 2016 - SummerStage 2016 at the Wirtz Center will present Elephant and Piggie’s ‘We are in a Play!’


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Exercise Improves Memory in Breast Cancer Survivors

2016-07-08T16:19:00Z

July 8, 2016 - Self-reported memory problems in survivors linked to high stress regardless of treatment


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Astronomy Night at Ravinia Festival July 13

2016-07-07T20:51:00Z

July 7, 2016 - Northwestern astronomers will provide hands-on activities before and after concert


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Flipping Crystals Improves Solar-Cell Performance

2016-07-07T20:39:00Z

July 7, 2016 - New solar cells could lead to improved light-emitting diodes, lasers and sensors



Flaws in Disease Early Warning System

2016-07-07T15:20:00Z

July 7, 2016 - Medill journalists find holes in program designed to respond to infectious disease outbreaks



Northwestern to Participate in White House-Led Precision Medicine Initiative

2016-07-06T22:03:00Z

July 6, 2016 - NIH awards $4.3 million to Illinois consortium to enroll participants in expansive research effort


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'Landscape of Subjective'

2016-07-06T16:55:00Z

July 6, 2016 - Summer exhibition at Northwestern University is open to the public through Aug. 12


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Many Top-Selling Sunscreens Don’t Offer Adequate Protection

2016-07-06T13:33:00Z

July 6, 2016 - Even among best-rated sunscreens, price can range more than 3,000 percent


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Northwestern University Music in July and August

2016-07-01T16:54:00Z

July 1, 2016 - All six Bienen School of Music summer concerts are free and open to the public



New Lights Create Magic in Shakespeare Garden

2016-07-01T16:13:00Z

July 1, 2016 - The Garden Club of Evanston celebrates 100th anniversary with Shakespeare Garden upgrades



Visual Arts at Northwestern in July and August

2016-07-01T16:13:00Z

July 1, 2016 - Block Museum, Dittmar Gallery and University Library exhibitions open to public