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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


September 29, 2016

Promising Biomaterial to Build Better Bones with 3-D Printing


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


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

Do Race-Based Stressors Contribute to the Achievement Gap?


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

Who Is Guarding The Electrical Grid? : A Report


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

Innovation in Nanotechnology Is Focus of Symposium


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

Postdoctoral Fellow in Astrophysics Honored By L’Oréal USA


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

New Web Tool Helps Break Student Voter Registration Record


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


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


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


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


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

Tickets Now on Sale for Wirtz Center Mainstage Season


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


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

Regulation of Public Corruption Addressed in Latest Podcast


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

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


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

Northwestern Alums Triumph at Emmy Awards -- Again


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


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

Northwestern Playwright Wins Horton Foote Prize for New Play


September 20, 2016

Fall 2016 Honor Roll


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

VW Emissions Cheat May Lead to Premature Deaths, Economic Cost


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


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

Skyline Piano Artist Series' Second Season at Bienen School


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


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


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

Block Museum Announces Publication By Geof Oppenheimer


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

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Diversity on campus sparks protest?


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

New Electrical Energy Storage Material Shows Its Power


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

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University Statement on NLRB Ruling on Graduate Students


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Podcast: Considering Students' Safety Abroad


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


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


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

Acclaimed ESPN Columnist to Lead Medill Sports Journalism Program


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

First Responders Prepare for Hazardous Materials Incidents


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


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


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Six National Leaders Named to Board of Trustees


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

Texting 1 Million People in India Improves Diabetes Prevention


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


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


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


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

Northwestern Unveils Model for New University Commons


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

Northwestern University Magically Transforms into Wizarding School


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


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

New Digital Index, Lab Measure Online Consumer Satisfaction Globally


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


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

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


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

Metastatic Prostate Cancer Cases Skyrocket


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

Blue, Green or ‘Nol’?


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


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


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


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


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


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

Northwestern University Welcomes Elephant and Piggie


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


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


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

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Flipping Crystals Improves Solar-Cell Performance


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

Flaws in Disease Early Warning System


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


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'


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


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


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


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

Visual Arts at Northwestern in July and August


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