“Do Less Planning and More Living”
Author Daniel Pink ’86 encourages the Class of 2014 to stay open to new opportunities throughout their lives.
An Ocean Within the Earth
Geophysicist Steven Jacobsen finds new evidence for vast amounts of water deep below the Earth’s crust.
White House Honors Professor
President Barack Obama bestows the National Humanities Medal on African American Studies Professor Darlene Clark Hine.
Student Circles the Globe
A $9,000 Circumnavigators Travel-Study grant enabled Elizabeth Larsen ’15 to research childhood malnutrition in eight countries.
The Trauma of Parenthood
The distress many new parents feel is driven by the “objectively bleak circumstances” they often face, Professor Eli Finkel says.
Chemists Gain Control Over Molecular Tumbling
A new laser technique could lead to the development of extremely fast computers, Northwestern researchers say.
Why We Look The Way We Do Now
Historian Deborah Cohen traces the roots of modern style back to the “elegantly simple” lines of the 1930s.
A pricing tactic developed by economists Jeffrey Ely and Sandeep Baliga could revolutionize how tickets are sold at sporting events.
New Way to Cope with Memory Loss
Mindfulness training can offer a new lease on life for the memory-impaired and those who care for them, Professor Ken Paller finds.
The Golden Age Shtetl
Professor Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern offers a new history of pre-World-War-II Jewish life and culture in eastern Europe.
A Shift in the Abortion Debate
Research by sociologists J. Alex Kevern and Jeremy Freese suggests that big pro-life families are influencing public opinion on abortion.
Finding Vivian Meier?
The popular narrative about the newly discovered photographer is filled with “secrecy and deception,” artist Pamela Bannos says.
Faculty Join American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Weinberg professors Edward Muir, Amy Rosenzweig, Richard Silverman and Timothy Earle are elected to the prestigious society.
New Cancer Biomarker Discovered
Molecular biologists Curt Horvath and Robert Tell identify a new target for therapeutics to treat a highly aggressive form of breast cancer.
The “Economic Odd Couple”
The Wall Street Journal highlights the sharply opposing views of economists Robert Gordon and Joel Mokyr.Back to top