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2018 News

September

What Time Is It In Your Body?

September 14, 2018 – from Northwestern Now
A simple new blood test reveals your body’s precise internal clock to guide treatments and improve health.

Gender Identities Disrupted — and Reinforced

September 14, 2018
New research analyzing the ways children’s gender narratives reinforce or disrupt gender inequality found that older children — and girls — are more likely to tell alternative narratives that disrupted the gender status quo.

August

William Dichtel Honored for Pioneering Work in Polymers

August 21, 2018 – from Northwestern Now
Dichtel, an expert in organic and polymer chemistry, has received the 2018 Cottrell Frontiers in Research Excellence and Discovery (FRED) Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.

A Color Removed

August 2, 2018 – from The New York Times
An artist honors Tamir Rice, one orange object at a time.

Turning Their Backs on Compromise

August 2, 2018 – from Northwestern Research
Presented beneficial solutions, some politicians still resist consensus, considering it a form of defeat. Northwestern political scientists explain why.

Think Positive, Climb Out of Poverty? It Just Might Work

August 2, 2018 – from The New York Times
“'Believe in yourself and in your future' may sound like a vapid self-help mantra," economist Seema Jayachandran says. "But there is growing evidence that it can be used as an anti-poverty strategy."

July

“Chart Your Own Path”

July 27, 2018
Alumni and advisers encourage students to think about who they are, what they want and where they are going

June

The 2018 “W” Awards

June 29, 2018
The College's innovative grant program inspires faculty to take their research in new directions

Climate Change Linked to Bee Decline

June 28, 2018 – from Northwestern Now
A new study from Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden has found that climate change may drive local extinction of mason bees in Arizona and other naturally warm climates

2018 Teaching Awards

June 6, 2018
The College honors 13 faculty members and graduate students for their excellence in the classroom

May

Rhymes and Relationships

May 24, 2018 – from Northwestern Research News
Literature as a ‘lived social reality’ animates Harris Feinsod’s bold exploration of poetry’s cultural power

Four Decades of Success

May 7, 2018
The pioneering MMSS program celebrates 40 years of preparing students to pursue innovative careers that bridge business and the social sciences

April

Watching Nanomaterials Form in 4D

April 26, 2018 – from Northwestern Now
Novel technology allows researchers to see dynamic reactions as they happen at the nanoscale

Reconnecting Art and Science in the Classroom

April 19, 2018 – from The Hill
"For individuals, groups, and organizations to thrive in today’s global economy, radical diversity of thought is absolutely essential, and perfectly possible," Dean Adrian Randolph and McCormick Dean Julio Ottino say

March

Art Over London

March 20, 2018 – from Northwestern Now
Northwestern art professor Michael Rakowitz set to unveil sculpture atop Fourth Plinth

Clearing Hurdles

March 20, 2018
A first-generation Weinberg College graduate inspires students by sharing the challenges and lessons of his post-Northwestern journey

Northwestern Fulbrights

March 13, 2018 – from Northwestern Now
Young scholars are making an impact around the world

February

Poetry and Chemistry

February 23, 2018
"Two sides of the same coin": Chemical equations and lines of poetry share more than you might think

Business Boot Camp 2018

February 9, 2018
The four-day on-campus workshop aims to inspire and empower students interested in careers in business

January

"A truly rare experience"

January 22, 2018
Students examine a 2,000-year-old mummy and contribute their findings to the Block Museum exhibit "Paint the Eyes Softer"

Improving Autism Interventions

January 12, 2018 – from Northwestern Now
Northwestern psychologists and speech pathologists study families to help earlier and better.
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