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2018 News


Patrick Liu '17 Wins Marshall Scholarship

December 18, 2018 – from Northwestern Now
Liu, a triple major in biological sciences, neuroscience and psychology, plans to pursue the equivalent of a PhD in oncology at the University of Oxford.

Confronting Stereotypes

December 18, 2018 – from Northwestern Magazine
Psychologist Onnie Rogers finds that children understand — and engage with — issues of inequality.


Resilience May Be Neurobiological

November 30, 2018 – from Northwestern Now
Why does second-hand experience of neighborhood violence affect some youth, but not others?

Sexuality Researchers Talk Shop

November 30, 2018 – from Northwestern Now
Northwestern fosters an interdisciplinary approach to studying and understanding sexuality

Physicist Named Fellow of AAAS

November 30, 2018 – from Northwestern Now
Frederic Rasio is among three Northwestern professors who have been elected 2018 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Spinal Fusion Challenge

November 20, 2018 – from Northwestern Research News
Simpson Querrey Institute aims for medical (and materials) breakthrough

Body of Numbers

November 20, 2018 – from Northwestern Research News
Interdisciplinary scholars gather at the inaugural Conference on Quantitative Approaches in Biology to explore the rules of life

Confronting Water Insecurity from Chicago to Kathmandu

November 13, 2018 – from Institute for Sustainability and Energy
“We want to measure water insecurity in a way that’s valid and comparable across ecological and cultural settings,” anthropologist Sera Young says

New Leadership, Expanded Direction

November 13, 2018 – from Northwestern Now
A new teaching fellows program will allow Northwestern faculty to explore themes related to sexuality

Making Chicago More Prepared for Extreme Weather

November 13, 2018 – from Northwestern Now
A new grant will help researchers like anthropologist Sera Young and earth and planetary scientist Daniel Horton predict extreme weather and lessen its impacts.

The Scholar Affirmed

November 2, 2018
A documentary about Weinberg College sociologist Aldon Morris wins a top award at the 2018 Hell’s Kitchen NYC Film Festival


A Bug's (Long) Life

October 26, 2018 – from Northwestern Research News
Geologist Yarrow Axford uses millennia-old insect remains to help predict climate change

Science Mimics Life

October 26, 2018 – from Northwestern Now
Mystery of black widow spiders' steel-strength silk webs could lead to equally strong synthetic materials

Securing Food and Water

October 26, 2018 – from Northwestern Now
Conversations with women worldwide drive anthropologist Sera Young’s research

Yes, Your Pet Can Tell Time

October 26, 2018 – from Northwestern Now
New study finds ‘timing cells’ in the brain may underlie an animal’s inner clock

A Quarter in Qatar

October 23, 2018
Bryan Lee ’19 is learning first-hand about geopolitics and international relations at Northwestern’s campus in the Middle East

"Your Career Is a Journey"

October 19, 2018
The second annual Weinberg College Career Summit inspires students to keep an open mind as they look toward the future

Liberal Arts Behind Bars

October 18, 2018 – from Northwestern Now
Inmates at maximum security prison enroll in Northwestern classes

New Faculty: 2018-19

October 9, 2018 – from Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
More than two dozen scholars join the College's faculty ranks.

Doorways to Discovery

October 9, 2018 – from Research News
Creative collaboration allows art to inspire research innovation

Cross-Training Tomorrow's Scientists

October 9, 2018 – from Chemistry of Life Processes Institute
The Chemistry of Life Processes Institute trains graduate students to think across disciplines to solve big biomedical questions.


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.


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."


“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


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


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


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


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


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


"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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