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2019 News


Seeking soul restoration

December 18, 2019 – from Northwestern Magazine
Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Natasha Trethewey believes in the healing power of poetry



Pattern recognition: Mathematician Bryna Kra

October 29, 2019 – from Office for Research
The award-winning Weinberg College professor follows the numbers to discover surprising insights about complex systems, while championing women and minorities to strengthen her field



Treasure seeker

August 29, 2019 – from Northwestern Research News
With research that adds important female voices to Tibetan Buddhism, Sarah Jacoby goes deep to examine the roots of human suffering, the path to liberation, and what the ‘Me Too’ movement may mean for global Buddhism.

Are attitudes contagious?

August 29, 2019 – from Northwestern Now
A new study has implications for how people make sense of the nonverbal messages they are exposed to in everyday life.


Meet the Arch Scholars

July 18, 2019 – from Weinberg Magazine
As Northwestern grows increasingly diverse, the Arch Scholars program ensures that all students have the support and community they need to thrive.

Not just tech bros

July 15, 2019 – from Northwestern Now
Professors Sara Sood and Ian Horswill make computer science more inclusive and appealing.

Winning streak

July 10, 2019
For three years in a row, Weinberg College students have claimed the field’s most prestigious prize in comparative literary studies


The transformative power of art

June 26, 2019
“Our own impulses toward beauty are the greatest reminders of our humanity,” poet Natasha Trethewey tells the Class of 2019


Chad Mirkin wins Harrison Howe Award

May 3, 2019
The award recognizes scientists who have made outstanding contributions to chemistry and who show great potential for further achievement


Fixing a broken heart

April 26, 2019 – from Northwestern Now
Researchers explore new ways to heal damage after a heart attack

A billion-piece puzzle

April 26, 2019 – from Northwestern Research News
Completing the human protein project would revolutionize our understanding of health and disease.

A Healthy Dose of Nature

April 2, 2019 – from WTTW
A growing number of doctors are ordering their patients to take a hike, literally. In other words, they are prescribing nature.

How to Think About Taxing and Spending Like a Swede

April 2, 2019 – from New York Times
Europe has less inequality and more social mobility because its taxation schemes reach deeper into society and do more for everyone, writes sociologist Monica Prasad in the New York Times.



A New Approach to a Deadly Disease

February 11, 2019 – from Northwestern Now
A career spent bucking convention leads Bill Klein to new Alzheimers diagnostics and therapeutics.


Turkish Delight

January 22, 2019
An appetizing first-year seminar explores how food shapes a culture’s history and identity

In the Immune System’s Trenches, a New Discovery

January 16, 2019 – from Northwestern Research
Molecular bioscientist Curt Horvath reveals previously unknown cellular-level reactions to viral infection. The findings could eventually help fight disease better

Stop Saying "Thunder Thighs"

January 11, 2019 – from Daily Mail
Research led by psychologist Renee Engeln reveals that appearance-based jibes don't benefit women in the gym.
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