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I’ll Get Black to You: Rules of Engagement in Black Studies

Dan Hill

February 17, 2010

Filed under Academic

A series of black history month events put on by the African American Studies Department concludes with a presentation by Dr. Michelle M. Wright....

Students learn how to say, “Thank you,” at Webinar

Stephanie Hu

February 16, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

A carefully worded "thank-you" note can clinch the deal after a job interview, said Betsy Gill, internship specialist at University Career Services.Fifteen members of the Northwestern community logged on to UCS Web site Wednesday...

NU prof. accepted to U.S. Dept. of Defense program

Vasiliki Mitrakos

February 13, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Northwestern Prof. Monica Olvera de la Cruz has been accepted by the United States Department of Defense as one of 11 fellows in its National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship program.Olvera de la Cruz joined NU...

Gateway Science Workshop program encourages peer-led learning

Kira Lerner

February 13, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

When students are struggling to understand a complex scientific theory, it's sometimes easier to turn to a peer than a professor for help.The Gateway Science Workshop, organized by the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence, is a peer...

Yefim Bronfman earns $50,000 prize, comes to Bienen School of Music to teach

Lark Turner

February 10, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

The Bienen School of Music has awarded pianist Yefim Bronfman the Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance, the school announced Thursday.As part of the prize, Bronfman will be awarded $50,000 cash and will visit Northwest...

State, students submit new briefs in Innocence Project lawsuit

Jessica Allen

February 9, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

The legal battle between the Medill Innocence Project and Cook County State's Attorney's office continued Wednesday, when both sides submitted additional briefs."My hope is that today's court appearance was a major step towards r...

NU language departments mix coffee, culture

Maria LaMagna

February 7, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

(Daily Illustration by Kyle Frost)Northwestern students are adding a boost to their foreign language skills at weekly coffee and conversation outings."Coloquio y café," a recurring Spanish meeting to practice conversation skills over ...

NU-Q begins to search for new dean of students

Lark Turner

February 7, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

As Northwestern in Qatar accepts applications for its third freshman class, the search has begun for a new dean of students for fall 2011. The current dean, John Margolis, agreed to a three-year appointment when he took the posit...

Kellogg group picks which Super Bowl ads made the grade

Lauren Mogannam

February 6, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

The Allen Center, which was filled with idle chatter for every play of Super Bowl XLIV, instantly fell silent the second commercials started airing.While most viewers of Sunday's game tuned in to watch the New Orleans Saints wi...

Northwestern students, professors benefit from summer research assistant program

Claire Brown

February 3, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

As students begin to fret over summer plans and search for a résumé boost, the perfect opportunity might be closer than they think.The Institute for Policy Research's Summer Undergraduate Research Assistants Program h...