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McCormick Prof. Gilbert Krulee dies at age 92

Ally Mauch, Reporter

January 26

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

McCormick Prof. emeritus Gilbert Krulee, who spent more than 40 years at Northwestern and helped introduce a computer science department to the university, died Jan. 18 at age 92. Krulee, a professor of electrical engineering...

Feinberg profs develop apps to improve mental health

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor

January 26

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

Researchers at the Feinberg School of Medicine have designed phone apps that aim to help users reduce depression and anxiety by interacting with the apps only a few times a day. Kathryn Noth Tomasino, who co-authored a stu...

Record number of Northwestern faculty wins humanities fellowships

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

January 10

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Four faculty members in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the most awards to a single institution by the NEH this year. This year marks a record for the...

Northwestern scientists named National Academy of Inventors fellows

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

December 22

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Two Northwestern professors were named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors for their biological research. Profs. Thomas Meade and Joseph Moskal were nominated by their peers and named 2017 fellows for their contributions...

University releases statement following petition to make NU a ‘sanctuary’ for undocumented people

Peter Kotecki, Campus Editor

November 18

Filed under Administration, Campus, Faculty

Northwestern released a statement Friday saying NU is “strongly committed” to being a welcoming and inclusive place, a few days after thousands signed a petition asking the University to become a “sanctuary” for undocumented students, workers and their families. The petition, whi...

Pulitzer prize-winning poet joins faculty next academic year

Allyson Chiu, Assistant Campus Editor

November 17

Filed under Campus, Faculty

A Pulitzer prize-winning poet will be part of Northwestern’s English Department beginning Fall Quarter of next year, the University announced Thursday. Mississippi native Natasha Trethewey won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in poetry...

Northwestern scientists find region of brain responsible for placebo effect

Emre Turkolmez, Reporter

November 13

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

Northwestern scientists discovered the area of the brain responsible for the placebo effect, the University announced. Feinberg Prof. Apkar Vania Apkarian, who co-led a study on placebos, said the discovery will significantly ...

Northwestern professors research race, class inequalities on national task force

Ally Mauch, Reporter

November 13

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Political science Prof. Alvin Tillery participated in a national task force on racial and class inequalities, co-editing a report released in September on the intersection of race and class in the Americas. The task force fou...