The Daily Northwestern

Program created by SESP professor boosts struggling students

Scott Brown, Reporter

February 4, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty

For struggling high school students, falling behind may not mean falling through the cracks, according to a report from a University of Chicago lab co-directed by a Northwestern professor. The report, published Jan. 27 by the...

McCormick professor’s startup receives $5 million venture capital investment

Rebecca Savransky, Assistant Campus Editor

February 3, 2014

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

A McCormick professor's company that uses social media to help advertisers better target consumers was awarded $5 million on Jan. 21 by a venture capital firm. Jump Capital awarded the money to 4C, which was founded by Prof. Alok...

New study finds computers are hurting patients’ relationship with their doctors

Mark Ficken, Reporter

February 3, 2014

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

Doctors spend a third of their time looking at a computer screen during normal one-on-one consultations, according to a Northwestern professor's  study. “We were really interested in how patients and providers interact...

Bienen lecturer’s nearly 300-year-old violin stolen in Milwaukee

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

January 30, 2014

Filed under Campus, Faculty

A nearly 300-year-old Stradivarius violin was stolen from a Bienen lecturer on Monday after he performed at a concert in Milwaukee. Frank Almond was walking to his car after he performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra...

Feinberg professor involved in successful chemotherapy alternative for leukemia

Christine Farolan, Reporter

January 29, 2014

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

A multinational research team that includes Feinberg School of Medicine professor Dr. Shuo Ma is testing a drug that may make a common form of leukemia treatable without the use of chemotherapy. Led by Dr. Richard Furman of Wei...

McCormick professors win research awards

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

January 12, 2014

Filed under Campus, Faculty

Two McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science professors received awards this month for research excellence. Giuseppe Buscarnera, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, was awarded a prestigious Faculty...