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Three arrested in theft of Stradivarius violin from Bienen lecturer

Ally Mutnick, Campus Editor

February 5, 2014

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the theft of a Stradivarius violin, taken from Bienen lecturer Frank Almond in Milwaukee last week, investigators announced Wednesday. The nearly 300-year-old instrument remains...

Evidence found by Medill Justice Project casts doubt on 2005 murder conviction

Rosalie Chan, Reporter

February 5, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty

Evidence uncovered by students in the Medill Justice Project regarding an imprisoned daycare worker charged with murder influenced a judge's recent ruling that "no reasonable jury" should have found her guilty. The case involved d...

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...