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Letter to the Editor: A response to Joel Harrison and an Open Letter to Northwestern Graduate Students

May 23, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Dear Joel and colleagues: Let me begin by thanking you for engaging with me in a conversation about funding models for graduate education. My goal is to ensure that you, and all graduate students, are able to pursue academic...

Letter to the Editor: An open letter to The Graduate School Dean Teresa Woodruff

May 22, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Dear Dean Woodruff, In your recent email to The Graduate School community, you tried to clarify the school’s decisions to deny funding requests for students beyond their fifth years, emphasizing that they are ineligible for...

NU professors create animated music videos to teach children about reproductive health

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

September 25, 2017

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Olivia the Ovary and Timothy the Testis star alongside a host of other cartoon characters in “A New You, That’s Who” — a series of music videos aiming to teach children about reproductive health. Feinberg Prof. Teresa...

Four NU faculty members named Guggenheim fellows

Jake Holland, Copy Chief

April 17, 2017

Filed under Campus, Faculty

Four Northwestern University faculty members, each representing a different school, earned 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships, a University news release announced Friday. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, established...

Northwestern Medicine creates miniature female reproductive tract

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor

April 9, 2017

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern researchers have created a miniature model of the female reproductive system, which they hope will change the future of research and treatment of diseases that affect women. The model, called EVATAR, is made out...

Northwestern researchers discover ‘firework’ in fertilization

Kelli Nguyen, Assistant Campus Editor

May 2, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern researchers discovered a “firework” that sparks when a human egg is injected with sperm enzyme and acts as an indicator to the egg’s fertility. The study, published in Scientific Reports, detailed a zinc spark that erupts when an egg is fertilized, with the size of the explosion directly measuring the egg’...

Northwestern scientists use 3D printer to create prosthetic ovary

Isabel Schwartz, Reporter

April 8, 2016

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

A team of Northwestern scientists used a 3D printer to create a prosthetic ovary that restores reproductive function in mice. Researchers in the Woodruff Lab and the Shah Tissue Engineering and Additive Manufacturing Lab...

Northwestern proteomics program receives grant

Peter Kotecki, Assistant Campus Editor

October 29, 2015

Filed under Campus

Northwestern was part of a group of universities awarded a $5.6 million grant by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to work on biomedical projects. The University’s program for top-down proteomics — an area tha...

Sex 101 added to new batch of NU’s online course offerings

Alice Yin, Campus Editor

September 22, 2015

Filed under Academic, Campus

A Northwestern professor will be teaching a sex ed class as part of a new series of massive open online courses this fall that will also add two specialized programs. The “Sex 101” class will start Sept. 28 and will cover...

Northwestern launches men’s health registry for medical research

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

May 17, 2015

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern's Women's Health Research Institute has launched a registry dedicated to supporting research of men's health in an effort to better understand women's health. The Illinois Men's Health Registry looks to help researchers...