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The Dark Side of Classic Sitcom Families

THE DARK SIDE OF CLASSIC SITCOM FAMILIESAnimated film shines light on the underbelly of family life during the Golden Age of TV EVANSTON, Ill.— What … Read more ›

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Scrambling to Preserve Afghanistan's Heritage

SCRAMBLING TO PRESERVE AFGHANISTAN’S HERITAGEProfessor documents efforts to save Buddhist site in heart of Taliban country EVANSTON, Ill. — For 18 months, a Northwestern University … Read more ›

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E-Friendly Way to Rid Your Home of E-Waste

Delta Institute, Cook County, and Forest Preserve District Partner To Collect E-Waste RecyclablesPilot Collection Events Will Test Locations as Possible Permanent Sites CHICAGO (May 31, … Read more ›

Keith Tyo specializes in synthetic biology, engineering cells that can provide inexpensive diagnosis and treatment for disease. (Photo courtesy of Keith Tyo)
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Science Connections: NU Engineer Reprograms Cells to Combat Malaria Worldwide

By Will Mendelson/Medill News Service Keith Tyo applies synthetic biology, genetically reprogramming cells, to combat global health crises such as malaria. Malaria strikes nearly 500 … Read more ›

Nhu Vo on Tuesday lights incense at a memorial for his 8-year-old son, Carter. (Brian L. Cox / Special to the Tribune)

Community rallies to support family of Skokie boy, 8, who died in crash Monday

Various organizations at School District 69 have rallied to support the family of Carter Vo, the 8-year-old second grader at Madison Elementary School in Skokie … Read more ›

Joni Alvarez says the Cancer Survivors' Celebration and Walk is a time to reflect on what she has overcome. (Photo courtesy of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center)
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Science Connections: Taking Strides for Survival

By Bethany Hubbard/Science in Society This will mark Joni Alvarez’s 7th year of participating in the Cancer Survivors’ Celebration and Walk, an annual event organized … Read more ›

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Touching Tarantulas

TOUCHING TARANTULAS People with spider phobia handle tarantulas and have lasting changes in brain after short therapy CHICAGO — A single brief therapy session for … Read more ›

Monica Olvera de la Cruz has been elected a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (Photo courtesy of Monica Olvera de la Cruz)
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Science Connections: Science Innovator Works to Turn Molecular Mysteries into Medical Applications

By Eric Eckstrom/Medill News Service When the president needs advice about questions in science, he often seeks out members of the National Academy of Sciences. … Read more ›

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GROUNDBREAKING SET FOR NEW MUSIC AND COMMUNICATION BUILDING Lakefront ceremony begins at 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, on the south end of campus

EVANSTON, Ill. — A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, for Northwestern University’s new lakefront Music and Communication Building. The … Read more ›

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PAUL FARMER, THREE OTHERS TO RECEIVE HONONARY DEGREES Northwestern to give four leaders honorary degrees at 154th commencement

EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern University will award honorary degrees to four distinguished individuals — including keynote speaker Paul Farmer — at the University’s 154th commencement … Read more ›