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NIkole Hannah-Jones

MLK Dream Week events will be held online

January 14, 2022
This year’s keynote speaker is Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and creator of the New York Times’ 1619 Project. The programs are free and open to the public.

Mothers of school-age children are most affected by COVID-19

January 13, 2022
In countries rich and poor, women experienced the largest declines in employment during the pandemic, largely due to childcare needs during school closures, new research from Northwestern University and others shows.
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cancer patient quality of life

In cancer treatment, quality of life matters more and more

January 13, 2022
The seemingly inevitable downside of treating one’s cancer seems to be a reduction in their quality of life. A new study found an immune therapy treatment was less toxic to patients' overall health and also extended their lives better than other treatments.
Illustration of the 3 stages of the face-name learning experiment

Remembering faces and names can be improved during sleep

January 12, 2022
The Northwestern University researchers found that people’s name recall improved significantly when memories of newly learned face-name associations were reactivated while they were napping. Key to this improvement was uninterrupted deep sleep.
louis simpson

Trustee, alumnus and benefactor Louis Simpson dies

January 11, 2022
Northwestern University trustee, alumnus and benefactor Louis A. Simpson passed away on Jan. 8, 2022, following a prolonged illness. He was 85. Known across campus as a great and generous friend of Northwestern, Simpson and his wife, Kimberly Querrey, have supported the University in countless ways for the past two decades, including a $92 million gift in 2015 for biomedical research.

Older adult opioid overdose death rates on the rise

January 11, 2022
A new Northwestern Medicine study found that between 1999 and 2019, opioid-related overdose deaths increased 1,886% in U.S. adults ages 55 and older, from 518 deaths in 1999 to 10,292 deaths in 2019.
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Northwestern Qatar launches new Global South institute

January 10, 2022
The Institute for Advanced Study in the Global South (IAS_NUQ) will produce and promote evidence-based research and storytelling focused on the histories, cultures, societies and media of the Global South.
Songwriters Project Master Teachers and Cohort 2019

17th annual Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project seeks submissions for 2022 workshop

January 10, 2022
American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University and the Johnny Mercer Foundation once again seek out the nation’s most talented young songwriters and writing teams for the JMF Songwriters Project, now in its 17th year. The free weeklong songwriting workshop returns to Northwestern’s Evanston campus from June 19-25, 2022.
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