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Dancers at Danceworks 2019

Northwestern’s premiere contemporary dance showcase returns with world premiere

February 6, 2023
Danceworks, the annual celebration of movement and contemporary dance is back on-stage at the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Danceworks 2023: Nostalgia for the Night” will take place one weekend only, March 3-5, at the Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive on the Evanston campus.
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How waste-eating bacteria digest complex carbons

February 6, 2023
Researchers have, for the first time, deciphered the metabolic mechanisms that enable C. testosteroni to digest the seemingly undigestible. This new information could potentially lead to novel biotechnology platforms that harness the bacteria to help recycle plastic waste.

Racial discrimination in hiring remains a persistent problem

January 31, 2023
Decades after hiring discrimination was made illegal in many Western countries, experts predicted it would gradually disappear. But according to a major new meta-analysis from Northwestern University, discrimination in hiring has remained a persistent problem. In fact, with few exceptions, rates of hiring discrimination have changed little since the 1990s.
Four exoplanets orbiting around star HR8799

Watch distant worlds dance around their sun

January 30, 2023
Using observations collected over the past 12 years, a Northwestern University astrophysicist assembled a time lapse video of four exoplanets orbiting around star HR8799.
Police body-cam footage

Experts caution against watching police body-cam footage

January 27, 2023
Northwestern University experts in psychiatry and pediatrics caution people against watching the police body-cam footage released today of the October, 2022, attack on Paul Pelosi in his San Francisco home and the yet-to-be-released footage of Tyre Nichols’ attack in Memphis from earlier this month.
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Projected images of the galaxy, a human heartbeat and a young woman

Exhibition searches for meaning at the limits of science and perception

January 27, 2023
Robleto served as an artist-at-large at the McCormick School of Engineering. This unique program partnership between The Block Museum and McCormick gave the artist an open “hall pass” to learn from, collaborate with and question scientists, engineers and experts from across the University. The five-year residency concludes with the exhibition “The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto.”