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Center for Human-Computer Interaction and Design

Multimillion-dollar gift to advance study of human-computer interaction

June 7, 2022 – from Northwestern Now
A new $5 million gift from Patricia Bao ’13 Ph.D. will advance research at Northwestern University that examines the future of technology and its ability to enhance the lives of people around the world. Bao’s gift will support Northwestern’s Center for Human-Computer Interaction and Design (HCI+D), a collaboration between the University’s McCormick School of Engineering and School of Communication (SoC).

Why ketamine is a speedster antidepressant

June 2, 2022
Ketamine is the speedster of antidepressants, working within hours compared to more common antidepressants that can take several weeks. But ketamine can only be given for a limited amount of time because of its many side effects.
Students dancing at 2022 dance marathon

Little Heroes League named Dance Marathon 2023 primary beneficiary

June 2, 2022
For nearly five decades, Northwestern University Dance Marathon (NUDM) has raised more than $23 million for various Evanston and Chicago-area charities. Next year, students will lace up their shoes and dance the night away March 3-5 to raise vital funds for Little Heroes League, NUDM’s primary beneficiary for 2023. The nonprofit organization provides care coordination services to the most medically complex babies born in Chicagoland.
Joshua Coakley, external executive director of Target Area Development Corp.

As gun deaths surge, scientists fill knowledge gaps in field of violence intervention

June 2, 2022
Sixty percent of violence intervention workers in Chicago have witnessed a shooting attempt; 32% have witnessed someone else get shot while at work; 20% have been shot at while at work; and another 2% have been shot at and injured on the job. These are among the sobering findings of the Violence Intervention Worker Study (VIeWS), a landmark study conducted by Northwestern University and the University at Albany, SUNY.
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How kids’ firearm injuries can be prevented

May 27, 2022
As the leading cause of death among children and adolescents in the United States is now firearms, two new publications authored by scientists from Northwestern Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago discuss how and why these deaths can and should be prevented. 
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Scientists talk violence prevention in Chicago

May 26, 2022
Media are invited June 2 to attend a 30-minute virtual event in which sociologists from Northwestern University and the University at Albany, SUNY, will present key findings and respond to media questions on the landmark Violence Intervention Workers Study (VIeWS).
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Patricia M. Lampkin

Patricia M. Lampkin named interim vice president for Student Affairs

May 26, 2022 – from Northwestern Now
Patricia M. Lampkin will become Northwestern University’s interim vice president for Student Affairs beginning Aug. 1, the University announced today. Lampkin served as vice president and chief student affairs officer at the University of Virginia (UVA) until she retired in 2021. She spent four decades at UVA, the last 19 as vice president.