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Eight Receive Prestigious NSF Award for Young Faculty

Eight young Northwestern University faculty members -- Robert Findler, Matthew Goldrick, Mitra Hartmann, Malcolm MacIver, Brian Odom, Monica Prasad, Regan Thomson and Celeste Watkins-Hayes -- have received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation.

Sigma Xi and Provost Office Sponsor Student Travel Grant

Two Northwestern students were awarded an annual travel grant that sent them to the Sigma Xi National Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference. One of the students, Hatim Thaker, received a medal and cash reward for his poster presentation.

Northwestern to Integrate Biomedical, Life Sciences

The goal of One Northwestern is to expand and strengthen the University? role as a leader and innovator in the increasingly multi-disciplinary environment.

Researchers Suggest New Models for Music Education

Many young students today may be turned off to the formal study of music in school because it seems irrelevant in a world of iPods, notebook computers and "Guitar Hero."

Philip Hockberger Named Director of Core Facilities

Philip Hockberger, physiology, has been appointed the first Director of Core Facilities in the Office for Research, effective Jan. 1, 2009.

Baffling Chronic Pain Linked to Rewiring of Brain

Scientists peered at the brains of people with a baffling chronic pain condition and discovered that certain areas seemed to have been badly "rewired."

Developing a Neighborhood Watch for the Internet

Researchers at the Northwestern have developed a new way to detect and report Internet network performance problems.

Teresa Woodruff Receives Alumnae Award

The Alumnae of Northwestern Award for 2008 has been presented to Teresa Woodruff.

Researchers Make New Electronics - With a Twist

Researchers have developed a method to fabricate stretchable electronics.

Rational or Random? Model Shows How People Send E-Mail

Northwestern researchers have created a mathematical model that shows people send e-mail randomly, but in cycles.

Book: New Landscapes of Inequality

Academics from across the country, including three Northwestern University professors, collaborated on the book with critiques that dispute neoliberalism?s promise that "a rising tide will lift all boats."

'Super' Ager Brains Reveal First Secrets of Sharp Memory in Old Age

Researchers have found that "super aged" brains have many fewer fiber-like tangles than the brains of those who have aged normally.

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