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Category: Social Science

Chris Abani named new director for Program of African Studies

Celebrated English scholar to lead longstanding, pioneering University research center Award-winning author and scholar Chris Abani has been named the next director of the...
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Northwestern Researchers Connect Mind-Body for Better Health

Feinberg School’s Osher Center combines biomedical and integrative medicine to provide patients (and clinicians) with a holistic approach to healing By Glenn Jeffers Jason...
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Northwestern Researchers to Create ‘Common Standard’ for Assessing Development in Young Children

University Research Institute DevSci brings transdisciplinary domain expertise to develop ‘Toddler Toolbox’ with $15 million in NIH support A new, multimillion-dollar contract led by...
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Science in Society Awarded First NSF Grant

Collaborative research project will explore long-term outcomes for middle-school youth, their mentors, and partner organizations The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a collaborative...
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Discriminating Mind

IPR’s Lincoln Quillian explores ways prejudice, economics, segregation shape societies   Lincoln Quillian was not surprised at the findings. Saddened, maybe. But not surprised....
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Are Dads Wired for Care?

Join anthropologist Chris Kuzawa for a lay-friendly exploration of his research into the strange case of human fatherhood When it comes to parenting, human...
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Political Violence in Modern America: An Intimate Portrayal

Weinberg historian Kevin Boyle featured scholar at November’s Science Café Kevin Boyle often depicts history through the lives of everyday people. Examining past moments...
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Aesthetic Realities

How anthropology, history, and art shape contemporary political struggles Standing between armed pro-government forces and Cairo’s Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Northwestern anthropologist Jessica Winegar...
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Tuned in to Ear Health

New understanding of hearing loss points to earlier intervention, says Sumit Dhar, but getting people to listen is a challenge Now hear this: odds...
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IPR Offers Undergraduates Immersive Research Experience

How do children learn to talk about, interact with, and relate to people different from them? Rising junior Ericka Woods spent the summer exploring...
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Turning Their Backs on Compromise

Presented beneficial solutions, some politicians still resist consensus, considering it a form of defeat. Northwestern political scientists explain why Once considered a Great Compromise...
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New University-community Partnership Focuses on Refugee Resettlement

Rotary-funded microloan program will be one form of support offered by the CFMS-led effort that will offer training programs, mentorship, and educational coaching Before...
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