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3 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

Northwestern to Host Princess Power, 8/2-3

"Princess Power," a music concert celebrating Disney princess songs, will be performed at Northwestern University , 2 p.m. Saturday, August 2 and 2 p.m. Sunday, August 3. This magical afternoon performance will delight Disney-lovers of all ages with a cast of 12 singing songs from movies such as "Cinderella," "Snow White," "The Little Mermaid" and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Evanston, IL

7 hrs ago | Accuracy In Academia

College Football on Strike

The efforts of Northwestern University's scholarship football players to unionize could have profound implications for the future of college education.

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10 hrs ago | Truthdig

Unpaid Interns Can Collect Back Pay Without Hurting Their Careers

After a year scrutinizing the intern economy, ProPublica's internship investigation is coming to an end.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Arizona State University, University of Connecticut, US News, Liberal Political News

13 hrs ago | The Fairfield Ledger

New Parsons College Alumni Hall display focuses on history department

The Parsons College history department staff pictured in the college's 1968 yearbook are, from left, front row: L. Waugh, G. Solheim, L. Bicknell, L. Soblotne, N. White; back row: G. Dickson, A. Krammer, G. Newborg, R. Tree, E. Garrett, J. Hines, F. Schwengels, D. Hubler and R. Barton.

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13 hrs ago | WILX-TV Lansing

Pro-Immigration Group Asks City Officials For Support

Susan joined News 10 as a reporter in April 2014. She is no stranger to the Midwest, having earned her Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University.

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Related Topix: Lansing, MI

17 hrs ago | Newswise

The Family Institute at Northwestern University and 2U, Inc. Announce ...

EVANSTON, Ill., and LANDOVER, Md. - July 22, 2014 - The Family Institute at Northwestern University and 2U, Inc. , announced today that they will partner to deliver a new online Master of Arts in Counseling degree program, Counseling@Northwestern, which will begin accepting applications in fall 2014 for classes beginning in spring 2015.

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Related Topix: Evanston, IL, World News, Qatar, Middle East

21 hrs ago | ABA Journal

Law school applications down 37 percent since 2010; first-year class could be smallest in 40 years

Those hoping that a multiyear trend of declining law school applications and admissions would come to an end this year are confronting disappointing statistics.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Northwestern University

Chad Mirkin Named Faculty Fellow in Pentagon Program

For the second time, Northwestern University's Chad A. Mirkin , a world-renowned leader in nanotechnology research and its application, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense as a fellow in the department's National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows program.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Science, Inventions

CNN

GOP's bogus slam MH17 of Obama

Editor's note: LZ Granderson is a CNN contributor, a senior writer for ESPN and a lecturer at Northwestern University.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Politics, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, State of the Union, Opinion

Examiner.com

A 'Conversation' between NU Professor Emeritus John O. Hunwick and a little boy

Thinking people of a spiritual, religious and philosophical nature agree there are occurrences in life for which there are no reasonable explanations.

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Related Topix: Forest Park, IL, Skokie, IL

Chicago Tribune

White House honors 2 Chicagoans for arts, humanities

President Barack Obama will award medals on Monday to prominent figures in the arts and humanities, including two Chicagoans: Joan Harris, a leading patron of the arts, and Darlene Clark Hine, a Northwestern University professor who explores the history of African-American women.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, African-American

Science Daily

How children categorize living things

"Name everything you can think of that is alive." How would a child respond to this question? Would his or her list be full of relatives, animals from movies and books, or perhaps neighborhood pets? Would the poppies blooming on the front steps make the list or the oak tree towering over the backyard? The children's responses in a recent study ... (more)

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The Washington Post

a Gideona s Knota on fiction and school tragedy

What do you do about a fifth-grade Marquis de Sade? That's the question that playwright Johnna Adams eventually comes around to in her popular but erratic 75-minute drama "Gidion's Knot," now being acted with unimpeachable bite at Forum Theatre.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Dance, Black Box, Education Etc., Entertainment, Health

BroadwayWorld.com

History Matters/Back to the Future Creates Judith Barlow Prize

HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE, a coalition of theatre professionals, has announced the creation of the Judith Barlow Prize which will award $2,500 annually to a student playwright of a one-act play inspired by the work of an historic woman playwright whom she/he has studied.

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PhysOrg Weblog

Parenting skills tied to reduced inflammation in low-income children

A new Northwestern University study suggests that an intervention focused on strengthening families can reduce inflammation, a chronic over activation of parts of the immune system that is important for long-term health.

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Related Topix: Family, Parenting, Psychology, Science

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Business Journal

Peter Thum has now turned 35,000 assault weapons into designer jewelry

Limited to just 20 watches, the Inversion Principle, made from a repurposed AK-47, was designed by Adrian Glessing, and beginning April 2013, went on sale for $350,000.

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WILX-TV Lansing

GM Dealers Waiting For A Fix

Susan joined News 10 as a reporter in April 2014. She is no stranger to the Midwest, having earned her Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University.

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Daily Herald

Two CLC police sergeants complete training at Northwestern University

Sergeant Darryl Harlan and Sergeant Ted Waters of the College of Lake County Police Department recently graduated from a 10-week, law-enforcement leadership training program at Northwestern University's Center for Public School of Police Staff and Command.

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Related Topix: Illinois

Newsday

Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids

Good parenting and life skills coaching seem to reduce inflammation in children from low-income families, a new study suggests.

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Related Topix: Parenting, Family

Newswise

Beckman Coulter's phi Named in NCCN Guidelines as a Recommended...

Beckman Coulter's Prostate Health Index * has been recommended by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network as a blood test to improve specificity for prostate cancer detection in its recently updated Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for Prostate Cancer Early Detection.

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Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health, Oncology, Medicine, Urology, Brea, CA

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