• A row of Volkswagen cars

    Scientists at Northwestern and Columbia University have found that the elevated levels of Nitrous Oxide (NOx) pumped into the air by the circumvision of polution controls in nearly half a million Volkswagen vehicles could lead to as many as 50 premature deaths, 3,000 lost workdays and $423 million in economic costs over the course of a year. 

  • A faculty-in-residence apartment
    Two new faculty members have been added to the Faculty-in-Residence program and will be the first in the program to oversee multiple residential buildings. The program, in which faculty members live among undergraduates in specially designed apartments located inside residential buildings, is designed to mesh students’ academic and social lives on campus and create cohesive neighborhoods.
  • A doctor treats a patient's foot.

    For the 25 percent of type-2 diabetes patients who suffer from numbness and extreme nerve pain in their feet, a new dermatological treatment being tested by Northwestern Medicine scientists could potentially help prevent and maybe even reverse the neuropathy. The type of neuropathy the researchers are trying to treat goes beyond the typical numbness some patients with neuropathy experience.

  • Students explore NU Predicts
    One Book One Northwestern is kicking off a year of programing with the unveiling of an online game called NUpredicts, an app inspired by this year’s One Book selection, “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail -- but Some Don’t,” by analytics guru and political prognosticator Nate Silver.
SmokerResearchers pinpoint why depressed smokers have a harder time resisting relapses
Police in Riot GearStrategies to prevent community crisis and implicit bias and to bolster procedural justice
A volunteer goes to work with a sawNorthwestern, Evanston and Rebuilding Together give local residents a boost

Public Interest Center reflects Northwestern Law’s strong commitment to public interest

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, George R.R. Martin both break records at 2016 Emmy Awards

Fifth episode of Planet Lex podcast series available today

Featuring Gilles Vonsattel, Jonathan Biss, Jorge Osorio, Sergei Babayan, Emanuel Ax

Promising new drug for painful, disfiguring skin symptoms

University tied for eighth among medium-sized schools for entering 2016 corps

Patty Carroll’s “Anonymous Women” challenges idea of home and identity

Findings could lead to therapies that delay puberty and prolong fertility

‘I have a sense of optimism that I would not have been able to share with you three, four years ago’