In a rare study abroad opportunity, Northwestern University in Qatar students examined race, class and media ethics in Ferguson, Missouri, the epicenter of the renewed national civil rights debate. Created and taught by Northwestern University professor Amy Kristin Sanders, the intense four-week course focused on media coverage of the civil strife in Ferguson.
Roman-era Egyptian mummy portraits from the site of Tebtunis, Egypt, are shown in visible light, with no blue color apparent to the naked eye. In an unexpected discovery, a research team of scientists and art conservators has found the synthetic pigment Egyptian blue present in all three paintings. (Credit: Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley)
Scientists and art conservators from Northwestern and the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology have discovered ancient artists used the pigment Egyptian blue as material for underdrawings and for modulating color -- a finding never before documented -- in 15 Roman-era Egyptian mummy portraits and panel paintings made nearly 2,000 years ago.
Samantha Warren, coordinator of the Campus Kitchen at Northwestern, explains how the student-led volunteer organization saves otherwise wasted food from University dining facilities and prepares it for those in need throughout the local community. Read a Q&A with Warren in the Chicago Tribune.
A statement issued by Northwestern says the University is pleased by the decision issued by the National Labor Relations Board, which declined to assert jurisdiction and dismissed a petition filed by the College Athletes Players Association seeking to become the collective bargaining representative of Northwestern University football players who receive grant-in-aid scholarships.
Researchers from McCormick are the first to identify the surface roughness required to achieve the amazing feat of staying dry while submerged in water. Materials that deflect water could save billions of dollars in industries from shipping to pipe coatings.
Rogers will hold inaugural Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professorship New book argues international efforts to ‘get religion right’ are making things worse Bus route extends from campus to Ryan Field, to Evanston business district and beyond
Groundbreaking book argues W.E.B. Du Bois is primary founder of modern sociology
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NU Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute will focus on promoting clinical trials
Special brain mechanism discovered to store stress-related, unconscious memories
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Appointees include one returning trustee and four new board members