• Black holes

    On Sept. 14, 2015, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration detected gravitational waves for the first time -- 100 years after Einstein laid out his general theory of relativity. Northwestern's Vicky Kalogera and Shane Larson, both LIGO collaborators, describe their role in the discovery in a Q&A.

  • Robert Gordon

    In his latest book, "The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War," noted Northwestern University economist Robert J. Gordon investigates the declining pace of American growth and what it means for the nation's future.

  • Fruit Fly Retina

    Cancer cells are normal cells that go awry by making bad developmental decisions during their lives. In a study involving the fruit fly equivalent of an oncogene implicated in many human leukemias, Northwestern researchers have gained insight into how developing cells normally switch to a restricted, or specialized, state and how that process might go wrong in cancer.

  • Students

    A task force of faculty members, students and administrators has recommended significant changes to undergraduate education at Northwestern, including changing the University’s academic calendar, addressing student workload requirements, enhancing support for teaching and improving advising, as well as a number of related improvements.

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ChoppedContest Hosted by Northwestern Dining on Jan. 21

Dittmar Gallery exhibition opening reception set for Feb. 19

Crown Center for Jewish and Israel Studies teams up with JCC Chicago for event

The next wave of Northwestern University’s MFA series artists will collaborate onstage

Research shows unsuspected speed of progress toward gender equality in mating preferences

Risk of lasting mental health problems for severely victimized LGBT youths

Northwestern stage production features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Best known for penning literary mysteries with 19th-century themes

Panel, string quartet performance will help explain warming of the planet