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Thursday, September 10

Today’s tip: Northwestern has launched Symptom Tracker, a daily health monitoring app that aims to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 within the campus community. Learn more about how to use it.

Research funding

Research funding breaks through to $886 million

A global pandemic has not blunted Northwestern’s remarkable research enterprise, which has grown to $886 million for fiscal year 2020. The new figure represents an 11% increase over last year’s record-setting total of almost $798 million and makes Northwestern the largest academic research site in the state of Illinois.


Taking on challenges in energy production

The Institute for Catalysis in Energy Processes at Northwestern has received $4.5 million in renewed funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. The funds allow the research center to tackle timely issues in energy production while offering faculty and students ongoing opportunities to adapt their investigations in response to future discoveries.

Game Boy

Revolutionary power in battery-free Game Boy

Northwestern researchers have developed a new Game Boy that is much more than just a toy. A major step toward sustainable technology, the battery-free interactive device is powered by solar energy and button pressing.

Everything we knew about supply and demand, we can essentially throw out the window because consumer behavior has changed completely.”

Economist Piotr Dworczak explains that COVID-19 has upset a decades-old consumer model for everything from food to clothing.

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