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02/25/2017 at 16:42. Facebook
Enjoy Evanston's vibrant mix of old and new, food and drink, local and national establishments, and on- and off-campus destinations.

Hat tip to The Daily Northwestern for highlighting the AND in our DNA! [ Link ] #NorthwesternDirection

Best of Evanston 2017
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02/24/2017 at 16:22. Facebook
We're sending a good-luck #Oscars song and dance of support to Northwestern University School of Communication alumnus Jordan Horowitz '02, producer of The Academy Awards' Best Motion Picture nominee La La Land! [ Link ]

City of Stars: Producer Jordan Horowitz rises to new heights with 'La La Land' fame
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02/23/2017 at 16:57. Facebook
“Black arts have always played an integral part in the politics of this country. Just look at the Harlem Renaissance, the civil rights movement, 90’s hip-hop... Spoken word, music and visual arts are all powerful tools.” – E. Patrick Johnson, Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies, chair of the African American Studies Department, and founder, director of the Black Arts Initiative...
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Black Arts Initiative showcases interdisciplinary opportunities, political power in artistry
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If you’re in town this weekend, Urine Good Company! Tony award-winning musical “Urinetown” adds satire and comedy to capitalism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement and politics...with a capital pee. In Urinetown’s era of draught and pay-per-use toilets, who could resist joining the resistance?

Catch this Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts production in its final...
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02/21/2017 at 20:52. Facebook
On March 30, the 2017 Cupid's Cup Entrepreneurship Challenge comes to Pick-Staiger. Northwestern Engineering alumni startup Luna Lights will compete against five other young companies for the ultimate prize of $100,000 in seed funding. Don't miss the excitement of watching entrepreneurs engage in a Shark Tank-style scrimmage right here at Northwestern! [ Link ]

Startup Luna Lights headed to Cupid's Cup finals
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02/20/2017 at 19:09. Facebook
Studying abroad means more than traveling to another country for students of the Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI). Unlike more traditional overseas experiences, the Buffett Institute at Northwestern program focuses on community-based civic and social initiatives in countries like Ghana, India and Guatemala. Applications for #GESI2017 are due April 1. [ Link ]

Global Engagement Studies Institute brings students beyond the classroom to discover their values
The pen may actually be mightier than the sword, especially when it contains "smart ink." PolySketch, the brainchild of two Northwestern Engineering grad students, contains a conductive polymer ink, creating chemical and mechanical sensors to safely teach kids basic scientific principles. [ Link ]
Beaufort County, South Carolina was one of the first places in the U.S. where formerly enslaved people began to work for wages, attend school and participate in politics. A recognized scholar on the Reconstruction Era, Weinberg history professor Kate Masur was one of two authors commissioned by the National Park Service to provide the first comprehensive review of Beaufort's sites in effort to...
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Historian's work foundation of new national monument
Many of General Motors' vehicles at The Chicago Auto Show might not exist without the involvement of one Northwestern Engineering alumna. Executive Vice President for GM global manufacturing, Alicia Boler Davis '91 attributes much of her success to Northwestern where she learned to confront life's challenges with confidence and determination. [ Link ]

Driving GM
Supported by local communities and farmers, Northwestern Dining moves toward a future of fair, humane, ecologically sound and locally produced Real Food. All dining halls, in partnership with Real Food at NU, host "Real Food Days" during lunch on the third Monday of every month. [ Link ]

Local Produce and Real Food at Northwestern Dining : sustainNU
Happy Valentine's Day, 'Cats! Seven Northwestern couples discuss how they fell in love with each other and Northwestern. #ILoveNUandU [ Link ]

Couples of Northwestern
Survival of the fittest and prettiest? Despite the potential liability to survival, flashy ornamentation on animals like deer, birds and insects advertises a showy species' fitness and prowess to prospective mates. [ Link ]

Study explains evolution phenomenon that puzzled Darwin
Northwestern is excited to host a pioneer of women in sports and a champion of #LGBTQIA equality. Tennis legend Billie Jean King will deliver the Class of 2017 Commencement address this June. #NU2017
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Equality advocate and sports icon to address Class of 2017
Four Bienen School alumni are #Grammys-bound! Third Coast Percussion's album "Steve Reich", a celebration of the world-famous composer's greatest works, is nominated for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance. [ Link ]

Northwestern alumni percussion group nominated for Grammys, attribute success to university
Two women's worlds collide at Northwestern University in Qatar with a shared mission for powerful storytelling. Hangda Zhang, a Medill - Northwestern University student, launched the video series "Her Magic" after a semester in Qatar. She shares stories of strong women who survived hardship, one of whom is Mariam Al-Dhubhani, a NU-Q journalism student, who fled conflict in Yemen. [ Link ]

Between two campuses: Northwestern students share inspiring story
Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steve Reich completes the first of two residencies at the Bienen School of Music with a concert and conversation honoring his work. The February 9 performance at Pick-Staiger will showcase three of his most well-known compositions. [ Link ]

Nemmers prize winner Steve Reich honored with Bienen concert
From texting and driving statistics to water contamination levels, Segal Design Institute at Northwestern University and School of the Art Institute of Chicago students bring data to life through visual storytelling in "Data as Art".

See the projects on display in the atrium of the Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center through February 17. [ Link ]

'Data as Art' Explores Distracted Driving, Contamination, and Social Media
Before Luke Bryan takes on the #SB51 National Anthem, professional baritone Wayne Messmer and Bienen School of Music seniors, soprano Kaileigh Riess and tenor Frank Laucerica explain six reasons why "The Star-Spangled Banner" is a monumental challenge for any singer. [ Link ]

Why singing 'The Star-Spangled Banner' is so hard

Whether it's at the Super Bowl or a high school basketball game, singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" can present a performer with many challenges.

As director of the Institute for Policy Research and a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research, David Figlio has established a sterling reputation across a wide range of issues from school accountability to health and education policy. We congratulate him on his appointment as dean of the Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy. [ Link ]...
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David Figlio named dean of Northwestern's School of Education and Social Policy