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Released: 14-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Professors Available on U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem Opening, Iran-Israel Military Strikes
Northwestern University

Northwestern University professors are available to comment on the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem on Monday, as well as Israel and Iran exchanging military strikes earlier this week.

Released: 21-Nov-2016 5:05 PM EST
Why We Rely on Inaccurate Information
Northwestern University

Even when people know better, they often rely on inaccurate or misleading information to make future decisions. But why are we so easily influenced by false statements?

Released: 4-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EDT
Political Scientists Available on Presidential Election
Northwestern University

Northwestern University political science professors Alvin B. Tillery Jr., Jaime Dominguez and Laurel Harbridge are available to comment on the presidential election in its final stretch – early predictions, impact of Latino voters, what to make of tightening polls and more.

Released: 29-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Expert Can Comment on Common Core
Northwestern University

Northwestern University professor James Spillane is available to talk about the ongoing debate over Common Core, including the decision by some states to drop the standards altogether.

Released: 27-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT
Recipes: The Secret World of the Early Modern Kitchen
Northwestern University

Shakespearean-era recipes offer much more than the history of puddings and pies. They also capture a surprisingly creative and intellectually-rich world of the early modern English housewife, according to a new book by Northwestern University’s Wendy Wall.

Released: 17-Dec-2015 5:05 PM EST
Do Kids Need Special Headphones to Limit Sound?
Northwestern University

Northwestern pediatric audiologist Jennifer Phelan can comment on whether parents should buy volume-reducing headphones for their kids. Phelan specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of hearing loss in children. She has a particular interest in serving people with special needs.

Released: 14-Dec-2015 4:05 PM EST
How Music and Language Shape the Brain
Northwestern University

Northwestern University's Nina Kraus has pioneered a way to measure how the brain makes sense of sound. Her findings have suggest that the brain’s ability to process sound is influenced by everything from playing music and learning a new language to aging, language disorders and hearing loss.

Released: 4-Dec-2015 5:05 PM EST
Mark Iris Uses Data to Help Police Departments Police Themselves
Northwestern University

Iris believes answers to the real policing problems often lie in the massive amounts of data law enforcement agencies collect on every aspect of their operations. Early Intervention Systems track everything from absences from work to the number of times an officer is named in a lawsuit.