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Article ID: 694520

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:
14-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Why We Rely on Inaccurate Information

Article ID: 665272

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?

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21-Nov-2016 5:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 664288

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.

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4-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Expert Can Comment on Common Core

Article ID: 652679

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.

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29-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Education

Newswise: Recipes: The Secret World of the Early Modern Kitchen

Article ID: 652518

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.

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27-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 645125

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.

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17-Dec-2015 5:05 PM EST

Article ID: 644888

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:
14-Dec-2015 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 644350

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.

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4-Dec-2015 5:05 PM EST

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