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Chicago’s Red-Light Camera Program Has Significant Safety Benefits

Chicago’s red-light cameras reduce serious injury crashes at intersections where they are placed and also have a measurable “spillover effect” that improves safety at intersections without cameras, according to a Northwestern University Transportation Center study released today (March 20).The research team found the Chicago red-light camera (RLC) enforcement program delivers significant safety benefits, and the 104-page report provides several recommendations to enhance the program’s performance.

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Award-Winning Composer Jake Heggie Will Lead Master Class

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Budding opera professionals will present a vocal recital of songs by contemporary opera composer Jake Heggie, accompanied on piano by the renowned artist himself when Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music concludes its annual Robert M. and Maya L. Tichio Vocal Master Class Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle Drive on the Evanston campus.

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Making It Easier to Get Juvenile Arrest Records Expunged  

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle talked Monday at a Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law event about a proposed bill in Illinois that will make it easier to get juvenile arrest records expunged and combat unlawful and broad sharing of such records in Illinois.

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Alumnus Makes $3 Million Campaign Commitment in Support of Social Justice Reporting Initiatives

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Northwestern University alumnus David F. Freedman ’81 has made a $3 million commitment to further the study of reporting on social justice issues at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

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Debunking EPA Administrator’s False Claim About CO2 and Global Warming

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Hair Loss and Prostate Drugs Linked to Persistent Erectile Dysfunction in Men

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Men with longer exposure to the drugs finasteride and dutasteride had a higher risk of getting persistent erectile dysfunction than men with less exposure, reports a new study. The persistent erectile dysfunction continued despite stopping these drugs, in some cases for months or years. Prior to the study, there was no strong evidence the drugs cause sexual problems that continue after men stop taking them or that taking these drugs for a longer time increases the chance of experiencing sexual problems.

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Vision, Not Limbs, Led Fish Onto Land 385 Million Years Ago

A Northwestern University and W.M. Keck Science Department of Pitzer, Claremont McKenna and Scripps colleges study suggests it was the power of the eyes and not the limbs that first led our aquatic ancestors to make the leap from water to land. The researchers discovered that eyes nearly tripled in size before -- not after -- the water-to-land transition. Crocodile-like animals saw easy meals on land and then evolved limbs that enabled them to get there, the researchers argue.

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Northwestern to Focus on Critical Theory in the Global South

Northwestern University is leading a new curriculum initiative that will bring together researchers from across the globe and a wide range of disciplines to focus on critical theory in the Global South.

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Law School Symposium to Explore Restorative Justice

A daylong symposium at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will provide diverse perspectives on the theory and practice of restorative justice. It also will bring together those who are new to restorative justice with experienced practitioners.

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Most Complex Nanoparticle Crystal Ever Made by Design

The most complex crystal designed and built from nanoparticles has been reported by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan. The work demonstrates that some of nature’s most complicated structures can be deliberately assembled if researchers can control the shapes of the particles and the way they connect using DNA. Potential applications of the cage-like structures, called clathrates, include controlling light, capturing pollutants and delivering therapeutics. New types of lenses, lasers and even Star Trek-like cloaking materials are possible.







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