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Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities

7/28/2017
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From Brexit to Russia’s self-destructive response to U.S. sanctions, economists’ predictions have missed the mark recently on several important fronts. So what can be done to make economic models more accurate and more reflective of actual human behavior? In their new book, “Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities,” Northwestern University president and economics professor Morton Schapiro and Slavic languages and literatures professor Gary Saul Morson discuss...

Duration: 00:14:00


Gravitational waves drive new field of astronomy

6/1/2017
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The discovery that gravitational waves exist proves part of Einstein's theory of relativity and opens a whole new field of astronomy. But why should you care? Northwestern astrophysicists Vicky Kalogera and Shane Larson and engineer Selim Shahriar explain how this fundamental science could impact your daily life.

Duration: 00:22:32


Dover Quartet drives evolution of classical music

5/12/2017
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Two members of the Dover Quartet - one of the most celebrated quartets in the country - discuss the rehearsal techniques that lead to their unusual tone. They also discuss the changing landscape of classical music and reveal the unexpected teacher who has influenced their sound evolution over the course of their two year residency at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music.

Duration: 00:13:14


Fraser Stoddart's bonds transform science

2/13/2017
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Fraser Stoddart, 2016 Nobel laureate in chemistry and creator of the groundbreaking mechanical bond, which he stresses has everything to do with the human bonding that takes place inside and outside the lab, will leave an impact for generations to come

Duration: 00:11:29


Depression relief now as quick as finding good sushi

1/5/2017
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A novel suite of 13 speedy mini-apps called IntelliCare significantly lessened depression and anxiety for people who used them on their smartphones. Dr. David Mohr, director of Northwestern's Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies, designed the apps and explains how they promote what he calls a "third revolution" in mental health treatment.

Duration: 00:09:13


Couples podcast: synergy of science and globalization

12/19/2016
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This couple believes science and globalization exist in a symbiotic world, each theme enhancing the other’s success. International relations expert Devora Grynspan and scientist Sam Stupp leverage each other’s connections to enhance the University’s brand at home and abroad.

Duration: 00:11:29


The man behind the magic

11/22/2016
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John Musker, 1975 Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences graduate and Disney animation legend, discusses his work on Disney's latest movie, "Moana."

Duration: 00:11:42


Couples podcast: parallel but opposite

11/16/2016
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Jide and Uzoamaka Nzelibe both have roots in Nigeria and careers in international law, but it’s a mirrored path that led them both to Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law.

Duration: 00:08:23


Boom vs. doom: Debating the future of the US economy

11/14/2016
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Economists Robert Gordon and Joel Mokyr present opposing views of future innovation.

Duration: 00:17:23


Couples Podcast: Second-chance encounter

11/2/2016
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Their first conversation revolved around quantum physics, but it’s not the first time they met. Brian and Teri Odom found proof of a near-meeting that almost happened at a childhood summer camp. Music courtesy of Incompetech.com

Duration: 00:09:15


Front row seat to baseball history

10/28/2016
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Medill junior discusses experience interning for Chicago Cubs during World Series Music courtesy of Incompetech.com

Duration: 00:06:49


Couples podcast: A team on and off the sidelines

10/20/2016
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Doug Meffley and Maureen Palchak’s offices are mere feet apart in the athletics department, so they’ve taken up one unusual behavior at office meetings in order to keep their work-turned-personal relationship professional.

Duration: 00:05:59


Couples podcast: Creative collaboration

10/7/2016
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David and Debra Tolchinsky met in film school, and they love to talk about their projects, but there’s one thing they don’t allow each other to say after the sun goes down. Music courtesy of Incompetech.com

Duration: 00:09:41


Couples podcast: Spark of love

9/30/2016
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A spark of love leads to the spark of new life. Teresa Woodruff and Tom O’Halloran's morning walks on the beach launched an idea that could forever change our understanding of conception. Music courtesy of Incompetech.com

Duration: 00:11:19


Terror's influence on study abroad

8/17/2016
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Julie Anne Friend, director of Northwestern’s Office of Global Safety and Security, discusses the rise in terror attacks abroad and why terror still isn’t her biggest concern for study abroad students’ safety.

Duration: 00:07:31


Communication From Beyond a Cosmic Grave

6/15/2016
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Chirp. It’s the sound of a stellar event that happened more than a billion years ago. Two black holes collided in space, creating a new black hole that is 30 times the mass of the sun. On September 14th, 2015, LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) detectors recorded evidence of gravitational waves for the first time in history. Gravitational waves are ripples in spacetime, caused by things like star explosions or black hole collisions. On December 26th, 2015, LIGO...

Duration: 00:04:57