Northwestern University

In The All-Or-Nothing MarriageHow The Best Marriages Work, renowned relationship expert and Northwestern University professor, Eli Finkel shows that the best marriages today are better than the best marriages of earlier eras. In fact, they are the best marriages the world has ever known.

Finkel reverse engineers the best marriages to better understand the new modern marriage, and shows how any marriage can be better. What does a modern marriage look like? And how can today’s couples seek personal fulfillment in a marriage while remaining committed to it for the long run?

Finkel first introduced this idea in a popular 2014 New York Times op-ed of the same name. Divorce rates may be down from their 1980s peak, but so is general marital happiness, which is what Finkel’s “All-or-Nothing” theory can change in a big way.  

Keith Strudler: Union For College Athletes?

Jan 29, 2014

It is Super Bowl Week, only four days before an excuse to eat nachos with four kinds of cheese and sandwiches on colored bread. Super Bowl week is like a giant vacuum. It pretty much sucks up all the attention for the greater part of everyone’s waking hours. If it doesn’t have Super Bowl tie, it’s not likely to get much press this week.

The Big Game is this weekend, and in just a few weeks, the big games will kick off across the world. So there’s no shortage of exciting sports news, and definitely no shortage of controversy surrounding it. We’re talking sports today with our WAMC sports commentator Keith Strudler and producer Jessica Bloustein Marshall, who is also a competitive figure skater.  

Even during a week when the NFL's Super Bowl is dominating sports pages and sports talk shows, college football is back in the headlines because players at Northwestern University have voted to form a union.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Nicolas Cowan of Northwestern University explains how cloud cover moderates the temperature of tidally-locked exoplanets orbiting red dwarf starts. 

Nicolas Cowan is a research assistant professor in the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics at Northwestern University where his research is focused on understanding the climate of exoplanets. His research projects involve creating maps of distant planets by monitoring their brightness and color change.  He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Washington.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Molly Losh of Northwestern University examines what studies of identical twins have to say about the causes of autism. 

Molly Losh is the Jane and Michael Hoffman Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on delineating the nature and basis of language impairment in autism and other related neurogenetic disorders. She holds at Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley.

About Dr. Losh

This week we’ll be featuring five winners of the 2012 Academic Minute Senior Superlatives.
Daniel Abrams of Northwestern University won the Most Likely to Blow Your Mind award for his research into how competition and cooperation determine the number of lefties within a society.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Daniel Abrams of Northwestern University explains why the level of left handedness is a constant across most societies.

Dr. Daniel Abrams is an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University where his research interests include nonlinear dynamics, mathematical geoscience, physics of social systems, and pattern formation. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

About Dr. Abrams