Views from the VP of Research

Posted May 16, 2017 by Jay Walsh

Since the 2016 US presidential election, but frankly for many years, the academic community and those who care about it in America have expressed concern about ongoing federal funding for university research. 

Posted April 28, 2017 by Jay Walsh

Cancer treatments. Efficient next-generation energy sources.  Breakthroughs in plant sciences to lessen hunger.  Better understanding of the economic implications of educational policies.  Insights into the relationship between urban environments and people.  Glimpses into the origins of the universe, the fate of the universe, and life elsewhere in the universe.

Posted February 14, 2017 by Jay Walsh

Great research universities are engines for progress — individual and societal. They create knowledge, explore new vistas of possibility, and educate students and other stakeholders. Universities extend our understanding of particular disciplines and, through basic research, provide the foundation for transformative advances. These improvements may include next-generation products, such as pharmaceuticals that target serious disease, or superior processes, like better logistics to deliver supplies or humanitarian aid.

Posted January 17, 2017 by Jay Walsh

Catch the wave or be caught under it.  Advice for surfers has become a universal cautionary adage, something that we all should take to heart because we now embrace change or else are swept up by it.

Posted December 14, 2016 by Jay Walsh

As 2016 concludes, I want to wish you and yours a marvelous holiday season and new year.  In reflecting on the past 12 months, it’s gratifying to see that Northwestern research enjoyed another exceptional year, with accomplishments across many different disciplines.

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