Going Global News Archive

Going Global News Archive

Social Relationships Take Center Stage

Social Relationships Take Center Stage

Those weak ties you’ve formed are more important than you might think, sociologist Mario Small of Harvard University said during Northwestern's Social Relationships Across the Life Span conference. Small was one of more than two dozen speakers during the two-day event.

Conference Highlights the Power of Social Relationships

Conference Highlights the Power of Social Relationships

The social connections we create throughout life can impact everything from self-esteem and learning to inequality and teacher performance, researchers said during Northwestern University’s international “Social Relationships Across the Life Span” conference.

 SESP Hosts Conference on Social Relationships

SESP Hosts Conference on Social Relationships

Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) is hosting an international two-day conference on the role of social relationships in homes, schools, online communities, organizations, inequality and more as part of its Global Initiative Conference series.

Cilento Heads to Laos as Luce Scholar

Cilento Heads to Laos as Luce Scholar

Shortly after graduating in June, Christina Cilento will travel to Vientiane, Laos, for 13 months to study the impact of climate change on South Asia as a 2017-18 Luce Scholar.

SESP Seniors Win Fulbright Teaching Fellowships

SESP Seniors Win Fulbright Teaching Fellowships

School of Education and Social Policy seniors Arielle Ticho and Tamar Eisen have received prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistant fellowships for the 2017-18 academic year.

Senior to Present Research at Big Ideas Forum

Senior to Present Research at Big Ideas Forum

Subin Hwang will present her research examining the public health response to the refuge crisis in Germany during the next Big Ideas forum on Feb. 8.

Cilento Wins Prestigious Luce Scholarship

Cilento Wins Prestigious Luce Scholarship

Associated Student Government President Christina Cilento will spend the year after she graduates learning about impacts of climate change in Asia as a Luce Scholar.

Senior Chris Harlow Researches in Uganda as Community-Based Fellow

Senior Chris Harlow Researches in Uganda as Community-Based Fellow

As a Community-Based Research Fellow through the Buffett Institute, senior Chris Harlow traveled to Uganda to get feedback from community partners and assess Global Engagement Studies Institute projects.

SESP Researchers Undertake Adolescent Stress Study in Dominica

SESP Researchers Undertake Adolescent Stress Study in Dominica

Dominica News reports that postdoctoral researcher Royette Tavernier, who works with professor Emma Adam, is conducting a study to assess stress, coping, health and resilience among youth in Dominica after tropical storm Erika.

How Early Is Infants' Attention Affected by Culture?

How Early Is Infants' Attention Affected by Culture?

By age two, infants’ attention to objects and events may be shaped by their culture, according to new cross-cultural research by professor Sandra Waxman, comparing infants in the U.S and China.

Senior Weronika Wasilewski Wins Fulbright Fellowship

Senior Weronika Wasilewski Wins Fulbright Fellowship

Weronika Wasilewski, a SESP senior, won a Fulbright fellowship to teach at a university in Poland.

Adriana Stanovici (BS13) Discovers Power of SESP Practicum

Adriana Stanovici (BS13) Discovers Power of SESP Practicum

In an example of "practicum power," Adriana Stanovici (BS13) was offered a full-time job in the international department of YMCA of the USA, where she did her practicum.

Martha Mulligan Receives Fulbright Fellowship

Martha Mulligan Receives Fulbright Fellowship

Martha Mulligan, an adjunct instructor in the SESP Master of Science in Education Program and a mathematics teacher at Northside College Prep in Chicago, received a Fulbright fellowship to teach in Singapore.

Sandra Waxman in <em>Scientific American</em>: Cultural Differences in Autism Diagnoses

Sandra Waxman in Scientific American: Cultural Differences in Autism Diagnoses

Behaviors that are considered red flags in the U.S. and Western Europe are considered normal, even desirable, in other parts of the world, according to professor Sandra Waxman and her blog co-authors.

Students Learn from Global Fellowships

Students Learn from Global Fellowships

Several SESP students recently won fellowships with a global focus: Kevin Corkran, Arianna Farmer, Allison Park, Alex Rubin, Linda Yu and Martin Amesquita.

Senior Stacy Kim Featured in <em>Northwestern</em> Magazine

Senior Stacy Kim Featured in Northwestern Magazine

Graduating senior Stacy Kim, a first-generation college student, was volunteering at an educational nonprofit in Salvador, Brazil, in summer 2014 when she discovered Vale do Capão and decided to focus on the residents for a documentary project.

Jeannette Colyvas to Collaborate on ‘Big Ideas’ Biomedicine Research

Jeannette Colyvas to Collaborate on ‘Big Ideas’ Biomedicine Research

A “Big Ideas” grant from Northwestern’s Buffett Institute will enable SESP associate professor Jeannette Colyvas and her colleagues to create a research group in Global Medical Cultures and Law that will research “Biomedicine and Traditional Medicine across Cultures.”

Alexandra Solomon on WGN-TV: Wedding Traditions around the World

Alexandra Solomon on WGN-TV: Wedding Traditions around the World

Alexandra Solomon, who teaches the popular Marriage 101 class at SESP, shares the significance of interesting wedding traditions from cultures around the world.

Kirabo Jackson Finds Single-Sex Schooling Boosts School Outcomes, Lowers Crime

Kirabo Jackson Finds Single-Sex Schooling Boosts School Outcomes, Lowers Crime

Recent research by SESP associate professor Kirabo Jackson's latest study finds positive evidence of single-sex education improving students' academic achievement and decreasing their criminal activity—and how that happens.

Spillane Recognized as Top Education Leadership Researcher

Spillane Recognized as Top Education Leadership Researcher

Two new studies cite Northwestern professor, who helped pioneer the concept of "distributed leadership" as leading expert in the field

Finnish Educators Call Fuse An 'Inspiration'

Finnish Educators Call Fuse An 'Inspiration'

Schools in Finland are adopting the FUSE Studio program because it promotes “well-learning” and reflects the goals of the country’s new core curriculum, Finnish educators said during a recent panel discussion at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy.

<em>Jamaica Gleaner</em> Relates Diane Schanzenbach's Class Size Research to Jamaica's Development

Jamaica Gleaner Relates Diane Schanzenbach's Class Size Research to Jamaica's Development

Stating that Jamaica is at a critical juncture and must equip all students with the skills to become productive, Jamaica Gleaner discusses SESP professor Diane Schanzenbach's research linking small classes to higher achievement.

Junior Arianna Farmer Named to Clinton Global Initiative

Junior Arianna Farmer Named to Clinton Global Initiative

Junior Arianna Farmer was selected to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U). Her proposal on HIV education in Chile earned her a spot at the global conference launched by President Bill Clinton, which brings together students from more than 300 universities to develop solutions to critical global issues.

Jim Spillane Keynotes Australia Principals Conference

Jim Spillane Keynotes Australia Principals Conference

When professor James Spillane gave the keynote address at the Queensland Principals Conference in Australia, 1,350 principals from across the state of Queensland heard his talk. Spillane spoke to the school leaders about leading and managing instructional innovation in Australia.

3 SESP Students Awarded Undergraduate Research Travel, Language Grants

3 SESP Students Awarded Undergraduate Research Travel, Language Grants

Three SESP students were awarded grants by the Office of Undergraduate Research during winter quarter. Abby Durgan and Nick Medrano received Conference Travel Grants, and Daniel Isaacson won an Undergraduate Language Grant.