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New Report on Chicago Principal Retention Lauds Northwestern’s Fellowship Program - See more at: http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu/news-center/news/2015/11/principal-retention-report-northwestern-fellowship-program.html#sthash.ZicAu7KF.dpuf

Principal Retention Report Lauds Northwestern Fellowship Program

A new report on principal retention by The Chicago Public Education Fund addresses the challenge of retaining Chicago’s top principals.

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Hechinger Report: Uri Wilensky Espouses Poetry for Academic Scientists

"There is an everyday pragmatic value for scientists in reading poetry," SESP professor Uri Wilensky and Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy write in a Hechinger Report opinion piece, contending that poetry helps to make writing precise.

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Reuters: Kids Born Late Perform Better in School

Children born in the 41st week of pregnancy — which is considered “late-term” — have better test scores and are more likely to be classified as gifted in elementary and middle school, compared with children born “full-term,” that is, at 39 or 40 weeks, a new study by SESP professors David Figlio, Jonathan Guryan and their colleagues shows.

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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.”

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New York Times on Claudia Haase's Study: Health Impact of How You Fight

Spouses who seethed with anger while arguing were much more likely to later report symptoms of cardiac problems than calmer spouses, and those who stonewalled were more prone to have muscular problems, according to research by SESP assistant professor Claudia Haase with University of California-Berekeley.

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Graduating Senior Carly Pablos Wins Ryan Prize for Community Service

SESP graduating senior Carly Pablos, who has devoted herself to organizations empowering adolescent girls and is joining the Peace Corps, won the 2016 Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Prize for Community Service.

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Dan McAdams on WTTW: 'What Makes Donald Trump Tick'

SESP professor and psychologist set out to see what makes Trump tick and created a psychological portrait of the man for the June 2016 cover story of The Atlantic magazine. McAdams appeared on WTTW's Chicago Tonight.

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SESP Convocation Ceremonies Honor, Inspire Graduates

For the first time, the School of Education and Social Policy marked graduation with two Convocation ceremonies, and SESP alumni Nichole Pinkard (PhD98) and Arnaldo Rivera (MS07) gave keynote speeches.

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Undergraduate Entepreneurs: Emily Comstock, Brammy Geduld, Katie Ostazeski

SESP undergraduates Emily Comstock, Brammy Geduld and Katie Ostazeski display energy and commitment as they pursue entrepreneurship on campus. Comstock started a nonprofit, Geduld is ramping up a student-run coffee business and Ostazeski leads Northwestern Student Holdings.

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Conference Supports Gifted Children and Their Families

In her keynote address “Straight A’s and Stressed,” psychologist Danielle Black will discuss anxiety, common parenting traps and ways to build resiliency during the Center for Talent Development's annual summer conference for families of academically advanced children.

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WTTW on Claudia Haase's Study: 'Heated Marital Spats Linked to Heart Problems'

“Past research shows that anger is linked to this state of heightened cardiovascular arousal, things like increases in blood pressure and heart rate, and chest pain” said Claudia Haase, lead author of a study analyzing the interpersonal emotional behavior of married couples and its impact on health, in a WTTW feature.

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