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Undergrads Win 2018 Summer Research Grants

Five up and coming School of Education and Social Policy researchers have received 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Grants from Northwestern University's  Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) to study everything from pediatric palliative care to the rape culture in the Greek system.

Alumnus Named Knowles Fellow

Rohan Prakash (BS17), a high school math teacher in Cupertino, Calif., has received a five-year fellowship from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation.

Vakil, Krist Receive NAEd/Spencer Fellowships

Sepehr Vakil of the University of Texas at Austin and Alumna Christina Krist (PhD16) have received prestigious National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral fellowships to further their work in education research.

SESP Hires Five New Faculty Members

Five leading scholars will join the faculty of Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) beginning in September 2018, Dean David Figlio announced.

Carol Lee: ‘A Core Pillar of Our Family’

Through poetry, humor, and heartfelt tributes, the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) community recently celebrated Northwestern University Professor Carol Lee’s fifty-year career and her wide-ranging efforts to transform the way educators view the role of culture in learning.

Microsoft’s Friedman On ‘Rebooting Windows’

Curiosity, empathy, and diversity were key elements in the successful redesign of Windows 8, Microsoft’s Chuck Friedman (BS88) said during the Ray and Nancy Loeschner Leadership series lecture.

SESP in the Media: May 2018

An ongoing, monthly roundup of appearances in the news media by School of Education and Social Policy faculty, researchers, and our community.

Budding Researchers Win AYURG Grants

Eight School of Education and Social Policy students received 2017-18  Academic Year Undergraduate Research Grants (AYURG) to study everything from sound bathing, a mind-body practice that utilizes gongs and meditation, to the development of depression among urban preschoolers.

Fair Features Free Summer Learning Programs

Hundreds of youth and families from across the city recently attended Chicago City of Learning’s (CCOL) Spring Into Summer Fair at Jones College Prep, where they had the chance to explore, try out, and sign up for a diverse set of summer programs offered citywide.

SESP in the Media: April 2018

An ongoing, monthly roundup of appearances in the news media by School of Education and Social Policy faculty, researchers, and our community.