August 2015 News Stories

August 2015 News Stories

  • Carol Lee Honored as Learning Scientist
    The Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS) is honoring SESP professor Carol Lee for her contributions as a learning scientist. FABBS is a coalition of scientific societies that advance the sciences of mind, brain and behavior.
    8/27/15

  • Graduate Programs Expand Global Initiatives
    SESP graduate programs are expanding their global perspective because of the importance of cross-cultural competencies and the interests of students in an increasingly global world. Both the Master of Science in Higher Education Administration and Policy and the Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change programs have new global-focused courses and more global programs and events.
    8/27/15

  • SESP Adds New Undergraduate Learning Sciences Major
    The School of Education and Social Policy is adding a new undergraduate major in learning sciences. The new major will prepare students to be leaders in the scientific understanding and practice of designing effective environments for learning.
    8/25/15

  • New Weekend Enrichment Classes for Gifted Students
    The Center for Talent Development has launched a new weekend-long enrichment program targeting children who are passionate about math, science and technology. The one- or two-day courses in architecture, optics, animation and nanoscience, called the Accelerated Weekend Experience (AWE), will be held August 15 and 16 on Northwestern’s Evanston campus.
    8/11/15

  • FABBS Foundation Honors Carol Lee for Contributions to Learning Sciences
    The Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS) is honoring Learning Sciences professor Carol Lee. FABBS is a coalition of scientific societies that advance the sciences of mind, brain and behavior.
    8/20/15

  • Master of Science in Education Program Holds Last Summer Graduation
    Forty-one graduates of the Master of Science in Education Program received diplomas at the program’s final summer ceremony on August 1. From now on, all graduates will participate in the June convocation held by the School of Education and Social Policy.
    8/11/15

  • Lois Trautvetter on WTTW Comments on University of Illinois Controversies
    On WTTW's Chicago Tonight, Lois Trautvetter, director of SESP's Higher Education Administration and Social Policy program, commented on controversies at the University of Illinois. These included the school's being named top party school by Princeton Review and withdrawal of a faculty job offer.
    8/11/15

  • Atlantic Features Dan McAdams on Life Stories
    An Atlantic magazine article on the importance of life narratives to personality features the work of SESP professor Dan McAdams.
    8/18/15

  • Inside NU Profiles Wildcat Coach Pat Fitzgerald (BS97)
    Despite being the youngest head football coach in the Big Ten, Pat Fitzgerald (MS97) is also the second longest-tenured. Inside NU profiles Fitzgerald, "the one man that hasn't just become the face of Northwestern football nor the brains behind it. He is Northwestern football."
    8/20/15

  • Chief Learning Officer Profiles SESP Instructor Aaron Olson (MS98), Aon's Talent Chief
    In "Aon's Strategic Mind," Chief Learning Officer profiles MSLOC instructor and alumnus Aaron Olson. "As a learning leader who developed his skills through a changing organization, Aon’s CLO knows learning can drive business strategy by guiding culture," the article states.
    8/20/15

  • New Workshops for Teachers Strengthen STEAM Education
    As a leader in STEM education innovation, the Office of STEM Education Partnerships offered new workshops for K-12 teachers this summer. A new professional development series featured STEAM, which adds the arts to STEM, and workshops in Kentucky to give rural teachers access to remote laboratories.
    8/20/15