August 2016 News Stories

August 2016 News Stories

  • Northwestern Academy Moves Into New Home
    Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools recently moved into a new state-of-the-art space in Chicago overlooking Lake Michigan. The design of the space was influenced by the students themselves.
    8/31/16

  • Finnish Educators Seek Closer Look At FUSE Program
    A team of Finnish educators and researchers will be touring U.S. schools to see Northwestern's FUSE program in action. Their interest 'speaks to the value of the program,' says FUSE director Reed Stevens.
    8/31/16

  • Young Scientists Pilot STEAM Program
    The next generation of scientists, engineers and artists recently tackled real world problems at Northwestern University as part of a pilot program slated to debut at Evanston Township High School in the fall of 2017
    8/8/16

  • Dedre Gentner Awarded Rumelhart Prize in Cognitive Science
    Dedre Gentner, the Alice Gabrielle Twight Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and a professor in the School of Education and Social Policy, is the 16th recipient of the David E. Rumelhart Prize, which is considered to be the most important award in the cognitive science field. Gentner has made significant contributions to the study of cognition and language.
    8/11/16

  • McAdams discusses Trump's behavior on MSNBC
    Northwestern psychology professor Dan McAdams offers three reasons why Trump's behavior appears increasingly erratic.
    8/11/16

  • Why We Fall Prey to Misinformation
    Even when we know better, our brains often rely on inaccurate or misleading information to make future decisions, according to new research by Northwestern University psychology professor David Rapp.
    8/18/16

  • How One 'Hamilton' Fan Made Lin-Manuel Miranda's Night
    Northwestern graduate student Jamie White flew to New York City to see Hamilton on Broadway. The play -- and the Twitter conversation with Lin-Manuel Miranda after show -- turned the evening into an unforgettable experience.
    8/18/16

  • Haase: 'Trust Increases With Age'
    We often think of aging in terms of decline and loss, but heartening research by Northwestern's Claudia Haase suggests our ability to trust grows stronger.
    8/29/16