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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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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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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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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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SESP Students Honored with Campus Life Awards

SESP students Forrest Bruce, Christine Cilento and Matthew Herndon received Campus Life Awards for significantly contributing to the improvement of the quality of student life at Northwestern.

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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.

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