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Mike Horn, Northwestern Alum Collaborate on Newly Released Game

When Felix Hu was a student at Northwestern, he worked with SESP assistant professor Michael Horn on an educational game to teach young children computer programming. The game, called Coding, was just released as a commercial product.

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Students Present Research at Undergraduate Expo

Twelve SESP undergraduates were selected to highlight their research at Northwestern’s Undergraduate Research and Arts Exposition on June 1. A High School Project Showcase features select high school students presenting their science projects.

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Dan McAdams on MSNBC Morning Joe: 'Mind of Donald Trump'

SESP professor Dan McAdams shares a psychologist's guide to Donald Trump's behavior on MSNBC's Morning Joe.

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Jeanne Olson (MS96) Makes Chicago Public Schools Data More Accessible

Columbia Journalism Review reports on SESP alumna and adjunct instructor Jeanne Olson, an open data advocate committed to making information about the Chicago school system more accessible, who mapped the impact of recent school funding cuts.

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David Figlio: Power of Big Data for Education Problem-Solving

SESP professor David Figlio created a massive data set matching birth and education records that provides a powerful tool for research. Data science now allows social scientists to better solve problems.

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Claudia Haase: Angry Outbursts Tied to Heart Problems

Exploding with anger during a marital spat can increase risk of cardiovascular problems later in life, while shutting down emotionally can contribute to back pain, according to new research by SESP's Claudia Haase and the University of California.

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Students Learn from Global Fellowships

Several SESP students recently won fellowships with a global focus: Kevin Corkran, Arianna Farmer, Allison Park, Alex Rubin, Linda Yu and Martin Amesquita.

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Katie Couric Interviews Dan McAdams on Psychology of Donald Trump

Based on Dan McAdams's cover story for The Atlantic about "The Mind of Donald Trump," journalist Katie Couric interviews Dan McAdams for Yahoo News.

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Biotechnology Symposium Inspires Teachers

The Baxter Symposium on May 19 brought more than 100 educators from the Chicago area to Northwestern to advance life science education through biotechnology.

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Atlantic: Kirabo Jackson's Study Key to Understanding Teachers' Noncognitive Impact

According to resilience expert Paul Tough in The Atlantic, associate professor Kirabo Jackson's research is key to understanding that teachers who excelled at developing students' noncognitive skills had more impact on future education and wages than teachers who improved students' test performance.

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