August 2014 News Stories

August 2014 News Stories

  • Sharon Kao (BS14) Wins Psychological Association’s Student Research Award
    Recent SESP graduate Sharon Kao (BS14) was the 2014 recipient of the Asian American Psychological Association’s Undergraduate Research Award. The award was presented at the association’s annual conference on August 6.

  • John Holcomb (MS14) Named Knowles Science Teaching Fellow
    John Holcomb, an August 2014 graduate of the Master of Science in Education Program, was named a teaching fellow through the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF).

  • New York Times Quotes Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon as Leading Scholar on Interpretive Discussion
    In a story about an initiative for campus discourse called Ask Big Questions, the New York Times quotes professor Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon as a leading scholar of interpretive discussion. Ask Big Questions was co-founded by one of Haroutunian-Gordon's former students, Rabbi Josh Feigelson.

  • New York Times: Paul Krugman Cites Diane Schanzenbach's Study on Food Stamps
    In a New York Times column about rising inequality, Paul Krugman cites associate professor Diane Schanzenbach's research on food stamps as he maintains that taxing the rich and helping the poor may well raise, not lower, the economy’s growth rate. Schanzenbach found that food stamps increased health and economic self-sufficiency.

  • David Uttal Wins American Psychological Association's Best Article Award
    The American Psychological Association awarded professor David Uttal the George A. Miller Award for the most distinguished publication in general psychology. His article "The Malleability of Spatial Skills: A Meta-Analysis of Training Studies" is the first all-encompassing analysis of how and how much training influences spatial thinking.

  • SESP Welcomes New Students, Faculty
    The School of Education and Social Policy is welcoming new undergraduates and graduate students with orientation activities this fall. New this year, the entire SESP community is invited to a SESP-wide poster session on September 23, where faculty present current projects, and an all-school welcome back social on September 30.

  • Sun-Times Profiles SESP Junior Tom Hruby, Navy SEAL and Football Player
    Tom Hruby is an active Navy SEAL at the same time he's a full-time SESP student and a member of the Northwestern football team. He's 32 years old with a wife and three children and is determined to meet the challenge he's set for himself, according the Chicago Sun-Times.

  • Sunshine State News: David Figlio's Report Shows Tax Scholarship Students Keep Up with Peers Nationally
    Professor David Figlio's new study shows low-income students participating in Florida’s tax credit scholarship program are performing at the same level as their peers nationally, according to Sunshine State News.

  • Grant Funds New Network for Public Science Education and Outreach
    Northwestern University is part of a new multi-institutional initiative to encourage education and outreach efforts that extend the impact of federal scientific research. The National Science Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to a five-year initiative called the Broader Impacts and Outreach Network for Institutional Collaboration (BIONIC).

  • EdTech Interviews Kemi Jona about Best Practices for Remote Labs
    Leverage existing software. Look for instrumentation. Identify high-needs areas. Set expectations. These are some of the tips professor Kemi Jona offers in an EdTech article about setting up remote labs for high school science and why they're beneficial.

  • MSLOC Students Help YMCA Unite Employees behind Its Cause
    Thanks to a unique partnership between the YMCA and the Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change (MSLOC) program in the School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University graduate students are an integral part of the pathway to how YMCA staff and volunteers tell the Y’s story.

  • Heather Schoenfeld Wins Awards for Article on Incarceration
    Assistant professor Heather Schoenfeldrecently received two awards for a paper she co-wrote on “The Transformation of America's Penal Order: A Historicized Political Sociology of Punishment.” The best paper awards are from the American Sociological Association and the Law and Society Association.

  • Memorials Honor Joanna Sojka (MS10)
    A memorial service for Joanna Sojka (MS10), a graduate of the Master of Science in Higher Education Administration and Policy program, will be held on September 3. Alumni, faculty, family and friends are also in the process of discussing a memorial at Northwestern to honor Sojka.

  • MSLOC Breaks New Ground with Jive Social Collaboration Technology
    Tapping into social collaboration technology typically used by large companies, the SESP Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change Program (MSLOC) is pioneering the use of the cutting-edge Jive social networking software for an educational purpose. For MSLOC, Jive provides an online space where students and faculty build a strong and robust learning community.