June 2016 News Stories

June 2016 News Stories

  • Lindsay Chase-Lansdale Elected to Harvard Board of Overseers
    Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, associate provost for faculty and Frances Willard Professor of Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, has been elected to the Harvard Board of Overseers.

  • Senior Honors Students Present Research
    Nine SESP seniors in the honors program presented posters of their research projects: Simon Barnicle, Spencer Carlson, Natalie Dulin, Kevin Hardiman, Fortunato Medrano, Eric Morales, Natalie Sack, Renee Wellman and Annie Xie.

  • Late-Term Births May Offer Long-Term Future Benefits
    Research by professor David Figlio shows that children born at 41 weeks performed better in school than their full-term counterparts. This research should enrich conversations with OB-GYNs about the ideal time to have a baby.

  • Study Finds School Leaders Widely Use Research
    The largest survey yet of educational research use among school and district leaders finds positive attitudes toward the value of research and frequent use of research for decision-making. Focusing at the local level, this study is by the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice.

  • Learning Philanthropy Class Donates $100,000 to Charities
    For the fourth year, students in SESP’s Learning Philanthropy course worked together to donate funds to nonprofit organizations that benefit children and adults after studying philanthropic giving and researching local charities.

  • Esquire Features Claudia Haase's Study Showing Way Partners Fight Predicts Health Issues
    Esquire reported SESP assistant professor Claudia Haase's research showing that displaying anger and stifling emotions during a fight predict which health issues partners will develop.

  • Four SESP Graduates Named NUPIP Fellows
    SESP graduating seniors Cara Conway, Arianna Farmer, Raven Johnson and Paige Kaliski were selected as fellows for the Northwestern University Public Interest Program.

  • David Brooks in New York Times Cites Kirabo Jackson's Teacher Research
    Paul Tough reports on research by SESP associate professor Kirabo Jackson that shows while some teachers are good at raising their students’ test scores, other teachers are really good at improving their students’ school engagement. "Today we have to fortify the heart if we’re going to educate the mind," writes Brooks.

  • Search Begins for Dean of School of Education and Social Policy
    Northwestern University will soon begin a search for the next dean of the School of Education and Social Policy. This individual will succeed Dean Penelope Peterson, who is retiring from Northwestern on August 31, 2017.

  • 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.

  • Advanced Teaching Certificate Courses Attract Teachers This Summer
    One-week courses this summer immerse teachers in leading-edge strategies for instructional coaching and next generation science teaching. Completing four courses in either sequence earns teachers a Certificate of Advanced Study in Education.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • Reuters: Kids Born Late Perform Better in School
    Children born in the 41st week of pregnancy — which is considered “late-term” — have better test scores and are more likely to be classified as gifted in elementary and middle school, compared with children born “full-term,” that is, at 39 or 40 weeks, a new study by SESP professors David Figlio, Jonathan Guryan and their colleagues shows.

  • Hechinger Report: Uri Wilensky Espouses Poetry for Academic Scientists
    "There is an everyday pragmatic value for scientists in reading poetry," SESP professor Uri Wilensky and Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy write in a Hechinger Report opinion piece, contending that poetry helps to make writing precise.