November 2016 News Stories

November 2016 News Stories

  • Research Meets Art in Scientific Images Contest
    Thought-provoking scientific images showcasing the aesthetic side of research are on display in the Evanston Township High School (ETHS) art gallery as part of the annual Northwestern Scientific Images Contest.

  • Adam to Discuss Childhood Stress at Gene Siskel Film Center
    Northwestern University professor Emma Adam, an expert on adolescent stress and sleep, will discuss her research following a screening of “Resilience,” a Sundance Film Festival documentary about childhood trauma. The screening will be at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5.

  • Schanzenbach Talks to NPR About Chronic Absences
    A new report from the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution suggests that states should require school to use chronic absences to measure student success.

  • SESP Senior Organizes Helmet Giveaway
    Hoping to keep her fellow student cyclists a little safer, Northwestern University undergraduate Christina Cilento organized a drive to bring more than 300 free bicycle helmets to campus.

  • Lee inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    School of Education and Social Policy Professor Carol Lee was one of five Northwestern University faculty members inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony this fall. The academy is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.

  • Local High Schoolers Attend Biotechnology Day
    More than 60 high school students from Evanston and Chicago experimented with polymer slime, toured labs and discussed careers in biotechnology with graduate students as part of Biotechnology Day at Northwestern University, a one-day life sciences festival.

  • SESP Community Gathers to Discuss Election
    Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) opened its Student Affairs lounge as a healing space Thursday, providing a lunchtime forum for students, faculty, and staff to discuss concerns or fears following the 2016 Presidential election.

  • SESP Student-Run Startup BrewBike Featured in ChicagoInno
    When Lucas Phillips and Brammy Geduld walked onto Northwestern University's campus as freshmen last year, they ran into a problem: The dining hall coffee wasn't cutting it, writes Karis Hustad in ChicagoInno.

  • When Fiction Becomes Fact
    David Rapp's research on misinformation offers important insights into why we tend to rely on misinformation, according to an article in Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science, an APS blog aimed at integrating cutting edge research into the classroom.

  • Leadership Coaching Gains Popularity in Business World
    Once mainly found on the sidelines of athletic fields, coaches are flourishing in the business world, helping people overcome mental, physical and emotional hurdles and creating a more fulfilling workplace.

  • Rapp's Research Offers Tips For Combating Misinformation
    The latest issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science highlights Rapp's research on misinformation, why we make these mistakes and how to avoid relying on inaccurate information.

  • A Silver Lining for Online Higher Education?
    One of the promises of online education -- expansion of access to satisfy unmet demand -- may well be realized if enough highly-regarded institutions enter the online education marketplace, writes Northwestern's David Figlio, the Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy.

  • Christian Science Monitor Cites Wilensky’s Video Game Research
    Video game developers draw inspiration from the classics to teach young programmers.

  • Chicago Tonight Highlights Schanzenbach's Work on Chronic Absenteeism
    Diane Schanzenbach's Hamilton Project report suggests solving chronic student absenteeism could help raise student achievement.

  • Alexandra Solomon Offers Advice to Couples in Psychology Today
    Psychologist Alexandra Solomon, who teaches the popular undergraduate class "Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101," offers advice to couples who have opposing political views.

  • BrewBike Featured in Northwestern Magazine
    Brewbike, a pedal-powered student startup, serves up cold-brew coffee from a custom-built bike from Chicago-based Heritage Bicycles.

  • Solomon Tapped For Thanksgiving Dinner Advice in Scientific American
    Alexandra Solomon, a psychotherapist and assistant clinical professor at The Family Institute and SESP lecturer, tells Scientific American how to keep your holiday dinner "from turning into a partisan smackdown."

  • SESP students work to preserve elder voices and stories
    School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) students plan to interview elders as part of “The Great Thanksgiving Listen 2016,” a national education project that works to preserve the voices and stories of an entire generation of Americans over a single holiday weekend.

  • Students, Seniors Mix in Adulthood and Aging Class
    After studying the aging process in a classroom, Northwestern University undergraduates in the School of Education and Social Policy visited a retirement and senior living community Monday to meet those who have weathered most of life’s transitions, including retirement, grandparenting and widowhood.

  • Two-Gen Researchers Receive $1.4 Million Grant
    Teresa Eckrich Sommer, co-director of Northwestern University’s Two Generation Research Initiative, has received a four-year, $1.4 million grant to study the expansion of an innovative education program that combines quality early learning for preschoolers with career training in the healthcare field for their low income parents.