May 2017 News Stories

May 2017 News Stories

  • SESP Community Honors Dean Peterson
    The student affairs office, long considered the heart of the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP), will be renamed the Penelope Peterson Office of Student Affairs, Northwestern University Provost Dan Linzer announced during a May 31 celebration of Peterson’s tenure as dean.

  • McQuillan, Viano Receive Prestigious Dissertation Fellowships
    Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) doctoral candidate Mollie McQuillan and alumna Samantha (Adler) Viano of Vanderbilt University have received highly competitive 2017 National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Dissertation Fellowships.

  • Shapiro To Graduate as First Learning Sciences Major
    Shoshi Shapiro will be the first undergraduate to earn a learning sciences degree when she graduates in June, a remarkable feat given that the major didn’t exist when she was a freshman.

  • Baxter Symposium Puts Teachers in the Lab
    More than 100 middle and high school teachers will conduct experiments in real-world science labs Thursday during the 6th Annual Baxter Symposium Thursday at The Allen Center on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus.

  • Peterson Reflects on Two Decades as SESP Dean
    When School of Education and Social Policy Dean Penelope Peterson came to Northwestern in 1997, she said she knew she wanted to lead an “innovative school” that would reform the field of education.

  • SESP in the Media: May 2017
    A monthly roundup of appearances in the news media by School of Education and Social Policy faculty, researchers, and our community

  • Plunk Takes a Northwestern Direction
    As a standout PhD student in Northwestern’s materials science program, Amelia Plunk always knew science liked her. But after two unfulfilling years working in labs, she was beginning to wonder how much she liked science.

  • MPES Conference Explores Partnerships
    Researchers who truly want to change lives must understand the people involved in their lines of inquiry, including principals, teachers, students, and parents, Northwestern University Professor David Figlio said during the recent Multidisciplinary Program in Education Sciences (MPES) Conference in Annenberg Hall.

  • Teachx 2017 Features SESP Faculty, Staff
    School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) faculty and staff presented their innovative work on blended learning and informal online spaces during TEACHx 2017, Northwestern University’s premier showcase for experiments in teaching and learning.

  • Sanchez to Work With Youth Who Stutter
    After his freshman year at Northwestern, Sanchez spent nine months backpacking alone around the U.S.

  • Cilento Heads to Laos as Luce Scholar
    Shortly after graduating in June, Christina Cilento will travel to Vientiane, Laos, for 13 months to study the impact of climate change on South Asia as a 2017-18 Luce Scholar.

  • Four Seniors to Join Teach For America
    School of Education and Social Policy seniors Juliana Bond, Stephanie Fox, Caroline Gold, and Kaitlin Shedd are among sixteen members of Northwestern University’s class of 2017 who will join Teach for America after graduation, bringing high-quality education to students most in need around the country.

  • SESP Seniors Win Fulbright Teaching Fellowships
    School of Education and Social Policy seniors Arielle Ticho and Tamar Eisen have received prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistant fellowships for the 2017-18 academic year.

  • Penelope Peterson: A Life Devoted to Learning
    The third floor of Northwestern University’s Annenberg Hall was still an unfinished shell in 1997 when Penelope Peterson was being recruited to be dean of the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP).

  • Educating Two Generations to Tackle Poverty
    Pairing early childhood education for low-income children with career training for their parents in a single program has the potential to break the cycle of poverty, according to Northwestern University researchers.

  • Rocca Receives Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship
    Northwestern University graduate student Mason Rocca, a former professional basketball player in Italy, has received a five-year teaching fellowship from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF).

  • Carstensen to Speak on Lifespan Development
    Stanford University’s Laura Carstensen, whose research suggests that older people are happier, better at regulating their emotions, and have a more positive outlook on the world, will deliver the Bernice Neugarten Lecture on May 22 at Northwestern University.

  • Northwestern Community Event to Honor Dean Penelope Peterson
    The School of Education and Social Policy and the Northwestern University community will celebrate Dean Penelope L. Peterson’s 20 years of leadership from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, on the Mid-Campus Green (lawn east of Annenberg Hall).

  • SESP Changes Degree Requirements
    The School of Education and Social Policy is lowering the number of credits required to earn a degree from 45 to 42, in part to give students more flexibility to complete their degrees.