Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do, by social psychologist Claude Steele, is the 2014-2015 One Book One Northwestern book selection. In Whistling Vivaldi, Steele looks back on his 30-year career investigating the impact of social biases and prejudices on everyday life. Finding that stereotypes can influence behavior and affect performance, he shares important strategies that may prove helpful in lessening their negative effects.
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This Week in One Book
A Note from Harvey Young, One Book One Northwestern Faculty Chair
Standing room only. Those are the best words to describe last week’s One Book activities. Over 300 people attended Wangechi Mutu’s artist talk, which launched her stellar (and ongoing) exhibition at the Block Museum. More than 100 people filled a Swift Hall auditorium to hear producer Rebecca Rugg talk about her plans for The Great ChicagoFire Festival, an arts spectacular occurring on the Chicago River in the heart of the city. And…let’s not forget the inspiring visit of President Barack Obama. Looking ahead, there are more amazing events on the horizon. MIT professor and leading historian Craig Wilder will deliver the Allison DavisLecture (Oct. 9) and Charlayne Hunter-Gault, a journalist and one of the first two students to integrate the University of Georgia, will reflect on growing up in the 1960s (Oct. 10). Both events are not to be missed.
Meet Our Fellows
OBON Faculty Chair, Associate Professor, Theatre; School of Communication
Program Coordinator One Book One Northwestern