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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A Note from Harvey Young, One Book One Northwestern Faculty Chair

It’s April. There are so many great activities on the horizon! Lou Bellamy, artistic director of the Penumbra Theatre Company in St. Paul, MN and the person who gave playwright August Wilson his start in the professional theatre, will be on campus on April 7th. US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will read from her writings on April 9th.  Stop by Norris (NU Gallery, near Frontera) to see and vote for the winner of the “We Are Northwestern” photo contest. There’s more coming…a surprise, special guest speaker in late April, the announcement of next year’s OBON selection, and more. Stay tuned.



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Harvey Young

Harvey Young
One Book, One Northwestern Faculty Chair, Associate Professor, Theatre; School of Communication

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Nancy Cunniff
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