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 chilly outside—and OBON activities are heating up! There are almost too many exciting activities to mention. Next week, CLAUDE STEELE, the author of Whistling Vivaldi, will visit Northwestern, lead workshops, and on Wednesday, February 4th at 4:30pm deliver a not-to-be-missed keynote address in Harris Hall 107. We’ve all read his book. It’s time to meet the author! Also, a new production of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottages play Fabulation will open this weekend at the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts. In a few weeks  (on Feb. 17th), NU Athletics, the Women’s Center, Medill, and One Book will partner to sponsor a panel on women in the business of sports, consisting of very recognizable on-air sports journalists. I will provide more information about this event next week. For now, I will just say that it—similar to Dr. Steele’s lecture—will be amazing. 



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