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

Last week, a full house greeted Visiting Scholar Badi Foster in the Dittmar Gallery, where lectured and members of the NU community talked aboutWhistling Vivaldi. This week, highlights include a lecture by Ivonne Chand O’Neal, Director of Research and Evaluation at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, on the economics of creativity and varying themes related to arts education. Professor Emeritus Paul Arntson will lead the next Dittmar dinner discussion with a panel on disability and social identity. These are discussions not to be missed.



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Harvey Young

Harvey Young
OBON Faculty Chair, Associate Professor, Theatre; School of Communication

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Nancy Cunniff
Program Coordinator One Book One Northwestern

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