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
It was a close one…that homecoming game against the Cornhuskers. Nevertheless, what a great homecoming experience: actress Ana Gasteyer returned to be our Grand Marshall and scores of people lined up in Ryan Field to get their pictures taken, for FREE, in the One Book photo booth. Looking ahead, great free events are on the horizon! On Thursday (Oct. 23), there will be a FREE screening of the film Titus, starring Anthony Hopkins and NU alumnus Harry Lennix at 6pm at the Block Museum. On Saturday (Oct. 25), novelist Jamaica Kincaid (at 11am) and at Harry Lennix (at 1pm), who currently stars on the TV show The Blacklist, will appear at Cahn Auditorium. Sponsored by the Chicago Humanities event, these programs are FREE for students and faculty (bring your NU ID or, for advance/reserved tickets call the CHF Box Office at 312-494-9509 and give the code ACADEMIC2014). On Sunday, 80 members of NU’s Residential Colleges will visit the RACE: Are We So Different at the Illinois Holocaust Museum.  What a week!



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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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