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

And we’re back…It is 2015! The ball fell. Fireworks exploded. We’re all a year older…but we’ve never looked better. Over the next few weeks, there is an exciting slate of OBON activities that we created just for you. On January 14th, the OBON photo booth returns! Stop by TECH to get your picture taken. On Jan. 19th, we’ll stop and remember the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A few days later, we’ll fill Pick-Staiger to hear lawyer Michelle Alexander remember King and comment on contemporary civil rights issues. Harambee, the annual kick-off celebration, for Black History will take place on Jan. 24th in Norris. The month ends with a dynamic production of Fabulation, Or the Reeducation of Undine by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. Yes…2015 will be a GREAT year!



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Harvey Young

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

Nancy Cunniff

Nancy Cunniff
Program Coordinator One Book One Northwestern

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