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Upcoming Events from One Book One Northwestern

Modified: February 24, 2017
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Now They See It: Visual Communication of the Patterns in Your Data
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Swift Hall, Room 107
2029 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL 60208

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Within a well-designed graph or data visualization, the eyes can be a powerful tool for understanding patterns in data. But within a poorly-designed depiction of the same data, the same tasks can be inefficient, or even overwhelming. This workshop will combine an overview of data visualization techniques with hands-on exercises to illustrate how to clearly present your data to both your research colleagues and to non-technical audiences. Led by Steven Franconeri, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Cognitive Science Program. Sponsored by One Book and the Cognitive Science Program.

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - Saturday, February 25, 2017

NUpredicts: The Oscars
All Day
Online

Join the Northwestern Community in predicting the 89th Academy Awards! Predictions will be open for one week before the Oscars Telecast, and close the night before the big show. Prizes to the top winners! Go here to play. Restriction: NUpredicts is open to those with a valid netID.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Academy Awards Watch Party
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Norris University Center, Starbucks Lounge
1999 Campus Dr
Evanston, IL 60208
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Join One Book to watch the Oscars! Sponsored by One Book and the Office of Student Affairs.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Cognitive Science Program Tutorial: Telling Stories of Your Analysis
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Swift Hall, Room 107
700 University Pl
Evanston, IL 60208
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Neuroscience, psychology, and learning design researchers keep confirming what may seem obvious: storytelling is a key way human minds remember and make sense of information. Sara Grady, NU teacher and editor of HELIX magazine, will unpack successful science stories and explore the nuts and bolts of narrative. Sponsored by One Book and the Cognitive Science Program.

The End of White Christian America: Reflection on the Apparent Paradox of the 2016 Election
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Alice Millar Chapel
1870 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL 60208
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Robert P. Jones is the founding CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and a leading scholar and commentator on religion and politics. He is the author of The End of White Christian America, two other books, and a number of peer-review articles on religion and public policy. Sponsored by One Book and the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life.

Monday, February 13, 2017 - Friday, February 17, 2017
Data as Art Exhibition
All Day
Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center, Ground Floor
2133 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL 60208
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Last chance to see the exhibition: Data as Art is a fall-term course co-taught by faculty from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern Engineering. The display was a culmination of the final projects at SAIC's LeRoy Neiman Center and it is our turn to welcome the exhibition, up until Friday, February 17. Sponsored by the Segal Institute of Design.

Monday, February 27, 2017 - Wednesday, March 1, 2017
NUpredicts: Men's Basketball
All Day
Online
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Come cheer on the Cats against Michigan on Wednesday, March 1 at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Make your pre-game predictions starting Monday, February 27 at nupredicts.northwestern.edu. Prizes to the top winners! NUpredicts is a prediction market game developed to accompany this year's One Book One Northwestern selection, The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver. To keep up with updates and rules for the game follow the ONE BOOK ONE NORTHWESTERN twitter feed @OneBookNU or go to the One Book website. Restriction: Only people with a valid Northwestern NetID can play.

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