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One Book One Northwestern Events

Modified: January 9, 2017
Thursday, January 12
Book Discussion: Public Health, Terrorism, Medicine

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
University Library, Book Nook
1970 Campus Dr
Evanston, IL 60208

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Please join Epidemiologist and Asst. Prof. of Health and Biomedical Informatics Nicholas Soulakis in a discussion of forecasting seasonal illness, detecting outbreaks, and monitoring for bio-terrorism. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, January 14
NUpredicts: Women's Basketball

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
McGaw Memorial Hall/Welsh-Ryan Arena
2705 Ashland Avenue
Evanston, IL 60208

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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. Come cheer on the 'Cats at the Northwestern vs. Indiana game and play to win gift card prizes. Pre-game questions will open on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Go to nupredicts.northwestern.edu to access the app. Restriction: Only people with a Northwestern NetID may play.

Tuesday, January 17
Allison McCann of Vice News Tonight

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Swift Hall, Room 107
700 University Pl
Evanston, IL 60208

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Allison McCann is a data reporter at Vice News Tonight, a nightly news show on HBO, and an adjunct professor at Parsons The New School in the Master of Science in Data Visualization program. She worked previously at FiveThirtyEight for 2.5 years as a visual journalist. Sponsored by the Cognitive Science Program and One Book One Northwestern.

Tuesday, January 17
How Should I Invest? What the Efficient Market Hypothesis Does and Does Not Say

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jacobs Center, Room 1246
2001 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL 60208

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Nate Silver re-articulates the efficient market hypothesis: "It is hard to tell how many investors beat the stock market over the long run...but we know that most cannot relative to their level of risk...so unless you have inside information, you are probably better off investing in an index fund." Robert A. Korajczyk, Professor of Finance at Kellogg, will discuss. Sponsored by the Undergraduate Econ Society and One Book.

Tuesday, January 24
Dittmar Dinner: How Factors from Before You're Born Affect Your Future

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Norris University Center, Dittmar Gallery
1999 Campus Dr
Evanston, IL 60208

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Join NU students in an open discussion about how "big data" is helping to uncover why some people have a head start and others face hurdles to success before they're even born. Facilitated by Institute for Policy Research David Figlio. RSVP here.

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