Thomas Parisi

Women helping women in the workplace – or not?

Alecia Santuzzi
Psychology professor, students publish Psychology Today blogexamining whether women help their peers in the workplaceNIU psychology professor Alecia M. Santuzzi and several of her students have posted a new blog entry in Psychology Today, examining research on whether some women in the workplace might be inclined to pull up the ladder after breaking the glass…

Seniors Taylor Brysiewicz, Robert Marks take top honors in math contest

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Experience seemed to be a strong factor in the recent 2014 Northern Illinois University Mathematics Contest, as the top two places went to returning participants who improved on their results from last year. The $100 first prize was won by Taylor Brysiewicz of Bartlett, while Robert Marks of Crystal Lake took home $75 for finishing second. Both…

Free self-defense course offered to NIU women

Victor E. Huskie practices self-defense.
As part of the campus initiative to promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month, female students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in a free nine-hour self-defense course with certified Rape Aggression Defense instructors at NIU. The Basic Physical Defense class is offered from 1 to 4 p.m. on three consecutive Thursdays, beginning April 17, in Group…

Best of the best

David Hedin and Laura Vazquez
Laura Vazquez, David Hedin named 2014 NIU Board of Trustees ProfessorsOne is a documentary filmmaker whose works have screened internationally, the other a physicist who has made his mark on some of the world’s most ambitious experiments. Their disciplines couldn’t seem more different. But what Laura Vazquez and David Hedin share is an uncommon drive, along…

2012 ‘CNN Hero of the Year’ to speak April 22 at NIU

Malya Villard-Appolon
Malya Villard-Appolon to address combating sexual violence in HaitiMalya Villard-Appolon, named the 2012 CNN Hero of the Year for her work combating sexual violence against women in Haiti, will visit and speak at NIU this month. Villard-Appolon is associate director of KOFAVIV, an organization that helps victims of sexual violence in Haiti. Her advocacy work has…

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth to help MPA program mark 50 years

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth
The nationally ranked Department of Public Administration is expecting a crowd of about 200 people for its 50th Anniversary Spring Gala Dinner in Chicago, where Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth will give the keynote address. The event, which will also include an address from NIU President Doug Baker, will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, April 11, in…

Three-day NIU Reality Bytes Film Festival opens Monday

Justin Barrett
Twenty-seven student-made films to be screened; popular voice actorto make presentation Wednesday evening, announce winning entriesThe NIU Department of Communication is preparing to raise the curtain on its popular Reality Bytes Independent Student Film Festival in Cole Hall 100. The festival, now in its 13th year, is open to the public, and admission is free. Screenings of…

Nine world-class scholars to speak, mentor at NIU

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Outside ‘heavy hitters’ in research will provide professional guidance to NIU PI Academy’s junior faculty, share academic expertise with campusNIU’s PI Academy for Research and Engagement will bring nine world-class scholars to campus next month for public presentations on their research efforts and to provide mentoring to select junior faculty. “These scholars represent a considerable amount of…

‘March Madness’ success for NIU Forensics Team

From left: Yanelly Villegas, Andy Robisnon, Bernard Chestleigh, Steven Cyhaniuk, Jimmy Clark, Ben Donovan, Kyle Larson and Lisa Roth.
The NIU Forensics team continues to enjoy success this spring semester. The duo of junior Jimmy Clark and sophomore Steven Cyhaniuk placed among the top four nationally in the junior varsity debate category of the annual Pi Kappa Delta National Forensics Tournament, held in Indianapolis earlier this month. The two competed as a team. The scores of…

Need super technology for your research?

An aerial view of the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.
Argonne National Lab representatives will visit NIU April 17for workshop to promote use of lab’s world-class user facilitiesDo you have a great scientific research concept in mind but lack the high-powered tech facilities to get it done? If so, here’s a workshop for you. Northern Illinois University will host a one-day Argonne User Facility Awareness and Utilization…