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CLAS welcomes new chairs

NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will begin the 2016-17 academic year with new leadership in eight of its units.
Carl Campbell is returning as the chair of economics, a position he held from 2009-2012.
Before coming to Northern Illinois University in 1999,

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NIU to offer GRE, LSAT preparation sessions

Recent graduates and prospective students interested in earning postgraduate degrees have an opportunity to improve scores on graduate school entrance exams with test preparation courses offered on campus.
NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming is offering in-person GRE and LSAT

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Dorothy Espelage

How can K-12 schools prevent bullying?

Local educators, NIU faculty, staff and students and members of the university community are invited to hear Dorothy Espelage, an internationally known researcher, teacher, speaker, and consultant on preventing and addressing bullying in K-12 schools.
Espelage, a professor at the University of Florida

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Reading the genetic blueprint

Is the day coming when knowledge of the genetics behind human diseases will point the way to cures?
At the next STEM Café – “The Human Blueprint” – NIU associate professor of biology Rick Johns will explore the latest scientific understanding of how

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How to save a brain

Imagine getting lost in your own home or neighborhood. Imagine feeling disoriented, unsure of where you are or how you got there.
For individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders or trauma – and more Americans than ever are diagnosed with these conditions

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Amy Newman

Poetry in the classroom

In the world of contemporary American poetry, NIU English Professor Amy Newman is a shining star.
That might seem like a bold statement, but it’s easy to back up.
Her numerous awards, five books and more than 250 poems, often published in top journals

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