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Caregivers sought for Parkinson’s study

Researchers at Northern Illinois University are studying the impact on family members who are providing care for persons with Parkinson’s disease. The study focuses on determining caregivers’ risk for strain and physical illness.
Assistant professor of nursing Maryann Abendroth is the principal investigator for

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Gerald Blazey named interim VP for research

An internationally prominent scientist with extensive experience in experimental particle physics who previously advised the White House from within the Office of Science and Technology Policy has a new role at NIU.
Gerald Blazey, a Distinguished Research Professor of physics at NIU, is

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NIU announces OSP-GFA merger

Northern Illinois University announced the merger of the Office of Sponsored Projects and Grants Fiscal Administration under the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships, effective May 1. The name of the new unit will be determined soon.
The merger was a collaborative effort between

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Rigg named to APLU lab safety task force

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities today announced it has formed the Task Force on Laboratory Safety, which will provide research universities with recommendations and guidance on the most appropriate strategies to enhance a culture of laboratory safety. NIU Vice President

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DoIT offers broadband development grants

Calling all aspiring app developers: NIU’s Division of Information Technology is offering up to $30,000 per year for three years to students, faculty and staff who can develop applications that help society using broadband connectivity.
The Broadband Innovation Grant Opportunity competition builds upon

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NIU among 144 signees of letter to Congress

As Congress considers legislation related to the U.S. patent system, American universities and associated technology transfer foundations and organizations stand ready to work together to address problematic patent litigation abuses. Northern Illinois University, along with 143 other colleges and universities, signed a

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The new ‘lingua franca’

As English becomes the “lingua franca of the world” – the language spoken throughout international power circles of business and politics – countries with different native tongues want to ensure their children are prepared.
That list includes Ecuador, where profits from its vast

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Building bridges, training teachers

Cultural anthropologist and NIU Presidential Engagement Professor Susan Russell is no stranger to building bridges between people – in particular, those of the United States and of her area of specialty, the Philippines.
Since 2004, Russell has directed U.S. Department of State-funded programs

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