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Open forums rescheduled for Abhijit Gupta, candidate for dean of NIU Graduate School

February 7, 2011

Abhijit Gupta, candidates for dean of the NIU Graduate School and associate vice president for graduate studies, will hold a series of open forums Thursday, Feb. 24, and Friday, Feb. 25.

Abhijit Gupta

Abhijit Gupta

His original interviews were postponed last week by the university-closing blizzard. 

Gupta is professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology.

Interviews of fellow candidate Bradley Bond, acting dean of the Graduate School and an associate professor in the Department of History, were completed last week.

Gupta’s open sessions include:

  • Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24: candidate seminar/brown bag lunch with 20-30 minute presentation titled “The Future of Graduate Education at NIU” and about 20 minutes for questions and answers. Holmes Student Center Room 506.
  • 3:15 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24: open forum with graduate students. Holmes Student Center Room 406.
  • 10:45 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25: open forum with graduate faculty, graduate directors and chairs. Altgeld Hall 203.

View Gupta’s curriculum vitae

For more information, call (815) 753-0395.