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The way Huskies meet and work may have changed while we are Protecting the Pack, but #HuskiePride has not. Make a statement at your next online meeting with the latest NIU–inspired Zoom and Teams backgrounds.  Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members can connect to NIU and show their Huskie Pride with a few simple...
Talk about an attention grabber. Of the 3.4 million scholarly articles tracked in 2020 for the amount of attention and discussion they generated, research on voting led by NIU political scientist Scot Schraufnagel clocked in at No. 80. The list was compiled by Altmetric, a company that tracks and analyzes the online activity around scholarly...
Databases of Northern Illinois University’s fall 2020 graduates and outstanding students are now available at niu.edu. The graduation, dean’s and academic excellence lists are searchable by last name, city or ZIP code. NIU started distributing the lists in a new format last year, making Huskie accomplishments more shareable. Proud loved ones can post the lists...
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced $32.8 million in grants to support 213 humanities projects in 44 states, including a research Fellowship for Sinclair Bell, Professor of Art History at Northern Illinois University, to research the visual and material evidence of race and ethnicity in the Roman Empire (c. 100 BCE-200 CE). Sinclair Bell, Professor of...
As program and business development manager at Engie Services – North America, Carolyn Kiesner is fulfilling a promise she made to herself over 10 years ago. After earning a degree in mechanical engineering from NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology in 2007, she found real-world experience working first in sales engineering and then in...
As the inauguration of President Elect Joe Biden approaches, and one of the most contested elections in American history comes to a close, it is important to recognize that, in our country’s 245 years, very few presidential transitions have been as turbulent as 2020’s. “In large part, peaceful transitions of presidential power are all we...
The DeKalb County Community Foundation and the NIU Art Museum are thrilled to announce the Friends of NIU Art Museum Endowment Fund. This new Designated Fund provides annual financial support to the NIU Art Museum to further their mission of serving campus and community by balancing traditional and contemporary art to explore connections through visual culture. The Fund...
Cassandra L. Hill, dean of NIU’s College of Law, received the 2021 Association of American Law Schools Section Award for the Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research during its annual meeting January 6, 2021. This prestigious award recognizes Dean Hill for her significant contributions to the field of legal writing and research. The award,...
Angel Hannah got more than a diploma during Northern Illinois University’s virtual commencement ceremony last month. The 23-year-old received her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Sciences along with a marriage proposal from Wade Harnesk, 23, of Kennesaw, Georgia. “I was honestly so shocked and surprised,” Hannah, of Country Club Hills, said. “When I...
A panel of experts in political science, law and sociology will participate in an online forum, 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, on Teams Live to discuss the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, our Constitutional processes and the peaceful transition of power. The forum will allow members of the university community to learn more...
The Northern Illinois University Art Museum opens three exhibitions that consider narrative artwork and imagery on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The exhibitions examine artworks’ ability to chronicle or present narrative themes that relay a series of events, subjects or use storytelling through images. The exhibitions feature: the memorial tribute to local figurative artist Ellen Roth...
NIU Communication Professor David Gunkel has been working with political leaders to help Congress develop a national strategy on artificial intelligence (AI). U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., and former U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, recently co-authored legislation laying the foundation for a national artificial intelligence strategy. The nonbinding resolution was passed unanimously by the U.S....
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