NIU chemist Narayan Hosmane, who is participating in the REU program, works with undergraduate students in his lab.

Wanted: Non-NIU undergrads interested in the environment, paid summer research program

OK, here’s a cool summer gig for bright college kids. Northern Illinois University is looking for as many as eight non-NIU undergraduate students who are interested in environmental issues to work closely on research projects with university scientists. Selected students will rub

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Clyde Kimball (front) and Nicholas Karonis with NIU’s new computer cluster.

NIU’s new computer cluster is just super

NIU scientists have acquired a new high-performance computer cluster that will exponentially ramp up on-campus capabilities to sort and analyze large quantities of research data. The hybrid GPU/CPU supercomputer has a capacity of more than 30 teraflops, meaning it can do more

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Artist: Mary Ann Mathus (2012)

NIU’s celebration of Women’s History Month puts spotlight on poverty, economic justice

March is Women’s History Month, and this year NIU will celebrate with an array of events based on the theme of “Women, Wealth, and Economic Justice.” “Poverty and economic justice are at the forefront of national political debates today as well as

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Center for Latino and Latin American Studies/Latino Resource Center

Center for Latino, Latin American Studies hosts spring Graduate Colloquium Speaker Series

NIU’s Center for Latino and Latin American Studies at NIU has announced its Graduate Colloquium Speaker Series for the spring. The center offers a minor in Latino and Latin American Studies, a graduate concentration in Latin American Studies, research grants for affiliated

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Department of English instructor Stephanie Kummerer discusses assessment tools at the 2010 expo.

Assessment Expo scheduled March 2

NIU’s fifth annual Assessment Expo is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, March 2, in the Holmes Student Center Sky Room. The Assessment Expo is designed to highlight successful assessment practices on campus. “This expo will be a celebration of the successes of

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David Wade

Faculty Senate invites applicants with tenure for two-year faculty, SPS personnel advisor post

David Wade, a professor in the College of Business’ Department of Management, is completing his third year of service as the Faculty and SPS Personnel Advisor and is ineligible for another term. At its April 25 meeting, the Faculty Senate will elect

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Graduate School Preparation Seminar poster

Graduate school prep seminar slated Feb. 25

Northern Illinois University will offer a graduate school preparation seminar Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Yordon Center. This seminar is free and open to all undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate degrees. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. The seminar will run from

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Scott Strazzante

Chicago Tribune photographer to speak Feb. 3

GradComm and the Northern Star will present “Shooting From the Hip: How Photojournalism is Reaching its Golden Age,” featuring Chicago Tribune staff photographer Scott Strazzante. The event takes place at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the Cavan Auditorium (Gabel Hall 126).

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Photo of an apple on a teacher's desk

University Honors Program invites nominations of faculty for 2012 ‘Great Professor’ Award

The University Honors Program and the University Honors Committee welcome nominations for the University Honors Great Professor Award, a campus-wide award recognizing excellence in honors education. The deadline for completed nomination packages is March 19, 2012. The award will be presented Sunday,

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