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Report includes a comprehensive profile of the nonprofit sector, impact of COVID-19 McHenry County is home to nearly 2,000 nonprofit organizations of all sizes. A new, comprehensive study conducted by Northern Illinois University provides a glimpse at their structure, funding, programs, challenges and the impact of COVID-19. The Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies at...
NIU Chemistry Professor Douglas Klumpp’s daughter, Rachel, basically grew up by his side in Faraday Hall. She’d watch Disney movies in her father’s office. On weekends when the building was empty, she’d ride her big wheel up and down the halls as her father worked. This fall, she’ll walk those hallways as a National Merit...
A.J. Dick, an NIU student pursuing his doctorate in physics, has won a prestigious graduate student research award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE announced recently that Dick is among 78 students from across the nation to be selected for its Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program. The research projects...
Each year NIU recognizes and honors outstanding undergraduate teaching. Tenured faculty members are honored with the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award and full-time instructors are honored with the Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction Award. Undergraduate students take the lead in the nominating process and student advisory committees in each college nominate faculty members by assembling student...
When Leila Porter looks at Giovanni Bennardo, she sees “a world-renowned linguistic anthropologist and cognitive scientist.” The chair of the NIU Department of Anthropology sees in Bennardo someone who “clearly shapes research agendas at both the national and international level,” who receives prestigious grants for his scholarship, who helps to establish new programs and laboratories...
NIU has named Meteorology Professor Walker Ashley, who has attracted international attention with his investigations into extreme weather and societal impacts, as a 2021 Presidential Research, Scholarship and Artistry Professor. The award is NIU’s top recognition for outstanding research or artistry. It has been given out annually since 1982 in recognition and support of NIU’s...
Valerie Garver, professor and chair of the Department of History, is the recipient of the 2021 University Honors Great Professor Award. Garver, who has been active in honors programming during her 17 years at NIU, is a trained early medievalist, focusing on the study of northwest Europe in the Early Middle Ages. She is currently...
The Northern Illinois University Chemistry Club invites the public to its annual Chemistry Demo Night to be held virtually via Zoom, with the interactive livestream to begin at 6 p.m. Friday, April 16. Register to attend the virtual event. This year’s theme is “Kitchen Chemistry,” featuring some experiments everyone can perform at home using readily...
“Recycling is a complex process and is not particularly efficient in terms of energy and natural resource consumption,” says Courtney Gallaher, an associate professor in the NIU Department of Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences and the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality. “Many of our recyclable products are not recycled in the ways...
Assistant Professor Stanislav Baturin, Ph.D. has the rare opportunity to bridge the science of physics and engineering through a unique transdisciplinary faculty affiliation with NIU’s Department of Physics and Department of Electrical Engineering. Originally from Yoshkar-Ola, Russia, he obtained a Ph.D. in theoretical and mathematical physics, an M.S. and B.S. in quantum electrodynamics of atomic systems from St. Petersburg...
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...
Each year the Graduate School recognizes select graduate students with the Outstanding Dissertation and Thesis Awards.  In addition, select faculty are recognized with the Distinguished Graduate Faculty Awards. In light of the pandemic, the awards ceremony for the fall 2020 semester has been postponed but these individual’s accomplishments remain noteworthy. Distinguished Graduate Faculty Awards The...
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