NIU engineers grant for study in the Americas

Northern Illinois University and its partner, Universidad de La Sabana, were among eight winners of 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grants announced at the Partners of the Americas’ 50th Anniversary Convention. U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde announced the winners

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An NIU Anthropology Museum visitor looks at a burned tent from Haiti.

Illinois Association of Museums praises NIU Anthropology Museum exhibit

The NIU Anthropology Museum has been named recipient of the 2014 Superior Achievement Award from the Illinois Association of Museums in the area of best practices for its exhibition, “Fragments: Haiti Four Years After the Earthquake.” The Anthropology Museum was the only

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Student trip chronicled through social media

Led by Northern Illinois University Director of Federal Relations Anna Quider, four students – Ashlyn Shellito, Jamison Thorne, Nicholas Thomson and Anusha Ravva – are attending the Industrial Physics Forum’s (IPF) conference on Industrial Physics in Emerging Economies in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Follow

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Brazil trip a passport to student career success

They say that the world meets in Brazil, and four Northern Illinois University students are among those doing just that. Ashlyn Shellito, Jamison Thorne, Nicholas Thomson and Anusha Ravva are among those attending the Industrial Physics Forum’s (IPF) conference on Industrial Physics

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Okaka Dokotum

Ugandan film expert, NIU alumnus returns to campus on Fulbright award

NIU alumnus Okaka Dokotum is returning to DeKalb in impressive fashion this semester – on a prestigious Fulbright faculty award. Dokotum, a native of Uganda, is in residence in NIU’s Department of English while researching African film adaptations of African literary works.

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Nominations sought for outstanding international educators, students

NIU’s Division of International Affairs invites nominations for the 2014 awards to recognize outstanding practice in international education. Recognition is planned for: Outstanding International Educator Outstanding Department Contribution to International Education at NIU Outstanding Student Contribution to International Education (for a domestic student

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Interfacing eyewear? Smart sneakers? Robo-gloves? Brain 2.0?

The new Apple Watch might be an exciting accessory for techies, but it’s only the tip of the technological iceberg compared to what the future has in store for consumers wanting wearable computers. So says award-winning NIU professor David Gunkel, who specializes

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