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Connie Teaberry
The Northern Illinois track and field team has signed Tamara Moncrieffe as part of their 2014 recruiting class, NIU Director of Track and Field/Cross Country Connie Teaberry announced Friday. Moncrieffe joins the Huskies from Jamaica, where she is a standout at Holmwood Technical High School in Manchester. “The signing of Tamara Moncrieffe is huge for...
Kenton Clymer with pedicab driver in Sittwe, Rakhine State, Burma
Distinguished Research Professor Kenton Clymer is back at the Department of History after spending the month of December teaching at Yangon University in Burma, known officially as Myanmar. The first foreign visiting professor to teach at Yangon’s Department of History since 1962, Clymer was invited by department head and professor Margaret Wong following the visit...
“Fragments: Haiti Four Years After the Earthquake,”a new exhibit at the NIU Anthropology Museum, invites visitors to explore the lives and living conditions of Haitian people living “under the tents” since the 2010 earthquake. Visitors can enter a tent provided for people displaced from their homes by the earthquake and view artifacts of tent life....
Photo of a snowboarder
NIU mechanical engineering professor Brianno Coller is featured in “Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games,” a new 10-part video series. The series was created through the collaborative efforts of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News. The videos are the latest installment in NSF’s and...
Mitch Irwin and Karen Samond observe a lemur in Madagascar.
What won’t Mitch Irwin do in the name of science? Irwin, a Northern Illinois University anthropologist, went to great lengths to collect data in Madagascar for a fascinating new study that sheds light on why primates live long lives. An international team of scientists working with primates in zoos, sanctuaries and in the wild examined...
Marianne Kim
Marianne Kim, a graduate student of jazz piano in the NIU School of Music, is celebrating recent and pending publication of her arrangements. Already on the market is the recent “I Have Heard You Calling in the Night,” a piano solo collection including Kim’s arrangement of “In the Garden.” “Contemporary Hymn Stylings,” 10 piano solos...
A boy flees Paris during the Battle of France. The photograph is the work of Theresa Bonney and published in her “Europe’s Children, 1939-1943” book of photographs.
Northern Illinois University faculty members have been named as recipients of three highly competitive funding awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities. NIU received more grants in this latest award cycle than any other Illinois institution. NEH grants went to: Heide Fehrenbach, a Board of Trustees Professor of history, who received a $50,400 Fellowship...
Pianist Yao Lin traveled 6,600 miles from her native city of Beijing because she was offered a full scholarship and graduate assistantship from the NIU School of Music. But a short bike ride on campus left her unable to play the piano. Lin, known on campus as Lina, remembers hitting the ground and losing feeling in...
Book cover of “Two Troubled Souls: An Eighteenth-Century Couple’s Spiritual Journey in the Atlantic World.”
Aaron Spencer Fogleman, a professor in the NIU Department of History, celebrated the publication of a new book last month. “Two Troubled Souls: An Eighteenth-Century Couple’s Spiritual Journey in the Atlantic World,” published by the University of North Carolina Press, tells the story of Jean-François Reynier, a French Swiss Huguenot, and his wife, Maria Barbara...
History major Ron Leonhardt used a USOAR grant to conduct research in Kandal Province, Cambodia.
Undergraduate Special Opportunities in Artistry and Research (USOAR) is now accepting proposals from current undergraduates interested in conducting an independent artistry or research project in 2014-2015. Share your idea for a research or artistry project with a faculty member. Once the faculty member has approved your idea, complete a proposal and submit it to [email protected] Be sure to include...
Anat Cohen
Advance purchase tickets are now available for an on-campus performance by world-renowned jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen, scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 Known for her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence, Cohen and her band perform on the Concert Hall stage in the NIU Music Building. The $20 concert ticket allows admission to two...
Professor Oliver Hofstetter
NIU Chemistry and Biochemistry professor Oliver Hofstetter will continue his collaboration with Australian universities and police departments, developing antibodies for use in the visualization of latent fingerprints. Professor Hofstetter and his colleagues received about $330,000 in grants – $240,000 from the Australian Research Council and another for $90,000 from the Defence Science & Technology Organisation,...
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