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NIU’s Department of Physics is preparing to host the final workshop for Fermilab’s world famous DZero experiment. About 70 attendees are expected for the collaboration’s 30th annual workshop, which will be held from Friday, June 7, through Tuesday, June 11. Over the years, the collaboration has involved 82 institutions from 18 countries and hundreds of...
An international team of paleontologists that includes Northern Illinois University anthropologist Dan Gebo is announcing the discovery of a nearly complete, articulated skeleton of a new tiny, tree-dwelling primate dating back 55 million years. The Eocene Epoch fossil was recovered from Hubei Province in central China. “This is the oldest primate skeleton of this quality...
Yao Lin
Yao Lin came to NIU from China in 2009 to study piano performance with William Goldenberg, a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the School of Music. Tonight, the 25-year-old will make her Carnegie Hall debut in New York City. Her invitation to take the stage of one of the world’s most storied venues comes from winning...
Lauren Beukes
The Friends of the NIU Libraries will host a talk by award-winning author Lauren Beukes during her U.S. book tour to promote her latest novel, “The Shining Girls,” a thriller about a time-traveling serial killer. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 10, in the...
SarahEmily Lekberg and Matthew Ropp
Two NIU students have won prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Grants to teach in Southeast Asia. SarahEmily Lekberg, an Indianapolis native who will earn her master’s degree from NIU in world music this summer, will begin a 10-month teaching assignment in August at a university in Vietnam. Matthew Ropp, a graduating senior from Oswego majoring in...
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A cell phone application proposed by a team of NIU students might someday make working and living in war-torn countries a little bit safer. The four-student team, operating under the name Vitalert, won the NIU College of Business’ second Social Innovation Competition. The class challenges teams of students to create a business plan for a...
Chris McCord vividly remembers the earnest questions that faculty had about research and their frank disclosures about program needs. “It mattered so desperately to them that I understand what their research questions were and that I give them an idea of how NIU could help them move forward,” he says. “I have never visited a...
Layli Miller-Muro
NIU will confer an honorary doctoral degree this spring to Layli Miller-Muro, founder and executive director of the Tahirih Justice Center. Miller-Muro will receive her honorary doctorate during the Graduate School commencement ceremony, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the NIU Convocation Center. An alumna of the American University Washington College of Law,...
Mark Schuller discusses his book.
The Northern Illinois University Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD) and the NIU Alumni Association hosted a book launch and panel discussion April 23 at the NIU Alumni Center in Chicago. The event focused on NGOs and international aid efforts in Haiti. Despite the weather and travel advisory, more than 30 attendees listened to...
CSA Steelband
The CSA Steelband will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, May 6, in the Recital Hall of the NIU Music Building. This free event is open to the public. The group will perform a variety of tunes that members have been rehearsing during the semester. Acclaimed musician and teacher Yuko Asada directs the ensemble. Pieces to be performed...
Philippine Madrigal Singers
The Philippine Madrigal Singers will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in NIU’s Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. This event is free and open to the public, and the auditorium is accessible to all. Composed of students, faculty and alumni from the different colleges of the University of the Philippines, this 22-member choir is one...
Sinclair Bell
Sinclair Bell, an associate professor of art history in the NIU School of Art, has received a fellowship from the Board of Administration of the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation. Bell and eight other scholars representing the fields of the history of art and architecture, painting and sculpture, each receive $30,000 for the...
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