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Karen Samonds and her daughters, 6-year-old Ann (left) and 4-year-old Evelyn
National Geographic Magazine’s website singled out NIU biologist Karen Samonds for recognition as part of its March 8 observance of International Women’s Day. Explorers Journal salutes Samonds for both her work at filling in the 65-million-year gap in the fossil record of vertebrates on the island of Madagascar, and for choosing to bring her family...
Amirah Ali, an NIU alumna and award-winning Malaysian pop singer and songwriter, returned to campus to headline a performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS). A native of Kuala Lumpur, Ali earned a master’s degree in music at NIU in 2009, and is known for fusing aspects of traditional...
The NIU Study Abroad Office, in partnership with the NIU University Honors Program, will launch “Discovering Montreal, Canada,” a short-term Study Abroad program and a Vision 2020 initiative. Undergraduates from any major who currently hold freshman or sophomore status at NIU and are members of the University Honors Program are welcome to participate. Knowledge of...
Photo of a canal in Amsterdam. Photo courtesy Christopher Jones.
The NIU Study Abroad Office, in partnership with the NIU University Honors Program, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Political Science, is launching “Peace, Justice, and the International Courts: The Hague and Amsterdam, Netherlands (Holland),” a short-term Study Abroad program and a Vision 2020 initiative. NIU students, both undergraduate and...
Political science professor emeritus Ladd Thomas, left, one of the founders of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies in 1963, with art historian and professor emeritus Richard Cooler, founder of NIU’s Center for Burma Studies.
The new Thai ambassador to the United States, who happened to be in Chicago on Saturday, March 2, honored NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), by being among the center’s distinguished guests at its 50th anniversary gala dinner in Altgeld Hall that evening. His Excellency Chaiyong Satjipanon and an entourage – Songphol Sukchan, the...
Brian Guthrie, a senior NIU geology major, says his recent experience in the Antarctic as part of a major research team was, well, out of this world. The icy desert continent “was like nothing I’d ever seen before,” says the 23-year-old St. Charles native, who spent more than a month in Antarctica. At one point,...
A new study by a team of archaeologists that includes Northern Illinois University anthropologist Winifred Creamer provides convincing evidence that the earliest civilization of South America relied heavily on agriculture – specifically the large-scale production of corn. For decades, researchers have debated whether the people who lived on or near the Pacific coast of Peru...
Laurie Elish-Piper
Laurie Elish-Piper is a model of multi-dimensional success. At NIU, she is a Presidential Teaching Professor of Literacy Education, director of the Literacy Clinic and co-director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy. She also was recently elected to the board of directors of the International Reading Association (IRA). Established in...
Christopher McCord and Catherine Raymond
Representatives from NIU will take part in a delegation of 10 U.S. universities that are traveling to Myanmar this week to learn more about the state of higher education in the country and to explore potential partnership opportunities. Catherine Raymond, director of the Center for Burma Studies, and Christopher McCord, dean of the College of...
Part of a map of the Andes Mountains
NIU will host the 41st annual Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory this weekend. The meeting will take place Saturday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 24, in Cole Hall, recently remodeled to include the NIU Anthropology Museum. In conjunction with the meeting, there will be an exhibit on Andean traditions; weekend hours...
Top: Mark Schuller and Sue Russell. Bottom: Alicia Schatteman and Abu Bah.
The Northern Illinois University Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD) is offering a research-related brown bag series that will kick off this month. Presenters are NGOLD faculty associates from departments across campus. “As an interdisciplinary center, one of NGOLD’s focal points is to foster a research environment that is conducive to those interested...
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Cuba has been out of reach for American travelers for generations. As a result, its exhilarating history, exotic landscapes and rich culture have been accessible primarily through movies and the media. The NIU Alumni Association has been granted a specific license from the Department of the Treasury for a cultural exchange to Cuba. Scheduled from...
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