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Heide Fehrenbach, Chhiu-Tsu “C.T.” Lin and Reed Scherer
Northern Illinois University has named historian Heide Fehrenbach, chemist Chhiu-Tsu “C.T.” Lin and geologist Reed Scherer as its 2012 Board of Trustees Professors – an honor that recognizes international prominence in research as well as excellence in all facets of teaching. The trio works in fields that seem far removed from each other. Fehrenbach illuminates...
Heide Fehrenbach
Heide Fehrenbach is reshaping history – how it’s researched, how it’s written and even how it’s taught. A historian of modern Europe, Fehrenbach has spent her career asking provocative questions, using photography and film in her scholarship and illuminating aspects of history that have been largely overlooked or even uninvestigated. She is internationally recognized for...
Chhiu-Tsu “C.T.” Lin
Remember, you heard it here first: “the molecular fan.” It might just become one of the key features of tomorrow’s technology. The molecular fan, which aims to keep hot technology cool, is one of the latest innovations from the laboratory of NIU Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Chhiu-Tsu Lin, or simply “C.T.,” as he’s known to...
Reed Scherer
In contemporary and geologic terms, Reed Scherer simply rocks. The NIU geology professor – who directs the new Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy (ESE Institute) – excels at just about everything: inspirational teacher, world-renowned polar scientist, institutional innovator. “Professor Scherer does not just teach students about science,” says Joseph Peterson,...
Michael Spiro
The NIU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Robert Chappell and Greg Beyer, with graduate conductors Amanda Duncan and Angela Kepley, will present its spring concert at 8 p.m. Monday, April 2, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The concert is free and open to the public, the the auditorium is accessible to all. The concert will...
Publicity image from “Maquilapolis: City of Factories”
NIU’s second annual Latino Film Festival returns March 27. Organizers will screen three films. First on the docket is the award-winning documentary “Maquilapolis: City of Factories,” which will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in Room 121 of the Latino Center, 515 Garden Road. The Spanish-language film examines the struggle of two women to...
A photo of the Charles Bridge in Prague at sunset.
Join NIU alumni and friends from Friday, Sept. 7, through Saturday, Sept. 15, as the NIU Alumni Association explores historic Prague. Almost entirely undamaged by WWII, Prague remains a brilliant example of medieval Europe. It’s a magical city of stunning architecture that includes bridges, gold-tipped towers, church domes and cathedrals. Beyond the medieval lanes of...
A publicity photo from Emmanuel Laurent’s “Two in the Wave”
The Egyptian Theatre in downtown DeKalb will host the Tournées Film Festival, a showcase of contemporary European cinema, from Sunday, March 25, through Thursday, March 29. Organized by the Northern Illinois University Film Society, the event is supported by grants from the French Ministry of Cultural Affairs and the NIU College of Liberal Arts and...
Taming Training Balance
“Taming Training Balance,” the traveling solo exhibition of the works of Siew Lian Lim, will be presented in DeKalb, Chicago, Aurora and St. Charles during the months of March, April and May. Lim is in her third year at NIU, where she is an MFA candidate in sculpture. In addition to her studio work, she...
Latino Resource Center
De Mujer a Mujer: Latina Assistance Program, part of the Latino Resource Center, will host the “Latinas Rompiendo Barreras, Becoming Tomorrow’s Leaders” conference from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 30. The conference, which takes place in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center, is aimed at providing young Latina students with the...
Transformation Through Rhythm: Supporting Music Therapy Around the World
The DeKalb High School Percussion Ensemble, the DeKalb County Hospice and the world music program at NIU are hosting a benefit concert, “Transformation Through Rhythm,” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the auditorium at DeKalb High School. DeKalb County Hospice hopes to raise awareness of both the local and global need for music therapy,...
Reverse Job Fair
Seasoned sales professionals love to tell war stories about the pressure of trying to close a deal. Very few of them, however, have faced anything like the finals of the World Collegiate Sales Open, held Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25, at the NIU College of Business. There, the final four contestants had to...
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