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Despite the pandemic, the university’s research, service and engagement enterprises are firing on all cylinders. External funding awarded to faculty and staff hit a 10-year high in Fiscal Year 2021. According to the latest Annual Report from NIU’s Sponsored Programs Administration, 127 faculty and staff members won 343 awards for research, instruction, outreach, public service and other...
Human behaviors are complicated, messy and sometimes unpredictable. This means social and economic policies often have unanticipated effects, according to John T. Murphy, NIU research associate professor of anthropology and computational engineer at Argonne National Laboratory. Murphy also points out that cities such as Chicago are often studied in isolation, without taking into account their...
Gabe Brown, a pioneer in the agricultural soil restoration movement that is successfully and sustainably changing farming methods across the country, will be the keynote speaker in an upcoming “Evening with Innovators,” focusing on innovations in food systems. The non-profit DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc. (DAAHA) and NIU’s Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships...
An all-star lineup of speakers is planned for NIU’s new series of Innovation Conversations, which launched last spring and brings in high-level experts to discuss sustainable food systems. “Food systems affect everybody—we all eat,” says Bryan Flower, assistant director of food systems innovation for NIU’s Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships (RIPS). “It’s time to start...
NIU Professor Elizabeth Gaillard has gained statewide recognition for her efforts to improve the way sufferers of ocular disease are diagnosed and treated. One of the top researchers of macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy—among the leading causes of blindness—Dr. Gaillard recently won an innovation award from Illinois Innovation Network (IIN). IIN represents a group of...
Donor-funded collaboration hub will foster creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship throughout the NIU community and beyond. To enter Barsema Hall is to enter a world where anything seems possible. The high ceilings and busy common areas seem to vibrate with the energy and ideas of those who work and learn there. That energy was at a...
A new pilot program inspired by Professor Melani Duffrin aims to help NIU faculty to focus their research enterprises, foster interdisciplinary collaborations and sharpen their grant-writing skills. The Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships (RIPS) will kick off its STARS Faculty Academy with informational sessions in early September. The academy is being patterned after Duffrin’s...
Dr. Tomoyuki Shibata, associate professor in the School of Health Studies, was thrilled to welcome Dr. Chit Wityi Oo from Myanmar to NIU as part of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sponsors U.S. and foreign participants for exchanges in areas of research including the sciences, business, academe, public service, government and...
NIU Assistant Professor, Mohammad Moghimi, received the Early Career Research (ECR) Award from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) to develop a novel pediatric hearing aid. Moghimi, an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET), designed a non-invasive, band-aid-like hearing aid that can be secured behind an infant’s ear to conduct...
When NIU Biology Professor Holly Jones was awarded a $703,000 National Science Foundation Grant to study prairie restoration on a half-acre site north of the NIU Convocation Center, she and her colleague Melissa Lenczewski (a professor of geology) immediately saw an opportunity for collaboration. “We immediately asked, ‘Has anybody ever looked at the groundwater when...
A new NIU series of Innovation Conversations will bring in experts from across Illinois and around the world to discuss sustainable food systems. The Northern Illinois Center for Community Sustainability (NICCS) and the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships (RIPS) Office of Innovation are sponsoring the events. “This virtual series of conversations features some high-level...
The Illinois Innovation Network (IIN) has awarded $229,000 in seed grants to eight research teams across the state in its second round of funding, selecting projects that include vaccine distribution, strengthening the state’s teacher pipeline and protecting Illinois’ biodiversity. Northern Illinois University researchers are involved with six of the eight funded projects and are the...
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