Greta Chan attends CISLL’s Fall 2013 seminar series.

CISLL launches graduate certificate

New to NIU’s list of graduate certificates this fall is the Certificate of Graduate Studies in the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy. Incorporating courses from the colleges of Education, Health and Human Sciences and Liberal Arts and Sciences, the certificate offers

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NIU joining elite Council for European Studies

Northern Illinois University has been approved for membership to the Council for European Studies (CES) Academic Consortium, an international coalition of universities, centers and other organizations dedicated to furthering the study of Europe. U.S. institutions that are counted among the CES members

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NIU history professor Ismael Montana pens book on abolition of slavery in North Africa

Ismael Montana, an NIU professor in the Department of History, has authored a new book on Tunisia, the first Muslim country to abolish slavery in the modern period. Montana will deliver a talk on the book – titled “The Abolition of Slavery

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Pulitzer-nominated historian of American West to deliver 10th annual W. Bruce Lincoln lecture

Richard White, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated historian of the American West and MacArthur “genius grant” recipient, will visit NIU to deliver the 10th annual installment of the W. Bruce Lincoln Endowed Lecture Series. White, who serves as the Margaret Byrne Professor of American

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Anthropology Museum views slavery from lens of Underground Railroad archaeological study

What evidence did runaway slaves leave behind at an Underground Railroad station? What tools help an archaeologist uncover and identify that evidence? Is slavery itself an historic artifact? These are just a few of the questions posed to visitors in “Trowels and Fair

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Michael Manderino

Literacy Education professor’s dissertation wins academic ‘Triple Crown’ with trio of top awards

Michael Manderino, assistant professor in the Department of Literacy Education in NIU’s College of Education, has drawn significant praise from his colleagues in 2013, and deservedly so. His dissertation has received awards from three prestigious organizations already this year. The scholarly paper,

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