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Greta Chan attends CISLL’s Fall 2013 seminar series.
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 a broad range of perspectives on language and literacy. Graduate students completing this...
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 consist primarily of elite private or state flagships universities. In Illinois, only two...
Thomas Wartenberg
The College of Education’s Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations invites the campus community Thursday, Oct. 3, to the 2013 James and Helen Merritt Distinguished Service Award Lecture. Thomas E. Wartenberg will present “Does Teaching Children Philosophy Educate Them?: Anti-Platonic Reflections on Doing Philosophy with Young People” at 4 p.m. A reception featuring complimentary...
Grace Deason and Rebecca Hanagan
Questions of political psychology and gender were probed Aug. 27 and 28 during a research workshop at NIU-Naperville. Rebecca Hannagan, a professor in the NIU Department of Political Science, and Grace Deason, a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, organized scholars from the fields of political science and psychology who study the...
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 in Ottoman Tunisia” (University Press of Florida) – at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept....
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 History at Stanford University, will begin his talk at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept....
Heide Fehrenbach
Tune in Wednesday (Sept. 4) during the lunch hour to WBEZ radio (91.5 FM or online) and you’ll hear Heide Fehrenbach, an NIU Board of Trustees Professor of history, talking about her research. Fehrenbach taped the interview Tuesday with Jerome McDonnell for his global affairs program, “Worldview,” which begins at noon. WBEZ is Chicago’s National...
Dog days of summer? Not a chance here on the NIU campus, which is abuzz with student research, even more so than usual. It’s no secret that NIU students regularly assist faculty year-round in research laboratories across campus. But the recent additions of three specially focused summer programs is ratcheting up efforts to introduce both...
J.D. Bowers believes he has found the perfect position to capitalize on his diverse teaching, administrative and service experience: associate vice provost of University Honors. Bowers begins his new job Monday, July 1. “University Honors has some of the most engaged and rigorous academic offerings, exciting programming and sustained student, faculty, staff and alumni outreach...
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 Trade: Revealing the Underground Railroad and Contemporary Slavery.” This new exhibition at the...
Michael Manderino
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, titled “Disciplinary Literacy in New Literacies Environments: Expanding the Intersections of Literate Practice...
Professor Joe Bonomo, a favorite teacher among many NIU students in the Department of English and a well-known rock ’n’ roll author and authority, has a new book out featuring a collection of essays exploring his youth. The book, titled “This Must Be Where My Obsession With Infinity Began,” was the winner of the Orphan...
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