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Gerald C. Blazey. Credit: Fermilab
An internationally prominent scientist with extensive experience in experimental particle physics who previously advised the White House from within the Office of Science and Technology Policy has a new role at NIU. Gerald Blazey, a Distinguished Research Professor of physics at NIU, is the new interim vice president of the Division of Research and Innovation...
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Northern Illinois University announced the merger of the Office of Sponsored Projects and Grants Fiscal Administration under the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships, effective May 1. The name of the new unit will be determined soon. The merger was a collaborative effort between the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships and the Division of Finance...
Rockford math teachers collaborate at the Museum of Science and Industry.
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities today announced it has formed the Task Force on Laboratory Safety, which will provide research universities with recommendations and guidance on the most appropriate strategies to enhance a culture of laboratory safety. NIU Vice President for Research and Innovation Partnerships Lesley Rigg is among the 13 task force...
“An Inner Dialogue with Frida Kahlo (Crown of Thorns)” by Yasumasa Morimura
A slide lecture titled “The Afterlife of Appropriation” is the next program in the NIU Art Museum’s spring educational series. Sarah Evans, assistant professor of contemporary art history at NIU, will speak from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in Room 315 of Altgeld Hall. This lecture examines themes of appropriation in contemporary Eastern...
Anne Britt
Anne Britt has devoted her life to figuring out how people think. She works at the intersections of cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, reading and education, shedding light upon how students select, understand and evaluate information in the context of decision making. It is work that goes to the heart of what enables humans to think critically...
Aaron Fogleman
Over the course of 20 years and three books, NIU Professor of History Aaron Fogleman has established himself as one of the leading lights in the field of historical inquiry known as Atlantic Studies. Scholars at home and abroad hail his study of migration from Europe to America in the 18th and 19th centuries for...
Sounds of Austronesia
Founders Memorial Library presents “Sounds of Austronesia: Boat lutes, Zithers, and Bamboo Nose Flutes of Maritime Southeast Asia, Madagascar, and Oceania” through April 30. Austronesia is a region of the world based predominately on a linguistic and cultural framework. Encompassing much of maritime Southeast Asia and the Indian and Pacific oceans, the Austronesian diaspora is...
Chicago World's Fair 1893
NIU’s Historia Artis Art History Student Symposium begins at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Room 103 of the Visual Arts Building. Schedule 2 p.m. Food and greetings 2:10 p.m. Melissa Csoke: “Economic Incentive for Government Support of the Arts” 2:30 p.m. Chryssa Gardiakos: “Claude Cahun’s Art Practice in Response to the Medical Models of...
The Science Coalition today presented U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin with its Champion of Science Award in recognition of his commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and the state of Illinois at the forefront of scientific and medical discovery and technological innovation. The award was presented to Senator Durbin at an event...
As Congress considers legislation related to the U.S. patent system, American universities and associated technology transfer foundations and organizations stand ready to work together to address problematic patent litigation abuses. Northern Illinois University, along with 143 other colleges and universities, signed a letter to congressional leaders urging them to reconsider legislation that would “hinder the...
You know that crabby co-worker who gets bent out of shape over the slightest things? Could be that he or she just isn’t getting enough sleep. So say NIU psychology professor Larissa Barber and graduate student Christopher Budnick. They say results of a new study demonstrate that sleepiness causes workers to become more likely to...
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The novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” introduced BDSM into polite public discourse – and now the movie version is set to be in theaters by Valentine’s Day. If you’re wondering who in real life does this stuff and what effects it has on people, NIU psychology professor Brad Sagarin has some answers. Sagarin, who conducts...
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