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The NIU Art Museum opens a major exhibition suite this spring that explores the exuberance and glamour of the Art Deco period with two full exhibitions and two smaller studies. “Between the Wars: Contrasts, Parallels, Shifts and Patterns” and “Beyond Gatsby: Common Luxury in American Art Deco chart the stylistic expressions and transitions that occur...
“Judith and Holofernes” by Donatello, 1455-1460
Judith Testa, an NIU Presidential Teaching Professor Emerita, will speak at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, on “Webs of Desire and Violence: Power Politics and Sexual Politics in Three Works of Florentine Renaissance Art.” Part of the 2015-16 Elizabeth Allen Visiting Scholars in Art History series, the presentation will take place in Room 102 of...
Anthonie Tumpag and Shannon Thomas
NIU students Anthonie Tumpag and Shannon Thomas are off to participate in the Smithsonian Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. SIMA is a rigorous four-week training program in residence at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. The curriculum will combine formal classroom, lecture and laboratory sessions, as...
Eric W. Ford
Eric W. Ford, professor and associate chair in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will visit NIU at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 31, to present “The Innovation Imperative: Regulation and Realities.” Strategic management, health information technologies and their combined effects on performance (both financial and population...
Ian D. Walker
Ian D. Walker, a professor or electrical and computer engineering at Clemson University, will visit NIU at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, to talk on “Biologically Inspired Continuum Robots.” Walker’s presentation will take place in Room 354 of the Engineering Building. His research interests are in robotics, particularly novel manipulators and manipulation. His group is...
Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day (URAD) takes place Tuesday, April 19, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Hundreds of NIU students will present their research. For more information, email [email protected] Meet Robin Grooms, a freshman environmental studies major with a policy emphasis. Grooms is involved in Research Rookies, the Honors Program,...
With powerful supercomputing abilities and a support team in place to help users, NIU’s new Center for Research Computing and Data (CRCD) is poised to usher in a new era of big-data scientific research on campus. Just consider some of the center’s ongoing projects: Assembling and annotating the genomes of two species of petunia. Modeling...
Robert Berkhofer, associate professor of history at Western Michigan University, will deliver the inaugural Wagner Lecture in Medieval Culture at NIU on “Forgery and Faith in the Liber Traditionum of Saint Peter’s, Ghent.” Berkhofer will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in Cole Hall 100. During his presentation, he will examine motives for the...
Reed Scherer
Reed Scherer’s doctoral research set out to test a radical hypothesis put forth in the 1970s that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet “collapsed” during the interglacial period that immediately predated the most recent Ice Age, and could again. Confirming past instability of this ice sheet would contribute to growing concerns regarding future collapse and consequent...
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will continue its Student Engagement Colloquia Brown Bag series at noon Friday, March 25, when Shanay Murdock from anthropology and Suzanne Serrano from history will present in Altgeld Hall 125. The series showcases research, artistry and community engagement projects completed by students who have received funding through...
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NIU’s PI Academy for Research & Engagement will present “Federal Engagement, Innovation, and the NIU Foundation” from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 25, in Altgeld Hall 315. This session will introduce participants to three university units that can assist with development of research, scholarship and artistry. The Office of Federal Relations can help faculty...
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NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will continue its Student Engagement Colloquia Brown Bag series at noon Friday, March 11, when Rachel Jacob from the departments of History and Political Science will present in Altgeld Hall 125. The series showcases research, artistry and community engagement projects completed by students who have received funding...
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