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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...
David Hedin
Two thousand years ago, philosophers of nature believed the universe was made from symmetrical forms such as circles. Physicists now know that a perfectly symmetric universe is a lifeless void – that it’s the asymmetries that give rise to forms from stars to life itself and offer clues to one of time’s most elusive mysteries....
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...
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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that NIU will receive $2.4 million to develop tools for process control and qualifying parts made with layer-by-layer additive-manufacturing processes. Benefits of additive manufacturing include producing goods quickly and on-demand, with greater customization and complexity and less material waste. “It is...
Amanda Emrich (center) with colleagues at GE Healthcare
Amanda Emrich, a biomedical engineering student in NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, spent her summer interning for one of the largest U.S. multinational conglomerate corporations, General Electric. Emrich focused on CT scanners (a dream for biomedical engineering majors) at General Electric Healthcare. CT scanners (computerized tomography) are responsible for medicine and biology diagnosis...
U.S. News and World report has once again named the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology as one of the top 50 engineering programs in America, where the highest available degree is a bachelor’s or master’s degree. The college ranks 45th on a list of 203 programs. The rankings were published last week. “We...
Gary Andrews
Gary Andrews, a longtime instructor with the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology’s Traffic Safety Education program, was honored this spring by his employer: Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202. Andrews, the lead driver education instructor at Plainfield Central High School, received an Award of Excellence in recognition of his significant impact on students,...
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....
The Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning is seeking faculty proposals to host an Undergraduate Research Assistant during the spring 2014 semester. NIU’s URA Program awards faculty with funding to hire an undergraduate to work 150 hours (10 hours per week for 15 weeks) at the pay rate of $10 per hour. This program allows...
MAP-Works: Making Achievement Possible
Are you getting involved on campus? Are you attending class regularly? Are you enjoying your NIU experience? The answers to these and other questions can be found through MAP-Works. All new freshmen and transfer students are encouraged to participate in the first MAP-Works survey of the 2013-2014 academic year. Students participating in MAP-Works complete a...
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Research and Artistry is an annual internal grant program intended to support faculty research, scholarship and creative activities. Applications are due in the fall and awards are made in the spring. The process is competitive and all applications are externally reviewed. Proposals are invited from NIU faculty to support research and artistry activities in all academic...
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