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Lisa Freeman
Lisa C. Freeman, vice president for Research and Graduate Studies, is inviting nominations and applications for next year’s Presidential Research Professorships. Presidential Research Professorships are awards in recognition of outstanding accomplishment and future potential in academic research, scholarship or artistry. Faculty can be nominated by any current or retired NIU faculty member from any department;...
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The Office of Sponsored Projects’ New Faculty Workshop is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4,  in the University Suite of the Holmes Student Center. This event is intended for new faculty, but will be useful to any faculty member looking for a refresher on how the sponsored projects and grants process...
Sarah Stuebing and friend
When senior biological sciences major Sarah Stuebing wanted to conduct an independent research project following her sophomore year at Northern Illinois University, she found a program that would allow her to work at the only primate rehabilitation program in Argentina. But Argentina is a long way from her hometown of DeKalb, and the cost of...
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....
Isha Vaishampayan and Gabriela Rodriguez (speech-language pathology students) conduct research on children with cleft palates in Mexico through the USOAR grant.
Undergraduate Special Opportunities in Artistry and Research (USOAR) is now accepting proposals from current undergraduates interested in conducting an independent artistry or research project in 2014. Share your idea for a research or artistry project with a faculty member. Once the faculty member has approved your idea, complete a proposal and submit it to [email protected] Be sure to include...
Washington Monthly cover
NIU has placed 57th on a newly created Washington Monthly list: “America’s Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges.” The honor is “pretty exclusive,” the magazine editors write. “Out of the 1,572 colleges and universities in our broader rankings, only 349 made the cut as best-bang-for-the-buck schools.” Colleges ranked must meet four criteria: At least 20 percent of their students...
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Macular degeneration, a common eye disease that affects the retina, is the leading cause of blindness in Americans older than 50. Scientists at NIU are at the forefront of research on the human retina and are seeking new treatment to protect and preserve vision. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, NIU STEM Outreach invites community...
Lacey LaBelle, Shanthi Muthuswamy, Swati Goyal and Andrea Briggs
Across the country, women make up 18 percent of the population of engineers in student programs. One NIU professor is determined to change those numbers. Shanthi Muthuswamy, an assistant professor in the Department of Technology in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, teaches courses in manufacturing engineering technology and industrial management technology. Her research...
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...
From left: Sherrill Morris, Lin Shi, Prisca Collins and Christine Clemente Dos Santos.
The NIU College of Health and Human Sciences held a research networking event to kick off the new academic year. The event was be based on a “speed networking” format, where groups of up to six faculty members from CHHS had two minutes to discuss their research interests, share information sheets containing their contact information...
Why Particle Physics Matter: Vote Now!
NIU Presidential Research Professor Dhiman Chakraborty is one of more than two dozen physicists featured in a video contest sponsored by symmetry. Symmetry is a a magazine about particle physics for the general public published by Fermilab and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Editors asked 29 scientists to explain why particle physics matters – in about a...
Masih Shokrani
Masih Shokrani, associate professor in the NIU Department of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, has been named a National Academies Education Fellow for 2013-2014. The National Academies includes the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, and advises the Nation on Science, Engineering and...
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