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With scarcely a day going by without proposals, protests or headlines surrounding the issue of immigration, Northern Illinois University history professor Aaron Fogleman informs present-day issues by peering deep into the past. From 1492 to 1870, more than 22 million migrants made their way to the Americas, says Fogleman, who quantified the wave of migration...
Students in the Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment (ETRA) and all of NIU returned from Spring Break to find the cutting-edge literally at their fingertips. Located in Gabel 212, the ETRA Innovation Lab features not only 3-D printers, Lego Education WeDo 2.0 sets, Google Home and Amazon Alexa but also eye-tracking systems that...
Excessive sitting, some say, is the new smoking – in other words, something that insidiously contributes to shortening a lifespan. Indeed, says Emerson Sebastião, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, at least one decade of research into physical activity behavior shows that “sitting too much is going to be...
On Wednesday, April 18, the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) will be hosting the ninth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD), along with the fifth annual Community Engagement Showcase (CES). One of the students presenting this year is Adam Rivas, a freshman from the College of Business and a Research Rookies...
  Xiaodan Hu, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education, will travel next month to Texas for an impressive honor. Hu’s dissertation, “The Impact of Performance-based Funding on Community College Retention and Completion in Louisiana,” is the winner of the 2018 Council for the Study of Community Colleges Dissertation of the...
NIU College of Education professor James Cohen will spend the summer of 2019 in Uruguay as a Fulbright Scholar. The associate professor of ESL/Bilingual Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction will work alongside Aldo Rodriguez, a Ph.D. degree candidate in the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations. Rodriguez is also the national...
Arielle Rogers, an NIU Ph.D. degree candidate in social and industrial-organizational psychology, was recently selected as a recipient of two prestigious awards supporting her research on the impact of sleep quality for workers in fields related to customer service. The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology awarded Rogers with the Mary L. Tenopyr Graduate Student...
Alexia Kingzette was first introduced to the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) her freshman year when she joined Research Rookies. Currently in her second year with the program, Kingzette is now a peer mentor. As a psychology major, she was not sure what field she wanted to specialize in, so she thought doing research would...
NIU’s Anna Quider will play a leading role this year in advocating for federal research funding to the nation’s universities. Quider, NIU’s director of federal relations, recently was elected president of the board of directors for the Science Coalition, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization representing more than 50 of the nation’s leading public and private...
A research publication on the discovery of “rewritable magnetic charge ice,” co-authored by NIU physicist Zhili Xiao, made the list of the top 2017 stories from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. The research conducted at Argonne National Laboratory was cited among the DOE’s top five research highlights—summaries of published journal articles...
Six NIU students affiliated with the College of Education were among the presenters at the 41st Annual Statewide Conference for Teachers Serving Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students. Recently graduated master’s student Stephanie Eller and undergraduates Lorena Flores, Autumn Gathings, Christina Poe, Raven Stepter and Amor Taylor joined Department of Curriculum and Instruction professors James Cohen...
Those moments that induce awe and possibly even guide and shape the rest of one’s life are more than just a curiosity for NIU alum Elliott Ihm. He’s making a name for himself as a researcher of such phenomenon and recently was invited to give his first talk on this innovative area research he’s now...
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