Lisa Freeman

Research and Graduate Studies seeks nominees for 2013 Presidential Research Professorships

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

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Abul Azad

Technology professor Azad publishes research on Internet-accessible remote labs in new book

Abul Azad, a professor in the NIU Department of Technology, recently published a book titled “Internet Accessible Remote Laboratories: Scalable E-Learning Tools for Engineering and Science Disciplines.” The book is the result of collaboration between three academics from NIU and MIT, as

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Timothy Snyder

Best-selling author, historian Timothy Snyder to deliver W. Bruce Lincoln lecture Sept. 19

Best-selling author Timothy Snyder, an award-winning historian of Europe and genocide, will visit NIU to deliver the ninth annual installment of the W. Bruce Lincoln Endowed Lecture Series. Snyder, the Housum Professor of History at Yale University, will begin his talk at

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Morality for robots?

On the topic of computers, artificial intelligence and robots, Northern Illinois University Professor David Gunkel says science fiction is fast becoming “science fact.” Fictional depictions of artificial intelligence have run the gamut from the loyal Robot in “Lost in Space” to the

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University Libraries plans fall launch of course to boost students’ information literacy skills

Members of the so-called “thumb generation” are known for their skills with digital devices and surfing the Internet. But research shows college students struggle in the area of “information literacy,” or the ability to locate, understand, evaluate and use informational resources necessary

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Faculty invited to submit proposals to mentor undergrads as research assistants for fall, spring

NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) is now accepting Undergraduate Research Assistantship proposals for fall 2012 and spring 2013. The Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) program is a new initiative of the Great Journeys Strategic Plan to expand the opportunities

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