A big bang: NIU exposes high school students to wonders of particle collisions, supercolliders

About two dozen high school students from across the region visited Northern Illinois University this week for a history lesson — and we’re talking ancient history, as in the birth of the universe. The students learned how high powered particle accelerators replicate

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Narayan Hosmane

Board of Trustees Professor Narayan Hosmane to present March 22 seminar on cancer research

Cancer might touch everyone, but its touch does not always have to be devastating. Narayan Hosmane, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at NIU, will discuss research into a promising experimental form of cancer treatment during a Board of Trustees Professorship Seminar at noon

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Timothy G. McMahon

Prominent historian of Ireland will visit campus to speak March 21 at Irish Studies Lecture

Northern Illinois University will welcome a leading expert on the Emerald Isle to campus for the 2011 Irish Studies Lecture — appropriately scheduled in the wake of St. Patrick’s Day. Timothy G. McMahon, a professor of history at Marquette University and one

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Graduate Student Research Association plans second conference to present scholarly work

NIU graduate students will have a chance to showcase their research and scholarship during the second annual Graduate Student Research Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Holmes Student Center.  The full-day conference, sponsored by the Graduate

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Lisa Freeman

Gov. Quinn names NIU’s Lisa Freeman to serve on newly created Illinois Innovation Council

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has named Lisa Freeman, Northern Illinois University’s vice president for research and graduate studies, to the newly created Illinois Innovation Council. The governor announced the council’s creation during his 2012 budget address to the Illinois General Assembly. Groupon

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Graduate Student Research Conference invites students, faculty, staff, guests to free event

Registration is now open to all students, faculty, staff and guests for the 2011 Graduate Student Research Conference. The conference will be held Saturday, March 26, in the Holmes Student Center and will feature approximately 50 research presentations by graduate students from

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