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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NIU scientists, Ph.D. students find fast, easy, inexpensive way to make hydrogen nanosensors

A team of NIU scientists, with a major role played by NIU Ph.D. students, has discovered a new, convenient and inexpensive way to make high performance hydrogen sensors using palladium nanowires. The technology could help enable a scale-up for potential industrial applications,

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Reed Scherer (left) and Ross Powell

NIU and DOER Marine unveil robotic submarine that will explore beneath Antarctic ice shelf

Northern Illinois University and DOER Marine today unveiled a new 28-foot long, cigar-shaped robotic submarine to be used in exploration beneath the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Bristling with high-tech instrumentation, the submarine is among the exhibits at the Moscone Convention Center

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Susan L'Allier

Literacy Education professor Susan L’Allier wins national association’s Albert J. Kingston Award

Susan L’Allier, a professor in the NIU Department of Literacy Education, has been awarded the Albert J. Kingston Award from the Literacy Research Association/National Reading Conference. L’Allier received her award Saturday, Dec. 4, during the organization’s annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas. The Albert

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