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NIU’s Presidential Research Professorships are awards in recognition of outstanding accomplishment and future potential in academic research or creative artistry. Faculty can be nominated, or may initiate their own candidacy, by forwarding letters of nominations or self-nominations (declaration of own candidacy) by Monday, Oct. 11, to the office of Lisa Freeman, vice president for Research and Graduate...
The NIU Foundation is calling for proposals for its annual Venture Grants, to be awarded in December.  The NIU Foundation Venture Grant program will focus support toward the university’s strategic planning initiatives. Grantees will be selected based on their potential to advance two of the plan’s major imperatives. The strategic imperatives previously chosen for the FY2010...
Matt Streb
by Matt Streb, Associate Professor of Political Science If you have paid even minimal attention to coverage of the upcoming midterm elections, then you have probably heard an anchor, reporter or pundit refer to 2010 as the “year of the anti-incumbent.” It is understandable why such a perception exists. Consider the high profile losses in...
Lisa Freeman
Despite a move across the Plains and a job chock-full of challenges, Lisa Freeman is settling quite nicely into her new post as NIU’s vice president for research and graduate studies. Freeman, a professor of pharmacology, spent the past 15 years at Kansas State University, where she most recently served as associate vice president for...
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Posted Aug. 20, 2010 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Christopher McCord, Women’s Studies Director Amy Levin, Associate Professor Brianno Coller in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Professor Lesley Rigg in the Department of Geography will receive $161,284 from the National Science Foundation, effective Sept. 1, to fund planning efforts for the...
For NIU archaeology students, learning means getting some dirt under your fingernails.
"Brent E. Wholeben"
Brent E. Wholeben NIU’s Office of Research, Evaluation and Policy Studies, an arm of the College of Education, has won the largest contract in its 22-year history. Following a national bidding competition, administrators of the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) will pay $800,000 to REPS over four years in return for external evaluation of some...
Chicago, Ill – The energy industry is a powerful engine in the Illinois economy, directly or indirectly producing 150,000 jobs and creating $80 billion in economic output, according to a groundbreaking study released today by the Illinois Chamber Foundation. The study shows how important it is for Illinois to retain and attract well-paying energy jobs....
"John E. La Tourette
Northern Illinois University paid tribute to its 10th president in a ceremony today celebrating the naming of a key building on campus in his honor. The former Faraday Hall West is now known as John E. La Tourette Hall. Located in the heart of campus, the building houses state-of-the-art physics and chemistry laboratories, lecture halls,...
The NIU Supermileage Team recently took third place at the SAE International Supermileage event. Their vehicle got 1,265 miles per gallon of gasoline.
A team of four Northern Illinois University engineering students designed and built a vehicle that took third place overall at the Society of Automotive Engineers International Supermileage Competition, squeezing 1,265 miles from a single gallon of gasoline. The competition, held June 10-11 in Marshall, Mich., featured more than 30 teams from across North America and...
Northern Illinois University sponsors a unique Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program. It encourages faculty to engage undergraduates in one-to-one mentorships focused on faculty research, thus providing students with opportunities to work as collaborators in the search for new knowledge. NIU undergraduates who have conducted research under the watchful eyes of their professors had a chance to show off that...
Tina Grieco-Calub
Toddlers fitted with cochlear implants take more time, on average, to process spoken words in their vocabulary than their normal-hearing peers, according to a study led by a professor from NIU. Tina Grieco-Calub, who was a post-doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the time of the 2006-2008 study, said that those time delays...
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