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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites the NIU community to participate in an upcoming CLAS Research Forum event, “Climate Change and Environmental Crises in a Changing World.” The event is scheduled for Monday, April 3, 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Cole Hall Auditorium. Faculty Panelists include Ross Powell (Geology), Reed Scherer...
  Gender & Sexuality Resource Center will present a Research Roundtable on March 31, in the Glass Gallery of the Holmes Student Center from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Yolanda King, Interim Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Law, will share her research on “Intellectual Property (Tattoos) and Entertainment Law.” The Research...
The Principal Investigator (PI) Academy Professional Development Series will be held on Friday, March 24, 2-4 p.m. at Altgeld Hall, 315. This session will introduce you to some of the university units that can assist with the development of your research, scholarship and artistry. The Office of Federal Relations can help you engage with the federal government on...
NIU sociology graduate student Dana Peterson has been picking up a lot of business tips and life lessons from local women business owners this past academic year. Peterson has embarked on a collaborative project between NIU, the non-profit organization DeKalb Area Women’s Center (DAWC) and the local business community to explore the road some local...
The NIU Graduate Council has named Francois Lemery, for his work in accelerator physics, and Catherine Ausland, for her research in plant biology, as winners of the annual most outstanding dissertation and thesis awards, respectively. The awards are for dissertations and theses completed during the 2015-16 academic year. “NIU continues to produce students who really...
—- Please note: This event is CANCELLED — The Sponsored Programs Administration is offering a workshop on writing compelling grants with special guest, Dr. Robert Porter, will take place on Friday, Nov. 4, from 1 – 4 p.m., at Altgeld Hall, room 315. Robert Porter, Ph.D., has presented grant writing workshops at leading universities and medical...
Sponsored Programs Administration and the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships invite you to a presentation by Dr. Michelle Timmerman, director of the National Institutes of Health Academic Research Enhancement Award (NIH AREA) program on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 3:15 p.m., in 315 Altgeld Hall. The NIH is the largest federal funder of biomedical and...
While growing up in a rural area of western Illinois outside small-town Geneseo, Blake Burghgrave always had an intense interest in how things worked. It’s safe to say that interest has taken him far. First, to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a degree in engineering physics. Then on to Northern Illinois...
More campers than ever before flocked to NIU STEM Camps for hands-on engagement with science, technology, engineering and math this summer. Between June and August, 458 students age 7-18 came from as nearby as Cortland and far away as China to roll up their sleeves, experiment and explore academic and professional fields, up from 324...
Representatives of Illinois and Wisconsin universities today presented the Champion of Science Award to Congressman Bill Foster. The award is given by the Washington, D.C.-based Science Coalition to members of Congress in recognition of their commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States at the forefront of scientific and medical discovery and...
Judith Lukaszuk
NIU nutrition and dietetics professor Judith Lukaszuk wanted to find out if eliminating certain foods from a diet could affect chronic inflammation – the kind related to diabetes, heart disease and obesity. So she embarked on a study to prove it. The results were dramatic. At the study’s beginning, one participant reported his whole body ached,...
Dorothy Espelage
Local educators, NIU faculty, staff and students and members of the university community are invited to hear Dorothy Espelage, an internationally known researcher, teacher, speaker, and consultant on preventing and addressing bullying in K-12 schools. Espelage, a professor at the University of Florida who studies bullying, youth aggression and teen dating violence, will speak from...
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