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According to the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace, sport can be used as powerful tool in the advancement of developmental and peace objectives around the world. Since 2003, the U.N. General Assembly has adopted annual resolutions on sport for the purpose of promoting education, health, development and peace. Because of this...
Guillermo Benitez and Stephanie Salazar
Hundreds of NIU students displayed their research skills, discoveries and artistry April 19 during the university’s seventh annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD). Many others highlighted their important work with community-based service projects during the Community Engagement Showcase (CES). NIU recognized the following award winners at the conclusion of the combined events. Descriptions of...
NIU’s PI Academy series will wrap up from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 22, with a mock NIH review panel in Altgeld Hall 315. The panel will highlight the deliberations that take place during a review session and will be led by a team of NIU investigators who have experience as peer reviewers. Professors...
Book cover of “The Nature of Soviet Power: An Arctic Environmental History” and Andy Bruno
History professor Andy Bruno has a new book out that sheds light on the experiences of Soviets with the Arctic environment. During a reception celebrating its publication, Bruno will deliver a talk on the book, titled “The Nature of Soviet Power: An Arctic Environmental History” (Cambridge University Press). The reception begins at 2:30 p.m. Friday,...
Melissa Adams-Campbell
Schriber Scholars Melissa Adams-Campbell, an assistant professor of English at Northern Illinois University, and Ashley Heiberger, a doctoral candidate in English, will present their research on women’s language and literature at a brown bag lecture from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in Reavis 211. Adams-Campbell and Heiberger are the inaugural recipients of the...
NIU’s seventh annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Hundreds of NIU students – including Robin Grooms, Jenée Carlson, Jessica Fliginger and Earle Isibue – will present their faculty-mentored work through the Office of...
NIU International Affairs has announced a record 11 Cobb Fellowships this year. The fellowships will allow NIU faculty to establish new collaborations through travel to international destinations, including China, Kenya, Israel, Madagascar, Myanmar and South Korea. “Cobb fellowships stimulate collaboration across borders to facilitate faculty research and long-lasting partnerships,” says Brad Bond, dean of the...
Earle Isibue
Meet Earle Isibue, the final student spotlighted in advance of Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day (URAD). Isibue is a junior geography major who is involved with Research Rookies and the NIU Soil Judging Team. Along with Robin Grooms, Jenée Carlson, Jessica Fliginger and many others, he will present his work Tuesday, April 19, at URAD....
Sharon Moskowitz, an NIU graduate student, and Matt Wilson, assistant professor in the NIU School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders.
According to a 2013 report released by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, the reported number of individuals aged 19 and younger treated in U.S. emergency departments for concussions and other non-fatal, sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries increased from 150,000 in 2001 to 250,000 in 2009. The report also revealed sports associated...
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The Thesis and Dissertation Office of the NIU Graduate School is sponsoring an informal monthly gathering specifically for thesis and dissertation writers. “Write Place, Write Time” is simply scheduled writing time that provides structure and accountability for graduate students who often struggle to “find time to write.” The group meets from 6 to 9 p.m....
Jessica Fliginger
Meet Jessica Fliginger, a senior Huskie Service Scholar majoring in environmental studies. Fliginger will present Tuesday, April 19, at the Community Engagement Showcase (CES) and the Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD). Along with Huskie Service Scholars, Fliginger has been a recipient of the Student Engagement Fund and is conducting research in the Jones Lab,...
What if our cars could help save the environment? At the next STEM Café, “Renewable Nation: How Hybrid Cars and Smart Grids Will Change America,” NIU assistant professor Kevin Martin will explain how technology could transform vehicles from gas guzzlers into key components of a smarter, more sustainable power system. The free talk and discussion...
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