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Nathan Lupstein, ’16, has found his ideal role as part of Google’s University Programs. As a teenager in Aurora, Illinois, Nathan Lupstein took a creative approach to his surroundings, applying critical thinking and making up his own mind about what he wanted to learn. “Especially in adolescence, I wrote poetry and music extensively as a...
Dean Lynda Ransdell of NIU’s College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) announced the winners of the 2021 Awards for Excellence in teaching, diversity and service during the all-college meeting held Aug. 16 in Wirtz Hall auditorium. Sherrill Morris, Jane Rose Njue, and Cristan Sabio were each recognized for their significant contributions and named as this year’s...
The Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s exhibition Refuge and Refugee as well as The Art of Surviving: The Journey of the Karen Refugees in Illinois organized by the Center for Burma Studies at NIU opens in the Art Museum’s Altgeld Hall galleries Tuesday, August 24 and runs through November 12. The exhibitions examine refugee experiences through recreations of home,...
An all-star lineup of speakers is planned for NIU’s new series of Innovation Conversations, which launched last spring and brings in high-level experts to discuss sustainable food systems. “Food systems affect everybody—we all eat,” says Bryan Flower, assistant director of food systems innovation for NIU’s Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships (RIPS). “It’s time to start...
The annual Campus Meets Community Block Party is back! It will take place on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Commons and is free and open to all NIU students, faculty and staff. The Block Party is a chance for local businesses and nonprofits to welcome the...
Four students in NIU’s Master of Public Health program participated in the Sixth International Symposium for Sustainable Development Goals in Myanmar and Beyond which took place via Zoom. Mariah Cheyney, Dzeneta Dujkovic, Gabriella Wagoner and Noam Greene presented their research and insights from professional practice at the annual event which was held August 6-8. “The...
NIU’s Outdoor Adventure program is hosting a used gear sale that allows students and community members to buy used outdoor gear. The sale will be held on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the NIU Recreation Center located at 325 N. Annie Glidden Rd, DeKalb, IL. NIU Outdoor Adventures is selling...
Join the NIU College of Law for the next Race and the Law Conversation, Examining the Case for Reparations on Tuesday, August 31 at 6 p.m. with U.S. Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee. NIU Law Dean Cassandra L. Hill will moderate. Tuesday, August 31, 2021 6 – 7 p.m. CST Register Now for this virtual Event...
Helping to fight COVID-19 and aid public officials in decision making; that’s what Assistant Professor Sachit Butail, Ph.D. and former graduate student Malav Thakore have made the subject of their recent research that was published in Advanced Theory and Simulations in collaboration with Maurizio Porfiri, Agnieszka Truszkowska and Zhong-Ping Jiang from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, along with researchers from...
The College of Business welcomes Professors Lan Li and Eunha Myung into its faculty ranks in a move that also transfers NIU’s reputed hospitality and tourism management (HTM) major to the college. Li and Myung created the HTM program, which was originally housed in the College of Health and Human Sciences where they also previously performed their scholarly work.   The two...
An outstanding senior from each of the four-year degree-granting institutions of higher learning in Illinois is chosen every year to receive the prestigious Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award. Nominations are now open for departments to nominate a senior graduating from NIU during the 2021-2022 school year (August 2021, December 2021 or May 2022). Lincoln Student Laureates...
A new pilot program inspired by Professor Melani Duffrin aims to help NIU faculty to focus their research enterprises, foster interdisciplinary collaborations and sharpen their grant-writing skills. The Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships (RIPS) will kick off its STARS Faculty Academy with informational sessions in early September. The academy is being patterned after Duffrin’s...
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