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Dee Dee Downie, an NIU doctoral student in the Ph.D in Health Sciences program, will present “Fighting Ebola One Day at a Time: An NIU Doctoral Student Responds to West Africa,” at the College of Health and Human Sciences Scholarly Exchange Meeting. The meeting begins at noon Monday, Feb. 1, in the Wirtz Hall 104....
Sanyu A. Mojola
Sanyu A. Mojola will speak Tuesday, Oct. 20, at NIU on “Love, Money, and HIV: Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS.” The presentation, which begins at 6 p.m. in the Heritage Room of the Holmes Student Center, is free and open to the public. Mojola, a professor of sociology at the...
Map of Rwanda
What sparked the senseless slaughter of more than 1 million Rwandans in 1994? And what has been done to learn from that event and prevent future genocides? Author and noted lecturer Carl Wilkens will visit NIU later this month to shed light on the answers to those questions and explore the responsibility that we have...
Photo of a blue germ mask
As the deadly Ebola virus races through West Africa, its grip on the collective United States attention is reaching a fever pitch. President Obama speaks almost daily on the outbreak, proclaiming it a “top national security priority” Oct. 6 and calling the next day for ramped-up airport screening procedures. Journalists staged across Dallas to report...
African Student Alliance logo
After three decades as the NIU African Student Association, the organization has changed its name to the African Student Alliance. “I changed the name to ‘Alliance’ because I believe that it is a better fit for the organization,” said ASA President Yannick Koua, a CLCE major with a minor in black studies. “ ‘Association’ made...
New NIU alumna Lucia Hoffman and Caren, a pre-school student who lives at the Amka Afrika hostel.
Lucia Hoffman could have done her student teaching in the suburbs or in Chicago. She chose instead an eight-week internship at Amka Afrika School in Babati, Tanzania, during January and February 2014. An early childhood major in the NIU College of Education, Hoffman worked with her Tanzanian co-teacher Paschalina and 25 pre-schoolers in an English-language...
An NIU study abroad trip to Tanzania brought together 10 students from various programs to unite for one cause while also enriching their own individual interests. For four weeks this past summer, the study abroad group explored the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in developing countries, specifically in Nyegina, Tanzania. The program is part of...
NIU Engineers Without Borders in Africa
Engineers Without Borders is dedicated to bringing the classroom to other countries to design and build new projects that can help fix problems and build portfolios. Based in the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, this group of boundary-crossing individuals travel to remote places and help others to design projects which alleviate issues. Some...
Ismael Montana, an NIU professor in the Department of History, has authored a new book on Tunisia, the first Muslim country to abolish slavery in the modern period. Montana will deliver a talk on the book – titled “The Abolition of Slavery in Ottoman Tunisia” (University Press of Florida) – at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept....
Joanna Lambert always loved science and animals, but she hadn’t considered working in the sciences until she took her first anthropology course, Anthropology 101: Human Origins, at NIU. “I was hooked,” Lambert said. “Anthropology provided me with the ability to study all aspects of our world and allowed me to integrate my passion for the...
Engineers Without Borders
Students in NIU’s Engineers Without Borders organization are dedicated to making the world a better place by bringing sustainable First World technologies to Third World countries. “To make a technology sustainable, it has to be simple and easily maintained. For example, when you want to help a Third World country with farming, you can’t give...
Sierra Leone on the map
“African Democracy and Socio-Economic Development through Sustainable Engineering” is the theme of a Study Abroad trip, scheduled from June 15 to June 30. This program will give students a first-hand experience of the economic, social and environmental challenges faced by people in Sierra Leone. Participants will be given an alternative perspective on poverty and race...
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