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Northern Illinois University Women’s Studies and NGOLD (Center for NGO Leadership and Development) are sponsoring a teach-in on the current famine and humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa. The event, “Horn of Plenty? Famine: Man-made Natural Disaster in Africa,” will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Room 100 of...
Members of the NIU community will soon have the opportunity to hear presentations on multicultural curriculum transformation given by faculty and staff from a wide range of disciplines. Each of the presenters participated in the most recent Multicultural Curriculum Transformation Institute. The Multicultural Curriculum Transformation Institute was designed to facilitate discussion about multicultural issues, to...
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The 2011 Outstanding Women Student Awards have been presented to 48 women from across all disciplines at Northern Illinois University and representing undergraduates, graduate students and law students. NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Women gave out the awards during its April 17 reception on campus. The recognition program was created in 1980 and is held annually to:...
Takako Day speaks Tuesday afternoon during the teach-in on the Japanese disaster.
Tuesday’s “teach-in” on the crisis in Japan drew an audience of about 100 students, faculty and staff members who heard a panel of experts talk on a range of subjects, from how worldwide non-governmental organizations (NGO) respond to massive disasters to an account of how the nuclear crisis unfolded. “It was very informational,” said Erika...
Northern Illinois University will hold a “teach-in” on the crisis in Japan, with a panel of experts speaking on topics ranging from tracking earthquakes and tsunamis to the hazards of radioactive emissions. The event, titled “Responding to the Human Tragedy in Japan: Challenges and Complexities,” is free and open to the public. It will be...
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Twenty-four NIU faculty members will spend part of their summer transforming their classes to make them more inclusive of race, class, gender and other forms of diversity. The Multicultural Curriculum Transformation Institute, to be held from May 16 to May 20, is designed to assist faculty, instructors and Supportive Professional Staff in revising or developing...
The national press daily carries articles about how few women in the United States choose careers in science, engineering or math. Educators worry about how to keep girls and young women from dropping out of these fields. But what is it like to be a female professor in one of these disciplines, and in particular, what factors...
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