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Reed Scherer
Reed Scherer’s doctoral research set out to test a radical hypothesis put forth in the 1970s that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet “collapsed” during the interglacial period that immediately predated the most recent Ice Age, and could again. Confirming past instability of this ice sheet would contribute to growing concerns regarding future collapse and consequent...
Heide Fehrenbach
On social media and in our newsfeeds and mailboxes, fundraising campaigns featuring needy or suffering children confront us on a daily basis. They seek to grab our attention, stimulate empathy, prick our moral conscience and open our wallets for a good cause. Modern humanitarianism and photographic technologies emerged in the 19th century and came of...
Suzy and David Changnon
Climate affects almost everything we do. And while climate and climatic events might seem unpredictable, it’s the ability to understand them that helps decision-makers make adjustments – and better decisions. In a Board of Trustees Professor seminar scheduled Thursday, April 9, David Changnon will highlight the important role NIU students have played in his research of...
Gerald Jensen
There is no questioning the tremendous influence that the Federal Reserve (Fed) has on the financial markets. Even announcements from the Fed that might seem to be innocuous by many market participants can create or destroy billions of dollars in global wealth. The Fed chairman has been described as the second most powerful person in...
Ross Powell
Why should we care about global warming? Ninety-seven percent of all scientists conducting research on climate change have data to convince them that global warming is real and one of the foremost issues societies will need to cope with in the future. Yet debate rages about this issue in the public and political arenas while...
David Hedin
Two thousand years ago, philosophers of nature believed the universe was made from symmetrical forms such as circles. Physicists now know that a perfectly symmetric universe is a lifeless void – that it’s the asymmetries that give rise to forms from stars to life itself and offer clues to one of time’s most elusive mysteries....
Pam Smith
Accountancy Professor Pam Smith will present a talk, “Building Ethical Leaders,” as part of the Board of Trustees Professorship Lecture Series. Smith’s talk begins at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, in the Lincoln Room of the Holmes Student Center. Her comments will focus on how faculty can help students to recognize ethical challenges and make...
NIU faculty standout William Baker, who holds a joint appointment with University Libraries and the Department of English, will present a Board of Trustees Professorship Seminar at noon Monday, Oct. 1, in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center. The event is open to the public, with refreshments to be served before the seminar,...
Ray Alden
Executive Vice President and Provost Ray Alden has issued the 2012-2013 call for nominations for the Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees Professorships. The professorships were established in 2007 by President John G. Peters and the Board of Trustees to recognize those tenured professors who: have achieved a consistent record of excellence in teaching, scholarship...
Ron Carter
Jazz stands among America’s greatest art forms, boasting roots in the African-American culture and a foundation in the African tradition. So says Ron Carter, director of jazz studies in the NIU School of Music. Carter, who was named an NIU Board of Trustees Professor in 2009, will host a Board of Trustees Professor Seminar at...
Narayan Hosmane
Cancer might touch everyone, but its touch does not always have to be devastating. Narayan Hosmane, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at NIU, will discuss research into a promising experimental form of cancer treatment during a Board of Trustees Professorship Seminar at noon Tuesday, March 22, in the Illinois Room of the Holmes Student Center. Refreshments...