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The U.S. Department of Education has awarded NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) nearly $2.5 million over the next four years to continue promoting the study and research of Southeast Asian languages and countries. This is the sixth time CSEAS has received such funding. “NIU has long been a recognized leader in the field...
  Associate Professor Eric Jones, from the Department of History of History and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, has been selected as the recipient of NIU’s 2017 Outstanding International Educator Award. The announcement was made during the annual International Recognition Reception, one of many events on campus marking International Education Week (IEW). International Education Week is sponsored by the Division of...
NIU alumnus Anies Baswedan (Ph.D., political science, 2007) was elected governor of Jakarta on Wednesday, April 19, in a tumultuous election that unseated Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the former vice governor who succeeded then-Governor Joko Widodo when he was elected president in 2014. Baswedan, 47, who was named one of 50 Distinguished Alumni of the College...
At noon on Wednesday, Feb. 22, attorney Bharathi Pillai from the ACLU of Illinois will speak and answer questions about anti-Muslim discrimination. Her presentation will take place in the Blackhawk Annex in the Holmes Student Center. Pillai grew up in Peru, Illinois, a small town two hours southwest of Chicago, and studied psychology at the...
On Saturday, Oct. 22, as a recording of Mozart played softly at his bedside, M. Ladd Thomas, 87, died peacefully at Oak Crest Retirement Center in DeKalb. The word spread among the Thai Studies community worldwide as NIU’s Thai Studies Group prepared for the 44th Council on Thai Studies (COTS) conference. As NIU’s first Thai...
Jui-Ching Wang, an associate professor of world music and music education in the NIU School of Music, has been awarded a U.S. Fulbright Senior Scholar Award for 2016-17 to Indonesia. This award will enable her to carry out a research project in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Wang will spend 10 months studying traditional Javanese children’s singing games,...
NIU’s Pick Museum of Anthropology has been awarded a $19,750 grant from the Dunham Fund for a two-year project to document and share the experiences of Burmese Karen refugees living in northern Illinois. Led by the museum’s research assistant, Rachel Drochter, the project employs NIU students who will work with a local Karen Advisory Group...
Phillippe Peycam
Phillippe Peycam, director of the International Institute of Asian Studies, will visit NIU at noon Wednesday, March 30, to present “Rethinking Asian Studies in the Global Perspective.” His talk takes place in Room 100 of the Campus Life Building. Sponsors include the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,...
Easter 2015 was a double host-family affair at the DeKalb home of Dave Ballantine and Diane DeMers, who shared the holiday with the Haji-Sheikh family and both families’ SEAYLP participants.
Cooking together, relaxing over board games, sharing family stories and making new international friendships. That is the essence of the host family experience, as two NIU families know very well. Chemistry professor David Ballantine and engineering professor Michael Haji-Sheikh – and their families – have hosted more than 50 high school students and adult leaders over...
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