SarahEmily Lekberg and Matthew Ropp

NIU students in music, communication win prestigious Fulbright grants to Southeast Asia

Two NIU students have won prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Grants to teach in Southeast Asia. SarahEmily Lekberg, an Indianapolis native who will earn her master’s degree from NIU in world music this summer, will begin a 10-month teaching assignment in August at

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A member of the NIU Gamelan Ensemble helps to break the “quiet” rule inside the Rare Books Room of Founders Memorial Library.

Ssh? Balinese gamelan drums up welcome ‘noise’ in Founders Library’s Southeast Asia collection

Being loud might not be in the nature of librarians. When it came time to open the Center for Southeast Asian Studies’ third 50th anniversary exhibit, however, University Libraries’ Southeast Asia curator Hao Phan was determined to draw attention to the subject

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Political science professor emeritus Ladd Thomas, left, one of the founders of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies in 1963, with art historian and professor emeritus Richard Cooler, founder of NIU’s Center for Burma Studies.

Ambassador visit, keynote lecture, gala dinner, cultural performances cap CSEAS anniversary

The new Thai ambassador to the United States, who happened to be in Chicago on Saturday, March 2, honored NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), by being among the center’s distinguished guests at its 50th anniversary gala dinner in Altgeld Hall

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Amy Levin

Road to Burma: Levin’s first Fulbright to focus on teaching U.S. literature of last three decades

Amy K. Levin is no stranger to “firsts.” Among her many credits are “Africanism and Authenticity in African-American Women’s Novels,” one of the first texts to study African influences in novels by African-American women. She also edited and wrote parts of “Gender,

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Students Lane Parsons (left) and Nick Fox rehearse School of Music professor Gregory Beyer’s composition “Five Ponds” on antique bronze drums from Burma.

International Burma Studies Conference brings dozens of scholars, music to NIU this weekend

The magical tones of antique bronze drums from Burma will resound this week at NIU during the 10th International Burma Studies Conference, which runs Friday through Sunday at the Holmes Student Center. A record number of attendees – nearly 140 from around the

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Imagining Cambodia: Cambodia Studies Conference 2012

Scholarship, artistry to come together this week during NIU’s ‘Imagining Cambodia’ conference

Scholars and artists from around the world will convene Thursday through Sunday at NIU for Imagining Cambodia, the first international Cambodia Studies Conference to be held in the United States. The conference will: welcome eminent Cambodia historian David Chandler as keynote speaker

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