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When NIU Biology Professor Holly Jones was awarded a $703,000 National Science Foundation Grant to study prairie restoration on a half-acre site north of the NIU Convocation Center, she and her colleague Melissa Lenczewski (a professor of geology) immediately saw an opportunity for collaboration. “We immediately asked, ‘Has anybody ever looked at the groundwater when...
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences proudly welcomes Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL 16) as the next guest in their Rebuilding Democracy Lecture Series at 6 p.m. CT March 30. The 45-minute event, conducted on Zoom, will feature Congressman Kinzinger discussing a variety of topics such as rebuilding democracy, energy, agriculture and foreign affairs with...
Report includes economic impact of the nonprofit sector, impact of COVID-19 DeKalb County has a robust nonprofit sector employing seven percent of the total workforce. Yet, COVID-19 has had a noticeable financial impact with nearly 82 percent saying they have had to cancel fundraising events due to the pandemic. A new study explores nonprofit organizations...
NIU’s Pick Museum of Anthropology received the 2020 Award of Superior Achievement from the Illinois Association of Museums (IAM) for the exhibition, Swept Under the Rug during the organization’s recent awards ceremony. The judges noted that this was an amazing example of the power of community collaboration. “Safe Passage approached the Pick Museum about doing an...
As the inauguration of President Elect Joe Biden approaches, and one of the most contested elections in American history comes to a close, it is important to recognize that, in our country’s 245 years, very few presidential transitions have been as turbulent as 2020’s. “In large part, peaceful transitions of presidential power are all we...
R&D World Magazine has named an innovative discovery first made in an NIU laboratory on campus among the prestigious R&D 100 Awards. Sometimes called the​ “Oscars of Innovation,” R&D 100 Awards honor revolutionary ideas in science and technology and the innovators behind them. In August, a research team, led by NIU and the U.S. Department...
Brad Sagarin, professor of psychology, was named a fellow in the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.  This society, which is the largest in this subfield, is an international organization that focuses on understanding how individual differences and social contexts impact human behavior. “This is quite an honor, recognizing his unique and sustained contributions to...
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