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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences proudly welcome Rep. Sean Casten (IL-6) as the next guest in their Rebuilding Democracy Lecture Series at 7 p.m. CST Oct. 18. The hour-long event, conducted on Zoom, will feature Rep. Casten alongside NIU faculty conducting research in the area of climate change and climate policy. Professors Walker...
Ashley Hines learned that she loves conducting research. Michelle Nuñez Salas discovered that she wants to commit herself to activism. Emma Hazen discovered an affinity for community outreach, Chenaire Barmore is convinced that data is the future, and Kirk Williams learned that he could make a big difference in the community through nonprofit consulting. These...
Five years ago, NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) Assistant Director Eric Jones rustled up a surplus table, a couple of microphones, and swaths of Indonesian batik to “soundproof” a corner of his office for a makeshift studio space on the second floor of Pottenger House. The goal was to expand the CSEAS’s global...
Northern Illinois University and its Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) have a long history of working with universities across Southeast Asia. This includes Cambodia, which began sending students to NIU after the country’s reopening to the West following the United Nations intervention in 1993. Helping solidify this connection is the most recent of five...
Report includes a comprehensive profile of the nonprofit sector, impact of COVID-19 McHenry County is home to nearly 2,000 nonprofit organizations of all sizes. A new, comprehensive study conducted by Northern Illinois University provides a glimpse at their structure, funding, programs, challenges and the impact of COVID-19. The Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies at...
The Society for the Study of School Psychology has awarded Logan Riffle, a psychology Ph.D. student, a research grant to assist with the completion of her dissertation. The Society for the Study of School Psychology has a unique role among school psychology organizations, a mission that is devoted exclusively to recognizing and promoting scholarship and...
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...
Talk about an attention grabber. Of the 3.4 million scholarly articles tracked in 2020 for the amount of attention and discussion they generated, research on voting led by NIU political scientist Scot Schraufnagel clocked in at No. 80. The list was compiled by Altmetric, a company that tracks and analyzes the online activity around scholarly...
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...
The NIU community is invited to join the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at 7 p.m. on Dec. 1 as they kick off their Rebuilding Democracy Speakers Series with Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist and MSNBC Political Analyst Eugene Robinson. The event, conducted on Zoom, will feature Robinson discussing a variety of topics such...
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