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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...
There is a great need to diversify faculty at Illinois’ universities to reflect the student body and society to address educational disparity. NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and College of Education will host a statewide conference on Saturday, Feb. 24, for Diversifying Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellows.  The all-day conference, titled Preparing Future Faculty,...
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NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will begin the 2016-17 academic year with new leadership in eight of its units. Carl Campbell is returning as the chair of economics, a position he held from 2009-2012. Before coming to Northern Illinois University in 1999, Professor Campbell taught at Mount Holyoke College, Colgate University, Dartmouth College...
NIU student Rebekah Ernat visited Madagascar.
The Student Engagement Fund is currently accepting funding applications for Fall 2016 activities through Tuesday, March 15. The Student Engagement Fund is a collaborative effort by the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to provide stipends for students working on faculty-mentored research projects and to...
NIU students seeking academic and personal enrichment will get that and more during the NIU study abroad program in Mendoza, Argentina. From May 23 through June 10, students will be immersed in Latin American culture, taking classes at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo while living with a host family. “The entire experience is enriching in...
NIU student Rebekah Ernat visited Madagascar.
Looking to become more independent in your research? Interested in learning more about your major and future career? The Student Engagement Fund is a collaborative effort by the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to provide stipends for students working on faculty-mentored research projects and to...
Omar Chmaissem and Dennis Brown
Scientists from NIU and Argonne National Laboratory are reporting this week in the journal Nature Physics on the discovery of exotic magnetic structures in iron-based superconductors. Superconductors exhibit amazing properties: When cooled below certain temperatures, they conduct electricity without energy-sapping resistance. But the best known superconducting materials can operate only below 218 degrees Fahrenheit under...
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