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Ramón A. Gutiérrez
Historian Ramón Gutiérrez — an award-winning author and director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago — will visit Northern Illinois University later this month to deliver the seventh annual W. Bruce Lincoln Lecture. The lecture, titled “Thinking About Race in a Post-Racial America: From Plessy v. Ferguson...
Laura Vazquez
Far from the stereotypes many people envision, the most common faces of homelessness in the United States belong to women and children. And NIU communication professor Laura Vazquez, partnering with nationally known homeless advocate Diane Nilan, has spent the last four years working to tell their stories. The result is “on the edge,” a powerful...
Photo of globe showing Jakarta
Dino Patti Djalal, the newly appointed Indonesian ambassador to the United States, will deliver a public talk next week on the NIU campus. Djalal’s presentation, titled “Indonesia’s Democratic Development:  Lesson for Transforming Societies,” will focus on progress in building and strengthening democracy in Indonesia. The event will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, in the Capitol...
From left: Jason Goode, Missy Lugo, Amy Horn and Juliane Such
NIU’s Office of Student Academic Success has welcomed four new members to its team. These individuals will serve the university community as student success specialists in four of the colleges on campus: Jason Goode, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, completed his undergraduate and graduate degree at NIU. Jason worked on campus and taught COMS 100 as...
Book cover of "Primitive Selves"
NIU historian E. Taylor Atkins, who recently published a new book, titled “Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910-1945,” will conduct a presentation, book-talk and book-signing Saturday, Oct. 16. Atkins is donating royalties from the book to the Tahirih Justice Center, a not-for-profit organization that arranges pro-bono legal, medical and social services for immigrant women in...
Recycling symbol in green grass
The NIU community is invited Tuesday, Oct. 20, to a free webcast focusing on campus environmental sustainability. To mark the eighth annual “Campus Sustainability Day,” the Society for College and University Planning and the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium are co-sponsoring a webcast titled “Empowering a low carbon movement at your campus: strategies and tools...
Two alums of the NIU Department of Mathematical Sciences — Sean Nank and Nicola Wethall — have received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The awards are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. They recognize outstanding K-12 teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their...
The national press daily carries articles about how few women in the United States choose careers in science, engineering or math. Educators worry about how to keep girls and young women from dropping out of these fields. But what is it like to be a female professor in one of these disciplines, and in particular, what factors...
Photo of globe showing Jakarta
Two prominent Indonesian leaders will present “Indonesian Update 2010: Political Islam and Regional Autonomy” at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in the Heritage Room of the Holmes Student Center. Professor Bahtiar Effendy, dean of the Social and Political Science Department at Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University in Jakarta, will discuss Islam politics in his portion of...
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G.P. Yeh, a division scientist with the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, will visit NIU to speak at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, on “The Energy Transformation.” Yeh’s lecture comes as part of the NIU Department of Physics colloquium and takes place in Room 200 of John E. La Tourette Hall. Refreshments are served at 3 p.m. The...
DC Interns 2010
As an NIU senior majoring in political science and journalism, Dave Thomas knew Washington, D.C., is a big, busy, fast-paced and sprawling newsmaker of a town. This past summer, he became part of it. While serving as an intern for U.S.  Rep. Mike Quigley (5th District), Thomas learned that congressional staffers not only work fast, but...
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NIU’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy (CISLL) will host a fall seminar series that begins Monday, Sept. 27. CISLL is an interdisciplinary center for the study of lifespan language and literacy across diverse populations and contexts. Center affiliates engage in basic and applied research in language and literacy, develop and apply...
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