Tomis Kapitan

Kapitan to employ ‘Platonic Socratic Dialogue for Our Time’ to explore modern ‘war on terror’

When one considers what the practice of philosophy involves, one thing that springs to mind is its employment of the Socratic method of instruction, so brilliantly illustrated in Plato’s dialogues. Many people have a rudimentary notion that this method is intended to

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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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NIU Museum Studies Program continues to win accolades from Illinois Association of Museums

NIU’s Interdisciplinary Certificate of Graduate Study in Museum Studies continues to receive critical acclaim from the Illinois Association of Museums (IAM). The Jack Olson Gallery earned an IAM Superior Achievement Award in the exhibitions category for “Inked: Tattoo Imagery in Contemporary Art.”

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Mary Todd Lincoln

‘Travel with a Professor’ series to host historian of Mary Todd Lincoln, trip to Chicago ‘retrial’

In 1875, Robert Todd Lincoln, the only surviving son of Abraham Lincoln, petitioned to have his mother institutionalized for insanity. Mary Lincoln had no knowledge of her son’s intentions until Chicago police officers showed up outside of her hotel to escort her

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Matt Cardwell (left) and Frank Naeymi-Rad, CEO and chairman of the board at IMO.

Applications Involvement Component equals more success for Ph.D. students in math at NIU

Most Ph.D. students in math never think about working for a major corporation or federal agency as part of their program. Doctoral students normally worry about qualifying exams, writing their dissertations and obtaining careers in academia. At NIU, however, students are involved

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