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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...
Students on the NIU campus
Forty-three members of the NIU campus community have been named to task forces charged with ranking university programs. Nineteen faculty and three instructors will serve on the academic task force, while four faculty, 11 supportive professional staff and six operating staff will rank administrative programs. All colleges and divisions are represented on the two groups....
Suzy and David Changnon
Climate affects almost everything we do. And while climate and climatic events might seem unpredictable, it’s the ability to understand them that helps decision-makers make adjustments – and better decisions. In a Board of Trustees Professor seminar scheduled Thursday, April 9, David Changnon will highlight the important role NIU students have played in his research of...
Campus snowball fun – Winter 2013
Last year’s polar vortex caused some of the most severe winter weather Illinois has seen in the past 50 years, and the recent cold snap has everyone wondering what this winter will bring. Is the polar vortex part of global warming or proof that it doesn’t exist? STEM Café invites you to find out at...
Snow on the NIU campus
With the unseasonably frigid air this week, memories resurfaced of last winter’s biting cold, brought on by the dreaded polar vortex. But as NIU climatologist David Changnon points out, it’s not simply the cold that makes us miserable. Changnon, who has been studying the impacts of last winter for an upcoming publication, can describe the...
Dave Changnon
NIU anthropologist Dan Gebo revealed last semester that he likes to bring some college-level “Show and Tell” into his classroom. Turns out he’s not alone. David Changnon, a Distinguished Teaching Professor and Board of Trustees Professor from the Department of Geography, is on the same page. “Many – maybe most – students have little familiarity...
Dog days of summer? Not a chance here on the NIU campus, which is abuzz with student research, even more so than usual. It’s no secret that NIU students regularly assist faculty year-round in research laboratories across campus. But the recent additions of three specially focused summer programs is ratcheting up efforts to introduce both...
Meredith Wood strikes gold during a storm chasing trip in Campo, Colo.
Meredith Wood never thought about pursuing a science degree because she was not confident in her mathematics skills. After taking a meteorology class at the College of DuPage (COD) and going on a storm-chasing trip, however, she was hooked. “I was fortunate enough to see many supercell storms and tornadoes. It was absolutely unreal,” Wood...
Northern Illinois University is seeking non-NIU college students who are interested in environmental issues to work on research projects this summer with university scientists. As many as eight undergraduates will be chosen. Selected students will receive free housing on NIU’s campus – and each will be paid a stipend of $4,478. The students also will...
Dave Changnon
The heat wave in the Chicago region early this month would likely have been even more deadly if not for lessons learned from the lethal hot spell of 1995, according to NIU Board of Trustees Professor David Changnon. Changnon, a professor of meteorology in the Department of Geography who conducted research on the infamous ’95...
NIU chemist Narayan Hosmane, who is participating in the REU program, works with undergraduate students in his lab.
OK, here’s a cool summer gig for bright college kids. Northern Illinois University is looking for as many as eight non-NIU undergraduate students who are interested in environmental issues to work closely on research projects with university scientists. Selected students will rub elbows with researchers at federal laboratories, participate in a number of regional workshops...
It’s safe to say NIU students Adam Turchioe of Wheaton and Phillip Jagielo of Westmont are on cloud nine. The pair of meteorology students landed internships with arguably the most respected weatherman in the business: Tom Skilling of WGN-TV, WGN Radio 720 and Chicago Tribune fame. Turchioe, a junior, and Jagielo, a senior, have worked behind...