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NIU Professor Emeritus Robert W. Schneider, who taught in the Department of History from 1961 until his retirement in 1998, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, in DeKalb. He was 80. Born in 1933 in Loudonville, Ohio, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1959. He completed his master’s degree at Western Reserve University...
Kristy Wilson Bowers, an instructor in the NIU Department of History, has a new book out that sheds light on the plague and public health policy in Seville. Wilson Bowers will deliver a talk on the book – titled “Plague and Public Health in Early Modern Seville” (University of Rochester Press) – at 3 p.m....
Ismael Montana, an NIU professor in the Department of History, has authored a new book on Tunisia, the first Muslim country to abolish slavery in the modern period. Montana will deliver a talk on the book – titled “The Abolition of Slavery in Ottoman Tunisia” (University Press of Florida) – at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept....
Richard White, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated historian of the American West and MacArthur “genius grant” recipient, will visit NIU to deliver the 10th annual installment of the W. Bruce Lincoln Endowed Lecture Series. White, who serves as the Margaret Byrne Professor of American History at Stanford University, will begin his talk at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept....
J.D. Bowers believes he has found the perfect position to capitalize on his diverse teaching, administrative and service experience: associate vice provost of University Honors. Bowers begins his new job Monday, July 1. “University Honors has some of the most engaged and rigorous academic offerings, exciting programming and sustained student, faculty, staff and alumni outreach...
Wayne Duerkes and Anastasia Kocher
Wayne Duerkes and Anastasia Kocher – NIU’s inaugural University Honors Scholars – delivered the findings of their Honors Capstone projects at a public presentation and reception hosted April 25 by the University Honors Program. In attendance? The 2013 University Honors Summer Scholars: Octavio Escalante-Aguirre, Elliott Ihm and Lauren Nale. Provost Ray Alden and about 50...
Photo of a four-leaf clover
From Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow and Chief O’Neill’s music to Michael Flatley and mayoral politics, Chicago has a central place in the history of Irish America. Chicago welcomed a very different type of Irish event from April 10 through April 13, as Northern Illinois and DePaul universities co-hosted the international meeting of the American Conference for...
Cathy Doederlein
Cathy Doederlein, internship coordinator for the humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, spent a lot of time on campus growing up: “I definitely consider myself a kid of the university,” she says. Both of her parents, Sue and Arthur Doederlein, came to the area in 1969. Since then, the Doederlein name has...
Timothy Snyder
Best-selling author Timothy Snyder, an award-winning historian of Europe and genocide, will visit NIU to deliver the ninth annual installment of the W. Bruce Lincoln Endowed Lecture Series. Snyder, the Housum Professor of History at Yale University, will begin his talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Altgeld Hall Auditorium. His presentation is...
Kristin Hoffman
Northern Illinois Volleyball standout setter Kristin Hoffman (2008-11) has added another prestigious award to her impressive list of career honors as she was named the Mid-American Conference’s female 2012 Bob James Memorial Award winner, the league announced Tuesday. “When I received a phone call from Korinth Patterson from the MAC office last week, I was...
Mary Todd Lincoln
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 to the courthouse. For three hours, 17 witnesses testified to Mary Lincoln’s erratic behavior...
Bronze drum (Burma/Mayanmar), NIU Burma Art Collection
As a part of the NIU Art Museum’s upcoming Southeast Asian Exhibition Suite, “Music for the Divine” showcases Burmese traditions and musical instruments ranging from those used in Buddhist rituals, traditional royal court ceremonies and contemporary multi-ethnic expressions. This exhibition will run in the South Galleries, and will feature the Burma Art Collection at NIU...
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