Top: Timothy Hagen and Lichuan Liu. Bottom: Federico Sciammarella and Tao Xu

Venture Grant finalists seeking help

NIU’s second annual Venture Grant competition will provide four faculty members with the opportunity to vie for $20,000 in cash to help move their ideas from concept to finished product. NIU students, faculty, staff and friends of the university can get involved

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NIU among U.S. best in innovation, economic development, finalist in national award program

Northern Illinois University is among the inaugural 16 institutions nationwide designated as an “Innovation and Economic Prosperity University” by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU). The designation, announced last week, acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in

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NIU gets $2.4 million to study ‘3D printing’

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that NIU will receive $2.4 million to develop tools for process control and qualifying parts made with layer-by-layer additive-manufacturing processes. Benefits of additive manufacturing include producing goods quickly

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Lisa Freeman

Research and Graduate Studies seeks nominees for 2014 Presidential Research Professorships

Lisa C. Freeman, vice president for Research and Graduate Studies, is inviting nominations and applications for next year’s Presidential Research Professorships. Presidential Research Professorships are awards in recognition of outstanding accomplishment and future potential in academic research, scholarship or artistry. Faculty can

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NIU leaders tout research to D.C. lawmakers

Proton Computed Tomography. STEM education. Aerospace job creation. NIU’s significant accomplishments in advancing the creation and application of knowledge will move into the spotlight today in Washington, D.C., where federal lawmakers and their representatives will participate in the university’s first Research Roundtable.

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Layli Miller-Muro

Noted advocate for immigrant women to receive honorary NIU doctorate at May 10 graduation

NIU will confer an honorary doctoral degree this spring to Layli Miller-Muro, founder and executive director of the Tahirih Justice Center. Miller-Muro will receive her honorary doctorate during the Graduate School commencement ceremony, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the

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