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With powerful supercomputing abilities and a support team in place to help users, NIU’s new Center for Research Computing and Data (CRCD) is poised to usher in a new era of big-data scientific research on campus. Just consider some of the center’s ongoing projects: Assembling and annotating the genomes of two species of petunia. Modeling...
Karen Smilowitz. Photo credit: Andrew Campbell, Northwestern University
Mass-participation events bring a host of significant planning and implementation challenges. The organizers of the Chicago Marathon have developed a holistic approach to event planning, referred to as the Chicago Model, which brings together major organizations (e.g., race organizers, fire and police departments, emergency management, Red Cross) to coordinate preparation and response for the event...
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NIU’s PI Academy for Research & Engagement will present “Federal Engagement, Innovation, and the NIU Foundation” from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 25, in Altgeld Hall 315. This session will introduce participants to three university units that can assist with development of research, scholarship and artistry. The Office of Federal Relations can help faculty...
NIU’s Division of Research & Innovation Partnerships wants to recognize NIU faculty, staff and students who are making strides in innovation. Nominations are requested for the third annual Innovation Recognition Ceremony, which acknowledges the contributions of individuals and teams at NIU for their achievements in innovation. A select group of nominees will have the opportunity...
NIU’s Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships will host a workshop on research compliance, integrity and safety from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 12, in Altgeld Hall 315. The session will give an overview of common compliance issues researchers might face. This includes navigating the IRB, IBC and IACUC, as well as the responsible...
Kimberly A. Lawless
Kimberly A. Lawless, associate dean for research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Education, will visit NIU at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, to speak on on “Developing a Scientifically Literate Citizenry Through Written Argumentation: The GlobalEd2 Project.” Her address, part of the PI Academy Mentor Speaker Series, will take place in...
A workshop on grant management is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 22, in Altgeld Hall 315. The goal of this session is to provide administrative and academic perspectives for managing grants. The first part of the session will introduce the support available through Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) for managing sponsored awards and...
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A workshop on “Planning your Grant Proposal: Working with Sponsored Programs Administration” is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 11, in Altgeld Hall 315. This session will cover support for and requirements of grant and contract proposal development and submission at NIU. Sponsored Programs Administration staff will discuss how they work with investigators...
Edward A. Silver
Edward A. Silver, professor in the School of Education and the Department of Mathematics at the University of Michigan, will visit NIU at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, to talk on “Exploring the Boundary between Research and Practice in Mathematics Education.” The presentation takes place in Gabel Hall 222. All are welcome. Silver conducts research related...
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Avant-garde filmmaker Su Friedrich will visit NIU at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Cole Hall auditorium. Friedrich has made 23 films since 1978, in 16mm film and in digital video, both short-, medium- and feature-length, which range from experimental to documentary to narrative. Her films, which deal with themes of gender, family and...
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Lucy Deckard of Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC, will visit NIU to present a workshop for new faculty on developing competitive grant proposals. Scheduled from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Altgeld 315, the workshop will cover strategies to enhance external funding success, including developing a research agenda, creating a funding plan, recruiting...
The Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI) has recognized NIU’s Dara Little with its Distinguished Faculty designation. Little serves as NIU’s assistant vice president for research and sponsored programs. She was honored with the award earlier this month at the 2015 SRA International Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Little was the only U.S. research administrator...
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