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NIU’s Gender & Sexuality Resource Center will host a free film screening of “Miss Representation” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 29, in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. The 2011 documentary, created by writer, director and producer Jennifer Siebel Newsom, exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation...
Karen Samonds
NIU biology professor Karen Samonds has spent more than two decades piecing together a mystery. Samonds’ field research aims to shed light on the origin and evolutionary history of Madagascar’s modern fauna – and to close a gap in the fossil record. In more than 20 years of researching Malagasy vertebrate species, she has discovered...
This Changes Everything
“This Changes Everything,” a documentary film based on Naomi Klein’s book of the same name, will make its northern Illinois premiere Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the historic Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in downtown DeKalb. The 7:45 p.m. screening, which is free and open to the public, begins shortly after a STEM Café on...
Book cover of “The Magic World of Orson Welles” by James Naremore
The NIU English Department will host film scholar James Naremore, Emeritus Chancellor’s Professor at Indiana University, who will deliver a graduate colloquium lecture titled “Orson Welles at 100.” Naremore will offer a retrospective on the career of Orson Welles, who is among Hollywood’s most famous actors, writers, directors and producers. Welles co-wrote, directed and starred...
HUMAN: The Movie
Filmmaker and artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent three years collecting real life stories from 2,000 women and men in 60 countries. Now the first volume of his trilogy, “HUMAN The Movie,” will be shown at NIU at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct, 26, as part of NIU’s 2015-2017 Common Reading Experience. The event will take place in...
Karen Samonds
The fieldwork of an NIU professor will be showcased in a documentary slated to air later this year on the Discovery Channel. In June of 2013, Karen Samonds, assistant professor of biological sciences, was filmed for a documentary series titled “Voyage of the Continents,” depicting how, over many millennia, geology and evolution have interacted to...
Dawn Dekle
Dawn Dekle, president of the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani, will visit NIU Monday, April 14, and Tuesday, April 15, as part of Celebrating Excellence. Her schedule includes several open forums and a public lecture on “The American University of Iraq: Inspiring the next Generation of Leaders.” All events are free and open to the public....
A Place at the Table movie poster
NIU graduate students in nutrition and dietetics will present the documentary “A Place at the Table” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the Chandelier Room of Adams Hall. The film screening and discussion afterward on national and local food insecurity are part of National Nutrition Month. “A Place at the Table” shows “how hunger...
Cover of “Vincent Who?” DVD
A screening of the documentary film “Vincent Who?” will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the Illinois Room of the Holmes Student Center. In 1982, at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments, Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers who lost their jobs and took it out on him. When the...
"Race to Nowhere"
The NIU College of Education is partnering with Alexian Brothers Parish Services and the NIU Counseling Association to bring an eye-opening new documentary to campus. “Race to Nowhere” examines the over-scheduled, go-go world in which many of today’s school children dwell – a world where cheating, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and ironically,...
“abUSed” film poster
NIU’s Center for Latino and Latin American Studies and Dream Action NIU will screen the film “abUSed: The Postville Raid” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Room 100 of the Visual Arts Building. A question-and-answer session with director Luis Argueta, the award-winning filmmaker behind “The Silence of Neto,” will follow via Skype. “abUSed” narrates...
Film poster for “Telling Amy’s Story”
“Telling Amy’s Story” is a film about Amy Homan-McGee, a 33-year-old mother of two and Verizon Wireless employee who was killed by her husband in 2001 when she decided to leave him after suffering years of abuse. Created by Penn State Public Broadcasting and aired on public television stations nationwide, “Telling Amy’s Story” has been...
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