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A Presidential Engagement Professorship and three other initiatives represent the newest activities related to the Engaged University designation awarded to NIU last year by the Carnegie Foundation. The Engagement Professorship joins two other presidential awards for senior NIU faculty: the Presidential Research Professorship and the Presidential Teaching Professorship. Other Fall 2010 engagement activities include an...
Congressman Bill Foster will visit NIU’s DeKalb campus this morning to tout the benefits of a new broadband network to be built in northwest Illinois thanks to a $68.5 million federal grant to the university. The news conference will be streamed live here starting at 9:45 a.m. Announced in September, the grant will allow a group...
The number of people in poverty in DuPage County has increased by 149% between 1990 and 2008, according to US Census figures.. A report by Candace King, Senior Research Associate in NIU’s Center for Governmental Studies, describes a sharp increase in the need for services such food assistance, homelessness prevention,  emergency financial assistance, medical care,...
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Northern Illinois University  received word today of the largest grant in university history – $68.5 million to develop a broadband network that will spread across nine counties in northwest Illinois. That amount includes $46.1 million from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, funded by money set aside last year as part of by the American Recovery...
Trained by experts at NIU, community organizers from a conflict-torn region of the southern Philippines are now teaching their neighbors to look at the bigger picture, resolve differences peacefully and be more active in mainstream society. The activists participated in a three-week summer workshop led by NIU faculty who have expertise in conflict resolution and...
Lisa Freeman
Despite a move across the Plains and a job chock-full of challenges, Lisa Freeman is settling quite nicely into her new post as NIU’s vice president for research and graduate studies. Freeman, a professor of pharmacology, spent the past 15 years at Kansas State University, where she most recently served as associate vice president for...
Chicago, Ill – The energy industry is a powerful engine in the Illinois economy, directly or indirectly producing 150,000 jobs and creating $80 billion in economic output, according to a groundbreaking study released today by the Illinois Chamber Foundation. The study shows how important it is for Illinois to retain and attract well-paying energy jobs....
District 428-NIU
Nine teachers from DeKalb High School and nine future teachers from NIU will launch a new era in District 428 this fall – a full year before the new high school opens on Dresser Road. The 18 are participating in a pilot “co-teaching” program expected to transform the old student-teaching model into something more dynamic,...
Northern Illinois University sponsors a unique Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program. It encourages faculty to engage undergraduates in one-to-one mentorships focused on faculty research, thus providing students with opportunities to work as collaborators in the search for new knowledge. NIU undergraduates who have conducted research under the watchful eyes of their professors had a chance to show off that...
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