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For one NIU professor preparing to embark on her third Fulbright-sponsored trip, it was a high school study abroad experience in Brazil that inspired what has become a life’s work and interest. Anne Hanley, associate professor of Latin American History, is preparing to travel to Brazil to continue her research and teach through the Fulbright...
  Barbara Abromitis wanted to become a teacher. That goal brought her to the NIU College of Education, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1983. Life had other plans, though. “When my kids were young, I started doing grant-writing because I could do that from home,” Abromitis says. She had found...
NIU College of Education professor James Cohen will spend the summer of 2019 in Uruguay as a Fulbright Scholar. The associate professor of ESL/Bilingual Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction will work alongside Aldo Rodriguez, a Ph.D. degree candidate in the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations. Rodriguez is also the national...
NIU is once again among a select group of nine higher institutions across the country to host the Fulbright Gateway Orientation. The solid positive feedback from last year’s program earned NIU a third consecutive invitation from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to host another orientation from Monday, Aug. 14 –...
Last summer’s maiden voyage of the Fulbright Gateway Orientation at NIU sailed to success. Seventy foreign Fulbright student grantees spent three days in DeKalb acquiring skills necessary for successful academic and professional lives in the United States while they also learned more about their roles and responsibilities as Fulbrighters. “It was really good last year....
Jui-Ching Wang, an associate professor of world music and music education in the NIU School of Music, has been awarded a U.S. Fulbright Senior Scholar Award for 2016-17 to Indonesia. This award will enable her to carry out a research project in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Wang will spend 10 months studying traditional Javanese children’s singing games,...
NIU students seeking academic and personal enrichment will get that and more during the NIU study abroad program in Mendoza, Argentina. From May 23 through June 10, students will be immersed in Latin American culture, taking classes at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo while living with a host family. “The entire experience is enriching in...
Biswa Nath Datta
Biswa Nath Datta, a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NIU, begins one of the Fulbright Scholar Program’s most distinguished appointments this month. Datta received the 2015 Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair Award to teach graduate students at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur (IIT-KGP), India. Additionally, during the four-month appointment, he...
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Northern Illinois University is proud to welcome a special group of 70 international Fulbright Foreign Students to campus this week for its first-ever Fulbright Gateway Orientation program. This activity is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State as part of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program supported by the people of...
The NIU School of Music is home to some of the most unique instruments from around the world, and Associate Professor Greg Beyer has taken it upon himself to bring prominence to one of those instruments through contemporary music. “What we’re doing with the berimbau is unique,” he said. “There are a few other berimbau ensembles—in Brazil...
Alexis Lamb and Greg Beyer
Gregory Beyer, associate professor and director of Percussion Studies at NIU, has been selected for a Fulbright award to teach in Brazil. Beginning in August, Beyer will spend four months at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte as a visiting scholar. He will offer a symposium on contemporary performance practice of the...
Giovanni Bennardo
NIU anthropology professor Giovanni Bennardo has won a highly competitive Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and conduct research this coming semester in Italy. Bennardo, who was named a Presidential Research Professor this past spring in recognition of his scholarship, is more than a little bit familiar with Italy. He was born and raised in the...
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