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Roy Norton
Roy Norton, Chicago-based Consul General of Canada, will speak at Northern Illinois University at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Room 227 of Barsema Hall in conjunction with International Education Week. For students entering careers in a global economy, an understanding of international trade and the relationship between the United States and Canada might be...
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NIU’s 23rd annual NIU Study Abroad Fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. The Study Abroad Fair provides information on how to study abroad and highlights many programs offered through the Study Abroad Office. Students can talk with study abroad...
International flags in front of Holmes Student Center
NIU’s Division of International Affairs invites nominations for the 2015 awards to recognize outstanding practice in international education. Recognition is planned for: Outstanding International Educator Outstanding Department Contribution to International Education at NIU Outstanding Student Contribution to International Education (for a domestic student and a non-immigrant student) * Nomination information to be released soon *...
Anthropology graduate student Alexxandra Salazar, left, and CSEAS Director Judy Ledgerwood talk to gamelan instructor Ngurah Kertayuda, right, at the 2014 Area Studies Open House.
NIU’s four area studies centers will be out in force with food, music and dance from three regions of the world from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at this year’s International Area Studies Open House. The annual event, held outdoors on College View Court on east campus, will be hosted by the...
Students from Dongguan Taiwanese Business school were among the more than 300 campers who attended STEM Outreach summer camps in 2015.
NIU alum Sam Watt will be in China using innovative, NIU-developed techniques to teach STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – to sixth- and seventh-graders in Beijing this school year. Watt’s classes will be based around lab activities specially developed by STEM Outreach, part of NIU’s P-20 Center in the Division of Outreach, Engagement,...
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Many people work behind the scenes to make sure Northern Illinois University is front and center. That’s the case for NIU’s Office of Media and Public Relations. “We want to raise the profile of the university and make people realize that NIU is involved in some very important and exciting research, teaching and artistry,” said...
Biblioteca Pública del Estado de Jalisco
NIU undergraduates Suzanne Serrano, Steven Smith and Ricardo Soto are beginning today a two-week summer research program on indigenous Mexican studies in Guadalajara, Mexico. Students will conduct their research at the Archivo de la Real Audiencia, the Spanish empire’s Royal Court Archive, now held in Jalisco’s public library. They will study criminal and civil court...
Emma Kuby
When classes begin in the fall, Emma Kuby will be heading east. The NIU Department of History professor has been awarded a fellowship at Princeton University’s Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies for the 2015 fall term. Kuby is one of five faculty Fellows-in-residence from around the world who will work on projects related...
Throne of Blood
The NIU Art Museum will sponsor a screening and discussion of Japanese cinematographer Akira Kurosawa’s 1957 classic “Throne of Blood” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30. NIU history and language professors E. Taylor Atkins and John R. Bentley will moderate this re-interpretation of Macbeth at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. Doors open at...
Chicago World's Fair 1893
NIU’s Historia Artis Art History Student Symposium begins at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Room 103 of the Visual Arts Building. Schedule 2 p.m. Food and greetings 2:10 p.m. Melissa Csoke: “Economic Incentive for Government Support of the Arts” 2:30 p.m. Chryssa Gardiakos: “Claude Cahun’s Art Practice in Response to the Medical Models of...
Claudia Brittenham, a specialist on Mayan art, will speak Tuesday, April 7, at NIU. Brittenham will talk at 5 p.m. in Room 100 of the Visual Arts Building as part of the NIU Art History Division‘s 2014-2015 Elizabeth Allen Visiting Scholars in Art History Series. The associate professor in the Department of Art History at...
The Elsawa family enjoys a day at Navy Pier in Chicago with their PYLP participants in 2014. From left, Kareem Elsawa, Sherine Elsawa, and PYLP students Termizie Masahud and Earl Padayao.
For Sherine Elsawa, an assistant professor of biology at NIU, hosting international students for short-term home stays has been all about giving her son the experience of having brothers – if only for weeks at a time. “We decided to host because Kareem is an only child, and we thought it might be a good experience...
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