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International Affairs has announced the recipients of this year’s Cobb Fellowships: Gregory Beyer of the School of Music, Andy Bruno of the Department of History, Mitch Irwin of the Department of Anthropology, and Thomas Pingel of the Department of Geography. Each fellow will receive a grant of $1,500 to facilitate research collaboration with an international...
Map of Rwanda
What sparked the senseless slaughter of more than 1 million Rwandans in 1994? And what has been done to learn from that event and prevent future genocides? Author and noted lecturer Carl Wilkens will visit NIU later this month to shed light on the answers to those questions and explore the responsibility that we have...
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...
Collaborative on Early Adolescence
Eight visitors from Belize will share global perspectives on Belizean athletes and coaches during a panel discussion from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center. The delegates will share their personal stories related to sport. Many are current and former elite competitors, including an international...
Northern Illinois University senior Mechanical Engineering student Taylor Dupré used his involvement in student organizations to extend his learning to outside of the classroom and even outside the country.  As a result of joining NIU’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) his freshman year, he became interested in EWB’s international partnerships, giving him an advantage as he...
Dressing Difference: Exploring Ethnicities in Modern Burma
The NIU Art Museum and the NIU Center for Burma Studies are hosting “Dressing Difference: Exploring Ethnicities in Modern Burma,” an exhibition on display at the museum through Saturday, Nov. 15. Questioning concepts of ethnicity and gender through costume and body adornment, the artwork has come from the Burma art collections at NIU and Denison...
Students learn about Canadian Health Care and tour the Hotel Dieu Hospital Museum.
NIU honors students got a summer taste of French Canada during the “Discovering Montreal” short-term study abroad program. Along the way, they: learned about Montreal’s film, video game and entertainment industries; visited La Cinematheque Quebecoise and the Moment Factory, designers of the Madonna Super Bowl half-time entertainment; explored unique features of Canada’s Medicare system; and...
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Several NIU faculty members are among educators from the United States currently participating in a workshop for U.S. and Indonesian educators and administrators as part of the U.S.-Indonesia Partnership Program (USIPP). The workshop, which began Monday and ends today, is being held at Gadjah Mada University to develop new research partnerships, explore potential areas of...
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International Affairs has announced the recipients of this year’s Cobb Fellowships: Marc Adler of chemistry and biochemistry; Kikue Hamayotsu of political science; and Holly Jones of biological sciences. Each fellow will receive a grant of $1,333 to facilitate research collaboration with an international colleague. The Cobb program is funded through an endowment that was established...
DeKalb middle-schooler Tony Un learns how to play the drum in the Balinese gamelan from NIU Gamelan Ensemble member Manuel Montalvo at Culture Fest 2013.
NIU’s Southeast Asia Club will celebrate Southeast Asia in music, dance, martial arts, finger foods and cultural activities from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the club’s spring Southeast Asia Culture Fest, which will be held in Chick Evans Field House North Gym. The festival theme, “Bridging Ties and Celebrating Diversity,” celebrates the...
Olujide Akinbo
NIU alum Olujide Akinbo has been promoted to a full chemistry professorship at Butler University, crediting the extensive hands-on experience and extended family at NIU for his success and adjustment to the American culture. “Coming to NIU gave me a tremendous amount of hands-on experience in the instrumental aspect of the discipline,” the Nigerian native...
Avalon String Quartet
NIU’s Avalon Quartet will join the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and its acclaimed Austrian Music Director David Danzmayr to present “A Premieres Project: Zemlinsky and Schuller.” The concert begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive in Chicago. Featuring the United States premiere of Alexander Zemlinsky’s...
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