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Students can learn about educational opportunities across the globe during the upcoming Spring Study Abroad Fair. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Glass Gallery in the Holmes Student Center. NIU Study Abroad representatives will be available to answer questions on any programs offered directly by...
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...
Amerimanga Banner
“Amerimanga! Convention and Expression,” which opens Tuesday, March 24, at the Northern Illinois University Art Museum, showcases the creation of American comics that have been aesthetically influenced by Japanese manga. A public reception for the exhibition is planned from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the Museum in Altgeld Hall. Co-curator and author...
Mona Lisas
The Northern Illinois University Art Museum will present “Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi,” a national traveling exhibition organized by the University Art Museum at California State University Long Beach. Traditions Transfigured opens Tuesday, March 24, at the museum in Altgeld Hall and runs through Friday, May 22. Artist Bidou Yamaguchi will be...
Cover of Backstage magazine
NIU School of Theatre and Dance alumna Charlotte Kate Fox (MFA ’13), who’s hit it big in Japan, is the cover star of the current issue of Backstage magazine. “When Fox submitted for the role of Ellie in the Japanese television drama ‘Massan,’ about the founder of Japan’s whiskey industry, Masataka Taketsuru, and his wife,...
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Kate Fox, who just graduated last year from the NIU School of Theatre and Dance with a master’s degree in fine arts, is already making a mark in the acting world. The 28-year-old New Mexico native will star in a morning serial drama in Japan and has already performed in a number of professional...
Helen and James Merritt
The NIU Art Museum will present “A Private Haiku: Ceramic Work of Helen Merritt” from Tuesday, Nov. 29, through Friday, Dec. 16. This intimate memorial exhibition features some of the ceramic figurines, wall pieces, monumental vases and simple functional pots that the late Helen Merritt made over the years. “A Private Haiku: Ceramic Work of Helen...
Tomoyuki Shibata
Tomoyuki Shibata, assistant professor of public health in the NIU School of Nursing and Health Studies, will discuss potential long-term issues from the March 11 “Great East Japan Earthquake” during a Thursday, Nov. 17, lecture on campus. The magnitude 9.0 earthquake, called “the Great East Japan Earthquake,” occurred near the northeast coast of the Tohoku...
John W. Dower
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and internationally renowned historian John W. Dower will visit the Northern Illinois University campus to deliver the next installment of the W. Bruce Lincoln Endowed Lecture Series. Dower’s lecture, “Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq,” will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Altgeld Hall Auditorium. Admission...
Takako Day speaks Tuesday afternoon during the teach-in on the Japanese disaster.
Tuesday’s “teach-in” on the crisis in Japan drew an audience of about 100 students, faculty and staff members who heard a panel of experts talk on a range of subjects, from how worldwide non-governmental organizations (NGO) respond to massive disasters to an account of how the nuclear crisis unfolded. “It was very informational,” said Erika...
Despite DeKalb being roughly 6,000 miles away from Japan, the seismic station on campus at NIU was able to detect the devastating March 11 earthquake and record a seismogram. A seismogram is an image created by a seismograph, a device used to record earthquake vibrations. NIU geology professor Philip Carpenter still was reviewing digitized recordings Monday, March 14,...
Photo of pin marking Tokyo on globe
Join alumni and friends in the spectacular Land of the Rising Sun during NIU’s 2011 spring break. NIU’s Alumni Association invites travelers on a trip scheduled from Thursday, March 10, through Saturday, March 19. This adventure includes touring in Tokyo, Kyoto, Uji, Nara, Hiroshima and Miyajima Island. Discover the treasures of Japan, from the cutting-edge...
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