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Nearly 80 Thai scholars from near and far will convene at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center this weekend for the 41st Council on Thai Studies (COTS) conference. The annual meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, with a talk by NIU alumnus Srisompob Jitpiromsri, director of the Center for Conflict Studies and Cultural...
Christopher McCord, dean of the NIU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Thai Ambassador to the United States Chaiyong Satjipanon.
Thai Ambassador to the United States Chaiyong Satjipanon made his third visit to NIU in five months Thursday, June 20. This time, the ambassador presented a Royal Thai Embassy grant to develop a 40-lesson Thai language program that can be accessed on a hand-held mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet computer. Speaking at...
From the moment he stepped on campus in 2012, Nay Yan Oo has taken full advantage of every opportunity at NIU. Originally from Burma (also known as Myanmar), Oo came to NIU after realizing the political climate of his country was drastically changing. After 50 years of military dictatorship, Burma’s 2010 election changed the political...
Students who enroll in NIU language department professor John Hartmann’s intensive Thai language class quickly overcome their inhibitions about learning an Asian language, even one that is tonal and written in a non-Roman alphabet. There is no textbook to purchase. In its place is SEAsite, an online, media-rich, interactive resource for learning the language and...
Northern Illinois University has named Jeffrey Chown, John Hartmann and Gerald Jensen as its 2011 Board of Trustees Professors — an honor that recognizes international prominence in research as well as excellence in all facets of teaching. Chown is a professor and documentary filmmaker in the Department of Communication. Hartmann is a professor in the...
John Hartmann
In 1975, John Hartmann, a young professor of Thai language and culture at NIU, received his first research grant to conduct linguistic fieldwork in, of all places, Iowa. Turns out, that’s where large numbers of Lao refugees had been air-lifted following the Vietnam War. Hartmann soon compiled a dictionary of Tai Dam, a minority language...
Five of seven current and retired Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) associates who served as volunteers in the Peace Corps, and whose lives changed course through their experiences, came recently to the center’s weekly lecture series to hear CSEAS graduate assistant Maria “Rai” Hancock tell the story of NIU’s formative role in the early days...