International Affairs announces 11 Cobb Fellowship recipients

NIU International Affairs has announced a record 11 Cobb Fellowships this year. The fellowships will allow NIU faculty to establish new collaborations through travel to international destinations, including China, Kenya, Israel, Madagascar, Myanmar and South Korea. “Cobb fellowships stimulate collaboration across borders

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Asian American Heritage Month to host ‘Uchinanchu’ April 5

OHANA and organizers of Asian American Heritage Month will host contemporary artist Laura Kina to discuss “Uchinanchu: Painting Okinawan Transpacific History and Heritage.” Kina, professor of art, media and design at DePaul University, will present at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in

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A member of the NIU Gamelan Ensemble helps to break the “quiet” rule inside the Rare Books Room of Founders Memorial Library.

Ssh? Balinese gamelan drums up welcome ‘noise’ in Founders Library’s Southeast Asia collection

Being loud might not be in the nature of librarians. When it came time to open the Center for Southeast Asian Studies’ third 50th anniversary exhibit, however, University Libraries’ Southeast Asia curator Hao Phan was determined to draw attention to the subject

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Political science professor emeritus Ladd Thomas, left, one of the founders of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies in 1963, with art historian and professor emeritus Richard Cooler, founder of NIU’s Center for Burma Studies.

Ambassador visit, keynote lecture, gala dinner, cultural performances cap CSEAS anniversary

The new Thai ambassador to the United States, who happened to be in Chicago on Saturday, March 2, honored NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), by being among the center’s distinguished guests at its 50th anniversary gala dinner in Altgeld Hall

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