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Sarah Stuebing can walk from her childhood home to her college campus in a matter of minutes. The path she chose at Northern Illinois University put the world at her feet. Since enrolling at NIU in 2010, she has been the model of the engaged student. She has conducted original scholarly research, cultivated a series...
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Northern Illinois University is among the inaugural 16 institutions nationwide designated as an “Innovation and Economic Prosperity University” by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU). The designation, announced last week, acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development through innovation and entrepreneurship, technology...
Northern Illinois University has been approved for membership to the Council for European Studies (CES) Academic Consortium, an international coalition of universities, centers and other organizations dedicated to furthering the study of Europe. U.S. institutions that are counted among the CES members consist primarily of elite private or state flagships universities. In Illinois, only two...
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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that NIU will receive $2.4 million to develop tools for process control and qualifying parts made with layer-by-layer additive-manufacturing processes. Benefits of additive manufacturing include producing goods quickly and on-demand, with greater customization and complexity and less material waste. “It is...
Lisa Freeman
Lisa C. Freeman, vice president for Research and Graduate Studies, is inviting nominations and applications for next year’s Presidential Research Professorships. Presidential Research Professorships are awards in recognition of outstanding accomplishment and future potential in academic research, scholarship or artistry. Faculty can be nominated by any current or retired NIU faculty member from any department;...
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
Northern Illinois University is gearing up for a historic visit from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, who will be honored for her many good works in science and education and on humanitarian fronts. Her Royal Highness will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during a special ceremony at...
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NIU has placed 57th on a newly created Washington Monthly list: “America’s Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges.” The honor is “pretty exclusive,” the magazine editors write. “Out of the 1,572 colleges and universities in our broader rankings, only 349 made the cut as best-bang-for-the-buck schools.” Colleges ranked must meet four criteria: At least 20 percent of their students...
Linda Manning
The new director of NIU Press has a familiar face. Linda Manning, who joined the University Press in 2004 as marketing manager and had ascended to assistant director and marketing and sales manager by the time of her departure in 2010, returned July 16 She served as marketing and sales manager of the University of...
Dog days of summer? Not a chance here on the NIU campus, which is abuzz with student research, even more so than usual. It’s no secret that NIU students regularly assist faculty year-round in research laboratories across campus. But the recent additions of three specially focused summer programs is ratcheting up efforts to introduce both...
Layli Miller-Muro
NIU will confer an honorary doctoral degree this spring to Layli Miller-Muro, founder and executive director of the Tahirih Justice Center. Miller-Muro will receive her honorary doctorate during the Graduate School commencement ceremony, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the NIU Convocation Center. An alumna of the American University Washington College of Law,...
Biologist Elizabeth Gaillard, geographer Wei Luo and physicist Philippe Piot
Chemist Elizabeth Gaillard, geographer Wei Luo and physicist Philippe Piot have been named recipients of the 2013 Presidential Research Professor, Northern Illinois University’s top recognition for outstanding research and artistry. “Each of the individuals selected for this honor is recognized as a leader and innovator in their fields,” said Lisa Freeman, NIU Vice President for...
Northern Illinois University is seeking non-NIU college students who are interested in environmental issues to work on research projects this summer with university scientists. As many as eight undergraduates will be chosen. Selected students will receive free housing on NIU’s campus – and each will be paid a stipend of $4,478. The students also will...
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