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NIU among U.S. best in innovation, economic development, finalist in national award program

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

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NIU joining elite Council for European Studies

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

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NIU gets $2.4 million to study ‘3D printing’

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

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Research and Graduate Studies seeks nominees for 2014 Presidential Research Professorships

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

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Noted advocate for immigrant women to receive honorary NIU doctorate at May 10 graduation

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

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Developing young scientists: College students sought for paid summer research opportunities

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 –

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