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Doug Boughton
NIU’s Doug Boughton, a world leader in the advocacy of “visual culture” curriculum for art education, has been named the 2015 Illinois Higher Education Art Educator of the Year. The award, given by the Illinois Art Education Association, recognizes the exemplary contributions, service and achievements of one outstanding IAEA member annually. Chosen for his outstanding...
Laxman Thoutam
An NIU Ph.D. student in physics is the first author of recently published research in the prestigious journal, Physical Review Letters. The research, by Laxman Thoutam with co-authors from NIU and Argonne National Laboratory, might move scientists closer to understanding the properties of an unusual material known as tungsten-ditelluride’s (WTe2), which could play a critical...
Logo of the Illinois Communication and Theatre Association
Two members of the NIU community were recognized for their achievements at the annual convention of the Illinois Communication and Theatre Association, held in late September in Bloomington. Judy Santacaterina, an NIU Forensics coach and longtime champion of the program, presented NIU student Yanelly Villegas with the 2015 Norton Graduate Student Award. The award recognizes...
Nurses from the 1940s
NIU’s Regional History Center will host a reception Thursday, Oct. 15, in conjunction with its current “The Doctor Will See You Now: The History of Medical Science in Northern Illinois Communities” exhibition. In celebration of American Archives Month, the exhibit focuses on education, practice and public and mental health in northern Illinois from 1845 until...
Nick Toma
Who’s ready to buzz in? The Bergstrom Stateline Quiz Bowl is back, bigger and better than ever. Rockford’s popular half-hour television show kicks off its 31-week-run at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, on WTVO Channel 17 and at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, on WQRF FOX 39. It also airs at 8:30 a.m. Sundays on...
Biswa Nath Datta
Biswa Nath Datta, a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NIU, begins one of the Fulbright Scholar Program’s most distinguished appointments this month. Datta received the 2015 Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair Award to teach graduate students at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur (IIT-KGP), India. Additionally, during the four-month appointment, he...
Vernese Edghill-Walden
It’s been a little over a month since Vernese Edghill-Walden joined Northern Illinois University as the first chief diversity officer and senior associate vice president for academic diversity. As the former provost and chief academic officer of the City Colleges of Chicago, Edghill-Walden has a wealth of higher education experience and is a recognized leader...
Clyde Kimball
For five decades, physicist Clyde Kimball – a man of big ideas, immutable passion and abundant kindness – was a fixture on the Northern Illinois University campus. An NIU distinguished research professor, he is credited with cementing the university’s collaborative ties with Argonne National Laboratory, attracting tens of millions of dollars in funding for research...
Max Essex
Harvard University’s Max Essex, one of the world’s leading researchers on HIV/AIDS, will visit NIU on Thursday, Oct. 1, to deliver the 12th annual installment of the W. Bruce Lincoln Endowed Lecture Series. Essex’s talk, titled “The Pandemic of HIV/AIDS: Fear and Denial Followed by Progress in Health and Human Rights,” will begin at 7:30 p.m....
NIU graduate students
Interested in Graduate School? Sign up for NIU’s Graduate School Prep Seminar, which begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in the Yordon Center. The seminar will cover information such as creating a profile, the application process, the GRE and other tests and finding the right graduate school. Students will have the privilege of receiving...
Lucy Bilaver
Lucy Bilaver, assistant professor in the NIU School of Nursing and Health Studies, has been awarded a highly competitive research grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Bilaver’s project will identify racial and ethnic disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of children with autism and answer several important questions when considering race and...
Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer and NIU President Doug Baker
Bradley Bond, dean of the Graduate School and associate vice president for Graduate Studies at NIU, has issued the annual call for nominations for honorary doctoral degrees to be awarded from Northern Illinois University. Awarding an honorary degree is an opportunity for NIU to recognize someone especially outstanding in a field of interest to the...
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