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Rosemary Feurer
Northern Illinois University professor Rosemary Feurer, an expert on U.S. labor history, is among the scholars featured in a two-hour PBS documentary that aired Tuesday on WTTW Channel 11. The American Experience film, titled “The Mine Wars,” takes viewers into the coal miners’ bitter battle for dignity at the dawn of the 20th century. The...
Fareed Haque
NIU’s Fareed Haque, a professor of guitar in the NIU School of Music, is the featured performer this weekend on WYCC PBS Chicago’s “Music on the Mayne Stage” program. The premiere broadcast is scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, with encore presentations at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, and midnight Sunday, Oct. 18. “Music...
Having just returned from a highly successful research expedition in Antarctica, NIU geologists Ross Powell and Reed Scherer appeared as guests during Tuesday evening’s broadcast of Chicago Tonight on WTTW11. The interview and a Q&A with the researchers is available online. Powell led a National Science Foundation-funded science team that became the first ever to...
NOTE: Because of high interest, the venue for this event has been changed to the Regency Room in the Holmes Student Center. Is Chicago truly the birthplace of the skyscraper? And what makes a building a skyscraper anyway? Popular Chicago Public Television host Geoffrey Baer will visit the NIU campus next month to provide those...
A book penned by Northern Illinois University professor David Gunkel provided inspiration for a new featured video on the PBS Idea Channel. Hosted by Mike Rugnetta, the Idea Channel is a weekly web series with a focus on technology. Gunkel’s book, “The Machine Question,” helped inspire the July 2 Idea Channel episode, titled “When Will...
STEM Outreach, ILGCP and Design Squad Nation share the goal of motivating girls to pursue careers in science and engineering.
When NIU alumna Peg Keiner was growing up, she took apart nearly anything she could get her hands on just to see what made it tick. Sometimes the most interesting challenge was learning if she could put it back together. Now, as an instructional technology coach in Oak Lawn, she remains just as enthusiastic as...
STEM Cafe logo: Feed your mind!
You might have heard that spider’s silk is one of the strongest materials in the natural world, but did you know that scientists are working to develop genetically-engineered goats that can produce a spider-like silk in their milk? That’s just one of the weird and fascinating things happening in the world of materials science, a...
Seminar attendees will participate in high-energy activities to learn new ways to present challenging engineering concepts.
Engineers are some of the most highly paid and sought-after professionals in the workforce. Yet only about 20 percent of bachelor’s degrees in math and engineering are earned by women, according to a recent study by the American Association of University Women. Because women bring unique perspectives to engineering, the shortage of women in the...
Film poster for “Telling Amy’s Story”
“Telling Amy’s Story” is a film about Amy Homan-McGee, a 33-year-old mother of two and Verizon Wireless employee. Homan-McGee was killed by her husband in 2001 when she decided to leave him after suffering years of abuse. Created by Penn State Public Broadcasting and aired on public television stations nationwide, “Telling Amy’s Story” has been...
Kristin Stanford
For those who didn’t get enough thrills and chills on Halloween, NIU researcher and Ph.D. student Kristin Stanford, aka the “Island Snake Lady” of Ohio’s Put-in-Bay Harbor, will be featured tonight on San Fransisco PBS station KQED. Fortunately, you don’t have to live in the city by the bay to check out the video, which...
Film producer Kate Robinson (center) will visit NIU for a free sneak preview of her new PBS documentary, “Saving Philanthropy.”
The NIU Center for NGO Leadership and Development (NGOLD) is preparing to welcome film producer Kate Robinson to campus for a free sneak preview of her new PBS documentary, “Saving Philanthropy.” The screening will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, 231 N. Annie Glidden...