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Research Rookies
The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning is now accepting applications for the Research Rookies Program for the 2015-16 academic year. What is the Research Rookies Program? Research Rookies pairs freshmen, sophomores and first-semester transfer students with faculty mentors to complete one-year research projects. Together, each team will write a formal research proposal, conduct...
Gerald C. Blazey. Credit: Fermilab
An internationally prominent scientist with extensive experience in experimental particle physics who previously advised the White House from within the Office of Science and Technology Policy has a new role at NIU. Gerald Blazey, a Distinguished Research Professor of physics at NIU, is the new interim vice president of the Division of Research and Innovation...
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The Office of Sponsored Projects has posted its spring newsletter. Features include an OSP Campus Support Survey and a listing of NIU’s third quarter (FY) 2015 awards. Other articles cover a number of topics relevant to sponsored projects, including: a federal budget update; Uniform Guidance: Federal Changes for Budgets and Project Management; agency updates from...
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This year’s Presidential Research Professors demonstrate that faculty at Northern Illinois University often work at the forefront of their chosen fields. Professor of Psychology Anne Britt is known world-wide for research that helps illuminate the inner workings of the human mind as it reads and synthesizes information. Historian Aaron Fogleman is praised on both sides...
Sanjib Basu
Northern Illinois University Professor of Statistics Sanjib Basu is helping to save lives. Collaborating with physicians, nurses and other biomedical researchers (at NIU and other universities) he investigates what collections of genes and proteins might play important roles in the progression of, and survival from, cancer. His work has furthered advances in clinical oncology, cancer...
Anne Britt
Anne Britt has devoted her life to figuring out how people think. She works at the intersections of cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, reading and education, shedding light upon how students select, understand and evaluate information in the context of decision making. It is work that goes to the heart of what enables humans to think critically...
Aaron Fogleman
Over the course of 20 years and three books, NIU Professor of History Aaron Fogleman has established himself as one of the leading lights in the field of historical inquiry known as Atlantic Studies. Scholars at home and abroad hail his study of migration from Europe to America in the 18th and 19th centuries for...
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NIU invites applications and nominations for the position of interim vice president for Research and Innovation Partnerships (VPR). The successful candidate is someone who understands our research capabilities and opportunities, and who uses that understanding to strategically advance our research mission and support our innovation partnerships. This person needs to be a facilitator and coordinator...
Memory, impressions and social perceptions are among the research specialties of psychology professor John Skowronski, Northern Illinois University’s newly named 2015 Board of Trustees Professor. And NIU students who have taken his courses will tell you the professor certainly is unforgettable. Alumnus Randy McCarthy remembers Skowronski’s “smooth lectures,” the precise way he communicated complex topics...
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At NIU, innovation is new knowledge put to new use. NIU’s Division of Research & Innovation Partnerships requests nominations to recognize NIU faculty, staff and students who have gone above and beyond in the area of innovation. This is the second year for the Innovation Certificate of Recognition Program, which acknowledges the contributions of individuals...
URAD judge
NIU faculty, staff and alumni are needed Tuesday, April 21, to serve as judges for the sixth annual Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. New this year: Undergraduate students can sign up to give oral presentations (10 to 12 minutes) in addition to the traditional poster, exhibit or...
You know that crabby co-worker who gets bent out of shape over the slightest things? Could be that he or she just isn’t getting enough sleep. So say NIU psychology professor Larissa Barber and graduate student Christopher Budnick. They say results of a new study demonstrate that sleepiness causes workers to become more likely to...
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