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During the week of Oct. 20, NIU will present a series of lectures, panel discussions and other events to celebrate International Open Access Week 2014. Now in its eighth year, International Open Access Week highlights the potential benefits that open access can bring to scholarly publishing and research. Open access issues have come to the...
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NIU student Angela Burke hails from blue-collar Burbank, Ill. With its prevalence of mom-and-pop restaurants and the regular roar of low-flying passenger jets from Chicago’s Midway Airport nearby, the southwest suburb certainly seems more city. So, for a week in August, it must have seemed to Burke like she was on another planet – or...
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Proposals are invited from NIU faculty to support research and artistry activities in all academic areas. This financial support reflects the university’s commitment to investing resources in faculty research, scholarly and creative activities. In 2014-15, proposals will be accepted in three categories: Opportunity Grants; Facilitation Grants; and Completion Grants. Applications are due Monday, Oct. 20;...
Julie Fritz
NIU’s Principal Investigator Academy for Research & Engagement (NIU PI Academy) will host Julie M. Fritz from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in Room 105 of NIU’s Naperville campus, 1120 E. Diehl Road. Fritz, a professor of physical therapy at the University of Utah, will give a presentation titled, “Developing Effective Partnerships Between...
Lesley Rigg
Lesley Rigg, vice president for Research and Innovation Partnerships, 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; forward...
NIU biologist Rangaswamy “Nathan” Meganathan works with Debarati Ghose, a graduate student in biology.
First, the good news: Five NIU professors this summer snagged three prestigious grants that total nearly $1 million. Now for the better news: the funding also provides cutting-edge research opportunities for NIU students, allowing them to work alongside top scientists in their disciplines. “These are impressive research projects by an extraordinary group of faculty scientists...
Giovanni Bennardo
NIU anthropology professor Giovanni Bennardo has won a highly competitive Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and conduct research this coming semester in Italy. Bennardo, who was named a Presidential Research Professor this past spring in recognition of his scholarship, is more than a little bit familiar with Italy. He was born and raised in the...
NIU Research Rookie Hannah Savage
Looking to become involved on NIU’s campus? Interested in learning more about your major and future career? The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning is now accepting applications for the Huskie Research Rookies program for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Research Rookies program links students with faculty mentors in their major or area of...
Summer researchers
NIU’s campus is buzzing with undergraduate research participants this summer. Students from both NIU and colleges and universities across the country have gathered to participate in eight weeks of formal programming. The students are focused into three programs: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), McKearn Summer Fellows and the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP). Each program...
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The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC), a not-for-profit organization focused on growing the state’s innovation economy, today announced that NIU President Doug Baker will serve as chairman of the ISTC Board of Directors. Baker replaces outgoing board chair Eric Isaacs, provost of the University of Chicago and former director of Argonne National Laboratory and...
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Researchers from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering are planning to conduct a study that measures how different automotive passenger seats affect physiological, biomechanical exposures and perceived comfort. They hope the results of this study will help them evaluate the current designs and potentially lead to the identification of additional design modifications to further...
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More than one in six people in the United States experience anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorders. Could marijuana, which is now being used more widely and legally for medical purposes, help relieve the stress? NIU psychology professor David Valentiner and graduate student Sara Wyman tackle that topic in a new blog entry this week in...
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