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Julia Spears and Maria Senf
Congratulations to the 2013-14 Huskie Research Rookies! To recap the work of the 39 undergraduate students, here are a few facts to showcase these hard-working students: This year’s Research Rookies represented 20 majors and five colleges. One hundred percent of the 2013-14 class of Research Rookies would recommend the program to a friend. Students from...
Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day
More than 300 NIU students are showcasing their ingenuity and artistry during the fifth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Join the conversation by using the following hashtag: #URADNIU. Then follow the day’s events on social media through the...
NIU President Doug D. Baker
NIU President Doug Baker invites the entire university community to join him in congratulating the newly named Board of Trustees Professors, Presidential Teaching Professors, Presidential Research Professor, Presidential Engagement Professor, and the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Instruction Award. A reception in their honor begins at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Altgeld Auditorium....
A trio of researchers with international reputations in anthropology, biology and history has been designated as this year’s Presidential Research Professors. They are linguistic anthropologist Giovanni Bennardo, biologist Ana Calvo and historian Nancy M. Wingfield. “This award is highly competitive and represents excellence at NIU and beyond,” said Interim Vice President for Research Lesley Rigg....
Giovanni Bennardo
How people describe the physical world around them can teach you an awful lot about how they think. That seemingly simple premise has been the foundation upon which linguistic anthropologist Giovanni Bennardo has built more than 15 years of groundbreaking research. Recruited in 2000 to establish the Cognitive Studies Initiative at NIU, Bennardo’s work focuses...
Ana Calvo
Ana Calvo’s research on fungal genetics could have huge benefits to human health and agriculture. She is recognized worldwide as a groundbreaking researcher in the field of fungal genetics and biosynthesis of secondary metabolites. These organic compounds are routinely used in medicine to fight infections (penicillin is a secondary metabolite). However, these natural products are...
Nancy Wingfield
Throughout her career studying issues of nationalism as well as gender and sexuality in Habsburg Central Europe, Nancy M. Wingfield has earned a reputation as a researcher who will go to extraordinary lengths to find aspects of history that others have overlook. Her work often takes her to obscure archives in the far corners of...
James McLurkin
NIU’s Graduate Student Research Association will host its annual conference Saturday April 19. Graduate students will share their research through 39 posters and 33 paper presentations. Campus resources and opportunities will be shared through tables and sessions from the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy; the Center for Black Studies; the...
NIU psychology professor Alecia M. Santuzzi and several of her students have posted a new blog entry in Psychology Today, examining research on whether some women in the workplace might be inclined to pull up the ladder after breaking the glass ceiling. Some research studies indicate that might indeed be the case, Santuzzi says. Graduate...
Freshman biology major Lydia Moore works with Sherine Elsawa in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
As Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day (URAD) gets closer and closer, NIU students are working hard to complete their research and artistry projects. Some of these students who will be presenting their work are part of the Huskie Research Rookies program. Huskie Research Rookies links undergraduate first-year, sophomore, and transfer students with faculty mentors in...
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NIU’s PI Academy for Research and Engagement will bring nine world-class scholars to campus next month for public presentations on their research efforts and to provide mentoring to select junior faculty. “These scholars represent a considerable amount of intellectual firepower, and another 11 such scholars will be visiting campus throughout the year,” said PI Academy...
Do you have a great scientific research concept in mind but lack the high-powered tech facilities to get it done? If so, here’s a workshop for you. Northern Illinois University will host a one-day Argonne User Facility Awareness and Utilization Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Lincoln Room of...
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