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Just weeks after receiving formal designation as an “Innovation and Economic Prosperity University,” NIU has received one of the nation’s top awards for regional economic development. The Association for Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) on Tuesday announced NIU as the winner of APLU’s inaugural “Place” award for “excelling in community, social, and cultural development work.”...
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Have an idea for a short-term project with the potential to improve the state of manufacturing in Illinois? NIU’s Division of Research and Graduate Studies invites faculty and staff to submit such proposals to the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC), which since 1996 has helped more than 2,500 Illinois manufacturing companies to achieve more than...
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Northern Illinois University is among the inaugural 16 institutions nationwide designated as an “Innovation and Economic Prosperity University” by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU). The designation, announced last week, acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development through innovation and entrepreneurship, technology...
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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that NIU will receive $2.4 million to develop tools for process control and qualifying parts made with layer-by-layer additive-manufacturing processes. Benefits of additive manufacturing include producing goods quickly and on-demand, with greater customization and complexity and less material waste. “It is...
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Lisa C. Freeman, vice president for Research and Graduate Studies, 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;...
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NIU has placed 57th on a newly created Washington Monthly list: “America’s Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges.” The honor is “pretty exclusive,” the magazine editors write. “Out of the 1,572 colleges and universities in our broader rankings, only 349 made the cut as best-bang-for-the-buck schools.” Colleges ranked must meet four criteria: At least 20 percent of their students...
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Proton Computed Tomography. STEM education. Aerospace job creation. NIU’s significant accomplishments in advancing the creation and application of knowledge will move into the spotlight today in Washington, D.C., where federal lawmakers and their representatives will participate in the university’s first Research Roundtable. Led by President Doug Baker, Board of Trustees Chair John Butler and immediate...
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NIU will confer an honorary doctoral degree this spring to Layli Miller-Muro, founder and executive director of the Tahirih Justice Center. Miller-Muro will receive her honorary doctorate during the Graduate School commencement ceremony, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the NIU Convocation Center. An alumna of the American University Washington College of Law,...
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The Division of Research and Graduate Studies will celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of NIU’s graduate students at 3 p.m. today in the Altgeld Hall Auditorium. The awards presentation beings at 3:30 p.m. Awards being given out today include: Outstanding Graduate Student Award Carter G. Woodson Fellowship Jeffrey T. Lunsford Fellowship Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in...
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Online registration for the fifth annual Graduate Student Research & Artistry Conference is now open. This year’s event will take place from8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Holmes Student Center. The conference is part of NIU’s two-week long celebration of excellence on campus. Currently enrolled NIU graduate students are encouraged to showcase their...
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The newly revamped NIU Foundation Venture Grants program moves into full swing Friday, Jan. 25, when five NIU faculty members will begin recruiting teams to help them move their inventions from concept to commercial reality. The event is planned from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Thurgood Marshall Gallery of Swen Parson Hall. Participating faculty,...
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NIU’s Office of Sponsored Projects will offer two workshops in October to help researchers with collaborative proposals and managing change while working on federally funded scholarship. Both sessions are part of the Fall OSP Faculty and Staff Chat Session. Presentation slides and other related hand-outs for each of these sessions will be available on the...
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