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Tag: Research and Graduate Studies
Dhiman Chakraborty and Rich King
One is shedding light on the subatomic bits of matter that are the building blocks of nature, while the other is contributing to the understanding and conservation of reptiles and amphibians.   Despite such disparate fields of research, physicist Dhiman Chakraborty and biologist Richard King, the newly named 2011 Presidential Research Professors at Northern Illinois...
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NIU’s Division of Research and Graduate Studies invites faculty, staff and students to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of the university’s graduate students. A reception is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Altgeld Hall auditorium. An awards presentation begins at 4 p.m. These groups of students will be recognized: Dissertation Completion Fellowship and University Fellowship for 2011-2012. Current...
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NIU graduate students will have a chance to showcase their research and scholarship during the second annual Graduate Student Research Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Holmes Student Center.  The full-day conference, sponsored by the Graduate Student Research Association, provides a formal venue for students to present their work...
Lisa Freeman
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has named Lisa Freeman, Northern Illinois University’s vice president for research and graduate studies, to the newly created Illinois Innovation Council. The governor announced the council’s creation during his 2012 budget address to the Illinois General Assembly. Groupon co-founder Brad Keywell will lead the effort. “By harnessing our resources and coordinating our...
David Stone and Dara Little
Lisa Freeman, vice president for Research and Graduate Studies, has announced two personnel changes in the division that became effective Nov. 1. David Stone now holds the title of associate vice president for research/director of the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP). Dara Little’s new title is associate director of the Office of Sponsored Projects. These changes...
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NIU has posted its search for a new dean of the Graduate School and associate vice president for Graduate Studies. The successful candidate will supervise and coordinate all aspects of graduate education within the university. To emphasize the close relationship between graduate education and research and artistry, the new dean will report to the vice...
Tammy Duckworth, 2010 recipient of an honorary doctoral degree from NIU
Lisa Freeman, vice president for Research and Graduate Studies at NIU, has issued the annual call for nominations for honorary doctoral degrees to be awarded from Northern Illinois University. Awarding an honorary degree is an opportunity for NIU to recognize someone especially outstanding in a field of interest to the university. It is necessary, though...
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Do you wish you knew where federal agencies are headed and how to align your funding requests to their priorities and direction?  Join NIU’s Division of Research and Graduate Studies for this webinar and hear directly from program personnel at the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Naval Research,...
NIU’s Presidential Research Professorships are awards in recognition of outstanding accomplishment and future potential in academic research or creative artistry. Faculty can be nominated, or may initiate their own candidacy, by forwarding letters of nominations or self-nominations (declaration of own candidacy) by Monday, Oct. 11, to the office of Lisa Freeman, vice president for Research and Graduate...
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