Anthonie Tumpag and Shannon Thomas

Smithsonian summer: NIU students to explore anthropology in D.C.

NIU students Anthonie Tumpag and Shannon Thomas are off to participate in the Smithsonian Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. SIMA is a rigorous four-week training program in residence at the Smithsonian in

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Political science professor emeritus Ladd Thomas, left, one of the founders of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies in 1963, with art historian and professor emeritus Richard Cooler, founder of NIU’s Center for Burma Studies.

Ambassador visit, keynote lecture, gala dinner, cultural performances cap CSEAS anniversary

The new Thai ambassador to the United States, who happened to be in Chicago on Saturday, March 2, honored NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), by being among the center’s distinguished guests at its 50th anniversary gala dinner in Altgeld Hall

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Students Lane Parsons (left) and Nick Fox rehearse School of Music professor Gregory Beyer’s composition “Five Ponds” on antique bronze drums from Burma.

International Burma Studies Conference brings dozens of scholars, music to NIU this weekend

The magical tones of antique bronze drums from Burma will resound this week at NIU during the 10th International Burma Studies Conference, which runs Friday through Sunday at the Holmes Student Center. A record number of attendees – nearly 140 from around the

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