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Marc Ginsberg
Members of the legal community, both nationally and in Illinois, are learning how to grapple with the challenges presented by the growing use of social media. The Northern Illinois University Law Review will host its 25th annual symposium from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, on “Legal Implications of Social Media/Hashtag: Constitution &...
When we think of maps, we often think of the transportation variety, but maps can tell us much more than how to travel from one destination to the next. Maps hold incredible amounts of informational power and are often used in a wide variety of ways to conduct research. Today maps help identify humanitarian needs,...
Clyde Kimball
For five decades, physicist Clyde Kimball – a man of big ideas, immutable passion and abundant kindness – was a fixture on the Northern Illinois University campus. An NIU distinguished research professor, he is credited with cementing the university’s collaborative ties with Argonne National Laboratory, attracting tens of millions of dollars in funding for research...
An early shot of the tornado near Franklin Grove, Ill. Photo courtesy Walker Ashley, NIU Deparment of Geography
In response to the April 9 tornado in the northern Illinois region, the NIU Department of Geography is inviting the public to a tornado and weather preparedness symposium that will feature talks by weather and emergency-response experts. It will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in the auditorium of Montgomery Hall...
Logo of the National Partnership for New Americans
NIU’s College of Law will host a faculty symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, on “Cross-Border Migration of Unaccompanied Minors: Prospects for Legislative and Policy Reform.” The event in Altgeld Hall, including lunch, is free and open to the public. Registration is required and available online; 5.5 hours MCLE credit is...
Logo of Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne National Laboratory invites undergraduate students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields to attend the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, this event provides undergraduates the unique opportunity to present their research and connect with other students in their fields while visiting a world-class research...
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act as Martin Luther King Jr. and others look on. Cecil Stoughton, White House Press Office
National leaders in education will gather at NIU in October to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. An academic symposium is planned Tuesday, Oct. 21. Two days later – Thursday, Oct. 23 – an alumni panel will discuss the historical aspect of the civil rights movement and the current status of civil...
Image of Kachin couple, anonymous, nd, watercolor on paper, from an ethnographic album, “Tribes of Burma”, circa 1900, h. 11 in. x w. 13 in, 2005 Purchase, Founders Memorial Library at NIU.
The NIU Art Museum and Center for Burma Studies, with support from the Allen Series Fund of the Division of Art History in the NIU School of Art and Design, extends an open invitation to a free public symposium, “Imaging the Others: The Art of Ethnography in Modern Burma,” scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 18, and...
NIU Commencement: December 2012
In the final installment in our discussion of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), we address the skills necessary to problem solve and innovate.
Photo of an NIU diploma
Clear and effective communication, and an ability to work collaboratively in teams are essential to being successful in the work place, and in life. In a continued discussion on Student Learning Outcomes, or SLOs, we will discuss how NIU students are learning these skills.
Photo of graduation cap, diploma and book
Critical to the success of NIU’s students is a well-rounded education. This means a robust general education experience.
Photo of a mortar board and tassel on a stack of books
In the modern world, it becomes more critical for NIU’s graduates to be prepared to work in a dynamic, global environment.
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